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Friday, November 14, 2003

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.

Children's author to speak on November 21

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. Grace 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 5 to 10. Tickets, which are needed for this event, are available in the children's department. The Friends of the Gleason Public Library are sponsoring this program. For further information call 1-978-369-4898 and ask for the children's department.

Parent's Night Out

Need some extra time to get ready for the holidays or do some shopping? The Friends of Carlisle Extended Day will be hosting a babysitting parent's night out on Friday, December 5, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Teachers and volunteer parents from the program will provide an evening of movies, pizza, drinks, popcorn and other activities, open to all Carlisle children grades kindergarten through sixth. Two age-appropriate movies will be shown. Sign-up is first-come, first-served and is limited to 30 children. A donation of $20/ child or $30/family (two or more children) is requested. Download a registration form at or contact Kathy, after 6 p.m. at 1-978-371-2130 for details.

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.

Explore the Carlisle School November 17 - 21

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

Tours 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 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 school, 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.

Carlisle School seeks focus group members for superintendent search

The Carlisle School Committee invites all Carlisle parents to attend a focus group on November 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the school library with the superintendent search consultant. This is an opportunity for parents to provide their input regarding the qualifications, educational values and skills they would like to see in a new superintendent.

Town government needs volunteers

Anyone interested in serving on a town committee or board is asked to send a letter to the Selectmen indicating one's areas of interest, name, address, occupation, background and phone number. Send to: The Board of Selectmen, P.O. Box 827, Carlisle.

Friends of COA hold annual meeting Dec. 2

The Carlisle Friends of the Council on Aging (COA) will be having its annual meeting at 7:15 p.m., on December 2, at the Town Offices during the regular COA meeting. All are invited to attend. The Friends of the COA wishes to show its appreciation to the response to its annual appeal.

Junior Girl Scouts collecting winter coats

Two Junior Girl Scout troops in Carlisle have teamed up to collect as many warm winter coats as they can in the few weeks left until Christmas. The coats will be donated to a local family shelter. Children's jackets and snowsuits, as well as adult coats, hats and mittens are all needed. If you can help, please drop off your gently worn coats in the big drop-off box at the Langrind-Murphy home, 8 Bedford Road in Carlisle Center (between the library and the Fleet Bank ATM). If you have any questions, please call Darragh Murphy 1-978-318-0319.

New book arrivals at Gleason

Len Fisher's How to Dunk a Doughnut: The Science of Everyday Life.

"The book is that rare delight: a riveting read from diverse areas of science and mathematics that not only informs and entertains, but does so without condescension." ( Library Journal agrees that it is "a fabulously fun and interesting read".

T.F. Binyon's Pushkin, a Biography.

The first major biography of the great Russian poet in 60 years, this book has already won Great Britain's Samuel Johnson award for 2003.

Augusten Burroughs' Running With Scissors.

Burroughs writes about surviving the madness of his own teen years of "squalor, pedophiles, no school and free pills with such grace, insight and surreal humour that [it is a] heartbreaking but joyful paean to the human spirit." (MacLean's Magazine)

Tina Basich's Pretty Good for a Girl.

Basich was a pioneer in the field of snowboarding, drawn to the sport by its "outlaw" character. A competitor in the Olympic Games, she shares practical advice and breathtaking action photos. "Young women, especially, would enjoy this well-written book." (Library Journal)

River Trail walk on November 28

The public is invited to join the Carlisle Trails Committee for a post-Thanksgiving walk along the Concord River. The walk will follow the River Trail from the Bedford to theBillerica end, take a short rest to view Greenough Pond, then return through the large open fields of the former O'Rourke farm. The group will pass through the Foss Farm and Greenough town conservation lands and Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge.The four-mile walk will take approximately two hours. There will also be a one-hour walk at a slower pace. Both walks will depart from the Foss Farm parking lot on Bedford Road at 1 p.m. on Friday, November 28. There will be refreshments at the end. Waterproof boots are recommended. Heavy rain cancels the trip. For more information, call Steve Tobin at 1-978-369-1680.

Concord Spelling Bee and silent auction to benefit high school

Mark your calendars now for the Tenth Annual Concord Spelling Bee and Silent Auction, coming to the Concord-Carlisle High School auditorium on Saturday, November 22. This is one of Concord's funniest broad-based community events. Spelling team members show up from all walks of life, including:

teachers and students from both public and independent schools including Carlisle Middle School students;

local athletes, artists, authors, farmers, and members of the clergy;

firefighters, police officers, and postal workers;

business owners and managers;

Selectmen, School Committee members, and Finance Committee members; and

your friends and neighbors, young and old.

All strive to outwit each other with their spelling abilities, in a spirit of fun and hilarity, all with the goal of raising monies for the Concord Education Fund.

