Friday, July 18, 2003
Liberty Ride extends to Concord's historic Hartwell Tavern
The Liberty Ride, launched last year by the town of Lexington to provide a fun, informative alternative means of transportation to the town's historic sites, will extend to Hartwell Tavern in Minute Man National Historical Park in Concord. The Ride, a 25-seat air conditioned bus, includes an on-board costumed guide who provides a narration of the sites visited and their role during the events of April 18 and 19, 1775. The Ride repeats its loop every hour - the last trip leaves at 4:30 p.m., and the service will be offered until October 13.
Concert on the Concord Library lawn
Seamus Connolly and Friends will present a concert of Irish music on the front lawn of the Concord Free Public Library, 129 Main Street, Concord, on July 23 at 7 p.m. The program will feature Seamus on the fiddle, Peter Barnes on the piano, flute, and guitar, Jeanne Morrill on the bodhran, and Damian Connolly on the accordion. Bring a picnic supper.
This free concert is sponsored by the Friends of the Concord Free Public Library and is part of the Concerts on the Lawn series. The rain location for the concert is the Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts, 40 Stow Street, Concord. For information, call 1-978-318-3358.
Enjoy DeCordova's Annual Family Day
On Sunday, August 17, from 1 to 4 p.m., rain or shine, DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park will present a memorable day of live entertainment, hands-on art and fun and games for all ages. Participate in relay races, a water balloon toss, and art activities. Enjoy ice cream, popcorn, and lemonade. Be astounded and amazed by the magic of Bonaparte from 1 to 1:30 p.m. Enjoy his strolling magic from 2 to 3 p.m. From 1:30 to 2:20 p.m. and from 3 to 5:30 p.m., sing along with the acoustic, bluegrass music of Ben Rudnick and Friends.
Admission is free for all DeCordova members. Non-member general admission is $6; children age 2 and under are admitted free. Admission includes access to the museum.
Reservations are required. Call 1-781-259-3629 or e-mail: email@example.com. In case of rain, the event will be held inside the museum.
Hebrew offerings at Kerem Shalom this fall
Beginning on September 3rd, Kerem Shalom will be offering a 14-week beginning conversational Hebrew class in conjunction with Hebrew College. The class will meet on Wednesdays, from 6:15 to 9:15 p.m. To find out more, visit the web site www.HebrewCollege.edu.
Registration is $25 and the course is $450. To Register for the class by August 1, by sending a check for $25, made payable to Hebrew College, with your name, address and email address to Kerem Shalom, Box 1646, Concord, MA 01742.
Prayer book Hebrew will be studied in the Kerem Shalom Hebrew Marathon Class , to be held September 16th and 23rd, October 14th and 21st, from 7 to 9 p.m. Register by September 1st, by sending a check for $80 made out to Kerem Shalom. Kerem Shalom is located at 659 Elm Street, just off Route 2, about 1/2 mile east of the Concord Rotary.
Puppet Showplace Theatre summer schedule
The Puppet Showplace Theatre in Brookline Village offers performances during the summer every Wednesday and Thursday at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Admission is $8.50 per person ($7 for members.) Located opposite the Brookline Village T station, it is barrier free, accessible to all children and adults. Prepaid reservations are recommended, and can be made by calling 1-617-6400.
July 23, 24 - Leopard Learns a Lesson, July 30, 31 - Rumplestiltskin, August 6, 7 - Tales from the Nest , August 13, 14 - Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimey, August 20, 21 - The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, August 27, 28 - Bingo the Circus Dog.
Origami program to be presented in Concord
Michael La Fosse, origami master, will present his popular program in the Children's Room of the Concord Free Public Library, 129 Main Street, Concord, on July 30 at 7 p.m. Participants will have the opportunity to make origami objects under Michael's direction. This program is intended for children age ten years and up. This free event requires no registration and is being sponsored by the Friends of the Concord Free Public Library. For more information, call 1-978-318-3358.
Visit Tower Hill Gardens
Tower Hill Botanic Gardens in Boylston will host a variety of programs this summer.
Margaret Roach, Editor-in-Chief of Martha Stewart Magazine, will give a slide lecture on gardening for year-round-interest on Thursday, July 24 at 7 p.m. To order tickets, call 1-508-869-6111, ext. 24.
On August 10 folksingers Lucy Kaplansky and David Mallett will perform an outdoor concert, beginning at 6 p.m. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. Tickets are $28 per person. To order, call 1-508-869-6111, ext. 36.
Tower Hill Botanic garden is located at 11 French Drive, Boylston, exit 24 off I-290. For directions visit the web site: www.towerhillbg.org.
Acton-area women's soccer
Play soccer this summer and fall in a low-key, flexible, Acton-area women's league. The emphasis is on exercise, fun with old and new friends, learning new skills and renewing old ones. League play is refereed 11x11 games on Sunday afternoons; drop-in games are weekday evenings. Why should the kids have all the fun? More information is at the website http://www.geocities.com/closetohomesoccer or call Miriam at 1-781-442-0750 weekdays.
Minuteman holds arts festival
A rock/jazz concert, performing arts workshop show, and a photography and digital video presentation will be the featured attractions at the annual Minuteman Regional Summer School Arts Festival on Friday evening, August 1, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the school. The festival will also include art exhibits by the students. The rock-jazz group will be led by Paul Ahlstrand and the performing arts workshop will be under the direction of Susan Yoniak.
Admission to the Arts Festival is free, and the public is invited to attend. People may contact Minuteman's Summer School Office by phone at 1-781-861-7150, or view the Web site at www.minuteman.org.
Job Lane house tours
Bedford's historic Job Lane house will be open for guided tours on Sunday, July 27 from 2 - 4 p.m. The house and newly raised post and beam barn, are located at 295 North Road, Bedford. A donation is requested of $2 per person, or $5 per family. For information, call 1-781-275-8794
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