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Registration Now Open: Spring Classes & Workshops
Join with our local and nationally known, expert art instructors as they focus on improving artistic skills at all levels from the beginner to the advanced. Learn traditional and contemporary techniques in a relaxed and inspiring atmosphere.Call 781-862-9696 • www.LACSma.org for a detailed listing of all classes & fees.

When: May 28, 2018 9am in Lexington, MA
Lexington Arts & Crafts Society Ceramics Guild presents: The State of Clay
May 5 ~ June 6, 2018Reception: Sunday, May 6th, 2– 4:00pmThe biennial State of Clay is a juried show, showcasing original and innovative ceramic work. Current and former residents of MA are eligible to apply. The show aims to broaden public awareness of contemporary ceramic art and to provide a venue for MA’ clay artists. The pieces juried into the show reveal a wide array of ceramics, which highlight a variety of building styles, firing techniques and clay types. Our artists are educators, studio potters, established professionals, and emerging artists who have found clay to be a malleable medium that has inspired them to seek the best of themselves in their presentations. Juror Emily Zilber, the current curator of Contemporary Decorative Arts with the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, juried the show. She will select awards in person and speak at the Artists’ Reception on Sunday, May 6th beginning at 3pm.In her Juror’s Statement, Zilber elaborated on her choices. She sought pieces that displayed “creative composition and design alongside, and in dialog with, a skilled and self-assured approach to” construction. Zilber sought a quality in each piece that draws the viewer in, begging for “additional time and consideration”. The 2018 State of Clay is a reflection of her vision. It is a compelling display, showcasing the current state of clay artistry in MA. Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Friday, and Sunday from 12 – 4pm. Saturday 10am- 4pmOpen to the public. Free admission and parking.

When: May 28, 2018 10am to May 28, 2018 4pm in Lexington, MA
Birding on the Farm for Families
Monday May 28, 2018
4:30 PM until 6PM

Birding on the Farm for Families
April 30, May 28 for adults, July 23 4:30–6:00pm

Join an experienced bird guide on a walk through Lexington Community Farm’s fields, trees, and field edges. Explore how the unique habitat of our organic farm hosts active bird populations that have behaviors unique to our farm. Come learn about nature’s great opportunists. Activities for children and access to bird guides.

Admission price/family, per date: Members $15, Non-members $20
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Location: 52 Lowell Street Lexington, MA 02420

When: May 28, 2018 4:30PM to May 28, 2018 6pm in Lexington, MA
Lexington Farmers' Market - Opening Day!
Tuesday May 29, 2018
2PM until 6:30 PM

Join us for opening day of the Lexington Farmers' Market on Tuesday, May 29th from 2- 6:30 PM to welcome back our fantastic returning farmers and vendors and greet those who are new. Enjoy fresh, local food, good neighbors, and a day full of entertainment. We hope to see you there!

You'll find the best in local food and farms at the Lexington Farmers' Market from every Tuesday, from May 29th - October 30th, 2-6:30PM (Closing at 6PM in October). The market is held at the corner of MA Avenue and Fletcher Avenue at Woburn St, with parking available. The LFM accepts SNAP and doubles SNAP dollars up to $15 per week.

Go to our website or follow us on Facebook to learn more about the LFM farmers, vendors, artisans, and special events and for fun, follow us on Instagram.

Opening Day Activities: 2PM Opening Bell Ringing from our Sponsors & Town Officials 2- 4PM Bob Leger on his Guitar 4:30 PM William Diamond Jr. Fife and Drum Corps 5:15 PM Valery Marcantonio and her Studio 10 Tap Dancers
Lexington Farmers' Market Website
Location: 5 Fletcher Ave, Lexington

When: May 29, 2018 2pm to May 29, 2018 6:30PMin Lexington, MA
Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous Meeting
Wednesday October 18, 2017
7PM until 8:30 PM

Are you having trouble controlling the way you eat?
Are you underweight? Overweight?
Obsessed with food, weight, or dieting?

Weekly meetings are free and available for anyone suffering from food addiction, food obsession, obesity, bulimia or under-eating. There are no dues or weigh-ins.

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous is a 12 Step fellowship based on the principles of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). FA is a tax-exempt, non-profit Twelve Step program that helps people of all ages who have issues with food. There are no dues or fees for members. Anyone, from any walk of life, who seeks recovery from their problems with food, is welcome.

Location: St Brigid Parish 1995 MA Ave Lexington, MA 02421

When: May 30, 2018 7pm to May 30, 2018 8:30PMin Lexington, MA
Spring Dirt Play at LexFarm
Friday May 4, 2018
10AM until 11AM

Spring Dirt Play
May 4–June 29, Fridays 10am–11am

Free play for ages 3–7. Children must be accompanied by an adult. End each session with a visit to the Silk Fields goat yard!

