Friday, September 27, 2002
Looking for something to do?
· Children's book author and illustrator Bob Graham, author of "Let's Get a Pup," Said Kate, will be at the Concord Library on Thursday, October 3, at 7 p.m. for an evening of crafts and activities. Call 1-978-318-3358 for more information.
· The Concord Library will hold a sing-along Halloween songfest on Wednesday, October 23, at 7 p.m. in the children's room. Costumes are encouraged.
· Author and storyteller Tanya Robyn Batt will present an evening of magical stories on Tuesday, October 8, at 7 p.m. at the Concord Library, 129 Main Street. Recommended for ages five and up.
· Middle Earth comes to Concord on Saturday, October 26, from 3 to 5 p.m. at Monument Hall in Monument Square. Enjoy crafts, entertainment, refreshments and photo opportunities with Gandalf, Frodo and Sarumen. Call 1-978-318-3358.
· Underground film events will be held at The Revolving Museum, 22 Shattuck Street in Lowell, beginning Friday, September 20, from 8 to 10 p.m. Admission is $8. and subsequent film events will be on October 11 and November 15. Call 1-978-937-2787.
· The Westford Museum Folk Series presents a concert by Ivonne Hernandez, Grand National Fiddle champion. Doors open at 7:15 p.m. at the Parish Center for the Arts, 10 Lincoln Street in Westford. Reservations are recommended. Call 1-978-692-5550 or e-mail Museum@Westford.com.
· Grammy-winner Tom Chapin will open the Family Discovery Series at the UMass Lowell Center for the Arts on Sunday, October 6, at 2 and 4 p.m. Tickets are available by calling 1-978-934-4444.
· The Puppet Showplace Theatre in Brookline Village offers performances for preschool audiences every Wednesday and Thursday, beginning at 10:30 a.m. "Clowns," by Nikki Tilroe and Palm of the Hand Theatre, will be performed October 2-3. "Old Favorites," by Sparky Davis and Sparky's Puppets, will be performed October 9-10. Both shows are recommended for ages three and up. Call 1-617-731-6400.
· The Whistler House Museum, 243 Worthen Street in Lowell, will host an exhibit of select paintings by New England artist George Loftus Noyes from the collection of Weston, Massachusetts residents, William and Jean Gale through October 19. Call 1-978-452-7641.
· Boston Virtuosi, a 20-member chamber orchestra, will perform on Sunday, October 6, at 4 p.m., and will feature Copeland's "Appalachian Spring." It will be held at the Parish Center for the Arts, Westford Commons. Reservations are recommended; call 1-978-692-6333 or e-mail PCA@Westford.com. Tickets are $17 for members of the Parish Center for the Arts, $20 for non-members, $5 for teens and free for under 13.
· The Colonial Spirit Chorus will present its sixth annual show "Star Spangled Spirit" on Saturday, November 2, at 8 p.m. at the Chelmsford Elks Club on Route 110. For tickets and information, call 1-978-658-5083, or check out www.colonialspirit.org.
Volunteer opportunities open house
A Volunteer Opportunities Open House will be held on Thursday, October 10, at Concord Park (Assisted Living Center), 68 Commonwealth Avenue, West Concord, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Come and join us as we learn more about the many organizations that could benefit from a little of our spare time. Parking is limited so please car pool if you can. Sponsored by the Concord-Carlisle Newcomers Club call Joanne at 1-978-318-0934 or visit our web site at www.carlisle.org/ccnewcomers if you have any questions.
CCYH Learn-To-Skate Registration
The Learn-To-Skate program sponsored by Concord-Carlisle Youth Hockey (CCYH) will begin Saturday, November 2, from 11:20 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. at the Valley Sports Arena on Route 62 in West Concord. Registration will take place beginning at 10:30 a.m. in the back rink. The cost is $200, which includes 19 sessions and a hockey style practice jersey. Warm clothing and gloves are recommended. A HECC approved hockey helmet and face mask are required.
Skaters must be five years of age by January 1. On-ice volunteers are welcome. More information can be obtained by calling the registrar of CCYH at 1-978-369-6759, the president of CCYH at 1-978-897-7680 or LTS director of CCYH at 1-978-369-4664. The web site (www.ccyh.org) contains up-to-date information on all CCYH activities.
Community Chest funds local groups
The Concord-Carlisle Community Chest board of directors has awarded $547,500 to non-profit organizations that serve residents of Concord and Carlisle. For the fiscal year 2002-03, Community Chest funding will help sustain 31 diverse human service agencies and programs that serve neighbors of all ages.
"At a time when the economy was uncertain and when national tragedies necessarily focused attention elsewhere, we are exceedingly grateful to have met our 2001 Annual Campaign goal," said Community Chest president Elizabeth Holmes. "Thousands of residents and businesses contributed to our success and we thank every one of them."
