|Dr. Anne Fabiny received a community service award.|
Crane Estate hosts holiday Greening of the Great House
HOLIDAY CHEER AT CRANE ESTATE: The Crane Estate in Ipswich hosts its annual Greening of the Great House next Thursday through Dec. 4.
Florists and designers have decorated the Great House in grand style for the holidays on this year’s theme of nostalgia. Visitors can take a self-guided tour and enjoy live music, cider, and fresh-baked cookies. The Tom Palance Trio will perform holiday favorites and jazz standards from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday.
There are scheduled activities from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, including performances by the Ipswich Moving Company Youth Dance Ensemble, Pilkington Music Quartets from the studio of Vianna Pilkington, and the Ipswich Middle School Select Chorus; demonstrations by fiber artist Rose Ann Hunter and wood-turner Michael Souter; paper crafts; an interactive vintage game and toy room; and a children’s treasure hunt.
The Gift Gallery is open and unwrapped toys to benefit Ipswich Caring are being collected throughout the weekend. Visit www.thetrustees.org for a full schedule of events.
Tickets are $12; $8 for children and senior citizens; $8 adults, $5 children for Trustees of Reservations members; $5 for Ipswich residents with proof of residency.
Reservations are not required but can be made online at www.thetrustees.org. For more information, call 978-356-4351.
HUMAN RIGHTS AWARD WINNER TO SPEAK: Sarah Rial, winner of the 2010 Eleanor Roosevelt Award for Human Rights, will speak at North Shore Community College in Lynn next Thursday. She is the keynote speaker in a World AIDs Day forum on “Gender and HIV in the African Community.’’
Rial is a native of southern Sudan and program director of My Sister’s Keeper, a Boston-based grass-roots humanitarian organization focused on education in southern Sudan.
She is one of four people recognized by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton with the Roosevelt Award, which honors US citizens who advocate tirelessly for human rights, both at home and abroad.
The event, sponsored by the Lynn Community Health Center and the college’s Health Services and Program Council, will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. It takes place in the gym on the Lynn campus and is open to the public and free. Call 781-477-2197.
CHRONICLING A COLLEGE’S HISTORY: A new commemorative hardcover book chronicles the 40-year history of Middlesex Community College.
“Middlesex Community College: Celebrating a Forty-Year Legacy of Learning’’ tells the story of the college’s growth, from its humble beginnings in 1970 on the grounds of the Bedford VA Medical Center to today’s dual-campus settings in Bedford and Lowell.
The book includes hundreds of photos from the college’s earliest days to its most recent events.
Written by Patrick Cook, executive director of public affairs, the book was designed and edited by the college’s Office of Marketing and Publications.
The book launch concludes the college’s 40th-anniversary celebration year.
“The thought was to put everything we knew in one place,’’ Cook said. “We did not document the early days of the college very well, so we had to pull together information from boxes in the libraries, yearbooks, old photos, old newsletters, facilities archives, press releases, news clippings, and more.’’
Dozens of people were interviewed from as many parts of the college as possible, especially retirees and those who had an institutional knowledge of events.
“Faculty and staff from our earliest days had fascinating stories of what it was like to start a college, and we wanted to document this early story while we still could,’’ Cook said.
The book is available at the college’s bookstores and online for $25. Visit www.middlesex.mass.edu.
WHO’S WHAT WHERE: Dr. Anne Fabiny, chief of geriatrics for the Cambridge Health Alliance, has received the Nancy P. Kahn Community Service Award from Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services. Fabiny is a practicing geriatrician and educator. She emphasizes community-based care and builds bridges between the alliance and organizations such as Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services. She is also an assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. . . . Jay McGovern is the new director of development at the Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center, a Newburyport-based nonprofit working to stop domestic violence and assist abuse victims. He replaces Elaine Cohen, who has retired. McGovern, of Newburyport, last served as chief development officer for Boston MedFlight. He has served as a senior development officer for several nonprofits, including Anna Jaques Hospital in Newburyport, where he was vice president of development twice, for a combined total of 14 years.
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