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  • All Day May is Mental Health Month

    Dr. Kathleen Wolf Discusses the Mental Health Benefits of Being in NatureMonday, May 2,7:00 – 8:00 p.m. – virtual eventThis program is in partnership between Cary Library and Ashland Public Library.Metro nature – including trees, parks, gardens, and natural areas – enhance quality of life in cities and towns. The experience of nature improves human health and well-being in many ways. Nearly 40 years of scientific studies tell us how. Join Dr. Kathleen Wolf, a research social scientist out of the University of Washington, as we discuss the mental health benefits we might experience if we spend more time in our green spaces.

    About Dr. Wolf: As a social scientist she investigates people’s perceptions and behaviors with regard to urban landscapes. Based on professional experiences early in Dr. Wolf’s career – as an urban forester in South Florida and a landscape architect in the Midwest – Dr. Wolf became interested in the interactions between human and ecological systems. Dr. Wolf’s work is based on the principles of environmental psychology, and studies explore the human dimensions of open space, urban forestry and natural systems:1. Nearby nature and human health benefits2. Public preferences and perceptions regarding urban public landscapes3. Developmental benefits associated with youth participation in urban greening workRegistrationis required

    IntergenerationalCard-Making WorkshopCommunity co-sponsored program in collaboration withMunroe Center for the ArtsWednesday, May 4, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. – In person event at theMunroe Center for the ArtsArt has been known to help people improve their mental health. Join with friends of all ages to create some springtime cards in a fun, creative atmosphere. Participants will be provided with a range of different papers, stamps, paper punches, and templates for creating special occasion cards such as birthdays, Mother’s Day, and more. The event is free, but registration is required.This program will take place at the Munroe Center for the Arts, 1403 Massachusetts Avenue.Find outmore.

    Is It Just Sadness or Worry? Or Is It More?Symptoms, Cultural Considerations, and When To Seek HelpThursday, May 5, 2022, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.- virtual eventDo you frequently feel sad and tired? Trouble sleeping or appetite changes? Is your mind racing with constant worries? Join our panel of experts for a discussion on common mental health problems.Dr. Xuejing Li, Psychiatrist &Dr. Pratyusha Tummala-Narra, Clinical PsychologistRegister here

    Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) – Suicide prevention trainingMonday, May 9, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. | Wednesday, May 11, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. |Friday, May 13,8:00 – 9:00 a.m.- virtual eventsTo registeremail Anthony Serio, LCSW at aserio@lexingtonma.gov

    In Our Own Voice: a mentalhealth awareness presentation and conversationMonday, May16, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. – virtual eventDuring this presentation, speakers with lived experience of a mental health condition will share their experiences and how they have found pathways to hope and healing. Audience members will have the opportunity to ask questions, learn more about mental health conditions, and challenge misconceptions.This program is made possible by the generous donors to the Cary Library Foundation.In partnership with the Town of Lexington Human Services Department.Register here

    Nutrition Talk: Mental Health – Seniors 60+ come learn how proper nutrition can play a vital role in the treatment of mental health disorders.Barbara Collins, Registered Dietician NutritionistFriday, May 20, 11:00 a.m. – noon – In person eventat the Lexington Community CenterRegister here(select Human Services Programs on the drop down menu)

    Improve Your Sleep, Improve Your Stress – Dr. Jessica LipmanThursdays, May 5, 12, 19, 26, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.In person event at the Lexington Community CenterJoin Dr. Jessica Lipman, local psychologist, to explore coping skills for improving sleep, stress, and challenging times. This group will meet weekly for four consecutive weeks and will work collaboratively to develop new strategies that are effective towards meeting your goals. Enrollment is for all four sessions. Attendance at all is strongly encouraged.Register here(select Human Services Programs on the drop down menu)or call 781-698-4840starting April 20, 2022.Open to Lexington residents only.Jessica Wexler Lipman, Psy.D., is a licensed psychologist in practice in Lexington, MA. She has over 20 years of experience providing Psychotherapy, Coaching and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to adults, with a particular area of expertise in anxiety disorders, insomnia, and creating healthy relationships.

    Gut Health = Mental Health – virtual eventThursday, May 19, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.There is constant communication that occurs between our gut and brain and that communication is affected by stressors in our lives. Understanding this crucial relationship can empower us to make positive changes in our mental health and has implications. Join Dr. Galanopoulos as she explains the connection between gut health and mental health. Register here(select Human Services Programs on the drop down menu)or call 781-698-4840starting April 20, 2022.

    Food = Medicine – follow up to Gut Health = Mental HealthThursday, June 16, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.– virtualeventIf you want to learn how to cook simple, quick, and nutrient-dense dishes based on the Mediterranean Diet for overall health and positive mood, join Dr.Anastasia Galanopoulos, Ph.D., as a follow up to Gut Health = Mental Health.Register here(select Human Services Programs on the drop down menu)orcall 781-698-4840starting April 20, 2022.

    Dr. Galanopoulos has more than 25 years of experience as a professor, facilitator, consultant, and coach and holds a Ph.D. in Human Development & Family Studies from the Pennsylvania State University. She uses a culturally-sensitive, trauma-informed lens to focus her work with clients on strengthening relationships and cooking for mental health in both preventative and therapeutic ways. Her private practice, Galanopoulos Education & Training, is located in Lexington, MA.

  • May is Mental Health Month Schedule

    May is Mental Health Month

    On April 26, 2021 the Lexington Select Board issued a proclmation declaring the month of May as Mental Health Month in Lexington.

    Visit the Lexington Mental Health Task Force webpage for a full listing ofMental Health Month events.

Monday May 16
  • All Day May is Mental Health Month

    Dr. Kathleen Wolf Discusses the Mental Health Benefits of Being in NatureMonday, May 2,7:00 – 8:00 p.m. – virtual eventThis program is in partnership between Cary Library and Ashland Public Library.Metro nature – including trees, parks, gardens, and natural areas – enhance quality of life in cities and towns. The experience of nature improves human health and well-being in many ways. Nearly 40 years of scientific studies tell us how. Join Dr. Kathleen Wolf, a research social scientist out of the University of Washington, as we discuss the mental health benefits we might experience if we spend more time in our green spaces.

    About Dr. Wolf: As a social scientist she investigates people’s perceptions and behaviors with regard to urban landscapes. Based on professional experiences early in Dr. Wolf’s career – as an urban forester in South Florida and a landscape architect in the Midwest – Dr. Wolf became interested in the interactions between human and ecological systems. Dr. Wolf’s work is based on the principles of environmental psychology, and studies explore the human dimensions of open space, urban forestry and natural systems:1. Nearby nature and human health benefits2. Public preferences and perceptions regarding urban public landscapes3. Developmental benefits associated with youth participation in urban greening workRegistrationis required

    IntergenerationalCard-Making WorkshopCommunity co-sponsored program in collaboration withMunroe Center for the ArtsWednesday, May 4, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. – In person event at theMunroe Center for the ArtsArt has been known to help people improve their mental health. Join with friends of all ages to create some springtime cards in a fun, creative atmosphere. Participants will be provided with a range of different papers, stamps, paper punches, and templates for creating special occasion cards such as birthdays, Mother’s Day, and more. The event is free, but registration is required.This program will take place at the Munroe Center for the Arts, 1403 Massachusetts Avenue.Find outmore.

    Is It Just Sadness or Worry? Or Is It More?Symptoms, Cultural Considerations, and When To Seek HelpThursday, May 5, 2022, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.- virtual eventDo you frequently feel sad and tired? Trouble sleeping or appetite changes? Is your mind racing with constant worries? Join our panel of experts for a discussion on common mental health problems.Dr. Xuejing Li, Psychiatrist &Dr. Pratyusha Tummala-Narra, Clinical PsychologistRegister here

    Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) – Suicide prevention trainingMonday, May 9, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. | Wednesday, May 11, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. |Friday, May 13,8:00 – 9:00 a.m.- virtual eventsTo registeremail Anthony Serio, LCSW at aserio@lexingtonma.gov

    In Our Own Voice: a mentalhealth awareness presentation and conversationMonday, May16, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. – virtual eventDuring this presentation, speakers with lived experience of a mental health condition will share their experiences and how they have found pathways to hope and healing. Audience members will have the opportunity to ask questions, learn more about mental health conditions, and challenge misconceptions.This program is made possible by the generous donors to the Cary Library Foundation.In partnership with the Town of Lexington Human Services Department.Register here

    Nutrition Talk: Mental Health – Seniors 60+ come learn how proper nutrition can play a vital role in the treatment of mental health disorders.Barbara Collins, Registered Dietician NutritionistFriday, May 20, 11:00 a.m. – noon – In person eventat the Lexington Community CenterRegister here(select Human Services Programs on the drop down menu)

    Improve Your Sleep, Improve Your Stress – Dr. Jessica LipmanThursdays, May 5, 12, 19, 26, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.In person event at the Lexington Community CenterJoin Dr. Jessica Lipman, local psychologist, to explore coping skills for improving sleep, stress, and challenging times. This group will meet weekly for four consecutive weeks and will work collaboratively to develop new strategies that are effective towards meeting your goals. Enrollment is for all four sessions. Attendance at all is strongly encouraged.Register here(select Human Services Programs on the drop down menu)or call 781-698-4840starting April 20, 2022.Open to Lexington residents only.Jessica Wexler Lipman, Psy.D., is a licensed psychologist in practice in Lexington, MA. She has over 20 years of experience providing Psychotherapy, Coaching and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to adults, with a particular area of expertise in anxiety disorders, insomnia, and creating healthy relationships.

    Gut Health = Mental Health – virtual eventThursday, May 19, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.There is constant communication that occurs between our gut and brain and that communication is affected by stressors in our lives. Understanding this crucial relationship can empower us to make positive changes in our mental health and has implications. Join Dr. Galanopoulos as she explains the connection between gut health and mental health. Register here(select Human Services Programs on the drop down menu)or call 781-698-4840starting April 20, 2022.

    Food = Medicine – follow up to Gut Health = Mental HealthThursday, June 16, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.– virtualeventIf you want to learn how to cook simple, quick, and nutrient-dense dishes based on the Mediterranean Diet for overall health and positive mood, join Dr.Anastasia Galanopoulos, Ph.D., as a follow up to Gut Health = Mental Health.Register here(select Human Services Programs on the drop down menu)orcall 781-698-4840starting April 20, 2022.

    Dr. Galanopoulos has more than 25 years of experience as a professor, facilitator, consultant, and coach and holds a Ph.D. in Human Development & Family Studies from the Pennsylvania State University. She uses a culturally-sensitive, trauma-informed lens to focus her work with clients on strengthening relationships and cooking for mental health in both preventative and therapeutic ways. Her private practice, Galanopoulos Education & Training, is located in Lexington, MA.

  • May is Mental Health Month Schedule

    May is Mental Health Month

    On April 26, 2021 the Lexington Select Board issued a proclmation declaring the month of May as Mental Health Month in Lexington.

    Visit the Lexington Mental Health Task Force webpage for a full listing ofMental Health Month events.

  • 6:30 pm Conservation Commission
    6:30 pm – 6:30 pm

    This meeting will be held using remote participation. See AGENDA for remote participation instructions.

    (Posted 5/12/2022 @ 11:37 am)

  • 7:00 pm Recreation Committee
    7:00 pm – 7:00 pm

    Community Center, 39 Marrett Road, Room 242 – AGENDA

    (posted 5/12/2022 @ 1:08 pm)

  • 7:00 pm Select Board Meeting
    7:00 pm – 7:00 pm

    This meeting will take place using remote participation. See AGENDA for remote participation instructions. (posted 5/12/2022 @ 2:51pm)

  • 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm In Our Own Voice: a mental health awareness presentation and conversation
    7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

    During this presentation, speakers will share their experiences of a mental health condition and tell how they have found pathways to hope and healing.

    Audience members will have the opportunity to ask questions, learn more about mental health conditions, and challenge misconceptions.

    This program is made possible by the generous donors to the Cary Library Foundation.In partnership with the Town of Lexington Human Services Department.

    Register for this event

Tuesday May 17
  • All Day May is Mental Health Month

    Dr. Kathleen Wolf Discusses the Mental Health Benefits of Being in NatureMonday, May 2,7:00 – 8:00 p.m. – virtual eventThis program is in partnership between Cary Library and Ashland Public Library.Metro nature – including trees, parks, gardens, and natural areas – enhance quality of life in cities and towns. The experience of nature improves human health and well-being in many ways. Nearly 40 years of scientific studies tell us how. Join Dr. Kathleen Wolf, a research social scientist out of the University of Washington, as we discuss the mental health benefits we might experience if we spend more time in our green spaces.

    About Dr. Wolf: As a social scientist she investigates people’s perceptions and behaviors with regard to urban landscapes. Based on professional experiences early in Dr. Wolf’s career – as an urban forester in South Florida and a landscape architect in the Midwest – Dr. Wolf became interested in the interactions between human and ecological systems. Dr. Wolf’s work is based on the principles of environmental psychology, and studies explore the human dimensions of open space, urban forestry and natural systems:1. Nearby nature and human health benefits2. Public preferences and perceptions regarding urban public landscapes3. Developmental benefits associated with youth participation in urban greening workRegistrationis required

    IntergenerationalCard-Making WorkshopCommunity co-sponsored program in collaboration withMunroe Center for the ArtsWednesday, May 4, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. – In person event at theMunroe Center for the ArtsArt has been known to help people improve their mental health. Join with friends of all ages to create some springtime cards in a fun, creative atmosphere. Participants will be provided with a range of different papers, stamps, paper punches, and templates for creating special occasion cards such as birthdays, Mother’s Day, and more. The event is free, but registration is required.This program will take place at the Munroe Center for the Arts, 1403 Massachusetts Avenue.Find outmore.

    Is It Just Sadness or Worry? Or Is It More?Symptoms, Cultural Considerations, and When To Seek HelpThursday, May 5, 2022, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.- virtual eventDo you frequently feel sad and tired? Trouble sleeping or appetite changes? Is your mind racing with constant worries? Join our panel of experts for a discussion on common mental health problems.Dr. Xuejing Li, Psychiatrist &Dr. Pratyusha Tummala-Narra, Clinical PsychologistRegister here

    Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) – Suicide prevention trainingMonday, May 9, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. | Wednesday, May 11, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. |Friday, May 13,8:00 – 9:00 a.m.- virtual eventsTo registeremail Anthony Serio, LCSW at aserio@lexingtonma.gov

    In Our Own Voice: a mentalhealth awareness presentation and conversationMonday, May16, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. – virtual eventDuring this presentation, speakers with lived experience of a mental health condition will share their experiences and how they have found pathways to hope and healing. Audience members will have the opportunity to ask questions, learn more about mental health conditions, and challenge misconceptions.This program is made possible by the generous donors to the Cary Library Foundation.In partnership with the Town of Lexington Human Services Department.Register here

    Nutrition Talk: Mental Health – Seniors 60+ come learn how proper nutrition can play a vital role in the treatment of mental health disorders.Barbara Collins, Registered Dietician NutritionistFriday, May 20, 11:00 a.m. – noon – In person eventat the Lexington Community CenterRegister here(select Human Services Programs on the drop down menu)

    Improve Your Sleep, Improve Your Stress – Dr. Jessica LipmanThursdays, May 5, 12, 19, 26, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.In person event at the Lexington Community CenterJoin Dr. Jessica Lipman, local psychologist, to explore coping skills for improving sleep, stress, and challenging times. This group will meet weekly for four consecutive weeks and will work collaboratively to develop new strategies that are effective towards meeting your goals. Enrollment is for all four sessions. Attendance at all is strongly encouraged.Register here(select Human Services Programs on the drop down menu)or call 781-698-4840starting April 20, 2022.Open to Lexington residents only.Jessica Wexler Lipman, Psy.D., is a licensed psychologist in practice in Lexington, MA. She has over 20 years of experience providing Psychotherapy, Coaching and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to adults, with a particular area of expertise in anxiety disorders, insomnia, and creating healthy relationships.

    Gut Health = Mental Health – virtual eventThursday, May 19, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.There is constant communication that occurs between our gut and brain and that communication is affected by stressors in our lives. Understanding this crucial relationship can empower us to make positive changes in our mental health and has implications. Join Dr. Galanopoulos as she explains the connection between gut health and mental health. Register here(select Human Services Programs on the drop down menu)or call 781-698-4840starting April 20, 2022.

    Food = Medicine – follow up to Gut Health = Mental HealthThursday, June 16, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.– virtualeventIf you want to learn how to cook simple, quick, and nutrient-dense dishes based on the Mediterranean Diet for overall health and positive mood, join Dr.Anastasia Galanopoulos, Ph.D., as a follow up to Gut Health = Mental Health.Register here(select Human Services Programs on the drop down menu)orcall 781-698-4840starting April 20, 2022.

    Dr. Galanopoulos has more than 25 years of experience as a professor, facilitator, consultant, and coach and holds a Ph.D. in Human Development & Family Studies from the Pennsylvania State University. She uses a culturally-sensitive, trauma-informed lens to focus her work with clients on strengthening relationships and cooking for mental health in both preventative and therapeutic ways. Her private practice, Galanopoulos Education & Training, is located in Lexington, MA.

  • May is Mental Health Month Schedule

    May is Mental Health Month

    On April 26, 2021 the Lexington Select Board issued a proclmation declaring the month of May as Mental Health Month in Lexington.

    Visit the Lexington Mental Health Task Force webpage for a full listing ofMental Health Month events.

  • 8:30 am – 8:00 pm Last Day to Register to Vote for the June 6, 2022 Special Election
    8:30 am – 8:00 pm

    The last day to register to vote in order to participate in the June 6, 2022 Special Election is Tuesday, May 17th.

    The Town Clerk’s Office will be open on May 17th from 8:30 AM to 8:00 PM to facilitate this registration.

    If you would like to check your registration status, go HERE.

    To contact the Town Clerk’s Office, call 781-698-4558, or email ‘elections@lexingtonma.gov’

  • 5:45 pm Commission on Disability
    5:45 pm – 5:45 pm

    This meeting will be held using remote participation. See AGENDA for remote participation instructions.

    (Posted 5/12/2022 @ 8:32 am)

  • 6:00 pm Upper Middlesex Commission on the Status of Women
    6:00 pm – 6:00 pm

    This meeting will be held using remote participation. See AGENDA for remote participation instructions.

    (posted 5/12/2022 @ 12:49 pm)

  • 6:30 pm Board of Health
    6:30 pm – 6:30 pm

    This meeting will be held using remote participation. See AGENDA for remote participation instructions.

    (Posted 5/12/2022 @ 2:07 pm)

  • 7:00 pm Hanscom Field Advisory Commission
    7:00 pm – 7:00 pm

    This meeting will be held using remote participation. See AGENDA for remote participation instructions.

    (posted 5/9/2022 @ 8:31 am)

  • 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Skills for Life Series with Brett Outchcunis
    7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

    Join us for a FREE series of showsthat promote Skills for Life! Brett Outchcunis is a professional entertainer, motivator, dancer and DJ rolled into one. Part of the Mental Health Awareness Month, these shows are for youth in grades appropriate for grades K – 8, along with a parent or caregiver(s). All shows take place at 7 PM at the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum and Library at 33 Marrett Road in Lexington. No registration necessary.

    May 17 – Positive Spin: A show that teaches us how to find the positive in ANY situation and what to do when we are disappointed.

    May 24 – How to Make a Mistake:Learn how to become expert mistake-makers who know how to admit mistakes, clean themup and LEARN from them!

    May 31 – The Collection:This show focuses on the importance of INCLUSION. Understand why it’s soimportant to include others in our lives.

    Thank you to the Lexington Police Department, the Scottish Rite Masonic Museumand Library, Human Services, and Recreation and Community Programs for providing this series!

Wednesday May 18
  • All Day May is Mental Health Month

    Dr. Kathleen Wolf Discusses the Mental Health Benefits of Being in NatureMonday, May 2,7:00 – 8:00 p.m. – virtual eventThis program is in partnership between Cary Library and Ashland Public Library.Metro nature – including trees, parks, gardens, and natural areas – enhance quality of life in cities and towns. The experience of nature improves human health and well-being in many ways. Nearly 40 years of scientific studies tell us how. Join Dr. Kathleen Wolf, a research social scientist out of the University of Washington, as we discuss the mental health benefits we might experience if we spend more time in our green spaces.

