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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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Thursday September 18, 2014 -  Thursday December 11, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:30 PM FAMILY TO FAMILY PROGRAM Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Janet Hodges   781-761-5287   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, September 18,  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.

The NAMI Family-to-Family Education Course is free for participants.  Pre-Registration is required.

www.namimass.org/programs    
    Location: Lexington, MA
Saturday September 20, 2014 -  Sunday November 2, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Trompe L'Oeil Show - Francesca Anderson Fine Art Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Francesca Anderson   (781) 862-0660   Francesca@PortraitsNorth.com
   

Francesca Anderson Fine Art, Portraits North is delighted to present its first Trompe L’Oeil Show, which runs through November 2, 2014.  FAFA is a popular gallery celebrating its 31st year, located at 56 Adams Street in Lexington, MA, specializing in Portraiture and Contemporary Realism.

Trompe L’Oeil means “trick of the eye” and is an art technique that uses realistic imagery to create the optical illusion of three dimensions.  This method takes Realism, which is enjoying major popularity, one giant step further and is sure to leave viewers in awe.  This is a show not to miss.

“Trompe” features 22 artists from around the country: Marina Dieul, (Que); Sarah Fagan, OR; Carly Glovinsky, NH; Leslie Parke (NY), Omar Rodriguez Jr. (PA), Jaye Schlesinger, (MI); Chris Thorson (CA), Anthony Waichulis (PA), Judy York (CT), Win Zibeon (NY), and many more can be found at http://www.portraitsnorth.com/current_show.html.

At the end of this show Francesca Anderson Fine Art will be making a donation to Wounded Warrior Project®, as in all future shows through 2015.

Trompe L’Oeil runs through Sunday, Nov 2.  Gallery Hours: Wed-Sat, 10-5 and Sun, 12-5.  For more information please visit their website www.FAFineArt.com or contact Francesca Anderson at Francesca@PortraitsNorth.com.

FAFA - Trompe L'Oeil Show    
    Location: Lexington, MA
Sunday October 26, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  3:00 PM Bowman Adventure Run Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Callahan   617-596-4220   bowmanrun@bowmanpta.org
   

Join the Adventure....Sunday, October 26th  KIDS FUN RUN 10:30, 5k/Trail Run 11:00AM. 

Spend an autumn Sunday with your friends, family and Bowman community.  There's something for everyone.

  • Lace'em up for the kids fun run,  3/4 mile jaunt around Bowman.  Free Registration and finisher ribbons for all.
  • Enjoy a unique 5K through the Bowman neighborhood and its Big Backyard.  T-shirts for the first 150 registrants, a surprise for student participants and prizes for top finishers.
  • Celebrate the Bowman School Community at the post-race festvities.  Burgers, DJ, obstacle course, bouncy house and more.

And just for fun....we encourage everyone to add to the festive air with Wild and Crazy Hair!  We would love to see a mob of crazy hair running through the streets of Bowman.  Get more information, volunteer or register for the race at http://bowmanpta.org/bowman-adventure-run/.

http://bowmanpta.org/bowman-adventure-run/    
    Location: Bowman School 9 Philip Road Lexington
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Estate Planning Seminar - Cary Memorial Library Foundation Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kat MacDonald   781-862-6288 x322   kmacdonald@lexingtonma.gov
   

Free Estate Planning Seminar—Back by Popular Demand!

Hear a panel of experts help their client, Jonas Clarke XIV, prepare a will and other documents to protect his estate and provide for his heirs. His situation looks remarkably like yours!
At “Estate Planning Basics: A Different Focus,” you’ll learn about choosing an executor/personal representative, what’s included in an estate and why that matters, minimizing estate taxes, and more. Bring your questions—Mr. Clarke won’t mind!
Moderator: Mary Hastings, Managing Director—Investments, Certified Financial Planner, AAMS, CRPC
Panelists:
• Attorney Patrick McAvoy, LL.M (Taxation)
• Michael Minchello, Certified Public Accountant
• Rand Spero, MBA, Certified Financial Planner
• Attorney Jane Trudeau, LL.M. (Taxation)
• William Yates, Trust Officer.
Mark your calendar for October 26, 2014, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m., Cary Memorial Library, Large Meeting Room, 1874 Mass Ave, Lexington. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Planned Giving Committee of the Cary Memorial Library Foundation. Reservations for this popular event are highly recommended: 781-862-6288, extension 324, or cmlfoundation@carylibrary.org .

