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Friday, March 4, 2005

Friday Night Live is tonight

All Carlisle middle-schoolers are invited to Friday Night Live, held tonight from 7:30 to 10 p.m. at the Carlisle school gym and exercise room. What could be better on a cold winter's night than to party with friends? As always, the gym provides a great place to practice jump shots or challenge friends to a game of ping pong. Chess or checkers is also available. For those with more energy, the exercise room is always spinning the latest hits to move and groove to.

All Carlisle students (public or private) in grades six to eight who have not attended FNL before are more than welcome to attend in March, but must remember to bring a parent or guardian to fill out the required permission form. Also, any students who are not from the Carlisle School District must have a chaperone present at FNL. No students will be permitted to attend without a signed form.

A $3 contribution is collected at the door to keep the program self-supporting. Pizza, soda and water are also available for a small fee. Students who leave prior to 10 p.m. must be signed out by a parent. For more information call Karen Huntress at 1-978-371-9284.

Bring pets to Carlisle's rabies clinic tomorrow

The Carlisle Rabies Clinic for cats and dogs will be held on Saturday, March 5, from 9 to 11 a.m. at Carlisle Town Hall, 66 Westford Street. The clinic is sponsored by the Carlisle Board of Health and volunteers from the Carlisle Animal Hospital. Pet owners must be residents of Carlisle to participate.

State law requires the vaccination of all cats and dogs. Bring your pet's vaccination certificate in order to determine eligibility for a three-year vaccine. A rabies tag is not sufficient. The cost is $10 per animal. Cash is appreciated but checks will be accepted. Dogs must be on leashes and cats brought in carriers.

Dog licenses will be available during clinic hours. A late fine of $20 will be added to the regular fee for any dog not licensed by April 1. Proof of current vaccination status is required for licensing.

Volunteers are needed to help with the processing. Community service points will be awarded to eligible high school students. Contact the Board of Health at 1-978-369-0283 for more information.

Conservation Coffee on March 8

The Tuesday, March 8 Conservation Coffee will be held in the Clark Room in the Carlisle Town Hall, 66 Westford Street, from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Nick d'Arbeloff of the Estabrook Council will be available with an update on Middlesex School's proposed development of their land within the Estabrook Woods.

Carlisle Conservation Coffees 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. A continental breakfast provided. The next Conservation Coffees will be held on April 12, May 10 and June 14.

Babies and Books celebration at Gleason Library

To celebrate the start of the Early Childhood Grant, Babies and Books, children's music specialist Penny Kohut will present a lively songfest at the Gleason Public Library. Her dynamic performing style makes her a hit with the 4-and-under set. Included in her repertoire are nursery rhymes as well as other classic children's songs. This free program for children and their parents or caregivers will be held on Monday, March 14 at 10:30 a.m.

Babies and Books is the name of the Early Childhood grant program that the Gleason Public Library received this year. The grant enables the library to provide a comprehensive children's program, including story times for infant to toddler, and special events targeting a broader age range than in the past. Funds have been used to hire a part time children's librarian to develop and provide these programs. In addition, the grant provides special funds for adult programs at the library around parenting and child development. This program is made possible through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, as administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

On Tuesday, March 22 at 7 p.m., Mary Leonhardt will present the first adult program as part of the Babies and Books, Early Childhood Grant program. See what Mary Leonhardt has discovered from her excellent high school readers about their early experiences. What helps kids fall in love with books? Come and listen and then take part in a discussion. Mary Leonhardt is the author of six books on literacy issues, a high school English teacher for the last thirty-three years, twenty-five at Concord-Carlisle High School, and a parent of three children.

To learn about other events going on at the Gleason, visit www.gleasonlibrary.org.

Open-burning season has new regulations on permits

The fire department has instituted a new procedure for the issuance of open burning permits.

