June 2023 Newsletter

Hello Neighbors & Newcomers,

We enjoyed seeing many wonderful faces at our May events and are looking forward to wrapping up the regular season with several fun activities in June before we take a bit of a break for summer. Stay tuned, though, for a couple of “special edition” events that may be happening over the summer! We hope that you all have a wonderful summer, whatever adventures you may have planned.

We are also excited to share our executive board and at-large board members for next year!

President: Rikke Bitsch-Nørhave

Secretary: Rachel Brownell

Treasurer: Mary Reynolds

Membership: Rikke Bitsch-Nørhave (Interim, seeking members interested in taking over!)

Events: Kelly Reynolds & Helena Wennbo

Book Club: Liliana Kondracki & Melanie Wood

Social Media: Lydia O’Donoghue

Lunch Bunch: Carol Colwell

Men’s Night: Nathan Reynolds

At-Large: Alexia Duc, Alona Joynt, Jo Rao, Lisa Van Oossanen, Mari Defay, Rosa Sousa, Saskia Houwing, Tania Bojanowski

For those interested, please take a few minutes to vote on the book club book suggestions for next season. Once selected, we will post the list on our website, in case you’re looking to get a head start with some summer beach reading!

Don’t forget to follow 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

Walking Group

Wednesdays @ 9:30am

June 7: Meet at the CVS parking lot & walk along the bike path

June 14: Walden Pond

June 21: Meet at the CVS parking lot & walk along the bike path

Break for summer!

Call or text Kelly with any questions.

Book Club

Thursday, June 8 @ 7pm

Join us for the last Book Club of the 2022-2023 season!  We will be reviewing “The Paris Apartment “ by Lucy Foley.

Jess needs a fresh start. She’s broke and alone, and she’s just left her job under less than ideal circumstances. Her half-brother Ben didn’t sound thrilled when she asked if she could crash with him for a bit, but he didn’t say no, and surely everything will look better from Paris. Only when she shows up – to find a very nice apartment, could Ben really have afforded this? – he’s not there.

The longer Ben stays missing, the more Jess starts to dig into her brother’s situation, and the more questions she has. Ben’s neighbors are an eclectic bunch, and not particularly friendly. Jess may have come to Paris to escape her past, but it’s starting to look like it’s Ben’s future that’s in question.

The socialite – The nice guy – The alcoholic – The girl on the verge – The concierge

Everyone’s a neighbor. Everyone’s a suspect. And everyone knows something they’re not telling.

RSVP by June 7th to lexnnbookclub@gmail.com. On the morning of June 8th, 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.


Important: Vote on the book suggestions for next season’s list here (Book Club Vote) by June 11th. All LNN members are welcome to participate! The top books based on your votes will determine what we read for next season’s Book Club.

Lunch Bunch

Friday, June 9 @ 12pm

Our next Lunch Bunch is on June 9th at noon at Beijing Chinese Restaurant in Lexington. Take a sneak peek at their menu:

Please RSVP by June 8th to Carol.

Coffee Talk

Tuesday, June 13 9-11am

Join us for coffee on Tuesday, June 13th. Feel free to drop in for a bit and even bring a friend. RSVP to Carol to receive additional details.

Bunco Night

Thursday, June 15 @ 7pm

Join us for great fun and many laughs, while we test our luck at some Bunco! Email Lara to sign up for our June bunco night.

Bike Ride

Saturday, June 17 @ 9am

Join us on a scenic 30 km / 18.6 mile bike ride in our beautiful area of Concord and Lexington.

We take the paved Minuteman bike trail from Lexington center until the end at Depot Park, get into the woods and on gravel roads, passing the Great Meadow park. When reaching the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in Concord and the Colonial Inn, we go back on the paved roads until we reach the Minuteman National park where we bike on the gravel roads of the Battle road trail. When meeting Mass Ave at the highway, we go back on the paved roads, ride by the golf course and get back on the Minuteman bike trail towards the Lexington center again. Tired, sweaty and victorious! We will adjust to meet all participants.

What you need:

  • A good sturdy bike with gears – mountain bike not needed, but great. Road racer with thin tires is not appropriate.
  • Bottle of water
  • Loose layers of clothes
  • Bike helmet
  • Sunglasses and (bike) gloves are practical accessories

Make sure to sign up with Rikke for further details.

Ladies’ Night

Tuesday, June 20 @ 7pm

Take a break with the ladies before school is out for the summer! Join us at a local favorite, Revolution Hall.

RSVP by email, and we’ll share updates if necessary.

As always, it’s a cash-bar and we’ll order some light appetizers for sharing.

Sneak Peek

  • Pool Party: We have a lovely evening snacks, sips, and swimming event in the works. Stay tuned for more details!
  • Movie Night! Calling all film buffs to join us and watch a movie. Come for the movie, stay for the discussion and potluck style drinks + snacks. Launching monthly viewings starting September 2023 and ending with a grand finale Oscar Party in March 2024. Stay tuned for more information! Do you want to join the movie club organizing team? Email Jo & Rosa.
  • Save the Date: Our End of Summer Potluck Party will be held Saturday, September 23 (Rain date of the 24th).

Community Announcements

Lexington Farmers’ Market

  • The summer farmers’ market is back Tuesdays 2-6:30pm at The Worthen Road Practice Field. Learn more.

Lexington Education Foundation

  • It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The much loved and anticipated LEF Celebration for Education weekend is just around the corner, June 9th & 10th under the big tent on Hayden Lower Field!
    Start the weekend with our Lex Innovate! Free Family Fun event on June 9th, 4pm – 7pm with engineering activities, crafts, food, & special guests The LHS Robotics Club! No tickets are needed.
    Then continue the weekend with our biggest fundraising event of the year, our adult fundraiser Saturday, June 10th, 7pm – 11pm. We will have live music by crowd favorite Scatter Shot, dancing, delicious food, unique raffles, a mechanical bull & more! Get your tickets for the fundraiser and raffles online at www.lexedfoundation.org
    Have specific questions about the weekend or are interested in being a sponsor? Please contact info@lexedfoundation.org.

William Diamond Junior Fife & Drum Corps

  • Open house for new members on Monday night June 5 at 7:00 PM outside on the Visitor Center lawn (1875 Mass Ave). This is a great opportunity for kids ages 8-18. More information: www.WilliamDiamondJrs.org

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