Lincoln news for Feb. 28

LINCOLN — Solar Sweet Maple Farm will host their annual pancake breakfast on Saturday, March 2, from 8 to 11 a.m., at 3841 South Lincoln Road. Enjoy a buffet-style breakfast serving pancakes, home fries, scrambled eggs, maple kielbasa, and maple glazed donuts. $10 ages 12+, $5 ages 6-11, free for ages 5 and under.
There will be a bottle drive to benefit Raise a Child in Haiti on Saturday, March 2, from 8 a.m. to noon. Volunteers will be going door-to-door to collect your returnable bottles and cans. There will also be a drop-off location in the parking area directly across from the store next to Burnham Hall during the same time period. If you have a request for pickup, contact Kathryn Mierop 802-453-5521 or Mary Benton 802-458-0440.
There is a need for continuing work on the home in Haiti where 26 children live. The home is ready for stucco on newly completed cement block walls. With completion of stucco, windows have been purchased and will be installed. The result will be a safe, closed in building. All proceeds from the bottle drive will go to help fill this need. An ongoing opportunity to support the orphanage is available at the Bristol Redemption Center every day. Ask that the funds be designated for the Haiti Orphanage.
Due to repairs being done at the Ripton Community House, the Ripton Community Coffee House concert this month with recording artist Ana Egge will be at Burnham Hall on Saturday, March 2. She’ll be joined by Alec Spiegelman on bass clarinet, pump organ and vocals. Doors open at 7 p.m. with an open mic at 7:30 p.m. preceding the featured performer. Refreshment sales will benefit Otter Creek Childcare. Performer information and videos are at rcch.org. Tickets are $10 general admission, $15 generous admission and kids 12 and under are $3. To sign up for open mic, call 388-9782 or email [email protected].
LCS students will have an early release day on Thursday, March 7. Dismissal is at 11:45 a.m. Students will also have Friday, March 8, off for parent conferences.
The Burnham Music Series presents The Will Patton Ensemble on Saturday, March 9, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. at Burnham Hall. Led by renowned jazz mandolinist Will Patton, the Ensemble deftly blends many musical genres into a seamless whole, focusing on high energy improvisation and group interaction. Their repertoire, featuring fiery Brazilian sambas and folk waltzes, gentle choros and hot Gypsy jazz, takes you on a musical journey from a Parisian bistro to a plaza in the heart of Rio, and back home again to your front porch. Tickets are $10 adults, teens and kids are free. Refreshments will be served.
REMINDER: Town Meeting is Monday, March 4, at 6 p.m., upstairs at Burnham Hall. Bring your report with you. Election Day is Tuesday, March 5 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The library bake sale is available during voting hours at the town office. Military Whist is happening on Friday, March 1, at 6:45 p.m. at Burnham Hall.
Until next time … A Smile Is The Shortest Distance Between Two People … Breathe In The Future, Breathe Out The Past … There Are No Shortcuts To Any Place Worth Going.

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