Friday, January 10, 2003
Tickets on sale for 'Tastes of Our Towns'
The culinary extravaganza which supports the programs of Concord Family and Youth Services is now in its 14th year and has once again attracted the finest restaurants in the area. "Tastes of Our Towns 2003" will be held on Sunday, February 2, at the Westin Hotel in Waltham from 5 to 10 p.m.
This lively dinner party filled with food, music, and dancing will be hosted by Richard Barron, renowned chef of Il Capriccio, and Margie Reedy Larkin, former NECN anchor and Harvard Fellow. A live auction has been added this year, highlighted by a trip for two to Germany — including driving a Mercedes and visiting the Mercedes factory while there — donated by Herb Chambers Flagship Motorcars.
Sumptuous food will be donated by: Dalya's, Quarterdeck Seafood, Chloe, Bread & Circus, Jessica's Brick Oven, Bullfinch's, Bistro 44, Bedford Farms, 70 at 3
All proceeds of Tastes of our Towns 2003 will benefit Concord Family and Youth Services (CFYS), now in its 189th year.
CFYS programs include: residential treatment and crisis care for adolescents (in Concord, W. Concord, Acton, Littleton, and Lexington), a therapeutic day high school, full-service adoption services, First Connections and Healthy Families' parenting programs, specialized services for families who live in subsidized housing in Concord, and shelter and guidance for homeless youths (Lowell).
Tickets cost $125 each ($100 of which is tax deductible). Corporate sponsorship is welcomed. For information, call Kim Romano, director of development & community relations at 1-978-264-3602.
Old Manse announces collections program
The Old Manse, a property of The Trustees of Reservations, has recently announced a collections care program entitled "Enhance the Manse." The program is designed to allow individuals and corporate donors to fund the conservation and restoration of several pieces of decorative and fine arts including furniture, textiles, prints, and paintings.
Old Manse staff members have identified approximately 20 pieces that have a significant history as priorities for this program. Museum consultants have examined the furniture, textiles and paintings and have prepared treatment proposals and cost estimates for each piece.
The Old Manse collections represent 18th-and-19th century American decorative arts and form a significant part of the history of this National Historic Landmark that was the home of Nathaniel Hawthorne and the Emerson and Ripley families. Much of Concord's and the country's political, cultural, and intellectual heritage can be traced to The Old Manse and its collections.
Each year, The Trustees of Reservations restores at least one major object at The Old Manse. Last year, three oil paintings were professionally conserved and cleaned. The "Enhance the Manse" is designed to work in conjunction with The Trustees collections care program.
For more information on how to participate in "Enhance the Manse", please contact Laurie Butters, Historic Site Manager at 1-978-369-3909 or e-mail email@example.com.
The Trustees is a member supported non-profit conservation organization that preserves, for public use and enjoyment, properties of exceptional scenic, historic and ecological value in Massachusetts and works to protect special places across the state.
Dan Moretti Band at the PCA
The Dan Moretti Band is presenting a concert of Latin jazz on Saturday, February 1 at the Parish Center for the Arts (PCA), 10 Lincoln Street in Westford.
As a modern and eclectic saxophonist his doubles include, flute, alto flute, clarinet, and bass clarinet. "After several decades of cultivating his sound in every section of the jazz vineyard, Dan Moretti has emerged as a forceful, dynamic player and an outstanding conceptualist." Ken Franckling, UPI jazz columnist.
Admission is $15 for the general public, $12 for members of the Parish Center for the Arts and $5 for teens. Reservations are recommended. Call 1-978-692-6333 or e-mail PCA@Westford.com.
Concord Orchestra honors young artist
The Concord Orchestra is delighted to announce the winner of the 2002-2003 Young Artist Competition, Sebastian Baverstam. Baverstam, from Newton, is thirteen years old and in the eighth grade. He is a student of Andrew Pearce, Yeesum Kim and Nancy Hair. He began his cello studies when he was four, and gave his first solo recital at Harvard University at the age of six. A composer as well as an accomplished cellist, Baverstam has also won the 1998 NEPTA Original Composition Award for his works for cello and piano. Sebastian also performs extensively in the US and Europe with his three siblings and mother in a group known as the Baverstam Chamber Players.
