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Tuesday July 24, 2018 -  Sunday September 30, 2018
   10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Cotting School Open House  
    Contact: Laura Chandler   781-862-7323 x145
September Open House at Cotting School: Saturday, September 29
Join us for an open house at Cotting School! Tour our campus, have some fun, and learn all about our:
  • Individualized educational programming for students ages 3-22
  • Transitional living options for young adults ages 17-22
  • Comprehensive curriculum
  • Community inclusion and vocational opportunities
  • Integrated assistive technology and therapies
  • Art, gym, performing arts, sports, and woodworking
  • …and so much more!
Cheer on the Cotting Falcons soccer team during your visit!

Saturday September 22, 2018 -  Saturday October 6, 2018
   12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM The 6th Annual Korean Cultural Society of Boston  
    Contact: Colleen   781-862-9696

LexArt (Lexington Arts and Crafts Society, 130 Waltham Street, Lexington, Ma 02421

The 6thAnnual Korean Cultural Society of Boston

September 22 – October 6

Reception:  Saturday, September 22,  2 – 4pm

Gallery Hours:  Tuesday-Friday & Sunday 12-4; Saturday 10-4 

Since 2013, Korean Cultural Society has held our annual exhibition in the LexArt, Parsons Gallery.  Previous exhibitions had Namhi Kim Wagner, Peter Haines, and other New England artists with Korean themes. This year, 22 artists participate exhibiting works ranging from painting, ceramics to jewelry and modern Korean dresses. They include established artists like Richard Kattman and rising, young artist like Sawool Kim. 

Many small pieces at affordable prices are also included.

KCSB was founded in 2012 and focuses on presenting Korean culture. Besides exhibitions, exciting concerts of Korean Traditional music, dances and other events are organized every year.

Admission and parking are free.  

For more information: 781-862-9696 •• Facebook 

    Location: 130 Waltham Street, Lexington

Tuesday September 25, 2018
   2:00 AM  -  6:30 PM Lexington Farmers' Market - Local Food for SNAP Auction!  
    Contact: ASHLEY WENGER   5742742456

The Lexington Farmers’ Market will be holding its popular Local Food for SNAP Silent Auction on Tuesday, September 25 from 2-6 pm with an exciting and fun range of products donated by LFM farmers, vendors, artisans and volunteers. 

The SNAP auction features a vibrant collection of themed baskets including Sunday Supper, Kitchen Staples, Garden Delights and Breakfast Bounty, filled with delicious contributions from local farms and food producers, as well as items such as classes at Wright-Locke Farm, a visit to the new Roasted Granola Cafe and handmade works by local artisans. 

Started in 2010 by beloved Lexington resident Dr. Daniel Palant, the SNAP auction supports the weekly $15 match program for the LFM’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, increasing access to healthy food for individuals and families in need. As more families, seniors and individuals in need of food assistance are buying healthy, local food at farmers’ markets, the market now sees an average of fifteen customers using SNAP each week. This year, the LFM is projected to need $7,000 for the SNAP match program, with the Local Food for SNAP auction as the LFM’s biggest fundraiser. The weekly Tuesday market is held at the corner of Massachusetts Ave, Fletcher Ave, and Woburn Street in Lexington. For more information and a complete list of items, visit or email

You'll find the best in local food and farms at the Lexington Farmers' Market every Tuesday, from May 29th - October 30th, 2-6:30PM (Closing at 6PM in October). The market is held at the corner of Massachusetts Avenue and Fletcher Avenue at Woburn St, with parking available. The LFM accepts SNAP and doubles SNAP dollars up to $15 per week.

Go to our website or follow us on Facebook to learn more about the LFM farmers, vendors, artisans, and special events and for fun, follow us on Instagram

    Location: Lexington Farmers' Market, Corner of Fletcher Ave & Massachusetts Ave near Woburn St

Wednesday September 26, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  9:00 PM The LexArt Painters Guild presents: Open Figure Drawing Studio  
    Contact: Colleen   781-862-9696

The Painters Guild presents:

Open Figure Drawing Studio

September  26     October 10 & 24    November 7 & 14

6:30 – 9:00pm   Plummer Studio

This class is open to walk-ins ($20 cash) or Guild members ($15 cash)

In a relaxed and informal atmosphere, students practice the art of drawing the nude figure.  

