Friday, April 25, 2003
Take the Community Chest Challenge
Athletes of all abilities are invited to take the inaugural Concord-Carlisle Community Chest Challenge, a unique team triathlon to benefit local human services. On Sunday, June 1, at 8 a.m. teams will bike, run and canoe through Concord and Carlisle.
The CC Challenge is a mix of triathlon and team relay. Each team fields between two and six members with two people competing in each leg. Two individuals can bike, run and paddle or up to six people can split the legs among themselves. The scenic race begins and ends at Concord's North Bridge with an 11.5-mile bike loop to Carlisle Center, a three-mile run to the South Bridge Boat House, and two-mile paddle back to the North Bridge.
All participants will receive a gift bag with an official CC Challenge cap, a water bottle provided by Pedal Power of Acton, discount coupons, and other goodies. Special commemorative prizes will be awarded in a variety of categories. To participate, each team must make a tax-deductible contribution of $600. Event proceeds will support the work of more than 30 human service organizations.
Complete Community Chest Challenge registration information can be found at www.cccommunitychest.org or call 1-978-369-5250.
The primary mission of the CC Challenge is to raise funds for the Concord-Carlisle Community Chest. Since 1947 Community Chest member agencies have provided a range of services for residents of all ages.
Middlesex to hold camps and academy registration night
Middlesex Community College will hold a summer camps and summer academy registration night from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 6, in the enrollment center, building 9 on the Bedford campus, 591 Springs Road.
MCC's popular summer camps (for kids age 10-14) and summer academy (for high school students) are held between June 24 and August 16. Designed to actively engage children and teenagers in a fun learning environment, more than 20 half-day, full-day, one- and two-week camps and academies are scheduled, exploring the fields of aviation, science, the humanities, technology, health and the fine arts.
Also new this year is MCC's after camps program, which provides campers with stimulating activities from 4:30 to 6 p.m. following their regular summer camp sessions. For more information, call Jane Chalton at 1-781-280-3663, or log on to http://careertraining.middlesex.cc.ma.us.
Madrigals serenade spring
The Concord Madrigals will present "Today, This Spring" on Sunday, May 4 at 4 p.m. at The West Concord Union Church, 1317 Main Street, West Concord.
Directed by Jane Ring Frank, the program will feature Libby Larsen's Today, This Spring, Ruth Watson Henderson's When Music Sounds, Gwyneth Walker's I Thank You God, as well as the premier of Katherine Stevens' Three Poems by Dorothy Parker, along with traditional madrigals and songs. Timothy Evans is piano accompanist.
Tickets are $10, $5 for children, and are available at Brooks Pharmacy, Concord, or call 1-978-369-3369 or 1-978-369-7718. Refreshments will follow the concert.
Singing with the Madrigals from Carlisle are Priscilla Stevens, Cynthia Sorn and Karen Taylor.
Concord Chorus high school vocal scholarship
The Concord Chorus, under the direction of Andrea Goodman, announces a new Olivia Nields Memorial Scholarship for its 2003-2004 season for six qualifying high school students. The scholarship will cover the full cost of membership fees for the entire season. Applicants must be incoming sophomores, juniors or seniors, currently enrolled in a high school in Concord or the surrounding areas, and be available for an in-person live audition from 6:45 to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, April 28 at the Nashoba Brooks School at 200 Strawberry Hill Road in Concord. Please be prepared to sing a song of your choice (bring the sheet music) no more than five minutes in length. There is no application fee, but accepted students must be available for Monday evening rehearsals from 7:30 to 10:00 p.m. throughout the school year. Appointments for auditions may be obtained by calling Marcia Wolfe at 1-781-646-7186. Further information about the Concord Chorus is available on its web site, www.concordchorus.org.
GBYSO blends Mozart with Gershwin
On Sunday, May 11 at 7 p.m., the Greater Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra's Repertory Orchestra, under the direction of Conductor Joel Bard, will present an all Mozart and Gershwin concert at Boston University's Tsai Performance Center. The Repertory Orchestra will perform Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue with Aaron Kofman of Westborough, pianist, and An American in Paris, two favorites in American orchestral repertoire. The Repertory Chamber Orchestra will perform Mozart's Symphony No. 31 in D Major, Paris and the Bassoon Concerto in B-Flat Major, with bassoon soloist Joyce Fleck (Franklin, MA). Aaron and Joyce are winners of the Repertory Orchestra's annual concerto competition. Carlisle sophomore Stephanie Abend is a member of the Repertory orchestra.
Tickets to this May 11 event are $10 ($7 for students and seniors) and are available in advance by calling 1-617-353-8725 or at the Tsai Performance Center Box Office, 685 Commonwealth Avenue in Boston. Tickets are also available at the door the day of the performance.
Minuteman begins summer school registration
Registration is now being accepted for summer school at Minuteman Regional High School, running from July 7 to August 1, offering morning and afternoon programs for young people and adults in academics, computers, practical skills, the arts and athletics. Mnuteman's Summer School will also be offering an all-day computer experience for girls and boys 9 to 14 in two two-week sessions, July 7 to 18 and July 21 to August 1.
For more information, phone 1-781-861-7150. Minuteman Regional High School is in Lexington at the intersection of Route 2A and Massachusetts Avenue.
Emily Dickinson photograph discussed
Philip F. Gura, noted author and professor of American literature and culture at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will deliver a lecture at the American Antiquarian Society (AAS) entitled How I Met and Dated Miss Emily Dickinson on Thursday, May 1, at 7:30 p.m. This program will take place in Antiquarian Hall, 185 Salisbury Street, Worcester, and is open to the public, free of charge.
Gura purchased a photograph identified as Emily Dickinson, well-known poet and recluse from Amherst, Massachusetts, and has done extensive research to make a case for the photograph's authenticity, including the use of a forensic anthropologist. If this photograph truly is an image of Dickinson, it is only the second known image of her that exists today. Gura's discovery has been featured in The New Yorker, the New York Times and the London Observer. His AAS lecture will focus on how he came into possession of the photograph and his detective work to prove it is an authentic portrait of the Belle of Amherst.
For further information please contact the American Antiquarian Society at 1-508-755-5221 or visit on-line at ww.americanantiquarian.org.
Sarasa Chamber Music at Concord Academy
The Sarasa Chamber Music Ensemble will perform Italian Baroque music with guest soprano Dominique Labelle on Sunday, May 4 at 7 p.m. at the Concord Academy Dance Performance Space. Tickets are $16 adults, $14 seniors/students, children under 12 free and can be purchased through www.sarasamusic.org. For more information contact call 1-617-492-4758 or email@example.com
Ellis Lecture at Nashoba Brooks
On Tuesday, April 29, at 8 p.m., Nashoba Brooks School will sponsor the 2003 Ellis Lecture with environmentalist Marion Stoddart speaking. Her topic is "Saving the Nashua River: Making a Difference in the World."
Stoddart is known for organizing the Nashua River Clean Up Committee, a citizens' group that restored clean water to the Nashua River, and forming the Nashua River Watershed Association.
This lecture series is free and open to the public, with a reception following the lecture. Donations will benefit the Ellis Scholarship Fund. For more information, call 1-978-369-4591, ext. 124.
Concord Chorus performs May 17
The Concord Chorus will perform Dvorak's Stabat Mater on May 17 at 8:30 p.m. at St. Camillus Church, 1175 Concord Turnpike (Rte 2), in Arlington. Tickets cost $18, or $15 for seniors and children. For tickets and information, call 1-781-646-7186. or check out www.concordchorus.org.
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