The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, June 16, 2006

Old Home Day information central

More information is at the OHD web site: www.carlisleohd.org, and the OHD program and newsletter should arrive in all Carlisle mailboxes today, June 16.Old Home Day is put on entirely with volunteer effort and citizen funding. Old Home Day can only happen if Carlisle residents support it. Contributions may be sent to: OHD, 90 Page Brook Road, Carlisle, MA 01741.

Tour Green Cemetery on Old Home Day

A cemetery visit can teach us so much about Carlisle history. On Old Home Day, Saturday, July 1, at 3 p.m. Carlisle historian Sarah Brophy will lead a tour of Green Cemetery. You will learn how to interpret the 18th, 19th and early 20th-century parts of the cemetery, understand its layout, "read" a grave marker, understand the carvings and stone design, and visit a few special stones. The tour will take about an hour, with refreshments along the way and a visit to Wilson Chapel after the tour. In case of rain on Saturday, the tour will be held on Sunday at 1 p.m. Also on Sunday, Heald House will be open from 2 to 4 p.m. for visitors to tour the collections.

Tickets will be on sale at the Carlisle Historical Society booth on Old Home Day: $5 for members, children and seniors; $8 for non-members; $15 for families.

Gleason Library needs used books for its annual sale

This is your chance to round up all those gently used books, CDs, videos and DVDs (no textbooks, encyclopedias or magazines) and bring them to the Gleason Library for The Friends of Gleason Public Library Used Book Sale. Proceeds from the sale support many library programs throughout the year. The event will be held July 1 on the library lawn, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., as part of Old Home Day. The library will accept book donations until June 24. Those with donations of three-plus boxes of books, call Angela Mollet at 1-978-369-4898 to arrange drop-off.

"Made in Carlisle" is the parade theme

With its downtown no bigger than a minute, Carlisle may appear to be a sleepy, bucolic, bedroom community. Actually, it is a hotbed of industry fueled by the many goods and services produced by its hard-working citizens. In honor of these crafty and inventive souls, this year's Old Home Day Parade theme is "Made in Carlisle". Everyone is encouraged to show their wares in this year's OHD Parade on Saturday, July 1

Here are some examples of Carlisle's gross domestic product:

cheese, milk, ice cream, computer networking, cranberries, home construction, honey, Feng Shui, financial services, fitness, gardens and landscaping, graphic design, local newspaper, quilts, medical conferences, portraits.

A Grand Prize, second and third prizes will be awarded based on the best "Made in Carlisle" theme interpretation, originality, artistry, crowd response, and other judge fudge factors.

The Grand Prize winner will have the name of its entry engraved on a trophy to be prominently displayed in the Tax Collector's office at Town Hall. Sorry, no rebates available.

Parade entries including all floats, horses, wagons, cars, trucks and walking groups should assemble in the school parking lot by 9:30 a.m. for the 10 a.m. start.

Those with animal entries, note that the hot air balloon rides will not occur until Sunday, July 2. All bicycles, scooters and other children's entries should assemble in the Gleason Library parking lot at 10 a.m.

Call Debbie Power or Bill Cooney at 1-978-369-0434 with any questions about the OHD Parade.

Old Home Day Road Races: changes and rules

Changes: The order of races has been reversed. The one-mile race will begin at 7:30 a.m. and the five-mile race will begin at 8:15. The routes will remain the same: one-mile and five-mile loop courses, starting and finishing at the entrance to elderly housing on Church Street, both passing through Carlisle Center. Registration and number pickup are at the entrance to Corey Auditorium from 6:30 to 7:15 a.m. for the one-mile race and 7:15 to 8 a.m. for the five-mile race. Awards presentation follows at 9:30 a.m.

The exact courses and prizes can be found on the entry blanks at Gleason Public Library, the Carlisle Post Office and Ferns Country Store, or online at www.carlisle.org/OHD. Register early to facilitate the start of each race.

The only official runners (with numbers and eligible for prizes) are present and former Carlisle residents and town employees; no friends or visiting relatives. Pre-race entries must be signed and mailed to the race directors, postmarked no later than June 28, or hand-delivered by June 30. Entry fees are $6 for adults and $3 for youth (19 and under) for each race. Race-day entries will be $8 for adults, $5 for youth. Unofficial runners are responsible for their own times and must not enter the finish chute.

