November Newsletter

Hello Neighbors & Newcomers,

Our fall events have been such fun, and we’re excited to keep that momentum going even as the weather cools down! Members had a great time hiking Wachusett Mountain and Mount Monadnock, going for walks on the bike trail and other great local spots, grabbing drinks, coffee, or lunch, discussing the book of the month, and more.

Check out all the great activities for November below and keep an eye out as well for some special events coming in early December, including a night out and a cookie swap. You can also always check the Lexington Neighbors & Newcomers Members Facebook group to get the latest updates. 
Best Wishes,
Tania Bojanowski, LNN President & Rachel Brownell, LNN Secretary

Walking Group
Wednesdays (new day!) at 9:30am

Nov 2: Walden Pond (Should be perfect to return this week for some leaf peeping! Note that there is an $8 parking fee unless you have a park pass.)
Nov 9: Bedford Reservoir (park at 1 Fifer Lane guest parking and we’ll walk over)
Nov 16: Arlington Reservoir (park at Lexington Community Farm)
Nov 23: Lexington Bike Path (park behind downtown Lexington CVS)
Nov 30: Horn Pond in Woburn (parking lot by the boat launch)

Call or text Kelly with any questions (310-497-5532).

Bunco Night
Wednesday, November 9 at 7pm

It’s cold enough to ramp up indoor activities like rolling dice and having fun! Bunco will be the second Wednesday of each month and, for November, that is the 9th at 7 PM. Please reply to Lara if you plan to participate.

Coffee Talk
Monday, November 14 at 10am

Join us for coffee at Starbucks on Bedford St (Walgreens parking lot), 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, Kelly, so that she can share any updates as needed.

Book Club
Wednesday, November 16 at 7pm

Join us for a lively discussion of this month’s Book Club selection, “Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents” by Isabel Wilkerson. We will meet on Wednesday, November 16th.

The Pulitzer Prize–winning, bestselling author of The Warmth of Other Suns examines the unspoken caste system that has shaped America and shows how our lives today are still defined by a hierarchy of human divisions.

In this brilliant book, Isabel Wilkerson gives us a masterful portrait of an unseen phenomenon in America as she explores, through an immersive, deeply researched narrative and stories about real people, how America today and throughout its history has been shaped by a hidden caste system, a rigid hierarchy of human rankings.

RSVP by Nov 15th to lexnnbookclub@gmail.com. On the morning of Nov 16th, 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.

Lunch Bunch
Thursday, November 17 at 12pm

In November, lunch bunch will head to another great location in Lexington, Daikanyama. Email Carol to RSVP by November 16th so that she can make sure to adjust the reservation accordingly and share any updates as needed. Feel free to take a sneak peek at the menu.

Ladies’ Night
Friday, November 18 at 7pm

Let’s say Thanks to each other with a toast to all the wonderful ladies of LNN before the Thanksgiving holiday starts. Join us for Ladies’ Night drinks on FRIDAY, November 18, 7pm at Il Casale. 

Sign up via our brand new Events email address (Saskia and Helena will receive your message): events.lexingtonnewcomers@gmail.com

We encourage you to RSVP, as the restaurant would like a heads up if we have more than 15 ladies showing up so they can make arrangements accordingly.

Save the Date: Cookie Swap
Wednesday, December 7

Save the date for our holiday cookie swap. We had so much fun and so many delicious cookies last year that we can’t wait to do it again! Start brainstorming your favorite cookie recipe now!

Save the Date: Winter Gathering
Friday, December 9 at 7pm

Save the date for our December celebration on Friday, December 9th from 7-10pm. 
Sign up via events.lexingtonnewcomers@gmail.com  and bring your spouse. Location TBD. 

Announcements

  • Looking to get more involved?? 

    We organize many recurring events like Book Club, Ladies’ Nights, Walking Groups, and more, but we would love to offer new, one-off events to our members too. 

    We realize that committing to a year round volunteer role may be too much for some, but organizing a one-off event might be something you’d like! We are a volunteer-run organization, and we welcome your help. 

    Is there a type of event you would really enjoy this year? Something that you love to do or a new activity that you have been looking for others to try with you? Perhaps it is a trip to a museum, concert, evening of dancing, cocktail workshop. 

    We have a playbook to help you get started and of course are available to answer any questions to make organizing as easy as possible.

    If you are interested, please reach out to events.lexingtonnewcomers@gmail.com.

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