Friday, September 13, 2002
Carlisle artist's works on exhibit
An exhibit of new and recent works by two Boston-area artists: Gay Wind Campbell (Carlisle) and Virginia Peck (Newton Highlands) will be held from September 12 through October 13 at Alpers Fine Art, Two Main Street, Andover. Campbell's disciplined photographer's eye and fascination with exotic locales such as Kenya and Patagonia translate into lush, large-format Iris prints. Peck, a graduate of the Museum School, paints distinctively New England landscapes Nantucket moors, Casco Bay islands, harvested fields in an equally distinctive style, transforming acrylics and modeling paste into touch-me surfaces that range from rough and nubbly to something akin to Raku.
The exhibit is free. For more information and gallery hours, call 1-978-470-0013 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Filipov Peace and Justice Forum
The First Al Filipov Peace and Justice Forum will be held on Saturday, September 14, at the Trinitarian Congregational Church, 54 Walden Street, Concord, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Paul Loeb, author of Soul of a Citizen, Living with Conviction in a Cynical Time will speak on how to act on our deepest beliefsand make a difference despite all the obstacles.
The Al Filipov Peace and Justice Forum is established in memory of Al Filipov, long time Concord resident who was aboard Flight 11 on September 11, 2001. The event is free and open to the public. For more information go to www.alfilipov.org.
Newcomers Club holds two events
The Concord-Carlisle Newcomers' Club will host two events to welcome those new to the two communities who are interested in learning more about Newcomers, as well as to greet once again all current members we haven't seen over the summer months.
On Thursday morning, September 19, at 9:30 a.m., the Autumn Welcome Brunch will be held at the Concord Museum, located at 200 Lexington Road in Concord. On Thursday, September 26, at 7 p.m., our Evening Autumn Welcome will be held at La Provence, across from the Concord Railroad Station on Thoreau Street. At both of these events, officers and leaders of the club's interest groups will present information on the many ways to learn more about the community. More importantly, these are opportunities to meet new neighbors and begin to establish relationships of support and friendship.
To make a reservation for either or both of these events, or to find out more about the Concord-Carlisle Newcomers' Club, call Victoria at 1-978-287-5553, or Barbara at 1-978-287-0049. The cost for each event is $7.
Acton Community Chorus open house
The Acton Community Chorus will begin its 19th season with an open rehearsals on Monday, September 16. If you love to sing and enjoy community spirit, come at 7:15 p.m. to the Faith Evangelical Free Church, located at 54 Hosmer Street at Route 2. The chorus will rehearse every Monday night, preparing classical pieces for our concert in late January. All area singers are welcome and no auditions are required. Bring a friend.
The Acton Community Chorus has more than 70 members from over 15 communities. For further information, visit www.ActonCommunityChorus.org or call Tim at 1-978-263-8427.
Musician and singer Ed Morgan will present a toddler singalong at the Concord Free Public Library, 129 Main Street, Concord, on Fridays, September 27, October 25, November 22 and December 27 from 2 to 3 p.m. The interactive singalong is appropriate for toddlers and their families. The fall series of singalongs will include songs from his new CD. This free program of traditional children's songs is sponsored by the Friends of the Concord Free Public Library and requires no registration. For more information please call 1-978-318-3358.
Local Cable T.V. seeks volunteers
CTV8, serving Concord, Carlisle and Lincoln is looking for volunteers that are intersted in covering local meetings, sporting events and other events going on in the area. No experience necessary. If interested, call CTV8 at 1-978-369-5038.
Israeli diplomat to speak in Acton
Consul Hillel Newman, of the Israeli Consulate of New England, will discuss Israel's interactions with the international community on Thursday, October 10. Dr. Newman will touch on humanitarian, political and counter-terrorism themes in an informative and insightful evening at Temple Beth Elohim, 133 Prospect Street in Acton, at 7:30 p.m.
The event is free and open to the public. It is being sponsored by the Acton-Concord Area Hadassah, Shawsheen Valley Hadassah and Temple Beth Elohim. Contact slgkreithen @mindspring.com for more information.
Open discussion with Shannon O'Brien
In the tradition of a New England town meeting, all Carlisle residents are invited to an open forum with Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Shannon O'Brien at the Alcott School, 91 Laurel Street, Concord, on Saturday, September 14 from 2 to 4 p.m.
This is a great opportunity to ask Shannon O'Brien questions, hear her answers, and continue the long-lasting tradition of participating in the democratic process.
Columbus Day weekend flea market
Antique and bargain hunters alike can kick off Columbus Day weekend at a flea market on Saturday, October 12 in Harvard, Massachusetts, from 9:30 to 4 p.m. Nearly 200 booths will offer antique and attic treasures, clothing, crafts and homemade baked goods, jams, and jellies. Food and beverages, hot and cold, will be available to sustain the hungry shopper.
The flea market will be on the grounds of the Bromfield School on Route 111 in the center of Harvard, two miles from either Route 495 or Route 2.
Admission is $2 for adults, $1 for senior citizens and children 6 to 12, and free for children under 6. Parking is free.
In case of bad weather, the flea market will be held on Monday, October 14. For more event information, including postponement updates, check www.harvardconservationtrust.org, or call 1-978-456-9292. For postponement updates only, check www.harvardpd.com.
