The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, March 24, 2006


Last week on page 9, Table 2 listed $250,000 in town revenue from "NEMLC" that should have been printed as "NESWC," the New England Solid Waste Committee.

Volunteers needed

The Carlisle School Association (CSA) Book Fair is coming May 8 to May 12 and needs volunteers. Shifts are two hours long and CSA provides all the training. Volunteers receive a 10% discount. To participate, contact Shelley Walton at or 1-978-318-0501.

Strategies for parents to reduce teen alcohol use

On Monday, April 10, at 7:30 p.m. in the Concord-Carlisle High School Auditorium, the Concord-Carlisle Parents Initiative (CCPI) and the Alliance for Teen Safety will present: Social Studies, Chemistry and Guidance that Will Prevent Your Kids from Becoming History: Strategies for parents about teen alcohol use, and how and why it's important to postpone and intervene.

Renee Soulis, a Senior Prevention Specialist from FCD Educational Services, will present research about use and its effects on teenage brains, the sequence of initiation into and progression of use, the social and cultural pressures students are likely to face at CCHS and in college, and offer strategies to parents for the prevention, postponement and intervention of use.

Kathy Bowen, the Concord Public School and Concord-Carlisle High School K-12 Health Curriculum Specialist, will present the incidence of use in Concord and Carlisle as reported a 2004 survey.

Barbara Howland, the Director of the Alliance for Teen Safety, will present some of the community initiatives currently in place and those planned to address alcohol use.

The suggested donation is $8/person $15/couple.

Movie on Holocaust project shows in April

The Acton-Concord Area Chapter of Hadassah brings the movie, Paper Clips, to Groton School for a 7 p.m. showing on April 1. Other showings will be at Acton-Boxborough Regional High School Auditorium on Sunday, April 2, at 2 p.m., and at the Groton-Dunstable Middle School on Sunday, April 2, at 7 p.m.

Paper Clips is a true story about students and teachers in a middle school who devised a project to honor every soul lost in the Holocaust by collecting one paperclip to represent each individual exterminated by the Nazis. Admission is free.

Take Back the Night march and rally at MCC

As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, on Tuesday, April 4, at 7 p.m. outside Middlesex Community College in Lowell, there will be a Take Back the Night march to City Hall, followed by a rally with speakers, music by singer/songwriter Faythe Webster, and an open mic for survivors of sexual and domestic violence.

Take Back the Night is organized in local communities with the purpose of unifying women, men and children to speak out against sexual and domestic violence. For more information, call 1-978-452-7721.

Annual kindergarten talk on April 6

Parents of children eligible to enter kindergarten in the fall of 2006 are cordially invited to attend our annual kindergarten talk on Thursday, April 6, at 7 p.m. in the Carlisle Public School Library. If you have any questions, call Sharon Grossman or Joanne Graziano at 1-978-369-6550

CCSF applications available

Applications for the Concord-Carlisle Scholarship Fund are available

online at Students seeking support for the 2006- 2007 academic year must submit their applications by April 1. Applicants must reside in Concord or Carlisle or have attended school in one of these towns.

Direct questions about applications or donations to

Donate old bicycles

Do you have old bicycles gathering dust in your basement or garage? If so, bring them to the Concord-Carlisle High School parking lot on April 2 between 12 and 3 p.m. Bikes Not Bombs, a non-profit organization, will be there to collect the bicycles and redistribute them to people in need all over the world. By donating your bikes, you will help aid community development and provide alternative transportation in countries in need.

If you have questions or concerns, call Tess Guttadauro at 1-978-618-5257.

Spring story time sign up in progress

Registration for spring story time sessions is now in progress at the Gleason Library. A session for 4- to 6-year olds( 5 years old before October 3, 2006) meets Monday afternoons at 1:30 p.m. For children who will be 3 by April 6, story times are offered on Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. A session for 2- to 3-year olds (with parent or caregiver) will be offered on Fridays at 10:30 a.m. For this story time, children must be two by April 7. Drop-in story times for the under twos will meet Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. beginning April 6.

These new story time sessions will begin the week of April 3. Call the library 1-978-369-4898) and ask for the children's department to register or for more information.