    About Dr. Wolf: As a social scientist she investigates people’s perceptions and behaviors with regard to urban landscapes. Based on professional experiences early in Dr. Wolf’s career – as an urban forester in South Florida and a landscape architect in the Midwest – Dr. Wolf became interested in the interactions between human and ecological systems. Dr. Wolf’s work is based on the principles of environmental psychology, and studies explore the human dimensions of open space, urban forestry and natural systems:1. Nearby nature and human health benefits2. Public preferences and perceptions regarding urban public landscapes3. Developmental benefits associated with youth participation in urban greening workRegistrationis required

    IntergenerationalCard-Making WorkshopCommunity co-sponsored program in collaboration withMunroe Center for the ArtsWednesday, May 4, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. – In person event at theMunroe Center for the ArtsArt has been known to help people improve their mental health. Join with friends of all ages to create some springtime cards in a fun, creative atmosphere. Participants will be provided with a range of different papers, stamps, paper punches, and templates for creating special occasion cards such as birthdays, Mother’s Day, and more. The event is free, but registration is required.This program will take place at the Munroe Center for the Arts, 1403 Massachusetts Avenue.Find outmore.

    Is It Just Sadness or Worry? Or Is It More?Symptoms, Cultural Considerations, and When To Seek HelpThursday, May 5, 2022, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.- virtual eventDo you frequently feel sad and tired? Trouble sleeping or appetite changes? Is your mind racing with constant worries? Join our panel of experts for a discussion on common mental health problems.Dr. Xuejing Li, Psychiatrist &Dr. Pratyusha Tummala-Narra, Clinical PsychologistRegister here

    Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) – Suicide prevention trainingMonday, May 9, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. | Wednesday, May 11, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. |Friday, May 13,8:00 – 9:00 a.m.- virtual eventsTo registeremail Anthony Serio, LCSW at aserio@lexingtonma.gov

    In Our Own Voice: a mentalhealth awareness presentation and conversationMonday, May16, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. – virtual eventDuring this presentation, speakers with lived experience of a mental health condition will share their experiences and how they have found pathways to hope and healing. Audience members will have the opportunity to ask questions, learn more about mental health conditions, and challenge misconceptions.This program is made possible by the generous donors to the Cary Library Foundation.In partnership with the Town of Lexington Human Services Department.Register here

    Nutrition Talk: Mental Health – Seniors 60+ come learn how proper nutrition can play a vital role in the treatment of mental health disorders.Barbara Collins, Registered Dietician NutritionistFriday, May 20, 11:00 a.m. – noon – In person eventat the Lexington Community CenterRegister here(select Human Services Programs on the drop down menu)

    Improve Your Sleep, Improve Your Stress – Dr. Jessica LipmanThursdays, May 5, 12, 19, 26, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.In person event at the Lexington Community CenterJoin Dr. Jessica Lipman, local psychologist, to explore coping skills for improving sleep, stress, and challenging times. This group will meet weekly for four consecutive weeks and will work collaboratively to develop new strategies that are effective towards meeting your goals. Enrollment is for all four sessions. Attendance at all is strongly encouraged.Register here(select Human Services Programs on the drop down menu)or call 781-698-4840starting April 20, 2022.Open to Lexington residents only.Jessica Wexler Lipman, Psy.D., is a licensed psychologist in practice in Lexington, MA. She has over 20 years of experience providing Psychotherapy, Coaching and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to adults, with a particular area of expertise in anxiety disorders, insomnia, and creating healthy relationships.

    Gut Health = Mental Health – virtual eventThursday, May 19, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.There is constant communication that occurs between our gut and brain and that communication is affected by stressors in our lives. Understanding this crucial relationship can empower us to make positive changes in our mental health and has implications. Join Dr. Galanopoulos as she explains the connection between gut health and mental health. Register here(select Human Services Programs on the drop down menu)or call 781-698-4840starting April 20, 2022.

    Food = Medicine – follow up to Gut Health = Mental HealthThursday, June 16, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.– virtualeventIf you want to learn how to cook simple, quick, and nutrient-dense dishes based on the Mediterranean Diet for overall health and positive mood, join Dr.Anastasia Galanopoulos, Ph.D., as a follow up to Gut Health = Mental Health.Register here(select Human Services Programs on the drop down menu)orcall 781-698-4840starting April 20, 2022.

    Dr. Galanopoulos has more than 25 years of experience as a professor, facilitator, consultant, and coach and holds a Ph.D. in Human Development & Family Studies from the Pennsylvania State University. She uses a culturally-sensitive, trauma-informed lens to focus her work with clients on strengthening relationships and cooking for mental health in both preventative and therapeutic ways. Her private practice, Galanopoulos Education & Training, is located in Lexington, MA.

  • May is Mental Health Month Schedule

    May is Mental Health Month

    On April 26, 2021 the Lexington Select Board issued a proclmation declaring the month of May as Mental Health Month in Lexington.

    Visit the Lexington Mental Health Task Force webpage for a full listing ofMental Health Month events.

  • 9:30 am – 12:00 pm Lexpress Spring Walk Series
    9:30 am – 12:00 pm

    Spring 2022 Lexpress Walk Series

    Put a SPRING in your step with one or more of these SPRING walks! No car necessary to reach these incredible natural areas within and around Lexington.

    Walks are organized by Citizens for Lexington Conservation, in cooperation with Lexington TransportationServices. All walks will be on unpaved surfaces with the challenge of occasional roots and stones. Wear comfy shoes and dress for the weather. Optional: bring water, snack, camera, and walking stick, if you like! Transportation will be via Lexpress. Nobus fare required for people age 65+ between the hours of 9:30AM-2:30PM.Steady rain cancels. No rain dates are scheduled.

    Registration Required. FREE.Register Online.

    May 11-Turning Mill/Willards Woods/Chiesa Farm/Parker Meadow: This 3+ mile walk will traverse four Town Conservation areas ending at Depot Square via the Minuteman Bikeway. Historical highlights will include the foundations of an old mill site as well as the terraced remains of a former botanical garden, now grown into mature forest. The grades will be gentle with the opportunity to rest on the benches outside the Diamond Middle School mid-way through the walk.

    Details: Please join your guide, Keith Ohmart, in time to catch the 9:30 A1 Lexpress bus from the Depot in Lexington Center, or if you live along the A1 route, board at your local outbound stop. (He will be holding a Lexpress Walk sign.) This walk will last approximately 2.5 hours, with participants returning to the Depot in Lexington Center.

    May 18:Arlington Res/Arlington’s Great Meadows/Tower Park: This 2.5 mile walk will wend its way past a wide variety of habitats including the Arlington Reservoir, LexFarm’s agricultural fields, along with views over Lexington’s only peat bog in Arllington’s Great Meadows. We will end our walk at the Community Center. Bird watching along the way should be good with the variety of habitats and the peak of spring migration so bring binoculars if you wish.

    Details: Please board the 9:30 C Lexpress bus from the Depot in Lexington Center, or meet your guide, Keith Ohmart at the 9:36 stop at the Community Center, or board along the way. (He will be holding a Lexpress Walk sign). We will depart the bus at the Arlington Reservoir and return to the Community Center on foot where the C Lexpress bus may be taken back to the Depot. This walk will last approximately 2 hours.

  • 12:00 pm Trustees of Cary Library
    12:00 pm – 12:00 pm

    This meeting will be held using remote participation. See AGENDA for remote participation instructions.

    (Posted 5/16/2022 @ 8:14 am)

  • 6:00 pm Planning Board
    6:00 pm – 6:00 pm

    This meeting will be held using remote participation. See AGENDA for remote particiaption instructions.

    (Posted 5/11/2022 @ 9:49 am)

  • 6:00 pm Planning Board - Notice of Public Hearing - 420 - 430 Bedford Street
    6:00 pm – 6:00 pm

    This hearing will be held using remote participation. See AGENDA for remote participation instructions.

    (Posted 4/29/2022 @ 11:07 AM)

  • 6:00 pm Planning Board - Notice of Public Hearing - 440 Bedford Street
    6:00 pm – 6:00 pm

    This hearing will be held using remote participation. See AGENDA for remote participation instructions.

    (Posted 4/29/2022 @ 11:06 AM)

  • 7:00 pm Historical Commission - Hearing
    7:00 pm – 7:00 pm

    This meeting will be held using remote participation. See AGENDA for remote particiaption instructions.

    (Posted 5/13/2022 @ 8:24 AM)

  • 7:00 pm Town Celebrations Committee
    7:00 pm – 7:00 pm

    This meeting will take place using remote participation. See AGENDA for remote participation instructions.

    Posted 5/16/2022 @ 2:29 PM

  • 7:00 pm Vision Zero Transportation Safety Public Meeting
    7:00 pm – 7:00 pm

    We’re working to improve transportation safety in Lexington with the development of a Vision Zero plan, which outlines strategies for eliminating traffic-related deaths and serious injuries. Find out more about Vision Zero.

    Join the Engineering Division and Transportation Safety Group to learn more about the development of this important plan, and to tell us your ideas to make our streets safer for all.

    Wednesday, May 18, 7:00 PMVia ZoomWebinar ID: 881 1731 5510Passcode: 028096You Can Help: Tell Us Where You See Existing Hazards

    Where do you see existing transportation hazards, dangerous traffic behaviors, near-misses, or missing infrastructure?

    Use our mapping tool to show us exactly where the problem is. You can place an icon showing what the hazard is, as well as enter a comment explaining what the problem is at this location.About Vision Zero

    Vision Zero is a worldwide advocacy campaign focused on eliminating traffic fatalities and serious injuries while increasing safe, healthy, equitable mobility for all users. A Vision Zero Plan outlines strategies for eliminating traffic-related deaths and serious injuries within Town limits. The Plan also identifies and conceptualizes top-priority safety-related projects for future funding opportunities. Only three Massachusetts communities have adopted Vision Zero Plan. The Vision Zero Planning effort readies Lexington to be the fourth Massachusetts community.More Information

    For more information please email Sheila Page, Assistant Planning Director.Join Zoom by Phone

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Thursday May 19
  • All Day May is Mental Health Month

    Dr. Kathleen Wolf Discusses the Mental Health Benefits of Being in NatureMonday, May 2,7:00 – 8:00 p.m. – virtual eventThis program is in partnership between Cary Library and Ashland Public Library.Metro nature – including trees, parks, gardens, and natural areas – enhance quality of life in cities and towns. The experience of nature improves human health and well-being in many ways. Nearly 40 years of scientific studies tell us how. Join Dr. Kathleen Wolf, a research social scientist out of the University of Washington, as we discuss the mental health benefits we might experience if we spend more time in our green spaces.

    About Dr. Wolf: As a social scientist she investigates people’s perceptions and behaviors with regard to urban landscapes. Based on professional experiences early in Dr. Wolf’s career – as an urban forester in South Florida and a landscape architect in the Midwest – Dr. Wolf became interested in the interactions between human and ecological systems. Dr. Wolf’s work is based on the principles of environmental psychology, and studies explore the human dimensions of open space, urban forestry and natural systems:1. Nearby nature and human health benefits2. Public preferences and perceptions regarding urban public landscapes3. Developmental benefits associated with youth participation in urban greening workRegistrationis required

    IntergenerationalCard-Making WorkshopCommunity co-sponsored program in collaboration withMunroe Center for the ArtsWednesday, May 4, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. – In person event at theMunroe Center for the ArtsArt has been known to help people improve their mental health. Join with friends of all ages to create some springtime cards in a fun, creative atmosphere. Participants will be provided with a range of different papers, stamps, paper punches, and templates for creating special occasion cards such as birthdays, Mother’s Day, and more. The event is free, but registration is required.This program will take place at the Munroe Center for the Arts, 1403 Massachusetts Avenue.Find outmore.

    Is It Just Sadness or Worry? Or Is It More?Symptoms, Cultural Considerations, and When To Seek HelpThursday, May 5, 2022, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.- virtual eventDo you frequently feel sad and tired? Trouble sleeping or appetite changes? Is your mind racing with constant worries? Join our panel of experts for a discussion on common mental health problems.Dr. Xuejing Li, Psychiatrist &Dr. Pratyusha Tummala-Narra, Clinical PsychologistRegister here

    Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) – Suicide prevention trainingMonday, May 9, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. | Wednesday, May 11, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. |Friday, May 13,8:00 – 9:00 a.m.- virtual eventsTo registeremail Anthony Serio, LCSW at aserio@lexingtonma.gov

    In Our Own Voice: a mentalhealth awareness presentation and conversationMonday, May16, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. – virtual eventDuring this presentation, speakers with lived experience of a mental health condition will share their experiences and how they have found pathways to hope and healing. Audience members will have the opportunity to ask questions, learn more about mental health conditions, and challenge misconceptions.This program is made possible by the generous donors to the Cary Library Foundation.In partnership with the Town of Lexington Human Services Department.Register here

    Nutrition Talk: Mental Health – Seniors 60+ come learn how proper nutrition can play a vital role in the treatment of mental health disorders.Barbara Collins, Registered Dietician NutritionistFriday, May 20, 11:00 a.m. – noon – In person eventat the Lexington Community CenterRegister here(select Human Services Programs on the drop down menu)

    Improve Your Sleep, Improve Your Stress – Dr. Jessica LipmanThursdays, May 5, 12, 19, 26, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.In person event at the Lexington Community CenterJoin Dr. Jessica Lipman, local psychologist, to explore coping skills for improving sleep, stress, and challenging times. This group will meet weekly for four consecutive weeks and will work collaboratively to develop new strategies that are effective towards meeting your goals. Enrollment is for all four sessions. Attendance at all is strongly encouraged.Register here(select Human Services Programs on the drop down menu)or call 781-698-4840starting April 20, 2022.Open to Lexington residents only.Jessica Wexler Lipman, Psy.D., is a licensed psychologist in practice in Lexington, MA. She has over 20 years of experience providing Psychotherapy, Coaching and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to adults, with a particular area of expertise in anxiety disorders, insomnia, and creating healthy relationships.

    Gut Health = Mental Health – virtual eventThursday, May 19, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.There is constant communication that occurs between our gut and brain and that communication is affected by stressors in our lives. Understanding this crucial relationship can empower us to make positive changes in our mental health and has implications. Join Dr. Galanopoulos as she explains the connection between gut health and mental health. Register here(select Human Services Programs on the drop down menu)or call 781-698-4840starting April 20, 2022.

    Food = Medicine – follow up to Gut Health = Mental HealthThursday, June 16, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.– virtualeventIf you want to learn how to cook simple, quick, and nutrient-dense dishes based on the Mediterranean Diet for overall health and positive mood, join Dr.Anastasia Galanopoulos, Ph.D., as a follow up to Gut Health = Mental Health.Register here(select Human Services Programs on the drop down menu)orcall 781-698-4840starting April 20, 2022.

    Dr. Galanopoulos has more than 25 years of experience as a professor, facilitator, consultant, and coach and holds a Ph.D. in Human Development & Family Studies from the Pennsylvania State University. She uses a culturally-sensitive, trauma-informed lens to focus her work with clients on strengthening relationships and cooking for mental health in both preventative and therapeutic ways. Her private practice, Galanopoulos Education & Training, is located in Lexington, MA.

  • May is Mental Health Month Schedule

    May is Mental Health Month

    On April 26, 2021 the Lexington Select Board issued a proclmation declaring the month of May as Mental Health Month in Lexington.

    Visit the Lexington Mental Health Task Force webpage for a full listing ofMental Health Month events.

  • 8:00 am Ad Hoc Stone Building Feasibility/Reuse Committee
    8:00 am – 8:00 am

    This meeting will be held using remote participation. See AGENDA for remote participation instructions.

    (posted 5/16/2022 @ 8:01 am)

  • 8:00 am Economic Development Advisory Committee
    8:00 am – 8:00 am

    This meeting will take place using remote participation. See AGENDA for remote participation instructions.

    Posted 5/16/2022 @ 2:26 PM

  • 8:30 am Lexington Center Committee
    8:30 am – 8:30 am

    Cary Memorial Building, Estabrook Hall (basement), 1605 Mass Ave — AGENDA

    Posted 5/16/2022 @ 2:31 PM

  • 9:00 am Notice of Election Machine Testing
    9:00 am – 9:00 am

    Notice of Election Machine Testing

    Thursday, May 19, 2022 – 9:00am

    In accordance with 950 C.M.R. Section 54.02, and in preparation for the June 6, 2022 SpecialTown Election, please be advised that the Town of Lexington will test the ICP Vote Tabulators beginning at 9:00 AM on Thursday, May 19th in the Parker Meeting Room, Lexington Town Hall, 1625 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, Massachusetts and continuing on subsequent days until complete.

    Thisnoticehas also been posted in Town Hall and on the Town Website.

  • 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Improve Your Sleep, Improve Your Stress - Dr. Jessica Lipman
    2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

    Join Dr. Jessica Lipman, local psychologist, to explore coping skills for improving sleep, stress, and challenging times.

    This group will meet weekly for four consecutive weeks and will work collaboratively to develop new strategies that are effective towards meeting your goals.

    Enrollment is for all four sessions. Attendance at all is strongly encouraged.

    Register here(selectHuman Services Programson the drop down menu)or call 781-698-4840starting April 20, 2022.Open to Lexington residents only.

    Recurs weekly
  • 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Improve Your Sleep, Improve Your Stress - Dr. Jessica Lipman
    2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

    Join Dr. Jessica Lipman, local psychologist, to explore coping skills for improving sleep, stress, and challenging times.

    This group will meet weekly for four consecutive weeks and will work collaboratively to develop new strategies that are effective towards meeting your goals.

    Enrollment is for all four sessions. Attendance at all is strongly encouraged.

    Register here(selectHuman Services Programson the drop down menu)or call 781-698-4840starting April 20, 2022.Open to Lexington residents only.

    Recurs weekly
  • 6:30 pm Communications Advisory Committee
    6:30 pm – 6:30 pm

    This meeting will take place using remote participation. See AGENDA for remote participation instructions.

    Posted 5/16/2022 @ 3:08 PM

  • 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Gut Health = Mental Health
    6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

    There is constant communication that occurs between our gut and brain and that communication is affected by stressors in our lives. Understanding this crucial relationship can empower us to make positive changes in our mental health and has implications.

    Join Dr. Galanopoulos as she explains the connection between gut health and mental health.

    Register here(selectHuman Services Programson the drop down menu)or call 781-698-4840.About Dr. Galanopoulos

    Dr. Galanopoulos has more than 25 years of experience as a professor, facilitator, consultant, and coach and holds a Ph.D. in Human Development & Family Studies from the Pennsylvania State University. She uses a culturally-sensitive, trauma-informed lens to focus her work with clients on strengthening relationships and cooking for mental health in both preventative and therapeutic ways. Her private practice, Galanopoulos Education & Training, is located in Lexington, MA.

  • 7:00 pm Housing Partnership Board
    7:00 pm – 7:00 pm

    This meeting will be held using remote participation. See AGENDA for remote participation instructions.

    (Posted 5/11/2022 @ 10:05 am)

  • 7:00 pm Select Board, School Committee, Appropriation Committee & Capital Expenditures Committee
    7:00 pm – 7:00 pm

    This meeting will take place using remote participation. See AGENDA for remote participation instructions.

    Posted 5/16/2022 @ 2:50 PM

Friday May 20
  • All Day Staff Professional Learning afternoon
  • Scheduled Half-Day for Students PK-12
    Scheduled Half-Day for Students PK-12

    Sep 10 – Professional Learning
    Nov 5 – Professional Learning
    Nov 24 – Students and Staff half day
    Jan 14 – Professional Learning
    May 20 – Professional Learning

  • May is Mental Health Month

    Dr. Kathleen Wolf Discusses the Mental Health Benefits of Being in NatureMonday, May 2,7:00 – 8:00 p.m. – virtual eventThis program is in partnership between Cary Library and Ashland Public Library.Metro nature – including trees, parks, gardens, and natural areas – enhance quality of life in cities and towns. The experience of nature improves human health and well-being in many ways. Nearly 40 years of scientific studies tell us how. Join Dr. Kathleen Wolf, a research social scientist out of the University of Washington, as we discuss the mental health benefits we might experience if we spend more time in our green spaces.

