Mosquito summer publishing schedule
During the summer, the Mosquito will publish on: July 12, July 26, August 9, August 30. Weekly publication resumes with the September 13 issue.
Carlisle Chamber Orchestra’s sixth season schedule
The Carlisle Chamber Orchestra (CCO) has announced the program for their sixth season of providing live orchestral music for Carlisle and surrounding towns. Since last winter’s concert was a packed house, strong turn-outs are expected for this season’s lineup of amazing soloists and repertoire. To open the season on Friday, November 1, the dynamic violin/viola duo, Anton Miller and Rita Porfiris, from the Hartt School in Connecticut will perform the Max Bruch Double Concerto. When Miller and Porfiris play together it is really like one instrument playing. The Baltimore Sun declared “Rita Porfiris proved an ideal soloist, as much for her richness of tone and impeccable articulation as for the warmth and subtlety of her phrasing.” Sibelius’ emotional and powerful Symphony No. 2 and the Holst St. Paul’s Suite round out the concert.
The Holiday concert on Saturday afternoon December 7 features the CCO strings with a baroque flavor. There will be soloists playing trumpet, flute, oboe and a vocalist joining the orchestra for a varied program of seasonal music.
Another duo performs on March 13, 2020. Sisters Keiko and Yukiko Sekino will perform Mozart’s Concerto for Two Pianos. Yukiko is a Gold Medalist in the International Russian Piano Competition, and Keiko has received numerous artistic awards and served as a pianist for the Tanglewood Festival Chorus. Also on the program is Prokofiev’s Classical Symphony and the Haydn “Drum Roll” Symphony.
On May 8, 2020, American composers will be showcased with William Grant Still’s “Afro-American Symphony,” a clarinet concerto by Artie Shaw. Randall Hodgkinson, Boston’s acclaimed American pianist, will perform the George Gershwin Piano Concerto in F. Hodgkinson has won International competitions and has soloed with numerous orchestras including the BSO, Cleveland, Philadelphia, Iceland Philharmonic and others.
CCO concerts are performed on Friday evenings (except for December) at the Carlisle Congregational Church which has excellent acoustics, comfortable seating and is fully accessible. The orchestra strives to continue offering free/donation based admissions. Much more information is on the website, www.CCOrch.org.
Carlisle Council on Aging doings
Podiatry clinic: To make an appointment for the podiatry clinics at Benfield Farms on Monday, July 1 and Tuesday, July 2, call the COA at 1-978-371-2895. The cost is $25 (partially funded by FOCCA), payable to “Carlisle COA” on the day of the clinic. This is for Carlisle 60+ residents.
Book Group: Check with the library to find out what book is being discussed on Monday, July 1 at the library at 10:30 a.m.
Senior Moments: Seniors 60+, come to Ferns on Monday, July 8 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. This casual drop-in is for Carlisle seniors to greet, meet, eat (free goodies are provided by the COA and Bridges by EPOCH, Westford) and talk. Ferns gives a 10% discount to senior attendees for coffee. A blood pressure clinic will be held at 10 a.m., sponsored by Bridges of Epoch at Westford.
The Landing Restaurant: On Tuesday, July 9, enjoy lunch at the Landing Restaurant on Marblehead Harbor. The van fee is $5. The van leaves the Congregational Church at 10:15 a.m., returning around 3 p.m. Call the COA van line at 1-978-371-6690 to register by July 2. Out-of-towners will be wait-listed until July 3.
Free Reiki healing: Carlisle resident Elisabeth Bojarski, certified Reiki master and member of the Emerson Hospital Reiki Team, will offer free 10-12 minute Reiki sessions to Carlisle seniors on July 10. Reiki is an energy therapy that originated in Japan and means “universal life energy.” It can help manage stress, reduce pain, ease anxiety and promote relaxation. Call the COA at 1-978-371-2895 to make an appointment between 1:30 and 3:15 p.m.
