Monthly Archives: February 2022

February Newsletter 2022

Hello Neighbors & Newcomers,

We hope you are all staying warm and enjoying this Winter Wonderland! Members had tons of fun playing some virtual trivia and winning gift cards to local restaurants, and we have some additional virtual events in store for you. Our optimism remains high that the recent downward trends in the COVID-19 rates may be a positive indicator of some fun, in-person events again in our future.

We always welcome your ideas and feedback. Any questions or comments, feel free to email us at lncexecs@lexington-newcomers.org or post ideas/thoughts to the Lexington Neighbors & Newcomers Members Facebook group.

Kindly,
Your Newcomers & Neighbors Board

Upcoming Events

Book Club
Thursday, February 10 at 7pm

Let’s get together virtually on Thursday, February 10th, 2022 to discuss this month’s Book Club selection, Unorthodox. 

Unorthodox is the bestselling memoir and Netflix TV series by Deborah Feldman, a former member of the strictly religious Satmar sect of Hasidic Judaism, who grew up under a code of relentlessly enforced customs governing everything from what she could wear and to whom she could speak to what she was allowed to read. Yet in spite of her repressive upbringing, Deborah grew into an independent-minded young woman whose stolen moments reading about the empowered literary characters of Jane Austen and Louisa May Alcott helped her to imagine an alternative way of life among the skyscrapers of Manhattan. Trapped as a teenager in a sexually and emotionally dysfunctional marriage to a man she barely knew, the tension between Deborah’s desires and her responsibilities as a good Satmar girl grew more explosive until she gave birth at nineteen and realized that, regardless of the obstacles, she would have to forge a path—for herself and her son—to happiness and freedom.

RSVP by February 8th to lexnnbookclub@gmail.com. Due to COVID, Book Club will be meeting via Zoom again. Once you RSVP, we will send all participants the zoom invite the morning of February 10th.

Coffee Talk
Tuesday, February 15 11:30am-12:30pm

We are planning to meet up for coffee at a fun spot in Lexington. Location will be shared via email prior to the meet-up. Please RSVP to Jen!

Walking Group
Tuesdays at 9:30am

Weekly location will be sent to the walking group email distribution prior to the hike. Please reach out to Debbie with questions!

Upcoming March Socials

Mark your calendars early, as we hope to get back together in person in March. We will provide appetizers and a couple of fun evenings. Please RSVP to Saskia so that we can communicate any additional details or changes.

  • Bring on Spring – Thursday, March 3 7-10pm – Aloft Lexington (All Members Welcome)
  • Ladies’ Night – Thursday, March 16 7-10pm – Revolution Hall

Announcements

Munroe Center for the Arts: Adult Playwriting Workshop

  • Due to COVID spikes and the current weather not comfortably permitting most outdoor events, many activities will be paused or held virtually this month. Please be on the lookout for Bunco Night, Ladies’ and Lads’ Nights, Lunch Bunch, and more to return again at a later date!