Do you love the arts, the environment, or local history? Do you want to see more innovative performances, events, and happenings right here in our community? The Lincoln Cultural Council is looking for new members! Be part of our small but vibrant team that allocates funding for local cultural initiatives provided by Lincoln’s portion of the Massachusetts Cultural Council grant program. The time commitment is minimal and limited to 2–3 evening meetings per year. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Gift Local artisan and craft show
Lincioln’s annual Gift Local artisan and craft show will be held on Saturday, Dec. 2 from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 3 from noon–4 p.m. at Bemis Hall. On hand will be a variety of talented vendors this year, ranging from jewelry makers, knitters, photographers, painters, soap makers, and more. Dolls will also be sold to benefit the Lincoln METCO Coordinating Committee. Anyone with a vintage doll or doll accessories to donate may call Joanne Schmergel at 617-645-9059.
Touch of Christmas fair
The First Parish in Lincoln will hold its annual Touch of Christmas fair on Saturday, Dec. 9 from 10 a.m–1 p.m. in the Parish House (14 Bedford Rd.). There will be hands-on activities for children including Christmas cookie decorating, a fishing tree, ornament decorating, and a special children’s shopping room complete with holiday wrapping help. Santa will arrival at 11 a.m., and children can have photos taken on Santa’s lap. There will also be a baked-goods table overflowing with homemade treats for the holidays, a handmade craft table, second-hand antiques, housewares, jewelry, homemade holiday wreaths and centerpieces, and more. Admission is free.
Klyma performs at next LOMA
Greg Klyma is the featured performer at the next LOMA (Lincoln Open-Mike Acoustic) night on Monday, Dec. 11 in the Lincoln Public Library’s Tarbell Room. The event runs from 7-10 p.m., and Klyma will perform a half-hour set starting around 8:30. Despite his GenX provenance, Greg is an old-school troubadour in the mold of Woody and Ramblin’ Jack. His latest album is Never Knew Caroline. Click here to see him performing Livin’ the Life off a previous CD.
LOMA is a monthly event. Admission is free and refreshments are provided.Performers can sign up at the event or email Rich Eilbert at email@example.com for a slot. There is a sound system with mikes and instrumental pickups suitable for individuals or small groups.
A capella night hosted by LEAP
LEAP (the Lincoln Extended-day Activities Program) is hosting its fourth annual A Capella Night, a fundraising event that supports tuition assistance and enrichment programs, on Thursday, Dec. 15 from 7–9 p.m. On hand again will be VoiceLab and for the first time, Fermata Town, a semiprofessional Boston-based a capella group. There will also be hors d’oeuvres, desserts, a cash bar, raffle items, and a silent auction. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.