Friday, May 11, 2007
Carlisle housing summit May 12
On May 12 from 9 a.m. to noon, the Carlisle Trust for Affordable Housing is sponsoring a housing summit at Town Hall. The public is encouraged to attend and hear featured speakers Mark Siegenthaler, Bedford Selectman, and Irma Carter, former executive director of the Town of Bedford Housing Authority and Bedford Affordable Housing Trust, who will address the audience on "Developing Affordable Housing in the Town of Bedford." A discussion will follow this informative talk.
Acton Community Chorus spring concert
The Acton Community Chorus will present its 23rd season spring concert performance of "Rock & Rolling on Route 66" on Friday, June 1, at 8 p.m. and Saturday, June 2, at 7 p.m. at the R.J. Grey Jr. High auditorium in Acton.Dust off your blue suede shoes and join us.
Reserved and open seating tickets are available by calling 1-978-929-2551.Reserved seating in advance is$18 ($15 for senior/child), or $20 at the door.Open seating is $15 in advanceor at the door.Open seating tickets are also availableat Roche Bros. service desk in Acton or through www.MkTix.com.For further information, visit www.ActonCommunityChorus.org.
Friends of Carlisle COA annual meeting
The annual meeting of the Friends of Carlisle COA will take place on May17 at 11:30 a.m. at Union Hall prior to the COA luncheon. All members of the Friends are invited.If you plan to attend the COA luncheon, please call 1-978-371-2895 by May 14. A donation of at least $2 is suggested. John Buonomo, Register of Probate, will speak following the luncheon.
Spring clean-up at Heald House May 12
With the Carlisle Historical Society's barn at Heald House at 698 Concord Street sporting its new look, Saturday, May 12 from 9 a.m. to noon is the time to do our outdoor spring clean-up. We welcome volunteers with gloves, rakes, hand clippers and loppers to help spruce up the property for spring activities. If you can help, call Phil Drew at 1-978-369-9276 and let him know you are coming. Students can earn community service credits. Refreshments will be available for the hard-working crews.
Order school supply kits for next year now
The Carlisle School Association (CSA) is offering school supply kits for the 2007-08 academic year.You save a trip to the store and CSA gets a small share of the proceeds. Order from the order form sent home with your child last week. Orders must be submitted by Friday, June 1.Note that this year all orders will be delivered directly to classrooms: no summer pick-ups.
Alfresco performance of Twelfth Night at CCHS May 17, 19, 20
Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, directed by CCHS drama director George Kendall, will be performed outdoors on the hill above the soccer field on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday evenings, May 17, 19 and 20. All performances are at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 and seating is on the grass. Bring blankets and lawn chairs.
In a novel take on the venerable play, the CCHS production has a twist: most of the roles have reversed gender. This is not the female-playing-a-male so common in high school theater, or a male-playing-a-female as in Shakespeare's day, but the actual switching of the character's gender. Thus Count Orsino becomes Countess Orsina, Sir Toby Belch becomes Lady Tobi Belch, and so forth. Brand new comic possibilities emerge as the CCHS actors explore the madcap, convoluted relationships of Twelfth Night in a fresh and lighthearted way. Acting in Twelfth Night from Carlisle are Oliver Bojanic, Owen Callahan, David Dawson, Noragh Devlin and Katie Innamorati.
In the event of rain, the performance will be in the high school auditorium. Concord-Carlisle High School is located at 500 Walden Street, Concord.
Tour Newport mansions May 17 with Newcomers
The Concord-Carlisle Newcomers Club has arranged a trip to Newport Rhode Island for a day of travel and touring. The club will visit two famous turn-of-the-century Newport mansions, the Breakers and the Marble House. After the tour we will be having lunch in a local restaurant. The day will begin at 8 a.m. on May 17, returning to Concord by 4 p.m. If you are interested in attending this or any Newcomers events, visit www.concordcarlislenewcomers.org.
Hunger makes music at Union Hall Coffeehouse May 12
Back by popular demand on Saturday, May 12, at 7:30 p.m. and "Bustin' Out Blue for the Open Pantry of Greater Lowell," is Carlisle's own Scrumdaddy. The band members are B.B. Cuccinello, Jimi Ball, Robbie Carroll and Ricco-the-Bassman. It will be a journey we will all enjoy, making music so that by our caring and sharing, others may eat.
The evening also features Barbara and Dave Koen, making their mark on this side of the North Shore, and Swampscott's Guy Zaccardi.
