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Friday, May 27, 2005

Arcturus performs 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 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:

The final Friday Night Live of the year is June 3

Attention all eighth-graders, this is your last chance to attend Friday Night Live in Carlisle. Admission to the June Friday Night Live is free, and each student will receive a ticket for a free slice of pizza and a free soda.

Joe and Brian will be back and ready to rock with more prizes, games and the hottest dance tunes. As always, Friday Night Live begins at 7 p.m. in the Carlisle School gym and exercise room. It is open to any and all sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders who have completed parental permission slips on file with the Carlisle Youth Commission. Students who are not from the Carlisle School District are also welcomed, but must have a chaperone present .

Students who leave prior to 10 p.m. must be signed out by a parent. All others should be picked up at 10 sharp. For more information call Jim Harris at 1-978-371-2494 or any other member of the Carlisle Youth Commission.

Announcing Biodiversity Walks

submitted by Kay Fairweather Biodiversity Days are back. Conservation Commissions across the state are hosting nature walks led by expert and amateur naturalists from June 4 through June 12. The program is an opportunity for everyone to learn something about the other life forms that share their town. Join a walk. Learn about the species that live in your own yard.

Some towns are planning "bio-blitz" events where the goal is to identify as many different species as possible. The primary goal for Carlisle is education, awareness, and enjoyment of nature, and all species we identify will be recorded in the state database. Species found on previous Biodiversity Days in Carlisle (and the other towns that participated) are accessible by the public in the state-wide database maintained at The database includes 376 species from Carlisle in 2000, 409 in 2001, and 292 in 2002.

The schedule for Carlisle begins with a walk on June 4 at 8 a.m. at the Greenough Land. The meeting place is the parking lot just about 100 feet from the bridge on Maple Street. (Yes, there is a parking lot down that dirt road.) The walk leaders are Tom and D'Ann Brownrigg; the main focus is birds but attention will also be paid to plants and wildflowers; I will be there too to lend what I know about mushrooms. Bring binoculars if you have them. The walk will cover three different habitats — pond, woods and meadow — and will last until 10 a.m.

Additional walks in Carlisle for June 6 through 12 are being finalized. All walks for all towns can be found at the website of the sponsor, the Massachusetts Association of Conservation Commissions, MACC ( Click on "Biodiversity" then click "join a field trip"

to find the details for the various walks. If you have questions or a special interest, send me a note at

Honored Citizen nominations due June 13

Nominations for Carlisle's honored citizen award are being accepted by the celebrations committee. The deadline for nominations is Monday, June 13. Please fill out the coupon provided or send a letter to either Howard Hensleigh or Judy Larson.

The award will be presented at 9:30 a.m. on Old Home Day during a special ceremony by the flagpole. Recent recipients include:

1990 Charles M. Evans

1991 Phyllis Hughes

1992 Anna P. Johnson

1993 James A. Barron

1994 Lawrence O. Sorli

1995 Lois Surgenor

1996 Harold S. Sauer

1997 David Flannery

1998 Rachel P. Eliot

1999 Ken and Marilyn Harte

200 0 Kate and Pete Simonds

2001 Joseph Antognoni

2002 Robert J. Koning

2003 Jim Davis and Judy Larson

2004 Sarah Andreassen & Vivian

Chaput (posthumously)

Nomination criteria: Those persons who have given of themselves unselfishly to make our lives richer and Carlisle a place to call home, proudly. No past recipient or town employee is eligible.



Signature (optional):

This nomination will be treated confidentially by the committee. Please return by June 13 to: Judy Larson, 36 Forest Park Drive (1-978-369-6503) or Scott Evans, 299 Heald Road (1-978-371-0880.)

