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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:

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Saturday May 7, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 8:00 AM  -  10:00 AM Peak Migration Birding at Dunback Meadow Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Bobbie Hodson   781-861-9421

We’ll be on the lookout for a variety of migrants and breeding birds: warblers, swallows, vireos, and many more. Meet at Allen Street entrance opposite Pitcairn Place. (Co-sponsored with the Menotomy Bird Club)
Bobbie Hodson (781-861-9421,

misc_none 9:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Historic House Story House Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Chris Kauffman   7818620295

Come one, come all, and gather around!  During this new program, children will listen to a story about the Colonial Period, tour Buckman Tavern, and complete a craft to take home.  Ages 2-6.  $3 per child.  Call 781-862-0295 or email to sign up.    
    Location: Buckman Tavern
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  1:00 PM MAYFAIR 2016! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah Matthews for FPLexington   7818628200

Come to First Parish on the Green for bargains galore! This popular fair has a large assemblage of jewelry, treasures and collectibles, books, plants, baked goods, and white elephants of all sorts, including a special children's table for Mother's Day gifts. Bring in your bicycle for a spring tune-up!  Enjoy a cup of coffee or espresso and a sweet at the coffee bar, then browse and buy. A lunch of delicious comfort foods will be available starting at 11:30. 

    Location: First Parish UU Church
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Pilgrim Book Sale 2016 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Diane Blair   781-862-0357

Pilgrim Church hosts its Annual Book Sale. Good quality books, DVDs and CDs for all ages! All proceeds from this event will benefit children's educational initiatives in Flores, Honduras. Admission is free. Pilgrim Church is located at 55 Coolidge Avenue in Lexington.    
    Location: 55 Coolidge Avenue, Lexington
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM CNS Yellow Balloon Fair Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Annie Roy & Sarah Morrison   781-862-0741

Don’t miss Community Nursery School’s 44th annual Yellow Balloon Fair, held on Saturday, May 7th, 10am-2pm, at CNS (2325 Mass Ave in Lexington). Enjoy a fun-filled day of games, activities, and crafts for preschoolers and their families. Highlights include:

  • Baby farm animals from Bedford's Chip-In Farm
  • DPW trucks to explore
  • Bouncy house
  • Life-size Candyland game
  • Face painting
  • Hairstyling with braids and feathers
  • Raffle prizes and silent auction items
  • BBQ, empanadas, and pizza for lunch

All ages welcome! Admission is $2 per child (2 years+) and adults are free. Fair games, raffle, and food tickets priced separately. Cash and credit cards accepted. Rain or shine. Learn more and pre-purchase tickets at    
    Location: Community Nursery School, 2325 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA 02421
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Lexington Arts and Crafts Society ANNUAL NEEDLE ARTS SWAP and GIVE AWAY! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jessica or Rhonda   781-862-9696

Annual Needle Arts Swap and GIVE AWAY! 

Saturday, May 7, 10 am – Noon

Clean out your hobby corner

Bring anything that could be used in needle arts: yarn, fabric, trim, thread, buttons. … Anything can be taken. Stay as long as you want, (bring some hand work & chat) and come back whenever they want. We are looking for a happy home for the donations we receive throughout the year, so it is also a give away.

**On Site Scissors & Knife Sharpening  From 10 – 4  $

Teachers Welcome

Please bring only needle arts items.

Drop off starting at 10 am Saturday

Admission and parking are free!

    Location: 130 Waltham Street, Lexington
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Lexington Fife and Drum Muster Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Christine Quirk   774-261-8040

Event Title:  The Lexington Fife & Drum Muster

Event Date/Time:  Saturday, May 7 – 12:00pm – 5:00pm

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

Web Site:

Phone: 508-278-2803

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 7 at the Minute Man National Historical Park 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, call 508-278-2803 or email

misc_none 8:00 PM Double Bass and Chorus Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: cindy neels   781-883-2837

Join The Master Singers of Lexington for a delightful and varied evening of music for chorus and double bass, with special guest Pascale Delache-Feldman. The highlight of the evening will be the first performance of Uprights, a new work from local composer John McDonald commissioned by The Master Singers. The program will include a set of Lieder und Romanzen by Johannes Brahms, Bernstein’s French Choruses from The Lark, selections from Te Deum by Felix Mendelssohn, and Emil Tabakov's Motivy for solo double bass. The concert 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 or call 781-729-7975.    
    Location: First Parish UU Church
Sunday May 8, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 AM  -  9:00 AM Warbler Walk in Lower Vine Brook Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Harry West    671-461-9500c

Warblers are small, beautiful tropical birds that fly north to breed. Over fifteen different species of warbler stop off in this sheltered area during their spring migration to the forests in northern New England and Canada. Depending on the weather and the foliage, you may see a dozen species in a morning. Children with adults are welcome. Wear boots if it’s wet, and bring 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 the entrance to the Lower Vine Brook conservation area opposite 121 Vine Street. 

