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Friday, February 8, 2002

Valentine's Day poetry reading at the library

"The Art of Love," an evening of love poetry by Dickinson, Donne, Shakespeare, Cummings, Rumi, and others will be held at the Gleason Library on Thursday, February l4 at 6:45 p.m. Two of the poets who will be reading, Jean Keskulla and George Stalker, live in Carlisle. Sue Ellen Kuzma, a singer as well as a poet, lives in Natick. The fourth poet, John Hodgen, will also be reading poems from his newly published book, Bread without Sorrow, at the Concord Library on March 10.

Members of the audience are invited to bring a favorite love poem to read. Refreshments will be served. Note: this event is not suitable for children.

The program is sponsored by the Carlisle Cultural Council, a part of the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Call the Gleason Library at 1-978-369-4898 for more information.

Putting Carlisle in community education

Is there enough "Carlisle" at Concord-Carlisle Adult & Community Education? It serves the whole district of Concord and Carlisle, and endeavors to reflect the talents and needs of both towns. Yet most of the offerings require residents to trek to CCHS.

The director and advisory committee are committed to offering courses taught by Carlisle residents and held in Carlisle locations. They invite your ideas and recommendations.

Residents with skills to share with the community are urged to consider teaching in a Carlisle spot or at CCHS. There is still time to develop a class for the upcoming Spring 2002 semester, which will run May through June, and ample time to consider the summer or fall. Contact the office at 1-978-318-1540 for more information on how to teach for Community Education.

Classes beginning soon by local area experts include Nancy Shohet West's popular Circle of Writers on six Wednesdays from February 27 through April 3, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at CCHS. The course will feature in-class writing exercises, and centers around discussion of participants' current writing projects. The fee is $59. To register, call 1-978-318-1540 days, or 1-978-318-1432 evenings.

Eighth-grade graduation help needed

Graduation is just around the corner and we all know what that means: help! The class of 2002 graduation committees are now being formed. There will be a meeting on Wednesday, February 27 at 7 p.m. in the cafeteria. We will be looking for committee chairs and volunteers for each of the committees. Call Sue Koning at 1-978-369-1582 or Marguerite Widell at 1-978-369-0912 if you have any questions.

Kids Yoga

Calling all athletes! Get in shape for the spring season with a full body and mind tune-up featuring a seven-week program of stretching, breathing and yoga postures. Yoga will help to build strength, flexibility and balance. It will also help calm and focus the mind. Program meets at Union Hall-First Religious Society on Thursdays beginning February 28; grades 5-8 from 2:25 to 3:20 p.m.; grades 2-4 from 3:30 to 4:25 p.m. Cost is $70. Please call Karen Verrill at 1-978-369-7294 to register.

Evening Yoga in Carlisle

Classes in Iyengar Yoga have begun on Wednesday nights at the Carlisle Public School exercise room from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Space is available for anyone intersted in joining. Call Lisa Heffley at 1-781-259-8285 if you are interested, or just drop by with mat and a blanket. Or contact Paul Morrison at 1-978-369-6282 or John Ballantine at 1-978-371-2652. The class is sponsored by the Carlisle Recreation Commission and costs $15 per person per session.

Valentine's Day winter social tomorrow

The Carlisle Parents' Connection is hosting a Valentine's Day winter social on Saturday, February 9, from 10 a.m. to noon at Union Hall, 27 School Street. There will be entertainment, activities, crafts and treats for children ages zero to five.

Call Krista Kallio at 1-978-287-5382 or Stephanie Blunt at 1-978-369-8634 if you have any questions or are interested in volunteering. There is a suggested donation of $5 per family.

Moms' night out

Join other Carlisle moms who have children under age five for a Moms' Only Night Out. We'll meet at Pat Simon's house, 63 Old North Road, on Wednesday, February 13. North Road is the last road on your right before Chelmsford. Her driveway is the third on the left and the last house on the driveway. Stop by between 7:30 and 9:00 p.m. and meet some new friends or catch up with some you already know.

Bring an after-dinner snack or beverage to share with the group. Call Pat Simon at 1-978-287-4090 or Polly Meyer at 1-978-318-9690 for more details. No need to RSVP or arrive right at 7:30, just join us when you can.

Contra dance and potluck tonight

The second Friday contra dance in Union Hall at the First Religious Society will be held tonight, February 8. Before the dance everyone is invited to a potluck supper that will begin at 6:30 p.m. The dance starts at 8 p.m. Sue Rosen will do the calling and Debby Knight, Bruce Rosen, Walter Lenk and friends will provide the music. A $5-a-person collection will be taken at intermission. Beginners and singles are welcome. Call Ellen Huber at 1-978-369-6678 if you have any questions.

Gleason Library book discussion February 13

The Friends of the Gleason Library will be holding their book discussion on Katherine Graham's Personal History on Wednesday, February 13, in the library's Hollis Room from 6:45 to 8:45 p.m. During this meeting, the group will also be discussing titles to include in their book list for the remainder of the year.

Summer Soccer Camp

Major League Soccer will return to Carlisle for two weeks of soccer this year. Introducing a half-day goalie camp for 8+ the week of July 15 through 19, and the week of August 12-16 for a 90- minute, 3-hour, or 6-hour soccer camp. Look for registration forms at the Gleason Library or Carlisle Post Office in late March. For further details, please call Karen Verrill 1-978-369-7492.

