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Friday, October 10, 2003

In Rehearsal for Ionesco's "Rhinoceros"

CCHS students (left to right) Jacquie O'Kelly of Carlisle, Elyssa Michael and Susanna Ronalds-Hannon rehearse for the high school's presentation of Eugene Ionesco's Rhinoceros, directed by CCHS social studies teacher Ben Kendall. Other Carlisle students involved in the production are Nikki Spencer, Albert Decatur, Cheryl Davis, Michael Johnson, Tom Philips, Heather Risso, Abby Rolando and Liz Popolo.

Performance dates are October 17 and 18 at 7:30 p.m. and October 19 at 2:30 p.m. at the CCHS auditorium. Tickets are $10 and are available at Daisy's Market, or at the West Concord 5 & 10, The Cheese Shop, The Toy Shop and Video Revolution. Go to for more information.


Gleason presents Mitchell's "Italian Gardens" October 14

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," 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. He is also editor of Massachusetts Audubon's Sanctuary Magazine. The evening is sponsored by the Carlisle Garden Club and the Cultural Council and is open to the public. Arrive early as seating is limited. Contact Gio DiNicola at 1-978-287-5407 or Lois d'Annunzio at 1-978-371-0083 with any questions.

Sen. Fargo to speak at ConsCom Coffee

Carlisle's State Senator Susan Fargo 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.

This will be the first Conservation Morning Coffee following a summer break. The Coffees are held to provide an informal opportunity for residents to discuss Carlisle-related conservation and environmental issues. Residents are encouraged to arrive and leave as their early morning schedules allow. Refreshments are provided.

Contra dance tonight

The first of this season's Second Friday Contra Dances will be held in Union Hall at the First Religious Society on October 10. 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.

RecCom offers trip to Witch's Woods

Carlisle Recreation is offering seventh- and eigth-graders a trip to Witch's Woods at Nashoba Valley in Westford on Thursday evening, October 23. The bus will leave the school parking lot at 7 p.m., and return at 9:45 p.m. The cost is $30 per person. Registration forms are available at the library and at Town Hall. For more information, call 1-978-369-9815.

CSEM performs Nov. 6

The Cambridge Society for Early Music's Chamber Music by Candlelight series presents "Music for Voice and Virginal by Byrd, Dowland, Morley, Schuetz and Sweelink" on Thursday, November 6 at 8 p.m. at St. Irene Catholic Church, 181 East Street in Carlisle. This venue is handicapped-accessible.

Tickets are $25 general admission, $20 students and seniors; available at the door, by mail to P.O. Box 380-336, Cambridge 02238-0336, or by telephoning 1-617-489-2062. For more details, visit the web site:

Cultural Council deadline October 15

Applications are being accepted until October 15 by the Carlisle Cultural Council, which supports programs in the arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences in the community. Applications will also be accepted for the PASS program that covers the cost for children, from grades pre-K through 12, to attend performing arts events,and museums. The application forms as well as tips for applying are available on-line. Go to the Massachusetts Cultural Council web site at 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.

COA doings

Lunch trip: Join the COA for a trip to the Cracker Barrel in Tewksbury on Thursday, October 16. The group will enjoy lunch and then browse in the country store. Participants pay for their own lunch, but the transportation is free. The COA van will depart from the Carlisle Village Court at 145 Church Street at 11 a.m. Call 1-978-371-2895 for reservations.

Fall Coffee and Halloween Parade: Join the COA in the Sleeper Room for coffee, cider and breakfast treats on October 31 at 9:30 a.m. Following that, watch the Carlisle School children parade through Village Court in their costumes. Dinner at Athenian Corner: Reserve Friday, November 7 at 7:30 p.m. for dinner at the Athenian Corner in Lowell, with the Carlisle COA International Luncheon group. Anyone interested in attending or for more information, contact Jim and Betty Elgin at 1-978-371-0728 or Tom and Karen Dunkers at 1-978-369-5681.

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 , see or call 1-800-57-NEMBA.

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


People who are interested in learning more about the town. The Mosquito is looking for a reporter to cover the planning board and other assignments. Contact Maya Liteplo at 978-369-7848 or 978-369-8313.

Join the School Superintendent search committee

An at-large community representative (without children currently in the school system) is needed to serve on the search committee to assist in the selection of a new Superintendent for the Carlisle Public Schools. The committee will include parents, other community members, teachers, administrators and the school committee. Meetings will begin in November and end by January.