As winner of the Concord Orchestra Young Artist Competition, he will be performing the Schumann Cello Concerto, Op. 129, with the Concord Orchestra, conducted by Richard Pittman, on Friday, January 31, and on Saturday, February 1, at 8 p.m.. The Jean Sibelius Symphony #5 and Rainbow by Thea Musgrave will also be included in the concert. Both performances take place at 51 Walden Street in Concord center. Tickets for this concert are $18 adults, $15 seniors/students and are available by calling the Concord Orchestra at 1-978-369-4967.
MLK film at Concord Academy
The Concord-Carlisle Human Rights Council will hold a Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., celebration on Sunday, January 12 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Concord Academy Performing Arts Center on Main Street in Concord.
"At the River I Stand" is a documentary film of the last two months of Dr. King's life. It will be shown and discussed with facilitator Joseph Zellner. All are welcome; suitable for students of middle school age and up. Admission is free and refreshments will be served.
A cabaret for the whole family in Concord
Concord Youth Theatre presents "Growing Up," a cabaret, on Saturday, January 11 at 51 Walden Street in Concord. Directed by Carly Evans and featuring the staff and students of CYT in a rare on-stage collaboration, "Growing Up" will be an exciting live theatre event for the whole family.
Single tickets available at $10, $15, and $30. Tables of eight or more $100 or $200. The event will include refreshments and a raffle as well. Call the CYT box office for tickets and more information at 1-978-371-1482.
Concord Youth Theatre is a non-profit educational theatre arts organization.
Benefit Swing Night at 51 Walden
A Swing Dance evening will be held at 51 Walden Street in Concord on Saturday, January 25, from 8 to 11 p.m. A special attraction will be featured vocalist Cynthia Cobb Sullivan, who performs regularly with the Compaq Big Band, the Westwood Swing Band, the Roy Nutile Orchestra, The Soft Touch, The Suburbanaires, and others. Members of the swing band include Robin Verdier, piano; Scott Philbrick, trumpet and guitar; Dick Chick, reeds; Ernie Clark, trombone; Mark Carlson, bass; and Gary Spellissey, drums.
A beverage bar will be available. Tickets for $25 per person to benefit FOPAC (Friends of the Performing Arts Center) may be reserved by calling 1-978-369-7911. In addition, one-hour swing instruction will be offered by Tempo Dance Center for $5 per person, pay at the door. Tickets for the dance will also be available at the door if not sold out.
Susan White photos on display
The Parish Center for the Arts in Westford welcomes photographer Susie White to the PCA Gallery for its January 4 thru 26 exhibit "Abundance." The opening reception is 12 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, January 12, and the closing reception is 12 to 3 p.m. Sunday, January 26. Both will have music, refreshments and visual delights. The gallery is also open to the public 12 to 2 p.m. Sundays, January 5 and 19 and by appointment. The PCA is located at 10 Lincoln Street in Westford Center, 1-978-692-6333 and on the web: westford.com/pca.
'Winter Magic Tales' at the Parish Center
Master story performer Leeny Del Seamonds will present "Winter Magic Tales" at the Parish Center for the Arts in Westford on Sunday, February 2 from 4 to 5 p.m. This storytelling journey will take you around the world and is filled with heart-warming, magical folk tales, stories and storysongs. Westford resident Leeny Del Seamonds is the 2002 Storyteller of the Year national contest winner. She is an internationally known actor, director, and master performer of HIspanic, original and World stories.
Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for children under 12. (no babies, please) Call 1-978-692-6333 for tickets and more information.
Nashoba Valley Chorale presents winter concerts
The Nashoba Valley Chorale begins its 27th season under director Brian O'Connell with its winter concerts "Of Light and Song" on January 18, Union Congregational Church, 220 Main Street, Groton at 8 p.m. and January 19, Saint Matthew's United Methodist Church, 435 Central Street, West Acton at 4 p.m.
The major works on the program are "Lux Aeterna" by Morten Lauridsen and "Canticles of Light" by Bob Chilcott. Rounding out the program are "Choose Something Like a Star" by Randall Thompson and a set of five spirituals arranged by Moses Hogan. Accompanying the chorale will be organist Debra LeBrun and members of the Lexington High School Madrigal Singers.
The concert is dedicated to the health and recovery of conductor and arranger Moses Hogan, who suffered a stroke in October of 2002 and who is currently convalescing in his hometown of New Orleans.
Advance tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for children and seniors. Tickets at the door are $15 and $12. For tickets and information call 1-978-589-9626.
