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Monday Essentials: Lexington's Second Annual 'Burning of the Tea'

Five things to know about the week ahead.

Lexington's Burning of the Tea - Courtesy Photo
Lexington's Burning of the Tea - Courtesy Photo
Welcome to Monday Essentials, our weekly column taking a look at the week ahead. Here are five things to know about this week:

1) Wintry weather 

Looks like a week of wintry weather ahead. According to the National Weather Service we can expect a chance of snow early Monday morning with a possible 1 to 3 inches of accumulation followed by a mix of snow, sleet and rain until turning to all rain in the afternoon. There is a also a slight chance of snow Tuesday but then will clear up but temperatures will dip to between 25 and 30 for the rest of the week.

2) Public meetings 

The Lexington Council for the Arts is meeting on Monday at 7 p.m. in the Town Office Building, Parker Room. The Planning Board is meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday in the Town Office Building, Selectmen's Meeting Room. The Board of Appeals is meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday in the Town Office Building, Selectmen's Meeting Room. Check out the full list of public meetings.

3) Lexington Residents to Perform in Northeast Youth Ballet's Nutcracker

Lexington residents Miranda Ripley and Lotte Van Der Meijden will perform in the Northeast Youth Ballet’s The Nutcracker at 10 a.m. on Thursday in the J. Everett Collins Center for the Performing Arts, 100 Shawsheen Road, Andover. Click here to read about the performance

4) Kid's night out 

Empow Studios at 1776 Massachusetts Avenue is holding a kid's night out (also known as a parent's night out) on Friday at 5 p.m. The children will be able to play games, do crafts and play with Legos. Check out the details

5) Lexington's Burning of the Tea

Everyone is invited to come participate in the second re-enactment of Lexington's Burning of the Tea. In 1773 the townspeople of Lexington had probably the first "Tea Party," three days before the famous Boston Tea Party, when citizens gathered on the town common to burn their English tea and read a resolution of boycott.  Join your neighbors and friends at 3 p.m. on Saturday at the  Munroe Tavern, 1332 Mass. Avenue. 

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