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Friday, April 5, 2002


Lowell Cinema
Hoyt's Acton 4
Lexington Flick
Maynard Arts
Burlington Mall

'Little Women' returns after a decade
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Judith Broggi, Meg Streff, Kate Lynch, and Tracy MacKenzie make up the "Little Women" in the Alcott classic

The Concord Players at 51 Walden Street in Concord will present their decennial production of Louisa May Alcott's Little Women, adapted by David Fielding Smith, from April 19 to May 5. Tickets are $14 for evening performances and $12 for matinees. Call 1-978-369-2990 or visit for more information. The theatre is handicapped accessible.

Artists to offer summer art classes for children 9-12

Phyllis Hughes and Gretchen Anderegg have openings for six students, ages 9-12, in concentrated art instruction. Keyed to the two-week structure of the Carlisle Recreation Commission, students will paint from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, followed by swimming with the town program at the Acton Street pool.

Session one (July 2,3,9,10,11) is $225. Session two (July 16,17,18,23,24,25) $270. Session three (July 30,31,Aug.1,13,14, 15), two separate weeks, is $270. A fourth Session (August 19,20,21,26,27,28) will be scheduled if needed. The fee includes materials and matting or framing of the best work done in classes.

Selection of applicants will be made by portfolio, that is, reviewing artwork children have done at home or in school. Applicants should deliver a $50 deposit along with three pieces of artwork the child has completed, to Hughes at 250 Acton Street. For more information, call 1-978-369-6625.

Concord walks to fight multiple sclerosis

On April 21, hundreds of people from Concord and beyond will walk the streets to find a cure for multiple sclerosis (MS). The Concord Walk takes off from Concord-Carlisle High School at noon, and follows a six-mile path. Each walker is encouraged to raise $100, but most collect over $200.

Individuals, groups, corporate and family teams can register by calling 1-800-493-WALK (9255), online at, and in-person the day of the walk. Volunteers also make The MS Walk a success; interested persons should call the above number.

A look at conservation lessons and challenges

On Monday April 8 the Concord Land Conservation Trust will present a public lecture by Dr. David R. Foster of Harvard University on "Conservation Lessons & Challenges for New England From Ecological History" The lecture will be held in the Concord Academy Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m.

Foster is the author of New England Forests Through Time (2000, Harvard University Press) and is director of the Harvard Forest, Harvard University, where he has been a faculty member in the department of organismic and evolutionary biology since 1983. The Harvard Forest is a 3,000-acre ecological research and educational institute in central Massachusetts that is one of twenty-four sites in the U.S. Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) program sponsored by the National Science Foundation.

Foster's interests focus on understanding the historical changes in forest ecosystems that result from human and natural disturbance and applying these results to the conservation of landscapes and biodiversity and the management of natural resources.

His lecture will be the third in a series of three co-sponsored by the Concord Land Conservation Trust and Harvard University. All lectures are free and the public is welcome.

Walk around the clock for cancer

Every lap counts at the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life event in Bolton. Join a Relay for Life team and take part in the celebration of cancer survivorship. Local residents are encouraged to join with their community in raising the vital funds needed to help find a cure for cancer at the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life in Bolton at Nashoba Regional High School Track from 6 p.m. on Friday, May 10, to noon on Saturday, May 11.

Teams of walkers keep a continuous presence on the track throughout the night, walking in half-hour shifts to raise funds for American Cancer Society programs of research, education, advocacy and patient services. The American Cancer Society hopes to raise $50,000 at this year's Relay for Life event in Bolton to continue supporting these life-saving programs. The Relay For Life Committee is currently seeking local residents to serve as team captains and/or team members. Relay for Life teams raise money by gathering sponsors to support their participation in the Relay as a team member walks the track at all times throughout the night. Cancer survivors will begin the Relay by walking the first "Victory Lap" in a celebration of survivorship. Also, a Luminaria Ceremony beginning after dark will honor cancer survivors and remember those who are no longer with us. Teams are encouraged to camp out in tents and enjoy the great music, food and camaraderie of the event.

For more information about Relay For Life or to find out how to volunteer, call Pam Bonaguide at your local American Cancer Society at 1-508-652-4355.

Ten artists to exhibit at Highland Open Studios

on Saturday and Sunday, noon to five

Once again the Highland Studios will be open to the public. Visual arts fans, former students, newcomers and all are invited to prowl the 1906 Highland School building which was converted to brightly lighted art studios in 1994 and meet the very talented group of artists who work there now.

Newcomers Lonnie Harvey and Helen Citron Boodman are long-time printmakers whose works are fascinating in their expertise and complexity. Helen shares a studio with Wayne Geehan, illustrator and painter. Several of Wayne's wonderful books will be for sale and he has many of the original illustrations framed and hung. His Hindenberg painting is mesmerizing.

Katharine Bell is hard at work designing for Upstairs at the Pi, a gourmet restaurant opening this fall in the former location of Grendel's Den in Harvard Square. She did all the marvelous designs of gold and rose, morning glories and crocodiles at Upstairs at the Pudding. She also does commissioned work for private clients as well. She gathers data from a family and creates personalized panels, screens, and shades for their home.

Sally Ruby, who grew up at the Grand Canyon, paints desert landscapes, authentic Hopi Indian dancers, and is now becoming fond of New England seashores. Her cloudy skies establish mysterious and threatening moods with earthy mesas and spirit birds.

Nina Nickles has published a new book of teen-age girls' photos and their innermost thoughts, a project for which she received a grant, and is working on another similar project in her studio/darkroom.

Silk painter Imadiel Ariel exhibits her considerable photographic acumen with a selection of elegant notepapers. Of course her silk lavender-filled eye pillows and remarkable angels will be there too.

D'Anne Bodman has just completed a fine arts letterpress book, published at Firefly Press. Arranged by numbers of stars, Casing the Light is beautifully illustrated by Barbara Bosworth, head of photography at Mass. College of Art; the collaboration is serendipitous. Barbara and D'Anne will be there to sign copies.

Phyllis Hughes promises to have a full selection of black and white and hand colored prints of the traditional Carlisle Center scene featuring the horse Midnight and the trees and buildings around the town green. Also on hand, the 1875 map which shows the scenic roads and old family farms with familiar names. The annual March of the Minutemen and Townspeople on April 19 will be there too as well as Phyllis' new paintings in oils and acrylics.

The Highland artists especially invite you to come see what art is being made in a grand old school.

Charles Hughes will be displaying the fascinating series of rough woods to smooth salad sets and long handled spoons at the Concord building, Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts at 40 Stow Street, across from the library. Again accepted to DeCordova's Art in the Park, he is producing woodware, but will accept orders. Seventy-five other artists there make it an Art Day and stop in at the Walden Grille to see Carlisle's Kathy McDonough's latest works.

2002 The Carlisle Mosquito