Speakers to discuss Israel-Palestine conflict
The Lincoln-based GRALTA Foundation is hosting two talks by human rights activists in the Lincoln Public Library as part of its ongoing series exploring the Israel-Palestine conflict:
- Wednesday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. — Lubnah Shomali, Administrative and Financial Affairs Manager, BADIL Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights. Lubnah Shomali will discuss BADIL’s comprehensive, rights-based approach to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, and the applicability of international humanitarian and human rights law on forced population transfer, refugees, and internally displaced persons.
- Tuesday, Oct. 31 at 1:30 p.m. — Haggai Matar, Executive Director, +972 magazine and Local Call. He will speak about the role of media in the rise of populist regimes and its potential role in unifying the progressive camp to fight back.
On Sunday, Nov. 19 at 2 p.m. at Bemis Hall, GRALTA will reports on its recent micro-delegation to Israel and Palestine with reports from Bill Stason, Janet Simmon, and Steve Low. For more information, contact Low at 781-259-1300 or email@example.com.
Durant to give Rappaport Prize Lecture at deCordova
Sam Durant will give the annual Rappaport Prize Lecture at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum on Thursday, Oct. 26 at 6:30 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.) Durant is the 18th recipient of the prestigious Rappaport Prize, an annual award of $25,000 given to a contemporary artist with strong connections to New England. This program is FREE, but registration is requested. Free tickets are available on Eventbrite.
Free concert with Toni Lynn Washington
All ages are invited to a free concert by renowned Boston-area blues vocalist Toni Lynn Washington and acclaimed saxophonist Sax Gordon Beadle on Sunday, Nov. 5 at 2 p.m. at Bemis Hall. The performance—a gift from Margo Cooper in celebration of her mother’s life—is the first annual Ronna Cooper Memorial Concert and is sponsored by the Friends of the Lincoln Council on Aging.
Washington, who has starred for decades as both a singer and songwriter, has received the Boston Blues Festival Lifetime Achievement Award and seven Blues Music Award nominations. Gordon Beadle, known for his “hard-blowing, exciting, gutsy” signature style, has performed around the world and won numerous awards. The Duke Robillard rhythm section (Bruce Bears on keyboard, Jesse Williams on bass, and Mark Teixeira on drums) will back up Toni Lynn and Sax Gordon. For more information, call the Council on Aging at 781-259-8811.
Talk on gardening with native plants
Claudia Thompson, founder and president of Grow Native Massachusetts, will speak on “Gardening with Native Plants” on Monday, Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. in Bemis Hall. She will explain the differences among native, naturalized and invasive plants and explore the food web that links plants to insects, birds, wildlife, and humans. Open to all Lincoln residents; sponsored by the Lincoln Garden Club.
Paws for the Holidays on Nov. 12
The Pierce House Mansion in Lincoln will open its doors on Sunday, Nov. 12 from 11 a.m.–4 p.m., decorated for the holidays and filled with hot chocolate, cookies, popcorn, live music, holiday baskets, arts and crafts, silent auction items and pet supplies.
The event benefits Phinney’s Friends, a Lincoln-based nonprofit that helps low-income people keep their pets in times of hardship. The mansion is dog-friendly, and there will be a room with activities for children. Santa will be available for pictures with families and their dogs. The festival will also offer items handmade by Phinney’s Friends volunteers. For more information, leave a message at 617-979-8705 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.