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Friday, September 30, 2005

Spaghetti Supper tickets on sale now

Tickets can now be purchased from any sixth grader for the Annual Sixth Grade Spaghetti Supper on Tuesday, October 18, 5 - 8 p.m. at Carlisle School's Corey Dining Room. The sixth graders serve a delicious "home-cooked" meal at this important fundraiser for the class of 2008. Adults are $7, children and seniors $4. Tickets are now on sale and they sell fast, so don't delay. Add to the fun by buying raffle tickets for $1 each, or buy a packet of six raffle tickets for $5. Golden Raffle tickets are $20 each, and there is a limited supply. Among the great raffle prizes are: a kayak, Apple iPods (golden tickets), Helen's certificate, Gotta Dance certificate, Nashoba Valley Ski Area certificate, Golf at Vesper CC, Super Bowl Party Platter and many more. Tickets will also be available at Fern's Country Store starting October 1.

CSA launches gift wrap fundraiser

The annual gift wrap fundraiser to benefit the Carlisle School is now underway. In addition to gift wrap and ribbons, the sale offers a range of gift items, including Hebert candies, gourmet foods and treats, candles and calendars. Up to 50% of the proceeds benefit the school. The final date for placing orders to be delivered through the school is October 21.

This year this Carlisle Scool Association (CSA) is offering in-Carlisle home delivery for $5.00 with the extra form in the order folder. All families with children in the Carlisle School will receive just one folder of catalogues, either delivered at Parents' Night or sent home with the youngest child in the school.

Orders may be placed online at Indicate the school account number (405). By including a student's name, teacher and grade on the order, an individual student can receive credit as well.

Those who have questions or wish to volunteer to help with the sale, call Mary Kirlin at 1-978-369-8763 or Kevin Brown at 1-978-369-7206.

COA Book Club meeting

The Council on Aging Book Club will meet on October 12 at 10:00 a.m. at the home of Judy Wells in Groton.The book selection is My Antonia by Willa Cather.New members are welcome.For further information please contact Jean LaBroad at 1-978-369-6768.

Friends' book discussion group meets on October 13

The Friends of the Gleason Library's book discussion group will meet on October 13 to discuss The Murder Room by P. D. James in the Hollis Room at the Gleason Library from 7 — 8:45 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

The half-year syllabus for the Friends book group is as follows:

• October 13, The Murder Room,

by P. D. James

• November 10, The World is Flat, byThomas 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.

FCOA establishes Lee Milliken Memorial Fund

The Friends of the Carlisle Council on Aging (FCOA) announce the establishment of the Lee Milliken Memorial Fund. The fund, supported by generous donations in Lee's memory, will be used to support the physical, emotional and educational needs of Carlisle seniors. Lee's commitment to the total wellbeing of our older residents was a big part of her life. Through the fund we shall continue her work.

This fall the Lee Milliken Memorial Fund and the Friends of the Gleason Public Library will co-sponsor a series of lectures on music appreciation with Elliot Lilien. Admission is free for all seniors. Each year the fund will support special projects and programs in Lee's memory.

FCOA funds monthly blood pressure clinics with Emerson Hospital, fitness, educational and cultural programs, COA luncheons and men's breakfasts; purchase medical equipment for loan and large print books for the Gleason library; provide food certificates and transportation, and fund special projects as needed.

Carlisle Lunch Group to meet October 12

Join the Carlisle Lunch Group on Wednesday, October 12 at Union Hall at the First Religious Society in Carlisle. The speaker is Iain Kerr, Vice President/Captain, R/V Odyssey. The lunch starts at noon, the speaker begins at 1 p.m. and the event is over by 2 p.m. More information is available at:

Reserve your place for lunch by sending a $25 check to Fontaine Richardson, 121 Skelton Road, Carlisle, MA 01741, by October 7.

