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Friday, May 5, 2006

Rosenfeld to speak May 18

The Board of Directors of the Carlisle Mosquito invites you to its Annual Meeting on Thursday, May 18, at 7 p.m. in Union Hall at the First Religious Society. Keynote speaker Amy Rosenfeld of Carlisle will take the floor to discuss her career as a television sports producer.

The Mosquito encourages all and particularly middle school and high school students to attend, as Rosenfeld has a great deal of insight into career development and opportunities for young men and women in sports media.

FNL is tonight

Attention all middle school students: Friday Night Live (FNL) is tonight. Come and join the fun. Pizza and soda will be available at a nominal fee. FNL will be in the Corey Gym from 7 to 9:30 p.m., admission $3. For information, call Jim Harris at 1-978-371-2494 or any other CYC member.

Bird walk May 14

The spring bird walk on the Towle Land will be on Sunday, May 14, leaving from the parking lot on Westford Street at 6 a.m. Sponsored by the Conservation Commission, the walk will be led by conservationist Ken Harte. Join in, rain or shine, with binoculars, boots and insect repellent.

CSA spring book fair

The Carlisle School Association (CSA) Spring Book Fair opens May 8 to 12. Open hours are Monday, May 8 and Tuesday, May 9 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Wednesday, May 10 and Thursday, May 11 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Friday, May 12 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Student art will be on display in the school library and throughout the surrounding halls during the fair. Choral and music ensembles will perform in the library and Grant lobby on Tuesday, May 9, from 1 to 3 p.m. On Tuesday from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., author Jane Sutton, will be available to sign her children's picture book, The Trouble With Cauliflower. Refreshments will be served. Cash or check only for purchases.

COA doings

Spring social for seniors: The freshman class of Concord-Carlisle High School is hosting an afternoon of fun on Sunday, May 7 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the CCHS cafeteria. There will be drinks, appetizers and desserts as well as music from the '40s and '50s. A line dance instructor from Carlisle will teach routines that everyone can do. Call the COA van line at 1-978-371-6690 if you need a ride. Call Tricia Reed at 1-978-369-0135 if you have questions.

COA book club: The next meeting will be on Wednesday, May 10, at 10 a.m. at the home of Seba Gaines, 319 Stearns Street. The selection is Cause for Concern by Carlisle author Linda Kistler. Linda plans to attend the meeting to talk about the book, which is available at Ferns. New members are welcome. Call Seba at 1-978-369-4618 if you plan to attend.

Damn Yankees: Wednesday, May 10 is the trip to the North Shore Music Theatre to see Damn Yankees. Lunch will be on your own at a local restaurant. We will leave Carlisle at 10:30 a.m. and be back by 4:30 p.m. The cost of this trip is $45. Space is limited. To sign up, call Joanne Willens at 1-978-371-8023.

Men's breakfast: On Thursday, May 11, 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.

Pheasant Lane Mall shopping trip: On Friday, May 12, the new COA minibus will go to the Pheasant Lane Mall at 9:30 a.m. and return by 1:30 p.m. Lunch will be on your own. There are 13 spaces available. To sign up for this trip, call 1-978-371-6690.

Blood pressure clinic: On Thursday, May 18, from 11 to 11:45 a.m., a registered nurse from Emerson Hospital will provide blood pressure screening in Union Hall Church at the First Religious Society. No appointment is necessary.

Luncheon and speaker: Join the COA on Thursday, May 18, at 11:45 a.m. in Union Hall for a catered lunch followed by a travelogue on the COA March trip to Greece presented by Jim Elgin. Reserve your luncheon space by May 15 by calling 1-978-371-2895. A $2 contribution is appreciated.

Carlisle School Association annual meeting May 15

The Carlisle School Association (CSA) Annual Meeting will be held on Monday, May 15, at 10:30 a.m. at 265 Kimball Road. All parents are invited to attend. During this meeting the CSA will be expressing appreciation to a dedicated team of individuals including outgoing Board members; celebrating the success of the past year; as well as voting in new members. Refreshments will be served. For additional information contact Andi Gettys at 1-978-369-2392.

