Friday, October 25, 2002
Concord Players present 'Bad Seed'
The Concord Players will present Bad Seed, a classic study in childhood evil by Maxwell Anderson, on November 8, 9, 15, 16, 22 and 23 at 8 p.m., and on November 17 at 2:30 p.m. Performances take place at 51 Walden Street in Concord. Tickets are $14, and $12 for the matinee. Call 1-978-369-2990 for ticket information. The theater is handicapped accessible.
The play is directed by Carlisle resident Rik Pierce.
Womens Business Network luncheon
An informal networking soup and sandwich buffet lunch will be held on Tuesday, October 29, at noon at the Fruitlands Museum in Harvard. To participate, send a non-refundable check for $10 payable to Seasonal Specialties to Pat Cochrane, 11 Partridge Hill Road, Harvard MA 01451 by October 26. For more information call Pat at 978-456-9132, or email: email@example.com.
Swing dances at the Concord Scout House
A Swing Dance will be held on Saturday, November 2, 7:30 to 11 p.m. at 74 Walden Street. Swing instruction will be given from 7:30 to 8 p.m. The admission is $8 and refreshments will be available. Beginners and singles are welcome. The event is sponsored by the Concord-San Marcos Sister Cities Committee. Bring a change of shoes for dancing. For information, call 1-978-369-7091.
Nashoba Brooks to hold open house
An Open House will be held at Nashoba Brooks School on Sunday, November 3, from 2 to 4 p.m. Nashoba Brooks is an independent school for girls and boys, age 3 - grade 3, and for girls, grade 4-8. The school is located at 200 Strawberry Hill Road in Concord.
Two-day training on dealing with underage drinking postponed
The Concord Restorative Circle, which was planning to hold two days of training this weekend for Concord and Carlisle residents interested in working with local police to provide a restorative response to youth violations and illegal activity within the community, has postponed the workshop. The training, when it is rescheduled, will review circle process, provide information regarding drinking laws in the state, and prepare circle members to engage community victims and violators in a constructive process to address harm caused, and an appropriate response to make things right.
The Concord Restorative Circle has already processed six successful cases to date. They are preparing to accept underaged drinking cases, and wish to involve Carlisle community members in cases that involve Carlisle youth.
Police Chief Dave Galvin, who has been supportive of efforts to bring the Restorative Justice program to Carlisle, told the Mosquito this week that in the past the program has not been used to deal with underaged drinking cases. However, he believes it might be a useful means of resolving youth drinking problems such as those that occurred in Carlisle over the summer.
If you are interested in learning more, or think you would like to participate, contact Barbara Howland 1-978-369-3113, Ellen Huber 1-978-369-6678, Cindy Nock 1-978-369-3996 or Kathy Rubenstein 1-978-369-6947.
Halloween at Concord's Old Manse
"Our ghost," wrote Nathaniel Hawthorne, "used to heave deep sighs in a particular corner of the parlor, and sometimes rustle paper in the long upper entry, where nevertheless he was invisible, in spite of the bright moonlight." Come to The Old Manse, a property of The Trustees of Reservations, on October 25 and 26 for an evening of Hawthorne's "ghosts," both real and literary.
This year, The Old Manse Mystery takes on several short stories that Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote while living here. Shadows and clues abound in every corner as your team hunts for clues and other information to help identify a lost character from one of Hawthorne's stories. You must then go on to create the rest of the story. Will it be anything like the original? Will you be able to identify our ghost's character? Will you have gathered enough of the correct clues? How did the story originally end? These questions and more will be answered as you search through the house.
If you like mysteries, treasure hunts or story-telling, join us Friday, October 25 or Saturday, October 26, 6 to 8 p.m. Mysteries begin every twenty minutes and run approximately forty-five minutes. Fun for family and friends of all ages. Reservations are requested. Please call 1-978-369-3909 for more information.
Musical event to benefit Sudanese young men
On Thursday, November 14, an exciting evening of musical entertainment featuring two a cappella groups, Harvard Krokodiloes and BroadBand, and a demonstration of African Drumming will be held in Lincoln as a fund-raiser to support Sudanese refugees living in Lincoln.
