Music Clubhouse News

Music Clubhouse News
This coming Thursday (5/12), our Choral group, Club Glee, will be performing two songs at our New England Women’s Leadership Awards Dinner at the Seaport World Trade Center. We would also like to congratulate Club member, Rebecca Frazier, who will represent our site in the Music Clubhouse Idol Showcase this weekend (5/14) at Berklee College. Our initial competitions saw over 30 acts try- out, which were quickly narrowed down to 12, then four, before Rebecca’s selection. She will now have the opportunity to perform in front of a larger audience featuring the winners from all of the other Music Clubhouse locations. In addition, Rebecca will join her 11 other finalists at the Club to create a compilation CD with each recording a version of the song they performed during the local competition. In other news from the Music Clubhouse we are currently offering a limited small group lesson program through June, Friday Night Live (Rock Band & D.J. Hero) and will host our monthly Open Mic Night on 5/20. For information on the Music program contact Ayeisha Mathis at ext. 1410.

Intermediate/Senior Basketball League
At the half-way point of regular season play in the 10-team Intermediate/Senior Basketball League teams in both divisions are jockeying for the top play-off positions. In the 6-team Senior division California is all alone in first place at 4-1 followed by Michigan and UConn at 4-2, Kentucky at 1-2, Syracuse at 1-3 and N.C. State at 0-4. In the 4-team Intermediate division U.N.C. is all alone in first place at 7-0 followed by Stanford at 3-3, Georgia Tech at 2-3, and Boston College at 0-6. This past week there were 7 games played over three days. On Tuesday, the first of two games saw California get by Michigan 77-70. California was led by Nick Simpson (29) while Malik James (22) led Michigan. In the second game it was Kentucky, behind Eduardo DeLeon (20) defeating Syracuse by a score of 63-54. Philip Lodge (22) led the Syracuse offense. On Thursday a single game was held with U.N.C. holding off Georgia Tech 63-58. Francis DePina (23) led U.N.C. while Kaylab Silva (23) led Georgia Tech. On Saturday, the first of four games saw Stanford use a balanced scoring attack to defeat Georgia Tech 73-55. Jerry Lopes (17) led the way for Stanford while Georgia Tech was led by Danielson Correia (21). In the second game UConn bested N.C. State 69-63. Jarris Charley (16) led UConn while Rayshaw Matthews (17) led N.C. State. In the third game of the afternoon U.N.C. defeated Boston College by a score of 67-55. Philip Lodge (29) and Jamari Jackson (21) led U.N.C. and Boston College respectively. In the final game Michigan held off California to pull out a 74-68 victory. Michigan was led by Dwayne Harper (31) while California was led by Jonge DaSilva (28). Players from both divisions are currently filling out their All-Star ballots for the Jamboree on 5/21 which will feature All-Star games against Clubs from the region, a dunk contest and a 3-pt. shoot-out. This year the players will choose the starting five while the coaches will choose the substitutes that will fill out each division’s roster. For more information on any of our Spring Athletic programs please contact Bruce Seals at 617-288-7120, ext. 2220.

Denney Center Unit News
Our Walter Denney Youth Center Unit, located in the Harbor Point Housing community, has several special events approaching. In addition to the registration for the 7-week summer program, which began on 5/2, we will be hosting a session ending party for members of the Creative Writing class (5/12), the final debate of the Philosophy Club with U-Mass Boston Professors (5/13), a teen trip to the Movies (5/13), the Munch & Mingle (5/18), which will include a presentation by the Samaritans on Bullying, a 3-day retreat to Cape Cod (5/20 to 5/22) and registration for those members selected to take part in the Career Prep Summer Jobs program (5/28). These special events are in addition to ongoing activities such as the Keystone Club, McCormack Gym, Patriot’s Kids Café, Art Classes and much more. The Denney Center also houses a Licensed Childcare program for ages 5-12. This program offers a before school component, extended hours during the school break and we accept vouchers. Please note that the drop-in Summer program has a limited number of spots for non-residents of the Harbor Point community. For more information on programs taking place at the Denney Center please contact Unit Director, Queenette Santos at 617-822-3701.