The Carlisle School Association Nominating Committee has nominated the following people for positions on the Board in 2006-2007: Dale Ryder, President; Holly Salemy, Executive Vice President; Leigh Tappen, Secretary; Denise Sturtz, Treasurer; Kelly Driscoll, Middle School Vice President; Liz Bishop, Elementary School Vice President; Kevin Brown, Fundraising Coordinator; Lori Jiménez, Services Coordinator; Kathleen Ryder, Publicity Coordinator; Timm Brandhorst, Head Room Parent; Seema Peterson, Membership Coordinator.

Proposed Services Committees nominations are: Jen Godfrey/Wendy Powell, Annual Spring T-Shirts 2006; Dawn Hatch/Laura Marshall, Classroom Library Book Collection; Jane Williams, Council on Aging (COA) Liaison; Bonnie Sellew/Betsy Semonite, Cultural Enrichment; Sarah Hart, Events Committee; Kristy Ridick, Hospitality; Liz Bishop/Timm Brandhorst, Newcomers; Julia Krapf, Playground Volunteers; Dan Jacques/Wendy Powell, Supply Kits 2006; Seema Peterson/Suzanne Sweet (Fall), Teacher's Luncheons; Kim Ratcliffe, Volunteer Database.

The following Coordinators have been nominated: Kim Rusling Flynn, Husky Handbook; Laura Marshall, Kindergarten Bus; Shelley Walton/Denise Nyman, Library Volunteers Liaison; Seema Peterson, Membership Coordinator; Andi Gettys, Nominating Coordinator; Liz Bishop/Kelly Driscoll/Gio DiNicola, Parent Education Representatives; Annie Hill, Sixth Grade Dance Coordinator; Liz Bishop/Nicole Bloomfield/Holly Salemy, Sixth Grade Spaghetti Supper.

Fundraising Committees include the following nominations: Allison Beakley/Stephanie Blunt, Box Tops; Cathy Poirier/Sharyl Stropkay, Fall House Tour; Mary Kirlin/Denise Nyman, Gift Wrap.

Publicity, in the form of the CSA Web site, proposes: Mary-Lynne Bohn, Design; David Scarbro, Web Admin.

Nominations for Class Treasurers are: Diana Kolstad, sixth-grade; Beth Platt, seventh-grade; Rich Coleman, eighth- grade.

Girls basketball clinic

There will be a basketball clinic this summer, August 7 to 11, at CCHS, for girls entering grades 3 to 9. Joe Bodenrader, the CCHS Girls Varsity Basketball Coach, is running the clinic. Sign up through the Concord Recreation Department at 1-978-369-6406.

Medicare drug plan

Seniors postponing the decision to join a Medicare drug plan should make an appointment now with a SHINE counselor to learn your options. The deadline for joining a Medicare drug plan is May 15. If you do not currently have coverage that is "as good as" a Medicare drug plan, you may have to pay a penalty in the future when you DO sign up for a Medicare drug plan. The next open enrollment is November 15- December 31. To make an appointment with a SHINE counselor call Minuteman Senior Services at 1-978-263-8720.

Westford concert May 12

The Stephen Webber blowout concert will be held on Friday, May 12, at 8 p.m. at the Westford Museum, 2 Boston Road, Westford.

Admission is $10 for members of the Westford Historical Society; $15 non-members, teens $5, under 13 free. BYO refreshments. Reservations are recommended at 1-978-692-5550 or

Community Chest triathlon coming up

The Concord-Carlisle Community Chest and the Maynard Community Chest will host this year's triathlon relay race on Sunday, June 4. Competitors of all levels, from beginner to professional athlete, are invited to participate. Proceeds from the race will benefit a broad spectrum of local services and programs.

The race begins at 8 a.m. from the North Bridge in Concord with an 11.5-mile bike loop through Carlisle Center, a 3-mile run to the South Bridge Boat House, and a 2-mile canoe race back up to the North Bridge. Each leg of the competition is completed by two team members, with teams consisting of two to six people.