A Walk across the Solar System: Join amateur astronomer Steve Golson for a walk across the solar system. Meet at the Carlisle Public School plaza on Thursday, July 11 at 1 p.m. We will walk from there and end up at Kimball’s for free ice cream. This intergenerational walk and talk will take less than one hour and all ages are welcome. The rain date is Wednesday, July 31. Call the COA at 1-978-371-2895 to save your spot by Friday, July 5.
Senior Patio Potluck Picnic: On Monday, July 15, come and enjoy a Patio Potluck Picnic in the Clark Room at Town Hall. Greet Police Chief Fisher and Fire Chief Sorrows. Bring your favorite summer dish (salad, side dish, dessert) to share. The COA will provide hamburgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers, chips and drinks. RSVP by Monday, July 8 at noon and let us know what you are bringing.
Music for the Community Club: Come hear and see the wonderful sounds of the Music for the Community Club, a string and jazz ensemble of CCHS music students on Tuesday, July 16 at noon at St. Irene. At this free intergenerational event, lunch will include sandwiches, fruit cup and drinks, followed by the musical performance. Seniors, adults and children are welcome. Please call the COA at 1-978-371-2895 to register by Thursday, July 11. A blood pressure clinic will be held at 11:55 a.m., sponsored by CHNA 15 DoN funds from Lahey and Winchester Hospital.
The Carlisle Farmers Market will be open every Saturday this summer from 8 a.m.-noon, at Kimball’s Parking Lot. It will have fresh fruits, vegetables, baked goods, eggs, crafts, music and more. The website has been updated and information and application forms are available for download.
Visit www.carlislefarmersmarket.org for all of the information and forms needed.
Want to create a sustainable Carlisle?
The Carlisle Energy Task Force (CETF) seeks volunteers who want to help Carlisle reduce its energy use and greenhouse gas emissions. Assistance is needed to:
• Estimate and track Carlisle’s energy use and emissions
• Help establish goals and approaches to lower energy use and emissions
• Help town departments, residents, businesses and organizations to lower energy use and emissions
• Pursue grant opportunities to support the above.
To learn more, contact the CETF at: email@example.com.
Come join Community Conversations
The First Religious Society is again hosting Community Conversations in Union Hall this summer in place of our regular services for the months of July and August. These will be dynamic, lay-led presentations and discussions on topics of interest or issues that are of concern. And they will once again be having their annual Concord River Canoe Paddle later this month. Community Conversations start this coming Sunday, June 30, 10 a.m. in Union Hall, with a light gathering called “Music and Songs that have Impacted Me.” Is there a song that came to define a time in your life? A piece of music that impacted you or a composition that brought you out of a bad place and back into good stead? Come and share your experiences. This is not a singing event (unless you are really moved to sing), but a chance to share a love for the music that shaped you.
Then, on Sunday, July 7, at 10 a.m., Joe Sheedy will lead a discussion called “Deviance and Freedom.” There are always outliers and those who see the world differently, but some are so extreme that we often exclude them or label them. Are they a force for change, or are they an aberration? Is our social control so pervasive that we ostracize those who can do us the most good? All are welcome to these discussions.
Genealogy Research: What Now?
You’ve made some discoveries but what do you do next? Join in a group discussing and showing how to process, analyze and track all of it. Local genealogy novices and enthusiasts are invited to the Gleason Public Library on Tuesday, July 15, at 6:30 p.m. for a class on “Genealogy Research: What Now?” with local genealogist Claire Smith.
Registration is required; visit gleasonlibrary.org/calendar or call 1-978-369-4898 and ask for Reference.
Reading poetry anew
Dip or dive into the pleasures of poetry. This informal course, led by Mary Zoll, will include poetry readings and reactions, discussions of the patterns and techniques used in the poems, and perhaps some intellectual understanding of the poems. Mary Zoll has published a few poems and read a multitude of poems. The next class will be Tuesday, July 2, at 10:30 a.m. at the Gleason Public Library. Open to anyone interested in experiencing poetry; preregistration is not required.
