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Democrats to hold caucus in Carlisle

Registered Democrats in Carlisle will be holding a caucus at the First Religious Society, 27 School Street on Saturday, February 15, to elect four delegates and four alternates to the 2003 Massachusetts Democratic Convention. Delegates will be equally divided between men and women.

The convention will be held Saturday, June 7, 2003 at the Paul E. Tsongas Arena in Lowell. The caucus is open to all registered Democrats in Carlisle. Candidates for delegate and alternate must consent to the nomination in writing. All candidates may make a two-minute statement and may distribute materials on their behalf. All ballots will be written and secret. Those not elected as delegate and alternate, who meet the qualifications, may apply to be add-on delegates in the following categories: youth, minority, and disabled.

Discrimination on the basis of race, sex, age, color, creed, national origin, religion, ethnic identity, sexual orientation or economic status in the conduct of the caucus is strictly prohibited. Challenges to the delegate selection process can be filed with the Massachusetts Democratic Party, 10 Granite Street, Quincy, MA 02169 no later than ten days after the caucus date. For more information, contact Cynthia Schweppe at 1-978-369-5738.

GBYSO's top orchestras to perform

Young musicians from more than 87 New England towns will come together as two orchestras to perform at Symphony Hall on March 2 at 7:30 p.m.

The Greater Boston Youth Symphony Repertory Orchestra, conducted by Joel Bard, will perform Saint-Saëns' "Bacchanale" from Samson et Dalila. The Senior Orchestra, under the direction of Federico Cortese, will follow with Strauss' Tod und Verklärung, Britten's Sinfonia da Requiem and "Suite No. 2" from Ravel's Daphnis et Chloé.

Tickets to GBYSO's concert on March 2 at 7:30 p.m. are $18 and $12 ($15 and $10 for students and seniors) and are available through Symphony Charge at 1-617-266-1200. Group rates are available by contacting Jessica Tanner, director of marketing and public relations, at 1-617-353-3359 or jtanner@bu.edu.

Call to Carlisle Artisans

The Artisans' Directory (also known as the "Pink Pages") of the Carlisle Phone Book is looking for Carlisle's resident artists and craftspeople who would like to advertise their talents and products in the annual town telephone directory. The Carlisle Phone Book is a valuable resource for the town and helps showcase Carlisle's rich diversity of talented residents.

A listing is available for a nominal fee and benefits Carlisle's nonprofit nursery school, The Red Balloon. Contact Terry Cusworth by phone at 978-692-9711, by mail at The Red Balloon Carlisle Phone Book, P.O. Box 558, Carlisle, MA 01741 or email HeyMommy@aol.com before February 10, 2003 for more information or to be included in the 2003 Carlisle Phone Book.

Lowell National Historical Park seeking volunteers

Lowell National Historical Park is currently seeking volunteers and community service groups for a variety of needs. Volunteer positions at Lowell National Historical Park are tailored to both the park's needs and the interests and availability of each volunteer or group. Training and mentoring are provided. Some volunteer jobs require specific schedules, while others can be done at the volunteer's convenience. Many volunteers work one day a week, while others work nearly full time. Others volunteer as a group for a specific project once a year. The amount of time given is up to the volunteer, as long as it meets the needs of the position selected. Volunteers are needed throughout the year. To volunteer, or for more information, call 1-978-970-5032.

Free Valentines Day art project

Parents and children aged 2 and 3 are invited to First Connections on Valentines Day to work on an art project together. We have seven spaces left for children to make a colorful collage frame to put a photograph into. Please call 1-978-287-0221 and let us know if you would like to participate, and whether you can attend at 10 or 11 a.m. First Connections is located on the grounds of Emerson Hospital in Concord and parking fees are validated 50%. For information, Linda Matthews, 1-978-287-0221.

Looking for child care?

The non-profit Massachusetts Child Care Resource and Referral Network will help parents locate child care referral agencies that serve the Carlisle area. These agencies can connect parents with all types of licensed, available child care near home or work. Call any time, 24 hours a day, for information at 1-800-345-0131.

MAGIC legislative breakfast, February 13

The Minuteman Advisory Group on Interlocal Coordination (MAGIC) will host its mid-winter Legislative Breakfast on Thursday, February 13. Local officials and their legislative delegation will have an opportunity to interact on major issues facing communities and the region and to strategize about concerted action. Given the new administration, new legislative leadership, and budget projections, this should be an especially important discussion.

MAGIC is a subregion of the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), the regional planning agency for the 101 communities of metro Boston. MAGIC consists of local officials from Acton, Bedford, Boxborough, Carlisle, Concord, Hudson, Lexington, Lincoln, Littleton, Maynard, and Stow. Members meet monthly to exchange ideas and plan activities related to multi-community planning, infrastructure, and service delivery. The meeting will take place from 7:45 to 9:30 a.m. at the Holiday Inn, Boxborough Woods. The meeting is open, and the public is welcome to attend. Advance registration, however, is required. Call MAGIC Coordinator Judith Alland at 1-617-451-2770 by February 10 if you plan to attend.

A show to touch your heart and your palate

The Concord Players present the family comedy "Over the River and Through the Woods" by Joe DiPietro, directed by Jean Reinhard, on February 14, 15, 21, 22, 23 (matinee), 28 and March 1. Curtain time is 8 p.m. evenings and 2:30 p.m. for the matinee. Tickets are $14, and $12 (matinee.) The address is 51 Walden Street, Concord. For tickets, call 1-978-369-299, or buy in person at the Harness Shop in Concord, or at the door. For information, visit the web site www.concordplayers.org.

This is a play to touch the heart, as well as the palate. Italian cooking figures throughout, so tucked in the program will be a savory recipe by Serafina, one of Concord's best Italian restaurants. Watch for an extra one in the lobby. Featured in the cast are Phil Maiewski as Nick Cristano, Dick Levinson and Lillian Anderson as Frank and Aida Gianelli, Bob Asher and Sheryl Peters as Nunzio and Emma Cristano, and Kerry Clarke as Caitlin O'Hare. The show is produced by Corinne Kinsman and Jiffy Read of Carlisle.

Get a head start on summer planning

Middlesex Community College's Summer Camps and Summer Academy Open House will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, February 8 in the Bedford Campus Center, 591 Springs Road. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. on a first-come basis. (Snow date: 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, February 9.)

For more information about MCC's Summer Camps and Summer Academy Open House, call Jane Chalton at 1-781-280-3663, or log on to: http://careertraining.middlesex.cc.ma.us.

Close-to-home soccer for women over 30

Play soccer this spring in a low-key, flexible, Acton-area league for over-30s women. Join a team, or just play occasionally. The emphasis is on exercise, fun with old and new friends, learning new skills and renewing old ones. League play is refereed 11x11 games on Sunday afternoons; drop-in games are weekday evenings. Why should the kids have all the fun? For more information, visit the website http://www.geocities.com/closetohomesoccer or call Miriam at 1-781-442-0750 weekdays.


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