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Friday, January 6, 2006

COA doings

· COA book club: The next meeting will be on Wednesday, January 11, at 10 a.m. at the home of Elizabeth Benedict in Chelmsford. The selection is The Bookshop by Penelope Fitzgerald. Call Betty Lang at 1-978-369-3382 if you plan to attend.

· Men's breakfast: On Thursday, January 12, starting at 8 a.m., the Mystery Chef and his helpers will prepare another gastronomic extravaganza for Carlisle senior men at the Sleeper Room. A $2 donation is appreciated.

· Blood pressure clinic: On Thursday, January 19, from 11 to 11:45 a.m. a registered nurse from Emerson Hospital will provide free blood pressure screening at the Sleeper Room. No appointment is necessary.

· Luncheon and speaker: Join the COA on Thursday, January 19 at 11:45 a.m. in the Sleeper Room for a catered lunch followed by a program entitled "Everything You Need to Know About Eldercare but Didn't Know Who to Ask." This presentation explains how to find community programs, resources and public benefits available to seniors. Reserve your luncheon space by January 16 by calling 1-978-371-2895. A $2 contribution is appreciated.

· Out to Lunch Bunch: Reserve Monday, January 23, at 11:30 a.m. for lunch at Amici's Ristorante in Billerica on the shores of the Concord River. There are four selections available ranging in price from $12.50 to $15. To get additional information or to make a reservation, contact the Elgins at 1-978-371-0728 or the Dunkers at 1-978-369-5681

.Carlisle Conservation coffee on January 10

The Tuesday, January 10, Conservation Coffee will be held in the Clark Room in the Carlisle Town Hall, from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Continental breakfast is provided. Invasive plants in Carlisle will be the focus, with John Bakewell highlighting the worst offenders and their impact on wildlife and native plants. Discussions will include alternative landscape species, eradication techniques and protection strategies for native plant communities. Save the following Tuesday mornings for upcoming coffees: February 14, March 14, April 11, May 9, and June 13.

Recycle cell phones and support our school

The Carlisle School Association (CSA) is participating in a cell phone recycling program called Race To Recycle. Sponsored by the Motorola Company, it provides an opportunity to help protect the environment while raising funds for Carlisle Public School. The Motorola Company will give the Carlisle Public School at least $3 for every cell phone collected. The cell phones can be any brand. Motorola will repair and reuse the phones, or recycle them. For more information visit

The CSA will be collecting phones from January 2 through February 17. For your convenience, collection bins are located at the school's main office, the Gleason Public Library, Town Hall, and Ferns.

Citrus sale continues

Place your order today for juicy, fresh citrus fruit from Florida. Carlisle Senior Band and Middle School Choir members are taking orders for a quality selection of fruits, to be delivered to your door in early February. Proceeds from the sale will be used for instruments and equipment, bus transportation expenses, an artist-in-residence program and a trip to Gettysburg.

Band and choir members will take orders at the Carlisle Transfer Station on Saturday , January 7, or call Nancy Roberts at 1-978-371-6481.

Get 2006 transfer station stickers now

Get your 2006 transfer station stickers now. They cost $15 for the first sticker, $10 for any other stickers, and may be obtained at any time from the dispatcher at the police station. Applicants must present a valid vehicle registration to prove residency.

Democratic Town Committee to meet January 12

The Carlisle Democratic Town Committee will meet on Thursday evening, January 12 in the Hollis Room at the Gleason Public Library. Carlisle Democrats and friends will gather at 6:30 p.m. for conversation and the meeting will start at 7 p.m. to discuss politics, projects and plans for the 2006 elections. In addition, there may be an appearance by local elected representatives and candidates for office. For more information, or to be added to a Carlisle Democrats and friends e-mail list, contact Susan Stamps, Chair of the Democratic Town Committee, at

Carlisle Police to conduct classes on rape defense

The Carlisle Police Department plans to conduct a Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) class sometime during this year. The R.A.D. system is a program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques. It is a comprehensive course for women and children that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance, and progressing to the basics of hands-on defense training. This self-defense course is being taught at many colleges and universities and is not a martial arts program. The class is 12 hours long and would be held over four nights. It will be open to women ages 13 and up. Anyone interested is asked to contact Officer Andy booth at 1-978-369-1155 by February 1. For more information about R.A.D., visit

Parenting program at Carlisle School January 11

The program "Risky Business: Parenting Pre-Teens & Teenagers" will be presented on Wednesday, January 11 (snow date January 25) from 7 — 8:30 p.m. in the Robbins Library at the Carlisle Public School. This event is Part One of "It Takes a Village ~ Raising Children in the 21st Century", and is open to all members of the Carlisle community.

