February 2023 Newsletter

Hello Neighbors & Newcomers,

We hope that your year is off to a fabulous start and are excited to share our upcoming events with you. It was fantastic to see so many familiar and new faces at our January events. See below for the activities coming your way in February, plus a sneak peek at some dates to keep in mind for March as well!

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

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

Walking Group

Wednesdays at 9:30am

Feb 1: Meet at the CVS parking lot & walk along the bike path

Feb 8: Park at Revolution Hall & walk the path to the Bedford Depot

Feb 15: Meet at the CVS parking lot & walk along the bike path

Feb 22: Week off (School vacation)

Call or text Kelly with any questions.

Ladies’ Night

Wednesday, February 8th 7-10pm

Join the ladies of LNN for an early Valentine’s cocktail, mocktail, or glass of wine at Il Casale! Light appetizers provided. Email to RSVP in case of any last minute updates.

Lunch Bunch

Thursday, February 9 @ 12pm

Join us for lunch at Bistro781 in Waltham.

“Moody Street is an eclectic yet trendy location, known for having something for everyone. Here at Bistro781 we take pride in bringing that variety to an upscale yet casual location. The delicate balance of our seasonal menus brings together elements of originality and classic preparation; all the while we still are able to create these dishes in-house, from scratch, utilizing locally sourced ingredients when possible.”

RSVP to Carol by Feb 8, and take a sneak peek at the menu.

Coffee Talk

Friday, February 10 @ 10am

Join us for coffee at our favorite winter coffee spot (indoors with plenty of space), Caffè Nero (85 Middlesex Turnpike standalone location, NOT the one in the mall), and feel free to bring a friend or neighbor who might be interested in joining LNN! While you are welcome to attend regardless, please send a note to this month’s coordinator, Saskia, so that she can share any updates as needed.

Book Club

Thursday, February 16 @ 7pm

Join our Book Club group on Thursday, February 16th, to review “The Invention of Wings” by Sue Monk Kidd.

Writing at the height of her narrative and imaginative gifts, Sue Monk Kidd presents a masterpiece of hope, daring, the quest for freedom, and the desire to have a voice in the world.

Hetty “Handful” Grimke, an urban slave in early nineteenth century Charleston, yearns for life beyond the suffocating walls that enclose her within the wealthy Grimke household. The Grimke’s daughter, Sarah, has known from an early age she is meant to do something large in the world, but she is hemmed in by the limits imposed on women.

Kidd’s sweeping novel is set in motion on Sarah’s eleventh birthday, when she is given ownership of ten year old Handful, who is to be her handmaid. We follow their remarkable journeys over the next thirty five years, as both strive for a life of their own, dramatically shaping each other’s destinies and forming a complex relationship marked by guilt, defiance, estrangement and the uneasy ways of love.

Inspired by the historical figure of Sarah Grimke, Kidd goes beyond the record to flesh out the rich interior lives of all of her characters, both real and invented.

RSVP by February 15th to lexnnbookclub@gmail.com. On the morning of February 16th, 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.

Sneak Peek at March

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

  • March 2: Virtual Pub Trivia Night (Fun for the whole family! RSVP on the soon-to-come Facebook event or via email.)
  • March 10: Lunch Bunch
  • March 16: Book Club (“The Dictionary of Lost Words” by Pip Williams)
  • March 23: Ladies’ Night
  • March 24: Coffee Talk
  • March 31: Spring Gathering at Il Casale

Community Announcements

Munroe Center for the Arts

  • Join us to create valentines for your friends and loved ones. Paper supplies will be on hand, as well as lots of creative ideas and collage materials. You supply the love, and we will supply the messy bits!

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