Jere Mead, CCHS Latin teacher and member of the 1998 Spelling Bee Championship team, will moderate the event. Three Justices from the Supreme and Superior Courts of Massachusetts will "judge" the accuracy of the spelling. Plan to come to test your skill, to catch up with friends and neighbors, and to support fundraising for

programs at Concord-Carlisle High School.

The Spelling Bee will run from 6 to approximately 9:30 p.m. At the same time, all in attendance can bid on silent auction items including vacation getaways, artful treasures, tickets for sports events, gift certificates and much, much more. Pizza, drinks, and desserts will also be available in the Education Fund Cafe. Here's a great way to blend a family night out, do some early shopping for the holidays, and support public education at CCHS.

The evening's fundraising proceeds go to the Concord Education Fund (CEF), which sponsors the Concord Spelling Bee and Silent Auction. The CEF awards grants for innovative curricula and projects that provide academic enrichment at all levels of our public schools, including Concord-Carlisle High School. During the past decade, CEF has invested more than $200,000 in programs that enhance the CCHS curriculum programs which would not be possible but for the generosity of CEF supporters.

Remember local prisoners in holiday gift-giving

Concord Prison Outreach (CPO), a group of local citizens whose mission is to foster good relations between the community and Concord's two prisons, urges those who wish to practice acts of charity to include prisoners in their gift-giving plans. For the past 30 years, the group has been soliciting small gifts for inmates and overseeing their distribution. To many prisoners who have lost all contact with the outside world, these seemingly trivial items are a seasonal reminder of human kindness and an assurance that people, even strangers, are willing to extend a generous hand.

Unlike shelters or other institutions that can accept almost any item offered as a gift, the prisons maintain strict rules as to what possessions prisoners are allowed. For that reason, CPO provides a "wish list" of items from which it compiles gift bags for inmates. CPO's goal is to provide gift bags for 1600 prisoners, with each bag containing the following: 1 white facecloth, 1 4-to-6 oz. tube toothpaste, 1 bar of soap, 1 toothbrush, 5 disposable shavers, 1 pair large flip-flops, eight first-class stamps, 1 pack envelopes, 1 writing pad (no wire bindings), smaller than 8x11, a greeting card (homemade if possible) signed by first name only. Donors may choose to fill one bag with each item on the list or just donate a few select items; CPO volunteers will ensure fair distribution of any items provided.

Drop-off dates are Sunday, November 16 through Wednesday, December 3 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Concord (River Street entrance). Call either of the following with questions: Joan Kaufman at 1-978-369-8487 or Joanne Mente at 1-978-369-4479.

Through the Doors of Carlisle

Come walk through the doors of Carlisle at the premiere of the Carlisle House Tour. On Friday, December 5, between 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. visit beautiful homes built amid tall pines and gracious fields. The tour, sponsored by the Carlisle School Association, is self-guided through seven houses ranging in style from historical homesteads to snappy contemporaries, some designed by well-known architects. Advance tickets are available for $15. Send a check, made payable to the Carlisle School Association, with name, address, and number of tickets required to Carlisle House Tour, P.O. Box 4, Carlisle, MA 01741. Include your phone number or e-mail address. Children under twelve are free. Tickets can be purchased on the day of the tour for $20. The tour begins at the Carlisle Town Hall, 66 Westford Street, Carlisle. Proceeds will benefit the many educational activities at the Carlisle School. For more information contact Nancy DiRomualdo at 1-978-369-7978 or e-mail:

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.

C-C Youth Hockey House League sign up for peewees, squirts, and mites

Concord-Carlisle Youth Hockey is registering Concord and Carlisle children

who are interested in playing ice hockey in Concord. The program includes peewee (the level for children born in 1991 and 1992) squirt (born in 1993 and 1994,) and mite (born in 1995 and 1996) levels.

The goals of this program are fun, friendly competition, sportsmanship and skill development. For peewees, the in-house program will begin the weekend of January 3, and the six games in the program will be played in January and February. For squirts, the program is planned to begin the weekend of December 6, and the six-game program will extend through February. For mites, the in-house program will begin the weekend of November 22 and about ten games will be played before public school February vacation.

Newly registered players will be assigned to teams along with players already playing travel hockey. The registration fee for peewees and squirts is $200, and $250 for mites.This fee includes "Home" and "Away" game jerseys. Those already playing travel hockey do not need to register or pay any additional fee.

Full hockey equipment is required (HECC-approved helmet and mask, neck guard, shoulder and elbow pads, gloves, hockey pants, jock/athletic protector, shin pads, hockey skates and stick).

