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LEXINGTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY IS PROUD TO HOST AN OFFICIALLY LICENSED HAMILTON SINGALONG!
Can't get tickets to the Opera House in September? Join us in the Room Where It Happens - Cary Hall! Sit with several hundred of your friends as we sing your favorite songs on the Hamilton Instrumentals album. Costumes are encouraged! At intermission, join in the costume parade, popcorn, and cider, and enter a raffle to win a life-size cutout of Lin-Manuel Miranda! $4 per person. Children under 7 are free (please be advised that Hamilton contains mild explicit language.)
Be a part of our revolutionary crowd by buying a general admission ticket. Our Hamilton karaoke also needs song leaders - if you'd like to sign up to take the stage and lead us in song, purchase a singing role ticket.
New SUPERINTENDENT Meet & Greet (NEW DATE)
The Lexington School Committee cordially invites all members of the Lexington community to attend a meet and greet event with our new Superintendent Dr. Julie Hackett. We hope you can drop in during one of two informal meet and greet events. Thank you! Eileen Jay, Chair, Lexington School Committee Questions: contact Sara Calvino at 781-861-2580 x68040
September 17, 8-10 am, Community Center Dining Hall, 39 Marrett Road
Or: September 26, 6-8 pm, Central Office Gym, 146 Maple Street
DYSLEXIA PARENTS GROUP OF LEXINGTON: BACK TO SCHOOL KICKOFF MEETING
Join us for an evening of discussion to learn more about dyslexia. No matter the age of your child (preschool through high school) or where you are in terms of getting services for your child's language learning challenges (still exploring what is going on to receiving services), this meeting and group will serve as a useful resource for you. We particularly encourage parents of young children who have been identified via the prekindergarten screening to come. We'll offer tips for beginning the school year, working with your child's teaching team, etc., as well as a chance to discuss your particular issues.
transportation open house
This event is a one-stop shop for people of all ages to learn about getting to, from and around Lexington! Learn about current transportation options, ask questions, and provide your input on these services. Meet with staff from the MBTA Better Bus Project, Lexpress Bus, REV Shuttle, FISH, walking and biking groups, and more. Hear about plans for the 25th Anniversary of the Minuteman Bikeway. Learn about the Transit Study the Town is doing, and provide your input via the Transit Survey! Drop in at any time during the event.
September 22, 10am - 12 pm, Lexington Community Center
transit study public forum
Mobility is vital to our future. Come learn about the Transit Study the Town is currently conducting in collaboration with the Towns of Bedford and Burlington. Come share your input! Please also take and share the transit survey: www.lexingtonma.gov/transit-survey Regardless of how you get to, from, and around Lexington, the Town wants to hear from YOU!
September 22, 1:30 - 3 pm Cary Library (lower level meeting room)
special saturday free lexpress service
1st buses leave Depot Square at 9:30AM and last buses will depart Depot Square at 4:55PM. Buses will operate on their usual schedule and routes between these hours. Mobile bus tracker (www.lexpress.us) WILL be operating on this day! http://tracker.lexpress.us or download the Ride Systems app on your SmartPhone for Lexpress. Free fares are in honor of World Car Free Day. To take Lexpress to the above mentioned events, please note that Bus #1 and #2 are the ones that travel to the Community Center. All 6 bus routes pull-in to Depot Square about every half hour, which is across the street from the Cary Library.
September 22, 9:30 am - 5:25 pm
FOLMADS Ice Cream Social
Calling all families of performing arts students at LHS, Diamond, and Clarke! FOLMADS invites you to a free social event featuring delicious Rancatore's ice cream. Meet Lexington's new Performing Arts Coordinator, Jared Cassedy, and other parents of performing arts students. Find out about fun ways to volunteer at LHS events. Pick up a copy of FOLMADS' Guidebook for Parents. The evening will include a special performance by our own Lexington High School Jazz Combo. Contact Information: email@example.com.
September 23, 7-8:30 pm Lexington High School, Commons II
LexSEPAC/SEPTA Meet + Greet
Please join us to learn about the Lexington Special Education Parent Advisory Council and PTA in a low-key social environment. Learn about upcoming meetings, programs, and special education resources and meet other parents in the LPS community (preschool through high school). If you have a child in special education on an IEP, if your child is on a 504 plan, or if you suspect that your child may have some type of special need that impacts their learning, please come. Light refreshments will be served.
youth hockey fall registration
REGISTRATION OPEN NOW for Lexington-Bedford Youth Hockey Fall Programs
INTRO TO IN-HOUSE/LEARN TO PLAY HOCKEY (formerly call the Hayden Centre Hockey Clinic) is for skaters ages 4-10 years old who have already had some skating experience and are now interested in learning the fundamentals of ice hockey. For more information go to LBYH.net.
Lexington-Bedford Youth Hockey IN-HOUSE HOCKEY LEAGUE - Registration is now OPEN for the 2018-2019 Season. For more information go to LBYH.net.
Boys & Girls programs
Lexington youth lacrosse fall registration
Lexington Youth Lacrosse is dedicated to introducing, teaching, and expanding youth lacrosse to the Lexington and nearby communities. Through our integrated and age based programs, we provide a fun and instructional environment for young lacrosse players. New players at all levels welcome!
Boys & Girls programs
artspan teen classes
Fall registration is open for ArtSpan classes at the Munroe Center for the Arts. There are many traditional classes on offer as well as new ones, such as photojournalism, making electronic music, and silkscreening. Weekend and evening workshops are also open to teens. Check out the options at www.munroecenter.org/artspan.
penguin coding classes
September 8-16, weekend & weekday free trial classes (90 mins), at Hancock Church, Lexington
Please save the date for a presentation and Q & A discussion on Vaping and e-cigarettes with Nicohlas Chadi, M.D. This is a parent/guardians opportunity to recognize common items that may be indicative of substance abuse.
This event is free and open to the public. Sponsored by: Lexington Human Services Department, Department of Health, and the School Health Advisory Council (SHAC).
Any questions contact Krisitie Demirev at firstname.lastname@example.org or Anthony Serio at email@example.com.
October 17, 7 - 9 pm Cary Hall
YOUTH IN PHILANTHROPY (YIP)
YIP Lexington is an experiential leadership development program designed to empower and educate local youth to become our community’s next generation of philanthropists – those who give their time, talent, and treasure for the common good! As a participant of YIP, students will learn about needs in our community, visit local nonprofits, and grant money to nonprofits benefitting youth. YIP puts the power of decision making in students’ hands and empowers youth to be change-makers.
Monthly Welcome Coffees: You are invited!
Lexington’s Community Coalition – Youth Initiative will be hosting monthly welcome coffees for families who are new to town. Read More...
Times: Morning option 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Evening option 7:30 PM– 8:30 PM
Where: Central Registration Office, 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM or Lexington Community Center, 7:00 PM– 8:30 PM
Does your middle schooler sometimes need a ride home from school due to after-school activities?
Consider Lexpress! Lexpress operates 6 routes Monday-Friday. Read More...
Lexington Neighbors and Newcomers Club
Whether you're new to Lexington or looking for a fun way to connect with other Lexingtonians, don't forget to check out and join the Lexington Neighbors and Newcomers Club. Please visit our website at http://www.lexington-newcomers.org/ to learn more.