Friday, March 8, 2002
Lecture considers Thoreauvian values
The 2002 Lecture Series, co-sponsored by Concord Museum, Thoreau Institute at Walden Woods and Thoreau Society, is held at the Concord Museum at 7:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public. This year's series explores the often fractious subject of values. Through the lectures, presenters and participants will investigate a sampling of the unusual individuals whose character traits caught Henry Thoreau's attention.
On March 14, Bruce A. Ronda presents the third lecture in the series, "John Brown: Thoreau's Literary Remains." Ronda, associate professor of English and American Studies and director of the American Studies program at Colorado State University, presents Thoreau's imaginative portrait of John Brown as the first of many verbal and visual representations of Brown which reflect on changing societal values. Ronda is the editor of The Letters of Elizabeth Palmer Peabody, American Renaissance Woman (1984) and is currently working on two manuscripts, one of which is a study of Brown.
Spaghetti supper and video evening for teens
Prism and the West Concord Union Church invite high school students in Concord, Carlisle, and surrounding communities to a free spaghetti supper and big-screen showing of the film "The Wedding Banquet" on Saturday, March 16, from 6 to 9:30 p.m.
Come at 6 p.m. for the supper, which will be held in the Fellowship Hall (basement level) of the West Concord Union Church at the corner of Main Street (Route 62) and Pine Street in West Concord. Then cross the street for the movie, dessert, and a discussion at the Fowler branch of the Concord Public Library.
Although admission is free, signed permission slips for everyone under the age of 17 are required. Call the CCHS guidance office at 1-978-318-1417, ext. 110 or 119 for permission slips.
Minuteman hosts comedy night
The Minuteman Regional High School Booster Club will be hosting a fundraising comedy night on Friday, March 15, at the Lexington Lodge of Elks on Waltham Street in Lexington. Featured performers will include Jimmy Dunn from NESN's Fann Attick, Mike Prior and Jack Lynch. The doors will open at 7 p.m. and the show will begin at 8.
Admission to the evening's program is $15 and tickets will be available at the door. The program is restricted to people age 21 and above. Light refreshments will be served and a cash bar will be available.
Proceeds from the evening's event will go to support booster-related programs including a scholarship program for graduating Minuteman seniors and to support the school's various athletic programs.
Full-day genealogy program in Carlisle
On April 6, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Massachusetts Genealogical Council will hold its annual program at the Corey Auditorium. The program will include four main speakers, lunch, vendor booths, and a brief meeting talk which will include updates on current public record access issues and legislation.
One speaker is Walter Hickey from the Waltham National Archives. He will discuss strategies to use the 1930 Federal census, which is being released on April 1. Maureen Taylor, a national lecturer, will offer techniques to utilize family photographs in your research. Barbara Mathews speaks on document and source location. The fourth talk is by Ann Lainhart, the state historian for the Mass. Society of Mayflower Descendants. She will suggest unusual sources for records of Boston institutions such as truant and poor lists; sources applicable to research in other cities and towns as well.
Registration forms are available on the Carlisle Post Office bulletin board or print out a copy from the web site http://massgencouncil.org. The registration deadline is March 26. For more information, call Bobby at 1-978-369-6185.
Coffeehouse to feature Connie Kaldor
Connie Kaldor returns to A New Song Coffeehouse for the Nostalgia Series Year on Saturday, March 23 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 and are available (in-store, cash or check only) at One Hour Video & Photo in Bedford. All seating is first-come, first-served. Doors open one-half hour before showtime.
A New Song Coffeehouse is located at The First Church of Christ, Congregational at 25 The Great Road (Routes 4225) in Bedford. Tasty homemade goodies at affordable prices are on sale before and during the show.
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