Jan 27, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
First Parish in Lexington

On Friday, January 27th, Voices on the Green, a new bi-monthly community series, will debut at First Parish Church, 7 Harrington Rd on Lexington Green, from 7-9 p.m. Each event in the series will  feature a central theme, and will include a brief scholarly talk by a local expert, three or four personal short stories, and live music performed by local musicians. There will be an intermission for general conversation with refreshments and music. Donations will be requested and a percentage of the proceeds will support the evening’s community service partner.

The theme for January 27th is “Breakthrough.” The evening will feature performances by Jeff Leonard, teacher, musician, and mentor extraordinaire to Lexington High School students for nearly 25 years; a scholarly talk by neuroscientist Todd Rose, Director of the Mind, Brain and Education Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education; and personal stories from  musician Jeff Leonard, photographer Zoe Perry-Wood, playwright Don Cohen, and poet Cammy Thomas. The community service partner will be Lexington Council for the Arts.

Voices on the Green has been developed to celebrate First Parish’s 325th anniversary by providing a public service to the community through exploration of important social issues. The series will showcase the many experts in Lexington and surrounding communities who illuminate the joys and challenges of the human condition in the sciences, the humanities, and the arts. Suggestions for participants in all these aspects of the program are welcome. Please contact David Rose at VoicesOnTheGreen@fplex.org with questions or suggestions.

The Voices on the Green theme for March will be “Living in the Hyphen,” an exploration of the challenges and opportunities inherent in growing up in a bi-cultural family in this area. Our community service partner for that evening will be Lexington Youth and Family Services. In May the theme will be “I Protest!,” an exploration of the effects of protest in all avenues of life, whether political, cultural or personal.

To reserve a seat for January 27th, go to VoicesOnTheGreen.eventbrite.com. Suggested donations are $10 for open theater seating, $20 for open table seating, or $100 to reserve a table for five. See you there!