Friday, May 10, 2002
Annual CCHS exhibit at art association
For over 20 years, the Concord Art Association has been hosting a spring exhibition of art by students of the Concord-Carlisle High School. The exhibition runs through May 17. It will feature painting, drawings, ceramics, sculpture and photography in a show that enables students, teachers and parents to celebrate a year of creativity in the CCHS art program.
On May 15, there will be a reception, open to the public, with scholarships totalling $2,000 being awarded at 8 p.m. Jurors for the awards will be George Nick, vice president and art director, and Betsy Adams, director of the Concord Art Association. The event is supported in part by a grant from the Concord Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and will be held at the Concord Art Association, 37 Lexington Road in Concord. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. Call 1-978-369-2578 for more information.
Strategies for parents of adolescents
Adolescents are facing tough academic and social pressures at younger and younger ages. Come for a discussion of the proactive strategies parents and teachers can use to assist children through this challenging developmental period, helping them to make the most of their teen years.
Lynn Reeves Griffen, RN, M.Ed, of Pro-Active Parenting in Scituate MA, is a lecturer, writer and consultant to parents, teachers and health care professionals regarding child development and behavior management issues. She will speak on Tuesday, May 21, at 7:30 p.m. at the Peabody Forum Concord Middle School. The lecture is free; no registration is required. It is presented by the The Center for Parents & Teachers, The Concord Middle School PTG, and the Concord Carlisle Parent Initiative.
Upcoming May events at the Concord Museum
On Sunday, May 12, from noon to 5 p.m. visit the Concord Museum and the special exhibition, "Traditions in Elegance: 100 Teapots from the Norwich Castle Museum," featuring antique teapots from the Twining Teapot Gallery at the Norwich Castle Museum in England. Admission for mothers is free when accompanied by a child (of any age!). This community-based program is funded in part by Massachusetts Cultural Council.
On Tuesday, May 14, enjoy an "Afternoon with the Curator," from 1 to 2 p.m. Explore the Concord Museum's silver collections and learn about the silversmith trade in 18
General self-touring admission is $7 adults, $6 seniors, $6 students with valid ID, $3 children, $16 family. Members free. Hours are Monday to Saturday 9 to 5 p.m.; Sunday 12 to 5 p.m. Directions: The Concord Museum is easily accessible from route 495 or Route 128 and Route 2 and is located at the intersection of Lexington Road and Cambridge Turnpike, 1/4 mile east of Concord Center. The museum's entrance is on Cambridge Turnpike; parking is free. For further information contact the Concord Museum at 1-978-369-9609 (taped information) or 1-978-369-9763 (reservations). E-mail: email@example.com or web site: www.concordmuseum.org.
Upcoming biodiversity outings in Carlisle
Biodiversity Days are back a week earlier this year on May 31 through June 3. This is the third year Carlisle naturalists will lead wildlife walks for all ages and skills. The purpose is twofold: to help spread enthusiasm for and interest and knowledge in Carlisle natural history and to create an inventory of plants and animals occurring in our community.
Town coordinator Ken Harte has lined up five events. As in the past two years, JoRita Jordan will lead a walk through the Towle Land fields in the early evening on Friday, Susan Emmons will explore the Cranberry Bog on Saturday morning, and the Brownriggs will take on the State Park on Sunday morning. Additional events include a very early morning canoe trip on Saturday and a Monday morning walk on Conant Land. The canoe trip is also part of the SuAsCo River Fest.
If you are an expert on lichens, fungi or beetles, you could help fill a much-needed area of expertise. Specialists and beginners are urged to come and help find out about Carlisle's biodiversity.
The weekend is sponsored by the state's Executive Office of Environmental Affairs (EOEA) and other nature and educational groups. The Biodiversity Days event is a challenge to communities to learn about the animal and plant species in their area and to identify at least 200 species. For more information visit the web site: http://data.massgis.state.ma.us/Biodiversity/BiodiversityDays.htm or contact town organizer Ken Harte at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Networking group to meet May 15
At the meeting of the Carlisle Business Networking Group, the guest speaker will be Mr. Cheng Wu, vice president of Content and Multi-Service Edge Group for Cisco Systems. Wu has had an enviable high-tech career as he was a co-founder and former CEO of ArrowPoint, which was acquired by Cisco in 2000. He also co-founded Arris Networks, which was acquired by Cascade. His discussion is entitled "Soul of a New Company."
The networking meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 15, starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Gleason Library's Hollis Room. Wu will speak and take questions from 7 until 8:45 p.m. The group will network from 6:30 to 7. All are welcome. Call John Kaufman at 1-978-369-2330 or e-mail email@example.com with any questions.
