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Friday, October 24, 2003

Concord Players' Twelfth Night opens
with British actor Patrick Tull

The Concord Players plan a gala opening night for Shakespeare's Twelfth Night or What You Will on Friday, November 7, with a 6:45 p.m. reception, refreshments, and discussion with British actor Patrick Tull. Lucky first-night ticket holders will also meet the actors at a post-performance party. Tickets are $15. For reservations, call: 1-978-369-2990 or choose seats and order tickets online at Tickets are also available (in person only) at the Harness Shop in Concord Center. The show continues Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. through Nov. 22, with a matinee on November 16 at 2:30 p.m. Performances will be at 51 Walden Street in Concord.

Patrick Tull has worked extensively in theater, TV and film in the UK and the U.S. where he is now based. On Broadway, he was a founding member of Tony Randall's National Actors' Theater, appearing in all three productions in the opening season at the Belasco. He played Collins in Shaw's Getting Married at Circle-in-the-Square with Lee Richardson, Elizabeth Franz, and Linda Thorson. He also appeared in Amadeus with Frank Langella, and in The Astrakhan Coat with Roddy MacDowell, James Coco, Brian Bedford, and Carole Shelley.

He is one of the foremost narrators of recorded books in the country and has recorded authors as diverse as George Orwell and John Mortimer, whose Rumpole of the Bailey became a successful TV series. Tull has done the narration for over 100 books for Recorded Books, Inc., and recently narrated the seventeen part TV series Sea Tale for A&E.

Patrick Tull trained in drama at the prestigious London Academy of Dramatic Art where his classmates included noted actor Donald Sutherland. He has played both Orsino and Sir Toby Belch in Twelfth Night and will speak about his experiences with the play, as well as the value of theater in a community. The opening night audience will have a unique beginning to the Players' new season.

REHEARSING FOR A TIME TO SHINE. Concord and Carlisle's own a cappella group "The Papas and the Mamas" prepare to perform at A Time to Shine on November 8 at Concord-Carlisle High School. The group includes (left to right) Lea Johnson (of Carlisle), Lauren Bedeau, Susi Chivvis, Mike Williams, Rick Moore and Jon Solins. Not pictured are Karen Belinky and Steve Payne.

A Time to Shine is a benefit evening for the CCHS choral and drama department and orchestra. The evening includes entertainment, dinner and a silent auction, and begins at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $35 and are available at Daisy's Market, the West Concord 5 & 10, Video Revolution, the Toy Shop and the Cheese Shop. For more information, check

(Courtesy photo)


Calling coaches of fall sports teams:

Send us a wrap-up of your team's season, plus a team photo if you wish (make sure you identify Carlisle members.) We will feature fall teams in our November 7 issue. Write-ups should be no longer than 300 words and be submitted by noon, November 3.

Concord-Carlisle girls travel basketball tryouts

Concord-Carlisle Girls Travel Basketball will hold tryouts for the 2003/04 season on November 1 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., and November 5 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Middlesex School's gym off Lowell Road in Concord. All interested players in sixth, seventh and eighth grades are encouraged to try out. Experience is not required. For more information, call 1-978-369-4296.

COA fall coffee and Halloween parade

Join the Carlisle Council on Aging at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, October 31, for coffee, cider and breakfast treats. Afterwards, the group will be able to watch the Carlisle school children parade through the Village Court in their Halloween costumes.

COA travels to MFA

View the new Rembrandt exhibit with the Carlisle Council on Aging on Thursday, November 13. The cost is $22 and includes museum fees and transportation (participants are responsible for their own lunch.) The bus will leave from Church Street at 9:15 a.m. Call the COA office at 1-978-371-2895 for reservations.

Concord Center Halloween Block Extravaganza today and tomorrow

Spaulding Management Corporation is sponsoring a Halloween Block Extravaganza in which their tenants from Patriot Travel to Placewares (Main Street to Walden Street) will decorate all their window displays, and the public is invited to vote on the displays, with the drawing taking place on October 25. As well, customers will be provided a "passport" which is stamped at each of the participating ten stores by visiting each location. All the completed passports will be entered into a drawing eligible to win two Bruins tickets or one of four baskets full of items totalling $400 worth of figt certificates from the stores, free travel planning, and a free haircut. Most of the participating stores will be open until 8 p.m. during this special event.

