The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, October 8, 2004

Nostalgic CCHS musical Forever Plaid opens October 22 in Carlisle

THE PLAIDS AT PRACTICE. CCHS students (left to right) Alex Brewer, Dylan Levers, Michael Johnson and Travis Minor rehearse for their performance of the musical Forever Plaid. See press release below. (Photo by John Brewer)

If you remember the music of the 1950s, sung in four-part harmony by groups like The Four Aces, The Four Lads, or The Crew Cuts, then Forever Plaid presented by Concord-Carlisle High School is for you. The show includes some of the great nostalgic pop hits of the '50s, performed in close harmony with delightful choreography. A popular musical, Forever Plaid, comes to you with the energy and enthusiasm that audiences have come to expect from CCHS performances.

The four "Plaids" are veterans of musical theater at CCHS. Carlisle senior Alex Brewer has had several leading roles, appearing last year as Perchik in Fiddler on the Roof and as Judas in Godspell. As a sophomore Alex played Younger Brother in Ragtime. Carlisle senior Michael Johnson was last seen as J.P. Morgan in Ragtime and was stage manager at CCHS last year. Junior Dylan Levers brought the house down with his performance last year as Yenta in Fiddler on the Roof and he was also in Godspell and Ragtime. Senior Travis Minor has been in all the CCHS musicals since his freshman year — Fiddler, Godspell, Ragtime and Anything Goes.

The students and CCHS Choral and Drama Director Chuck Brown are very excited to be able to bring their performance of Forever Plaid to Carlisle to share their passion for music and theater. Forever Plaid will be performed on October 22 and 23 at 7:30 p.m. in the Corey Auditorium at the Carlisle School, and on October 29 and 30 at 7:30 p.m. at the Concord-Carlisle High School. Tickets are $15 and will be available at the door or at

Harvest Fair

The Harvest Fair at the First Religious Society in Carlisle is Saturday October 16, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the historic white church on the Green. Come celebrate the fall season with a slice of pie, a drink of hot cider and a casual lunch in a charming setting that Norman Rockwell would have been proud to paint. There will be something of interest for all ages. Come ogle the cool cars parked in the front circle. Bid on the funky items at the Silent Auction. Buy something yummy from the Bake Table to complement your Saturday supper. Add a pretty houseplant to your current collection. Free parking and free admission. A portion of the proceeds benefit local and international non-profit organizations.

CCHS orientation meeting

Concord-Carlisle High School will offer an orientation meeting for all Concord and Carlisle eighth- and ninth-grade independent school students and their parents on Wednesday, October 20, and Wednesday, October 27, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the CCHS library.

Fire department open house on October 16

The Carlisle Fire Department will be holding an open house at the fire station on Saturday, October 16, from 9 to 11 a.m. in observance of National Fire Prevention Week. This is a family-oriented event. Come view the department's equipment and fire

apparatus. Qualified personnel will be on hand to answer any questions, and fire safety literature will be available. Refreshments will be served.

This event is sponsored by the fire department and the Carlisle Firefighters' Relief Association.

It's playgroup time

The Carlisle Parents Connection organizes playgroups for children age 0 to 5 and their parents/caretakers. Groups are structured around children of similar ages, and usually meet at members' homes. A group for new babies is currently forming. Even for the youngest infants, this is a nice way for families to get connected and for parents/caretakers to meet each other. Existing groups for other ages are open to new members as well. For more information about joining a group, contact Nancy West at 1-978-369-6515, or

Carlisle House Tour

Come walk through the doors of Carlisle at the Carlisle House Tour on Thursday, October 21, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. View the autumn foliage while spending an exciting day visiting beautiful homes built amid tall pines, stone walls, and gracious fields. The tour, sponsored by the Carlisle School Association, is self-guided through six unique historical and contemporary houses. Advance tickets and seniors are $20. Children under twelve are free. New this year is "Reserve a Lunch:" a selection of sandwiches, chips and drink for $7. Tickets may be purchased at Ferns Country Store or by sending a check, made payable to the "Carlisle School Association," with name, address, and number of tickets and lunches required, to Carlisle House Tour, P.O. Box 4, Carlisle, MA. 01741. Tickets can be purchased on the day of the tour for $25. A limited number of unreserved lunches will also be available.

