Friday, October 12, 2001
Concord Orchestra opens season
The Concord Orchestra, with Richard Pittman as conductor, opens its season Friday and Saturday, October 19 and 20, with performances of Violin Concerto No. 2 by Dmitri Shostakovich, with Boston Symphony violinist Lucia Lin soloist. Also on the program will be Witold Lutoslawski's Symphony No. 4 and Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet Overture.
Concerts begin at 8 p.m. at 51 Walden Street in Concord. Ticket prices are $18 for adults and $15 for students/seniors. For tickets or more information, call 1-978-369-4967.
BSO musicians come to Main Street
The Concord Chamber Music Society (CCMS) will launch its second full season on Sunday, October 21, at 3 p.m. at the Concord Academy Performing Arts Center, 166 Main Street in Concord. The opening concert will feature lyrical and jazz-inspired works by French and American composers Aaron Copland, Darius Milhaud and Walter Piston. Members of the newly formed Concord Chamber Players including Boston Symphony Orchestra clarinetist Thomas Martin, CCMS founder and BSO violinist Wendy Putnam, pianist Vytas Baksys will be joined by cellist Ronald Feldman. Conductor, writer and former BSO musicologist and program annotator Steven Ledbetter will present a pre-concert lecture at 2:30 p.m., a new feature at each concert this season.
Putnam established CCMS with an inaugural concert in March 2000 to bring world class chamber music to the Concord area. The Society's mission is to perform well-known chamber selections and to highlight New England's own unique musical heritage. Three of the CCMS concerts this season will be performed at the new Performing Arts Center at Concord Academy.
Tickets and information are available by calling 1-978-371-9667, by fax at 1-978-369-6377, online at www.concordchambermusic.org or by mail at: Concord Chamber Music Society, P. O. Box 69, Concord, MA 01742. Discounts are available for students and seniors.
Remembrance service against domestic abuse
To mark the month of October as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Network for Women's Lives and the West Concord Union Church (United Church of Christ) are co-sponsoring an "Interfaith Gathering of Prayer, Witness and Mutual Support," Sunday, October 14, 7 p.m. at West Concord Union Church, 1317 Main Street, Concord. The theme of the remembrance service is "In Memory of Her" with a wide variety of clergy and laity from several area faith communities and traditions participating.
The vigil is open to the entire community and a reception will be held afterwards. For more information or directions, call Pam Johnson, 1-978-369-2863, or Pastor John F. Hudson, 1-978-369-6309.
Sing along in a free Halloween songfest with musician and singer Ed Morgan in the children's room of the Concord Free Public Library at 129 Main Street in Concord, on October 24 at 7 p.m. Ed encourages audience participation. Come in costume. The Halloween party is being sponsored by the Friends of the Concord Free Public Library. For more information, call 1-978-318-3358.
Recorder virtuoso in Concord recital
The Boston Recorder Society & BRS-WEST presents Italian recorder virtuoso Stefano Bagliano in an intimate recital of 17th- and 18th-century Italian sonatas on Sunday, October 21, at 3 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 81 Elm Street in Concord. Bagliano and Claudio Astronio, playing harpsichord and organ, will perform an array of sonatas tracing the development of this baroque form, highlighting the 17th-century with works of Rossi, Fontana, Frescobaldi and Bassano, and its fulfillment in the 18th-century sonatas by Storace, Marcello, Vivaldi, Corelli and J. S. Bach. Admission to this concert is $15, just $10 for students, seniors, low-income and BRS members. For further information, call 1-617-323-2171.
Fall fair in Bedford
It's Harvest Fair time at the First Church of Christ Congregational at 25 The Great Road (Routes 4 and 225) in Bedford on Friday evening, October 19 from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, October 20 from 9 to 3 p.m. One of the best church fairs in New England will offer the chance to browse among wonderful hand-made crafts, foods and holiday treasures. New and used books and games, toys, artistic fall decorations and beautiful gifts are featured. Special children's activities and a snack bar with affordable light meals will be available both days.
A traditional turkey dinner follows at 6 p.m. on Saturday evening. Tickets are $8 for adults, and $4 for children 10 and under. Advance reservations are strongly recommended. To reserve tickets for the dinner, or for further information, call the church office at 1-781-275-7951.
Crop Walk for hunger on October 21
The 21st annual Crop Walk for the Hungry in Concord will be held on the afternoon of Sunday, October 21 beginning at 1:30 p.m. at First Parish Church in Concord Center. This walk is the oldest sponsored walk in Concord. It has been a major and growing interdenominational and community effort for 4050 churches, temples, and schools in the towns of Concord, Bedford, Acton, Sudbury, and Maynard for the past 20 years. Part of the proceeds from the walk go to help support food pantries and suppers in those five towns.
For more information, call Carl Miller at 1-978-369-3755.
Giant Yard Sale in Chelmsford
The Brotherhood and Sisterhood of Congregation Shalom in North Chelmsford will host its annual Giant Yard Sale on Sunday, October 21, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Featured items range from clothing to furniture, toys to electronics. The rain date is October 28.