Nominations sought for Conservationist Award

The Carlisle Conservation Commission is accepting nominations for the annual Conservationist of the Year award to be presented to the winning candidate on Old Home Day. Nominations should be submitted to the commission by Wednesday, June 8. Previous award recipients include:

1988 Adalbert E. Benfield

1989 Kenneth J. Harte

1990 Judith A. Lane

1991 Lois H. Surgenor

1992 Sally Zielinski

1993 Mark Duffy

1994 Steven W. Hinton

1995 Jay Luby

1996 Susan Emmons/Betsy Fell

1997 Eunice Knight

1998 Steve Tobin

1999 Greg Peterson

2000 Seba Gaines

2001 Janet Lovejoy, Jack & Betty

Valentine, George and Jill

Reichenbach, Fred Rundlett,

Adalbert Benfield

2002 Marjorie Findlay

2003 Wayne Davis

2004 Art Milliken

Nomination Form


This award has been established to honor the person who has demonstrated a high regard for the environment. The winner will be presented at the Carlisle Old Home Day ceremonies.

I would like to nominate:


For the following reasons:


Return to: Sylvia Willard, Conservation Administrator, Carlisle Town Hall, 66 Westford St., Carlisle or FAX (978) 369-4521. Email:

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, 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 Ferns 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

Trails Committee to lead Riverfest walk

On June 12, the Trails Committee will participate in the fourth annual Riverfest by leading a River Trail walk through the Concord River floodplain, using the new boardwalks. The group will leave from the Foss Farm parking lot at 11 a.m. and stop to enjoy a picnic lunch at scenic Greenough Pond. Each person should bring their own lunch. The Trails Committee will supply desserts. The trip will return by the Red Tail Trail through fields and pine forests. Waterproof boots are recommended.The total distance is 3.5 miles and should take about 3 hours. All are invited. Questions, call Marc Lamere at 1-978-369-8210.

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.

Carlisle geology talk will be televised

The lecture by Tony Mariano on Carlisle's Geology, Past and Present, will air on Channel 8 on Tuesday, May 31, at 7 p.m., Wednesday, June 1, at 11 a.m., and Thursday, June 2 at 7 p.m. Mariano presented a slide talk at the Gleason Library, sponsored by the Carlisle Historical Society, on April 28 to an overflow audience.

CSA teacher and staff retirement party

On Monday, June 20 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. the Carlisle School Association will hold a party to honor retiring teachers Bill Tate (Grade 5) and Ann James (Grade 5 Special Education), and Peg Lynch, assistant to the Superintendent. The party will be held at Union Hall at the First Religious Society. Families of current and former students of Mr. Tate and Mrs. James and those who have worked with Mrs. Lynch are invited to help us celebrate the careers of these dedicated, talented, and much-loved professionals. If you are a past student of Mr. Tate and are interested in helping with plans to honor him at the party, contact Lori Jiménez at 1-978-369-4703. If you are a past student of Mrs. James or have worked with Mrs. Lynch and are interested in helping with plans to honor either of them at the party, please contact Andi Gettys at 1-978-369-2392.

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.

Derby Meeting

On June 8th all Old Home Day Soapbox Derby entrants are encouraged to attend an informational meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the Hollis Room of the Gleason Public Library. There will be a slideshow and discussion featuring construction techniques and materials, safety issues, derby rules and regulations. Both parents and children are invited to attend. For more information visit the web site:

Old Home Day News

Country Fair

Abutcher, a baker, a candlestick maker? Join other local entrepreneurs, artists, craftspeople and organizations at the OHD Country Fair marketplace. It is a great opportunity for new vendors to test the waters and established businesses to meet new customers. Reserve space by contacting Bob and Nancy Orlando at 1-978-369-1690 or at

Pet Show

Be sure and bring your pampered pet to the children's pet show at 1 p.m. in the Carlisle Castle playground area at the Carlisle School. Bring along water for your pet and a special story about it or practice a pet trick. Registration will be at 12:30 p.m. with judging following. Ribbons will be awarded.

