For 39 years, about 300 seniors from Wellesley, Weston, Needham, Newton and 15-20 other towns have met for 10 weeks each spring and fall for classes that provide intellectual stimulation, vigorous discussion and good fellowship. Come join us. Our classes cover a wide range. A brief synopsis of each course and teacher biography can be found on the classes page. WWLL is a qualified 501(c)(3) organization.

President's Message

We offer a record 16 courses. All but one of the Fall teachers return, with After the War retitled American Issues to reflect the evolved interest. Returning after a hiatus is WBZ’s David Caruso’s Financial Planning. New are two courses on life in New England: Our Evolving Lifestyle, and Triggers for Change in New England, 1800-Modern Times.

Some WWLL classes continue to air on Wellesley Media TV at and are available to residents of all towns. Click on Programming, then on Demand and scroll down to select a topic. We need volunteer videographers to continue the filming. Free professional training is available. Please contact me if interested.

Thanks for continued cooperation in not parking in the church’s reserved spots and fire lanes. We know parking isn’t easy.

I continue to be impressed by your volunteering of ideas and effort—the essence of WWLL. It is greatly valued. All have the opportunity to contribute. In that vein, everyone can help by continuing to bring friends—by far our best source of new members.

—Bruce Belason


Inclement weather: Classes cancelled if Wellesley schools are closed, but not if they are delayed.

Parking: We realize parking is limited at the church and is a challenge. Arrive early. Please do not park in the Church’s fire lanes or reserved spaces. On-street metered parking is available (you can exceed the 2-hour limit, but keep the meter fed). For walkers, the Congregational Church, 207 Wash. St., graciously offers free parking.

Handicap accessability: Unfortunately not all classrooms are handicap accessible.

Comment: Some courses meet fewer than 10 times. The fee is still $40. But, registrants in these courses may attend any other course that meets at the same time for the other weeks of the semester.