January Newsletter

Hello Neighbors & Newcomers,

Happy New Year! We wish you a warm welcome to 2023 and hope that you had a fabulous holiday season. Thank you for coming out to our December events and making them such a blast. See below for some fun photos from December and info on all the great activities we have planned for January. Looking forward to hearing about everyone’s holiday adventures!

You can also always check the Lexington Neighbors & Newcomers Members Facebook group and our recently resurrected Instagram to get the latest updates. 
Best Wishes,
Tania Bojanowski, LNN President & Rachel Brownell, LNN Secretary

Walking Group
Wednesdaysat 9:30am

Jan 4: Meet on the bike path behind CVS in downtown Lexington
Jan 11: Meet in Horn Pond Parking Lot in Woburn (by the boat launch, for mapping purposes)
Jan 18: Meet on the bike path behind CVS in downtown Lexington
Jan 25: Meet in the Minuteman Visitor Center Parking Lot in Lincoln

Reach out to Kelly with any questions (310-497-5532).

Walking Group
Wednesdays at 9:30am

Jan 4: Meet on the bike path behind CVS in downtown Lexington
Jan 11: Meet in Horn Pond Parking Lot in Woburn (by the boat launch, for mapping purposes)
Jan 18: Meet on the bike path behind CVS in downtown Lexington
Jan 25: Meet in the Minuteman Visitor Center Parking Lot in Lincoln

Reach out to Kelly with any questions (310-497-5532)

Bunco Night
Wednesday, January 11at 7pm

The always-popular game night returns! Please email Lara to sign up and receive further details.

Ladies’ Night
Thursday, January 12 at 7pm

The ladies will convene for another fun night on the town at Revolution Hall. RSVP via email to receive any last minute updates.

Please save the date as well for our upcoming ladies’ nights on February 8th & March 23rd!

Book Club
Thursday, January 19 at 7pm

Happy New Year! Let’s get together on Thursday, January 19th, 2023  to talk about our Book Club selection, “Pachinko” by Min Jin Lee.


In the early 1900s, teenaged Sunja, the adored daughter of a crippled fisherman, falls for a wealthy stranger at the seashore near her home in Korea. He promises her the world, but when she discovers she is pregnant — and that her lover is married — she refuses to be bought. Instead, she accepts an offer of marriage from a gentle, sickly minister passing through on his way to Japan. But her decision to abandon her home, and to reject her son’s powerful father, sets off a dramatic saga that will echo down through the generations.

Richly told and profoundly moving, Pachinko is a story of love, sacrifice, ambition, and loyalty. From bustling street markets to the halls of Japan’s finest universities to the pachinko parlors of the criminal underworld, Lee’s complex and passionate characters — strong, stubborn women, devoted sisters and sons, fathers shaken by moral crisis — survive and thrive against the indifferent arc of history.

Now also a beautifully produced Apple+ TV series. 

RSVP by January 18th to lexnnbookclub@gmail.com. On the morning of January 19th,  we will email the time of the meeting and the address of our host to all attendees.  Please bring a drink of your choice and/or snacks to share. 

You can also always check our website to get a sneak peek of the upcoming books for the rest of the season, in case you want to get a head start!

Coffee Talk
Friday, January 20 10am-1pm

Join us for coffee at Caffè Nero (85 Middlesex Turnpike standalone location, NOT the one in the mall), and feel free to bring a friend or neighbor who might be interested in joining LNN! While you are welcome to attend regardless, please send a note to this month’s coordinator, Tania, so that she can share any updates as needed.

Save the dates for our upcoming coffees as well (subject to change):

  • February 10th @ Via Lago
  • March 24th @ Caffè Nero

Lunch Bunch
Thursday, January 26 at 12pm

In January, lunch bunch will head up to Bedford to Tashan. 

Tashan meaning “style” brings the energy of India’s thriving culinary scene to Bedford, MA, and the greater Boston area serving reinvented and refined Indian classics.

Email Carol to RSVP by January 24th so that she can make sure to adjust the reservation accordingly and share any updates as needed. Take a sneak peek at the menu here: https://www.tashanbedford.com/. And save the date for next month: Feb 9th.

Announcements

  • Munroe Center for the Arts 
    Winter Art Classes (Semester runs Jan 9 – Mar 19). We’re pleased to highlight both RETURNING FAVORITES & NEW OFFERINGS for both youth and adults – read more and register now www.munroecenter.org
    February Vacation Camp (Feb 20-24): registration is open now, with SUMMER CAMP registration open January 9th! Plan your schedule now at munroecenter.org/camps!
  • Lexington United Soccer Club registration opens mid-January. Town soccer registration happens earlier than you may realize. If you are interested in learning more, please visit their website.
     
  • Looking to get more involved?? 
    If you are interested, please reach out to events.lexingtonnewcomers@gmail.com.

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