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This Community Calendar is sponsored by the Town of Lexington. To be included in the calendar, an event must be Lexington based and open to the public. The Town of Lexington reserves the right to reject any submission. The Town of Lexington is not responsible for any errors contained in the postings. All rights reserved. Permission is required for redistribution or direct links. While some boards and committee meetings will be posted to the calendar, the official record of posting is the Calendar of Public Meetings which is maintained by the Town Clerk. Questions can be referred to: calendar@lexingtonma.gov

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Monday January 13, 2014 -  Monday June 30, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none LexFarm Summer CSA Share Sales Begin Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ken Karnofsky   339-206-7176   ken@lexfarm.org
   

Sign up now for a summer CSA Share at Lexington Community Farm, 52 Lowell Street, Lexington, MA

~1 pickup per week for 20 weeks, starting in June

~ Flexible pickup days. Share can be picked up during open farm stand hours, Wednesday-Sunday

~ Summer Produce CSA Share = $500

~ Optional Flower Share can be added (+100)

Further details go to http://lexfarm.org/csa

http://lexfarm.org/csa    
Thursday February 6, 2014 -  Thursday April 24, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:30 PM FAMILY TO FAMILY CLASS Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Janet Hodges   617-816-5856   jhodges@edinburgcenter.org
   

~NAMI Central Middlesex and The Edinburg Center will sponsor a NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program specifically for families of persons diagnosed with serious mental illness.  The 12-week series of classes will start in Lexington on Thursday, February 6  from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m.

 The course will cover information about schizophrenia, the mood disorders (bipolar disorder and major depression), panic disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder; coping skills such as handling crisis and relapse; basic information about medications; listening and communication techniques; problem-solving skills; recovery and rehabilitation; and self-care around worry and stress.  The curriculum has been written by an experienced family member mental health professional and the course will be taught by NAMI Massachusetts family member volunteers who have taken intensive training as course instructors. 

 The Family to Family course balances basic psychoeducation and skill-training with emotional support, self-care and empowerment.  We hope families with relatives who have a serious mental illness will take advantage of this unique opportunity.

 The course is designed specifically for parents, siblings, spouses, teen-age and adult children and significant others of persons with severe and persistent mental illness.  The course is not appropriate for individuals who themselves suffer from one of the major mental illnesses.

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

 The NAMI Family-to-Family Education Course is free.  For more information or to register, call Janet Hodges at 617-816-5856 or email jhodges@edinburgcenter.org
 

    Location: The Edinburg Center
Wednesday April 2, 2014 -  Monday April 28, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM 6th Annual Lexington Open Studios Sneak Preview of Artists’ Work 2 ways! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Suzzane   781-862-9696   Lacs.lexington@verizon.net
   

6th Annual Lexington Open Studios Sneak Preview of Artists’ Work 2 ways!
April 26 – 27, 2014       11am-5pm
Visit 75+ artists throughout Lexington at In-home studios, Lexington Arts and Crafts Society and Munroe Center for the Arts. 
For map and studio locations visit: www.LexingtonOpenStudios.orgalso available in April throughout the town and in the Colonial Times Magazine.
Sneak Preview of Artists’ Work 2 ways!
• Parson Gallery Exhibit and Reception at the Lexington Arts and Crafts Society
April 12 -27, 2014
Parsons Gallery Hours  Tues – Sun 12-4 and Saturday 10-4
Parsons Gallery Reception: Sunday, April 13, 2 – 4   130 Waltham Street  Lexington, MA 02421
www.LACSma.org
• Cary Memorial Library Galleries   1874 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA
April 2 – 28, 2014
Mon – Thurs 9 -9, Fri & Sat 9-5, Sun 1-5
1874 Massachusetts Aven, Lexington, MA
www.carylibrary.org

Exhibits    
    Location: Lexington Arts & Crafts Society & Cary Memorial Library
Wednesday April 9, 2014 -  Monday April 28, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Lexington Alarm Letter Now On View Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Polly Kienle   781-457-4126   pkienle@monh.org
   

For Immediate Release      Media Contact:  Linda Patch, 781-862-6541   Lpatch@monh.org

 Lexington Alarm Letter
Annual Viewing
Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library
Now Through April 28, 2014


 Each year at the time of the Patriots' Day holiday, the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library is proud to display the Lexington Alarm Letter. The letter is on view now through April 28, 2014.This historic manuscript supports the claim that the skirmish in Lexington was, indeed, the principle event that launched the American War for Independence.

The Museum’s document is a copy of the original letter made at Brooklyn, Connecticut on the morning of April 20th to notify the colonies south of Massachusetts that war had begun. The original Alarm Letter is now lost.

 What makes this hand-written document such an exciting piece of American history is the urgency with which it was written. As we read the text, we can sense the shock and concern of its author, Joseph Palmer, a member of the Committee of Safety in Watertown, a near neighbor to Lexington. It reads:

 Watertown Wednesday Morning near 10 o’Clock
 To all the Friends of American Liberty, be it known that this Morning before breake of Day a Brigade consisting of about 1000 or 1200 Men landed at [David] Phip’s Farm at Cambridge & marched to Lexington where they found a Company of our Colony Militia in Arms, upon Whom they fired without any Provocation and killed 6 Men and Wounded 4 others. By an Express from Boston this Moment, we find another Brigade are now upon their march from Boston supposed to be about 1000. [...]

I have spoken with Several Persons who have seen the Dead & Wounded. Pray let the Delegates from this Colony to Connecticut see this they know.

 The letter was written at 10 a.m., only one half-hour after the skirmish at Concord's North Bridge. The encounter between Lexington's militia under Capt. John Parker and the force of 700 or so Regular Army soldiers sent out from Boston was much earlier, at around 4:30 a.m. Palmer had spoken to witnesses of the destruction at Lexington and fears that more unprovoked attacks are to come from the second brigade he has learned is on its way from Boston. His letter spreads the news of unfolding events, the outcome of which he does not yet know.

Lexington Alarm Letter    
    Location: Scottish Rite Masonic Museum and Library (National Heritage Museum) 33 Marrett Road, Lexington, MA
Thursday April 17, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Fundraising is a Team Sport Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mimi Ballard   781-861-3711   mballard@researchild.org
   

Where have all the funders gone? In today’s competitive marketplace, nonprofits are under more pressure than ever to raise dollars from shrinking funding sources to successfully operate programs. Participants will learn about the trends that are affecting their ability to raise money and how to build a powerful fundraising team to maximize their income.

In this two-hour workshop, participants will learn:

·  National giving trends that affect our ability to raise money

·  Who should be on your fundraising team

·  Ways to engage your board

·  Typical areas where nonprofits underperform in fundraising and how to improve them

·  How to recruit and keep donors on your team.

Presenters Carla C. Cataldo, M.P.P. (Proposals, Etc.) and Sarah Lange (New Era) have more than 50 years of combined experience in the non-profit sector and have raised more than $80 Million for agencies across New England.  Ms. Lange has served as the Development Director several non-profits and has been a consultant since 1999, serving more than 200 agencies and raising $71 Million.   Ms. Cataldo is the co-author of Get That Grant! The Quick-Start Guide to Successful Proposals. Since 2002, she has provided an average rate of return on investment of services of 1552% to her clients. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of HMEA, a $30 million social service organization serving the developmentally disabled in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Come learn the tricks of the trade from these two successful veterans!

