Men’s Pub Night

Apologies! We accidentally left the venerable Men’s Pub Night off the October schedule. Here are the details:

WED Oct 18, 7:00pm-whenever @ Via Lago, Lexington Center

Purpose: Fun. Beer. Camaraderie.

No RSVPs necessary, but expressions of intent appreciated. If this is your first Pub Night, please send your email address to Norm Richter normrichter@comcast.net so we can update you of any last minute changes.

October 2017 Newsletter of Events

PresidentsNotes

Dear Lovely Newcomers!

Welcome to Fall in New England! To celebrate, we will be hosting an Oktoberfest on SAT Oct 14. Invitations coming out soon.

A reminder that a membership fee of $45 is due if you have not already paid. (If we received your payment by April 2017 or later, you are paid up.) See the Join page of our website for how to pay or update your contact information.

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

Alli Smith, LNC President
allihinman@hotmail.com

Tuesday Walking Group

Join us for our weekly walk n talk. We meet every Tuesday, weather permitting, and walk for about 90 minutes on a local outdoor trail. Contact our organizers to get on the distribution list so they can email you the prior Monday with meet-up details.
TUESDAYS @ 9:00am (please be prompt)
Organizers
: Deb Zucker debbra.zucker@gmail.com and Katie Walter katiebwalter@gmail.com.

Coffee Talk

FRI Oct 6 @ 10:00am @ Caffé Nero, 321 Broadway, Arlington, MA. Caffe Nero is a 15-minute drive from Lexington Center.

Start your day with a smile. Chat with friends while enjoying coffee and a nibble.

No RSVP: Just drop in!

Questions: Contact Viki Deardorff, milwaukeemeow@yahoo.com

Book ClubNotorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg
(by Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik
)

WED Oct 11 @ 7:30 pm
RSVP: email suemstapleton@gmail.com

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (RBG) never asked for fame—she was just trying to make the world a little better and a little freer. But along the way, the feminist pioneer’s searing dissents and steely strength have inspired millions. Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, created by the young lawyer who began the Internet sensation and an award-winning journalist, takes you behind the myth for an intimate, irreverent look at the justice’s life and work. As America struggles with the unfinished business of gender equality and civil rights, Ginsburg stays fierce. And if you don’t know, now you know.

Oktoberfest!

INVITATION COMING SOON!
SAT Oct 14
@ 7-10pm
Don’t miss our annual fall kickoff cocktail party! Invitation coming to your email soon!

Bunco (& Left-Right-Center)

THURS Oct 19 @ 7:30pm
Bring: $5 ante for Bunco; $3 for L-R-C (exact change appreciated!); and a beverage or snack to share.
RSVP: email Katie Borgstrom at ktborgs@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?

Lunch Bunch w optional biking: *UPDATE*

MON Oct 23

  • If biking, meet 11:30am behind Lexington Depot (weather permitting)
  • If not biking, meet 12:00pm @ Common Ground, 319 Broadway, Arlington, MA

Biking added to this event by popular demand. Either meet at 11:30am in Lexington and cycle to the restaurant, or skip the biking and meet us at the restaurant at 12 noon.

RSVP: Email Pam Richter pamrichter7@gmail.com and indicate whether you would like to carpool.

Cooking Class: Soups & Bread

Join LNC’s own Katie Walter for a Soups & Bread cooking class! Katie taught cooking in her London home, after completing an internship at America’s Test Kitchen. Now she brings her talent to us by demonstrating a variety of soups (and don’t forget the bread!) just in time for fall: Turkey and White Bean Chili, Potato-Leek Soup, Thai Coconut Chicken Soup, and Honey Oatmeal Bread. Once prepared, we’ll sit and enjoy the food together with a glass of wine!

Register: Advanced registration with $30 payment required. Choose one of the following sessions and register with the corresponding Eventbrite link.

WED Oct 25             11am-1:30pm https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cooking-class-soups-bread-tickets-38204035298
7pm-9:30pm https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cooking-class-soups-bread-tickets-38207457534

THURS Oct 26         11am-1:30pm https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cooking-class-soups-bread-tickets-38205545816
7pm-9:30pm https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cooking-class-soups-bread-tickets-38217479510

Questions: email lesleysegal@hotmail.com

September 2017 Newsletter

 

President’s Notes

Dear Lovely Newcomers!

Welcome to the start of our 2017-18 season. We hope you had a wonderful summer and we’re looking forward to reconnecting with you again at one of our upcoming events.

A reminder that the membership fee of $40 is due by Sept 15. See the Join page of our website for complete payment information as well as how to update your contact information.

Please enjoy our September events. And as always, we welcome you to email us with questions and suggestions.

