Friday, May 17, 2002
Rick St. Germaine speaks at FRS on May 19
Rick St. Germaine of Carlisle will speak about his life within Anishenabe Ishitwawin (Ojibway Religion) on Sunday at the First Religious Society. St. Germaine is an Ojibway leader and practitioner of a traditional spiritual way. Assema or Kinnickinnic sharing and Sweet Grass blessing upon the congregation, and a description of Wawina, the Naming Ceremony, will be part of the service, which will begin at 10:45 a.m.
Rick is Senior Visiting Scholar at the Harvard University Native American Program, teaching at the Kennedy School of Government and the Graduate School of Education. He is a member of the faculty of history at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Rick and his wife Becky are members of the First Religious Society.
For more information, contact: Rev. Diane Miller, interim minister, First Religious Society by phone at 978-369-0284, or by email at revdianemiller@ earthlink.net.
Auditions for 'Mikado' at Corey Building
The Savoyard Light Opera Company invites all who enjoy musical theatre to audition for a role in its fall production of Gilbert and Sullivan's The Mikado, directed by Margot Law and Fred Frabotta.
Auditions will be held in the Corey Building of Carlisle Middle School, Church Street, Carlisle on May 20, 22 and 23.
Leads auditions are by appointment. Please call 1-978-371-SLOC or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule.
Ensemble auditions will start promptly at 7 p.m. and no pre-arrangement is required.
This spectacular show will be produced with a mixture of outstanding actors and vocalists, a full orchestra and magnificent stage scenery.
There will also be many opportunities to perform backstage in roles such as lighting, set construction, costumes, make-up, painting and production.
Rehearsals will begin in early September. Performances are scheduled for November 15, 16, 17, 22, 23 and 24.
For further information, please call 1-978-371-7562 or visit our web-site at www.tiac.net/users/sloc.
A cappella meets dixieland jazz
On May 18, the award-winning Sounds of Concord Barbershop Chorus is pulling out all the stops for its annual show. The Sounds' special guest quartet is Four Voices, the 2001 International bronze medal winner. The Yankee Stompers Dixieland Jazz band will jam with a "Dash of Swing," while the Waltham High Show Choirs will join in with their special upbeat repertoire.
There are shows at 2 and 7:30 p.m. at the SunBridge Auditorium in Concord, across Route 2 from Emerson Hospital. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and $5 for children and students. To order tickets, call 1-617-332-2075.
Raffle to benefit 9/11 victims memorial
Sunday, June 9, marks the date of Rafflemania, a fun fundraising event. The money raised will support the building of a sanctuary for James Hayden and Susan Mackay, who were victims in the September 11 tragedy.
Rafflemania will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Saint Catherine's Parish Center, located at 107 North Main Street in Westford. Admission is free of charge and raffle winners must be present to win. Contact St. Catherine's parish office at 1-978-692-6353 with any questions.
Dance of the Lizard King plays tonight
CCHS Advanced Dance Project will perform "Dance of the Lizard King a dance exploration of Jim Morrison through his music and poetry." Tonight is the final performance, at 7:30 p.m. in the CCHS auditorium. Tickets are $8 at the door.
Free concert at St. Irene church May 18
Soprano Jeanne Masterman and organist David Pihl will present a free concert of classical music at St. Irene Church at 181 East Street on Saturday afternoon, May 18, at 2 p.m. Masterman, a Westford resident, is a voice teacher and the director of music and a cantor at St. Catherine's Church. Pihl, a Worcester resident, is accompanist for Westford Chorus, Holy Cross College and University of Massachusetts at Lowell. Their program will include works of Bach, Gounod, Handel, and Mozart. The concert is supported in part by a grant from the Carlisle Cultural Council, a local agency, which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. For further information, call 1-978-692-8416.
Candlelight vigil in Concord
Amnesty International will hold a candelight procession and vigil, on Sunday, May 19, in Concord.
Participants will assemble at 8 p.m. at the Concord Library on Main Street and process to the vigil point at Monument Square, where they will be addressed by dignitaries and clergy.
The subject of the vigil is Dr. Younus Sheikh (now sentenced to death for "blasphemy" in Pakistan) and for others unjustly imprisoned, for their beliefs.
For more information, call 1-978-263-0564.
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., is a 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 Middle School, Old Marlboro Road, Concord. The lecture is free; no registration is required.
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