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Friday, November 7, 2003

An afternoon tea in honor of Henry Damon

CCHS Assistant Principal Henry Damon retired on September 1 after many years of service to our community. CCHS students, parents, faculty, staff, alumni and parents are invited to stop by the Divino residence at 205 Mattison Drive in Concord on Sunday, November 16, anytime between 2 and 4 p.m. to thank him and wish him well. RSVP to 1-978-369-4406.

Concord spelling bee

Come to the Tenth Annual Concord Spelling Bee and Silent Auction, to be held at the Concord-Carlisle High School auditorium on Saturday, November 22. Spelling team members from all walks of life compete in a spirit of fun, with the goal of raising money for the Concord Education Fund. The event will begin at 6 p.m. and end at about 9:30 p.m.

Dinner theatre offered in Westford

Nashoba Players opens their 2003 Season with the hilarious comedy dinner theatre show "Dinner at Sophia & Sal's" on November 14. This production will be at the Parish Center for the Arts, Lincoln Street, Westford at 7 p.m. Tickets are $30 per person, including a full Italian dinner. Call 1-978-392-8555 or order online at Tickets must be purchased in advance.

The saucy and sassy Spinozzas serve up an evening of tasty Italian fare. Enjoy a delicious dinner at the family restaurant and laughs by the ladle as Rosa Spinozza tries to find out who has been dipping into the tax money.

You may bring your own beverage.This is a premier performance of "Dinner at Sophia & Sal's" and is penned by two local writers, Liz Mitchell and Dianne Cserbak and is directed by Liz Mitchell of Berlin.

The cast includes Chuck Holleman of Carlisle.

Holiday crafts at The Old Manse

Make Your Own: a Holiday Craft Program For Children wil be offered at The Old Manse, 269 Monument Street in Concord, on Saturday, November 29. Presented by the Junior Volunteers of Concord, the event will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and include storytelling, sing-alongs and make-your-own simple gifts to take home. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Admission is $5 per child. Adults will be admitted free. For more information, call 1-978-369-3909.

Girl Scout square dance on November 16

All Carlisle Girl Scouts are invited to the annual fall social square dance on Sunday, November 16 from 2 to 4 p.m. The event will take place at the Scout House, 74 Walden Street in Concord. The cost is $8 per person and tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door. Light refreshments will be served. Reservations are encouraged, so e-mail Maria Balboni at or call her at 1-978-369-8678.

CCHS football workday

On Saturday, November 22 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (rain date is Sunday, November 23) Concord-Carlisle High School football players will rake leaves and perform other light yard work to raise money to support the football program. The fee is $10 per player per hour, with a minimum of two players for three hours. Call Rich Nolet at 1-978-371-7413 to sign up.

See CCPOPS "A Time to Shine" Saturday night

On November 8 CCPOPS (Concord Carlisle Patrons of Performing Students) will host "A Time to Shine." The fund-raising evening will be held from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. at CCHS.

The event includes a cabaret show with performances by parents and faculty, a delicious homemade dinner cooked by Chuck Brown, CCHS Choral and Drama Director, and a silent auction with a wide variety of items such as hot air balloon rides; use of CCHS Principal Art Dulong's parking spot; weekend get- aways on the ocean in Maine; and wine and merchandise donations from Concord merchants.

To purchase tickets, visit West Concord 5 and 10, Video Revolution, the Cheese Shop, the Toy Shop, Daisy's or on the web at: Tickets are $35 .

Explore the Carlisle Schools November 17 - 21

November 17 to 21 is National Education Week, and the Carlisle Public Schools would like to invite community members to tour the schools and learn about the programs presented there.

Tours of the schools will be offered on several days, and will include an opportunity to stop by certain classrooms to see the school in action. Call the main office of the school at 1-978-369-6550 after November 10 to check on the final tour schedule.

On Monday, November 17, there will be a visit to grade one classrooms by representatives of Plimoth Plantation. On Wednesday, November 19, an eighth-grade "Constitutional Conven-tion" annual showcase of student research is being held in the school library from 9 to 10:15 a.m. The community is invited to attend. On Friday, November 21,the 9 a.m. "Dialogues with Davida," held in the Spalding Conference Room, will provide an opportunity to chat with the Superintendent about the schools, and will culminate in a tour of the facility.

For security reasons, all visitors must sign in at the main office.

Thanksgiving day event for senior citizens

Calling all senior citizens the students and parents of the Concord-Carlisle Class of 2005 will be hosting the annual Thanksgiving Day Event where seniors are invited to come and enjoy a lovely meal on Saturday, November 22. This bountiful meal, which includes roast turkey, dressing, pumpkin pie and all the other delicious "Turkey Day" trimmings will take place at the Concord-Carlisle High School cafeteria, 500 Walden Street in Concord. Serving time will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Contact Carlisle Council on Aging (1-978-371-2895) to make a reservation.

RecCom basketball sign-up

Carlisle Recreation offers basketball for boys and girls in grades 4 through 8. The programs emphasize fundamentals, teamwork, sportsmanship, and fun. Parents are needed to coach and previous experience is not a pre- requisite. Registration is limited so don't delay in signing up. Registration forms can be found at the Gleason Library and at the Carlisle Recreation office in Town Hall. Forms were also distributed at the Carlisle School. Call Carlisle Recreation at 1-978-369-9815 or email to with any questions.

Hazardous Waste Day Collection

November 15, 9 a.m. to 12 noon

The Fall Hazardous Waste Collection will be held on Saturday, November 15, from 9-12 at the DPW Building behind the Transfer Station. The collection is sponsored by the Board of Health and paid for out of transfer station sticker fees. Clean Harbors will conduct the collection which is free to residents who have a valid transfer station sticker.

