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Friday, January 28, 2005

Trails Committee to lead walk

On Sunday, February 6 at 2 p.m., the Trails Committee will lead a walk/cross-country ski/snowshoe trek, depending on conditions, starting from the Foss Farm parking lot. A shorter and a longer version of the trek will be available. Refreshments will be served afterwards. This event will be cancelled if there is heavy rain. For information, call Marc Lamere at 1-978-369-8210.

Chinese New Year celebration February 5

Chinese New Year Celebration, sponsored by the Carlisle Cultural Council,will be held on Saturday, February 5,from 2 to 5 p.m., at the Corey Auditorium.A Ribbon Dance performance at 2 p.m. will be followed by craft activities and sampling of traditional foods. Admission fee is $4 per person or $10 per family.

Gleason Friends Community Pot Luck

Chase away the winter blahs with good food and conversation. Join friends and neighbors at the Community Pot Luck Supper on Saturday, February 12, 6 p.m. This year's event will be held at the home of David Freedman and Karen Trittipo, 301 Hutchins Road.

Friends of Gleason Public Library will provide beverages and entrees such as ham and lasagna. R.S.V.P. by contacting Terri McElligot at 1-978-369-0642 or Let her know whether you will be bringing an appetizer, salad or dessert for eight.

It's playgroup time

The Carlisle Parents Connection organizes playgroups for children age zero to five 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. Anyone interested in joining a group, contact Nancy West (1-978-369-6515; with the children's ages and convenient meeting times.

New Scrabble Club offered after school

A new Scrabble Club for fifth- through eighth-graders is meeting Tuesday afternoons, 2:30 to 4 p.m., in the Exercise Room of the Carlisle School. Students play Scrabble, learn the finer points of the game, expand their vocabulary, improve their math skills, and have fun. Scrabble games and supplies are provided.

Rebecca Konkle is the coach-coordinator, assisted by Ellen Miller, a Scrabble tournament player. In early April a team from Carlisle will compete in the National School Scrabble Championship in Boston.

New players are welcome to come and play for a drop-in fee of $10. For more information, call Rebecca Konkle at 1-978-369-8931.

CSEM to present Canadian viola da gamba duo

The Cambridge Society for Early Music, the first of its kind in the nation, will present the third and final concert of its 24th season of Chamber Music by Candlelight concerts in Carlisle on Saturday, February 12 at 8 p.m., at the First Religious Society, School Street, on the Common. The concert, entitled "Folies! Music of Sainte-Colombe and His Contemporaries," will be performed by the Montreal (Canada) duo Les Voix Humaines, comprised of Susie Napper and Margaret Little, violas da gamba.

The viola da gamba was the favorite instrument of the 17th and 18th century French aristocracy, who provided the cultural ambience that supported and indeed incubated the flowering of a truly unique musical culture.

Napper and Little will perform music of Sainte-Colombe, Marais, Couperin, Rameau and Lebègue — exhibiting the heart and soul of French baroque music. The duo's performances of exotic masterpieces of the 17th and 18th centuries have been delighting audiences for the past twenty years. Les Voix Humaines has recorded over 20 CDs, several of which have received critical acclaim and awards.

Tickets for this concert are $25 general admission, $20 for students and seniors. They can be obtained at the door the nights of the concerts, by telephoning 1-617-489-2062, or by writing to the Society at P.O. Box 380-336, Cambridge, MA 02238-0336.

Cub Scout Pinewood Derby rescheduled

Due to last weekend's snowstorm, Cub Scout Pack 135's annual Pinewood Derby competition has been rescheduled for Monday, February 7, in the Corey Dining Room from 5 to 7:30 p.m. The public is invited. The Pinewood Derby involves racing small wooden cars that the boys have built themselves. Awards are also given for most creative design. Any questions? Call Steve Golson, Cubmaster, at 1-978-371-9959.

Carlisle Democrats caucus on January 29

Registered Democrats in Carlisle will hold a caucus at the First Religious Society, third floor conference room, 27 School Street (access through side door on Church Street), on Saturday, January 29, at 11 a.m. to elect four delegates and four alternates to the 2005 Massachusetts Democratic Convention to be held in Lowell on May 14. Delegates will be divided equally between men and women.

The caucus is open to all registered Democrats in Carlisle. For more information about the caucus call Susan Stamps, chair of the Carlisle Democratic Town Committee, at 1-978-369-8462.

Gleason story time registration has begun

The Gleason Public Library will offer story-time sessions beginning on January 31. For the 2- to 3-year-old groups the child must be 2 by February 4. For the 3- to 4-year-old group the child must be 3 by February 1

Drop-in PJ story times for ages 3 and up will continue at 7 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month with the next story time scheduled for February 2.

For more information or to register, call the children's department at the library at 1-978-369-4898.

Sign up for youth baseball and softball

Registration is now open for the Concord-Carlisle Youth Baseball and Softball spring season. There are leagues available for boys and girls age kindergarten through high school. Visit the web site at for up-to-date information and to register online. The registration deadline is February 1.

