Wednesday, September 27, 2017

What's LexFUN!

LexFUN! is Lexington’s network for families with children aged five and under. Founded in 1942, LexFUN! is one of the largest volunteer-run parent organizations in Massachusetts providing social, educational and community events and activities. LexFUN! is a recognized MA PTA.  

Our mission is to enrich the lives of families with young children in and around Lexington by connecting them to playgroups, parenting education opportunities, drop-in play center, arts and crafts programs, holiday celebrations, civic activities in town, coffee get-togethers for moms, babysitters, parent panels on preparing for kindergarten, tips on kid-friendly places to eat, shop and visit, and most of all, lots of FUN!

LexFUN! is your connection to EVERYTHING

for families with young children in Lexington!

LexFUN! hosts regular kid-focused activities including a drop-in play center, playground meet ups, playgroup connections, and our art-based Winter/Summer FUN! activities. We offer several family centered events including the Halloween Parade, the Puppet Show, Barn Babies, and Membership Appreciation party. Parents are not forgotten as several parent events are also offered including Mom’s Night Out, The White Elephant gift exchange, Date Night and the relaxing Spa Night!

Regular Playtime Activities
SummerFUN! , WinterFUN!, drop-in arts and crafts program for mommy and me and caregivers.
Drop-in Play center, Fall through Spring – preschoolers, toddlers, babies and their parents and caregivers come to play, explore and learn in a huge indoor play area filled with age appropriate toys and activities.
Playground meet ups to meet other LexFUN! Families and their little ones in an informal setting.
Annual Family Events and Parent Social Events
Including the Lexington Halloween parade, Tanglewood puppet show, Fire station visit and Barn Babies petting zoo.
Mom’s night out, date night for Moms and Dads, movie nights and more.

LexFUN! Playgroups are a way to connect with other parents with children of the same age. Parents are grouped by neighborhood, child’s age and availability, contact details are passed on and it’s then up to the group to arrange the time and place for meet-ups. Registration takes place in September, January and June. Sign up here.

Kindergarten Connection
Connecting you and your child to other children who will be in their kindergarten class beforeschool actually starts!  This program is a tried and true way to ease the transition to kindergarten. By signing up for the Kindergarten Connection, you will be able to:

Attend playdates with 6 other families in the summer before Kindergarten begins
Attend a playground playdate with incoming kindergarteners at your child’s school in August
Receive a contact list of the other families enrolled in the Kindergarten Connection program
LexFUN! Kindergarten Parents Panel: What Every Parent Wants to Know!

Learn about the exciting world of kindergarten! LexFUN! presents an evening of discussion and Q&A with parents of current Lexington Kindergarteners. Parents from all six elementary schools will be represented on the panel.
To sign up for playdates and to receive emails about the end of summer playground meet-up, fill out this form.

Our Online Community – Wild Apricot
LexFUN! uses Wild Apricot for its online community, member announcements and membership sign ups and renewals.
When you join LexFUN!, you’ll be asked to create a Wild Apricot account.  Make sure you do this! Your Wild Apricot account allows you to sign in to LexFUN! online and:
See the LexFUN! calendar of events
RSVP and buy tickets for LexFUN! events
Participate in forum discussions and ask questions of fellow LexFUN! Members
See and share photos from LexFUN! events
Communicate privately and safely with fellow LexFUN! members
Receive bi-weekly LexFUN! Newsletters

For more information visit LexFUN!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Apples and Honey to Sweeten the Fall

Apples and Honey to Sweeten the Fall!
Sunday, September 24, 1:00-4:00pm (Rain Date: Sunday, October 1)
Cotton Farm, 121 Marrett Rd, Lexington
Please join the Conservation Stewards and Citizens for Lexington Conservation for an afternoon celebrating the beginning of autumn and our local sweets. The Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah, is celebrated each fall with apples and honey, both of which are found at Cotton Farm, one of Lexington's loveliest conservation lands.
This event is family friendly, with apple and honey tasting, and bee and tree investigations. The Lexington High School Bee Keeping Club will be on-hand to show-off their Cotton Farm Apiary while the Citizens for Lexington Conservation will offer crafts and activities for children, including our Junior Ranger Program, from 1:00-3:00.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017


Many of you may or may not know that September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month!  The color for the month is Gold/Yellow.

Please come walk or run with Fitness Together and Boston Children's Hospital on Saturday September 16th, 2017 at 8:30 AM.