There is no instructor.

All levels of experience and the use of all types of media (other than oil-based materials) are encouraged.

The class usually begins with a series of short poses by the model, building up to poses as long as 20 minutes.

For more information: 781-862-9696 •• facebook


LexArt (Lexington Arts and Crafts Society


    Location: 130 Waltham Street, Lexington
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous Meeting  
    Contact: Katie M   9083042305

Are you having trouble controlling the way you eat?
Are you underweight? Overweight?
Obsessed with food, weight, or dieting? 

Weekly meetings are free and available for anyone suffering from food addiction, food obsession, obesity, bulimia or under-eating. There are no dues or weigh-ins. 

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous is a 12 Step fellowship based on the principles of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). FA is a tax-exempt, non-profit Twelve Step program that helps people of all ages who have issues with food. There are no dues or fees for members. Anyone, from any walk of life, who seeks recovery from their problems with food, is welcome. 



    Location: St Brigid Parish 1995 Massachusetts Ave Lexington, MA 02421
   7:30 PM  -  8:45 PM Lexington Republican Town Committee Monthly Meeting  
    Contact: Luanna Devenis   4134645176

The Lexington Republican Town Committee (LRTC) meets on the fourth Wednesday of every month in one of the meeting rooms at the Lexington Community Center located at 39 Marrett Road.  For further information, check the LRTC website at

    Location: Community Center, 39 Marrett Road, Lexington

Saturday September 29, 2018
   8:00 AM  -  10:00 AM Fall Birding at Dunback Meadow  
    Contact: Bobbie Hodson   781-861-9421

Dunback Meadows during the end of September can offer surprises as the end of the return migration of vireos and warblers approaches; and the sparrow migration is increasing in numbers.  Meet at the Allen St. entrance.  

Walk Leader: Bobbie Hodson ( 781-861-9421) (

   10:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Joyce Chen's Journey From Beijing To U.S. Postage Stamp  
    Contact: Friends of Cary Memorial Library   (781) 862-6288x84407

Large Meeting Room, Lower Level, Cary Library

Join cookbook author, educator and speaker Helen Chen as she shares memories of her mother, Joyce Chen, chef, restauranteur, cookbook author, and PBS television show trailblazer. Gain a unique and intimate look at Helen's famous mother, immortalized in the U.S. Postal Service's 2014 Celebrity Chef Forever Stamp Series, commemorating five chefs who revolutionized cuisine in the United States.

This event is hosted by Friends of Cary Memorial Library and is part of the popular Book Lover's Brunch series.

Seating is limited and registration is required.  Registration opens on September 1. Registration at the online Cary Library Program Calendar is preferred. Or email Or call (781) 862-6288 X 84407. Include your name, email address and phone number.





    Location: 1874 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA
   11:00 AM  -  3:00 PM ACROSS Lexington Bike Tours  
    Contact: Peggy Enders   617-308-8185

Route B Led by Laurel Carpenter departs at 11 am (4.5 miles)
Route A Led by Mike Tabaczynski departs at 2 pm (5.4 miles)

Both rides will depart from the Lexington Visitors’ Center (next to the bikeway)

In celebration of 25 years of the Minuteman Commuter Bikeway, join in one or both guided bike tours over ACROSS Lexington Routes A and/or B.  These easy-to-moderate rides will take us through a number of Lexington’s most scenic open spaces.  We will travel via town streets, paved bike paths and unpaved walking trails, so be prepared to dismount and walk bikes at certain locations due to rocks or boardwalks. Bikes with sturdy tires for trail riding (hybrid, mountain or fat bike tires) are recommended; helmets are required. Children 12 years and older are welcome with an adult on both rides.  Bring water and a snack, if you wish.   A Lexington Minuteman Bikeway Day event

