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Monday August 1, 2016 -  Wednesday August 31, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Lexington Arts and Crafts Society new FALL Classes & Workshops Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jessica or Rhonda   781-862-9696   lacs.lexington@verizon.net
   

Registration NOW OPEN for new FALL Classes & Workshops at the Lexington Arts and Crafts Society

Adults, and Teens (Beginner to Advanced)  The Lexington Arts and Crafts Society offers an extensive selection of fine arts and crafts classes and workshops to satisfy the artistic needs of adults and teens.

Join our local and nationally known, expert art instructors as they focus on improving skills at all levels from the beginner to the advanced.  Learn the traditional and contemporary techniques in a relaxed and inspiring atmosphere.

Painting (all mediums), Mixed Media, Chinese Brush Painting, Polymer Clay, Bird Carving, Photography, Ceramics, Teen Pottery, Metalsmithing, Metal Clay, Figure Drawing and Teen Portfolio. Be creative!  Adding art enriches our lives!

Classes fill up quickly so stop by the Society Office, call 781 862 9696 or visit our website at www.LACSma.org for a detailed listing of selections, dates, times and fees (become a member for reduced fees.)

Classes    
    Location: 130 Waltham Street, Lexington
Monday August 22, 2016 -  Friday August 26, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Lexington Arts & Crafts Society SUMMER SAMPLER ART CAMP for Middle Schoolers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jessica or Rhonda   781-862-9696   lacs.lexington@verizon.net
   

Lexington Arts and Crafts Society, 130 Waltham Street, Lexington, MA 02421

SUMMER SAMPLER ART CAMP for Middle Schoolers

$120.00

The Lexington Arts and Crafts Society offers a new art camp for Middle School students entering grades 6 – 9.  This sampler camp is designed to introduce five art and craft mediums over the course of one week.

Monday, August 22, Animal Clay Container with Sayaka Rawizza     Create your own small Animal Pot in this fun workshop! Basic soft- slab hand building techniques will be covered to help you for your unique piece. Feel free to bring in a photo or drawing for visual reference. Please allow 2-3 week for firing and pick up of finished pots.

Tuesday, August 23, Make a Birdhouse with Kevin Nee    Woodworking can be a rewarding hobby & skill that can last a lifetime. When you make a birdhouse and it becomes occupied, it changes how you look at life.

Wednesday, August 24, Polymer Clay with Crystal Carpenter    Polymer is a great medium for kids.  It comes in all the colors of the rainbow and mixes into what ever color you want and you can make it look like any other medium if you chose.  You can make jewelry, pens, fairy houses and statues just to name a few.  Polymer is used in many of the sets for modern day movies.

Thursday, August 25, Stamp and Stitch with Cheryl Moreau    Design a pattern on a cotton bandana using simple stamps and fabric pigment ink pads then embellish with hand stitching in bright embroidery threads.  Beginning embroidery stitches will be taught as well as an introduction to more complicated stitching and other techniques.

Friday, August 26, Introduction to Painting with Charleen McGlame    Students will explore possibilities of water and polymer mediums. Use of tools, resists, textures and application process of paint on paper & yupo. Small format size and shapes as well as collage. Facilitate interaction and skill building to structure the students vision in this dynamic medium.

To Register and for Information go to www.LACSma.org

781-862-9696  lacs.lexington@verizon.net

Lexington Arts and Crafts Society is a non-profit, (501)3c.

 

Classes    
    Location: 130 Waltham Street, Lexington
Friday August 26, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 5:30 PM  -  10:00 PM Lexington Community Center End of Summer Party Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Thomas Romano   781-698-4813   tromano@lexingtonma.gov
   
 
Come over to the Lexington Community Center and join us in celebrating our first year of operation! We will have a DJ, yard games, food trucks, and we will be watching The Lego Movie on a 20 foot inflatable screen!

Event starts at 5:30 pm and the movie will begin at 8:00 pm. Feel free to pack a lunch. We hope to see everyone there!  We will be doing a raffle every 30 minutes so be here to win!