This event is free and open to all nonprofit organizations and individuals interested in the nonprofit sector. Coffee shall be served. The Nonprofit Net Inc. is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization based in Lexington. Its mission is to unite nonprofits with their community and increase their capacity to deliver services. To attend the seminar, please register at www.nonprofitnet.us or contact us at 781-430-0795781-430-0795 .

http://www.nonprofitnet.us    
    Location: Cary Memorial Library
Saturday April 19, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Butterfly Walk at Arlington's Great Meadow Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Walk Leader: Tom Whelan   781-915-9988   tom@whelanphoto.com
   

This walk will be co-sponsored by Citizens for Lexington Conservation and the Massachusetts Butterfly Club. Butterfly enthusiast Tom Whelan will lead a walk in Arlington's Great Meadow to see two species of spring butterflies, Brown and Henry’s Elfins. These small, easily overlooked butterflies are found in many parts of the United States and Canada. Since these species overwinter in the chrysalis stage, their lives as adults begin early in the spring. We also may see Mourning Cloak and Spring Azure butterflies. If time permits, additional insects will be sought at adjacent Infinity Pond, a certified vernal pool.

People of all ages are welcome; children must be with an adult.  Please sign up for the walk in advance, preferably by email or phone. Walk Leader Tom Whelan will notify those who sign up if the weather requires cancelling the event.

Participants will meet in the parking lot at Golden Living Center – Lexington, at 840 Emerson Gardens Rd. (off Maple Street) in East Lexington. The parking lot is on the right side of the facility, and drivers should park at the far end.

Maps of conservation lands can be found at http://www.lexingtonma.gov/conservation/conland.cfm

 

 

Saturday April 19, 2014 -  Monday April 21, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Patriot's Day Weekend Activities Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: James Miele   781-862-1703   lhsocoffice@gmail.com
   

PATRIOT’S DAY WEEKEND EVENTS 2014

LEXINGTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY


SATURDAY, APRIL 19:
• 10:00am – 4:00 pm: Buckman Tavern, Hancock-Clarke, Munroe Tavern open for tours 
(regular ticket prices 3-house $12/adults & $8/children; 1-house $7/adults $5/children)

• 2:00pm: “Occupation of Munroe” reenactment at Munroe Tavern preceding the Tower Park Battle.  Free.

• 8:00 pm: In Their Own Words performance at Pilgrim Church, 55 Coolidge Ave, Lexington, MA; Members: $7 adults/$3 children, Non-Members: $10 adults/$5 children; 

Tickets available 10-4 daily at the Buckman Tavern Museum Shop starting April 5, or by calling 781-862-1703


SUNDAY, APRIL 20:
• 10:00 am – 4:00 pm: Buckman Tavern, Hancock-Clarke, Munroe Tavern open for tours (regular ticket prices)

• 8:00 pm: Colonial Singers and Dancers Performance; 8:00pm at the Depot; $5.

• 11:30 pm: Paul Revere’s Ride Reenactment; Hancock-Clarke House, 36 Hancock St.; Free

MONDAY, APRIL 21, 2014: Patriot's Day
• 6:30am – 2:00pm: Buckman Tavern open for walk through tours ($3/adults $1/children)

• 8:00 am – 2:00 pm: Hancock-Clarke House and Munroe Tavern open for regularly priced 
tours (closing early for parade)

• 8:00 am: “First Shot! The Day the Revolution Began” Movie Screening & Questions /Answer session with British & Colonial Re-enactors
Lexington Depot, 13 Depot Square. $3/Adults, $1 Children at the door

• 9:00 am “First Shot! The Day the Revolution Began” Movie Screening & Questions /Answer session with British & Colonial Re-enactors
Lexington Depot, 13 Depot Square. $3/Adults, $1 Children at the door

• 10:00 am “First Shot! The Day the Revolution Began” Movie Screening & Question /Answer session with British & Colonial Re-enactors
Lexington Depot, 13 Depot Square. $3/Adults, $1 Children at the door

• 11:00 am “First Shot! The Day the Revolution Began” Movie Screening& Questions /Answer session with British & Colonial Re-enactors
Lexington Depot, 13 Depot Square. $3/Adults, $1 Children at the door

lexingtonhistory.org    
    Location: Buckman Tavern, Hancock Clarke House, Munroe Tavern
Monday April 21, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 AM  -  10:00 AM Patriot's Day Pancake Breakfast at Church of Our Redeemer Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sam Stevens   781-271-9029   yosemite-sam@verizon.net
   

Please come join us at the Church of Our Redeemer, 6 Meriam Street, Lexington for our annual Patriot's Day Pancake Breakfast.  All proceeds benefit the Lexington Interfaith Food Pantry, based at the Church of Our Redeemer.  Share fun, fellowship and a great breakfast of pancakes, sausages, juice, hot chocolate and coffee.  $6.00 for adults and $4.00 for children 10 years and younger.

    Location: Church of Our Redeemer, 6 Meriam Street
Tuesday April 22, 2014 -  Friday April 25, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 8:45 AM  -  3:15 PM April Vacation Arts Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Barbara Simkowski   781-862-6040   barbara@munroecenter.org
   

Children ages 5-11 who enjoy the arts, or love to make things, or who have fun on stage, are invited to join “Art from Humble Origins” this April Vacation at the Munroe Center, 1403 Massachusetts Avenue in Lexington. Children will find out how unusual results can come from torn paper, scraps, recyclables, and found objects. ArtSpan offers four separate classes taught by a pro every day for each child, and groups of children are divided by age into small groups that travel together with their own counselors. Daily classes this April will include ceramics, drama, visual arts and dance. Regular program hours are 8:45am - 3:15pm, with the option(new hours this April!) of an Extended Day period from 3:15-6:00 pm. The regular tuition for the four days is $260; extended day (which may be selected later for one day at a time) is $25/day.

To register or for questions: Call Barbara at 781-862-6040. Registration may also be completed online at www.mktix.com/mc, or visit our website for registration information at www.munroecenter.org. 

http://www.munroecenter.org/artspan1.html    
    Location: Munroe Center for the Arts, 1403 Mass Ave
Wednesday April 23, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM Get To Know Our Flag, Family Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Polly Kienle   781-457-4126   pkienle@monh.org
   

April is a great month for flags! This family program explores the origins, history, legends and myths of the American flag. With the Museum’s historically significant 15-star flag as a backdrop, participants will enjoy hands-on activities. Bring family and friends to discover some surprising April flag history.$5/family (members); $7/family (non-members). Call (781_ 861-6559 for more information. No registration necessary for this approximately one-hour program.

Get To Know Our Flag    
    Location: Scottish Rite Masonic Museum and Library (National Heritage Museum) 33 Marrett Road, Lexington, MA
 
misc_none 2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Get To Know Our Flag, Family Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Polly Kienle   781-457-4126   pkienle@monh.org
   

April is a great month for flags! This family program explores the origins, history, legends and myths of the American flag. With the Museum’s historically significant 15-star flag as a backdrop, participants will enjoy hands-on activities. Bring family and friends to discover some surprising April flag history. $5/family (members); $7/family (non-members).No registration necessary for this approximately one-hour program.

