Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

Meetings and events for the public and League members

Date & Time        Place        Description
Friday, January 9, 2015
9:15AM
NOTE NEW LOCATION

Lexington Depot
13 Depot Square
Lexington, MA
First Friday Forum - How Can We Prepare for a Massive Storm. Are you ready for the next super storm? Are your neighbors? Exactly where do you go and what do you do if there is a true town-wide emergency? How will Lexington respond to the impacts of Climate Change? What can we, as a community, do to anticipate and respond to the impacts of our warming environment?

Our panelists are members of the Sustainable Lexington Committee (including Dan Voss, Marcia Gens, and Todd Rhodes) who will introduce a Sustainability and Climate Action Plan that addresses energy use, food, transportation, emergency preparedness, waste and toxics use reduction and other important aspects of our lives that will be affected by the changing climate.

This is the fourth in the series of 2014-2015 First Friday Forums to promote awareness and understanding of public policy issues. Coffee will be available at 9:15 a.m. and presentations will begin at 9:30.

For more information or direction, contact the League at lwvlexington@gmail.com. All League forums are open to the public at no charge.

Monday, January 19, 2015
11:00am
Battle Green Monument
Mass Ave and Bedford Street
Lexington, MA

And Various locations throughout the day.
2nd Annual Lexington MLK Day of Service. Live the great civil rights leader's vision of community service to those in need. Organized by the MLK Day CommUNITY Commemoration group, part of the Lexington Town Celebrations Committee, this year's events will feature many opportunities for helping. Sign up yourself or with your friends and family for one or more of the following activities

The Annual Unity Walk and Presentations Community Day at the Waltham YMCA Valentine's Card-Making Lunch with Seniors Clothing, Food, and Goods-donations to Under-privileged Families. Birthday Wishes - For details about all of the events click here

Admission to the program is free and all are welcome to attend any or all of the MLK Day of Service events.

Donations (tax-deductible) are welcome and can be made through the Town Celebrations Committee MLK Day Fund. Please make checks payable to the Town of Lexington, with MLK Celebration in the memo line, and mail to Town of Lexington, 1625 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA 02420.

For more information and sign-ups for volunteering activities, visit http://www.lexingtonmlk.org/, or contact lexingtoncommunity@gmail.com.

Friday, February 6, 2015
9:15 AM
Community Meeting Room
Cary Memorial Library
1875 Massachusetts Avenue
Lexington MA
First Friday Forum - A Community Vision: Where We Are, Where We Would Like to Be. A special presentation by Marian A.O. Cohen, Ph.D., Vision 20/20 Committee Member and Principal Investigator

In 2013, the 20/20 Vision Committee conducted a Town-wide survey to investigate residents' opinions on issues including: diversity; economic development; education; environment; physical character of the community; and Town government and services. Residents rated both the importance to them of each issue and how well they judged the Town to be performing with respect to each issue. The survey was designed to gather new, forward-looking information for guiding community decisions affecting our Town's future. Results of this survey are being broadly shared with the Town's Boards and citizens. In addition to guiding decision-making by the Boards, results are helping the 20/20 Committee to identify new areas deserving further review.

Dr. Cohen's presentation of findings will stimulate a discussion of what we value, how successfully we are addressing those values, and what we'd like to change.

This is the fifth in the series of 2014-2015 First Friday Forums promoting awareness and understanding of public policy issues. Coffee will be available at 9:15 a.m. and presentations will begin at 9:30.

For more information, email lwvlexington@gmail.com. All League forums are open to the public at no charge.

Thursday, February 12, 2015
7:00 PM ** Snow Date: Thurs. 2/26
Clarke Middle School
17 Stedman Road
Lexington, MA
Candidates' Night 2015. All are invited to participate in the League's annual Candidates' event. Doors open at 7pm when residents will have a chance to meet and talk with Town Meeting candidates.

At 7:45 PM, participants will gather in the school auditorium to hear the views of candidates seeking town-wide elective office.

Hear candidates for:

  • Board of Selectman
  • School Committee
  • Planning Board
  • Town Moderator
  • Housing Authority

This event is free and open to the public.