    Location: Cary Memorial Library 1874 Massachusetts Ave
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Metropolitan Wind Symphony Band Concert: Dancing and Driving Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Bob Piankian   617 983-1370   mws@mws-boston.org
   

The Metropolitan Wind Symphony will begin their 44th season with their Fall Band Concert on Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 3:00 pm, at the National Heritage Museum, 33 Marrett Road, Lexington, MA.  MWS Music director Lewis J. Buckley will conduct the program.  Featured will be The Lambs by John Philip Sousa, Danzon No. 2 by Arturo Marquez, Eisenhower Interstate Highway System by Josh Hummel, Slava! by Leonard Bernstein, Redline Tango by John Mackey, Horseless Carriage Galop by Morton Gould, Night on Bald Mountain by Modest Mussorgsky, and The Beatles: Echoes of an Era arranged by John Higgins. Mr. Buckley will deliver a pre-concert lecture at 2:30 pm.

Lewis Buckley earned his undergraduate degree from the Eastman School of Music and his Master’s degree from Connecticut College. In 1975, he became the Coast Guard Band’s fifth director at age 27 and held that post for 29 years. He continues to compose, arrange, and publish music. He also remains an active trumpet soloist, frequently combining solo appearances with conducting, often in premiere performances of his own commissioned works. Buckley has a diverse background, having conducted bands, orchestras, and choruses in all styles of music from classical to commercial to jazz.

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.

Founded by Jerry Gardner in 1971, the Metropolitan Wind Symphony, a concert band, is currently celebrating its 44th anniversary. The MWS comprises over 70 talented woodwind, brass, and percussion instrumentalists who audition for membership and seating. It makes a significant contribution to the cultural life of the Greater Boston community by providing its audiences with high quality concerts and its members with opportunities for musical growth.

This and other concerts by the MWS are funded in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Band Concert    
    Location: Scottish Rite Masonic Museum and Library (National Heritage Museum) 33 Marrett Road, Lexington, MA
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Halloween Tour of the Old Burying Ground Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lexington Historical Society   781-862-1703   lhsocoffice@gmail.com
   

Come with the Lexington Historical Society on a walking tour of the Old Burying Ground. Meet spirits of the past and hear their stories. The tour starts at the Depot Building, and you will march behind fifes and drums into the Old Burying Ground. The evening ends back at the Depot Building for cider and donuts. Tickets available at the Buckman Tavern Museum Shop daily 10-4 or by contacting the Society at $8/adults and $5/children for Society members or $10/$6 for nonmembers. 

http://www.lexingtonhistory.org    
    Location: Lexington Depot Building
Monday October 27, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Fife & Drum Open House Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tanya Morrisett   781-862-1907   tmorrisett@gmail.com
   

Fife & Drum Corps Open House for New Members
Do you like music?  History?  Parades?  Uniforms?  Are you between the ages of 8 and 18?  Join the William Diamond Junior Fife and Drum Corps!  No experience is necessary; weekly lessons are provided.  Learn to play the fife or drum and to march in parades, ceremonies, and historical events.  Have fun with other young people with this truly unique experience. 
Come to a New Member Open House to find out more.  The Open House will be held on:
Monday, October 27 – 7:00 p.m.  --  First Baptist Church, 1580 Massachusetts Avenue.  Please park on the street or in the municipal lot behind Cary Hall.
Annually, the William Diamond Juniors perform in spectacular venues near and far.  Recent highlights include performances in Walt Disney World, Switzerland, the 250th New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Colonial Williamsburg, and Old Sturbridge Village.  In 2015, they’ll perform in England.
For more information please contact Tanya Morrisett, tmorrisett@gmail.com or 781-862-1907 or visit our website – williamdiamondjrs.org or Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/williamdiamondfifedrum. 
Be a part of tradition!

http://www.williamdiamondjrs.org    
    Location: First Baptist Church of Lexington
Wednesday October 29, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:30 PM Meditation & Centering Prayer Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dr. Stan Goldin   781-248-8319   stan_goldin@hms.harvard.edu
   