At the end of the race, the Golden Paddle will be awarded to the team that raises the largest donation. Commemorative prizes will be given to the teams with the best overall finish time, the most spirit, and the quickest youth, women, senior and mixed doubles

participants. Refreshments and tee shirts will be distributed to all athletes upon conclusion of the race.

The minimum contribution is $600 and all donations are tax deductible. For information, call 1-978-369-5250 or visit

Pass It Forward day on May 20

On Saturday, May 20, from 9 a.m. to noon, Carlisle will host its fourth Pass It Forward Day. Representatives from the Household Goods Recycling Ministry, the VA, the Host to International Students Program at MIT, Friends of the Gleason Public Library, Citizens for Action, and the Domestic Violence Victims' Advocate Program will be at the transfer station to collect new or gently used items.

Needed items include bedding, furniture, lamps, dishes, cooking utensils, clothing, books, decorative items, boxed building materials and tools, and cell phones with chargers. If you have questions, call Amy Fennick at 1-978-369-5291. This event is sponsored by the Household Recycling Committee.

Board of Health offers well testing May 20

The Carlisle Board of Health (BOH) is organizing a town-wide voluntary well testing program on Saturday, May 20, from 9 a.m. to noon, conducted by Spectrum Analytical Laboratories, Inc. of Agawam. Testing is available for:

Testing will start at 9 a.m. and should conclude by noon. Special requests cannot be accommodated. Owners must be home to meet the technician. Some tests should be done prefilter while others can be done at the kitchen sink. Owners will be called shortly before the technician arrives so they can start purging the water lines. Owners will receive complete testing results within a few weeks. A copy will be kept for the Board of Health property files. If you are interested in having your water tested, sign up at the Board of Health office in Town Hall by May 12 or mail a check payable to Spectrum Analytical, Inc. to the Carlisle Board of Health, 66 Westford Street, Carlisle, MA 01741. You must indicate which tests you want, give the property location, owner's name, mailing address, and telephone number.

Test kits for measuring levels of radon in the air are also available at the Board of Health office. Owners will be responsible for mailing the kits directly to the laboratory. The cost per kit is $15. Checks should be made payable to TRC and enclosed with the kit.

Contact the Board of Health office at 1-978-369-0283 for information or visit

COA goes to NYC June 10

Join the Carlisle seniors on a day trip to New York City, Saturday, June 10. Trip cost is $55.00, which includes round-trip motor coach transportation.

For information, call Joanne Willens 1-978-371-8023 or pick up a flyer at the COA office in Town Hall.

Meet candidates for Lieutenant Governor May 7 in Bedford

Carlisle residents will have an opportunity to speak with the Democratic candidates for Lieutenant Governor at a forum on Sunday, May 7, 4 to 6 p.m. at the Old Town Hall, Great Room, 3rd Floor, 26 South Road, Bedford. This event is co-sponsored by the Carlisle, Bedford and Burlington Democratic Town Committees. For information, or to be added to a Carlisle Democrats and friends e-mail list, contact Susan Stamps at

College admissions process

May 11

Susan Whalley, M.Ed., Carlisle resident, renowned author and Massachusetts-certified college counselor, will be presenting useful information about navigating the college admissions process on Thursday, May 11, at Gleason Public Library's Hollis Room from 6:45 to 8:30 p.m.

This free community service event is being hosted by RE/MAX Walden Country and the Children's Miracle Network and in cooperation with the Gleason Public Library.

Seating is limited and RSVP is required. Call RE/MAX Walden Country at 1-978-371-9990.

Create a personal album for Mother's Day

The perfect Mother's Day gift is a memory album using your special photographs, preserved in a meaningful keepsake. Linda Ford of Creative Memories will hold a workshop sponsored by the Carlisle Historical Society on Thursday, May 11, at 7:30 p.m. at Heald House, 698 Concord Street. Bring two or three special photographs to be preserved in an album using photo-safe materials. The fee is $5 for adults and teens, $3 for Historical Society members. Reservations are required. Call 1-978-369-5409 to reserve your place.