Send a letter of interest by October 17 to Peg Lynch, Secretary to the School Committee, Carlisle Public School, 83 School Street.

Visit a 19th century store with Historical Society

Step back into history with the Carlisle Historical Society when they visit the E.N. Jenckes General Store in Douglas, Massachusetts on Saturday, October 25, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Like Carlisle, the small town of Douglas has had a general store in its center ever since the 19th century. The store closed in 1972 and was donated to the Douglas Historical Society, which now operates it as a museum. The shelves are stocked with merchandise representing all periods of the store's existence.

To register for the tour, call 1-978-287-4776 by October 22. The group will carpool from Carlisle at 9 a.m. and after visiting the store, have lunch at one of the small restaurants nearby, returning to Carlisle by 3 p.m. The tour costs $5 for members of the Historical Society, $10 for non-members. Lunch is not included in the cost.

Trail construction day

The Carlisle Trails Committee is looking for help rerouting the trail to Estabrook Woods at Bartlett Farm.The boardwalk construction announced in the October 3 Mosquito has been postponed.The trail relocation will occur Saturday, October 25, starting at 9 a.m., at 211 Bellows Hill Road, and is expected to last two to three hours.Bring loppers, bow saws, or swing blades if available.For more information, call Steve Tobin at 1-978-369-1680.

The Old Manse hosts literary mystery program

Nathaniel Hawthorne, a former occupant of The Old Manse, wrote: "Our ghost used to heave deep sighs in a particular corner of the parlor, and sometimes rustle paper in the long upper entry · where nevertheless he was invisible, in spite of the bright moonlight" The Old Manse invites you to join staff and volunteers for an evening of Hawthorne's ghosts on Friday and Saturday, October 17 and 18 from 6 to 8 p.m.

This year, The Old Manse will present several short stories that Hawthorne wrote while living at the house in Concord. Shadows and clues abound in every corner as you and your team hunt for clues and other information to help identify a "lost character" from one of Hawthorne's stories. If you enjoy mysteries, treasure hunts or story telling, join other participants at the Manse and let your literary imagination run wild. Mysteries begin every 20 minutes throughout the evening and last approximately 45 minutes. This is an evening of fun for family and friends of all ages. Reservations are required. Please call 1-978-369-3909 for reservations and further information. Admission for adults is $10 and children under 12 are $6. Trustee members receive half-price.

The Old Manse is located at 269 Monument Street adjacent to the North Bridge.

Help available for parents of young adolescents

The Concord-Carlisle Parent Initiative (CCPI) is a subcommittee of the Superintendent's Community Advisory Council on Student Health, committed to preventing and/or postponing risk-taking behavior by our children.

CCPI is sponsoring a H.E.L.P workshop, moderated by Dr. Kathryn Yarmartino, for parents of 4th, 5th, and 6th graders on Thursday, October 16. The workshop will be offered at two different times on October 16. From 9:30 to 11 a.m., the workshop will be held at the Gleason Public Library. Again on the 16th, the workshop will be held from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the Peabody Building Forum in the Concord Middle School, 1231 Old Marlboro Road, Concord. Register at the workshop. The suggested donation $8/person, $15/couple. For further information, contact: Pat McCarthy at 1-978-369-3582 or Sarah Blum at 1-978-369-2420.

Develop your body; develop your mind

Looking for a chess program for your child? For eight Sundays starting October 19, from 5 to 6:30 p.m., the Alcott Chess Club will provide chess instruction and game-play for children of all ages, at Callahan's Kenpo at the junction of Routes 4 and 225 in Bedford, above Gammy's general store. Instructors are Ken Belt, an expert chess player and karate parent, and Valerie Frenklakh, a Russian FID International Chess Master.

The course concludes with a tournament on December 7, with guaranteed prizes and medals for everyone. Space is limited. E-mail inquiries to Ken Belt at, or call 1-978-287-5070 or 1-978-376-1796.

Restorative Justice project seeks volunteers

The Carlisle Restorative Justice Circle provides community law enforcementan alternative means of handling first-time youth offenses. Trained volunteers work with police to prepare victims and offenders to come together in this confidential process.

The Carlisle Circlewill bejoining the Concord Restorative Circlefor atwo-day training sessioninConcordonFriday, October 17, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.,andSaturday, October 18, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with lunch. Anyone interested in learning more about the Circle Process, call Kathy Rubenstein at 1-978-369-6947 or Barbara Howland at 1-978-369-3113.

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