GPL computer courses in April and May

The Gleason Public Library offers courses on information literacy. The courses are designed to help new users of computers become more familiar with computers,searching the Internet, and using the library catalog to find books. There are group courses offered or tutoring. There will be group sessions on April 12, 10 to 11 a.m., focusing on creating and using basic internet e-mail, and May 17, 10 to 11:30 a.m., focusing on the basics of using a computer and searching the Internet and library catalog. Tutoring sessions can be reserved evenings, April 10 to 13 or May 9 to11.

To register for any computer course, call the reference desk at 1-978-369-4898. Space is limited, so reserve your spot soon.

Chemical-free lawn care talk

A free talk, "A Living Lawn, a Lawn for Living — Natural Lawn Care for the Homeowner and Organic Athletic Field Management: Choices and Challenges" will take place on Saturday, March 25, at 10 a.m. at Union Hall, First Religious Society.

Chip Osborne, co-director of Marblehead's Living Lawn Project, will share compelling reasons to consider chemical-free lawn care and will outline a "Simple Steps" approach for the homeowner either to "do it yourself" or convey this information to a landscape contractor who would follow your instructions. He will also discuss the management of turf and athletic fields at the municipal level.

Visit or for information.

Jamaica Kincaid to speak at MCC

Middlesex Community College (MCC) will host award-winning writer/novelist, Jamaica Kincaid, in a special One World Series presentation, titled "The Coming of Age in a Small Place," to be held at noon, Tuesday, March 28 at the Lowell DoubleTree at Hotel, 50 Warren Street. A book-signing will follow the program, which is free and open to the public on a space-available basis. Call 1-978-656-3185 for information.

Jazz and swing night tomorrow

The popular Jazz and Swing Dance will be at the Friends of the Performing Arts Center, 51 Walden Street, Concord, tomorrow, March 18, from 8 to 11 p.m. The featured vocalist is cabaret singer Amanda Carr, who will perform with the Silver Fox Jazz Band. A beverage bar will be available. Tickets are $35 per person to benefit the Friends of the Performing Arts in Concord and may be reserved by calling 1-978-369-7911 or visiting or Tickets will also be available at the door.

CHRC wants shoes

The Carlisle Household Recycling Committee is sponsoring athletic shoe recycling days in cooperation with the Nike Reuse-a-Shoe program. Bring your used athletic shoes to the transfer station Saturday, March 25. Look for the special containers near the swap shed.

COA doings

· Spring Italian art seminars: Virginio Chiodini presents a new series of seminars on Italian Master Painters, XIV through XVI. The classes will be on Monday mornings from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Gleason Library on April 3, 10 and 24 and May 8, 15 and 22. Call the COA office at 1-978-371-2895 for more information and to sign up.

· Spring Coffee: On Thursday, April 6, at 9:30 a.m., come to the Sleeper Room for coffee and goodies while enjoying the spring table decorations.

· COA book club: The next meeting will be on Wednesday, April 12, at 10 a.m. at the home of Judy Wells, 738 Lowell Road (Route 40) in Groton. The selection is Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed by Jared Diamond. Call Judy at 1-978-448-5157 if you plan to attend.

Childhood behavior seminar

First Connections presents a free seminar in the Wilkins Building at Carlisle Public School on Wednesday, March 29, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. to address the reasons behind your child's behaviors, based on his individual temperament. This program for parents of children under six will discuss strategies for making everyday transitions easier for you and your child. Registration is required. Call 1-978-287-0221.

Taste at Kerem Shalom

The Taste at Kerem Shalom will take place on Sunday, March 26, from 2 to 5 p.m. It is open to members and non-members. For an $18 contribution to the capital campaign, adults can register to take up to three 45-minute "tastings courses" on many different subjects. To register, contact 1-978-369-1223 or Childcare, staffed by our youth group, is available for $5 per hour for each family.

Particpants may also enjoy treats baked from the faculty cookbook, which is also available for sale, and visit the annual spring book fair to browse and purchase new Judaica titles as well as Haggadahs for Passover.

Square/contra dance tomorrow night

Fourth Saturday square/contra dance, with David Kaynor calling and Oh, CONTRAire! providing live music, will meet on Saturday, March 25, at 8 p.m. at the Parish Center for the Arts in Westford. All are welcome and no experience is required. Come at 7:30 for free instruction and get into the dance for free as well. Costs are $5 adults; $3 teens; maximum $12 per family. For information, call 1-978-692-6333; e-mail, or visit

Exhibit opens Sunday

The Weavers and Painters Guilds of the Lexington Arts and Crafts Society present a new exhibit called "Colors Alive,"opening Sunday, March 26, with a free reception for the public from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Parsons Gallery. The featured artists and craftsmen are local and some will have works for sale. The exhibit will run from March 26 through April 8 at Parson's Gallery, 130 Waltham Street, Lexington. For information and directions, visit or call 1-781-862-9696.