Pre-Mother's Day plant sale May 13

Join the Carlisle Garden Club on Saturday, May 13, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for the annual pre-Mother's Day plant sale. This year, the sale has moved to the Town Common and will feature beautiful arrangements for Mother's Day, along with many tried-and-tested hardy divisions from our own gardens. Demonstrations will be offered throughout the morning.

Free gardening advice will be offered — worth every penny. Proceeds from the sale contribute to town beautification, scholarships, and donations to the Gleason Library. The event is rain or shine (we will move into Union Hall if necessary). For information, visit or e-mail Refreshments (coffee and muffins) will be available.

Potluck and contra dance on May 12

Come to Union Hall at the First Religious Society on Friday, May 12, at 6:30 p.m. for potluck and a contra dance at 8 p.m. Sue Rosen will call the dances; Debby Knight, David Titus, Bruce Rosen, Walter Lenk and friends will provide the music. A $5-per-person admission will be collected during intermission. All dances will be taught. Beginners and singles are welcome. For information, call 1-978 369-1661.

Recital to showcase after-school music instructors

Carlisle has always been rightfully proud of its excellent music education program. In 1980, it experienced one of its many advances, with the establishment of the Instrumental Music School of Carlisle and Concord (IMSCC). When the day is complete in the Carlisle school, young musicians have remained, or returned after homework and dinner, to continue their instruction. Some 400 K-12 students from Concord and Carlisle, with a disproportionately large number from Carlisle, supplement their music education with private lessons offered by 36 professional musician-teachers.

On Thursday, May 11, at 7:30 p.m. in the Carlisle School auditorium, these teachers will bring their talents to the Concord and Carlisle community. Parents, students and the public will have the opportunity to hear first-hand these performers who instruct local children and contribute to the many statewide music awards that our students achieve each year.

Twelve of these accomplished musicians will perform works by Bach, Mendelssohn and Florent Schmidt, and feature flute, trombone, clarinet, violin, alto saxophone and piano. The "The Sultans of Swing," a swing band made up of four of the school's popular jazz teachers, will also play. A reception sponsored by CCPOPS will take place following the recital. The performance will be free but donations are welcome.

The Instrumental Music School of Carlisle and Concord is directed by Tom O'Halloran of the Carlisle Public School and Al Dentino of CCHS. Year-round individual instruction is available in wind and string instruments, voice, guitar and piano, funded entirely with student fees. Adults may participate, too. For information on the IMSCC, call 1-978-341-2490 ext. 8190. Information is also available at

Concert to honor O'Halloran

On June 17, Carlisle Senior Band alumni will return to the stage to honor Tom O'Halloran's 23 years of teaching and band leadership.

For information on participating, tickets, volunteering and contributing to the Tom O'Halloran Artist-in-Residence Fund, go to or contact Paula von Kleydorff, 1-978-369-2829, or Stephanie Smith, 1-978-369-5453. Tickets are reserved seats, and order forms are available on the web site and at the Gleason Library.

Volunteers needed

The Friends of the Gleason Public Library need volunteers to move and sort books during June and on the day of their annual used book sale.

This year the event will be held on the library lawn during Old Home Day, July 1, rain date July 2. High school students can earn community service credits; others, grateful appreciation and the chance to help with a great community event. For more information or to sign up, call John Putnam at 1-978-369-9195 or Sue Wolfe at 1-978-394-2159.

Cub Scout Pack 135 to hold open meeting

The next meeting of Cub Scout Pack 135 will be Tuesday, May 16, at 7 p.m. in the Corey Dining Room. All boys who will be in grades 1-5 next year are invited to come and see what Cub Scouting is all about. Refreshments will be served. Questions? Call Steve Golson, Cubmaster, 1-978-371-9959.

Newcomers to meet May 16

The Concord-Carlisle Newcomer's Club will be hosting a welcome coffee for new neighbors to town and those members not seen recently. It will be held on Tuesday, May 16 from 9:30 to 11:30 am. The club has something for everyone, including special events, luncheons, dinners, children's activities, and various interest groups. Contact Kris Carlson-Lewis at 1-978-369-0387 for information.

