Click on the links below to check out community events and activities that are relevant to families of middle school students or scroll down to view details for these events & classes.
Including Samuel Film Screening
Please join us for a free movie screening: Including Samuel, a documentary by Dan Habib, discussion moderated by Joe Petner, PhD. Including Samuel chronicles the Habib family’s efforts to include their son Samuel, who has cerebral palsy, in every facet of their lives. The film honestly portrays his family’s hopes and struggles, as well as the experiences of four other individuals with disabilities and their families. Sponsored by LexSEPAC/SEPTA, Lexington Commission on Disability, the Lexington Human Rights Commission, and the Lexington Venue. Space is limited, pleas RSVP.
Lexington’s 6th Annual MLK Day of Service
Join us as we unite our Lexington and adjacent towns’ communities in reflection and celebration of Dr. King’s legacy. On Lexington’s 26th Annual MLK Day Commemoration, social action, educational events, opportunities for meaningful conversations and much more are part of a full day of activities. So make the Holiday uplifting and impactful by participating in any of the various family-friendly volunteer activities to serve those less fortunate. For additional information and to sign up to volunteer, visit http://www.lexingtonmlk.org/.
Raising White Kids: Building Skills for Raising Anti-Racist Children
Jennifer Harvey’s book, Raising White Kids: Bringing up Children in a Racially Unjust America, offers both general guidance and specific strategies for navigating our racially divided world with white children. The workshop will begin with a summary of Harvey’s central ideas and some examples of skillful responses to challenging situations, followed by smaller group sessions to practice and discuss responses to possible scenarios. Reading the book ahead of time will be helpful but is not necessary. RSVPs are helpful but not necessary; questions welcomed: FRR@follen.org. Jointly sponsored by Follen Church and Temple Isaiah.
January 24, 7-9 pm
Temple Isaiah, Room 24-25
Teen Summer Expo
The Teen Summer Expo brings the directors of a wide variety of enriching summer programs together with teenagers and their parents for a FREE, informative and easy-to-manage evening. Find unique and exciting summer experiences from adventure travel to community service to internships and enrichment in academics, sports or the arts, both locally and throughout the world. There will be options for every interest and budget.
monthly welcome coffees: you are invited!
Please join us for the next Welcome Coffee hosted by the Lexington Community Coalition. The theme this time is “Lifespan Wellness". For your convenience, we have a morning and an evening option. Whether you are new to Lexington or have been here for a while, you are very welcome to join us. These informal gatherings will provide you an overview of town, school and community resources. Bring your questions and meet some friendly people. All ages welcome. Read More...
February 6, 9:30-10:30 am
February 6, 7:30-8:30 pm
Lexington Community Center, Room 242
Social Justice Book Group
All are welcome to join a new book group starting November 7th, 2018 and meeting the first Wednesday of each month from 7:00-8:30 pm in the Large Meeting Room of Cary Memorial Library in Lexington. We will read both nonfiction and fiction books related to issues of justice. Selections will be made by the group and discussion leaders may rotate, depending on the composition and size of the group. Please come to the first meeting (Nov. 7th) with ideas. Interested, but can’t attend on 11/7? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
February 6, 7-8:30 am
Cary Memorial Library, Large Meeting Room
Enough As She Is: An empowering evening with Rachel Simmons
Today’s girls have never been more “successful,” but they have never been more unhappy. Too many feel that no matter how hard they try they will never measure up to the “Supergirl” impossible standards of success. With more than two decades of experience and research, New York Times best-selling author Rachel Simmons offers a clear understanding of this problem facing our girls today and provides actionable advice and tangible strategies for parents and educators so they can best support girls as they navigate the waves of adolescence to live their best, most fulfilling lives. Free and open to the public. Limited number of books available for sale and book signing at the conclusion of the event. Please contact Betty Ann Killian with any questions.
February 7, 6:30-8:30 pm
Nashoba Brooks School
friday recreation & social hangout
Start the day afterschool with a fun trip to Xtremecraze where we will play 2 games of lasertag with your friends. Then we will head back to the Community Center for some billiards, corn hole, air hockey, video games and more! A pizza dinner and transportation is included. Sign up soon as spots are limited to 20 students!
January 11, 3-7:30 pm
February 8, 3-7:30 pm
March 15, 3-7:30 pm
Lexington Community Center
Fee: $65 (all three Fridays)
Family Fun Day – Family Feud!
Come over to the Community Center with a team of 3 to 6 people and be speedy with you brain and buzzer. Entrance fee covers prizes for the night! Sign up now as spots are limited to 10 teams! "Walk-ins" are welcome, but pre-registration is required to be guaranteed participation in this event.
February 12, 2:00-4:30 pm
Lexington Community Center, Room 237
parents/caregivers of lgbtq+ kids monthly meet-up
A warm, welcoming group where everyone can engage, share, laugh and groan. If you a parent/caregiver of an LGBTQ+ person of any age, come on by! We meet every second Thursday of the month, 7:00-8:30, at First Parish in Lexington. For additional resources and opportunities, see LexPride's website at www.lexpridema.org/resources.
February 14, 7-8:30 pm
First Parish Church, 7 Harrington Rd, Lexington
Family Fun Day – BINGO!
Bring your friends and family over for a fun afternoon of BINGO at the Community Center! Entrance fee includes all your playing needs, light refreshments, snacks, and prizes throughout the night. We will be playing 10 rounds of BINGO so there will be many chances to win! "Walk-ins" are welcome, but pre-registration is required to be guaranteed participation in this event.
March 9, 2:00-4:30 pm
Lexington Community Center, Room 139
Fifth Annual Lexington Parent Academy
Designed to educate and empower parents and caregivers to manage the changing demands of parenting in today’s world, this is a free event for all interested parents and community members. A list of presenters will available soon. Please contact Julie Fenn, Assistant Coordinator of PE, Health and Wellness with any questions.
March 23, 9:30 am-2:30 pm
Lexington Community Center
150th Birthday Celebrations for Cary Memorial Library
Lexington’s Cary Memorial Library is turning 150 years old in 2019. To commemorate this milestone year, the Cary Memorial Library Foundation is hosting a 150th Anniversary Gala Celebration. Tickets, with a special early bird pricing of $75 each, will go on sale in early 2019. The evening will include dancing to the music of the band Acoustic Roadshow, feature special performances, showcase spaces within the library, and offer a variety of food and drink. More Information...
March 23, 7-11 pm
Cary Memorial Library
Boys & Girls, Grade 3-8
Tuesdays and Thursdays 6-7:30 pm
November 27 - February 14
Lexington High School Field House
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!
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.
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. APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO October 26th!
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.