The tour begins at Union Hall, 27 School Street, Carlisle. Proceeds will benefit the many educational activities at the Carlisle School. For more information call 1-978-371-2770.

Republicans to meet

The Carlisle Republican Town Committee will be meeting on Thursday, October 14 at 7:30 p.m. in the Hollis room of the Gleason Public Library. For questions and more information, contact James Bohn, chairman, at 1-978-371-9593 or see the town committee website at

CCYH Learn-to-Skate registration begins

The Learn-to-Skate program sponsored by Concord-Carlisle Youth Hockey (CCYH) will begin Saturday, October 30, from 11:20 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. at the Valley Sports Arena on Route 62 in West Concord. Registration will take place beginning at 10:30 a.m. in the Back Rink. The cost is $230, which includes 20 sessions and a hockey style practice jersey. Warm clothing and gloves are recommended. A HECC approved hockey helmet and face mask are required. This fee includes a $30 non-refundable registration fee. Please note that because of a large anticipated attendance, Concord-Carlisle Youth Hockey will limit the size of each session to a maximum of 100 skaters.

Skaters must be five years of age by January 1, 2005. On-ice volunteers are welcome. More information can be obtained by calling the registrar of CCYH at 1-978-369-6759, the president of CCYH at 1-978-897-7680 or LTS director of CCYH at 1-978-369-4664. Visit their website ( for up-to-date information on all CCYH activities.

Chamber music ensemble in Concord

Sarasa Chamber Music Ensemble invites you to a concert featuring mezzo-soprano Krista River, winner of the 2004 Concert Artists Guild competition. She will be singing the dramatic Handel cantata La Lucrezia and cantatas by Buxtehude and Telemann. The program will also include renowned recorder virtuosa Judith Linsenberg performing a Bach sonata and UK viola da gambist Richard Campbell in a Buxtehude sonata. Recorder player Christophe Wald will be featured in the Telemann cantata and harpsichordist Charles Sherman will play a solo sonata by Kuhnau.

The concert will be held on Sunday, October 24 at 7 p.m. in the Parish Hall of First Parish Church, 20 Lexington Road, Concord. Tickets are $19, $16 for seniors, $12 for students; children under 12 admitted free. For more information contact Sarasa at 1-617-492-4758, at, or visit the website:

Carlisleans share their knowledge through Community Education

Several classes starting in the next few weeks highlight the diverse interests and areas of expertise of some local residents through Concord-Carlisle Adult & Community Education. Courses led by Carlisle instructors featured in the upcoming weeks include: "Taking the sting out of conflict," Monday, October 18, 7 to 9:30 p.m. at Concord-Carlisle High School, with trained mediator Linda Kuramoto. She will focus on why conflict in families, communities, schools and work environments seems so adversarial and how to turn it into opportunities for building understanding and resolution. The workshop will address cultural factors, techniques for addressing conflict, and a role play.

Shirley Lynch, certified massage therapist, leads "Is Your Computer Wrecking Your Body? Ergonomic Movement Coaching for the Workstation," on Thursday, October 28, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Concord-Carlisle High School. This class will show how to apply body awareness to activities such as keyboard, mouse, phone, sitting, standing, lifting and reaching to release excess tension, tone under-used muscles, and create a more balanced workload for the body. Students should bring two bath towels and wear clothing that is comfortable for movement.

A technical writing workshop will be held Wednesday, November 3, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. which will improve students' ability to communicate complex scientific, technical, or medical information in a clear and concise manner. Samples of the students' professional and technical writing will be read and discussed with constructive feedback. Freelance technical writer Mary Zoll will introduce many basic skills of technical writing for new technical writers and review them for those with experience. Students should bring samples of their writing, each 3-5 pages long, about any aspect of science, technology, medicine, law, or finance.

