JAN 2017 Newsletter

 

PresidentsNotes

Dear Lovely Newcomers!

We hope everyone has enjoyed winter holidays, breaks from school and work, time with friends and family, and is looking forward to a new year in 2017!

Our Walking Group has really taken off and will be meeting every Tuesday, weather permitting. Our group has been exploring a variety of local outdoor trails thanks to savvy organizers Deb Zucker and Katie Walter. Check below for details.

Thank you to all of our December hosts especially new members Colleen & Robert Calhoun for opening their home to our Cocktails & Confections holiday party.

Want to join our merry band of LNC organizers? We have openings for Membership Chair and Lunch Bunch organizer. See our “Help Wanted” section for details. This is a great way to get involved and meet new people!

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

LNC Co-Presidents: April Smith & Alli Smith                                    execs@lexingtonma-newcomers.com


Tuesday Walking Group (weather permitting)

Come walking with us on Tuesday mornings and chat away the calories. You won’t even notice you’re exercising! We will walk for about an hour on a local outdoor trail. Dress in layers.
TUESDAYS @ 9:00am (please be prompt)
RSVP
: email Deb Zucker at debbra.zucker@gmail.com or Katie Walter at katiebwalter@gmail.com for meet-up location and to exchange cell phone numbers. We must be able to contact you in the morning in case of a weather cancellation or delay.


Stump! Trivia Night

Dust off those brain cells in a friendly competition where relevant facts take a backseat to the trivial! Hosted by Kings Bowl in Burlington, join team LNC and flaunt your general knowledge skill! There is no fee to play; purchase food and drinks at your own discretion.

MON Jan 9
6:30pm—arrive, get organized, order food/drinks
7:00pm
—gameplay begins
Kings Bowl: 52 Second Ave., Burlington (across from Wegmans)
RSVP: email lesleysegal@hotmail.com.


Book Club

THURS Jan 12 @ 7:30 pm
RSVP: email suemstapleton@gmail.com or akzinke@gmail.com

The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom
In this gripping debut novel, a secret threatens to expose everyone at a thriving Virginia plantation in the decades before the Civil War. Orphaned during her passage from Ireland, Lavinia is placed there as an indentured servant under the care of Belle, the master’s illegitimate slave daughter. Lavinia learns to cook, clean, and serve food, while guided by the love of her new family. In time, Lavinia is accepted at the big house, caring for the master’s opium-addicted wife and befriending his dangerous yet protective son. Grissom’s novel unfolds in a heartbreaking and ultimately hopeful story of class, race, dignity, deep-buried secrets, and familial bonds.

 


Coffee Talk

Start your day with a smile. Chat with friends while enjoying coffee and a nibble.
WED Jan 18 @ 10:00am
Via Lago: 1845 Mass Ave., Lexington (in town center between Visitors Center & Depot Sq.)
NO rsvp: No RSVP required—just drop in!


Bunco! (& Left-Right-Center)

WED Jan 25
7:30pm—schmoozing begins
8:15pm
—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?


Help Wanted!                                                                                    

If you have a little extra time and you enjoy some camaraderie, there are
several ways to get involved, both short- and longer-term.

Other ways to get involved: ▪ 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 ▪ have another idea? let us know! ▪

Email asmithziegler@gmail.com to inquire.

We have immediate openings in two of our regular positions:
Membership Chair: Ongoing, track new memberships, deposit dues payments, field membership inquiries. This is mainly an at-home position.
Lunch Bunch Host: Once per month, select restaurant and make reservation, collect member RSVPs, attend lunch. This would be a perfect job to share with another person!


Thank-you DEC hosts:

Natalie Auer for hosting Coffee Talk!
Colleen & Robert Calhoun for hosting our holiday party!
Deborah Valella Smith for hosting BUNCO!
Sheila Tweeddale for hosting Book Club!


Lunch Bunch

TUES Jan 31 @ 12:00pm
Tres Petite Creperie*: .1707 Mass Ave, Lexington. In the center, on Edison Way, behind Beijing Restaurant.
* Additional staff will be scheduled to handle our group.
RSVP: email asmithziegler@gmail.com

We’re a new concept that blends French dining and local farms into one. Resulting in a unique quick-service eatery experience like no other! Using high-quality local ingredients, classic French cooking techniques, and a unique French farm interior design.

http://www.trespetitecreperie.com/

LNC Happenings (12/10/16)

Don’t miss out on these events coming up. Sign up/rsvp and join in the fun.