Tickets are $20 and it all goes to the food pantry. Feel free to bring a can or box of non-perishable food for the Open Pantry with you as well.
Register now for Carlisle Recreation Programs
It is time to register for summer camp. Also this summer, Rec Com is offering sports camps for soccer, lacrosse, and field hockey. Details are in the spring/summer brochure, available at the Gleason Library or at the Recreation office in Town Hall. Register on line at www.carlislema.gov.
Annual spring bird walk May 20
This year's spring bird walk on the Towle Land will be held Sunday, May 20 (note change of date), leaving from the parking lot on Westford Street at 6 a.m. and led by Ken Harte.
Come rain or shine, with binoculars, boots and insect repellent.
Room parents needed for Carlisle School
If you are interested in being a room parent for next school year (2007-2008), call the appropriate room parent coordinator at your earliest convenience. Call Mary-Lynne Bohn 1-978-287-1439 for Pre-K, K and first grade; Diana Kolstad, 1-978-371-1069, for grades two and three; Donna Perkins, 1-978-287-9547, for grades four and five; and Timm Brandhorst, 1-978-371-2770, for grades six, seven and eight. The coordinators will need to know the name and gradeof the child forwhomyou wish to be a room parent, your e-mail address, any previous room parent responsibilities, and your phone number. Assignments will be done after move-up day, and you will be informed by mid-July.For overall room parent questions, contact Timm Brandhorst.
Volunteer appreciation social May 15
Carlisle Public Schools will be honoring its volunteers with an ice cream social on Tuesday, May 15, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Corey Dining Room. This event is an opportunity to publicly thank the hundreds of individuals who, over the course of the year, contribute countless hours to our school. All volunteers are encouraged to join in a celebration of thanks for their outstanding support. Pick up your children after school and bring them along, or come by yourselves to enjoy ice cream and conversation. All volunteers are welcome.
Stoneknapping May 20
What is stoneknapping? Come to the Historical Society's program on Sunday, May 20, at 2 p.m. at Heald House, 698 Concord Street, and meet archaeologist and stoneknapper Craig Chartier. He will present a hands-on program on "The Art and Science of Stoneknapping," including the history of stone tools. Then everyone can try their hand at stoneknapping. Bring the family. Admission: $5 for Society members, $8 for non-members. The program will be followed by an open house at Heald House and its barn.
Ride for Research May 20
Carlisle's Cook family is riding in the Brain Tumor Society's Ride for Research on Sunday, May 20. The bike ride starts in Waltham and makes its way out to Carlisle. Join the Cruising Cooks team as a rider, a virtual rider, a sponsor or a volunteer. For information, visit www.tbts.org.
"Carlisle Gardens and Beyond" May 12
The Carlisle Garden Club and the Gleason Public Library will be holding a free reception at the library Saturday, May 12 (the day before Mother's Day) to celebrate the exhibit "Carlisle Gardens and Beyond: Images in Various Media by Carlisle Garden Club Artists." The reception is from 2 to 4 p.m. The exhibit, which runs from May 5 through July 5, features paintings, prints, quilting, and basketry by Carlisle Garden Club artists Joan Allen, Lois d'Annunzio, Lonnie Harvey, Judy Blaikie Lane, Marie-Louise Petrie, Lesia Shaw and Cindy Shore.
At the Open House, purchase wonderful gifts for Mom, including beautiful art, colorful note cards of Carlisle's gardens, and discounted tickets for the Garden Club's Country Gardens Tour, Friday and Saturday, June 15 and 16. For more information on the Open House or Garden Tour, visit www.carlislegardenclub.org.
Thoreau Farm Trust announces "Haiku for Henry" poetry contest
The Thoreau Farm Trust invites poets of all ages to submit a haiku that touches on some aspect of the life and legacy of Henry David Thoreau. The most common haiku form involves a three-line poem with five syllables in the first line, seven in the second and five in the third. Traditionally, haikus speak of nature and the seasons, so they are an ideal reflection of Thoreau's philosophy of simplicity and life lived close to the land.
All entries will be published on the Thoreau Farm Trust website, and winning poets will receive a book autographed by former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky, honorary chair of the campaign to restore and re-use Thoreau's birth house in Concord. The Thoreau Farm Trust is raising $1,000,000 for the project.