Breaking out of "procrastination mode" is the focus of freelance writer and editor Nancy Shohet West's "Motivating Your Muse: A One-Day Creativity Blitz for Writers," on Saturday, November 6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Concord Children's Center in West Concord. This mini-retreat combines inspiring writing exercises with discussion about students' upcoming projects, and defensive strategies against further delays. The workshop is low-stress and suitable for writers at any level of experience. Participants should bring lunch.

Registration for all fall semester classes is ongoing, and preparations for the winter semester are underway. Pre-registration is required. For more information on a class or to register, call 1-978-318-1540 (days) or 1-978-318-1432 (evenings.) Full class descriptions and directions are available on the Web at

Concord Orchestra in concert

On October 22 and 23, at 8 p.m., conductor Richard Pittman leads the orchestra in Beethoven's Symphony No. 6 (Pastoral), Antonin Dvorak's Violin Concerto in A minor and Chou Wen-chung's "And the Fallen Petals." Internationally renowned soloist Peter Zazofsky, first violinist with the Muir String Quartet and professor at Boston University, will perform the dramatic and beautiful Dvorak concerto. Tickets are $18, $15 for seniors and students. Season subscriptions are available. For reservations and

subscriptions call 1-978-369-4967. For more information, visit

Acton Library book sale October 29-31

The Friends of Acton Libraries will hold their Fall Book Sale on Friday, October 29 through Sunday, October 31 in the Meeting Room of Memorial Library, 486 Main Street.

The preview sale for Friends members and Acton Memorial Library Foundation donors is Friday night, October 29, from 7 to 9 p.m. The book sale is open to the general public Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday is "Give-away day" from 2 to 4 p.m.

To qualify for admittance to the Preview Sale, donations to the Acton Memorial Library Foundation must have been made after May 1, 2004 but prior to October 28.

The sale will feature thousands of used hardcovers and paperbacks for children and adults. There is also a limited number of audiovisual items.

The Friends of the Acton Libraries appreciate donations to the book sales. However, experience has shown that certain materials rarely sell. If you have questions about potential donations, speak to the library staff.

The library entrance and parking lot are reached from Woodbury Lane, which is opposite the Isaac Davis Monument on Main Street, Route 27.

The Friends of the Acton Libraries support Memorial Library, West Acton Citizens Library, and the elementary, junior high, and high school libraries.

Gleason story time sign-up in progress

The Gleason Public Library will offer story-time sessions beginning on October 4. For the 2- to 3-year-old group the child must be two by October 8. For the 3- to 4- year-old group the child must be three by October 5 and for the 4- to 6-year-old group the child must be five by April 4, 2005.

Sessions for 3- to 4-year-olds and 4- to 6-year-old groups will run through the week of December 6. The session for 2- to 3-year-olds will be offered on Friday morning at 10:30 a.m. This session will run for six weeks.

Drop-in story times for ages 3 and up will continue at 7 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month.

To register, call the library at 1-978-369-4898 and ask for the children's department.

Gleason Library hosts many events this fall

The Hollis Room in the Gleason library is booked for a variety of exciting events this fall. Director Angela Reddin and her staff have been busy planning and organizing speakers for these events, which are sponsored by the Friends of the Gleason Public Library. Here is a preview of the fall line-up:

A half-year calendar for the Gleason Book Discussion Group has been finalized as follows:

(* indicates the new date)

Wednesday, October 13th - What's the Matter with Kansas?: How Conservatives Won the Heart of America by Thomas Frank

* Wednesday, November l0 - Birds Without Wings by Louis Bemieres

Monday, December 13 - A Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night time by Mark Haddon

* Wednesday, Jan 12th - The #1 Ladies Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith

Thursday, February 17 - Captain Ahab Had A Wife by Lisa Norling

All meetings are from 7 to 8:45 p.m. in the Hollis room at the library. The discussions are informal and it is always interesting to hear other viewpoints on the same book.