    About Dr. Wolf: As a social scientist she investigates people’s perceptions and behaviors with regard to urban landscapes. Based on professional experiences early in Dr. Wolf’s career – as an urban forester in South Florida and a landscape architect in the Midwest – Dr. Wolf became interested in the interactions between human and ecological systems. Dr. Wolf’s work is based on the principles of environmental psychology, and studies explore the human dimensions of open space, urban forestry and natural systems:1. Nearby nature and human health benefits2. Public preferences and perceptions regarding urban public landscapes3. Developmental benefits associated with youth participation in urban greening workRegistrationis required

    IntergenerationalCard-Making WorkshopCommunity co-sponsored program in collaboration withMunroe Center for the ArtsWednesday, May 4, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. – In person event at theMunroe Center for the ArtsArt has been known to help people improve their mental health. Join with friends of all ages to create some springtime cards in a fun, creative atmosphere. Participants will be provided with a range of different papers, stamps, paper punches, and templates for creating special occasion cards such as birthdays, Mother’s Day, and more. The event is free, but registration is required.This program will take place at the Munroe Center for the Arts, 1403 Massachusetts Avenue.Find outmore.

    Is It Just Sadness or Worry? Or Is It More?Symptoms, Cultural Considerations, and When To Seek HelpThursday, May 5, 2022, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.- virtual eventDo you frequently feel sad and tired? Trouble sleeping or appetite changes? Is your mind racing with constant worries? Join our panel of experts for a discussion on common mental health problems.Dr. Xuejing Li, Psychiatrist &Dr. Pratyusha Tummala-Narra, Clinical PsychologistRegister here

    Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) – Suicide prevention trainingMonday, May 9, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. | Wednesday, May 11, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. |Friday, May 13,8:00 – 9:00 a.m.- virtual eventsTo registeremail Anthony Serio, LCSW at aserio@lexingtonma.gov

    In Our Own Voice: a mentalhealth awareness presentation and conversationMonday, May16, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. – virtual eventDuring this presentation, speakers with lived experience of a mental health condition will share their experiences and how they have found pathways to hope and healing. Audience members will have the opportunity to ask questions, learn more about mental health conditions, and challenge misconceptions.This program is made possible by the generous donors to the Cary Library Foundation.In partnership with the Town of Lexington Human Services Department.Register here

    Nutrition Talk: Mental Health – Seniors 60+ come learn how proper nutrition can play a vital role in the treatment of mental health disorders.Barbara Collins, Registered Dietician NutritionistFriday, May 20, 11:00 a.m. – noon – In person eventat the Lexington Community CenterRegister here(select Human Services Programs on the drop down menu)

    Improve Your Sleep, Improve Your Stress – Dr. Jessica LipmanThursdays, May 5, 12, 19, 26, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.In person event at the Lexington Community CenterJoin Dr. Jessica Lipman, local psychologist, to explore coping skills for improving sleep, stress, and challenging times. This group will meet weekly for four consecutive weeks and will work collaboratively to develop new strategies that are effective towards meeting your goals. Enrollment is for all four sessions. Attendance at all is strongly encouraged.Register here(select Human Services Programs on the drop down menu)or call 781-698-4840starting April 20, 2022.Open to Lexington residents only.Jessica Wexler Lipman, Psy.D., is a licensed psychologist in practice in Lexington, MA. She has over 20 years of experience providing Psychotherapy, Coaching and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to adults, with a particular area of expertise in anxiety disorders, insomnia, and creating healthy relationships.

    Gut Health = Mental Health – virtual eventThursday, May 19, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.There is constant communication that occurs between our gut and brain and that communication is affected by stressors in our lives. Understanding this crucial relationship can empower us to make positive changes in our mental health and has implications. Join Dr. Galanopoulos as she explains the connection between gut health and mental health. Register here(select Human Services Programs on the drop down menu)or call 781-698-4840starting April 20, 2022.

    Food = Medicine – follow up to Gut Health = Mental HealthThursday, June 16, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.– virtualeventIf you want to learn how to cook simple, quick, and nutrient-dense dishes based on the Mediterranean Diet for overall health and positive mood, join Dr.Anastasia Galanopoulos, Ph.D., as a follow up to Gut Health = Mental Health.Register here(select Human Services Programs on the drop down menu)orcall 781-698-4840starting April 20, 2022.

    Dr. Galanopoulos has more than 25 years of experience as a professor, facilitator, consultant, and coach and holds a Ph.D. in Human Development & Family Studies from the Pennsylvania State University. She uses a culturally-sensitive, trauma-informed lens to focus her work with clients on strengthening relationships and cooking for mental health in both preventative and therapeutic ways. Her private practice, Galanopoulos Education & Training, is located in Lexington, MA.

  • May is Mental Health Month Schedule

    May is Mental Health Month

    On April 26, 2021 the Lexington Select Board issued a proclmation declaring the month of May as Mental Health Month in Lexington.

    Visit the Lexington Mental Health Task Force webpage for a full listing ofMental Health Month events.

  • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Nutrition Talk: Mental Health - For Seniors 60+
    11:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Come learn how proper nutrition can play a vital role in the treatment of mental health disorders.

    A Talk by Barbara Collins, Registered Dietician Nutritionist

    Register here(selectHuman Services Programson the drop down menu)

Saturday May 21
  • All Day May is Mental Health Month

    Dr. Kathleen Wolf Discusses the Mental Health Benefits of Being in NatureMonday, May 2,7:00 – 8:00 p.m. – virtual eventThis program is in partnership between Cary Library and Ashland Public Library.Metro nature – including trees, parks, gardens, and natural areas – enhance quality of life in cities and towns. The experience of nature improves human health and well-being in many ways. Nearly 40 years of scientific studies tell us how. Join Dr. Kathleen Wolf, a research social scientist out of the University of Washington, as we discuss the mental health benefits we might experience if we spend more time in our green spaces.

    About Dr. Wolf: As a social scientist she investigates people’s perceptions and behaviors with regard to urban landscapes. Based on professional experiences early in Dr. Wolf’s career – as an urban forester in South Florida and a landscape architect in the Midwest – Dr. Wolf became interested in the interactions between human and ecological systems. Dr. Wolf’s work is based on the principles of environmental psychology, and studies explore the human dimensions of open space, urban forestry and natural systems:1. Nearby nature and human health benefits2. Public preferences and perceptions regarding urban public landscapes3. Developmental benefits associated with youth participation in urban greening workRegistrationis required

    IntergenerationalCard-Making WorkshopCommunity co-sponsored program in collaboration withMunroe Center for the ArtsWednesday, May 4, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. – In person event at theMunroe Center for the ArtsArt has been known to help people improve their mental health. Join with friends of all ages to create some springtime cards in a fun, creative atmosphere. Participants will be provided with a range of different papers, stamps, paper punches, and templates for creating special occasion cards such as birthdays, Mother’s Day, and more. The event is free, but registration is required.This program will take place at the Munroe Center for the Arts, 1403 Massachusetts Avenue.Find outmore.

    Is It Just Sadness or Worry? Or Is It More?Symptoms, Cultural Considerations, and When To Seek HelpThursday, May 5, 2022, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.- virtual eventDo you frequently feel sad and tired? Trouble sleeping or appetite changes? Is your mind racing with constant worries? Join our panel of experts for a discussion on common mental health problems.Dr. Xuejing Li, Psychiatrist &Dr. Pratyusha Tummala-Narra, Clinical PsychologistRegister here

    Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) – Suicide prevention trainingMonday, May 9, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. | Wednesday, May 11, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. |Friday, May 13,8:00 – 9:00 a.m.- virtual eventsTo registeremail Anthony Serio, LCSW at aserio@lexingtonma.gov

    In Our Own Voice: a mentalhealth awareness presentation and conversationMonday, May16, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. – virtual eventDuring this presentation, speakers with lived experience of a mental health condition will share their experiences and how they have found pathways to hope and healing. Audience members will have the opportunity to ask questions, learn more about mental health conditions, and challenge misconceptions.This program is made possible by the generous donors to the Cary Library Foundation.In partnership with the Town of Lexington Human Services Department.Register here

    Nutrition Talk: Mental Health – Seniors 60+ come learn how proper nutrition can play a vital role in the treatment of mental health disorders.Barbara Collins, Registered Dietician NutritionistFriday, May 20, 11:00 a.m. – noon – In person eventat the Lexington Community CenterRegister here(select Human Services Programs on the drop down menu)

    Improve Your Sleep, Improve Your Stress – Dr. Jessica LipmanThursdays, May 5, 12, 19, 26, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.In person event at the Lexington Community CenterJoin Dr. Jessica Lipman, local psychologist, to explore coping skills for improving sleep, stress, and challenging times. This group will meet weekly for four consecutive weeks and will work collaboratively to develop new strategies that are effective towards meeting your goals. Enrollment is for all four sessions. Attendance at all is strongly encouraged.Register here(select Human Services Programs on the drop down menu)or call 781-698-4840starting April 20, 2022.Open to Lexington residents only.Jessica Wexler Lipman, Psy.D., is a licensed psychologist in practice in Lexington, MA. She has over 20 years of experience providing Psychotherapy, Coaching and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to adults, with a particular area of expertise in anxiety disorders, insomnia, and creating healthy relationships.

    Gut Health = Mental Health – virtual eventThursday, May 19, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.There is constant communication that occurs between our gut and brain and that communication is affected by stressors in our lives. Understanding this crucial relationship can empower us to make positive changes in our mental health and has implications. Join Dr. Galanopoulos as she explains the connection between gut health and mental health. Register here(select Human Services Programs on the drop down menu)or call 781-698-4840starting April 20, 2022.

    Food = Medicine – follow up to Gut Health = Mental HealthThursday, June 16, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.– virtualeventIf you want to learn how to cook simple, quick, and nutrient-dense dishes based on the Mediterranean Diet for overall health and positive mood, join Dr.Anastasia Galanopoulos, Ph.D., as a follow up to Gut Health = Mental Health.Register here(select Human Services Programs on the drop down menu)orcall 781-698-4840starting April 20, 2022.

    Dr. Galanopoulos has more than 25 years of experience as a professor, facilitator, consultant, and coach and holds a Ph.D. in Human Development & Family Studies from the Pennsylvania State University. She uses a culturally-sensitive, trauma-informed lens to focus her work with clients on strengthening relationships and cooking for mental health in both preventative and therapeutic ways. Her private practice, Galanopoulos Education & Training, is located in Lexington, MA.

  • May is Mental Health Month Schedule

    May is Mental Health Month

    On April 26, 2021 the Lexington Select Board issued a proclmation declaring the month of May as Mental Health Month in Lexington.

    Visit the Lexington Mental Health Task Force webpage for a full listing ofMental Health Month events.

  • 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Bike Smart for Youth 4th-5th grade
    10:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Bike Smart for Youth (4th-5thgrade)

    Saturday, May 21, 10AM-12PM at Lexington Children’s Place

    Youth receive in-depth training on bike handling skills, basic safety and maintenance of bikes, proper helmet fit, and an escorted on-road ride. Certified bike instructors lead these classes.Registration required. $25 Resident/$35 Non-Resident. Register today via MyRec!

  • 10:00 am Cycling with Confidence Group Rides (Ages 60+)
    10:00 am – 10:00 am

    Cycling with Confidence Group Rides (Ages 60+)- Saturday, May 7, 10AM-Noon-Saturday, June 4, 10AM-NoonMeet at Lexington Visitors Center, along the bikeway: 1875 Massachusetts Ave

    Hosted by Friends of the Lexington Bikeways, join other older adults for a recreational bike ride to increase your joy and confidence in cycling! Rides will be no longer than 5miles and will have a short break midway. Sessions start with a short safety review and Q&A as needed, and most of the time will be spent cycling together. Bring your helmet, bike, and closed-toe shoes. You may also like to pack water and snack. Join us for as many or few rides as you’d like! Sponsored by the Friends of Lexington Bikeways! FREE

    FREE, but please REGISTER so we know you are coming! Register online.Register for one or both!

    Recurs weekly
  • 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Bike Smart for Youth 6th-8th grade
    2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

    Bike Smart for Youth 6th-8th grade

    Saturday, May 21, 2-4PM at Lexington Children’s Place

    Youth receive in-depth training on bike handling skills, basic safety and maintenance of bikes, proper helmet fit, and an escorted on-road ride. Certified bike instructors lead these classes.Registration required. $25 Resident/$35 Non-Resident. Register today via MyRec!

Sunday May 22
  • All Day May is Mental Health Month

    Dr. Kathleen Wolf Discusses the Mental Health Benefits of Being in NatureMonday, May 2,7:00 – 8:00 p.m. – virtual eventThis program is in partnership between Cary Library and Ashland Public Library.Metro nature – including trees, parks, gardens, and natural areas – enhance quality of life in cities and towns. The experience of nature improves human health and well-being in many ways. Nearly 40 years of scientific studies tell us how. Join Dr. Kathleen Wolf, a research social scientist out of the University of Washington, as we discuss the mental health benefits we might experience if we spend more time in our green spaces.

    About Dr. Wolf: As a social scientist she investigates people’s perceptions and behaviors with regard to urban landscapes. Based on professional experiences early in Dr. Wolf’s career – as an urban forester in South Florida and a landscape architect in the Midwest – Dr. Wolf became interested in the interactions between human and ecological systems. Dr. Wolf’s work is based on the principles of environmental psychology, and studies explore the human dimensions of open space, urban forestry and natural systems:1. Nearby nature and human health benefits2. Public preferences and perceptions regarding urban public landscapes3. Developmental benefits associated with youth participation in urban greening workRegistrationis required

    IntergenerationalCard-Making WorkshopCommunity co-sponsored program in collaboration withMunroe Center for the ArtsWednesday, May 4, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. – In person event at theMunroe Center for the ArtsArt has been known to help people improve their mental health. Join with friends of all ages to create some springtime cards in a fun, creative atmosphere. Participants will be provided with a range of different papers, stamps, paper punches, and templates for creating special occasion cards such as birthdays, Mother’s Day, and more. The event is free, but registration is required.This program will take place at the Munroe Center for the Arts, 1403 Massachusetts Avenue.Find outmore.

    Is It Just Sadness or Worry? Or Is It More?Symptoms, Cultural Considerations, and When To Seek HelpThursday, May 5, 2022, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.- virtual eventDo you frequently feel sad and tired? Trouble sleeping or appetite changes? Is your mind racing with constant worries? Join our panel of experts for a discussion on common mental health problems.Dr. Xuejing Li, Psychiatrist &Dr. Pratyusha Tummala-Narra, Clinical PsychologistRegister here

    Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) – Suicide prevention trainingMonday, May 9, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. | Wednesday, May 11, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. |Friday, May 13,8:00 – 9:00 a.m.- virtual eventsTo registeremail Anthony Serio, LCSW at aserio@lexingtonma.gov

    In Our Own Voice: a mentalhealth awareness presentation and conversationMonday, May16, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. – virtual eventDuring this presentation, speakers with lived experience of a mental health condition will share their experiences and how they have found pathways to hope and healing. Audience members will have the opportunity to ask questions, learn more about mental health conditions, and challenge misconceptions.This program is made possible by the generous donors to the Cary Library Foundation.In partnership with the Town of Lexington Human Services Department.Register here

    Nutrition Talk: Mental Health – Seniors 60+ come learn how proper nutrition can play a vital role in the treatment of mental health disorders.Barbara Collins, Registered Dietician NutritionistFriday, May 20, 11:00 a.m. – noon – In person eventat the Lexington Community CenterRegister here(select Human Services Programs on the drop down menu)

    Improve Your Sleep, Improve Your Stress – Dr. Jessica LipmanThursdays, May 5, 12, 19, 26, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.In person event at the Lexington Community CenterJoin Dr. Jessica Lipman, local psychologist, to explore coping skills for improving sleep, stress, and challenging times. This group will meet weekly for four consecutive weeks and will work collaboratively to develop new strategies that are effective towards meeting your goals. Enrollment is for all four sessions. Attendance at all is strongly encouraged.Register here(select Human Services Programs on the drop down menu)or call 781-698-4840starting April 20, 2022.Open to Lexington residents only.Jessica Wexler Lipman, Psy.D., is a licensed psychologist in practice in Lexington, MA. She has over 20 years of experience providing Psychotherapy, Coaching and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to adults, with a particular area of expertise in anxiety disorders, insomnia, and creating healthy relationships.

    Gut Health = Mental Health – virtual eventThursday, May 19, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.There is constant communication that occurs between our gut and brain and that communication is affected by stressors in our lives. Understanding this crucial relationship can empower us to make positive changes in our mental health and has implications. Join Dr. Galanopoulos as she explains the connection between gut health and mental health. Register here(select Human Services Programs on the drop down menu)or call 781-698-4840starting April 20, 2022.

    Food = Medicine – follow up to Gut Health = Mental HealthThursday, June 16, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.– virtualeventIf you want to learn how to cook simple, quick, and nutrient-dense dishes based on the Mediterranean Diet for overall health and positive mood, join Dr.Anastasia Galanopoulos, Ph.D., as a follow up to Gut Health = Mental Health.Register here(select Human Services Programs on the drop down menu)orcall 781-698-4840starting April 20, 2022.

    Dr. Galanopoulos has more than 25 years of experience as a professor, facilitator, consultant, and coach and holds a Ph.D. in Human Development & Family Studies from the Pennsylvania State University. She uses a culturally-sensitive, trauma-informed lens to focus her work with clients on strengthening relationships and cooking for mental health in both preventative and therapeutic ways. Her private practice, Galanopoulos Education & Training, is located in Lexington, MA.

  • May is Mental Health Month Schedule

    May is Mental Health Month

    On April 26, 2021 the Lexington Select Board issued a proclmation declaring the month of May as Mental Health Month in Lexington.

    Visit the Lexington Mental Health Task Force webpage for a full listing ofMental Health Month events.

  • 10:00 am – 11:30 am Family Friendly Group Bike Rides
    10:00 am – 11:30 am

    Family Friendly Group Bike Rides- Sunday, May 22, 10AM-11:30AM- Saturday, June 18, 10AM-11:30AM- Saturday, July 9, 10AM-11:30AMMeet at Lexington Community Center

    Join with other local families on a bike ride led by a Certified Cycling Instructor and local cycling experts. See how fun it can be to ride as a family and in a group, and feel comfortable knowing you will have skilled cycling experts joining you! The ride will begin with a quick safety overview, then proceed joyfully with family-friendly music to a kid-friendly location. All participants must wear helmets, bring bikes, and wear closed-toe shoes. All children participating must be riding with a parent or guardian. Children who ride must be able to pedal their bicycle, control it well, follow instructions from adults, and sustain riding at a jogging pace. Riding will be no longer than 30 minutes each way, with a break in between. Children who cannot ride independently may join in trailer or child seat on parent’s bike. Children under 1 may only ride in trailer. All children and adults must wear helmets, even if riding in a trailer. Join us for as many or few rides as you’d like!Registration required for each ride. $5/person/ride

    Recurs weekly
Monday May 23
  • All Day May is Mental Health Month

    Dr. Kathleen Wolf Discusses the Mental Health Benefits of Being in NatureMonday, May 2,7:00 – 8:00 p.m. – virtual eventThis program is in partnership between Cary Library and Ashland Public Library.Metro nature – including trees, parks, gardens, and natural areas – enhance quality of life in cities and towns. The experience of nature improves human health and well-being in many ways. Nearly 40 years of scientific studies tell us how. Join Dr. Kathleen Wolf, a research social scientist out of the University of Washington, as we discuss the mental health benefits we might experience if we spend more time in our green spaces.

    About Dr. Wolf: As a social scientist she investigates people’s perceptions and behaviors with regard to urban landscapes. Based on professional experiences early in Dr. Wolf’s career – as an urban forester in South Florida and a landscape architect in the Midwest – Dr. Wolf became interested in the interactions between human and ecological systems. Dr. Wolf’s work is based on the principles of environmental psychology, and studies explore the human dimensions of open space, urban forestry and natural systems:1. Nearby nature and human health benefits2. Public preferences and perceptions regarding urban public landscapes3. Developmental benefits associated with youth participation in urban greening workRegistrationis required

    IntergenerationalCard-Making WorkshopCommunity co-sponsored program in collaboration withMunroe Center for the ArtsWednesday, May 4, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. – In person event at theMunroe Center for the ArtsArt has been known to help people improve their mental health. Join with friends of all ages to create some springtime cards in a fun, creative atmosphere. Participants will be provided with a range of different papers, stamps, paper punches, and templates for creating special occasion cards such as birthdays, Mother’s Day, and more. The event is free, but registration is required.This program will take place at the Munroe Center for the Arts, 1403 Massachusetts Avenue.Find outmore.

