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Music in the Courtyard: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sept. 6, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, 51 Sandy Pond Road, Lincoln. Free for members, $5 for nonmembers. For information: http://decordova.org/music. Sip some wine, savor a brew, enjoy a snack and delight in performances by local musicians at deCordova’s redesigned Café Courtyard. This week, Dadda performs: four dads from Lincoln who decided it was better to burn out than to fade away, Dadda specializes in alternative rock hits from the ‘70s, ‘80s, ‘90s, ‘00s and later. Music begins at 6:30 p.m. (No outside food or drink permitted.) Seating in this outside venue is limited to 50.

Codman Estate Fine Arts and Crafts Festival: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 8, Codman Estate, 34 Codman Road, Lincoln. Free to Historic New England members and children under 12, $5 nonmembers.


For information: 617-994-5914; http://bit.ly/CodmanSale18. This annual event features the work of more than 100 local artisans. Shop for New England-made painting, woodworking, food products, jewelry, photography, glass, clothing, metalwork and more. Enjoy live entertainment, a food court, and first-floor tours of the Codman House Museum.

Evening at Gropius: 7-9 p.m. Sept. 21, Gropius House, 68 Baker Bridge Road, Lincoln. $35 Historic New England members, $45 nonmembers. Registration is required: 781-259-8098; http://historicnewengland.org. During this evening slide show and house tour, see how Walter Gropius’ innovative lighting scheme comes to life at night. Gropius, founder of the German design school known as the Bauhaus, was one of the most influential architects of the twentieth century. His 1938 home showcases the clean, contemporary lines of Modern design. Light refreshments provided. Note: These are the last evening programs for the 2018 season.

“Hamilton” ticket raffle: through Sept. 7. The Friends of the Lincoln Public Library have teamed up with the family of Lin-Manuel Miranda to raise money for the library in the hurricane-ravaged town of Loiza, Puerto Rico. Tickets are $50 (plus $1.75 credit card fee) and available at http://bit.ly/LincolnPR18. The Hispanic Foundation’s UNIDOS Fund will match up to $20,000 of what is raised for the Loiza Library. Raffle tickets are not tax-deductible, but you can make a charitable gift to the Loiza Library recovery effort at https://lincolnpl.org/about/friends.

‘Where the Lights in My Heart Go’: through Oct. 28, DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, 51 Sandy Pond Road, Lincoln. $14 adults, $12 seniors 65+, $10 students, and free for children 12 and under. For information: https://decordova.org. One of contemporary artist Yayoi Kusama’s acclaimed “Infinity Mirror Rooms” will be on display for the first time in the Boston area. “Where the Lights in My Heart Go” (2016) is a 10-by-10-foot polished stainless steel chamber with a mirrored interior. Small holes in the walls and ceiling allow natural light to penetrate the darkened room. Multiplied by the reflective surfaces, these pinpricks of light create a magical, celestial experience when visitors step inside. Kusama refers to the work as a “subtle planetarium,” an intimate and enclosed space that also gives the illusion of a continuously expanding universe. Regular admission fees include access to “Where the Lights in My Heart Go” during regular museum hours. Note that the exhibition will be off view Oct. 1 through Oct. 18.

Veterans of all ages and seniors, pay off some property taxes by working for the town: 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 many different town departments and in the schools. The programs are intended to help seniors and veterans who may have trouble paying property taxes remain in Lincoln. For more 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 kim_buell@hotmail.com or 781-259-1278.

Community Preservation Committee volunteers needed: The Board of Selectmen is seeking volunteers to fill several vacancies on the Community Preservation Committee. This is an opportunity to help the town, to learn about its historic preservation, affordable housing, open space preservation, recreational programs and initiatives and to help determine how to most wisely invest limited Community Preservation Act funds. The town’s volunteer application form is available on the homepage by clicking on the “Volunteer” button located in the right hand column at goo.gl/I9owV7. Applications should be submitted to the selectmen’s office, (attn: Peggy Elder, administrative assistant). For information: elderp@lincolntown.org, 781-259-2601.

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.