Oct 2016 Newsletter

There’s a lot going on in October, so please save these dates and check below for details! Enjoy!

SAT Oct 1 7:00pm Reception for NEW Newcomers (Invitations have been sent. If you joined within the last year and you did not receive your invitation, please contact our membership chair at elizabeth.murray1@comcast.net)
TUES Oct 4 10:30am WeekDAY ESCAPE: deCordova Sculpture Park
THURS Oct 13 7:30pm BOOK CLUB
THURS Oct 20 7:30pm BUNCO
FRI Oct 21 10:30am COFFEE TALK
SAT Oct 22 7:00pm KICKOFF PARTY! (details coming soon)
FRI Oct 28 12pm LUNCH BUNCH

PresidentsNotes

Dear Lovely Newcomers!

We have had a great start to our season with terrific turnouts to our September events! We always love this time of year when we meet brand new members and reconnect with existing ones.

If you have joined within the last year, please attend our NEW Newcomer Reception on SAT Oct 1. It’s a wonderful way for the LNC board to get to know our newest members. All of our newbies should have received an Evite invitation. If you did not, please email our membership chair at elizabeth.murray1@comcast.net.

We hope you enjoy our October events. And as always, we welcome you to email us with questions and suggestions.

LNC Co-Presidents: April Smith & Alli Smith

execs@lexingtonma-newcomers.com


Weekday Escape (deCordova Sculpture Park)

TUES Oct 4 @ 10:30am (weather permitting)
51 Sandy Pond Road, Lincoln, MA
www.decordova.org
RSVP: Email lesleysegal@hotmail.com if you plan to attend so that we can arrange a meeting spot!

Join fellow newcomers at the deCordova Sculpture Park in nearby Lincoln, MA. Set on 35 acres of woodlands, the park is a wonderful place to walk while admiring large scale, outdoor sculptures and site-specific installations. Because the museum building is closed for an exhibit change, we can enjoy the park for half price! $7 for adults, $6 for seniors.


Book Club

THURS Oct 13 @ 7:30 pm
RSVP: email suemstapleton@gmail.com or akzinke@gmail.com

The Girls By Emma Cline
Northern California, during the violent end of the 1960s. At the start of summer, a lonely and thoughtful teen, Evie Boyd, sees a group of girls in the park, and is immediately caught by their freedom, their careless dress, their dangerous aura of abandon. Soon, Evie is fascinated with Suzanne, a mesmerizing older girl, and is drawn into the circle of a soon-to-be infamous cult and the man who is its charismatic leader. Hidden in the hills, their ranch is eerie and run down, but to Evie, it is exotic, thrilling—a place where she feels desperate to be accepted. As her obsession with Suzanne intensifies, Evie does not realize she is coming closer and closer to unthinkable violence.


Like information?

Join a listserv—a group of people with a common interest connected via email. Last month we told you about our listserv, the Yahoo group LNC_MA. But there are tons of others you can join in the area. If you’re a parent, join lexParents. Gardener? Get some tips from lexingtongardening. Have stuff you want to give away? Try LexingtonMaReUseIt. And then for all things Lexington, there’s just, Lexington. For a list of all the local listservs and how to join them, visit: www.lexgrassroots.org/email-lists.html.


Help Wanted!

Many hands make light work—and we could use some hands. If you have a little extra time and you enjoy some camaraderie, there are several ways to get involved, both short- and longer-term:

▪ host a coffee ▪ update our website with the latest happenings ▪ host a Bunco or Book Club evening ▪ host or organize a cookbook party ▪ update seasonal “stuff-to-do-in-the-area” flyer ▪ start a walking group ▪ have another idea? let us know! ▪

Email asmithziegler@gmail.com for more information.

Special Thank-you

Sheila Tweeddale !

For answering our ad to help with LNC mailings.