New talks & workshops— Clark Hall, Hancock Church, 1912 Mass. Ave., Lexington
Introductory session, 7 PM Wednesday Oct. 29;  future dates, Nov. 5 & 12
Stan Goldin PhD., Harvard Medical School / Cognitive Rhythms Collaborative

         There is growing interest in appreciating and directly experiencing the benefits of regular meditation.  The Judeao-Christian contemplative tradition adds another dimension of benefit to those of secular mindfulness meditation—the opportunity, via Centering Prayer and complementary practices, to experience and deepen our relationship to a Divine Presence that billions of us call God.    An introduction to principles and concepts behind Centering Prayer, and hands-on experience of Centering Prayer, are both part of this series of talks and workshops, designed for the curious non-scientist of any faith (or the open-minded skeptic).  Ongoing cooperation and support for this offering has been provided through Contemplative Outreach of Boston (www.contemplativeoutreachofboston.com) and its multinational parent organization (www.contemplativeoutreach.org).
       Some new brain research findings and clinical studies suggest ways of facilitating the benefits of these easily learned spiritual practices.  Hancock’s Stan Goldin is a senior neuroscientist who has been studying how spiritual experience is generated and perceived via the brain.  In pursuing this goal, Stan has benefited from ongoing dialogue with the noted Christian Contemplative authority, Fr. Thomas Keating.  We will share highlights of these dialogues on the benefits of Centering Prayer; what neuroscience is revealing of those benefits; and also, some key questions of human evolution and destiny.  Such questions, previously the domain of philosophy & theology, are now being further illuminated by stream of new findings from neuroscience and other fields of science.  
Be prepared for some surprises!

Stan Goldin PhD., Harvard Medical School    
    Location: Hancock Church,1912 Mass Ave, Clark Hall
Friday October 31, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Halloween Trick or Treat with your Local Businesses Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jerry Michelson   781-862-1034   jerry@michelsonshoes.com
   

Lexington's Halloween Trick or Treat with your Local Businesses

Friday, October 31, 2014,  2 - 5 p.m.

Looking for a way to get an early start on Trick or Treating?  Come visit your neighborhood businesses for the Lexington Retailers Association 13th Annual Lexington's Halloween Trick or Treat with your Local Businesses, Friday, October 31, 2014, 2 - 5 p.m.  Just look for the Orange/Black/White balloon bouquet outside the doors of  participating businesses throughout the Town.

So Mom and Dad, dress your children in costume early and get a jump on filling their goodie bags.  We feel it is a great way for the parents to learn more about the businesses in your area, and your children will begin to collect their Halloween's bounty in a safe and fun way.  For more information and a list of participating businesses, visit www.halloweeninlexington.com.   Please join us for some fun and remember, say "Trick or Treat!"

HalloweenInLexington.com    
Saturday November 1, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 8:00 PM The Season Begins: 20 years with Adam Grossman Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: cindy neels   781-883-2837   neelsc77@gmail.com
   

Join The Master Singers of Lexington on Saturday, November 1 at 8:00 pm as we begin our celebration of Music Director Adam Grossman's 20th season with an evening of our favorite choral music by Debussy, Mendelssohn and Barber. The highlight of the concert will be the first performance of Ruth, a new work by Vermont composer Sara Doncaster commissioned by The Master Singers, with featured guest Katherine Matasy, clarinet. The performance is at First Parish Church in Lexington, on the Battle Green at 7 Harrington Road, which is fully accessible with ample free parking. Tickets are available in advance or at the door. Discounts are available to subscribers and Greater Boston Choral Consortium members and from members of the chorus. For information and directions see www.themastersingers.org or call 781-729-7975.

http:www.themastersingers.org    
    Location: First Parish In Lexington
Sunday November 2, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  3:00 PM 19th Annual Genesis Battlegreen Run Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Robert Burbidge   800.367.8367   rburbidge@genesishrsolutions.com
   
19th Annual Genesis Battlegreen Run
Sunday, November 2, 2014

On Sunday, November 2, runners, families, friends and those from the Lexington community and beyond are invited to come participate in the 19th Annual Genesis Battlegreen Run. This Lexington tradition is unlike any other racing event from start to finish. Rene Rancourt, voice of the Boston Bruins, sends the runners off with a stirring rendition of the Star Spangled Banner, accompanied by musket fire, courtesy of the Lexington Minutemen. Another signature component of this event is the post-race ceremony. Everyone is encouraged to join us after the race for live music, awards and a taste of our local food fair. A variety of food options have been generously donated by many local restaurants and food vendors.