Get To Know Our Flag    
    Location: Scottish Rite Masonic Museum and Library (National Heritage Museum) 33 Marrett Road, Lexington, MA
Thursday April 24, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM The Lexington Alarm, Family Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Polly Kienle   781-457-4126   pkienle@monh.org
   

Each year at this time, the Museum displays an exciting piece of American history, the Lexington Alarm Letter. Written on April 19, 1775 by a citizen of Watertown to notify the American colonies near and far that war had begun, the letter still conveys the urgency of the shocking news. Families are invited to work together on hands-on, minds-on activities that explore the moment and the world in which this document was set down. Appropriate for ages 8 through adult. $6/family (members); $9/family (non-members).No registration necessary for this approximately 1.5 hour program.

The Lexington Alarm, Family Program    
    Location: Scottish Rite Masonic Museum and Library (National Heritage Museum) 33 Marrett Road, Lexington, MA
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Friday April 25, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  9:30 PM Dizzy Fingers presented by American Classics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Joanne Barrett   617-834-6021   jbpr@comcast.net
   

American Classics present their first-ever concert of piano “novelty” pieces beloved in an earlier era coupled with novelty songs from many generations.  Dizzy Fingers – Piano Pyrotechnics and Delectable Ditties brings together the witty and tricky piano pieces of Zez Confrey and other leading composers of the style with popular novelty songs such as Yes, We Have No Bananas.  Performers are the members of American Classics, Margaret Ulmer, piano, song duo Benjamin Sears & Bradford Conner, and special guests.  A rollicking time is guaranteed for all on Friday April 25 at 7:30 at the Follen Community Church in Lexington and Sunday April 27 at 3:00 at the Pickman Concert Hall of the Longy School of Music in Cambridge. For tickets contact 617-254-1125 or www.amclass.org or AC@amclass.org. 

American Classics is the Boston area’s only performing organization dedicated solely to American music.  Since their first season in 1995 they have presented critically acclaimed concerts of vocal and instrumental music.  Two American Classics specialties are the music of Irving Berlin and concert performances of rarely-given musicals, including first revivals of Berlin’s first two shows (Watch Your Step from 1914 and Stop! Look! Listen! from 1915) and the first reconstruction and revival of the classic Howard Dietz & Arthur SSchwartz revue The Band Wagon (1931) in 2001.  Little-known musicals by George & Ira Gershwin, Cole Porter, and Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart have also been featured.  The group has also commissioned new works from area composers.  In 2012 American Classics saluted Fenway Park’s one hundredth season and later sang the National Anthem at for the season’s second game.  Critics have called American Classics concerts “pure delight” (Boston Phoenix) and hailed them as “people you want to hear” (Boston Globe).

    

 
American Classics    
    Location: Follen Community Church
 
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  9:30 PM USAF Heritage of America Concert Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Suzie Barry, Chairman, Town Celebrations Committee   781-698-4640   lexingtontcc@gmail.com
   

The Lexington Town Celebrations Committee is pleased to sponsor a concert given by the United States Air Force Heritage of America Concert Band from Joint Base Langley-Eustis in Hampton, Virginia on Friday, April 25, 2014 at 7:30 pm in Battin Hall in the Cary Memorial Building, 1605 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington. The concert is free and open to the public however, tickets are required.  For tickets please go to: www.heritageofamericaband.ticketleap.com.

The Heritage of America Concert Band features the diverse talents of 38 professional musicians whose commitment to excellence has earned worldwide acclaim and military distinction.  Featuring a full rhythm section in addition to a wind ensemble, the Concert Band’s versatility entertains audiences with a variety of musical selections from Broadway to symphonic classical favorites, from jazz to patriotic music.

Activated in 1941, The United States Air Force Heritage of America Band has a rich history of inspiring public patriotism and enhancing esprit de corps among all the US military service branches.  These world class musicians are stationed at Joint Base Langley-Eustis in Hampton, Virginia.   They travel throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, presenting over 300 events annually for the general public and in support of Airman morale and protocol events.  The USAF Heritage of America Band remains at the forefront of communicating Air Force core values and preserving and enriching America’s military and musical heritage into the 21st century.

http://www.heritageofamericaband.af.mil/events/    
    Location: Cary Hall
Saturday April 26, 2014 -  Sunday April 27, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  5:00 PM 6th Annual Lexington Open Studios Sneak Preview of Artists’ Work 2 ways! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Suzzane   781-862-9696   Lacs.lexington@verizon.net
   

6th Annual Lexington Open Studios

April 26 – 27, 2014       11am-5pm

Visit 70+ artists throughout Lexington at In-home studios, Lexington Arts and Crafts Society and Munroe Center for the Arts.  Lexington is very fortunate to have a growing, changing and thriving arts community.  Sometimes this is invisible. Artists often work quietly and may not show or sell their work in places near you. The 6th Annual Lexington Open Studios offers the public a rare opportunity to venture into some of these otherwise hidden creative places! There are many artists working behind their closed doors, inside basements, attics, attached studios, studios in community arts buildings, who are creating wonderful and unique art.  So enjoy this exciting weekend.  To add to your pleasure pick up a special Raffle card to win a $250.00 Gift Certificate that could be used to purchase any piece of art offered by the participating artists.  Cards available at ALL locations to be dropped off at any Home Studio to be entered in the drawing.

For map and studio locations visit: www.LexingtonOpenStudios.org

also available in April throughout the town and in the Colonial Times Magazine.

Open Studios    
    Location: Town of Lexington
Saturday April 26, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  2:00 PM A Sublime Brotherhood: 200 Years of Scottish Rite Freemasonry in the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Polly Kienle   781-457-4126   pkienle@monh.org
   

Join Aimee E. Newell, the Museum's Director of Collections and curator of the exhibition in a Gallery Talk to learn about the Scottish Rite's French roots, its founding in America two centuries ago and its evolution into one of the most popular American fraternal groups during the 1900s.  The exhibition includes photos, costumes, and Scottish Rite props, many of which have never previously been on view. Free.

A Sublime Brotherhood Gallery Talk    
    Location: Scottish Rite Masonic Museum and Library (National Heritage Museum) 33 Marrett Road, Lexington, MA
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM A Sublime Brotherhood: 200 Years of Scottish Rite Freemasonry in the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Polly Kienle   781-457-4126   pkienle@monh.org
   

Join Aimee E. Newell, the Museum's Director of Collections and curator of the exhibition, to learn about the Scottish Rite's French roots, its founding in America two centuries ago and its evolution into one of the most popular American fraternal groups during the 1900s.  The exhibition includes photos, costumes, and Scottish Rite props, many of which have never previously been on view. Free.

