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Friday, November 4, 2005

Concord Players present
The Importance of Being Earnest

The Concord PLayers will present Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest at 51 Walden Street, Concord. Performances are at 8 p.m. on November 4, 5, 11, 12, 18 and 19 and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 13. All tickets are $15 and all seats are reserved. For information, call 1-978-369-2990 ext. 1 or visit



OUCH! Mina (Carrie Abend) examines the vampire's bite on her neck in a rehearsal for the CCHS production of Dracula this weekend. (Photo by John Brewer)
CCHS presents Dracula this weekend

CCHS sinks its dramatic teeth into an 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 the door. Call 1-978-287-5031 for more information.


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.

Merrimack Rep presents
The Art of Sacrifice November 16

The Merrimack Repertory Theater will present the world premiere of Anthony Clarvoe's The Art of Sacrifice beginning November 16 at the theater at 50 Merrimack Street, Lowell. The play will run Wednesdays through Sundays through December 4. There is a "pay what you will" night on November 10. Ticket prices are $34 to $55, based on the time and date of the performance. Student tickets are $16 and Seniors receive a 10% discount. For information, tickets and peformance schedules, call the box office at 1-978-454-3926.


SAYDE TREADS THE BOARDS. Alexander Sayde plays "Charlie" with Lida McGirr in the Winchester Players' production of Marvin's Room this weekend.


Musical murder mystery dinner theater

Come rub shoulders with the stars in an evening of fun, music, and murder at the Nashoba Players' production of The Awards Show on November 18 and 19 at 7:30 p.m. and on November 19 at 2:30 p.m. at the Westford Parish Center for the Arts at 10 Lincoln Street, Westford. You are invitedto attend The Annual Arty Film Awards. The food will be magnificent. The stars will be luminous: Buck Lee, Chad Fontaine, and Chantelle Derriere are justa few ofthe biggest names in B (and C)movies. The paparazzi will beannoying. Also, there is always the possibility that somebody may wind up dead this evening, and the audience might be called upon to try to figure out who done it. Directed by Liz Mitchell of Berlin, the cast includes Chuck Holleman of Carlisle.

For tickets, call 1-978-392-8555 or visit All seats for dinnerare reserved. Tickets are $45.00 for dinner at 7:30 p.m. and $25.00 for the dessert theater at 2:30 p.m. on the November 19.

Concord Players to hold auditions

The Concord Players will hold auditions at 51 Walden Street, Concord on November 6 and 9 at 7 p.m. for their production of The Spitfire Grill. Callbacks will be on November 10 at 7 p.m. at Trinitarian Church, 34 Walden Street. For information and audition forms, visit


COA doings

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 appreciated.

Blood pressure clinic: On Thursday, November 17 from 11 — 11:45 a.m., a registered nurse from Emerson Hospital will provide free blood pressure screening at Union Hall. No appointment is necessary.

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 by November 10 to make your reservation.

CCHS Thanksgiving dinner: The class of 2007 at CCHS invites seniors to a traditional Thanksgiving meal at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 19 at the high school. Transportation will be by COA van and private carpool. For reservations, call the COA office by November 14.

Flu clinic: A flu clinic will be held at Town Hall from 10 a.m. to noon on December 2.

Washington trip: Join the Carlisle seniors on a 4- day, 3- night trip to Washington DC. We will see the nation's capital, the White House, Arlington Cemetery, the Smithsonian and much more. Grandparents can bring their grandchildren. The cost is $399, which includes 3 breakfasts, 3 dinners, and deluxe Motorcoach. For information, call Joanne at 1-978-371 8023. Flyers are available at the COA office at Town Hall.

MFA trip: On Monday, December 12, the Friends of the COA will sponsor a day trip to the Boston Museum of Fine Arts to view the stunning black and white photography of Ansel Adams, musical instruments from Asia and American West: Dust and Dreams. Visitors will be transported by bus leaving from Church Street at 9 a.m., arriving in time for a leisurely tour of the gallery with the option of using audio tapes. The fee is $20. Call 1-978-371-2895 to reserve a space.

Conservation coffee on November 15

On Tuesday, November 15, a Conservation Coffee will be held in the Clark Room in Town Hall from 7:30 to 9 a.m. There will be a general discussion of Carlisle's first year with a Farmers Market. Gale Constable, organizer, and John Lee, farmer and Conservation Commissioner, will be available. Bring your observations from this past season and your suggestions for next year.

Carlisle Conservation Coffees are regularly held on the second Tuesday of the month during the fall, winter and spring seasons. They provide an opportunity for residents to discuss a wide range of land use, conservation and environmental issues. Coffees end promptly at 9 a.m. and attendees are encouraged to arrive and leave as their early morning schedules allow. Continental breakfast is provided.

