Lincoln news for Jul. 18

LINCOLN — There are still some openings for the Lincoln Sports day camps. Home base for the camp is under the pavilion at the Lincoln Sports Field behind the fire station, but excursions are part of the fun as well.
Activities include games, crafts, hikes, swimming, climbing at Petra Cliffs, bowling, and a Lake Monsters game. Students going into fifth and sixth grades will have camp during the week of July 22 to 26. Students going into seventh and eighth grades have camp during the weeks of July 29 to Aug. 9. The fee is $155 per week.
It’s not too late to sign up by downloading a registration form from the Lincoln Sports website or picking one up at the town clerk’s office or the Lincoln General Store.
The last Saturday donation drop off date for The Three Day Stampede will be Saturday, July 20, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Bristol Works! parking lot. The final drop off will be at the Rec Field from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 24. If you have something to donate for the silent suction you can bring that to the drop-offs as well.
The incredible bake sale would love to have you create your specialty and bring it down Friday, Saturday or Sunday, July 26, 27 or 28 during the Stampede.
The Stampede lawn sale will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, July 26, and Saturday, July 27. Sunday, July 28, hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
All are welcome Friday, July 26 to Sunday, July 28 from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Sunray Peace Village in Lincoln for the 35th annual Native American Elders Gathering. Around the Sacred Fire, people of many nations come together to pray, share and study ways that contribute to positive transformation in the world. It is also an opportunity to learn and experience teachings, songs and dance from the Algonquin, Mayan, Mi’kmaq, Mohawk, Narragansett, Tsalagi and Zuni nations.
Let The Landscape Speak: The Meaning and Cultural Significance of Native American Ceremonial Stone Landscapes In The Forests of New England will be presented at the library on Sunday, July 28 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.  The featured speaker will be Doug Harris, Deputy Tribal Historic Preservation Officer of the Narragansett Indian Tribe.
2019 marks the 17th year of the Vermont Reads Program, in which the Vermont Humanities Council invites citizens across the state to read the same book and participate in a wide variety of community activities related to the book’s themes. More than 200 Vermont towns, cities, and villages have participated in Vermont Reads to date. Schools, libraries, service organizations, churches, businesses, or other community-based organizations have all taken part.
The book chosen this year is March: Book One, a graphic novel. Organizers say, “Our hope is that after reading March: Book One, readers will be inspired to keep learning about, exploring, reading, and discussing the issues of this seminal time in our country’s history.”
REMINDER: There will be a children’s activity minicamp at the library Monday, July 22 through Wednesday, July 24 from 9:30 a.m. to noon Signup at the library.
Until next time … Old Ways Won’t Open New Doors. An Obstacle Is Often A Stepping Stone. Enjoy Today!

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