Additional volunteers are needed this year. Call race directors Ronald or Leslie Kmiec at 1-978-369-6130 or e-mail them at kmiec@earthlink.net for information or to help on race day. All jobs are over by 9:30 a.m.

Come to the Old Home Day Soapbox Derby "how-to" workshop

Join the Old Home Day Soapbox Derby Race Committee Saturday, June 17, 10:30 a.m. at the Gleason Library for a "How-to build a Soapbox Derby" workshop.This is Old Home Day's third Soapbox Derby for ages 10 and up. A soapbox derby is a little like a pinewood derby, except the car is bigger, and you are in it.Build your own gravity-propelled vehicle. Get it inspected for safety, and then "let 'er rip" down Church Street hill.Only one vehicle runs at a time, and its speed is measured by a radar speed monitor.First, second and third place awards will be given for speed and creativity. Prizes include gift certificates for bumper boats, miniature golf and ice cream at Kimballs or Great Brook Farm.For information, see the OHD web site at: www.carlisleohd.org or contact Michael.Jackson@pobox.com.

Heald House will hold open house on July 2

As part of Old Home Day festivities, Heald House, home of the Carlisle Historical Society at 698 Concord Street, will hold an open house on Sunday, July 2, from 2 to 4 p.m. Everyone is invited to tour the historical collections, meet friends and neighbors and admire the barn with its brand-new look. Refreshments will be served.

Much of Old Home Day is about Carlisle's history — keep the momentum going by visiting Heald House and seeing the town's past.

The Mosquito booth to feature T-shirts and Carlisle book

Check out the Mosquito booth at the Old Home Day Country Fair. There will be the traditional Mosquito Country T-shirts in new colors and sizes. The Mosquito's book Carlisle: As the Mosquito Saw It will also be on sale. It makes a perfect gift for anyone who loves small-town life.

Sell your wares at the Old Home Day Country Fair

A butcher, a baker, a candlestick maker? Join other local artists, entrepreneurs, craftspeople and organizations at the OHD Country Fair Marketplace. Reserve space by contacting Bob and Nancy Orlando at rocks526@comcast.net, or 1-978-369-1690 for more information.

Old Home Day is calling all inventors

If you have built a better mousetrap, or perhaps a robot that does your homework for you, this is your big chance to show it off.

In keeping with this year's OHD theme, "Made in Carlisle," a new event has been added to OHD: The Inventors' Showcase.

Innovative Carlisle residents of all ages are invited to enter one of their original inventions. The event will be held downstairs at the First Religious Society on Saturday, July 1. Registration is between 9 and 10 a.m. Judging and awards will take place between 11 a.m. and noon. Contact Lisa Lofdahl at 1-978-369-8767 or llofdahl@comcast.net for more information.

Old Home Day Pie Contest July 1

Do people tell you that you bake the best blueberry, the champion of cheesecakes, the most luscious lemon meringue? Do you suspect they might be right? Find out by entering your confections in the Old Home Day Pie Contest! Categories are fruit/berry, chiffon/cheesecake, and junior (for bakers 15 and under). Drop off pies in Union Hall on Saturday between 9 and 10 a.m.; judging will be done at 11 a.m. After that, pies are available for tasting. Note that refrigeration is not available for pies. Call Nancy West with questions: 1-978-369-6515.

Wanted: Community service volunteers during Old Home Day(s)

Earn Community Service hours while assisting with this year's OHD activities:

Date Event # of Volunteers Needed

June 30/July 1 Art Show 8

June 30/July 1 Country Fair 6

June 30/July 1/2 Set Up/Clean Up 2

July 1 Used Book Sale @ Gleason Library

Set up @ 8AM/Clean Up @ 2:30 6

July 1 Parade 2

July 1 Fun & Games (kids) 2

July 1 Pet Show 4

July 1 Pie/Bread 3

Nomination sought for Conservationist Award

The Carlisle Conservation Commission is accepting nominations for the annual Conservationist of the Year Award to be presented to a Carlisle resident winning candidate on Old Home Day. Nominations should be submitted to the Commission by Monday, June 19, 2006.