In partnership with Lexington Recreation & Community Programs,Lexington Human Services, and Lexington Police Department.

Sponsored by the Lexington Lions Club

Click on August 26th on the calendar!    
    Location: 39 Marrett Road Lexington, MA 02421
Wednesday August 31, 2016 -  Wednesday October 26, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none Master Singers of Lexington Auditions Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Susan Halliday   7818638245   susanehh@aol.com
   

Auditions begin August 31

The Master Singers of Lexington is an outstanding 30-voice chamber chorus that offers an exceptional musical experience.  Under the leadership of Adam Grossman, the ensemble is noted for inventive programming and compelling performances.  Singers from communities throughout Greater Boston enjoy singing with this wonderful group.

2016-17 Season includes works by Britten, Faure', Vivaldi, Haydn, among others, as well as a newly-commissioned piece by local composer Whitman Brown.  Our annual Pops concert features works by Ellington, Gershwin, Lennon & McCartney, Foster, Weill, Raposo and others.  Concerts are performed a cappella or with chamber orchestra, guest artists, and piano.  Soloists are typically drawn from the membership.

Rehearsals are Wednesday nights, 7:30 - 10:00 P.M. at First Parish Church, 7 Harrington Road, Lexington, which is handicap-accessible and offers ample free parking.

Auditions for experienced choral singers -- soprano, alto, tenor and bass -- will include vocalizing, performing a prepared piece, and sight-reading.

For an appointment, email msingers@themastersingers.org or call 781 863 8245.

Wednesday August 31, 2016 -  Wednesday September 14, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 5:00 PM Auditions for The Master Singers of Lexington Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cindy Neels   781 883-2837   neelsc77@gmail.com
   

Do you love to sing? Audition for The Master Singers of Lexington!

Auditions for this select chorus begin Wednesday August 31, and include vocalizing, performing a prepared piece, and sight reading. For an appointment, email msingers@themastersingers.org or call Sue at 781-863-8245 before 10 pm.

Our season includes works by Britten, Fauré, Vivaldi, Haydn and others, as well as a newly commissioned piece by local composer Whitman Brown. Our annual Pops concert features works by Ellington, Gershwin, Lennon & McCartney, Foster, Weill, Raposo and others. Concerts are performed a cappella and with chamber orchestra, guest artists and piano. Soloists are typically drawn from the membership.
 
Rehearsals are Wednesday nights, 7:30-10:00 pm, at First Parish Church, 7 Harrington Road, on the Battle Green in Lexington Center, which is handicap-accessible and offers ample free parking.
 
The Master Singers of Lexington is an outstanding 30-voice chamber chorus that offers an exceptional musical experience in a suburban location minutes from Routes 2, 3 and 128. Under the leadership of Adam Grossman, the ensemble is noted for inventive programming and compelling performances. Experienced singers from communities throughout Greater Boston enjoy singing with this wonderful ensemble.
http://www.themastersingers.org/auditions    
Tuesday September 6, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  9:30 PM Lexington Pops Chorus Open Rehearsal Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jacqui Turin   508-481-6554   jacqui.turin@gmail.com
   

If you like to sing as much as we do.....come sing with us !

EVENT: Lexington Pops Chorus Open Rehearsals
DATES: Tuesdays, September 6, 13 and 20
TIME : 7:30 PM
LOCATION: Hancock Church, 1912 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington, MA
MORE INFORMATION : Please see the chorus website at www.lexingtonpopschorus.org

    Location: Hancock Church ( on the Green.)
Saturday September 10, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 8:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Crushing Cancer 4 Kids Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Kerri Powers   781-608-9536   kerripowers@fitnesstogether.com
   

Our 5K Run/Walk is to benefit Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation to increase awareness and raise funds for research for childhood cancer. To learn more about ALSF, please go online to www.alexslemonade.org.  Please help us help millions of children afflicted with cancer and enjoy a walk through the back roads and main streets of Lexington!