We are excited to announce the entertainment that has been added to the Genesis Battlegreen Run this year. Our live music will be performed by a local band, the Road Apples. They will be performing a variety of bluegrass and folk tunes.

Mr. Balloon Wizard will also be joining us this year and he will be “twisting” in the gymnasium from 11-2 pm. Click here to view Mr. Balloon Wizard’s balloon gallery.

Registration: 9:30-10:30 am
Boston Volvo Family Fun Run - 11:15 am (free of charge and children recieve free t-shirts)

Memorial Cancer Walk 5k - 12:00 pm ($25 per participant prior to race day, $30 on race day)

Ralph Lord Memorial 5k - 12:15 pm ($25 per participant prior to race day, $30 on race day)

Genesis Battlegreen Run 10k - 12:15 pm ($25 per participant prior to race day, $30 on race day)

To register online go to:  https://www.baystateevents.com/Register/?event=27957or http://www.baystateevents.com  you’ll find us listed in the events section. The first 250 registrants receive t-shirts. Sizes are first come, first serve. 
Any questions or interested in becoming a financial or food and beverage sponsor email Bob Burbidge at rburbidge@genesishrsolutions.com

http://genesishrsolutions.com/about-us/genesis-battlegreen-run/  

Location: Lexington High School Field House
251 Waltham St Lexington, MA

    Location: Lexington High School
 
misc_none 2:00 PM Annual Meeting of Friends of Cary Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Brooke   781 862 7320   margaret.brooke@comcast.net
   

The Friends of Cary Library, Lexington, will hold its 25th Annual Meeting on Sunday, November 2, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. in the Lower Level Meeting Room at the library.  Our speaker is Joe Blatt.  His subject is “ New Technologies.”  Joe will be joined by his son and his daughter to talk about how changes in technology and advances in science are changing our lives today. Please come to help us celebrate 25 years of volunteer activities at Cary Library.

 

    Location: Cary Library, Lower Level Meeting Room
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misc_none 3:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Arlington Philharmonic Society Concert Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Chandreyee Das   617-297-2738   chandreyee@gmail.com
   

The Arlington Philharmonic Orchestra, led by music director Joan Landry, is to present its fall concert on Sunday Nov. 2, from 3:30 to 5 p.m.

The concert program includes Felix Mendelssohn's "The Hebrides" Overture (Fingal's Cave), "High Rock Spring" by 21st-century composer Hilary Tann, Robert Schumann's Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, Op. 97 ("Rhenish") and a special performance by our Young Artist's Competition prize winner Amy Oraftik, soprano, performing arias by Mozart and Rossini.

The concert takes place at the First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington, 630 Mass. Ave.

Admission is $15, seniors/students: $10, Under 18: $5.

visit www.psarlington.org or visit our Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/PSArlington) to stay up to date!
 
Philharmonic Society of Arlington Website    
    Location: First Parish UU Church of Arlington
Monday November 3, 2014 -  Wednesday November 5, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  7:00 PM Rummage Sale at Temple Isaiah Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Temple Isaiah Sisterhood   781-862-7160   sisterhoodcommunications@gmail.com
   

HUGE Rummage Sale

Temple Isaiah, 55 Lincoln Street, Lexington, MA

Adult and children's clothing, shoes, accessories, household items, kitchenware, art, toys, cookbooks, kids books and jewelry for sale. 

Special Boutique area for higher end merchandise. Proceeds go to charity.

First pick: Monday, November 3, 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. ($1 admission)

Half price: Tuesday, November 4, 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. (free admission)

Bag day: Wednesday, November 5, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon. (free admission)

    Location: Temple Isaiah
Thursday November 6, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  9:30 PM The United States Air Force Langley Winds FREE Concert Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Suzie Barry, Chairman, Town Celebrations Committee   781-698-4640   celebrationscmte@lexingtonma.gov
   

The Lexington Town Celebrations Committee is pleased to sponsor a pre Veterans Day free concert given by the United States Air Force Langley Winds from Joint Base Langley-Eustis in Hampton, Virginia on Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 7:30 pm in the auditorium at Lexington High School, 251 Waltham Street.