    Is It Just Sadness or Worry? Or Is It More?Symptoms, Cultural Considerations, and When To Seek HelpThursday, May 5, 2022, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.- virtual eventDo you frequently feel sad and tired? Trouble sleeping or appetite changes? Is your mind racing with constant worries? Join our panel of experts for a discussion on common mental health problems.Dr. Xuejing Li, Psychiatrist &Dr. Pratyusha Tummala-Narra, Clinical PsychologistRegister here

    Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) – Suicide prevention trainingMonday, May 9, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. | Wednesday, May 11, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. |Friday, May 13,8:00 – 9:00 a.m.- virtual eventsTo registeremail Anthony Serio, LCSW at aserio@lexingtonma.gov

    In Our Own Voice: a mentalhealth awareness presentation and conversationMonday, May16, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. – virtual eventDuring this presentation, speakers with lived experience of a mental health condition will share their experiences and how they have found pathways to hope and healing. Audience members will have the opportunity to ask questions, learn more about mental health conditions, and challenge misconceptions.This program is made possible by the generous donors to the Cary Library Foundation.In partnership with the Town of Lexington Human Services Department.Register here

    Nutrition Talk: Mental Health – Seniors 60+ come learn how proper nutrition can play a vital role in the treatment of mental health disorders.Barbara Collins, Registered Dietician NutritionistFriday, May 20, 11:00 a.m. – noon – In person eventat the Lexington Community CenterRegister here(select Human Services Programs on the drop down menu)

    Improve Your Sleep, Improve Your Stress – Dr. Jessica LipmanThursdays, May 5, 12, 19, 26, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.In person event at the Lexington Community CenterJoin Dr. Jessica Lipman, local psychologist, to explore coping skills for improving sleep, stress, and challenging times. This group will meet weekly for four consecutive weeks and will work collaboratively to develop new strategies that are effective towards meeting your goals. Enrollment is for all four sessions. Attendance at all is strongly encouraged.Register here(select Human Services Programs on the drop down menu)or call 781-698-4840starting April 20, 2022.Open to Lexington residents only.Jessica Wexler Lipman, Psy.D., is a licensed psychologist in practice in Lexington, MA. She has over 20 years of experience providing Psychotherapy, Coaching and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to adults, with a particular area of expertise in anxiety disorders, insomnia, and creating healthy relationships.

    Gut Health = Mental Health – virtual eventThursday, May 19, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.There is constant communication that occurs between our gut and brain and that communication is affected by stressors in our lives. Understanding this crucial relationship can empower us to make positive changes in our mental health and has implications. Join Dr. Galanopoulos as she explains the connection between gut health and mental health. Register here(select Human Services Programs on the drop down menu)or call 781-698-4840starting April 20, 2022.

    Food = Medicine – follow up to Gut Health = Mental HealthThursday, June 16, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.– virtualeventIf you want to learn how to cook simple, quick, and nutrient-dense dishes based on the Mediterranean Diet for overall health and positive mood, join Dr.Anastasia Galanopoulos, Ph.D., as a follow up to Gut Health = Mental Health.Register here(select Human Services Programs on the drop down menu)orcall 781-698-4840starting April 20, 2022.

    Dr. Galanopoulos has more than 25 years of experience as a professor, facilitator, consultant, and coach and holds a Ph.D. in Human Development & Family Studies from the Pennsylvania State University. She uses a culturally-sensitive, trauma-informed lens to focus her work with clients on strengthening relationships and cooking for mental health in both preventative and therapeutic ways. Her private practice, Galanopoulos Education & Training, is located in Lexington, MA.

  • May is Mental Health Month Schedule

    May is Mental Health Month

    On April 26, 2021 the Lexington Select Board issued a proclmation declaring the month of May as Mental Health Month in Lexington.

    Visit the Lexington Mental Health Task Force webpage for a full listing ofMental Health Month events.

  • 6:30 pm Conservation Commission
    6:30 pm – 6:30 pm

    This meeting will take place using remote participation. See AGENDA for remote participation instructions.

    Posted 5/18/2022 @ 8:14 AM

  • 6:30 pm Select Board
    6:30 pm – 6:30 pm

    This meeting will conducted using remote participation. See AGENDA for remote participation instructions (posted 5/19/2022 @ 12:00pm)

  • 7:50 pm Select Board and AdHoc Stone Building Feasibility/Re-use Committee
    7:50 pm – 7:50 pm

    This meeting will be conducted using remote participation. See AGENDA for remote participation instructions. (posted 5/19/22 @ 12:07pm)

Tuesday May 24
  • All Day May is Mental Health Month

    Dr. Kathleen Wolf Discusses the Mental Health Benefits of Being in NatureMonday, May 2,7:00 – 8:00 p.m. – virtual eventThis program is in partnership between Cary Library and Ashland Public Library.Metro nature – including trees, parks, gardens, and natural areas – enhance quality of life in cities and towns. The experience of nature improves human health and well-being in many ways. Nearly 40 years of scientific studies tell us how. Join Dr. Kathleen Wolf, a research social scientist out of the University of Washington, as we discuss the mental health benefits we might experience if we spend more time in our green spaces.

    About Dr. Wolf: As a social scientist she investigates people’s perceptions and behaviors with regard to urban landscapes. Based on professional experiences early in Dr. Wolf’s career – as an urban forester in South Florida and a landscape architect in the Midwest – Dr. Wolf became interested in the interactions between human and ecological systems. Dr. Wolf’s work is based on the principles of environmental psychology, and studies explore the human dimensions of open space, urban forestry and natural systems:1. Nearby nature and human health benefits2. Public preferences and perceptions regarding urban public landscapes3. Developmental benefits associated with youth participation in urban greening workRegistrationis required

    IntergenerationalCard-Making WorkshopCommunity co-sponsored program in collaboration withMunroe Center for the ArtsWednesday, May 4, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. – In person event at theMunroe Center for the ArtsArt has been known to help people improve their mental health. Join with friends of all ages to create some springtime cards in a fun, creative atmosphere. Participants will be provided with a range of different papers, stamps, paper punches, and templates for creating special occasion cards such as birthdays, Mother’s Day, and more. The event is free, but registration is required.This program will take place at the Munroe Center for the Arts, 1403 Massachusetts Avenue.Find outmore.

    Is It Just Sadness or Worry? Or Is It More?Symptoms, Cultural Considerations, and When To Seek HelpThursday, May 5, 2022, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.- virtual eventDo you frequently feel sad and tired? Trouble sleeping or appetite changes? Is your mind racing with constant worries? Join our panel of experts for a discussion on common mental health problems.Dr. Xuejing Li, Psychiatrist &Dr. Pratyusha Tummala-Narra, Clinical PsychologistRegister here

    Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) – Suicide prevention trainingMonday, May 9, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. | Wednesday, May 11, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. |Friday, May 13,8:00 – 9:00 a.m.- virtual eventsTo registeremail Anthony Serio, LCSW at aserio@lexingtonma.gov

    In Our Own Voice: a mentalhealth awareness presentation and conversationMonday, May16, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. – virtual eventDuring this presentation, speakers with lived experience of a mental health condition will share their experiences and how they have found pathways to hope and healing. Audience members will have the opportunity to ask questions, learn more about mental health conditions, and challenge misconceptions.This program is made possible by the generous donors to the Cary Library Foundation.In partnership with the Town of Lexington Human Services Department.Register here

    Nutrition Talk: Mental Health – Seniors 60+ come learn how proper nutrition can play a vital role in the treatment of mental health disorders.Barbara Collins, Registered Dietician NutritionistFriday, May 20, 11:00 a.m. – noon – In person eventat the Lexington Community CenterRegister here(select Human Services Programs on the drop down menu)

    Improve Your Sleep, Improve Your Stress – Dr. Jessica LipmanThursdays, May 5, 12, 19, 26, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.In person event at the Lexington Community CenterJoin Dr. Jessica Lipman, local psychologist, to explore coping skills for improving sleep, stress, and challenging times. This group will meet weekly for four consecutive weeks and will work collaboratively to develop new strategies that are effective towards meeting your goals. Enrollment is for all four sessions. Attendance at all is strongly encouraged.Register here(select Human Services Programs on the drop down menu)or call 781-698-4840starting April 20, 2022.Open to Lexington residents only.Jessica Wexler Lipman, Psy.D., is a licensed psychologist in practice in Lexington, MA. She has over 20 years of experience providing Psychotherapy, Coaching and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to adults, with a particular area of expertise in anxiety disorders, insomnia, and creating healthy relationships.

    Gut Health = Mental Health – virtual eventThursday, May 19, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.There is constant communication that occurs between our gut and brain and that communication is affected by stressors in our lives. Understanding this crucial relationship can empower us to make positive changes in our mental health and has implications. Join Dr. Galanopoulos as she explains the connection between gut health and mental health. Register here(select Human Services Programs on the drop down menu)or call 781-698-4840starting April 20, 2022.

    Food = Medicine – follow up to Gut Health = Mental HealthThursday, June 16, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.– virtualeventIf you want to learn how to cook simple, quick, and nutrient-dense dishes based on the Mediterranean Diet for overall health and positive mood, join Dr.Anastasia Galanopoulos, Ph.D., as a follow up to Gut Health = Mental Health.Register here(select Human Services Programs on the drop down menu)orcall 781-698-4840starting April 20, 2022.

    Dr. Galanopoulos has more than 25 years of experience as a professor, facilitator, consultant, and coach and holds a Ph.D. in Human Development & Family Studies from the Pennsylvania State University. She uses a culturally-sensitive, trauma-informed lens to focus her work with clients on strengthening relationships and cooking for mental health in both preventative and therapeutic ways. Her private practice, Galanopoulos Education & Training, is located in Lexington, MA.

  • May is Mental Health Month Schedule

    May is Mental Health Month

    On April 26, 2021 the Lexington Select Board issued a proclmation declaring the month of May as Mental Health Month in Lexington.

    Visit the Lexington Mental Health Task Force webpage for a full listing ofMental Health Month events.

  • 3:05 pm Clarke Middle School Council
    3:05 pm – 3:05 pm

    This meeting will be held using remote participation. See AGENDA for remote participation instructions.

    (posted 5/16/2024 @ 7:44 am)

  • 6:00 pm Permanent Building Committee
    6:00 pm – 6:00 pm

    This meeting will be conducted using remote participation. See REVISED AGENDA for remote participation instructions.

    (Revised agenda posted 5/20/2022 @ 11;05 AM, Posted 5/19/2022 @ 4:18 PM)

  • 6:00 pm Sustainable Lexington Committee
    6:00 pm – 6:00 pm

    This meeting will take place using remote participation. See AGENDA for remote partiipation instructions. (posted 5/20/22 @ 8:34am)

  • 6:30 pm School Committee
    6:30 pm – 6:30 pm

    This meeting will take place using remote participation. See REVISED AGENDAfor remote participation instructions

    (posted 5/24/2022 @ 12:59 PM, 5/15/2022 @ 11:24pam)

  • 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm School Committee
  • 7:00 pm Lexington Bicycle Advisory Committee
    7:00 pm – 7:00 pm

    Community Center, Room 237, 39 Marrett Road – AGENDA

    (Posted 5/17/2022 @ 9:44 am)

  • 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Skills for Life Series with Brett Ouchcunis
    7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

    Join us for a FREE series of showsthat promote Skills for Life! Brett Outchcunis is a professional entertainer, motivator, dancer and DJ rolled into one. Part of the Mental Health Awareness Month, these shows are for youth in grades appropriate for grades K – 8, along with a parent or caregiver(s). All shows take place at 7 PM at the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum and Library at 33 Marrett Road in Lexington. No registration necessary.

    May 17 – Positive Spin: A show that teaches us how to find the positive in ANY situation and what to do when we are disappointed.

    May 24 – How to Make a Mistake:Learn how to become expert mistake-makers who know how to admit mistakes, clean themup and LEARN from them!

    May 31 – The Collection:This show focuses on the importance of INCLUSION. Understand why it’s soimportant to include others in our lives.

    Thank you to the Lexington Police Department, the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum and Library, Human Services, and Recreation and Community Programs for collaborating to provide this series!

    Can’t make it to the live show? Don’t worry, LexMedia’s got you covered. All shows will be available on the LexMedia YouTube channel.

    Recurs weekly
Wednesday May 25
  • All Day LHS Senior Scholarship Night
  • May is Mental Health Month

    Dr. Kathleen Wolf Discusses the Mental Health Benefits of Being in NatureMonday, May 2,7:00 – 8:00 p.m. – virtual eventThis program is in partnership between Cary Library and Ashland Public Library.Metro nature – including trees, parks, gardens, and natural areas – enhance quality of life in cities and towns. The experience of nature improves human health and well-being in many ways. Nearly 40 years of scientific studies tell us how. Join Dr. Kathleen Wolf, a research social scientist out of the University of Washington, as we discuss the mental health benefits we might experience if we spend more time in our green spaces.

    About Dr. Wolf: As a social scientist she investigates people’s perceptions and behaviors with regard to urban landscapes. Based on professional experiences early in Dr. Wolf’s career – as an urban forester in South Florida and a landscape architect in the Midwest – Dr. Wolf became interested in the interactions between human and ecological systems. Dr. Wolf’s work is based on the principles of environmental psychology, and studies explore the human dimensions of open space, urban forestry and natural systems:1. Nearby nature and human health benefits2. Public preferences and perceptions regarding urban public landscapes3. Developmental benefits associated with youth participation in urban greening workRegistrationis required

    IntergenerationalCard-Making WorkshopCommunity co-sponsored program in collaboration withMunroe Center for the ArtsWednesday, May 4, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. – In person event at theMunroe Center for the ArtsArt has been known to help people improve their mental health. Join with friends of all ages to create some springtime cards in a fun, creative atmosphere. Participants will be provided with a range of different papers, stamps, paper punches, and templates for creating special occasion cards such as birthdays, Mother’s Day, and more. The event is free, but registration is required.This program will take place at the Munroe Center for the Arts, 1403 Massachusetts Avenue.Find outmore.

    Is It Just Sadness or Worry? Or Is It More?Symptoms, Cultural Considerations, and When To Seek HelpThursday, May 5, 2022, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.- virtual eventDo you frequently feel sad and tired? Trouble sleeping or appetite changes? Is your mind racing with constant worries? Join our panel of experts for a discussion on common mental health problems.Dr. Xuejing Li, Psychiatrist &Dr. Pratyusha Tummala-Narra, Clinical PsychologistRegister here

    Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) – Suicide prevention trainingMonday, May 9, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. | Wednesday, May 11, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. |Friday, May 13,8:00 – 9:00 a.m.- virtual eventsTo registeremail Anthony Serio, LCSW at aserio@lexingtonma.gov

    In Our Own Voice: a mentalhealth awareness presentation and conversationMonday, May16, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. – virtual eventDuring this presentation, speakers with lived experience of a mental health condition will share their experiences and how they have found pathways to hope and healing. Audience members will have the opportunity to ask questions, learn more about mental health conditions, and challenge misconceptions.This program is made possible by the generous donors to the Cary Library Foundation.In partnership with the Town of Lexington Human Services Department.Register here

    Nutrition Talk: Mental Health – Seniors 60+ come learn how proper nutrition can play a vital role in the treatment of mental health disorders.Barbara Collins, Registered Dietician NutritionistFriday, May 20, 11:00 a.m. – noon – In person eventat the Lexington Community CenterRegister here(select Human Services Programs on the drop down menu)

    Improve Your Sleep, Improve Your Stress – Dr. Jessica LipmanThursdays, May 5, 12, 19, 26, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.In person event at the Lexington Community CenterJoin Dr. Jessica Lipman, local psychologist, to explore coping skills for improving sleep, stress, and challenging times. This group will meet weekly for four consecutive weeks and will work collaboratively to develop new strategies that are effective towards meeting your goals. Enrollment is for all four sessions. Attendance at all is strongly encouraged.Register here(select Human Services Programs on the drop down menu)or call 781-698-4840starting April 20, 2022.Open to Lexington residents only.Jessica Wexler Lipman, Psy.D., is a licensed psychologist in practice in Lexington, MA. She has over 20 years of experience providing Psychotherapy, Coaching and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to adults, with a particular area of expertise in anxiety disorders, insomnia, and creating healthy relationships.

    Gut Health = Mental Health – virtual eventThursday, May 19, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.There is constant communication that occurs between our gut and brain and that communication is affected by stressors in our lives. Understanding this crucial relationship can empower us to make positive changes in our mental health and has implications. Join Dr. Galanopoulos as she explains the connection between gut health and mental health. Register here(select Human Services Programs on the drop down menu)or call 781-698-4840starting April 20, 2022.

    Food = Medicine – follow up to Gut Health = Mental HealthThursday, June 16, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.– virtualeventIf you want to learn how to cook simple, quick, and nutrient-dense dishes based on the Mediterranean Diet for overall health and positive mood, join Dr.Anastasia Galanopoulos, Ph.D., as a follow up to Gut Health = Mental Health.Register here(select Human Services Programs on the drop down menu)orcall 781-698-4840starting April 20, 2022.

    Dr. Galanopoulos has more than 25 years of experience as a professor, facilitator, consultant, and coach and holds a Ph.D. in Human Development & Family Studies from the Pennsylvania State University. She uses a culturally-sensitive, trauma-informed lens to focus her work with clients on strengthening relationships and cooking for mental health in both preventative and therapeutic ways. Her private practice, Galanopoulos Education & Training, is located in Lexington, MA.

  • May is Mental Health Month Schedule

    May is Mental Health Month

    On April 26, 2021 the Lexington Select Board issued a proclmation declaring the month of May as Mental Health Month in Lexington.

    Visit the Lexington Mental Health Task Force webpage for a full listing ofMental Health Month events.

  • 8:00 am Ad Hoc Special Permit Residential Development Zoning By-law Committee
    8:00 am – 8:00 am

    This meeting will take place using remote participation. See AGENDA for remote participation instructions.

    (Posted 5/20/22 @ 11:09 AM)

  • 10:15 am – 10:45 am Dance Party (Ages 2 - 5)
    10:15 am – 10:45 am

    Join us for some dancing fun! Wear your dancing shoes and come dance with us! Grown-ups will dance too!…Learn More

  • 3:30 pm LEX250 - Semiquincentennial Commission
    3:30 pm – 3:30 pm

    This meeting will be held using remote participation. See AGENDA for remote participation instructions.

    (Posted 5/23/2022 @ 8:57 am)

  • 4:00 pm Affordable Housing Trust Study Committee
    4:00 pm – 4:00 pm

    This meeting will be held using remote participation. See AGENDA for remote participation instructions.

    (Posted 5/23/2022 @ 9:33 am)

  • 4:15 pm – 4:45 pm Virtual Next Chapter Book Club (Grades 3 & 4)
    4:15 pm – 4:45 pm

    Do you love to read? Would you like to meet new friends and discuss interesting books? Join our 3rd & 4th grade book club!The book for the meeting will be available for pick up in the Children’s Room. Instructions on how to participate in the program will be sent the day prior to the program.…Learn More

  • 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Drop-in Knitting
    6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

    We’re keeping our group online for the time being. Bring your project (any portable needle arts welcome!) to our casual gathering where you can work, talk, and share ideas together. Meets weekly on Wednesday nights from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Please email Cathie Ghorbani at cghorbani@minlib.…Learn More

  • 7:00 pm Town Celebrations Committee
    7:00 pm – 7:00 pm

    This meeting will be held using remote participation. See AGENDA for remote participation instructions.

    (Posted 5/25/2022 @ 9:00 am)

  • 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Virtual - Lynne Cox Presents Tales of Al: The Water Rescue Dog
    7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

    From the author of Swimming to Antarctica and Grayson —the moving, inspiring story of Al, the ungainly, unruly, irresistible Newfoundland puppy who grows up to become a daring rescue dog—part of Italy’s elite, highly specialized corps of water rescue dogs who swoop out of helicopters and save lives.…Learn More

Thursday May 26
  • All Day May is Mental Health Month

    Dr. Kathleen Wolf Discusses the Mental Health Benefits of Being in NatureMonday, May 2,7:00 – 8:00 p.m. – virtual eventThis program is in partnership between Cary Library and Ashland Public Library.Metro nature – including trees, parks, gardens, and natural areas – enhance quality of life in cities and towns. The experience of nature improves human health and well-being in many ways. Nearly 40 years of scientific studies tell us how. Join Dr. Kathleen Wolf, a research social scientist out of the University of Washington, as we discuss the mental health benefits we might experience if we spend more time in our green spaces.

