In the Community: Sustainability, ArtWalk, Coffeehouse, Cohousing


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.


Preservation Meets Performance: Balancing Priorities

Saturday, October 22, 9 am-noon, First Parish Concord

The first in a series of conversations on balancing the priorities of preservation and efficiency in older buildings. This first conversation will focus on windows—a key area of contention between the preservation and the performance camps—and will feature a panel of experts from the design, engineering, building, and preservation spheres.


shujaagrahamLife after Death Row: An Evening With Shujaa Graham

Tuesday, October 25, 7:30 pm, First Parish Concord

Spend an evening with Shujaa Graham, a death row exonoree and criminal justice advocate who has experienced the depths of injustice in America. The program will also feature a photo exhibit by acclaimed death penalty photographer Scott Langley. This event is cosponsored by ACLU of Massachusetts, Amnesty International local group 15, and First Parish.





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.


Healthy Brain Aging: A Discussion of Normal Aging, Cognitive Impairment and Taking A Pro-Active Approach

Wednesday, October 26, 7 pm, Hancock United Church of Christ Sanctuary

A talk by Brent P. Forester MD, Medical Director of Behavioral Health, Population Health Management at McClean Hospital in Cambridge. Contact: (781) 862-4220 or


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.

The Second Friday Coffeehouse

Friday, November 11, 7:30pm, First Church in Belmont UU

Stuart Ferguson performs songs tell the hard stories many of us know, but few give voice to. They are stories and poems of personal struggle, both his own and those of people whose experiences have had an effect on him. Coffeehouse co-founder Jim Hall has been singing for over sixty years, and has performed classical, pop, musicals, and barbershop. His set will include songs by the “Masters” of the 50’s & 60,s Folk Revival. The Second Friday Coffeehouse is Greater Boston’s first, all-benefit coffeehouse, currently in its 31st year.