Wednesday May 11, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 AM  -  9:00 AM Western Greenway Bird Walk Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Roger Wrubel

The Western Greenway consists of over 1200 acres of interconnected open space in Waltham, Lexington, and Belmont. There has been little documentation of migratory or breeding birds in many parts of the Greenway. We will choose a section in Lexington that most likely few Menotomy Birders know or bird. Meet at Cart Path Lane, off Walnut Street in Lexington. 6:30-9:00AM (Co-sponsored with the Menotomy Bird Club)
Leader: Roger Wrubel (

misc_none 9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM The Hidden Forest Comes to Lexington Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellan Siegel   7818616165

Susan Goldhor, PhD, Biologist & fungi explorer, will be the guest speaker at the Lexington Field & Garden Club on Wednesday, May 11, 2016.   When we walk through the forest we see plants, which are supported by invisible fungi that feed and water them, protect them from diseases and, finally digest them so that dead wood doesn't clog the world. The plant-fungal connection has a long and fascinating history and includes stories of cheating, murder, and dysfunctional relationships, as well as our slowly evolving understanding of what's going on in these hidden realms. We promise that you'll never look at the forest in quite the same way after hearing this talk.

Goldhor joined the Boston Mycological Society to learn more about collecting edible mushrooms. This led to her fascination in the role of fungi in ecosystems. She has been a columnist for both of the nation’s major mycological journals and has served as President of the Boston Mycological Club for the past five years. 

Refreshments are served at 9:30 AM. The business meeting is held at 10 AM, and the lecture generally begins at 10:20 AM. The May 11 program is held at the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum and Library in Lexington. See for additional programs and membership information.

    Location: Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library
Friday May 13, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Stream Daylighting at Willards Woods Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Alex Dohan   781-863-5882

Have you been wondering about what is going on around the stream below the pond at Willard's Woods? This is your chance to hear about it from the project managers. The DPW Engineering Division has elected to open up a long culverted stream rather than simply replace the failing culvert. Town Engineers John Livsey and Dave Pavlik will explain the thought and processes that went into the project. Meet at the Willard's Woods North Street Parking Lot. Inclement weather will cancel.
Leader: Alex Dohan, (781-863-5882,

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Saturday May 14, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Invasive Plant Identification Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Karen Longeteig   781-862-4094

Plants are plants, right?  Wrong! Find out why.  Come on a walk in Dunback Meadow to identify some of the more common invasive plants and trees inhabiting our town and perhaps your backyard.  Karen Longeteig has been studying invasive species and landscape design for 15 years, and will share some of her tips for dealing with these aliens. Park on Allen Street off of Waltham Street opposite the stone gateway lions. Rain date May 21st.  
Leader: Karen Longeteig (781-862-4094,

misc_none 10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM ARTS OFFROAD Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Colleen Morris   781-862-0125

A free arts walk in some beautiful outdoor spaces of Lexington, MA.  Individuals & organizations are invited to create public art, or share their performing art:

Boy scouts gathering together to set up tents of woven sticks …
A neighborhood group making a sculpture out of recycled materials …
A solar group creating a self-powered sculpture …
A knitting group encircling a tree trunk with colorful knitting …
An acapella group performing in a peaceful meadow …
A book group doing poetry readings by a stream…
Fairy Houses hidden among the trees …

*** What would YOU, and your friends like to do?? ***

misc_none 8:00 PM  -  10:00 PM Lexington Symphony Presents Music from the Movies Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Samantha Wade   781-523-9009

Lexington Symphony presents its popular "Music from the Movies" concert. Exploring the vital role that music plays in setting the scene and telling a story via the medium of film, this special performance will feature some of the best film scores ever written for the big screen, including Suite from Jaws, The Raider's March (The Indiana Jones theme), Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and Schindler's List Suite by John Williams; Alan Silvestri's Back to the Future; and Vangelis Papathanassiou's Chariots of Fire, among others. A pre-concert Conductor's Talk with Music Director Jonathan McPhee titled "Imagine Movies Without Music" will be offered at 7:00 p.m. Tickets — which are priced at $50/$40/$30; students $15 — are available online at, by phone at 781-523-9009, or at the door at Cary Hall (based on availability).    
    Location: Cary Hall, 1605 Mass Avenue
Sunday May 15, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Car and Motorcycle Show Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nicolette Lanceleve   781-861-8630

3rd Annual Car Show at Excel Center Nursing and Rehabiltaion. this year we add motorcycycles.