    Location: Visitors Center Lawn
   11:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Minuteman Bikeway 25th Anniversary Celebration!  
    Contact: Peggy Enders   617-308-8185

Come celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Minuteman Commuter Bikeway on Saturday, September 29, 2018, when Arlington, Lexington, and Bedford will host a tri-town celebration of the popular rail-trail.  The bikeway was completed and dedicated by the three towns during 1992-93, and its success has inspired countless rail-trail and pathway projects in New England and beyond.  As we celebrate the past 25 years of Going Places on the Minuteman Bikeway, we look forward to an even better trail that is part of a robust regional bicycle transportation network.   

Community celebrations will be held simultaneously along the bikeway in all three towns from 11 am to 3 pm on September 29.  Lexington will host its event outside the Visitors' Center, featuring an afternoon party on the lawn complete with a local band, guided bike and walking tours, tables for local interest groups, and refreshments.   Local bicycle enthusiasts and bike shops will be on hand, as well, to demonstrate the wide range of bicycles available today, to help with bike maintenance, and to promote support for the growing bicycle community.  The Munroe Center for the Arts is organizing special visual art and musical interludes along the length of the bike path in Lexington, as well.

Of course, the best way to celebrate the bikeway's success is to get out and enjoy it by foot, bicycle, skates, or wheelchair!  We look forward to celebrating "Minuteman Bikeway Day" with everyone on September 29.  Find out more at

    Location: Visitors Center Lawn
   12:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Bike Maintenance and Repair  
    Contact:   617-308-8185

Bike Maintenance and Repair

12 Noon - 3:00 PM. Lexington Visitors' Center Lawn

Join Anthony Laskaris, Vice President at the Cycle Loft, as he leads an entertaining and instructional hands-on session on basic bicycle maintenance. Learn how to change a flat tire, trouble-shoot a drive train, and perform basic routine repairs. Anthony will demystify the bicycle's mechanical systems and participants will come away with a greater understanding of how their own bicycles work.  Participants may bring their own bicycles, but are not required to do so.  Time for one-on-one consultations will be available.  A Minuteman Bikeway Day event!




    Location: Visitors Center Lawn

Sunday September 30, 2018
   11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM 9th Annual Hastings Harvest Run  
    Contact: Krishna Pulakhandam   630 235 0505

This USA Track and Field sanctioned event will be chip-timed by RaceWire. The race begins at the Hayden lower field on Worthen Road. Both runners and walkers will enjoy a scenic, yet challenging route through the local community. 

Please visit our website for more information and registrations.


   12:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Dog Adoption Event  
    Contact: Jessica Benoit   781-761-1729

Come out and meet some great dogs looking for their furever families!  We'll have fun for the whole family including crafts, games, food and drinks, and face painting!

    Location: Aloft & Element Lexington, 727 Marrett Road, Lexington, MA 02421

Monday October 1, 2018
   10:30 AM 10th Annual Golf Classic  
    Contact: Sarah McDonough   7818621703

Monday, October 1, 10:30 AM, at the Lexington Golf Club

Please join us for this enjoyable annual golf outing, including lunch, dinner, eighteen holes of golf, a hole-in-one prize, and a raffle for some great golf-related prizes!  Registration at the Lexington Golf Club begins at 10:30am, followed by a shotgun start promptly at noon.

$600/Foursome Golf Package
$175/Individual Golf Package

Corporate and tee sponsorships available.

Register by calling the office at 781-862-1703, or by emailing

Thursday October 4, 2018
   7:00 PM World War I Centennial Lecture Series Lecture 1 - India's Role in WWI  
    Contact: Sarah McDonough   7818621703

Thursday, October 4, 7 PM, at the Depot

With Michele L. Louro, Associate Professor of History at Salem State University.

Free and open to the public!

Visit for more information about townwide WWI events. 