Sublime Brotherhood Gallery Talk    
    Location: Scottish Rite Masonic Museum and Library (National Heritage Museum) 33 Marrett Road, Lexington, MA
Tuesday April 29, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Dave Ramsey's FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Pastor Brent Maracle   781-863-0500   info@stpaulevangelical.net
   

Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University

This changes EVERYTHING!  Your money.  Your story.  Your life.

daveramsey.com/findaclass

FREE PREVIEW - Tuesday, April 29, 7pm

Classes begin - Tuesday, May 6, 7pm

St. Paul Evangelical Church

451 Lowell St., Lexington, MA  02420

 

781-863-5000

Wednesday April 30, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM CLC Annual Meeting- Amazing World of Caterpillars Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cynthia John   (781)862-3080   cbj190@yahoo.com
   

Citizens for Lexington Conservation's Annual Meeting on April 30th, 7-9pm at Cary Library (lower level).

Naturalist-photographer Samuel Jaffe will introduce you to the amazing world of local caterpillars with an exciting hands-on presentation.  A short business meeting to elect CLC officers for the coming year will precede Sam's talk. Light refreshments will be served. The meeting is free and open to the public.

http://www.clclex.org    
    Location: Cary Memorial Library
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM LexFUN! Seminar: Seminar Series: Getting Ready for Kindergarten Parent Panel Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rebecca Smerling   202-257-6049   lexfunseminars@gmail.com
   

Getting Ready for Kindergarten Parent Panel: What Every Parent Wants to Know!

Free to all

Come and learn about the exciting world of kindergarten! LexFUN! presents an evening of discussion and Q&A with parents of current Lexington Kindergarteners. Parents from all six elementary schools will be represented on the panel, which will be moderated by former Kindergarten Connection Chair, Alix Fox. Get answers to all your questions and honest advice directly from other parents:

• Preparing you and your child for Kindergarten;

• Tips on school supplies, lunches, daily routines, practical dos and don’ts;

• Bussing, walking or driving to school; and

• Options for after-school care.

Ask questions specific to your school at the end of the program.

Submit your questions to our panel ahead of time! Send e-mail to LexFUN’s Kindergarten Connection team at lexfunkconnection@gmail.com.

Members can reserve a seat at Big Tent (www.bigtent.com) or by email to lexfunseminars@gmail.com. For questions or non-member reservations, please email us at lexfunseminars@gmail.com.

http://www.lexfun.org/category/seminar-series/    
    Location: Temple Emunah
Friday May 2, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM YOU'RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sue Scannell   508-353-5529   suescannell1@gmail.com
   

YOU’RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN – “Good grief!” The perfect family show will be presented by The Lexington Players starring that loveable balding round-headed boy with unfortunate luck, and everyone’s favorite beagle at his side!  Musical snapshots show Schroeder and Lucy at the piano, Charlie Brown and Lucy at the psychiatry booth, Linus with his blanket, Snoopy with his supper dish, and the whole gang at the baseball game. This award winning musical captures Charles Schulz’s ability to portray universal aspects of human nature through the mouths of children.  People may remember the launch of Kristin Chenoweths career when she performed the song “My Philosophy” as Sally at the Tony Awards in 1999.  While the title of the musical suggests a children’s show, there is something sure to be enjoyed and rediscovered by all ages. 

“Our recent productions of  ‘13’ and ‘Spring Awakening’ played to sold out audiences and received standing ovations,” said the energetic and smiling Producer of The Lexington Players, Sal Jones.  “And we were thrilled with the support we received from the local businesses, there are some wonderfully generous people in Lexington who are making dreams come true.  Their ads in our playbill really help cover expenses.” 

Happiness is two kinds of ice cream, sharing a secret...or reliving the sweet innocence of youth with Charlie Brown and Snoopy.  Hilarious comedy animated by high-energy dancing create non-stop entertainment for adults and children alike.  The Cast Includes:  Eric Knight, Emma Stewart, Gabriella Huggler, Monica Whitlock, Declan Tellier, Zachary Sneeringer, Andrew Sneeringer, Lexi Welch, Tee Bartee, Tee Bartee, Sophie Kahn, Yoojee Kim and Hannah Taylor.  Directed by Mario Salinas, Musical Direction by Bob Cook with Choreography by Katrina Rotondi.  Performances: May 2,3 & 9, 10 at 7:00PM.  Tickets are $16 for adults and $14 for students/seniors.  Tickets can be purchased at www.lexingtonplayers.org, at The Crafty Yankee, Wales Copy Center or by calling (781) 910-8114.  Group discounts available.  If you would like to place an ad in the playbill please call (781) 910-8114 for information.

www.lexingtonplayers.org    
    Location: Town of Lexington
Saturday May 3, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  12:30 PM Building a Healthy Future: Setting Our Goals for the Next Generation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Liz Andrews   781 862-6498   ewandrews@verizon.net
   

          Building a Healthy Future: Setting Our Goals for the Next Generation
Saturday, May 3rd from 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM at Cary Memorial Hall, 1605 Mass. Ave., Lexington, MA

Many Massachusetts communities like Lexington are embarking on their biggest building campaigns in a generation. This is an excellent time to have a conversation about how the next generation of municipal buildings can help us achieve our goals for the next generation of our students, teachers, and public employees. Studies show that buildings with clean and healthy air, lots of natural sunlight, great thermal comfort and moisture control, result in fewer sick days, improved staff productivity, heightened student participation, and even higher test scores! Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) has recently launched the “Pathways to Zero Net Energy” program to encourage the construction of zero-net energy buildings throughout the Commonwealth.

We’ve got an amazing panel: Paul Eldrenkamp, Owner, Byggmeister –  Sustainable Builder & Chair, 2013 Building Energy Conference?Ellen Watts & Dan Arons, Co-founders Architerra – Sustainable design and zero net energy building architects?Ellen Tohn, Tohn Environmental Strategies – Nationally recognized expert on indoor air quality & healthy buildings?Tina Halfpenny – Director of Energy Efficiency at the Mass Dept. Energy & Environmental Affairs (DOER)

The panel will address these questions:

-      What goals should we be considering for the next generation of our buildings? 
-      How can high performance buildings benefit our health, productivity, and resilience?
-      Are zero-net energy and zero-emission buildings possible and affordable in Massachusetts? 
-      How do we choose the best sustainable building standards for our community?
-      What support is available to help our community get started building a healthy future?

Who should attend?  Anyone interested in the health, efficiency, and resilience of public buildings in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. This workshop is open to the public—regardless of where you live.

Sponsored by LexGWAC, Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA), & Sustainable Lexington

    Location: Cary Hall
 
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Lexington Fife & Drum Muster Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tanya Morrisett   781-862-1907   wd.fife.drum@gmail.com
   

Looking for a uniquely New England Experience? Come to the Lexington Muster and experience the sights and sounds of American History! 

The William Diamond Junior Fife and Drum Corps of Lexington will host this annual event from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 3 at the Minute Man National Historical Park Visitor's Center, Route 2A/Marrett Road in Lexington. The Muster offers an authentic look into our nation’s history. The event features a parade, colonial vendors, re-enactors and 25 fife and drum corps from around the country.  These uniformed musicians, representing different time periods in American History, will perform our nation’s historical music in an outdoor concert.  This free event is open to the public and is enjoyable and appropriate for everyone. Drop in for an hour or enjoy an entire magical afternoon of music and history at one of our nation’s finest national parks!

