Friday, November 15, 2002
World AIDS benefit concert tour
A World AIDS benefit concert will be held at the Trinitarian Church in Concord on Saturday, December 7 at 7 p.m. This fundraising tour for AIDS relief work in Africa, sponsored by Church World Service, will feature the Sinikithemba HIV-positive Choir from Durban, South Africa, together with Tim Janus, nationally-known composer and musician.
Treat yourself, your family, and your friends to a very special evening, All proceeds from the concert and the entire tour go to those suffering from the HIV/AIDS pandemic throughout Africa. A free-will offering (suggested $20 minimum) will be accepted at the door the evening of the concert.
Open house at Carlisle Schools November 21
To celebrate National Education Week, the Carlisle Public Schools invites the public to an open house tour of the school on November 21. Student council members will lead tours from 8 a.m.to 2 p.m. Come first to the main office to sign in, get a name tag, and meet a tour guide. At 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., tour guides will lead interested visitors to observe the first grade's writing workshop.
According to the National Education Association (NEA), this year's theme, "Making Public Schools Great for Every Child!" reflects the crucial need for cooperation and hard work among education staff, parents, and community members to provide all children with a quality education. NEA was one of the creators and original sponsors of American Education Week, which began in 1921 as a way to build public support for our nation's schools.
Today, National Education Week is held annually the full week prior to Thanksgiving, and its cosponsors are the U.S. Department of Education and twelve national organizations including the NEA. Additionally, November 20 has been set aside as a special day to honor Education Support Professionals - the administrative assistants, classroom aides, maintenance and cafeteria workers, bus drivers, and others who provide invaluable services to schools.
Angkor Dance Troupe in Concord
The Dana Greeley Foundation for Peace and Justice will sponsor an appearance of the Angkor Dance Troupe on Friday, November 22 at 8 p.m. at Concord-Carlisle High School, 500 Walden Street in Concord. Brilliantly attired in striking native dress, the dancers will perform a variety of pieces spanning an array of styles from folk to Cambodia's Royal Dance. This performance is for the benefit of the Dana Greeley Foundation for Peace and Justice — a donor-supported charitable foundation funding grass-roots organizations in the greater Boston area that directly serve youth at risk.
Tickets for this performance are $25 for adults and $15 for students. They may be obtained by calling the office at 1-978-369-7386.
Looking for something to do?
• The Concord Players open their 83
• Stonehurst, the Robert Treat Paine estate, will offer guided tours Sunday, November 17 at 1, 2, and 3 p.m. The estate is located off Beaver Street, near the rotary at 100 Robert Treat Paine Drive in Waltham. Tours are $7, $6 for seniors, and $4 for students. Tours are offered regularly on Thursdays at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. and by appointment. Questions? Call 1-781-314-3293.
• Temple Shalom Emeth in Burlington will host a Tot Shabbat program on Saturday, November 16, at 10 a.m. at the temple. The theme for this week will be "Chanukah." For additional information, call 1-781-272-2351 or visit the temple's web site at http://www.uahc.org/ma/tse.
The temple will host their annual Chanukah party on Sunday, November 24 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the temple. Come celebrate Chanukah with your entire family. Admission is $7 for adults and children 11 and over, and $5 for children 10 and under. Children two and under are admitted free.
• A few more crafters are wanted for the sixth annual Art and Crafts Fair sponsored by the Country Dance Society to be held Saturday, December 7, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Concord Scout House, 74 Walden Street in Concord. For details call Gaetana at 1-978-369-2212.
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