In the block participating in the extravaganza are Patriot Travel, Lacoste Gallery, Potpourri Designs, Concord Hand Designs, Artinian Jewelry, the Harness Shop, Zrinka, Cooleys/Marco Polo, Placewares, and Raffaele Barbershop.

Nashoba Brooks School open house

An Open House will be held at Nashoba Brooks School on Sunday, November 2 from 2 to 4 p.m. Families may tour the school and talk with faculty, parents and students. Nashoba Brooks is an independent school for girls and boys, age three to grade 3, and for girls grade 4 through 8. The school, located at 200 Strawberry Hill Road in Concord, is now accepting applications for the 2004-2005 school year. To learn more visit or call 978-369-4591 x112.

Discovery Series offers the "Cirque du Soleil" of puppet theatre

The UMass Lowell Center for the Arts announced the next show in the popular family Discovery Series. The Star Keeper, a puppet show produced by the Montreal-based Theatre de l'Oeil, will be presented on Sunday, November 2. There will be two one-hour shows at 2 and 4 p.m. The show is appropriate for families with children ages four and up.

In this multiple award-winning production, four puppeteers manipulate thirty puppets, including traditional string marionettes, shadow puppets and Japanese, bunraku-style puppets. With gentle charm and visual beauty, they tell the story of a tiny star which has fallen to the ground.

The Discovery Series offers families the flexibility to create their own series based on children's ages and interests. Single tickets are $10 per person. Families who chose four or more shows (of the five remaining in the series) save money over the $10 cost of single tickets. Shows remaining in the series are: The Gizmo Guys (December 7); Tomas Kubinek, Certified Lunatic and Master of the Impossible (March 7); Scrap Arts Music (April 4) and Charlotte's Web (May 4).

The performances take place in Durgin Hall, 35 Wilder Street, on the UMass Lowell South Campus. The theater is handicapped accessible and free, convenient parking is nearby. For more information or to order tickets call the box office at 1-978-934-4444 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday to Friday.

Bullying and teasing: strategies that work

One of the most difficult aspects of parenting is dealing with bullying behavior. Regardless of whether your child is being bullied, or is the one bullying or teasing others, it is hard to know what to do. Marsha Mirkin, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist and resident scholar at the Brandeis Women's Studies Research Center, will provide an understanding of the dynamics behind the teaser/bully, the victim, and the bystanders, as well as what parents, teachers, and other concerned adults can do to help.

Dr. Mirkin's presentation, "Bullying and Teasing: Strategies That Work," will be held Thursday, October 30, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Blanchard Middle School on West Street in Westford. Tickets are $5 in advance, and $8 at the door. For more information, contact Mary Anne Seraphin at 1-978-692-6345. The event is being sponsored in part by the Westford Parent Connection and the Westford Elementary and Middle School PTOs.

Carlisle Recreation Winter Programs

Below is a listing of some of the programs offered this coming winter by the Carlisle Recreation Department. Register soon as space is limited in many of the programs. Brochures are available at Gleason Library. For more information, call the recreation office at 1-978-369-9815, send e-mail to:, or fax: 1-978-371-6686.

Ski Nashoba and Ski Wachusett (Grades 2-8)

Youth Basketball

Skin Care for Teens - Workshop Rescheduled for Monday, November17 3 to 5 p.m. (Grades 6-8) Town Hall, Nickles Room.

Adult Indoor Tennis - New this fall. A few spaces are available for the beginners class on Wednesdays: 10 a.m. - noon. Starts November 5th.

ER Tuesday - Higgins Armory Museum (Grades 1-6)

Feng Shui - The-Art of Placement Re-Scheduled for Friday: December 5, 9:30 -11:30 a.m., Town Hall, Nickles Room.

Adult Indoor Soccer - Begins Wednesday, Nov 19, and will be held in the Corey Gym: 8 -10 p.m.

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.

CSA giftwrap pick up

Pick up giftwrap purchased through the Carlisle School Association either Saturday, October 25 between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., or Monday, October 27, between 2 and 4 p.m. in the Corey Dining Room at the Carlisle Public School.