For more information, please visit www.williamdiamondjrs.org, call 781-862-1907 or email wd.fife.drum@gmail.com.

Venue: The Minute Man National Historical Park Visitor’s Center, Route 2A, Lexington  (GPS location for mapping purposes – 250 North Great Road, Lincoln, MA)

Cost: Free

http://www.williamdiamondjrs.org    
    Location: Minute Man National Park Visitor's Center, Route 2A/Marrett Road, Lexington
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Citizens for Lexington Conservation: Enjoy Spring at Hennessey Field and Paint Mine Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Walk Leader: Alex Dohan   781-863-5882   amdohan@gmail.com
   

Let's look around and see what's happening in the field, forest and wetland of Hennessey Field and Paint Mine as spring moves toward summer. We'll stroll through these areas for about an hour and a half—maybe more if we find really interesting things to look at. 

Wear good walking shoes. Severe inclement weather will cancel the walk—drizzle will not. 

Meet at the power line parking area on Turning Mill Road.

Maps of conservation lands can be found at http://www.lexingtonma.gov/conservation/conland.cfm

 

 

 

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misc_none 6:00 PM  -  11:00 PM LEF Annual Gala-Welcome to Lex Vegas Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sandra Parks   617-694-7829   sparks0827@gmail.com
   

Looking for a fun night out?  Come to Lex Vegas where the Lexington Education Foundation is bringing the excitement of Vegas to Lexington.  Join your friends and help LEF raise money to bring “Better Schools and Brighter Futures” to the Lexington Public Schools.  

Date:  Saturday May 3rd

Location: Double Tree Bedford Glen Hotel

                44 Middlesex Turnpike, Bedford, MA

Time: 6pm-7pm: Cocktails and music with the Lexington High School Jazz Combo

            7pm-11pm: Dinner, Dancing, Live and Silent Auction and Casino Games*

Get Your Tickets:  http://www.lexedfoundation.org/events/34-events/59-lexvegas

Please join us for what is sure to be an exciting event  where everyone will leave as winners---especially the children in the Lexington Public Schools.

http://www.lexedfoundation.org    
    Location: Double Tree Beford Glen Hotel; Bedford, MA 44 Middlesex Turnpike, Bedford, MA
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM YOU'RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sue Scannell   508-353-5529   suescannell1@gmail.com
   

YOU’RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN – “Good grief!” The perfect family show will be presented by The Lexington Players starring that loveable balding round-headed boy with unfortunate luck, and everyone’s favorite beagle at his side!  Musical snapshots show Schroeder and Lucy at the piano, Charlie Brown and Lucy at the psychiatry booth, Linus with his blanket, Snoopy with his supper dish, and the whole gang at the baseball game. This award winning musical captures Charles Schulz’s ability to portray universal aspects of human nature through the mouths of children.  People may remember the launch of Kristin Chenoweth’s career when she performed the song “My Philosophy” as Sally at the Tony Awards in 1999.  While the title of the musical suggests a children’s show, there is something sure to be enjoyed and rediscovered by all ages.

“Our recent productions of  ‘13’ and ‘Spring Awakening’ played to sold out audiences and received standing ovations,” said the energetic and smiling Producer of The Lexington Players, Sal Jones.  “And we were thrilled with the support we received from the local businesses, there are some wonderfully generous people in Lexington who are making dreams come true.  Their ads in our playbill really help cover expenses.”

Happiness is two kinds of ice cream, sharing a secret...or reliving the sweet innocence of youth with Charlie Brown and Snoopy.  Hilarious comedy animated by high-energy dancing create non-stop entertainment for adults and children alike.  The Cast Includes:  Eric Knight, Emma Stewart, Gabriella Huggler, Monica Whitlock, Declan Tellier, Zachary Sneeringer, Andrew Sneeringer, Lexi Welch, Tee Bartee, Tee Bartee, Sophie Kahn, Yoojee Kim and Hannah Taylor.  Directed by Mario Salinas, Musical Direction by Bob Cook with Choreography by Katrina Rotondi.  Performances will be at The Cotting School, 453 Concord Ave., Lexington Fridays and Saturdays on May 2,3 & 9, 10 at 7:00PM.  Tickets are $16 for adults and $14 for students/seniors.  Tickets can be purchased at www.lexingtonplayers.org, at The Crafty Yankee, Wales Copy Center or by calling (781) 910-8114.  Group discounts available.  If you would like to place an ad in the playbill please call (781) 910-8114 for information.

www.lexingtonplayers.org    
    Location: Town of Lexington
Sunday May 4, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM Halalisa Singers present Songs of the Americas Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mary Neumann   781-862-6353   marykcn@gmail.com
   

The Halalisa Singers present “Songs of the Americas,” featuring the “Misa Criolla” by Ariel Ramirez, Broadway medley of Leonard Bernstein’s  “West Side Story”, Aaron Copland’s American songs, African American Spirituals and songs from Canada, Cuba and Mexico. 

Musicians Trevor Berens, piano; guitarist Robert Ward, and percussionists Bertram Lehmann, and Taki Masuko. 

Under the leadership of Artistic Director Mary Cunningham Neumann, the Halalisa Singers are now in their 21st year offering performances in the Boston area. Formed in 1993 by renowned songleader and Mystic Chorale director Nick Page, this Lexington-based vocal ensemble is the greater Boston area’s premier world music ensemble.  Halalisa is the Zulu word for “celebration”, and in that spirit, the Halalisa repertoire includes African, Latin, Spiritual, Jewish, Folk and Jazz music. The Halalisa Singers are inspired by the belief that music is a universal language with the power to uplift and unite us all.

WHAT: The Halalisa Singers in “Songs of the Americas”

WHEN/WHERE: May 3, 8 p.m. at Reading Unitarian Universalist Church, 239 Woburn St., Reading AND May 4, 3 p.m. at First Parish Unitarian Universalist, 7 Harrington Rd., Lexington.

ADMISSION: $18, $15 students and seniors

INFORMATION: 781-862-6353, www.halalisa.org

www.halalisa.org    
    Location: First Parish In Lexington
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Metropolitan Wind Symphony Band Concert: Dances Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Bob Piankian   617 796-9990   rap@alum.mit.edu
   

The Metropolitan Wind Symphony will continue their 43rd season with their Spring Concert, Dances, on Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 3:00 pm, at Cary Hall, 1605 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA. MWS Music director Lewis J. Buckley will conduct the program. Featured on this program which celebrates the world of dance will be Rolling Thunder by Henry Fillmore, Postcard by Frank Ticheli, and Carmina Burana by Carl Orff/arr. John Krance. Talented student musicians will join the MWS musicians for these selections: Dances of Innocence by Jan Van der Roost, Turkey in the Straw arranged by Lewis Buckley, Solitary Dancer by Warren Benson, and English Folk Song Suite by Ralph Vaughan Williams. Mr. Buckley will deliver a pre-concert lecture at 2:30 pm.

Tickets are $18 for adults, $14 for seniors, $6 for students, and are free for children under 5. They are available at the door or can be reserved by telephone. Call the MWS Concert Line at (617) 983-1370 to reserve or purchase tickets. Visit the MWS web page at http://www.mws-boston.org for information and directions. Email mws@mws-boston.org with any questions.

