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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. 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  Lexington Town Clerk. Questions can be referred to: webmaster@lexingtonma.gov

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Monday September 14, 2020 -  Saturday October 24, 2020 Go To Top
misc_none.png 7:00 AM  -  10:00 PM Barrier Beautification for Lexington - An ArtWalk Project 2020 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cristina Burwell   781-862-6040   lexartwalk@gmail.com
   

The ArtWalk committee is working with several town entities, students and art groups to enhance the appearance of the barriers in the center. These barriers are part of a state grant, and have been placed to provide additional outdoor seating options for dining, attracting customers and others walking around.  

Artists were invited to submit work this past month. Artists created artwork on special 18 x 24” blank lawn-signs, selected for their cost effectiveness and durability in the outdoors, which the ArtWalk committee members fixed to the barriers. Artists were welcome to "adopt a barrier" and submit up to 4 art panels (live area of 72”x24”). Artwork will be placed over the orange barriers only. Artists could design as one full piece of artwork or break it up in 4 different pieces. The committee requested that the artists use bold and strong designs so there is more visibility from afar, and encouraged artists to incorporate the color orange to be more cohesive with the orange color of the barriers that will be visible above and below the panels.

Art panels were curated by the ArtWalk Committee and placed on display starting September 12th and will last while the weather permits. The only restrictions are that no political or religious thoughts are expressed, and the artwork and images are family friendly. Questions can be emailed to lexartwalk@gmail.com.

Local artists and Lexington students are working together to enhance the look of barriers situated in Lexington Center. These barriers were provided by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, arrived a few weeks ago, and are situated to provide outdoor seating for residents visiting retailers.  

Barriers    
    Location: Town of Lexington
Saturday October 17, 2020 -  Saturday November 28, 2020 Go To Top
misc_none.png 6:00 AM  -  10:00 PM Lexington Annual Fall ArtWalk Returns Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Cristina Burwell   781-862-6040   Cristina
   

Lexington Annual Fall ArtWalk Returns - Premier Art Exhibit announces a 6th year  

ArtWalk is the Annual autumn event that brings a variety of artwork to Lexington shop windows.

While this year’s festivities will not include our usual guided group tour or evening reception, we invite you to enjoy the150 pieces of art on display throughout Lexington Center and East Lexington.

For more information and to participate in a family friendly scavenger hunt, visit:

http://www.munroecenter.org/artwalk-2020

ArtWalk    
    Location: Town of Lexington
Wednesday October 21, 2020 -  Saturday October 31, 2020 Go To Top
misc_none.png 9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM Special Needs Arts Programs, Inc Giving Tree Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Heidi O'Mara   781-325-8025   info@snaparts.org
   

Special Needs Arts Programs, Inc. (SNAP) is excited to introduce the SNAP Giving Tree, a new and creative fundraising effort giving you the opportunity, through your contribution, to support SNAP programs. 

Their hope is that by offering many donation levels that they will be able to maintain the valuable arts and music programming to our special needs neighbors and friends.  

Selecting a SNAP Giving Tree “leaf” will direct you to the SNAP donation website where you can indicate, in general, which type of feature appeals to your interest. Of course, you can always submit a general contribution or enroll in SNAP’s Monthly Giving program by going to SNAP’s home page (www.snaparts.org) where there is a link to their Network for Good page.  

All Giving Tree, general and monthly donations are used to sustain the SNAP organization and programming. SNAP is a 501 c 3 non-profit organization. SNAP enhances the lives of people with disabilities through direct involvement in the arts and music.  

Thank you for your support!

Giving Tree    
    Location: Town of Lexington
Thursday October 22, 2020 Go To Top
misc_none.png 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM WWII - We Shall Not Forget! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah McDonough   781-862-1703   programs@lexingtonhistory.org
   

On Thursday, October 22, several Lexington residents with a personal connection to the Holocaust will present “We Shall Not Forget!” Led by Bebe Fallick, former Town Clerk, whose mother lost nearly 200 members of her extended family to the Holocaust, the presenters also include Cantor Lisa Doob of Temple Isaiah, Heidi Tyson, daughter of a Holocaust Survivor, and Peter Lund, speaking on the saving of Denmark’s Jewish Community.