Often called the "Lost Boys of Sudan" these young men survived horrific conditions in their war-torn country as children and were resettled in the United States in 2001. Three of these "lost boys," now young men, live in Lincoln, where a network of volunteers provide support for all aspects of their new life in America—school, work, housing and customs. They all work in the community as well as attend Lincoln-Sudbury High School.
"An Evening of Music" with the Harvard Krokodiloes, Broadband and the African Drummers will be held at the Pierce House, Three Weston Road, in Lincoln, from 7 to 10 p.m. The "Kroks" are an a cappella student group at Harvard University. Broadband is an all- female a cappella group consisting of women from Lincoln and the surrounding towns. Adding to the lively musical fare will be Charles Adeng, one of the Sudanese men. Adeng will demonstrate traditional African drumming. Tickets are $75 per person and are available beginning November 1 at the Cambridge Trust Company's Lincoln office, 152 Lincoln Road. Proceeds will directly benefit Lincoln's Sudanese
Shangri-La Acrobats to appear in Lowell
The UMass Lowell Center for the Arts today announced the next Family Discovery Series show. The Shangri-La Acrobats from Taiwan will give two performances on Sunday, November 17 at 2 and 4 p.m. The performing arts series is designed for families with children ages 4 and up.
The Shangri-La Acrobats will thrill audience members as they catapult, juggle and clown in a stunning exhibition of majestic, age-old Chinese culture. Leaving its audience breathless, this multi-faceted production features dazzling acrobatics, formidable feats of daring and balance, explosive Kung-Fu, brilliant costumes and even a touch of Chinese comedy. Under the direction of acrobatic legend, Ken Hai, this 18 member company flawlessly interprets an art form honed by years of training and discipline. With precision and grace the company offers feats of suspense and daring guaranteed to keep every audience member on the edge of their seat.
The Discovery Series offers families the flexibility to create their own series based on children's ages and interests. Single tickets are $10 per person. Families who chose four or more shows of the five remaining save money over the $10 cost of single tickets. Choosing four shows saves $1 per ticket; five shows saves $1.50 per ticket. Groups of 10 or more, ordering in advance, receive a special rate of $8 per ticket. Shows remaining in the series are: "Christmas Time Is Here" (December 15); "Frogz" (March 2); "The Nightingale" (March 30); and "Circo Comedia" (May 4).
All performances run approximately one hour without intermission. They take place in Durgin Hall, 35 Wilder Street on the UMass Lowell South Campus. The theatre is handicapped accessible and convenient, free parking is nearby.
For more information, to request a brochure or to order tickets by phone with MasterCard/Visa, call the Box Office at 1-978-934-4444 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays.
Divorce workshop offered by CPT
The Center for Parents & Teachers (CPT) will offer the workshop "Helping Your Family Make a Positive Adjustment to Divorce." The workshop will address how to deal with the factors that create problems; how to manage the normal grief reactions; how to manage the anger, and what children need to know and how to respond to their questions.
This workshop is being led by Patti Marquis, LICSW, a therapist and family educator with over 20 years' experience working with single parents, families, and children. The workshop will be held on four consecutive Thursday mornings beginning October 31 and ending November 21 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the Ripley School in Concord. The cost is $75 for the four mornings and scholarships are available. The class size is limited to eight. With sufficient request, CPT will add an evening workshop. Call the CPT at 1-978-318-1510 ext. 145 for more details.
Just In Time concert for kids and adults
Just In Time (JIT) composers and performers present their children's corner concert of world premiers and performances of new music written by JIT composers for kids and grown-ups. Paintings by members of the MetroLex Art Network will be on display at the Follen Church concert.
The concerts are on Friday, November 8, at 8 p.m., at the Follen Church, 755 Mass Ave. in Lexington, and on Sunday, November 10, at 4 p.m., at the Eliot Church, 49 Eliot Street in South Natick. Tickets are $15; $10 for students and seniors. For more information visit JIT at www. justintimecomposers.org or call them at 1-617-522-2466.
The Firehouse Coffeehouse presents Lui Collins
Lui Collins, a New England-based folksinger/songwriter with seven records currently in release, performs at the Firehouse Coffeehouse at the First Church Unitarian, 19 Foster Street, Littleton, at 8 p.m. Friday, November 1. Collins has been crafting songs since the late 1970s and has always had an honest quality to her music. With a strong, pure, distinctive voice and traditional banjo tunes, she sings of hope, love and respect. Her gentle wisdom, genuineness, and open-hearted, resolute spirit capture the hearts of an audience.