The Pumpkin Festival is now scheduled for Tuesday, October 26, at the library. This year, the Toejam Puppet Band will be presenting a program at the Corey Auditorium starting at 6:45 p.m.

The first session of "I Maestri: A Millennium of Glory of the Italian Art," sponsored jointly by the Friends of the Gleason Public Library and the Council on Aging, was extremely well attended. This five-week program is a series of spectacular multimedia presentations on the most famous Italian art from the 5th to the 16th Century A.D. The rest of the sessions, presented by Italian lecturer Virginio Chiodinni, are held in the Hollis room from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. as follows:

Wednesday, October 13 - Humanism and Florentine Renaissance (15th century)

Wednesday, October 20 - Renaissance in Rome (15th - 16th century)

November 3 — Venetian Renaissance and Baroque (16th - 17th century)

New COA poetry offering begins Oct. 18

"Through the years I have found this gift of poetry to be life-sustaining, life-enhancing, and absolutely unpredictable. Does one live, therefore, for the sake of poetry? No, the reverse is true: poetry is for the sake of the life." — Stanley Kunitz, former US Poet Laureate at age 99.

Join the Carlisle Council on Aging for a 6-week poetry class, beginning Monday October 18 at 10 a.m. in the Heald Room in Town Hall. The group will read inspirational poems on universal themes such as mindfulness, self-worth, life's choices and transitions, grief and loss, and nature. The group will explore poems by contemporary and classic poets uncluding Billy Collins, Mary Oliver, Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson. Through discussions and personal writings the class will reflect on a poem's significance to our own lives. No preparation is required and there are no assigned readings between sessions. Cost for the program is $10, payable to the Friends of the COA. Facilitator is Patti Russo, a Certified Poetry Therapist in training. Patti has an MS in psychology and for more than 10 years has worked as a user interface designer and facilitator. Please register with the COA at 1-978-371-2895.

Learn about the forests of today

On October 20 at 7 p.m. at the Gleason Public Library, two knowledgeable speakers will discuss the forests of today. Guy LaChance of the Bureau of Forestry, Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, will discuss the current landscape and forestry practices. Michael Dixon of the Eastern Massachusetts National Wildlife Refuge Complex, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, will also talk about forests and forestry and the impact on wildlife. In addition, note that the Brian Donahue's "Before Our Time" presentation has been rescheduled to November 3 at 7 p.m. Questions about this forestry program series can be answered by calling the Gleason Public Library at 1-978-369-4898.

Recycling Reminders

Here's a reminder of some of the lesser-known items that can be recycled in Carlisle. Recycling is often a way to help others in need while keeping toxic elements such as lead and mercury out of the environment.

Eyeglasses: Leave in the Lions Club box in the lobby of the Gleason Library or in the box in the swap shed at the transfer station.

Hearing Aids: Leave in the box in the lobby of the Gleason Library.

Household Batteries: Leave with the attendant at the transfer station.

Rechargeable Batteries (by themselves, or inside cordless power tools, cordless phones, laptops, camcorders, digital cameras, remote control toys, electric shavers, electric toothbrushes, etc): Leave with the attendant at the transfer station.

Button Cell Batteries (found in digital watches, etc): Leave with the attendant at the transfer station.

Cell Phones: Leave with the Carlisle Police (phones are reconditioned and used as emergency 911 phones), or bring to Staples in Acton.

Pagers: Bring to Staples in Acton.

Ink Jet printer cartridges: Mail using prepaid mailers located in the lobby of the Gleason Library and Post Office. The town gets rebates for returned cartridges.

Laser Toner printer cartridges: Put in the designated box on the table in the Post Office lobby.