Please don't keep this a secret! Share with your family and friends and help us make this a great event!

crushing cancer 4 kids    
Monday September 12, 2016 -  Monday November 7, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Etiquette Classes (Grades 2-4) Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Madora Curtin   617-608-3920   admin@theetiquetteacademy.org
   

Mind Your Manners (grades 2-4) is an 8-week etiquette program specifically developed for this age group. The program covers topics such as improving social and communication skills, projecting confidence, combating shyness, strengthening self-esteem and leadership skills, navigating friendships, resolving conflict, understanding social cues, basic manners, table manners and inspiring a positive attitude. The last class is held at a local upscale restaurant where students practice and perfect their newly acquired skills while participating in a four-course meal.

This class will take place at Lexington Montessori School. The fee is $439.

For more information and to enroll in a program visit theetiquetteacademy.org or call 617.608.3920!

    Location: Lexington Montessori School
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   director@lexingtonchamber.org
   

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! 

 

Sunday September 18, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 8:00 AM  -  11:05 AM Free to Breathe 5K Run/Walk and 1-Mile Walk Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Bridget Purchatzke   619-955-5285   bpurchatzke@freetobreathe.org
   

The lung cancer community is on a mission to make surviving lung cancer the expectation, not the exception. Hundreds of local residents will join in that mission by participating in the Chelmsford Free to Breathe 5K Run/Walk and 1-Mile Walk on Sunday, September 18 at Harrington Elementary School. Attendees can participate in a 5K run/walk and 1-mile walk as well as an opening rally, a kids’ dash, silent auction, and closing rally. All proceeds from the event support Free to Breathe, a lung cancer research and advocacy organization dedicated to doubling lung cancer survival by 2022. Online registration ($25, or $15 for youth ages 12 and under) closes September 14. Mail-in registration ($28, or $18 for youth ages 12 and under) closes September 12. You can also register event day for $30 (or $20 for youth ages 12 and under).

http://www.freetobreathe.org/chelmsford    
    Location: Harrington Elementary School: 120 Richardson Road, Chelmsford, MA 01863
Tuesday September 20, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 7:30 PM  -  9:30 PM Lexington Pops Chorus Open Rehearsal Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jacqui Turin   508-481-6554   jacqui.turin@gmail.com
   

EVENT: Lexington Pops Chorus Open Rehearsals
DATES: Tuesdays, September 6, 13 and 20
TIME : 7:30PM
LOCATION: Hancock Church, 1912 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington, MA
MORE INFORMATION : Please see the chorus website at www.lexingtonpopschorus.org

Friday September 23, 2016 -  Sunday September 25, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Art–A– Blooming, Autumn Splendor in Lexington Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Jessica or Rhonda   781-862-9696   lacs.lexington@verizon.net
   

The Lexington Arts & Crafts Society (LACS) and the Lexington Field & Garden Club (LFGC) will present their biennial collaborative event, Art-A-Blooming. 

If you have ever been to Art-in-Bloom at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston,  then you know just how impressive floral interpretations of artworks can be.  Under the collaborative leadership of Shirley King of LACS and of Harriet Hathaway of LFGC, we have our own local version of Art-in-Bloom.  Visitors to this bi-annual event will have over 30 unique floral displays to view. Our arrangers have complete artistic freedom to come up with unique floral interpretations of the beautiful art objects or paintings of their choice, which in the past has resulted in ever increasingly colorful and inventive floral arrangements.

Come join us for this special show!  Bring your family and friends!

Gallery Hours: Friday, September 23th, 11am – 4pm

Saturday, September 24th, 11am – 4pm

Sunday, September 25th, 11pm – 4pm

Admission and parking are free.