    About Dr. Wolf: As a social scientist she investigates people’s perceptions and behaviors with regard to urban landscapes. Based on professional experiences early in Dr. Wolf’s career – as an urban forester in South Florida and a landscape architect in the Midwest – Dr. Wolf became interested in the interactions between human and ecological systems. Dr. Wolf’s work is based on the principles of environmental psychology, and studies explore the human dimensions of open space, urban forestry and natural systems:1. Nearby nature and human health benefits2. Public preferences and perceptions regarding urban public landscapes3. Developmental benefits associated with youth participation in urban greening workRegistrationis required

    IntergenerationalCard-Making WorkshopCommunity co-sponsored program in collaboration withMunroe Center for the ArtsWednesday, May 4, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. – In person event at theMunroe Center for the ArtsArt has been known to help people improve their mental health. Join with friends of all ages to create some springtime cards in a fun, creative atmosphere. Participants will be provided with a range of different papers, stamps, paper punches, and templates for creating special occasion cards such as birthdays, Mother’s Day, and more. The event is free, but registration is required.This program will take place at the Munroe Center for the Arts, 1403 Massachusetts Avenue.Find outmore.

    Is It Just Sadness or Worry? Or Is It More?Symptoms, Cultural Considerations, and When To Seek HelpThursday, May 5, 2022, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.- virtual eventDo you frequently feel sad and tired? Trouble sleeping or appetite changes? Is your mind racing with constant worries? Join our panel of experts for a discussion on common mental health problems.Dr. Xuejing Li, Psychiatrist &Dr. Pratyusha Tummala-Narra, Clinical PsychologistRegister here

    Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) – Suicide prevention trainingMonday, May 9, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. | Wednesday, May 11, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. |Friday, May 13,8:00 – 9:00 a.m.- virtual eventsTo registeremail Anthony Serio, LCSW at aserio@lexingtonma.gov

    In Our Own Voice: a mentalhealth awareness presentation and conversationMonday, May16, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. – virtual eventDuring this presentation, speakers with lived experience of a mental health condition will share their experiences and how they have found pathways to hope and healing. Audience members will have the opportunity to ask questions, learn more about mental health conditions, and challenge misconceptions.This program is made possible by the generous donors to the Cary Library Foundation.In partnership with the Town of Lexington Human Services Department.Register here

    Nutrition Talk: Mental Health – Seniors 60+ come learn how proper nutrition can play a vital role in the treatment of mental health disorders.Barbara Collins, Registered Dietician NutritionistFriday, May 20, 11:00 a.m. – noon – In person eventat the Lexington Community CenterRegister here(select Human Services Programs on the drop down menu)

    Improve Your Sleep, Improve Your Stress – Dr. Jessica LipmanThursdays, May 5, 12, 19, 26, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.In person event at the Lexington Community CenterJoin Dr. Jessica Lipman, local psychologist, to explore coping skills for improving sleep, stress, and challenging times. This group will meet weekly for four consecutive weeks and will work collaboratively to develop new strategies that are effective towards meeting your goals. Enrollment is for all four sessions. Attendance at all is strongly encouraged.Register here(select Human Services Programs on the drop down menu)or call 781-698-4840starting April 20, 2022.Open to Lexington residents only.Jessica Wexler Lipman, Psy.D., is a licensed psychologist in practice in Lexington, MA. She has over 20 years of experience providing Psychotherapy, Coaching and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to adults, with a particular area of expertise in anxiety disorders, insomnia, and creating healthy relationships.

    Gut Health = Mental Health – virtual eventThursday, May 19, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.There is constant communication that occurs between our gut and brain and that communication is affected by stressors in our lives. Understanding this crucial relationship can empower us to make positive changes in our mental health and has implications. Join Dr. Galanopoulos as she explains the connection between gut health and mental health. Register here(select Human Services Programs on the drop down menu)or call 781-698-4840starting April 20, 2022.

    Food = Medicine – follow up to Gut Health = Mental HealthThursday, June 16, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.– virtualeventIf you want to learn how to cook simple, quick, and nutrient-dense dishes based on the Mediterranean Diet for overall health and positive mood, join Dr.Anastasia Galanopoulos, Ph.D., as a follow up to Gut Health = Mental Health.Register here(select Human Services Programs on the drop down menu)orcall 781-698-4840starting April 20, 2022.

    Dr. Galanopoulos has more than 25 years of experience as a professor, facilitator, consultant, and coach and holds a Ph.D. in Human Development & Family Studies from the Pennsylvania State University. She uses a culturally-sensitive, trauma-informed lens to focus her work with clients on strengthening relationships and cooking for mental health in both preventative and therapeutic ways. Her private practice, Galanopoulos Education & Training, is located in Lexington, MA.

  • May is Mental Health Month Schedule

    May is Mental Health Month

    On April 26, 2021 the Lexington Select Board issued a proclmation declaring the month of May as Mental Health Month in Lexington.

    Visit the Lexington Mental Health Task Force webpage for a full listing ofMental Health Month events.

  • 8:00 am AdHoc Stone Building Feasibility/Reuse Committee
    8:00 am – 8:00 am

    This meeting will take place using remote participation. See AGENDAfor remote participation instructions. (posted 5/20/2022 @ 8:36am)

  • 8:30 am Retirement Board
    8:30 am – 8:30 am

    This meeting will be conducted using remote participation. See AGENDA for remote participation instructions. (posted 5/19/2022 @ 2:42pm)

  • 10:00 am Battle Road Scenic Byway Committee
    10:00 am – 10:00 am

    This meeting will be held using remote participation. See AGENDA for remote participation instructions.

    (Posted 5/23/2022 @ 9:05 am)

  • 10:15 am – 10:45 am Preschool Storytime (Ages 3 - 5)
    10:15 am – 10:45 am

    An interactive program of stories, songs, and rhymes for 3 to 5 year olds. Join us in person or virtually. Registration required only if attending virtually. When you sign up, you are registered for the entire session: 5/5, 5/12, 5/19, 5/26, 6/2, 6/9…Learn More

  • 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Virtual - Uptown Girls to Downton Abbey
    1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

    Long before the British Invasion, the cash-strapped lords, viscounts, and dukes of Great Britain shifted their focus from hunting foxes and pheasants to more lucrative targets: cash-flush Gilded Age American socialites who were willing to trade their family’s money for an ancient title and often a chilly reception in the British aristocracy.…Learn More

  • 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Improve Your Sleep, Improve Your Stress - Dr. Jessica Lipman
    2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

    Join Dr. Jessica Lipman, local psychologist, to explore coping skills for improving sleep, stress, and challenging times.

    This group will meet weekly for four consecutive weeks and will work collaboratively to develop new strategies that are effective towards meeting your goals.

    Enrollment is for all four sessions. Attendance at all is strongly encouraged.

    Register here(selectHuman Services Programson the drop down menu)or call 781-698-4840starting April 20, 2022.Open to Lexington residents only.

    Recurs weekly
  • 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Improve Your Sleep, Improve Your Stress - Dr. Jessica Lipman
    2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

    Join Dr. Jessica Lipman, local psychologist, to explore coping skills for improving sleep, stress, and challenging times.

    This group will meet weekly for four consecutive weeks and will work collaboratively to develop new strategies that are effective towards meeting your goals.

    Enrollment is for all four sessions. Attendance at all is strongly encouraged.

    Register here(selectHuman Services Programson the drop down menu)or call 781-698-4840starting April 20, 2022.Open to Lexington residents only.

    Recurs weekly
  • 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Improve Your Sleep, Improve Your Stress - Dr. Jessica Lipman
    2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

    Join Dr. Jessica Lipman, local psychologist, to explore coping skills for improving sleep, stress, and challenging times.

    This group will meet weekly for four consecutive weeks and will work collaboratively to develop new strategies that are effective towards meeting your goals.

    Enrollment is for all four sessions. Attendance at all is strongly encouraged.

    Register here(selectHuman Services Programson the drop down menu)or call 781-698-4840starting April 20, 2022.Open to Lexington residents only.

    Recurs weekly
  • 4:15 pm – 4:45 pm Virtual Tadpoles Book Club (Grades 1 & 2)
    4:15 pm – 4:45 pm

    Do you love to read? Would you like to meet new friends and discuss interesting books? Join our 1st & 2nd grade book club!The book for the meeting will be available for pick up in the Children’s Room. Instructions on how to participate in the program will be sent the day prior to the program.…Learn More

  • 7:00 pm Board of Appeals
    7:00 pm – 7:00 pm

    This meeting will be conducted using remote participation. See AGENDA for remote participation instructions (posted 5/19/22 @ 12:09 pm)

  • 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm HYBRID - Birds in Your Backyard
    7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

    A wide variety of birds may visit backyards in the Greater Boston area. What makes a good backyard habitat? How do you attract those beautiful birds? Who is coming and who is going this time of year? Come find out more about our local birds, as well as occasional visitors.…Learn More

Friday May 27
  • All Day All Fridays are half-day dismissal for LCP & Elementary Schools
    All Fridays are half-day dismissal for LCP & Elementary Schools
    Recurs weekly
  • May is Mental Health Month

    Dr. Kathleen Wolf Discusses the Mental Health Benefits of Being in NatureMonday, May 2,7:00 – 8:00 p.m. – virtual eventThis program is in partnership between Cary Library and Ashland Public Library.Metro nature – including trees, parks, gardens, and natural areas – enhance quality of life in cities and towns. The experience of nature improves human health and well-being in many ways. Nearly 40 years of scientific studies tell us how. Join Dr. Kathleen Wolf, a research social scientist out of the University of Washington, as we discuss the mental health benefits we might experience if we spend more time in our green spaces.

    About Dr. Wolf: As a social scientist she investigates people’s perceptions and behaviors with regard to urban landscapes. Based on professional experiences early in Dr. Wolf’s career – as an urban forester in South Florida and a landscape architect in the Midwest – Dr. Wolf became interested in the interactions between human and ecological systems. Dr. Wolf’s work is based on the principles of environmental psychology, and studies explore the human dimensions of open space, urban forestry and natural systems:1. Nearby nature and human health benefits2. Public preferences and perceptions regarding urban public landscapes3. Developmental benefits associated with youth participation in urban greening workRegistrationis required

    IntergenerationalCard-Making WorkshopCommunity co-sponsored program in collaboration withMunroe Center for the ArtsWednesday, May 4, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. – In person event at theMunroe Center for the ArtsArt has been known to help people improve their mental health. Join with friends of all ages to create some springtime cards in a fun, creative atmosphere. Participants will be provided with a range of different papers, stamps, paper punches, and templates for creating special occasion cards such as birthdays, Mother’s Day, and more. The event is free, but registration is required.This program will take place at the Munroe Center for the Arts, 1403 Massachusetts Avenue.Find outmore.

    Is It Just Sadness or Worry? Or Is It More?Symptoms, Cultural Considerations, and When To Seek HelpThursday, May 5, 2022, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.- virtual eventDo you frequently feel sad and tired? Trouble sleeping or appetite changes? Is your mind racing with constant worries? Join our panel of experts for a discussion on common mental health problems.Dr. Xuejing Li, Psychiatrist &Dr. Pratyusha Tummala-Narra, Clinical PsychologistRegister here

    Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) – Suicide prevention trainingMonday, May 9, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. | Wednesday, May 11, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. |Friday, May 13,8:00 – 9:00 a.m.- virtual eventsTo registeremail Anthony Serio, LCSW at aserio@lexingtonma.gov

    In Our Own Voice: a mentalhealth awareness presentation and conversationMonday, May16, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. – virtual eventDuring this presentation, speakers with lived experience of a mental health condition will share their experiences and how they have found pathways to hope and healing. Audience members will have the opportunity to ask questions, learn more about mental health conditions, and challenge misconceptions.This program is made possible by the generous donors to the Cary Library Foundation.In partnership with the Town of Lexington Human Services Department.Register here

    Nutrition Talk: Mental Health – Seniors 60+ come learn how proper nutrition can play a vital role in the treatment of mental health disorders.Barbara Collins, Registered Dietician NutritionistFriday, May 20, 11:00 a.m. – noon – In person eventat the Lexington Community CenterRegister here(select Human Services Programs on the drop down menu)

    Improve Your Sleep, Improve Your Stress – Dr. Jessica LipmanThursdays, May 5, 12, 19, 26, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.In person event at the Lexington Community CenterJoin Dr. Jessica Lipman, local psychologist, to explore coping skills for improving sleep, stress, and challenging times. This group will meet weekly for four consecutive weeks and will work collaboratively to develop new strategies that are effective towards meeting your goals. Enrollment is for all four sessions. Attendance at all is strongly encouraged.Register here(select Human Services Programs on the drop down menu)or call 781-698-4840starting April 20, 2022.Open to Lexington residents only.Jessica Wexler Lipman, Psy.D., is a licensed psychologist in practice in Lexington, MA. She has over 20 years of experience providing Psychotherapy, Coaching and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to adults, with a particular area of expertise in anxiety disorders, insomnia, and creating healthy relationships.

    Gut Health = Mental Health – virtual eventThursday, May 19, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.There is constant communication that occurs between our gut and brain and that communication is affected by stressors in our lives. Understanding this crucial relationship can empower us to make positive changes in our mental health and has implications. Join Dr. Galanopoulos as she explains the connection between gut health and mental health. Register here(select Human Services Programs on the drop down menu)or call 781-698-4840starting April 20, 2022.

    Food = Medicine – follow up to Gut Health = Mental HealthThursday, June 16, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.– virtualeventIf you want to learn how to cook simple, quick, and nutrient-dense dishes based on the Mediterranean Diet for overall health and positive mood, join Dr.Anastasia Galanopoulos, Ph.D., as a follow up to Gut Health = Mental Health.Register here(select Human Services Programs on the drop down menu)orcall 781-698-4840starting April 20, 2022.

    Dr. Galanopoulos has more than 25 years of experience as a professor, facilitator, consultant, and coach and holds a Ph.D. in Human Development & Family Studies from the Pennsylvania State University. She uses a culturally-sensitive, trauma-informed lens to focus her work with clients on strengthening relationships and cooking for mental health in both preventative and therapeutic ways. Her private practice, Galanopoulos Education & Training, is located in Lexington, MA.

  • May is Mental Health Month Schedule

    May is Mental Health Month

    On April 26, 2021 the Lexington Select Board issued a proclmation declaring the month of May as Mental Health Month in Lexington.

    Visit the Lexington Mental Health Task Force webpage for a full listing ofMental Health Month events.

  • 7:45 am Vision for Lexington Committee
    7:45 am – 7:45 am

    This meeting will take place using remote participation. See AGENDA for remote participation instructions.

    Posted 5/23/2022 @ 3:29 PM

  • 9:01 am Fairy Homes and Gardens Event
    9:01 am

    You TOO Can Make a Fairy House

    E. Ashley Rooney

    You may have heard talk about the Fairy Homes and Gardens event, which has just been enthusiastically endorsed by the Lexington Tourism Committee and the Chamber of Commerce. It is a free family-friendly cross-town celebration and an invitation to come enjoy Lexington the weekend of May 27-29 and admire magical fairy homes.

    Many organizations including the Chamber of Commerce, Munroe Center for the Arts, Cary Library, Recreation and Community Programs, CAAL, Cotting School, local preschools, Girl Scouts, and our own Christine Kochanski, Kitty Galaitsis, and Leslie Masson have joined in and are making their fairy houses. You can too. And they are great fun to do with a friend or a grandchild.

    The first step in building a fairy house is to collect natural materials from the outdoors. Take a walk in your neighborhood or around your yard. Soon you’ll discover interesting twigs and rocks and acorn caps. Bring a bag and fill it up. All these interesting stones, pinecones, twisted twigs, lichen, and grasses offer fun opportunities. You may have a collection of shells gathering dust. Don’t forget to check out your jewelry box or dresser drawers for other interesting bits such as that one earring, the broken bead necklace, or the European coins that are no longer any good. And of course, there are those holiday ornaments.

    Now you need to build your structure using twine and a glue gun unless you are planning to use a conch shell or a dried out squash.

    Once the overall structure is built and secure, it’s time to decorate with all your findings. Fairies are attracted to shiny objects so decorate the inside with sparkly stickers or foil for a shimmering glow. Some extra birch bark can make a tiny chair, table, and steps for the entrance. Or you can use that collection of shells. What you can make from natural materials is almost as limitless as your imagination, especially if you make it in miniature.

    To be sure it is rain-proof, you can weatherproof your creation by spraying it with a clear coat of polyurethane from a craft or hardware store. Wrap your fairy house with battery powered fairy lights for nighttime enchantment.

    For more information, download our How to Build a Fairy House, visit Cary Library’s books on fairy houses, or Munroe Center for the Arts.

  • 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm Guided Meditation
    1:30 pm – 2:00 pm

    This program is rescheduled from 5/23. Start your week off right with a half hour of guided meditation! Join Leslie Gabriele biweekly as she teaches us valuable techniques to relax and reinvigorate before the stresses of the week take hold. Every week will feature a different theme.…Learn More

Saturday May 28
  • All Day May is Mental Health Month

    Dr. Kathleen Wolf Discusses the Mental Health Benefits of Being in NatureMonday, May 2,7:00 – 8:00 p.m. – virtual eventThis program is in partnership between Cary Library and Ashland Public Library.Metro nature – including trees, parks, gardens, and natural areas – enhance quality of life in cities and towns. The experience of nature improves human health and well-being in many ways. Nearly 40 years of scientific studies tell us how. Join Dr. Kathleen Wolf, a research social scientist out of the University of Washington, as we discuss the mental health benefits we might experience if we spend more time in our green spaces.

    About Dr. Wolf: As a social scientist she investigates people’s perceptions and behaviors with regard to urban landscapes. Based on professional experiences early in Dr. Wolf’s career – as an urban forester in South Florida and a landscape architect in the Midwest – Dr. Wolf became interested in the interactions between human and ecological systems. Dr. Wolf’s work is based on the principles of environmental psychology, and studies explore the human dimensions of open space, urban forestry and natural systems:1. Nearby nature and human health benefits2. Public preferences and perceptions regarding urban public landscapes3. Developmental benefits associated with youth participation in urban greening workRegistrationis required

    IntergenerationalCard-Making WorkshopCommunity co-sponsored program in collaboration withMunroe Center for the ArtsWednesday, May 4, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. – In person event at theMunroe Center for the ArtsArt has been known to help people improve their mental health. Join with friends of all ages to create some springtime cards in a fun, creative atmosphere. Participants will be provided with a range of different papers, stamps, paper punches, and templates for creating special occasion cards such as birthdays, Mother’s Day, and more. The event is free, but registration is required.This program will take place at the Munroe Center for the Arts, 1403 Massachusetts Avenue.Find outmore.

    Is It Just Sadness or Worry? Or Is It More?Symptoms, Cultural Considerations, and When To Seek HelpThursday, May 5, 2022, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.- virtual eventDo you frequently feel sad and tired? Trouble sleeping or appetite changes? Is your mind racing with constant worries? Join our panel of experts for a discussion on common mental health problems.Dr. Xuejing Li, Psychiatrist &Dr. Pratyusha Tummala-Narra, Clinical PsychologistRegister here

    Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) – Suicide prevention trainingMonday, May 9, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. | Wednesday, May 11, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. |Friday, May 13,8:00 – 9:00 a.m.- virtual eventsTo registeremail Anthony Serio, LCSW at aserio@lexingtonma.gov

    In Our Own Voice: a mentalhealth awareness presentation and conversationMonday, May16, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. – virtual eventDuring this presentation, speakers with lived experience of a mental health condition will share their experiences and how they have found pathways to hope and healing. Audience members will have the opportunity to ask questions, learn more about mental health conditions, and challenge misconceptions.This program is made possible by the generous donors to the Cary Library Foundation.In partnership with the Town of Lexington Human Services Department.Register here

    Nutrition Talk: Mental Health – Seniors 60+ come learn how proper nutrition can play a vital role in the treatment of mental health disorders.Barbara Collins, Registered Dietician NutritionistFriday, May 20, 11:00 a.m. – noon – In person eventat the Lexington Community CenterRegister here(select Human Services Programs on the drop down menu)

    Improve Your Sleep, Improve Your Stress – Dr. Jessica LipmanThursdays, May 5, 12, 19, 26, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.In person event at the Lexington Community CenterJoin Dr. Jessica Lipman, local psychologist, to explore coping skills for improving sleep, stress, and challenging times. This group will meet weekly for four consecutive weeks and will work collaboratively to develop new strategies that are effective towards meeting your goals. Enrollment is for all four sessions. Attendance at all is strongly encouraged.Register here(select Human Services Programs on the drop down menu)or call 781-698-4840starting April 20, 2022.Open to Lexington residents only.Jessica Wexler Lipman, Psy.D., is a licensed psychologist in practice in Lexington, MA. She has over 20 years of experience providing Psychotherapy, Coaching and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to adults, with a particular area of expertise in anxiety disorders, insomnia, and creating healthy relationships.

