Monday, May 13, 2013
A quick look at what you need to see, do and know on May 13 in Lexington.
1. Afghanistan Then & Now (1968 to Today): At 1:30 p.m. today at the Lexington Senior Center, local producer/filmmaker and realtor Mary Lou Bigelow will lead a 60-minute photo and video presentation on Afghanistan and its people as seen through her eyes. Bigelow lived in the country from 1968 to 1972 while based in Kabul as part of the Pan American Technical Assistance Program with Ariana Afghan Airlines, and returned in 2002 and 2004. Following the presentation, an Afghan-American will join Bigelow for a question and answer period on the country today. RSVP to the Lexington Senior Center at 781-861-0194. 2. Today in Public Meeitngs: According to the town website, there are no public meetings posted for today. 3. Celeste-A-Thon Begins at …
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Local TV producer/filmmaker and Realtor Mary Lou Bigelow lived in Kabul during the late 60s and early 70s, and returned a few times in the early 2000s. She'll give a presentation Monday, May 13 at the Lexington Senior Center.
Monday, February 11, 2013
Now through April 16, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide will be helping taxpayers with basic federal and state income tax returns at the Lexington Senior Center.
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
The Lexington Senior Center and Human Services Department held its annual Volunteer Recognition Reception on Monday June 4 at the Muzzey Senior Center.
What better way to say "Thanks" than a champagne reception with catered lunch and dessert of strawberry shortcake? That's exactly what went down Monday afternoon at the Muzzey Senior Center as the Lexington Senior Center and Human Services Department sparkling wined and dined about 80 of its roughly 120 volunteers. It was the annual Volunteer Recognition Reception, featuring lunch, punch, guests like members of the Board of Selectmen and Town Manager Carl Valente and Human Services staffers behind the counter disihing out desserts. "We do this every year to recognize the contributions of all of the volunteers," said Charlotte Rodgers, director of Human Services and the Senior Center. "Almost 14,000 hours is what they do every single year…
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
More than 100 turned out for the Evergreen Group's Chinese New Year celebration, which featured singing, dancing and demonstrations.
The Evergreen Group ushered in 2012, the Year of the Dragon, on Saturday, Feb. 4 with a Chinese New Year Celebration at Keilty Hall in St. Brigid’s. Also known as the Chinese Senior Support group, the Evergreen Group is a collection of Asian seniors that meets bi-monthly at the Lexington Senior Center. Its annual Chinese New Year celebrations feature a full program of entertainment, including Chinese Opera, ballroom dancing, tai chi demonstrations and vocal groups, according to Charlotte Rodgers, Lexington’s director of Human Services. A crowd of more than 100 turned out for this year’s celebration, which featured a welcome from the town by Rodgers and Selectman George Burnell.
Friday, February 3, 2012
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide will provide free tax assistance and preparation at the Lexington Senior Center from Feb. 6 though April 11. And a few other tax season tips.
Tax season has arrived, along with its influx of important documents arriving by mail. But all the forms and formulas don’t have to be overwhelming; there are a number of options out there for residents looking for a little assistance. Beginning next week, for instance, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers will arrive at the Lexington Senior Center to provide free tax assistance and preparation for middle- and low-income taxpayers, with special attention given those age 60-plus. According to a press release, more than 575 AARP volunteers will be deployed across 250 locations around Massachusetts. “They are well-versed in federal and state tax rules, including the 'Circuit Breaker' tax credit, which is available for Massachusetts property …
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Recycling, seniors style.
Since we’re talking about the Senior Center, I’ll offer a few updates from Charlotte Rogers. The library is being reconfigured and will not accept book donations during July and August. Hold onto those books, though. You can bring them in September when the dust settles. The fix-it shop, where you small appliances are repaired, is being rewired. So hold off until July 7 when they’ll start fixing your too-new-to-throw-out toaster or that beloved coffee maker. Posted at 5:45 a.m. this morning ... LexMedia often has local information and weather before every show. That’s where I learned about the Window Pane Shop at the Senior Center on Massachusetts Avenue. It’s located in the old Muzzey School and open from 9:30 a.m to 1:30 p.m. I headed …
Friday, May 27, 2011
Elderly artists shine with their exhibits this week at the Senior Center.
Colorful quilts, watercolors and other artistic abilities were on display during a show Thursday at the Lexington Senior Center. More than 50 quilts, purses and other accessories were on display throughout the day, each of them created by members of quilting classes at the center. "They're amazing ladies," said Jane Norberg, the quilting class instructor. "They did some really nice things and brought in examples of what theyve done in class." On quilting, the classmates felt they had a special bond. "It's an addiction," said Judy Hughes, a member of the class. "It's a magnificant addiction. It's really a passion."