Picnic on the farm day is May 21

Bring the family and enjoy a picnic and banjo and fiddle music at Great Brook Farm State Park on Sunday, May 21, from 1 to 4 p.m. View paintings and photography of the farm, take a hayride from Hart Barn or the Interpretive Pavilion, or just tap your toes to the music of Alex Demis and the Stone House Band.

Hamburgers and hot dogs will be available at the ice cream stand for those who forget to pack a picnic, along with 60 flavors of ice cream. Enjoy a free barn tour, meet one of the 130 Holsteins or pet a calf. Feed chickens, goats, and sheep, or stroll the trails.

Parking fees are $2 per vehicle. For information, call Rebecca Markey, Park Interpretive Ranger, at 1-978-369-6312.

MCC summer courses

Fit a little education into your summer. Middlesex Community College (MCC) offers three concentrated summer sessions to help you ease into school or work next fall.

Enroll now for all three summer sessions:

•Summer Session I runs May 30 to June 29, with classes meeting Monday through Thursday, four days a week.

•Summer Session II runs July 3 to August 3, with classes meeting Monday through Thursday, four days a week.

•Summer Session III runs May 30 to July 20, with classes meeting either Tuesday and Thursday, or Monday and Wednesday, day or evening, two days a week.

For first-year college students who want to improve their reading, writing or math skills before beginning college coursework, MCC offers the Sprint Program. This intensive eight-week summer program runs June 19 to August 10, with classes available Monday through Thursday, four mornings a week.

For more information about MCC's Summer Sessions and Sprint Program, call 1-800-818-3434.

Spring social for seniors

The freshman class of CCHS is hosting an afternoon of fun for seniors on May 7 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the CCHS cafeteria. There will be drinks, appetizers, and desserts. Music of the '40s and '50s will be provided by a D.J. and a line dance instructor from Carlisle will be teaching simple routines. Come meet new people, enjoy some food and music, win a door prize and learn some new dance moves. Call the COA for a ride with the van.

Network for Women's Lives to hold fundraiser

On Tuesday, May 9, O'Naturals will feature vocalist and storyteller Carolyn Waters Ubin in a fundraiser for The Network for Women's Lives. Ten percent of all sales between 4 and 8 p.m. will go directly to The Network.

The Network for Women's Lives is a volunteer-based organization formed in 1992 to address the issue of domestic violence within the community. Board members and

volunteers, in collaboration with other Central Middlesex resources, identify and carry out projects to educate the community about the dynamics and effects of domestic violence and to strengthen the safety net for those in need.

Auditions for Camelot May 15 and 16

The Savoyard Light Opera Company will hold auditions for all roles in their fall production of Camelot. Lead auditions are scheduled by appointment from on Monday, May 15, or Tuesday, May 16. Callbacks will be May 17. E-mail or call 1-978-371-7562 to make your appointment. Leave your name, phone, preferred audition date and time. The audition coordinator will call you to confirm your audition. Lead auditioners should prepare a piece from Camelot or a similar light opera in English (if not from Camelot, please bring music for the accompanist). Readings will take place at the callbacks on May 17, and the callback list will be posted on the web site. You may be cast in the show even if you are not asked to attend callbacks.

Ensemble auditions will be held on Monday, May 15, and Tuesday, May 16, at 7 p.m. For information, visit

Concerts in Concord

Tomorow, May 6, at 7:30 p.m. the Concord Free Public Library, 126 Main Street, Concord, is sponsoring a free concert with the Slowind Woodwind Quintet. Selections from Loebic, Mozart, Ligeti, and Wyttenbach will be featured. Reservations are strongly recommended. For more information, call the library at 1-978-318-3301.

On May 12, 13, 19, 20, at 8 p.m., The Concord Orchestra will present "Around the World in 80 Minutes" at 51 Walden Street, Concord. The music is inspired by countries on (almost) every continent, with guest vocalist Krista River.

