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Friday, March 7, 2003

SEUSS ON THE LOOSE. Catherine O'Kelly reads to Emma Schmidt on March 3, when eighth graders helped the first grade celebrate the birthday of children's author, Dr. Seuss. (Photo by Ellen Huber)

CSEM offers choir and viol consort

The Cambridge Society for Early Music (CSEM) will present its final concert of the 2002-2003 season on Thursday, March 20, at St. Irene Church on East Street, featuring the Capella Alamire Renaissance choir and consort of viols, under the direction of Peter Urquhart. The group will perform Pierrequin de Therache's mass, discovered in a Cambrian manuscript, along with related motets.

The concert will begin at 8 p.m. and tickets are $25, or $20 for students and senior citizens. For information and reservations, call 1-617-489-2062.

Congregational Church sleepover on March 14

All those in kindergarten through fifth grade are invited to the fourteenth annual Best Sleepover Ever at the Congregational Church March 14 from 5 p.m. through the 15th at 11:30 a.m. For 14 years the church has hosted children from Carlisle and local towns in this weekend of games, crafts, Bible stories and a G-rated movie and maybe, just maybe, some sleep. The program is directed by Steven James Weibley who has served as Associate Pastor at this church for 17 years.

The counselor/child ratio is better than 1/5 and children will have a hot dinner and a hot breakfast. For any questions or registration forms, call the Congregational Church at 1-978-369-7830 and speak with Pastor Weibley or Deb Pichulo. The donation for the event is $7 per child or $12 per family.

Carlisle Lunch Group featured speaker will be John Lee

On Monday, March 24, the Carlisle Lunch Group will hear John Lee speak on farming in Boston · food and farming in the northeast. Lee, a Carlisle resident, runs the Allandale Farm in the middle of Boston to produce food and keep the land out of the hands of the real estate developers. He will talk about his experiences in the city and the broader aspects of how to keep farmers and farms an integral part of the northeast.

The lunch will start at 12:15 p.m. and Lee's talk will begin at 1 p.m. and end by 2 p.m.To RSVP send a check for $22 by March 17 to Fontaine K. Richardson at 121 Skelton Road, Carlisle, MA 10741. Call him at 1-978-369-8223, or e-mail him at with any questions.

FNL tonight

Tonight's Friday Night Live (FNL) will bring the usual ping-pong, basketball, chess, checkers, and dancing from 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. Talented DJs, Joe and Brian, will spin those discs for both public and private middle school students' listening pleasure.

Students who make a contribution of a non-perishable food item to benefit the Open Table Food Pantry in Concord will be admitted for $1 this month.

Pizza and soda will be available for a small fee. Students leaving before 9:30 p.m. must be signed out by a parent. Call Lynne Carpenito 1-978-371-7508 with any questions.

Conservation Coffee March 11

The public is invited to join the Carlisle Conservation Commission for an informal discussion of conservation and land use on Tuesday, March 11, between 7:30 and 9 a.m. in the Clark room at Town Hall. Coffee and refreshments will be served. All are welcome to stop by. Future conservation coffees will be held on April 8, May 13, and June 10.

Costumes needed for seventh grade play

With around 90 actors needing 138 costumes, the seventh grade play costume committee is sending out a plea for help. The play Guys and Dolls, Jr. is set in 1948. Please look in your closet for: gangster hats; ladies 1940s hats (with or without veil); ladies dresses; two sailor suits and one white sailor cap; several pairs of suspenders; one bowtie. We prefer donations but returns can be arranged. No family heirlooms. Contact Françoise Bourdon: 1-978-369-3825 or Cally Grean: 1-978-371-1437 to contribute.

School auction sold out

All tickets to attend the upcoming auction to benefit Carlisle Schools have been sold. For those who would like to view and bid on auction items, preview items at and click on the link for the CEF/CSA Auction. Follow the directions to submit a bid via e-mail. To see the items in person, come to the auction preview session on Saturday, March 15, from 4 to 5 p.m. at Ware Hall on the Middlesex School campus (no ticket will be required for the preview), and bid on silent auction items.

"Guys and Dolls, Jr." Comes to Carlisle

The Carlisle seventh grade presents Guys and Dolls, Jr. a condensed version of the original play, on Thursday March 27 at 3:30 p.m., Friday March 28 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday March 29 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday March 30 at 2 p.m. (a new addition this year) in the Corey Auditorium at the Carlisle School. One of the longest-running musicals on Broadway, Guys and Dolls features popular songs such as "A Bushel and a Peck," "Luck, Be a Lady," and "Can Do." Will true love triumph when a Save-A-Soul mission worker meets an incorrigible gambler? Find out when Guys and Dolls, Jr. comes to Carlisle.

Tickets are available from any seventh grader. Get your tickets early · shows will sell out. Remaining tickets (if any) will be available at Daisy's Market after March 10. For more information, visit our website at and follow the "play" links.

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