Community service hours available for students

Carlisle's Old Home Day Committee is looking for Community Service volunteers to assist with this year's festivities in the following areas:

Volunteers needed on June 24/25

Art Show 8

Country Fair 6

Soap Box Derby 4

Volunteers needed on June 25

Parade 2

Fun and Games 2

5 Years and Under Kids' Games 3

Pet Show 4

Pie/Bread/Cake Judging 3

Barbeque atFire Station 6

Cake Walk atTown Hall 3

Set Up/Clean Up 2

Hot Air Balloon Rides 2

Volunteers needed on June 26

Ice Cream Social 3

Twilight MusicalCavalcade 3

Set Up/Clean Up 3

Shifts will be approximately two hours long.For more information, call Debbie Power or Bill Cooney at 1-978-369-0434.

Art Show

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.

Apply for CTA scholarships by June 9

Each year the Carlisle Teachers' Association awards two scholarships to graduates of the Carlisle Public School. Applications are now being accepted. For an application, read the qualification requirements and contact: Scholarship Committee, c/o Carlisle Public School, 83 School Street, Carlisle, 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 given 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.

No homework for grownups this summer

The 2005-2006 Carlisle School Supply Sale is happening now. Order supplies through the Carlisle School Association and the CSA will buy, package and deliver the supplies right to the school. K-5 orders are delivered to your children's classrooms. Middle school students will be notified of the pick-up date at school. Five dollars of every order will go to the CSA. Order forms went home in children's backpacks last week. Extra forms are available on the school's web page (community heading, CSA link.) The deadline is June 6. Questions? Call Ann Marie Durlacher at 1-978-371-1460 or Liz Jewell at 1-978-371-8995.

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

Girl Scout spring registration is underway

Carlisle Girl Scouts will hold a parent meeting to organize troops for girls who will be entering 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: 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.

Thinking ahead at 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. A townwide survey will be available in July and August to all residents. As always, one can drop off comments and ideas in the suggestion box at the library. Stay tuned for more information at:

Library card time for kindergartners

Kindergartners are now eligible for their very own library card. Kids enjoy having their own card and it could be a motivator to visit the library more often. Other family members who may have missed out are encouraged to get a card now. It is absolutely free and the best bargain in town, so come on down to the Gleason Public Library.

COA events

• Come fly with the COA: On Thursday, June 10, a COA member and private pilot will give scenic airplane rides. Those interested will 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 Salem Sound, Marblehead Harbor, Cape Ann and Manchester by the Sea. The pilot is contributing his time and will pay one-third of the airplane rental. The other two-thirds will be paid by the passengers according to their actual flying time. The cost is estimated to be about $45 per person. To sign up for this trip, call Bert Williams at 1-978-369-7601 by June 1.

• Day in Marblehead: On Wednesday, June 15, weather permitting, Bert Williams has offered an excursion in his 30-foot sailboat. Transportation is by private car-pool, leaving Carlisle at 10 a.m. and returning about 5 p.m. Bert will take six people at a time for a one-hour sail through the harbor and the water just outside the harbor. No sailing experience is required but some physical agility is needed. There is no cost for sailing; lunch is on your own and a gas contribution to drivers is appreciated. RSVP to Bert at 1-978-287-0707 or as soon as possible. Let him know if you are willing to drive.

• Luncheon and nutrition talk: On Thursday, June 16, enjoy a catered roast turkey lunch at Union Hall followed by a talk entitled "Eat Well - Live Long," by Margaret Mikkola, RD, LDN of Minuteman Senior Services. She will provide information on healthy eating, weight maintenance, food shopping, easy meal preparation, as well as dietary modifications for specific illnesses. RSVPs are greatly appreciated. Call the COA office at 1-978-371-2895 or Joanne Willens at 1-978-371-8023 to reserve a spot.

• Atlantic Casino cruise: On Wednesday, June 22, join the COA on a tour aboard the Horizons Edge Casino Cruise Ship. The trip will depart from Ferns at 9:30 a.m. on a luxury coach and travel to Lynn for a day of lunch, ocean cruising and entertainment. Call Joanne Willens at 1-978-371-8023 to make a reservation. The cost is $39 per person.

• Carlisle Old Home Day Art Show: Submit a piece of artwork that reflects the Happy Birthday Carlisle theme. There will be a special award for the best birthday theme entry. The Old Home Day art show is June 25.

