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Friday, October 28, 2005

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.

FRS Fundraiser Evening

The First Religious Society invites the community to a special event on Saturday, November 5, beginning at 6 p.m. The program is designed to raise money for repairs recently made to the church's beautifully restored organ.

The evening begins with dinner, including soup, hot dogs, chili dogs and toffee apples. The FRS Players will present a short skit, followed by the evening's spotlight event at 7:30 p.m.: an organ recital featuring renowned professional organist Andrew Shenton, a graduate of the Royal College of Organists and currently a faculty member at Boston University. Shenton's program for the evening will include child-friendly music full of jazz and animal sounds.

Following the concert, the audience is invited outside for a Guy Fawkes Day fire celebration with marshmallow toasting. Proceeds will go to the church's Organ Repair Fund. Ticket price is $15 for adults and $10 for children, with a $40-per-family cap. Questions can be directed to Alison Saylor at 1-978-369-1809 or

CCHS presents Dracula November 4, 5, and 6

Looking for a frightening way to spend part of a crisp autumn weekend? CCHS sinks its dramatic teeth into a fall of horror with the exciting production of the classic tale, Dracula, in a 1995 adaptation of the Bram Stoker novel by Steven Dietz. There will be plenty of shrieks and creaks as Dracula matches wits with the mad and sane, the beautiful and ghastly. Parents, this tale may not be suitable for children under 12 years old.

Dracula will be performed in the CCHS Auditorium on Friday and Saturday, November 4 and 5, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, November 6, at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 at or at the door. Call 1-978-287-5031 for more information.

Music appreciation lecture series

Back by popular demand: Elliot Lilien will provide a series of lectures on famous and not-so-famous composers from the period 1870-1914, including Dvorák, Tchaikovsky, Smetana, Rimsky-Korsakov, Elgar, Gilbert and Sullivan, J. Strauss, von Suppe, Lehar, Fauré, Franck, Saint-Saëns, Lalo, Grieg, Debussy, Ravel, Mahler, Bruckner, and some Brahms and Wagner. The lectures will be held on Wednesdays from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. in the Hollis Room at the Gleason Public Library. This series will take place on November 2, 9, 16, and 30, and December 7 and 14. This program is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Gleason Public Library and the Lee Milliken Fund, Carlisle Council on Aging. Call the COA offices at 1-978-371-2895 or the Gleason Library 1-978-369-4898 Reference Desk to reserve your spot.

Calendar sales to benefit Carlisle Extended Day

The Carlisle Extended Day program now has on sale at Ferns Country Store its Carlisle School Calendar 2005 -2006. The calendar features watercolor renderings of scenes of Carlisle and surrounding towns, along with important school calendar dates on the reverse side. The calendars are sized for your desktop, and include a display stand. All proceeds benefit Carlisle Extended Day Program.

Halloween Hunt Pace at Great Brook Farm

A Halloween Hunt Pace will be held at Great Brook Farm State Park on Sunday, October 30, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for equestrians of all ages and experience. Awards are given through tenth place, with costume awards as well. Admission is $30 on the day, $25 for pre-entry. Call 1-978-369-0783 for an entry form.

Raising Resilient Children

Identify your parenting hopes and dreams and learn to communicate more compassionately with your children. Learn to bring out the best in your children through your parenting techniques. The administration of the Carlisle Public Schools and the Carlisle School Association invite you to attend the Parent Initiative's (CCPI) presentation of the first title in their 2005-2006 book discussion series. Join us for an introduction to Raising Resilient Children, by Robert Brooks and Sam Goldstein. Early childhood specialist Kathy Reticker will moderate. This free program will be held on Thursday, November 3, at 9:30 a.m. at the Carlisle School Corey Dining Room. Reading the book is recommended, but not essential. RSVP to

Ghost walks this weekend

Beyond Twilight of Concord offers its popular evening walk, "Spirits, Legends, and Lore," on October 28 and 29. Walks begin at 7:30 p.m. in front of the Old Hill Burying Ground in Concord Center. Reservations are required. Call 1-978-269-4237 or visit the web site at

Rape Crisis Services offers help

Rape Crisis Services of Greater Lowell offers free counseling, support groups, advocacy and case management to survivors of sexual abuse and their friends and family. The 24-hour crisis hotline is 1-800-542-5212; the business line is 1-978-452-7721.

Post office announces Christmas mailing dates

It's never too early to start planning for overseas holiday mailings, according to Postmaster William J. Ponte.

With thousands of American troops and civilians stationed around the world, the coming weeks will be a busy time for mailing international and military parcels and packages, he said.

He listed below the major dates recommended for mail to be delivered by December 25.

• November 12—Parcel Post to military APO/FPO addresses

• December 5—First Class cards and

letters or Priority Mail to military

APO AE ZIPs 093 addresses

• December 10—First-Class cards and

letters or Priority Mail to all other

military APO/FPO addresses

• December 5—Global Airmail letters,

cards and Parcel Post to Africa and

Central or South America Interna-

tional Mail locations

• December 12—Global Airmail let-

ters, cards and Parcel Post to other

International Mail locations

• December 19—Global Express Guar-

anteed International Mail (except

Canada, December 20)

"We hope the publication of these dates will prove beneficial to persons mailing cards and gifts to foreign countries so they will arrive in a timely manner," he said.

He said the Postal Service's website can prove to be a helpful resource during this holiday mailing season, offering a wide variety of links to mailing and shipping tools.