Middle East lectures continue

Three programs remain in the lecture and discussion series "Understanding The Modern Middle East" presented by Acton Memorial Library, Boxborough's Sargent Memorial Library and Carlisle's Gleason Public Library. The programs, funded in part through a grant from the Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities, will be held on alternate Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.

· March 30, Acton Memorial Library, "Oil, Arms and Instability: The Middle East from the 1970s-2000" conducted by Mona Russell, Ph.D., History Lecturer, MIT.

· April 13, Gleason Public Library, Carlisle, "Islamic Political Ideas" led by Keith Lewinstein, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of History, Bridgewater State College and Affiliate in Research, Harvard University Center for Middle Eastern Studies.

· April 27, Sargent Memorial Library, Boxborough, "Fundamentalism in the Middle East: Islam, Christianity and Judaism in the late 20th Century," conducted by Mona Russell, Ph.D., History Lecturer, MIT.

Refreshments will be served. Gleason Public Library, requests that participants sign up in advance by calling 1-978-369-4898 or e-mailing for the session at that location. Acton Memorial Library's phone number is 1-978 264-9641 and the Sargent Memorial Library, Boxborough, number is 1-978 263-4680. Directions are available on, and

Bruce Freeman Rail Trail clearing

Join the Friends of the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail and Pedal Power on March 25 (rain date April 1) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for a day of trail clearing and cleanup on the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail in Acton along the railroad right-of-way. Arrive in the morning or afternoon and work for an hour or as long as you can. Beverages and snacks will be available. This will be a continuation of the fall trail clearing/cleanup.

Registration is at Pedal Power, 176 Great Road, Route 2A in Acton. Parking will be next door just to the west. You will be asked to read and sign a release form. Children are welcome if they are accompanied by a parent or guardian, who must sign a release form.

Bring hand trimmers, loppers, and bow saws. Some tools will be available. Work gloves and long pants are recommended. If you want to bring a power tool, you must contact Tom Michelman at 1-978-580-6190 prior to the event.

For more information on the trail cleanup/clearing, contact Tom Michelman at 1-978-580-6190 or

Concord Library concert tomorrow

The Friends of the Concord Free Public Library are sponsoring a free concert at the library on Saturday, March 25, at 7:30 p.m. Music from the Library includes songs and piano works by Franz Schubert with Sanford Sylvan, baritone, and David Breitman, piano. Reservations are recommended; call the library at 1-978-318-3301.

BOH health fair April 8

The Carlisle Board of Health (BOH), with the assistance of the Carlisle Police Department, will hold the Town of Carlisle Health Fair on Saturday, April 8, from 9 a.m. to noon at Town Hall. Staff from Emerson Hospital will do free testing for cholesterol (12-hour fast required), diabetes screening (fasting preferred), prostate specific antigen (PSA), thyroid and blood pressure for residents 18 and older. Colo-rectal home testing kits will be available. Confidential test results will be mailed to the resident. Information will also be available on how to volunteer for the Carlisle Medical Reserve Corps and other health-related topics.

The Carlisle Police Department will offer free gunlocks, fingerprinting for children and ID kits, information regarding child seat safety, the importance of buckling up, teen driving and the upcoming Rape Agression Defense (RAD) class. Literature will be handed out on Domestic Violence, Elder Abuse and teen drug use.

For information, call the Board of Health at 1-978-369-0283.

Girls' hockey needs new players

Concord-Carlisle girls hockey program is looking for new players in both the U12 and U16 division to participate in a skills/scrimmage program to be held this spring. The Hayden Rink in Lexington will host an all-girls seven-week session on Wednesday nights beginning March 29. Beginners are welcome and the cost is only $80 for all sessions. Any questions, call Tom Bilodeau at 1-978-287 4383 or contact Hayden Rink, directly.