First Friday Night Live tonight

The Carlisle Youth Commission presents this year's first FNL tonight in the Corey gym from 7 to 9:30 p.m. for students in grades six to eight. There will be a brief mandatory meeting at 6:45 p.m. for all sixth through eighth graders and their parents.

A $3 contribution at the door allows the program to be self-supporting. Pizza and soda are 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 questions should call Jim Harris at 1-978-371-2494.

Community service credits available

High school students are wanted as ushers, ticket takers for concerts, and for computer database needs for the Concord Orchestra. Work with a friend. Have some fun and get community service credit at the same time. No music experience required. Call 1-978-369-4967 for more information or see

Who-o-o's featured at Great Brook? Owls take the stage

Great Brook Farm State Park will host a live owl presentation entitled, "Who's Watching You? Owls of the World" on October 2 at 2 and 4 p.m. at the Interpretive Pavilion at 165 North Road. Naturalist Marcia Wilson and photographer Mark Wilson will introduce Great Horned, Barred, Eastern Screech, Short-eared, Great Gray, and Barn owls in person and discuss owls of New England and beyond.

There will be a drawing for a door prize, and 18-by-24-inch fine art print of a Snowy owl in flight by Mark Wilson. The program is free, but a $2 parking fee is required. For information, call Rebecca Markey at 1-978-369-6312.

Drumlin Farm shepherds in fall festival with sheep dog demos

Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary will feature a new sheepherding demonstration as part of its annual Fall Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 1 and Sunday, October 2 at 208 South Great Road (Rt. 117) in Lincoln.

Long-time handler Kate Collins and her troupe of Border Collies will show off the breed's agility, intelligence and unique sense about sheep as they demonstrate the nuances of sheepherding. Collins and her Border Collies will be giving sheepherding demos at Drumlin Farm's Fall Festival at 11 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. She will bring several dogs in various stages of training to demonstrate how each dog has a different style of working. The festival also includes hayrides, wildlife demonstrations, cider pressing, pick-your-own vegetables, live music, a fiddle contest, and other seasonal activities. Admission is $10 for adults, $7 for children, and free for ages 3 and under. The admission fee to the Fall Festival supports Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary's conservation efforts and education programs. To learn more, call 1-781-259-2200 or visit

UMass Lowell presents Skate & Break

The UMass Lowell (UML) Center for the Arts will present Skate & Break, a sizzling roller skate and break dancing show, on Sunday, October 2 at 2 and 4 p.m. in Durgin Hall, 35 Wilder Street on the UML South campus. This event is appropriate for all ages and will run approximately one hour. Tickets are $12 per person; a group rate of $10 per person is available for groups of ten or more ordering tickets in advance.

For information, call the box office at 1-978-934-4444.

Sarasa Chamber Music Ensemble presents concert

On Sunday, October 2 at 7 p.m., Sarasa Chamber Music Ensemble will present its first concert of the season, featuring Boston-based flutist Julia Scolnik. The program will include a Mozart flute quartet, Haydn's String Quartet in D Major, Opus 76, No. 5, A Night Piece and Scherzo by Boston composer Arthur Foote, and a chamber ensemble arrangement of Rossini's William Tell Overture. The program will take place in the parish hall of the First Parish Church, 20 Lexington Road in Concord.Tickets are $20, $16 for seniors and $13 for students; children under 12 are admitted free.

For information, contact Sarasa at 1-617-492-4758, e-mail at, or visit

Pop Warner to hold fundraiser

The parents and friends of Concord-Carlisle Pop Warner Football and Cheerleading will host their first fundraising tonight. This over-21 celebration kicks off at 7 p.m. at the Concord Elks Club, Baker Avenue, in Concord until the clock runs out at 11 p.m. Winning plays include open bar from 7 to 9 p.m., then there will be a cash bar until closing. East Meets West Catering will serve up yards of delicious food, and Rick McDonnell of Ram-Jam Musical Productions will spin dance tunes. A silent auction featuring hard-to-get tickets, stays at vacation homes and many other prized items will help defray program costs and provide scholarships.Tickets are $50 apiece and silent auction items are still being accepted. Send donations and ticket inquiries to Terry Hoey, 34 William Road, Concord.

