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Friday, September 23, 2005

Trails Committee seeks help for River Trail boardwalks

On Sunday, September 25, the Trails Committee needs volunteers to help prepare for building River Trail boardwalks. There will be two work crews, one sawing boards to length and one clearing brush in the area. We will meet at the O'Rourke farm barn at 9 a.m. From Route 225, take Maple Street north. Turn right at the next driveway after 338 Maple Street, at Great Meadows NWR sign, between stone walls; take the right fork past the house to the big metal barn. Bring work gloves, safety glasses, and ear plugs for the sawing work, and work gloves, loppers, bow saws, and swing blades for the brush clearing. This is a good opportunity for high school community service.

On Saturday, October 15 and Sunday, October 16, the Trails Committee will build the boardwalks and many volunteers will be needed.

For more information, call Steve Tobin at 1-978-369-1680 or e-mail sptobin@comcast.net.

Friends' book discussion group meets on Oct 13

The Friends of the Gleason Library's Book Discussion Group will meet on October 13 to discuss The Murder Room by Peter James in the Hollis room at the Gleason library from 7 to 8:45 p.m. Everyone is welcome. The half-year syllabus for the Gleason book group is as follows:

• October 13: The Murder Room, by Peter James

• November 10: The World is Flat, by Thomas Friedman

• December 8: Mountains Beyond Mountains, by Tracy Kidder

• January 12: The Dante Club, by Matthew Pearl

• February 9: Stones from the River, by Ursula Hegi.

Friday Night Live returns

It's BAAAACK! Just when you thought Friday nights were going to be boring, the Carlisle Youth Commission (CYC) would like to invite all students in sixth to eighth grade to this year's first Friday Night Live on September 30 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. in the Corey gym. Information about Friday Night Live (FNL) is being mailed to all middle school families.

Back for its 14th season, this year FNL is new, improved and better than ever. Major changes for this year include a change in hours, from 7 until 9:30 p.m. Look for more improvements over the upcoming months.

There will be a brief mandatory meeting for sixth- through eighth-graders at 6:45 p.m. on the night of the first FNL, September 30. All sixth-graders and those who are new to the school (and their parents) should plan on meeting in the school cafeteria. All returning seventh and eighth graders (and their parents) will meet in the school auditorium. Each child who plans to attend Friday Night Live at any time during the school year must come with his or her parents. No student will be admitted to any FNL this year without a current, complete form. Friday Night Live offers students a chance to enjoy music, dancing, basketball, chess, ping pong or just the opportunity to hang out with their friends.

A $3 contribution at the door allows the program to be self supporting. Pizza and soda are also sold for a small fee. Students leaving before 9:30 p.m. must be signed out by a parent. All others should be picked up at 9:30 p.m. sharp. Those with any questions call Jim Harris at 1-978-371-2494.

Carlisle Parents Connection hosts fall kick-off on Sept. 25

The Carlisle Parents Connection will hold its annual fall kick-off event for children ages 0 to 5 years on Sunday, September 25 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Diment Park (rain location is 3 to 5 p.m. at Union Hall). Come join the CPC for great family fun with musical entertainment. There will be traditional fall activities for the little ones, crafts, and refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Jenn Albanese at 1-978-369-0116 or Sana Tang at 1-978-371-0875.

Carlisle Parents Connection hosts new baby social on October 1

The Carlisle Parents Connection will hold a New Baby event on Saturday, October 1 from 10 a.m. to noon at Diment Park (rain location is Town Hall). All babies born to Carlisle parents in the past year are invited, with their siblings, to come meet other families. It is a great opportunity to join a playgroup and share a cup of coffee with other new parents. For more information, contact Ali Walsh at 1-978-287-9593 or Casey Smith at 1-978-287-0731.

The First Religious Society will hold its 24th annual Neighborhood Sunday on September 25, beginning with its worship service at 10:30 a.m. with a social hour following in Union Hall. All are welcome.

The Mosquito needs new blood

Are you ready to get involved in the community? Want to meet more people? The Mosquito needs reporters to cover important town committees.

