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Friday, October 14, 2005

Morse documentary this Sunday at FRS

Secret Courage, Tim and Karen Morse's 75-minute documentary telling the story of Walter Suskind, will be shown this Sunday night, October 16, at 7 p.m. in Union Hall. Suskind was a Dutch Jew, who, while seeming to collaborate with the Nazi occupiers during World War II, saved between 800 and 1,000 Jewish children in Amsterdam. The social action committee of the First Religious Society invites everyone to view this film, to hear the origins of this project and to talk with two Holocaust survivors involved in the project.

For reservations, call Max Barber at 1-978 369-7943 or Ellen Huber at 1-978 369-6678. The event is free but donations to help offset the $174,000 documentary production costs will be gratefully accepted. A reception will follow the presentation. The film is not appropriate for children under 13.

Order CSA gift wrap now

There is just one week left to order gift wrap from the CSA fundraiser. The final date for placing orders is October 21. Place an order through any student or online. Log onto and indicate the school account number (405). If you include a student's name, teacher and grade, that student will receive credit.

All students at the Carlisle School may enter a guessing contest to support the fundraiser. Grades Pre-K through 3 can guess the number of snowflakes and Grades 4—8 can guess the number of dots in the display by the school library. The students who guess closest to the actual numbers will win prizes. Submit your guesses with your family's order form for gift wrap. Winners will be notified by phone. Families who have submitted order forms are eligible for daily drawings with winners chosen daily.

The CSA needs volunteers on Thursday and Friday, November 18—19, to sort orders and provide delivery. If you are willing to help, call Mary Kirlin at 1-978-369-8763 or Kevin Brown at 1-978-369-7206.

Trails Committee builds boardwalk Sat., Sunday

The Trails Committee needs a number of energetic volunteers on Saturday, October 15, and Sunday, October 16, at 9 a.m. to build a boardwalk to cross a wet area on the River Trail. Prep work will be on Saturday and the main structrure will be built on Sunday. Volunteers should assemble at the O'Rourke farm barn. Directions: from Route 225, take Maple Street north.Turn right at the next driveway after 338 Maple Street, (look for the Boardwalk sign); take the right fork past the house to the big metal barn.If you come after 9 a.m., park near the barn and follow the signs to the work area, about 0.8 mile. Carpenters and general laborers are needed. Bring waterproof boots, large-wheeled garden carts, heavy duty extension cord, power drills and bits, square #2 driver bits, hammers, levels, tape measures, nail aprons, pencils, squares, Skil saws. For information or to volunteer, contact Steve Tobin at 1-978-369-1680 or

Are you O.K.?

Would you feel safe and secure if you received a phone call every day at the same time? If you answered yes, the R.U.O.K. program is for you. This telephone reassurance program is a free service offered to any Carlisle resident who would benefit from a daily well-being check. To enroll, call Susan Evans at the Council on Aging office at 1-978-371-2895.

Styrofoam recycling day

Carlisle residents can recycle styrofoam blocks (not loose peanuts or trays) on Saturday, October 15 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Concord DPW, 133 Keyes Rd. The cost is $4 per large garbage bag and payment is by check only. The Carlisle Transfer Station does not recycle styrofoam, so this is your annual opportunity to clean out the garage and dispose of your polystyrene foam in an earth-friendly manner.

Renowned environmentalist to speak at the FRS

John Harte, a Professor of Environmental Science at the University of California at Berkeley, will give a talk entitled "On Nature and Numbers: Counting our Blessings" at the First Religious Society (FRS) Unitarian Universalist service on Sunday, October 23, at 10:30 a.m. Dr. Harte has authored over 150 scientific publications. A world-renowned expert in his field, he appeared on Bill Moyers' TV show NOW in 2004 to discuss ecological effects of global warming. John Harte is the brother of Ken Harte of Carlisle.

Women's Business Network fall luncheon

The Women's Business Network will hold a fall luncheon on Tuesday, October 25, at noon. Join us for an informal networking and buffet lunch in the relaxing setting of the Fruitlands Museums, Harvard. Advance reservations are required along with a $14 non refundable payment. Checks must be received by Pat Cochrane before Thursday, October 20. Make your check payable to Seasonal Specialties and mail it to: Pat Cochrane, 11 Partridge Hill Road, Harvard, MA 01451. For information, contact Pat at 1-978-456-9132 or

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 information, visit or call Renee W. Senes at 1-978-456-9600.

Alzheimer identification program

The Carlisle Police Department is offering a valuable service for Carlisle seniors. The Alzheimer Identification Program is a registration system for individuals with significant memory impairment who may wander by foot or other means and need to be returned to a safe environment. The application form is brief and the information will be kept completely confidential. This program is designed to provide peace of mind for seniors and their families. For information, call Susan Evans at 1-978-371-2895.