Carlisle Public School Preschool accepting applications
The Carlisle Public Schools Integrated Preschool is currently accepting applications for September 2003. This NAEYC accredited program will serve both special needs and typically developing children, 3 and 4 years of age. Students must be three years of age by September 1, 2003 to enroll. For an application and further information, contact Marianne O'Sullivan, Assistant, Student Support Services, Carlisle Public Schools at 1-978-369-3758. Students will be chosen by a lottery system on February 4 from all applications received by February 1.
Parent education evening at Nashoba Brooks
On Wednesday, January 15 from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Nashoba Brooks School will host a Science Mathematics Technology Parent Evening. Faculty will share highlights from their curricula as participants engage in mini-courses in the school's new and expanded facilities. The evening is free and open to the public. Nashoba Brooks School is located at 200 Strawberry Hill Road in Concord. For more information, please contact Huyen Truong at 1-978-369-4591, ext. 112.
Summer Opportunities Fair on January 27
Those long hot days of summer are just around the corner. What do you have planned? Why not explore all the exciting options that await you at the CCHS Summer Opportunities Fair. From local summer and sports camps to rock climbing in the Rockies or a summer abroad, there will be programs of interest for all students from elementary grades through high school. The fair will host representatives from over 70 organizations. Sponsored by the CCHS Parents' Association, the fair will be held on Monday, January 27 (snow date January 28) from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m in the high school cafeteria. Admission is free.
Time to update the Red Balloon phone book
The Red Balloon Nursery School is currently updating the Carlisle phone book for 2003 (the spiral bound phone book.) In the next few weeks, volunteers may be calling residents to verify information in the white pages.
Why update one's phone listing? Reasons include adding a listing for a husband or wife, or for a separate phone line for the children, office or fax. Newcomers are asked to provide information in order to be included in the next edition. Fill out the form on page 202 of the current phone book (the last yellow page,) and mail it to: Red Balloon Carlisle Phone Book, P.O. Box 558, Carlisle, MA 01741, or put it in one of the envelopes located at the post office or the Gleason Public Library. The deadline is February 15.
Discuss old and rare books at The Old Manse
Kenneth Gloss, proprietor of the nationally known Brattle Book Shop in Boston, will speak at an open lecture Thursday, January 23 at The Old Manse in Concord at 269 Monument Street in Concord at 7 p.m.
Mr. Gloss' talk is entitled,"Treasures in Your Attic: Old and Rare Books." "New England homes are treasure troves for old and rare books that have increased in value over the years," says Gloss. "We invite the public to bring any volumes they want to know about to the lecture for a free verbal appraisal."
The Brattle Book Shop is one of America's oldest and largest antiquarian book stores. Kenneth Gloss succeeded his late father, George Gloss, a well-known figure both in Boston and in national antiquarian circles. Kenneth Gloss had worked in the store since childhood and chose to go into the book business rather than pursue a doctorate in chemistry. He became the sole proprietor upon his father's death several years ago. "I found that books were in my blood and that I would never be really happy if I abandoned the business."
Kenneth Gloss is a member and past president of the New England Antiquarian Booksellers Association, member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America, the Bostonian Society and the Massachusetts and Rhode Island Antiquarian Booksellers. He serves as a member of the advisory board of the USS Constitution Museum and was a member of the advisory committee of the Boston Public Library. He is a recipient of The Historic Neighborhoods Foundation award for making a definitive contribution to the design and social heritage of Boston and has been honored by the Brookline Preservation Commission for his donation of the original plans of the famous Larz Anderson estate. The Brattle Book Shop is also proud to have been a contributor to the WGBH Annual Auction every year that the station has held its fund drive. He is seen on PBS's Antiques Roadshow from time to time.
Gloss will bring to the lecture several examples of interesting books, magazines and ephemera from the store's private collection, such as a 1912 World Series scorecard and examples of old Life magazines. (He owns the complete set!) He also has a sales brochure for the Titanic. Following the lecture and question-and-answer session he will give free verbal appraisals of those books that people bring with them or will do so at anytime at his 9 West Street emporium in Boston.
For further information, call the Brattle Book Shop at 1-800-447-9595, or visit their web site, www.brattlebookshop.com
Youth hockey needs high school volunteers
The Concord/Carlisle Youth Hockey Program is looking for high school volunteers to help at their Learn-To-Skate (LTS) program for the next 11 Saturdays from 11:20 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. at the Valley Sports Arena. This would be a great opportunity to earn community service points towards graduation. If interested, e-mail Chris Bade, LTS Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
On Tuesday, January 14 at 7:30 a.m. the Carlisle Conservation Commission will sponsor another of its morning Conservation Coffees. It will be held in the Clark Room at the Town Hall. The purpose is to provide an opportunity for informal gathering of individuals interested in conservation and land related issues as they pertain to Carlisle.
