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Friday, October 26, 2001

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Concord Band features CCHS musicians

The Concord Band opens its season on Saturday, October 27, by sharing the stage with guest conductor Alfred Dentino, Concord-Carlisle Regional High School band director, as well as several student clarinetists from the Concord-Carlisle Regional High School band. This concert marks the first time that students from Concord-Carlisle Regional High School have been featured with the Concord Band. Dr. William McManus and the Concord Band are excited by this opportunity to become more involved with the local community.

Mr. Dentino will conduct the band and the students in a performance of Adolf Schreiner's Immer Kleiner (Ever Smaller), a humorous fantasy piece. Mr. Dentino will also conduct Winds of Poseidon by Robert W. Smith, and Brooke's Chicago Marine Band March by Roland F. Seitz. The concert will also feature Nicholas Rimsky-Korsakov's Procession of the Nobles, Donald H. White's Miniature Set for Band, Morton Gould's Pavanne, Philip Sparke's To a New Dawn, Charles S. Belsterling's March of the Steel Men, Gordon Jacob's An Original Suite, and a few patriotic standards. The concert will be held Saturday, October 27, at 8 p.m. at 51 Walden Street, Concord. For tickets, please call 1-978-897-9969.

Local artist to exhibit in Framingham

An exhibition of 35 oil paintings by Maple Street artist Kathleen McDonough will be shown at Artana Gallery from October 30 to December 1. The opening reception will be held on Thursday November 1 from 6 to 9 p.m. Artana is located at 3 Elm Street, Framingham. Call 1-508-788-5225 for more information.

Pediatric CPR course

A Pediatric Basic Life Support course designed for parents of small children will be offered at First Connections on Saturday, November 3 from 9 to noon at their offices in the Community Agencies Building at Emerson Hospital, Concord. The class includes one-rescuer CPR and obstructed airway management for infants and children (up to age 8). It also covers child safety issues. Students receive an American Heart Association "course participation" card. Please register in advance by calling to check on space availability (1-978-287-0221), then sending a check for $40 made out to New England Health Educators to: First Connections, Community Agencies Bldg., 111 ORNAC, Concord, MA 01742.

.KC & The Sunshine Band in Lowell

Grammy award winning artists KC & The Sunshine Band will visit the Lowell Memorial Auditorium for a spectacular performance on Thursday, November 1, at 8 p.m. Tickets are on sale now and are available by visiting the Lowell Memorial Auditorium box office or through Ticketmaster outlets, charge-by-phone at 1-617/508-931-2000 or at www.ticketmaster.com.

Tickets for KC & The Sunshine Band are $42.50 and $34.50 (plus $1 restoration fee per ticket). The LowellMemorial Auditorium box office is located at 50 East Merrimack Street in Lowell. For more information, please contact Peter Lally, Director of Marketing at 1-978-937-8688 or at pete@lowellauditorium.com.

How to facilitate parental discussions

First Connections will be offering a free 10-hour "Group Facilitation" course for parents beginning in January. On Thursday, November 8, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., there will be an informational meeting at their office in Concord. Participants who complete the course will be given the opportunity to facilitate a parenting group such as "Stay-at-Home Moms" or "Parenting Your One Year Old." Group leaders will receive ongoing supervision by our staff. The groups will be geared toward open discussion of parenting topics that are relevant to the participants. If this is of interest to you, and you want to learn more, RSVP to Betsy at 1-978-287-0221 by November 1 or call her on Mondays, Tuesdays, or Thursdays with any questions. Pizza and drinks will be provided during the meeting.

'Honk!' comes to Concord
Rehearsing the song "Warts and All"
standing from left to right: Luke Siebert, Jessie Pearl, David Gould (Bullfrog), Danny Rooney (Ugly), Liz Stark, Sam Petrie
kneeling: Joanna Nix, Stephanie Scampini, Amy Nosowitz

The Concord Players at 51 Walden Street in Concord Center will present the new musical Honk! This is an adult fairy tale, based on the classic The Ugly Duckling, that will beguile young and old alike.

