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Monday March 15, 2021 -  Friday April 30, 2021
   8:00 AM  -  11:00 PM ArtWalk Community Art: Painted Posts  
    Contact: Cristina Burwell   781-862-6040   lexartwalk@gmail.com
   

ArtWalk Community Art: Painted Posts

The ArtWalk Committee invited members of our community, artists and student creatives to participate in yet another community project to celebrate art in our town.   Participants were encouraged to pick up the provided 4 x 4’ wooden poles and create a piece of public art.

The bright, colored poles will be grouped together for an installation at the Visitors Center and other prominent places in Town.

We invite the Lexington community to visit the installations and take photos and post to social media #LexingtonArtWalk.”

For more information, email lexartwalk@gmail.com or call the Munroe Center for the Arts office at 781-862-6040.

    Location: Lexington Center

Tuesday April 6, 2021 -  Saturday May 8, 2021
   9:00 AM  -  4:00 PM SNAP Mother’s Day Cards  
    Contact: Erin LaChance   781-325-8025   info@snaparts.org
   

Special Needs Arts Programs, Inc., (SNAP) has beautiful Mother’s Day cards for sale at Cambridge Trust, 1690 Massachusetts Avenue in Lexington. 

Let the people in your life know you care this Mother’s Day by reaching out with a beautiful card and thoughtful message. 

The images were created by local artists with developmental or intellectual disabilities who participate in the SNAP visual arts program.  

There are two different images and each box has five cards of the same image with envelopes. The cards are ready for your message and cost $15 per box. 

Cards can be purchased on our website, www.snapart.org, and locally picked-up at Cambridge Trust or mailed to you. 

All proceeds support programing in the arts and music for people with disabilities in the Lexington community and surrounding towns.

    Location: Cambridge Trust, 1690 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA 02420

Thursday April 8, 2021 -  Wednesday June 30, 2021
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM PFLAG Parent/Caregiver Support Group  
    Contact: Greater Boston PFLAG   866-427-3524   LexingtonSupport@gbpflag.org
   

PEER SUPPORT GROUPS 

For Parents, Caregivers & Family of LGBTQ+ Youth

Greater Boston PFLAG offers 16 peer support groups for parents/caregivers & family of LGBTQ+ youth, including a group specifically for parents/caregivers of transgender and gender expansive youth ages 12 & under. Groups meet once or twice per month, are run by trained volunteers who are raising LGBTQ+ youth themselves, and are filled with people who can offer support, answer questions and link you to resources. 

All groups are meeting virtually during Covid and parents/caregivers are always welcome to attend any of the sessions, regardless of location.

 

Lexington Parent/Caregiver Support Group

2nd Thursday of each Month: 7:00-8:30pm
Contact LexingtonSupport@gbpflag.org for more information and to obtain the Zoom link.

 

Parents/Caregivers of Transgender and Nonbinary Youth Ages 12 & Under

4th Saturday of each Month: 9:00-10:30am

 

Contact 12andunder@gbpflag.org for more information and to obtain the Zoom link.

Greater Boston PFLAG also offers a 1 to 1 Program and telephone Helpline.

For more a schedule of all 16 Support Groups, and more information: GBPFLAG Support Groups


Sunday April 11, 2021 -  Sunday May 9, 2021
   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM 2021 The Best of LexArt  
    Contact: Matthew Siegal   781-862-9696   Info@lexart.org
   

The Best of LexArt

Society-wide juried invitational exhibit on display in the newly renovated Molly Harding Nye Gallery

Juror: Nonie Gadsen Senior Curator of American Decorative Arts, MFA, Boston

Reservations encouraged: Reserve Now

Visit our website for additional information.

Open Wed-Fri 12-4  Sat/Sun 10-5

    Location: Lexington Center

Saturday April 17, 2021
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Rendezvous with Rachel Revere™  
    Contact: Stacey Fraser   781-862-3763   sfraser@lexingtonhistory.org
   

It is May 2, 1775 and Rachel Revere has only heard from her beloved husband Paul once since his legendary midnight ride on the 18th of April. Still isolated from one another due to the Siege of Boston, Rachel desperately tries to create a plan to safely take her children: six step-children from Paul’s first marriage and a newborn baby of their own, from the reach of the British Regular Army in Boston. In this program, you will help Rachel, as she carefully considers the dangers and demands of each plan. Find out if Rachel is successful in her perilous mission to unite her family, amidst the wake of an American Revolution.

