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Friday, March 1, 2002

Feng Shui to be offered

Feng Shui, the Chinese art of placement, decides how to arrange our surroundings to receive healthy, positive energy, which maximizes our potential. Placing comfort and safety first, Feng Shui achieves balance and harmony in our environment. Feng Shui is not about spending huge amounts of money on new furniture. It is about using what we have to its best advantage by cleaning, simplifying, and rearranging.

This Spring Carlisle Recreation will offer three Feng Shui classes taught by Mary Roberts of North Road. A graduate of the Western School of Feng Shui, Mary has a consulting practice called Feng Shui Solutions. Feng Shui and Your Bedroom on April 9 from 3-5 empowers Middle School students to enhance for academic and athletic success, improved relationships with teachers and peers, good health and sound sleep. Spring Cleaning with Feng Shui on April 26 from 10:45 to 1: 15 teaches adults how to clear their home or office of stagnant energy to promote new growth within themselves. Feng Shui and Your Child on May 3 from 10:45 to 1:15 encourages parents to see their home through "Feng Shui eyes" to create an environment that supports their child's physical, mental, emotional, and social world.

For further questions, contact Mary Roberts at 1-617-653-0370 or

Soccer registration continues

Registration is continuing to take place for the spring session of Concord-Carlisle Youth Soccer. Emphasis will be on teams, playing soccer, and having fun. The season will run from April 22 to June 15. If you would like to register, pick up a registration form at the Gleason Library, the Hunt Gym in Concord, or on the website at If you have any questions, check the website or call 1-978-287-0968.

Democrats to hold Open House

The Carlisle Democratic Town Committee invites Carlisle Democrats to an Open House at the Riggs', 262 South Street on Saturday, March 9 from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Come meet other Democrats, including members of the Town Committee, delegates to the state convention at the end of May, and those interested in becoming members of the committee. For more information, please call Cindy Schweppe, 1-978-369-5738.

Contra dance and potluck on March 8

The second Friday contra dance in Union Hall at the First Religious Society will be on Friday, March 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.

Carlisle Parents Connection coffee

Carlisle Parents Connection invites all families with children under the age of 5 to a coffee on Thursday, March 14 from 9:30 - 11 a.m. The coffee will be hosted by Polly Meyer at 271 Russell Street. Please call Polly at 1-978- 318 - 9690 if you would like to join us. Come meet some other young families from town or just catch up with some friends you already know.

Garden Club scholarships offered

The Carlisle Garden Club is encouraging Carlisle residents of any age, who intend to work toward a college or postgraduate degree in the fall to apply for the Debbie Wright Scholarship award of $1000. The award criteria include a commitment to community service, previous activities and grades, and your college area of study. Interest in gardening, the environment, or horticulture is helpful, but not a requirement. Financial needs are also considered. To qualify, the applicant must be a resident of Carlisle. The scholarship is supported by the Carlisle Garden Club's major fundraising projects which include the spring plant sale and garden club tour.

Applications are available at the Gleason Public Library and at the career resource office at CCHS. The deadline for applications is April 30. Call Joan Bero at 1-978-287-4157 for more information.

Friday Night Live March 1

The first of two (yes, two!) Friday Night Lives in March will be Friday, March 1 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Middle school students are invited to: listen to music in the exercise room, dance if they get happy feet, play basketball or ping pong or hang out with their friends in the gym, play chess or checkers, refresh themselves with pizza and soda (sold for a small fee), and just have a good time.

Carlisle students (public or private) in sixth to eighth grades are welcome to attend FNL, but anyone who does not yet have a completed permission form on file must bring a parent or guardian with them to fill one out. A $3 contribution at the door allows the program to be self-supporting. Students leaving before 9:30 p.m. must be signed out by a parent. All others should be picked up at 9:30 sharp! Please call Kathy Hassey at 1-978-287-4284 with any questions.

CCHS seniors to serve COA seniors

The Concord-Carlisle Class of 2002 will be serving a traditional corned beef and cabbage St. Patrick's Day luncheon for the senior citizens of Concord and Carlisle on Saturday, March 16, at noon. The event will take place in the CCHS cafeteria and will include musical entertainment. Reservations are required. Call either the Concord Council on Aging at 1-978-318-3020 or the Carlisle Council on Aging at 1-978-371-2895.

