Friday, May 16, 2003
Camp Invention offered in Westford
The Roudenbush Community Center in Westford is partnering with the National Inventors Hall of Fame, the premier organization in America dedicated to honoring and fostering creativity and invention, to offer Camp Invention, a one-week science and creativity program for students going into grades two through six.
In Camp Invention children learn through discovery and immersion in fun, hands-on activities. For example, campers will take apart all sorts of appliances and then invent something new with the pieces they have salvaged; they will participate in an archaeological dig and create ancient-style pots and baskets like those used by early hunters and gatherers; and they will pretend to be survivors of a spaceship wreck on a mysterious planet, working together to find food, build shelters and devise a way to get back home. All these activities will be held the week of July 28 through August 1, from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. daily.
Registrations are now being accepted and enrollment is limited. You may enroll by calling 1-978-692-5511 ext. 0, or by visiting the website www.roudenbush.org.
"Service in Jazz" in Concord
The Trinitarian Congregational Church in Concord will present a "Service in Jazz" this Sunday at 9 and 11 a.m. Carlisle residents Richard and Becky Bissell, and their daughter Joan, join the Tricon Choir, the Tricon clergy, and a jazz quartet made up of prominent Boston-area jazz musicians, to present a unique worship service, consisting of religious readings accompanied by jazz and gospel tunes, such as "The Preacher", "Come Sunday", "Just A Closer Walk With Thee", "Precious Lord, Take My Hand", and others. All are welcome.
Senior Projects displayed at CCHS
Concord-Carlisle High School will hold its Senior Project fair on Wednesday, May 21, at 7 p.m. in the high school library. The Senior Project, "A Bridge to the Future," is an opportunity for seniors to work on an intensive self-developed project focusing on one of four areas • academic, creative, service or career. Students may work in one area or combine several.
Students engaged in Senior Project expand their research skills, manage their own time and reflect on their experiences. They learn skills to effectively present their knowledge and ideas to an audience; they develop a unique relationship with an adult mentor and have memorable experiences that will give direction and meaning to their final months at CCHS.
The fair is an opportunity for relatives, friends and community members to learn about the work the 35 seniors have been doing this semester as well as a chance to congratulate them on their successes. The fair is open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
Spring gardening classes at adult ed
Several upcoming classes at Concord-Carlisle Adult and Community Education will address choices of what to plant and also how to do so without pain. These classes will be held at Concord-Carlisle High School.
"World of Daylilies," Tuesday, May 20, 7 to 9 p.m. will highlight growing daylilies, tips on selecting varieties to grow, care and culture, and hybridizing (how to make "new ones"), and the use of hostas as companion plants. The class is led by Robert Seawright, past member of the Board of Directors of the American Hemerocallis (Daylily) Society. The fee is $19.
The spring garden can be inspirational yet daunting. Clearing winter debris, revitalizing the soil and transplanting can result in a lot of strain and pain. "Movement Coaching for the Gardener," Wednesday, May 21 from 7 to 9 p.m. teaches movement sequences that reduce strain and prevent injury during kneeling, sitting or standing activities. Nationally certified massage therapist Shirley Lynch will show students how to feel energized and toned rather than stiff and sore after gardening. Students should bring two bath towels and both standing and hand garden tools. The course fee is $15.
The different microclimates and settings on a property present a tremendous opportunity to create many types of gardens. "Rock Gardens & Shade Gardens," Tuesday, June 17, 6:30 to 9 p.m., an introductory class, will help participants analyze their site from a horticulturist's perspective, and then choose appropriate types of gardens for each part of the yard. Massachusetts Certified Landscape Professional Mark Saydah discusses the use of perennials, shrubs, trees, and grasses, paying particular attention to accenting and working with plants and gardens that already exist. The fee is $19.
Pre-registration for all classes is strongly advised. For more information or to register, call Community Education, 1-978-318-1540. Class details are available on the Community Education web site, www.ace.colonial.net.
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