Tracey Dolan, co-founder of Nurturing Minds in Africa and summer resident of Essex, will present a slide talk about the latest successes at their school in Tanzania.
The Pleasant Valley Chorale is proud to present “A Grand Night for Singing,” a program celebrating the music of Richard Rodgers (1902–1979), one of the most significant composers of 20th-century American music. His more than 900 songs and Broadway musicals influenced popular music for decades.
Join us for this upbeat choral concert, which kicks off Christmas in Essex 2018, following caroling at the Essex town tree.
Tracey Dolan—who co-founded Nurturing Minds / SEGA Girls School in Tanzania with her sister, Polly Dolan in 2008—will present an illustrated talk on the Modern Girl program, or “Msichana Kisasa” (MK). This program provides a safe space within the communities surrounding SEGA, in which girls ages 10-12, 13-15, and 16-18 form clubs and are mentored by SEGA graduates.
This is a fundraiser to help Wadhams resident Matt Looby and his family cover expenses while he waits for a heart transplant. Matt’s heart has become so weak that he can only survive on an artificial pump (LVAD), which requires open-heart surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston. After a long recovery and intravenous meds, he still has to wait for a heart transplant. Charie, Matt’s wife, works as an RN at a hospital nearby, but will need to take time off to be with Matt during the surgeries and recovery in the following weeks and months. They desperately need funds to help cover medically necessary travel, lodging, and loss of income.
3 Saturday mornings, 9 am to Noon: June 16, 23, 30, 2018