May 2023 Newsletter

Hello Neighbors & Newcomers,

It was wonderful to enjoy a variety of activities with you in April, including not one but TWO art outings, a fabulous lunch, an engaging book club, and a blast of a bunco night. We have another exciting set of activities slated for May, so read on to find out more. Also keep an eye out for the book club section, which includes information about the much-awaited survey for next year’s book roster!

We also have some board positions opening up for next season, so please fill out our interest indicator to express interest and learn more! You can also always reach out via email if you’re interested in getting more involved. We have so much fun as a board and would love to have others join us.

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

May 3: Meet at the CVS parking lot & walk along the bike path

May 10: Week off

May 17: Meet at the CVS parking lot & walk along the bike path

May 24: Park at Lexington Community Farm & walk around the Arlington Reservoir

May 31: Meet in the Horn Pond parking lot (the one with the boat launch) in Woburn

Call or text Kelly with any questions.

Ladies’ Night

Friday, May 5 @ 7pm

Ladies, let’s Fiesta! Join us Friday, May 5th at 7pm in celebrating Cinco de Mayo at The Painted Burro – Waltham. We have currently made a reservation for 14 women.

Sign up soon and no later than Wednesday 5/3 noon by email, so we can make adjustments in the # of seats as needed.

As always, it’s a cash-bar and we’ll order some light appetizers for sharing. Feel free to add a colorful touch to your outfit.

We’ll send out a confirmation email on Thursday 5/4 to all who have signed up. The LNN events team is looking forward to seeing many of you!

Bike Ride

Sunday, May 7

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, time and place to meet.

Lunch Bunch

Thursday, May 11 @ 12pm

Our next Lunch Bunch is on May 11th at noon at the Black Horse Tavern in Winchester.  Take a sneak peek at their menu:

We have reserved seating on the patio but will have the option to sit inside if the weather doesn’t cooperate. 

Please RSVP by May 10th to Carol.

Coffee Talk

Friday, May 12 @ 10am

Join us for coffee at Haute Coffee in Concord on Friday, May 12th. Enjoy house-made from scratch baked goods with your coffee, tea, or lemonade. Feel free to just drop in and even bring a friend. If you give Lydia a heads up that you’re joining, she will communicate any updates as necessary.

Bunco Night

Monday, May 15 @ 7pm

No prior experience necessary, always a fun time. Bring your lucky charm and hope the odds are in your favor. Email Lara to sign up for our May bunco night!

Book Club

Thursday, May 18 @ 7pm

Join us for a lively chat of May’s Book Club selection “All My Rage” by Sabaa Tahir on Thursday, May 18th.

Salahudin and Noor are more than best friends; they are family. Growing up as outcasts in the small desert town of Juniper, California, they understand each other the way no one else does. Until The Fight, which destroys their bond with the swift fury of a star exploding. 

Now, Sal scrambles to run the family motel as his mother Misbah’s health fails and his grieving father loses himself to alcoholism. Noor, meanwhile, walks a harrowing tightrope: working at her wrathful uncle’s liquor store while hiding the fact that she’s applying to college so she can escape him—and Juniper—forever.

When Sal’s attempts to save the motel spiral out of control, he and Noor must ask themselves what friendship is worth—and what it takes to defeat the monsters in their pasts and the ones in their midst. 

From one of today’s most cherished and bestselling young adult authors comes a breathtaking novel of young love, old regrets, and forgiveness—one that’s both tragic and poignant in its tender ferocity.

RSVP by May 17th to On the morning of May 18th, 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: We are in the process of determining the roster of books for next season’s Book Club. Take the survey here (Book Club Suggestions) to list up to 3 book suggestions by May 20th. All LNN members are welcome to participate! Based on your responses, we will create a comprehensive list and send out a voting survey to choose the books we will read for next season’s Book Club.

Sneak Peek at June

Save the date for some June events!

Dates are subject to change based on scheduling challenges, but we want to do our best to provide some heads up regarding upcoming events.

  • June 8: Book Club (“The Paris Apartment” by Lucy Foley)
  • June 9: Lunch Bunch

Community Announcements

Lexington Farmers’ Market

  • The summer farmers’ market returns May 30th 2-6:30pm at The Worthen Road Practice Field. Learn more.

Lexington Education Foundation

  • Lexington Education Foundation will host their annual Celebration for Education weekend on June 9 & 10. Friday will be a free, family-friendly event featuring the Lexington High School Robotics Club. Saturday will be an adults only themed party.

    Please follow LEF on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram for more details or visit Please contact Nicole if you are interested in learning more about sponsorship or volunteer opportunities.

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