“Dances”, our Spring Concert this year (so named for the number of dance-related selections on the program) is lively, interesting, and varied.

We will again open with a march, but this time it’s not Sousa; it’s the famous Henry Fillmore’s circus march, Rolling Thunder. Fillmore, a trombonist himself, wrote a number of trombone features including, most famously, Lassus Trombone. Not surprisingly, this march also features the trombones.

We next proceed to the music of one of our favorite composers, Frank Ticheli, in this case his compact and difficult Postcard. Famed wind conductor H. Robert Reynolds commissioned Ticheli to write Postcard in honor of his mother, following her passing. The title is based on the fact that Reynolds always sent postcards to his mom from wherever in the world his many guest-conducting engagements took him.

Reynolds asked not for “…an elegy commemorating her death but a short, energetic piece celebrating her life.” Ticheli certainly delivered; this piece is bursting with energy. He also used a highly unusual compositional technique; the opening 42-note theme is a palindrome. A theme consisting of the same pitches both frontward and backward, it is based on the Reynolds family tradition of giving their children palindromes as first names, including “Harrah”, Reynolds’ own first name.

We close the first half of our program with a wind band transcription of Carl Orff’s massive Carmina Burana. As major choral texts go, these Latin texts are fascinating in that, although found in a monastery, they are highly secular poems dating back to the traveling troubadors of the 11th to the 13th centuries. This is powerful music that translates beautifully from chorus to wind band. Widely used as background music in television and motion pictures, the opening and arguably the most famous theme, O Fortuna, is one of those rare, instantly familiar motifs that have become part of our culture.

Both private and public school students of the many music teachers in MWS will join us for the second half of the concert. Middle school students will join us first in Jan Van der Roost’s Dances of Innocence. Although this piece, like Postcard, is a commemoration of someone deceased, in this case a 14-year-old girl, Dances, like Postcard, celebrates the beauty, cheerfulness, and innocence of the young girl it commemorates rather than the sadness of her death.

Next we will take music director Lew Buckley’s arrangement of Turkey in the Straw. This light-hearted set of variations on the famous fiddle tune features as soloists the clarinet, flute, and the [in this case] comical sounds of the rumbling contrabass clarinet.

The high school students will next join us on stage for prolific composer Warren Benson’s Solitary Dancer. This piece is imbued with excitement, but in a fascinating twist, it is subdued excitement struggling to break free. The expression of these tightly wound emotions takes place through subdued dynamics, the use of hand clapping, singing using the syllable din, and unusual percussion combinations.

We will close the concert with one of the concert band masterworks of the early twentieth century, Ralph Vaughan Williams’ famed English Folk Song Suite. In an era when most band music was transcribed from orchestral compositions, an original wind work by a composer of Vaughan Williams’ stature immediately became a staple in the relatively small wind repertoire. The two outside movements are cheerful and light, and the middle movement is hauntingly beautiful.

 

Band Concert    
    Location: Cary Hall
Wednesday May 7, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 8:00 AM  -  10:00 AM Citizens for Lexington Conservation: Bird Walk in Dunback Meadow Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Walk Leader: Roberta Hodson   781-861-9421   robertahodson@comcast.net
   

In early May we are in the midst of several weeks of migration at Dunback Meadow as many species of birds quickly head north to their breeding grounds as well as the many birds who come to this area to spend the summer. In addition, we may find some of our residential birds, such as woodpeckers and hawks.

Although the ground is slightly rough, the pace is slow so the walk is accessible to most. Children with adults and beginners are welcome. We will enjoy a varied habitat, including mixed woods, open fields, and a stream. Bring binoculars if you have them.  Boots are recommended if there has been rain recently. Rain or lightning will cancel the walk.  

Meet at the Allen Street entrance to Dunback Meadow.

Maps of conservation lands can be found at http://www.lexingtonma.gov/conservation/conland.cfm

Friday May 9, 2014 -  Sunday May 18, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 AM  -  7:00 PM Lexington Bike Walk 'n Bus Week Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jeanette Rebecchi   781-862-0500 x84821   jrebecchi@lexingtonma.gov
   

The Lexington Board of Selectmen have proclaimed Friday, May 9 through Sunday, May 18 Lexington’s second annual “Bike Walk ‘n Bus Week” to promote healthy and sustainable transportation options.  During the 10-day period, which coincides with Bay State Bike Week, a variety of activities are being planned to celebrate the many alternative transportation resources available in town.  These events – including bike rides and walks for a variety of abilities and ages -- are being organized by the Lexington Bicycle Advisory, Greenways Corridor, and Safe Routes to School Committees in conjunction with Town staff.

Bike Walk 'n Bus Week    
Friday May 9, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM YOU'RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sue Scannell   508-353-5529   suescannell1@gmail.com
   

YOU’RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN – “Good grief!” The perfect family show will be presented by The Lexington Players starring that loveable balding round-headed boy with unfortunate luck, and everyone’s favorite beagle at his side!  Musical snapshots show Schroeder and Lucy at the piano, Charlie Brown and Lucy at the psychiatry booth, Linus with his blanket, Snoopy with his supper dish, and the whole gang at the baseball game. This award winning musical captures Charles Schulz’s ability to portray universal aspects of human nature through the mouths of children.  People may remember the launch of Kristin Chenoweth’s career when she performed the song “My Philosophy” as Sally at the Tony Awards in 1999.  While the title of the musical suggests a children’s show, there is something sure to be enjoyed and rediscovered by all ages. 

“Our recent productions of  ‘13’ and ‘Spring Awakening’ played to sold out audiences and received standing ovations,” said the energetic and smiling Producer of The Lexington Players, Sal Jones.  “And we were thrilled with the support we received from the local businesses, there are some wonderfully generous people in Lexington who are making dreams come true.  Their ads in our playbill really help cover expenses.” 

Happiness is two kinds of ice cream, sharing a secret...or reliving the sweet innocence of youth with Charlie Brown and Snoopy.  Hilarious comedy animated by high-energy dancing create non-stop entertainment for adults and children alike.  The Cast Includes:  Eric Knight, Emma Stewart, Gabriella Huggler, Monica Whitlock, Declan Tellier, Zachary Sneeringer, Andrew Sneeringer, Lexi Welch, Tee Bartee, Tee Bartee, Sophie Kahn, Yoojee Kim and Hannah Taylor.  Directed by Mario Salinas, Musical Direction by Bob Cook with Choreography by Katrina Rotondi.  Performances will be at The Cotting School, 453 Concord Ave., Lexington Fridays and Saturdays on May 2,3 & 9, 10 at 7:00PM.  Tickets are $16 for adults and $14 for students/seniors.  Tickets can be purchased at www.lexingtonplayers.org, at The Crafty Yankee, Wales Copy Center or by calling (781) 910-8114.  Group discounts available.  If you would like to place an ad in the playbill please call (781) 910-8114 for information.

www.lexingtonplayers.org    
    Location: Town of Lexington
Saturday May 10, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 8:00 AM  -  10:00 AM Citizens for Lexington Conservation: Warbler Walk in Lower Vine Brook Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Walk Leader: Harry West   617-461-9500   hwest2020@gmail.com
   

Check out the spring warbler migration in the Lower Vine Brook conservation area. Warblers are small, beautiful tropical birds that come north to breed. Many different species of warbler stop off in this sheltered area on their way to the forests in northern New England and Canada. Some stay, but as trees leaf they are more difficult to see. In the spring, depending on the weather and the foliage, you can sometimes find a dozen species in a morning. 