Eguie Castrillo band to play October 15

On Saturday, October 15 at 8 p.m. the Eguie Castrillo Band will play at the Parish Center for the Arts, 10 Lincoln Street, Westford. Latin percussion sensation Eguie

Castrillo's high-energy performances have excited audiences around the world. Eguie has played and recorded with Tito Puente, Arturo Sandoval, Jennifer Lopez, Steve Winwood, Paquito D'Rivera, Ruben Blades, KC and the Sunshine Band, and the Boston Pops.

There will be cabaret seating for this performance. BYOB. Admission for the general public is $15, members $12, teens $5. Reservations are recommended: call 1-978-692-6333 or e-mail

Parent Advisory Committee open house postponed

The Carlisle Parent Advisory Committee's open house and informational meeting has been postponed until Wednesday, October 12 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Hollis Room of Gleason Library. Call Kris Tocci at 1-978-371-6498 for information.

The Breadwinner opens at Merrimack Rep

Kicking off the season at Merrimack Repertory Theatre is W. Somerset Maugham's The Breadwinner. Produced in association with New York's award-winning Keen Company, the production will play both in Lowell and New York City. The Breadwinner is a fresh and surprising 1931 comedy about suburban discontent, demonstrating that the generation gap is not a recent development.

Mark Blankenship, in his recent Variety article, exclaimed that this revival "blows the dust off a diamond, displaying the wit and tenderness of a script that ...has become not only a masterful satire but also a drama that urgently questions how we design our lives."

The Breadwinner opens October 9 at 7 p.m. and runs Wednesdays through Sundays at varying times through October 30. The "pay what you will" performance will be Saturday, October 8 at 4:30 p.m., offering affordable tickets to the greater Merrimack Valley community. For information and tickets, call the box office at 1-978-654-3926.

Come see the cranberry harvest

Watch for the weekend of October 15-16, when farmer Mark Duffy expects to harvest this year's cranberry crop on the town-owned Cranberry Bog on Curve Street.

Classes for adults offered at Emerson Umbrella

The Emerson Umbrella offers an array of classes, short courses and workshops in the arts for adults, as well as classes for children. Many of these will begin or will take place in October and November, so there is still plenty of time to register. Try experimental watercolor, or learn to paint with the new watermixable oils. Learn the basics of drawing, or how to make handmade books — or give your creativity a burst of energy with Awakening Creative Expression: A MultiArts Workshop. All classes are taught by professional artists. For more information and to register, call 1-978-371-0820 or e-mail Information is also available at

Mark your calendars for boardwalk work

The remainder of the Trails Committee boardwalk on the River Trail will be completed on the weekend of October 15 and 16. On Saturday, October 15, materials will be carted to the site and support posts will be installed, followed by construction of the boardwalk on Sunday, October 16. Skilled carpenters, general laborers and refreshment providers are all needed. Contact Steve Tobin at 1-978-369-1680 or with questions or to volunteer.


The grant that funded materials for trails committee boardwalk construction on the River Trail was donated by the Fields Pond Foundation in Waltham.

Carlisle Cultural Council seeks grant applications

The Carlisle Cultural Council is currently seeking grant applications for 2006. The Carlisle Cultural Council awards small grants (average grants are $250-$400) to individuals and organizations that provide a unique cultural experience to a broad spectrum of the citizens of Carlisle. The Council funds grants in the arts, humanities and interpretive sciences.

