Interfaith Cooperative Ministries (ICM), Inc. is sponsoring a "Cook and Care" walkathon on Sunday, Oct. 18. The 3.1 mile walkathon will benefit three organizations: the New Haven Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen (DESK), the Community Soup Kitchen and Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers. DESK serves 75-100 people every evening at several New Haven churches and at the Joseph Slifka Center for Jewish Life at Yale. The walk will weave through the East Rock neighborhood, beginning and ending at Edgerton Park, located on the corner of Cliff Street and Whitney Ave. Registration for the walk is at 1 p.m.; the walk will begin at 2 p.m. Individuals can sponsor the walkers by donating a flat dollar amount for the entire walk. To sign up for the walk, call 776-9526. To make a donation, send a check made out to ICM and send it to Interfaith Cooperative Ministry, 57 Olive St., New Haven, CT 06511. Checks should be earmarked "Walkathon."
How decisions are made about whether or not to undertake conservation work on an artifact will be the subject of the next lecture sponsored by The Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Yale-affiliated scholarly society. Henry A. DePhillips Jr., the Vernon K. Krieble Professor of Chemistry at Trinity College in Hartford, will deliver the lecture, titled "The Scientist's Palette, the Artist's Laboratory: Revisiting History in Art Conservation." It will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 13, at 8 p.m. in the Reese Room of the Smith Faculty Alumni House, Trinity College. DePhillips will draw on his experience while on sabbatical at the Yale University Art Gallery and the British Museum conservation labs. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 432-3113, ext. 2.
Several members of the Yale Medical Center community will be among the participants in the ninth annual symposium on breast cancer sponsored by Y-ME of Connecticut. The symposium, titled "Breast Cancer -- Where Are We Going?" will take place on Saturday,
Oct. 17, 8 a.m.-12:45 p.m. at the Hospital of St. Raphael in New Haven. The Yale-affiliated speakers are Dr. Michael P. DiGiovanna, assistant professor of medicine in the oncology section of the School of Medicine; Dr. Barbara A. Ward, director of the Yale Comprehensive Breast Care Center; and Dr. José Costa, professor and vice chair of the department of pathology at the School of Medicine and deputy director of the Yale Cancer Center. The event is free and open to the public; however, as space is limited, reservations are required. For more information, call Y-ME at (203) 483-8200 or toll-free at 1-800-933-4YME.
Boris Berman, who heads the piano department at the School of Music, will be the featured soloist in the Norwalk Symphony Orchestra's first concert this season, on Saturday, Oct. 10, at 8 p.m. in the Norwalk Concert Hall. Berman, a Russian-born pianist who has performed worldwide, will play Brahms' "First Piano Concerto." Jesse Levine, adjunct professor of viola at the School of Music, is music director of the Norwalk Symphony Orchestra, which is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year. Also on the Oct. 10 program are works by Verdi and Bizet. Tickets are $20-$35 with reduced rates for seniors and students. For further information, call (203) 866-2455.