    Gut Health = Mental Health – virtual eventThursday, May 19, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.There is constant communication that occurs between our gut and brain and that communication is affected by stressors in our lives. Understanding this crucial relationship can empower us to make positive changes in our mental health and has implications. Join Dr. Galanopoulos as she explains the connection between gut health and mental health. Register here(select Human Services Programs on the drop down menu)or call 781-698-4840starting April 20, 2022.

    Food = Medicine – follow up to Gut Health = Mental HealthThursday, June 16, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.– virtualeventIf you want to learn how to cook simple, quick, and nutrient-dense dishes based on the Mediterranean Diet for overall health and positive mood, join Dr.Anastasia Galanopoulos, Ph.D., as a follow up to Gut Health = Mental Health.Register here(select Human Services Programs on the drop down menu)orcall 781-698-4840starting April 20, 2022.

    Dr. Galanopoulos has more than 25 years of experience as a professor, facilitator, consultant, and coach and holds a Ph.D. in Human Development & Family Studies from the Pennsylvania State University. She uses a culturally-sensitive, trauma-informed lens to focus her work with clients on strengthening relationships and cooking for mental health in both preventative and therapeutic ways. Her private practice, Galanopoulos Education & Training, is located in Lexington, MA.

  • May is Mental Health Month Schedule

    May is Mental Health Month

    On April 26, 2021 the Lexington Select Board issued a proclmation declaring the month of May as Mental Health Month in Lexington.

    Visit the Lexington Mental Health Task Force webpage for a full listing ofMental Health Month events.

  • Fairy Homes and Gardens Event

    You TOO Can Make a Fairy House

    E. Ashley Rooney

    You may have heard talk about the Fairy Homes and Gardens event, which has just been enthusiastically endorsed by the Lexington Tourism Committee and the Chamber of Commerce. It is a free family-friendly cross-town celebration and an invitation to come enjoy Lexington the weekend of May 27-29 and admire magical fairy homes.

    Many organizations including the Chamber of Commerce, Munroe Center for the Arts, Cary Library, Recreation and Community Programs, CAAL, Cotting School, local preschools, Girl Scouts, and our own Christine Kochanski, Kitty Galaitsis, and Leslie Masson have joined in and are making their fairy houses. You can too. And they are great fun to do with a friend or a grandchild.

    The first step in building a fairy house is to collect natural materials from the outdoors. Take a walk in your neighborhood or around your yard. Soon you’ll discover interesting twigs and rocks and acorn caps. Bring a bag and fill it up. All these interesting stones, pinecones, twisted twigs, lichen, and grasses offer fun opportunities. You may have a collection of shells gathering dust. Don’t forget to check out your jewelry box or dresser drawers for other interesting bits such as that one earring, the broken bead necklace, or the European coins that are no longer any good. And of course, there are those holiday ornaments.

    Now you need to build your structure using twine and a glue gun unless you are planning to use a conch shell or a dried out squash.

    Once the overall structure is built and secure, it’s time to decorate with all your findings. Fairies are attracted to shiny objects so decorate the inside with sparkly stickers or foil for a shimmering glow. Some extra birch bark can make a tiny chair, table, and steps for the entrance. Or you can use that collection of shells. What you can make from natural materials is almost as limitless as your imagination, especially if you make it in miniature.

    To be sure it is rain-proof, you can weatherproof your creation by spraying it with a clear coat of polyurethane from a craft or hardware store. Wrap your fairy house with battery powered fairy lights for nighttime enchantment.

    For more information, download our How to Build a Fairy House, visit Cary Library’s books on fairy houses, or Munroe Center for the Arts.

  • 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Paper Shredding Event for Residents
    9:00 am – 12:00 pm

    The Lexington Department of Public Works is hosting a paper shredding event for residents to safely dispose of documents containingpersonal and/or sensitive information.

    Lexington Composting Facility60 Hartwell Ave.

    Bring any paper you’re looking to safely dispose of, and watch as it’s shredded in front of you.

    Please do not bring junk mail to be shredded, and please do not bring plastic bags.Health/Safety RequirementsThis event is for paper ONLY. Paper files, etc. in a cardboard box areacceptable, but boxes will not be returned.Paper will ONLY be accepted from trunks, the backs of SUV’s, and pick-up truck beds.Do not bring paper to be shredded in your back seat or other areas of your car/truck.Please DO NOT exit your vehicle.Your Driver’s license MUST be available and held up to your window to track who has dropped off paper.Please DO NOT bring containers that you want back.NO containers will be returned.Other Upcoming Dates:May 28, 2022September 3, 2022October 29, 2022Questions?

    Contact the Environmental Services Division at 781-274-8334.

  • 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Paper Shredding Event for Residents
    9:00 am – 12:00 pm

    The Lexington Department of Public Works is hosting a paper shredding event for residents to safely dispose of documents containingpersonal and/or sensitive information.

    Lexington Composting Facility60 Hartwell Ave.

    Bring any paper you’re looking to safely dispose of, and watch as it’s shredded in front of you.

    Please do not bring junk mail to be shredded, and please do not bring plastic bags.Health/Safety RequirementsThis event is for paper ONLY. Paper files, etc. in a cardboard box areacceptable, but boxes will not be returned.Paper will ONLY be accepted from trunks, the backs of SUV’s, and pick-up truck beds.Do not bring paper to be shredded in your back seat or other areas of your car/truck.Please DO NOT exit your vehicle.Your Driver’s license MUST be available and held up to your window to track who has dropped off paper.Please DO NOT bring containers that you want back.NO containers will be returned.Other Upcoming Dates:May 28, 2022September 3, 2022October 29, 2022Questions?

    Contact the Environmental Services Division at 781-274-8334.

  • 10:00 am Cycling with Confidence Group Rides (Ages 60+)
    10:00 am – 10:00 am

    Cycling with Confidence Group Rides (Ages 60+)- Saturday, May 7, 10AM-Noon-Saturday, June 4, 10AM-NoonMeet at Lexington Visitors Center, along the bikeway: 1875 Massachusetts Ave

    Hosted by Friends of the Lexington Bikeways, join other older adults for a recreational bike ride to increase your joy and confidence in cycling! Rides will be no longer than 5miles and will have a short break midway. Sessions start with a short safety review and Q&A as needed, and most of the time will be spent cycling together. Bring your helmet, bike, and closed-toe shoes. You may also like to pack water and snack. Join us for as many or few rides as you’d like! Sponsored by the Friends of Lexington Bikeways! FREE

    FREE, but please REGISTER so we know you are coming! Register online.Register for one or both!

    Recurs weekly
  • 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Goat Open House at Chiesa Farm
    12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

    Rain Date: Sunday, May 29, 12-2 pm

    Come and join the local Lexington goats for their daily pasture walk through the fields and woodlands at Chiesa Farm. Each season the land provides them with diverse plan life. The goats are very specific as to what they need to eat depending on many factors. We will have two Lexington herds, totalling twelve female dairy goats. Learn how the goats in town are working to keep invasive plants in check. All adults and children are welcome. No dogs please. Park at Diamond Middle School using the Hathaway/Sedge Road entrance. Follow the signed trail entrance and meet us in the pasture.

    Leaders: Laurene Beaudette (laurene@iwebinsight.com) and Hale Schatz (haleschatz@gmail.com)

    Sponsored by Citizens for Lexington Conservation

Sunday May 29
  • All Day May is Mental Health Month

    Dr. Kathleen Wolf Discusses the Mental Health Benefits of Being in NatureMonday, May 2,7:00 – 8:00 p.m. – virtual eventThis program is in partnership between Cary Library and Ashland Public Library.Metro nature – including trees, parks, gardens, and natural areas – enhance quality of life in cities and towns. The experience of nature improves human health and well-being in many ways. Nearly 40 years of scientific studies tell us how. Join Dr. Kathleen Wolf, a research social scientist out of the University of Washington, as we discuss the mental health benefits we might experience if we spend more time in our green spaces.

    About Dr. Wolf: As a social scientist she investigates people’s perceptions and behaviors with regard to urban landscapes. Based on professional experiences early in Dr. Wolf’s career – as an urban forester in South Florida and a landscape architect in the Midwest – Dr. Wolf became interested in the interactions between human and ecological systems. Dr. Wolf’s work is based on the principles of environmental psychology, and studies explore the human dimensions of open space, urban forestry and natural systems:1. Nearby nature and human health benefits2. Public preferences and perceptions regarding urban public landscapes3. Developmental benefits associated with youth participation in urban greening workRegistrationis required

    IntergenerationalCard-Making WorkshopCommunity co-sponsored program in collaboration withMunroe Center for the ArtsWednesday, May 4, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. – In person event at theMunroe Center for the ArtsArt has been known to help people improve their mental health. Join with friends of all ages to create some springtime cards in a fun, creative atmosphere. Participants will be provided with a range of different papers, stamps, paper punches, and templates for creating special occasion cards such as birthdays, Mother’s Day, and more. The event is free, but registration is required.This program will take place at the Munroe Center for the Arts, 1403 Massachusetts Avenue.Find outmore.

    Is It Just Sadness or Worry? Or Is It More?Symptoms, Cultural Considerations, and When To Seek HelpThursday, May 5, 2022, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.- virtual eventDo you frequently feel sad and tired? Trouble sleeping or appetite changes? Is your mind racing with constant worries? Join our panel of experts for a discussion on common mental health problems.Dr. Xuejing Li, Psychiatrist &Dr. Pratyusha Tummala-Narra, Clinical PsychologistRegister here

    Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) – Suicide prevention trainingMonday, May 9, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. | Wednesday, May 11, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. |Friday, May 13,8:00 – 9:00 a.m.- virtual eventsTo registeremail Anthony Serio, LCSW at aserio@lexingtonma.gov

    In Our Own Voice: a mentalhealth awareness presentation and conversationMonday, May16, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. – virtual eventDuring this presentation, speakers with lived experience of a mental health condition will share their experiences and how they have found pathways to hope and healing. Audience members will have the opportunity to ask questions, learn more about mental health conditions, and challenge misconceptions.This program is made possible by the generous donors to the Cary Library Foundation.In partnership with the Town of Lexington Human Services Department.Register here

    Nutrition Talk: Mental Health – Seniors 60+ come learn how proper nutrition can play a vital role in the treatment of mental health disorders.Barbara Collins, Registered Dietician NutritionistFriday, May 20, 11:00 a.m. – noon – In person eventat the Lexington Community CenterRegister here(select Human Services Programs on the drop down menu)

    Improve Your Sleep, Improve Your Stress – Dr. Jessica LipmanThursdays, May 5, 12, 19, 26, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.In person event at the Lexington Community CenterJoin Dr. Jessica Lipman, local psychologist, to explore coping skills for improving sleep, stress, and challenging times. This group will meet weekly for four consecutive weeks and will work collaboratively to develop new strategies that are effective towards meeting your goals. Enrollment is for all four sessions. Attendance at all is strongly encouraged.Register here(select Human Services Programs on the drop down menu)or call 781-698-4840starting April 20, 2022.Open to Lexington residents only.Jessica Wexler Lipman, Psy.D., is a licensed psychologist in practice in Lexington, MA. She has over 20 years of experience providing Psychotherapy, Coaching and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to adults, with a particular area of expertise in anxiety disorders, insomnia, and creating healthy relationships.

    Gut Health = Mental Health – virtual eventThursday, May 19, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.There is constant communication that occurs between our gut and brain and that communication is affected by stressors in our lives. Understanding this crucial relationship can empower us to make positive changes in our mental health and has implications. Join Dr. Galanopoulos as she explains the connection between gut health and mental health. Register here(select Human Services Programs on the drop down menu)or call 781-698-4840starting April 20, 2022.

    Food = Medicine – follow up to Gut Health = Mental HealthThursday, June 16, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.– virtualeventIf you want to learn how to cook simple, quick, and nutrient-dense dishes based on the Mediterranean Diet for overall health and positive mood, join Dr.Anastasia Galanopoulos, Ph.D., as a follow up to Gut Health = Mental Health.Register here(select Human Services Programs on the drop down menu)orcall 781-698-4840starting April 20, 2022.

    Dr. Galanopoulos has more than 25 years of experience as a professor, facilitator, consultant, and coach and holds a Ph.D. in Human Development & Family Studies from the Pennsylvania State University. She uses a culturally-sensitive, trauma-informed lens to focus her work with clients on strengthening relationships and cooking for mental health in both preventative and therapeutic ways. Her private practice, Galanopoulos Education & Training, is located in Lexington, MA.

  • May is Mental Health Month Schedule

    May is Mental Health Month

    On April 26, 2021 the Lexington Select Board issued a proclmation declaring the month of May as Mental Health Month in Lexington.

    Visit the Lexington Mental Health Task Force webpage for a full listing ofMental Health Month events.

  • 10:00 am – 11:30 am Family Friendly Group Bike Rides
    10:00 am – 11:30 am

    Family Friendly Group Bike Rides- Sunday, May 22, 10AM-11:30AM- Saturday, June 18, 10AM-11:30AM- Saturday, July 9, 10AM-11:30AMMeet at Lexington Community Center

    Join with other local families on a bike ride led by a Certified Cycling Instructor and local cycling experts. See how fun it can be to ride as a family and in a group, and feel comfortable knowing you will have skilled cycling experts joining you! The ride will begin with a quick safety overview, then proceed joyfully with family-friendly music to a kid-friendly location. All participants must wear helmets, bring bikes, and wear closed-toe shoes. All children participating must be riding with a parent or guardian. Children who ride must be able to pedal their bicycle, control it well, follow instructions from adults, and sustain riding at a jogging pace. Riding will be no longer than 30 minutes each way, with a break in between. Children who cannot ride independently may join in trailer or child seat on parent’s bike. Children under 1 may only ride in trailer. All children and adults must wear helmets, even if riding in a trailer. Join us for as many or few rides as you’d like!Registration required for each ride. $5/person/ride

    Recurs weekly
  • Fairy Homes and Gardens Event Ends 5:00 pm

    You TOO Can Make a Fairy House

    E. Ashley Rooney

    You may have heard talk about the Fairy Homes and Gardens event, which has just been enthusiastically endorsed by the Lexington Tourism Committee and the Chamber of Commerce. It is a free family-friendly cross-town celebration and an invitation to come enjoy Lexington the weekend of May 27-29 and admire magical fairy homes.

    Many organizations including the Chamber of Commerce, Munroe Center for the Arts, Cary Library, Recreation and Community Programs, CAAL, Cotting School, local preschools, Girl Scouts, and our own Christine Kochanski, Kitty Galaitsis, and Leslie Masson have joined in and are making their fairy houses. You can too. And they are great fun to do with a friend or a grandchild.

    The first step in building a fairy house is to collect natural materials from the outdoors. Take a walk in your neighborhood or around your yard. Soon you’ll discover interesting twigs and rocks and acorn caps. Bring a bag and fill it up. All these interesting stones, pinecones, twisted twigs, lichen, and grasses offer fun opportunities. You may have a collection of shells gathering dust. Don’t forget to check out your jewelry box or dresser drawers for other interesting bits such as that one earring, the broken bead necklace, or the European coins that are no longer any good. And of course, there are those holiday ornaments.

    Now you need to build your structure using twine and a glue gun unless you are planning to use a conch shell or a dried out squash.

    Once the overall structure is built and secure, it’s time to decorate with all your findings. Fairies are attracted to shiny objects so decorate the inside with sparkly stickers or foil for a shimmering glow. Some extra birch bark can make a tiny chair, table, and steps for the entrance. Or you can use that collection of shells. What you can make from natural materials is almost as limitless as your imagination, especially if you make it in miniature.

    To be sure it is rain-proof, you can weatherproof your creation by spraying it with a clear coat of polyurethane from a craft or hardware store. Wrap your fairy house with battery powered fairy lights for nighttime enchantment.

    For more information, download our How to Build a Fairy House, visit Cary Library’s books on fairy houses, or Munroe Center for the Arts.

Monday May 30
  • All Day Offices Closed (Memorial Day)
  • School Closed for Students PK-12 (Memorial Day)
  • May is Mental Health Month

    Dr. Kathleen Wolf Discusses the Mental Health Benefits of Being in NatureMonday, May 2,7:00 – 8:00 p.m. – virtual eventThis program is in partnership between Cary Library and Ashland Public Library.Metro nature – including trees, parks, gardens, and natural areas – enhance quality of life in cities and towns. The experience of nature improves human health and well-being in many ways. Nearly 40 years of scientific studies tell us how. Join Dr. Kathleen Wolf, a research social scientist out of the University of Washington, as we discuss the mental health benefits we might experience if we spend more time in our green spaces.

    About Dr. Wolf: As a social scientist she investigates people’s perceptions and behaviors with regard to urban landscapes. Based on professional experiences early in Dr. Wolf’s career – as an urban forester in South Florida and a landscape architect in the Midwest – Dr. Wolf became interested in the interactions between human and ecological systems. Dr. Wolf’s work is based on the principles of environmental psychology, and studies explore the human dimensions of open space, urban forestry and natural systems:1. Nearby nature and human health benefits2. Public preferences and perceptions regarding urban public landscapes3. Developmental benefits associated with youth participation in urban greening workRegistrationis required

    IntergenerationalCard-Making WorkshopCommunity co-sponsored program in collaboration withMunroe Center for the ArtsWednesday, May 4, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. – In person event at theMunroe Center for the ArtsArt has been known to help people improve their mental health. Join with friends of all ages to create some springtime cards in a fun, creative atmosphere. Participants will be provided with a range of different papers, stamps, paper punches, and templates for creating special occasion cards such as birthdays, Mother’s Day, and more. The event is free, but registration is required.This program will take place at the Munroe Center for the Arts, 1403 Massachusetts Avenue.Find outmore.

    Is It Just Sadness or Worry? Or Is It More?Symptoms, Cultural Considerations, and When To Seek HelpThursday, May 5, 2022, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.- virtual eventDo you frequently feel sad and tired? Trouble sleeping or appetite changes? Is your mind racing with constant worries? Join our panel of experts for a discussion on common mental health problems.Dr. Xuejing Li, Psychiatrist &Dr. Pratyusha Tummala-Narra, Clinical PsychologistRegister here

    Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) – Suicide prevention trainingMonday, May 9, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. | Wednesday, May 11, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. |Friday, May 13,8:00 – 9:00 a.m.- virtual eventsTo registeremail Anthony Serio, LCSW at aserio@lexingtonma.gov

    In Our Own Voice: a mentalhealth awareness presentation and conversationMonday, May16, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. – virtual eventDuring this presentation, speakers with lived experience of a mental health condition will share their experiences and how they have found pathways to hope and healing. Audience members will have the opportunity to ask questions, learn more about mental health conditions, and challenge misconceptions.This program is made possible by the generous donors to the Cary Library Foundation.In partnership with the Town of Lexington Human Services Department.Register here

    Nutrition Talk: Mental Health – Seniors 60+ come learn how proper nutrition can play a vital role in the treatment of mental health disorders.Barbara Collins, Registered Dietician NutritionistFriday, May 20, 11:00 a.m. – noon – In person eventat the Lexington Community CenterRegister here(select Human Services Programs on the drop down menu)

    Improve Your Sleep, Improve Your Stress – Dr. Jessica LipmanThursdays, May 5, 12, 19, 26, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.In person event at the Lexington Community CenterJoin Dr. Jessica Lipman, local psychologist, to explore coping skills for improving sleep, stress, and challenging times. This group will meet weekly for four consecutive weeks and will work collaboratively to develop new strategies that are effective towards meeting your goals. Enrollment is for all four sessions. Attendance at all is strongly encouraged.Register here(select Human Services Programs on the drop down menu)or call 781-698-4840starting April 20, 2022.Open to Lexington residents only.Jessica Wexler Lipman, Psy.D., is a licensed psychologist in practice in Lexington, MA. She has over 20 years of experience providing Psychotherapy, Coaching and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to adults, with a particular area of expertise in anxiety disorders, insomnia, and creating healthy relationships.