Friday Night Live Tonight

The November Friday Night Live (FNL) will be held tonight, November 4, for more ping pong, chess, basketball, pizza and of course, dancing to the latest tunes.

All Carlisle students (public or private) in grades six through eight are more than welcome to attend, but must remember to bring a parent or guardian to fill out the required permission form. Also, please note that any students who are not from the Carlisle School District must have a chaperone present at FNL. No students will be permitted to attend without a signed form.

The Carlisle Youth Commission would like to remind those in attendance that the dress code and appropriate behavior for Friday Night Live is the same as that outlined in the Policy and Parent Information Handbook for the Carlisle Public Schools. Rules followed by the school are in effect at FNL and will be strictly enforced.

A $3.00 contribution is collected at the door to keep the program self-supporting. Pizza and soda are also available for a small fee. A parent must sign out students who leave prior to 9:30. All others must be picked up by 9:30 sharp.For more information, contact Jim Harris at 1-978-371-2494 or or contact any other member of the Carlisle Youth Commission.

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


"Fashion Show" benefits CCHS cheerleaders

The CCHS cheerleaders have designed a fashionable way to raise money for practice mats. On Sunday, Nov. 20, the Patriot cheerleaders will host "A World of Fashion Show," a fashion show featuring the cheerleaders, students, teachers and parents from the area, modeling new clothes donated by local clothiers. The show runs from 3 to 5 p.m. at the CCHS auditorium and is followed by a reception from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Marshall's in Bedford is the primary donor. Other clothing donors include the Grasshopper Shop, Jasmine Sola, Fritz and Gigi, Dance This Way, Potpourri Designs and Concord Outfitters. Guests may also win raffle prizes such as gift certificates to local merchants and/or tickets to a Bruins game.

Guests attending the fashion show and reception may also participate in the Simon Evening of Giving at the Burlington Mall from 7 to 10 p.m. The mall will be open only to VIP ticket holders, who will be eligible for raffles, door prizes and exclusive sales at participating mall stores. Tickets for the "World of Fashion" cost $10 for the show only, $10 for the Simon Evening of Giving only, or $15 for both. Tickets may be purchased at the Concord Toy Shop, West Concord Five and Dime, and Ferns in Carlisle. This is a family event, all ages welcome.

Library film series starts November 7

Beginning Monday evening at 7 p.m., Gleason Library will show a special golden oldie. Continuing on the first Monday of the month will be a series of well-loved movies. For the schedule and information, call the reference desk at 1-978-369-4898 or visit under "Events."

FRS fundraiser November 5

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

The evening begins with dinner, followed by the FRS Players, who will present a short skit. The evening's spotlight event is at 7:30 p.m.: an organ recital featuring professional organist Andrew Shenton, a graduate of the Royal College of Organists and currently a faculty member at Boston University.

Following the concert, the audience is invited outside for a Guy Fawkes Day fire celebration with marshmallow toasting. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children, with a $40-per-family cap. Contact Alison Saylor at 1-978-369-1809 or for information.

Historical Society events in November

Heald House at 698 Concord Street, home of the Carlisle Historical Society, welcomes visitors to its open house on Sunday, November 6, from 2 to 4 p.m. Guests are invited to tour the collections, ranging from Civil War relics to a roomful of artifacts that once belonged to Dr. Austin Marsh, Carlisle's doctor from 1839 to 1899.

On Monday, November 14 at 6:30 p.m., the Historical Society joins the Bicentennial Committee and the Carlisle Garden Club in presenting "Restoring the American Chestnut." Guy Shepherd of the American Chestnut Foundation will introduce efforts to restore this majestic tree to North American forests. The talk will be held in the Hollis Room at the Gleason Public Library.

The Annual Meeting of the Historical Society is scheduled for Monday, November 21, at 7:30 p.m. in the Hollis Room at the Library. Larry Sorli, architectural consultant to the Society, will present a slide show on Carlisle's barns, their history and architecture. This is a great opportunity to learn more about these unique structures from Carlisle's rural past.

Carlisle Historical Society clean-up day

Donuts, cider and coffee will be provided to those joining the Carlisle Historical Society with rakes, loppers and gloves for a few hours of tidying up the Heald House property at 698 Concord Street on Saturday, November 5, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The rain date is Sunday, November 6, same time. For more information call Sarah Brophy at 1-978-369-5424.

Potluck and contra dance

A contra dance will be held in Union Hall on Friday, November 11, at 8 p.m. All are invited to a potluck supper at 6:30 p.m. before the dance. Sue Rosen will call the dances; Debby Knight, David Titus, Bruce Rosen, and Walter Lenk will provide the music. A $5-per-person fee will be collected. Beginners and singles welcome. For more information, call 1-978 369-1661.

Alliance for Teen Safety presents program on youth on November 10

The Alliance for Teen Safety promotes the assets of youth to strengthen and build the community as a caring and nurturing place for everyone.

