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Friday, May 2, 2003


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Armchair Travel at Community Education

Concord-Carlisle Adult & Community Education Advisory Committee presents the Spring 2003 Series of Armchair Travels. Armchair Travels, a community service project of the advisory committee, features weekly hour-long slideshows and presentations. Area residents who have, collectively, circled the globe share their fascinating tales and memorable slides with the public.

The spring calendar includes: May 12: Bill Seaver presents Summer in Sweden; May 19: TBA, call Community Education to make sure Armchair will be held; June 2: Dick Schwartz presents "Riding a Russian Icebreaker in the Antarctic;" June 9: David Nuremburg presents "China: Journey Through a Land of Contradictions;" June 16: David and Nancy Dillon present "Treasures of Ireland."

All Armchair Travel presentations are free and open to the public. They are held Monday evenings from 7 to 8 p.m. at Rivercrest Deaconess Homes (beyond the Emerson Hospital entrance, on Old Road to Nine Acre Corner) in the Duvall Chapel. Park in a designated spot only. For further information, call Concord-Carlisle Adult & Community Education at 1-978-318-1540.

Support the troops rally on May 3

There will be a rally to support the U.S fighting troops on the Town Common in Chelmsford Center on Saturday, May 3, at 10 a.m. Everyone is invited to attend and show appreciation for the men and women in uniform. The event will feature the Concord Minutemen, Air Force and police honor guards, patriotic music, speeches and presentations by area veterans and elected officials.

There will be a bin provided by the Chelmsford Lions Club for "care package" donations for men and women overseas. For more information, contact Tom Christiano at 1-978-256-2181.

May WBN meetings

The next regular meeting of the Women's Business Network (WBN) will be Thursday, May 8, at 7:15 p.m. at St. Theresa's Church in Harvard. For small businesses, entrepreneurs, and non-profits, getting newspaper, magazine, radio, or television coverage might seem impossible. UPI-award winning journalist Kathleen Veth will explain when to write and where to submit press releases. Learn how to elevate your press release from "just another piece of paper on an editor's desk" to an eye-catching idea for a feature article.

On Tuesday, May 13, WBN's first Networking Breakfast will be held at Ken's American Café Restaurant in Littleton. Reservations are required by May 9 with a pre-paid, non-refundable $10 check made payable to Ken's American Café. Sign up at the next WBN meeting. For more information contact Marie LeBlanc, 1-617-513-0433,, or Pat Cochrane, 1-978-456-9132,

The Women's Business Network (WBN) is a group of women in small businesses and professional practices who meet monthly for mutual education, support and business referrals. Membership includes over sixty women from a number of local towns. Unless otherwise specified, WBN meets at 7:15 pm on the second Thursday of each month at St. Theresa's Church in Harvard. For more information, check the web-site at or call Renee W. Senes at 1-978-456-9600.

An evening with David McCullough

The Middlesex Community College (MCC) Foundation Celebrity Forum proudly presents "An Evening with David McCullough: History as a Source of Strength" at 8 p.m., Wednesday, May 7, in the Lowell Memorial Auditorium. David McCullough is a master "quilter" of American history, carefully piecing together our past and illuminating the character and strength of our people. His stories of astonishing feats and some tragic failures leave us with admiration for what we have accomplished as a society and remind us that we have succeeded against all odds.

His biographies of Presidents Harry Truman and John Adams were Pulitzer Prize winners, New York Times bestsellers, and have sold more than a million copies each.

For ticket information call MCC at 1-978-656-3238.

Crafters wanted

The Middlesex Community College Arts & Crafts Fair returns to the Bedford Campus on Saturday, November 9, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Interested crafters are encouraged to contact Alice Rouse, Fair Coordinator, either by phone at 1-781-280-3541 or e-mail to receive an application.

Mozart's 'Requiem' to be performed in Littleton

The Nashoba Valley Chorale ends its season with a performance of Mozart's Requiem, at 8 p.m., Saturday, May 10, at the new Performing Arts Center at Littleton High School, Route 2A, Littleton. Mozart's mass is performed by the four-part chorale of mixed voices and includes orchestration and soloists.

The concert also includes the joyous Regina Coeli, composed by Mozart in 1779 with an "alleluia homage" to G. F. Handel. A third Mozart piece is the beautiful Ave Verum. A fourth selection, composed by Il Padre G. B. Martini, entitled Lord, My God, Assist Me Now rounds out the concert.

Tickets can be purchased at Action Music and Sound, 140 Main Street, Acton, and Annie's Book Shop, Main Street, Groton. Adults are $12 in advance, $15 at the door. Seniors and children are $10 in advance, $12 at the door. For more information, call 1-508-842-6209 or visit the web site at The Performing Arts Center at Littleton High School, with its symphonic quality audio system, is wheelchair accessible.

Zoning reform: Chapter 40A (Not 40B)

The public is invited to "Zoning Reform: Why, What, & How." This is not about Chapter 40B; it is about Chapter 40A (The Zoning Act) and the Subdivision laws (sections of Chapter 41). The session will be held on May 8 from 7:45-9:30 a.m. at Boxborough Holiday Inn. It will help dispel the misunderstandings about 40A vs. 40B.

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