Friday, November 16, 2001
Exhibition of champions to support Project Bread
The Colonial Figure Skating Club will host an Exhibition of Champions and Silent Auction on Saturday, November 17 at 7:30 p.m. at the Nashoba Valley Olympia, Route 111, Boxborough, MA in support of Project Bread, Massachusetts' leading state-wide anti-hunger organization.
Scheduled to appear are 1998 World pairs competitors Elaine Asanaki and Alcuin Schulten, the 1999 World Junior Champion, Dasha Timoshenko, New England Regional Champions, Adult National Champions, and the Colonial Synchronized Skating Teams. Admission to the exhibition is just $5 per person available in advance or at the door.
Silent Auction items will be available for viewing at 6 p.m. the night of the event and during intermission. A detailed listing of silent auction items can be found on the Colonial web site at www.colonialfsc.com and there is something to interest everyone. So please come to bid and help us support Project Bread in battling hunger in Massachusetts.
During the past year, Project Bread provided funding to nearly 400 food pantries and soup kitchens in 129 communities, connected 30,000 people with free and low-cost food and delivered more than 6.5 million pounds of food to emergency meal and pantry programs. Project Bread relies on volunteer and monetary support from individuals and organizations to accomplish its goals.
For more information about Project Bread, please visit their web site at www.projectbread.org. Tickets for this charity event are available at the door or in advance at the Colonial Figure Skating Club office by calling 1-978-263-3450.
Spelling bee to raise funds for CCHS
Mark your calendars now for the eighth annual Concord Spelling Bee and Silent Auction, coming to the Concord-Carlisle High School auditorium on Saturday, November 17. This is one chance to watch more than 40 teams composed of students, teachers, fire fighters, postal workers, police officers, clergy, local business people, community organizations, and your friends and neighborsstrive to outwit each other in their spelling abilities, all in a spirit of fun and hilarity. School teams will include students or teachers from every public and private school in Concord and Carlisle.
Jere Mead, CCHS Latin teacher and member of the 1998 Spelling Bee Championship team, will moderate the event. Three justices from the superior court of Massachusetts will "judge" the accuracy of the spelling. Plan to come to test your skill, to catch up with friends and neighbors, and to support programs at Concord-Carlisle High School.
The Spelling Bee itself will run from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., but the doors will open at 6 p.m. for bidding on items that have been donated to the Silent Auction vacation giveaways, artful treasures, tickets for sports events, gift certificates, and much, much more. Pizza, drinks, and desserts will also be available in the Education Fund Cafe. Here's a great way to blend a family night out and do some early shopping for the holidays.
The evening's fund-raising proceeds go to the Concord Education Fund (CEF), which sponsors the Concord Spelling Bee and Silent Auction. The CEF awards grants for innovative curricula and projects that provide academic enrichment at all levels of our public schools, including Concord-Carlisle High School. During the current school year, the CEF has provided grants totaling nearly $70,000, including over $33,000 to programs at Concord-Carlisle High School. Students at CCHS are able to use a weather station in their ninth grade Earth Science class, new equipment at Radio Station WIQH, or experiment with optics in the physics program due to those grants.
During the past eight years, the CEF has made 70 grants totaling nearly $340,000 to local public schools, with more than $120,000 of that total going to programs at Concord-Carlisle High School. These grants, ranging from $450 to $17,000, have touched students at all levels, in all public schools. They have two things in common they offer innovative, compelling opportunities to improve the effectiveness of public education and they've met with positive feedback from faculty, students and the communities.
For more information about the ways in which the Concord Education Fund has enhanced public education at Concord-Carlisle High School, check out the CEF web site at www.concordedfund.org.
Arcturus Chamber Ensemble returns to Carlisle
The Arcturus Chamber Ensemble will open its second season in Carlisle with a concert at the First Religious Society on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, November 24, at 7:00 p.m. Musicians from Harvard, Juilliard, Eastman, Northwestern, and Rice will join their friend Sarah Darling of Carlisle to perform works from the Classic and Romantic periods: Mozart's Horn Quintet and Clarinet Trio, and the A Major Piano Quartet of Johannes Brahms. Admission is free, but donations toward a fund for the epilepsy treatment of fellow Arcturian, clarinetist Alice Bradley, will be gratefully received. Following the performance there will be a reception with the artists in Union Hall. For more information, call the Darlings at 1-978-369-1475.
GBYSO opens season on December 2
Greater Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (GBYSO) launches its 2001-2002 season with a performance at Boston's Symphony Hall on Sunday, December 2 at 8 p.m. Music Director Federico Cortese, also assistant conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, will lead the Senior Orchestra in Liszt's Les Preludes, Bartok's Suite from the Miraculous Mandarin and Kodaly's Galanta Dances. The Repertory Orchestra, under Conductor Joel Bard, will lead off the program with Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsody No. 1.
GBYSO is a non-profit organization that attracts remarkable young artists from five New England states who share a passion and a talent for classical music. GBYSO performs with the energy and technical precision of a professional level ensemble. Admission is $15 and $10. For tickets call Symphony Charge, 1-617-266-1200. For details or group sales, call 1-617-353-3359.
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