    Location: Lexington Depot

Friday October 5, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Lexington League of Women Voters First Friday Forum  
    Contact: jeanne canale   781-863-1733

Lexington Comprehensive Plan/Planning for the Future
The Comprehensive Plan for Lexington is now 15 years old.  It is time to craft (or design) a new “visionary plan for the future physical development of Lexington”.    Town Meeting approved the request to update the plan, but what exactly is involved in the process?
Please join us on Friday October 5, 2018, to hear our panel address this question.  Planning Director David Kucharsky, and Assistant Town Manager for Development Carol Kowalski will discuss the mechanics on the process of updating the present Comprehensive Plan; Transportation Manager Susan Barrett will explain the Tri-Town Efficiency and Regionalization Transit Study.  
Both departments are working together on community outreach through public meetings and surveys, to ask each resident and Lexington business employee for their input in the plan. 

This program is the first in the series of 2018-2019 First Friday Forums hosted by the League of Women Voters of Lexington to promote awareness and understanding of public policy issues. The Forums take place in Cary Memorial Library (1874 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA). Coffee will be available at 9:15 AM and the presentation begins at 9:30 AM. All League forums are free and open to the public. 
The League of Women Voters is a non-partisan organization dedicated to the principles of self-government established in the Constitution of the United States.  The League works to promote political responsibility through informed and active participation of citizens in government.
For more information, contact the League at

    Location: 1874 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA

Sunday October 7, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Lower Vine Brook Exploration  
    Contact: Keith Ohmart   781-862-6216

If you have found the trail system in the Lower Vine Brook Conservation property confusing in the past and have not discovered the new colored arrow trail markers, this is your chance to reacquaint yourself with this property. Meet your guide at the trail entrance on the Fairfield Drive cul-de-sac between 9 and 15 Fairfield Drive.

Walk Leader: Keith Ohmart (

Wednesday October 10, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Our Grandmothers Knew What They Were Doing  
    Contact: Regina Sutton   781-862-1042

Lexington Field and Garden Club presents Laura Bibler, Landscape Designer

at The Depot, 13 Depot Square, Lexington, MA

Landscape designer Laura Bibler will talk about the design approach and sage advice of prominent garden writers of the early 20th century, whose pearls of wisdom continue to inform us on color blending, cultural considerations, and plant placement.  Prominent women garden writers include Elizabeth Lawrence, Louise Beebe Wilder, Mrs. Francis King, Gertrude Jekyll and Elsa Rehmann.

Coffee at 9:30 am, Parking at the Town Lot, 50c/hr. 

Event is free.  Everyone is welcome. 


    Location: The Depot, 13 Depot Sq.
   9:30 AM  -  12:00 PM Our Grandmothers Knew What They Were Doing  
    Contact: Regina Sutton   781-862-1042

Lexington Field and Garden Club presents Laura Bibler, Landscape Designer

at The Depot, 13 Depot Square, Lexington

Landscape designer Laura Bibler will talk about the design approach and sage advice of prominent garden writers of the early 20th century, whose pearls of wisdom continue to inform us on color blending, cultural considerations, and plant placement.  Prominent women garden writers include Elizabeth Lawrence, Louise Beebe Wilder, Mrs. Francis King, Gertrude Jekyll and Elsa Rehmann.


Coffee at 9:30 am, Parking at the Town Lot, 50c/hr. 

Event is free.  Everyone is welcome. 


    Location: The Depot, 13 Depot Sq.

Thursday October 11, 2018
   7:00 PM World War I Centennial Lecture Series Lecture 2 - Edith Norse Rogers and History of Veterans  
    Contact: Sarah McDonough   7818621703

Thursday, October 11, 7 PM, at the Depot

With Pat Fontaine, Professor of Education at UMass Lowell.
Professor Fontaine will be discussing Edith Nourse Rogers whose involvement with veteran’s legislation in the 1930s was triggered by her experiences visiting soldiers in WWI. She will also speak about the contributions to WWI of Nourse’s husband’s, US Representative John Jacob Rogers, as well as Camp Devens that became Fort Devens under Edith’s stewardship.

Free and open to the public!

Visit for more information about townwide WWI events.