Langley Winds features the diverse talents of professional Airman-musicians whose commitment to excellence has earned worldwide acclaim and military distinction.  Langley Winds presents polished and passionate performances of the woodwind ensemble literature as well as transcriptions and patriotic favorites. 

We hope you can join us for this wonderful concert in Lexington. The concert is free and open to the public NO tickets are required. 

    Location: Lexington High School
Sunday November 9, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 2:00 PM The Great War at 100: Great Britain in Song and Verse Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Mark Morgan   866-811-4111   info@newenglandlightopera.org
   

New England Light Opera presents “The Great War at 100: Great Britain in Song and Verse” — a concert series informed by the British experience of WWI aimed at raising awareness of the political implications and resultant artistic outpourings of the Great War. Planned to coincide with Armistice Day on November 11, the program explores the themes of finding hope in despair, and transcending the horrors of war through art to promote peace and human betterment. Baritone and New England Light Opera Artistic Director, Mark Morgan; Beverly Soll, piano; and Quartetto Ardente (Rebecca Hawkins and Randall Hiller, violin; Anne Black, viola; and Reed Drews, cello) perform musical works for baritone, string quartet, and piano, such as Ivor Gurney’s The Western Playland (and of sorrow) and Herbert Howells’s Piano Quartet in A Minor. Songs by Gerald Finzi, George Butterworth, Vaughan Williams, and American Samuel Barber are also presented, along with poetry by English poet and soldier Wilfred Owen. Admission is free, with a $10 suggested donation at the door to support the music programs of Hancock Church.

http://www.newenglandlightopera.org    
    Location: Hancock Church,1912 Mass Ave, Clark Hall
Wednesday November 12, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Intergenerational Program with LexFUN! 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.

Visit the Youville web site    
    Location: Youville Place Assisted Living, 10 Pelham Rd
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM RunSafer Self Defense Clinic Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Caitlin Schwager   617-461-9164   cschwager@run.com
   

Greater Boston Running Company presents:    RUNSAFER   Self Defense Clinic                              

With Todd Williams, two-time Olympic Distance Runner and Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.  Whether you’re a runner, avid athlete or just enjoy a walk in the park this FREE one hour session will teach you safety techniques and tips to help protect yourself in a dangerous situation. RSVP required:  https://www.signmeup.com/site/reg/register.aspx?fid=R82VWH7

Greater Boston Running Company, 1728 Massachusetts Avenue   Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 6PM

http://www.greaterbostonrunningcompany.com    
    Location: Lexington, MA
Friday November 14, 2014 -  Sunday November 16, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Cary Library Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Friends of Cary Library   781 862 7320   margaret.brooke@comcast.net
   

Friends of Cary Memorial Library in Lexington, 1874 Massachusetts Avenue, will hold a Gently Used Book Sale in the meeting room on the lower level of the library on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, November 14, 15 and 16, 2014.  Hours for members only are Friday, 1-5 and Saturday, 9-10.  Open to the public on Saturday, 10-5 and Sunday, 1-5.

Friday November 14, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  11:00 PM Texas Hold'em Charity Poker Tournament Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Carmen Mincy   781-676-5646   cmincy@rcn.com
   
Third Annual Texas Hold'Em Charity Poker Tournament
to benefit Lexington Catholic Youth Leaders Scholarship Fund
 
Friday, November 14, 2014
at St. Brigid Parish, Kielty Hall
Doors open at 6:30pm
Tournament starts promptly at 7:00pm
$75 entry fee
Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 winners.
Door prices, raffle, food and cash bar.
 
Get your seats in advance. We have limited spaces and they are available on a first come, first served basis. Participants must be 21 or older. Reserve your seat by emailing fdcdpc@yahoo.com or cmincy@rcn.com and sending a check for $75 to St. Brigid Parish Office at 2001 Mass Ave., Lexington, MA  02421. Make checks payable to St. Brigid Parish or Sacred Heart Parish and write Texas Hold'em in the memo.
 