Alli Smith, LNC President
allihinman@hotmail.com

Tuesday Walking Group

Walking group will resume on Tuesday Sept 5. We meet every Tuesday, weather permitting, and walk for about 90 minutes on a local outdoor trail. Contact our organizers to get on the distribution list so they can email you the prior Monday with meet-up details.
TUESDAYS @ 9:00am (please be prompt)
Organizers
: Deb Zucker debbra.zucker@gmail.com and Katie Walter katiebwalter@gmail.com.

Coffee Talk

WED Sept 6: 10:00am @ home of member Viki Deardorff: 22 Centre St., Lexington

Start your day with a smile. Chat with friends while enjoying coffee and a nibble.

No RSVP: Just drop in!

Questions: Contact Viki Deardorff, milwaukeemeow@yahoo.com

Men’s Pub Night 

WED Sept 6, 7:00pm-whenever @ Waxy O’Connors at 94 Hartwell Avenue, Lexington

Calling LNC Pub Nighters, new and veteran Pub crawlers. Time to come back from summer travels (and summer work) and reconnect with the Lexington lads over a beer or two.

No RSVPs necessary, but expressions of intent appreciated. If this is your first Pub Night, please send your email address to Norm Richter normrichter@comcast.net so we can update you of any last minute changes.

 

Book ClubBorn to Run (by Bruce Springsteen)

THURS Sept 14 @ 7:30 pm
Host: Sue Stapleton, 138 Burlington St, Lexington. (Park nearest cross street, Hawthorne Rd., or in Sue’s driveway. Do not park on Burlington St.)
RSVP: email suemstapleton@gmail.com

The author describes growing up Catholic in Freehold, New Jersey, amid the poetry, danger, and darkness that fueled his imagination, leading up to the moment he refers to as “The Big Bang”: seeing Elvis Presley’s debut on The Ed Sullivan Show. The author vividly recounts his relentless drive to become a musician, his early days as a bar band king in Asbury Park, and the rise of the E Street Band. With disarming candor, he also tells for the first time the story of the personal struggles that inspired his best work and shows us why the song “Born to Run” reveals more than we previously realized.

 

Bunco (& Left-Right-Center)

MON Sept 18 @ 7:30pm
Bring: $5 ante for Bunco; $3 for L-R-C (exact change appreciated!); and a beverage or snack to share.
RSVP: email Katie Borgstrom at ktborgs@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?

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Spa Night!

WED Sept 27 @ 7:00pm @ Beersheba Nail & Spa, 10 Muzzey St., Lexington

The summer holidays are over and the evening air is getting crispy. Despair not. Pamper yourself with a manicure, pedicure, chair massage or a combination of services. This one’s popular and spots go quickly, so book your spot today!

Sign up by Sept 12: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/spa-night-tickets-37334323968

Questions: email lesleysegal@hotmail.com

Lunch Bunch (& optional bicycling)

THURS Sept 28
11:00am Meet the group and cycle to lunch
12:00pm Lunch
@ Trail’s End Café,97 Lowell Road, Concord, MA
Work up an appetite bicycling along the bike bath from Lexington to beautiful Concord where we’ll enjoy a well deserved lunch. If you wish to cycle, meet us in Lexington Center and we’ll ride together to our lunch spot in Concord. It’s a smooth, level ride. Or, skip the cycling and meet us directly at the restaurant.

RSVP: Email Pam Richter pamrichter7@gmail.com

Meeting spot for cyclists: On bike path behind Lexington Depot at 13 Depot Square

May 2017 Newsletter

 

 

PresidentsNotes

Dear Lovely Newcomers!

Hello Spring! Hope you’re enjoying the arrival of milder temps, the return of migratory birds, and the blooms of azaleas in eye-popping colors!

We have tons of stuff happening this month so get in your RSVPs and mark your calendars. Our International Party (SAT May 20) is a perennial favorite because it showcases the diversity of our group. Bring a dish from your culture/heritage and create connections over food!

We are also thankful for new and continuing members opening their homes to host our various activities.

Please enjoy our May events. And as always, we welcome you to email us with questions and suggestions.

LNC Co-Presidents: April Smith & Alli Smith

lncexecs@lexington.newcomers.org

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 for the weather.
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.

Men’s Pub Night

TUES May 2 @ 7pm @ Lexx Restaurant (in Lex Center across from Post Office)

Ok, so we had some interest in last month’s a Pub Night with about 15-20 LNC guys supplementing the bar area that evening! So who’s up for a repeat? Since Vine Brook Tavern has closed (sad!), we’ve chosen Lexx as our alternative in the interest of staying/supporting local. There’s a nice bar area and good selection of draft beers.
No RSVPs necessary but email Norm Richter normrichter@comcast.net to be included on the distribution list to receive any last-minute changes.

Weekday Escape: Studio Time w LNC!

