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Friday, November 23, 2001


Lowell Cinema
Hoyt's Acton 4
Lexington Flick
Maynard Arts

A holiday Pops tradition in Concord

Celebrate the season at the Concord Band's Holiday Pops concerts to be held at 51 Walden Street, Concord on December 7 and 8 at 8 p.m. This year's concerts will feature soprano Michelle French singing traditional holiday favorites and leading the audience sing-along. Enjoy an evening of great music and fun. The Concord Band Holiday Pops sells out early. Table seating is available at $15 per person ($60 for a table of four) and includes beverages and snacks.

For reservations, call 1-978-897-9969. Visit our web site at:

GOOD PLACE FOR A POST-THANKSGIVING WALK. A stone wall meanders along Towle Field. (Photo by Midge Eliassen)

Concord Chamber Players will perform works by Suk, Dvorak and Shostakovitch

The Concord Chamber Players, including Wendy Putnam, CCMS founder and Boston Symphony Orchestra violinist; Vytas Baksys, a frequent BSO guest pianist and former accompanist for the Concord Madrigals; and Muir Quartet cellist Michael Reynolds will perform the Concord Chamber Music Society's second concert of the season on Sunday afternoon, December 2 at the Concord Academy Performing Arts Center, 166 Main Street, Concord. A lecture, beginning at 2:30 p.m., given by musicologist Steven Ledbetter, will precede the performance, which begins at 3 p.m.

Further information regarding CCMS is available by calling 1-978-371-9667, online at www.concord or through the mail at Concord Chamber Music Society, P.O. Box 69, Concord, MA 01742. Tickets for the December 2 performance are available at the Concord Academy Performing Arts Center entrance prior to the concert for $20, adults, and $15, seniors and students.

ALL EYES ON THE SKY. Bundling up is in order as sky watchers gather at Great Brook State Park to watch the Leonid meteor shower early Sunday morning. (Photo by Lois d'Annunzio)

Newcomers' Club winter social

The Concord-Carlisle newcomers' Club will hold their annual winter social on Saturday, December 1, at 7 p.m. For many, this will be a time to enjoy new friendships; for others, it will be a chance to meet new neighbors and friends.

If you would like to attend, call Jane at 1-978-287-0062 or Barbara at 1-978-287-0049 for more information, and to sign up to bring a dessert or an hors d'oeuvre.

If you are interested in finding out more about the Newcomers' Club and its many activities and interest groups, call Pat at 1-978-369-9767. Many families with young children are active in the club's Kids Connection.

Holiday open house events in Concord

The Concord Chamber of Commerce will host Holiday Open Houses that will run from 6 to 8 p.m. on November 29 in West Concord and on December 6 in downtown Concord.

The West Concord Holiday Open House events on November 29 will feature a variety of music and activities leading up to the first-ever lighting of the newly planted 14-foot blue spruce in Junction Park. Beginning at 6 p.m., the street will be alive with strolling entertainers and a festive atmosphere. The Holly Trolley will circle continuously between Bradford Street and Baker Avenue, bringing the public to all the hot spots of entertainment. Aboard the Holly Trolley will be Kevin the Clown, a real Ringling Bros. clown, who will spread cheer and make balloon creations for children. Hayrides will also be offered from the West Concord Shopping Center parking lot.

Santa is scheduled to arrive at Junction Park at 7:30 p.m. to collect unwrapped gifts for distribution by the Concord-Carlisle Community Chest. Hundreds of hand-made origami cranes will be handed out as symbols of hope and faith in the future.

The downtown Concord Holiday Open House on December 6 will include a Parade of Giving to emphasize the season of sharing. Anyone wishing to join the march should assemble at the Emerson Umbrella lot before 6 p.m., where you will be joined by musicians, costumed entertainers, carolers, antique cars, the Holly Trolley, and Santa aboard a fire truck.

Several singing groups including the Concord Academy Chameleons and the First Parish Children's Choir will entertain at the tree. At 6:30 p.m. the tree will be lit and unwrapped gifts will be collected for later distribution through the Concord-Carlisle Community Chest. Hayrides will also be available from Main Street at the Wright Tavern.

Donations of unwrapped gifts will also be collected at the Middlesex Savings Bank locations in West Concord and downtown Concord from November 26 through December 7. For further information regarding the Holiday Open House events, contact the Concord Chamber of Commerce at 1-978-369-3120.

Concord Players hold auditions for 'Sideman'

The Concord Players at 51 Walden Street in Concord is holding open auditions for Sideman by Waffen Leight and directed by Michael Jacobs.

Audition dates for the February 2002 production are November 28 and December 2, by appointment only. The cast is comprised of five men and two women, ages 20-60. To schedule an audition, call Patricia Till at 1-978 369-3195 or get information on their web site at

MCC presents poet Robert Pinsky

The Middlesex Community College (MCC) One World Series presentation, "Poetry and Hope in a Time of Crisis" with Robert Pinsky, U. S. Poet Laureate, 1997-2000, will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 28, in the ballroom of the DoubleTree Hotel, adjacent to the Middlesex Campus on Kearney Square in Lowell.

This event, presented in memory of the victims of the tragic events of September 11, is free and open to the public. Call the MCC Office of External Affairs at 1-978-656-3238 for more information.

Aine Minogue at Westford Museum

On Friday, December 14, at 8 p.m., Aine Minogue, Celtic harp, will be at the Westford Museum at Two Boston Road in Westford presenting a program of winter solstice songs. Minogue proves beyond a reasonable doubt why the harp is indeed the instrument of angels.

The doors open at 7:15 p.m. and the museum is wheelchair-accessible. Reservations are recommended. Admission is $8 for members of the Westford Historical Society, $15 for non-members, $5 for teens, and kids under 13 are free.

Call 1-978-692-5550 or e-mail for questions or reservations.

'Seasonal Taste of Fenn' a holiday treat

The Fenn School is publishing a new cookbook, A Seasonal Taste of Fenn. Ten years after the release of A Taste of Fenn cookbook, the school has been asked repeatedly for reprints. The parents association decided instead to produce a new cookbook. A Seasonal Taste of Fenn will guide its readers through each season with recipes using those ingredients that are readily available, locally obtainable, and seasonally desirable. It will also include many of the "tried and trues" from the original cookbook.

A Seasonal Taste of Fenn will be available in time for the holidays at $25 per copy, plus $2 per book for shipping. A Seasonal Taste of Fenn aprons are also available for $15. A portion of the proceeds will go to a Greater Boston food-related charity. To order your copies, call 1-978-318-3602 or e-mail

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