For a complete list of recyclable items and a map of the transfer station, see the Carlisle Household Recycling Committee's newsletter in the labeled box in the police station lobby. E-mail any recycling questions to, or see the committee's website

"Art and Architecture in the Garden"

On Tuesday, October 12, at 7 p.m.,join the Carlisle Garden Club and Carlisle Cultural Council for a program entitled "Art and Architecture in the Garden." Cheryl Collins, District Director of the Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts, will present slides of gardens from the federation's state-wide garden tour showing creative uses of sculpture, art, and recycled materials to enhance garden design. This free program takes place at the Hollis Room at the Gleason Library. All are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served.

Help build boardwalks on the River Trail

PLANNING THE NEW BOARDWALKS. From left, Trail Committee volunteers Steve Tobin, George Fardy and Marc Lamere get ready for the October 23 boardwalk construction project. See press release below. (Photo by Mike Quayle)

The Trails Committee is planning to construct two major boardwalks on the River Trail this fall and is looking for lots of help from the community. The committee hopes to re-create the "barn-raising" atmosphere from 1998 when almost 100 townspeople pitched in to build the three O'Rourke Farm boardwalks on a perfect October day. This time the group will be splitting the work between two weekends. On Saturday, October 23 (rain date October 24) a 180-foot boardwalk will be built across the marsh in the Great Meadows Wildlife Refuge not far from the Foss Farm community gardens.

On Saturday, October 30 (rain date October 31) a 140-foot boardwalk will be built across the stream at the notorious "no crossing" site on the trail map, about midway on the River Trail. Skilled carpenters, general laborers, and refreshment providers are all needed.

Look for more details in upcoming issues of the Mosquito, or contact Steve Tobin at (1-978-369-1680 or with questions or to volunteer.

The committee is also having a work day on Saturday, October 16, to cut the decking boards to length and move them to Foss Farm.Work will start at the O'Rourke Farm barns at 9 a.m.Call or e-mail Steve if you're interested in helping out.

Angela Reddin to speak at Conservation Coffee

The Tuesday, October 12, a Conservation Coffee will be held in the Clark Room in the Carlisle Town Hall from 7:30 to 9 a.m. In addition to being brought up to date on activities since June, Angela Reddin, head librarian of the Gleason Public Library, will be present for a discussion of this fall's forestry grant program and goals.

This year Reddin, with encouragement and support of the Conservation Commission, applied for the Urban Forest Planning and Education Grant offered to town libraries by the state.

Carlisle Conservation Coffees are regularly held on the second Tuesday of the month during the fall, winter and spring seasons. Their purpose is to provide an informal opportunity for residents to discuss a wide range of land-use, conservation and environmental issues. The coffees end promptly at 9 a.m. and attendees are encouraged to arrive and leave as their early morning schedules allow. Continental breakfast is provided.

Upcoming programs offered at Emerson Hospital

Emerson Hospital in Concord continues to offer many programs designed to promote healthier lifestyles and to help people deal with various health-related issues. All programs are held at Emerson Hospital in Concord unless otherwise noted. Call 1-978-287-3777 to register or for more information.

•Tuesday, October 12, "Power Over Pain," 7:00 p.m., with Peggy Flood, RN, MS, AOCN. Free. North Assembly Room. Registration is not required.

•Wednesdays, October 13, 20, 27, "Special Diabetes Programs," 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Each class is different. Call 1-978-287-3054 to register.

•Saturday, October 16, "Concord Health Day," 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Harvey Wheeler Community Center, Main Street, West Concord. Free screenings (cholesterol12-hour fast, thyroid, PSA for men, diabetes, BP, pulmonary function). Call 1-978-287-3085 for more information. Registration is not required.

•Monday, October 18, "Preparing for Surgery," 7 p.m.

•Wednesday, October 20, "An Update on Breast Cancer," 7 p.m., at the Acton Memorial Library, 486 Main Streeet, Acton (Route 27). With Dr. Robin Schoenthaler, radiation oncologist and Dr. Susan Sajer, medical oncologist/hematologist. Free. Call 1-978-287-3085 for more information. Registration is not required.

•Wednesday, October 20, "Heal Better and Feel Better With ReflexologyFoot," 7 p.m.

•Monday, October 25, "Preparing for Surgery," 7 p.m.

