April 2023 Newsletter

Hello Neighbors & Newcomers,

Looking out the window today, we are certainly hoping the old adage “April showers bring May flowers” will prove accurate. In any case, we have many great activities to offer you this month! We loved to see so many of you at our March events, including a wonderful evening last night at our Spring Gathering.

We also have some board positions opening up for next season, so please fill out our interest indicator to express interest and learn more! You can also always reach out via email if you’re interested in getting more involved. We have so much fun as a board and would love to have others join us.

You can also always check the Lexington Neighbors & Newcomers Members Facebook group and our Instagram to get the latest updates on our activities.

Best Wishes,
Tania Bojanowski, LNN President & Rachel Brownell, LNN Secretary

Musket Practice

April 1 @ 8pm

Join us this evening for musket practice ahead of the Patriots’ Day festivities! Period attire is encouraged but not required. Participants must bring their own eye protection, but extra muskets are available. Click here for additional details.

deCordova & Coffee

Tuesday, April 4 @ 10am

We invite members to join us for a walk and coffee at deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum. Learn more.

Address: 51 Sandy Point Road, Lincoln, MA

There is an option to park at the nearby library and walk to deCordova.

Sign up no later than Monday, April 3 via email.

Walking Group

Wednesdays @ 9:30am

Apr 5: Meet at the CVS parking lot & walk along the bike path

Apr 12: Park in the Whipple Hill parking lot & walk the trails around Whipple Hill

Apr 19: Week off (School vacation)

Apr 26: Park at Lexington Community Farm & walk around the Arlington Reservoir

Call or text Kelly with any questions.

Superfood Smoothie Workshop

Wednesday, April 5 @ 7pm

Join Catherine Walter and learn a superfood smoothie formula that you can personalize and use to kickstart your mornings and boost your health!

Do you rush through a high-carb breakfast or skip it all together, sustaining on a quick coffee fix on busy mornings? This spells trouble for your system, causing imbalanced blood sugar, cravings, fatigue, irritability, that afternoon slump and contributes to excess pounds. Smoothies can be a healthy, quick alternative but where do you start?

Catherine Walter is a new LNN member and National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach.

Time: 7-8:30pm

Where: Address will shared after sign up.

Sign up by April 4 via email.

Lunch Bunch

Thursday, April 6 @ 12pm

Please join us for a very special lunch bunch at The Bancroft in Burlington.

We have reserved a private room (the Reid Room) for this month’s lunch, which seats up to a maximum of 18 people. Check out the fabulous lunch offerings on the menu and RSVP to Carol and Melanie via email by April 4th to reserve your spot, first come first serve! This will be a fun event in our own private room with amazing service and delicious food.

The Bancroft is a modern American steakhouse and craft cocktail lounge which has been named one of the top 31 steakhouses in America. Edgy and urban, The Bancroft is an exciting spot to socialize, with a service style that is warm and attentive. As a locally owned restaurant group, the Webber family seeks to provide gathering places that are a source of pride for the community.

Bunco Night

Wednesday, April 12 @ 7pm

The always popular bunco night returns. No prior experience necessary. Email Lara to be included in what’s sure to be a very fun evening.

Book Club

Thursday, April 13 @ 7pm

The first Book Club of Spring is here! Let’s get together to review April’s selection, “The Girl with the Seven Names: A North Korean Defector’s Story” by Hyeonseo Lee, on Thursday April 13th.

An extraordinary insight into life under one of the world’s most ruthless and secretive dictatorships – and the story of one woman’s terrifying struggle to avoid capture/repatriation and guide her family to freedom.

This is the unique story not only of Hyeonseo’s escape from the darkness into the light, but also of her coming of age, education and the resolve she found to rebuild her life – not once, but twice – first in China, then in South Korea. Strong, brave and eloquent, this memoir is a triumph of her remarkable spirit.

RSVP by April 12th to lexnnbookclub@gmail.com. On the morning of April 13th, 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.

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Thursday, April 27 @ 10:30am

Join us at the beautiful Isabella Stewart Gardner museum from 10:30am – 1:30pm. We will gather in the café for lunch around noon. Learn more about the museum.

Address: 25 Evans Way, Boston

Parking: There is limited street parking, consider parking at the Museum of Fine Arts Garage (no more than a 5 minute walk).

Sign up by April 25 via email.

Sneak Peek at May

Save the date for some great events coming your way in May!

Dates are subject to change based on scheduling challenges, but we want to do our best to provide some heads up regarding upcoming events.

  • May 5: Cinco de Mayo Ladies’ Night
  • May 11: Lunch Bunch
  • May 18: Book Club (“All My Rage” by Sabaa Tahir)
  • May 19: Coffee Talk

Community Announcements

Get Ready for the LexFUN! 2023 Consignment Sale!

  • Saturday, April 22, 2023, 10am – 4pm

Munroe Center for the Arts

Lexington Participatory Budgeting

  • Vote by April 7th!

Lexington Education Foundation

  • Lexington Education Foundation will host their annual Celebration for Education weekend on June 9 & 10. Friday will be a free, family-friendly event featuring the Lexington High School Robotics Club. Saturday will be an adults only themed party.

    Please follow LEF on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram for more details or visit www.lexedfoundation.org. Please contact Nicole if you are interested in learning more about sponsorship or volunteer opportunities.

Lexington Historical Society

  • Time Travel the Runway Fashion Show – April 1st 3-6pm. Get tickets now!
  • Take a look at their website for information on all the fun, upcoming events for Patriots’ Day!

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