Bunco! (& Left-Right-Center)

THURS Oct 20
7:30pm—schmoozing begins
8:00pm
—gameplay begins
Bring: $5 ante for Bunco; $3 for L-R-C (exact change appreciated!); and a beverage or snack to share.
RSVP: email kessacoleman@gmail.com for location details.

About the Games:

Bunco is an entertaining, simple dice game, with no experience required. It’s played in multiple rounds with players alternating turns rolling the dice to match the target number. Whoever wins the most rounds is the overall winner. And because players rotate tables, it is a great way to meet and chat with different people. Left-Right-Center is an even simpler game, faster moving than Bunco, and is played at the end of the evening. Did we mention there’s no experience required?


Coffee Talk

FRI Oct 21 @ 10:30am
Host: contact asmithziegler@gmail.com for details
Parking/Directions: Please park in the street—plenty available. Traveling east on Mass. Ave., toward Arlington, pass Pleasant St. (turnoff to Wilson Farms) on your right. Cynthia is the fourth driveway on your right after Pleasant St. No RSVP required—just drop in!


LNC Annual Kickoff Party!

INVITATION COMING SOON!
SAT Oct 22
@ 7:00pm
Don’t miss our annual fall kickoff cocktail party! Invitation coming to your email soon!


Lunch Bunch

FRI Oct 28 @ 12pm
Beijing Chinese Dining, 1709 Mass Ave., Lexington (corner of Edison Way & Mass. Ave.)
www.beijingchinesedining.com
RSVP: email elizabeth.murray1@comcast.net

Located in Lexington center, Beijing Chinese Dining offers a comfortable sit down dining experience and a relaxing bar for local residences and visitors.

Sept 2016 Newsletter

 

PresidentsNotes

What is Lexington Newcomers? The question came up at our last board meeting—and we unanimously agreed that it’s more than the name implies. LNC is for any resident with new circumstances, not just a new home. So please pass the word that even if you’re a long-time resident, if you are experiencing a life change involving a child, a partner, a job, or a home, we’d like to offer our friendship and support.

We are excited to start the season and we are planning some new events we hope you enjoy! Please always feel free to email us with questions and suggestions.

LNC Co-Presidents: April Smith & Alli Smith

execs@lexingtonma-newcomers.com

Lunch Bunch

WED Sept 7 @ 12pm
Vine Brook Tavern, 20 Waltham St., Lexington
www.vinebrooktavern.com
RSVP to elizabeth.murray1@comcast.net

Rustic-chic taproom with horseshoe bar & upstairs dining for innovative New American cuisine.

 

Book Club

TUES Sept 13 @ 7:30 pm
RSVP to suemstapleton@gmail.com

“The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” by Mark Haddon
Christopher Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. He relates well to animals but has no understanding of human emotions. He cannot stand to be touched. And he detests the color yellow. This improbable story of Christopher’s quest to investigate the suspicious death of a neighborhood dog makes for one of the most captivating, unusual, and widely heralded novels in recent years.

Coffee Talk

FRI Sept 16 @ 10am
Via Lago, 1845 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington
No RSVP required

Drop in. Drink coffee. Schmooze.

Join our Yahoo group!

Join our Yahoo group, LNC_MA, to email with other members. Share a great restaurant, ask a question, plan a meet-up. (You must be a member to join):

To subscribe, email: lnc_ma-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

To post a message, email: lnc_ma@yahoogroups.com

To unsubscribe, email: lnc_ma-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com

Help Wanted!

Many hands make light work—and we could use some hands. If you have a little extra time and you enjoy some camaraderie, there are several ways to get involved, both short- and longer-term:

▪ mail LNC flyers to new residents ▪ host a coffee ▪ update monthly LNC newsletter ▪ host our Fall kickoff party ▪ host or organize a cookbook party ▪ update seasonal “stuff-to-do-in-the-area” flyer ▪ have another idea? let us know! ▪

Email asmithziegler@gmail.com for more information.