The deadline to submit a Haiku for Henry is May 31. Entries may be submitted at firstname.lastname@example.org or at P.O Box 454, Concord, MA 01742. Include your name, address, and e-mail or telephone number. Winners will be announced at a public reading by Robert Pinsky at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 10, in the Concord Academy
Chapel, 166 Main Street in Concord.
For more information about the haiku contest or the Robert Pinsky event on June 10, visit www.thoreaufarm.org.
Saengerfest chorus performs May 20
The Weston-based Saengerfest Men's Chorus joins forces with Dorchester's Boston City Singers for a festive concert of folk songs from South Africa, spirituals, Broadway show tunes, and music from Russia, Norway and Japan on May 20 at 7 p.m.The concert will be at the Church of Our Saviour, 25 Monmouth Street, Brookline. Admission is $20. Tickets will be available at the door, or can be reserved by calliing 1-617-825-0674 or 1-617-594-6640.
Mosquito annual meeting May 23 features David Filipov
The Board of Directors of Carlisle Communications, Inc., the Mosquito's parent company, cordially invites the public to its Annual Meeting on May 23 at Union Hall in the First Religious Society. A brief business meeting will begin at 7 p.m., followed by the keynote address at 7:30 p.m.
Keynote speaker for the evening will be David Filipov. Raised in Concord, Filipov is a 1980 graduate of CCHS who went on to earn bachelor's and master's degrees in Russian studies. He then applied his expertise in Russian affairs to a career in journalism, starting as a reporter and eventually becoming Moscow Bureau Chief for the Boston Globe. After nearly eight years in this role, during which time he covered wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Chechnya; U.S.-Russian policy; the former Soviet republics and Russia's transformation from Communism to capitalism, he returned to the Boston area, and is now the Globe's Weekend Metro Editor. He has earned the Associated Press Managing Editors International Perspective Award and the 2003 James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism.
Filipov's talk on covering international affairs and politics will be followed by a question-and-answer session open to the audience.
Discovery Museums summer programs
Summer will soon be here and now is the time to start thinking about fun-filled activities for your child. "Summer Discoveries," for the younger child, is taught by educators at the Children's Discovery Museum and supports each child's inquisitive nature. "Summer Scientists," taught by educators at the Science Discovery Museum, reflects the older child's capabilities and cognitive thinking level. These programs provide opportunities for children to build understanding and knowledge while having fun.
For information and registration forms, visit www.discoverymuseums.org or call 1-978-264-4200.
Nature walk May 18
Explore Concord conservation land with Animals As Intermediaries (AAI). Adults and children (ages six+) are welcome. Limited release required for students. Bring a brown bag lunch (optional) and meet after the program at AAI's activity room. Meet at Animals As Intermediaries' offices at 40 Stow Street, Concord, on May 18 at 10 a.m. To register, call 1-978-318-1540. The cost is $15, $20/ parent with child. For more information contact Sophie Wadsworth at: email@example.com or 1-978-369-2585.
Emerson holds 5K run-walk June 10
Emerson Hospital will hold its annual 5K run-walk for cancer on June 10, starting at the Concord Health Care Center at the corner of Route 2 across from Emerson at 10 a.m. Proceeds benefit the Bethke Cancer Center at Emerson.
Runner and walker registration will be $20 per person (children under 12 free). T-shirts are available on the day of the run-walk or they can be picked up prior to the event. Registration forms are available on the hospital web site or or by contacting Leah White at 1-978-287-3084.
Old Home Day Adult/Continuing Education Grant
The Old Home Day Committee announces the creation of a grant program to be funded exclusively through event earnings from Old Home Day. The grant will consist initially of $500 in grant money for Carlisle residents age 25 or older wishing to pursue Adult/Continuing Education.
Application requirements are:
· The applicant must be a resident of Carlisle, MA at the time of the application
· The applicant must be 25 years of age, or older
· Applications will be accepted throughout the year as long as funds are available
· The applicant must provide a self-addressed stamped envelope
Final awards will be made directly by the OHD Association to the continuing education institution selected by the recipient. The recipient will have 180 days from the award date to enroll in a course.
Grant applications are available at www.carlisleohd.org/scholarships, at the COA office at Town Hall and at the Gleason Public Library Reference Desk. Completed applications should be mailed to: OHD Scholarship Program, 419 Maple Street, Carlisle, MA 01741
For questions about the application process, contact Pat Schannen at 1-978-369-1486.
