October 2018 Newsletter

A FRIENDLY REMINDER!! Don’t forget to renew your 2018-2019 LNN membership!! This will be your last newsletter/weekly happening unless you renew by the end of the week. See membership information in the “Announcements” section at the bottom of the newsletter.

Upcoming Events

Boston Harbor Walk – Tuesday, October 2 at 9:45am

Our regular Tuesday walk will take a road trip to Boston to explore the Harborwalk. This beautiful walk goes all along Boston’s harbor, connecting many of Boston’s most beloved neighborhoods. We’ll stop for lunch along the way and be back in Lexington by 3pm. We will meet at Starbucks on Bedford St at 9:45 and carpool into Boston from there.

RSVP to Deb at debbra.zucker@gmail.com details.

Book Club – Wednesday, October 10 at 7:30pm

This month’s book is “The Hate U Give” by Angie Thomas. Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed. Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr. But what Starr does or does not say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.

Host: Sue Denham

RSVP to Priya at priyanpatel@yahoo.com

Kick-Off Cocktail Party – Friday, October 12 7:00-9:00pm

Kick-off the new LNN season by joining friends old and new at Aloft in Lexington. Appetizers will be served by the club and drinks will be available at the bar. All LNN members should have received an Evite invitation for this event – please RSVP via Evite. Numbers are limited, so please sign up soon! If you have questions, contact Nassma at nassmahalaseh@hotmail.com or Sadia at sadia_sharif@hotmail.com

John F. Kennedy House Tour – Wednesday, October 17 at 10:30am

The JFK House in Brookline, a National Historic Site, is the birthplace and childhood home of JFK, the 35th President of the U.S.. Our own LNN private tour starts at 10:30am and lasts 30-40 minutes. Admission is FREE! After the tour we’ll walk 2 blocks for lunch at Zaftig’s Deli (yum!!).

RSVP to Natalie at natalie_auer@hotmail.com for the tour, lunch or both. Carpools can be organized from Lexington once Natalie has all the RSVPs.

Ladies’ Pub Night – Thursday, October 18 at 7:30pm

Bunco is taking a break this month and we’re replacing it with a Ladies’ Pub Night. If this is a hit we may consider alternating months between Bunco and Pub Night. This month we’ll be at Via Lago from 7:30pm onward, so join us (we’ll have a table, so if you don’t see us ask the hostess for the LNN group). No need to RSVP, but if there are questions, please contact Kessa at kessaglisic@gmail.com

Lunch Bunch – Friday, October 19 at 12:00pm

Join us for some southern Italian food at Brelundi in Waltham (185 Crescent St). Homemade pastas, pizzas, arancini, and desserts plus delicious salads and paninis are what Brelundi is known for. Come hungry!

RSVP to Kim at kimwcramer@gmail.com

Coffee Talk – Wednesday, October 24, 10:00-12:00

Start your day off with coffee and conversation with your LNN friends. Feel free to bring along friends/neighbors who may be interested in learning more about LNN.

No RSVP: Just drop in! Host: Natalie Auer. Any questions or if you are interested in hosting a future coffee, email Angela at jammbenson@sbcglobal.net

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 debbra.zucker@gmail.com to be added to the email group and receive the weekly walk details.

Save the Date!

23rd annual Genesis Battle Green Run will take place Sunday, November 4 in Lexington. LexFUN! and Lexington Neighbors & Newcomers have joined forced to become a team: Spencer’s Sprinters, because a local pre-schooler needs our help! Lexington’s cutie-pie, Spencer Smith, has been diagnosed with Sanfilippo Syndrome, a terminal, progressive disease – LIKENED TO CHILDHOOD ALZHEIMER’S, with devastating effects on the brain – that doesn’t have a cure…YET. We are participating in this race to help Spencer and other kids with Sanfilippo by raising money for the Cure Sanfilippo Foundation. We hope you’ll join our team!! You can do the 5K Walk, 5K Run or 10K Run. To register, visit www.battlegreenrunfoundation.org and choose “Spencer’s Sprinters” when you join an Existing Team. After you have completed registration, you can begin to raise funds for our team by joining at www.crowdrise.com/spencers-sprinters-battlegreen-run. Registered runners and walkers who create a Crowdrise profile and rasie $100 or more by October 15th will receive a FREE longsleeve Spencer’s Sprinters official race t-shirt. Questions? Contact Peg at margaretkastnerus@yahoo.com.


Don’t forget to renew your membership! Renew before October 1 (tomorrow!) to keep your membership up-to-date. Dues are $45 and entitles each household to our newsletter and access to all of our activities. There are two ways to pay: 1) Paypal or 2) By check – Send a check made out to the “Lexington Newcomers Club” to our Membership Chair: Claire Nedham, 33 Liberty Ave, Lexington, MA 02420. Note that new members are requested to complete a membership form . Please feel free to pass on membership information to any newcomers or neighbors who you think may be interested in joining!

Looking for a house to host Holiday Party – Whether you have been a member for years or joined last month, if you have a house that’s good for entertaining we would love to borrow it for our annual December Holiday Party. The LNN party planners take care of everything – they just need someone to offer up their home for one evening. If you are interested, contact Nassma at nassmahalaseh@hotmail.com or Sadia at sadia_sharif@hotmail.com.

Check us out on Facebook! LNN has a Facebook page where you can connect with other members, post pictures of events and find out about upcoming events. Visit us at www.facebook.com/LexingtonNewcomersClub and be sure to “like” us!

Want to get more involved with LNN? We are always looking for members to host events (bunco, parties, book club, coffee talk, etc) and likewise we are open to suggestions for new activities/excursions. If you are interested in hosting, have any suggestions or want to help out with LNN in any way contact us at lncexecs@lexington-newcomers.org.

Comments are closed.