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

LNC Reminders and Save the Date!

Events This Week

Book Club

Wednesday, May 25 @ 7:30pm

“To Rise Again at a Decent Hour” by Joshua Ferris

Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, this big, brilliant, profoundly observed novel by National Book Award Finalist Joshua Ferris explores the absurdities of modern life and one man’s search for meaning. At once laugh-out-loud funny about the absurdities of the modern world, and indelibly profound about the eternal questions of the meaning of life, love and truth, TO RISE AGAIN AT A DECENT HOUR is a deeply moving and constantly surprising tour de force.

Please RSVP to Lorri: lorrikern or Sue: suemstapleton

SAVE THE DATE for June

Monday, June 6 6:30 pm Trivia Night!
Tuesday, June 7 12:00 pm Lunch Bunch
Wednesday, June 15 7:30 pm Book Club
Wednesday, May 18 10:00 am Coffee Talk
Friday, June 24 7:00 pm INTERNATIONAL PARTY
Wednesday, June 29 10:00 am Coffee Talk

Lexington Newcomers Club
Website: www.lexington-newcomers.org
Yahoo group: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LNC_MA/

‘like’ us on Facebook: Lexington Newcomers Club

May 2016 Newsletter

Dear Newcomer Friends,
We are looking for members who would like to be on our board to help with existing committees or interested in starting a new one. We are also always looking for new hosts for activities.

Open Positions include:
Recording Secretary – records board meeting minutes
Publicity/Marketing – help to promote and advertise our group
Database/Social Media Manager – work with web presence and FB pages
Escapes/Tours Planner – plan day/evening outings and tours
If you are interested in being a more active part of LNC, please contact either of us.
Sheila Tweeddale and April Smith Ziegler
LNC Presidents

http://www.lexington-newcomers.org
https://www.facebook.com/LexingtonNewcomersClub
Join our yahoo group, LNC_MA, to place to share info and receive announcements relative to Lexington
Here are the options:
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


Lunch Bunch
Wednesday, May 11 @ 12:00 pm
Sichuan Garden
2 Alfred St, Woburn
“Sichuan Garden’s Baldwin mansion, which offers a unique dining aura, excellent food and services, has won itself five-star reviews. Sichuan cuisine is well known as one of the four famous cuisines in Chinese food culture. Sichuan Garden will continue working on preparing and presenting best specialties from China.” http://sichuangardenrestaurant.com/cuisine

Please RSVP to Liz Murray by Monday, May 9
Please let us know if you would like to share/offer a ride and how many you can accommodate.
elizabeth.murray1@comcast.net


Book Club
Wednesday, May 25 @ 7:30pm

“To Rise Again at a Decent Hour” by Joshua Ferris
Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, this big, brilliant, profoundly observed novel by National Book Award Finalist Joshua Ferris explores the absurdities of modern life and one man’s search for meaning. At once laugh-out-loud funny about the absurdities of the modern world, and indelibly profound about the eternal questions of the meaning of life, love and truth, TO RISE AGAIN AT A DECENT HOUR is a deeply moving and constantly surprising tour de force.

Please RSVP to Lorri: lorrikern@gmail.com or Sue: suemstapleton@gmail.com for host address.


Coffee Talk
Wednesday, May 18 @ 10:00am
Paul Maison De Qualite
62 3rd Ave. Burlington (across from Wegmans)
We invite you to join us for an informal coffee time to get to know each other and
learn more about LNC or just spend time with friends!
No RSVP required; this is a drop in event.


Bunco 
A game for everyone!
Tuesday, May 10 from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Ante for the Bunco game is $5.00. After Bunco, we also like to play a game called “Left Right Center”; please bring $3.00 for this game if you wish to play. We ask that participants bring a bottle of wine or drink of choice and an appetizer or dessert to share.
Please RSVP to allihinman@hotmail.com for venue information and parking directions.


Family Bingo Night
Friday, May 20, 6:30-8:30 pm
Lexington Community Center
39 Marrett Road
$10 Per Family
Each member of your family gets two bingo cards and we will play 10 rounds. Lots of fun prizes. Space is limited to 20 families! Pizza and soft drinks will be served.
Please RSVP and include the number of family members attending,
RSVP by Friday, May 13 to Kessa Coleman Glisic
kessacoleman@gmail.com


Discovery Day Lexington
Saturday, May 28, 10:00 am-3:00 pm

Celebrate the beginning of summer at Lexington’s annual Discovery Day. This springtime tradition combines a street fair and sidewalk sale, and will again be held in the Muzzey Street/Waltham Street Municipal parking lot behind Michelson’s Shoes. Come on over and enjoy Lexington’s Greatest Street Fair–
a Fun Filled Day for the Entire Family!

LNC will be hosting a table. If you are interested in working a shift at the booth, please let us know at lexintongma.newcomers@gmail.com.
Be sure to stop by and say “Hello”!