Learn the benefits of a raw diet for your pet

A free seminar discussing the details about feeding a healthy raw diet to your dog or cat will be held on June 8 at 6 p.m. in Acton. If you are interested in learning about this beneficial diet, call Judy Asarkof at 1-978-287-4575.

Check out the young readers advisory board at the library

The Gleason Public Library has a bulletin board devoted to displaying the titles of books children of all ages have enjoyed. These books range from picture-books to longer chapter-books.These are recommendations straight from the readers' own experience. This is place to goto find what is hot in the children's world of reading, straight from the children themselves. Come to the children's room to check it out. The library is also looking for more reading recommendations from children. The bulletin board is designed to take a small description of a favorite book and why it is recommended, along with a picture of the child making the recommendation. Of course if one has more than one favorite book, a list of them all would be most appreciated. Write your name, age and the title/author of one or some of favorite books on a 3x5 inch card. If desired, include a picture of yourself, no bigger than 5x7 inches. Bring your recommendation to the children's room and check out what other readers have recommended.

CCHS presents Time Flies and Other Plays in June

Concord-Carlisle High School presents Time Flies and Other Plays about Love and Death, six absurd comedies by David Ives. Ives' plays are famous for their absurd story lines and witty word play. While humorous, they are also profound, touching on themes of love, life and death. The six plays are taken from two collections; All in the Timing and Time Flies, and are being directed by CCHS teacher Ben Kendall.

Sure Thing is a tale of strangers meeting in a café and trying to start a conversation. Every time one of them makes a gaffe, a bell rings and they must start the scene over again. Philip Glass Buys a Loaf of Bread is a musical vignette in which the famous modernist composer has a brief existential crisis while in a bakery. In Time Flies, two mayflies, Horace and May, learn from a nature show on TV that they have only 24 hours to live. As the clock ticks, they try to understand the meaning of life and love. The other three plays are The Universal Language, Variations on the Death of Trotsky and Soap Opera.

The cast includes Lora Borges, Abby Burnham, Chase Cicchetti, Joyce Corrao-Clannon, Kat Courtney, David Dawson, Desiree De La Cruz, Gene Delsener, John Eldridge, Emily Fritz-Endres, Angie Gennis, Kristina Gorman, Annie Jacoby, David Jubinsky, Brendan Kavanagh, Max Lewin, Gina Murphy, Campbell Payne, Russell Peck, Nikki Spencer, Walter Woodward and Lisa Yanofsky.

Time Flies and Other Plays will be performed at the CCHS Auditorium on Friday and Saturday, June 10 and 11 at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday, June 12 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 and will be sold at the door.

Register for fall Concord Carlisle Youth Soccer

Registration has begun for Concord Carlisle Youth Soccer's Fall 2005 Travel Soccer Program. Players can be registered online using at the CCYS web site The deadline for registration is June 12.

The fall season begins the second week in September and lasts eight weeks. Games are held on Saturdays and teams usually practice twice during the week. Home games are held in Concord and Carlisle and away games are played throughout Middlesex County.

Mandatory player evaluations will be held at Ripley field on the following dates:

Sunday, June 5: 12 — 2 p.m. Girls U10, 2 — 4 p.m. Girls U12, 4 — 6 p.m. Girls U14

Sunday, June 12

All players should bring a soccer ball, cleats, shin guards and water to the evaluation. Contact the appropriate age director with any questions:

GIRLS U10 (dob 8/1/95 — 12/31/97) Paul Dewey at 1-978-364-5797.

GIRLS U12 (dob 8/1/93 — 7/31/95) Steve Robinson 1-978-287-4666.

GIRLS U14 (dob 8/1/91 — 7/31/93) Jim Barnes 1-978-369-7099 and Wends Searls 1-978-318-7099.

BOYS U10 (dob 8/1/95 - 12/31/97) Russel Dion 1-978-371-6426. BOYS U12 (dob 8/1/93 — 7/31/95) Al Antonitis 1-978-369-0524.

BOYS U14 (dob 8/1/91 - 7/31/93) Liz Spatol 1-978-369-1641.