Brownrigg watercolors at Gleason Library

Meet D'Ann and her watercolors at a gala reception at the Gleason Public Library on Saturday, March 25, from 2 to 4 p.m. The welcome colors of spring and summer adorn the library walls. D'Ann will do a demonstration painting in the Hollis Room on April 8 at 2 p.m.

Auction fundraiser on April 1

The Concord-Carlisle Community Chest's biennial auction fundraiser will be held at 300 Baker Avenue, Concord, Saturday, April 1, at 6 p.m.

All are invited to share in the magic of giving back to the community at the Chest's biennial auction and dinner fundraiser on April 1. This year's "Magical Mystery Tour" includes a sumptuous four-course dinner. Auction items include exotic vacation destinations, custom-crafted jewelry, a scooter, premium Red Sox tickets, elegant restaurant dinners and original artwork. All profits help support 35 local human service agencies. Tickets are $100 per person ($40 is tax deductible), at 1-978-369-5250 or

American Cancer Society to hold seminar

The Walden Unit of the American Cancer Society will hold a Look Good

. . . Feel Better seminar on Monday, April 3 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Bethke Cancer Center at Emerson Hospital, Lovejoy Conference Room, 4th Floor, 133 ORNAC in Concord. Pre-registration is required. To register call Lori Noonan at 1-978-287-3237.

This is a free program that teaches cancer patients cosmetic techniques to help them cope with effects from chemotherapy or radiation treatments. All participants will receive a free makeup kit.

The seminar will be a supportive, informative, and enjoyable first step toward renewed self-esteem, self-confidence, and emotional recovery for patients undergoing radiation or chemotherapy. For more information, contact 1-800-ACS-2345 or

Health care panel

April 3

"How will Massachusetts Health Care Change in 2006?" will be the topic of a panel discussion on Monday, April 3, at 7:30 p.m. in Union Hall. State Representative Cory Atkins will offer an update on current legislative action, its impact on cost, access and quality, and points of view from the consumer's and provider's perspectives will be addressed by four panelists. Kerry Kissinger, Carlisle resident and health care consultant, will moderate. A reception will follow.

Publicity workshop announced

Clubs, organizations, entrepreneurs, artists, musicians, writers and small business owners who want to increase sales, membership, or community awareness, might benefit from a two-hour Publicity Workshop offered by Roudenbush Community Center, 65 Main Street, Westford from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 1.

UPI Award-winning journalist Kathleen Veth, a former editor of The Chelmsford Independent, will show participants how to determine what newspapers want, create and fund positive publicity events, build and use a database, prepare and submit press releases and photos, design a brochure and more.

Visit for course or kit details. To register, visit or call 1-978-692-5511. The registration fee of $75, $78 for non-Westford residents, includes a press release checklist and a list of area media plus a 35-page do-it-yourself publicity kit, a $55 value.

Concord Youth Theatre presents You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown

Concord Youth Theatre presents You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown tonight at 7:30 p.m. and tomorrow and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at Nashoba Brooks School, 200 Strawberry Hill Road in Concord. Tickets are $12 and $9 depending on seat location. Recommended for ages 4 and above.

Cast members from Carlisle include Amy Nosowitz, playing Peppermint Patty, and her cousin Sam Petrie, playing Schroeder.

Jane Kenyon tribute tonight

The Concord Poetry Center, located in Emerson Umbrella for the Arts, 40 Stow Street, Concord, presents A Tribute To Jane Kenyon with renowned poet Donald Hall and Joyce Peseroff, poet and editor of Simply Lasting: Writers on Jane Kenyon on Friday, March 24 at 8 p.m. Tickets for the reading only are $10, for the reading and reception $35. Call1-978-371-0820 to reserve tickets or buy them at the door. For information, visit

CCYH registration continues

Concord-Carlisle Youth Hockey's (CCYH) new on-line registration for the 2006-2007 travel team season continues through March 31. Hockey players can be registered at Evaluations for placements for next year's Mites, Squirts, PeeWees, Bantams and Girls will be held the week of April 3 at Valley Sports. CCYH will place every skater on a team. The schedule for evaluations will be posted on the website.

For information,, contact Sarah Beguelin at or call 1-978-369-8013.

Commonwealth Ballet presents The Secret Garden

Commonwealth Ballet Companyof Acton will present The Secret Garden, based on the novel of Frances Hodgson Burnett, on Saturday and Sunday, March 25 and 26, at Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School, Sudbury. Performances on March 25 will be at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. and at 1 p.m. on March 26.