Each year the Carlisle Teachers' Association awards two scholarships to graduates of the Carlisle Public Schools. Applications for the awards are now being accepted. For an application, please read the qualification requirements and contact:
c/o Carlisle Public Schools
83 School Street
Carlisle, MA 01741
Marguerite Grant Scholarship
The recipient must be a 2002 graduate of Concord-Carlisle Regional High School or Minuteman Science Technology High School. Candidates should have a desire for further education and qualities of intellect and character that indicate success in their chosen field and future usefulness to society.
Amy Lapham Award for Continuing Education
This award is given to a student who has already begun his or her higher education. The applicant must be a current or legal resident of Carlisle, a graduate of Concord-Carlisle Regional High School or Minuteman Science Technology High School, and have successfully completed at least one year of study in his or her chosen field.
Applications should be returned to the above address by 3 p.m. May 31.
Coming soon at C-C adult education
Carlisle career management consultant and counselor John Mattson returns to Concord-Carlisle Adult & Community Education this semester to help students navigate two of life's most challenging searches: love and work.
On Thursdays, May 16 and 23, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Concord-Carlisle High School, Mattson will present an innovative approach to finding meaningful and satisfying relationships in "Looking for Love and Friendship in all the Right Places." This method, based upon the principles of psychological development, personality type, occupational preference and job-search strategies includes a personality profile, interests and values inventories, and other life-style checklists. The fee is $79.
"Finding a Job to Love," on Thursdays, May 30 and June 6, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at CCHS will help students find new careers, work that matches their skills and interests and a job they can look forward to every day. This class includes career tests and the means to develop a specific action plan for the job search. The fee is $89.
Community Education Spring/Summer catalogs are available at the library. For more information or to register, call Concord-Carlisle Adult & Community Education at 1-978-318-1540.
Concord Library book sale on June 1
The Friends of the Concord Library will hold their annual book sale on Saturday, June 1, on the front lawn of the library. The silent auction, offering a fine selection, will run from 9 to 10 a.m. and the live auction of contested books will begin at 10:30 a.m. The book sale will run from 10 until 3 p.m. Saturday, June 8 is the rain date. For further information, call the library at 1-978-318-3300.
Local musicians team up to keep PACE
Local musicians will team up in a concert to benefit PACE, Ayer's own grass roots environmental organization on Saturday, May 11 at 7:30 p.m. at the Ayer Town Hall.
The Firehouse Band covers the work of familiar folk artists including Nanci Griffith, Shawn Colvin, Dar Williams, and Lyle Lovett. Fred Small, a nationally known folk singer and minister at first Church Unitarian in Littleton, will join them to perform his own songs.
PACE (People of Ayer Concerned about the Environment) promotes the preservation and restoration of the local environment. Over the past years, PACE has monitored crucial issues including threats to the town's water supply, contamination from local landfills, and the ongoing cleanup activities at Devens. Currently PACE is extremely concerned about Guilford Rail's plans to build a new auto-unloading facility over our main aquifer at Spectacle Pond. Through grants and individual contributions, PACE carries on research, community outreach and educational activities.
Tickets are available at the door for a suggested donation of $10 or in advance at Kelly's Hallmark or Bookberry on Main Street, Ayer, or Acton Music on Main Street in Acton. For more information, call 1-978-772-5870. This event is wheelchair accessible.
Visit www.pace-ayer.org for more information on PACE.
Emerson Hospital hosts cancer awareness day
Doctors, nurses and staff from Emerson Hospital will host community members on Saturday, May 11 from 9 to 1:30 p.m. for the eighth Annual Cancer Awareness Day at the hospital's Bethke Cancer Center.
The purpose of Cancer Awareness Day is to call attention to the importance of education and early detection. Hundreds of people are expected to partake in a variety of free health screenings including blood tests for colon-rectal cancer, respiratory screenings, diabetes screenings, blood pressure exams, oral cancer screening, a cholesterol test (12-hour fasting is required, no food or drink except water) and for men a Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) blood test. Registration is required for the cholesterol and PSA
In addition, there will be a Health Information Café with news on exercise, nutrition, smoking cessation/lung health, and skin health. Representatives from Hospice, the Pediatric Intervention Team, Home Care and Social Services will also provide information.
For more information, call Heather Hatfield at 1-978-287-3149.
Garden Bazaar for the Class of 2005
The Concord-Carlisle class of 2005 is sponsoring a Garden Bizarre on May 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the high school. Annuals, perennials and cut flowers will be available for purchase just in time for Mother's Day. Come support this event and at the same time get your garden started! If anyone would like to donate perennial plants from their garden please contact Gunilla Gorman at 1-978-371-2690.
Economic justice discussion open to all
The second of three economic justice discussion groups will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, May 13, in Union Hall of the First Religious Society. Topics to be explored include the working family agenda and the building blocks of social and economic justice in an era of economic globalization. For more information, call Seba Gaines at 1-978-369-4618.
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