2017 December Newsletter

President’s Notes

Dear Lovely Newcomers!

Happy December everyone. It’s a busy time, but we hope you can spend some time with us at this month’s events. We have our Holiday Party on SAT Dec 9 (invitations in your email) and a special Lunch Bunch at Lexington’s Artistry on the Green on FRI Dec 15. Please read on for more details.

Fun Fact: Have you heard about our Yahoo email group? Check out Email Group on our website for more info.

Please enjoy our December 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

MON Dec 4 @ 10:00am @ Via Lago, Massachusetts Ave., Lexington Center

Via Lago is adjacent to the Visitors Center at the corner of Mass Ave. and Meriam St.

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


Movie Night (& aprés show social at Il Casale)!

Chill out with us in Lexington Center. We’ll catch the movie (film to be announced soon),
then head over to Il Casale for refreshment and conversation.

WED Dec 6 @ TBD @ Lexington Venue, 1794 Massachusetts Ave.

RSVP/Questions: Lesley lesleysegal@hotmail.com


Winter Holiday Party!

SAT Dec 9 @ 7:30-10pm

We hope you can attend our traditional winter holiday get together. Invitations have been sent to your email box. If you haven’t already, please RSVP by Fri Dec 1.
Questions: email Nassma nassmahalaseh@hotmail.com


Bunco (& Left-Right-Center)

TUES Dec 12 @ 7:30pm
Bring: $5 ante for Bunco; $3 for L-R-C (exact change appreciated!); and a beverage or snack to share.
RSVP: email Kessa Glisic, kessaglisic@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?


Book ClubNo Baggage: A Minimalist Tale of Love and Wandering (by Clara Bensen)

THURS Dec 14 @ 7:30 pm
RSVP: email suemstapleton@gmail.com

Newly recovered from a quarter-life meltdown, Clara Bensen decided to test her comeback by signing up for an online dating account. She never expected to meet Jeff, a wildly energetic university professor with a reputation for bucking convention. They barely know each other’s last names when they agree to set out on a risky travel experiment spanning eight countries and three weeks. The catch? No hotel reservations, no plans, and best of all, no baggage.


Lunch Bunch

FRI Dec 15 @12:00pm @ Artistry on the Green, 2027 Mass Ave, Lexington

Take a break from it all and enjoy a special lunch with us at the beautiful Artistry restaurant right in town.

Price: $25 price fixe menu including a choice of a starter, a main dish, and tea/coffee.

Bring: A small donation for the Lexington Food Pantry. The food pantry is in need of toiletry items such as: shampoo/conditioner, hand/body lotion, body wash, TP, tissues, paper towels. We will collect and deliver to the pantry that day.

RSVP: Email Pam Richter pamrichter7@gmail.com.

Voted 2017’s best brunch in New England by Yankee Magazine, Artistry on the Green uses fresh, seasonal ingredients and innovative cooking techniques to create delicious menus that showcase classic New England favorites with an inspired twist.

 

PresidentsNotes

Dear Lovely Newcomers!

Happy November everyone. Despite the Thanksgiving Holiday this month, we managed to squeeze in a few special outings along with our regular events. Check out our museum tour on Nov 3 and our Barre class on Nov 30.

Fun Fact: Did you know that once a newcomer always a newcomer? In other words, once you join the club, you can stay as long as you like. Some of us have been here for over five years!

Please enjoy our November 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.

 

Museum Tour!

Discover the unique Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum with a private guided tour just for us!
FRI Nov 3
| 11am: Lunch at Museum at Café G (optional) | 12pm: Tour begins.
Cost: $10/person with our group.
Carpool/Parking: Carpooling will be arranged. Discounted parking @ the next-door Simmons School of Management Garage.
RSVP by Oct 31: Natalie @ 847 494 5349 or natalie_auer@hotmail.com
Let Natalie know whether you’re joining for lunch or just the tour.

Book ClubThis is Where I Leave You (by Jonathan Tropper)

THURS Nov 9 @ 7:30 pm
Host: Peg Smith
RSVP: email suemstapleton@gmail.com for location details.

Tropper writes compulsively readable, laugh-out-loud funny novels, and his fifth book, This Is Where I Leave You, is his best yet. Judd Foxman is oscillating between a sea of self-pity and a “snake pit of fury and resentment” in the aftermath of the explosion of his marriage, which ended “the way these things do: with paramedics and cheesecake.” Simultaneously hilarious and hopeful, This Is Where I Leave You is as much about a family’s reckoning as it is about one man’s attempt to get it together.

Lunch Bunch

TUES Nov 14 @12:00pm @ Sichuan Garden, 2 Alfred Street, Woburn

With a 4-start Yelp review, Sichuan Garden offers an array of authentic Sichuan dishes and libations from it’s well known bar.

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

Coffee Talk

WED Nov 15 @ 10:00am

Host: Cynthia Brody. Plenty of street parking available.

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 for location details.

Bunco (& Left-Right-Center)

THURS Nov 16 @ 7:30pm
Bring: $5 ante for Bunco; $3 for L-R-C (exact change appreciated!); and a beverage or snack to share.
RSVP: email Kessa Glisic, kessaglisic@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?

Men’s Pub Night

WED Nov 29, 7:00pm-whenever @ Via Lago, Lexington Center

Terrific turnout last time at Via Lago! So join us again this month, 99 years after prohibition began with the first US legislation banning sale of beverages with an alcohol content higher than 1.28%. Not even a session beer!

Send indications of interest, which are helpful when making arrangements with Via Lago, to normrichter@comcast.net. Look forward to seeing you then!

Barre3 Fitness Class & Social!

THURS Nov 30 @ 8pm @ Barre3, 158 Great Road, Bedford (near Whole Foods in the Bedford Marketplace shopping complex)
8:15pm: class begins
9:15pm: after-class refreshments and schmoozing

Join us for a fun and free Barre3 class (just for LNC members!) followed by well deserved drinks and healthy snacks. Barre3 is functional training with a twist. Rooted in three fitness disciplines—ballet barre, pilates and yoga—barre3 workouts will have you feeling strong and balanced inside and out.

Parking: Plenty of free parking in front of and behind the studio.
Attire: Stretchy, yoga-like attire to move freely in a variety of postures. Barefoot or grippy socks. Props and small towels provided.
Water: Please bring a water bottle.
RSVP: email lesleysegal@hotmail.com

 

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