Friday, January 25, 2002
Community Chest offers a "Chance to Contribute"
"A Chance to Contribute," the Concord-Carlisle Community Chest's spring auction and dinner, is set for the evening of Saturday, April 6. The gala fundraiser will be hosted at 300 Baker Avenue in Concord. The newly renovated office building will offer a fun and festive atmosphere as guests enjoy a celebration with a monopoly theme. Tickets are $100 per person.
The event committee is seeking additional auction items from local businesses and individuals. Goods and services of all sorts and sizes are welcome. The committee is especially interested in sports tickets and memorabilia and vacation opportunities, both near and far.
Proceeds from the auction and dinner support human service agencies and programs that serve residents of Concord and Carlisle. To purchase tickets, donate an auction item, or to find out more about the Community Chest and its member agencies, call 1-978-369-5250 or visit www.cccommunitychest.org.
Vascular health lecture at Emerson Hospital
Vascular disease is becoming a greater issue for the public as our population ages. Diseased arteries in the limbs can be debilitating and sometimes deadly. Peripheral arterial disease a condition often found in the legs where blood circulation can be poor affects between eight and 12 million Americans.
Vascular health is the subject of a lecture presented by Stephen J. Hoenig, M.D., vascular surgeon at Emerson Hospital, on Tuesday, January 29, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the North Assembly Room. He will discuss the signs and symptoms of vascular disease, potential advances in its diagnosis and treatment, and preventative care. The lecture is part of Emerson Hospital Auxiliary's Community Health Lecture Series and is offered free to the community. Registration is not required. For more information, call 1-978-287-3777.
CCHS launches 'Anything Goes' in March
Anything Goes, a lighthearted cruise ship caper set in the 1920s, has been chosen as this year's Concord-Carlisle High School musical. Performances are set for Friday, March 1, Saturday, March 2, Friday, March 8, and Saturday, March 9, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, March 10, at 2:30 p.m., in the CCHS auditorium.
Why was Anything Goes selected? "Because it's a lot of fun," Chuck Brown, CCHS music teacher and the show's director, explained. "There are some very funny bits that both cast and audiences will enjoy. Also, there are great Cole Porter songs, a challenging, jazzy score and tap, which is a new style of dance for many of the students," he added.
One hundred and twenty-five CCHS students are involved in the full-scale production of Cole Porter's 1934 classic, which was reworked in 1988 for Patti Lupone on Broadway. It has new songs, new characters, and all new dialogue.
Anything Goes includes a series of comedic antics as the zany crew and passengers of the S. S. American sail from New York to England. Numbers include "I Get a Kick Out of You," "It's
DeLovely," "You're the Top," and "Blow, Gabriel,Blow.'
Daily rehearsals began after school during the first week of January. The cast, technical crew, and members of the pit will spend the February school vacation week at full-day practices. Assisting Brown with the musical are Michelle Winn, assistant director, Al Dentino, pit director, and Jenn Micarelli Webb, choreographer.
Teamwork between students, teachers and parents is required to stage such an extensive production. Set-building, costuming, make-up, front-of-house, ticket sales and publicity are among their shared projects. "We are also very fortunate to have tremendous community support. We expect over 3,000 local residents to attend the performances. Many others assist us with props, costumes, ticket sales and business ads. It is truly a community event," Brown said.
Tickets to Anything Goes will go on sale for $10 each on Friday, February 15. They are available in Concord at Video Revolution, The Cheese Shop, The Toy Shop, and the West Concord 5& 10, and in Carlisle at Daisy's Market. For more information call 1-978-318-1417, ext. 151, or check the website at ccpops.org.
Pediatric first aid class offered at Emerson
First Connections is offering a pediatric first aid class on Saturday, February 2, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at its offices in the Community Agencies Building at Emerson Hospital in Concord. The course includes management of shock, bleeding, wounds, burns, poisoning, bone and joint injuries, and childhood illnesses for infants and children through age eight. The course is taught by New England Health Educators (NEHE) and the fee is $45 per student.
Register by calling 1-978-287-0221, then confirm your place in the class by sending your check made out to NEHE to the First Connections office at 111 ORNAC, Community Agencies Building, Concord, MA 01742.
BSO concertmaster to perform in Concord
The Concord Chamber Music Society will bring Boston Symphony Orchestra concertmaster Malcolm Lowe to Concord in February to perform masterworks by Mozart, Beethoven and Ravel with other principal players from the BSO: principal violist Steven Ansell and principal flutist Jacques Zoon. The February concert will also include delightful little surprises such as the Jet Whistle by Hector Villa-Lobos and the Enchanted Preludes by Elliot Carter. The performance will be held on Sunday, February 17 at 3 p.m. at the First Parish in Concord, 20 Lexington Street. Former BSO musicologist Steven Ledbetter will present a pre-concert lecture and program notes at 2:30, just prior to the performance. Tickets are $20 per person, $15 for seniors and students, and can be ordered by calling 1-978-371-9667 or by visiting www.concordchambermusic.org. Information about parking, directions and handicap access can be obtained by calling First Parish at 1-978-369-9602.
A program to attract birders on February 2
Massachusetts Audubon Society invites everyone with an interest in birds to attend an all-day, statewide Birders' Meeting that will take place Saturday, February 2, at the EcoTarium in Worcester.
The morning program will focus on bird conservation in Massachusetts and Massachusetts Audubon's Important Bird Areas Program (IBA). There will be presentations by Bob Durand, executive secretary of the Office of Environmental Affairs (OEA); Henry Woolsey, director of the Massachusetts Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Program; Robert Askins, ornithologist and professor at Connecticut College; and Andrea Jones, Scott Hecker, and Wayne Petersen, co-ordinators of the Massachusetts IBA Program.
A keynote lecture on "Bird Watching in the Modern World," given by noted artist/author David Allen Sibley, will be followed in the afternoon by a series of breakout workshops addressing topics on Birds in Art. Workshop participants include Barry Van Dusen, Shawn Carey, and Mark Lynch.
Following the workshops, attendees are encouraged to enjoy refreshments, visit with vendors, view the winners of the Massachusetts Audubon Bird Photography Competition, have books signed and tour the EcoTarium.
For more details and registration information, visit the Mass. Audubon web site at www.massaudubon.org/iba or call 1-781-259-9506, ext. 7401. Register soon. Space is limited.
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