- CNS Calendar Highlights
- Board Update
- YBF prize table
- Community Events
- Community Classifieds
Thursday January 23rd@7pm – Documentation Night for Blue Door and M/W/F Yellow Door classes
* Monday January 27th@7pm – Documentation Night for Red Door and T/Th Yellow Door classes (please note this is a change to the calendar)
Saturday, February 8th at 7:30 Parents Night out at Il Casale in Lexington Center.
YBF Prize Table Help Requested!
A note to older siblings and their parents from the YBF team-
As we enter the cold weather season, my CNS alumni girls, Clara & Beatrice, spend lots of time crafting. Often, they create more trinkets (think bracelets, pompom critters, shell people, etc) than we can possibly use. If this sounds familiar, please consider having your child join my girls in donating these items to the Yellow Balloon Fair prize table. My girls are excited to be able to do their part to bring the magic for the younger children. If you have any questions, you can reach email me at email@example.com.
Rebecca Hagopian (Henry’s mom, yellow door)
YBF games and prizes committee
Please see the following notice regarding a series of dinners being held for both fundraising and cultural exchange with our local refugee community. As some of you may remember, this is the same group that last year CNS supported by collecting baby items for a local couple expecting their first child. I’ve been to one of the dinners before– the food was very good! I hope that you and your family will consider attending one of their upcoming dinners.
— Lisa Foo (CNS Community Giving Coordinator)
Lexington Refugee Assistance ProgramHand-in-Hand Dinners update!
The first year of Hand-in-Hand Café has been a huge success, in large part due to our LexRAP family of support. 2020 starts with a dinner on January 11th, and is almost sold out. We will have dinners in February, March, April and June. Hand-in-Hand is grateful to First Parish Church for the opportunity to build community between our refugee families and the greater Lexington area through these almost monthly meals. So far, six women from LexRAP have cooked delicious dinners drawing on their culinary traditions from Iraq and Syria. They have gained confidence with their English and have enjoyed meeting and chatting with guests. Connections are being made – even their children are becoming friends with each other! We hope that you will continue to support this fabulous initiative and join us at an upcoming dinner. Information about tickets below: Hand-in-Hand Café
First Parish Lexington, 6pm
7 Harrington Road
Parking in the rear of the church
$30 + handling fee
All meals are Halal and alcohol free
First Parish is a nut-free church
A few tickets are left for the January 11, 2020 dinner: at www.bit.ly/HANDinHAND
Easy Links for tickets at www.lexrap.org for the following dates:
We hope to see you soon!
If you have any questions, contact Naomi at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you want to volunteer at a dinner, contact Jilana at email@example.com
Bedford Family Connection Winter Party
Temperatures have been dropping! Get kids out of the house and stay warm at the BFC Winter Party! Please join us on Saturday, February 1 10 am – 12 noon at Bedford Old Town Hall. The kids will meet Elsa and Olaf, play games, enjoy a dance party, face painting, and more! Open to the public, and babies under 1 are free.”
Family Folk Chorale
Hi CNS friends! Gael who recently joined the Red Door room (along with his sister and CNS alum Vega) is making his musical debut on March 29th at Cary Hall in Lexington. We sing as a family with Family Folk Chorale and this is our 20th anniversary concert with acclaimed singer-songer Martin Sexton. It’s a family friendly concert and always a lot of fun. You can get reserved seats online at the link below, or special discounted tickets ($20) from us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Happy to answer any questions 🙂
ONE VOICE TOGETHER:
MARTIN SEXTON WITH THE 70 VOICE FAMILY FOLK CHORALE
Sunday, March 29th at 3-5pm
Cary Memorial Hall in Lexington
Acclaimed American singer-songwriter and producer Martin Sexton joins the 70 voice Family Folk Chorale for their 20th anniversary concert.
Martin Sexton has released 9 studio albums blending soul, gospel, country, rock, blues, and R&B. He is known for his powerful voice, wide vocal range, and dynamic live performances. Music lovers across the generations will experience a unique and uplifting afternoon of songs spanning Martin’s prolific career as a songwriter, as well as the thrill of Martin’s incredible live performance backed by a 70 voice intergenerational chorus. Syracuse native Sexton got his start singing in the streets and subways of Boston in the early 90’s. Still fiercely independent and headlining venues from The Fillmore to Carnegie Hall, he has influenced a generation of contemporary artists. His songs have appeared in television series such as Scrubs and Parenthood and in numerous films, though it’s his incendiary live show, honest lyrics, and vocal prowess that keep fans coming back for more.
The Family Folk Chorale is the Boston area’s premier intergenerational chorus, led by Artistic Director Chris Eastburn, an award-winning composer and orchestrator. The chorus is backed by some of Boston’s most versatile musicians, including Gary Backstrom, Ken Clarkson, Jed Rosen, Justin Pearl-Martinez, Jonah Backstrom, and Quinn Eastburn.
Do you know about a fun event happening in one of the towns around CNS that other families might want to hear about? Email email@example.com to tell us about it!
Do you need a babysitter? Have extra baby stuff to give away? Need restaurant recommendations for date night? Ask the CNS community by posting a classified! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to place one!
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Kat Sniffen, mother of Ben (Yellow Door T/Th), Josh (1st grade) and Emi (4th grade)