The Council is particularly interested in proposals that:

• explore art forms such as visual arts, music, dance, theater, storytelling, poetry and literature

•engage the community in nature, science and environmental education projects

• involve children, families, adults, and seniors

• introduce cultural traditions from around the world as well as explore aspects of our own diverse culture

• have a direct relationship to the town (historical, restoration, preservation, agricultural, local artist)

• propose a collaborative effort by Carlisle organizations

• take place in Carlisle

An application form is available at

Ten copies of the grant proposal applications are due October 17, 2005. Grants will be awarded by December 31, 2005. For questions or to discuss proposal ideas, please contact Elissa Abruzzo 1-978-287-4811.

Conservation Coffee to focus on land stewardship

On Tuesday, October 11, all are invited to attend the morning Conservation Coffee in the Clark Room in the Carlisle Town Hall from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Come to get caught up on activities over the summer, especially with respect to conservation land. The Carlisle Conservation Commission is getting ready to form a Land Stewardship Committee. This group will be charged with managing and caring for Carlisle's cherished conservation land parcels. Join us to learn how this important group of people will be formed and the functions they will undertake. Come just to listen, or come to learn how you could help care for our forever green spaces.

Carlisle Conservation Coffees are regularly held on the second Tuesday of the month during the fall, winter and spring seasons. Their purpose is to provide an informal opportunity for residents to discuss a wide range of land use, conservation and environmental issues. The coffees end promptly at 9:00 a.m. and attendees are encouraged to arrive and leave as their early morning schedules allow. Continental breakfast is provided. Save the following Tuesday mornings for upcoming coffees: Nov. 8, Dec. 13, Jan. 10, Feb. 14, Mar. 14, April 11, May 9, and June 13.

COA doings

• Day of beauty: On Thursday, October 6, join the COA for a morning of relaxation and pampering at the Minuteman Technical High School in Lexington. Sign up early for a visit to the beauty salon for a haircut, manicure or facial. Transportation will be provided by the COA van or private car pool. Call Joanne Willens at 1-978-371-8023 for further information and to sign up.

• Men's breakfast: The next monthly men's breakfast will be on Thursday, October 13 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.

• Lunch and Switzerland travelogue: Save Thursday, October 20 at 11:45 a.m. at Union Hall (not the location change) for a luncheon followed by a travelogue of Switzerland by Ray Taylor. A $2 donation is suggested. Call the COA office at 1-978-371-2895 to make a reservation so the luncheon committee will know how many meals to prepare.

Library to offer computer courses for all

The Gleason Public Library offers basic computer courses. Want to learn something new or brush up on your computer skills? Check out these offerings for September and October.

•Group course on Wednesday, October 5 from 10-11:30 a.m. — Basic Computer Use: Getting familiar with the computer and using the library online catalog.

• One-on-one tutoring with a librarian. Chose from either Library Catalog Training or Basic Computer Use for this 45 minute session. This will help you search the library catalog, find the items you want, and improve your computer skills in general. This course will be held on Tuesday, October 4 and Wednesday, October 5 from 7-7:45 p.m.

All courses require advanced registration. Seating is limited. Call the reference desk at 1-978-369-4898.

Author to speak on Hawthorne in Concord

The Boston Authors Club is sponsoring a talk by author Philip McFarland on his recent biography, Hawthorne in Concord on Sunday, October 16 at 2:30 p.m. in the Special Collections Room of the Concord Free Public Library. Copies of the new paperback edition of McFarland's book will be available for sale and singing. For information, call Marcia Marlow of the Friends of Concord Free Public Library at 1-978-369-5274.

Hunting starts on Great Meadows NWR

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has published new regulations allowing hunting to occur on Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge. The Assabet River NWR and Oxbow NWR will also be open for hunting.

All hunters must have a permit to hunt on the refuge, and applications are available from the Eastern Massachusetts NWR Complex office, through the mail, or printable from the refuge web site. To participate in the lottery, a completed application must reach the office by October 3. A public lottery will be held on October 5.

Final rule and refuge hunt maps are available at:

For information, contact Michael Dixon, Visitor Services Manager, by phone at 1-978-443-4661 or send e-mail to:

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 ten 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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