Welcome to Lexington Neighbors & Newcomers

Lexington Neighbors & Newcomers is a social organization of Lexington (Massachusetts) residents and offers a wide array of activities such as book groups, cocktail parties, museum & historical site visits, game nights, coffee talks, lunch outings, walking groups, and more. We also endeavor to be a source of helpful information and social contacts in your new (or old) hometown!

LNN Christmas Board Meeting

May 2024 Newsletter

Hello Neighbors & Newcomers,

Welcome to May and this month’s newsletter. April kicked off with lovely spring vibes and more outdoor activities, in addition to our many wonderful monthly events, including a lovely trip to the beautiful Lyman Estate, dog and human nature walks, and a men’s bike and coffee meet-up that was swiftly adapted to coffee-only due to the unpredictable April weather. Our April book club was attended by 20 lovely members, including several people new to both book club and LNN in general. A warm welcome to you all.

We are proud to share that we are now more than 100 lovely families in our LNN club. And we are happy to welcome more if you know a good friend or neighbor who would like to join us.

With only 2 more months of scheduled LNN activities before our summer break, you won’t want to miss out on all the fun we have in store for May! We are excited about our upcoming couples’ event on the 10th of May and the bi-monthly Bunco game night for those ready for lots of fun and laughter. 

Check out our practical infographic below with all the upcoming events and add them to your own calendar to make sure you don’t miss out on anything. Also, please don’t forget to RSVP ahead of time to help our committee members prepare.

We look forward to seeing you for our May events and around town. Come visit our booth and help us to grow our LNN community at Discovery Day (May 25th 10am-3pm)! Feel free to sign up for a timeslot to be there or just swing by – the more the merrier!

Read more below and don’t forget to sign up to join in on all the fun. Last minute details are often found on our members Facebook page, so don’t forget to follow us there.

We’’ll be finalizing our 2024-2025 Board this month, so please reach out if you’re interested in joining us, especially if you love to help plan events! Email Rachel and Rikke to learn more!

Best wishes,

Rikke Bitsch-Nørhave, LNN President & Rachel Brownell, LNN Secretary

April 2024 Newsletter

Hello Neighbors & Newcomers,

To all of you who joined us for the Mardi Gras Ball, thank you for making it a blast! Thanks for bringing delicious food & drinks and for talking & dancing the night away together.

As the weather warms up, more outdoor activities will kick off in April, including the husbands biking to Arlington for coffee and a tour of the Lyman Estate. Our walking groups with and without dogs are also enjoying the warmer weather.

Read more below and don’t forget to sign up to join in on all the fun. Last minute details are often found on our members Facebook page, so don’t forget to follow us there.

You know the saying… it takes a village to run a village. Join us in planning all the fun. We will have spots opening up on the board and would love for you to join us to support existing activities and new ideas. Our board works as a team and we all help each other out. There are also opportunities to assist in a non-board capacity, so please reach out and we’ll help find the right role for you! Specifically, we are looking for people to help us run events, host coffee, and assist with communications. Email Rachel and Rikke to learn more!

Happy April to you,

Rikke Bitsch-Nørhave, LNN President & Rachel Brownell, LNN Secretary

March 2024 Newsletter

Hello Neighbors & Newcomers,

We welcome March with its promise of spring and longer hours of daylight for fun LNN events. We are also happy to welcome back our weekly morning walks from a winter hiatus. And don’t miss out on our Mardi Gras Ball at The Depot! Read on for more details and to sign up! And please follow our members Facebook page for further event updates.

Want to get more involved?

We are looking for more members to join our board and have several positions coming available. Would you be interested in helping out with this very newsletter? Perhaps you’re a killer party planner? Or is organizing an outing to a favorite local spot more your vibe? We have a ton of fun as a board and have roles with varying skill sets and levels of responsibility. So reach out to Rachel and Rikke via email to learn more!

New LNN Brochure 

We have a newly redesigned brochure ready to help us attract and enroll more new members to our LNN family. Please pick up a few at your next LNN event and share freely with anyone in town who you think would love to join us for our many fun events and activities.

Happy Spring to you,

Rikke Bitsch-Nørhave, LNN President & Rachel Brownell, LNN Secretary

February 2024 Newsletter

Hello Neighbors & Newcomers,

We hope that you are off to a great start of the year. Luckily, all the snow and cold we’ve seen so far did not hinder some great January events from taking place. Our Lunch bunch, Women’s Health, Movie night, and Book club again had lots of members joining, and our latest Ladies’ night event, Karaoke night, also drew out a great group for a fun night.

Haven’t joined us yet in 2024? Well, what are you waiting for?

Just read through the newsletter below, sign up, and join us for lots of February fun – starting as soon as Thursday the 1st with Bunco night. Please take note of our calendar graphic below that you can save for easy reference. You can also stay updated via our members Facebook page.