Admission price for first child, per date: Members $10, Non-members $12; $5/additional child
Discount when you sign up for the whole series. Series Pricing: Members $80, Non-members $96
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Location: 52 Lowell Street Lexington, MA 02420

When: Jun 1, 2018 10am to Jun 1, 2018 11am in Lexington, MA
2 Miles Run
When: Jun 2, 2018 9am in Lexington, MA
America In Harmony
“America in Harmony” Set to Sparkle in Lexington To celebrate its first 25 years and inaugurate its next 25, the Boston Saengerfest Men’s Chorus will present “America in Harmony” on June 3 in Lexington’s renowned Cary Hall, featuring the world première of Pulitzer Prize winning composer Lewis Spratlan’s “New England Concordance.” The chorus is under the direction of Tom Berryman. Adding to this collection of music emphasizing American thought and sound is a lighter touch in “A Cask of Porter: a Medley of Songs by Cole Porter,” arranged by Clifton J. Noble and commissioned by the Boston Saengerfest Men’s Chorus Next 25 Fund in honor of S. Melvin Rines. Berryman will also lead the Chorus in two works by Randall Thompson, “The God Who Gave Us Life,” from his pointed 1943 work, The Testament of Freedom, and ”Choose Something Like A Star” from his 1959 setting of seven of Robert Frost’s poems, Frostiana. Seeking to capture some basic American themes in his commissioned work, Spratlan set for male voices and piano two 19th Century American poems. Both works embody themes fostered by thinkers like Emerson, Thoreau, Channing, and Alcott, now familiar underpinnings of our American identity. Spratlan notes that Alcott’s "Thoreau's Flute" is a “touching celebration of the great transcendentalist, with emphasis on his constancy in our culture and his joy in nature.” Stennett’s "New Jordan," from The Sacred Harp hymn collection, “echoes [Alcott’s work] by opening on a riverbank, gazing beyond, and contemplating nature's bounty” as well as capturing that period’s religious austerity. Adding to the evening’s luster is a special anniversary appearance by soprano Ute Gfrerer, best known for her musical theater and concert stage performances in the US and Europe, especially of Kurt Weill’s works, and by an original piano work played by the Chorus’s assistant Director, Brendon Shapiro. Songs from Saengerfest’s own a cappella group, Sound Investment, and Paul Bateman’s arrangement of the Spiritual “Down by the Riverside” will round out the evening of America’s songs and stories. * * * * * Lewis Spratlan is a prolific composer of operatic, chamber works, solo music, choral music and film music. Spratlan is the recipient of numerous fellowships and awards, including Guggenheim, Rockefeller, and NEA fellowships; an American Academy of Arts and Letters composer award; and the 2000 Pulitzer Prize in Music for his opera Life is a Dream, premièred by the Santa Fe Opera in 2010. He lives in Amherst, MA. Clifton J. Noble, Jr. is a composer, arranger and pianist based in Western MA. Since 1987, he has served as pianist for Smith College choral ensembles, and currently holds the position of Staff Accompanist in the Smith Music Department. He has produced original works and arrangements for a broad range of vocal and instrumental ensembles and soloists, and his music has been performed by acclaimed artists throughout the United States and internationally. A Cask of Porter is Clifton J. Noble, Jr.’s fourth commission for the Saengerfest. Randall Thompson’s New England credentials come from his years on the faculties of Harvard and Wellesley Colleges, Cole Porter’s from his early years at Worcester Academy and Yale plus his many summers in Williamstown. Known for his facile and witty lyrics, Porter’s first anthologized work was his 1909 Yale song with the intellectually tantalizing lyrics, “Bingo, bingo, bingo, that’s the lingo.” Austrian-born Ute Gfrerer has lived for the past decade in Nahant. By the way, if you would like to be notified automatically about BSMC's upcoming events, Please join our mailing list here - https://saengerfest.org/join-mailing-list/

When: Jun 3, 2018 4pm in Lexington, MA
Wednesday June 6, 2018
7PM until 9PM

Meet John and Gillian Ross, the ground-breaking team behind Gallery Blink, Lexington’s

unique art space for short-term exhibitions, in a home setting. Go behind the scenes with the

Rosses and learn more about the ins and outs of planning, organizing, designing and installing

pop-up art galleries and exhibitions. Join us for a relaxing evening and personalized

conversation with Blink owners and hosts, John and Gillian Ross. Hosted by Friends of Cary.

A brief Friends membership meeting precedes the program.

When: Jun 6, 2018 7pm to Jun 6, 2018 9pm in Lexington, MA
Family Bingo Night - Lexington Community Center
Friday June 8, 2018
6:30 PM until 8:30 PM

Fee: $20/Team

Ages: All

Date: Friday, Jun 8th

Time: 6:30-8:30pm

Location: Lexington Community Center Room 139

Description: Bring your friends and family over for a fun night of BINGO at the Community Center! Entrance fee includes all your playing needs, light refreshments, snacks, and prizes throughtout the night. We will be playing 10 rounds of BINGO so there are many chances to win! "Walk-in" are welcome, but pre-registration is required to be guaranteed participation in this event.

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Location: Community Center, 39 Marrett Road, Lexington

When: Jun 8, 2018 6:30PM to Jun 8, 2018 8:30PMin Lexington, MA