December 2016 Newsletter


This month: 

FRI Dec 2 10:00am COFFEE TALK
TUES Dec 6 7:30pm BOOK CLUB
TUES Dec 13 7:30pm BUNCO
SAT Dec 17 7:00pm Cocktails & Confections HOLIDAY PARTY
WED Dec 21 12:30pm LUNCH BUNCH @ Artistry on the Green


Dear Lovely Newcomers!
We are glad to offer a new activity this month, our Walking Group, to meet on TUES Dec 6. We hope to offer it monthly depending on interest. Also, join us for our winter holiday party we dubbed Cocktails & Confections (for reasons we hope are clear) on SAT Dec 17. If you did not already receive your email invitation, please let April know at

We are sorry to see Liz Murray leave our board because of an illness in the family. We wish her well and hope to see her at our events. Liz was in charge of Membership and Lunch Bunch. See our “Help Wanted” section for details on these two open positions.

We hope you enjoy our December activities. And as always, we welcome you to email us with questions and suggestions.

LNC Co-Presidents: April Smith & Alli Smith

Coffee Talk

Start your day with a smile. Chat with friends while enjoying coffee and a nibble.
FRI Dec 2
@ 10:00am
NO rsvp: No RSVP required—just drop in!

Book Club

TUES Dec 6 @ 7:30 pm
RSVP: email or

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is the coming-of-age story of young, sensitive, and idealistic Francie Nolan and her bittersweet formative years in the turn-of-the-century Williamsburg slums of Brooklyn. This poignant and moving classic of American literature is filled with compassion and cruelty, laughter and heartache, crowded with life and incident.

Walking Group (weather permitting)

Come walking with us on  Lexington’s famous bike path and chat away the calories. You won’t even notice you’re exercising. We will walk for about an hour, then convene at Starbucks for deserved refreshment. Dress in layers.
TUES Dec 6 @ 9:00am (please be prompt)
Meeting Spot:
Starbucks (on Bedford St. in Lexington, next to Walgreens). Look for us at the entrance to Starbucks. We will cross the street to the bike path behind Neilios.
RSVP: email Deb Zucker at to exchange cell phone numbers. We must be able to contact you in the morning in case of a weather cancellation or unexpected delay.


Lunch Bunch

WED Dec 21 @ 12:30pm
Artistry on the Green: 2027 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington.
RSVP: email

At Artistry on the Green, inside The Inn At Hastings Park, we are passionate about food. We use fresh, seasonal ingredients to create delicious menus that showcase New England favorites with an inspired twist. Boston magazine’s Best of Boston 2016-Best Restaurant, General Excellence, West of Boston.

Bunco! (& Left-Right-Center)

TUES Dec 13
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 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?

Cocktails & Confections ! (A Winter Holiday Party)

SAT Dec 17
@ 7:00pm
Celebrate your favorite winter holiday with us and share a customary cocktail or dessert from your culture (or just something you like)!
RSVP via the invitation sent to your email.

Help Wanted!

If you have a little extra time and you enjoy some camaraderie, there are several ways to get involved, both short- and longer-term.

We have immediate openings in two of our regular positions:
Membership Chair: Ongoing, track new memberships, deposit dues payments, field membership inquiries. This is mainly an at-home position.
Lunch Bunch Host: Once per month, select restaurant and make reservation, collect member RSVPs, attend lunch. This would be a perfect job to share with another person!

Other ways to get involved: ▪ host a coffee ▪ update our website with the latest happenings ▪ host a Bunco or Book Club evening ▪ host or organize a cookbook party ▪ update seasonal “stuff-to-do-in-the-area” flyer ▪ have another idea? let us know! ▪

Email to inquire.

Special Thank-yous:

Lorri Kern for hosting NOV Book Club!

Viki Deardorff for hosting NOV BUNCO!


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