    Location: Lexington Depot

Saturday October 13, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM This War is Not InevitableO  
    Contact: Andrew Linnell   978-562-3528

A play written by Michael Burton and performed by Michael Burton and Christian Peterson of New Zealand


Rudolf Steiner’s Threefold Social Organism was an attempt to save the future of a war-torn Europe.  This drama captures the birth of the idea of the Threefold Social Organism in 1917-1919. It also glances into the beginnings of Waldorf Education. Although the Threefold effort proved to be unsuccessful at the time, now, 100 years later, do we have a new chance for our future?  A drama of our age.

    Location: 739 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA 02420

Sunday October 14, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM New ACROSS Lexington Route J Introductory Walk  
    Contact: Eileen Entin   781-862-6418

Be the first to walk ACROSS Lexington’s newest route. Route J links the Minuteman Bikeway with one of Lexington’s lesser-known Conservation properties, Liberty Heights. The route is steep in parts but the footing underneath is either on paved surfaces or level, smooth walking trails. Meet at the Waldorf School parking lot.

Walk Leader: Eileen Entin (

Thursday October 18, 2018
   7:00 PM World War I Centennial Lecture Series Lecture 3 - The Impact of WWI  
    Contact: Sarah McDonough   7818621703

Thursday, October 18, 7 PM, at the Depot

With Dan Breen, Professor of Legal Studies at Brandeis University.

In the Spring of 1917, while most of Europe was mired in the calamitous First World War, the United States was enjoying a prosperous peace.  It's factories were humming along producing goods for embattled Britain and France, and its farmers were experiencing the kind of boom times few of them had ever seen before.  Why, then, did President Wilson deem it crucial for the United States to actually enter the war, committing Americans to the misery of the trenches?  We will explore that deeply controversial question, which a century later, continues to divide historians.

Free and open to the public!

Visit for more information about townwide WWI events.

    Location: Lexington Depot

Friday October 19, 2018
   6:00 PM Armistice Day Poppy Gala  
    Contact: Sarah McDonough   7818621703

Friday, October 19, 6 PM at the Simon W. Robinson Masonic Lodge

Lexington Historical Society's main fundraiser of the year coincides with the WWI Armistice Centennial, so join us in celebrating the end of the war with an elegant dinner party! This night to remember will feature a full dinner, a silent auction of wonderful getaways and experiences, and a variety of WWI-era live music and entertainment to help celebrate the war's end. Period costumes are encouraged - the jazz age is just about to start, so bob your hair and join in the fun!

$125 per person, and sponsorships and program ad space are available. 

Donations, including those made in memory of servicemen and women, will be acknowledged in our program. More information about sponsorships can be found by contacting

Tickets will go on sale in September.

Sunday October 21, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Whipple Hill to Wright-Locke Farm  
    Contact: Bob Hausslein   781-862-9102

Perhaps you were unaware that Lexington’s Whipple Hill Conservation property directly abuts Winchester’s Wright-Locke Farm property. This walk will explore the trails connecting these two open space properties with the added bonus of enjoying some late fall foliage color. Meet at the entrance to the Whipple Hill property at the crest of Lexington’s Winchester Drive opposite Berkshire Street, which is on the left. Park on Berkshire Street due to limited parking at the trail entrance and walk across Winchester Drive to the entrance.

Walk Leader: Bob Hausslein (, 781-862-9102)


Saturday October 27, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Free Information Session - Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous  
    Contact: Jamie S   9142611611

Are You Having Trouble Controlling The Way You Eat?
You are not alone. Today, there is a solution.

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous - FREE INFORMATION SESSION

Come to a community information meeting open to anyone suffering from overeating, under-eating, and bulimia. Everyone is welcome, including those who think they may have a food problem or are concerned about someone who may. No dues, fees, or weigh-ins.