Presented by Judith Kalaora of History At Play™, LLC, this special presentation, originally commissioned for the Paul Revere House, includes a first-person interactive performance followed by an educational Powerpoint, illustrating the geography and political climate of Revolutionary Boston. Founding Mothers also have exciting stories to tell; hear Rachel's for new insight into one of the forgotten players of April 19, 1775!

This event will be held via Zoom webinar. $15 members/$20 nonmembers. Purchase tickets here.

    Location: Zoom
   7:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Fostering Creativity: 4 Takes - An Online Roundtable Discussion  
    Contact: Ana Gregoire   781-862-6040   ana@munroecenter.org
   

Munroe Saturday Nights presents Fostering Creativity: 4 Takes - An Online Roundtable Discussion

Join Munroe Saturday Nights for Fostering Creativity: 4 Takes– An Online Roundtable Discussion. Saturday, April 17th  at 7:30pm.
 
Our panelists will include people from all different walks of life including human centered design, technology, visual arts, culinary, and performing arts. We hope to provide you with a little inspiration, and a little storytelling as we peek behind the curtain to see where the magic happens. After some discussion, the conversation will open up to questions from the audience.

Come join us for this amazing evening! 

To register and find out more visit munroecenter.org

    Location: Munroe Center for the Arts, 1403 Massachusetts Avenue #1, Lexington, MA 02420

Monday April 19, 2021
   12:00 AM  -  11:55 PM Virtual Patriots' Day 2021  
    Contact: Stacey Fraser   781-862-3763   sfraser@lexingtonhistory.org
   

Patriots' Day 2021 is on Monday April 19th and there are activities and events all that week! Celebrations will be mostly virtual, but the week will still be packed with live programming for the whole family.

This year, experience old favorites, like our annual First Shot! film screening or try something new! There are so many stories to learn, from revolutionary children, Black Lexington residents, and British soldiers.​ ​There's something for everyone​!


Monday April 19, 2021 -  Friday April 23, 2021
   8:45 AM  -  11:45 AM ArtSpan April Vacation Program  
    Contact: Zoe Langosy   781-862-6040   zoe@munroecenter.org
   

Join ArtSpan for our April Vacation Program! We are offering Art Classes for Ages 7-12. Monday - Friday from 8:45am to 11:45am.

Lost Underwater Cities! Explore the mysteries of the deep. We will dive into the bottomless ocean to discover history’s greatest shipwrecks, ancient lost cities, and so much more! Activities will include everything from hand-building underwater cities in ceramics to creating your own collages using actual materials found in the ocean. 

To register and find out more visit https://www.munroecenter.org

    Location: Munroe Center for the Arts, 1403 Massachusetts Avenue #1, Lexington, MA 02420

Monday April 19, 2021
   11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM First Shot: The Day the Revolution Began  
    Contact: Stacey Fraser   781-862-3763   sfraser@lexingtonhistory.org
   

Many of us know the story of the Battle of Lexington - that the plucky band of local militia faced off against the mighty British army on the town common on April 19, 1775. But what actually happened on the Battle Green that day, and how did we get to that point? Join us for a deeper dive into the story of that day as we show our award-winning short film First Shot! The Day the Revolution Began.

Following this viewing, local reenactors with experience recreating the battle will be available to answer your questions about the history of the battle, the context of the Revolutionary War, and what it is like to step back in time and relive the past. Rounding off the program will be a performance by Diane Taraz, founder and leader of the Lexington Historical Society Colonial Singers.

Admission by donation. Register here.

    Location: Zoom

Monday April 19, 2021 -  Friday April 23, 2021
   1:00 PM  -  3:15 PM ArtSpan Teen April Vacation Program  
    Contact: Zoe Langosy   781-862-6040   zoe@munroecenter.org
   

Teen April Vacation Program!Join us for your April Vacation!