Scholarship information: Lynda Simonton: 1-978-371-1845 or Additional information is available at

COA trip to Greece in March, 2006

Come join the Carlisle Senior Connections for a 14 -day/13-night trip to Greece, featuring Athens, Corinth, Epidauras, Delphi, Myceneae, Mykonos, Crete & a 3-Island Cruise. The dates are March 18 - 31, 2006. The cost is $2099 plus $118.95 departure taxes and fees. Pick up flyers at the Carlisle COA office at Town Hall or call Joanne Willens at 1-978-371-8023.

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 courtesy 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.

Musketaquid/OAR River solstice

Celebrate the impending arrival of summer along the Assabet, Sudbury and Concord Rivers with Musketaquid Arts and Environment and Organization for the Assabet River (OAR) on Sunday, June 19. The evening begins at 6:30 p.m. with a picnic on the grounds of the Old Manse, 269 Monument Street in Concord. Bring food, drink and a blanket, for music and an incomparable view.

At 8 p.m., launch your canoe, rowboat, or kayak for an illuminated flotilla up the Concord River to the confluence of the Assabet and Sudbury rivers at Egg Rock. Bring along a candle lantern that you can attach to your boat. In all, over 60 vessels are expected to take part in the illuminated parade. (For canoe rental, call South Bridge Boat House 1-978-371-2465, and ask for solstice group rate.)

For those who plan to join the flotilla, arrive at the North Bridge area for the picnic and music and in time for the 8 p.m. launch.

For those who want to participate without getting wet, the best viewing spot is from the Lowell Road Bridge just outside Concord Center, near the participatory Drum and Dance Circle with Earth Drum Council at the Old Calf Pasture, which will also begin at 8 p.m.

All are welcome to come for the picnic, the music, the flotilla, the drumming, or all four. And everyone is encouraged to bring a candle lantern. For directions on how to make a candle lantern, call Musketaquid or OAR.

For more information, call Organization for the Assabet River at 1-978-369- 3956 or Musketaquid Arts and Environment at 1-978-371-0820.

Concord Poetry Center offerings

On June 4, at 8 p.m., a concert, "Songs from Walden Pond," will be held at the Chapel at Concord Academy, 116 Main Street, in Concord. The concert features modern-day bard, Dillon Bustin, accompanied by flute, cello, French horn, piano and percussion. Come and be transported by this unusual blend of 19th century lyrical writings and music. The cost is $10.

On June 4, from 2 to 4 p.m., the Concord Poetry Center will offer a workshop entitled "Recasting the Masters: an Afternoon Workshop With Dillon Bustin." Learn how to transform poetry into song in this fascinating session. Bring your own selections to transform. The cost is $25. The workshop will be held in the Poetry Room at Emerson Umbrella for the Arts, 40 Stow Street in Concord.

For more information, see or call 1-978-371-0820.

USO Liberty Belles at Minute Man Park

USO Liberty Belles will perform tunes reminiscent of the Andrews Sisters with the U.S. Air Force Band of Liberty at the Minute Man Visitor Center on Route 2A in Lexington on Monday, Memorial Day, at 2 p.m. The concert is free. Parking is available on site or across the street at Minute Man Vocational Technical High School. At 3 p.m., a national moment of remembrance will be observed to honor those who have sacrificed their lives for our country. Bring lawn chairs or a blanket. For more information, call 1-978-318-7822.

Concord's original information booth to be auctioned

The information booth that provided thousands of summer visitors to Concord with access to knowledgeable volunteers for almost 50 years is being auctioned off to raise funds for the Concord Carlisle Community Swim and Health Center. Bidding began at $500, and is already up to $1,500. All bidding will end at the Spring Splash fundraising event to be held on June 11. The recently rehabbed 8' x 10' booth is currently available for viewing at Crosby's Market parking lot, Sudbury Road, Concord. Bids may be placed on line at, or by calling 1-978-371-4936.