Early Music Concert March 7

On Thursday, March 7, The Cambridge Society for Early Music (CSEM) presents the third concert in this year's Chamber Music by Candlelight series: Song of Songs: A portrait of spiritual and sensual love from the Middle Ages and the 20

Gleason Public Library offers Internet courses

The Gleason Public Library will offer a series of Internet instruction courses during March. Beginning Internet, covering accessing the library catalogue and making requests, and Beginning Internet Searching will be offered on March 9

Registration can be done in person at the Gleason Public Library or by phone at 1-978-369-4898.

Brian Donahue speaks on land preservation

The Carlisle Conservation Foundation will host Professor Brian Donahue, an environmental historian at Brandeis University, speaking in the Clark Room at the Carlisle Town Hall on Wednesday, March 13 at 7:30 p.m. The public is invited to this free presentation in which Professor Donahue will discuss some of the themes of his prize-winning book, Reclaiming the Commons - Community Farms and Forests in a New England Town.

Donahue's book is an account of the community of Weston, Massachusetts, working to combat suburban sprawl, to protect a large part of its landscape as common land, and to enjoy the land productively in an ecologically sustainable way. Donahue, a long-time Massachusetts resident, argues that suburbanites must work to protect forest and farmland as they resettle the countryside. He urges communities to think big and to focus on acquiring large tracts of the forest, plain or major landform that accounts for the common land's core. In particular, Donahue urges suburban environmentalists to go beyond passively preserving open space by utilizing it for productive purposes. In this context, he strongly advocates that community farms be established and embraced.

Donahue will also discuss the Thoreau Country Forest, a coalition of private and public landowners alongside conservation organizations, which seeks to enhance the ecological and cultural value of suburban open space. Coordinated protection and management of suburban conservation land has become increasingly difficult as land has become fragmented into steadily smaller, isolated pieces and land ownership has become divided among multiple owners. Members of the Thoreau Country Forest have two primary goals. First, they seek to provide protection and stewardship of biodiversity. Second, they want to promote the responsible engagement of the forest, which can include recreation, education and responsible economic usage, such as sustainable forestry.

It's time to license Fido

Dog licenses may be obtained from the town clerk at Town Hall or by mail. The mail application should include a rabies certificate, a self-addressed envelope and a check, payable to the Town of Carlisle, for the license. The certificate and the license will be mailed back to the sender.

Licenses for male and female dogs are $10 per license. Spayed females or neutered male licenses are $6 per license; a spay or neuter certificate is required the first time a dog is licensed. A $20 fee will be added to the regular license fee if a dog is not licensed by March 31. The town bylaw covering dog licensing is

COA book club to meet March 13

The COA book club will hold its March meeting 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.

Summer soccer camp

Major league soccer will return to Carlisle for two weeks of soccer this year. Introducing a half-day goalie camp for ages 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, call Karen Verrill 1-978-369-7492.

Community Education presents 'The Art & Culture of Palestine'

Concord-Carlisle Community Education, in cooperation with The Arab American Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC), presents "The Art & Culture of Palestine: Another Way to Understand Our Arab-American Neighbors," a hands-on experience for individuals and families with children ages ten and up.

Participants will experience embroidery and cooking from Palestine and expand their knowledge about how attitudes and beliefs about other cultures are created and shaped. Each session will be held on Friday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at CCHS and will devote an hour to art activity, followed by refreshments and an hour of discussion.

Residents may attend one or more sessions: April 5, Embroidery & the Fabric Crafts of Palestine; April 12, Food: The Tastes of Palestine; and Friday, April I 9, Frontiers of Fears and Dreams - movie & discussion. There is a requested donation of $5 per evening ($10 for family or group). All materials will be provided.

The sessions will be presented by Lina Haramy, a Palestinian and graduate student studying conflict transformation, who is currently interning with ADC. Merrie Najimy, a Concord Public Schools teacher and president of the Massachusetts Chapter of the ADC, will facilitate the program,

To register or for more information, call the Concord-Carlisle Adult & Community Education office at 1-978-318-1540.

Eighth-grade graduation help needed

Volunteers are needed for the class of 2002 graduation committees. Call Sue Koning at 1-978-369-1582 or Marguerite Widell at 1-978-369-0912 if you have any questions.

2002 The Carlisle Mosquito