May 2017 Newsletter




Dear Lovely Newcomers!

Hello Spring! Hope you’re enjoying the arrival of milder temps, the return of migratory birds, and the blooms of azaleas in eye-popping colors!

We have tons of stuff happening this month so get in your RSVPs and mark your calendars. Our International Party (SAT May 20) is a perennial favorite because it showcases the diversity of our group. Bring a dish from your culture/heritage and create connections over food!

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

Please enjoy our May 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 for the weather.
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.

Men’s Pub Night

TUES May 2 @ 7pm @ Lexx Restaurant (in Lex Center across from Post Office)

Ok, so we had some interest in last month’s a Pub Night with about 15-20 LNC guys supplementing the bar area that evening! So who’s up for a repeat? Since Vine Brook Tavern has closed (sad!), we’ve chosen Lexx as our alternative in the interest of staying/supporting local. There’s a nice bar area and good selection of draft beers.
No RSVPs necessary but email Norm Richter to be included on the distribution list to receive any last-minute changes.

Weekday Escape: Studio Time w LNC!

WED May 3 @ 10am 

Enjoy a relaxing morning with other LNC members while you work on a craft or finish a project! Member Shawna Paul is hosting this fun event. Bring your scrap booking materials, knitting, laptop, artwork, book, or whatever project you’ve been putting off, and get it done in good company! Tea & healthy nibbles provided.

RSVP: Please email if you plan to attend. & for location details.

Weekday Escape: Matisse Exhibit

FRI May 5 @ 10:30am @ Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

In our next museum outing, we’ll explore the current Matisse exhibit, ‘Matisse in the Studio,’ at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. It’s a beautiful museum even without Matisse in it. With Matisse, it shouldn’t be missed.

Time: We’ll meet at 10:30am in front of the museum

Where: 465 Huntington Ave, Boston

Cost: With 10 or more participants, group rate is $20/person, otherwise $25/person. (Audio guides can be rented for $6/person.)

Carpooling: We will organize rides once we have all responses

RSVP/Questions: Contact Natalie Auer

Weekday Escape (Sorry–Sold Out!)
Cooking with Katie—Summer Salads!

May 10 & 12 
Join chef Katie for a Summer Salads cooking class!! Member Katie Walter previously taught cooking in her London home. Now she brings her talent to us by demonstrating a variety of salad recipes just in time for summer: Roasted Vegetable Orzo Salad, Melon & Halloumi Salad, and Thai-Style Coleslaw with Mint and Cilantro. Once prepared, we’ll sit and enjoy the food together with a glass of wine!

Cost: $30

Questions: contact Lesley at

Coffee Talk

THURS May 11 @ 9:30-11:00am* 

Start your day with a smile. Chat with friends while enjoying coffee and a nibble.

No RSVP: Just drop in!

*NOTE: Hard stop at 11am.

Questions: Contact Viki Deardorff, & for location details.

Book Club

THURS May 11 @ 7:30 pm

RSVP: email

Breath, Eyes, Memory by Edwidge Danticat
At the age of twelve, Sophie Caco is sent from her impoverished village in Haiti to New York, to be reunited with a mother she barely remembers. There she discovers secrets that no child should ever know, and a legacy of shame that can be healed only when she returns to Haiti–to the women who first reared her. What ensues is a passionate journey through a landscape charged with the supernatural and scarred by political violence, in a novel that bears witness to the traditions, suffering, and wisdom of an entire people.


Thank You APRIL hosts!

Sue Stapleton/Judi Riveness
for hosting/cohosting

Viki Deardorff/Marisa Defay
for hosting/cohosting
Book Club!

Join us! International Party!

SAT May 20 @ 7:30pm

We’re celebrating our diversity by sharing food/drinks representing our cultures and backgrounds! Please respond to the invitation already sent to your email box. If you did not receive an invitation, contact April at

Restorative Yoga (benefits Cure Sanfilippo Foundation)

THURS May 18 @ 7:00-10:00pm @ Embody Fitness, 18 Adams St., Burlington

Replenish body & soul with a restorative & meditative yoga session followed by wine and snacks—and help a local family too! Embody Fitness owner Anne Rollins is donating this event to help cure 2-year-old Spencer Smith, and others like him, who have Sanfilippo Syndrome, a disease causing children to lose the ability to walk, talk, see, swallow, and remember. Most children do not live past their teens. And there is no cure–yet! But Spencer’s parents, Alli and Nate, have joined with the nonprofit Cure Sanfilippo Foundation to fund research and clinical trials in search of a cure. Attending yoga night is an easy (and relaxing!) way to help!

Schedule: Yoga (7-8:15pm); Refreshments & Raffles (8:15-10pm). Can’t make yoga? Just come for the refreshments!

Cost: Suggest minimum donation $30 (includes several raffle tickets)

Register: email Anne by May 5 at and specify whether you are attending Yoga (at 7pm) or just stopping by for the refreshments/raffles (at 8:15pm). Please bring a mat if you have one.

Lunch Bunch

FRI May 19 @ 12:00pm @ Cafe Barada, 2269 Mass Ave., Cambridge (near Davis Sq. T-stop)
Cafe Barada is a family run restaurant serving the Boston and Cambridge area with Lebanese food, wine and cocktails. Specialties include hummus, falafel and pita wraps. Note: NO CREDIT CARDS. Cash ONLY.

RSVP: email

Bunco! (& Left-Right-Center)

TUES May 23, 7:30pm (schmoozing begins); 8:15pm (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?

Weeknight escape! Spin Class w LNC!

THURS May 25 @ 7:30pm @ Rev’d Indoor Cycling: 68 Burlington Mall Road, Burlington

Let’s sweat and cycle together. Challenge yourself AND have fun during this guided spin fitness class taught by the studio owner. Then stay after class to enjoy some well-deserved post-spin libations and snacks.

Cost: $15 (pay when you get there)

RSVP: Natalie Auer at

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