Summer Newsletter

A few words from the LNN co-presidents:

As this LNN season comes to a close we want to thank everyone for another amazing year, especially our super-dedicated volunteer board.  They ensured LNN ran smoothly by taking care of administrative tasks like signing up new members, paying bills, maintaining the website and ensured members had lots of fun by organizing parties, bunco, book club, walking group, lunch bunch, escapes, and much more.  A special thanks to our outgoing board members for all of their years of service:  Judi Riveness, Kessa Glisic, Nassma Halaseh Matalka, Lana Bastianutti, Lesley Segal and Deb Zucker.  You will all be missed on the board, but hope to keep seeing you at LNN events!

Hope to see you at Saturday’s “Food From Across The World” party as well as the other June events!  Look for our mid-August newsletter for a list of fall events.  Have a happy and healthy summer.  See you in September!

Kind regards,
Pam and Katie (co-presidents)

Upcoming Events

Food From Across the World Party
Saturday, June 1, 7-10:00pm

Join us for our last party of the season – a celebration of our diverse membership and their delicious food traditions!  Please RSVP to the Evite that was previously emailed out.  You are requested to bring a main dish as well as a beverage of your choice – LNN will provide appetizers and desserts.  Note that this is an adults-only event.

Any questions please contact Sadia or Nassma

Lunch Bunch
Monday, June 3 at 12:00pm

Join us at Rapscallion Table & Tap, where artisanal comfort food meets craft beer.  Enjoy plates made to order in their scratch kitchen, featuring locally sourced ingredients.  Settle inside the historic farmhouse or dine al fresco on the patio.

Where:  Rapscallion Table & Tap, 5 Strawberry Hill Rd, Acton

RSVP:  Kim at

Walking Group
Tuesdays at 9:00am

Spring is here!  Enjoy the fresh air and join us for approximately hour-long walks in Lexington and neighboring towns. Email Stephanie at to be added to the email group and receive the weekly walk details which are typically sent out the night before. 

Gropius House Architecture Tour
Sunday, June 9, 7-9pm

Please join us for this very unique tour of famed Bauhaus architect Walter Gropius’ house in Lincoln.  There will be socializing and light refreshments followed by a guided tour at 8pm.  

Where:  The Gropius House, Lincoln,

Tickets: A special thank you to LNN for sponsoring this evening, reducing the ticket price to $26 per person.

RSVP by June 4 to
Space is limited to 24 people!

Walter Gropius, was one of the most influental German architects of the 20th century. As founder and director of the Bauhaus (the famous German art school) from 1919-1928, he exerted a major impact on the development of modern architecture.When Walter Gropius came to teach architecture at Harvard´s Graduate School of Design, he designed the Gropius House as his family home. The house also spotlights furniture designed by Marcel Breuer.

Bunco (& Left-Right-Center)
Monday, June 10 at 7:30pm

Bring: $5 ante for Bunco; $3 for L-R-C (exact change appreciated!); and a beverage or snack to share

RSVP: email Kessa at to RSVP and for location details

About the Games: Bunco is an entertaining, simple dice game, with no experience requiredIt’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?

Kayaking in Concord (+ lunch)
Wednesday, June 12 at 10am (rain date Friday, June 14)

Good exercise, good company and beautiful views!  We can’t think of a better way to spend the morning than paddling on the Concord River.  Kayaks (doubles and singles) and canoes are available for rent with paddles and life jackets.  No experience is required!  Beginners are welcome.

We will spend approximately two hours on the water, with plenty of rest breaks, paddling to the famous North Bridge.  Join us for lunch in Concord afterwords.  Carpooling from Lexington can be arranged.

Cost:  Thanks to LNN for subsidizing this event!  The cost to members, if any, will depend on the number of participants, but should be around $10.  Members can chose their boat and arrange for boat sharing at the boat house.

Where: South Bridge Boat House, 496 Main St, Concord

RSVP: to Lesley Segal at

Book Club
Thursday, June 13 at 7:30pm

The Arrangement by Sarah Dunn is a hilarious and emotionally charged bestselling novel about a couple who embark on an open marriage. Lucy and Owen, ambitious, thoroughly-therapized New Yorkers, have taken the plunge, trading in their crazy life in the city for a bucolic Hudson Valley exurb. When friends at a wine-soaked dinner party reveal they’ve made their marriage open, sensible Lucy balks. There’s a part of her, though – the part that worries she’s become too comfortable being invisible-that’s intrigued. Why not try a short marital experiment? 

Host: Netice Dokmecioglu

Members are kindly asked to bring a bottle of wine or an appetizer to share.

RSVP to Priya at

Men’s Pub Night
Thursday, June 13 at 7:30pm +

The location is currently being decided, so check the Weekly Happenings for more info. Contact Norm Richter at with questions; no RSVPs necessary.

Summer Meet-up Group

Several members have expressed interest in meeting up with fellow LNN members over the summer for various events/activities such as movie night at Lexington Venue, concerts at Hastings Park, meeting up at a playground with the kids, a round of tennis at the community courts, taking a hike, etc.
 To facilitate this we’ve organized a Google Group.  If you are interested, here’s how to participate:

1.  Email to be added to the “LNN Summer” Google Group. 
2.  You will receive a confirmation email that you have been added to the group.
3.  When you feel like organizing an activity, send an email to the group with the event date and a short description (i.e. 7/7 Willard Woods hike).  Write a further description in the body of the email including your personal email or phone #, then people can contact you personally if they are interested. 

Further details will be sent once you sign-up, but this should give you an idea of how it will work. Please email if you have any questions.

Community Happenings

Lexington Field & Garden Club Garden Tour
“Lexington Gardens Blossom”
Saturday, June 15, 10:30-3:30pm

The garden tour features nine private gardens that are as individual as the gardeners that tend them.  Every garden is maintained solely by the owner.  Garden enthusiasts can explore the landscapes of these Lexington residences.  Each tour stop is different; each garden is unique and has something special to offer.  Garden owners will be on hand and are willing to share knowledge about their plantings.  The garden tour is one of the club’s main fundraisers and an event that benefits the Lexington community.  Enjoy the day and all it has to offer!

Tickets:  in advance $25 at; day of tour $30 at Lexington Depot.

LEF “Celebration for Education Weekend”
Friday, June 14 and Saturday, July 15

Lexington Education Foundation (“LEF”) is having their annual Celebration for Education Weekend which is comprised of a free family-friendly celebration Friday 4-7pm followed by an adult beach party Saturday 7-11pm.  All events are at Hayden Lower Field.  For a complete schedule of events and/or to purchase tickets for the beach party visit their website at

Lexington Farmers’ Market
every Tuesday from 2-6:30pm throughout the summer

The Lexington Farmers’ Market (“LFM”) is at the corner of Mass Avenue and Fletcher Avenue, the gateway to historic Lexington. This season’s line-up includes fresh fruits and vegetables including organic specialty Asian produce from Kelley Farm, fresh fish, poultry, pork, and beef, local honey, and a variety of specialty foods.
The LFM is a producer-only market, ensuring that what you find is fresh and local, sustainably raised and carefully crafted by the farmers and vendors of the LFM. Each week, there will be approximately twenty-four farmers and vendors on-site, including guest vendors, with a total of 35 farmers/vendors participating in the 2019 season; check the website for who will be attending each week. In addition, the LFM features talented artisans, musicians, and local community groups, along with special seasonal events and festivals.

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