Wednesday, April 17, 2013
A quick look at what you need to see, do and know on April 16 in Lexington.
1. Lexington Education Foundation’s “Down and Derby” Tickets Expected to Sell Out: This year’s event, with a Kentucky Derby theme, scheduled for 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 4 (with a VIP pre-party starting at 6 p.m.) and new auction items are being added as tickets begin to sell out. 2. Today In Public Meetings: According to the town website, the only public meeting posted for today is the Housing Partnership subcommittee at 7:30 p.m. at Cary Hall. 3. Back Door Gallery, Art Nook: Looking for something to do during the remaining days of your winter vacation? The Lexington Arts and Crafts Society has created a second gallery, to be open year-round to showcase the works of the artists and craft persons of LACS guilds. The new gallery, located at…
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
The Lexington Education Foundation (LEF) will hold its annual Celebration for Education on Saturday, May 4. And the auction items, you wont want to miss. '
Thursday, December 6, 2012
A quick look at what you need to see, do and know on Dec. 6 in Lexington.
1. Lexington Education Foundation Global Treasures Multicultural Bazaar: The Lexington Education Foundation will hold its second annual Global Treasures Multicultural Bazaar from 2:30 to 8 p.m. today at Cary Hall. The event celebrates Lexington’s diverse student population with unique gifts, samples of multicultural cuisine and a variety of performances from around the world. 2. Preliminary FY2014 Departmental Budget Presentations: The Board of Selectmen at 8 a.m. this morning will host fiscal 2014 departmental budget presentations the the Finance/MIS, Planning, Economic Development and Public Works departments. 3. Today in Public Meetings: According to the town website, other public meetings posted for today include the ad hoc School …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Nail-biting finish to 17th Trivia Bee.
Tom Diaz, Theo Griffin and John Santos -- members of team 'Go Get a Rock' -- won the 2012 Lexington Education Foundation Trivia Bee last night at Cary Hall. One team member, John Santos, is making a habit of winning the popular annual competition - it is the third consecutive year he has been on a winning team! Seven 'swarms' competed for the title by answering such challenging questions as "What is the name of the thing that casts the shadow on a sundial?" and "Who was Prime Minister of England before Margaret Thatcher." There were many Lexington-themed questions, but perhaps the most interesting one was the question asked by Dr Ash in his introduction: To name the two statues standing in the foyer of Cary Hall. The answer being John …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
A quick look at what you need to see, do and know today in Lexington.
1. LEF Trivia Bee: The 17th annual Lexington Education Foundation (LEF) Trivia Bee is at 7 p.m. tonight at Cary Hall. Admission is free and children are welcome (when accompanied by an adult) to cheer on their favorite teams of teachers, parents, LHS students and other Lexington community members. 2. Today in Public Meetings: According to the town website, public meetings posted for today include the Transportation Advisory Committee at 3 p.m. at Cary Hall, the Lexington Housing Authority at 6 p.m. at One Countryside Village, the Energy Conservation Committee at 6 p.m. at the DPW Building, the Board of Health at 7 p.m. at the Town Office Building, the ad hoc Cary Memorial Program Committee at 7 p.m. at the DPW Building and the Recreation …
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Piloting iPads for online textbooks for LHS sophomores, among other program grants.
The following information was provided by the Lexington Education Foundation (LEF). Lexington Education Foundation (LEF), a non-profit organization bringing 21st Century technologies, professional development and innovative instruction into the classroom and the hands of every Lexington Public School student, has awarded $320,366 in grants for 2012-2013. LEF has united private donations with business sponsorships to offer $149,435 in technology and associated training, $64,620 in professional development, $44,627 in innovative curriculum, and $32,500 in school community grants. LEF grants fund innovative instruction across a wide spectrum of academic disciplines, technology and training, and professional development. Fellowships are …
Friday, March 30, 2012
“History in the Making,” an original LPS student/teacher painting, 'embodies spirit of Lexington.'
The following press release was provided by the Lexington Education Foundation. At its "Education for Education" tomorrow, March 31, at the deCordova in Lincoln, Lexington Education Foundation (LEF) will auction off “History in the Making,” an original abstract painting created by Lexington High School teacher and Coordinator of Fine Arts, Sean Hagan and LHS seniors, Andrew Goulet and Jussi Silliman. The painting will go to the highest bidder at tomorrow’s LEF’s "A Night at the Museum" fundraiser at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum. “History in the Making” depicts some of Lexington’s most historic sites. The frame and painting surface was hand built by Hagan, and then bold colors of paint were added layer by layer, building up an …
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Tickets Now on sale for largest fundraiser for Lexington Education Foundation’s Comprehensive Grant Program, to be held at the deCordova in Lincoln.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
The following was provided by the Lexington Education Foundation (LEF). Lexington Education Foundation, a non-profit organization bringing 21st Century technologies, training, and innovation into Lexington Public School classrooms, will hold its largest fundraiser, Celebration for Education, A Night at the Museum, on Saturday, March 31, from 7 to 11 p.m. at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln. “We are very excited to hold this year’s Celebration for Education in the deCordova’s Dewey Family Gallery,” said LEF Co-President Sue Schiffer. “The venue is dynamic, featuring large-scale wall installations and guests will have the option to enjoy the Museum’s other amazing galleries, including regional art featured in The 2012 …
Thursday, January 19, 2012
The Symphony's educational Orchestrating Kids Through Classics" program attracts thousands of students.
Kids by the busload poured into Lexington’s Cary Memorial Building over the past few days for a field trip through orchestral history. The lights were dim, the seats were full and the entertainment was educational inside the hall as the Lexington Symphony explained to thousands of third-graders how the introduction of new instruments and composers influenced the direction of orchestral music over the centuries. “Beethoven gave us the world around him, Stravinsky gave us the universe and John Williams gave us Star Wars,” said Jonathan McPhee, the symphony’s musical director, as a cloaked Darth Vader darted across the stage. Over the course of four sessions held the mornings of Wednesday, Jan. 18 and Thursday, Jan, 19, the Lexington Symphony…
Thursday, December 8, 2011
A string quartet's Celtic Christmas, seasonal showcases and plenty of public meetings today in Lexington.
1. Multicultural Bazaar: Today at the Depot, check out the Lexington Education Foundation’s (LEF) first Global Treasures Multicultural Bazaar, featuring global gifts created by local artisans and presentations from LEF grant recipients who were awarded study programs in Africa, China, and India. The bazzar will run from 2:30 to 7:30 p.m. and is free to attend. 2. Seasonal Concert at LHS: Student musicians in the Symphonic and Concert Bands and the Repertoire and Symphony Orchestras will perform a free, seasonal concert at 7:30 p.m. this evening at Lexington High School. A snow date has been set for Dec. 21. 3. A Celtic Christmas Extravaganza: The Lexington United Methodist Church tonight will present "A Celtic Christmas Extravaganza" …