If interested, call the Mosquito office and leave a message at 1-978-369-8313 or e-mail us at mail@carlislemosquito.org.

Fuel Assistance info

If you received Fuel Assistance last year, be sure to return your completed re-application forms as soon as possible.

For information on Fuel Assistance, call Susan Evans at the Council on Aging office 1-978-371-2895.

Carlisle Recreation news

Space is available in several fall programs for youth and adults. Sign up for the following youth programs on early release Tuesdays:

• October 18: Roll-on America

• November 1: Mad Science

• December 13: Time to Clay

• Wednesdays: pottery

• Thursdays: fencing

• Fridays: Gotta Dance for grades 4-6 and Art Mania (Cartooning) for grades 5-8.

Adult programs with space available include:

• Mondays: yoga, watercolor

• Tuesdays and Thursdays: fitness training, feng shui (October 18)

• Wednesdays: pottery, Ta'i Chi, badminton

• Thursdays: Pilates

• Fridays: 60-minute workout

Call Carlisle Recreation at 1-978-369-9815 or go to www.carlisle.org/recreation for information.

Carlisle Recreation news

Space is available in several fall programs for youth and adults. Sign up for the following youth programs on early release Tuesdays:

• October 18: Roll-on America

• November 1: Mad Science

• December 13: Time to Clay

• Wednesdays: pottery

• Thursdays: fencing

• Fridays: Gotta Dance for grades 4-6 and Art Mania (Cartooning) for grades 5-8.

Adult programs with space available include:

• Mondays: yoga, watercolor

• Tuesdays and Thursdays: fitness training, feng shui (October 18)

• Wednesdays: pottery, Ta'i Chi, badminton

• Thursdays: Pilates

• Fridays: 60-minute workout

Call Carlisle Recreation at 1-978-369-9815 or go to www.carlisle.org/recreation for information.

Acton group plans archaeology month events

The Friends of Pine Hawk announce the following programs in October in observance of State Archaeology Month:

Fridays October 7, 14, 21 and 28, 10 a.m. to noon, 410 Great Rd., Littleton: Open House at John Milner Associates Archaeological Laboratory. Visitors will meet archaeologists involved with investigating Massachusetts sites and learn how they identify artifacts. Bring odd items for identification. School classes and groups of ten or more should call in advance. Free. Call 1-978 486-0688 for information.

Tuesday, October 4, 7:30 p.m., Acton Memorial Library, 486 Main St.: "Digging the Big Dig: Boston Archaeology from Island to Underground" This slide presentation by Marty Dudek of John Milner Associates covers several of the major archaeological projects undertaken by Big Dig archaeologists, including an ancient campsite on Spectacle Island, colonial backyards and outhouses near Haymarket and a nineteenth-century glass factory in South Boston. Free; sponsored by the Friends of the Acton Libraries. Call 1-978-264-9641 for information.

Monday, October 10, 10 a.m., Children's Discovery Museum, 177 Main St., Acton: "Dinosaurs from Acton!" Come celebrate Massachusetts Archaeology Month and find out more about favorite prehistoric neighbors. Learn about where they lived and what they left behind. Free, with admission to the Museum. Call 1-978 264-4200 for information.

Tuesday, October 18, 7:30 p.m., Acton Memorial Library, 486 Main St.: "Native American Life 3,000-5,000 Years Ago: Reflections on Flagg Swamp Rockshelter, Marlborough" Dr. Shirley Blancke discusses how unusually well-preserved animal and plant remains at Flagg Swamp Rockshelter, upriver from the Pine Hawk site in Acton, make it one of the most important archaeological sites in this area. Free; sponsored by the Friends of the Acton Libraries. Call 1-978-264-9641 for informaiton.

Wednesday, October 19, 4 - 5:30 p.m., Science Discovery Museum, 177 Main St., Acton: "Discovering the Archaeology of Pine Hawk." Native Americans lived along

the Assabet River more than 7,000 years ago. See replicas of the artifacts and stone tool flakes uncovered by archaeologists at the Pine Hawk site in Acton. Try several hands-on activities to learn about techniques that archaeologists use to uncover and interpret important clues to the past. Free with admission to the Museum. 1-978-264-4200. For more information, visit www.actonmemoriallibrary.org/pinehawk.