Visit Angel Street in Concord

The Concord Players will be presenting Angel Street, the staged version of the movie Gaslight. Mark Baumhardt directs this show which will be performed on Febraury 11, 12, 18, 19, 25 and 26 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, February 20, at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 for all shows and the theater at 51 Walden Street in Concord is handicapped-accessible. Call 1-978-369-2990 or charge tickets at They can also be obtained at The Harness Shop in Concord.

Auditions planned for The Memory of Water

The Concord Players will be holding open auditions for their April/May production of The Memory of Water. Audition dates are February 17 at 7 p.m. and February 20 at 5 p.m. Callbacks will be at 8 p.m. on February 20. The show is being directed by Fred Robbins. There are roles for four women and three men.

Concord Chamber Music Society presents virtuoso ensemble

The Concord Chamber Music Society will present the acclaimed Borromeo String Quartet in a special performance on Sunday, February 13, at 3 p.m. at the Friends of the Performing Arts theatre in Concord, 51 Walden Street. A pre-concert lecture given by musicologist Steven Ledbetter will commence at 2 p.m. Works by Haydn, Mozart and Schubert will be featured.

Tickets are $25, $20 and $15 for seniors 65 and older and students, and may be purchased at the door, by calling 1-978-371-9667 or visiting

Winter Tunes at The Old Manse February 13

Bring your sweetheart to an intimate piano performance in the parlor of The Old Manse at 269 Monument Street in Concord on Sunday, February 13, from 2 to 4 p.m. This "Winter Tunes" concert, performed by Anahit Treuzyan, will feature classical and romantic music. It is being held to celebrate the completed conservation of the Manse's 19th-century Steinway square grand piano. Admission is $15 per person. Advance reservations are required. Please call 1-978-369-3909 or e-mail to reserve a ticket. This event is not recommended for young children.

Middlesex Summer Kids Camps open house and registration

Middlesex Community College will host a Summer Camps Open House from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, February 5 in the Bedford Campus Center, off Springs Road. Registration for the college's popular Summer Camps program will be on a first-come basis. Snow date is 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, February 6.

Designed to actively engage students, ages 10 to 15, in a fun learning environment, MCC's Summer Camps are scheduled for seven weeks, July 11 through Aug. 26. More than 20 full-day, one-week camps will be offered, exploring the fields of aviation, science, technology, the humanities, business, and the fine and performing arts.

Returning are MCC's ever popular Veterinary Early Training (VET), LegoMindstorms and Aviation (ACE) camps, as well as Journalism, Building & Flying Amazing Kites, and Practical Web Programming camps. Added this year are kids' camps exploring graphic design, sculpture and entrepreneurship, as well as DNA Detectives, a new science camp.

Two levels of kids' photography camps also will be available this summer, along with musical theater (a three-week camp) and pet first aid. One- and two-day American Red Cross babysitter training programs will also be offered.

The popular After Camps Program will continue this year, providing campers with stimulating activities from 4:30 to 6 p.m. following their regular Summer Camp

session. In addition to early registration, visitors to the Open House will be able to tour MCC's Bedford campus and participate in activity demonstrations.

For more information or to receive an MCC Summer Camps brochure, call 1-781-280-3663.

Antiques lecture at Concord Museum

Concord Museum will present a lecture titled "If These Chairs Could Talk: 50 Years in the Antiques Business," given by Ron Bourgeault, auctioneer and owner of Northeast Auctions.

Reservations for the lecture and elegant tea are required. Cost is $25 or $20 for members. Call 1-978-369-9763.

Fresh Air group seeks local volunteers

Local volunteers to be committee members or host families for Fresh Air families for the summer of 2005 are being sought. The Fresh Air Fund provides two-week vacations with host families for children from New York City's low-income communities.

For more information call Ellen Velez at 1-978-251-7024 or the Fresh Air Fund at 1-800-367-0003.

Mount Everest benefit presentation

Concord-Carlisle Adult & Community Education is hosting a multimedia presentation featuring Daniel Mazur, climber and photographer, and Pemba Doma Sherpa, high-altitude climbing legend, Thursday, February 10, at 7:00 p.m. at the Thoreau School (old Alcott School), 91 Laurel Street near Concord Center. This presentation is a benefit for the Mount Everest Foundation. An $8 donation is requested ($3 students).

The public is invited to join the climbers for a 75-minute slide and video show. The show details their expeditions to the planet's high places, with images of their ascents of some of the world's most famous peaks, along with some never-before attempted routes in exotic and rarely visited locales.

Tsunami benefit concert

World Talent Quest, a local organization that connects independent musicians with local venues, will present ten hours of live music in a benefit concert to raise funds for the people in South Asia and Africa who were affected by the tsunami disaster. The concert will be held at the Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts in Concord on Saturday February 12. Doors will open at noon, the first act goes on stage at 12:30 and the program runs until 10:30 p.m.

All of the performing artists are donating their time. The music will represent a variety of styles and genres, all by local, independent artists, including folk, rock, country, Celtic, bluegrass, blues, bossa nova and more. Admission is by donation, with a suggested donation of $15. For more information go to, or call 1-978-371-9664.

