The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, October 25, 2002

Concord-Carlisle girls travel-basketball tryouts

The Concord-Carlisle girls travel- basketball club, for players in the sixth, seventh and eighth grades, will hold tryouts on Tuesday, November 5, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, November 9, at 8:30 a.m. Tryouts will be held in the Middlesex School gymnasium, 1400 Lowell Road in Concord. (Do not contact Middlesex School in regard to these tryouts).

C-C girls travel-basketball club plays home games (and practices) at the Middlesex School gym. Games are scheduled home/away against North Shore Youth Basketball League clubs including: Wakefield, Lexington, Waltham, Somerville, Watertown and Arlington. Games are competitively played and coached. Team records are compared at season's end to determine a champion. C-C girls team claimed a championship in 2001 and was a runner-up in 2002.

The 2002/03 season will run from early December to Mid-March. Depending on schedules and player availability, the club may enter other local tournaments as well. Home games and most away games are played on Saturday mornings. Practice is held at Middlesex primarily on Wednesday evenings throughout the season.

If you are currently in sixth, seventh or eighth grade, enjoy basketball and wish to play in a competitive, up-tempo-style league, try out for a team. Come to tryouts prepared with basketball shoes and attire appropriate for an intense physical workout.

For more information, contact Christine Debruzzi at 1-978-369-4296 or Kathy Miner at 1-978-369-0107.

Friday Night Live on November 1

The first Friday Night Live got off to an excellent start with over eighty-five percent of middle schoolers attending. The Carlisle Youth Commission hopes to see everyone again at the November FNL for some more ping- pong, chess, basketball, pizza, and dancing. The DJs look forward to playing some great listening and dance tunes.

Thanks to all chaperones who braved the first FNL. Their help was appreciated; FNL could not happen without them. Carlisle students (public or private) in sixth to eighth grades who did not attend the first FNL are welcome to attend in November, but must remember to bring a parent or guardian to fill out the required permission form. Students cannot be permitted without a form.

A $3 contribution is collected at the door to keep the program self-supporting. Pizza and soda are available for a small fee. Students leaving before 9:30 p.m. must be signed out by a parent. All others should be picked up at 9:30 p.m. sharp. Call Lynne Carpenito at 1-978-371-7508 with any questions.

CSEM'S opening concert in Carlisle presents Quartetto Montis Regalis

The Cambridge Society for Early Music, the first of its kind in the nation, opens its 22nd season of "Chamber Music by Candlelight" concerts in Carlisle with a program of pre-classical-era quartets for strings from Austria, Italy and Bohemia - on Thursday, November 14, at 8 p.m. at the First Religious Society, on the Common in Carlisle Center.

The concert will feature the Quartetto Montis Regalis, comprised of the principal string players of the baroque orchestra Accademia Montis Regalis, located in Turin, Italy. Members were trained in prestigious European schools for early music (Schola Cantorum Basilensis, the Koninklijk Conservatorium of Brussels, the Hochschule of Trossingen and the Civica Schola di Musica Antica in Milan.)

The year 2002 finds this exciting ensemble performing not only in the Boston area but also at important Italian festivals in Milan, Bologna, Padova, Roverto and Caserta, with the participation of the extraordinary Belgian flutist Barthold Kuijken.

There will be four other performances of this concert locally: Friday, November 15 at 8 p.m. at the Josiah Smith Tavern, Boston Post Road, in Weston Center; Saturday, November 16 at 8 p.m. at the First Parish Church, Tremont Street (Route 3A) in Duxbury; Sunday, November 17 at 4 p.m. at the Heard House Museum, 54 South Main Street in Ipswich; and Monday, November 18 at 7:30 p.m. at Adolphus Busch Hall, 29 Kirkland Street, in Cambridge.

The Cambridge, Carlisle, Duxbury and Ipswich venues are handicapped-accessible.

By long-standing tradition, all of the concerts in the CSEM's "Chamber Music by Candlelght" series are performed in small halls and other intimate settings that are historically appropriate and particularly appealing for chamber music.