•Tuesday, October 26, "Understanding Infertility," 7 p.m., with Patricia McShane, MD, infertility/reproductive endocrinologist, Free. North Assembly Room. Registration is not required.

•Wednesday, October 27, "Heal Better and Feel Better With Reflexology — Hand," 7 p.m.

•Thursday, October 28, "Prenatal Exercise," 7 p.m., 7-week session.

•Friday, October 29, "Prenatal Exercise," 7 p.m., 7-week session.

Concordia Consort to perform

Concordia Consort presents a concert of German music spanning the 15th to 17th centuries in the North Academic Concert Hall on the Middlesex Community College campus at 591 Springs Road, Bedford on Sunday, October 24 at 4 p.m.

Admission is free. For further information, call 1-781-280-3923.

Kerem Shalom to host October Art Show

From October 12 through October 28, Congregation Kerem Shalom, 659 Elm Street in Concord, will host its first October Art Exhibit. Containing painting, sculpture, pottery, photography and mixed media, the show features talented local artists from the congregation.

Well-known artists showing their work at Kerem Shalom include painters Jean Lightman and Ilana Manolson, potter Joan Hilton, photographer Cynthia Katz.

The show runs October 12 through the 28. An opening reception for the artists will be held October 17 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Show hours are Mondays 10-6, Tuesdays 10-6, Wednesdays 10-6, Thursdays 7-9 p.m. and Sundays 3-5 p.m.

Carlisle contra dance

The second-Friday contra dance will be held in Union Hall at the First Religious Society tonight. Before the dance, everyone is invited to a potluck supper at 6:30 p.m. The dance starts at 8 p.m. Call Ellen Huber 1-978-369-6678 with any questions.

Support Carlisle's 200th birthday

Want to help in the 2005 Carlisle Bicentennial celebration? Purchase a t-shirt for $15 at Ferns. All the profits will finance the costs of events, contests, and decorations planned for the year-long celebration by the town's Bicentennial Committee. This volunteer effort will not use tax money. For more information contact chairperson Anne Marie Brako at or call 1-978-369-9598.

Harlem Wizards bring show to Concord for CC Pools

The Harlem Wizards are bringing an exciting athletic show to Concord. The event is a fundraiser for C.C. Pools, Inc., the nonprofit organization building the new Concord-Carlisle Community Swim and Health Center. The Wizards, a traveling team of former collegiate basketball standouts, streetball stars, and wily hoopsters, will take on the Concord-Carlisle Pool-a-Hoops, a team composed of community notables including school principals Sharon Young, Arthur Unobskey, teachers Tim Gaudreau, Beth Murphy, John Fitzsimmons, Bob Starensier, Andrew Wineman,, coaches, police officers, CCHS basketball players, and others.

The game is scheduled for Friday, October 29 at 7 p.m. at the Concord-Carlisle High School. Doors will open at 6 p.m., and food will be available for purchase at that time. Tickets are $15 (2 and under enter free) and are available at several local outlets including: Brine's of Concord, the Concord Toy Shop, American Video, Concord Provisions, Bedford Farms Ice Cream, Penguin Video, the West Concord 5&10, the Concord Recreation Department at the Hunt Recreation Center, Ferns of Carlisle, or by phone at 1-978-371-4936. Advance purchase is highly recommended.

MAGIC legislative breakfast on October 14

The Minuteman Advisory Group on Interlocal Coordination (MAGIC) will host its Fall Legislative Breakfast on Thursday, October 14. Local officials and their legislative delegation will discuss issues of mutual concern and strategize about concerted action. The roundtable format will focus on land use legislation, transportation issues, policy reform of 40B and of the process for the sale of state land, business and economic development concerns, and other items of regional interest. Legislators will also be asked for an update on the status of the state budget and for their assessment of the likely impact of the changes in House leadership.

