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Friday, September 14, 2001

Diverse Diversions


Lowell Cinema
Hoyt's Acton 4
Lexington Flick
Maynard Arts


Join mother-daughter Charity League

The National Charity League, Middlesex Chapter, a mother-daughter organization for grades 7-12, has been busy over the summer. Local philanthropy activities included Gaining Ground, Open Table, Concord Museum, Emerson Hospital and Minuteman Senior Services. For more information call Nancy Wright at 1-978-371-2639

Join mother-daughter Charity League

The National Charity League, Middlesex Chapter, a mother-daughter organization for grades 7-12, has been busy over the summer. Local philanthropy activities included Gaining Ground, Open Table, Concord Museum, Emerson Hospital and Minuteman Senior Services. For more information call Nancy Wright at 1-978-371-2639.

Alcott Toastmasters begin season

The Alcott Toastmasters, a public speaking training and leadership skills club, will meet regularly on the second and fourth Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Trustees Room of the Concord Public Library. The library is located at the corner of Sudbury Road and Main Street in Concord center. Meetings are free for visitors and open to anyone wishing to improve his or her communications skills. The public is invited to drop in at any meeting.

Toastmasters is the world's largest organization devoted to public speaking training and communications excellence. Toastmasters works through an ongoing systematic program that allows participants to practice every facet of verbal communications in a structured and supportive environment. For more information contact Laurie Curran at 1-978-264-0773

Two events welcome new residents

The Concord-Carlisle Newcomers' Club plans two events this fall to welcome new residents to the area.

A brunch will be held on Thursday, September 20, from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Concord Museum at 200 Lexington Road in Concord. An evening welcome, featuring appetizers and wines, is scheduled for Thursday, October 4 at 7 p.m. at La Provence at 105 Thoreau Street in Concord. The cost of each event is $7 in advance. For reservations or more information call Barbara Lewis at 1-978-287-0049 or Jane Hogan at 1-978-287-0062.

"We hope those who are new to the area will join us at one of the welcoming events­or both! It's a wonderful way to meet new friends and learn about the many interesting activities we have planned for this year," Mary Jane Divino, club co-president, explained.

Over 250 families and singles participate in the Concord-Carlisle Newcomers' Club, which sponsors special outings to places of interest in the area; socials, a kids connection, luncheons, a gourmet group and a variety of interest groups.


Yoga in Carlisle: fall class schedule

Yoga is a set of techniques and skills to use in your daily life. These will bring strength and flexibility, calm and tranquility to both body and mind.

The Yoga classes are held Monday and Wednesday mornings at the First Religious Society, restarting on September 10.

Rich Chapelle offers these two classes which meet from 9 to 10:15 a.m. This session will start September 10 and finish November 1. The eight-week session is $80. Enrollment in both Monday and Wednesday classes for 8 weeks is $120. Drop-in fees can be arranged.

Classes are ongoing; students are welcome to join any time during a session period. Enrollment and payment can be done at the beginning of class. Beginners are welcome.

Rich is a certified Kripalu yoga teacher. He offers a free class for anyone who would like to try out the Carlisle yoga class. Call Rich at 1-978-779-0351.

Fall Yoga with Karen

A fall session of yoga (September 11 through November 1) is being offered by Karen Verrill on Tuesday and Thursday mornings in Union Hall in the First Religious Society, from 9:05 to 10:20 a.m. Kripalu Yoga is a combination of stretching, breathing techniques, postures and relaxation. Yoga teaches us about body and breath awareness, self-compassion, and inward focusing. A regular practice helps reduce stress, boost energy, increase flexiblity and calm the mind.

You may register in person at the first class or by calling Karen at 1-978-369-7294. Enrollment in the eight-week session is $80 for one class per week, or $130 for two classes per week. Classes are ongoing; however, you may join a session at any time. Drop-in students are welcome and newcomers are invited to attend a complimentary class.

An evening class will be offered on Tuesdays from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. at Union Hall. The session will run from September 11 through October 30. Call in advance to register for this class.

Sarasa Chamber Music Ensemble presents 'Music with Double Bass'

Sarasa Chamber Music Ensemble is presenting a concert of music that includes the grandest of string instruments, the double bass. The Cambridge-based group originally formed after an ad hoc concert in Sing Sing prison, with the intention of bringing the highest quality of live chamber music to audiences that would otherwise have no access to it. Since that concert three years ago, Sarasa has performed in correctional facilities, inner city schools, senior centers, and hospitals in the US and internationally. Outreach is at the very heart of this ensemble of top players.

"Music with Double Bass" is the first of a four-concert season for Sarasa. The program is a diverse one: Haydn's String Quartet in D Major is a zesty gypsy minuet; the Boccherini Quintet in C Major incorporates the flavor of Spain; and the Dvorak Double Bass Quintet in G Major offers rich colors and textures.

The performance takes place on Sunday, September 16 at 7 p.m. at Concord Academy's Dance Performance Space, 166 Main Street, Concord (ample free parking available). Tickets are $16, $14 for seniors and students, with children under 12 admitted free. For more information call Sarasa at 1-617-492-4758, email Sarasa at, or visit the website:

Help improve the Davis Corridor

Richard Bruce of Boy Scout Troop 135 will be making some much-needed improvements to the trails in the Davis Corridor. He will be constructing a boardwalk about 50 feet long on a portion of the trail that is currently experiencing water and erosion problems.

The Davis Corridor, a parcel of land approximately 126 acres, ties to the Two Rod Road Trail, which goes into Harvard University's Estabrook Woods. Two Rod Road dates from 1774 and is named for its widththere are two rods, or 33 feet, between the stonewalls that border much of the trail. Estabrook Woods is a 675-acre forest located partly in Carlisle and partly in Concord. Two Rod Road leads in about two miles to the Punkatasset Hill conservation area in Concord.

Richard is soliciting volunteers to help with the construction and placement of the boardwalk, and anyone who wants to help out is welcome to show up at 8 a.m. on September 29 and September 30. Meet at the end of Prospect Street at the entrance to the Davis Corridor. If you have any questions or if you would consider making a donation, call Richard at 1-978-509-6538 or 1-978-369-5931.

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