April 2017 Newsletter


This month:



TUES Apr 11 7:30pm BOOK CLUB

WED Apr 12 12:00pm LUNCH BUNCH

TUES Apr 25 7:30pm BUNCO



Dear Lovely Newcomers!

Welcome to early Spring in New England! That mushy time when the snow starts disappearing and tiny sprouts take its place. For those with kids in Lexington schools, we hope you enjoy your break week.

For your reading pleasure, we are repeating our “who’s who” list in the yellow sidebar, The LNC Board: Who We Are?, at the end of this newsletter.

Please enjoy our April events. And as always, we welcome you to email us with questions and suggestions.

LNC Co-Presidents: April Smith & Alli Smith


Tuesday Walking Group (weather permitting)

Come walking with us on Tuesday mornings and chat away the calories. You won’t even notice you’re exercising! We will walk for about an hour on a local outdoor trail. Dress in layers.
TUESDAYS @ 9:00am (please be prompt)
: email Deb Zucker at debbra.zucker@gmail.com or Katie Walter at katiebwalter@gmail.com for meet-up location and to exchange cell phone numbers. We must be able to contact you in the morning in case of a weather cancellation or delay.

Coffee Talk

Start your day with a smile. Chat with friends while enjoying coffee and a nibble.
FRI Apr 7 @ 10am
Location: Pressed Café 200 District Ave, Burlington, MA (behind Mall, off Burlington Mall Road)
NO rsvp: Just drop in!

Book Club

TUES Apr 11 @ 7:30 pm
RSVP: email suemstapleton@gmail.com for location details.

The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
If you’ve ever wondered what your dog is thinking, Stein’s third novel offers an answer. Enzo is a lab terrier mix plucked from a farm outside Seattle to ride shotgun with race car driver Denny Swift as he pursues success on the track and off. Denny meets and marries Eve, has a daughter, Zoë, and risks his savings and his life to make it on the professional racing circuit. Enzo, frustrated by his inability to speak and his lack of opposable thumbs, watches Denny’s old racing videos, coins koanlike aphorisms that apply to both driving and life, and hopes for the day when his life as a dog will be over and he can be reborn a man. When Denny hits an extended rough patch, Enzo remains his most steadfast if silent supporter. Enzo is a reliable companion and a likable enough narrator, though the string of Denny’s bad luck stories strains believability. Much like Denny, however, Stein is able to salvage some dignity from the over-the-top drama. .

Lunch Bunch

WED April 12 @ 12:00pm
Main Street Market and Cafe, 42 Main Street, Concord Center

This quaint restaurant is in an historical brick building in the heart of Concord Center, where, for over 100 years, four generations of the Anderson family have been serving food to locals and travelers. The lunch menu features a variety of food, including vegetables grown at the family’s farm. Options include: Soups, Chowder, Chili, Burgers, Panini, Sandwiches, Salads, Extreme Grilled Cheese, Burritos & Tavern Menu.

RSVP: email pamrichter7@gmail.com

Bunco! (& Left-Right-Center)

TUES April 25
7:30pm—schmoozing begins
—gameplay begins
Bring: $5 ante for Bunco; $3 for L-R-C (exact change appreciated!); and a beverage or snack to share.
RSVP: email Peg Smith at margaretkastnerus@yahoo.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?


Weeknight Escape
Movie Night!

THURS April 27 @ 6:30p @ Lexington Venue Theater, 1794 Mass. Ave, Lexington center. Join us for an evening at our local cinema—Lexington Venue—a longtime treasure of our downtown.
Film: Their Finest, a new British drama receiving rave reviews. It’s about a British film crew that attempts to boost morale during World War II by making a propaganda film after the Blitzkrieg.
Post-movie: Option to walk to Il Casale for drinks.
RSVP: lesleysegal@hotmail.com

Thank You MARCH hosts!

Sadia Sharif/Nassma Halaseh Matalka for hosting/cohosting BUNCO.

Beth Murnaghan/Lana Bastianni for hosting/cohosting Book Club.

Pam & Norm Richter for hosting Cheese Tasting night.

Peg K Smith for hosting Pilates/Yoga.

The LNC board: Who we are

In case you’re wondering who runs things, here’s our current list of board members. If you would like to consider a position on the board (even if you’re not sure what that might be) or have ideas to make us better, email asmithziegler@gmail.com.

Co-Presidents–April Smith & Alli Smith
Membership–Tracy Cui
Secretary–Sonya Uribe
Treasurer–Jen Jameyson
Book Club–Sue Stapleton & Amanda Zinke
Bunco–Kessa Glisic
Coffee Talk—Viki Deardorff
Facebook–Lorri Kern Hsu
Lunch Bunch–Pam Richter
Newsletter–April Smith
Parties–Marisa Defay, Judi Riveness, Sue Stapleton,
Nancy Bloom
Publicity–Lana Bastianutti, Sheila Tweeddale
Special Outings/Escapes–Lesley Segal, Natalie Auer
Walking Group—Katie Walter, Deb Zucker
Website–April Smith




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