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Friday, October 3, 2003

Fire Department open house tomorrow

The Carlisle Fire Department will be holding an open house at the fire station in observance of National Fire Prevention Week on Saturday, October 4 from 9 to 11 a.m. Come view the department's equipment and fire apparatus. There will be a demonstration of the new 100-foot aerial ladder truck at 10 a.m. In addition, qualified personnel will be on hand to answer any questions you may have and fire safety literature will be available. Refreshments will be served. This event is sponsored by the Carlisle Fire Department and the Carlisle Firefighters' Relief Association.

CCF Sheep Herding Demonstration

The Carlisle Conservation Foundation (CCF) invites town residents to a free sheep herding demonstration on Towle Field, Sunday, October 5, at 3 p.m. Meet the shepherd, guard dog, sheep dogs, and some of the flock of Sheepscapes, the company hired by CCF to study intensive sheep grazing as an alternative method of conservation land management. Learn more about this program, watch the sheep dogs at work, and see how the shepherd cares for his flock. Refreshments will follow. The whole family is welcome. Please park on the field side of Route 225.

Help the Trails Committee construct a boardwalk October 25

The Carlisle Trails Committee is looking for help in building a boardwalk on the trail to Estabrook Woods at Bartlett Farm. Folks with carpentry experience are especially welcome, but anyone willing to work can help. Reserve the date of Saturday, October 25, starting at 9 a.m. See the Mosquito for more details as the date gets closer, or call Steve Tobin at 1-978-369-1680.

Have coffee with the Newcomers' Club

The Concord-Carlisle Newcomers' Club is holding its first coffee morning on Tuesday, October 7, at 9:30 a.m. Come and meet new friends and find out a bit about the neighborhood. Call Andrea Zwerling at 1-978-369-5313 or Rosie Oberg at 1-978-371-1923.

New Post Office hours

As of October 11, the hours for the Carlisle Post Office are being changed to: Lobby hours · Monday to Friday, 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 6 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Window hours · Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 12 noon.

Gleason Open House

Gleason's Open House Week concludes with the following events: On Friday, October 3, from 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. there will be a reception for the student art show at the library. There will be student music throughout the afternoon.

On Saturday, October 4, between 10 a.m. and noon, the Friends of the Library will hold a book sale in the Hollis room. No donations will be accepted ·save them for the spring book sale.

Make trash into sculptures at the transfer station

The Carlisle Household Recycling Committee and the Carlisle Cultural Council are sponsoring an innovative Trash-Into-Art project on October 25 at the Carlisle Transfer Station. Participants of all ages above 7 are welcome, especially students from the Carlisle Public Schools. Children under 10 must be accompanied by a parent.

Sculptor Bill Turville will guide aspiring trash artists in the creation of an "Animal Farm" made entirely of recycled materials. All Carlisle residents can help by bringing thin, shiny metal, bright plastic, light-weight wood, and other recyclables that could become parts of exotic "trashimals" to the transfer station from now until October 25. Place contributions behind the swap shed in the designated area.

The project will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Safety goggles will be provided, and all who wish to attend should dress for the occasion and bring work gloves.

For additional information, contact Lois d'Annunzio at 1-978-371-0083 for the Recycling Committee or Bonnie Miskolczy for the Carlisle Cultural Council.

Mountain bike festival at Great Brook October 19

The New England Mountain Bike Association (NEMBA) will host a fun day of riding for mountain bikers of all ages and abilities on Sunday, October 19 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Great Brook Farm State Park. There will be live music, food, and many vendors. NEMBA members will lead numerous rides and there will be clearly marked riding loops, lots of prizes, and delicious BBQ, offered by Redbones BBQ. Trek and Fisher Bicycles will offer demo bikes. The cost is $15, but kids 15 and under are free with a registered guardian. For more information on NEMBAfest 2003, see or call 1-800-57-NEMBA.

Gleason Book Group meets tonight

The Gleason Book Discussion Group will meet on Friday, October 3 to discuss The Color of Water by James McBride, in the Hollis Room at the Gleason Library from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Following this, the book group will meet on November 13 to discuss The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood.

Don't miss story time

Story time sign-up at the Gleason Public Library is under way with sessions for two- to three-year-olds (with a parent or caregiver,) three- to four-and-a-half- year-olds, and four-and-a-half to six-year-olds. Register now by calling the library at 1-978-369-4898 and asking for the Children's Department.