A team of facilitators will lead a discussion for parents concerning issues such as internet safety, substance abuse, relationships, communication with your adolescent, and stress.

Movie at Gleason Monday, January 9

Start the new year with Bogie and Bergman. Their classic movie, Casablanca, will be showing in the handsome Hollis Room at the top of Gleason Library on Monday evening, January 9, at 6:45 p.m. Those with questions, call Eunice Knight at 1-978-369-5852.

Washington D.C. trip offered for April

Join the Carlisle seniors, parents and school-age students for an April 7 to 10 trip to Washington, D.C. The trip includes charter deluxe round-trip motorcoach, three nights at the Sheraton Suite Hotel in Alexandria, VA, at the very edge of Washington D.C., three breakfasts and two dinners. Sight-seeing includes the Smithsonian, War Memorials, Arlington Cemetery, the White House and lots more. Prices start at $495 (twin occupancy).

The trip is for grandparents, parents and children. Space is limited so if interested, call Joanne at 1-978-371-8023 or pick up a flyer at the COA office in Carlisle Town Hall.

Nashoba Brooks parents evening

On Thursday, January 12, the faculty of Nashoba Brooks School, 200 Strawberry Hill Road,Concord, will host a Learnabout Night highlighting mathematics, science and technology. An optional dinner will begin at 6:15 p.m. and the program will run from 7 to 8:45 p.m. RSVP to Huyen Truong at 1-978-369-4591, ext. 112 or

Lessons and carols at Trinity in Concord

The combined Parish and Youth Choirs of Trinity Episcopal Church in Concord will present a traditional service of lessons and carols for Christmas on Saturday, January 7 at 5 p.m. at Trinity Church, 81 Elm Street , Concord. The service alternates carols, motets and hymns with readings for the Christmas season. Music includes works by Bach, Beibl, Vaughan Williams, Bairstow, Cornelius and others.

Concord Conservatory spring registration now open

Registration for The Concord Conservatory's spring semester is now underway. The Conservatory offers a broad array of group and private instrument and voice lessons, as well as comprehensive early childhood and school-age group music classes. The course catalog and class schedule are available at, or call 1-978-369-0010 for more information.

The Concord Conservatory of Music opened in September in the West Concord Union Church to provide a home for music in the Concord-area community with high-quality music education and performance opportunities for students of all ages.

Arcturus Ensemble to perform at FRS

The Arcturus Ensemble will perform a concert at the First Religious Society on Saturday, January 7 at 7:30 p.m. Founded by Carlisle violist Sarah Darling, five years ago, the group includes an array of top-notch local and international musicians, friends who make the journey to Carlisle to work together, get to know each other, and perform some first-class chamber music. The program will include Schumann's Quartet in A minor, Telemann's Paris Quartet (performed on period insruments,) Beethoven's Serenade for Flute, Violin, and Viola, and Dvorak's beloved Piano Quintet.Admission is free. A reception with the artists will follow the concert. For more information, call Margaret Darling at 1-978-369-1475 or visit the

Emerson Umbrella classes start January 7

Register now for Winter Session classes and workshops at the Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts. Emerson Umbrella offers a wide array of classes for adults, teens, and children, in drawing and painting, sculpture, ceramics, creative writing, and movement and dance. Also offered are a variety of exciting one or two-day workshops such as Alla Prima Portrait Painting, Painting on Silk, and a special series of workshops on writing, illustrating and marketing children's books. The Winter Session will begin January 7 and run through March 17. Call 1-978-371-0820 for more information and to register, or see the Umbrella's newly re-designed web site at for complete listings.

Claremont Trio in concert January 8

The Concord Chamber Music Society will present the award-winning Claremont Trio and members of the Concord Chamber Players at 3 p.m. on Sunday, January 8 in a progrgam of works by Beethoven and Brahms. The concert will take place at the Concord Academy Performing Arts Center, 166 Main Street, Concord.

Winners of the first Kalichstein Laredo Robinson Internation Trio Award, the Claremont Trio will tour several American cities this year, including Boston and New York. Tickets, directions and infomration are available at or by calling 1-978-371-9667.

Newcomers to host coffee

The Concord Carlisle Newcomer's Club will host a welcoming coffeee for new neighbors and old on Tuesday, January 10, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. The club has something for everyone: see what the New Year brings. Contact Kris Carlson-Lewis at 1-978-369-0387 or Rhonda Penaud at 1-978-341-0467 for information.

Position open at GPL

The Gleason Public Library will show a series of three films after school on early release days and seeks a project consultant to work with library staff and volunteers to plan, chaperone, and lead three showings/discussions for fifth- to eighth-graders. A stipend is available. To apply, send a letter and resumé to Angela Mollet at or leave applications at the circulation desk at Gleason Public Library. The deadline for applications is January 13.

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