Show dates are November 9, 10, 16, 17, and 24 at 8 p.m. ($16); November 11 and 18 at 2:30 p.m. ($14); and November 23 benefit performance at 8 p.m. ($40).

Call 1-978-369-2990 for ticket information. The theater is handicapped accessible.

Award-winning author to speak on adoption

Concord Family and Youth Services, Inc. invites the community to join Pulitzer-Prize nominee Adam Pertman, author of Adoption Nation: How the Adoption Revolution is Transforming America, as he discusses adoption's dramatic impact on our country and our culture­not only on the 80 million Americans with adoption in their immediate families, but on everyone's life.

Pertman's talk and Q&A will begin at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, November 7, at the Acton Public Library, 222 Main Street in Acton. It is free and open to the public, sponsored by Concord Family and Youth Services, Inc. The program is part of the CFYS community education program, funded in part by the Concord-Carlisle Community Chest.

Adoption Nation was recently named Book of the Year by the National Adoption Foundation, and Pertman has received numerous awards­including from the American Adoption Congress and the Dave Thomas Adoption Law Center­honoring him as America's leading educator on adoption issues.

Ice skate in Chelmsford

Public skating sessions are offered Monday through Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Friday evenings from 7:30 to 9 p.m. and Sundays from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the Chelmsford Forum on 2 Brick Kiln Road.

General admission is $3 for all sessions and rental skates are available for a rental fee. Loaner helmets are also available for children who do not have their own.

Monthly schedules are available at the ice rink or by calling 1-978-670-3700. Information on public skating as well as other programs is now available on-line at www.fmcarenas com.

Learn to write creatively

There are still a few spaces left in Concord-Carlisle Adult & Community Education's popular "Creative Writing for Fun" classes (for both new and continuing students) beginning in November. These classes, which are designed to encourage creative writing productivity, are led by local writer and editor Pamela Wight.

The Beginning Class runs for 6 Mondays, November 5 to December 17. There will be in-class writing, different writing topics and tips each week, and shared reading. Enthusiasm, a sense of fun and shared insights are used as learning tools instead of criticism. Both fiction and nonfiction (journal writing and essays) writers are welcome. The Continuing Class, for students who have taken a previous class with Ms. Wight and would like to continue discovering their creative writing capabilities, runs for 6 Tuesdays, November 6 to December 11. The class will include writing exercises to improve each participant's writing finesse.

Both classes meet from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Keyes Road Town Building in Concord. The fee for either class is $69. 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, 1-978-318-1540 weekdays, 1-978-318-1432 nights. Click onto Community Education on the World Wide Web, www.takeAclass.com/concord-carlisle.

Learn to write creatively

There are still a few spaces left in Concord-Carlisle Adult & Community Education's popular "Creative Writing for Fun" classes (for both new and continuing students) beginning in November. These classes, which are designed to encourage creative writing productivity, are led by local writer and editor Pamela Wight.

The Beginning Class runs for 6 Mondays, November 5 to December 17. There will be in-class writing, different writing topics and tips each week, and shared reading. Enthusiasm, a sense of fun and shared insights are used as learning tools instead of criticism. Both fiction and nonfiction (journal writing and essays) writers are welcome. The Continuing Class, for students who have taken a previous class with Ms. Wight and would like to continue discovering their creative writing capabilities, runs for 6 Tuesdays, November 6 to December 11. The class will include writing exercises to improve each participant's writing finesse.

Both classes meet from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Keyes Road Town Building in Concord. The fee for either class is $69. 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, 1-978-318-1540 weekdays, 1-978-318-1432 nights. Click onto Community Education on the World Wide Web, www.takeAclass.com/concord-carlisle.

Whimsy and whatever in Westford

The Parish Center for the Arts, at 10 Lincoln Street in Westford, will host a joint exhibition "A Whimsical Warp," painted furniture by Ippy Farnam of Woburn and "The Object is Subjective," digital prints by Bob Hesse of Winchester. The public is invited to meet the artists at the opening reception with refreshments which will take place on Sunday, November 4, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. The show will continue through November. Gallery hours are Sundays from 12 to 2 p.m. Call 1-781-729-5013 for more information.


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