Children with adults are welcome. Bring warm clothes, boots if it’s wet, binoculars, and a bird book. No dogs.

More than light rain or lightning will cancel the event. If the weather is uncertain call the Leader.

Meet at 116 Vine Street; call if you are lost.

Maps of conservation lands can be found at http://www.lexingtonma.gov/conservation/conland.cfm

 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Yellow Balloon Fair Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Melissa Minor   781-862-0741   cnsybf2014@gmail.com
   

Community Nursery School (CNS) will be hosting its 42nd annual YELLOW BALLOON FAIR on Saturday May 10th, 10am-2pm. It will be held rain or shine at CNS, located at 2325 Massachusetts Avenue in Lexington!

Enjoy of fun-filled day of preschool oriented games with prizes, activities, and crafts. Back by popular demand there will be a baby animal petting zoo, drumming circle, bouncy house, face painting, and lots of pre-school oriented games! Additionally, there will be terrific child and family focused raffle items and a BBQ lunch that should not be missed. All ages are welcome!

Admissions: $2 per child; adults free. Raffles and game tickets will be sold on site. For more information call 781-862-0741; email cnsybf2014@gmail.com; or check out CNSLEX.org/ybf

CNS YBF    
    Location: Community Nursery School
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:45 PM YOU'RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sue Scannell   508-353-5529   suescannell1@gmail.com
   

YOU’RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN – “Good grief!” The perfect family show will be presented by The Lexington Players starring that loveable balding round-headed boy with unfortunate luck, and everyone’s favorite beagle at his side!  Musical snapshots show Schroeder and Lucy at the piano, Charlie Brown and Lucy at the psychiatry booth, Linus with his blanket, Snoopy with his supper dish, and the whole gang at the baseball game. This award winning musical captures Charles Schulz’s ability to portray universal aspects of human nature through the mouths of children.  People may remember the launch of Kristin Chenoweth’s career when she performed the song “My Philosophy” as Sally at the Tony Awards in 1999.  While the title of the musical suggests a children’s show, there is something sure to be enjoyed and rediscovered by all ages. 

“Our recent productions of  ‘13’ and ‘Spring Awakening’ played to sold out audiences and received standing ovations,” said the energetic and smiling Producer of The Lexington Players, Sal Jones.  “And we were thrilled with the support we received from the local businesses, there are some wonderfully generous people in Lexington who are making dreams come true.  Their ads in our playbill really help cover expenses.” 

Happiness is two kinds of ice cream, sharing a secret...or reliving the sweet innocence of youth with Charlie Brown and Snoopy.  Hilarious comedy animated by high-energy dancing create non-stop entertainment for adults and children alike.  The Cast Includes:  Eric Knight, Emma Stewart, Gabriella Huggler, Monica Whitlock, Declan Tellier, Zachary Sneeringer, Andrew Sneeringer, Lexi Welch, Tee Bartee, Tee Bartee, Sophie Kahn, Yoojee Kim and Hannah Taylor.  Directed by Mario Salinas, Musical Direction by Bob Cook with Choreography by Katrina Rotondi.  Performances will be at The Cotting School, 453 Concord Ave., Lexington Fridays and Saturdays on May 2,3 & 9, 10 at 7:00PM.  Tickets are $16 for adults and $14 for students/seniors.  Tickets can be purchased at www.lexingtonplayers.org, at The Crafty Yankee, Wales Copy Center or by calling (781) 910-8114.  Group discounts available.  If you would like to place an ad in the playbill please call (781) 910-8114 for information.

www.lexingtonplayers.org    
    Location: Town of Lexington
Monday May 12, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Youth risk Behavior Survey Results Presentation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jen Wolfrum   781-861-2320 x6080   wolfrum@sch.ci.lexington.ma.us
   

The Lexington High School Parent-Teacher-Student Association (LHS PTSA) and the School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) are co-sponsoring a presentation on the results of the 2013 Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) on Monday, May 12, 2014.  Drs. Jack McDevitt and Amy Farrell of Northeastern University will present an overview and analysis of the results. The Lexington YRBS data will be compared with data from similar Massachusetts communities as well as with state and national surveys.  The presentation will include time for questions and answers.

The YRBS is an assessment tool, originally developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), that has been modified and administered at LHS for the past 20 years. The questionnaire is administered to all LHS students every 2-3 years. The YRBS provides insight into the choices that youth in Lexington are making that impact their current and future health.

The presentation is scheduled from 7:00 – 9:00 P.M. in the Library Media Center (room 149, on the first floor of the main building) at Lexington High School.  All members of the Lexington community with an interest in the health and well being of our students are welcome. Elementary and middle school parents may find this forum particularly interesting as they prepare for the transitions ahead.

For further information, contact Jennifer Wolfrum, Assistant Coordinator of PE/Wellenss, 781-861-2320, x 6080 or wolfrum@sch.ci.lexington.ma.us.   For updates and more information on the LHS PTSA: http://www.LHSPTSA.org

http://www.LHSPTSA.org    
    Location: LHS Library Media Center
Wednesday May 14, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Youville Place & LexFUN! Intergenerational Program Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Claudia Wilson   781-861-3535   cwilson@youvilleplace.org
   

Take part in the intergenerational program that connects Youville Place residents and families with young children from LexFUN! – Includes craft activity and socializing.

    Location: Youvillle Place Assisted Living, 10 Pelham Rd
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Saturday May 17, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 8:00 AM  -  10:00 AM Citizens for Lexington Conservation: Birds of Willard's Woods Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Walk Leader: John Andrews   781-862-6498   jandrews166@gmail.com
   

We will hope to catch the peak of the spring migration with opportunities for seeing warblers and flycatchers. We'll also look for nesting residents such as Indigo Bunting, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, and Pine Warbler.  

Willard's Woods has good trails on level ground.  We will stop early if we encounter heavy rain. 

Meet at Willard's Woods parking lot off North Street.