What to bring: Oil based paints, stains, thinners & strippers, solvents & varnishes, adhesives, glues, resins, waste fuels, (kerosene, gasoline) engine degreasers, brake fluids, poisons, cleaners, spot removers, pool chemicals, aerosol cans, pesticides, herbicides, creosote, moth balls, arts and crafts supplies, antifreeze.

What not to bring: Latex paint (containers should be opened, allowed to dry and disposed of in the regular trash, smoke detectors, compressed gas cylinders, ammunition, fireworks or explosives, prescription medicines/syringes, radioactive wastes, fire extinguishers, cathode ray tubes, biological waste, unknown materials.

CRT recycling: Computer monitors should be left in or near the swap shop for recycling.

Batteries: Batteries do not need to be brought to the hazardous waste collection. Residents can dispose of ordinary household batteries (AAA - D, Alkaline, nickel cadmium) by giving them to the attendant at the transfer station. There is a regular collection point for lead-acid or car batteries.

Swap table: A swap table for new paint, motor oil, cleaners, etc. will be open from 9-12. Clean Harbors will select items appropriate for exchange.

Mercury: Thermostats and thermometers will be collected for disposal.

Safety: Tighten caps and lids, leaving materials in original labeled containers. Sort and pack separately paint, pesticides, household cleaners. Avoid spills and do not place in garbage bags. NEVER MIX CHEMICALS. Cars should not block the entrance to the transfer station.

The collection will close promptly at noon. Cars must be in line before 12 p.m. Once the hazardous waste containers are sealed, they cannot be opened for late- comers. Volunteers are needed to count cars, check for stickers and help with the swap table. If you would like to volunteer for an hour or two the day of the collection, call the Board of Health at 1-978-369-0283. Community Service points will be provided to interested high school students. If you have any questions, contact the Board of Health at 1-978-369-0283.

BOA has opening

The Carlisle Board of Appeals has an opening for an Associate Member.Any Carlisle resident wishing to apply should send a letter of interest and a brief resume to the board's chairmanTerry Herndon, 82 Hillside Drive, Carlisle, MA. 01741.

MAGIC comes to Carlisle to focus on transportation

The Minuteman Advisory Group on Interlocal Coordination (MAGIC) will meet on November 13 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Carlisle Town Hall to discuss a range of transportation issues.

Attendees will hear an analysis of commuting patterns. Participants will also provide input into an upcoming Suburban Mobility Study; help choose priorities for future congestion management projects, and learn about the progress of the Fitchburg Line group, the reverse commute study, and the review of highway design standards.

Concord Carlisle Youth Hockey mite house league registration

Concord Carlisle Youth Hockey is registering Concord and Carlisle children in the mite level (born in 1995 and 1996) who are interested in playing approximately ten games of ice hockey in Concord. The goals of this program are fun, friendly competition, sportsmanship and skill development. At the current time we are planning for a mite in-house program that will begin the weekend of November 22 and will end before public school February vacation.

Newly registered players will be assigned to teams along with players already playing travel hockey. The registration fee for mites will be $250, which includes "home" and "away" game jerseys.

Don't miss Friday Night Live tonight

The November Friday Night Live (FNL) will be held on the 7th from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the Corey gym and exercise room, with more ping pong, chess, basketball, pizza and, of course, dancing to the latest tunes.

All Carlisle students (public or private) in grades six to eight who did not attend the first FNL are welcome to attend in November, but must remember to bring a parent or guardian to fill out the required permission form. Students will not be permitted to atttend without a form.

A $3 contribution is collected at the door to keep the program self-supporting. Pizza and soda are also available for a small fee. Students who leave prior to 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 or any other member of the Carlisle Youth Commission.

Contra dance Nov. 14

The second of this season's Second Friday Contra Dances will be held in Union Hall at the First Religious Society on November 14. 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 Susan Emmons at 1-978-369-7921 with any questions.

Children's author to speak at Gleason

Grace Lin, children's author and illustrator, will be presenting a program at the Gleason Public Library during Children's Book Week on Friday, November 21 at 3:30 p.m. Lin will read from several of her picture books which include The Ugly Vegetables and Kite Flying. After that she will lead a kite-making workshop. This event is for ages five through 10.

Tickets, which are needed for this event, will be available in the children's department beginning at 10 a.m. on Monday, November 10. The Friends of the Gleason Public Library are sponsoring this program. For further information call the library at 1-978-369-4898 and ask for the children's department.

The Savoyard Light Opera Company to present Gilbert & Sullivan's Iolanthe

The Savoyard Light Opera Company is pleased to present Gilbert & Sullivan's lighthearted musical, Iolanthe. 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 1-978-371-SLOC or visit

November COA doings

Book club. Wednesday, November 12 at 9:30 a.m., the Council on Aging Book Club will meet to discuss River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze by Peter Hessler. Call the Council on Aging office for location. The December book group will discuss The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown.

Men's breakfast. Thursday, November 13, senior men are invited to dine with chef Ed Lemire at the monthly men's breakfast, which starts at 8 a.m. in the Sleeper Room. A $2 donation is suggested.

Museum of Fine Arts trip. The bus will leave from Church Street at 9:15 a.m. on Thursday, November 13, to take seniors to the Museum of Fine Arts to view the new exhibit, Rembrandt's Journey: Painter Draftsman Etcher. The cost is $22, payable to the Friends of the COA, and includes museum fees and transportation. Lunch is not included.

Friends of Gleason Public Library to hold annual meeting

The Friends of Gleason Public Library will hold their annual meeting on Wednesday, November 12 at 7 p.m. in the Hollis Room of Gleason Library. There will be a business meeting followed by a social hour with refreshments. Anyone interested in the Friends' activities is invited to attend.

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