Home owners wishing to obtain an open burning permit for the 2005 season (January 15 - April 30) will need to go to the communications center in the police station located at 41 Lowell Street to register. This will only need to be done once and there will be no fee. The home owners will receive a copy of the "Open Burning Permit Rules & Regulations" and a "Home owner Registration Form," and a home owner registration number is assigned. All rules regarding open burning still apply. Once the home owner has a registration number, a call to the fire department (1-978-369-1442 ) on the day of desired burning is all that needs to be done to obtain a permit. Home owners must keep the registration that is issued containing the rules and number. Registration numbers are assigned to the home owner for as long as they reside at the same address. In order to obtain a permit to burn the home owner must be registered.

Questions? Call the Fire Prevention office and leave a message at 1-978-287-0072.

Blood drive at St. Irene Church on March 26

The uncertainty of the times in which we live requires a new commitment to maintain a 5 - 10 day community blood supply.That is why the Carlisle community, the Carlisle Knights of Columbus and the American Red Cross are teaming up to help ensure that a safe and adequate blood supply is available when needed. Donate blood on Saturday, March 26 at St. Irene Church, 181 East Street, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

It only takes about an hour of time - and one small pinch - to become a hero to someone in need. Giving the "Gift of Life" is one way to help those in need. Anyone 17 years of age or older, weighing 110 pounds or more and feeling in good health, may be eligible to donate blood. Call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE (1-800-448-3543) with any questions about donating blood, or visit our website at: www.newenglandblood.org

BOH hosts Health Fair on March 19

The Carlisle Board of Health (BOH), in conjunction with Emerson Hospital, announces the Town of Carlisle Health Fair, to be held March 19 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Hollis Room of the Gleason Library. Free testing (residents 18 and older) will be available for cholesterol (12-hour fast required), diabetes screenings (fasting preferred), prostate specific antigen (PSA), thyroid, and blood pressure. There will also be free information available regarding many health-related topics. For more information regarding this event, call the Board of Health at 1-978-369-0283.

Sign up for Foss Farm garden plots

Community garden plots are available at the Foss Farm conservaton land. The 450 square feet community garden plots are available for $5 per plot, maximum of two plots per family. The gardens are plowed and staked each spring and wells provide water for the gardeners during the growing season. Bob Dennison continues to manage the Foss Farm Community Gardens.

To obtain a garden plot assignment, send a check payable to the Town of Carlisle by April 1. Include your name, address, telephone number, registration numbers of the vehicles that will be used at the gardens, along with a stamped, self-addressed return envelope to: Bob Dennison, 165 Stearns Street, Carlisle, Mass. Assignments for garden plot requests received after the April 1 deadline will be made on a space available basis.

Notice to 2004 gardeners: Please remove your remaining garden equipment and materials to facilitate plowing for the 2005 growing season.

RecCom news

The Carlisle Recreation spring and summer brochures have been combined this year into one mailing. The brochure was mailed to all Carlisle households on March 3.

Spring tennis starts the week of May 10. Sign up early. Instructors are from the Next Champions in Concord (see their web site at www.Thenextchampions.com.)

In addition to MLS Soccer the week of August 15 - 19, look for new sports clinics this summer including Lacrosse June 27 - July 1, and Field Hockey August 22 - 24.

The Summer Fun Recreational Day Program will be held this year in two week sessions from July 5 to August 12 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with extended day options of 8:15 a.m. to 6:15 p.m.

MAGIC to rank transportation projects

At its March 10 meeting, the Minuteman Advisory Group on Interlocal Coordination (MAGIC) will discuss all transportation projects proposed in MAGIC towns and set regional priorities for how they should be ranked in the upcoming Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). MAGIC's priorities will help determine how soon projects will be constructed. The agenda will also include a variety of important updates and a community exchange

The meeting will be held in the auditorium on the second floor of Hudson Town Hall on Main Street (Route 62) on Thursday, March 10, at 7:30 p.m. The public is welcome to attend. For more information, contact MAGIC Coordinator Judith Alland at 1-617-451-2770, ext. 2022, or email her at jalland@mapc.org.

