Friday, June 7, 2002
Tour Acton's finest gardens
The eighth annual City Spaces/Country Places Garden Tour will feature ten exceptional gardens in the Acton area. The self-guided tour offers an eclectic mix of small and large gardens, sculpture gardens, water features, woodland gardens, vegetable gardens, propagation beds, and sunny borders.
Held on Sunday, June 23, from 10 to 5 p.m., the tour's proceeds will go to support continued development of Tower Hill Botanic Gardens. Advance tickets cost $25 for members, $30 for non-members. Tickets purchased on day of tour cost $30 for members, $35 for non-members. Call 1-508-869-6111, ext. 36 to order tickets.
ACLU rally on June 22
A rally in support of civil liberties and the rights of immigrants will take place at the Bandstand in the Boston Common on Saturday, June 22 from 1 to 5 p.m. The event will feature speakers, music, skits, information booths and activities that highlight post-September 11 government actions that threaten our privacy, destroy our right to fair and equal treatment, encourage racial profiling, scapegoat immigrants and punish dissent.
This event is being organized by the Civil Liberties Task Force of the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts.
For more information or to get involved, call the ACLU of Massachusetts at 1-617-482-3170, ext. 314.
Barn and nature tours are back at state park
Weekend barn and nature tours are now available at Great Brook Farm State Park on North Road. Barn tours are held at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Milking tours are given at 6:15 p.m. on Sundays only, through August. Guided trail walks can be arranged in advance.
Barn tours begin at the gate next to the ice cream stand. Nature walks originate at the kiosk in the main parking lot. Weekday tours are given by reservation only. Call Rebecca Markey at 1-978-369-6312 for more information.
Phillips Consort of Viols in Concord
The Phillips Consort of Viols, featuring Michael Hamill, treble; Hannah Davidson and Sheila Beardslee, tenors, and Sarah McManaway, bass, along with guest soprano Sarah Wetzel, will present an hour-long concert from England's Golden Age on Sunday, June 16, at 6 p.m. in the chapel of Trinity Episcopal Church, 81 Elm Street, Concord. In a program titled "All in A Garden Green," the Phillips Consort will perform fantasias and dances. Soprano Sarah Wetzel will sing songs celebrating love won, mourning love lost and in praise of the delights of summer. Admission is $12, $8 for students and seniors. For further information, call 1-978-263-9926.
MAGIC's annual meeting set for June 13
The annual meeting and election of officers of the Minuteman Advisory Group on Interlocal Coordination (MAGIC) will take place on June 13 at 7:30 p.m. in the Acton Public Library at 470 Main Street. The meeting will also include a follow-up to the April presentation on the transportation planning process, discussion of the upcoming year's work program, and community exchange. The latter is an opportunity for towns to update each other on recent activities and issues and to share information, ideas, and solutions.
There will also be reports of regional interest: the "Decade of Opportunity," a standing-room-only seminar where the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) kicked off an exciting, regional planning process for the future of metro Boston; the Fitchburg Line Working Group, a regional effort to improve service along this commuter rail line and potential follow-up to the joint MAGIC-MetroWest economic development meeting held in May.
MAGIC is a subregion of MAPC, the regional planning agency for the 101 communities of metro Boston. MAGIC consists of local officials from Acton, Bedford, Boxborough, Carlisle, Concord, Hudson, Lexington, Lincoln, Littleton, Maynard and Stow. Members meet monthly to exchange ideas and plan activities related to multi-community planning, infrastructure, and service delivery.
The meeting is open and the public is welcome. For more information, contact MAGIC coordinator Judith Alland at MAPC, 1-617-451-2770.
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