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Friday, December 21, 2001


Lowell Cinema
Hoyt's Acton 4
Lexington Flick
Maynard Arts

Community Chest accepting applications

Human service organizations that serve residents of Concord and Carlisle are invited to submit applications to the Concord-Carlisle Community Chest for the funding cycle from July 1, 2002 to June 30, 2003. Applications are due February 1, 2002.

Each year the Community Chest supports local programs with individual grants ranging from $500 to $75,000. Member agencies provide a variety of services for children, youth, families, and senior citizens. First-time applicants should contact Community Chest staff prior to submitting an application.

For more information about the Concord-Carlisle Community Chest, call 1-978-369-5250 or visit

Hungarian classical guitarist in Concord

Hungarian classical guitarist Jozsef Halajko will perform at the First Parish Transylvanian Musical Pilgrimage Benefit Concert on Saturday, January 12, at 8 p.m. in the sanctuary of First Parish in Concord, 20 Lexington Road. Halajko will join the First Parish Adult Choir in a program of American and Hungarian choral and classical guitar music. The concert is to benefit the choir scholarship fund for the Transylvanian Pilgrimage.

In August more than 40 members of First Parish and the Concord community will be traveling to Transylvania on a Musical Pilgrimage. First Parish in Concord, along with other local Unitarian Universalist churches, including Bedford, Carlisle, Weston, Stow, Belmont and Lexington, have had active partner church relationships with churches in Transylvania for many years.

Jozsef Halajko was born in Budapest and has performed extensively in Hungary, Germany, Canada and the United States. He was awarded the first prize at the Fifth International Guitar Festival and is licensed with the Hungarian State Philharmonic. He earned a master's degree with highest honors from the Franz Liszt Music Academy. In the United States, he studied at the Boston Conservatory of Music. Currently living in Boston, he is a member of the Strings of Europe Duo as well as a solo performer. He teaches at his own guitar studio, at the Boston Music Company Lesson Center and at the Pakachoag Community Music School in Auburn, Massachusetts.

Tickets are available for the January 12 concert in the First Parish church office and at the door for a suggested donation of $15 for adults, $4 for children. Proceeds from this event will go to the Choir Scholarship Fund for the Transylvania Pilgrimage. Call 1-978-369-9602 to order tickets.

Acton-Concord Area Hadassah sponsors children's music program

Acton-Concord Area Hadassah is sponsoring children's musician Vic Lalli on Thursday, December 27, at 10:30 a.m. The public is invited to join the interactive singing and instrument-playing program at Nagog Woods Clubhouse in Acton. The event will cost $5 per child and light refreshments will be served. For additional information or to RSVP, call Honi at 1-978-266-9722 or Jill at 1-978-264-9422.

Quilt Museum presents 'Oxymorons: Absurdly Logical Quilts'

A unique quilt exhibit, "Oxymorons: Absurdly Logical Quilts," will open at Lowell's New England Quilt Museum on January 24. Each of the 40 unusual quilts in the exhibit is based upon an oxymoron a two-word phrase of seemingly contradictory words. In 1999, the Renegades, a group of five contemporary quilt artists from Belfast, Maine, invited leading American quilt artists to convey abstract words into fabric. The resulting quilts offer humor, sensitivity, and fun with elaborate designs and well-executed techniques, with names like "Almost Perfect," "Double Solitaire," "Black Light," "Beginning of the End," "Linear Curve," and "Permanent Temp."

The New England Quilt Museum preserves and celebrates American quilting past and present. Located in historic Lowell, the heart of America's 19th-century textile industry, the museum offers changing exhibitions of contemporary and antique quilts. Museum hours are Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and May through December only, Sundays noon to 4 p.m. Admission is $4 for adults, $3 for students/senior citizens; museum members are free. Handicapped parking is available.

Celebrate cultural diversity at Children's Museum

Join The Children's Museum in Boston in celebrating the numerous cultural holidays happening in January and February. All celebratory activities are included in the price of museum admission.

Programming is designed to expose visitors to the traditions of various cultures through holiday celebrations. All visitors are invited to participate in the following celebrations for a hands-on learning experience:

Three Kings Day: (Friday evening, January 4, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday, January 5, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) El dia de los Reyes, or Three Kings Day, celebrates the arrival of the three wise men in Bethlehem twelve days after Jesus' birth, on January 6. Join us to play lotteria ( a traditional matching game), to make your own crowns, to design an Ojo de Dios (or God's Eye) and to participate in Posada (a parade throughout the museum) to honor this traditional Latino holiday.

Special highlight: See the Latin American Cultural Family Network's La Piñata, a group of local children representing the diverse Latin American community, as they perform the story of the arrival of the three kings Friday night at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Japanese New Year (Oshogatsu): (Sunday, January 13 at 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) Home to an authentic 100-year old Japanese House, The Children's Museum is the perfect place to ring in the Year of the Horse. Kids can make traditional Japanese arts and crafts, dance with the Shishi (lion), beat taiko drums, pound rice in the mochi-tsuki rice-pounding ceremony, see mesmerizing aikido demonstrations, experience the beauty of a traditional tea ceremony and watch many other performances and demonstrations. Co-sponsored with the Japan-Society of Boston, Inc.

From 3:30 to 6 p.m. on January 13, enjoy a traditional Japanese New Year Dinner hosted by the Japan Society of Boston, Inc. Call the Museum's Japan Program at 1-617-426-6500, x235 for more details. Call the Japan Society at 1-617-451-0726 to make reservations for the dinner.

Martin Luther King Day: (Monday, January 21, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.) Join in celebrating Martin Luther King's birthday with art activities and special performances.

Nickommoh, a Native American celebration: (Friday, January 25 from 6 to 8 p.m., Saturday, January 26, and Sunday, January 27, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.) For this Narragansett festival of giving, enjoy special food, dancing and activities. Please bring canned food or clothing for the museum to donate.

Chinese New Year: (Sunday, February 10, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.) Come celebrate the Year of the Horse. Join in festivities throughout the day in this museum-wide festival, with Chinese New Year activities and performances. This year, the Kwong Kow Chinese School will perform traditional dance and yangqin music and students of the Chinese Youth Folk Art Workshop (GBCCA) will perform. Kids can join in the lion dance and enjoy many other performances and activities. For more information, call the museum's East Asian program at 1-617-426-6500, ext. 468..

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