Tsunami Relief school supply drive

The National Charity League's Middlesex Chapter is sponsoring a Tsunami Relief school supply drive during the month of March. Consider donating new, basic school supplies: paper, pens, notebooks, crayons, pencils, markers, rulers, etc. Battery-operated items like calculators are not advised.

Boxes have been placed at locations throughout Concord and Carlisle, including Concord Town House, Concord Public Library, Fowler Library, Hunt Recreation Center, Crosby's Market, and Concord and Carlisle Post Offices.

Pesticide-free lawn care

Patricia Beckett and Chip Osbourne, founders of the Marblehead Pesticide Awareness Committee and the Living Lawn Project, will be speaking about lawn care without

Folk concert at the Westford Museum

The Westford Historical Society presents Bill Smith and Friends. Smith plays the banjo and he and his friends will play his favorite tunes from campfire songs to jigs and reels. The concert will be at the Westford Museum, 2 Boston Road in Westford on Friday, April 8, at 8 p.m. Doors will open at 7:15 p.m. Tickets are $9 for members of the Westford Historical Society, $15 for non-members, $5 for teens and free for under 13. Reservations are recommended. Call 1-978-692-5550 or check out Museum@Westford.com web page: http://www.Westford.com/Museum

using pesticides. They will speak at the J.V. Fletcher Library at 50 Main Street in Westford on Saturday, March 12 at 10 a.m. The presentation is being offered free to the public as part of a cooperative project with the towns of Acton, Carlisle, Chelmsford, Concord, Littleton, and Westford to promote safer lawn care alternatives in these communities.

Nominations now open for River Steward Award

The League of Women Voters of Concord-Carlisle and the Wild and Scenic River Stewardship Council are pleased to announce the third Annual River Stewardship Award program. The Sudbury, Assabet and Concord Rivers were federally designated in 1999 as 'Wild and Scenic Rivers' because of their 'outstandingly remarkable resources'.

The purpose of the award is to honor individuals, school/youth and community groups, non-profit organizations, government and businesses whose actions demonstrate innovative thinking, creative solutions, extra effort, and brave positions that led to the health and preservation of the watershed. Eligible communities include, but are not limited to, the shoreline towns of Framingham, Wayland, Sudbury, Lincoln, Concord, Bedford, Carlisle and Billerica.

Information and applications are available by calling Betsy Sluder, 978.369-1851 or through the LWVCC website www.lwvcc.ma.lwvnet.org and are also at the Town Hall and Public Library. Applications are due no later than March 31, 2004.

Award winners to date in Concord-Carlisle include: Greg Peterson/ Carlisle Land Trust; Vivian Chaput (posthumous), Carlisle; CCHS students Emma Schumacher, Elena Coleman, Katie Lebling; Musketaquid Arts and Environment Program; Mill Brook Task Force; Marion Thornton, and Bill Sullivan. A total of 16 awards have been given in seven communities.

Applications can be submitted by the nominee or by a colleague on his/her behalf. Stewardship projects could involve educational efforts such as water quality testing, recycling or clean up projects, innovative strategies, tools or technologies and advocacy in opposing wasteful and polluting horticultural practices or damaging development practices.

Young heroes and rare instruments in concert

The Concord Orchestra performs its spring concerts on Friday, April 1, and Saturday, April 2 with conductor Richard Pittman. The program includes Death and Transfiguration by Richard Strauss, Uirapurú (The Magic Bird) by Villa-Lobos, Schubert's Rosamunde overture, and Wieniawski's Violin Concerto No.2 featuring Concerto Competition winner Hillary Ditmars of Westford.

The Concord Orchestra concerts are at 8 p.m. at the 51 Walden Street Performing Arts Center in Concord. Tickets are $18/$15 students & seniors, and may be reserved by calling 1-978-369-4967. Subscriptions are also available. For more information, check out www.concordorchestra.com.