Coffee and muffins will be available to help make this informal gathering a sociable exchange. There will be an opportunity for an around-the-room discussion allowing anyone to ask questions, make suggestions, share information about upcoming events, good birding spots, great books and articles and discuss future possibilities. The coffee will last about 1 hour, will have no set agenda and anyone may arrive and leave as their time allows.
Mark your calendar for future Conservation Coffees: February 11, March 11, April 8, May 13, June 10, 2003.
Armchair Travels feature the Danube
On Monday, January 27, Concord-Carlisle adult and community education advisory committee's weekly slide show and presentation, Armchair Travels, features Carlisle residents Ellen Huber and Eunice Knight's "Biking and Cruising Down the Danube." The Armchair Travel program is a community service project of the advisory committee, led by dedicated volunteers who share thier travel experiences with their community. The hour-long presentations are held from 7 - 8 p.m. in the Duvall Chapel at Rivercrest Deaconess Homes, just past the Emerson Hospital entrance on Old Road to Nine Acre Corner. They are free and open to the public. No registration is required. For more information, call Community Education at 1-978-318-1540.
Register for spring recreational soccer
Register by February 1 for Concord-Carlisle Youth Soccer spring recreational soccer.
CCYS is a community-based, not-for-profit, volunteer organization that organizes school and community soccer teams and games in Carlisle and Concord. We offer a balanced approach to skill development and the pure rush of playing the greatest game in the world with school friends. We serve children who are currently enrolled in Kindergarten and grades 1 - 7. Games begin in late April. Children are assigned to teams based on school, age group, and gender.
Registration forms will be available at Gleason Library and Hunt Gym as of January 6. Forms can be downloaded from www.ccysoccer.org. You may also register on line at www.ccysoccer.org using a major credit card. Registration deadline is February 1.
Old Home Day 2003
The first planning meeting for Old Home Day 2003 is scheduled for Sunday, February 9 at 4:30 p.m. in the Clark room at Town Hall. Old Home Day is Carlisle's largest celebration and is held on Independence Day, Friday July 4. Festivities begin on the eve of the 4th with an Ice Cream Social on the Town Green.
If you love the 4th and would like to participate, please join us. For more information, call Susan Evans at 1-978-371-0880.
• Drop Inn luncheon and Bingo: Join the COA on Thursday, January 16 at 11:45 a.m. in the Sleeper Room for a delicious lunch, followed by Bingo with Susan Evans.
• Museum of Science trip: On Thursday, February 13, the COA is sponsoring a trip to see the Quest for Immortality exhibit. The bus will arrive at the museum for a noon showing of the IMAX film Mysteries of Egypt. Following this, there is time for lunch on your own as well as exploring the exhibit. The cost is $23 per person, including all museum fees and transportation. The bus will leave from the soccer fields on Church Street at 10:45 a.m. For reservations, call 1-978-371-2895. Make checks payable to the Friends of the COA and mail them to the COA office at P. O. Box 827, Carlisle, MA 01741.Many thanks to the Friends of the Council on Aging for funding the transportation for this trip.
Check out the Senior Tax Work Program
Applications for the Senior Citizen Tax Work Program are now available at the treasurer's office in Town Hall. Carlisle residents who are 60 years old or older may qualify to earn up to a $500 abatement on their real estate tax bill by performing various services for the town. Seniors must own and occupy, as principal residence, the property for which taxes are paid. Applications are due by January 24, with positions to begin February 10 or thereafter. Participants in the program will receive $6.75 per hour for all jobs. The maximum salary is $500, which must be earned before June 30, 2003. More than one taxpayer per household can take advantage of the program only if there positions available on or after March 1, 2003.
A variety of positions are available, including jobs assisting the library staff, board of health, council on aging, town clerk, recreation department and town administrator. The Senior Tax Advisory Committee will try to match the skills and interest of applicants to the needs of Town departments. Although an applicant may request placement in a certain department, the position cannot be guaranteed. All applications will be processed on a first come, first served basis.
For a copy of the application and program guidelines, please see the town treasurer. Call Liz Jewell at the COA office at 1-978-371-2895 with any questions. Individuals who need accommodation in order to participate in this process should contact the COA office.
© 2003 The Carlisle Mosquito