The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, May 18, 2001

Diverse Diversions


Encore for library murder mystery

Fun and laughs were had by all who saw "Murder at the Library," the murder mystery fundraiser at the Gleason Library last Saturday night. Due to popular demand, the Friends of the Gleason Public Library are sponsoring another performance on Saturday, May 19 at 7:30 p.m. The show takes place in the Hollis Room (third floor of the library) and tickets are available for $10 at the library and Daisy's Market.

As cast and audience assemble, we will be celebrating the publication of Deader Than a Doornail, a new novel by Agatha Mystery (Joan Parker). A crime is committed. Then audience members will help Chief of Police Sam Slayed (Marty Galligan) solve the crime. Was it: the town's corrupt Mayor Ron Bonzo (Frank Rigg)? Glamorous actress Alexa Dynasty (Vivian Chaput)? Mercenary publisher Dell Doubleday (Tim Hult)? Naive bookseller Dalton B Walton (Simon Jensen Fellows)? Book critic Page Turner (Marilyn Harte)? Or quiet librarian Lotta Books (Phyllis Hughes)?

As the audience questions cast members and ponders their responses, light refreshments will be served. This humorous whodunit is directed by Marilyn Cugini.

Folk concert in Westford tonight

Emmy award winner Stephen Webber and Friends will perform Friday, May 18 at the Parish Center for the Arts in Westford at 8 p.m. Folk, blues, bluegrass, jazz, acoustic rock, classical, gospel, vocal, instrumental.... you name it, Steve's gonna play it. The warm-up group, the Westford String Quartet, including Stephen's daughter, Aubrey, starts at about 7:15. Reservations are recommended. Call 978-692-5550 or $6 members of the Westford Historical Society; $15 non-members, teens $5, under 13 free. The Parish Center for the Arts is located at 10 Lincoln Street on the Westford Common.

Seraphim Singers perform tonight

The Seraphim Singers are performing tonight at 8:00 p.m. at St. Bernard's Parish, 70 Monument Sq. in Concord. The program will consist of Herbert Howell's Requiem and works of Stravinsky, Rachmaninoff, Chesnokov, Ferko, Durufle and Villette. A good will offering will be accepted.

GBYSO musicians plan spring concert

Young musicians will shine when the Greater Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra's (GBYSO) Junior Repertory Orchestra, Preparatory String Orchestra, and Intensive Community Program perform in the Spring Concert on Sunday, May 27 at 7 p.m. at the Tsai Performance Center at Boston University. The PSO will perform Mendelssohn's Sinfonia No. 2 in B Major, and David Stone's Three Miniatures. The JRO will perform Dvorak's Czech Suite and Sibelius' Valse Triste. As a finale, PSO, JRO and ICP will join together to perform Vaughan-William's Concerto Grosso. GBYSO is one of the nation's leading youth orchestras. More than 300 youth, ages six to 18, from the six New England states, make up the five GBYSO orchestras. Tickets are $7 and can be purchased at the door. The Tsai Performance Center is located on the Boston University campus at 685 Commonwealth Avenue in Boston. For tickets call 1-617-353-8724. For more information, call 1-617)-53-3359,

Antiques appraisal day at the New England Quilt Museum

The New England Quilt Museum will host an appraisal day on Saturday, June 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Butler School cafeteria, 1140 Gorham Street, Lowell (Exit 5A off the Lowell Connector). Meet with antique appraisers from Skinner Galleries and receive a verbal appraisal of your objects for a donation of $10 per object, or $25 for three objects. Bring your small furniture, bric-a-brac, jewelry, artwork, etc. For services of china or silver, one example of each piece in a set and a list of the total number of pieces is acceptable. Good photographs may be substituted for large or fragile pieces. Call the museum for more information at 1-978-452-4207. No appointment is needed and all proceeds will benefit the New England Quilt Museum.

Girls can have fun with science

Science is fun for girls entering grades seven through nine when they learn through problem solving, hands-on activities and field trips. Middle school girls are invited to register for the Summer Challenge Program at Miss Porter's School in Farmington, Connecticut and find out just how much fun they can have exploring topics such as "Animal, Vegetable, or Mineral?" and "Where in the Solar System is ... ?"

The boarding program runs from July 1-28, 2001. Participants also have afternoon sports, self-defense instruction and evening recreation. Limited financial aid is available. For more information, contact Christopher K. Hampton, Miss Porter's School director of summer programs, at 1-860-409-3692.

Don't miss May 26 MusicFest

Why battle the traffic on Memorial Day weekend when you can have a foot-stompin' good time right here in Carlisle Center? On Saturday, May 26, from 4 to 10 p.m, there will be music for all ages and tastes at the church on the town connnon. The event will begin outside with balloons, face-painting, storytelling and other activities for young children. At 5:30, it will be time to grab your partner as the Contra Bandits call out steps that everyone can follow. Snow Crow of Groton will take the stage at 7 p.m. and have the audience smiling when they perform their unique repertoire of folk-rock. At 7:45, Deja Blue of Acton will breathe new life into music by famed blues artists such as Sonny Boy Williamson, T-Bone Walker, Howlin' Wolf and Peter Green. Then, starting at 8:30, the rafters will be shak in' and the audience jumpin' as Fuze, which includes CCHS students Alex Lane, Sean Carroll-Cronin, Billy Wurtz and Dan Chapman, blasts through until the party winds down at IO p.m.

Admission will be $5 (one-half of a uniform for a student at The Sharing Foundation School in Cambodia). Pad Thai and other Cambodian fare will be on sale, as well as pizza for the less adventurous. All proceeds benefit The Sharing Foundation.

Steiner-Adair to speak in Concord

On Monday, May 21, the First Parish Church in Concord will be the site of a talk by school consultant and clinical psychologist Dr. Catherine Steiner-Adair. She will speak on "How to Counter the Culture: Encouraging Healthy Psycho-social Development in the Current Teen Culture," exploring strategies for raising more confident and knowledgeable children in these challenging times. The talk will begin at 7:30 p.m. at 20 Lexington Road in Concord, and admission is $10.

Tour Northern Italy and more with the Council on Aging

Come join Carlisle Council on Aging on our 11 days/9 nights northern Italy lakes tour: the French Rivieras, Innsbruck, Austria, Verona, Padua, Venice, Trento, Milan, Italy, Nice, France and Monaco.

We leave March 12, 2002 and are back in Carlisle March 22. The trip cost is $1,529 per person double occupancy. This includes air fare, all meals, four-star hotels with indoor pool and English speaking guide.

For a brochure, call Joanne Willens at 1-978-371-8023. Brochures can also be picked up at the COA office at Carlisle Town Hall.

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