Musketaquid puppet and parade workshops

Each year at Musketaquid's Earth Day celebration (this year on April 30), giant puppets parade through Concord Center on their way to the Emerson Umbrella. And each year, Musketaquid Arts and Environment offers workshops where you can create a creature to join the parade. This year's Puppet and Parade Workshops will take place on March 6, 13, 20, and April 10, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Emerson Umbrella. Along with puppets, you can make masks, headdresses, instruments, and more. The workshops will be facilitated by artist Mark Dannenhauer. The theme is "Stories Restore the Wild," so some time will be spent in the workshop exploring how to tell a story with puppets.

Children are welcome with an adult partner. There is no fee for the workshop, but pre-registration is appreciated. To sign up, call Musketaquid at 1-978-371-0820. You'll be given the opportunity to support the work of Musketaquid by contributing to a donation can that will be passed during the workshops. Musketaquid is the arts and environment program of the Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts.

Folk concert at the Parish Center for the Arts

The Westford Historical Society presents the Latter Day Lizards, one of New England's hottest contra dance bands, on Friday, March 18, at 8 p.m, with doors opening at 7:15 p.m. (Note: this is the third Friday instead of the usual second.) With a hopelessly eclectic repertoire ranging from Irish and Scottish traditional jigs and reels to Balkan, blues and swing tunes, the Lizards bring talent, playfulness, drama and unrelentingly infectious rhythm to their performances. With Peter Barnes on piano, guitar and flute, Bill Tomczak on clarinet, sax and drum and Dave Langford on guitar and fiddle, they blend swing, rock-and-roll and jazz influences with traditional foot-stomping dance music to make an innovative, spontaneous and rhythmically inflammatory sound. The concert will be at the Parish Center for the Arts, 10 Lincoln Street, and will have cabaret seating. BYOB or wine. Tickets are $9 for members of the Westford Historical Society, $15 for non-members, $5 for teens, and free if under 13. Reservations are recommended 1-978-692-5550 or Museum@Westford.com or visit web page: http://www.Westford.com/Museum.

Tracy Kidder comes to Concord

Pulitzer Prize- and National Book Award-winning journalist Tracy Kidder will come to the Harvey Wheeler Community Center, 1267 Main Street, Concord, on Wednesday, March 9, at 7 p.m. to discuss his book, Mountains Beyond Mountains. The evening is free and open to the public. Joining Kidder will be Dr. Serena Koenig, former Partners In Health Medical Director in Haiti, who is featured in the book. The evening is part of a community-wide reading project organized by Concord Carlisle Read. Talk. Share.

Mountains Beyond Mountains is the story of Dr. Paul Farmer, founder of Partners In Health, and his work bringing first-class medical care to the poor in Haiti, Peru, Siberia, and Roxbury. Farmer was the recipient of a 1993 John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation "genius award," among others. Further information is available at beeza10@aol.com and by calling 1-978-930-4629.

Free concert by the Lowell Philharmonic

On March 4, the Lowell Philharmonic Orchestra presents a free concert, "Spotlight on Youth," featuring area string students performing Serenade for Strings by Elgar. Cellist Matthew Mallory, 17, plays Faure's Elegie, and violinist Sarah Koenig-Plonskier, 16, performs the first movement of Khachaturian's Violin Concerto in D Minor. Also on the concert program are the finale from Prometheus by Beethoven and the rousing Russian Easter Overture by Rimsky-Korsakov. This concert is free and open to the public. Parking is available behind the Sullivan School. For more information, visit www.lowellphilharmonic.org or call 1-603-488-1473.

Westford contra dance on March 26

On Saturday, March 26 at 8 p.m., the Fourth Saturday square/contra dance will take place at the PCA with Tony Parkes calling. Oh, CONTRAire! provides live music. No experience is required. Come at 7:30 p.m. for free instruction and get into the dance for free as well. BYOB (or wine).Tickets are $5 with a maximum of $12 per family.The Parish Center for the Arts is at the corner of Boston Road and Lincoln Street on Westford Common. For more information, call 1-978-692-6333, e-mail PCA@Westford.com, or view web page: http://www.Westford.com/PCA

Women's business roundtable March 10

On Thursday, March 10, WBN offers a roundtable discussion on topics of interest for small business owners. Attendees may select from the following facilitated discussion topics: sales & follow up, networking strategies, marketing & promotion strategies, maintaining boundaries between work/home life, managing work flow through boom and bust cycles, managing a professional practice, setting fees or issues in women run businesses. There will also be a short presentation on making the most of networking and your 30-second elevator speech.

