November 2018 Newsletter

It was great seeing so many of you at the October Kick-Off Cocktail Party! It kicked off what is sure to be another fun year for Lexington Neighbors & Newcomers. Now let’s keep that momentum going – hope to see you at our November events.

Upcoming Events

23rd Annual Battlegreen Run – Sunday, November 4 at 11:15am

The 23rd Annual Genesis Batttlegreen Run is around the corner! Join your Lexington Neighbors & Newcomers friends, as well as runners and walkers from LexFun!, for a family-friendly 5k/10k and support a cause near and dear to LNN – Cure Sanfilippo Foundation. Spencer, 4 year old son of a current board member, has been diagnosed with Sanfilippo Syndrome – a terminal, progressive disease likened to childhood Alzheimer’s.

Whether you fundraise or not, you can still sign up for the race and be part of the Spencer’s Sprinters team. It’s a really fun race right here in Lexington.

How to Register: Visit, select “Online Registration”, select a Registration Choice (5K Run, 10K Run, etc). When at the “Team Selection” page, select “Join Existing Team” and type “Spencer” and “Spencer’s Sprinters” should appear as a team for you to join.

How to Fundraise: After completing your registration for the run, you can fundraise for our team! To join our Cure Sanfilippo Foundation fundraising team, visit Create your profile by clicking “Join The Team” mid-page on the right.

Contact Peg at with any questions. We look forward to seeing you and cheering you on!!

Walking Group – Tuesdays at 9am

Everyone is welcome to join the walking group each Tuesday. The location of each walk varies to keep it interesting – we aim for about 90 minute walks. Deb will email the night before with the location (waiting until Monday evening avoids last minute changes due to weather). Some paths are flatter / stroller friendly and some are not – we’ll do our best to let you know trail conditions beforehand. No RSVP necessary – just show up, ready to walk. If you’re running late, call or text Deb & we’ll make arrangements to meet you.

Email Deb at to be added to the email group and receive the weekly walk details.

Book Club – Thursday, November 8 at 7:30pm

This month’s book is The Girl With The Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer. Amy mines her past for stories about her teenage years, her family, relationships, and sex and shares the experiences that have shaped who she is – a woman with the courage to bare her soul to stand up for what she believes in, all while making us laugh. Ranging from the raucous to the romantic, the heartfelt to the harrowing, this highly entertaining and universally appealing collection is the literary equivalent of a night out with your best friends – an unforgettable and fun adventure that you wish could last forever.

Host: Peg Smith, RSVP to Priya at

Please note that Book Club in December will be held a week earlier than usual. We are including information regarding the December book so that members will have enough time to read the book before the meeting.

Book Club – Tuesday, December 4 at 7:30pm

December’s book will be Hillbilly Elegy by JD Vance. Hillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis—that of poor, white Americans. J.D. Vance tells the true story of what a social, regional, and class decline feels like when you were born with it hanging around your neck. A deeply moving memoir, with its share of humor and vividly colorful figures, Hillbilly Elegy is the story of how upward mobility really feels

Coffee Talk – Wednesday, November 14, 10:00-12:00

Start your day off with coffee, nibbles and conversation with your LNN friends.

No RSVP: Just drop in!

Host: Nathalie Reynolds. Any questions or if you are interested in hosting a future coffee, email Angela at


Men’s Pub Night – Thursday, November 15 at 7:30pm

Responding to popular demand, our next Pub Night will shift venues to Common Ground Bar & Grill in Arlington (address is 319 Broadway but front is visible from Mass Ave). Common Ground is a short distance from the beginning of the Minuteman Bike Path. Great selection of craft beers, live music, bar food and — wait for it — open until midnight! Expressions of interest sent to Norm at are appreciated, so that Norm can let Common Ground know what space to set aside.

Lunch Bunch – Friday, November 16 at 12:00pm

Dine among 300 years of history at Merchant’s Row restaurant in Concord’s Colonial Inn. The menu features salads, sandwiches/burgers and entrees including chicken pot pie, jambalaya and roasted Atlantic salmon.

WHERE: 48 Monument Square, Concord RSVP or QUESTIONS: Kim at

Comedy Night – Sunday, November 18 at 7:00pm

What could be more fun, funny and fabulous than a Comedy Night just for the Lexington Neighbors and Newcomers?! We have six local comedians coming to perform just for us!! The ArtLounge in Arlington will host our group for the evening. Wine, beer and light snacks will be available for purchase. This event is free of charge to members and can accommodate 40 adults. Please sign up early, using the Eventbrite link below, to reserve your spot.

WHERE: 1346 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington

QUESTIONS: email Lesley at


Ladies’ Pub Night – Wednesday, November 28 at 7:30pm

After the success of last month’s Ladies’ Pub Night, we’ve decided to repeat a good thing (and for you bunco fans, don’t worry….bunco will be back in December). The location is still tbd and will be announced in a subsequent Weekly Happenings email. No need to RSVP, but if there are questions, please contact Kessa at

DIY Holiday Floral Arrangements – Friday, November 30 10:00am-12:00pm

Join us for a DIY Floral Holiday Arrangement Party complete with hot cider and cookies!

Bring your own vessel, different greeneries from your garden, the woods or the floral shop! Based on what you are planning to create you can also bring decorative items like candles, ornaments, dried fruits or cinnamon sticks…

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