Previous award recipients:

1988 Adalbert E. Benfield

1989 Kenneth J. Harte

1990 Judith A. Lane

1991 Lois H. Surgenor

1992 Sally Zielinski

1993 Mark Duffy

1994 Steven W. Hinton

1995 Jay Luby

1996 Susan Emmons/Betsy Fell

1997 Eunice Knight

1998 Steve Tobin

1999 Greg Peterson

2000 Seba Gaines

2001 Janet Lovejoy, Jack & Betty Valentine, George and Jill Reichenbach, Fred Rundlett, Adalbert Benfield

2002 Marjorie Findley

2003 Wayne Davis

2004 Art Milliken

2005 Alex Parra

Nomination Form

CONSERVATIONIST AWARD

This award has been established to honor the person who has demonstrated a high regard for the environment. The winner will be presented at the Carlisle Old Home Day ceremonies.

I WOULD LIKE TO NOMINATE___________________________________________

FOR THE FOLLOWING REASONS:

Signature_______________________________________________________________

Please return to: Sylvia Willard, Conservation Administrator, Carlisle Town Hall, 66 Westford St., Carlisle, MA, 01741 or FAX (978) 369-4521

Honored Citizen nominations due June 26

Nominations for Carlisle's twenty-fifth honored citizen award are being accepted by the celebrations committee. The deadline for nominations is Monday, June 26. Please fill out the coupon provided or send a letter to either Scott Evans or Judy Larson.

The award will be presented at 9:30 a.m. on Old Home Day during a special ceremony by the flagpole. Previous recipients are:

1971 Esther S. Wilson

1973 Phyllis Towle, Oscar Pederson

1974 Edmund L. French

1975 Waldo D. Wilson

1976 Oscar Pederson (posthumously)

1977 Andrew L. Brown

1978 Guy W. Clark and

Michelle Ann & Andrew P. Toth

1979 Ruth Wilkins

1980 Jay Fisk

1981 Calixte C. Adrian

1982 Edna S. Sleeper

1984 Lawrence N. Blanchard

1985 Mary G. Diment

1986 Howard E. Hensleigh

1987 Adalbert E. Benfield

1988 Father James Byrne (posthum-

ously) and Alford S. Peckham

198 9 Hope Anderegg (posthumously)

and Kay Kulmala

1990 Charles M Evans

1991 Phyllis Hughes

1992 Anna P. Johnson

1993 James A. Barron

1994 Lawrence O. Sorli

1995 Lois Surgenor

1996 Harold S. Sauer

1997 David Flannery

1998 Rachel P. Eliot

1999 Ken and Marilyn Harte

2000 Kate and Pete Simonds

2001 Joseph Antognoni

2002 Robert J. Koning

2003 Jim Davis and Judy Larson

2004 Sarah Andreassen and Vivian Chaput (posthumously)

2005 Lee (posthumously) and Art Milliken

NOMINATION CRITERIA: Those persons who have given of themselves unselfishly to make our lives richer and Carlisle a place to call home, proudly. No past recipient or present town employee is eligible.

I WOULD LIKE TO NOMINATE _____________________________________________

FOR THE FOLLOWING REASONS:

Signature (optional)________________________________________________

This nomination will be treated confidentially by the committee. PLEASE RETURN BY MONDAY, JUNE 26 to: Judy Larson, 36 Forest Park Drive (1-978-369-6503) or Scott Evans, 299 Heald Road (1-978-369-7086.)

Enjoy food, music, friends at the June 22 Strawberry Festival

Luscious bowls of homemade strawberry shortcake, made with local berries, await you at the First Religious Society's Strawberry Festival, put on for the town on Thursday, June 22, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the church yard. (In case of rain, the festival will be moved inside the church building.)

Come enjoy the food, music and entertainment. The Second Wind Quartet will be singing and The Lord Sword group will perform Morris Dances. Have fun visiting and chatting with old and new friends at this town-wide event. Tickets are $4 for adults and $3 for children. For more information call the church office at 1-978-369-5180.