Public flu clinic in Concord

The Home Care and Public Relations/Marketing Departments of Emerson Hospital will be conducting a flu clinic for the general public (open to anyone 18 and over) on Monday, November 17, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Concord Elks on Baker Avenue in Concord. Registration is required. The cost of each vaccination will be $15. Please call Jan Quinty at 1-978-287-3085 to schedule an appointment.

Just in Time Composers & Players and guest artists in free concert

"A World of Music," Middlesex Community College's fall concert series, continues with the Just in Time Composers & Players performing with guest artists Luis Leguia, BSO cellist, Doriot Anthony—Dwyer, former BSO principal flute, and Carmen Rodriguez-Peralta, piano, at 4 p.m. Sunday, November 9, in MCC's Concert Hall on the Bedford campus. The concert is free and open to the public.

MCC's Concert Hall is located in North Academic Hall (Building 6) on the Bedford campus, 591 Springs Road. For more information about MCC's A World of Music fall 2003 free concert series, call Carmen Rodriguez-Peralta, series director, at 1-781-280-3923.

The Savoyard Light Opera Company to present
Gilbert & Sullivan's Iolanthe
Carlisle residents Larry Millner (on left) and Phillip Drew are cast members in the Savoyard's upcoming performance of Iolanthe. (Courtesy Photo)

The Savoyard Light Opera Company is pleased to present Gilbert & Sullivan's Iolanthe, with stage direction by Donna Dewitt and music direction by Fred Frabotta. This light-hearted musical features Strephon, a shepherd who is half man and half fairy, who wishes to marry a young ward of chancery named Phyllis. Matters are complicated when his mother Iolanthe, a fairy who looks too young to be anyone's mother, appears to plead his case to his beloved. Things are further complicated when romances spark between the fairy women and members of the House of Lords. The music in Iolanthe is both amusing and moving, and includes the famous patter number "The Nightmare Song." The cast includes Carlisle residents Phillip Drew and Larry Millner — both in the men's ensemble.

Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. on November 14, 15, 21 and 22; and at 2 p.m. on November 16 and 23 at the Corey Auditorium in the Carlisle School. Tickets are $18 for adults; $15 for students and seniors; $12 for children under 12. For tickets, caII 978-371-SLOC or visit

Influenza shots for Carlisle seniors

Carlisle residents 65 years of age or older will be eligible to receive an influenza immunization on Friday, November 7, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the Sleeper Community Room.

Carlisle residents are also eligible to receive pneumonia and tetanus vaccines on the advice of their physicians. All residents should bring their Medicare and/or HMO insurance cards to the clinic. The Carlisle Board of Health is providing this service with the help of the Emerson Hospital Home Care Department. Members of the Carlisle Council on Aging will also be assisting at the flu clinic. For more information, call Emerson Hospital Home Care Department at 1-978-287-0122.

Upcoming courses offered through Adult and Community Education

Carlisle resident Mary Zoll, a freelance technical, medical, and scientific writer now working in the MIT writing program, will be offering a course entitled Technical Writing Workshop, beginning on Wednesday, November 5, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Concord-Carlisle High School. Students will read and discuss pieces of their professional and technical writing, giving constructive feedback. Zoll will introduce basic skills of technical writing for new technical writers, and provide a review for those with experience. Students should bring pieces of writing for discussion, each 3-5 pages long, about any aspect of science, technology, medicine, law, or finance. The fee is $29.

An American Heart Association Heartsaver AED course will be held at Carlisle Middle School on Tuesday, November 4, from 6:30 to 10 p.m. This course teaches the basic techniques of adult CPR and use of the lifesaving automatic external defibrillator (AED). The fee is $50.

Classes are open to residents and non-residents. Register early with Community Education, 1-978-318-1540 to avoid disappointment.

Lexington Arts and Crafts Society fair

The Lexington Arts and Crafts Society, 130 Waltham Street in Lexington, will hold its Annual Fundraising Fair on Friday, October 25, from 10-5 and Sunday, October 26, from 12-5. On Saturday a sale of handmade items donated by members from each guild will be held. Cakes, pies, cookies and other treats will be for sale in the seminar room. On Sunday the society will have "Open Studios" throughout the building while the fair continues in the two galleries. Parking is free and the building is handicapped-accessible.