For further information, please call 781-862-9696 or visit www.LACSma.org

Art-A-Blooming    
    Location: 130 Waltham Street, Lexington
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Saturday September 24, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Soldier Ride Community Ride Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Tara Lee   904-405-1319   signatureevents@woundedwarriorproject.org
   

Soldier Ride® Community Rides are more than just a cycling event. It’s an experience and opportunity to support and pedal alongside our nation’s bravest men and women. Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) invites you to join us in Lexington for the 5th Annual Soldier Ride Community Ride®! 

www.soldierride.org/boston    
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Gallery Talk on The Badge of a Freemason: Masonic Aprons from the Collection Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brenna Langenau   781-457-4126   blangenau@srmml.org
   

 Join our staff for a free gallery talk September 24 at 2 PM on "The Badge of a Freemason: Masonic Aprons from the Collection."  Our staff will guide you through the surprising history of these aprons by explaining the symbolism, workmanship and stories behind the people who wore the aprons and the craftsmen and women who created them.

"The Badge of a Freemason: Masonic Aprons from the Collection" is a new exhibition at the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library.  As one of the most iconic symbols of a Freemason, the over fifty Masonic Aprons and related artifacts on display detail the evolution of this unique symbol and tell the stories behind the people who made and wore them.

Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library    
    Location: Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library
Thursday September 29, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Cultural Inclusion: Two Towns Build on Experience Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Dan Krupka   781-862-8526   dan.krupka@twinpeaksgroup.com
   

The 2020 Vision Subcommittee on Asian Communities will present a panel discussion on strategies implemented by a California community to improve cultural inclusion and citizen involvement.

Location:  Large Meeting Room, Cary Memorial Library

Saturday October 1, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Gallery Talk on Keeping Time: Clockmakers and Collectors Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brenna Langenau   781-457-4126   blangenau@srmml.org
   

Join Museum staff for a free gallery talk October 1 at 11 AM on "Keeping Time: Clockmakers and Collectors."  This exhibition will be closing in late October so don't miss this final opportunity for a staff led gallery talk.  "Keeping Time: Clockmakers and Collectors" features more than 50 clocks from the Museum's rich holdings, a part of the collection long popular with visitors.  Each clock on view tells its own story about who used, made, sold or preserved it.

Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library    
    Location: Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Lecture: Paul Revere: The Original Social Networker Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brenna Langenau   781-457-4126   blangenau@srmml.org
   

Join noted scholar Jeannine Falino for a free lecture on "Paul Revere: The Original Social Networker" at 2 PM on October 1 at the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library.  This lecture is offered free of charge thanks to the generous sponsorship of the Ruby W. and LaVon P. Linn Foundation. 

Social networking is considered a thoroughly modern idea, but in this lecture by noted scholar Jeannine Falino, we will learn how Paul Revere pioneered the idea in the second half of the eighteenth century.  Falino will examine how Revere used his family connections and social contacts, which included Masonic organizations, to create the most successful business model of all the Boston silversmiths in his generation.

Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library    
    Location: Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library
Sunday October 2, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 11:10 AM  -  2:30 PM Hastings Harvest Run Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Lisa Cassidy   7818796222   lisarcassidy@me.com
   

This USATF sanctioned event will be chip-timed by RaceWire.  It presents a challenging course for the novice to the elite runner.  Taking off from Hayden lower field at 11:10am, both runners and walkers will enjoy a scenic run through the local community, ending back at the field for a post-race celebration and lunch. 

This event promotes health and fitness in the community and encourages our younger generation to “Get Up and Get Moving!” Grab your friends, challenge your coworkers, but most of all get out there.  

Last year there were over 400 participants.  Prizes are awarded to top finishers and all participants who register by September 15th will receive a free t-shirt.

Register at www.hastingsharvestrun.com.

All proceeds will benefit the Maria Hastings Elementary School. 

