Friday, September 14, 2001
Hebrew Marathon Class forming
Is it time for you to learn Hebrew? If it's time, then join the Kerem Shalom Hebrew Marathon Class that will begin in the fall. The class will meet for four two-hour sessions and at the end, you will be reading Hebrew. Class dates are October 16, 23, 30 and November 13 from 7 to 9 p.m. Our instructor, Doris Goldstein has been trained in this special program that allows adults to jumpstart their ability to read.
The cost of the class will be $60 for Kerem Shalom members and $80 for non-members. This includes the cost of the textbook. Registration for this class is limited. To register, please send your check made out to Kerem Shalom, ATT Education Director. The address is Kerem Shalom, Box 1339, Concord, MA 01742. The deadline for registering is September 16. Kerem Shalom is located at 659 Elm Street, just off Route 2, about 1/2 mile east of the Concord Rotary.
Follow up is recommended and will be arranged at the convenience of the instructor and the participants.
CCF sponsors nature course in Carlisle
The Carlisle Conservation Foundation (CCF) is sponsoring a program, "Adventures in Nature," through the Carlisle Recreation Department. CCF has arranged for a teacher-naturalist from Massachusetts Audubon's Drumlin Farm to come to Carlisle for eight Wednesday classes. As part of the Audubon Ark Traveling Wildlife Program, the course for third through sixth grades will involve meeting a wild animal at the beginning of each session and then pursuing related activities in nearby meadow, forest and wetland areas. While there will be a $10 registration fee to cover the recreation department's administrative costs, CCF is underwriting the costs of the program as part of their mission to educate the young about the environment.
The program will begin on Wednesday, September 26, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Registration forms are available at the Gleason Library, Town Hall or by calling 1-978-369-9815.
Cancer Society to hold 'Look goodfeel better' seminar
The Walden Unit of the American Cancer Society will hold a Look GoodFeel Better Seminar on Monday, October 1, from 11 to 1 p.m. in the Emerson North Three Conference Room located at Emerson Hospital, 133 ORNAC, Concord.
Look GoodFeel Better is a free program which teaches cancer patients hands-on cosmetic techniques to help them cope with appearance-related side effects from chemotherapy or radiation treatments. Cosmetologists who are certified or trained by the American Cancer Society provide the service, which is non-medical and does not promote any product line.
The seminar will be a free, supportive, informative and enjoyable first step toward renewed self-esteem, self-confidence and emotional recovery for cancer patients undergoing radiation and/or chemotherapy.
Pre-registration is required. To register call Allison Richardson 1-978-287-3237.
Help needed to 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 project is being undertaken through the auspices of the Boston Minuteman Council.
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 stone walls 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 Road 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.
Grant applications due October 15
Applications are now being accepted by the Carlisle Cultural Council for the 2001- 2002 funding grants cycle of the Massachusetts Cultural Council. The purpose of the Carlisle Cultural Council is to support public programs that promote access, education, diversity, and excellence in the arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences in the community. Individuals, private nonprofit organizations, schools, and libraries are encouraged to apply.
In addition to local cultural council grants, applications will be accepted for the PASS program that covers the cost for children, grades pre-kindergarten through twelve, to attend programs in the arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences (including performances, educational tours, and exhibits).
Deadline for applications is October 15, 2001. Forms are available at the Gleason Public Library.
Origami in Concord
The Littleton Origami Group, a group of origami enthusiasts from the MetroWest area, will hold their September meeting in the Art Gallery of the Concord Free Public Library at 129 Main Street on Tuesday, September 25 at 7 p.m. Participants will have the opportunity to make origami objects with instruction by group members. This free program is open to all ages, beginners and above. No registration is required. For more information, call 1-978-318-3358.
Steger performs in benefit concert
Dr. Elliot Steger, a local pianist, composer, and physician with two CDs currently in release, will perform a benefit concert for the Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry on Friday, September 28 at 8 p.m. at First Church Unitarian, 19 Foster Street, Littleton. His songs represent a variety of styles and influences including New Age, jazz and blues.
Loaves and Fishes is a non-denominational organization that provides food and shelter for the needy. First Church Unitarian, the host for this concert, will donate all proceeds to Loaves and Fishes. A brief charity raffle will precede the concert.
Tickets are $12 in advance and $14 at the door and are available at the Minor Chord in Acton. This event is wheelchair-accessible.
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