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Calendar of Events

Meetings and events for the public and League members. For information on 'Lexington Remembers WWI' click here

Date & Time        Place        Description
Friday, February 1, 2019
9:15am
  • PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF LOCATION*

Lexington Community Center
39 Marrett Road
Lexington, MA 02421
First Friday Forum: Lexington's Inter-Municipal Agreement Opportunity. Please join us to hear Melissa Battite, Director of Recreation and Community Programs for Lexington, present information for the proposed joint capital investment with Minuteman High School for the shared development, use and operations of a Recreation Athletic Complex located on the Minuteman High School Campus through a long term Inter-Municipal Agreement. The agreement will provide Lexington residents access to the new Minuteman High School complex which will include three multi-use multipurpose fields, 6-lane track, two diamond fields, 6 tennis (3 pickleball) courts, restrooms, concession and press box. The capital investment will require a vote at Annual Town Meeting.

This program is the 5th in the 2018-2019 First Friday forum series to promote awareness and understanding of public policy issues. Coffee will be available at 9:15 AM and the presentation begins at 9:30 AM. All League forums are free and open to the public.

The League of Women Voters is a non-partisan organization dedicated to the principles of self-government established in the Constitution of the United States. The League works to promote political responsibility through informed and active participation of citizens in government.

For more information, contact the League at lwvlexington@gmail.com.

Thursday, February 7, 2019
7-8:30pm
Battin Hall
Cary Memorial Building
1605 Massachusetts Avenue
Lexington, MA
Crematory Study Committee Public Hearing. With the planned rebuilding of the Westview Cemetery operational structure, Lexington has the unique opportunity to strategize over how an associated new crematorium might better meet the needs of our community in the decades ahead.

The Selectmen appointed Ad Hoc Crematory Study Committee invites the Lexington community to share their thoughts and perspectives on the concept of what these needs might include, specifically if the addition of a crematorium might address national trends and Lexington's changing demographics.

The agenda will be as follows:

Call to order 7:00 PM

1. Public Hearing: The purpose of the Public Hearing will be to take public comment on the potential addition of a crematorium at Westview Cemetery located at 520 Bedford St.

  • a. Presentation of project information
  • b. Study committee charge and process
  • c. Baseline information regarding cremation
  • d. Public input

2. Adjourn - Anticipated Adjournment 8:30 PM

Please direct questions to Sean Dugan, Public Information Officer (direct) 781-698-4548

Thursday, February 14, 2019
7pm
Clarke Middle School
17 Stedman Road
Lexington, MA. 02420
Come Meet the Candidates for Town Meeting and Town-Wide Office.
Friday, March 1, 2019
9:15am
Cary Memorial Library
1874 Massachusetts Avenue
Lexington, MA 02420
First Friday Forum: Meet Lexington's New Town Manager. Our town, Lexington, MA (population 33,700), has a Selectmen-Town Manager form of government that was created through a special act of the Massachusetts legislature in 1968. On August 23, 2018, the Board of Selectman voted for James T. Malloy as Lexington's fifth town manager, succeeding Carl Valente, who held the position for thirteen years. James Malloy comes to Lexington having held leading positions in several towns, including Westborough (town manager since 2009), Sturbridge (town administrator), as well as communities in New York and Colorado.

Please join us to meet James Malloy, the new Lexington Town Manager, and hear him speak about (i) the structure of Lexington town government, (ii) the role of the Town Manager in Lexington, (iii) upcoming issues facing Lexington and (iv) Q&A.

This program is the 6th in the 2018-2019 First Friday forum series hosted by the League of Women Voters to promote awareness and understanding of public policy issues. Coffee will be available at 9:15 AM and the presentation begins at 9:30 AM. All League forums are free and open to the public.

The League of Women Voters is a non-partisan organization dedicated to the principles of self-government established in the Constitution of the United States. The League works to promote political responsibility through informed and active participation of citizens in government.

Saturday, March 2, 2019
8:00PM
Cary Hall
1605 Massachusetts Avenue
Lexington, MA. 02420
Cary Lecture Series: "Bobby Kennedy - Now More Than Ever" with Larry Tye. Fifty years ago, Bobby Kennedy was gunned down when he was on the cusp of uniting disparate parts of America -- blacks, browns, and blue-collars; terrified parents and estranged youths; and the establishment he'd grown up in versus the New Politics he heralded. Today America is even more divided along many of those same lines, and award-winning biographer Larry Tye will talk about how that history can help us regain our faith in the political process.