In October 2004, eighth- to 12th-grade youth in the Concord Public Schools and the Fenn School took the Search Institute's Attitudes and Behaviors Survey. This data will serve the community as a resource as the Alliance attempts to establish Concord and Carlisle as a community that values youth as resources to be developed and not as problems about to happen.

On Thursday, November 10, 7 to 9 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room at Fenn School on Monument Street, Concord, Dr. Wayne Harding, Director of Projects for Social Science Research and Evaluation, Inc., of Burlington will present the results of this survey and highlights from youth focus groups conducted last spring by an Alliance committee of community members and school personnel.

For information, call 1-978-835-2729 or e-mail

Creating family rituals discussion on November 10

First Connections invites parents to join parent educator Betsy Wisch, M.A., for a discussion on why children need family rituals and on how to create and maintain them in their own families. The discussion will meet at the JCC Early Childhood Center in Acton on Thursday, November 10, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. There is no fee, but call 1-978-287-0221 to register.

Emerson Umbrella Offers Creative Expression Workshop

The Emerson Umbrella in Concord offers a workshop on Awakening Creative Expression lead by Niela Miller on Saturday November 5, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The workshop focuses on using the arts to enhance self-understanding. Niela Miller, M.S. Ed., is a "creativist" with a background in the arts, education, humanistic psychology, organizational development, coaching, consulting, training, and life lessons. You are welcome to come and awaken your own creative expression. For more information and to register, call the Emerson Umbrella at 1-978-371-0820 or e-mail jmeyerson@ emersonumbrella. org. Information is also available at

Lexington Sinfonietta features Gale Fuller November 5

On Sunday, November 5, at 8 p.m., Gale Fuller, mezzo-soprano, will join the Lexington Sinfonietta and Principal Conductor Jonathan McPhee in Folk Songs, by Luciano Berio. Stravinsky's Suites Nos. 1 and 2 and Schumann's Spring Symphony are also on the program. There will be a pre-concert talk with Jonathan McPhee at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 and $20, students half price. To order, visit, call 1-781-863-9581, or visit Wales Copy Center at 1792 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington.

UML presents Shangri-La Acrobats November 6

The University of Massachusetts Lowell Center for the Arts will present the Shangri-La Acrobats as part of its family performance Discovery series on Sunday, November 6, at 2 and 4 p.m. The one-hour performance is appropriate for children of all ages. Performances are in Durgin Hall, 35 Wilder Street, on the UML South campus. Tickets range from $10 to $12 and can be purchased through the box office at 1-978-934-4444. For more information, visit

Minuteman announces adult dental assisting interviews

Minuteman Regional High School is now scheduling interviews for its Spring 2006 Adult Dental Assisting Program.

The class will run from 7:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday from February 2, 2006 through mid-June 2006. Residents of Minuteman's 16 town district (Acton, Arlington, Belmont, Bolton, Boxborough, Carlisle, Concord, Dover, Lancaster, Lexington, Lincoln, Needham, Stow, Sudbury, Wayland and Weston) who are accepted into the program do not pay tuition. Out-of-district residents who are accepted into the program may attend on a tuition-paying basis.

Applicants must have either a high school diploma or a GED, and must perform satisfactorily on a reading test and during an interview. The first portion of the program consists primarily of training in Minuteman's fully equipped classroom and laboratory facilities. The second portion includes an internship at local dentists' offices.

Applications and further information are available from Minuteman's Community Education Office (1-781-861-7151).

Contemporary art show in Lowell

"WAX: Encaustic Techniques in Contemporary Art" features the work of thirteen artists from New England and New York who are exploring traditional and non-traditional approaches to the ancient art form of "encaustic." The exhibition opens November 6 and runs through January 8, 2006, at the Brush Art Gallery, 256 Market Street in Lowell.

The artists in this exhibition create works which run the gamut from painting to sculpture. They include: Aparna Agrawal, Taleen Batalian, Amy Cheng, Barbara Ellmann, Nan Hass Feldman, Kevin Frank, Gail Gregg, Joanne Mattera, Laura Moriarty, Dawn Southworth, Tracy Spadafora, Nan Tull and Cynthia Winika.

The earliest examples of encaustic art were found in ancient Greece and Egypt. Historically, this beeswax and pigment-based painting medium was used in a variety of applications, including mummy portraits, mythological scenes and the decoration of marble and terracotta sculptures.

Kathleen McDonough opens art show

Kathleen McDonough of Maple Street has opened her fifth solo art show with forty oil paintings at the Artana Gallery, 1378 Beacon Street, Suite B, in Brookline. There will be an opening reception with the artist on Saturday, November 5, from 6 to 8:30 p.m., and the show will run through November 30. McDonough is a widely collected artist with what the gallery calls a "signature brushstroke and unmistakable vision." For information, call 1-617-879-3111 or visit

Women's Business Network meets November 10

Learn how to "Create Your Own Road Map for Success" with WBN member and psychotherapist Joan Rubin-Deutsch, at the next WBN meeting on Thursday, November 10, at 7:15 p.m. at St. Theresa's Church in Harvard.Explore your responses to life's challenges and expectations and begin to write your own narrative for success, both personally and professionally.