Want to get more involved?

We are looking for more members to join our board and have several open positions, with more positions opening up later this year. We have a ton of fun as a board and have roles with varying skill sets and levels of responsibility. So reach out to Rachel and Rikke via email to learn more!

See you soon,

Rikke Bitsch-Nørhave, LNN President & Rachel Brownell, LNN Secretary

January 2024 Newsletter

Hello Neighbors & Newcomers,

We hope that you have enjoyed a festive and merry holiday season with loved ones and are ready for an exciting and fun 2024 with us. We’re thrilled for what 2024 will hold, so come out and kick off a brand new year with lots of fun activities.

Stay updated by reading this first newsletter of the year and following our members Facebook page for the latest details. And don’t forget to sign up for the events as early as possible. How about right now? 😉

Ideas for more fun and events or just feedback? Don’t hold back! Share with any of us at the next event or drop us an email.

Happy New Year 2024! 

Best Wishes,
Rikke Bitsch-Nørhave, LNN President & Rachel Brownell, LNN Secretary

Coffee Talk

Thursday, January 4 @ 10am

Come and join us at True North Coffee to kick off the new year.

Feel free to drop in for a bit and even bring a friend. Be on the lookout for Facebook updates in case we need to communicate further, but RSVP is not required.

Movie Club

Tuesday, January 9

Our January Movie Club screening will take place on January 9th. Look out for a Facebook poll that will finalize the movie selection. More info on location & time will come closer to the date, based on showtimes.

If you want to be added to the list, RSVP by email. As always, everyone is welcome. Come by yourself, or bring your partners and neighbors!

Lunch Bunch

Wednesday, January 10 @ 12pm

Join us for our first lunch of the new year at Karma in Concord. Experience delicious Asian and fusion cuisine, combining flavors from Asia and delicate sauces and styles of France, Karma’s specialty.

Where: Karma Concord (Lunch Menu)

105 Thoreau Street, Concord, MA 01742

Please RSVP to Carol and Priya no later than January 9th to reserve your seat at the table.

Enjoy innovative preparations of both traditional Asian dishes as well as delicious fusion flavors, such a fun and tasty lunch in the new year!

Men’s Night

Thursday, January 11 @ 8pm

The LNN men will toast the new year on Thursday, January 11th at 8pm at Revolution Hall.

To RSVP and receive updates for this event specifically, please reach out to Chase.

Women’s Health

Wednesday, January 17 @ 6:30pm

How to transform New Year’s health resolutions into realistic goals that stick

Move away from short-lived and often guilt-fueling New Year’s resolutions and get on a sustainable path towards your health & wellness goals in 2024. 

Join us for a fun and productive workshop where you’ll learn about effective goal-setting strategies. You’ll be supported with creating targeted, realistic, and achievable lifestyle goals that will make a lasting difference to your wellness journey in the new year.

RSVP by Jan 16th to receive all the details.

Dog Walk

Thursday, January 18 @ 9:30am

January’s dog walk will be held on Thursday, January 18th, at 9.30 am. We will meet in the parking lot at Willard’s Woods (links to Google Maps). The entrance to the parking lot is on North Street. If you plan to attend, please give Nathalie a heads up so that she can wait for all to arrive!

Book Club

Thursday, January 18 @ 7pm

Happy New Year 2024 everyone! Let’s get together on Thursday, January 18th to chat about “The Lincoln Highway” by Amor Towles. 

In June, 1954, eighteen-year-old Emmett Watson is driven home to Nebraska by the warden of the work farm where he has just served a year for involuntary manslaughter. His mother long gone, his father recently deceased, and the family farm foreclosed upon by the bank, Emmett’s intention is to pick up his eight-year-old brother and head west where they can start their lives anew. But when the warden drives away, Emmett discovers that two friends from the work farm have hidden themselves in the trunk of the warden’s car. Together, they have hatched an altogether different plan for Emmett’s future.

Spanning just ten days and told from multiple points of view, Towles’s third novel will satisfy fans of his multi-layered literary styling while providing them an array of new and richly imagined settings, characters, and themes.

RSVP by January 17th to  lexnnbookclub@gmail.com. On the morning of January 18th, 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.

Ladies’ Night

Friday, January 26 @ 7pm

Come socialize, bowl, and/or karaoke with us at Kings Burlington. Please RSVP as soon as possible so that we can ensure the right size reservation and share details with you.

Golf Club

Various days, reach out for details

All interested players for our LNN ladies golf club, including those who may have attended an initial session already, should fill out this form!

Reach out to our new golf club email with questions. Looking forward to meeting all the LNN golfers and future golfers soon!

Walking Group

Keep an eye on our Facebook group for walking plans at great local spots. Or feel free to post your own walking plans to invite some neighbors along!