Tickets for this concert are $25 each, general admission, with $20 discounted tickets available for students and senior citizens. Subscriptions are also still available for the full three-concert season, at $60 each. To order single tickets or subscriptions, call the CSEM office at 1-617-489-2062 - or write to the Cambridge Society for Early Music, P.O. Box 336, Cambridge 02238-0336. Tickets may also be purchased at the door on the nights of the concerts.

Hazardous waste collection day coming to Carlisle

November 9, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The fall Hazardous Waste Collection will be held on Saturday, November 9, from 9 a.m. to noon at the DPW Building behind the transfer station. The collection is sponsored by the Carlisle Board of Health and paid out of transfer station sticker fees. Clean Harbors will conduct the collection, which is free to residents who have a valid transfer station sticker.

WHAT TO BRING: Oil-based paints, stains, thinners and strippers, solvents and varnishes, adhesives, glues, resins, waste fuels, (kerosene, gasoline) engine degreasers, brake fluids, poisons, cleaners, spot removers, pool chemicals, aerosol cans, pesticides, herbicides, creosote, moth balls, arts and crafts supplies, antifreeze.

WHAT NOT TO BRING: Latex paint (containers should be opened, allowed to dry and disposed of in the regular trash collector), smoke detectors, compressed gas cylinders, ammunition, fireworks or explosives, prescription medicines/syringes, radioactive wastes, fire extinguishers, cathode ray tubes, biological waste, unknown materials.

CRT RECYCLING: Computer monitors should be left in or near the swap shop for recycling.

BATTERIES: Batteries do not need to be brought to the hazardous waste collection. Residents can dispose of ordinary household batteries (AAA - D, alkaline, nickel cadmium) by giving them to the attendant at the transfer station. There is a regular collection point for lead-acid or car batteries.

SWAP TABLE: A swap table for new and unused paint, motor oil, cleaners, etc. will be open from 9 a.m. 1 p.m. Clean Harbors will select items appropriate for exchange.

THERMOMETER EXCHANGE: Glass mercury fever thermometers may be exchanged for new digital thermometers. Mercury-containing thermostats will be collected for disposal.

SAFETY: Tighten caps and lids, leaving materials in original labeled containers. Sort and pack separately paint, pesticides, household cleaners. Avoid spills and do not place in garbage bags. Never mix chemicals. Cars should not block the entrance to the transfer station.

HOURS: The collection will begin at 9 a.m. and close promptly at noon. Cars must be in line before noon. Once the hazardous waste containers are sealed, they cannot be opened for latecomers.

Volunteers are needed to count cars, check for stickers and help with the swap table. If you would like to volunteer for an hour or two the day of the collection, call the board of health at 1-978-369-0283. Community service points will be provided to interested high school students. If you have any questions about what you are bringing, contact the board of health.

CSA fall book fair

The Fall Carlisle School Association Book Fair will be held Saturday, November 9, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at The Concord Bookshop, 65 Main Street in Concord.

A generous percentage of the day's proceeds benefit the Carlisle Schools. No time to shop? Buy yourself a gift certificate to use at your convenience. Refreshments will be served and the first ten children wearing bee antennae will win $7 gift certificates so "bee" there.

Info night for student drivers

Parents of teenagers learning to drive are invited to attend a Parent Information Night on October 29 in the Little Theater at Concord-Carlisle High School, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Christo's Driving School, the Concord Police Department, and Carlisle insurance brokers will present the requirements and regulations applicable to new teenager drivers.

RecCom news

Did you know. that..

all field and gym usage must be scheduled through the recreation office?

350 participants were served in our spring, summer and fall tennis programs?

116 adults and 184 youths participated in our fall programs?

our early release Tuesday fall programs are all full?

it is not too late to sign up for a Feng Shui Workshop on November 12 and December 3?

winter is our busiest season with the largest number of participants?

SKI flyers for Nashoba (grades 2-8) and Wachusett (grades 5-8) have been sent home in student backpacks?

chaperones/coordinators are needed for the seventh and eighth grade Friday pickup basketball program starting November 1?

...volunteer chaperones are needed for girls and co-ed basketball, starting in December?

