Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

Meetings and events for the public and League members

Date & Time        Place        Description
Friday, April 6, 2018
9:15am
Large Meeting Room
Cary Memorial Library
1874 Massachusetts Avenue
Lexington, MA
First Friday Forum: LYFS - Teen Mental Health and Well Being. Lexington Youth and Family Services (LYFS), located on the side-entrance of First Parish Church on the Green, is a Lexington after school non-profit committed to improving the mental health and well-being of teens with a focus on preventing teen suicide. LYFS places its priorities in three areas: counseling, suicide prevention, and community education. Teen suicide is a devastating tragedy; it needs to be addressed, discussed, and prevented.

This month's forum will host a panel including Erin M. Deery, LICSW, (Executive Director of LYFS), Lexington High School students from the LYFS Youth Board and LYFS Board Members.

Coffee will be available at 9:15AM.

All League forums are free and open to the public. For more information, contact the League at lwvlexington@gmail.com.

Friday, May 4, 2018
9:15am
Large Meeting Room
Cary Memorial Library
1874 Massachusetts Avenue
Lexington, MA
First Friday Forum: Compost - The Miracle Cure for Trash. It's so easy to put the trash out on collection day and forget about it, right? Have you ever wondered what happens to the trash? Typically, it ends up at an incinerator, which is costly and problematic for the environment and human health. Now a large portion of our trash can be converted to compost. Where is this happening locally and how is it accomplished?

Please join us to hear our panelists, Diane Pursley, of the Lexington Public Schools Green Team, a representative from Black Earth Composting, a private compost pick-up service, and Robert Beaudoin, Director of Environmental Services for Lexington present information about diverting food and other waste materials to compost, avoiding incineration fees, and saving valuable tax dollars. Learn about what's already happening in our schools, learn about Lexington's new trash and recycling vendor and get more information on what you can do to help at this informative and interactive discussion.

Coffee will be available at 9:15AM, and the presentation will begin at 9:30AM.

This is the seventh in the series of 2017-2018 First Friday Forums to promote awareness and understanding of public policy issues. All League forums are free and open to the public. For more information, contact the League at lwvlexington@gmail.com.