In the Community: Art, Follies, Helping Girls and Refugees

Arlington Open Studios
Saturday and Sunday, 12-5pm, Arlington Open Studios, Arlington Center for the Arts, 41 Foster Street
Visit Follen artists Kevin McCarthy, Janet Smith, and Jane Spickett this weekend. See their work. 
Follen Youth in LCA Follies
Lexington Christian Academy, October 29, 7pm
Lexington Christian Academy (48 Bartlett Ave, Lexington) presents The Chamber Singers in “Broadway Follies: Another Op’ning, Another Show” on Saturday, October 29 at 7 pm.  The singers, including Follen Youth Juliana Stern and Connor Mulligan, will showcase songs and scenes from Broadway’s most beloved shows.  There is no charge for the performance but come join us early for our fund-raising reception.  Enjoy a lovely evening with dinner and a show by making a reservation for our “Friends of Chambers” reception which will begin at 5:30,  prior to the 7:00 show.   Tickets are $10 per person, payable at the door.  For reservations, go to LCA SignupGenius.

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.

Lexington Refugees Assistance Program (LexRAP) needs volunteers

LexRAP is a recently formed group of concerned people from Lexington and surrounding communities calling itself the Lexington Refugee Assistance Program or “LexRAP.” Our focus is to make Lexington a welcoming place for refugees and to help them directly. For more information see Reach Out and Lend a Hand.