Brochures are available at the Gleason Public Library and at the Town Hall recreation office. You can reach us at 1-978-369-9815 or via e-mail: or by fax at 1-978-371-6686.

Teen alcohol and drug use topic of CSA panel

All Carlisle parents are invited to join the Carlisle School Association for "Drugs, Alcohol, and Teens: An Open Dialogue" to be held on Thursday, November 7, at 7:30 p.m. in the school library. Barbara Howland of the Concord-Carlisle Parents Initiative (sponsors of the "Safe Homes" program) will provide information on preventing risk-taking behaviors, and Bob Raskin, a social worker from Concord-Carlisle High School, Margaret Heigl, health teacher from Carlisle Public School, and several high school students from the CCHS Peer Leadership Program will lead the discussion. Come explore how to help your kids safely navigate their teen years, and hear what high school students are saying to be prepared for high school and beyond. If you have particular issues you would like to see addressed, e-mail Debbie Dawson, CSA president, at

Red Cross classes at Community Education

Concord-Carlisle Adult & Community Education is offering additional American Red Cross classes this fall, highlighting new CPR classes which include the use of the AED (Automatic External Defibrillator). These sophisticated but easy-to-use devices can markedly improve the odds of survival

for victims of cardiac arrest. The AED analyzes the heart rhythm of a pulseless person and administers an electrical current to the heart if the person is in ventricular fibrillation. An AED is being placed at Concord-Carlisle High School as part of the new Public Access Defibrillation Program, and AEDs are becoming increasingly available in other places where large numbers of people congregate, but their capacity to save lives is also dependent on citizen responders trained in their use.

Community Education will hold Adult CPR/AED on Monday through Friday, November 4 through 8, from noon to 1 p.m., or on Tuesday, November 12, 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. (This section only is held at Sanborn School in Concord and priority will be given to faculty and staff), or on Thursday, December 5, time to be announced. This class covers lifesaving skills for respiratory and cardiac emergencies, including the use of the AED. The fee is $50 and includes text.

For those with current CPR certification who need to recertify, Community Education offers a variety of options, depending on which certifications are needed and how prepared the student is. CPR Review (Adult +/or Child +/or Infant), presented on Tuesday, November 12, from 6:30 to 10 p.m., will focus on reviewing practical, lifesaving skills and updating students to new standards. Students should note their current certification when registering, and bring their still current card, review and bring their text to class. The fee is $35. Students who have read the text and are ready to be tested may take the fast paced Adult/Child/infant CPR Challenge Review on Tuesday, December 3, from 5:15 to 7:15 p.m. The fee is $25.

CPR/AED for Professional Rescuer will be offered on Monday, December 2, from 6 to 10:30 p.m. This class is for students who are certified in at least Community CPR who need additional BLS skills, including more decision-making practice, two-rescuer CPR, use of a face mask and bag-valve mask. Review students may demonstrate their skills for new BLS students and complete their training early in the evening; they should bring their text and pocket mask. The fee is $60 for new students, $35 for review.

Finally, the First Aid Progression class, on Thursday, November 21, from 6:30 to 10 p.m., focuses on handling emergencies, respiratory distress, wounds, burns, poisoning, bone and joint injury, sudden illness, environmental emergencies, specific injuries and more. This class is open to holders of current CPR certification only. The fee is $30 plus a $13 textbook is needed.

Classes are held at Concord-Carlisle High School unless otherwise noted. For more information or to register, call Community Education, 1-978-318-1540.

Polar Pals annual sale

Polar Pals annual fall clearance sale will be held later than usual this year. The dates are November 25, 26 and 27 at the First Religious Society in Carlisle. Look for an announcement with times, to appear soon.

Those mysterious orange flyers:
Murder Mystery Night 2002

Anyone who has found the flyers and seen the Mosquito challenge is amateur detective material and should be part of Murder Mystery Night at Gleason Public Library on Friday, November 15, or Saturday, November 16. Both start at 7 p.m.

