Friday, March 29, 2002
A unique life profiled at Trinity Church
The unique career of Rev. and Dr. William G. Pollard university professor, nuclear physicist on the Manhattan Project, and ordained Episcopal priest will be presented by Courtland S. Randall at Trinity Episcopal Church, 81 Elm Street in Concord on Sunday afternoon, April 7, at 3 p.m. This talk is part of Trinity's FASET (Faith & Science Exchange at Trinity) program, exploring the disparate worlds of faith and sciences, so exemplified by Pollard who, for three decades, bridged the fields of academia, nuclear science and parish ministry.
The speaker, Court Randall, a former Concord resident, was an associate of the Dr./Rev. Pollard who founded the Oak Ridge Institute of Nuclear Studies, which later became Oak Ridge Associated Universities, and from this vantage point greatly elevated the teaching of science in the south. Here also Pollard and Randall worked together for over a decade to advance the peaceful uses of atomic energy.
All are invited to attend this free lecture in Trinity's Parish Hall, accessible through the River Street courtyard. There will be thoughtful discussion, social exchange and refreshments. For further information, call the Trinity Church office at 1-978-369-3715.
Restorative justice forum on April 3
The Concord Restorative Circle is a unique alternative to the traditional judicial process for young offenders. A public forum, "Restorative Justice in Action: Sharing the Concord Community's Model," will be presented on Wednesday, April 3, 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Trinitarian Congregational Church, 54 Walden Street in Concord.
The panel features chief of police Len Wetherbee and Jean Bell and Joan Turner, coordinators of the Concord Restorative Circle. They will give the history of Concord's program, one of the few in New England, and review lessons learned from their first year of service.
In the Restorative Circle process, trained community volunteers meet with the victim and offenders. The victim, the offender and the community work together to devise a fair and appropriate response and to restore trust in the community.
All are welcome at this forum sponsored by Concord's faith groups, the Concord Police Department, the League of Women Voters, the Concord-Carlisle Human Rights Council and Action Committee for Teens (ACTS). For further information, call Jean Bell at 1-978-369-5018 or Joan Turner at 1-978-369-7864.
Memorial fund set up
With the passing of Patricia Griffin who, with her husband Bill ran the Sally Ann Food Shop, a fund has been established for the benefit of their five children. Those who would like to contribute should send a donation to the Patricia Griffin Memorial Fund, Cambridge Trust Company, 75 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742.
CYT offers fantastic spring line-up
Concord Youth Theatre (CYT) announces the spring line-up for the Ship Ahoy© Saturday Morning Theatre. Every Saturday at 10:30 a.m. from April 6 through June 8 (excluding April 20 and May 25), the CYT Ship Ahoy© Players will present a different live theatre performance for all ages aboard the Kathryn W. DeFord stage at the Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts, 40 Stow Street in Concord. Tickets are $5 for general admission day of the show (no advanced purchase). Groups are welcome. For more information call 1-978-371-1482.
Ship Ahoy© offers new and improved versions of familiar children's stories, complete with opportunities for audience participation. The most outgoing audience members may even be invited to join the actors on stage.
The Ship Ahoy© Spring 2002 schedule includes: April 6, "The Little Red Hen;" April 13, "The Brave Little Tailor;" April 27, "The Little Mermaid;" May 4, "Puss in Boots;" May 11, "Peter Rabbit;" May 18, "Stuart Little;" June 1, "Alice in Wonderland;" and June 8, "Robin Hood."
Lifeguard training available
The Greater Lowell Family YMCA is offering two lifeguard training courses in April. The first will run during vacation week, April 15 to April 19, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The second will run Tuesday and Thursday evenings from April 23 to June 6. For more information, call Stephanie at 1-978-454-7825.
Gordon Bok at Westford Museum
On Thursday, April 11 and Friday, April 12, at 8 p.m., folk singer/songwriter Gordon Bok will perform concerts in tribute to Carlisle poet J.B. Goodenough. 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 Museum@Westford.com for questions or reservations.
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