The meeting will take place on October 14 from 7:45 to 9:30 a.m. in the Great Room in Bedford's Old Town Hall, which is off Great Road at 9 South Road, across from the Town Common and the First Parish Church. The meeting is open, and the public is welcome to attend. Advance registration, however, is required. Call MAGIC Coordinator Judith Alland at 1-617-451-2770, ext. 2022, or e-mail her at by October 11 if you plan to attend.

MAGIC consists of local officials from Acton, Bedford, Bolton, Boxborough, Carlisle, Concord, Hudson, Lexington, Lincoln, Littleton, Maynard, and Stow.

Halloween Hunter Pace event

The Old North Bridge Pony Club is sponsoring a Halloween Hunter Pace Event for riders of all levels and ages at Great Brook Farm State Park on Sunday, October 31, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be three divisions: walk/trot; pick and choose the jumps; and hunt pace. Costumes are encouraged, but optional. Sign up early for $25, or sign up at the event for $30 per rider. For information call Paulette Tattersall at 1-978-369-0783.

Carlisle Cultural Council grant applications due October 15

The Carlisle Cultural Council awards small grants to individuals and organizations that provide a unique cultural experience to a broad spectrum of the citizens of Carlisle. Funding to support this program comes from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency,as well as local fundraising. There is $3,375 available to fund programs in Carlisle for the program year beginning January 1, 2005 and ending December 31, 2005.

The Council is particularly interested in proposals in the arts, humanities and interpretive sciences that:

• Explore art forms such as visual arts, music, dance, theater, storytelling, poetry and literature.
• Engage the community in nature, science and environmental education.
• Involve children, families, and adults.
• Introduce cultural traditions from around the world as well as explore aspects of our own.
• Have a direct relationship to the town.
• Propose a collaborative effort by Carlisle organizations.

Grant applications are available at Town Hall and the Gleason Public Library, or through the website and are due October 15. Grants will be awarded by the end of the year.Average grants are $250-$400. Questions may be directed to Elissa Abruzzo, or 1-978-287-4811. Applications should be mailed to: Elissa Abruzzo, 522 River Road, Carlisle.

COA plans outing to Athenian Corner

The Carlisle Council on Aging's next "Out To Lunch Bunch" outing will be a return visit for dinner at The Athenian Corner in Lowell at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, October 29. The restaurant is located at 207 Market Street. Carpooling is a good idea because of the limited parking. A buffet dinner has been arranged at a cost of $23.50 per person. Please make checks payable to James Elgin. Beverages will be provided on a pay-as-you-go basis. For more information please contact Jim and Betty Elgin at 1-978-371-0728 or Tom and Karen Dunkers at 1-978-369-5681.

Mini convertible raffle launched for pool

Supporters of the Concord Carlisle Community Swim and Health Center are offering a chance to win a red Mini Convertible to benefit the Center, which is set to open December 2005. The Mini Open was donated by Concord residents, Liz and Warren Waugh of the Lyon-Waugh Auto Group.

The Concord Carlisle Community Swim and Health Center is being designed and built with private donations by the non-profit group C. C. Pools, Inc. Upon completion, it will be given to Concord and run by the Concord Recreation Department. It will be available to everyone in the towns of Concord and Carlisle, as well as town employees and their families. The pool will be located across the main driveway from CCHS on the high school campus.

To purchase tickets, call the C.C. Pools' office at 1-978-371-4936. The winner of the Mini Cooper Open will be drawn in May. To learn more about the pool project, visit the CC Pools web site at

Volunteers needed for FinCom and Personnel Board

The Board of Selectmen wishes to announce that there are openings on the Personnel Board and the Finance Committee. The Finance Committee is responsible for making recommendations to the town on all fiscal questions. A background in finance is encouraged, but not required. The Personnel Board is responsible for the Personnel

Policies and making recommendations to the town on wages, benefits, and other personnel related issues. A background in personnel is encouraged, but not required.

If you would like to become involved in town government as a member of the Personnel Board or Finance Committee, please send a letter of interest and a brief resume to the office of the Board of Selectmen in Town Hall.

2004 The Carlisle Mosquito