This 5K run/walk begins at 59 Worthen Road (Grace Chapel) in Lexington and winds its way through tree covered back roads and back toward the center. It contains flat and hilly terrain, including 2 challenging hills. So there's a little something for everyone!  The event is USATF Sanctioned.
5th Annual Crushing Cancer 4 Kids 5K Walk/Run! Family friendly! This event will benefit Boston Children's Hospital and funding will go directly toward DIPG Brain Tumor research. What is DIPG? Diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) is a brain tumor found in a part of the brain stem called the pons. The pons controls essential bodily functions such as heartbeat, breathing, swallowing, eye movement, eyesight, and balance. DIPG affects children almost exclusively. Approximately 200-400 children in the United States are diagnosed with DIPG each year. These children are typically between the ages of 4 and 11. DIPG accounts for roughly 10-15% of all brain tumors in children. Only 10% of children with DIPG survive for 2 years following their diagnosis, and LESS THAN 1% survive for 5 years. The MEDIAN survival time is 9 months from diagnosis.

YOU NEED TO REGISTER FOR THE EVENT AT RaceWire.  The link is below

IF you CAN'T attend our race but still want to help...this is a direct link to
(781) 862-1175

Friday, September 8, 2017

Prepare Your Lexington, MA Home For Fall

Prepare your Lexington, MA home for fall
Crazy to think that Labor Day is behind us and fall and winter are ahead of us here in Lexington, MA! As all homeowners should know, there are steps you should take to prepare your Lexington home for the colder months ahead. As your Lexington real estate agent, I’ve put together some steps for you to take. They’ll make your home cozier and safer!
  • Clean out gutters. Remove leaves and debris from gutters to prevent clogging. Continue to do this as leaves fall, and drain outdoor faucets and drainpipes before the first frost.
  • Clean the fireplace/chimney. Clear out old ash and wood from the fireplace, but hire a professional to clean the chimney and to check the damper, so you’re all set for winter fires!
  • Prepare heating system. Dust vents, clean filters and uncover or unblock all of your home’s heating vents as a safety precaution. Store away removable window air conditioners, or cover outdoor unit.
  • Prevent drafts. Walk around with a candle and check for drafts coming in any windows or doors. Seal any cracks you may find. Put up storm windows if you have them, to keep you warmer!
  • Inspect. Now is the time to inspect your roof for damage, your fire extinguishers, smoke detectors and CO monitors, your water heater and furnace, and so on. It’s so much easier now than later!
  • Decorate. This is the fun part! Replace wispy window treatments with heavier curtains, lay down area rugs on hardwood flooring, pot some mums out on the porch, pull out throw blankets, buy a pumpkin!
These are some ideas to get you started on preparing your Lexington home for fall. As the seasons change, the Lexington real estate market never stops! If you’d like to buy a Lexington home, sell a Lexington home, or both this fall, don’t hesitate to contact me. As your Lexington real estate agent, I am here to help any time of the year!

Theresa D'Antuono

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

SNAP Exhibit

September 9 through 17 with reception on Sunday from 1pm-3pm.
Open to the public with free admission and parking!

 Founded in Lexington in 1981, Special Needs Arts Programs, Inc., (SNAP) is a non-profit organization that provides people with disabilities opportunities that celebrate each person’s unique abilities while cultivating creative expression, building peer relationships, and fostering self-esteem through life-enhancing activities in the arts. SNAP programs run in partnerships with the Town of Lexington.” “The Special Artists program bring together individuals with developmental disabilities to work on art projects. Participants work at their pace in a supportive and fun environment. Through involvement in the visual arts our artists develop their personal artistic expression. Public exhibits showcase the talent and achievements of the artists and their contribution to the cultural richness of our community.

Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Friday & Sunday: 12pm - 4pm Saturday: 10am - 4pm • Closed Mondays

Welcome to the Lexington Arts and Crafts Society
Lexington Arts and Crafts Society was founded in 1935.
We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit regional education center
dedicated  to the preservation and promotion of
excellence in both the traditional and contemporary
arts and crafts. 

We hold a variety of exciting exhibits in our Parsons
Gallery year-round providing an opportunity for
members to exhibit or sell their work.

We offer a full schedule of classes and workshops
at reasonable rates, for Adults and Teens, year-round
(days, evenings and weekends), all levels, which are
open to members and the public. 

Junior Membership (ages 12-18) is for the purpose
of taking classes.

Scholarships are available to graduating seniors from
Lexington High School, and we provide continuing
support to scholarship recipients in furthering their
art careers at accredited art institutions.