Book sale drop-off coming up soon
The Friends of Gleason Public Library will hold their annual used book sale on Saturday, June 30, from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. (rain date July 1) as part of Old Home Day. Begin now to gather your gently used books, CDs, videotapes and DVDs (no magazines, encyclopedias or textbooks). Drop-off will begin on June 1 at Gleason Library. Volunteers are needed for sorting books in June, and to help during the day of sale. Community service will be awarded to eighth graders and high school students. Contact Kathleen Ryder at 1-978-369-3801 or firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
Emerson Hospital hosts Cancer Awareness Day
Doctors, nurses and staff from Emerson Hospital will hold the 13th annual Cancer Awareness Day on Saturday, May 19, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Emerson's Bethke Cancer Center.
"The purpose of Cancer Awareness Day is to call attention to the importance of education and early detection," said Jon DuBois, MD, Emerson Hospital chief of hematology/oncology.
Participants may take part in a variety of free health screenings, including a blood test for colorectal cancer, respiratory screenings, diabetes screenings, blood pressure exams, oral cancer screenings, skin cancer screenings, a thyroid blood test, a cholesterol test (12-hour fasting is required — no food or drink except water) and, for men, a Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) blood test. Registration is required for the cholesterol, thyroid and PSA screenings and the skin cancer screening (no additional appointments are available at this time).
There will also be a "Health Information Café" with free chair massages and materials on exercise, nutrition, smoking cessation, lung health and skin health. Representatives from several departments will provide information about services available at Emerson. Several physicians will be present to answer questions and to assist with the health screenings. Finally, representatives from the Caitlin Raymond International Marrow Donor Registry and the Massachusetts Melanoma Society will attend.
To register or for more information, call Lori Noonan at 1-978-287-3237 or visit www.emersonhospital.org.
Fruitlands 93rd season opens May 12
Fruitlands Museum, 102 Prospect Hill Road, Harvard, offers four galleries, hiking trails, store and restaurant set on over 200 acres of woodlands and meadow, with panoramic views of New England's mountains. Programs new this year include:
Through October 31: "Canvassing the White Mountains." Rediscover a long-neglected collection of beautiful White Mountain paintings.
Also on view is "A Journey with the Transcendentalists," an exploration of the homes, hikes and haunts of the Transcendentalists through their art and writing, as well as "Face to Face" and "Inhabiting the Hudson," that share paintings drawn from Fruitlands' portrait and landscape collections.
May 13, come for Mother's Day Brunch and meet Todd Felton, author of A Journey into the Transcendentalists' New England. Purchase Mr. Felton's book and have it signed by the author. Brunch reservations should be made at 1-978-456-3924, ext. 223.
Third Saturdays Lectures: Guest curators Sam and Sheila Robbins will be at the museum on the third Saturday of every month at 1p.m. to walk you through the exhibition; May 19, June 16, July 21, August 18 and October 20. Included with museum admission.
May 27: "Consuming Views: Art and Tourism in the White Mountains, 1850-1900" with Wesley G. Balla of the New Hampshire Historical Society.
For information, call1-978-456-3924 or visitwww.fruitlands.org.
Savoyards to hold auditions for The Gondoliers May 14
The Savoyard Light Opera Company will hold auditions for its fall show, Gilbert and Sullivan's delightful The Gondoliers, on Monday and Tuesday, May 14 and 15, at Corey Auditiorium in the Carlisle Middle School. Callbacks will be Thursday, May 17. The production dates are November 9, 10, 11, 17 (two performances) and 18. Stage direction will be by Donna DeWitt and musical direction by Fred Frabotta.
Lead auditions are scheduled by appointment. Call 1-978-371-SLOC (7562), e-mail email@example.com, or visit www.savoyardlightoperacompany.org/auditions to make your appointment. Leave your name, phone number and preferred audition date and time. Our audition coordinator will call or e-mail you to confirm your audition. Ensemble auditions will be held on Monday, May 14, and Tuesday, May 15, promptly at 7 p.m. Plan to arrive a few minutes early to sign up. If you have not filled out your audition form in advance, come at 6:45 p.m. to fill it out and have your picture taken for SLOC records.
For information on auditions and rehearsals, call 1-978-371-SLOC (7562).
