Monday, May 20, 2013
The third annual Lexington Battle Green BBQ Festival was held to benefit the LABBB Collaborative.
What will this Tuesday be home to one of the area's most popular farmers' markets was over the weekend the location of a totally different kind of foodie festival: a BBQ cookoff. The third annual Lexington Battle Green BBQ Festival was held Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19 at the corner of Woburn Street and Mass Ave., attracting hundreds of hungry men, women and children who enjoyed food and drink from the dozens ofcompetition teams and local BBQ and craft beer vendors. Proceeds from the event were to benefit the LABBB Collaborative. Check out the photos to your right to get a sense for the scene. And stay tuned for more information on the winners of the battle.
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Here's a look at five things to do this weekend in and around Lexington.
It’s Thursday, and you’ve got no idea what you’ll do this weekend. 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. Festival Night in Lexington Where/When: Lexington Center; 4 to 10 p.m., Friday, Nov. 30 Why Go: Santa Claus and local authors are coming to town, while Mass Ave merchants will stay open late and the Lexington Symphony will perform a pair of Holiday Pops concerts at 4 and 8 p.m.. Pricing: Free 2. Rumors Where/When: Concord Carlisle Regional High School, 500 Walden St, Concord; 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 30 and 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1 Why Go: CCHS Drama students present Neil Simon’s …
Monday, July 9, 2012
An anticipated aspect of the annual carnival, students from the Perkins and Cotting schools and the LABBB Collaborative enjoyed early admittance to the Lexington Lions Club Carnival on Thursday, July 5.
The Lexington Lions Club Carnival opened early Thursday, July 5 so that local special needs students could enjoy a special afternoon on the roller coasters, carousel and bumper cars. For the past half-century, the Lexington Lions Club has hosted an annual Fourth of July Carnival in town. And for one day in each of those years, the club has extended a special invitation to children from the Perkins School of the Blind, the LABBB Collaborative and the Cotting School. For the few hours each year when the carnival opens early there’s no waiting in line, no rushing to rides or running down aisles. There’s no pushing, no shoving, no judging. It’s just a little bit of good, old-fashioned fun, this few hours of free rides and hamburgers and hot …
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Promotes and supports Best Buddies friendship program.
The halls of Lexington High are usually empty on weekends. Last Saturday, however, they were filled with crafters, LABBB Collaborative teachers and students and Best Buddies, all there for the second annual Holiday Craft Fair. Most around here know LABBB is an acronym for the award-winning collaborative school that officially includes: Lexington, Arlington, Bedford, Burlington and Belmont. The five communities are part of a consortium that teaches children with special needs from childhood until they are 22-years-old. The craft fair benefited LABBB's Best Buddies, a program that pairs students with peers from the collaborative communities, and was organized by LABBB Workshop Training Center Supervisor Janet Paz. Rebecca Borja of …
Thursday, December 1, 2011
What's going on in and around Lexington this weekend.
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. Holiday Pops Concerts Where/When: Cary Memorial Building, 1605 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington; 4 p.m. and 8 p.m., Friday, Dec. 2 Why Go: The Lexington Symphony performs kids pops at 4 p.m. and evening pops at 8 p.m., a pair of concerts that include popular holiday favorits, a sing-a-long and an appearance by a special guest. Pricing: $15 and $5 for children in the afternoon and $35 and $15 for children in the evening 2. Holiday Festival Night in Lexington Center Where/When: …
Monday, June 20, 2011
For students from Lexington, Arlington, Bedford, Belmont and Burlington.
Today’s update is about Juliet Eyruad, a 2011 Lexington High School graduate and the keynote speaker at the LABBB graduation on June 16. Juliet was the Best Buddies Chapter president and has been involved in the program since she was a freshman. “I couldn’t think of a better person who represents the philosophy of LABBB Collaborative,” said the school’s Executive Director Patric Barbieri. According to the Best Buddies website it was founded by Anthony Kennedy Shriver in 1989 and “is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).” …