Sponsored by the Friends of Gleason Public Library, this year's Murder Mystery Night promises to be, in the words of script co-author Lisa Jensen-Fellows, "a real hoot!" Lisa and her husband, Simon, have concocted a special mystery that is set in a very familiar town, acted by well-known characters, and chock-full of familiar motive and opportunity. In addition, the Friends are providing wine and hors d'oeuvres for diligent Sherlocks to munch and sip while scoping the scene at the library and interviewing the wily suspects. A few extra surprises are planned as well, so come and join the fun while supporting the library. Tickets are $25 and are on sale now at the library. Hurry this event sells out in a flash! For more information, call Priscilla Stevens at 1-978-371-7282. And watch for more flyers.

Boy Scout birdseed sale

Carlisle Boy Scout Troop 135 is holding its first fall birdseed sale on October 26. The fall sale date is in response to our successful sale last spring. Premium birdseed containing sunflower hearts will be sold in 25-pound bags. Donations are also welcomed.

The Scouts will be at the town transfer station and in Daisy's parking lot on October 26 to take orders. The boys will also be phoning past customers prior to the sale date. The products will be conveniently delivered to customer homes on November 2. Proceeds from the sale plus donations help to defray the costs of Troop 135's many programs.

Colonial garden lecture

Calling all gardeners! Now that the summer's gardening challenges and triumphs are behind us, it's time to take a breather. Come and enjoy a presentation on the Colonial Garden Revival, sponsored by the Carlisle Historical Society.

Elizabeth Hope Cushing, a well-known historical landscape consultant, will share her knowledge about the design, content and uses of the colonial garden on Wednesday, November 6 at 7:30 p.m. at the Clock Barn, 453 Bedford Road in Carlisle. Admission is $10, Historical Society members pay $8.

Parking is available in the field just east of the house and shop at 453 Bedford Road. A grass walkway leads to the Clock Barn. Contact Annette Lee at 1-978-369-0599 by October 30 if you plan to attend.

Invitation for seniors

Carlisle's senior citizens are invited to watch the school's Halloween parade on Thursday, October 31. Coffee, cider, and donuts will be provided by the council on aging in the Sleeper Room at 145 Church Street at 9:30 a.m., followed by children parading through the Carlisle Elderly Housing complex.

Gift wrap pickup

The Carlisle School Association's gift wrap sale was a big success! The pick up dates for purchases are Friday, October 25, from 2:30 to 5 p.m., and Saturday, October 26, from 9 a.m. to noon,. Call Beth Platt at 1-978-369-4962 for more information.

Great Pumpkin Spectacle on October 29

For the nineteenth year, the Gleason Library will host its Great Pumpkin Spectacle, an event that has become a Carlisle Halloween tradition. This year the event will be held on Tuesday, October 29. Each year kindergartners, first, second and third graders display extraordinary creativity and imagination in their pumpkin decorating.

To register, bring your pumpkin to the children's department at the Gleason Public Library between 3 and 6:30 p.m. on October 29. Registrations before 6 p.m. are preferred. Pumpkins will be judged on each grade level. This year there will be three categories: carved, decorated, and carved-and-decorated. Those who do not wish their pumpkins to be judged may bring them to a special "Display Only" table.

At 6:45 p.m. Tony Toledo will perform in the Corey Auditorium at the Carlisle Public School. Tony will entertain the audience with his spellbinding, scary stories appropriate for grades K-3. The performance is not intended for children younger than kindergarten because of the scary content.

After an informal parade from the school to the library, at 7:45, the three judges will announce their decisions. At this time families and friends are invited to share in the traditional evening of fun with the children by viewing the pumpkins on display and enjoying the refreshments.

Parents Connection Halloween event

The Carlisle Parents Connection would like to invite families with children under 5 and their siblings to a Halloween event on Saturday, October 26, from 10 a.m. to noon at Diment Park. A cover charge of $10 per family is appreciated and season passes can be purchased for $25. In the event of rain, it will be held on Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. In the event of rain on Sunday, the event will be canceled.

Lions Club of Concord Gift to Gleason Library

The Lions Club of Concord has donated $300 to the Gleason Public Library Gift Fund. Carlisle resident Joe Antognoni recommended the gift, which the library will use to purchase large print books.

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