CCF Dragonfly Walk, July 7
Come look for dragonflies and damselflies at the Cranberry Bog on Sunday, July 7, at 10 a.m. on the Carlisle Conservation Foundation’s( CCF) first dragonfly-themed walk of the year. The walk, led by Alan Ankers and Susan Emmons, is suitable for all ages and interests, and will also include looking for butterflies, birds and anything else that interests the group. Bring binoculars if you have them. For announcements of CCF outings see www.carlisleconservationfoundation.org. If you have questions, contact Alan Ankers by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
July 4 reading of the Declaration of Independence
This July 4 will be the 243rd anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia by a group of revolutionaries who had a singular view of their own destiny, and the destiny of our country. Each year we celebrate this with parades, fireworks and cookouts, but it behooves us to take a moment and consider again what they said and what they intended.
In that spirit you are invited to join in a group reading of this Declaration in its entirety, and in the voices of the ordinary person. Participants will gather at noon in front of the First Religious Society on the Town Green on Thursday, July 4, to read this together. Everyone is invited.
People will read out names of any ancestors who participated in the Revolution, and will honor those original Carlisle Minutemen. Show up at 11:45 a.m. to assure a place in the reading. If you have any questions, phone Tom Rourk at 1-978-369-5366.
Carlisle may not have fireworks this year, but many towns and cities in the area are hosting pyrotechnic displays. From the Boston Central web site (www.bostoncentral.com) the following shows are scheduled. Check local sources to confirm times.
Boston. Boston Harbor, 8:25 PM
Worcester. Bell Hill - 170 Belmont Street, 9:30 p.m.
Harvard. Fruitlands Museum, 102 Prospect Hill Rd., 9:15 p.m.
Acton. July 4, Nara Park, 25 Ledge Rock Way, 9:30 p.m.
Boston. Boston’s Hatch Shell on the Esplanade, 10:30 p.m.
Burlington. View from Burlington Town Common or Simonds Park, 9:00 p.m.
Lincoln. Codman Field, Ballfield Road, 9:45 p.m.
Lowell. Edward A. LeLacheur Park, 9 p.m.
Newton. Albemarle Field / Halloran Sports Complex, 9 p.m.
Lexington. Lexington H.S. Baseball Field - Worthen Road, 9:30 p.m.
For more ideas, check out Boston Magazine’s “Five Places to Celebrate the Fourth of July Outside of Boston.” ∆
Disposal of unwanted narcotics
The Carlisle Police Department would like to remind the residents of Carlisle that they stand ready to help dispose of unwanted drugs. There are specific ways in which they can help to handle this important task. You may dispose of your unused drugs in disposal stations inside of the front lobby of the police station, to prevent the narcotics from falling into the wrong hands. This is part of the Middlesex Drug Take Back Program, in order to remove unwanted prescription drugs and keep them away from children and the water supply. There are two drug disposal stations in the Police Station lobby. The large one is clearly marked with easy to read signs to direct you to what is allowed in and what is not. All prescription drugs, as well as vitamins, gels and pet medicine are allowed. The disposal station does not accept needles, inhalers or liquids. The second station is a small box attached to the wall which is designed only for needles.
If you are in need of drug disposing, but would rather complete the task at your own residence, you may pick up a Medical Disposal Pouch at the Police Station. This is a simple to use container for unwanted drugs that can be disposed of in your own home. The directions are clearly labeled on the back of the pouch, although it is simple as just adding water to the pouch and shaking it up. Then simply dispose of the filled pouch in your normal trash can. If you need assistance with this process, an officer can be sent to your home to assist you. The pouches can hold up to 90 pills, 12 oz. of liquid or 12 prescription patches. Needles are not allowed in the pouches. The officers are not allowed to pick up and transport any narcotics that you may have.
If you would like more information about these services, contact the Police Department at 978-369-1155 or stop by the station.
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