For tickets or more information contact:
Frances at fdcdpc@yahoo.com or 781-862-1310 or
Carmen at cmincy@rcn.com or 781-676-5646.
Saturday November 15, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  9:30 PM Munroe Saturday Nights presents Betty's Bounce Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Deborah Weiner   617-513-6614   djweiner101@gmail.com
   

Munroe Saturday Nights, Lexington's free arts series, presents Betty's Bounce, the acclaimed Gypsy jazz trio playing the music of 1930s and 40s Paris in the style of Django Reinhardt, as well as contemporary jazz.  The performance will be held at First Parish in Lexington, 7 Harrington Road, on November 15th at 7:30 PM.  Reservations are strongly encouraged. Please include the number in your party and plan to arrive by 7:10 PM to claim your reservation. To reserve, visit http://www.munroecenter.org/reserve-your-seat.htmlFree parking is available in the First Parish parking lot off of 7 Harrington Road (enter the building from the parking lot).  First Parish is handicapped accessible.

http://www.munroecenter.org    
    Location: First Parish In Lexington
Saturday November 22, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Do History with Online Mapping Tools: A Workshop With MetroBoston DataCommon Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Polly Kienle   781-457-4126   pkienle@monh.org
   

Digital mapping is increasingly used by historians to create visual representations of historical data. Here in the Boston area, the MetroBoston DataCommon provides free applications that allow everyone and anyone to map publically available data. The workshop, “How to Do History with Online Mapping Tools” is designed to teach participants how to make the most of the DataCommon tool, and how to use it to explore historical questions. It will be held at the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library, 33 Marrett Road in Lexington, MA on Saturday, November 22, 2014, 10am to 12:30 pm. Space is limited; registration is required by November 5. It free thanks to the generous sponsorship of the Ruby W. and LaVon P. Linn Foundation. For more information visit our website at www.monh.org. To register, email programs@monh.org.

In this workshop, participants will learn how to use an online tool to create maps that chart Metro Boston area history. Staff from the MetroBoston DataCommon, a provider of free applications that make it possible to map data, will collaborate with Joanne Riley, University Archivist at UMass Boston, to show lay historians, data fans, and map enthusiasts how visualizations of data related to our region can help us understand our history. Whether you are interested in exploring demographics, economy, the physical environment, politics or more, bring your curiosity and your questions. Our presenters will share examples and point the way to potential uses of digital mapping for your local history research.

The MetroBoston DataCommon is an interactive data portal and online mapping tool that provides a wealth of information about the region’s people, communities and neighborhoods through a wide variety of topics ranging from arts and education to the environment and transportation. A resource for all those seeking to understand how the region is changing, it helps residents, stakeholders, planners, city and town officials, educators and journalists explore options and make informed decisions. MetroBoston DataCommon is co-sponsored by the Metropolitan Area Planning Council and the Boston Indicators Project at the Boston Foundation.
 

http://nationalheritagemuseum.org/    
    Location: Scottish Rite Masonic Museum and Library (National Heritage Museum) 33 Marrett Road, Lexington, MA
Tuesday November 25, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM A Will for the Woods documentary screening Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Raya Gildor   617-859-7990   fcaemass@gmail.com
   

~~The Funeral Consumers Alliance of Eastern Massachusetts will offer a screening of the movie A Will for the Woods.  The film will be shown on Tuesday, November 25 at 7pm at Cary Memorial Library’s large meeting room at 1874 Massachusetts Avenue in Lexington. Attendance is free and open to the public.

A Will for the Woods
1h 42m - Documentary/Drama
A man's passionate wish for a legacy of green burials inspires a profoundly affecting and optimistic portrait of people finding meaning in death. Musician, folk dancer, and psychiatrist Clark Wang battles lymphoma while facing a potentially imminent need for funeral plans. Determined that his last act will not harm the environment and may even help protect it, Clark has discovered the movement to further sustainable funerals that conserve natural areas.
The film follows Clark’s dream of leaving a loving, permanent legacy by using green burial to save a nearby woods.

