The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, July 27, 2001

Diverse Diversions


Lowell Cinema
Hoyt's Acton 4
Lexington Flick
Maynard Arts


Summer arts festival at Minuteman

A magic show, a rock/jazz concert, voice performances, theater workshop show and a digital video presentation will be the featured attractions at the annual Minuteman Regional High School Summer Program Arts Festival on Friday evening, August 3, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the school's Lexington campus. The festival will also include art exhibits by the students of Norma Regillo and Don Johnson, an arts and crafts exhibit by the students of Sheila Murphy, a digital video presentation produced by the students of Lynda Powers and a jewelry exhibit by the students of Margo Gilson.

The rock/jazz group will be led by Paul Ahlstrand and voice performances will be led by Ann Dolan. The theater workshop show will be under the direction of Susan Yoniak. Performing in the magic show will be the students of professional magician David Condon, who has been teaching and performing in the greater Boston area. He is a member of the Society of Young Magicians.

Admission to the Arts Festival is free and the public is invited to attend. Minuteman Regional High School is located in Lexington at the intersection of Route 2A and Massachusetts Avenue, just west of Route 128.

Birders take note

Tom and D'Ann Brownrigg, Carlisle residents and birders, will lead a birding trip in Carlisle on Saturday, Aug. 11. This trip is sponsored by the Brookline Bird Club and is free and open to the public. This is a morning trip and we will bird one or two areas in Carlisle.

Meet at Great Brook Farm State Park main parking lot on North Rd. at 7 a.m. Bring binoculars if you have them, and insect repellent. The trip will be cancelled in the event of rain.

If you have questions, please call the Brownriggs at 1-978-369-5609, or email them at

New England Quilt Museum presents 'Parallel Threads'

"Parallel Threads" is an exhibition of thirty-eight quilts which demonstrates the common ties among African-American and European-American quiltmakers across the United States. Museum hours are 10 to 4 p.m., Tuesday to Saturday; and May through December only, Sundays 12 to 4 p.m. Admission is $4 for adults, $3 for students and senior citizens; museum members are admitted free. Handicapped parking is available.

A lecture entitled "A Woman's Touch, Craft or Fine Art? An African-American Woman's Perspective" by L'Merchie Frazier is scheduled for Saturday, August 25 at 2 p.m. ($15, $10 for members). The lecture will be followed by the opening reception for the exhibition at 3:30 p.m. which is free to the public.

The quilts in this exhibit are an expression of the common experiences of quilters across space, time, and culture. "Parallel Threads" is a new kind of statement. It is about diversity and openness, expanding our sense of who people are and what they have achieved.

Love poems sought in poetry contest

If you have written a love poem, listen up! The New York Poetry Alliance is sponsoring Poetry 2001, a free contest open to everyone. A $1000 cash prize will be awarded to the winner. There are 28 prizes in all. The deadline for entering is August 23, 2001.

"This is our most challenging contest to date," says contest director Dr. John Cusack. "With summer's warmth in the air surely everyone has written a love poem, whether religious or romantic. We expect our contest to produce exciting new discoveries."

To enter, send poem 21 lines or less to New York Poetry Alliance, Box 1588, New York, NY 10116-1588. Or enter online at

Carlisle Boy Scouts white water rafting on the Kennebec River in Maine.

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