In preparation for upcoming Town Meeting votes on banning some plastic bags and disposable water bottles in Lincoln and Sudbury, residents are invited to see Tapped, a film about bottled water, and learn about BYOBB—Bring Your Own Bags and Bottles—on Tuesday, March 14 at 7 p.m. in the high schools’ Kirshner Auditorium.
Lecture on gardening with native plants
The Lincoln Garden Club is sponsoring a free lecture on native plants on Tuesday, March 14 at 7 p.m. at Bemis Hall. Claudia Thompson, founder and president of the nonprofit Grow Native Massachusetts, will explain the differences between native, naturalized and invasive plants, and explore the food web that links plants to insects, birds, wildlife and humans.
Fundraiser for Lincoln summer camp scholarships for METCO students
Last summer, the METCO Coordinating Committee (MCC) collaborated with the Lincoln Parks & Recreation Department, the Lincoln METCO Director and the Codman Trust to provide nearly full scholarships to 26 Boston-based children, enabling their full participation in the Lincoln Summer Day Camp. This pilot program was made possible through the Lincoln community’s generosity and the MCC would like to offer the opportunity again this year. Click here to learn more about the MCC’s $10,000 goal and how you can donate.
Panel with former L-S students who have fought addiction
Connections at Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School presents “Fighting Addiction: Success Stories from Former L-S Students” on Wednesday, March 15 at 7:30 p.m. in the L-S Lecture Hall. The high school has lost some former students to the disease of opioid addiction, and has had a number of students battle and/or continue to battle with addiction. This event features three former students who struggled with addiction while attending L-S but who are now winning their fights. There will be time for questions.
Sleep seminar on March 15
Searching for the elusive good night’s sleep? Join Lincoln resident, nurse practitioner and health educator Catherine Collins on Thursday, March 15 at 7 p.m. in the Lincoln Public Library’s Tarbell Room for an evening of tips on healthy, helpful ways to fall asleep and sleep the whole night through. Sponsored by The Friends of the Lincoln Public Library.
Volunteers sought for kindergarten reading program
The METCO Coordinating Committee will resume its fun and rewarding Kindergarten Reading Program on Thursday, March 30. The program provides both Boston and Lincoln-based students with additional opportunities to benefit from listening to adults read aloud. Reading aloud encourages language development, strengthens emerging literacy skills, lays a foundation for a life-long love of reading, and strengthens intergenerational relationships. Volunteers are needed to read to pairs of children on Thursday afternoons from 3-4 p.m. in the school library. Contact Pilar Doughty at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-320-9306 to volunteer and/or obtain more information.