JAN 2017 Newsletter



Dear Lovely Newcomers!

We hope everyone has enjoyed winter holidays, breaks from school and work, time with friends and family, and is looking forward to a new year in 2017!

Our Walking Group has really taken off and will be meeting every Tuesday, weather permitting. Our group has been exploring a variety of local outdoor trails thanks to savvy organizers Deb Zucker and Katie Walter. Check below for details.

Thank you to all of our December hosts especially new members Colleen & Robert Calhoun for opening their home to our Cocktails & Confections holiday party.

Want to join our merry band of LNC organizers? We have openings for Membership Chair and Lunch Bunch organizer. See our “Help Wanted” section for details. This is a great way to get involved and meet new people!

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

LNC Co-Presidents: April Smith & Alli Smith                                    execs@lexingtonma-newcomers.com

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.

Stump! Trivia Night

Dust off those brain cells in a friendly competition where relevant facts take a backseat to the trivial! Hosted by Kings Bowl in Burlington, join team LNC and flaunt your general knowledge skill! There is no fee to play; purchase food and drinks at your own discretion.

MON Jan 9
6:30pm—arrive, get organized, order food/drinks
—gameplay begins
Kings Bowl: 52 Second Ave., Burlington (across from Wegmans)
RSVP: email lesleysegal@hotmail.com.

Book Club

THURS Jan 12 @ 7:30 pm
RSVP: email suemstapleton@gmail.com or akzinke@gmail.com

The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom
In this gripping debut novel, a secret threatens to expose everyone at a thriving Virginia plantation in the decades before the Civil War. Orphaned during her passage from Ireland, Lavinia is placed there as an indentured servant under the care of Belle, the master’s illegitimate slave daughter. Lavinia learns to cook, clean, and serve food, while guided by the love of her new family. In time, Lavinia is accepted at the big house, caring for the master’s opium-addicted wife and befriending his dangerous yet protective son. Grissom’s novel unfolds in a heartbreaking and ultimately hopeful story of class, race, dignity, deep-buried secrets, and familial bonds.


Coffee Talk

Start your day with a smile. Chat with friends while enjoying coffee and a nibble.
WED Jan 18 @ 10:00am
Via Lago: 1845 Mass Ave., Lexington (in town center between Visitors Center & Depot Sq.)
NO rsvp: No RSVP required—just drop in!

Bunco! (& Left-Right-Center)

WED Jan 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 kessacoleman@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?

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.

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 asmithziegler@gmail.com to inquire.

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!

Thank-you DEC hosts:

Natalie Auer for hosting Coffee Talk!
Colleen & Robert Calhoun for hosting our holiday party!
Deborah Valella Smith for hosting BUNCO!
Sheila Tweeddale for hosting Book Club!

Lunch Bunch

TUES Jan 31 @ 12:00pm
Tres Petite Creperie*: .1707 Mass Ave, Lexington. In the center, on Edison Way, behind Beijing Restaurant.
* Additional staff will be scheduled to handle our group.
RSVP: email asmithziegler@gmail.com

We’re a new concept that blends French dining and local farms into one. Resulting in a unique quick-service eatery experience like no other! Using high-quality local ingredients, classic French cooking techniques, and a unique French farm interior design.


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