Friday, August 29, 2003
Moon Festival celebrates arts and culture of Southeast Asia
The Worcester Art Museum and the Southeast Asian Health Program of Worcester's Family Health Center invite the public to a Moon Festival, a popular Asian celebration of the full harvest moon, on Sunday, September 7.
The Moon Festival will take place at the Worcester Art Museum, 55 Salisbury St., from 1 to 5 p.m. The event is free with Museum admission: $8 for adults, $6 for seniors ages 65 and older and for college students with ID, and free for youth ages 17 and under and for museum members.
A family event, the Moon Festival will feature art-making, music, storytelling and dance. Traditional mooncakes and oolong tea will be served. A traditional dragon dance led by Hoai Dao of Worcester highlights this year's festival. Throughout the afternoon, families are invited to explore the museum and participate in many activities such as making lanterns in the studios, listening to stories about the legends of dragons and the moon, and playing games. Youth troupes will perform traditional Laotian and Vietnamese dance and model cultural fashions, and musicians Alice Chang and Jason Pan demonstrate unusual and exquisite Chinese musical instruments.
Sing out for peace
The Colonial Spirit Chorus is an Acton-based women's acapella group that sings four-part harmony. They rehearse locally and perform in the Boston and Metrowest area., This year the chorus will once again participate in a Sing Out for Peace program that will not only commemorate September 11, 2001, but also honor veterans and those currently serving in the armed forces.
The performance will be held on the steps of the Acton Town Hall at 7 p.m. on September 11. Call 1-978-692-2270 or 1-978-658-5083 for more information.
Romance of the road
Join road map collector Peter Yensen at the Concord Museum on September 9 at 7:30 p.m. as he recalls the routes and roads of the 1930s, '40s and '50s. With Yensen as guide, discover the reasons behind the contorted driving patterns of today and hear some of the fascinating stories associated with these colorful, practical and informative road maps.
A reception and visit to the map exhibition follows the lecture. Reservations are required; call 1-978-369-9763. The fee is $10 for Concord Museum members and $12.50 for others.
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