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Friday, May 30, 2003


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Dance for Open Pantry

A non-perishable food item to benefit the Open Pantry of Greater Lowell can be a ticket to stretch, do yoga, and dance for a healthy body and peaceful mind. The Social Action Committee of the First Religious Society is sponsoring a Dance for Joy class for all ages on Tuesday, June 10 from 7 to 8:15 p.m. in Union Hall.

The class will be led by Carlisle resident Linda Myers-Tierney, a certified Kripalu Yoga Center Danskinetics teacher. For more information call Linda at 1-978-371-1919 or email Bring a water bottle and yoga mat or big towel.

OHD Country Fair

Few things say "Carlisle" the way Old Home Day (OHD) does, and the only thing better than attending the festivities is joining in on the fun by participating. The Country Fair is the annual Fourth of July version of a marketplace. Local vendors and craftspeople, committees and organizations line the street to entice people to browse, purchase and learn. Children are welcome to turn their hobbies into a business for a day.

All those interested in participating in this year's Country Fair on Friday, July 4 from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., are encouraged to contact Bob and Nancy Orlando at 1-978-369-1690, or to learn more, or to reserve a booth.

Acton Community Chorus presents "All That's Jazz"

The Acton Community Chorus (ACC) will present its spring pops concert, "All That's Jazz," on Friday, June 13, and Saturday, June 14 at 8 p.m. at the Friends of the Performing Arts Center, 51 Walden Street, Concord Center. Join the chorus in a Jazz Era speakeasy and follow jazz from its early roots through the Big Band, Swing, and Latin movements to the Modern Age.

Reserved Pops table tickets are $15 and are available by calling 1-978-897-9299. Theater tickets (open seating) are $12 and are available at Roche Bros., Donelan's, or from any chorus member. Depending on advance sales, tickets may also be available at the door.

The Acton Community Chorus has more than 70 members from over 15 communities. The ACC is supported, in part, by the Acton/Boxborough Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. For further information, please visit or call Tim at 1-978-263-8427.

Second annual RiverFest on June 7

Native Americans fished in their rich waters; the first New England colonists settled along their shores. Winding through centuries of history, the Sudbury, Assabet and Concord Rivers remain an integral part of our communities. To celebrate these rivers in our communities, the second annual RiverFest will be held on Saturday June 7, from dawn to dusk.

Boat trips, bird watching, historical reenactments, canoe relays, literary walks, art exhibits, jazz concerts, and treasure hunts are among the dozens of events planned. From Billerica to Framingham, including the towns of Bedford, Carlisle, Concord, Lincoln, Sudbury and Wayland, Saturday June 7 will be a day of fun for the entire family. Last year it was warm and clear · a perfect spring day!

This year, over 30 organizations have joined with the Wild and Scenic River Stewardship Council to plan RiverFest events highlighting the river resources in their communities. Each of these organizations is committed to promoting the protection of our rivers. Working together they have created a slate of events for the community to enjoy, highlighting the unique cultural, historical, literary, natural and recreational resources of our rivers.

In recognition of their outstanding and remarkable resource value, Congress designated 29 miles of the Sudbury, Assabet and Concord Rivers as part of the national Wild and Scenic River System in 1999. With this designation, these rivers are afforded additional protection to ensure long-term preservation of river resources. All federally assisted projects, including wastewater discharges, water treatment plants, and certain highway projects, may be evaluated to ensure that there is no adverse impact to the river.

As part of the Wild and Scenic designation, the River Stewardship Council was created to promote efforts to preserve and protect these river. Made up of representatives from each of the eight riverside communities, state and federal agency representatives and two regional conservation organizations, the Council envisions RiverFest as a way to raise awareness of these remarkable rivers.

RiverFest is an invitation to everyone to spend a day enjoying the pleasures of these rivers. There are opportunities for those who want to actively explore the flowing waters, and many others for those who want to enjoy the rivers from the banks. For a full listing of RiverFest events, and to find the events in your community, please call 1-617-223-5225 for a brochure, or visit

Art exhibit and reception at Community Education

The annual Concord-Carlisle Adult and Community Education Student Art Exhibit is now underway at Ripley School, 120 Meriam Road in Concord, until June 17. Artwork from students of many of the art classes offered this year through Community Education will be on display in Conference Room 1 at Ripley, and may be viewed by the public during the day when meetings are not in session. A reception for the exhibit is planned for Thursday, June 17 from 5 to 7 p.m.

Included in the exhibit are works from Carol Krauss's advanced black and white photography class, Pierre Chiha's portrait photography class, Phyllis Hughes's oil-painting class and more. For more information about exhibit hours, directions, or the reception, call Community Education at 1-978-318-1540.

Travel soccer registration and evaluations

Registration has begun for Concord Carlisle Youth Soccer's Fall 2003 Travel Soccer Program. Players can be registered on-line using a credit card at the CCYS web site Registration forms can also be printed from the web site and mailed with a check. The deadline for registration is June 8.