WED May 3 @ 10am 

Enjoy a relaxing morning with other LNC members while you work on a craft or finish a project! Member Shawna Paul is hosting this fun event. Bring your scrap booking materials, knitting, laptop, artwork, book, or whatever project you’ve been putting off, and get it done in good company! Tea & healthy nibbles provided.

RSVP: Please email lesleysegal@hotmail.com if you plan to attend. & for location details.

Weekday Escape: Matisse Exhibit

FRI May 5 @ 10:30am @ Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

In our next museum outing, we’ll explore the current Matisse exhibit, ‘Matisse in the Studio,’ at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. It’s a beautiful museum even without Matisse in it. With Matisse, it shouldn’t be missed.

Time: We’ll meet at 10:30am in front of the museum

Where: 465 Huntington Ave, Boston

Cost: With 10 or more participants, group rate is $20/person, otherwise $25/person. (Audio guides can be rented for $6/person.)

Carpooling: We will organize rides once we have all responses

RSVP/Questions: Contact Natalie Auer natalie_auer@hotmail.com

Weekday Escape (Sorry–Sold Out!)
Cooking with Katie—Summer Salads!

May 10 & 12 
Join chef Katie for a Summer Salads cooking class!! Member Katie Walter previously taught cooking in her London home. Now she brings her talent to us by demonstrating a variety of salad recipes just in time for summer: Roasted Vegetable Orzo Salad, Melon & Halloumi Salad, and Thai-Style Coleslaw with Mint and Cilantro. Once prepared, we’ll sit and enjoy the food together with a glass of wine!

Cost: $30

Questions: contact Lesley at lesleysegal@hotmail.com

Coffee Talk

THURS May 11 @ 9:30-11:00am* 

Start your day with a smile. Chat with friends while enjoying coffee and a nibble.

No RSVP: Just drop in!

*NOTE: Hard stop at 11am.

Questions: Contact Viki Deardorff, milwaukeemeow@yahoo.com & for location details.

Book Club

THURS May 11 @ 7:30 pm

RSVP: email suemstapleton@gmail.com

Breath, Eyes, Memory by Edwidge Danticat
At the age of twelve, Sophie Caco is sent from her impoverished village in Haiti to New York, to be reunited with a mother she barely remembers. There she discovers secrets that no child should ever know, and a legacy of shame that can be healed only when she returns to Haiti–to the women who first reared her. What ensues is a passionate journey through a landscape charged with the supernatural and scarred by political violence, in a novel that bears witness to the traditions, suffering, and wisdom of an entire people.

 

Thank You APRIL hosts!

Sue Stapleton/Judi Riveness
for hosting/cohosting
BUNCO!

Viki Deardorff/Marisa Defay
for hosting/cohosting
Book Club!

Join us! International Party!

SAT May 20 @ 7:30pm

We’re celebrating our diversity by sharing food/drinks representing our cultures and backgrounds! Please respond to the invitation already sent to your email box. If you did not receive an invitation, contact April at asmithziegler@gmail.com.

Restorative Yoga (benefits Cure Sanfilippo Foundation)

THURS May 18 @ 7:00-10:00pm @ Embody Fitness, 18 Adams St., Burlington

Replenish body & soul with a restorative & meditative yoga session followed by wine and snacks—and help a local family too! Embody Fitness owner Anne Rollins is donating this event to help cure 2-year-old Spencer Smith, and others like him, who have Sanfilippo Syndrome, a disease causing children to lose the ability to walk, talk, see, swallow, and remember. Most children do not live past their teens. And there is no cure–yet! But Spencer’s parents, Alli and Nate, have joined with the nonprofit Cure Sanfilippo Foundation to fund research and clinical trials in search of a cure. Attending yoga night is an easy (and relaxing!) way to help!

Schedule: Yoga (7-8:15pm); Refreshments & Raffles (8:15-10pm). Can’t make yoga? Just come for the refreshments!

Cost: Suggest minimum donation $30 (includes several raffle tickets)

Register: email Anne by May 5 at anne@embodyfitness.net and specify whether you are attending Yoga (at 7pm) or just stopping by for the refreshments/raffles (at 8:15pm). Please bring a mat if you have one.

Lunch Bunch

FRI May 19 @ 12:00pm @ Cafe Barada, 2269 Mass Ave., Cambridge (near Davis Sq. T-stop)
Cafe Barada is a family run restaurant serving the Boston and Cambridge area with Lebanese food, wine and cocktails. Specialties include hummus, falafel and pita wraps. Note: NO CREDIT CARDS. Cash ONLY.

RSVP: email pamrichter7@gmail.com

Bunco! (& Left-Right-Center)

TUES May 23, 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 pampardoe@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?

Weeknight escape! Spin Class w LNC!

THURS May 25 @ 7:30pm @ Rev’d Indoor Cycling: 68 Burlington Mall Road, Burlington

Let’s sweat and cycle together. Challenge yourself AND have fun during this guided spin fitness class taught by the studio owner. Then stay after class to enjoy some well-deserved post-spin libations and snacks.

