Friday, June 14, 2002
Teen self-image dance classes available
Carlisle resident Linda Myers-Tierney is leading an exercise program in Chelmsford this summer. "Dance for Joy for Teen Girls" is for middle-school, high-school and college-age girls, regardless of size, shape or experience. It is intended to send a positive message to teens about being comfortable and appreciating the body that they are in.
A free introductory class is being offered on Wednesday, June 26, from 4 to 5:15 p.m. at Shakti Yoga & Healing Arts Center, 11 School Street in Chelmsford. Pre-registration is necessary. A six-week series will be offered at Shakti Yoga from July 10 through August 14 from 4 to 5:15 p.m. For additional information or to pre-register, contact Shakti Yoga at 1-978 251-1001 or Linda Myers-Tierney at 1-978-287-4455.
Teens put on play to promote tolerance
William Finn's Tony -Award-winning musical play Falsettos deals with the universal themes of family love, romantic love and the struggle between responsibility and passion, but it deals with them viewed through a prism of one unusual family. The Sudbury Young Actors Ensemble, high-school age actors from Sudbury, Lincoln, Concord, and Acton, will present three performances of Falsettos on June 20, 21, and 22 at 8 p.m. at the Rogers Theater at the Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School, 390 Lincoln Road, Sudbury. Tickets are $10; all seats reserved. Call 1-978-502-0112 for tickets. The play is recommended for ages 14 and above.
Mill Time Days will feature David Macaulay
Lowell National Historical Park presents two days of programs on June 21 and 22, centered around popular illustrator and author David Macaulay, his acclaimed book Mill, and its 2002 PBS adaptation, Mill Times. Parts of Mill Times were filmed at LowelI National Historical Park. The event will feature a presentation by David Macaulay about his writing, viewings of the film, music programs, costumed interpretation, special presentations on mill technology and mill girls, and a theatrical production, Dearly Earned, based on the writings of mill laborers. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 1-978-970-5000 (TDD 1-978-970-5002). The fee for the two-day event (fee includes entrance to Boott Cotton Mills Museum) is adults $8; seniors $7; youth (6-I7) $6 (program is designed for patrons ages 10 and above); teachers $20 (includes certificate of attendance and curriculum packet).
A curriculum guide related to the program is available to teachers participating in the event, with activities adapted from Tsongas Industrial History Center resources by Toby Levine Communications.
Illustrating 'Little Women': Louisa May Alcott and Frank Thayer Merrill
A new exhibition, opening June 21 at the Concord Museum, brings together 65 original illustrations by Frank Thayer Merrill for the 1880 Roberts Brothers edition of Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. These known surviving drawings, from the special collections of the Concord Free Public Library and other lenders, represent about one-third of the two hundred published in the 1880 edition of the beloved classic, and serve to illuminate the interaction between Alcott and Merrill in the illustrative process. Some of the drawings include the author's penciled comments giving editorial direction, as well as subsequent changes made by the illustrator. The exhibition includes examples of the 1880 edition and the first (1868) edition of Little Women, together with examples of other works illustrated by Frank Merrill, including the first edition of Mark Twain's The Prince and the Pauper (1881). Very special features of this exhibition are a portion of Louisa May Alcott's manuscript for Little Women (1868) from the Concord Free Public Library's special collections, as well as three rarely-exhibited costumes drawn from the Concord Museum collection dating from 1861 (the setting of the novel) to 1880, the period of the Merrill illustrated edition. The costumes serve as an interesting foil to the costume decisions Merrill made in his drawings. The exhibit will continue through September 15.
Associated programs include: "The Artist, the Author and the Publisher," a gallery talk with curator David Wood followed by a reception in Brooke Hall on Friday, June 21, at 10 a.m. This program is free with admission. "Picturing Words: A Workshop for Young Illustrators and Writers" is a week-long workshop for children ages nine and up, including visits to several Concord sites and a visit from a practicing author/illustrator. Held July 15 to 19 (visit from Marcia Sewall, illustrator of The Marzipan Moon and People of the Breaking Day) or August 12 to 16 (visit from D. B. Johnson, author/illustrator of Henry Hikes to Fitchburg and Henry Builds a Cabin and Claiborne Dawes, author of A Different Drummer: Thoreau and Will's Independence Day). This program is from 9:30 to 3 and reservations are required. $175/$160 member, includes all materials and multiple site visits.
For information contact the Concord Museum at 1-978-369-9609 (taped information). E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; web site: www.concordmuseum.org.
The Colonial Spirit Chorus of Sweet Adelines is sponsoring a craft fair to be held at the Chelmsford Lodge of Elks on Route 110 on September 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost for each table is $30. For additional information and to register for the craft fair, call Peg Scott at 1-978-658-5083 or e-mail at email@example.com.
Westford offers summer workshops
Westford's Parish Center for the Arts is now accepting registrations for summer workshops in acting for grades three through five, acting for middle schoolers, exploring nature for adults and fun in the sun for grades one through three. There are four easy ways to register: by phone 1-978-692-6333; via the PCA Website at www.westford.com/pca; via email firstname.lastname@example.org; by mail PCA, PO Box 411, 10 Lincoln Street, Westford, MA, 01886. Classes have limited openings.
Worship and picnic in the park
The Church of the Good Shepherd will be holding an outdoor worship service in Faye Park in Littleton at 10 a.m. on Sunday, June 16. Immediately following the service there will be a picnic lunch, and then games and activities for the entire family.
Sub-sandwiches (prepared by our youth group) and drinks will be provided. Bring a salad or a dessert to share. Also, bring a blanket, chairs and sunscreen. Everyone is invited to share in the fun and festivities.
The park gazebo, where the service will be held, is handicapped accessible, and there will be some seating available. Bathroom facilities are available. Faye Park is located just off of Rte. 2A in Littleton, behind the fire house. If it is raining, the worship service will be held at the church, with the picnic in the parish hall.
The Church of the Good Shepherd is an Episcopal church located at 164 Newtown Road in Acton, Massachusetts. For information, call 1-978-263-5782 or check the web site www.ultranet.com/~goodshep.
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