The FCAEM supports the Green Cemetery Initiative, a collaboration between Mount Grace and Green Burial Massachusetts to establish Massachusetts’ first green cemetery open to all. 
The FCA of Eastern Massachusetts is dedicated to educating consumers about their rights and options, and publicizing up-to-date information about the state of after-death care options in Massachusetts. FCAEM is an all-volunteer organization, with 501 (c)(3) non-profit status. All donations are tax-deductible.

libraryinsight.com/eventdetails.    
    Location: Cary Library, Lower Level Meeting Room
 
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  9:00 PM Community Thanksgiving Service Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Susan Lapointe   781-863-1987   susan@susanina.com
   

All are invited to a community Thanksgiving Service sponsored by the Lexington Interfaith Clergy Association. The many faith communities of our town welcome you to this annual event at Hancock United Church of Christ on the Lexington Green. Refreshments and fellowship to follow a celebration of Thanksgiving.

    Location: Hancock Church,1912 Mass Ave
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Sunday November 30, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Citizens for Lexington Conservation: 2nd Annual Turkey Trot Walk Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Walk Leader: Keith Ohmart   781-862-6216   Kohmart@verizon.net
   

Join us to walk off those turkey leftovers as we explore the Cranberry Hill Conservation area and the adjacent watershed lands of the Cambridge Watershed Authority. Along the way we will enjoy some of the best vistas as well as one of the largest and best-preserved fieldstone foundations to be found in Lexington.

We will hike in all but steady rain. Wear appropriate footgear for hilly woods trails and actual weather conditions. Hiking poles would be useful, especially if the ground is frozen. Meet Walk Leader at the end of parking lot C in the Cranberry Hill Office Complex. The entrance to the office park is on Massachusetts Avenue, just south of Marrett Road.

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

CLC will be inaugurating a series of snowshoe walks for its program of winter walks. This will be a series of three walks that will be scheduled for weekend dates in the months of January and February. The purpose of the walks will be to simply get out and use those snowshoes that you have tucked away in your basement or garage, while enjoying exploring some of our open space parcels in their winter splendor. Watch for further details when we publish information about our winter walk series.

Friday December 5, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  10:00 PM Kids' Pops 4PM - Holiday Fanfare! 8PM Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Samantha Wade   781-523-9009   swade@lexingtonsymphony.org
   

Our holiday concerts have become a cultural cornerstone of the holiday season in Lexington. The 4 p.m. Kids’ Holiday POPS! matinee offers a program suited for families with young children, many of whom will count this experience as their very first symphony concert. The evening Holiday Fanfare! concert at 8 p.m. features holiday favorites that evoke joyous memories and music from many parts of the world. Sing along and celebrate with Lexington Symphony, friends, and family as we rejoice at this special time of year.

Kids' Pops and Holiday Fanfare!    
    Location: Lexington High School
Wednesday December 10, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Intergenerational Program with LexFUN! 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.

Visit the Youville web site    
    Location: Youville Place Assisted Living, 10 Pelham Rd
Saturday December 13, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Model Train Show Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Polly Kienle   781-457-4126   pkienle@monh.org
   

Discover the magic of trains at the annual Model Train Weekend at the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library (National Heritage Museum), Saturday, December 13 and Sunday, December 14, 2014. This family-friendly event is a perfect holiday-season outing for adults and children of all ages. The HUB Division of the National Model Railroad Association presents miles of track with trains running on multiple main lines as they chug up mountain climbs, past coal mines, through small villages and into tunnels. Some engines pull 50 cars past hundreds of charming venues including icy lakes with skaters, snow-covered farms, and urban skyscrapers. Model Train Weekend hours are 10 am to 4:30 pm on Saturday, December 13, and 12 pm to 4 pm on Sunday, December 14. Admission is $7 per family; $5 for member families.

 

Model Train Show    
    Location: Scottish Rite Masonic Museum and Library (National Heritage Museum) 33 Marrett Road, Lexington, MA
Sunday December 14, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Model Train Show Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Polly Kienle   781-457-4126   pkienle@monh.org
   

Discover the magic of trains at the annual Model Train Weekend at the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library (National Heritage Museum), Sunday, December 14 from 12 - 4 pm. This family-friendly event is a perfect holiday-season outing for adults and children of all ages. The HUB Division of the National Model Railroad Association presents miles of track with trains running on multiple main lines as they chug up mountain climbs, past coal mines, through small villages and into tunnels. Some engines pull 50 cars past hundreds of charming venues including icy lakes with skaters, snow-covered farms, and urban skyscrapers. Admission is $7 per family; $5 for member families.

