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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, October 5, 2018
Large Meeting Room
Cary Memorial Library
1874 Massachusetts Avenue
Lexington, MA 02420
First Friday Forum: Planning for the Future - Lexington Comprehensive Plan. The Comprehensive Plan for Lexington is now 15 years old. It is time to craft (or design) a new "visionary plan for the future physical development of Lexington". Town Meeting approved the request to update the plan, but what exactly is involved in the process?

Planning Director David Kucharsky and Assistant Town Manager for Development Carol Kowalski will discuss the mechanics on the process of updating the present Comprehensive Plan. Then, Transportation Manager Susan Barrett will explain the Tri-Town Efficiency and Regionalization Transit Study.

Both departments are working together on community outreach through public meetings and surveys, to ask each resident and Lexington business employee for their input in the plan.

You can give feedback at: and

This program is the first in the series of 2018-2019 First Friday Forums 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.

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Thursday, October 18, 2018
Lexington Depot World War I Centennial Lecture Series: Lecture 3 - The Impact of WWI. With Dan Breen, Professor of Legal Studies at Brandeis University.

In the Spring of 1917, while most of Europe was mired in the calamitous First World War, the United States was enjoying a prosperous peace. It's factories were humming along producing goods for embattled Britain and France, and its farmers were experiencing the kind of boom times few of them had ever seen before. Why, then, did President Wilson deem it crucial for the United States to actually enter the war, committing Americans to the misery of the trenches? We will explore that deeply controversial question, which a century later, continues to divide historians.

Light refreshments starting at 6:30pm.

Free and open to the public!

Lexington Remembers WWI is jointly sponsored by Lexington Historical Society, Town Celebrations Committee, Lexington Minute Men, Lexington Veteran's Association, and Cary Memorial Library. For more WWI commemorative events in Lexington, go to: