May 2022 Newsletter

Hello Neighbors & Newcomers,

As the sun starts to join us on a daily basis, we are eager to enjoy meeting together more and more outside. And we already did, having a nice evening outside at the Ladies’ night at Revolution Hall, enjoying biking, walking, and more. Please check out our activities of the month down below, and don’t forget to respond to our book club survey for next season as well.

For June, we plan to hold a beach-themed Garden Party on the 17th (more details below), so please mark your calendar! We want to make this party very special – stay tuned for more information.

As indicated last month, some board members will be leaving their position at the end of this season, wrapping up in June. Thank you to Debbie Fortin to taking care of the walking group, to Priyanka Dhaul for her creative skills on our Facebook page, and to Kim Cramer for leading the Book Club! We are looking to replace these positions, find someone to take the reins on bringing back dog meet-up, and get additional volunteers to organize parties/events with Helena and Saskia. This is a lot of fun, does not take too much time, and is a great way to get to meet our Lexington community. If you are interested, please contact us at to learn more!

I also want to take opportunity to thank our entire board for all their work this year.

  • Helena Wennbo and Saskia Houwing for leading our events committee, putting on such fun ladies’ nights, parties, and special events. As well as Lara Kallander for her support on the events committee and taking charge of our popular Bunco Nights.
  • Carol Colwell for Lunch Bunch
  • Jen Oriel for Coffee Talk
  • Liliana Kondracki and Kim Cramer for the Book Club
  • Rikke Bitsch-Norhave for Membership
  • Mary Reynolds for taking care of our finances as Treasurer
  • Rachel Brownell as Secretary
  • Prianka Dhaul as Facebook Admin
  • Derek Reynolds for hosting Lads’ Nights
  • And also, Alexia Duc, Mary Carmichael, Andrea Parrella, and Pam Richter

We always welcome your ideas and feedback. Any questions or comments, feel free to email us at or post ideas/thoughts to the Lexington Neighbors & Newcomers Members Facebook group.

Tania Bojanowski, LNN President & Rachel Brownell, LNN Secretary

Upcoming Events

Bunco Night
Wednesday, May 11 7-10pm

Join us again in May as Bunco Night returns this month! Please RSVP to Lara to ensure you receive the latest updates.

Biking Group
Wednesdays at 9:30am

Group will ride Lexington-Concord-Lexington on Bedford bike path – Battle Road loop (20 miles) with a coffee/chat break in Concord (for good measure) in the middle. All levels welcome but would recommend against fancy road bikes at this time (dirt paths will be saggy). Instead any hybrid bike will do! Please reach out to Alexia to express interest in this or future bike rides (she may also have a couple of bikes to spare if needed). Event is targeted for Wednesdays and will be adjusted (timing, weather, location, length) as needed based on demand.

Ladies’ Night
Thursday, May 19 5-9pm

The ladies of LNN venture to a new spot this month, Row 34! Feel free to join early for some appetizers at the Raw Bar, or pop in later for a drink. We do have limited seats available, so please RSVP to Saskia by May 17th and let her know if you’ll be planning to attend for food around 5pm or just drinks closer to 7pm. 

Lads’ Night

Lads’ Night continues its adventures this month! Email Derek to be added to the Lex Mecs distribution list to find out more details about this and future outings.

Coffee Talk
Monday, May 23 at 10:30am

Join us for coffee and great company. Please RSVP to Jen to express interest so that you can receive location details and any necessary updates!

Lunch Bunch
Thursday, May 26 at 12pm

Join our awesome lunch bunch crew in May. Please RSVP by May 20 to Carol, and she will share more details as the date approaches.

Walking Group
Tuesdays at 9:30am

Walking group is seeking a new lead to help coordinate walks! Please reach out to Debbie with interest in the walks and/or leading the walking group in the future.

Book Club
Thursday, May 12 at 7pm

May’s Book Club will be on Thursday, May 12th, 2022 and we will be discussing “Tell The Wolves I’m Home” by Carol Rifka Brunt. 

1987. The only person who has ever truly understood fourteen-year-old June Elbus is her uncle, the renowned painter Finn Weiss. Shy at school and distant from her older sister, June can be herself only in Finn’s company; he is her godfather, confidant, and best friend. So when he dies, far too young, of a mysterious illness her mother can barely speak about, June’s world is turned upside down.

But Finn’s death brings a surprise acquaintance into June’s life. At the funeral, June notices a strange man lingering just beyond the crowd. A few days later, she receives a package in the mail containing a beautiful teapot she recognizes from Finn’s apartment, and a note from Toby, the stranger, asking for an opportunity to meet. As the two begin to spend time together, June realizes she’s not the only one who misses Finn, and that this unexpected friend just might be the one she needs the most.

RSVP by May 11th to On the morning of May 12th, we will email the time of the meeting and the address of our host to all.  Please bring a drink of your choice and/or snacks to share.

And don’t forget to vote on all the great possibilities of books for next season by filling out the survey

Friday, June 17 6:30-9:30 (Sunday rain date)
 Join us to celebrate the start of summer at our LNN Summer Party!! Our summer party takes place on Friday night, June 17th 6.30 – 9.30pm. (Rain date: Sunday, June 19th 5-7pm) Where: Member’s backyard. Details follow after registration. 
What to bring: your own beverage of choice, and, if you prefer to sit, a beach chair or beach mat. While LNN is not permitted to purchase alcoholic beverages for members, we will offer tapas and non-alcoholic beverages. Dress Code: BEACH. Registration: RSVP to Tania We are looking forward to seeing all of you in June!!

Additional Upcoming Events

  • If you have hobbies or activities that you would like to share with other LNN members, please reach out to Helena to share more information and discuss the possibility of hosting an event!


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