Tickets range between $13 and $20 depending on level and section, and may be purchsed by calling the box office at 1-978-263-7794 or online at Group rates are available. Tickets may also be purchased at the ballet office at 5 Spruce Street in West Acton Village.

CCHS choruses to give concert March 29

On Wednesday evening, March 29, at 7:30 p.m., the choruses of Concord-Carlisle High School (CCHS) will be performing in concert at the CCHS Auditorium, 500 Walden Street in Concord. The concert is open to the public and admission is free.

The CCHS Mixed Chorus, Women's Ensemble and Select Choir will all be performing under the direction of Ms. Deborah Smith. The concert will feature a wide variety of music and includes the pieces the groups have been preparing for the upcoming Massachusetts Instrumental and Choral Conductors Association (MICCA) Choral Festival.

Bringing out the best in your child

The Carlisle School Association (CSA) is pleased to bring Marilyn Buckler, former Carlisle school psychologist, back for another installment of "Bringing Out the Best." Participants will learn specific ideas and activities to implement immediately at home with their families as they strive towards raising happy, productive children.

The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, March 28, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Robbins Library at the Carlisle Public School. This event is part three of "It Takes a Village ~ Raising Children in the 21st Century," and is open to all members of the Carlisle community.

Space is limited for this workshop. Contact Marilyn Buckler today at to reserve your spot.

Antiques appraisal program comes to town

Most TV viewers are familiar with the PBS series, Antiques Roadshow, where guests are either overwhelmed or deflated by the appraisals of their "priceless" objects. The Carlisle version, featuring Kerry Shrives, senior appraiser at Skinner, Inc., who has often appeared on the popular TV show, will be held on Tuesday, March 30, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Carlisle Congregational Church (doors will open at 6:30 p.m.). The program is sponsored by the Carlisle Historical Society.

Shrives will appraise only sixty objects and attendees are asked to bring no more than two items per person. The appraisals will be shared with the entire audience, so attendees who choose not to bring items are encouraged to attend. Please do not bring coins, stamps, jewelry or musical instruments. If you have a large or fragile item, you may bring a good-quality photograph instead.

Admission is $3 for Carlisle Historical Society members and seniors, and $5 for non-members. The charge for objects is $12 each (includes admission), and $10 for each additional object.

Check out the attic or basement for those treasures now and have them appraised on March 30 by a professional, right here in Carlisle.

Carlisle School concerts

The Carlisle School Senior Band and Middle School Chorus will perform a free pre-MICCA concert on Thursday, March 30, at 7:30 p.m. in the Corey Auditorium.

The students are preparing for the annual Massachusetts Instrumental and Choral Conductors Association (MICCA) Choral and Concert Festival. MICCA performances are Saturday, April 1 at 10:30 a.m. at Lexington High School for the Senior Band and at 3:40 p.m. at Nashoba Regional High School for the Middle School Chorus.

The Trash Party is coming

On Saturday, April 8, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., the annual Trash Party is coming to a neighborhood near you and everyone is invited.

This Mosquito-sponsored event is a community-wide roadside pick-up of trash and litter by individuals and civic groups. Everyone is invited to stake a "trash claim" on a street or in a neighborhood. All trash (that can be moved by one person and will fit into a pick-up truck) is fair game.

Free refreshments and trash bags will be available in the parking lot next to Ferns from 8:45 to 11:30 a.m. Let the Mosquito know where you will be collecting so that bags can be retrieved. We will need volunteers with trucks or trailers to be available around noon to pick up the bags and deliver them to the transfer station. This is also an opportunity for students and Scouts to earn community service hours.

RSVP to Lynne Carpenito at 1-978 371-7508 to stake your claim, help with trucking or claim community service hours.

CCHS Orchestra to perform March 30

On Thursday evening, March 30, at 7:30 p.m., the CCHS String Orchestra will perform in a free concert at the CCHS Auditorium, 500 Walden Street, Concord.

Under the direction of Mr. Scott Knopf, the orchestra will play a variety of music, including pieces they have been preparing for the Massachusetts Instrumental and Choral Conductors Association (MICCA) Concert Festival. The program for the evening includes works of Vivaldi, James E. Clemens, Gustav Holst, and Edvard Grieg.

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