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Friday, April 20, 2001

Diverse Diversions

Exploring Concord inside and out

On the last Saturday of every month from March to October, the Concord Museum offers a walking tour which uses the museum's renowned collections and the surrounding town of Concord as a base for examining the relationship of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau to their communityits history, people, cultural life, social and political issues and natural landscape. The next tour is scheduled for Saturday, April 28.

The two-and-a-half hour tour starts at 9:30 a.m. in the Concord Museum focusing on the exhibition "Why Concord?," which includes the Thoreau collections and Emerson's study. A walk past Emerson's house into the center of town provides background for exploring the connections between Thoreau and Emerson. From the center of town, the tour moves to Sleepy Hollow Cemetery and the grave sites of Thoreau, Emerson, Hawthorne, Alcott and other notable Concord residents. The tour concludes at noon back at the museum.

Reservations are required; call 1-978-369-9763. Tickets are $15 for adults; $10 for seniors/members; $5 for students/children.

Nashoba Valley Chorale to perform

Nashoba Valley Chorale's concert features favorite choral music plus the splendid Beethoven "Mass in C," on Saturday, April 28 at 8 p.m., at the Groton-Dunstable Performing Arts Center, Route 119, one mile west of Route 40.

The opening selections have been chosen from the Chorale's first quarter centurythe anthem-like "Alleluia" by Randall Thompson, the first of William Billings' "Three Fuguing Tunes," Copland's evocative "The Promise of Living," plus regional composer Arthur Koykka's "Ode to the President," remembering John F. Kennedy.

For ticket information call 1-978-589-9626, or write PO Box 416, Groton MA 01450. Tickets are $15 for adults at the door and by reservation; tickets purchased in advance are $12 from Annie's Book Stop, Groton and Acton Music; senior tickets are $8, in advance and at the door; student tickets are $5, in advance and at the door.

Concord Madrigals sing to greet the spring

The Concord Madrigals will present "Songs of Spring" on Sunday, May 6 at 4 p.m. at the West Concord Union Church, 1317 Main Street, West Concord.

Directed by Jane Ring Frank, the program will feature Poulenc's "Litanies a la Vierge Noire," "Hymns from the Rig Veda" by Gustav Holst, traditional spirituals, madrigals and work songs. Timothy Evans is the piano accompanist.

Tickets are $10, and are available at Brooks Pharmacy in Concord or call 1-978-369-8526. Refreshments will follow the concert.

Singing with the Madrigals from Carlisle are Wendy Davis, Beatrice Shneider, Priscilla Stevens and Cynthia Sorn.

Golfers to take a swing at lung disease

On Thursday May 10, the American Lung Association of Middlesex Country will host the Ninth Annual Open Fairways Golf Challenge at Wayland Country Club. The challenge is for golfers to play as many holes as possible in seven hours. Registration is only $75 and each golfer is asked to collect a minimum of $300 in pledges. The field is limited to only 40 participants, to allow for maximum playing time.

The American Lung Association of Middlesex County provides each player with the use of a cart, golf balls, a souvenir gift, breakfast & lunch, contests and prizes. Funds raised will enable the American Lung Association to provide camp scholarships to less.asthmatic children. These children will attend Camp Chest Nut, a one-week summer camp where they learn to control their asthma, while enjoying summer fun.

For more information, or to register for the Open Fairways Golf Challenge, call the American Lung Association Golf Hotline at 1-781-272-2866. MasterCard and Visa accepted.

Walk for Women's Lives on April 29

The 11th Annual Walk for Women's Lives will be held on Sunday, April 29 in Concord. The walk is an annual event to raise money for local area agencies that wOrk with survivors of violence. The walk also raises awareness about the problem of violence against women and children in our communities. The Walk for Women's Lives will be held from noon to 2:30 p.m. beginning at the Concord Armory, 81 Everett Street, (corner of Everett and Stow Streets.)

Those interested in participating can receive registration and pledge forms by calling 1-978-937-5777. Those who are unable to attend the Walk but would like to make a tax-deductible donation may do so by sending it to : Walk for Women's Lives, P.O. Box 642, Acton, MA 01710.

Concord Museum schedules story hour

On Friday, April 27, from 1 to 2 p.m. "Listen, My Children...," a Concord Museum storyhour for children ages three to five accompanied by an adult, introduces young children to flags in the museum's collection while enjoying a patriotic story, The Flag We Love, in a cozy corner of the museum. The afternoon includes a related hands-on craft activity and, of course, snack.

The one-hour program is $5 per child; $3.50 per member child, accompanying adults are free. Concord Museum Storyhour is offered on the fourth Friday of every month October through May, each time with a new story and a new look at artifacts in the museum's collection. Reservations required as space is limited; call 1-978-369-9763.

Overview of domestic violence on May 8

The Network for Women's Lives and the Concord-Carlisle Domestic Violence Roundtable invite you to their next Roundtable Meeting on Tuesday, May 8 at 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Trinity Episcopal Church, 81 Elm Street in Concord.

The Support Committee for Battered Women (SCBW) is a nonprofit organization working toward the elimination of domestic violence. Our mission is to empower victims through self help and peer support, assisting them in identifying alternatives to living in an abusive situation.

The Concord Players present 'The Rivals'

The Concord Players close out their season with "The Rivals," an hilarious classic costume drama by Lord Richard Sheridan. The show runs Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., April 27 to May 12, with a matinee on Sunday, May 6 at 2:30 p.m., at 51 Walden Street in Concord. Tickets are $13 ($11 matinee) and may be purchased at the Harness Shop in Concord or by calling 978-369-2990.

Written in 1775, "The Rivals" is a riotously funny tale of lovers and deception, disguises and duels. To find out more about "Rumors," or the Concord Players, check out their website at