Model Train Show    
    Location: Scottish Rite Masonic Museum and Library (National Heritage Museum) 33 Marrett Road, Lexington, MA
Wednesday December 31, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  4:30 PM Prized Relics: Historic Souvenirs from the Collection Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Polly Kienle   781-457-4126   pkienle@monh.org
   

“Prized Relics:  Historic Souvenirs from the Collection,” captures the souvenir bug that fascinated many Americans in the 1800s. The show features more than 80 relics and souvenirs from the Museum and Library collection, as well as examples from the collection of the Grand Lodge of Masons in Massachusetts. The exhibition explores different kinds of relics and souvenirs connected to domestic life, travels, Masonic institutions and historic events dating from the 1700s through the 1900s. 

http://nationalheritagemuseum.org/    
    Location: Scottish Rite Masonic Museum and Library (National Heritage Museum) 33 Marrett Road, Lexington, MA
Wednesday January 14, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Intergenerational Program with LexFUN! 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.

Visit the Youville web site    
    Location: Youville Place Assisted Living, 10 Pelham Rd
Wednesday February 11, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Intergenerational Program with LexFUN! 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.

Visit the Youville web site    
    Location: Youville Place Assisted Living, 10 Pelham Rd
Saturday February 14, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 8:00 PM  -  10:00 PM Music from the Movies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Samantha Wade   781-523-9009   swade@lexingtonsymphony.org
   

Music and film aficionados of all ages can celebrate Valentine’s Day at this unique concert featuring some of the greatest music ever written for the movies. This fun-filled evening will offer some surprises along the way (how does one write a piece of music for the movies, anyway?) as we explore the epic love themes, adventures, and boundless imagination at the heart of the cinematic experience.

Music from the Movies    
    Location: Lexington High School
Saturday March 14, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  9:00 PM Voyages en Francophonie Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Marie-Tristan Rago   978-263-1554   mtrago@efgboston.org
   

Join us for our 4th annual Voyages en Francophonie, an educational, family oriented event organized by the EFGB, the Délégation du Quebec, the French consulate, the Haitian Consulate General in Boston and the Lexington-Antony Sister Cities of the Lexington Tourism Committee
Around 10 French-speaking countries will be represented with workshops showcasing local cultural highlights and traditions. There will be a variety of micro-events throughout the day such as a talent show, cultural workshops, concerts, and food sale, all aiming at entertaining children and adults alike and showing how rich and diverse the francophone world is.

Admission: suggested donation: $15 per family for the whole day!

http://efgboston.org/vef2015    
    Location: Jonas Clarke Middle School, 17 Stedman Road, Lexington, MA
Wednesday March 18, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Intergenerational Program with LexFUN! 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.

Visit the Youville web site    
    Location: Youville Place Assisted Living, 10 Pelham Rd
Wednesday April 8, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Intergenerational Program with LexFUN! 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.

Visit the Youville web site    
    Location: Youville Place Assisted Living, 10 Pelham Rd
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Saturday April 11, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 8:00 PM  -  10:00 PM European Delights Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Samantha Wade   781-523-9009   swade@lexingtonsymphony.org
   

The appetizer for this delectable program is English composer Sir Edward Elgar’s poignant and romantic Serenade for Strings. Our own wonderful pianist, Paul Carlson, offers up one of the most beloved Russian piano concertos of all time for the next course: Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 features high drama and soaring melodies, ingredients Tchaikovsky uses well. Mendelssohn’s boisterous “Italian” Symphony No. 4 imparts the final flavor of the evening, balancing out this very European presentation for the senses.

David Hoose, Guest Conductor
Elgar | Serenade for Strings in E Minor 
Tchaikovsky | Piano Concerto No. 1; Paul Carlson, piano
Mendelssohn | Symphony No. 4, “Italian”

European Delights    
    Location: Lexington High School
Wednesday May 13, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Intergenerational Program with LexFUN! 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.

Visit the Youville web site    
    Location: Youville Place Assisted Living, 10 Pelham Rd
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