Concord Orchestra prepares fall concert

On October 21 and 22, world-renowned pianist Russell Sherman joins the Concord Orchestra and conductor Richard Pittman to perform Concerto No. 5 (Emperor) by Beethoven at 8pm. The concerts will be held at 51 Walden Street in Concord and will also include Schumann's Spring Symphony and Robert Kurka's Music for Orchestra. Tickets are $20, or $16 for seniors and students. Season subscriptions are available. For reservations and subscriptions, call 1-978-369-4967 or visit www.concordorchestra.com.

MCC presents free Groves family concert

A World of Music, Middlesex Community College's fall concert series, continues with an afternoon of jazz and contemporary music by Groves 3, comprised of Alice Groves and her children, Dean and Buffie , to be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, in the Bedford Campus Center's Student Lounge, 591 Springs Road. The performance is free and open to the public.

For more information about MCC's free fall concert series and directions to campus, visit www.middlesex.mass.edu or call 1-781-280-3923 or e-mail her at peraltac@middlesex.mass.edu.

CC Parents Initiative hosts book group series

The Concord Carlisle Parents Initiative (CCPI) book group series begins on Tuesday, October 18. We will meet at the Concord Public Library from 7 to 9 p.m. to discuss Raising Resilient Children by Robert Brooks and Sam Goldstein. CCPI has chosen this book because of its wide scope of information addressing issues for parents of all ages of children. It helps parents look at ways to bring out the best in their children through their parenting techniques. The book definitely supports the 40 Developmental Assets that Concord has established for raising healthy youth. Kathy Reticker, early childhood specialist, will be moderating the discussion. RSVP to Jeaninecalabria@comcast.net.

CCYH Mosquito Team registration

The Concord-Carlisle Youth Hockey (CCYH) Program is now accepting registration forms for our Mosquito program. The Mosquito season will begin in mid-November. You can find these forms on our web site, www.ccyh.org.

The CCYH Mosquito Team is considered our "hockey 101" program. Most participants will have participated in our learn-to- skate program or another learn-to-skate program. Skaters must be at least 7 years of age by January 1. On-ice volunteers are welcome.

The Mosquito program practices until March. Registered participants will be notified by their coaches of specific practice times and location. Practice sessions will focus on the basics of ice hockey. We will also attempt to arrange scrimmages later in the season with other town Mosquito programs.

USA Hockey-patched Coaching Instructors: full hockey USA Hockey-insured HECC-approved helmets and equipment required (gloves, hockey pants, shin pads, elbow pads, neck guard). Skaters must supply their own hockey equipment and order CCYH Jerseys.

If you have any questions, contact Roy Hirshland at 1-978-371-1723.

CCYH Learn-To-Skate registration

Concord-Carlisle Youth Hockey is currently accepting registration for our learn-to-skate program. You can find these forms on our web site, www.ccyh.org. To register or get information, contact the registrar at 1-978-369-6759, or the president at 1-978-371-1723.

Concord/Carlisle Youth Hockey Jerseys are included. USA Hockey-patched Coaching Instructors: USA Hockey-insured HECC-approved helmets and face masks required. Skaters must be 5 years of age by January 1. On-ice volunteers are welcome. The program starts December 3 and goes to March 11. The sessions are 60 minutes, on Saturdays from 11:20 a.m. to 12:20 p.m., at the Valley Sports Rink in West Concord.

Public input sought for the Carlisle Schools' Master Plan Study

As part of the town-funded Carlisle School campus Master Plan Study, the School Committee is inviting community members to attend a meeting Wednesday, October 19, at 6 p.m., at the Carlisle School Library in the Robbins Building. The New England School Development Council (NESDEC) will present the results of its recently completed study of Carlisle demography and provide projections of school enrollment for grades pre-K through eight for the next 10 years. Architects from HMFH, the firm chosen to develop the school's master plan, will provide an update and seek community input for the school master plan study. All citizens are encouraged to attend.

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