Enjoy Drumlin Farm's 'Tales of the Night'

On Wednesday, October 29 and Thursday, October 30, from 6 until 8 p.m., Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary, 208 South Great Road (Route 117), Lincoln offers "Tales of the Night." Meet engaging costumed animal characters as you wander along jack-o-lantern lit paths. Visit with live night creatures.whoooo knows what lurks in the shadows? Taste witches' brew and sneaky snacks. Take a spooky hayride and visit our eerie garden graveyard. Hear creepy tales and uncover myths and mysteries of the dark. Come dressed in costume for this thrilling event. Bring a flashlight to light your way.

Tickets are $12 member, $14 non-member, children under age 3 free. Fee includes all activities; snacks and witches' brew are sold separately. This event runs rain or shine. Pre-registration is encouraged. Tickets are night-specific and non-refundable. For ticket information, contact Diane Nockles, 1-781-259-2204, or

Civil Liberties Citizen Forum

Does the USA Patriot Act go too far, or does law enforcement need all the tools the act contains to help it thwart terrorism? To explore the issues and air your views, come to a Citizen Forum on the Patriot Act and Civil Liberties, Wednesday, November 12, at 7 p.m., in the Peabody School Auditorium, 1231 Old Marlboro Road in Concord.

The program will cover the history of the act as well as its impact on local law enforcement and library practices. Speakers will include Herbert Wilkins, retired chief justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court; Nancy Murray, director of the American Civil Liberties Union Massachusetts (ACLU) Bill of Rights Education Project; a representative of the U.S. Department of Justice; Elliot Lilien, retired history teacher, Concord-Carlisle Regional High School; Barbara Powell, director of the Concord Free Public Library; and Leonard Wetherbee, chief of the Concord Police Department. Audience members and local media representatives will join in a question-and-answer session.

Sponsoring the forum are the League of Women Voters of Concord-Carlisle, the ACLU, Amnesty International Group 15, the Concord-Carlisle Adult and Community Education program, Concord Democratic Town Committee, Concord-Carlisle Human Rights Council, First Parish Social Action Council, and Grass Roots Action for Peace. For more information, call 1-978-287-0627.

Concord Chorus joins with viols and recorders for early music concert

The Concord Chorus begins its season with a concert of early music presented in collaboration with Phillips Consort of Viols and the Concordia Consort. The concert takes place on Saturday, November 8, at 8 p.m. at the Trinity Episcopal Church, 81 Elm Street, Concord.

This program offers an opportunity to hear the lush and extravagant sonorities from the early baroque/late renaissance period with full chorus and instruments of the period. The ensembles will perform music strongly centered in the Venetian tradition.

Tickets to this concert are available at $15 and $12 for seniors and children. To reserve tickets , call 1-781-646-7186.

Parker Lecture on Lowell archaeology

On Sunday, October 26 at 2 p.m. at the Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center, 246 Market Street, the Parker Lecture Series and Lowell National Historical Park present a talk by prominent urban archaeologist Dr. Mary C. Beaudry highlighting her research on 19th century mill boardinghouses in Lowell. Dr. Beaudry, an Associate Professor of Archaeology at Boston University, oversaw the National Park Service archaeological projects at the Boott Cotton Mills and boardinghouses in the 1980's. She will be available after the program to sign copies of her book, Living on the Boott, which are available for sale at the park bookstores.

Dr. Beaudry's talk, titled "Unearthing a Lost Biography: Archaeology of a Lowell Boardinghouse Keeper's Life," will present the biography of a Lowell boardinghouse keeper, Mrs. Amanda M. Fox.

The Moses Greeley Parker Lectures are a series of free programs offered at various downtown Lowell sites. For more information, contact Lowell National Historical Park at 1-978-970-5000 or visit

Parents Connection holds Halloween Event

The Carlisle Parents Connection presents its annual Halloween Event for children ages 0 - 5. Come for fun, games, crafts and the costume parade. It's bound to be a boo-rific time. The Halloween Event will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, October 25 at Diment Park (rain place is Union Hall). The donation is $10 per family, or sign up for a $25 family membership that covers all events in the 2003-2004 season.

