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Friday, May 20, 2005

Arcturus perform concert to benefit children with AIDS

The Arcturus Chamber Ensemble will perform a benefit concert for children with AIDS on June 4 at 7:30 p.m. at the First Religious Society in Carlisle. The Carlisle-based group, founded by violist Sarah Darling five years ago, includes an array of top-notch musicians from conservatories around the country and the world. Performing several chamber music concerts yearly in the Greater Boston area, they have attracted an enthusiastic following.

Their current program will include the Third Brandenburg Concerto of J.S. Bach, the F Major Viola Quintet of Johannes Brahms, the First String Quartet of Benjamin Britten, and the rambunctious string sextet, Souvenir de Florence of Tchaikovsky.

Admission is free. Donations to the Children with AIDS Department at the Boston Medical Center will be gratefully appreciated. A reception with the artists will follow the concert. For more information, call Margaret Darling at 1-978-369-1475 or visit the website:

Girl Scout spring registration is underway

Carlisle Girl Scouts will hold two parent meetings to organize troops for girls who will be entering kindergarten and first grade in the 2005-2006 school year. The meetings will be held at Hollis Room at the Gleason Public Library.

Meeting for parents of girls entering: kindergarten, Tuesday, May 24 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m, first grade, Tuesday, May 31 from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Parents of girls who wish to become Girl Scouts and are entering grades 2 through 12 may call Andi Gettys to obtain registration information. Those adults and children who are reregistering for next year may do so with their troop leader.

Representatives from the Carlisle Girl Scouts will be available to answer questions. Scouting welcomes girls from kindergarten to adult. We are currently seeking additional parent volunteers at the kindergarten, first grade and service team levels.

The Patriots Trail Girl Scout Council provides free, local training and support. For more information, please call Carlisle Girl Scout Registrar Andi Gettys at 1-978-369-2392.

Weekend picnic at Great Brook Farm

Great Brook Farm State Park will host a Memorial Day Weekend Picnic on the Farm on Saturday, May 28 from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m., rain or shine. Bring a picnic basket and come spend the day at this beautiful park, with its 1,000 acres of meadows, softly rolling hills, forest trails, and the only working dairy farm in the state park system.

Parking will be free for the day. There will be free, fun activities including hayrides, barn tours and music courtest of the country/bluegrass band Old Cold Tater. The event is family-oriented and completely accessible; people of all ages and abilities are welcome. For additional information, call 1-978-369-6312.

Bring the family to Carlisle's goat farm

Come meet the kids — goats, that is, at the Carlisle Historical Society's program on "Cheese-making in Carlisle." Tricia Smith of 43 Indian Hill Road will introduce her goats and their triplet kids and will lead a tour of her new cheese-making facility.

The visit is scheduled for Saturday, May 21 at 2 p.m. at the goat farm, 43 Indian Hill Road. This Carlisle-based program will appeal to the whole family, and it is a rare opportunity to learn about cheese-making (and to sample excellent goat cheese). $10 for Historical Society members, $15 non-members.

Canoe with ConsCom

The Carlisle Conservation Commission has planned a sunrise canoe/kayak paddle for bird and wildlife observation on the Concord River for the upcoming SuAsCo Wild and Scenic Riverfest celebration on June 11.

Meet to sign in at 5:15 a.m. at the Bedford Boat Landing on Rt. 225. Launch time is 5:30 a.m. A stop is scheduled half-way through the trip at a casual riverside restaurant for breakfast and to compare notes. Bring your (non-motorized) canoe or kayak, life preserver (PFD), binoculars, and money for breakfast. Ken Harte will be the on-board wildlife specialist. In the case of inclement weather or flood conditions, this trip will be canceled.

Apply for Carlisle Teachers' Association scholarships

Each year the Carlisle Teachers' Association awards two scholarships to graduates of the Carlisle Public School. Applications for the awards are now being accepted. For an application, please read the qualification requirements and contact: Scholarship Committee, c/o Carlisle Public School, 83 School Street, Carlisle, MA 01741, or phone 1-978-369-6550. Applications may also be downloaded from the school web site:, and returned via e-mail to:

Marguerite Grant Scholarship

The recipient must be a 2005 graduate of Concord-Carlisle Regional High School or Minuteman Science Technology High School. Candidates should have a desire for further education and qualities of intellect and character that indicate success in their chosen field and future usefulness to society.

Amy Lapham Award for Continuing Education

This award is awarded to a student who has already begun his or her higher education. The applicant must be a current or legal resident of Carlisle, a graduate of Concord-Carlisle Regional High School or Minuteman Science Technology High School, and have successfully completed at least one year of study in his or her chosen field.

Applications should be returned to the above address by 3 p.m., June 9.

OHD Art Show on June 25

The Old Home Day (OHD) Art Show June 25 date may be different, but the fun and excitement is still the same. Now, visualize this year's theme — "Happy Birthday, Carlisle."

Create that theme on canvas, film, jewelry, clay, fabric, scrapbook pages, yarn — anything. Join in the fun of OHD by submitting one piece of artwork that reflects the "Happy Birthday, Carlisle" theme. Think about entering a photo of your child's birthday, or a ceramic birthday cake, or a birthday scrapbook page, or a special birthday card you've made, or a painting related to birthdays or birthday party hats. Think Happy Birthday.