Sen. Fargo to speak at ConsCom Coffee

Senator Susan Fargo (D.) plans to attend the October 14 Conservation Morning Coffee, sponsored by the Carlisle Conservation Commission. The coffee will be held in the Clark Room in the Carlisle Town Hall, 66 West Street, from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Fargo will be available to answer questions and discuss changes occurring on the state level that affect the environmental community.

A Lincoln resident, Senator Fargo received her undergraduate degree from Northwestern University and two graduate degrees from Harvard University. Senator Fargo was elected to office in 1997 and represents the Third

Middlesex District, which includes Carlisle. She serves on eight committees and is Senate Chair of the Joint Committee on Local Affairs, also serving as Vice-Chair of both the Senate Post Audit and Oversight Committee and the Joint Committee on State Administration.

This will be the first Conservation Morning Coffee following a summer break. The Coffees began nearly two years ago, and are regularly held on the second Tuesday of the month. Their purpose is to provide an informal opportunity for residents to meet and to discuss a wide range of Carlisle-related conservation and environmental issues. Residents are encouraged to arrive and leave as their early morning schedules allow. Refreshments provided.

MCC's free concert series continues with works for clarinet and piano

"A World of Music," Middlesex Community College's Fall 2003 concert series, continues with Elizabeth Leehey, clarinet, and John McDonald, piano, performing with guest clarinetists Michael Leonard, Rebecca Leonard and Linda Poland, at 7:30 p.m., Friday, October 17, in MCC's Concert Hall on the Bedford Campus. The concert is free and open to the public.

The ensemble will perform the world premiere of McDonald's Echo Fantasy Upon Mi La, as well as Five Bagatelles by Gerald Finzi. Other works on the program include Time Pieces by Robert Muczynski, and Otono en Buenos Aires by José Elizando.

Other events in MCC's Fall 2003 free concert series include Alice Groves & Co. performing classical jazz, November 1; the Just in Time Composers and Players with special guests from the BSO, November 9; the Boston Recorder Society's Concordia Consort, November 16; Bedford's John Ferillo, BSO oboist, and Carmen Rodriguez-Peralto, piano, in concert November 21; and an MCC student recital, December 8.

MCC's Concert Hall is located in North Academic Hall (Building 6) on the Bedford campus, 591 Springs Road. For more information about " A World of Music," call Carmen Rodriguez-Peralta, series director, at 1-781-280-3923.

Orchid Society show at Tower Hill

Tower Hill Botanical Garden in Boylston, will host the 23

The show and its associated programs are free with garden admission ($8 adults, $5 seniors and youth aged 6 to 18, children under 6 free). Don't miss this unique opportunity to experience the captivating beauty and incredible variety of this intriguing group of plants. For further information, call 1-508-869-6111 or sign on to

Fall Family Festival at Garden in the Woods

The New England Wild Flower Society's Garden in the Woods, 180 Hemenway Road in Framingham, hosts a Fall Family Festival on Sunday, October 19, from 12 to 4 p.m. Admission is free for children of all ages and accompanying adults.

Go on a scavenger hunt to seek out fall treasures among the dazzling leaves and berries of over 1,500 different kinds of plants in the garden. Join renowned nature illustrator and author, Gordon Morrison, for conversation, demonstration, and signing of his award-winning book, The Pond.

The Curious Creatures animal show runs from 1 to 2 p.m. where you can meet animals from unusual habitats like an albino Burmese python, a blue and gold macaw, and African pygmy hedgehog, and many more curious creatures.

Circle of the Seasons runs from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. and introduces Marge Bruchac, a Missiquoi Abenaki Indian singer and storyteller. She will share her songs and stories

of the harvest with rattles, hand drum, and words and gestures. Join in a "Friendship Dance" to celebrate the circle of the seasons.

Call 1-508-877-7630 or visit for more information.

MCC to screen award-winning documentary, The Flute Player

Middlesex Community College will host a screening of The Flute Player, an award-winning documentary film about the life and work of Arn Chorn-Pond, a survivor of the Cambodian genocide now working to revive traditional arts in his homeland, to be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Friday, October 3, in MCC's Lowell Campus Cafeteria, 33 Kearney Square. Chorn-Pond and filmmaker Jocelyn Glatzer will be present to participate in a discussion following the screening. The event is free and open to the public.