At the outbreak of World War II, Hitler’s Third Reich launched a systematic program to eliminate all Jews from the earth. At war’s end, six million Jews had been killed. According to George Gamota, Chair of Lexington Remembers World War II, “As we commemorate the end of this war and honor the heroes we also need to remind ourselves why we fought in the first place: so no such tragedy and injustice can happen again.”

Bebe Fallick’s mother Mildred immigrated to the US from Belarus shortly after World War I. She corresponded with her large extended family, through World War II, and kept it up even when she no longer received any letters back. By the end of the war, only five men survived from a family of 200. Mildred was eventually reunited with her brother and nephew who came to live with her in Connecticut. Bebe will relate her mother’s story in a slide presentation entitled, “Letters to a Lost Family.”

Peter Lund, US Navy veteran and proud of his Danish heritage, will tell the story of how the people of Denmark refused to exterminate, imprison or turn over their Jewish citizens and instead risked everything to save them.

Cantor Lisa Doob from Temple Isaiah will open and close the program with a performance of Holocaust music.

Free!

This event will be held via Zoom webinar.

Registration is required. To register, please click here.

Lexington Remembers WWII is made possible in part by a grant from the Community Endowment of Lexington, an endowed fund of the Foundation for MetroWest. This project is also sponsored by the Lexington Rotary Club and Lexington Lions Club.

More information here!    
    Location: Zoom
Saturday October 24, 2020 Go To Top
misc_none.png 4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM Munroe Monster Mash Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ana Gregoire   781-862-6040   ana@munroecenter.org
   

Munroe Saturday Nights Presents:

“Munroe Monster Mash” – An Online Halloween Celebration

Join Munroe Saturday Nights for Munroe Monster Mash – A Halloween Celebration. Saturday, October 24th at 4:30pm online!

Come ring our doorbell! and join us for a fun evening to get into the spirit of things this Halloween. We will have a mix of Halloween stories read and told by our favorite teachers, dancing (yes, online!) and even a community Halloween Mad Libs. Registrants will also receive our Halloween activity book, complete with our online instructional videos for two Halloween crafts.

Featured story readers:  Nick Hart (Teacher, Fiske ES) & Karen Thompson (Retired Teacher, Bowman ES)

​Come in costume! All-ages event, with stories selected for K - 5 audience members.

Register to receive the Zoom link. We will send you the link to download our Halloween activity book closer to the performance!

Come join us for a safe and Spooky Halloween!​

Tickets are $10 per person, $20 for family. Seat reservations are also strongly encouraged. Please visit www.munroecenter.org/next-performance.html to make your reservation. To join our newsletter and learn more about upcoming performances email ana@munroecenter.org

Munroe Saturday Nights is Lexington’s performing and visual arts series, supporting and cultivating area artists in an experimental, entertaining, and intimate environment. 

http/www.munroecenter.org/next-performance    
    Location: Zoom
 
misc_none.png 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Ghosts and Graves of Lexington Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah McDonough   781-862-1703   programs@lexingtonhistory.org
   

Bring your family or your social bubble to a ghostly outdoor adventure! The spirits of the Old Burying Ground are eager to bring Lexington's past back to life and share with you the tales of what brought them to the grave on this special candlelight tour. For ages 5 and up; some walking required. Tours last approximately 45 minutes.

Tours will depart every five minutes from Buckman Tavern between 6:30 and 7:15 PM. Purchasing tickets as a family/pod unit is encouraged; your group will be the only one in that time slot. For single ticketholders and couples, two multi-group time slots will be available at 6:45 and 7:15. Please note that if you choose one of these times, you will likely be with others not in your family unit and social distancing will be in effect.