    Gut Health = Mental Health – virtual eventThursday, May 19, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.There is constant communication that occurs between our gut and brain and that communication is affected by stressors in our lives. Understanding this crucial relationship can empower us to make positive changes in our mental health and has implications. Join Dr. Galanopoulos as she explains the connection between gut health and mental health. Register here(select Human Services Programs on the drop down menu)or call 781-698-4840starting April 20, 2022.

    Food = Medicine – follow up to Gut Health = Mental HealthThursday, June 16, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.– virtualeventIf you want to learn how to cook simple, quick, and nutrient-dense dishes based on the Mediterranean Diet for overall health and positive mood, join Dr.Anastasia Galanopoulos, Ph.D., as a follow up to Gut Health = Mental Health.Register here(select Human Services Programs on the drop down menu)orcall 781-698-4840starting April 20, 2022.

    Dr. Galanopoulos has more than 25 years of experience as a professor, facilitator, consultant, and coach and holds a Ph.D. in Human Development & Family Studies from the Pennsylvania State University. She uses a culturally-sensitive, trauma-informed lens to focus her work with clients on strengthening relationships and cooking for mental health in both preventative and therapeutic ways. Her private practice, Galanopoulos Education & Training, is located in Lexington, MA.

  • May is Mental Health Month Schedule

    May is Mental Health Month

    On April 26, 2021 the Lexington Select Board issued a proclmation declaring the month of May as Mental Health Month in Lexington.

    Visit the Lexington Mental Health Task Force webpage for a full listing ofMental Health Month events.

Tuesday May 31
  • All Day May is Mental Health Month

    Dr. Kathleen Wolf Discusses the Mental Health Benefits of Being in NatureMonday, May 2,7:00 – 8:00 p.m. – virtual eventThis program is in partnership between Cary Library and Ashland Public Library.Metro nature – including trees, parks, gardens, and natural areas – enhance quality of life in cities and towns. The experience of nature improves human health and well-being in many ways. Nearly 40 years of scientific studies tell us how. Join Dr. Kathleen Wolf, a research social scientist out of the University of Washington, as we discuss the mental health benefits we might experience if we spend more time in our green spaces.

    About Dr. Wolf: As a social scientist she investigates people’s perceptions and behaviors with regard to urban landscapes. Based on professional experiences early in Dr. Wolf’s career – as an urban forester in South Florida and a landscape architect in the Midwest – Dr. Wolf became interested in the interactions between human and ecological systems. Dr. Wolf’s work is based on the principles of environmental psychology, and studies explore the human dimensions of open space, urban forestry and natural systems:1. Nearby nature and human health benefits2. Public preferences and perceptions regarding urban public landscapes3. Developmental benefits associated with youth participation in urban greening workRegistrationis required

    IntergenerationalCard-Making WorkshopCommunity co-sponsored program in collaboration withMunroe Center for the ArtsWednesday, May 4, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. – In person event at theMunroe Center for the ArtsArt has been known to help people improve their mental health. Join with friends of all ages to create some springtime cards in a fun, creative atmosphere. Participants will be provided with a range of different papers, stamps, paper punches, and templates for creating special occasion cards such as birthdays, Mother’s Day, and more. The event is free, but registration is required.This program will take place at the Munroe Center for the Arts, 1403 Massachusetts Avenue.Find outmore.

    Is It Just Sadness or Worry? Or Is It More?Symptoms, Cultural Considerations, and When To Seek HelpThursday, May 5, 2022, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.- virtual eventDo you frequently feel sad and tired? Trouble sleeping or appetite changes? Is your mind racing with constant worries? Join our panel of experts for a discussion on common mental health problems.Dr. Xuejing Li, Psychiatrist &Dr. Pratyusha Tummala-Narra, Clinical PsychologistRegister here

    Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) – Suicide prevention trainingMonday, May 9, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. | Wednesday, May 11, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. |Friday, May 13,8:00 – 9:00 a.m.- virtual eventsTo registeremail Anthony Serio, LCSW at aserio@lexingtonma.gov

    In Our Own Voice: a mentalhealth awareness presentation and conversationMonday, May16, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. – virtual eventDuring this presentation, speakers with lived experience of a mental health condition will share their experiences and how they have found pathways to hope and healing. Audience members will have the opportunity to ask questions, learn more about mental health conditions, and challenge misconceptions.This program is made possible by the generous donors to the Cary Library Foundation.In partnership with the Town of Lexington Human Services Department.Register here

    Nutrition Talk: Mental Health – Seniors 60+ come learn how proper nutrition can play a vital role in the treatment of mental health disorders.Barbara Collins, Registered Dietician NutritionistFriday, May 20, 11:00 a.m. – noon – In person eventat the Lexington Community CenterRegister here(select Human Services Programs on the drop down menu)

    Improve Your Sleep, Improve Your Stress – Dr. Jessica LipmanThursdays, May 5, 12, 19, 26, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.In person event at the Lexington Community CenterJoin Dr. Jessica Lipman, local psychologist, to explore coping skills for improving sleep, stress, and challenging times. This group will meet weekly for four consecutive weeks and will work collaboratively to develop new strategies that are effective towards meeting your goals. Enrollment is for all four sessions. Attendance at all is strongly encouraged.Register here(select Human Services Programs on the drop down menu)or call 781-698-4840starting April 20, 2022.Open to Lexington residents only.Jessica Wexler Lipman, Psy.D., is a licensed psychologist in practice in Lexington, MA. She has over 20 years of experience providing Psychotherapy, Coaching and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to adults, with a particular area of expertise in anxiety disorders, insomnia, and creating healthy relationships.

    Gut Health = Mental Health – virtual eventThursday, May 19, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.There is constant communication that occurs between our gut and brain and that communication is affected by stressors in our lives. Understanding this crucial relationship can empower us to make positive changes in our mental health and has implications. Join Dr. Galanopoulos as she explains the connection between gut health and mental health. Register here(select Human Services Programs on the drop down menu)or call 781-698-4840starting April 20, 2022.

    Food = Medicine – follow up to Gut Health = Mental HealthThursday, June 16, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.– virtualeventIf you want to learn how to cook simple, quick, and nutrient-dense dishes based on the Mediterranean Diet for overall health and positive mood, join Dr.Anastasia Galanopoulos, Ph.D., as a follow up to Gut Health = Mental Health.Register here(select Human Services Programs on the drop down menu)orcall 781-698-4840starting April 20, 2022.

    Dr. Galanopoulos has more than 25 years of experience as a professor, facilitator, consultant, and coach and holds a Ph.D. in Human Development & Family Studies from the Pennsylvania State University. She uses a culturally-sensitive, trauma-informed lens to focus her work with clients on strengthening relationships and cooking for mental health in both preventative and therapeutic ways. Her private practice, Galanopoulos Education & Training, is located in Lexington, MA.

  • May is Mental Health Month Schedule

    May is Mental Health Month

    On April 26, 2021 the Lexington Select Board issued a proclmation declaring the month of May as Mental Health Month in Lexington.

    Visit the Lexington Mental Health Task Force webpage for a full listing ofMental Health Month events.

  • 9:30 am – 10:00 am Baby Laptime (for infants)
    9:30 am – 10:00 am

    A gentler storytime for infants not yet walking. Rhymes, songs, and a book or two for babies and their caregivers.

  • 10:15 am – 10:45 am Storytime Jr. (for toddlers)
    10:15 am – 10:45 am

    Rhymes, songs, and a story or two for toddlers and their caregivers. Join us in person or virtually. Registration required only if attending virtually. When you sign up, you are registered for the entire session: 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24, 5/31, 6/7…Learn More

  • 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm Teen Crafts - Zen Gardens
    3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

    Come make you very own Zen Garden and decorate it with rocks and other accoutrements to fit your own style!Space is Limited. Registration is required. Sign up online beginning at 9AM on Monday, May 9th.

  • 4:15 pm – 4:45 pm Virtual Page Turners Book Club - Group 1 (Grades 4 & 5)
    4:15 pm – 4:45 pm

    Do you love to read? Would you like to meet new friends and discuss interesting books? Join our 4th & 5th grade book club!The book for the meeting will be available for pick up in the Children’s Room. Instructions on how to participate in the program will be sent the day prior to the program.…Learn More

  • 6:30 pm Police Station Project Info Session
    6:30 pm – 6:30 pm

    Town Manager Jim Malloy, Police Chief Michael McLean, and Public FacilitiesDirector Michael Cronin will be giving a virtual presentation outlining the need for the proposed Police Station project ahead of the June 6 Special Election. There will be time following the presentation for questions.

    Voters will be asked to decide on a single ballot question regarding funding for the construction and design of the proposed Police Station.

    Join via ZoomWebinar ID: 816 3340 2747Passcode: 895373About the Project

    The Town is seeking to replace the current Police Station with a building that meets the community’s current-day public safety needs. The current building was designed to support a community that was about 70% of the sizeof the current population, and generated half as many calls in a year as it does now.

    The current Police Station has been renovated several timesover the past 50 years to squeeze more useful space out of the existing plan.About 400 square feetof additional space was added in the form of two shipping containers for storage use.Debt Exclusion Vote – June 6, 2022

    There will be Special Town Election to fund this construction,onMonday, June 6, 2022.Polling Hours will be7:00 AM to 8:00 PMin all precincts.

    The vote is to fund the bonds issued to pay costs of design and construction of thenew Police Station.A debt exclusion is a temporary increase in property taxes, outside the limits of Proposition 2 ½, to raise the funds necessary to pay debt service costs for a specific capital project. Debt exclusion funds may only be used for the specific project.

    There will be only one questionon the ballot.View the sample ballot.Zoom Information by Phone

    Or One tap mobile :

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    Or Telephone:

    Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):

    US: +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 929 436 2866 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 669 900 6833

  • 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Skills for Life Series with Brett Ouchcunis
    7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

    Join us for a FREE series of showsthat promote Skills for Life! Brett Outchcunis is a professional entertainer, motivator, dancer and DJ rolled into one. Part of the Mental Health Awareness Month, these shows are for youth in grades appropriate for grades K – 8, along with a parent or caregiver(s). All shows take place at 7 PM at the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum and Library at 33 Marrett Road in Lexington. No registration necessary.

    May 17 – Positive Spin: A show that teaches us how to find the positive in ANY situation and what to do when we are disappointed.

    May 24 – How to Make a Mistake:Learn how to become expert mistake-makers who know how to admit mistakes, clean themup and LEARN from them!

    May 31 – The Collection:This show focuses on the importance of INCLUSION. Understand why it’s soimportant to include others in our lives.

    Thank you to the Lexington Police Department, the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum and Library, Human Services, and Recreation and Community Programs for collaborating to provide this series!

    Can’t make it to the live show? Don’t worry, LexMedia’s got you covered. All shows will be available on the LexMedia YouTube channel.

    Recurs weekly
  • 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Skills for Life Series with Brett Ouchcunis
    7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

    Join us for a FREE series of showsthat promote Skills for Life! Brett Outchcunis is a professional entertainer, motivator, dancer and DJ rolled into one. Part of the Mental Health Awareness Month, these shows are for youth in grades appropriate for grades K – 8, along with a parent or caregiver(s). All shows take place at 7 PM at the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum and Library at 33 Marrett Road in Lexington. No registration necessary.

    May 17 – Positive Spin: A show that teaches us how to find the positive in ANY situation and what to do when we are disappointed.

    May 24 – How to Make a Mistake:Learn how to become expert mistake-makers who know how to admit mistakes, clean themup and LEARN from them!

    May 31 – The Collection:This show focuses on the importance of INCLUSION. Understand why it’s soimportant to include others in our lives.

    Thank you to the Lexington Police Department, the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum and Library, Human Services, and Recreation and Community Programs for collaborating to provide this series!

    Can’t make it to the live show? Don’t worry, LexMedia’s got you covered. All shows will be available on the LexMedia YouTube channel.

    Recurs weekly
  • 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm VIRTUAL - Pop Goes the Culture: The History of Asians in American Pop Culture
    7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

    In the pre-talkie early years of Hollywood, two of the biggest silent movie stars, Sessue Hayakawa and Anna May Wong were Asian. Portrayed as exotic and inscrutable, these stars graced the silver screen with great success. But suddenly and within a short period of time, all the major Hollywood movie studios began hiring white actors instead of actual Asians and gave them the “yellowface” treatment with taped-back eyes and makeup.…Learn More

Wednesday June 1
  • All Day LHS Junior Book Awards
  • Please be sure to check this calendar for updates or revisions on a regular basis.
  • May is Mental Health Month

    Dr. Kathleen Wolf Discusses the Mental Health Benefits of Being in NatureMonday, May 2,7:00 – 8:00 p.m. – virtual eventThis program is in partnership between Cary Library and Ashland Public Library.Metro nature – including trees, parks, gardens, and natural areas – enhance quality of life in cities and towns. The experience of nature improves human health and well-being in many ways. Nearly 40 years of scientific studies tell us how. Join Dr. Kathleen Wolf, a research social scientist out of the University of Washington, as we discuss the mental health benefits we might experience if we spend more time in our green spaces.

    About Dr. Wolf: As a social scientist she investigates people’s perceptions and behaviors with regard to urban landscapes. Based on professional experiences early in Dr. Wolf’s career – as an urban forester in South Florida and a landscape architect in the Midwest – Dr. Wolf became interested in the interactions between human and ecological systems. Dr. Wolf’s work is based on the principles of environmental psychology, and studies explore the human dimensions of open space, urban forestry and natural systems:1. Nearby nature and human health benefits2. Public preferences and perceptions regarding urban public landscapes3. Developmental benefits associated with youth participation in urban greening workRegistrationis required

    IntergenerationalCard-Making WorkshopCommunity co-sponsored program in collaboration withMunroe Center for the ArtsWednesday, May 4, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. – In person event at theMunroe Center for the ArtsArt has been known to help people improve their mental health. Join with friends of all ages to create some springtime cards in a fun, creative atmosphere. Participants will be provided with a range of different papers, stamps, paper punches, and templates for creating special occasion cards such as birthdays, Mother’s Day, and more. The event is free, but registration is required.This program will take place at the Munroe Center for the Arts, 1403 Massachusetts Avenue.Find outmore.

    Is It Just Sadness or Worry? Or Is It More?Symptoms, Cultural Considerations, and When To Seek HelpThursday, May 5, 2022, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.- virtual eventDo you frequently feel sad and tired? Trouble sleeping or appetite changes? Is your mind racing with constant worries? Join our panel of experts for a discussion on common mental health problems.Dr. Xuejing Li, Psychiatrist &Dr. Pratyusha Tummala-Narra, Clinical PsychologistRegister here

    Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) – Suicide prevention trainingMonday, May 9, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. | Wednesday, May 11, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. |Friday, May 13,8:00 – 9:00 a.m.- virtual eventsTo registeremail Anthony Serio, LCSW at aserio@lexingtonma.gov

    In Our Own Voice: a mentalhealth awareness presentation and conversationMonday, May16, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. – virtual eventDuring this presentation, speakers with lived experience of a mental health condition will share their experiences and how they have found pathways to hope and healing. Audience members will have the opportunity to ask questions, learn more about mental health conditions, and challenge misconceptions.This program is made possible by the generous donors to the Cary Library Foundation.In partnership with the Town of Lexington Human Services Department.Register here

    Nutrition Talk: Mental Health – Seniors 60+ come learn how proper nutrition can play a vital role in the treatment of mental health disorders.Barbara Collins, Registered Dietician NutritionistFriday, May 20, 11:00 a.m. – noon – In person eventat the Lexington Community CenterRegister here(select Human Services Programs on the drop down menu)

    Improve Your Sleep, Improve Your Stress – Dr. Jessica LipmanThursdays, May 5, 12, 19, 26, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.In person event at the Lexington Community CenterJoin Dr. Jessica Lipman, local psychologist, to explore coping skills for improving sleep, stress, and challenging times. This group will meet weekly for four consecutive weeks and will work collaboratively to develop new strategies that are effective towards meeting your goals. Enrollment is for all four sessions. Attendance at all is strongly encouraged.Register here(select Human Services Programs on the drop down menu)or call 781-698-4840starting April 20, 2022.Open to Lexington residents only.Jessica Wexler Lipman, Psy.D., is a licensed psychologist in practice in Lexington, MA. She has over 20 years of experience providing Psychotherapy, Coaching and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to adults, with a particular area of expertise in anxiety disorders, insomnia, and creating healthy relationships.

    Gut Health = Mental Health – virtual eventThursday, May 19, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.There is constant communication that occurs between our gut and brain and that communication is affected by stressors in our lives. Understanding this crucial relationship can empower us to make positive changes in our mental health and has implications. Join Dr. Galanopoulos as she explains the connection between gut health and mental health. Register here(select Human Services Programs on the drop down menu)or call 781-698-4840starting April 20, 2022.

    Food = Medicine – follow up to Gut Health = Mental HealthThursday, June 16, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.– virtualeventIf you want to learn how to cook simple, quick, and nutrient-dense dishes based on the Mediterranean Diet for overall health and positive mood, join Dr.Anastasia Galanopoulos, Ph.D., as a follow up to Gut Health = Mental Health.Register here(select Human Services Programs on the drop down menu)orcall 781-698-4840starting April 20, 2022.

    Dr. Galanopoulos has more than 25 years of experience as a professor, facilitator, consultant, and coach and holds a Ph.D. in Human Development & Family Studies from the Pennsylvania State University. She uses a culturally-sensitive, trauma-informed lens to focus her work with clients on strengthening relationships and cooking for mental health in both preventative and therapeutic ways. Her private practice, Galanopoulos Education & Training, is located in Lexington, MA.

  • 10:15 am – 10:45 am Singalong (Ages 2 - 5)
    10:15 am – 10:45 am

    Without music, life would b-flat!Join us in person or virtually. Registration required only if attending virtually. When you sign up, you are registered for the entire session: 5/18, 6/1, 6/15…Learn More

  • 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Monthly meeting of the Cary Library's Executive Board of Library Trustees
    4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    Monthly meeting of the Cary Library’s Executive Board of Library Trustees. Due to COVID-19, these meetings are being held virtually until further notice. For the agenda and link to attend the virtual meeting, please refer to the town’s public meeting calendar.

  • 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Teen Library Leadership Council (gr 7-12)
    5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

    The Teen Library Leadership Council is open to teens grades 7-12.

  • 6:00 pm Planning Board
    6:00 pm – 6:00 pm

    This meeting will take place using remote participation. See AGENDA for remote participation instructions. (posted 5/24/2022 @ 2:56 pm)

  • 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm BookLook - 6th & 7th Grade Book Club
    6:00 pm – 6:45 pm

    BookLook is our book club specifically for patrons in the 6th & 7th grade. This club will meet monthly on Wednesday nights from 6-7PM. Spring meeting dates will be 4/6,  5/4,  & 6/1. The book selection for this meeting is The Selection by Kiera Cass.…Learn More

  • 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Drop-in Knitting
    6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

    We’re keeping our group online for the time being. Bring your project (any portable needle arts welcome!) to our casual gathering where you can work, talk, and share ideas together. Meets weekly on Wednesday nights from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Please email Cathie Ghorbani at cghorbani@minlib.…Learn More

  • 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Social Justice Book Club
    7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

    Tonight we will be discussing The 1619 Project by Nikole Hannah-Jones. This book club is being offered as a hybrid event. You have the option to attend in-person or virtually. Registration is required.  

Thursday June 2
  • All Day May is Mental Health Month

    Dr. Kathleen Wolf Discusses the Mental Health Benefits of Being in NatureMonday, May 2,7:00 – 8:00 p.m. – virtual eventThis program is in partnership between Cary Library and Ashland Public Library.Metro nature – including trees, parks, gardens, and natural areas – enhance quality of life in cities and towns. The experience of nature improves human health and well-being in many ways. Nearly 40 years of scientific studies tell us how. Join Dr. Kathleen Wolf, a research social scientist out of the University of Washington, as we discuss the mental health benefits we might experience if we spend more time in our green spaces.