The Women's Business Network (WBN) is a group of women in small businesses and professional practices who meet monthly for mutual education, support and business referrals. Membership includes over sixty women from a number of local towns. Unless otherwise specified, WBN meets at 7:15 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month at St. Theresa's Church in Harvard. For more information, check the web-site at http://www.wbn-ma.org or call Renee W. Senes at 1-978-456-9600.

Book sale scheduled for March 4 to 6

The Friends of Acton Libraries will hold their Winter Book Sale Friday, March 4 through Sunday, March 6 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 March 4 from 7 to 9. The Book Sale is open to the general public Saturday 9-4. Sunday is 'Give Away Day' from 2 to 4 in the afternoon.

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 March 3.

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

If you have questions about potential donations, please 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 St., Route 27.

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

Family concert features NPR's Bill Harley

Grammy nominated recording artist, Bill Harley, will perform at the Emerson Umbrella, 40 Stow Street in Concord, on Sunday, March 20 at 2:30 pm. This concert is presented by The Barn Co-operative Nursery School and is sponsored by Cambridge Trust Company.

A nationally recognized family entertainer, Bill Harley is known for his ability to delight children and adults alike with his unique blend of song and story. Familiar to adults as a regular commentator on National Public Radio's All Things Considered, all of his recordings have earned national awards including two Grammy nominations and a number of Parent's Choice Foundation Gold Awards, AFIM Awards and ALA Notable Recording Citations.

Tickets are available in advance for $7 (children under 2 free) and can be purchased at the Concord Bookshop, Concord Toy Shop, West Concord 5&10, Learning Express in Acton, and Fern's Country Store in Carlisle. Tickets are $8 at the door. The Emerson Umbrella is wheelchair accessible. All proceeds to The Barn Co-op Nursery School, a non-profit organization. For more information, call the Barn at 1-978-369-1141.

CCHS presents West Side Story

Concord-Carlisle High School presents the musical West Side Story, based on Shakespeare's tragic love story Romeo and Juliet, but set in 1950s New York City amid a turf war between rival gangs. While the established American gang (the Jets) tries to keep the more recently arrived Puerto Rican gang (the Sharks) out of the neighborhood, former Jet, Tony, falls in love with Maria, the sister of the Sharks' leader, Bernardo. As in Romeo and Juliet, tragedy results.

With award-winning music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, the show is a perennial favorite. The CCHS production features many talented dancers and the energetic choreography of CCHS alumna Jenn Webb; a live pit orchestra made up of student musicians, under the direction of Al Dentino; and professional-quality sets and costumes. CCHS Choral and Drama Director, Chuck Brown, is directing West Side Story, which promises to be another musical tour de force.

The cast includes senior Alex Brewer (Tony), who has had lead roles in many CCHS musicals; sophomores Annalee Mulhall (Maria) and Murillo Figueiredo (Bernardo), both newcomers to the CCHS stage; and seniors Meaghan Riley (Anita, Bernardo's girlfriend) and Max Lewin (Riff, the Jets leader) who have both appeared in previous CCHS musicals.

The show runs the first two weekends in March. Performances will be March 4, 5, 11 and 12 at 7:30 p.m. and March 6 and 13 at 2:30 p.m. in the CCHS Auditorium. All tickets are for reserved seating and are $15. To order tickets, go to ccpops.org or call 1-978-341-2490 x7299.

Council on Aging doings

· Book club: On Wednesday, March 9, the COA book club will discuss Through Our Enemies Eyes: Osama Bin Laden, Radical Islam and the Future of America. The April book is Tracy Kidder's Mountains Beyond Mountains, which is part of the Concord Carlisle Read Talk Share, a community-wide reading project. Call 1-978-371-2895 to join the book group or get more information.