Room parents needed for Carlisle School
If you are interested in being a room parent for next school year (2007-2008), call the appropriate room parent coordinator at your earliest convenience. Call Mary-Lynne Bohn 1-978-287-1439 for Pre-K, K and first grade; Diana Kolstad, 1-978-371-1069, for grades two and three; Donna Perkins, 1-978-287-9547, for grades four and five; and Timm Brandhorst, 1-978-371-2770, for grades six, seven and eight. The coordinators will need the name and gradeof the child forwhomyou wish to be a room parent, your e-mail address, any previous room parent responsibilities, and your phone number. Assignments will be done after move-up day, and you will be informed by mid-July.For questions, contact Timm Brandhorst.
Colonial Spirit chorus rehearsals
Come to an open rehearsal of the Colonial Spirit Show Chorus.The chorus is looking for women of all ages. Rehearsals are on Thursdays at 7:15 p.m. at the Church of The Good Shepherd on Newtown Road in Acton (off route 27).Learning CDs are available and reading music is not a requirement.Call Norma at 1-978-263-0562 or Noreen at 1-978-263-0562 or visit www.colonialspirit.org for further information.
Food allergies talk May 14
"Food Allergies: Facts and Fears" will be offered byAllergist Paul Hannaway, MD, author of a major new food allergy handbook on May 14 at 7 p.m., at Children's Hospital/Beth Israel Medical Care Center, 482 Bedford Street, Lexington. This informational lecture is free. For information, call the Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America/New England Chapter at 1-781-444-7778.
Lofdahl to perform at Westford dinner May 18
Carlisle songstress Lisa Lofdahl will perform at a "Swing into Spring" dinner to be held on May 18 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Mark's Church in Westford. Lofdahl will sing favorites from the '30s and '40s by Gershwin, Porter, Carmichael and others. Non-alcoholic drinks will be provided along with dinner by Westford's If Food Could Sing. Guests are welcome to bring their own alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages as well. Purchasing a ticket, for $48 per person, enters you into a drawing for one of three great prizes. For more information, contact Laurin Mills at 1-978-392-5887 or Lisa Ratte at 1-978-373-0086.
Day of pampering with Newcomers May 23
The Concord-Carlisle Newcomers Club has planned to meet on Wednesday, May 23, at 1-on-1 Self-Indulgence Spa in West Concord for a day of friendship, relaxation and rejuvenation. Enjoy tea, scones, and have a light lunch. The Club appreciates the hospitality the Spa is extending to welcome new residents of our towns.
If you are interested in attending this event, or any of our many events, visit www.concordcarlislenewcomers.org.
Concord history breakfasts continue May 19
The Friends of Sleepy Hollow Cemetery continue their Concord history breakfast series on May 19 at the Colonial Inn in Monument Square in Concord from 8:30 to 10 a.m. The last breakfast will be held on June 23.
To reserve your place, send a check payable to The Friends of Sleepy Hollow for $25 for each reservation. Mail them to The Friends of Sleepy Hollow, P.O. Box 12454, Concord, MA 01742. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or1-978-371-8953. Specify the date(s) you want to attend. Reservations will be held at the door the morning of the event; no tickets will be issued.
Trails Committee launches Trekker Award
To expand awareness of and interest in Carlisle's many public lands, the Trails Committee has taken the suggestion of Selectman Doug Stevenson and initiated a Trekker Award for those residents who hike most of the trails in town.
The award will be announced in the Mosquito and at our Old Home Day booth. The award program is open to Carlisle residents only and should be a fun activity for the entire family. Hikers are asked to keep a log of the trails hiked; listing date, trail comments, etc. A copy of the log may be obtained from any Trails Committee member or downloaded from www.CarlisleTrails.pbwiki.com. To qualify for the award, residents must, since April 16, 2007, hike (jog, snowshoe, ski, ride in backpack or stroller) all the trails in the log and help out a few hours on a trail-maintenance or bridge-building workday sponsored by the Trails Committee.
Break out your walking shoes and get started. Earn your place in Carlisle history with Trekker Award #1. For more information, call Marc Lamere at 1-978-369-8210.
Meet candidates at Democrats' picnic June 3
The Carlisle Democratic Town Committee invites town Democrats, Independents and friends to the third annual Carlisle Democrats picnic on Sunday, June 3, 4 to 7 p.m. at the Comjean residence, 314 River Road.Meet Nikki Tsongas and other candidates for Marty Meehan's congressional seat and meet Carlisle's State Representative Cory Atkins and State Senator Susan Fargo. Get energized discussing the latest hot issues and have a great time with other Carlisle residents. Children are welcome. For more information, contact Susan Stamps at 1-978-369-8462 or email@example.com.
