Lincoln news for Feb. 13

LINCOLN — Lincoln’s Town Meeting will be on Monday, March 2, at 6 p.m., upstairs at Burnham Hall. Remember to bring your Town Report with you to the meeting. If you did not receive one, please stop by the town office to pick one up or there will be extras at the meeting. Please contact the town clerk at 453-2980 if you need to request childcare or need a ride to Town Meeting.
Election of Lincoln’s Town and School Officers by Australian ballot voting is held on Vermont Town Meeting Day, Tuesday, March 3. The polling place is open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. at the Lincoln Town Office.
Vermont’s Presidential Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, March 3, at the same time as the local Town Meeting Election. Early voting has begun already for this election. Contact the town clerk to request an absentee ballot. You must specify whether you want a Democratic or Republican ballot for the Presidential Primary.
There will be an Open Studio with Betsy Graziadei at the Lincoln Library on Saturday, Feb. 29, from 10 a.m.-noon. Bring your creativity and have fun making art with others. Supplies will be provided.
It’s a Leap Year and the library is celebrating. Wednesday Sharing with Lucinda Cockrell will be held at the library on Feb. 26, from 1-2:30 p.m. Did you know that there’s a tradition of women proposing to men on Leap Day or Bachelor’s Day? It dates all the way back to Ireland in the 5th century, and has been part of popular culture ever since. Postcards from over 100 years ago, Al Capp’s “Li’l Abner” comic strip from the mid-20th century, Sadie Hawkins Day events and dances where girls ask out the boys — all were part of the Leap Year balancing tradition. Come see the postcards and other Leap Year materials, and hear stories about famous and local folks who participated in such role reversals.
NEW DATE: Due to winter storm conditions, last week’s game of Military Whist was cancelled. The community is invited to join in the fun for the rescheduled game night on Saturday, Feb. 15, at 7 p.m. in Burnham Hall.
REMINDER: MAUSD winter break is Monday, Feb. 17, through Friday, Feb. 21.
Until next time … Happy Valentine’s Day!

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