Thursday, November 15, 2012
A roundup of events going on this weekend in Lexington, Bedford and Concord.
It’s Thursday, and you’ve got no idea what you’ll do this weekend. Lexington Patch is coming to the rescue. We’ve got the best bets for your done-work-outta-here time. Check our picks for the activities you'll want to take part in this weekend in Lexington and beyond. 1. Concert to benefit Alzheimer's Association Where/When: National Heritage Museum, 33 Marrett Rd, Lexington; 6:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 16 Why Go: The Liberty Alzheimer Partnership of Greater Concord presents jazz pianist and Acton physician, Elliot Steger, and his Jazz Trio in the 10th annual concert to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. Called “The Color of the Night is Purple,” the gala will begin with a festive reception featuring a complimentary wine bar and a silent …
Sunday, September 23, 2012
A Country Fair featuring local businesses and organizations was a big part of the Sept. 22 kick-off for Lexington's 300th birthday celebration.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Patrick Ball
Sunday, September 23, 2012
After the opening ceremonies and all-town photograph, but before the Dance Revolution 300, the Country Fair owned the afternoon on Saturday, Sept. 22. With local businesses and organizations setting up booths at Hastings Park, there was pretty much something for everyone at the Country Fair. Hand-painted pumpkins with local sports logos? Check. Pillows stitched together from silken ties? Check. Blue-ribbon contests? Check Burgers? Check. Chinese checkers? Check. Yea, you get the idea. Click through the photos above for a "virtual tour" of the Country Fair to celebrate Lexington's 300th.
Friday, September 21, 2012
The big, nine-month birthday bash kicks off this weekend with festivities throughout town. We're breaking down the what, the when, the where and the how.
Tomorrow begins a celebration 300 years in the making. From the sold-out opening ceremonies on Saturday morning through the Lexington Symphony’s world premiere on Sunday afternoon, this weekend marks the start of a nine-month birthday bash celebrating the town’s tercentennial anniversary. With events going on across town throughout the weekend, we're breaking down the what, the when, the where and the how. Opening Ceremony: Attendees of the sold out opening ceremonies will enjoy Lexington's talented musicians, singers, poets, performers, and a few surprises before the Cary Hall crowd migrates over to LHS for a community sing-a-long of "Happy Birthday." Where: Cary Memorial Building 1605 Massachusetts Ave. and Lexington High School, 251 …
Monday, September 17, 2012
Walk, ride your bike, take a shuttle bus or, if you prefer, drive to the fair.
The following was provided by the Lexington 300th Committee. The Lexington 300th Committee is expecting an enthusiastic crowd at the Country Fair at Hastings Park next Saturday, Sept. 22. Parking close to the fair will be limited, and we are encouraging everyone to use alternative transportation. Satellite parking lots with shuttle bus service will be available on a 10- or 20-minute schedule. In addition to satellite parking, a bike corral will be set up close to Hastings Park. If you prefer to drive, Grace Chapel and St. Brigid’s have graciously allowed us to use their parking lots in addition to other town parking lots. Details about the various alternatives are provided below. Please note that the Country Fair will be held Rain or …
Friday, September 14, 2012
Dozens of volunteers have been working toward this date.
The following information was provided by the Lexington 300th Committee. Did you know that at the 300th Anniversary Country Fair, you can purchase unique, hand-crafted items? Over the past 11 months, 75 volunteers have been knitting, crocheting, sewing, and designing arts and crafts that represent the past 300 years. Located in the main tent, the Lexington Boutique will feature silk tie pillows, patchwork quilts, delicate scarves, cozy hats, mitts and more. For the younger set, there are doll quilts, American Girl doll clothing, and purses. Most are one of a kind, so come early to get your choice pick. One hundred percent of your purchase price goes to the 300th Anniversary fund which will help defray the costs of the 9-month celebration…
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Race Through Time to the Country Fair and then dance the night away with Dance Revolution 300.
The following was provided by the Lexington 300th Committee. Over the next nine days, we will be highlighting some of the fun to be had at the 300th Anniversary Opening Day events, held on Sept. 22, as well as logistical information to make your day easier. There’s still a few slots open for the Race Through Time, kicking off at 12:30 p.m. at the Country Fair. Don’t miss out on the fun. The top three finishing teams will win receive cash prizes of $1500, $1000 and $500, respectively, donated by Performance and Lifestyle Group. Do you love to dance? Are you looking for a fun way to round out the day-long kick off celebration of Lexington’s 300th Anniversary? If so, please join us at Dance Revolution 300, Saturday, Sept. 22, 6:30 p.m. at …
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Country Fair, Race Through Time, Blue Ribbon Contests and more fun-filled festivities are on tap for Sept. 22.
The folllowing was provided by the Lexington 300th Committee. As part of the Opening Day Events, on Sept. 22, Lexington 300th's Country Fair will feature activities, performances, contests and handicrafts for all to enjoy. The Fair will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.. There's still time to sign up for the Blue Ribbon Contests which showcase the gardening and cooking talents of your Lexington neighbors, including special categories for children. Judges will taste delectable entries such as family favorite corn dishes and tastiest tomato, and size up the wildest sunflower or oddest homegrown vegetable. Please click here for the Blue Ribbon Contest Entry Form. Children are invited to participate in a variety of field games ranging from an …