– Walking Group

Tuesday, Dec. 13, @ 9 am (weather permitting)

Fairfield Dr. Cul-de-sac

RSVP to Deb Zucker debbra.zucker@gmail.com for exact location and to exchange contact information

– Bunco! (& Left-Right-Center)

Tuesday, Dec. 13, @ 7:30 pm

RSVP to kessacoleman@gmail.comfor location details

– Cocktails & Confections Winter Holiday Party

Saturday, Dec.17, @ 7 pm

RSVP via invitation sent to your e-mail

– Lunch Bunch

Wednesday, Dec.21, @ 12:30 pm

Artistry on the Green – 2027 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington

RSVP to asmithziegler@gmail.com

Lexington Newcomers Club
Website: www.lexington-newcomers.org
Yahoo group: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LNC_MA/
‘like’ us on Facebook: Lexington Newcomers Club

December 2016 Newsletter

 

This month: 

FRI Dec 2 10:00am COFFEE TALK
TUES Dec 6 9:00am WALKING GROUP
TUES Dec 6 7:30pm BOOK CLUB
TUES Dec 13 7:30pm BUNCO
SAT Dec 17 7:00pm Cocktails & Confections HOLIDAY PARTY
WED Dec 21 12:30pm LUNCH BUNCH @ Artistry on the Green

PresidentsNotes

Dear Lovely Newcomers!
We are glad to offer a new activity this month, our Walking Group, to meet on TUES Dec 6. We hope to offer it monthly depending on interest. Also, join us for our winter holiday party we dubbed Cocktails & Confections (for reasons we hope are clear) on SAT Dec 17. If you did not already receive your email invitation, please let April know at asmithziegler@gmail.com.

We are sorry to see Liz Murray leave our board because of an illness in the family. We wish her well and hope to see her at our events. Liz was in charge of Membership and Lunch Bunch. See our “Help Wanted” section for details on these two open positions.

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

LNC Co-Presidents: April Smith & Alli Smith

execs@lexingtonma-newcomers.com


Coffee Talk

Start your day with a smile. Chat with friends while enjoying coffee and a nibble.
FRI Dec 2
@ 10:00am
NO rsvp: No RSVP required—just drop in!


Book Club

TUES Dec 6 @ 7:30 pm
RSVP: email suemstapleton@gmail.com or akzinke@gmail.com

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is the coming-of-age story of young, sensitive, and idealistic Francie Nolan and her bittersweet formative years in the turn-of-the-century Williamsburg slums of Brooklyn. This poignant and moving classic of American literature is filled with compassion and cruelty, laughter and heartache, crowded with life and incident.


Walking Group (weather permitting)

Come walking with us on  Lexington’s famous bike path and chat away the calories. You won’t even notice you’re exercising. We will walk for about an hour, then convene at Starbucks for deserved refreshment. Dress in layers.
TUES Dec 6 @ 9:00am (please be prompt)
Meeting Spot:
Starbucks (on Bedford St. in Lexington, next to Walgreens). Look for us at the entrance to Starbucks. We will cross the street to the bike path behind Neilios.
RSVP: email Deb Zucker at debbra.zucker@gmail.com to exchange cell phone numbers. We must be able to contact you in the morning in case of a weather cancellation or unexpected delay.

 


Lunch Bunch

WED Dec 21 @ 12:30pm
Artistry on the Green: 2027 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington.
RSVP: email asmithziegler@gmail.com

At Artistry on the Green, inside The Inn At Hastings Park, we are passionate about food. We use fresh, seasonal ingredients to create delicious menus that showcase New England favorites with an inspired twist. Boston magazine’s Best of Boston 2016-Best Restaurant, General Excellence, West of Boston.


Bunco! (& Left-Right-Center)

TUES Dec 13
7:30pm—schmoozing begins
8:15pm
—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?