ArtSpan is offering two exciting teen classes Monday through Friday, 1:00pm - 3:15pm.

Teen Painting

This class is for those who want to learn how to learn how to paint and draw. During the week, your child will create drawings and paintings on canvas. Brendan offers instruction on how to draw using value, color, and brushstrokes resulting in painting. Exercises will include still life to abstraction and each day will build on the previous lessons. More advanced students have the opportunity to explore and expand on personal development while painting and drawing with the guidance of a painting instructor.

Teen Ceramics

This week is for those who have always wanted to try making art in clay as well as for those who already have a love for ceramics class. Each afternoon, students will be guided in how to use foundational methods in clay to make artful or useful pieces. Suggestion projects are available for those who prefer traditional lessons. All levels welcome. This is a wonderful opportunity to spend the week in a ceramics studio.

To register and find out more visit https://www.munroecenter.org/a...

    Location: Munroe Center for the Arts, 1403 Massachusetts Avenue #1, Lexington, MA 02420

Tuesday April 20, 2021 -  Friday April 23, 2021
     Teen Fiber Frolic  
    Contact: Katina Leodas   781-862-9696   education@lexart.org
   

April Vacation Fiber Frolic with Penny Lacroix - Online Class

Calling all teens who want to create with fiber! Spend April vacation learning different fiber techniques! In this 4-part workshop, participants will learn a different fiber project each day: spin colorful fiber into art yarn, felt fiber into a flat sheet of fabric, weave their yarn into a small tapestry, and sew everything into a small bag.

A kit including a drop spindle, fiber, a small loom and other materials will be provided to participants. ($20 for the kit.) In addition to the kit, some household items will need to be collected prior to the start.

For students ages 12-18, no previous experience needed.  Class recordings are provided for reference.

Vist our website for additional information and to register

    Location: Zoom

Tuesday April 20, 2021
   10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM Revolutionary Scavenger Hunt  
    Contact: Stacey Fraser   781-862-3763   sfraser@lexingtonhistory.org
   

Where is the Parker boulder? Is there a weather-vane on the Belfry? What happened at the Harrington House? No matter how long you've lived in Lexington, there is still plenty for your kids to discover! Have them test their clue-solving and observation skills with a Revolutionary-themed scavenger hunt that takes them to sites around the Lexington Green.

  • Start and end at the Depot Building in Lexington Center
  • Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult (the hunt is self guided)
  • Please practice proper social distancing during your hunt

Free!

    Location: The Lexington Depot, 13 Depot Square, Lexington, MA 02420

Wednesday April 21, 2021
   11:00 AM  -  11:30 AM Children's Reenactment  
    Contact: Stacey Fraser   781-862-3763   sfraser@lexingtonhistory.org
   

Defend your home or squash a rebellion, the choice is yours! Lexington Historical Society, in partnership with the Lexington Visitors Center, the Lexington Minute Men and His Majesty’s 10th Regiment of Foot looks forward to hosting another Children's Reenactment in the future. While we wait for that day, learn how to carry and fire a musket from a real militiaman, and watch footage of reenactments past!

Free! 

    Location: Zoom

Thursday April 22, 2021
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Cronin Lecture: The Will of the People with T.H. Breen  
    Contact: Stacey Fraser   781-862-3763   sfraser@lexingtonhistory.org
   

John Adams once wrote, "What do We mean by the Revolution? The War? That was no part of the Revolution. It was only an Effect and Consequence of it. The Revolution was in the Minds of the People, and this was effected, from 1760 to 1775, in the course of fifteen Years before a drop of blood was drawn at Lexington." Throughout the Revolutionary period, the actions of soldiers on the battlefield was only a small part of what turned the colonies into a unified country.

Hear how ordinary Americans in Lexington and beyond - stirred by Jonas Clarke’s fiery sermons and a quest for representation - banded together to make history. Join historian T.H. Breen, author of American Insurgents, American Patriots: The Revolution of the People and The Will of the People: The Revolutionary Birth of America for a closer look at what that revolutionary spirit could accomplish.

