Friday, June 13, 2003
Strawberry Festival next Thursday
Homemade strawberry shortcake made with local berries awaits Carlisle residents at the First Religious Society's Stawberry Festival, put on for the town on Thursday, June 19 from 6 - 8 p.m. in the church yard. (In case of rain, the festival will be moved inside the church building.) Carlisle's own local barbershop quartet, The Second Wind (Ray Taylor, Kerry Kissinger, Roger Winsby and Jon Saphier) will be performing.
Do come enjoy the food, music and entertainment. Have fun visiting and chatting with old and new friends at this town-wide event. Tickets are $4 for adults and $3 for children. Call the church office at 1-978-369-5180 for more information.
River Solstice celebrates summer
On Saturday, June 21 celebrate the longest day along Concord's rivers with the third annual River Solstice. The evening begins at 6:30 p.m. with a picnic on the grounds of the Old Manse, 269 Monument Street in Concord. Bring food, drink and a blanket and enjoy musical offerings by Snow Crow, Dillon Bustin and Voices for the Earth starting at 7 p.m.
At 8 p.m. launch a canoe, rowboat, or kayak for an illuminated flotilla up the Concord River to the confluence of the Assabet and Sudbury Rivers at Egg Rock. Last year one canoe was festooned with charming Chinese lanterns. Another featured smiling suns and moons. Over 60 vessels took part in the illuminated parade. Simple candle lantern building instructions can be found at www.assabetriver.org.
For those who plan to join the flotilla, arrive at the North Bridge area for the picnic and music, in time for the 8 p.m. launch. Canoes and kayaks can be rented at the South Bridge Boat House in Concord at 1-978-371-2465. Ask for Solstice group rate.
For those who want to participate without getting wet, the best viewing spot is from the Lowell Road Bridge, just outside Concord Center. Also, beginning at 8 p.m., there will a participatory Drum and Dance Circle at the Old Calf Pasture.
All are welcome to come for the picnic, the music, the flotilla, the drumming, or all four. Everyone is encouraged to bring a candle lantern.
River Solstice is presented by Musketaquid Arts & Environment at the Emerson Umbrella, the Organization for the Assabet River, Sudbury Valley Trustees, Wright Tavern Center, Earth Drum Council, The Old Manse and Minuteman National Historical Park. For more information call Organization for the Assabet River 1-978-369-3956 or go to www.assabetriver.org.
Summer Music Series at Concord's Old Manse
The Old Manse will be offering its summer music series on Sundays during the months of July and August beginning July 6, 2003. The concerts will be held on the grounds of The Old Manse at 269 Monument Street in Concord from 2 - 4 p.m. The Old Manse's spacious landscaped grounds near the banks of the Concord River provide a pastoral paradise for a leisurely Sunday afternoon. Concertgoers are encouraged to take picnics and lawn chairs. Concerts are free to all.
The series will feature Pan Van Chan of Pandemonium as well as other musicians including Terrence Coe, Celtic harpist. Pan Van Chan is a member of Roaring Jelly, a traditional contra dance big band, and Unreel Bandwidth teaching Irish country dance. He has performed throughout the Boston metropolitan area and has appeared at the New England Folk Festival Association. The series includes acoustic, folk, Celtic, and 18th and 19th century music.
Guided house tours of The Old Manse, a National Historic Landmark, will be available throughout the afternoon. The Old Manse is a property of The Trustees of Reservations.
Founded in 1891, The Trustees of Reservations is a member-supported nonprofit conservation organization that preserves, for public use and enjoyment, properties of exceptional scenic, historic, and ecological value in Massachusetts and works to protect special places across the state.
The Concord Orchestra Benefit Yard Sale
On Saturday, June 21st, from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. there will be a spectacular array of items for sale at 51 Walden Street in Concord, MA. All proceeds go to benefit the Concord Orchestra. Donations will also be gladly accepted. The Concord Orchestra presents twelve concerts each season, including family concerts, Pops concerts, special guest soloists, and their annual Young Artist Competition winner at 51 Walden Street in Concord. Please help support these wonderful events! 1-937-369-4967.
Roudenbush Community Center children's classes
For information about these classes, call Roudenbush Community Center, 65 Main Street in Westford at 1-978 692-5511 ext. 0 .
Firecracker T-shirt: (Ages four and up) Friday, June 20 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., $18. Have fun decorating an exploding firecracker on a T-shirt, nightshirt, or beach shirt by adding jewels and using decorative paints. Leave with a one-of-a-kind shirt. Children ages four and five must be accompanied by a parent. Bring a T-shirt to class.
Let's make a treasure box: (Ages six and up) Monday, June 23 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., $25. Create a special summer wooden treasure box with paint and special decorations. The box will have a mirror too. All materials are included in cost.
Art workshop: (Grade one and up) Tuesday through Thursday, June 24 through 26 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., $130. Spend three days with three instructors drawing, painting with watercolors, arts, crafts, acrylics, movies and more. Children will be separated into groups by age. Bring snack and lunch daily and a large shirt/smock. All materials are included in cost.
Creative clay projects: (Ages eight and up) Monday, June 23, from 10:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., $35. Learn how to condition and use polymer clay correctly. Make a custom pen and a penholder to give as a gift or to keep. All materials are included in cost.
Crafty cards (Ages six and up) Friday, June 27, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., $22. Create special greeting cards with different papers, vellums, ribbons and more. All materials are included in cost.
Roudenbush Community Center adult classes
For information about these classes, call Roudenbush Community Center, 65 Main Street in Westford at 1-978 692-5511 ext. 0.
Just get movin': Tuesdays and Thursdays June 17 through August 28 (except 7/1, 7/3) 9 to 10 a.m., $99. Gentle, non-intimidating fitness program designed for plus-size women and beginners. A no- to low-impact aerobic class that is fun. Free, no obligation "try it" class on June 14 from 9 to 10 a.m. and 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Call to sign up or just drop by. Bring water, towel and free weights if you have them.
Summer yoga: Monday, June 23 through August 25 from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m., $85. This beginner's Yoga class will focus on proper posture and alignment, conscious breathing and final relaxation. Learn how to reduce stress, feel refreshed, yet gain more flexibility and strength.Do not eat two hours before class and bring along a mat and beach towel.
Basic sign language: Monday, June 23 from 10 to 11 a.m., $20. Spend time learning to "hand talk." Plenty of resources, reference and personal experiences will be shared.
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