July 2003, Thursday
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The Holocaust Cantata (Songs from the Camps)"
Location: Seelig Theatre of Sullivan County Community College, 3PM & 8PM
"The Holocaust Cantata (Songs from the Camps)," with music by Donald McCullough and English lyrics and readings by Denny Clark, will be the featured work in two special concerts presented by the Sullivan County Community Chorus on Thursday, July 17, at 3 PM and 8 PM. Special guest cellist Ling Kwan will accompany the chorus together with chorus piano accompanist Lucille Horton.

"The Holocaust Cantata" premiered at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on March 17, 1998. Found in the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum archives, all of the songs in the cantata were originally written in Polish by prisoners while incarcerated in Nazi concentration camps. The readings are based on interview transcripts, historical data and the story of Irena Augustynska Kafka. "The Holocaust Cantata" contains no plot; rather each song and reading represents a different person and a different time in the Holocaust experience. Chorus members are featured in speaking roles as well as in solo and duet work.

As part of the performance, the Sullivan County Community Chorus will also present a medley of songs from the musicals Oklahoma! and Les Miserables.

Tickets can be purchased from the Sullivan County Community College Campus Activities Office, open 9 AM to 4 PM, Monday through Friday. General admission is $15.00 for seniors and $12.00 for students. Group rates are available. For information, or to purchase tickets, please call (845) 434-5750, Ext. 4303.

Family Summer Safety Expo and Lecture
Time: 4:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: Four Trees Cafe at Sharon Hospital, Sharon, CT
To assist families in keeping safe this summer, Sharon Hospital is sponsoring a free Family Summer Safety Expo and Lecture on Thursday, July 17.

Children young and old will enjoy meeting Scrubby Bear and learning about the importance of hand washing. Sharon Hospital's clinical nutritionist will be on hand to answer nutrition questions and share healthy snacks. Other participants include: Connecticut State Police (Kid IDs and Stranger Danger), Salisbury Recreation (Water Safety), Dutchess County Health (Lyme Prevention - Tick Check Harry), Hotchkiss Library of Sharon, Women's Support Services (Youth Education), and Sharon Fire and Ambulance.

At 7:30 pm that same evening, Virginia Gray-Clarke, MD, pediatrician, will be the guest speaker, presenting a lecture entitled, "Summer Alert: Protecting Kids Against Sunburn and Heat Stroke." The lecture will be held in Board Conference Room II at the hospital. Reservations are appreciated for the lecture and light refreshments will be available. To register or for more information, call the community health program at (860)364-1637.

Citizens' forum on Patriot Act
Time: 7:15pm
Location: Town Hall, 17 Lake St., Monroe
A Citizens' Forum on the implications to our civil liberties posed by the USA Patriot Act of 2001 and the Domestic Security Enhancement Act of 2003 (Patriot Act II). Panelists include Michael H. Sussman, convener, Democratic Alliance of Orange Co.; Robert Hubsher, director of the Ramapo Catskill Library System; and Marilyn J. McIntosh, director, Monroe Free Library. Performers are The Drama Dragons, with Social Commentary in Mime and Music. The event will be moderated by Monroe Women in Black's Thérèse Marie Quinn. This is an important event for the entire Hudson Valley region. All are welcome, admission free.

Sponsored by Monroe Women in Black, Monroe Bill of Rights Defense Committee, and Orange County Peace Justice Coalition. Information, (845) 781-8579, monroebordc@mail.com

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