There will be casual table seating with cash bar, snacks and door prizes. Tickets are $20. Buy tickets online at or call 1-978-369-4967 for reservations and group rates.

Master Singers concert tomorrow

Tomorrow at 8 p.m. at the First Parish in Lexington, 7 Harrington Road on the Battle Green, the Master Singers chorus will present "Britten and Brahms," a concert featuring masterpieces of choral music by two great composers.

Tickets are $16 general admission and $14 for students and seniors. Discounts are available to WGBH cardholders and Choral Consortium members. They are available at Wales Copy Center at 1792 Massachusetts Avenue in Lexington, call 1-781-862-6459, or for information, visit:

Concord Women's Chorus sings May 7

The Concord Women's Chorus (formerly Concord Madrigals) will present "Songs of Spring" on Sunday, May 7 at 4 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 81 Elm Street in Concord.

Directed by Jane Ring Frank, the program will feature Gwyneth Walker's Songs for Women's Voices, Ronald Perera's Earthsongs, Gregg Smith's Latin Madrigals and traditional madrigals and folksongs. Timothy Evans will be piano accompanist.

Tickets are $15, $10 for seniors and students, and are available at Brooks Pharmacy, Concord, or call 1-978-369-3369 or 1-978-369-7718. Refreshments will follow the concert.

Singing with the Chorus from Carlisle are Wendy Davis, Cynthia Nunan, Priscilla Stevens, Cynthia Sorn and Penny Zezima.

Home energy program May 7

The Thoreau Farm Trust and Concord's Green Team sponsor Conservation Starts at Home, a talk on how to improve the energy efficiency of your home on Sunday, May 7, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Thoreau Farm, 341 Virginia Road, Concord.

Learn about sustainable design and green energy technology and how these features can be integrated into your home. Guests can also take a tour of the c.1730 farmhouse where Thoreau was born and hear about the Trust's plans for rehabilitation. Refreshments will be served. Admission is free and all are welcome! Please R.S.V.P. to Nancy Grohol at 1-978-369-3091.

Future of Food documentary May 16

The First Religious Society's Environmental Action Committee is presenting Deborah Koons Garcia's revolutionary film, Future of Food, which brings to light the disturbing truth behind the unlabeled, patented, genetically engineered foods that have quietly filled our grocery store shelves for the past decade.

This "must-see" film for anyone who cares about the food their family eats will be shown on Tuesday, May 16, at 7 p.m. in Union Hall. The film will be followed by a question and answer period. Refreshments will be provided by Whole Foods Market in Bedford and Debra's Natural Gourmet in West Concord.

COA luncheon sign-up

Luncheon and speaker: Join the COA on Thursday, May 18, at 11:45 a.m. in Union Hall for a catered lunch followed by a travelogue on the COA March trip to Greece presented by Jim Elgin. Reserve your luncheon space by May 15 by calling 1-978-371-2895. A $2 contribution is appreciated.

CCTV open house May 16

Local cable has arrived. Join your neighbors to welcome CCTV to Carlisle at an open house at Carlisle Town Hall on Tuesday, May 16, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. The event will showcase the new robotic camera set up in the Clark Room and provide members of the public with an overview of how they can become involved in community media production for the local cable channels. All ages are welcome to see the new high-tech equipment.

Folks who live, work or attend school in Concord or Carlisle can join CCTV and learn how to produce their own television programs. Once members complete the required training they will have access to the equipment they need to shoot and edit a television program. For more information call1-978-369-5038 or e-mail

Postal service food drive on May 13

The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC), in conjunction with the U. S. Postal Service, the United Way and AFL-CIO, will be collecting non-perishable food items on Saturday, May 13, for distribution to food banks within the community.

The NALC food drive is the single largest food drive in the country. More than 560 million pounds of non-perishable food have been collected by letter carriers since initiating the annual event in 1993.

More than 1,500 local NALC branches in all 50 states and United States jurisdictions are involved in the drive.

Persons wishing to participate in the food drive are asked to put non-perishable food items near their mailbox for pick-up by letter carriers when delivering their mail.

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