· Health plan options for seniors: Join the Concord COA on Wednesday, March 9, at 10 a.m. for an in-depth discussion on Medicare. All are welcome regardless of insurance coverage. For additional information, call the Concord COA at 1-978-318-3020.

· Men's breakfast: The monthly men's breakfast will be on Thursday, March 10, at 8 a.m. in the Sleeper Room at 145 Church Street. This is an informal gathering of men over the age of 60. A $2 donation is suggested.

· St. Patrick's Day Luncheon: On Saturday, March 12, at 11:30 a.m. at CCHS, enjoy a traditional St. Patrick's Day luncheon and musical entertainment provided by talented CCHS students from Concord and Carlisle. For reservations, call the COA at 1-978-371-2895. Call the van line at 1-978-371-6690 to request a ride in the van.

· Morning Coffee and recipe exchange: Come to the Sleeper Room for coffee and breakfast treats on Thursday, March 17, at 9:30 a.m. Bring a favorite recipe to share, and, if you wish, some blank cards to jot down ideas for other dishes.

· Carlisle Health and Wellness Fair: Come to the Carlisle Health and Wellness Fair on March 19 at the Hollis Room of the Gleason Library from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The fair is sponsored by the Carlisle Board of Health in conjunction with Emerson Hospital. There will be free screenings (cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure, PSA, thyroid) and free information on topics such as osteoporosis, cancer, sun protection, Lyme disease and diabetes. Some tests require a 12-hour fast. Call the Board of Health for more information at 1-978-369-0283.

· Personal Financial Issues Course: Al Cedurlund, Professor of Economics, emeritus, at University of Massachusetts, Lowell, will offer a free course to Carlisle seniors on four Wednesdays from March 23 to April 13 from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Sleeper Room. Topics to be discussed include retirement issues including Social Security and pensions; investment alternatives such as CDs, stocks and bonds; health care concerns; as well as automobile financing. Students will also be encouraged to discuss issues that concern them. To register, call the COA office at 1-978-371-2895 with any questions.

· Save April 21: Join the COA for lunch and a slide show on the upcoming COA Rhine and Moselle River tour. After lunch, William Stare of Premier World Tours will present a slide show featuring Germany and Prague, with views of Frankfurt, Rudesheim, Bernkastel, Bamberg, Wurzgurg, Heidelburg, Miltenberg and Zell.

Program offered on memory loss

The public is invited to a free participatory seminar on March 9 from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Saint Irene Church. This program is presented by Minuteman Senior Services in partnership with the three churches in Carlisle.

The seminar will review the differences between age-related forgetfulness and Alzheimer's disease and related disorders. Coping mechanisms and managing challenging behaviors will be discussed.

Leading this conversation will be Joanne Chaulk, RN, BSN, a trained Alzheimer's Care Specialist with many years of experience in the field of dementia care.

To reserve a space at this free seminar call Paula Trebino at 1-978-369-9001, Nadine Bishop at 1-978-369-5080 or Deb Pichulo at 1-978-369-7830.

Talk politics with the Democratic Town Committee

The Carlisle Democratic Town Committee will host an open meeting on Tuesday, March 15 at 7 p.m. at the First Religious Society, main floor (Union Hall), 27 School Street. This will be an opportunity for all Carlisle Democrats, Independents, and friends to gather to talk politics and meet like-minded Carlisle residents. The committee will show a video by George Lakoff which is making the rounds in activist circles. Professor Lakoff, a cognitive linguist at University of California at Berkeley, has become well-known recently for his articles and insight. He argues (among other things) that the Democratic Party needs to reframe issues of importance to Americans in order to win elections and understand that voters often decide who to vote for based on perceived values, rather than issues or facts. The committee has invited Sen. Susan Fargo and Rep. Cory Atkins to participate in the evening. Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Susan Stamps, Chair of the Carlisle Democratic Town Committee, at 1-978-369-8462 or sdellas@aol.com.

