“Wildlands, Woodlands and Farmlands” talk
On Thursday, Jan. 18 from 7:30–9 p.m. in Bemis Hall, the Lincoln Agricultural Commission presents Brian Donahue of Wildlands and Woodlands speaking on “Wildlands, Woodlands, and Farmlands: A Vision for the Future of New England.” Donahue will lay out the current state of New England’s managed forests, wildlands, and farmland and show us what needs to happen in the way of coordinating smart industrial and community development, along with the commitment of private landowners to accelerate land conservation, to preserve these natural spaces.
Donahue, associate professor of American environmental studies at Brandeis University and environmental historian at Harvard Forest, is author of the prize-winning books Reclaiming the Commons: Community Farms and Forests in a New England Town and The Great Meadow: Farmers and the Land in Colonial Concord.
First Parish hosts series on domestic violence
The First Parish in Lincoln will host “Hidden in Plain Sight: Domestic Violence Awareness,” a series of three evening events designed to raise awareness of domestic violence and abuse in Lincoln and the surrounding communities. Among the speakers will be Lt. Sean Kennedy of the Lincoln Police Department. The program will be an opportunity to learn about local resources available to domestic violence survivors, as well as provide information for those who are interested in volunteering to help.
The classes will be held on January 23, February 21, and March 27 from 7–8:30 p.m. in the Parish House (14 Bedford Rd.). Ministerial Intern Terry Cummings will lead the program. The meetings are free and open to all. To register, please email Terry at email@example.com.
February vacation programs at Minuteman, deCordova
Minuteman Community Education is offering programs for students in grades 1-12 from Tuesday–Friday, Feb. 20–23. Programs include Artrageous Art, Aspiring Chefs, Beginner Baking, Creative Writing, Digital Photography, Drivers Education, Engineering Workshop, Games Galore, Graphic Design, Minuteman Sports, Work-It Circuits, and a new Pre-Apprentice Workshop for those interested in the highway and construction trades. Morning sessions run from 8:30–11:30 a.m. and afternoon sessions run from noon–3 p.m. Students can register for just one program or bring lunch and stay the full day. For more information, click here or call 781-861-7150. Minuteman also offers April vacation and summer programs.
The deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum is offering drop-in program on February 21–23 from 1–3 p.m. for kids from 5-12. In the sessions are Inspired by artwork in Screens: Virtual Material and Cool Medium: Art, Television & Psychedelia, 1960-1980, kids can create unexpected electronic and analog art from television drawings to assemblages from computer parts to psychedelic stitched weavings. Free with admission or membership. Click here for details.