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Friday, October 19, 2001

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Is your computer wrecking your body?

Occupational injuries are among the most costly forms of workplace stress. Workstations that are incompatible with individual body proportions and movements can result in neck stiffness, back pain, sore shoulders or painful wrists. Concord-Carlisle Adult & Community Education offers "Is Your Computer Wrecking Your Body? Ergonomic Movement Coaching for the Workstation," a two-night workshop on Thursdays, November 1 and 8, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Concord-Carlisle High School. The fee is $29.

The workshop will cover movement retraining to reduce and prevent injury, applying concepts from physics and human movement to reduce habitual muscular tension, and movement sequences that, when applied to activities such as keyboard, mouse, reaching, and transitions from task to task, can prevent and help heal injury.

Students should bring two bath towels and wear comfortable clothing. Instructor Shirley Lynch is a nationally certified massage therapist in practice since 1981. For more information or to register, call Community Education at 1-978-318-1540.

Course catalogs are available at local libraries and schools, or call the office at 1-978-318-1540 weekdays, 1-978-318-1432 nights. Click onto Community Education on the web,

Magic and illusion comes to Lowell

The Family Discovery Series presents "The Spencers: Theatre of Magic and Illusion" on Sunday, November 4. There will be two shows, at 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. The Spencers have brought the art of illusion to new heights of artistry and imagination. Their production is one for the entire family, filled with incredible illusions, mind-boggling magic, comedy, music and audience participation.

Performances last approximately one hour without intermission. They take place in Durgin Hall, 35 Wilder Street on UMass Lowell's South Campus. The theatre is handicapped-accessible and there is free parking nearby. Tickets are $9 per person, with discounts for purchasing four or more shows in the series. Additional shows in the series are: "A Christmas Carol;" John McCutcheon; "Grand Derangement;" "Dancing in the Flames;" and "The Alice in Wonderland Follies." There is a group rate of $7 for ten or more tickets purchased in advance.

For more information, to request a brochure, or to order tickets with MasterCard or Visa, call the box office Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The phone number is 1-978-934-4444. Tickets are also available in the lobby one hour before each show.

Train Room opens at Discovery Museum

Toot, toot, all aboard! The Children's Discovery Museum announces the grand opening of their new Train Room, October 20 through 27. The weekend will start off with a visit from the HUB Division of the National Railroad Association, bringing their exciting display of model trains. These trains will be displayed both Saturday and Sunday, October 20 and 21.

Also during grand opening week, the museum will be featuring special train-related programs each day with guest story hour readers on Wednesday and Thursday mornings. Call 1-978-264-4200 for more information and times. All specials are free with the admission of $7 per person; there is no charge for children under one and museum members.

Football dinner dance and raffle in November

The Friends of Concord-Carlisle Football invite you to celebrate the football season, without the bleachers, at a dinner dance on Saturday, November 10 at Monument Hall (next to the Colonial Inn) in Concord. Any adult who needs a night out is invited. Former players, parents and fans are encouraged to attend. The cost of the evening, which includes dinner and dancing, is $50 per person. Cash bar opens at 7:30 p.m., with dinner at 8:30. If you cannot attend, consider making a donation. Proceeds of the evening go to support the Concord-Carlisle High School and Middle School football programs. All patron ($125) and sponsor ($150) contributions will be listed in the Friends of Football booklet.

This year, the Friends are sponsoring a 50/50 cash raffle. Peter Bagley will host the raffle ticket drawing that night, which should be almost as exciting as the gridiron action. Raffle tickets are $50, and are available by mail from Maureen Tarca (1-978-287-0732), and at the CCHS/Bow Football game Friday, October 26. To make your reservation or for more information call Lorraine Stone (1-978-371-3069), Lee Bagley (1-978-371-7041), Nancy Pierce (1-978-369-2377) or Maureen Tarca (1-978-287-0732).

Shaw Brothers perform in Bedford

The New Song Coffeehouse in Bedford will feature the Shaw Brothers on Saturday, October 27, at 8 p.m. Accompanying themselves on a variety of instruments, the Shaw Brothers serve up their own unique blend of traditional and contemporary music, interspersed with humor, poems, and stories. With their delightful wit and easy charm, they establish a quick rapport with any audience. The result is pure magic, entertainment at its best.

Advance sale tickets are available (in-store, cash or check only) at Mother Earth Natural Foods in Lexington and at One Hour Video & Photo in Bedford, or by sending a check and your SASE to: Jerry Christen, 3 Robinson Drive, Bedford, MA 01730. Tickets cost $12. All seating is first-come, first-served. Doors open 30 minutes before show time.

The New Song Coffeehouse is located at The First Church of Christ, Congregational at 25 Great Road (Routes 4 and 225) in Bedford.

Amnesty International meets on October 30

Amnesty International's Group 15 yearly community meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 30 at 7 p.m. at the First Parish Church, 20 Lexington Road in Concord.

Speakers will be Paris Carriger, a death penalty survivor, and Francis Bok, a former slave in the Sudan who is now a graduate student.

All are invited to come and hear these speakers and to learn more about other human rights issues. Refreshments will be served.

Stirring your spirit with classical music

Distinguished conductor and music director of the Boston Classical Orchestra, Steven Lipsitt presents a free lecture at the Wright Tavern Center for Spiritual Renewal at First Parish in Concord. The lecture, entitled "Stirring Your Spirit with Classical Music," takes place on Tuesday, October 23 at 7:30 p.m. in the Tavern. Admission is free, although pre-registration is encouraged.

Through an interactive discussion, Lipsitt explores the lives of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century composers and their music. Using works of Mozart, Haydn and Gounod as examples, the discussion focuses on the impact classical music has on the listener.

This lecture is the first of a two-part offering in classical music from Wright Tavern this fall. The second part is a classical music bus trip to a performance by the Boston Classical Orchestra on Sunday, November 4 at Faneuil Hall. The bus leaves First Parish in Concord at 12:30 p.m. Participants attend a free lecture by music commentator Mary Ann Nichols prior to the concert at 3 p.m. The concert features Boston Symphony Orchestra principal French horn James Sommerville performing Haydn's Horn Concerto No. 1. Also on the Boston Classical program is Mozart's Symphony No. 31, the second of three Mozart "city" symphonies to be heard this season, and the program ends with Gounod's Symphony No. 1. The bus returns to Concord by 6 p.m. Tickets for the bus trip are $30. This includes the lecture, the concert ticket and the bus ride.

Both programs are open to the public. Call 1-978-369-9602 to register for the class or the bus trip.

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