Saturday, October 27, 2018 @ 2:00-3:30 PM
St. Brigid; Parish Center, 1995 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington, MA
Questions? Call (617) 610-3748 or visit

Are you a food addict?
1. Have you ever wanted to stop eating and found you just couldn’t?
2. Do you find yourself attempting one diet or food plan after another, with no lasting success?
3. Do you binge and then “get rid of the binge” through vomiting, exercise, laxatives, or other forms of purging?
4. Do you eat differently in private than you do in front of other people?
5. Has a doctor or family member ever approached you with concern about your eating habits or weight?
6. Do you eat to escape from your feelings?
7. Have you ever discarded food, only to retrieve and eat it later?
8. Do you eat in secret?
9. Have you ever stolen other people’s food?
10. Have you ever hidden food to make sure you have “enough?”
11. Do you feel driven to exercise excessively to control your weight?
12. Are you waiting for your life to begin “when you lose the weight”?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, then you may be a food addict.

    Location: St Brigid Parish 1995 Massachusetts Ave Lexington, MA 02421

Thursday November 1, 2018
   12:00 PM  -  1:30 PM Defend Your Right to the Truth  
    Contact: Amy Garbis   781-710-0060
"Defend Your Right to the Truth" or "The War Over Facts - Win it with Vote Smart" (choose a title)
Richard Kimball, Vote Smart President, will be demonstrating Vote Smart's new tools defending each citizen's right to the truth. The presentations will be in four parts about 10 to 15 minutes each.
- The Founding Fathers feared that if they cast power out to the people, they would not know enough to self-govern successfully and "factions" would take control.
- How fun, famous and dangerous political commercials manipulate people emotionally instead of informing them intellectually.
 "A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is still putting on its shoes." - Mark Twain. The growth of lies and the people's expectation and acceptance of them.
- Practical means and demonstrations of defending your right to the facts, the truth and the reality that our democracy is so dependent on.
November 1, 2018
Lexington Community Center, Room 242
39 Marrett Road
Lexington MA
For more info on Vote Smart, 
    Location: Community Center, 39 Marrett Road, Lexington

Monday November 5, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  9:30 PM LEF Trivia Bee  
    Contact: Rebecca Smerling   781.372.3288.


The Trivia Bee is a unique Lexington Education Foundation tradition – a fun evening that brings the Lexington community together for a friendly battle of wits while raising funds to enhance educational excellence in the Lexington Public Schools.

Three member teams of teachers, students, town employees, and citizens come decked out and ready to compete in this trivia contest, while hundreds of Lexingtonians cheer them on. Bring a friend, bring your family, and bring your trivial best!

Teams compete in rounds (or swarms), with the winners of the swarms battling it out in the final round. All answers are supplied by the team, so no one person is ever put on the spot. Trivia questions are in the following categories: history, sports, popular culture, science, arts/literature and current events.
We hope you'll join us at the Bee, whether as a team member, team sponsor, audience member, or volunteer.

    Location: 251 Waltham Street , Lexington, MA 02421

Friday November 9, 2018
     Salute to the Lexington Doughboys: Armistice Day Open House  
    Contact: Stacey Fraser   7818623763

Come salute Lexington's World War I soldiers and commemorate the end of the war! Refreshments, entertainment, historical displays.

    Location: Lexington Depot

Saturday November 17, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Early Ducks and Late Season Summer Migrants  
    Contact: John Andrews   781-382-5658

The Arlington Res and adjacent farm fields may be the best place in Lexington for bird variety. This walk will be looking for early arriving ducks and lingering fall migrants. Meet at the Arlington Res parking lot off of Lowell Street.

Walk Leader: John Andrews:, 781-382-5658)


Saturday March 23, 2019
   7:00 PM  -  11:00 PM Cary Library Foundation - 150th Gala  
    Contact: Mary Ellen Ringo   7816984405

The Cary Memorial Library Foundation will be hosting a special fundraising Gala in celebration of the Library's 150th Anniversary. This event will feature light bites and drinks, a live band and dancing, and lively conversation with our community members, all in support of Cary Library. Tickets will be at a special "early-bird" price of $75 per person until February 15th, and then will be $100 per person after that date. Tickets may be purchased online starting in the Fall at Questions? Please contact Mary Ellen Ringo, the Foundation's Director of Development, at and 781-698-4405. We look forward to seeing you at the Gala!

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