Estate sale of dolls to benefit MCC
The Lincoln METCO Coordinating Committee will have a doll-focused estate sale on Sunday, Dec. 10 from 10 a.m.–9 p.m. at 18 Cerulean Way in Lincoln. On offer will be American Girl and Pleasant Company doll baskets, vintage porcelain Franklin Mint dolls, and antique and vintage dolls from all over the world. If you don’t have a special someone buy for, you can purchase a doll to donate to the Home for Little Wanderers in Boston. Your purchase will support two non-profit organizations. There will be tea, wine, chocolate, cheese, and music. Cash, checks, debit and credit cards will be accepted.
Gift basket fundraiser for scholarship
On Wednesday, Dec. 13 from 8 a.m.–3 p.m., the Lincoln-Sudbury Teachers Association will hold a silent auction and raffle to raise money for the 2018 the Paul J. Vernon Memorial Scholarship Award given to a graduating senior. Up for auction will be gift baskets from Starbucks Basket, Candy Apple Shop Basket, Movie Basket, Mindfulness Basket, Bath and Body Works, Book Basket, and Duck Soup; gift cards from Target, Sudbury Pizza, Sudbury Coffee Works, CJ’s Pizza, Selections Boutique, Pure Barre; baked goods and more.
First Parish plans several holiday happenings
- The annual Touch of Christmas Fair will be on Saturday, Dec. 9 from 10 a.m.–1 p.m.in the Parish House (14 Bedford Rd.). Click here for details.
- Students in the religious education program at the First Parish in Lincoln (FPL) will perform a Christmas pageant on Sunday, Dec. 17. Come enjoy this annual portrayal of the traditional Christmas at 11:30 a.m. in Bemis Hall. There is no snow date. Goodies donated by the families of FPL will be served after the pageant.
- There will be a hand bell concert on Tuesday, Dec. 19 at 7 p.m. in the Parish House. This will be the eighth annual candlelight concert of Christmas carols and holiday favorites. Admission is free, and there will be a reception to follow.
- The FPL’s Winter Solstice Service will take place on Thursday, Dec. 21 at 7 p.m. in the Parish House. In the tradition of cultures ancient and modern, the First Parish’s service will include music and meditation, story and song as we welcome the return of the light during the winter season. Ministerial intern Terry Cummings will lead the service along with church deacons. The service will be followed by refreshments and conversation in the new Stearns Room at 4 Bedford Rd.
- As part of its “Live in Lincoln Center” series, the First Parish will present Handel’s Messiah on Saturday, Dec. 23 at 3 p.m. in the Parish House. The traditional holiday musical production will be performed by Ian Watson (conductor/harpsichord), Guy Fishman, Aisslinn Nosky and more, plus the Lincoln Baroque Players and Chorus. Suggested donation is $40 but any amount is appreciated. Seating is limited and is first-come, first seated; doors will open at 2:30 p.m.