Tickets are $12 and are available at the Minor Chord, Acton, via the internet at www.fculittle.org/workspace. coffee.html or by calling 1-978-742-9957. This event is wheelchair- accessible.
Stunning concert planned in Lowell
Three world-class musicians, Randall Hodgkinson, pianist; Ronald Thomas, cellist; and Julia Scolnik, flutist, members of the Andover Chamber Music Series, will join in a benefit concert at Temple Emanuel of the Merrimac Valley in Lowell (15 minutes from Carlisle), on Saturday evening, November 2, at 7:30 p.m. Program highlights include Mendelssohn's second Cello Sonata in D, Bloch's Suite Modale, and the jazzy, stunning and delightful Cafe Music by Paul Schoenfield. Tickets are $25; $20 for students. Contact Nancy and Alyn Rovin at 1-978-369-6351 for information and tickets.
Play Day, in celebration of toys
On Sunday, November 3 from 1 to 4 p.m. bring the whole family to the Concord Museum to join in Play Day! — an old-fashioned fall festival in celebration of toys. Explore the museum's newest exhibition "Good Then, Good Always: Toys and Memories." Enjoy the hands-on gallery activities and introduce your children or grandchildren to the toys of your childhood. Throughout the afternoon all ages are invited to work on a special K'NEX building project, make-your-own-toy crafts, discover the scientific workings of toys such as Slinky, wind-ups and Magic Rocks with Science Discovery Museum educators, learn about the National Toy Hall of Fame and suggest future inductees, try out some preschool Brio toys, experiment with 19th-century Graces and 20th-century Hula Hoops and enjoy cider and donuts.
Museum admission is $7 adults, $6 seniors/students, $3 children ages 6 — 18; $16 for a family. For further information contact the Concord Museum at 1-978-369-9609.
CCMS in concert October 27
The Concord Chamber Music Society (CCMS) will present the first concert of its 2002-2003 season at 3 p.m. on Sunday, October 27, at the Concord Academy Performing Arts Center, 166 Main Street in Concord. The internationally acclaimed piano trio Triple Helix will perform an all-Beethoven program featuring the Ten Variations in G Major on Mueller's Ich bin der Schneider Kakadu Op. 121a, the Piano Trio in D Major, Op. 70 no. 1, Ghost, and the Piano Trio in B-flat Major, Op. 97, Archduke.
This season is the third for the Concord Chamber Music Society and follows a remarkably successful 2001-2002 season that culminated in a spectacular performance by violinist Gil Shaham, one of the world's most celebrated soloists, with the Concord Chamber Players, Concord Chamber Music Society's resident musicians. Founded in 2000 by Boston Symphony Orchestra violinist Wendy Putnam, CCMS's mission is to present the highest quality professional chamber music performances and to connect with classical music lovers and students in the Concord area through educational outreach. In addition to the October 27 concert, four other performances are scheduled over the course of the 2002-2003 season, including a special family concert in June. Call 1-978-371-9667 for more information.
'Over the River...' with the Nashoba Players
The Nashoba Players is presenting "Over the River and Through the Woods" by Joe DiPietro on November 1, 2, 8 and 9 at 8 p.m. at the Parish Center for the Arts, at the corner of Lincoln Street and Boston Road in Westford. Tickets are $14 for general admission, $12 for seniors and students. To order tickets, call the box office at 1-978-392-8555.
All Saint's evensong at Good Shepherd
Come to the Church of the Good Shepherd, 164 Newtown Road, Acton, on Friday, November 1, at 7:30 p.m., for a candlelight evening prayer service to celebrate All Saints' Day. In this peaceful 45-minute service of prayer, music and readings from the Bible, the faithful who have died will be remembered. The liturgy is taken from the Episcopal Book of Common Prayer, and the music includes hymns, psalms, and a selection from Gabriel Fauré's Requiem. Child care will be provided. Visitors are invited to join us.
The Church of The Good Shepherd is an Episcopal church located at 164 Newtown Road, Acton, corner of Arlington Street. The church can be contacted by telephone at 1-978-263-5782 or by email at goodshep.ma. firstname.lastname@example.org. See the web site at http://users.rcn.com/goodshep.ma.ultranet/.
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