Note: In response to concerns about the coronavirus, area events may be subject to cancellation, postponement or attendance limits. Please contact organizers to confirm event details.
‘Bids for History’ benefit auction: Oct. 9-Oct. 15. For information: https://lexingtonhistory.org. The online auction will be the Lexington Historical Society’s major fundraiser this year to support its museums, collections and educational programming. “Bids for History” will open on Oct. 9 and culminate in an hour of live bidding from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 15. The auction catalog is filled with an array of unique goods and experiences, ranging in value from $25 to priceless. Visit with baby goats or tour a local beehive. Indulge in some jewelry or a bespoke dress shirt. Savor four seasons of homemade soup or a special holiday dinner basket. Enjoy a private viewing of items in our collection, take a guided bird walk, set sail through Portsmouth harbor, and more.
Veterans Day Breakfast gift certificates: In lieu of the annual Veterans Day Breakfast, the town of Lexington wants veterans to know their military service is appreciated with a letter of appreciation and a gift certificate for breakfast. For information, email [email protected] or call Lorain Marquis at 781-698-4640. Email or postal address information is due by Oct. 15.
Bag of Books Sale: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, Cary Memorial Library, 1874 Mass. Ave., Lexington. $5-$10 per bundle. For information: https://carylibrary.org. Residents can stop by the library entrance for bags of gently used books, packed according to COVID-19 protocol. Patrons can select sealed, category/genre-labelled bags of children’s fiction, nonfiction, young adult or adult fiction, mysteries, nonfiction and more. A surprise pre-bagged bundle of six to eight adult books or 10 children’s books is $5, occasionally $10 for things like art books. Cash only, no change.
Lexington Historical Society tours: Daily tours meet at Buckman Tavern, 1 Bedford St., Lexington. $5. For information: http://lexingtonhistory.org/landscapes. The society is offering four guided walking tours and two self-guided phone tours for visitors to explore the landscapes, both natural and built, around two historical houses and the circa 1690 Old Burying Ground. The Buckman Tavern Talk takes place at 1 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays and every 45 minutes from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays through Mondays. The Architecture Tour takes place at 11 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays. The Old Burying Ground Tour takes place 11 a.m. Sundays and Thursdays. Stories in Stone takes place at 11 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. All tour tickets are timed and available for advance purchase online or in person. Tour sizes are limited to nine visitors and one guide. Visitors will be outside for the entirety of the walking tour. Tour times vary from 35 to 50 minutes.