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Friday, May 25, 2001

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Reservations available for Concord Museum Garden Tour

The Concord Museum's Guild of Volunteers is pleased to sponsor the annual Garden Affairs event, an opportunity to share in the delights of beautiful and unique private gardens in the Concord area, and to support the Museum's education programs.

The tour will take place on Friday, June 1, rain or shine, and includes nine private gardens. The tour is self-guided and self-paced, beginning at 9 a.m. and continuing until 4 p.m. Garden-goers should arrive at the museum to pick up their maps prior to starting out. Tickets may be reserved in advance or purchased on the day of the tour. A box lunch will be available by advance reservation only. Advance tickets are $19 for museum members, $22 for nonmembers. Tickets at the door are $21 for museum members, $24 for non-members. Pre-reserved box lunches are $10. The Museum Shop, open all day, is filled with garden-related gifts and treasures. Visitors are also invited to visit the gardens of the museum grounds.

For information or reservations, call 1-978-369-9763 or visit on the Web:

Memorial Day luncheon on May 28

The whole community is invited to enjoy the traditional Memorial Day luncheon in Union Hall at the First Religious Society, on the Town Green, on Monday, May 28, following the parade.

Join your friends and neighbors for ham, baked beans, pasta and tossed salads, home-baked rolls, coffee and tea, and fruit crisp dessert, all prepared and served by members of the First Religious Society. Pizza, a favorite with the young people, will also be available. The small charge (to cover costs) is $4 for the ham- and-bean lunch and $2 for the pizza lunch, which includes a drink and chocolate chip cookie. Reservations are helpful but not necessary. Contact Donna Cantrill at 1-978-369-4388.

Chamber music to fill Parish Art Center

On Friday, June 15, at 8 p.m., the Parish Center for the Arts at Westford Common will present Lucy Stoltzman, violin; Joan Ellersick, viola; Elizabeth Aureden, cello; and Carolyn Davis Fryer, bass, in a chamber concert including Rossini's Quartet No. 2, Mozart's Piano Quartet No. 1, and Schubert's Trout Quintet. Reservations are recommended; call 1-978-692-9192 or e-mail For more information, see The cost is $14 for members of the Westford Historical Society, $18 for non-members, $5 for teens, and under 13 free.

Carlisle Council on Aging doings

Join the COA on Thursday, June 7, for a trip to the Museum of Fine Arts to view the American Folk Exhibit. Showcasing the Museum's pioneering collection and enriched by important works loaned by area collectors, the exhibition features monumental family portraits and tiny watercolors, painted furniture, quilts, weather vanes and even a toy Noah's ark. The show provides a delightful and informative look at everyday life in the nineteenth century. Cost is $16, including transportation. Lunch on your own. Bus leaves 145 Church Street at 9 a.m. Please call 1-978-371-2895 for reservations and information.

Learn all about daylilies

Robert Seawright, who operates R. Seawright Gardens Daylily and Hosta Nursery in Carlisle will teach an informative one-night class, The World of Daylilies, on Tuesday, June 5, from 7 to 9 p.m. at CCHS. Seawright, who is a past member of the board of directors of the American Hemerocallis (Daylily) Society, will discuss the fascinating world of daylilies: growing daylilies, tips on selecting varieties to grow, care and culture of daylilies, hybridizing daylilies (how to make "new ones"), and hostas as companion plants. The fee is $15. For more information or to register, all Concord-Carlisle Adult and Community Education at 1-978-318-1540.

Arcturus Chamber Ensemble returns for final concert

On Saturday, June 2, the Arcturus Chamber Ensemble will perform its final concert of the season at the First Religious Society at 7 p.m. Sarah Darling, a Carlisle resident and student at Harvard University, will be joined by musician friends from Harvard, the New England Conservatory and the Juilliard School of Music in a program of Classic and Romantic greats: the Mozart Clarinet Quintet, Haydn's Lark Quartet, and the wonderful Piano Quintet by Robert Schumann. Admission is free, but please consider bringing a donation of non-perishable food or personal care items or money for the Open Pantry in Lowell. Schoolchildren are welcome (as are their parents!). Following the concert, there will be a reception with the artists in Union Hall. For more information, you may call the Darlings at 1-978-369-1475.

Concord Band opens Boston Band Festival

On Saturday, June 2, the Concord Band kicks off the annual Boston Band Festival at 11 a.m. in Faneuil Hall, Boston.

The Concord Band will present a unique program consisting entirely of pieces that were either commissioned by the Concord Band or whose premiere performances were given by the Concord Band. The program will begin with Fanfare and Chorale­Laudes Domini by William Gordon, followed by the Band's first commission piece, Satiric Dances by Norman Dello Joio, Suite of Irish Folk Songs by Thomas J. McGah, and will conclude with the Band's most recent commission, Dixieland Live! by Lewis J. Buckley.

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