The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, November 8, 2002

Volunteers wanted for town boards

The board of selectmen wishes to announce that there are openings on the following boards and committees:

• Personnel Board

•Revenue Enhancement Committee (two residents and one member of the Carlisle business community)

• Hanscom Field Advisory Committee

Those who would like to become involved in town government are asked to send a letter to the board of selectmen indicating their area of interest.

TAX QUESTIONS ANSWERED HERE. Costume-clad town employees celebrated Halloween with a lunch at Town Hall. (Photo by Midge Eliassen)

Conservation Coffees

The Carlisle Conservation Commission sponsors morning Conservation Coffees in the Clark Room at the Town Hall, for individuals interested in conservation and land-related issues. These are opportunities for an around-the-room discussion, allowing anyone to ask questions, make suggestions, share information about upcoming events, good birding spots, great books and articles and discuss future possibilities. The coffees begins at 7:30 a.m. and lasts about an hour. Upcoming Conservation Coffees are planned for November 12, December 10, January 14, February 11, March 11, April 8, May 13 and June 10.

C-C girls travel-basketball

The Concord-Carlisle girls travel-basketball club, for players in the sixth, seventh and eighth grades, will hold tryouts on 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.

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.

Forum will discuss Concord-Carlisle pool

On Tuesday, November 12, supporters of the Concord-Carlisle Community Swim and Health Center will host a public forum, presenting the plans and progress on the pool project. All are invited to attend and give feedback. It will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the CCHS Little Theater.

The Concord and Carlisle Community Swim and Health Center will be located across the main driveway from CCHS. Its programs will be open to residents of Concord and Carlisle, as well as town employees and their families. It is being built by the local non-profit organization, C. C. Pools, Inc., at no cost to taxpayers.

To date, over $5.2 million has been raised through private donations and from the Alfred Sawyer Trust. Cambridge Trust Company, Dunkin Donuts, Middlesex Savings Bank, and Welch Foods, Inc. are among the Center's business sponsors. The Cornerstone Fund of the Concord-Carlisle Community Chest has also contributed generously, along with over 300 individual donors.

For further information, contact Kate Carr 1-978-371-7487 or Deb Girard 1-978-371-4936.

Police collecting canned goods

Bring donatations of canned goods to the Carlisle Police Department at 41 Lowell Street on or before November 22. Special needs include cranberry sauce, stuffing and gravy. All donations will be brought to the Merrimack Valley Food Bank, 735 Broadway Street in Lowell.

Boy Scouts collecting worn flags

The Carlisle Boy Scouts of Troop 135 are collecting worn-out American flags to be respectfully retired at a ceremony in Concord on Veterans Day. The ceremony has been held annually in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery since 1965. Flags that need to be retired can be turned in to a box at the Carlisle Police Station until Sunday, November 10. Torn or faded flags should be retired since they no longer honor the United States or U.S. veterans. The flag ceremony on Veterans Day offers a rare opportunity to retire flags that have completed their lifetime of honor to America.

CCHS' Thanksgiving dinner for seniors

Senior citizens are invited to come and enjoy a Thanksgiving meal on Saturday, November 23, sponsored by the Concord-Carlisle High School (CCHS) students and parents of the class of 2004.

The location of this bountiful meal (which includes roast turkey, dressing, pumpkin pie and all the other delicious "Turkey Day" trimmings) will be at the CCHS cafeteria, 500 Walden Street in Concord. Serving time will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Contact the Carlisle Council on Aging at 1-978-371-2895 for reservations.

COA happenings

Book club. Wednesday, November 13 at 9:30 a.m., the COA Book Club will meet to discuss Empire Falls by Richard Russo. Call the COA office for location.

Men's breakfast. Thursday, November 14, senior men are invited to chef Ed Lemire's monthly men's breakfast, which starts at 8 a.m. in the Sleeper Room. A $2 donation is suggested.

Ladies' tea and card making. Join the COA for tea and treats on November 21 at 1 p.m. Volunteer Peggy Wang will be on hand for those wishing to make holiday cards - no experience is necessary.

Parents Connection - moms night out

Join other Carlisle moms who have children under age 5 for moms night out on Thursday, November 14. Participants will meet for dinner at Crossroads Café in Acton at 7:30 p.m. R.S.V.P. to Denise Sturtz (1-978-371-2885) by Wednesday, November 13 to be included in the reservation. Crossroads Café is located at 405 Nagog Square Plaza (next to Rugged Bear) in Acton.

Contra dance tonight

November's second Friday contra dance will be held in Union Hall at the First Religious Society tonight. 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 with any questions.

Gleason Library book group on November 14

The Friends of the Gleason Public Library book discussion group will meet on November 14 to discuss A Room Of One's Own by Virginia Woolf. Book group meetings are held in the Hollis Room at the Gleason library from 7 - 8:30 p.m.; coffee and dessert is served from 6:45 p.m. Following this, the book discussion group will meet on Dec 12 to discuss Pulitzer prize-winning author Jhumpa Lahiri's Interpreter of Maladies. Everyone is welcome.

Collecting musical instruments

The Confirmation class of St. Irene's Church is collecting musical instruments for the youth of East Timor, the newest nation in the world. Anyone who wishes to donate a musical instrument in playable condition, please drop it off at the Rectory at St. Irene's by November 21, or call Margie Zuk at 1-978-369-1411 to arrange instrument pick-up, or for more information.

Early Music candlelight concert

The Cambridge Society for Early Music (CSEM) 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.

Tickets for this concert are $25 each, general admission, $20 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.

Girl Scout square dance on November 17

All Carlisle Girl Scouts are invited to swing theri partner over to the annual squar dance on Sunday, November 17 from 1:30 to 3:30 pm The event, hosted by the girls in Brownie Troop 2649, will take place at the Scout House, 74 Walden Street in Concord. The cost is $8 per couple and tickets can be purchased at the door. Light refreshments will be served. Reservations are encouraged, so call Andi Gettys today at 1-978-369-2392 or send her an email at

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