In the Community: ArtWalk, Sustainability, Days for Girls

Art Walk Lexington Call for Artists

Artists are being sought to submit their two, or three-dimensional works for display in retailers windows along Massachusetts Ave.

Lexington is again having its ArtWalk this November from the 8th – 28th, with a Gallery Night and curator-led tour in Lexington Center on November 10th. Artwork will be displayed in retailer windows along Massachusetts Ave. (slightly different from last year of artwork inside shops).

Artists are asked to provide digital images of their work, and complete the submission form by October 30.

Contact Cristina for more information, or submission details.

Lexplore Sustainability Fair

Saturday Oct. 29, 10-4, Lexington High School

Find out how WE can thrive in a climate-changed world by working TOGETHER.

Visit over 40 hands-on workshops, vendors and community organizations with expertise in earth-friendly products and programs. Come for energy expertise, a sustainable lunch, electric car meet up, solar advice, and fun activities for kids. Hear inspirational speakers including MIT hurricane expert Kerry Emanuel, town officials, and experts on oceans, toxics, green investing, sustainable food and gardens, and more. Free, all are invited. For a complete schedule of speakers, exhibits and workshops, see LexGwac.

Senior Cohousing: Taking Charge of the Rest of Your Life
Sunday, October 30, 2 – 4:30pm, Watertown Public Library, 123 Main St., Watertown, Mass

A unique opportunity to learn about senior cohousing — for yourself or someone you love — and to talk with your peers in small groups about where we will live as we age and need help. There will be a slideshow presentation followed by small group discussions. Copies of The Senior Cohousing Handbook by Charles Durrett will be on sale.  Refreshments provided. Please register.


daysforgirlslogoDays for Girls Fall Sew-A-Thon

Sunday, November 6, 1:30–4:30 pm, Follen Community Center

In every part of the world, girls miss school or drop out because they don’t have access to reliable feminine hygiene products. Days for Girls(DfG), an international nonprofit organization working to change this, is holding an event at Follen to sew bags, shields, and pads and assemble DfG menstrual hygiene kits. Email Marita Hartshorn(once upon a time Follen’s administrator) if you have questions. If you can, bring a sewing machine with grey and pink threads, and scissors. If you can’t sew, don’t let that keep you away. There are lots of roles for non-sewers, too. Kindly RSVP to Bonnie Newman.