The yard sale will be held at 87 Richardson Road in North Chelmsford, near the high school. Take Route 3 to exit 32 (Drum Hill Rotary) to Route 4 North. Turn left just after the second traffic light (Richardson Road.) Congregation Shalom is 3/4 mile ahead on the right.
Habitat For Humanity of Greater Lowell adds four new communities
Habitat For Humanity of Greater Lowell, as it celebrates its tenth anniversary, announces changes in the communities it serves to include Burlington, Reading, Tyngsboro and Wakefield. The changes also effect Maynard and Stow, which no longer are part of the Greater Lowell affiliate.
Communities included in the Habitat For Humanity of Greater Lowell (HFHGL) now include Billerica, Bedford, Burlington, Carlisle, Chelmsford, Concord, Dracut, Dunstable, Lowell, Reading, Tewksbury, Tyngsboro, Wakefield, Westford and Wilmington.
"The redistricting is simply a function of aligning with other Habitat affiliates in this area and narrowing the Greater Lowell affiliate's focus to best serve the community," said Pierre de Villiers of Chelmsford, HFHGL president. "As we come into our tenth year in Greater Lowell, we are excited about the four projects we expect to complete this year and that we have grown to manage this many projects simultaneously."
In August, two Billerica properties were signed over to HFHGL on Austin Road and Glenside Avenue. The lot at 22 Glenside Avenue in the Pinehurst area will be developed into a new, two-story, four-bedroom home in cooperation with Shawsheen Valley Regional Vocational/ Technical High School. The house at 9 Austin Road in the Nuttings Lake area is a two-story, three-bedroom house and will be renovated.
In September, approval was granted to begin construction of a neighborhood of three duplex houses (six units) on vacant land off of Charles Street, Back Central Neighborhood, Lowell. Reconstruction is well underway at the Barrington Street property in South Lowell to rehabilitate a two-story, four-bedroom home.
Many volunteer opportunities exist from donating time to fund raising or family selection committees, working at home sites on Tuesdays and Saturdays, or making a monetary donation to support the work being done.
Habitat for Humanity International is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry dedicated to eliminating poverty housing and homelessness from the earth. Through volunteer labor and tax-deductible donations of money and materials, Habitat works with families in need -partner families- to build or renovate simple decent housing. The houses are sold to partner families at no profit and are financed with affordable, no-interest mortgages. Habitat For Humanity of Greater Lowell is celebrating 10 years of bringing affordable housing into the area. To find out more about volunteer opportunities or to apply to be a Habitat family, call 1-978-454-1046 or visit http://home.att.net/~hfhgl/.
Good Shepherd revisits El Salvador
Several members of the Church of the Good Shepherd in Acton visited El Salvador for a week during the summer. On Sunday, October 14, these travellers will relate their impressions and share their photos. The noon presentation will be preceded by a 10 a.m. service and potluck luncheon. Call 1-978-263-5782 for more information.
Lunch group to hear Route 3 issues
The Carlisle Lunch Group will meet in Union Hall at the First Religious Society on School Street in Carlisle Center on Monday, October 22. Lunch starts at 12:15 p.m., the talk will run from 1 to 2 p.m. The topic of this meeting is "Route 3, Today and Tomorrow." The speakers are Robert Colt and Mary Carrier.
Robert Colt, a communications specialist for the Modern Continental Team, is president of Colt Communications, LLC of Boston and has been with the Modern Continental Team since its proposal writing efforts in 1999. He has been meeting with community groups, businesses and town governments enhancing the public knowledge of the Route 3 project.
Mary Carrier is the manager of community relations for MassHighway, which has contracted Modern Continental to rebuild and widen Route 3. She has been with MassHighway for two years and was mayor of Newburyport.
The design-build project is the first of its kind in Massachusetts, where Modern Continental designs the highway and builds it, cutting what used to be a 10-12 year project to a 42-month project.
These lunches are open to all. RSVP before October 15 by sending your $22 check (payable to Fontaine Richardson) to Fontaine Richardson, 121 Skelton Road, Carlisle, MA 01741. For more information, call Fontaine at 1-978-369-8223 or e-mail him at email@example.com. This will be a popular and interesting talk. Space is limited to the first 100 checks received.
The Lunch Group is an informal gathering of local people that meets three times a year to hear presentations on diverse topics of interest. Let Fontaine know who else might enjoy our luncheons and he will add them to the announcement list. Also, tell him if there is a speaker or a topic that you would like to see on the program.
Halloween for horses
A Halloween pace event sponsored by the Old North Bridge Pony Club will be held on the trails through Great Brook Farm State Park on Sunday, October 28 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Riders of all ages may participate individually, or in small groups of up to four riders, over the lovely marked course, beginning and ending at Hart Barn in Great Brook Farm State Park. Costumes are encouraged, but optional. All riders must wear helmets. There will be a mandatory checkpoint and two-minute stop with drinks for riders. Snacks will be available. Bring water for your horses. For more information, call Judi O'Neil at 1-978-256-9021.
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