Register for Concord Carlisle Youth Lacrosse

Last call to register for the 2005 spring season of youth lacrosse. Registration forms are available in the Gleason Library (in the back with the community brochures) and at the Hunt Recreation Center in Concord. CC Youth Lacrosse is open to boys in grades 3 through 8 and girls in grades 5 through 8. Questions? Call Lorraine Stone 1-978-371-3069 or email to momstone@comcast.net.

Orientation for fall 2005 kindergarten

Parents of children eligible to enter kindergarten in the fall of 2005 are invited to attend the Carlisle Public School's annual kindergarten talk on Thursday, March 24, at 7 p.m. in the Robbins School Library. For more information, call Sharon Grossman or Joanne Graziano at 1-978-369-6550.

CC Scholarship Fund applications due April 1

Applications for the Concord Carlisle Scholarship Fund (CCSF) must be submitted by April 1. Applications are available online at CCscholarshipfund.org.

The CCSF is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to providing scholarships to deserving students. In 2004, $125,000 was awarded to local students in support of their post high school educations. Concord and Carlisle families and organizations generously provide financial support though CCSF's annual appeal.

The CCSF scholarships are based on need. Applications to CCSF are shared with other local organizations, including the Concord Women's Club, the West Concord Women's Club, the VFW, the Concord Public Library and the Carlisle Garden Club, which all award scholarships.

Direct any questions by e-mail to ccsf@colonial.net.

CCHS Coffee with the Principal

For the month of March, the only Concord-Carlisle High School Coffee with the Principal will be held on Monday, March 14 in room A-7 at 8:30 a.m.

"Grease" is the word

Rev up the Chevy, and cruise to the Carlisle School auditorium on April 12, 13, and 14, when the seventh grade class performs Grease, A New 50s Rock'n Roll

Musical (school version). Bop to the beat of award-winning music while reliving the ups and downs of high school romance. Who will win the high school dance contest? Will Sandy find true love with Danny? Find out when Grease comes to Carlisle.Shows are Tuesday April 12 at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 13, at 7:30 p.m., and Thursday, April 14, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased from any Carlisle seventh grader, starting on March 7, for $7 for adults, $5 for students and seniors.

CEF/CSA Auction

On Saturday, March 19, enjoy cocktails and dinner at the CEF/CSA Auction while bidding on exotic trips, romantic evenings, and one-of-a-kind items crafted by Carlisle School students.

The fun begins at 6 p.m. at the Middlesex School in Concord with cocktails and a silent auction. Dinner is at 8 p.m., with the live auction from 9:30 to 10 p.m., and dancing from 10 p.m. until midnight. A free preview with silent bidding will take place before the auction from 3:30 to 5 p.m.

For tickets, call Lori at 1-978-269-4703. All proceeds benefit the Carlisle School. So come join the party and support the school.

"You can't make me!"

The Center for Parents and Teachers offers a workshop for parents of young children. Bill Gresser, M.A., marriage and family therapist, will present, "You Can't Make Me! Dealing with Your Child's Challenging Behaviors," a three-part workshop to be held on Tuesday evenings, March 15, 22, and 29, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the Harvey Wheeler Community Center, 1276 Main Street, West Concord. Gresser will offer practical advice for dealing effectively with conflicts and will help parents think about ways to diffuse problems before they turn into showdowns. The workshop is geared for parents of 3 to 7 year-olds.

Call the Center for Parents and Teachers at 1-978-202-1146 for more information and to pre-register.

Raffle for swim center

Raffle tickets are still available for a brand-new, red MINI Cooper Convertible to benefit the Concord-Carlisle Community Swim and Health 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 non-profit group C. C. Pools, Inc. Upon completion, it will be given to the Town of Concord and run by the Concord Recreation Department. It will be available to everyone in the towns of Concord and Carlisle.

To purchase tickets, call the C.C. Pools' office at 1-978-371-4936. The winner of the MINI Cooper will be drawn at C.C. Pools' "Spring Splash," Saturday, June 11 at the Collings Foundation Museum in Stow.

To learn more about the project, visit the C.C. Pools, Inc. web site at www.ccpools.org.

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