The Concord-Carlisle Community Chest is a locally-controlled human service partnership that supports both established non-profit organizations and grassroots initiatives. "Often the Community Chest is the only source of private funding available to meet pressing human service needs in our towns," said Holmes.
Newly funded programs in the current year include Carlisle Recreation Summer Camp scholarships, operating funds for the Concord Neighborhood Network, financial assistance for children at Lovelane Therapeutic Horseback Riding, and a volunteer coordinator at the Concord Council on Aging.
Some of the Concord-Carlisle Community Chest-supported agencies and programs for 2002-03 are: Action Committee for Teens, American Red Cross, Boy Scouts of America, Center for Parents and Teachers, Concord Area Preschool Association, Concord-Carlisle Adult and Community Education, Concord-Carlisle High School Intervention/Prevention Counselor, Concord Carlisle Parent Initiative, Concord Children's Center, Concord Family and Youth Services, Concord Recreation Summer Camp, Concord Restorative Circle, Cooperative Elder Services, Domestic Violence Victims Assistance Program, Eliot Community Human Services, Family Services Coordinator, Friday Night Fun Club, Friends for Tomorrow, Friends in Service Helping (FISH), Gaining Ground, Girl Scouts of America, Minute Man Arc for Human Services, Minuteman Senior Services, Open Table, Restoration Project, South Middlesex Legal Services, and T3 student/teacher mentoring program at the high school and middle schools.
For more information about the Concord-Carlisle Community Chest and its member agencies, call 1-978-369-5250.
Youth concert to benefit The Sharing Foundation
On Sunday, October 27, at 3 p.m. in Jordan Hall, Boston, The Longwood Symphony, Boston's symphony orchestra composed of health care professionals and medical students, will present a youth and family concert that explores classical music and the dramatic arts. The beneficiary of this concert is The Sharing Foundation, whose volunteers are New England parents dedicated to helping meet the educational, medical and physical needs of orphaned and seriously disadvantaged Cambodian children growing up in Cambodia.
The hour-long concert, led by guest conductor Charles Ansbacher, will feature soprano Elizabeth Keusch in incidental music from Felix Mendelssohn's "A Midsummer Night's Dream." British actor Nigel Gore will interpret, while The New World Chorale will sing as the Chorus of Fairies. A reception, featuring a silent auction, raffle, and handmade Cambodian crafts for sale, will follow the concert.
Tickets are available for $25 for adults and $15 for children. All ticket purchases are tax deductible. The concert is not recommended for children under the age of five. To order tickets, contact Sally Stokes at 1-978-369-1240.
The Sharing Foundation was founded in 1998 by former Carlisle pediatrics team Dr. Nancy Hendrie and Judy Jones in response to the observation that it was not the few Cambodian children adopted to the United States who needed help, but rather the vast numbers of children growing up in Cambodia in abject poverty. Since its inception, the foundation has initiated multiple projects to improve the health and educational opportunities of the most vulnerable of Cambodia's children. To learn more, please visit the foundation's web site at www.sharingfoundation.org.
'Stellar A Cappella' in Concord
"Stellar A Cappella" will once again be presented by The Friends of the Performing Arts in Concord (FOPAC) on Saturday, October 5, at 8 p.m. The return of the successful A Cappella concert will feature four top-notch harmony groups from the Greater Boston area professional and college scenes.
The Tufts "Beelzebubs" are favorites on the college a cappella scene. 15 handsome males who believe that singing should be fun for the performers and audience alike, sing funk, contemporary, hip-hop, rock and swing. Their "NEXT" album won 2002 CARA awards for Best Male Collegiate Album and Best Male Collegiate Song.
"In the Moment," who recently appeared at Fenway Park to open the Red Sox/Blue Jays game in July, are eight harmonious divas from the Boston area who devote their vocal talents and contagious sense of fun to serving up pop, folk and jazz favorites from doo-wop to hip-hop. They are often funny, at times soulful, whimsical, or even sultry and always entertaining.
"Six Appeal," one of Boston's hippest, hottest, and funkiest new vocal bands, is a mixed sextet that is female-driven a cappella kicked up a notch.
"Fretless" is a mixed quintet offering a wide array of jazz, classical and pop, sung with heart and precision.
This Stellar event is a compilation of the best of the best of a cappella singing groups in New England. Proceeds will support the Performing Arts Facility at 51 Walden Street, Concord. Tickets are $15 if called in advance 1-978-369-7911, or $16 at the door, and are also available in person at The Minor Chord in Acton and The Harness Shop in Concord Center. 51 Walden is wheelchair accessible.
Youth hockey night at Lowell Lock Monsters
The Concord/Carlisle Youth Hockey organization (CCYH) is planning a family hockey night with the Lowell Lock Monsters on Saturday, November 2
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