Memory Café for Elders with Dementia and Caregivers: 10:30 a.m.-noon Sept. 26, The Commons in Lincoln, 1 Harvest Circle, Lincoln. The Commons in Lincoln, Right-at-Home In Home Care and Assistance, and the Lincoln Council on Aging invite those with dementia and their family, friends, and caregivers to the free Lincoln Memory Café in the main building of The Commons in Lincoln. The Memory Café offers the opportunity for older adults with memory impairment and those who care for them to spend some fun, social time together. Enjoy refreshments and entertainment by pianist Jerry Hurley who will play some of your favorite oldies as well as new songs. The Memory Café is held each fourth Thursday of the month from 10:30 a.m. to noon at The Commons in Lincoln (except in November and December when it will be the third Thursday due to holidays). Call Elizabeth Kaupp of Right at Home at 781-275-1400 or the COA at 781-259-8811 for more information.
Portraits and Personalities: Codman Portrait Collection: 10-11:30 a.m. Sept. 28, Codman Estate, 34 Codman Road, Lincoln. Lincoln residents free of charge, $15 Historic New England members, $20 nonmembers. For information: 617-994-6690; historicnewengland.org. From high-end works by John Singleton Copley and Gilbert Stuart, to others by once-famous artists, to humble family snapshots, the Codman portrait collection extends over 200 years of changing styles. This specialty tour takes a fresh, focused look at this collection, including rarely seen works of art. Hear the real stories of the people behind these pictures, both the subjects and the artists. Registration is required.
LS Friends of Music Meeting: 7 p.m. Oct. 3, Conference Room A, 390 Lincoln Road, Sudbury. For information: https://lsfom.org. The first Lincoln Sudbury Friends of Music meeting of the academic year will be held. This meeting is open to all parents and guardians of students involved in the LS music program. Meet the choral and instrumental directors and learn more about upcoming concerts and events. Input is welcome and there are several open volunteer positions.
Two Homes by Two Masters: Walter Gropius and Walter Bogner: tours begin every half hour from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Oct. 6, Gropius House, 68 Baker Bridge Road, Lincoln. $65. For information: https://my.historicnewengland.org/2791/6266. The Friends of Modern Architecture/Lincoln and Historic New England invite the public to a rare opportunity to compare the interior and exterior of Gropius House and the 1939 home of Walter Gropius’s Harvard colleague Walter Bogner. This special, 90-minute tour begins at Gropius House and continues with a short walk through the adjacent Woods End Road neighborhood. Woods End Road features a cluster of Modern houses, including a home designed by celebrated Modern architect and designer Marcel Breuer, and the home of Harvard ethicist and housing specialist James Ford and writer Elizabeth Morrow Ford, designed by Gropius and Breuer. Proceeds from these tours support restoration projects at Gropius House and local preservation initiatives by FoMA. Guests with a handicapped placard should call 617-994-6651 for specific HP parking instructions. Advance tickets required.
Hazardous Waste Collection: Oct. 19 and Nov. 2 at the Minuteman Hazardous Waste facility in Lexington. To register, call the Board of Health at 781-259-2613 or drop by the office at 16 Lincoln Road for a form. All Lincoln residents must be registered in advance.
An Evening of Inspiration: Supporting Breast Cancer Awareness: 5:30-9 p.m. Oct. 24, deCordova Museum, 51 Sandy Pond Road, Lincoln. $25. For information and tickets: emersonhospital.org/inspiration; Julie, 978-287-3221. Join Emerson Hospital for An Evening of Inspiration to support breast cancer awareness. The event will feature Ann Jillian, three-time Emmy nominated and Golden Globe winning actress, and a breast cancer survivor who was raised in Cambridge. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, drink tickets and a complimentary gift. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet and talk with Ann Jillian. All proceeds support patients who are undergoing treatment for breast cancer.
Lincoln METCO Coordinating Committee collecting items: The Lincoln METCO Coordinating Committee, a 501(c)(3), is collecting donations of estate sale items of value. Anything goes. All proceeds go toward enrichment opportunities such as summer camp, healthy lunches, late buses home, field trips and other opportunities for the Boston-based, METCO-enrolled children in kindergarten through eighth grade attending the Lincoln Public Schools. The organization will pick everything up in a truck and bring a signed 501(c)(3) receipt on the spot. Contact Joanna Schmergel for pickups: 617-645-9059, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Veterans and seniors can pay off some property taxes: Residents 60 and older or veterans of any age who are the owners of record of the Lincoln home they live in can earn up to $1,500 (for seniors) and $1,000 (for veterans) off their property taxes by working for the town. Participants are compensated at the minimum wage ($11 an hour) and a variety of jobs are available at different town departments and the schools. The programs are intended to help seniors and veterans who may have trouble paying property taxes remain in Lincoln. For information, call the COA at 781-259-8811 and ask for Carolyn.
Senior Dining volunteers needed: Senior Dining is the Council on Aging’s program providing an elegant meal once a month at St. Anne’s Church. In order for the program to continue, the COA needs volunteers who can help set tables, serve the meals and clean up a few times a year on a third Tuesday between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. For information or to volunteer, contact Kim Buell at email@example.com or 781-259-1278.
Council on Aging needs volunteers: The COA needs Lincoln drivers to transport older residents to medical appointments, essential shopping and to the COA for services and activities, as well as Meals On Wheels drivers to deliver meals to homebound residents. Lincoln drivers drive one day per month transporting passengers to destinations in Lincoln and surrounding towns, or drivers may be substitutes, driving only occasionally. Meals on Wheels drivers drive one or more days per month, picking up meals in Concord and then delivering them to several residents. For information: 781-259-8811.
Special education and 504 services: The Lincoln Public Schools are working to locate, identify and evaluate any child residing in a home, facility or residence within its geographical boundaries, preschool to eighth grade, who may have a disability and be in need of special education or 504 services. If a child living within the Town of Lincoln or the Hanscom Air Force Base, who may have a disability and may need, but is not receiving, special education or 504 services is known, call 781-259-9403 or send information to Lincoln Public Schools, 6 Ballfield Road, Lincoln, MA 01773.