Enjoy the Spaghetti Supper on Tuesday

Come to the Annual Sixth Grade Spaghetti Supper this Tuesday, October 18, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Carlisle School's Corey Dining Room. Let the sixth graders serve you a delicious "home-cooked" meal at this important fundraiser for the class of 2008. Adults are $7, children and seniors $4. Tickets are available at Ferns Country Store and will be sold at the door. Add to the fun by buying raffle tickets, $1 each, or buy a packet of six raffle tickets for $5. Golden Raffle tickets are $20 each, and there is a limited supply.

CCHS football workday

On Saturday, November 5 (rain date, Sunday, November 6), CCHS football players will be available for light yard work and raking leaves. The money raised supports the high school football program. The fee is $10 per player per hour with a minimum of two players for three hours. Call Medha Ganmukhi (1-978-287-4701) or Rosie Oberg (1-978-371-1923) to sign up.

COA doings

Blood pressure clinic: On Thursday, October 20, from 11 a.m. to noon, come to Union Hall where an Emerson Hospital nurse will take your blood pressure. Many thanks to the Friends of the COA for providing this service. Note that this clinic will now be on the third Thursday of the month, before the luncheon.

Lunch and Switzerland travelogue: Save Thursday, October 20 at 11:45 a.m. at Union Hall 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 people are coming.

Intergenerational art show: Middle school students have invited the COA to an art exhibit on Monday, October 24 at 2:30 p.m. at the Carlisle School Library. The exhibit will have original art from the DeCordova Museum. The museum will provide a tour guide who will give a 45 minute presentation about the artwork. For more information or to sign up for transportation, call the COA office at 1-978-371-2895

Halloween coffee and parade: On Monday, October 31 at 9:30 a.m., there will be coffee, doughnuts and cider at the Sleeper Room followed by a parade of school children in their Halloween costumes. Call the COA office if you need transportation.

Alzheimer identification program

The Carlisle Police Department is offering a valuable service for Carlisle seniors. The Alzheimer Identification Program is a registration system for individuals with significant memory impairment who may wander by foot or other means and need to be returned to a safe environment. The application form is brief and the information will be kept completely confidential. This program is designed to provide peace of mind for seniors and their families. For information, call Susan Evans at 1-978-371-2895.

CPC to hold tag sale to benefit hurricane relief efforts

The Carlisle Parents Connection (CPC) will hold a tag sale on Saturday, October 22 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Union Hall to help raise funds to benefit the hurricane relief efforts in the gulf coast through the American Red Cross. Items to be sold include children's toys and bicycles, baby items and accessories, strollers, kids' clothing, and small pieces of children's furniture. We are asking people to drop off items for sale to the First Religious Society on Friday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. For information, contact Sana Tang at 1-978-371-0875 or Ali Walsh at 1-978-287-9593.

CCPI book discussion

Join the Concord-Carlisle Parent Initiative (CCPI) for an introduction to Raising Resilient Children by Robert Brooks and Sam Goldstein.Kathy Reticker, an early childhood specialist, will moderate this discussion on Tuesday, October 18, at 7 p.m. at the Concord Public Library, Main Branch. It will also be offered on Thursday, November 3, at 9:30 a.m. at the Carlisle Public Schools Cafeteria. Reading the book is recommended, but not essential. RSVP to

"Harvard Opportunes" to perform at CCHS fundraiser

On Saturday, October 22, Harvard University's premier, co-ed, a cappella group, the Harvard Opportunes, will be featured at "A Time To Shine," a gala fundraiser to support the Concord-Carlisle High School performing arts program. The community is invited to an evening of talented performers, fabulous desserts and fantastic raffle prizes. "A Time To Shine" is sponsored by Concord Carlisle Patrons of Performing Students (CCPOPS).

CCHS alumnus Gordon Kraft-Todd '02 sings baritone with the Opportunes, is remembered at CCHS for his brilliant performance in Anything Goes. Entertainment for the evening also includes two local a cappella groups, instrumental and dance performances by talented parents and teachers, and a special appearance by the CCHS Select Chorus.

Admission for the evening is $25 per person and includes dessert and entertainment. Raffle tickets for an array of prizes will be available at the event, which begins at 7:30 pm in the Concord-Carlisle High School Cafeteria. For tickets go to For information contact Diane Payne at 1-978-287-5031or

Voyagers community night at O'Naturals, Acton

On Tuesday, October 18, from 4 to 8 p.m., join us for an evening of family fun at O'Naturals Restaurant on Rt. 2A in Acton. This evening is a fundraising event for Voyagers, Inc., a non-profit organization supporting home-schooling families from Massachusetts and New Hampshire. There will be face painting and balloons for the kids, a raffle for the adults, and a portion of the profits for the evening will be donated to support the home-schooling Cooperative and Resource Center in Acton. For information about Voyagers, visit . For information about the event, contact .