The fall season begins in early September and lasts eight weeks. Games are held on Saturdays and teams usually practice twice during the week. Home games are held in Concord and Carlisle and away games are played throughout Middlesex County.

Players will be evaluated for team placement at the evaluation sessions detailed below. CCYS holds evaluations in the spring only. The following teams are formed for two seasons · fall and spring: Girls U10 (date of birth 8/1/93 · 12/31/95) on Sunday, June 1, 12-2 p.m.; Girls U12 (d.o.b. 8/1/91 · 7/31/93) on Sunday, June 1, 2-4 p.m.; Girls U14 (d.o.b. 8/1/89 · 7/31/91) on Sunday, June 1, 4-6 p.m.; Boys U10 (d.o.b. 8/1/93 - 12/31/95) on Sunday, June 8

All evaluations will be at Ripley Field in Concord. Players who will be playing in the U12 and U14 age groups in the fall must bring a small photo (1 x 2" ) of themselves for a player passcard.

Contact the appropriate age director if you have any questions: Girls U10 · Claudia Talland at 1-978-369-4434; Girls U12 · Dave Kustin at 1-978-369-1904; Girls U14 · Michael Epstein at 1-978-369-4228; Boys U10 · Bob Simonton at 1-978-371-1845; Boys U12 · Jeff Adams at 1-978-371-9531 and Boys U14 · Michael Brophy at 1-978-371-7821.

Authors visit Concord Bookshop

June will bring a host of authors to the Concord Bookshop, at 65 Main Street in Concord. On June 8, mystery writers Katherine Hall Page, author of The Body in the Lighthouse, and Jane Langton, author of The Deserter Murder at Gettysburg, will discuss and sign their books at 3 p.m. Sportswriter Bob Ryan will discuss his book, When Boston Won the World Series, on June 19 at 7:30 p.m. Gretchen Voss will talk about her book, Outside Magazine's Urban Adventures in Boston, as well as sign copies, on June 22 at 3 p.m. These events are free and handicapped-accessible. Call the Bookshop at 1-978-369-2405 for more information.

Monument Square Association Breakfast

The Monument Square Association will conclude the 2002-03 season of First Saturday Breakfasts on June 7 at the Lexington Sheraton Inn, 8 to 9:30 a.m.

Guest speaker will be John Kennard, author of the recently released pictorial essay "Concord."

Meetings consist of good food, conversation, and entertainment, and membership consists of simply choosing to come, and all are welcome.

Most months follow a theme, but June is a double-feature month, as we celebrate both Flag Day and Father's Day.

Bring your flag or bring your dad, or just come and join in as we kick off the best month, the best way. Cost is $20 at the door, $18 prepaid. Checks to Monument Square Association, 227 Belknap Street, Concord, MA 01742, or call Valerie DiRenzo 1-978-371-2330.

Rosary and Mass at St. Bernard's

Saturday, June 7, join others in saying the Rosary at 6:40 a.m., followed by Mass at 7 at the Holy Family Chapel of St. Bernard's Church, Monument Square, Concord. Attendees are also invited to attend the Monument Square Association First Saturday Breakfast at 8 a.m. For information, call Valerie Di Renzo at 1-978-371-2330.

CCMS family concert this Sunday

A special family concert will be performed by the Concord Chamber Music Society (CCMS) at 51 Walden Street in Concord on Sunday, June 1, at 3 p.m. Free ice cream will be provided by Helen's (formerly Brigham's). Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children. Call 1-978-371-9667 for more information or check out

Concord-Carlisle High School Senior Safari

On the afternoon of Saturday, June 7, the senior class at the Concord-Carlisle Regional High School will be celebrating their graduation with classmates, families, administrators, faculty and friends at a ceremony and reception to follow. Later that evening, at 9:30 p.m., these students will be returning to the school not as classmates, but as fellow graduates for the very first time, to spend the next seven and a half hours partying and reminiscing and making new memories to cherish. It is a perfect way to close one wonderful chapter before beginning the next. Planning for the CCHS Senior Safari has been underway for months, and has involved parents of students at the high school in all grade levels, with experienced volunteers guiding the newcomers, so that tradition will be carried forward as it has been for the past eleven years.

The night will be filled with dancing and laughter and fun, as these very special new alums choose between activities in the gym, games and an obstacle course, karaoke, caricaturists, the tattoo artist, a roving magician, and a constant progression of other entertainment including an astrologer, a palm reader, and the totally amazing ESP mind reader set to take the stage at three in the morning. There will be DJs to play music the entire time, and a constant supply of food and drink, culminating in the Senior "Toast" and Breakfast. Add to this all the games and prizes, and most importantly, time with friends all together at once for one last time, and one has a formula for "as good as it gets".

Senior Safari is a way for parents and our community to ensure that Concord and Carlisle youth will have the choice to celebrate this joyful time in safety.Traditionally, 90% of the graduating class attends. It is supported by ticket sales, and parent donations, as well as by local businesses and community organizations. For more information e-mail SeniorSafari@, or call Boo Butler at 1-978-371-1683.

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