WIQH Radio schedule for February 8 through February 14

WIQH, 88.3 FM, is the student-run radio station at the Concord-Carlisle High School. The station is on the air from 2:15 to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. 88.3 FM is happy to publicize your non-profit event. You can mail public service announcements to WIQH, 500 Walden Street, Concord. You can e-mail information to You can fax information to WIQH at 1-978-318-1435 or you can phone us by calling 1-978-369-2440

Friday, February 8

2:15 to 4 p.m., Brian Abend

4 to 5 p.m., Tom Wester

5 to 6 p.m., Jay Graham

6 to 7:30 p.m., 'The Green Room' - Broadway showtunes with hosts Caitlin McHugh and Steve Wengrovitz

7:30 to 8:30 p.m., Willie Lyon

8:30 to 9:30 p.m., Sarah Martin

Monday, February 11

2:15 to 4 p.m., Eric Wallhagen

4 to 5 p.m., Will Edes

5 to 6 p.m., Hunter Wells

6 to 7 p.m., To Be Announced

7 to 7:30 p.m., 'Ruminations'. Host Carl Nadler and his guests, discuss various topics

7:30 to 8:30 p.m., Conor Healy

8:30 to 9:30 p.m., John Wilson

Tuesday, February 12

2:15 to 4 p.m., Kahn Blaze

4 to 5 p.m., Katie Roberts and Anne Lyneis

5 to 6 p.m., Carolyn Barnes and Jesse Sullivan

6 to 7:30 p.m., Chris Cameron and Dave Hadley

7:30 to 8:30 p.m., 'Who's Revolutionary' with Zach Ackles and Jason Musselman

8:30 to 9:30 p.m., To Be Announced

Wednesday, February 13

2:15 to 4 p.m., Matt Salvo

4 to 5 p.m., Jon Treibick

5 to 6 p.m., Zeke Shore and Fred Baly

6 to 7 p.m., Paul O'Neill and Ryan Morris

7 to 7:25 p.m., 'Straight Talk Express' - hosts Nick Carr and Alan Ozarowski talk issues and politics

7:25 to 9 p.m., CCHS Girls' Basketball versus Bedford

9 to 9:30 p.m., 'Any Given Wednesday' with Andrew Burke and Aaron Pinsky

Thursday, February 14

2:15 to 4 p.m., 'In Action' with John Kilfoyle

4 to 5 p.m., Adam Bean & Saj Shaikh

5 to 6 p.m., Brian Walsh & Pat Padden

6 to 7:30 p.m., Peter Manzelli

7:30 to 8:30 p.m., 'THE Sports Show' - call in and talk sports, both CCHS and the pros, with Zach Ackles, Brandon Butler, Nick Carr, and Phil Huyett.

8:30 to 9:30 p.m., Lacey Larson and Tati Winey

Friday, February 15

2:15 to 4 p.m., Adam Macone

4 to 5 p.m., Tom Wester

5 to 6 p.m., Jay Graham

6 to 7:25 p.m., 'The Green Room' - Broadway showtunes with Caitlin McHugh and Steve Wengrovitz

7:25 to 9 p.m., CCHS Boys' Basketball versus Wayland

9 to 10 p.m., 'The Andrew & Will Show' with Will Payne and Andrew Mostello

Carlisle Council on Aging news

The next Men's Breakfast is on Thursday, February 14 at 8 a.m. in the Sleeper Room at 145 Church Street. Join chef Ed Lemire for a delicious made-to-order breakfast. Great food, great company. A $2 donation is requested. For information or transportation, call 1-978-371-2895.

Join us on Thursday, February 28 for a trip to the Cracker Barrel in Tewksbury. Enjoy a terrific lunch (breakfast is always available on the menu, too) and browse in the extensive gift shop. Van transportation will leave 145 Church Street at 11 a.m. Call 1-978-371-2895 for reservations.

The COA book club will meet Wednesday, February 13 at 9:30 a.m. at Florence Newman's, 555 Autumn Lane, to discuss When We Were Orphans by Kazuo Ishiguro. In this Booker Prize nominated novel, the author uses the conventions of crime fiction to create a moving portrait of a troubled mind and of a man who cannot escape the long shadows cast by childhood trauma. The March meeting will be on March 13 at 9:30 a.m. at Sally Bull's to discuss Stolen Lives: 20 Years in a Desert Jail by Martha Oufkir. If you are interested in joining the COA book club, a monthly discussion group, call 1-978-371-2895 for further information.

Do you enjoy COA day trips to museums and the theater? Would you like to find out what some of the neighboring towns are offering to Carlisle seniors? If so, join our new e-mail list. E-mail, let her know you are interested, and she will keep you updated on the latest happenings. If you do not have e-mail, call Joanne at 1-978-371-8023.

Before you rent or buy costly medical care equipment, call the COA. We have medical equipment for loan: wheelchairs, walkers, canes, shower seats, etc. If you are in need of something, call the COA at 1-978-371-2895. We will make arrangements for delivery and pick up.

The COA offers two weight strengthening classes per week. They meet Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. and Thursdays at 10:45 a.m. in the Clark Room at Town Hall. The 45-minute classes are led by certified fitness instructor, Karrie Stang. You will notice immediate results in your upper body strength. Two- and three-pound weights are available. For costs and information, call 1-978-371-2895.

If you are 60 years or older and do not receive the Senior Connection newsletter from the Council On Aging, please call the COA office at 1-978-371-2895 and ask to have your name on the mailing list. This is a free monthly publication filled with information of value to seniors.

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