Contra dance on Saturday, October 22

The Parish Center for the Arts is sponsoring the fourth Saturday square/contra dance with Sarah Gregory Smith calling and Oh, CONTRAire! providing live music on Saturday, October 22 at 8 p.m. Come at 7:30 for free instruction and get into the dance for free as well. BYOB (or wine). The cost is $5 per person with a maximum of $12 per family.

The Parish Center for the Arts is on the corner of Boston Road and Lincoln Street on Westford Common, Westford. For information contact 1-978-692-6333, or visit

Colonel P.J.Crowley to speak on Iraq, national security and foreign policy

Retired Air Force Colonel P.J. Crowley, Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs during the Clinton administration, will be the featured speaker at a public forum on October 27 at 7:30 p.m. at the Alcott School auditorium, 93 Laurel Street, Concord. Colonel Crowley will offer an assessment of and alternatives to the Bush administration's homeland security policies in the context of current events including the war in Iraq, the London bombings and hurricane Katrina. A question and answer session will follow. This event is free to the public.

Colonel Crowley is a Senior Fellow and Director of National Defense and Homeland Security at the Center for American Progress, a nonpartisan research and educational institute dedicated to finding progressive and pragmatic solutions to significant domestic and international problems.

This forum is the inaugural event of the Minuteman Forum lecture series. Information will be posted on The Minuteman Forum committee seeks volunteers to assist with this and future projects. To learn more, contact Madeleine Pooler at or 1-978-318-1903.

Concert at Westford Museum

On Friday, October 21 at 8 p.m., the Westford Historical Society presents Hanneke Cassel on fiddle, returning this year with Keith Murphy on keyboard and guitar, and Ari Friedman on cello. The concert is at the Westford Museum, 2 Boston Road, Westford. Doors open at 7:15 p.m. Tickets are $9 members of the Westford Historical Society, $15 for non-members, $5 for teens, free for under 13.For reservations, contact 1-978-692-5550 or information visit

Concord antiques show

The 36th Annual Concord Antiques Show, sponsored by the Trinitarian Congregational Church, will be held on Friday, November 4, and Saturday, November 5, at the Congregational Church on Walden Street in Concord. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. The Tri-Con Coffee Shop will be open during the show serving delicious soups, sandwiches and homemade desserts.

The Antiques Show features 45 carefully selected exhibitors from throughout the Northeast. All of the net proceeds benefit the Boston area outreach programs. In addition, door prizes will be offered. For information call 1-978-369-4837.

All-Hallows Eve at The Old Manse

Come to The Old Manse, at 269 Monument Street, in Concord, for "All-Hallows Eve," an evening of spooky stories to celebrate Halloween. On Saturday, October 29, from 6 to 8 p.m., guides in period costume will enthrall listeners with tales from America's past.

Visitors will be treated to a "candlelight" tour of this historic house, located next to the North Bridge, with storytellers in several rooms giving clues that help solve a mystery. All participants will be rewarded with a treat — no tricks!

This Halloween program is appropriate for school-age children and up. Fees are $8 per adult and $5 per child. Members of The Trustees of Reservations pay $4 per adult and $3 per child. Pre-registration is recommended. Call 1-978-369-3909 to sign up or for further information. The Old Manse tour season extends through October 31. Visit for more information about the site.

European puppet play Hansel & Gretel comes to UMass Lowell

UMass Lowell's family Discovery Series will present Hansel & Gretel on October 23 at 1 and 4 p.m. in the Fisher Recital Hall, 35 Wilder Street, on UML South Campus.

The puppet play is performed by Matthias Kuchta of the Lille Kartofler Figurentheater of Germany, and features almost life-sized textile figures with visible actors who take on roles, narrate, and mediate between the audience and the puppets. Children become part of the performance when the puppets leave the stage and move among the spectators as the fairy tale unfolds.

The one-hour play is appropriate for children ages three through eight. Tickets are $14 per person and are limited to 150 per show. Tickets for this and remaining performances are available through the box office at 1-978-934-3333. For information, visit

Lexington Arts & Crafts Society fall fair

The Lexington Arts and Crafts Society, 130 Waltham Street in Lexington, will hold its annual fundraising fair on Friday, October 28, and Saturday, October 29, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, October 30, from noon to 5 p.m. Beautiful handmade items donated by members of each guild: basketry, ceramics, decorative arts, metalworkers, needleworkers, painters, polymer clay, weavers, woodworkers, will be for sale. A bake sale featuring homemade treats will be held on both days. On Sunday, the Society will have "Open Studios" throughout the building with artists and craftspeople displaying their talents. Refreshments will be served. For information, visit

CCHS to offer orientation

Concord-Carlisle High School will offer an orientation-to-CCHS meeting for all Concord and Carlisle eighth- and ninth-grade independent school students and their parents on Wednesday, October 19, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the CCHS library.

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