Friday, April 4, 2003
Glacial geology field trip offered
In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the National Wildlife Refuge System, the Friends of the Oxbow National Wildlife Refuge will be conducting several programs. The first program will be on the glacial geology of the Oxbow and environs. Explore eskers, drumlins, kettle holes, ancient deltas and kame terraces.
The field trip on Sunday, April 6, will begin at noon and is expected to end by 4 p.m. Participants will carpool to selected geological features. Field trips begin from the Refuge off Still River Road (Route 110) in Harvard.
Interested persons can get more information, directions and register for the trip by calling Rona Balco at 1-978-779-2259.
Historic walking tours of Concord
For over twenty years the Concord Chamber of Commerce has provided informative and interesting walking tours of Concord. The Chamber's guides are licensed by the town and have a vast knowledge of Concord's history.
These tours (one and a half hours) originate at the Concord Visitor Center at 58 Main Street, Concord. They are offered from mid-April through October 31 at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on every Saturday and Sunday, and at 11 a.m. on Monday and Friday mornings. Stop in at the Visitor Center the morning of a tour and learn about this historic town. The cost of the tours is $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and $5, children.
Also offered through the Chamber Visitor Center is the Concord Museum & Guided Tour Value Pass. This tour package will include a guided walking tour of Concord and admission to the Concord Museum at a discounted rate. Tickets are redeemable at any of the scheduled tour times and when the museum is open. The cost is $20 for adults, $15 for seniors, $12 for students (13·18), $8 for children.
April 11 African dance
Join the Fabulous West African Dance Ensemble on Friday, April 11 in the CCHS auditorium from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. as they perform native dances with the traditional instrumental accompaniment. A 30-minute performance will be followed by a 90-minute workshop where the performers will teach all who attend how to enjoy this type of dance. This is a free workshop supported by a grant from the Concord Education Fund and is open to the entire community.
'Chicago' to be performed in Concord
The Concord Players, 51 Walden Street, Concord, are presenting Ebb and Fosse's Chicago under the direction of Maryann Swift and musical direction of Mario Cruz.
Show dates are April 25, 26, May 2, 3, 9, 10 at 8 p.m., $16; and April 27 and May 4 at 2:30 p.m., Tickets cost $14. Call 1-978-369-2990 for infor-mation. The theatre is handicap accessible.
Parent educator to speak in Concord
The Center for Parents & Teachers and the Concord Middle School PTG has invited Lynne Reeves Griffin of Proactive Parenting to present her parent forum, "How To Raise Children Who Think First And Make Good Decisions" on April 9 at 7:30 p.m. at the Peabody forum at the Concord Middle School at 1231 Old Marlboro Road in Concord.
Lynne Reeves Griffin R.N., M.Ed. is a writer, lecturer and consultant to parents, teachers and health care professionals regarding child development, behavior management and issues affecting today's parents.
Griffin's parenting approach, "Proactive Parenting," has been well- received by parents, teachers, pediatricians and childcare providers.
Piano concert at PCA
Wanda Paik will give a piano concert on Sunday, April 27, at 4 p.m. at the Parish Center for the Arts (PCA), 10 Lincoln Street in Westford Center. The concert will feature works by Beethoven, Bach, Chopin and Rachmaninoff. A reception follows and admission is free. For information, call 1-978-692-6333.
Spring trail walk
On Sunday, April 13, the trails committee will lead a public walk of the less-used trails in Great Brook Farm State Park west of Lowell Street, extending to the Cranberry Bog in Chelmsford, before returning to Great Brook. Meet at 1:30 p.m. at the Hart Barn parking lot on Lowell Street. The walk is about 5 miles and should take 2 1/2 hours. A shorter 2-mile, 1-hour version of the walk will also be offered if desired. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call Steve Tobin at 1-978-369-1680.
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