 

Weeknight Escape
Spa Outing

TUES Sept 20 @ 7:30pm
Beersheba Nail & Spa, 10 Muzzey St., Lexington
http://beershebanail.com/
RSVP lesleysegal@hotmail.com by Sept 4

Our newest program, Weeknight Escapes, starts off the year with a spa night!! Treat yourself to any combination of manicure, pedicure and/or chair massage while you meet new friends and catch up with others!

Choose one or a combination of services, such as: basic manicure $15; basic pedicure $35; 10-minute chair massage $20, 20-minute chair massage $40, and many others. Spa pedicures (their specialty!) run $55-$100 and are 45-80 minutes. Check their website for a list of services.

Bunco

TUES Sept 27
7:30pm—schmoozing begins
8:00pm—gameplay begins

RSVP to kessacoleman@gmail.com for location details.

Bunco is an entertaining, simple dice game, with no experience required. Join us! Ante for the game is $5. We ask that you also bring a drink or a snack of your choice.

 

UPDATE: Book Club Resumes! TUES Sept. 13 @ 7:30pm

Greetings Newcomers!

Don’t miss our first book club of the season! We’re reading The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime by Mark Haddon. And yes, you have time to read it–it’s only 226 pages!

Mark Haddon’s bitterly funny debut novel, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, is a murder mystery of sorts–one told by an autistic version of Adrian Mole. Fifteen-year-old Christopher John Francis Boone is mathematically gifted and socially hopeless, raised in a working-class home by parents who can barely cope with their child’s quirks. He takes everything that he sees (or is told) at face value, and is unable to sort out the strange behavior of his elders and peers.

Late one night, Christopher comes across his neighbor’s poodle, Wellington, impaled on a garden fork. Wellington’s owner finds him cradling her dead dog in his arms, and has him arrested. After spending a night in jail, Christopher resolves–against the objection of his father and neighbors–to discover just who has murdered Wellington. He is encouraged by Siobhan, a social worker at his school, to write a book about his investigations, and the result–quirkily illustrated, with each chapter given its own prime number–is The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

Haddon’s novel is a startling performance. This is the sort of book that could turn condescending, or exploitative, or overly sentimental, or grossly tasteless very easily, but Haddon navigates those dangers with a sureness of touch that is extremely rare among first-time novelists. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is original, clever, and genuinely moving: this one is a must-read.

https://smile.amazon.com/Curious-Incident-Dog-Night-Time/dp/1400032717/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1472208383&sr=8-1&keywords=The+Curious+Incident+of+the+Dog+in+the+Nighttime

Date/Time: Tues Sept 13 at 7:30pm
Host: Sue Stapleton, 138 Burlington St., Lexington
RSVP: to suemstapleton@gmail.com or akzinke@gmail.com

Parking: Park on nearest cross street, Hawthorne Rd.

September Happenings….

Greetings Lovely Newcomers…

Welcome to the 2016-2017 LNC season!! Please mark your calendars for these upcoming events. Our newsletter will be coming out shortly, with more details about each!

WED Sept 7 @ 12pm LUNCH BUNCH @ Vinebrook Tavern, Lexington. RSVP to elizabeth.murray1@comcast.net

TUES Sept 13 @ 7:30 pm BOOK CLUB @ Sue Stapleton’s house, 138 Burlington St., Lexington, RSVP to suemstapleton@gmail.com

FRI Sept 16 @ 10am COFFEE TALK @ TBD. Drop in. Drink coffee. Schmooze. No RSVP required.

TUES Sept 20 @ 7:30pm–SPA OUTING!! A very special event! Stay tuned for more details…

TUES Sept 27 @ 7:30pm BUNCO. RSVP to kessacoleman@gmail.com for location details. FYI, Bunco is an entertaining, simple game, with no experience required.

Happenings: Trivia Night June 6 | Lunch Bunch June 7

Stump! Trivia Night (singles or couples–all are welcome!)*
(In lieu of Bunco this month)
Monday, June 6
Kings Bowl
52 Second Ave, Burlington

Schedule:
6:30p