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About Town: Slipping into Summer

Summertime offerings in Lexington.

July 4 means we really have hit summer. Around here, some leave for July or August, some commute to summer homes on weekends and some stay home.

Those of us staying in Lexington have enough to keep us busy – and outside.

The Josiah Willard Hayden Recreation Center offers summer camps  that give our children a place to socialize and have fun.

There are also the center pools and the reservoir. If more than three people like to swim, buy the family package and take advantage of either water source.

You'll get numbered tags, which must be purchased from the Recreation Department every year. They'll allow you into the pools and the reservoir.

Over the years and through those really hot summers, those spots provided respite to our family.

You can also pay as you go, but those who plan on going regularly should call the recreation department for a tag. It's cheaper and easier.

There are also weekly Concerts in the Park, held in the bandstand gazebo at , located at the corner of Massachusetts Avenue and Worthen Road.

The Metropolitan Wind Symphony celebrates its 40th season this year with free concerts that start at 7:30 p.m. and end one hour later.

These concerts are pretty popular because the symphony always plays a mix of music.

always has events, so check there too.

Do you know of other programs? Munroe Center for the Arts maybe? Let us know in the comments section, please.

Gini Shevrin July 04, 2011 at 11:22 AM
Who used to play the concerts in the park? Is this the first year for Metropolitan?
Denise J. Dubé July 04, 2011 at 03:33 PM
Gini, it just might be. They were usually local folks. I'm blanking on the name - but I'll ask around. Good question.

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