In 1975, as a precocious nine-year-old who was a talented flute player, Chorn-Pond was swept up in the deadly killing fields of the Khmer Rouge. Through four years of torture, murder and combat, the boy struggled to stay alive. As his family and cultural heritage were destroyed, Chorn-Pond's musical talent enabled him to escape the genocide that claimed the lives of two million other Cambodians.

For more information about MCC's screening of The Flute Player, call Kent Mitchell, dean of international arts, at 1-978-656-3133.

Friday Night Live is tonight

The Carlisle Youth Commission (CYC) would like to invite all students in grades six through eight to this year's first Friday Night Live (FNL) on October 3 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the Corey gym and exercise room.

There will be a brief mandatory meeting for sixth-through eighth-graders and their parents at 7:15 p.m. Sixth-graders and those new to the school and their parents will meet in the school cafeteria. All returning seventh- and eighth-graders and their parents will meet in the school auditorium. No student will be admitted to any FNL this year without a current, complete form. Students can enjoy music, dance, play basketball or ping pong or just hang out with their friends.

A $3 contribution at the door allows the program to be self-supporting. Pizza and soda are also sold 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. For more information, call Kathy Hassey at 1-978-287-4284.

Sarasa Chamber Music Ensemble opens with "The Three Cellos"

Sarasa Chamber Music Ensemble invites you to its opening concert of the season "The Three Cellos." Three of Boston's favorite period instrument cellists play Baroque trio sonatas by Marcello, Myslivecek, Corrette, also later music of Kummer (duos) and the famous Popper Requiem for three cellos and piano. Cellists Phoebe Carrai, Myron Lutzke, and Timothy Merton are joined by Maggie Cole on the harpsichord and piano in a delightful and entertaining evening of sumptuous cello music.

The concert will be held on Sunday, October 26 at 7 p.m. in the Parish Hall of First Parish Church, 20 Lexington Road, Concord. Tickets are $18, $15 for seniors and students, with children under 12 admitted free. For more information, contact Sarasa at 1-617-492-4758, at, or visit the web site

Harvard Community Theatre presents

The Harvard Community Theatre is proud to present the musical comedy, I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change by Joe DiPietro and Jimmy Roberts, on Friday and Saturday evenings, October 3, 4, 10 and 11 in the Cronin Auditorium in Harvard. I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change is a fast-paced musical celebration of the modern-day mating game.

The production is staged by Michael McGarty, HCT's Artistic Director with music direction by Kathy Bilodeau and choreography by Kathy Fricchione. The cast includes Tedford Armistead (Carlisle). Performances start at 8 p.m. Tickets are priced at $10 for adults and $8 for students and senior citizens. For more information, call 1-978-456-4152 ext. 557. The Cronin Auditorium is handicapped-accessible and located on Route 111 at the Bromfield School in Harvard.

Hear the Concord Brass Quintet

On Sunday, October 5 at 4 p.m., the Concord Brass Quintet, ensemble in residence at Trinity Episcopal Church, Concord, will present "Masterpieces for Brass Quintet," spanning four centuries of ceremonial, brilliant and delightful music by Telemann, Susato, Gabrieli, Bach, Pezel, Maurer, Cheetham, Ewald and Joplin.

This concert is the first public program in Trinity's series, which will include choral evensongs, concerts and recitals each month, September through May. Admission to this concert is free, or by suggested donation of $12, $8 for students and seniors. For information, call 1-978-369-3715 or visit Trinity's facilities at 81 Elm Street, Concord are fully handicapped-accessible.

Restorative Justice project seeks volunteers

A group of Carlisle citizens, in cooperation with Police Chief David Galvin,is seeking Carlisle residentsinterested in learning more about the Carlisle Restorative Justice Circle. The Carlisle Restorative Justice Circle was started in Carlisle one year ago. Itprovides community law enforcementan alternative means of handling first time youth offenses committed in the community. Trained volunteers work with police to prepare victims and offenders to come together in in this confidential process.Carlisle is among hundreds of communities in the United States and numerous other countriesproviding restorative justice as an optionin their community.The Restorative JusticeCircle process facilitates healing in victims. Itstrengthens competency in our youth, andit builds community.The Carlisle Circlewill bejoining the Concord Restorative Circlefor atwo day training session inConcordonFriday evening October 17th from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.,andSaturday October 18th from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. with lunch. Anyone interested in learning more about the Circle Process, please call Kathy Rubenstein at 1-978-369-6947 or Barbara Howland at 1-978-369-3113.