Trails Committee needs new member

The Carlisle Trails Committee has an open position on its seven-member committee and is looking for interested candidates. The Trails Committee was formed to provide Carlisle with information and opportunities to enjoy trails, to maintain the trail network, and to plan and preserve trails. Interested residents should call Marc Lamere at 1-978-369-8210 or send a letter to the Board of Selectmen.

Help with planning for the library

The Gleason Public Library is beginning a long-range planning process. The planning effort begins in May and ends in September. If you are interested in participating in one of the three focus groups, to be held June 2 and 3, call Angela Reddin at 1-978-369-4898. The library needs your ideas. A town-wide survey will be available in July and August to all residents. As always, you can drop off your comments and ideas in the suggestion box at the library. For more information,call the library or check

Viola da gamba recital on May 22

Distinguished viola da gamba soloist Mai-Lan Broekman is joined by tenor Robert Barney and harpsichordist Hendrik Broekman to present an evensong prelude recital on Sunday, May 22, at 5 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 81 Elm Street in Concord. Their half-hour recital will feature sonatas by J. S. Bach and sacred vocal music by Bach and his contemporary Heinrich Schutz.

The contemplative service of Evensong, with works by 17th and 18th-century English composers including canticles by Henry Purcell, psalm settings by William Boyce and Henry Lawes, led by Regina Walton, Trinity's Christian Education Director, will follow. All in the community are invited to attend. For further information, call the Trinity Parish Office, 1-978-369-3715.

Come to the CSA annual meeting May 23

The annual meeting of the Carlisle School Association (CSA) will be held this year on May 23, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 78 Cutter's Ridge Road. All CSA members are invited. During this meeting, members will vote on changes to the CSA bylaws, and vote in the new officers and directors of the CSA. Refreshments will be served. R.S.V.P. to

Volunteer for CSA staff and teacher luncheon

On Tuesday, June 7 the annual Spring CSA luncheon will be held to honor the school's teachers and staff. The spring and fall luncheons are much anticipated and appreciated, and have become a wonderful tradition at the school. Volunteers are needed to help set up, serve and clean up at the lunch and to contribute a favorite homemade dish or monetary contribution to offset the costs of the decorations and paper goods. To contribute or participate, contact Anne Wilkes, 1-978-287-4016 or rjwilkes

Carlisle Garden Club hosts Bicentennial Country Gardens Tour

On Friday June 10 and Saturday June 11, celebrate 200 years of Carlisle history by joining the Garden Club for our Country Gardens Tour and Plant Sale. Through our six showcase gardens we'll explore trends over the years, from farmhouse gardens complete with chickens to modern landscapes using grasses, conifers, and water elements. The tour is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. Tickets can be purchased in advance for a discounted price of $12 by calling 1-978-371-2674 or by stopping at Fern's Country Store in Carlisle, New England Nursery in Bedford, or Agway in Chelmsford. The days of the tour, tickets will be $15 (seniors $10) available at the First Religious Society in the town center. For directions visit us on-line at and click on the events calendar.

OHD Chicken BBQ tickets on sale now

Tickets for the Carlisle Firefighter's Relief Association Old Home Day chicken barbecue are now on sale at Ferns Country Store and the police dispatcher's window. The barbecue will be held at the fire station on June 25, from 4 to 6 p.m.

Tickets cost $8 in advance, or $9 on June 25. For more information, call Richard Sibley at 1-978-287-4142. Proceeds benefit the Carlisle Firefighters Relief Association. There is limited seating. To avoid disappointment, get your tickets now.

COA doings

Come fly with the COA: On Thursday, June 10, a COA member and private pilot will give scenic airplane rides. Carpool to the Something Different Café at the Beverly Airport. Following lunch, two people at a time will be taken for half-hour rides over the coast around Salem, Marblehead and Cape Ann. The cost will depend on flying time, and is estimated to be about $45 per person. Sign up by June 1 by calling Bert Williams at 1-978-369-7601.

Day in Marblehead: On Wednesday, June 15, weather permitting, Bert Williams has offered an excursion in his 30-foot sailboat. Carpool, leaving Carlisle at 10 a.m. and return about 5 p.m. Bert will take six people at a time for a one-hour sail in and around the harbor. No sailing experience is required but some physical agility is needed. RSVP to Bert at 1-978-369-7601 or

Library will hold basic computer instruction workshops

The Gleason Library is offering an introductory computer workshop on June 8 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. In addition, one-on-one basic computer tutoring sessions will be held June 6, 7 and 8 from 7 to 7:45 p.m. The workshops are free; registration is required. Drop by or call the library reference desk at 1-978-369-4898.

Equestrian event to benefit Foss Farm will be held on Sunday

The Carlisle-Area Equestrians and Old North Bridge Pony Club will host a special horse event to benefit Foss Farm on May 22. Horses and riders from across New England will compete for fun and prizes in the third annual Foss Farm Spring 2 Phase Event. Food will be available for purchase. The event runs from 8:30 a.m. until approximately 2:30 p.m. Jumping events begin at 10:30 a.m. For more information, contact organizer Beth Platt at

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