Chelmsford offers "Art on the Common" May 19
The Chelmsford Art Society invites you to "Art on the Common," a creative and fun-filled event on the Chelmsford Common across from the Old Town Hall, 1A North Road, Chelmsford, on May 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Rain date: May 20.) The event will feature food, music and the work of over 30 artists. Two awards will be presented to artist participants. For details, visit www.chelmsfordartsociety.com.
Concord Museum garden tour is June 8 and 9
The Concord Museum's Guild of Volunteers presents the 18th annual "Garden Affairs" event. This year, the self-guided garden tour will take place on Friday and Saturday, June 8 and 9, rain or shine, beginning each day at 9 a.m. and continuing until 4 p.m.Garden-goers should arrive at the museum to pick up their maps prior to starting out.Single-day tickets for either Friday or Saturday may be reserved in advance (through June 1) for $25/museum members, $30/non-members or may be purchased on the day of the tour for $30/museum members, $35/non-members.No refunds or exchanges; no photography.
On Saturday, June 9, Grape Expectations, an evening of fine wine and food, will be held in Ware Hall at the Middlesex School.This festive evening pairs 80 special wines poured by knowledgeable winery representatives with a delicious dinner buffet from top local food purveyors and restaurants. An auction of a tempting array of vacation homes, sports box seats, exclusive dining experiences and unique services is one of the highlights of the evening. Grape Expectations and the Garden Tour benefit the Concord Museum's education initiatives. For more information,call 1-978-369-9763, or visit www.concordmuseum.org.
· Jazz series: The Friends of the Carlisle COA Jeanne Rourk Fund and the Friends of the Gleason Public Library are cosponsoring a four-week series on jazz, running on Wednesday afternoons (May 16, 23, 30 and June 6) from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Hollis Room at the Gleason Library. The "Jammin' the Blues" series, which is free and open to the public, will look at jazz artists on film before the coming of television. Call the library reference desk at 1-978-369-4898 to register. Space is limited.
· Women's breakfast: Carlisle's own chef, Dian Cuccinello, will host and cook breakfast for women 50+ on Wednesday, May 30 at 8 a.m. The menu includes strawberry orange juice, fresh melon and berry bowl, fresh brioche and strawberry butter (other fruit butters available), forget-the-blues blueberry-nutmeg muffins, apple- and mince-pie-stuffed muffins, lemon-chocolate chip muffins, basil-cheese and egg strata, homemade sage and thyme sausage patties, coffee and tea. A donation of at least $2 is requested. If you plan to attend, call the COA office at 1-978-371-2895. Call the van line if you need a ride.
· Play: On June 13, the COA has inner circle tickets for Seven Brides for Seven Brothers at the North Shore Music Theater. Tickets are $45 with lunch on your own. Space is limited. Send checks made out to the Friends of the Carlisle COA to Joanne Willens, 134 Ember Lane, Carlisle, MA 01741. The COA van will transport the first 13 people requesting transportation. For more information, call Joanne at 1-978-371-8023.
Westford jazz concert May 12
The Esperanza Spalding Trio will perform at the Parish Center for the Arts (PCA) on 10 Lincoln Street in Westford at 8 p.m. on May 12. Cabaret seating, BYOB and appetizers. Admission is $12/members, $5/teens, $15/everyone else. Reservations recommended: call 1-978-692-6333, e-mailPCA@Westford.com, or buy tickets at www.Westford.com/PCA.
Community Chest triathlon June 3
The fifth annual Community Chest Challenge race on Sunday, June 3, at 8 a.m., will help raise funds for area human service organizations. Teams are now being formed to bike, run and paddle the scenic race route. Local agencies are encouraged to recruit or sponsor a team. This year, it is easier than ever to register a team or contribute any amount by visiting www.communitychest.org and donating electronically with a credit card. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
Concord Orchestra pops program begins May 18
The Concord Orchestra presents its annual pops program on May 18, 19, 25 and 26 at 8 p.m. at 51 Walden Street, Concord. This year's theme is "Gotta Dance," dance music from many lands and periods, andthis year's sing-along is a special new arrangement by Bernard Hoffer of tunes by Irving Berlin and George Gershwin. The orchestra will end with the traditional "Stars and Stripes Forever."
Tickets are $20/adults and $16/seniors and students. For more information, call 1-978-369-4967 or visit www.concordorchestra.com.
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