    Location: 840 Emerson Gardens Rd.
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Gently Used Book Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Margaret Brooke   7818627320

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, May 13, 14 and 15, 2016.  Hours for members only are Friday, 1-5 and Saturday, 9-10.  Open to the public on Saturday, 10-5 and Sunday, 1-5.


misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Boston: You're My Home Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Russ Widom   978 621-4233
Join the Charles River Wind Ensemble for a free concert on Sunday, May 15 at 3pm at the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum in Lexington, sponsored by the George & Alice Rich Charitable Foundation, Alexander A. Bove, Jr., Trustee. This Boston-themed program features an array of exciting music with distinct ties to our beloved hometown.

Come hear classic works by Leonard Bernstein, Charles Ives, and William Schuman, beginning with Bernstein’s thrilling Overture to Candide. Enjoy the incredible clarinet playing of soloist Jean Pace, who will perform Michael Gandolfi’s new concerto, Winding Up, Winding Down, which was inspired by the soundscape of Harvard Square. CRWE is also excited to give the world premiere of the opening movement of Circles Circling by another outstanding Cambridge-based composer, Stefanie Lubkowski. Lubkowski’s evocative new work, commissioned by CRWE, is based on antiphons by 12th-century composer Hildegard of Bingen. The concert will conclude with Aurora Awakes by yet another Cambridge resident, John Mackey. This awe-inspiring piece encompasses a journey from still darkness to bright light, drawing on the Roman goddess of the dawn, Aurora, and Ireland’s most famous rock band, U2.

You won’t want to miss this engaging and eclectic array of local music! As always, both the performance and the parking are free.    
    Location: Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Family Irish Ceili Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Rebecca McGowan

Irish Barn Dance:
Party meets foot-tapping music meets neighborly get-together!

Nora Smith (fiddle), Caroline O’Shea (flute), John Coyne (bouzouki)
Jackie O’Riley will teach and call all dances!

All ages are welcome and no experience is necessary.

Sunday, May 15, 4:30 – 6:30
First Baptist Church, 1580 Mass Ave, Lexington
$10 person/$20 family

Family Irish Ceili    
    Location: First Baptist Church, 1580 Mass Ave, Lexington MA
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM An Evening with Justin Hayward of The Moody Blues Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Andrew Holden   617-531-1257

Spectacle Management is proud to present An Evening with Justin Hayward at Cary Memorial Hall in Lexington on Sunday, May 15 at 7pm. After nearly fifty years at the peak of the music and entertainment industry, Justin Hayward’s voice has been heard the world over.  Known principally as the vocalist, lead guitarist and composer for the Moody Blues, his is an enduring talent that has helped to define the times in which he worked. Opening the show is Mike Dawes.


Tickets are $69-$49 and are on sale now at or by calling 617-531-1257.    
    Location: Cary Hall, 1605 Mass Avenue
Tuesday May 17, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Silver Sneaker Walk Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Keith Ohmart    781-862-6216

Explore walking opportunities from the new Community Center along a leisurely 2 mile loop. The walk will include a foray into Dunback Meadow and a traverse of the Cotton Farm and Upper Vine Brook Conservation properties, utilizing sidewalks, quiet streets and graded footpaths. Meet at the entrance to the Community Center, 39 Marrett Road
Leader: Keith Ohmart (781-862-6216,

Wednesday May 18, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Plant Sale, Garden Tools, Sharpening Services Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ellan Siegel   781-861-6165

Choice perennials from members' gardens have been selected for this Plant Sale organized by Lexington Field and Garden Club. This Plant Sale will feature time tested perennials, plus Dahlia plants, vegetable seedlings and herbs from LexFarm, Atlas gloves, new & used garden tools, and a tool sharpening service. See for additional programs and membership.

We hope to see you there at 7 AM - 12 noon on Wednesday, May 18th at Hadley Public Services Building (DPW), 201 Bedford Street, Lexington, MA. Arrive early for best selection.

    Location: Hadley Public Services (DPW), 201 Bedford St., Lexington, MA
Sunday May 22, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 1:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Mah Jongg Madness Tournament Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Gini Shevrin   781-863-5447    
    Location: Temple Isaiah
misc_none 1:30 PM  -  2:45 PM Keys for Kids Community Performance Gala Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Inga Magid   7812749729

Please join us for our fourth annual Keys for Kids Community Performance Gala this spring,
as we celebrate the joy of making music, while making a difference in the community!

Our Performance Gala will be held on Sunday, May 22, 2016, 1:30-2:45pm, at Cary Hall, 1605 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA.