Maps of conservation lands can be found at http://www.lexingtonma.gov/conservation/conland.cfm

 
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM LexFUN! Annual Children's Consignment Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rebecca Smerling   202-257-6049   rebeccasmerling@gmail.com
   

LexFUN!’s Annual Children's Consignment Sale is moving to a bigger and better location in 2014!  LexFUN! (Lexington’s Five and Under Network) will hold its Annual Consignment Sale at Lexington High School Fieldhouse.  LexFUN!’s Consignment Sale is a fantastic one-day sale of high quality, gently used children’s clothing (newborn to 8 – all seasons), toys, games, books, strollers, car seats, high chairs, cribs, baby furniture, bouncy seats, baby gear and equipment, bikes and wagons. We accept cash, checks and credit cards. Bargain Bag Sale ($20) from 2:15pm - 3pm on Sat., May 17th. Special Private Pre-Sale (for Volunteers) on Saturday, May 17th from 8am - 9:30am. Volunteers are needed; sign up on our website www.myconsignmentmanager.com/lexfun.

http://www.myconsignmentmanager.com/lexfun    
    Location: Lexington High School Field House
Sunday May 18, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM Estabrook Run of the Mill 5K Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: estabrook5k@gmail.com    estabrook5k@gmail.co   estabrook5k@gmail.com
   


It's back! The Estabrook PTA is proud to sponsor its 6th Annual  
 
ESTABROOK RUN OF THE MILL 5K
SUNDAY, MAY 18, 2014
 
Jim Banks Kids Fun Run at 9:30 AM
5K Run & Walk at 10:00 AM
Post Race Party and Kids Fun Immediately Following Race
 
All families and friends are invited to join in this healthy, fun and exciting community event. This USATF sanctioned race will be bib-timed by Racewire. Starting at Estabrook School, the hilly and winding course takes runners and walkers through the beautiful Turning Mill neighborhood, finishing back at the school.
 
After the race, participants and spectators are invited to join in the post-race party. Proceeds from the race will benefit the Estabrook Elementary School. Contact estabrook5k@gmail.com for questions.
 
 
Adults and Kids Registration for 5K: $20 in advance, $25 on race day.
T-Shirts for the first 200 registrants.
Kids under 10 years old must be accompanied by an adult for the 5K.
No registration is necessary for the Kids Fun Run.
Like us on Facebook!
https://racewire.com/register.php?id=3539    
Thursday May 22, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Citizens for Lexington Conservation: Pond Exploration at Parker Meadow Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Walk Leader: Emily Schadler   781-862-0500 x 240   eschadler@lexingtonma.gov
   

This walk is geared for children in grades K – 5 accompanied by an adult. Join Emily Schadler for a prowl around Parker Meadow to look for signs of beavers, bugs, tadpoles, frogs and toads. We’ll dip a net into the water to see what kinds of critters are wriggling around below the surface. 

Bring rain boots if you have them, and be prepared to get dirty. If you have a small bug box or magnifier, bring it along. Rain or lightning will cancel the event.  

Meet at the Revere St. entrance to Parker Meadow. Limited parking is there; additional parking is available on neighborhood streets across Revere St.

Maps of conservation lands can be found at http://www.lexingtonma.gov/conservation/conland.cfm

Sunday June 1, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Homes in the Heart of Lexington Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Elizabeth Mubarek   (781) 862–1703   office@lexingtonhistory.org
   

The Lexington Historical Society invites you to attend its 5th Lexington house tour, Homes in the Heart of Lexington, on Sunday, June 1st, 2014, 11 AM - 5 PM. Homes in the Heart of Lexington will focus on homes within walking distance of Lexington Center, showcasing over 200 years of change in styles and choices. Included are a dozen varied homes, from the first brick house built in Lexington, to mid-19th Century summer estates developed as a result of the arrival of the railroad, to a contemporary condominium for empty-nesters.

All tour proceeds will benefit the preservation and education work of the Society.  

Tickets: Advance purchase: $20 Members, $25 Non-members. Order at the Depot, Buckman Tavern, online at www.lexingtonhistory.org, or call 781-862-1703. Day of Tour: $25 Members; $30 Non-members, at the Depot.

http://www.lexingtonhistory.org/events.html    
    Location: Lexington Historical Society - The Depot
Saturday June 7, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM ap and Chart Publishing in Boston in the Eighteenth Century Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Polly Kienle   781-457-4126   pkienle@monh.org
   

For much of the 18th century, map publishing in America was a financially precarious undertaking. The same held true in Boston, where individuals from many walks of life ventured into commercial mapmaking. David Bosse, Librarian and Curator of Maps at Historic Deerfield, explores the work of several Boston mapmakers during this period of ad-hoc publishing in his lecture, “Map and Chart Publishing in Boston in the Eighteenth Century,” at the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library, Saturday, April 12 at 2 pm. This program is part of a series related to the Museum and Library’s collection of historic maps. The lecture is free thanks to the generous sponsorship of the Ruby W. and LaVon P. Linn Foundation.

David Bosse is Librarian of Historic Deerfield and the Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association, and curator of maps at Historic Deerfield.  He formerly served as curator of maps at the Clements Library of the University of Michigan, and assistant map curator at the Newberry Library, Chicago.  His research on the early American map trade has appeared in Mapping Boston (MIT Press, 1999), the journal Cartographica, and in the online journal, Coordinates.  He has a particular interest in account books and what they can tell us about the individuals who kept them and the community they lived in.

Map and Chart Publishing in Boston in the Eighteen    
    Location: Scottish Rite Masonic Museum and Library (National Heritage Museum) 33 Marrett Road, Lexington, MA
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misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Citizens for Lexington Conservation: Walk at Cotton Farm and Upper Vine Brook Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Walk Leader: Bob Hausslein   781-862-9102   rhausslein@rcn.com
   

Meet in the parking area in the Cotton Farm Conservation Area (entrance at 121 Marrett Road). Parking is limited, but you can park along Marrett Road.

We will walk through the apple orchard, along the pond, through the gladed area and up through Upper Vine Brook woods to Highland Avenue. After returning to the parking area, for those who have additional time, we will cross over Marrett Road to Dunback Meadow and walk up to "four corners" and back.

At Cotton Farm, the shed by the pond has a new roof and the apple orchard rehabilitation is well underway. Full sized Macouns, Granny Smiths and Baldwins were picked by visitors this past fall. For the longer term direction of Cotton Farm, Mass Audubon has been engaged to develop a design plan to assist with the management of the property. This walk will be an opportunity to share your thoughts.

Maps of conservation lands can be found at http://www.lexingtonma.gov/conservation/conland.cfm

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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM LexFUN! Seminar: Seminar Series: It’s Not Fair! Understanding Sibling Relationships Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rebecca Smerling   202-257-6049   lexfunseminars@gmail.com
   

It’s Not Fair! Understanding Sibling Relationships and Responding to Sibling Conflicts

Suzanne Wildman, COMPASS for kids

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Location: Youville Place
*$5 Fee for Non-members, LexFUN! Members show your Membership Card

Join us to examine the dynamics of sibling rivalry and discover how to help children express and manage their feelings without hurting each other. You will learn strategies that will help you respond to children’s conflicts and help children develop lifetime communication and social skills. See how you can promote an atmosphere of cooperation in your household!

COMPASS for kids is dedicated to delivering customized, sustainable information, skills and support to the adults who matter most to kids – ensuring the best today and tomorrow for children. COMPASS for kids’ efforts benefit parents, children, educators, schools, systems and communities through training and support for parents, educators and other professionals who broadly impact children and families. For more information about COMPASS for kids, please visit www.compassforkids.org.

Members can reserve a seat at Big Tent (www.bigtent.com) or by email to lexfunseminars@gmail.com. For questions or non-member reservations, please email us at lexfunseminars@gmail.com.

http://www.lexfun.org/category/seminar-series/    
    Location: Youville Place Assisted Living, 10 Pelham Rd
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