    About Dr. Wolf: As a social scientist she investigates people’s perceptions and behaviors with regard to urban landscapes. Based on professional experiences early in Dr. Wolf’s career – as an urban forester in South Florida and a landscape architect in the Midwest – Dr. Wolf became interested in the interactions between human and ecological systems. Dr. Wolf’s work is based on the principles of environmental psychology, and studies explore the human dimensions of open space, urban forestry and natural systems:1. Nearby nature and human health benefits2. Public preferences and perceptions regarding urban public landscapes3. Developmental benefits associated with youth participation in urban greening workRegistrationis required

    IntergenerationalCard-Making WorkshopCommunity co-sponsored program in collaboration withMunroe Center for the ArtsWednesday, May 4, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. – In person event at theMunroe Center for the ArtsArt has been known to help people improve their mental health. Join with friends of all ages to create some springtime cards in a fun, creative atmosphere. Participants will be provided with a range of different papers, stamps, paper punches, and templates for creating special occasion cards such as birthdays, Mother’s Day, and more. The event is free, but registration is required.This program will take place at the Munroe Center for the Arts, 1403 Massachusetts Avenue.Find outmore.

    Is It Just Sadness or Worry? Or Is It More?Symptoms, Cultural Considerations, and When To Seek HelpThursday, May 5, 2022, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.- virtual eventDo you frequently feel sad and tired? Trouble sleeping or appetite changes? Is your mind racing with constant worries? Join our panel of experts for a discussion on common mental health problems.Dr. Xuejing Li, Psychiatrist &Dr. Pratyusha Tummala-Narra, Clinical PsychologistRegister here

    Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) – Suicide prevention trainingMonday, May 9, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. | Wednesday, May 11, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. |Friday, May 13,8:00 – 9:00 a.m.- virtual eventsTo registeremail Anthony Serio, LCSW at aserio@lexingtonma.gov

    In Our Own Voice: a mentalhealth awareness presentation and conversationMonday, May16, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. – virtual eventDuring this presentation, speakers with lived experience of a mental health condition will share their experiences and how they have found pathways to hope and healing. Audience members will have the opportunity to ask questions, learn more about mental health conditions, and challenge misconceptions.This program is made possible by the generous donors to the Cary Library Foundation.In partnership with the Town of Lexington Human Services Department.Register here

    Nutrition Talk: Mental Health – Seniors 60+ come learn how proper nutrition can play a vital role in the treatment of mental health disorders.Barbara Collins, Registered Dietician NutritionistFriday, May 20, 11:00 a.m. – noon – In person eventat the Lexington Community CenterRegister here(select Human Services Programs on the drop down menu)

    Improve Your Sleep, Improve Your Stress – Dr. Jessica LipmanThursdays, May 5, 12, 19, 26, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.In person event at the Lexington Community CenterJoin Dr. Jessica Lipman, local psychologist, to explore coping skills for improving sleep, stress, and challenging times. This group will meet weekly for four consecutive weeks and will work collaboratively to develop new strategies that are effective towards meeting your goals. Enrollment is for all four sessions. Attendance at all is strongly encouraged.Register here(select Human Services Programs on the drop down menu)or call 781-698-4840starting April 20, 2022.Open to Lexington residents only.Jessica Wexler Lipman, Psy.D., is a licensed psychologist in practice in Lexington, MA. She has over 20 years of experience providing Psychotherapy, Coaching and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to adults, with a particular area of expertise in anxiety disorders, insomnia, and creating healthy relationships.

    Gut Health = Mental Health – virtual eventThursday, May 19, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.There is constant communication that occurs between our gut and brain and that communication is affected by stressors in our lives. Understanding this crucial relationship can empower us to make positive changes in our mental health and has implications. Join Dr. Galanopoulos as she explains the connection between gut health and mental health. Register here(select Human Services Programs on the drop down menu)or call 781-698-4840starting April 20, 2022.

    Food = Medicine – follow up to Gut Health = Mental HealthThursday, June 16, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.– virtualeventIf you want to learn how to cook simple, quick, and nutrient-dense dishes based on the Mediterranean Diet for overall health and positive mood, join Dr.Anastasia Galanopoulos, Ph.D., as a follow up to Gut Health = Mental Health.Register here(select Human Services Programs on the drop down menu)orcall 781-698-4840starting April 20, 2022.

    Dr. Galanopoulos has more than 25 years of experience as a professor, facilitator, consultant, and coach and holds a Ph.D. in Human Development & Family Studies from the Pennsylvania State University. She uses a culturally-sensitive, trauma-informed lens to focus her work with clients on strengthening relationships and cooking for mental health in both preventative and therapeutic ways. Her private practice, Galanopoulos Education & Training, is located in Lexington, MA.

  • 10:15 am – 10:45 am Preschool Storytime (Ages 3 - 5)
    10:15 am – 10:45 am

    An interactive program of stories, songs, and rhymes for 3 to 5 year olds. Join us in person or virtually. Registration required only if attending virtually. When you sign up, you are registered for the entire session: 5/5, 5/12, 5/19, 5/26, 6/2, 6/9…Learn More

  • 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Improve Your Sleep, Improve Your Stress - Dr. Jessica Lipman
    2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

    Join Dr. Jessica Lipman, local psychologist, to explore coping skills for improving sleep, stress, and challenging times.

    This group will meet weekly for four consecutive weeks and will work collaboratively to develop new strategies that are effective towards meeting your goals.

    Enrollment is for all four sessions. Attendance at all is strongly encouraged.

    Register here(selectHuman Services Programson the drop down menu)or call 781-698-4840starting April 20, 2022.Open to Lexington residents only.

    Recurs weekly
  • 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Improve Your Sleep, Improve Your Stress - Dr. Jessica Lipman
    2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

    Join Dr. Jessica Lipman, local psychologist, to explore coping skills for improving sleep, stress, and challenging times.

    This group will meet weekly for four consecutive weeks and will work collaboratively to develop new strategies that are effective towards meeting your goals.

    Enrollment is for all four sessions. Attendance at all is strongly encouraged.

    Register here(selectHuman Services Programson the drop down menu)or call 781-698-4840starting April 20, 2022.Open to Lexington residents only.

    Recurs weekly
  • 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Improve Your Sleep, Improve Your Stress - Dr. Jessica Lipman
    2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

    Join Dr. Jessica Lipman, local psychologist, to explore coping skills for improving sleep, stress, and challenging times.

    This group will meet weekly for four consecutive weeks and will work collaboratively to develop new strategies that are effective towards meeting your goals.

    Enrollment is for all four sessions. Attendance at all is strongly encouraged.

    Register here(selectHuman Services Programson the drop down menu)or call 781-698-4840starting April 20, 2022.Open to Lexington residents only.

    Recurs weekly
  • 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm Teen Mosaic Tiles
    4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

    Ways of Color joins us at Cary (virtually) to teach us how to make beautiful mosaic tiles.   Cary Library will supply everything you need to participate in this program. Information about supply pick up times and accessing the class will be sent to the participants following registration.…Learn More

  • 4:15 pm – 4:45 pm Virtual ComicSquad (Grades 4 & 5)
    4:15 pm – 4:45 pm

    What makes comics and graphic novels so special? Each meeting we will read and discuss a new graphic novel or comic book and you’ll get a chance to talk about your favorites with fellow enthusiasts!The book for the meeting will be available for pick up in the Children’s Room.…Learn More

  • 4:30 pm Greenways Corridor Committee Agenda
    4:30 pm – 4:30 pm

    This meeting will be held using remote participation. See AGENDA for remote participation instructions.

    (Posted 5/24/2022 @ 10:29 am)

  • 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Challenges and Hopes for Alzheimer’s Disease: a public policy perspective
    7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

    The passage of the Massachusetts Alzheimer’s and Dementia Act in 2018 created the Alzheimer’s Advisory Council and promised changes to how medical care and health services are delivered to dementia patients in Massachusetts. Lexington Goes Purple presents a fireside chat with Elizabeth Chen, Secretary of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs on the work of the Council.…Learn More

Friday June 3
  • All Day All Fridays are half-day dismissal for LCP & Elementary Schools
    All Fridays are half-day dismissal for LCP & Elementary Schools
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  • May is Mental Health Month

    Dr. Kathleen Wolf Discusses the Mental Health Benefits of Being in NatureMonday, May 2,7:00 – 8:00 p.m. – virtual eventThis program is in partnership between Cary Library and Ashland Public Library.Metro nature – including trees, parks, gardens, and natural areas – enhance quality of life in cities and towns. The experience of nature improves human health and well-being in many ways. Nearly 40 years of scientific studies tell us how. Join Dr. Kathleen Wolf, a research social scientist out of the University of Washington, as we discuss the mental health benefits we might experience if we spend more time in our green spaces.

    About Dr. Wolf: As a social scientist she investigates people’s perceptions and behaviors with regard to urban landscapes. Based on professional experiences early in Dr. Wolf’s career – as an urban forester in South Florida and a landscape architect in the Midwest – Dr. Wolf became interested in the interactions between human and ecological systems. Dr. Wolf’s work is based on the principles of environmental psychology, and studies explore the human dimensions of open space, urban forestry and natural systems:1. Nearby nature and human health benefits2. Public preferences and perceptions regarding urban public landscapes3. Developmental benefits associated with youth participation in urban greening workRegistrationis required

    IntergenerationalCard-Making WorkshopCommunity co-sponsored program in collaboration withMunroe Center for the ArtsWednesday, May 4, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. – In person event at theMunroe Center for the ArtsArt has been known to help people improve their mental health. Join with friends of all ages to create some springtime cards in a fun, creative atmosphere. Participants will be provided with a range of different papers, stamps, paper punches, and templates for creating special occasion cards such as birthdays, Mother’s Day, and more. The event is free, but registration is required.This program will take place at the Munroe Center for the Arts, 1403 Massachusetts Avenue.Find outmore.

    Is It Just Sadness or Worry? Or Is It More?Symptoms, Cultural Considerations, and When To Seek HelpThursday, May 5, 2022, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.- virtual eventDo you frequently feel sad and tired? Trouble sleeping or appetite changes? Is your mind racing with constant worries? Join our panel of experts for a discussion on common mental health problems.Dr. Xuejing Li, Psychiatrist &Dr. Pratyusha Tummala-Narra, Clinical PsychologistRegister here

    Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) – Suicide prevention trainingMonday, May 9, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. | Wednesday, May 11, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. |Friday, May 13,8:00 – 9:00 a.m.- virtual eventsTo registeremail Anthony Serio, LCSW at aserio@lexingtonma.gov

    In Our Own Voice: a mentalhealth awareness presentation and conversationMonday, May16, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. – virtual eventDuring this presentation, speakers with lived experience of a mental health condition will share their experiences and how they have found pathways to hope and healing. Audience members will have the opportunity to ask questions, learn more about mental health conditions, and challenge misconceptions.This program is made possible by the generous donors to the Cary Library Foundation.In partnership with the Town of Lexington Human Services Department.Register here

    Nutrition Talk: Mental Health – Seniors 60+ come learn how proper nutrition can play a vital role in the treatment of mental health disorders.Barbara Collins, Registered Dietician NutritionistFriday, May 20, 11:00 a.m. – noon – In person eventat the Lexington Community CenterRegister here(select Human Services Programs on the drop down menu)

    Improve Your Sleep, Improve Your Stress – Dr. Jessica LipmanThursdays, May 5, 12, 19, 26, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.In person event at the Lexington Community CenterJoin Dr. Jessica Lipman, local psychologist, to explore coping skills for improving sleep, stress, and challenging times. This group will meet weekly for four consecutive weeks and will work collaboratively to develop new strategies that are effective towards meeting your goals. Enrollment is for all four sessions. Attendance at all is strongly encouraged.Register here(select Human Services Programs on the drop down menu)or call 781-698-4840starting April 20, 2022.Open to Lexington residents only.Jessica Wexler Lipman, Psy.D., is a licensed psychologist in practice in Lexington, MA. She has over 20 years of experience providing Psychotherapy, Coaching and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to adults, with a particular area of expertise in anxiety disorders, insomnia, and creating healthy relationships.

    Gut Health = Mental Health – virtual eventThursday, May 19, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.There is constant communication that occurs between our gut and brain and that communication is affected by stressors in our lives. Understanding this crucial relationship can empower us to make positive changes in our mental health and has implications. Join Dr. Galanopoulos as she explains the connection between gut health and mental health. Register here(select Human Services Programs on the drop down menu)or call 781-698-4840starting April 20, 2022.

    Food = Medicine – follow up to Gut Health = Mental HealthThursday, June 16, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.– virtualeventIf you want to learn how to cook simple, quick, and nutrient-dense dishes based on the Mediterranean Diet for overall health and positive mood, join Dr.Anastasia Galanopoulos, Ph.D., as a follow up to Gut Health = Mental Health.Register here(select Human Services Programs on the drop down menu)orcall 781-698-4840starting April 20, 2022.

    Dr. Galanopoulos has more than 25 years of experience as a professor, facilitator, consultant, and coach and holds a Ph.D. in Human Development & Family Studies from the Pennsylvania State University. She uses a culturally-sensitive, trauma-informed lens to focus her work with clients on strengthening relationships and cooking for mental health in both preventative and therapeutic ways. Her private practice, Galanopoulos Education & Training, is located in Lexington, MA.

Saturday June 4
  • All Day May is Mental Health Month

    Dr. Kathleen Wolf Discusses the Mental Health Benefits of Being in NatureMonday, May 2,7:00 – 8:00 p.m. – virtual eventThis program is in partnership between Cary Library and Ashland Public Library.Metro nature – including trees, parks, gardens, and natural areas – enhance quality of life in cities and towns. The experience of nature improves human health and well-being in many ways. Nearly 40 years of scientific studies tell us how. Join Dr. Kathleen Wolf, a research social scientist out of the University of Washington, as we discuss the mental health benefits we might experience if we spend more time in our green spaces.

    About Dr. Wolf: As a social scientist she investigates people’s perceptions and behaviors with regard to urban landscapes. Based on professional experiences early in Dr. Wolf’s career – as an urban forester in South Florida and a landscape architect in the Midwest – Dr. Wolf became interested in the interactions between human and ecological systems. Dr. Wolf’s work is based on the principles of environmental psychology, and studies explore the human dimensions of open space, urban forestry and natural systems:1. Nearby nature and human health benefits2. Public preferences and perceptions regarding urban public landscapes3. Developmental benefits associated with youth participation in urban greening workRegistrationis required

    IntergenerationalCard-Making WorkshopCommunity co-sponsored program in collaboration withMunroe Center for the ArtsWednesday, May 4, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. – In person event at theMunroe Center for the ArtsArt has been known to help people improve their mental health. Join with friends of all ages to create some springtime cards in a fun, creative atmosphere. Participants will be provided with a range of different papers, stamps, paper punches, and templates for creating special occasion cards such as birthdays, Mother’s Day, and more. The event is free, but registration is required.This program will take place at the Munroe Center for the Arts, 1403 Massachusetts Avenue.Find outmore.

    Is It Just Sadness or Worry? Or Is It More?Symptoms, Cultural Considerations, and When To Seek HelpThursday, May 5, 2022, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.- virtual eventDo you frequently feel sad and tired? Trouble sleeping or appetite changes? Is your mind racing with constant worries? Join our panel of experts for a discussion on common mental health problems.Dr. Xuejing Li, Psychiatrist &Dr. Pratyusha Tummala-Narra, Clinical PsychologistRegister here

    Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) – Suicide prevention trainingMonday, May 9, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. | Wednesday, May 11, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. |Friday, May 13,8:00 – 9:00 a.m.- virtual eventsTo registeremail Anthony Serio, LCSW at aserio@lexingtonma.gov

    In Our Own Voice: a mentalhealth awareness presentation and conversationMonday, May16, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. – virtual eventDuring this presentation, speakers with lived experience of a mental health condition will share their experiences and how they have found pathways to hope and healing. Audience members will have the opportunity to ask questions, learn more about mental health conditions, and challenge misconceptions.This program is made possible by the generous donors to the Cary Library Foundation.In partnership with the Town of Lexington Human Services Department.Register here

    Nutrition Talk: Mental Health – Seniors 60+ come learn how proper nutrition can play a vital role in the treatment of mental health disorders.Barbara Collins, Registered Dietician NutritionistFriday, May 20, 11:00 a.m. – noon – In person eventat the Lexington Community CenterRegister here(select Human Services Programs on the drop down menu)

    Improve Your Sleep, Improve Your Stress – Dr. Jessica LipmanThursdays, May 5, 12, 19, 26, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.In person event at the Lexington Community CenterJoin Dr. Jessica Lipman, local psychologist, to explore coping skills for improving sleep, stress, and challenging times. This group will meet weekly for four consecutive weeks and will work collaboratively to develop new strategies that are effective towards meeting your goals. Enrollment is for all four sessions. Attendance at all is strongly encouraged.Register here(select Human Services Programs on the drop down menu)or call 781-698-4840starting April 20, 2022.Open to Lexington residents only.Jessica Wexler Lipman, Psy.D., is a licensed psychologist in practice in Lexington, MA. She has over 20 years of experience providing Psychotherapy, Coaching and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to adults, with a particular area of expertise in anxiety disorders, insomnia, and creating healthy relationships.

    Gut Health = Mental Health – virtual eventThursday, May 19, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.There is constant communication that occurs between our gut and brain and that communication is affected by stressors in our lives. Understanding this crucial relationship can empower us to make positive changes in our mental health and has implications. Join Dr. Galanopoulos as she explains the connection between gut health and mental health. Register here(select Human Services Programs on the drop down menu)or call 781-698-4840starting April 20, 2022.

    Food = Medicine – follow up to Gut Health = Mental HealthThursday, June 16, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.– virtualeventIf you want to learn how to cook simple, quick, and nutrient-dense dishes based on the Mediterranean Diet for overall health and positive mood, join Dr.Anastasia Galanopoulos, Ph.D., as a follow up to Gut Health = Mental Health.Register here(select Human Services Programs on the drop down menu)orcall 781-698-4840starting April 20, 2022.

    Dr. Galanopoulos has more than 25 years of experience as a professor, facilitator, consultant, and coach and holds a Ph.D. in Human Development & Family Studies from the Pennsylvania State University. She uses a culturally-sensitive, trauma-informed lens to focus her work with clients on strengthening relationships and cooking for mental health in both preventative and therapeutic ways. Her private practice, Galanopoulos Education & Training, is located in Lexington, MA.

  • 10:00 am Cycling with Confidence Group Rides (Ages 60+)
    10:00 am – 10:00 am

    Cycling with Confidence Group Rides (Ages 60+)- Saturday, May 7, 10AM-Noon-Saturday, June 4, 10AM-NoonMeet at Lexington Visitors Center, along the bikeway: 1875 Massachusetts Ave

    Hosted by Friends of Lexington Bikeways, join other older adults for a recreational bike ride to increase your joy and confidence in cycling! Rides will be no longer than 5miles and will have a short break midway. Sessions start with a short safety review and Q&A as needed, and most of the time will be spent cycling together. Bring your helmet, bike, and closed-toe shoes. You may also like to pack water and snack. Join us for as many or few rides as you’d like!Registration requiredfor each ride.FREE!

  • 10:00 am Cycling with Confidence Group Rides (Ages 60+)
    10:00 am – 10:00 am

    Cycling with Confidence Group Rides (Ages 60+)- Saturday, May 7, 10AM-Noon-Saturday, June 4, 10AM-NoonMeet at Lexington Visitors Center, along the bikeway: 1875 Massachusetts Ave

    Hosted by Friends of the Lexington Bikeways, join other older adults for a recreational bike ride to increase your joy and confidence in cycling! Rides will be no longer than 5miles and will have a short break midway. Sessions start with a short safety review and Q&A as needed, and most of the time will be spent cycling together. Bring your helmet, bike, and closed-toe shoes. You may also like to pack water and snack. Join us for as many or few rides as you’d like! Sponsored by the Friends of Lexington Bikeways! FREE

    FREE, but please REGISTER so we know you are coming! Register online.Register for one or both!

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