Featured performances by: Keys for Kids strings, brass and wind instruments, our Sing ’N’ Kids group, chamber ensemble, keyboard "orchestras", and even a dance group. Tickets are $10 for adults, and $5 for children, cash or check only. All funds raised by this event will be donated to FOLMADS, to help promote excellence in our community public school music programs.

Keys for Kids Community Performance Gala    
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misc_none 1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM ACROSS Lexington Route E Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Peggy Enders   781-862-6216

Take a walk with us on the newest ACROSS Lexington route! This 4.3 mile loop traverses Lincoln Park and two Town conservation parcels --  the Poor Farm and Meagherville Woods, while skirting the Pine Meadow Golf Course and Parker Meadow.   Learn how the Poor Farm got its name, and the histories of Lincoln Park and the 97 acre Meagherville Woods property.  Meet at the bikeway behind the Lexington Depot.  Heavy rain cancels.  
Walk leaders:  Peggy Enders ( and Eileen Entin (


misc_none 3:00 PM Lexington Community Farm Benefit Concert featuring Darol Anger & Emy Phelps Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Susan Schiffer   781-799-0110

Support Lexington Community Farm to the sound of live music served up by legendary fiddler and multi-string master Darol Anger, standout vocalist and guitarist Emy Phelps, and friends. Feast your ears and help Lexington Community Farm grow!

Exceptional among modern fiddlers for his versatility and depth, Darol Anger, ( has helped drive the evolution of the contemporary string band through his involvement with numerous pathbreaking ensembles such as his Republic Of Strings, the Turtle Island String Quartet, the David Grisman Quintet, Montreux, his Duo with Mike Marshall, and others. Emy Phelps is a remarkable vocalist/guitarist, songwriter, music educator, and recording artist, and currently a member of the Furies. 

Starting the set is Arlington’s own Fiddlin’ Quinn and His Big Folks Band, A prodigy on the fiddle, Quinn has been playing, singing and wowing audiences since the age of 5.

LexFarm Benefit Concert page    
    Location: First Parish UU Church
Monday June 6, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Wild Edibles Of Lexington’s Waysides Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Russ Cohen    781-862-6216

Lexington is home to over 70 species of edible wild plants, both native and non-native, including plants considered to be weedy or invasive. Some are more nutritious and/or flavorful than their cultivated counterparts. Join Russ Cohen, expert forager and author of Wild Plants I Have Known...and Eaten, on a two-hour ramble to in and around Lincoln Park to learn about eighteen or more of these species. Russ will present information on identification tips, edible portion(s), season(s) of availability and preparation methods, as well as general guidelines for safe and environmentally-responsible foraging. Meet at the Fitness Trail entrance at the crosswalk on Worthen Road across from the Lexington High playing fields.
Leader: Russ Cohen  (

Sunday June 12, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 3:45 PM  -  6:00 PM Paw Power Pet Jamboree Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jackie Benjes   781-281-5500

For the third year in a row, walk or run with your pet (if you don't have one, feel free to go with friends and family or without an animal) in this 5k Pet Jamboree to benefit the Northeast Animal Shelter! This event will start and end at the Lower Hayden Field (on Worthen Road) in Lexington, and span the surrounding neighborhoods. There will be homemade treats and fun activities, such as getting t-shirts airbrushed, and tables with animal experts. There will be food to follow. We encourage pre-registration through the website, but day-of registrations will also be accepted.    
    Location: Lower Hayden Field
Saturday June 18, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Family Nature Walk in Dunback Meadow Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Alex Dohan   781-863-588

Bring the children and join us at the entrance to Dunback Meadow behind the Bowman School for a one-hour stroll through one of Lexington's lovely conservation properties. We will explore our surroundings and investigate whatever we find. Since it is Fathers' Day weekend, we especially invite dads and grand-dads to bring kids, but any and all family members are welcome. Inclement weather cancels. Check CLC web site. (
Leader: Alex Dohan, (781-863-5882,

Saturday September 17, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Lexington Chamber's Annual Autumn Fine Arts & Crafts Festival Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Molyna Richards   7818622480

The Lexington Chamber of Commerce proudly presents the 23rd Annual Autumn Fine Arts & Crafts 

On SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2016 (10:00 AM - 4:00 PM) * Rain date: Sunday, September 18, 2016

WHERE: On Lexington Visitors Center lawn, 1875 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA  (directly across from Minuteman Statue)

Showcased will be original, handcrafted items by New England artisans, including:  Pottery,Ceramics,  Jewelry, Woodwork, Paintings, Photography, Fiber Arts, Glass, & more! 


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