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18 and 19 - Lexington Pops Chorus commissions a composition by Gwyneth Walker based on “ Paul Revere’s Ride” to premier at the concerts. Celebrating the 300th year of Lexington and the 30th year of the Chorus. Click here to view it.
2 - 10 AM to 2 PM
9 - 10 AM to 2 PM
16 - 1 to 3 PM
23 - 10 AM to noon
As part of the Lexington 300th Anniversary the Lexington Chapter of the DAR is offering genealogy workshops on how to search
for ancestors every Saturday in February. Come to the large conference room at Cary Memorial Library. Bring a lunch and enjoy the research. Come once or on all four days.
February 16 "Fortune, Fate, and the Fool" will premiere at "Star Power," a Lexington Symphony concert that beings at 8 p.m. on Saturday, February 16th at Cary Hall in Lexington. Conducted by Jonathan McPhee, the evening's program will also feature
Beethoven's "Symphony No. 6" and Korngold's "Violin Concerto" performed by British violinist Ruth Palmer.
March - Cary Memorial Library presents “A Community Creates Art Show and Sale”. A month-long art show/sale by local artists at the library creating on the theme “A Community Creates” Opening on Sunday, March 2
2 - Cary Lecture Series presents presents Jill Lepore, professor of American History at Harvard University and writer at the New
Yorker, will speak on Benjamin Franklin’s sister, a lively correspondent during the American Cary Memorial Hall, 1605 Massachusetts Ave. Cary Lecture Series .
8 - Waldorf School of Lexington presents “300 Years of Music”. Special 10th anniversary program of the Mendenhall Memorial
Benefit Concert, the program will be built around music highlighting each new hundredth year of Lexington’s history.
15 and 16 - Citizens Bank, - Citizens Bank main branch in the Center will celebrate the memory of the good citizens who have come before with a special exhibit honoring its past including the Lexington Savings Bank, its ancestor. Featuring artifacts from
1652 to present, 1776 Massachusetts Ave.
17 - Cary Memorial Library - "A Celebration of Lexington Authors and Artists". The celebration will include a talk by Professor E. O. Wilson, followed by a reception in the library honoring all Lexington authors and artists. Highlights of the reception will include the dedication of the Lexington Authors banners and a display of exceptional artwork by local artists.
31 - Lexington Interfaith Clergy Association Honoring the exact date of incorporation, bells will ring throughout the town beginning at 5:13 p.m. (17:13 military time) for five minutes (300 seconds). Led by the Old Belfry and our religious community, everyone is invited to participate with any size bell on the Lexington Green.
13 - Minute Man National Historical Park, together with the Lexington Train Band, and representatives of the British Brigade, Boston Garrison present Parker’s Revenge, a Tactical Scenario, at the Parker’s Revenge Site, at 2:00 p.m. This is an exciting commemoration of what some call the “Second Battle of Lexington,” involving nearly 200 colonial and British reenactors.
26 - First Parish Church presents “Lexington Becomes Lexington: What Really Happened in 1713 – and Why”. Panel discussion including Dan Fenn
28 - Lexington Inter-Faith Clergy Association - "Open Doors, Houses of Worship." For the first time in known history, places of worship all around Lexington are opening their doors at the exact same time. This only happens every 300 years! Ever wanted to peek inside one of Lexington's Churches or Synagogues (without having to attend a full service)? Here's your opportunity. The following Houses of Worship in Lexington will be "opening their doors" to the public for brief 10 minute presentations of their history and a quick tour of their facility. These are historical tours only; no attempt to witness to any particular beliefs will be made, and no persuasion or conversion attempted. These presentations/tours will take place each half hour beginning at 1:30 with the last one at 5:00. Directories of participating churches/synagogues can be picked up at the Visitor Center or at the various Houses of Worship during the Open Doors Event. Pick one location or as many as you like. Everyone is invited!
First Parish, St. Brigid, Sacred Hear, Trinity Covenant , St. Paul Evangelical Church, Grace Chapel, Temple Emunah, Temple Isaiah, Hancock Congregational, First Baptist, United Methodist, St. John, St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, Pilgrim
Congregational, Redeemer Episcopal, First Church of Christ – Scientist, Countryside Bible Chapel.
1-31 Lexington Tourism Committee, Revolutionary Revelry, Locations Throughout Lexington
4 - William Diamond Junior Fife and Drum Corps- The Lexington Fife and Drum Muster Noon - 4 pm. A brief parade, ending at the National Park visitor center, will include 30 fife and drum corps and marching units from all over the Northeast. Following the parade will be a day filled with music, history, entertainment and fun for all on the muster field at the National Park. There will be colonial crafts people displaying their wares, food vendors and 18th Century encampment demonstrations.
11- Community Therapeutic Day School - 9:00am -11:00am, 187 Spring Street, former homestead of Captain John Parker of the Lexington Minutemen in 1775. A guided tour of the property and its history led by Bill Poole, present captain of the Lexington Minutemen.
18 - Minuteman National Historical Park presents First in the Field - The Lexington Train Band at the Jacob Whittemore House, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Drill and musket firing demonstrations, family activities in the house, and tours of the Parker’s Revenge battle site just yards away.
23 - Minuteman National Historical Park 6:00 - 7:30 pm . Come to a public forum to learn about new, grant-funded research on Lexington’s Jacob Whittemore House and the family that inhabited it in 1775. Mass Humanities Scholar in Residence Polly Kienle and a panel of experts from several disciplines will discuss the Whittemores, a “forgotten family” whose story has not been part of the traditional narrative of the Battle of Lexington and Concord. The lives of the family members will be explored, giving voice to their actions and experience and illustrating the difficult choices they faced.
25 - Retailers' Association - Discovery Day. Celebrate the beginning of summer at Lexington's 34th annual Discovery Day. The fun begins with a street fair and sidewalk sale from 10:00 a.m. till 3:00 p.m. and concludes with an outdoor concert by the “NoWheremen”, a local Beatles cover band, at 3:30 p.m. in Depot Square. Sponsored by the Lexington Retailers Association and hosted by over 60 of Lexington’s businesses and civic organizations, this event lets residents "rediscover" their town, and nonresidents "discover" the delights of Lexington. The rain date is June 1st.
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