October 2020 Newsletter

Hello Neighbors & Newcomers,

It was so nice seeing so many of you in person this month – coffee, walking group, ladies’ night.  Turnout has been great; people seem to want to get out of their houses and socialize.  And LNN really wants to continue offering these in-person events.  But we must to do it as safely as possible which means holding events outdoors, smaller groups (10 people max at home events), chairs outside spaced 6′ apart and hosts are not to provide food/drink (I know this last one is incredibly hard for most people, just goes against the grain of being a good host, but it’s really important to follow!).  If we stick with these guidelines we can continue gathering safely, which is what we all want!

Also we would love your help!!  LNN is run entirely by volunteers and many of us on the board have served the 4 year maximum, so we are looking for new people to get involved.  I can’t say enough about how it’s not only a great opportunity to give back, but you get to work with and get to know some amazing people.  Jobs range from organizing activities/events to supporting LNN behind-the-scenes.

To find out more about the LNN Board or if you have any other questions/comments, email us at lncexecs@lexington-newcomers.org.

Be well, 
Katie and Pam (Co-Presidents)

2020-2021 Membership Directory

The 2020-2021 Membership Directory is available on the LNN website – click the following link. The directory includes phone numbers and email addresses for all members who wish to be included.  If you don’t see your information, or if it requires updating, contact Sadia at  membership@lexington-newcomers.org.

And a reminder that we are always accepting new members, so continue to spread the words to your friends, colleagues and neighbors who are either new to Lexington or just want to learn more about our group.  To join LNN, click the following link.  

Upcoming Activities

Walking Group – Tuesdays, 9am

Meet up for an hour-long walk, rain or shine!  We are currently meeting at Minuteman National Park, in the visitor center parking lot (250 N. Great Rd, Lincoln).  No need to  RSVP!

Questions about the event: email LNCexecs@lexington-newcomers.org (we’re in the process of finding a point person for walking group, so if anyone is interested, email us!)

Coffee MorningWednesdays, 10-12pm

Weather permitting, we will be holding BYO coffee mornings at Hastings Park in Lexington.  Look for Netice with the sign pictured here.  Bring your own chair, set it up 6′ away from others, wear a mask upon arrival and then enjoy chatting with other LNN members.  No need to RSVP! (Note: No Coffee Morning on October 21 because of the North Bridge tour/picnic.)

Questions about the event: contact Netice  at netice71@yahoo.com.  

Picnic PartySaturday, October 3, 6-8pm

Houses have been assigned (max 10 people per house), so if you RSVP’d you should have received an email with location details.  If not, contact Angela at arocbenson@gmail.com.  If you aren’t signed up yet, but still want to attend, contact Angela to get on the wait list. 

Book ClubThursday, October 15 at 7:30pm

Join us for our October virtual Book Club! The Unexpected Spy is the riveting story of Tracy Walder’s tenure in the CIA and, later, the FBI. A highly entertaining account of a young woman who went straight from her college sorority to the CIA, where she hunted terrorists and WMDs. A thrilling tale…Walder’s fast-paced and intense narrative opens a window into life in two of America’s major intelligence agencies.

RSVP by October 15 to Priya at priyanpatel@yahoo.com . You will receive a Zoom link/password and instructions on how to connect.

The entire reading list for the 2020-2021 season is now available on our website.  Click the Reading List link to see what books we’ll be reading this year!  

North Bridge Tour in ConcordWednesday, October 21, 10:30-12:30pm

Join us for a self-guided socially-distanced walking tour of the historic North Bridge in Concord. Stay after for a BYO picnic lunch, if you wish.  (Note: There will not be a Coffee Morning this day.)

RSVP or questions about the event: contact Angela by October 19 at arocbenson@gmail.com

Ladies’ NightThursday, October 22, 5:30-7:30pm

Catch up with LNN members over BYO drinks in members’ backyards.  Max 10 people per house.  Please wear a mask upon arrival, bring your own drink/food, and be sure to space yourself 6′ apart.  Some hosts will provide chairs, other may require you to bring your own. 

RSVP or questions about the event: contact Jyoti by October 20 at jyotijustin.realtor@gmail.com.  Location information will be provided a few days prior to the event, to those who have RSVP’d.

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