Friday, January 11, 2002
Chelmsford rink offers vacation ice camp
The Chelmsford Forum and Camp Ice will be offering a new day-camp program during February and April school vacations at the town-owned ice skating rink.
Camp Ice has been offered the past three summers and will now be expanded to include school vacation weeks.
Children will have the opportunity to participate in daily activities such as arts and crafts, group games, sports, individual games, board games and special theme days.
The ice-skating portion of Camp Ice will consist of 1.5 hours of skating each day during public skating sessions at the ice rink.
The camp will be offered to children ages 6 to 12 for two one-week sessions from February 18 through 22 and April 15 through 19. The camps will operate Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Extended care services are available.
For more information about Winter Camp Ice or to inquire about camp employment opportunities, call 1-781-982-8166.
Community Chest nears campaign goal
The Concord-Carlisle Community Chest is closing in on its annual campaign goal of $600,000. So far $435,000 in contributions have been received from more than 1,300 residents and businesses. "It has been a challenging campaign," said campaign co-chair Jon Cappetta. "Unemployment is up; the stock market is down and, of course, we are all dealing with the aftermath of September 11."
For more than 50 years the Concord-Carlisle Community Chest has supported human service organizations that serve residents of Concord and Carlisle. In 2001, over $550,000 was distributed to 28 member agencies and programs.
"The Community Chest is the glue that holds us together," said Rosalie Edes, executive director of Minuteman Arc for Human Services, a local agency that provides services for people with developmental disabilities. "Funding from the state is extremely tight and getting even tighter. The resources we receive from the Community Chest fill in the gaps and ensure that our services are accessible to every individual and family in need."
As the annual campaign enters its final phase, funding requests for the coming year are arriving at the Community Chest office. "We know that several of our agencies have had a difficult time meeting their fund-raising goals and that many of them have been adversely affected by state budget cutbacks as well," said allocations committee co-chair Pat MacAlpine. "Several groups are submitting applications for the first time. I expect that we will have a record number of funding requests."
Donations to the Community Chest's annual campaign can be made by calling 1-978-369-5250 or requesting that a contribution form be mailed to you. To find out more about the Concord-Carlisle Community Chest and its member agencies, visit www.cccommunitychest.org.
Featuring the 'Carlisle' in Concord-Carlisle Adult & Community Education
Concord-Carlisle Adult & Community Education is a great local resource for skills training and recreational learning. Many Carlisle residents are among the cadre of dedicated teachers who devote their evenings to sharing their skills and knowledge through Community Education. Classes starting soon showcase their variety of interests.
Certified personal trainer Dianne DeForge brings her energetic mid-day exercise programs to Ripley School in Concord Mondays and Wednesdays, January 28 through March 27, with a choice of "60-Minute Workout," a complete workout in just one hour, from noon to 1 p.m. or "Pilates," a conditioning method based on developing muscle strength and flexibility simultaneously, from 1 to 2 p.m. The fee for either class is $89.
Saturday, February 9, David Brown will lead beginning and experienced trackers on a two-mile trek through Thoreau's "wild Easterbrook country." Participants should be prepared for the weather with extra clothes, drink and snack, and water/snow-proof boots. Snowshoes may be helpful. The class gathers at CCHS parking lot at 9 a.m. and returns at noon. The fee is $20.
Carlisle Career Management consultant John Mattson turns his career search skills in a different direction to teach "Looking for Love & Friendship in All the Right Places," Thursdays, February 7 through February 14, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at CCHS. His approach to finding meaningful relationships is based upon the principles of psychological development, personality type, occupational preference and job-search strategies. The fee is $79.
Registration for these courses is underway. For more information or to register, call Concord-Carlisle Adult & Community Education at 1-978-318-1540.
Concord Orchestra to perform in January
The Concord Orchestra along with the Masterwork Chorale will perform Prokofiev's cantata "Alexander Nevsky," Friday and Saturday, January 25 and 26. Janice Meyerson is mezzo-soprano soloist. Also on the program are Berlioz's Rakocky March and Haydn's Symphony No. 100 (Military).
Concerts begin at 8 p.m. and take place at SunBridge Auditorium, Route 2, Concord. Ticket prices are $18 for adults and $15 for students/seniors. For tickets or more information, please call 1-978-369-4967.
Soprano offers music workshop
Concord's distinguished soprano Sally Sanford will offer a workshop designed for singers, focusing on vocal music from Monteverdi to Purcell, for the Boston Recorder Society-West's "Second Saturday" program on January 12 from 9:30 to 12:15 p.m. at Trinity Church, 81 Elm Street in Concord. Sanford is one of this country's top specialists in the interpretation and performance of music from the 17th century.
The workshop will have three sections: a lecture-demonstration about singing this music, a session on ensemble singing to put these ideas into practice, and an open master class for those singers who wish to have a "public lesson" with Ms. Sanford.
This workshop is open to all singers, regardless of background or experience. Registration fee for the workshop is $15, which covers the entire morning program and includes all reference handouts for the lecture-demonstration and for the ensemble singing session. Masterclass participants pay an additional fee of $10 for a soloist, $20 for ensembles. Call 1-978-263-9926 for further details.
New England Artists Series holds concert
On Friday, January 18, at 8 p.m., a New England Artists Series concert will be presented at Parish Center for the Arts, Lincoln Street in Westford. The concert includes a performance of Sonata for Four hands in D major by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Shepherd on the Rock by Franz Schubert, Duetto Buffo di Due Ghatti by Giacchino Rossini (Comic Duet for 2 Cats), and Seven Spanish Songs by Manuel de Falla. Performers include Clara Sandler, soprano; David Martins, clarinet; Bonnie Anderson. piano; and Judith Lynn Stillman, piano.
Admission is $17 for members of the Parish Center for the Arts, $20 for non-members, $5 for teens, under 13 free. Reservations recommended. Call 1-978-692-9192 or e-mail PCA@Westford.com
Human Rights Council sponsors MLK Day speaker
The Concord-Carlisle Human Rights Council will sponsor a talk by Rev. John F. Hudson, pastor of West Concord's Union Church and columnist for the Concord Journal. Hudson will speak on "Civil Liberties and the Legacy of Martin Luther King" on Sunday, January 13, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the West Concord Union Church, 1317 Main Street in Concord. The talk is open to the public and admission is free. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call Wendy Davis at 1-978-369-4083.
Poems and paintings at Whistler House
The Whistler House Museum of Art will be opening its doors this winter for collaboration between poets and artists. Poets have chosen paintings by their favorite artists and written poems about them.
The readings and opening reception will be on Sunday, January 13 from 2 to 4 p.m. and are free. Refreshments will be served.
The show will be open to the public January 10 to March 7. These events will take place in the Parker Gallery at the Whistler House Museum, 243 Worthen Street, Lowell. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 11 to 4 p.m. Admission is free for members, $4 for adults, $3 for seniors, and $2 for students.
The Whistler House Museum is the birthplace of James McNeill Whistler. In addition to local exhibits, the museum displays works of late 19th and 20th century New England artists from the from its permanent collection.
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