March 2017 Newsletter






THURS Mar 9 7:30pm BOOK CLUB


WED Mar 15 7:30pm BUNCO





Dear Lovely Newcomers!

For those of you who were vacationing during school break last week, we hope you had a wonderful and restful break.

We are chock-full of activities this month due, in large measure, to several members who recently joined our board organizing new and creative events. For a complete list of who we are and what we do, see the yellow sidebar The LNC Board: Who We Are? later in this newsletter.

We are also thankful for new and continuing members opening their homes to host our various activities. Thank you all!

Please enjoy our March events. And as always, we welcome you to email us with questions and suggestions.

LNC Co-Presidents: April Smith & Alli Smith

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 or Katie Walter at 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.

Lunch Bunch

WED March 8 @ 12:00pm
Island Creek Oyster Bar: 300 District Ave., Burlington, MA, just off Burlington Mall Road, down the street from Tuscan Kitchen.

Island Creek Oyster Bar places seafood at the center of a collaboration joining farmer, chef and diner.

RSVP: email

Weekday Escape
“Shoes—Pleasure and Pain” Exhibit

FRI March 3 @ Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex Street, Salem, MA

  • 10:00am: Meet for coffee & pastry @ A and J King Bakery
  • 10:50am: Tour “Shoes” exhibit @ Peabody Essex Museum, $20 guided tour & museum admission,

Join us for a private tour of the exhibit “Shoes—Pleasure and Pain” at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem. And if you love great coffee and pastry, meet us a bit earlier at A and J King Bakery and walk together to the museum (5-minute walk). Carpooling can be organized once we know who is coming. Parking available for $ .75/hr. Salem is a 40-minute drive from Lexington.
RSVP: Email

Bunco! (& Left-Right-Center)

WED March 15
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?

Coffee Talk

Start your day with a smile. Chat with friends while enjoying coffee and a nibble.
March 14 @ 10am-12pm
PLEASE NOTE: Hard stop at 12pm.
Host: email for location.
NO rsvp: Just drop in!

Book Club

THURS March 9 @ 7:30 pm

RSVP: email or

Underground Airlines by Ben Winters
It is the present-day, and the world is as we know it: smartphones, social networking and Happy Meals. Save for one thing: the Civil War never occurred. A gifted young black man calling himself Victor has struck a bargain with federal law enforcement, working as a bounty hunter for the US Marshall Service. He’s got plenty of work. In this version of America, slavery continues in four states called “the Hard Four.” On the trail of a runaway known as Jackdaw, Victor arrives in Indianapolis knowing that something isn’t right–with the case file, with his work, and with the country itself. .

The LNC Board: Who Are We?

In case you’re wondering who runs things, here’s our current list of board members. Those who recently joined our ranks are underlined. If you would like to consider a position on the board (even if you’re not sure what that might be) or have ideas to make us better, email

Co-Presidents–April Smith & Alli Smith
Membership–Tracy Cui
Secretary–Sonya Uribe
Treasurer–Jen Jameyson

Book Club–Sue Stapleton & Amanda Zinke
Bunco–Kessa Glisic
Coffee Talk—April Smith (Acting. Coordinator needed.)
Facebook–Lorri Kern Hsu
Lunch Bunch–Pam Richter
Newsletter–April Smith
Parties–Marisa Defay, Judi Riveness, Sue Stapleton,
Nancy Bloom
Publicity–Lana Bastianutti, Sheila Tweeddale
Special Outings/Escapes–Leslie Segal, Natalie Auer
Walking Group—Katie Walter, Deb Zucker
Website–April Smith



Thank You FEB Hosts:

Katie Walter/Natalie Auer
for hosting/cohosting

Amanda Zinke/Lorri Kern
for hosting/cohosting
Book Club!

Join us! Cheese Tasting!

SAT March 25 @ 7:30pm

Please join us for an after-dinner cheese tasting event!! The club will provide an array of cheeses selected by the Concord Cheese Shop.

Limit 20 guests, so please respond early to reserve a spot. Please also bring a beverage of your choice to share.


Weeknight escape! Men’s Pub Night

Tues March 21 @ 7pm

Vine Brook Tavern: 20 Waltham St. Lexington (in the center)

It’s time for the guys to counter this Bunco thing with a men’s night out. Please join us for draft beers at a Newcomers Club Men’s Pub Night. Conversation, good company, and maybe the start of a tradition….

No RSVPs necessary but direct any questions or expressions of interest to:

Weeknight escape! Pilates/Yoga Fitness Class

WED March 29 @ 7:30pm

Cost: $15

Held at a member’s home in Lexington

Please join us for an invigorating exercise class combining Pilates and Yoga—PoYo! Trained in both disciplines, our instructor, Shelby, describes her class as follows:

PiYo blends the moves of Pilates, Yoga, and Functional Strength training. It then sets these moves to fun music and by speeding things up from a traditional Pilates/Yoga class, it gets the muscles warmer faster and also adds the Cardio element. PiYo is the ultimate “has it all” workout.

And naturally, stay after class to socialize with old friends and meet new ones!

Limit 12 guests, so please respond early to reserve a spot. Please bring a yoga mat and towel.

RSVP: to reserve your spot and for location details.

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