The Lincoln PTO and the METCO Coordinating Committee, sponsored by Stonegate Gardens, are offering a second opportunity to build scarecrows in preparation for the annual Lincoln Land Conservation Trust Scarecrow Classic 5K on October 15. Visit Stonegate Gardens on Saturday, Oct. 14 from 10 a.m.–3 p.m. for a PTO fundraiser to build a scarecrow for $15. Bring a pillowcase for the head, old clothes (smaller sizes work best) and accessories. Stonegate Gardens will supply stakes, hay, twine and decorations. You can keep your scarecrow or display it in the parade on Ballfield Road. (NOTE: caregiver supervision is required; this is not a drop-off event.)
In preparation for this event, please consider donating colorful clothes (shirts and pants, smaller sizes preferred) and accessories (hats, sunglasses, old costumes) to the community-building scarecrow workshop that will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 11 at the Lincoln School. Please make your clothing donations by Tuesday, Oct. 10 at 4 p.m. Look for the Scarecrow-Building Donation Box at Stonegate Gardens. Your donation will provide kids who have registered for this event with a fun selection of clothing as they build their scarecrows.
Water bottles at Scarecrow Classic
Leading the push for reusable water containers, the Lincoln Land Conservation Trust and the Rural Land Foundation are giving out to the first 500 registrants at the Scarecrow Classic 5K an environmentally friendly Klean Kanteen water bottle with the Scarecrow Classic 5K and LLCT logos. Organizers aim to set a precedent for the use of reusable water containers by asking participants to bring their Scarecrow Classic 5K/Klean Kanteen water bottles to future races, and they will provide the hydration stations. Students in the Environmental Club at Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School will be filling and helping distribute the bottles for the race. At Lincoln’s 2017 Annual Town Meeting, the students presented a plastic water bottle ban initiative. A vote was not taken, but residents recommended that the students continue to research and draft a proposal to be revisited at the fall State of the Town meeting.
“Courageous women” to speak at GRALTA event
The GRALTA Foundation is partnering with the Tree of Life Educational Fund to present “Courageous Women” at the Lincoln Public Library on Tuesday, Oct. 24 at 1:30 p.m. There is no charge, and light refreshments will be served. Speakers are Fayrouz Sharqawi, a Palestinian citizen of Israel, and Madonna Thunder Hawk, a member of the Oohenumpa band of the Cheyenne River Sioux tribe. Sharqawi is the advocacy coordinator at Grassroots Jerusalem, a platform for Palestinian community-based mobilization, leadership, and advocacy in occupied Jerusalem. Thunder Hawk has a long history of grassroots activism prior to her formative work for Lakota People’s Law Project as a tribal liaison. She is co-founder of Women of All Red Nations as well as the Black Hills Alliance, which prevented uranium mining in the Black Hills.
More solar open houses on Oct. 22
Lincoln Green Energy will sponsor a second day of Lincoln open houses to see fellow Lincolnites’ solar PV and hot water heaters on Sunday, Oct. 22 from 1–3 p.m. Visit the Lincoln Green Energy website to see locations of open houses. Solarize Mass. Lincoln-Wayland-Sudbury, is also hosting solar open houses at two locations in Wayland on Sunday, Oct. 15. Click here for details on location and time.