Spring Splash Dinner Dance and Auction on June 11

On Saturday, June 11, from 6:30 to 11:30 p.m., supporters of Concord Carlisle Community Swim and Health Center will host Spring Splash, a fundraising dinner dance and auction at the Collings Foundation, 137 Barton Road in Stow.

The event will raise money for the Community Swim and Health Center being built by non-profit C. C. Pools, Inc. The Center, currently under construction, is slated to open in December 2005. Upon completion, it will be given to the Town of Concord and run by the Concord Recreation Department.

Everyone is invited to enjoy dinner, drinks, dancing to the Indian Hill Big Band, live and silent auctions. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. Additionally, the winner of a red 2005 MINI Cooper Open Convertible will be drawn. Spring Splash tickets are $100 per person, and are available by calling C.C. Pools, Inc, at 1-978-371-4936, or MINI Raffle tickets are going fast. They are $100 each, and only 999 tickets will be sold. Buy MINI Raffle tickets at J.M. Barrett & Co. Real Estate, J. M. Barrett & Co. Real Estate, West Concord Liquors, Concord Recreation Department, and by contacting C.C. Pools at 1-978-371-4936.

Westford Chorus Pops - "Oh, Behave! Music of the 1960s"

Join the Westford Chorus for its annual Pops concert "Oh, Behave! Music of the 1960s," one night only, at 8 p.m., Saturday, June 4, at First Parish Fellowship Hall, Westford Center. In this edition of its always-sold-out concert, the chorus will feature music made famous by a variety of artists from '60s Girl Groups to the Beach Boys, the Beatles and Simon and Garfunkel. With cabaret seating and clever staging including an old time radio station DJ, this show is sure to be a feel-good, groovy night. Advance tickets are encouraged. Prices include refreshments ($20 Adults, $15 Seniors/Children). Tickets are available at the Toy Shop of Westford, the Roudenbush Center and the Town Clerk's office, www., or call 1-978-692-3184.

PMC Kids' Ride Bedford on June 18

More than 100 children, ages 14 and under, are expected to ride to raise funds for cancer research in the PMC Kids' Ride Bedford. The ride will feature two- and six-mile routes, and tykes on tricycles will ride through a special obstacle course. The party following the ride will include music, refreshments, face painting, and more. Funds raised through the event will benefit the Pan-Massachusetts Challenge (PMC), the most successful athletic fundraiser in the nation, which supports cancer research and treatment at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through its Jimmy Fund.

PMC Kids' Rides involve young people in volunteerism and charitable giving, while providing a safe and fun opportunity for them to become involved in the PMC mission. The PMC Kids' Ride Bedford will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 18, at the John Glenn Middle School in Bedford. There is a $10 registration fee. Contributions can be made payable to the Pan-Mass Challenge. To register, call 1-781-275-6786. For more information, visit or call 1-781-275-2448.

Concord Museum Garden Tour

The Concord Museum's Guild of Volunteers will sponsor the 16th annual "Garden Affairs" event, an opportunity both to share in the delights of beautiful and unique private gardens in the Concord area and to support the museum's education programs.

The Garden Tour will take place on Friday, June 3, rain or shine, and includes eight private gardens in the Concord area. Each garden reflects the individual interests and passions of the owners and their families and will inspire both new gardeners designing their first perennial bed and accomplished landscapers with acres of "garden rooms." The garden tour is self-guided and self-paced, beginning at 9 a.m. and continuing until 4 p.m.

Garden-goers should arrive at the museum to pick up their maps prior to starting out. Tickets may be reserved in advance or may be purchased on the day of the tour. In addition a box lunch is available by reservation. Advance tickets cost $20 for museum members; $23 for non-members. At the door, tickets cost $25 for museum members, and $28 for nonmembers. Pre-reserved box lunches cost $10. The Museum Shop is filled with garden-related gifts; visitors are also invited to admire the Museum's beautifully-restored gardens. The Concord Museum is located in historic Concord at the intersection of Lexington Road and Cambridge Turnpike. For more information about membership or to make reservations for the Garden Tour, contact the Concord Museum, 200 Lexington Road, Concord; 1-978-369-9763; or visit on the web: www.concord

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