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.


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.