Domestic violence lawyers available

Lawyer For A Day (LFAD), a collaboration between Domestic Violence Services of Central Middlesex, Inc. and South Middlesex Legal Services (SMLS) announces a new program for people who are being controlled by their partners.

LFAD enables members in our community to obtain free, confidential advice from an attorney. Attorneys from South Middlesex Legal Services will be accepting appointments twice a month within the Acton, Bedford, Carlisle, Concord, Lincoln, Maynard, and Stow communities.

For more information on LFAD, please call 1-781-275-6111 or toll-free at 1-888-399-6111 for more information.

License the dog now

The Town of Carlisle requires all dogs to be licensed each year. The 2005 dog licenses are now available at the Town Clerk's office. Proof of current rabies vaccination is needed to obtain a license. The fees are $6 for spayed or neutered dogs and $10 for male or female dogs. Call the Town Clerk at 1-978-369-6155 with any questions. The Town Clerk's office is open from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m., Monday through Friday. If you prefer, you may use the mail-in dog license application that will accompany the annual town census mailing in mid-January.

Spend an evening with Jimmy Tingle

On Sunday evening, January 30, at 7 p.m., the CCHS Chinese Class will welcome comedian Jimmy Tingle to the high school to perform in a benefit for the language class's trip to China this spring.

Tingle is regarded as one of the country's top social humorists, appearing on MSNBC, The Tonight Show, Larry King Weekend, The Late Show with Conan O'Brien, The American Comedy Awards, as well as having his own comedy special on HBO.

CCHS students in Mrs. Wu's Chinese class will be traveling to China during April vacation. Tickets for this great night can be purchased for $15 on, or by calling 1-978-505-9540.

CCHS Summer Opportunities Fair

Concord-Carlisle High School will hold its annual Summer Opportunities and Jobs Fair on January 31 (snow date February 1) from 5:30 to 8:30 Concord-Carlisle High School, 500 Walden Street in Concord.Exhibitors will display information on traditional summer camps, special needs programs, wilderness adventures, education and enrichment opportunities, sports camps, foreign language and student exchange programs, volunteer opportunities, and summer jobs.Admission is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be available. The exhibit area is handicapped-accessible. All proceeds from exhibitors fund the CCHS Parents Association grants program.For more information call Nancy Flahertyat 1-978-371-0549.

Rep. Atkins to attend February ConsCom Coffee

Representative Cory Atkins (D) plans to attend the February 8

The Conservation Morning Coffees are regularly held on the second Tuesday of the month in order to provide an informal opportunity for residents to meet and to discuss a wide range of Carlisle related conservation and environmental issues. Residents are encouraged to arrive and leave as their early morning schedules allow. Refreshments are provided.

'Mountains Beyond Mountains' book discussion at CCHS

Ed Cardoza and Evan Lyon of Partners In Health will lead an open discussion of award-winning author Tracy Kidder's Mountains Beyond Mountains, Thursday, February 10, 7:00 p.m. at CCHS, 500 Walden Street, Concord. The evening is part of a community-wide reading project organized by Concord Carlisle Read. Talk. Share. The project's goal is to build community through a shared reading experience, discussion, public events and actions. The book is the story of Dr. Paul Farmer, president of Partners In Health and his work bringing first-class medical care to the poorest of the poor.

Ed Cardoza is the current Director of Development for Partners In Health and has a graduate degree in theology.

Evan Lyon is a resident in Internal Medicine at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston and divides his clinical time between Boston and the Central Plateau of Haiti.

The evening is co-sponsored by Concord Carlisle Adult and Community Education. Admission is free.

For further information about Concord Carlisle Read. Talk. Share. please contact Becky Dewey at 1-978-930-4629 or e-mail, or Kathy Kolowich at 1-978-371-0005.

Math-tutoring informational meeting at Carlisle Extended Day

Carlisle Extended Day will hold an information meeting at 142 East Street on Tuesday, February 1 at 7 p.m. to explain a math-tutoring program being offered for fourth and fifth grade students. The course begins February 28. The teaching style is called Direct Instruction (DI) which teaches each student to mastery.

Children may attend the meeting as an individual assessment will be offered. There will be no charge for this assessment. To register, call 1-978-369-5558.

Bill Gresser to speak on understanding boys

Ever wondered what makes boys tick? If so, join the Concord Carlisle Parent Initiative for an exploratory look into the lives of young boys. Bill Gresser, M.A., will facilitate an evening discussion of the book, Real Boys, by William Pollack. Real Boys explores the emotional life of boys and challenges the conventional expectations about manhood and masculinity. Pollack shows that by understanding boys and by listening to their voices, parents and teachers can help them develop the self-confidence and emotional savvy they need to deal with the issues they face today.

The group will meet on Tuesday, February 1 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the Hunt Gym, Stow Street, Concord. Pre-registration is encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome. To reserve a space, send an e-mail

Extended Day open for unscheduled school closings

Carlisle Extended Day is now open during unscheduled school closings. This includes snow days or other unpredictable factors that would cause school to close for the day. The program will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at partial capacity. Families not currently enrolled in the Extended Day program are welcome. Call 1-978-369-5558 for more information.

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