7th Annual Hastings Harvest Run    
    Location: Hayden Lower Field
Friday October 14, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  7:00 PM Rising Star Quilters 29th Annual Quilt Show & Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Susan Dresley   7813071070   sdresley@comcast.net
   

The Rising Star Quilters Guild will hold its annual quilt show at St. Brigid Church, 1995 Mass Ave, in Lexington (located just blocks from, Cary Hall)  on Friday, October 14 from 10 am to 7 pm, and Saturday October 15 and 10 am to 5 pm.  More than 120 quilts will be on display.  This year members were challenged to interpret “the Elements, Earth, Air Fire and Water" in all its many permutations in quilts.  In addition to the bed, wall and challenge quilts and quilted objects on display, hand crafted items will be available for sale in the Boutique. There will be scavenger hunts for children and adults;  a café selling hot beverages and bakery goods; basket and mini quilt raffles.  Raffle  tickets for this year’s raffle quilt will be available at the show; the winning ticket will be drawn on Saturday, but you do not need to be present to win.  Rising Star Quilters Guild is proud to donate quilts to Germaine Lawrence in Arlington, REACH Beyond Domestic Violence and Welcome Baby, and to support the New England Quilt Museum in Lowell.

Admission to the show is $6, children 12 years old and under are admitted free. A portion of the proceeds will benefit REACH. The building is handicap accessible and there is free parking adjacent to the building. Visit our website for more details: http://www.risingstarquilters.org/show.html

http://www.risingstarquilters.org/show.html    
    Location: St Brigid Church
Saturday October 15, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Rising Star Quilters 29th Annual Quilt Show & Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Susan Dresley   7813071070   sdresley@comcast.net
   

The Rising Star Quilters Guild will hold its annual quilt show at St. Brigid Church, 1995 Mass Ave, in Lexington (located just blocks from, Cary Hall)  on Friday, October 14 from 10 am to 7 pm and Saturday October 15 and 10 am to 5 pm.  More than 120 quilts will be on display.  This year members were challenged to interpret “the Elements, Earth, Air Fire and Water" in all its many permutations in quilts.  In addition to the bed, wall and challenge quilts and quilted objects on display, hand crafted items will be available for sale in the Boutique. There will be scavenger hunts for children and adults;  a café selling hot beverages and bakery goods; basket and mini quilt raffles.  Raffle  tickets for this year’s raffle quilt will be available at the show; the winning ticket will be drawn on Saturday, but you do not need to be present to win.  Rising Star Quilters Guild is proud to donate quilts to Germaine Lawrence in Arlington, REACH Beyond Domestic Violence and Welcome Baby, and to support the New England Quilt Museum in Lowell.

Admission to the show is $6, children 12 years old and under are admitted free. A portion of the proceeds will benefit REACH. The building is handicap accessible and there is free parking adjacent to the building. Visit our website for more details: http://www.risingstarquilters.org/show.html

http://www.risingstarquilters.org/show.html    
    Location: St Brigid Church
 
misc_none 2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Gallery Talk, “The Badge of a Freemason: Masonic Aprons from the Collection” Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Brenna Langenau   781-457-4126   blangenau@srmml.org
   

~~Join our staff for a tour of this exhibition drawing on over fifty aprons and related artifacts from the Museum’s rich collection.  Participants will have the opportunity to learn more about the history, symbolism and workmanship behind these aprons as well as hear some of the stories about the people who made and wore them. 

This free gallery talk will take place at 2 PM on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library located at 33 Marrett Road in Lexington, MA.

Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library    
    Location: Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library
Friday October 21, 2016 Go To Top
misc_none 8:00 PM An Evening with Art Garfunkel Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Andrew H   6175311257   aholden@specmgt.com
   

Spectacle Management is proud to present An Evening with Art Garfunkel at Cary Memorial Hall in Lexington on Friday, October 21 at 8pm.  Although it has been over 40 years since Bridge Over Troubled Water was recorded, Art Garfunkel’s image and signature vocal remain among the most instantly recognizable in popular music.  His “beautiful countertenor,” as Neil Strauss described Art’s voice in The New York Times, is clear and resonant, surely one of the finest instruments in all of popular music, and a time-honored friend to a world of listeners. Tickets go on sale on Friday, May 20 at 10am at www.caryhalllexington.com or by calling 617-531-1257.

    Location: Cary Hall, 1605 Mass Avenue
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