Members: $8 adults/$5 children. 
Non-members: $10 adults/$6 children.

Group size is limited to 8. Face coverings are required for all.

Tickets available soon!

More information here!    
    Location: Buckman Tavern
Sunday October 25, 2020 -  Saturday October 31, 2020 Go To Top
misc_none.png 12:00 PM  -  5:00 PM LexFUN! Halloween Story Walk Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: LexFUN!   760-529-3123   fiveandundernetwork@gmail.com.
   

HALLOWEEN MAY BE DIFFERENT IN 2020, BUT IT’S NOT CANCELLED

Celebrate the Spooky Season with a Halloween Story Walk Presented by LexFUN!

October 8, 2020 – Trick or….Read! Halloween may look a little different this year, but it’s certainly not cancelled. In lieu of a Halloween Parade, LexFUN! has organized a Halloween Story Walk for local families to enjoy.

The walk, which will give little ones the chance to show off their Halloween costume while reading pages from the kid-friendly Halloween story Room on the Broom, will be open for all at noon on Sunday, October 25 and will stay up until 5pm Halloween night. 

Residents of the local area are encouraged to take their little ones on this 0.4 mile loop, following the pages and arrows to enjoy the story. The activity is a great way to promote literacy and exercise while having some seasonal fun. The walk is free for all to enjoy over multiple days, no tickets necessary! For those who enjoy their adventure, please share with the community tagging @lexfun! on Facebook or @lexfunfamilies on Instagram.

Entrance to the walk will be located on Worthen Road, directly across from the LHS football field, and it continues along the fitness path and boardwalk. This walk is stroller-friendly! Due to COVID restrictions please enjoy the story walk in small groups, don’t forget your mask, and stay socially distanced.

For more information, please visit lexfun.org. For questions, please reach out to LexFUN! at fiveandundernetwork@gmail.com.

https://lexfun.org/event-4003168    
    Location: Town of Lexington
Tuesday December 8, 2020 Go To Top
misc_none.png 7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Book Group - The Boston Massacre a Family History Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sarah McDonough   781-862-1703   programs@lexingtonhistory.org
   

The Lexington Historical Society Book Group meets five times each year, and new members are always welcome! Our 2020-21 season will be "pay as you go", with a discounted rate for Zoom meetings where dinner will not be included. In-person meetings include a catered buffet dinner from Neillio's.

Our second meeting will be hosted by author Serena Zabin, who will lead a discussion about her most recent book, The Boston Massacre: A Family History.

This year, on the 250th anniversary of the Massacre, some of the names of those involved in the tragedy have become common names: those like Crispus Attucks and Captain John Preston are remembered by history. But there were others intimately involved in the altercations between soldiers and civilians who have been forgotten by history until now. For many of these soldiers brought their wives with them from England, and still more befriended and married locals, becoming real, though sometimes contested, members of the local community. These families lived elbow to elbow with the rest of Boston, working, having children, and trying to survive in a sometimes hostile environment. Their stories are just now being heard.

Join us for the whole series :

  • January 12: Voyage of Mercy: The USS Jamestown, the Irish Famine, and the Remarkable Story of America's First Humanitarian Mission by Stephen Puleo - Author-led discussion!
  • March 23: The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote by Elaine Weiss
  • May 11: The Splendid and the Vile: a Saga of Churchill, Family and Defiance During the Blitz by Erik Larson

Individual meetings $5

Purchase tickets here!

Register here!    
    Location: Zoom
Wednesday June 30, 2021 Go To Top
misc_none.png 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM FREE Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous Weekly Meeting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Ann Marie   617-610-3748   amsheridan1@yahoo.com
   

   Are You Having Trouble

Controlling The Way You Eat?

You are not alone. Today, there is a solution.

Weekly Meeting

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous
Wednesdays
7:00 – 8:30 PM

www.foodaddicts.org

http://www.foodaddicts.org    
    Location: For meeting information during COVID-19, please call the Meeting Contact.
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