GPL Monday film series

Beginning Monday evening, November 7, at 7 p.m., and continuinuing on the first Monday of every month, Gleason Library will show golden oldie films. Check the library for the movie schedule.For more information, call the reference desk at 1-978-369-4898 or visit under events.

BOA notes

The Carlisle Board of Appeals has a telephone number: 1-978-369-5326.

The Board will be choosing the Peer Review Consultant for the Coventry Woods 40B application at its November 3 meeting.

The Board is requesting all town boards and departments to provide preliminary feedback to the 40B Coventry Woods application by November 21.

COA doings

• 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.

• Music lectures: Elliot Lilien will give a series of lectures on famous and not-so-famous composers. The series will be held on Wednesdays from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. in the Hollis Room at the Gleason Library, starting on November 2 and finishing December 14. There will be no lecture on November 23. Reserve space by calling the COA office at 1-978-371-2895. This program is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Gleason Public Library and the Friends of the Council on Aging, Lee Milliken Fund.

• Speaker on Medicare D: Mary Jane Costello from the SHINE program at Minuteman Senior Services will return to the Sleeper Room on November 3 at 9:30 a.m. to provide further information about the Medicare D Drug Prescription Program.

• COA book club: The next meeting is on Wednesday, November 9, at 10 a.m. New members are always welcome. Call the COA office at 1-978-371-2895 for further information.

• Men's breakfast: On Thursday, November 10, starting at 8 a.m., the Mystery Chef and his helpers will prepare another gastronomic extravaganza. A $2 donation is


• Luncheon and entertainment: Join the COA on Thursday, November 17, at 11:45 a.m. at Union Hall for a gala turkey lunch and entertainment by vocalist and pianist Patty Carpenter. Call the COA office at 1-978-371-2895 before November 10 to make your reservation.

"Pixels and Palisades" at Gleason Library

The show "Pixels and Palisades" at the Gleason Library is the collaborated effort of two artists, Dianne Pappas and Catherine Evans. These two women discovered that, in spite of coming from opposite places in life and art, they have overlapping areas in both.Their contemporary, mixed media artwork compliments each other in color, voice and feeling. The show is an engaging mixture of the collected efforts of both women.

Dianne Pappas uses numbers, letters, symbols to try to reconcile the concrete and the elusive. The mechanized sensibility of the printing press, computer and sewing machine all motivate her art-making process.

Catherine Evans does object art. She collects the discarded and studies the overlooked, inviting the viewer to stop and see what may not have been seen before. The end result is a deeper appreciation of the simple and ordinary.

The show will run from November 2 to December 31. The opening reception will be held on Saturday, November 5, from 2 to 4 p.m.

CSEM features lutenist Hopkinson Smith

The Cambridge Society for Early Music will present "The Winds of Change: Music of the Early 17th Century from England, France, and Italy," featuring lutenist Hopkinson Smith. Smith has been hailed by the San Francisco Chronicle as "the finest lute player in the world today." This program will take place in Union Hall at the First Religious Society on Saturday, November 12, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25, (seniors: $20, students with ID: $10, and children 12 and under: $5). For information, call 1-617-489-2062 or visit For information about Hopkinson Smith, visit

Computer Training in November

There is still space in the November computer training classes at Gleason Library. Sign up for the group session on Wednesday, November 2 at 10 a.m., focusing on creating and using basic internet e-mail or sign up for one-on-one tutoring with a librarian. In the tutoring session, choose from either library catalog training or basic computer use for a 45-minute session. Tutoring session still available are: Wednesday, November 9 and Thursday, November 10. Sessions meet at 7 to 7:45 p.m. To sign up, call the reference desk at 1-978-369-4898. More sessions will be held in December.

Concord-Carlisle Youth Hockey registration

The Concord-Carlisle Youth Hockey (CCYH) Program is accepting registration forms for their Mosquito program. The Mosquito season extends from mid-November to March. Forms are available on our web site,

Most skaters will have participated in a learn-to- skate program. Practice sessions will focus on the basics of ice hockey. They will also try to arrange scrimmages later in the season with other town Mosquito programs.

Skaters must supply their own hockey equipment and order CCYH Jerseys. Those with questions, contact Roy Hirshland at 1-978-371-1723.

CCHS "Unplugged"

Tonight at 7:30 p.m., the class of 2006 presents the "Unplugged"coffeehouse in the CCHS cafeteria, with music and refreshments.Tickets are $10. For information, call 1-978-287-0049.

Savoyards to present H.M.S. Pinafore: tickets available now

The Savoyard Light Opera Company's fall production is Gilbert and Sullivan's beloved H.M.S. Pinafore, or "The Lass that Loved a Sailor," the story of love between social classes, set on board a British ship and overflowing with such popular tunes as "Poor Little Buttercup," "The Nightingale, "Things are Seldom What they Seem" and "A British Tar."

A company of professionals and volunteers from the area provide first-class entertainment for their audiences at Carlisle School's Corey Auditorium. Performances will be November 11, 12, 18, and 19 at 7:30 p.m., and November 13 and 20 at 2 p.m. Tickets are on sale now by mail to with the mail-in form sent to all households, by telephone at 1-978-371-7562, on the web at, and at the door one hour before show time.

Thanksgiving Day football pre-game ticket sales

Football pre-game ticket sales begin on Monday, November 14, from 8 to 1:30 p.m. Tickets will also be sold on Wednesday, November 23, from 8 to 11 a.m. with Mrs. Hammer in the CCHS Main Office. Pre-game tickets are $4. Tickets will be $5 on game day.

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