Cronin lectures are generously sponsored by Enterprise BankAdmission by donation. Registration opens in early April!

    Location: Zoom

Friday April 23, 2021
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM The Right To Liberty: Stories of African Americans at the Time of the American Revolution  
    Contact: Stacey Fraser   781-862-1703   sfraser@lexingtonhistory.org
   

Everyone dreamed of freedom during the Revolution, especially Black Americans. Realizing that the popular rhetoric of the revolution was not meant to include them, many paved their own way to a new life of liberty and happiness.

Join professional storyteller Valerie Tutson to hear the heroic tales of James Forten, who as a teenager fought against the British navy and later worked to abolish slavery, and Elizabeth Freeman, who in 1781 successfully sued for her freedom, citing the Massachusetts constitution which states that "All men are born free and equal." Bring the whole family to learn the exciting history of African American bravery in the time of the Revolution.

Admission by donation. 

    Location: Zoom
   2:00 PM  -  3:00 PM April 19th Collections Spotlight  
    Contact: Stacey Fraser   781-862-1703   sfraser@lexingtonhistory.org
   

Lexington Historical Society's museums hold many relics of the first day of the Revolution. Objects that witnessed bloody battle live in situ in our historic houses or rest in exhibit cases, and still more spend their time behind closed doors in our archives.

Join Collections and Outreach Manager Stacey Fraser for a behind-the-scenes look at some of the most treasured, but least seen, relics of the Revolution in our museum collection.

Admission by donation. Register here.

    Location: Zoom

Saturday April 24, 2021
   4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM Noble Volunteers with Don Hagist  
    Contact: Stacey Fraser   781-862-1703   sfraser@lexingtonhistory.org
   

British soldiers are generally cast as the villains in the story of April 19th: a long line of killing machines, automatons with no sympathy or commonality with the Americans they fought. Historian Don Hagist has uncovered the truth: the British army was rather a surprisingly diverse group of men, many of whom never dreamed that they would be sent to another country to fight their fellow Englishmen.

Recruited from a variety of colonies, countries, professions, and walks of life, many left behind a surprising amount of information that allows us to learn about their personal stories. Who were these men, why were they here, and what did they think about this war? Tune in to find out!

Admission by donation (free to members of His Majesty's 10th Regiment of Foot). Registration opens in early April.

    Location: Zoom

Saturday May 1, 2021 -  Sunday May 9, 2021
   12:00 AM  -  11:55 PM Spring Forward Fun Run & Walk  
    Contact: Sara Dacey   781-820-1848   s.dacey@mssvolunteer.org
   
Join Minuteman Senior Services in May for the Spring Forward Fun Run & Walk! You will have the option of running or walking a 5K (3.1 miles) or 10K (6.2 miles) along the route of your choice anytime from May 1 – 9, 2021. Other than the registration fee, there is no fundraising required, however you do have the option to increase your support by setting up an individual or team fundraising page or joining a team.
 
This is a great way to enjoy being outside with friends and family, get some exercise, and support a great cause! The mission of Minuteman Senior Services is to empower and advocate for those impacted by aging and disability, and for over 45 years they have been helping older and disabled adults age with independence and dignity in the setting of their choice which is most often their own homes and communities. 
 
So, if this is your first race or you are an avid runner, lace up your sneakers and “Spring Forward'' with Minuteman Senior Services in May!  For more information, please visit our event website.

Saturday May 15, 2021 -  Sunday June 13, 2021
   10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM 2021 State of Clay  
    Contact: Alice Abrams   781-862-9696   thestateofclay@gmail.com
   

The State of Clay 11th Biennial Show

An exhibit featuring clay artists connected to the state of Massachusetts

Juror:  Julia Galloway

On display in our newly renovated Molly Harding Nye Gallery

Reservations recommended,  visit our Website for additional information and show hours.

    Location: Lexington Center

Wednesday June 30, 2021
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM FREE Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous Weekly Meeting  
    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

    Location: For meeting information during COVID-19, please call the Meeting Contact.

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