Cost: $15 (pay when you get there)

RSVP: Natalie Auer at natalie_auer@hotmail.com

April 2017 Newsletter

 

This month:

TUESDAYS 9:00am WALKING GROUP

FRI Apr 7 10am COFFEE TALK

TUES Apr 11 7:30pm BOOK CLUB

WED Apr 12 12:00pm LUNCH BUNCH

TUES Apr 25 7:30pm BUNCO

THURS Apr 27 MOVIE NIGHT

PresidentsNotes

Dear Lovely Newcomers!

Welcome to early Spring in New England! That mushy time when the snow starts disappearing and tiny sprouts take its place. For those with kids in Lexington schools, we hope you enjoy your break week.

For your reading pleasure, we are repeating our “who’s who” list in the yellow sidebar, The LNC Board: Who We Are?, at the end of this newsletter.

Please enjoy our April events. And as always, we welcome you to email us with questions and suggestions.

LNC Co-Presidents: April Smith & Alli Smith

lncexecs@lexington.newcomers.org

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.

Coffee Talk

Start your day with a smile. Chat with friends while enjoying coffee and a nibble.
FRI Apr 7 @ 10am
Location: Pressed Café 200 District Ave, Burlington, MA (behind Mall, off Burlington Mall Road)
NO rsvp: Just drop in!

Book Club

TUES Apr 11 @ 7:30 pm
RSVP: email suemstapleton@gmail.com for location details.

The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
If you’ve ever wondered what your dog is thinking, Stein’s third novel offers an answer. Enzo is a lab terrier mix plucked from a farm outside Seattle to ride shotgun with race car driver Denny Swift as he pursues success on the track and off. Denny meets and marries Eve, has a daughter, Zoë, and risks his savings and his life to make it on the professional racing circuit. Enzo, frustrated by his inability to speak and his lack of opposable thumbs, watches Denny’s old racing videos, coins koanlike aphorisms that apply to both driving and life, and hopes for the day when his life as a dog will be over and he can be reborn a man. When Denny hits an extended rough patch, Enzo remains his most steadfast if silent supporter. Enzo is a reliable companion and a likable enough narrator, though the string of Denny’s bad luck stories strains believability. Much like Denny, however, Stein is able to salvage some dignity from the over-the-top drama. .

Lunch Bunch

WED April 12 @ 12:00pm
Main Street Market and Cafe, 42 Main Street, Concord Center

This quaint restaurant is in an historical brick building in the heart of Concord Center, where, for over 100 years, four generations of the Anderson family have been serving food to locals and travelers. The lunch menu features a variety of food, including vegetables grown at the family’s farm. Options include: Soups, Chowder, Chili, Burgers, Panini, Sandwiches, Salads, Extreme Grilled Cheese, Burritos & Tavern Menu.

RSVP: email pamrichter7@gmail.com

Bunco! (& Left-Right-Center)

TUES April 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 Peg Smith at margaretkastnerus@yahoo.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?

 

Weeknight Escape
Movie Night!

THURS April 27 @ 6:30p @ Lexington Venue Theater, 1794 Mass. Ave, Lexington center. Join us for an evening at our local cinema—Lexington Venue—a longtime treasure of our downtown.
Film: Their Finest, a new British drama receiving rave reviews. It’s about a British film crew that attempts to boost morale during World War II by making a propaganda film after the Blitzkrieg.
Post-movie: Option to walk to Il Casale for drinks.
RSVP: lesleysegal@hotmail.com

Thank You MARCH hosts!

Sadia Sharif/Nassma Halaseh Matalka for hosting/cohosting BUNCO.

Beth Murnaghan/Lana Bastianni for hosting/cohosting Book Club.

Pam & Norm Richter for hosting Cheese Tasting night.

Peg K Smith for hosting Pilates/Yoga.

The LNC board: Who we are

In case you’re wondering who runs things, here’s our current list of board members. If you would like to consider a position on the board (even if you’re not sure what that might be) or have ideas to make us better, email asmithziegler@gmail.com.

Co-Presidents–April Smith & Alli Smith
Membership–Tracy Cui
Secretary–Sonya Uribe
Treasurer–Jen Jameyson
Book Club–Sue Stapleton & Amanda Zinke
Bunco–Kessa Glisic
Coffee Talk—Viki Deardorff
Facebook–Lorri Kern Hsu
Lunch Bunch–Pam Richter
Newsletter–April Smith
Parties–Marisa Defay, Judi Riveness, Sue Stapleton,
Nancy Bloom
Publicity–Lana Bastianutti, Sheila Tweeddale
Special Outings/Escapes–Lesley Segal, Natalie Auer
Walking Group—Katie Walter, Deb Zucker
Website–April Smith

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