Cultural Council accepting grant applications

Applications are now being accepted by the Carlisle Cultural Council for the 2003-2004 funding cycle of the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Deadline for applications is October 15.

The purpose of the Carlisle Cultural Council is to support public programs that promote access, education, diversity, and excellence in the arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences in the community. Individuals, private nonprofit organizations, schools, and libraries are encouraged to apply.

In addition, applications will be accepted for the PASS program that covers the cost for children, from grades pre-K through 12, to attend performing arts events, museums, and educational tours or exhibits.

The application forms as well as tips for applying are available on-line. Go to the Massachusetts Cultural Council web site ( and click Grants and Programs. Call Andrea Urban at 1-978-369-4734 for more information.

Send completed forms to: Carlisle Cultural Council, c/o Andrea Urban, 20 Pine Brook Road, Carlisle, MA 01741.

Discover the Discovery Museums

The Discovery Museums encourage children, families, and educators to explore the wonders of science, nature, humanities, and the arts by engaging visitors in hands-on experiences. The Children's Discovery Museum is especially for toddlers, pre-school children and their families. The Science Discovery Museum is especially for children six and older, and adults. Admission is $8 for one museum, $12 for both museums on one day. All programs are wheelchair-accessible, unless otherwise noted. The Children's Discovery Museum is open Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 1 to 4:30 p.m. and Thursday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Science Discovery Museum is open 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesdays and 9 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For more information or group visitation hours, call 1-978-264-4200 or visit our web site

Personnel Board has two vacancies

The Carlisle Personnel Board has two vacancies and is seeking individuals who have experience and / or an interest in personnel. The board's primary responsibility is setting personnel policies for the town. The five-member board meets on the third Thursday of each month at 6:30 .m. Interested Carlisle residents should send a letter to the Board of Selectmen at Town Hall.

Carlisle Lunch Group presents People and Cars: A Social History

On Monday, October 27 Carlisle resident Terry Herndon will talk about how our use of automobiles has produced a stupendous change in human existence.

All interested Carlisle residents are invited to attend lunch at 12:15 p.m., followed by the talk at 1 p.m. (out by 2 p.m.) The event will be held at Union Hall, at the First Religious Society, 27 School Street. Anyone planning to attend should R.S.V.P by October 19, by sending a check for $22 for lunch payable to Fontaine K. Richardson, 121 Skelton Road. For more information, contact him at 1-978-369-8223 or by e-mail at

Free baby playgroups have openings

First Connections has openings in its free 7- to 12-month playgroup for children with their parents, this fall. The group meets on Tuesday afternoons from 1:30 to 3 p.m. and is facilitated by Ellen Weisstein, M.S. The group allows children to parallel play and parents a chance to meet others with the same age child. We are located on the grounds of Emerson Hospital in Concord and funded by the Mass. Dept. of Education. Please call 1-978-287-0221 to register. Groups will run through December 9.

First Connections and Minute Man Early Intervention have three openings in their Storytime Playgroup for children 24 to 39 months, with a parent. This group is held on Thursdays from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the Community Agencies Building on the grounds of Emerson Hospital in Concord. This language-rich group includes a circle time, story, and facilitation by an Early Intervention staff person. These openings are for children who do not receive early intervention services and there are no fees to attend. To register for this class, please call First Connections at 1-978-287-0221. This group will run through December 9.

Gleason presents "Italian Gardens" by John Hanson Mitchell

Circle Tuesday, October 14, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. for a free slide show by author John Hanson Mitchell entitled "Italian Gardens and the Invention of Wilderness" to take place in the Hollis Room at the Gleason Library. Mitchell is the author of Walking Towards Walden; A Pilgrimage in Search of Place and other books on human and natural history, including the Scratch Flat series examining the fifteen-thousand-year history of a single square mile of land in eastern Massachusetts and tracing the evolution of the

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