It's playgroup time

The Carlisle Parents Connection is forming new playgroups for children age 0—5 and their parents/caretakers. Anyone interested in joining a group, contact Ali Walsh at 1-978-287-9593; or Nancy West at 1-978-369-6515;

COA New York City Christmas Show Tour

The COA is planning a trip to the New York City Christmas "Show Tour" on December 3 to 5. The trip will depart in the morning, and will include a stay at the Hotel Wellington with complete dinner at a popular restaurant, city sightseeing tours, Radio City Music Hall Christmas Show (with reserved seats) with the world famous Rockettes, two breakfasts, one dinner, and shopping. Trump Tower, St. Patrick's Cathedral and Rockefeller Center are all in walking distance from the hotel. Pick up a flyer at the COA office at Town Hall, or call Joanne Willens at 1-978-371-8023.

Homework: it's never too late for a new strategy

Are homework battles driving you batty? Or do you have a sure-fire way to make homework fun? Join us for a free evening workshop on Thursday, October 30 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the Carlisle School Library and get a handle on second- through eighth-grade homework. This CSA-sponsored workshop featuring Boston Globe columnist Barbara Meltz is also great for parents of younger kids; Ms. Meltz says to plan strategies before the homework starts. Bring your questions, successes, and frustrations.

Barbara Meltz, the 1995 winner of the Massachusetts Psychological Association's Media award and author of Put Yourself in Their Shoes: Understanding How Your Child Sees the World, is a columnist for the Boston Globe. Her Child Caring column appears on Thursdays in the Life at Home section. Her recent columns include "Parents want answers? Surf the web with some skepticism" and "With Kids' after-school activities, less is more."

For more information call Dale Ryder at 1-978-371-9673.

Gleason Pumpkin Spectacle on October 28

For the twentieth year, the Gleason Library will host its Great Pumpkin Spectacle, an event that has become a Carlisle Halloween tradition. This year the event will be held on Tuesday, October 28. Each year kindergartners, first-, second- and third-graders display extraordinary creativity and imagination in their pumpkin decorating.

To register, bring your pumpkin to the children's department at the Gleason Public Library between 3 and 6:30 p.m. on October 28. If you come in the afternoon, you will have a chance to view the pumpkins in a leisurely fashion. Registrations before 6 p.m. are preferred. Pumpkins will be judged on each grade level, separately. This year there will be three categories: carved, decorated, and carved and decorated, plus a lucky winner drawn for each age group. Those who do not wish their pumpkins to be judged may bring them to a special "display only" table.

At 6:45 p.m., Tony Toledo will perform in the Corey Auditorium at the Carlisle Public School. Tony will entertain the audience with his spellbinding, scary stories appropriate for grades K-3. The performance, sponsored by the Friends of the Gleason Library, is not intended for children younger than kindergarten because of the scary content.

After an informal parade from the school to the library at 7:45 p.m. (children are encouraged to bring flashlights), the three judges will announce their decisions. At this time families and friends are invited to view the pumpkins on display and to enjoy the refreshments.

CSA Book Fair November 1

The annual fall Carlisle School Association (CSA) book fair will be held on Saturday, November 1, at The Concord Bookshop at 65 Main Street from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. A portion of the day's receipts go to benefit the CSA and the Carlisle Schools. Carlisle residents can help by buying books, calendars, journals, magazines, cards and gift items on that special day, or special order a title ahead of time and collect it on November 1. Also available are Book Sense gift certificates which can be used at other independent bookshops across the country. Most purchases can be made over the telephone at 1-978-369-2405 on the day. There will be delicious baked goods to taste and some wonderful reading suggestions from school librarian Sandy Kelly.

Make trash into sculptures on October 25

The Carlisle Household Recycling Committee and the Carlisle Cultural Council are sponsoring a Trash-Into-Art project on October 25 at the Carlisle Transfer Station. Participants of all ages above 7 are welcome. 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 or Bonnie Miskolczy .

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