For information, check the web site at or call Renee W. Senes at 1-978-456-9600.

CHNA: 15 Mini-Grants available

The Northwest Suburban Health Alliance/Community Health Network Area 15 (CHNA 15) has released a Request for Application (RFA) for Mini-Grants available to communities in the CHNA 15 area. Those communities include Acton, Bedford, Boxborough, Burlington, Carlisle, Concord, Lexington, Lincoln, Littleton, Winchester, Wilmington and Woburn.

CHNA 15 is a local coalition of public, non-profit, and private sectors working together to forge partnerships to develop healthier communities through community-based prevention planning and health promotion. All citizens in the CHNA 15 twelve-community area are welcome at the CHNA 15 General Meetings from which project plans evolve.

CHNA 15 will award up to 12 Mini-Grants for up to $5,000 each. The Mini-Grants are intended to provide support to communities through collaborative efforts on focus areas they determine are important to their population. CHNA 15 Funds for the Mini-Grants, as well as for other exciting upcoming community opportunities, are

available from Lahey Clinic through the Department of Public Health Determination of Need (DoN) process.

The RFA may be found at

For information, contact Barbara Howland at or Janice Hanson, CHNA 15 Coordinator, at

Floral designer presents "Holiday Decorating: from Colonial to Contemporary"

On Monday, November 28, at 7 p.m., internationally renowned floral designer Kenneth Stephens will demonstrate the use of floral material for creating lush, beautiful arrangements for both traditional and contemporary homes. The program will be at the St. Benedict Center in Harvard, 252 Still River Road. Arrangements will be raffled off at the end of the program, and a dessert reception with a chance to meet Mr. Stephens will follow. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Garden Club's Harvard Public Library landscaping project.Tickets for the program are $15 prior to Saturday, November 26. All tickets bought after Nov. 26 and on the day of the event will be $20. Tickets may be purchased by sending a check (postmarked Nov. 25) to: Garden Club of Harvard, P.O. Box 105, Harvard, MA 01451, or by signing up at the Harvard Public Library, Harvard Common. All tickets will be held at the door. For more information, contact Mary Turner at or 1-978-456-3649.

MCC Fair to be held November 19

Middlesex Community College's 11th annual Arts & Crafts Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, November 19, on the Bedford campus, 591 Springs Road. More than 75 crafters will be selling their work this year. Among the many unique and handmade items on sale will be fine woodcrafts, baskets, jewelry, glassware, holiday decorations, doll clothes, quilts, watercolors, pottery, metal and wood sculpture, decorative folk art, herbal dips, candles and soaps.

Familiar fair food will be available in the Bedford Campus Center. Fresh fruits and vegetables will also be featured at the Scimone Farms stand. Admission is free. Call 1-781-280-3522 for more information.

Family dance at PCA

On Sunday, November 13, from 3 to 5 p.m., there will be a family square/contra dance at the Parish Center for the Arts in Westford. Linda Leslie will be calling and Oh, CONTRAire! will provide live music. No experience required; all dances will be taught. Admission for adults is $5; children, $3; maximum $12 per family.The Parish Center for the Arts is on the corner of Boston Road and Lincoln Street on Westford Common.For information, contact 1-978-692-6333 or or visit

MCC's "A World of Music" presents pianist Wanda Paik in concert

"A World of Music," Middlesex Community College's fall 2005 concert series, presents pianist Wanda Paik in concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, November 13,

in MCC's Concert Hall (Building 6) on the Bedford campus, 591 Springs Road.

Paik will play works by Bach, Schumann, Kennan, Chopin and Rachmaninoff.The concert is free and open to the public. For information,

visit or contact Carmen Rodriguez-Peralta, series director, at or 781-280-3923.

MCC's "A World of Music" concert series announces two final fall events

"A World of Music," Middlesex Community College's fall 2005 concert series, continues with a program of music for violin, cello and piano performed by Jin-Kyung Joen, violin; Eugene Kim, cello; and Carmen Rodriguez-Peralta, piano, to be held at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18 in MCC's Concert Hall (Building 6) on the Bedford campus, 591 Springs Road. The concert is free and open to the public.

The final event in MCC's A World of Music fall 2005 concert series will be an MCC Student Recital to be held at 12:30 p.m., Monday, Dec. 12. in the Concert Hall (Building 6) on the Bedford campus, 591 Springs Road.

For more information about MCC's free concert series and directions to campus, visit or contact Carmen Rodriguez-Peralta, series director, at or 781-280-3923.

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