Creative Writing for Fun at community education
Carlisle writer, editor and teacher Pamela Wight returns to Concord-Carlisle Adult & Community Education this fall with her popular Creative Writing for Fun classes for beginning and continuing students. There will be two sessions at each level, and students are welcome to join for one or both.
For beginners, the class will help you explore the hidden stories in your mind or to write that memoir for yourself and your family. Fiction and non-fiction are encouraged through in-class writing, different topics and tips each week, and shared reading.
For those continuing students who have taken at least one Tuesday session with Pam Wight, this is an opportunity to join like-minded writers who are ready for the ride through rejections and rejoicing in their written word.
Classes will be 10:00 11:30 a.m. at 105 Everett St. in Concord. The beginning class will meet Mondays, Sept 23 Nov. 18 and/or Mondays, Nov. 25-Jan. 13. Continuing students meet Tuesdays, Sept 10 Nov. 5 and/or Tuesdays, Nov. 12-Jan 14. The fee for the beginning class is $69; the fee for the continuing class is $89. These small classes fill quickly. For more information or to register call Community Education at 1-978-318-1540.
Lecture series on Alzheimer's topics
Carleton-Willard Village will be hosting a lecture series on Alzheimer's disease and related dementia. On September 24 at 7.30 p.m., Dr. Charles Wasserman, Chief of Psychiatry at Youville Hospital and a specialist in geriatric psychiatry, will give an overview of the disease in "Is it Alzheimer's or is it Ordinary Forgetfulness?" On October 22 at 2:00 p.m., Dr. Paul Raia of the Alzheimer's Association of Massachusetts will speak on "Behavior Strategies for Managing Challenging Behavior." And on November 7, the final lecture topic will be "Caring for the Caregiver," with Joanne Koenig Coste, noted author and lecturer. All lectures are free of charge and will be held in the auditorium of Carleton-Willard, located at 100 Old Billerica Road in Bedford. For directions, please call 1-781-275-8700 or check our web site at www.carleton-willard.org. To request a tour or to receive information about Carleton-Willard's new state-of-the-art Alzheimer's Center, call Phyllis Risi at 1-781-275-8700.
DAR holds meeting September 19
Old Concord Chapter DAR representing the towns of Acton, Bedford, Billerica, Boxborough, Carlisle and Concord will hold its first meeting of the year on Thursday, September 19 at 6:30 p.m. Nominations will be accepted for Community Service and Conservation awards. The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) is a volunteer service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America's future through better education for children. The Old Concord Chapter supports memberships and activities in Concord, Carlisle, Acton, Bedford, Billerica, Marlborough, Hudson and Maynard. For further information please contact Sally Evans at 1-978-369-8319.
Acton walks for farm animals
On Saturday, October 5, citizens from Acton will participate in a Walk for Farm Animals. The walk will be held at the Douglas School, 21 Elm Street, beginning at 1:00 p.m.
The Acton walkathon is part of a national effort of over 30 walks being held across the United States this fall. In addition to raising awareness about inhumane factory farming practices, the walkathons will raise critically needed funds for Farm Sanctuary, a national farm animal rescue and protection organization.
Farm Sanctuary is the nation's largest farm animal rescue and protection organization. With over 100,000 active members across the country, Farm Sanctuary works to end farm animal suffering through legislative initiatives and legal actions, investigative campaigns, humane education, public awareness projects and direct rescue and shelter efforts.
For more information on the Acton walk or to resister as a walker, please call 1-978-263-3740.
Jazz in Westford
The New Black Eagle Jazz Band will perform in the Parish Center for the Arts in Westford at 8 pm on Saturday, October 5. Admission: general public $15, members of the PCA $12; teens $5. The Parish Center is located at 10 Lincoln Street. Reservations are recommended. Call 1-978-692-6333 or e-mail PCA@Westford.com.
Open call to recorder enthusiasts
The Boston Recorder Society West invites you to the opening of its fourth Second Saturday season at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 14, at Trinity Episcopal Church, 81 Elm Street in Concord. Using "The Muses" as the theme for this year's nine meetings, program director Sheila Beardslee will be joined by music coaches Wendy Drexler, Marilyn Boenau and Kara Ciezki for an exploration of music inspired by Melpomene, the Muse of tragedy, and Urania, the Muse of celestial harmony.
Working with compatible consorts divided by ability, each coach offers tips on technique, interpretation and performance practice. Players work with two different coaches in 75-minute sessions. Renaissance reed and brass players are especially welcomed at this September meeting.
The BRSWest program is open to all interested in the recorder and its repertoire. Memberships are $35 and the annual consort fee is $65 (reduced rates available for senior citizens and students). For further information, please call 1-978-263-9926.
Thinking of starting a business?
Learn how to avoid the legal pitfalls along the path to entrepreneurial success. Local entrepreneur and business attorney Jean Sifleet will present highlights of her book, Smart FastThe Desktop Reference Guide for Running Your Business. On Wednesday, September 18 at 7 p.m. at Willow Books & Café, 279 Great Road in Acton, Sifleet will share her insights and personal stories from the trenches of first-hand experience. For more information, checkout http://www.smartfast.com or call 1-978-266-0066.
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