Cocktails & Confections ! (A Winter Holiday Party)

CHECK YOUR EMAIL FOR INVITATION!
SAT Dec 17
@ 7:00pm
Celebrate your favorite winter holiday with us and share a customary cocktail or dessert from your culture (or just something you like)!
RSVP via the invitation sent to your email.


Help Wanted!

If you have a little extra time and you enjoy some camaraderie, there are several ways to get involved, both short- and longer-term.

We have immediate openings in two of our regular positions:
Membership Chair: Ongoing, track new memberships, deposit dues payments, field membership inquiries. This is mainly an at-home position.
Lunch Bunch Host: Once per month, select restaurant and make reservation, collect member RSVPs, attend lunch. This would be a perfect job to share with another person!

Other ways to get involved: ▪ 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 ▪ have another idea? let us know! ▪

Email asmithziegler@gmail.com to inquire.


Special Thank-yous:

Lorri Kern for hosting NOV Book Club!

Viki Deardorff for hosting NOV BUNCO!

 

UPDATE: Lunch Bunch RSVP Contact

November 2016 Newsletter

 

This month:

WED Nov 2 7:30pm WeekNITE ESCAPE
Yoga, Wine & Chocolate
MON Nov 7 7:30pm BUNCO
THURS Nov 10 7:30pm BOOK CLUB
THURS Nov 17 12pm LUNCH BUNCH @Redstone, Burlington
MON Nov 21 10:00am COFFEE TALK @ Great Harvest Bread


PresidentsNotes

Dear Lovely Newcomers!

We hope you are enjoying a beautiful fall in New England and that your lawns are recovering from our hot, dry summer! Fingers crossed for a mild winter??

We are currently working on our membership directory to be distributed via email to current members. New this year, we hope to include the names of any babysitters in your family whom families with young children might call on. Look for an email soon asking permission to include your contact information in the directory.

We hope you enjoy our November 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


WeekNITE Escape
Yoga  &  Wine  &  Chocolate (oh my!)

WED Nov 2 @ 7:30pm
embodyFitness: 18 Adams St., Burlington, MA (just past Lexington town line) http://www.embodyfitness.net/
Cost: $15 Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/weeknight-escapes-yoga-wine-and-chocolate-tickets-28676116035
Questions: Email lesleysegal@hotmail.com

How do you pick the best item among this delightful trio? Don’t bother. Have all three by joining us for this super relaxing, expertly cued, full body stretch. Then top it off with a congratulatory glass of wine and homemade chocolate. Can you say no? Yoga portion runs 70 minutes at room temperature. Bring a mat if you have one. Après yoga refreshments provided: wine, chocolate, fruit and seltzer.


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.


Bunco! (& Left-Right-Center)

MON Nov 7
7:30pm—schmoozing begins
8:15pm
—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?

 


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 to Cyn Brody for hosting  OCT Coffee Talk!


Book Club

THURS Nov 10 @ 7:30 pm
RSVP: email suemstapleton@gmail.com or akzinke@gmail.com

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
The unforgettable New York Times best seller begins with the story of two half-sisters, separated by forces beyond their control: one sold into slavery, the other married to a British slaver. Written with tremendous sweep and power, Homegoing traces the generations of family who follow, as their destinies lead them through two continents and three hundred years of history, each life indelibly drawn, as the legacy of slavery is fully revealed in light of the present day.


Lunch Bunch

THURS Nov 17 @ 12pm
Redstone American Grill: 20 Third Ave , Burlington, MA (beside Wegmans)
http://www.redstonegrill.com/restaurants/burlington/
RSVP: email elizabeth.murray1@comcast.net

Features wood-burning rotisserie and open flame grill where signature chicken, seasonal fish and perfectly aged steaks are prepared. Menu also offers a selection of fresh chilled salads, homemade soups, unique appetizers and unforgettable desserts.


Coffee Talk

MON Nov 21 @ 10:00am
Great Harvest Bread: 233 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington
Parking/Directions: Great Harvest Bread is located in East Lexington (east of Wilson Farms). Plenty of street parking (no meters). No RSVP required—just drop in!


LNC Charitable Donation (fiscal year 2015-16)

Lexington Newcomers Club donates each year to a charity selected by our board. Last season we donated to a children’s trust fund for the benefit of a Lexington family in need.