Register by calling the registrar at 1-978-369-6759 or sending an e-mail with the player and parents' names, phone number, player's birthdate, and address to:

Concord Chamber Music Society welcomes acclaimed cellist and pianist

The Concord Chamber Music Society will usher in the holiday season with a performance of Charles Ives' masterpiece, the Trio for Piano, Violin and Cello, at 3 p.m. on Sunday, November 23 at the Friends of the Performing Arts in Concord, 51 Walden Street. The Piano Trio in B-flat by Franz Schubert and Duets for Violin and Cello by Reinhold Gliere will also be featured on the program. Boston Symphony Orchestra Musicologist and Program Note Annotator from 1979 to 1998, scholar Steven Ledbetter, will give a pre-concert lecture beginning at 2 p.m. CCMS director and BSO violinist Wendy Putnam will share the stage with guest cellist Joel Moerschel and pianist Vytas Baksys.

Tickets are $20 and $25 for adults and $15 for seniors 65+ and students. Information and tickets are available by calling 1-978-371-9667, online at, or at the door prior to the concert. Seating is reserved, and the Friends of the Performing Arts in Concord is handicapped accessible.

Check the web for upcoming Community Education classes

The Community Education catalog for winter (January-March), offering over 250 courses open to all in local schools, will be mailed to all Concord and Carlisle residents during the first week in December. Information will also be available on the web at

The Concord-Carlisle Schools host more than 500 continuing education events each year, funded with participant fees. Planning for the spring and summer sessions is underway, with course announcements planned for late March. Residents who wish to teach a course, or take a course not currently offered, are urged to send in their ideas or a course proposal, to Community Education, 120 Meriam Road, Concord. For more information contact Court Booth, director of Community Education, at 1-978-318-1540.

Middlesex Community College offers home and business improvement courses

Successful Home Selling, 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, December 2, Bedford Campus, Room SA-002. Cost $29.

Networking Your Home & Small Business Environment, 5 to 9 p.m., Thursday, December 4, Bedford Campus, Room AR-107, Cost $69.

Managing Your Home and Small Office Computing Network, 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, December 11, Bedford Campus, Room AR-107, Cost $99. This course is part 2 for the home and business user who needs to manage two or more computers together in a home and small office environment.

To enroll, call Middlesex Community College at 1-800-818-3434.

Adult Ed to discuss wealth and family happiness

Families with large financial assets face unique personal and financial challenges. Concord-Carlisle Adult & Community Education will present a one-night workshop, "Wealth & Family Happiness," to examine these unique problems and a variety of proven solutions. It will meet Thursday, November 20, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Carlisle Public Schools.

This new workshop will be led by a husband-wife team, Rocco and Merle Bombardieri. Rocco holds a Ph.D. and is a financial advisor with American Express Financial Advisors. Merle Malkoff Bombardieri is a licensed clinical social worker. The Bombardieris will address decision-making about handling money and how to raise socially and financially responsible children, including how to distinguish gifts that foster your children's development from those that stifle it. They will examine how to talk as a family about wealth, making philanthropic decisions, the pros and cons of private and public schools, and managing your financial affairs with a sense of meaning and mission. They will also discuss how money can be used, perhaps inadvertently, to control a child, and alternatives that foster family communication and wise decision-making.

The fee is $25 per couple or $15 single. For more information or to register, call Community Education, 1-978-318-1540 daytime, 1-978-318-1432 nights.

Open House at Minuteman Regional High School

"Explore!" is the theme of the Open House on Sunday, November 16 from noon to 4 p.m. at Minuteman Regional High School in Lexington. Students who may be interested in learning more about Minuteman and their parents are invited to explore their options by touring the school's 23 science and technology programs and full range of campus extracurricular activities such as sports, clubs, and student leadership opportunities.

Demonstrations of student skills, displays of projects and products and student-led tours are all part of the Open House events at Minuteman. If your student is in the eighth or ninth grade, and may be considering Minuteman for next September, mark your calendars and come to the Open House.

More information is available by visiting the school's web site at or by calling the admissions hotline at 1-781-861-6500, ext. 285.

Savoyards present Iolanthe in Carlisle

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

Concord Players present Twelfth Night

The Concord Players, 51 Walden Street in Concord, will be presenting Shakespeare's Twelfth Night directed by Thomas Caron. Show dates are November 7 to 22, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sunday, November 16 at 2:30 p.m. All seats are $15. Call 1-978-369-2990 or for information.

The Old Manse hosts children's crafts program

The Old Manse will host a holiday crafts program for children on Saturday, November 29 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The program, entitled "Make Your Own", is being co-sponsored by the Junior Volunteers of Concord and The Trustees of Reservations. The program is recommended for children ages 5 to 11 and includes seven crafts and activities. Each child will have a stencilled holiday bag in which to carry the gifts that are made. These consist of simple gifts suitable for holiday giving to family and friends and will include a holiday ornament.

The program will take place in the historic Manse located at 269 Monument Street in Concord. The Junior Volunteers will be dressed in Victorian costume. Other

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