2018 April Newsletter

President’s Notes

Dear Lovely Newcomers!

Welcome Spring (finally)! Yes, we have snow on the ground, but that’s New England’s little joke.

We have an abbreviated roster this month because of school ‘s Spring break.

Please check out the details of our events in this newsletter. And as always, we welcome you to email us with questions and suggestions.

Alli Smith, LNC President, allihinman@hotmail.com


Tuesday Walking Group

Join us for our weekly walk n talk. We meet every Tuesday, weather permitting, and walk for about 90 minutes on a local outdoor trail. Contact our organizers to get on the distribution list so they can email you the prior Monday with meet-up details.

TUESDAYS @ 9:00am (please be prompt)

Organizers: Deb Zucker debbra.zucker@gmail.com and Katie Walter katiebwalter@gmail.com.

Book ClubWhat She Knew (by Gilly MacMillan)

TUES April 10 @ 7:30 pm | PLEASE RSVP: suemstapleton@gmail.com

In her enthralling debut, Gilly Macmillan explores a mother’s search for her missing son, weaving a taut psychological thriller as gripping and skillful as The Girl on the Train and The Guilty One.

In a heartbeat, everything changes…Rachel Jenner is walking in a Bristol park with her eight-year-old son, Ben, when he asks if he can run ahead. Rachel has no reason to worry—until Ben vanishes. Police are called, search parties go out, and Rachel, already insecure after her recent divorce, feels herself coming undone. As hours and then days pass, everyone who knew Ben is called into question, from Rachel’s newly married ex-husband to her mother-of-the-year sister. Inevitably, media attention focuses on Rachel too, and the public’s attitude toward her begins to shift from sympathy to suspicion. As she desperately pieces together the threadbare clues, Rachel realizes that nothing is quite as she imagined, not even her own judgment. And the greatest dangers may lie not in the anonymous strangers of every parent’s nightmares, but behind the familiar smiles of those she trusts the most. Where is Ben? The clock is ticking…

Coffee Talk

WED April 11 10am-12pm @ Caffé Nero, in Burlington Mall

Start your day with a smile. Chat with friends while enjoying coffee and a nibble.

No RSVP: Just drop in!

Questions: Contact Viki Deardorff, milwaukeemeow@yahoo.com

Chocolate Tour & Lunch Bunch

TUES April 24 | 11am Chocolate Tour | 12:30pm Lunch

Bring your appetites for chocolate AND lunch. We have arranged this wonderful twofer, combining a tour of the Taza Chocolate Factory (sampling included!) and lunch at nearby Muqueca, a Brazilian restaurant.

Taza Chocolate makes “stone ground chocolate that’s seriously good and fair for all.” See how it’s done.

Muqueca’s Brazilian seafood stew in traditional clay pots is the main attraction at this bright, funky eatery.

Join for the tour, for lunch, or both.

11:00am: Taza Chocolate Tour @ Taza Chocolate
561 Windsor St, Somerville, MA
Fee: $5 (Subsidized by LNC.)

12:30pm: Lunch at Muqueca
1008 Cambridge St., Cambridge MA

RSVP: By FRI April 20
Email Pam Richter, pamrichter7@gmail.com, and specify tour, lunch, or both.

Bunco (& Left-Right-Center)

THURS April 26 @ 7:30pm
Bring: $5 ante for Bunco; $3 for L-R-C (exact change appreciated!); and a beverage or snack to share.
RSVP: email Kessa Glisic, kessaglisic@gmail.com, for location details.

About the Games: Bunco is an entertaining, simple dice game, with no experience required. It’s played in multiple rounds with players alternating turns rolling the dice to match the target number. Whoever wins the most rounds is the overall winner. And because players rotate tables, it is a great way to meet and chat with different people. Left-Right-Center is an even simpler game, faster moving than Bunco, and is played at the end of the evening. Did we mention there’s no experience required?

Escape: Cheese Tasting!

SAT April 28 @ 7:30pm @ a member’s home in Lexington

Back by popular demand, bring your palate to our post-dinner cheese tasting party. We will provide an array of cheeses selected from the Concord Cheese Shop. (We will have a different selection from last year, so repeat customers welcome!) We ask each guest to bring a beverage to share.

Max: 30 guests. Spots go quickly, so sign up soon!

RSVP: email Lesley at lesleysegal@hotmail.com.


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