Concert to benefit town conservation activities
A concert on Saturday, Jan. 6 from 5:30–8 p.m. at Bemis Hall featuring the Bob Davoli Band will raise funds for the conservation, stewardship and educational activities of the Lincoln Land Conservation Trust (LLCT). The event is being hosted by Bob Davoli and Eileen McDonagh of Lincoln, who are covering all expenses and matching all proceeds. Bob and Eileen are also matching all membership contributions and general donations given to the LLCT in December and January.
The evening concert will include an open bar, complimentary hors d’oeuvres, and live music with the band: Bob Davoli on guitar and vocals, Kevin Barry on lead guitar, Dave Clark on bass, Gabriela Martina on vocals, Maureen McMullan on vocals, and Billy Novick on clarinet. There will be information about the work of the LLCT on display, as well as a conservation quiz and a mystery box raffle.
Advance tickets are $25 for LLCT members and $35 for nonmembers and can be purchased at lincolnconservation.org. Tickets purchased at the door go up by $10.
Christmas tree pickup offered by Lincoln Fire Association
Looking for an easy, beneficial way to have your Christmas tree removed? For a $20 donation, the Lincoln Fire Association will dispose of your bare (as in no ornaments; no need to pick the needles off), curbside Christmas tree. Pickup will begin at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 6. To schedule, call 781-259-2675.
“Dangerous Pools” movies this month
The Lincoln Library Film Society’s January theme is “Dangerous Pools” and will include the following movies, all on Mondays at 3 p.m. in the Tarbell Room.
- January 8 –Sexy Beast (2000), directed by Jonathan Glazer, starring Ray Winestone and Ben Kinglsey. Rated R. Brutal gangster Don Logan recruits “retired” safecracker Gal for one last job, but it goes badly for both of them.
- January 22 – Swimming Pool (2003), directed by Francois Ozon, starring Charlotte Rampling and Charles Dance. Rated R. A British mystery author visits her publisher’s home in the south of France, where her interaction with his unusual daughter sets off some touchy dynamics.
- January 29 – La Piscine (1969), directed by Jacques Deray. Lovers Marianne and Jean-Paul spend their vacation in a villa on the French Riviera near St. Tropez. Marianne invites her former lover Harry and his teenage daughter to stay. Tension rises between them, especially when Jean-Paul seduces Penelope.
Georgia O’Keeffe lecture and museum trip
Georgia O’Keeffe has been described as one of the most important figures in American Art of the 20th century. Dr. Nancy Scott, author of Critical Lives: Georgia O’Keeffe, will discuss O’Keeffe’s influence on art and her unique style on Thursday, Jan. 18 at 7 p.m. at the Lincoln Public Library. Scott, a professor of fine arts at Brandeis University, will also offer her perspective on the upcoming “Georgia O’Keeffe: Art, Image, Style” exhibit at the Peabody Essex Museum, the focus of a library field trip on Saturday, Feb. 10. Copies of Dr. Scott’s book will be available for purchase and signing. The lecture and book-signing are free and open to all. The field trip is limited to 25 people. The cost will be $20 for a private tour of the exhibit. We will be leaving the library at 10 a.m. and returning by 5 p.m. For information on registering for the trip, please email Lisa Rothenberg at email@example.com or call 781-259-8465 ext. 202. Both programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Lincoln Public Library.
Open house service at First Parish
The First Parish in Lincoln will hold an open house service on Sunday, Jan. 21 at 10 a.m. at the church (4 Bedford Rd.). Newcomers are encouraged and welcome to attend. Refreshments and hospitality will be provided following the service, and there will be an opportunity to learn about the First Parish and the religious education program.
Free memory test available
Everyone misplaces their car keys or forgets an appointment or a name from time to time. Most people even have times when they have trouble thinking something through clearly. But these occurrences can be worrisome if they make you wonder whether you are suffering from memory loss. The Mini-Mental State Exam (MMSE) is a short test that can help you determine if you should see your doctor about your cognitive concerns. If you’d like to have a test at the Council on Aging, please call Abby at 781-259-8811. She can give you the exam and advise you if follow-up is needed.