Register now for fall in-town soccer

Registration for the fall in-town soccer season is open from now to July 9. CCYS in-town offers a fun and appropriately-competitive soccer program played in Concord and Carlisle and for boys and girls. The Pre-K division is for children entering kindergarten in September 2007. Divisions for kindergarten through grade 6 are for children entering those grades in September 2006.

Games are on Saturdays, September 16 through October 28. One practice is usually scheduled during the week. Players in the Pre-K division meet on Saturdays only. Player fees are $60 for the first player and $50 for the second and subsequent players in the family. (Roughly half of this amount is directed to field development and maintenance.) Shirts for kindergarten through grade 6 players are $15 and may be purchased during the on-line registration process. Pre-K players do not need shirts. Blue/white reversible shirts purchased in previous seasons may be worn in the fall. To register online, go to the web site at www.ccysoccer.org and click on registration. Scholarships are available.

The program also needs coaches. Register to coach after registering your player from the online registration screen in PreEnroll.

Inquiries for registrations after July 9 will be added to the late-registration waiting list, with placement based on coach and team space availability. Go to the in-town page of the web site to contact the appropriate age group director.

For information, visit the web site, or contact Nancy at 1-978-369-7978 or at nancydiromsoccer@comcast.net.

Pools needed for summer swim programs

The Carlisle Recreation Summer Fun program uses three to four private pools in town that are generously donated by resident homeowners to teach children to be safe around water. Two homeowners highly committed to the cause have donated their pools for over 20 years and now have recently retired and are moving on to new stages in their lives. The community is forever grateful to the Forsberg and the Hughes families for their many years of dependable service to the summer swim program.

Carlisle Recreation needs a swimming pool for a backup for our summer swim program. A pool in the general vicinity of Westford Street and Concord Street would make transportation easier. It needs to be well maintained, have access to a bathroom, have area cell phone coverage or access to a telephone, have access to a covered shelter area and be available between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday from July 5 to August 11. If you can help, call 1-978-369-9815 and set up an appointment to meet with the swim coordinator at your pool.

CCHS year-end schedule

The end of the school year at CCHS will be as follows, with each day ending at 11:05 a.m.:

Tuesday, June 20 Finals for H and G Block classes

Wednesday, June 21

Finals for F and E Block classes

Thursday, June 22

Finals for D and C Block classes

Friday, June 23

Finals for B and A Block classes

Monday, June 26

Each class period will meet for approximately 22 minutes so that teachers can collect outstanding materials, review the final exam and, when possible, give grades to students.

Note that June 26 is our 180th day of school. Attendance will be taken as it is on any other day of the year.

CCHS Class of 1981 reunion

Save the date: July 22 for the Class of 1981 reunion. Contact Lorelle (Parker) Yee at lorelleyee@yahoo.com or 1-781-862-4035 for more information.

Concord Library Concert on the Lawn series begins July 12

The summer Concert on the Lawn series at the Concord Free Public Library, 129 Main Street, Concord begins on Wednesday, July 12, at 7 p.m. with the husband and wife duo, Peter and Ellen Allard. This fun night will be filled with children's music for the whole family. Bring a picnic and sing along. The rain location for the series is the Emerson Umbrella Theater, 140 Stow Street, Concord. The concerts are sponsored by the Friends of the Concord Free Public Library. For information, call 1-978-318-3358.

Summer clinic for girls basketball

There will be a basketball clinic at Concord-Carlisle Regional High Schoolthis summer, August 7 to 11, 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.

Summer apprentice programs at Drumlin Farm begin July 3

Interested in gardening and farming? The Drumlin Farm Day Camp has openings for the apprentice's session. Step into the farmer's shoes and take an in-depth look at the farming practices and natural places of Drumlin Farm. Work with our farmers to grow vegetable crops, tend to the farm animals and get a backstage look at where and how we care for our captive wildlife. Campers will take trips to other local farms and set up a farm stand for camp families.

There are spaces available for students entering sixth and seventh grades this fall during Session 1, July 3 to 17, and Session 2, July 17 to 28. Drumlin Farm Day Camp is state-licensed and accredited by the American Camp Association. Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary is part of the Mass Audubon Society and is located in Lincoln. For more information about the camp, visit www.massaudubon.org/drumlinfarm or call the camp office at 1-781-259-2223.

Carlisle Police to conduct defense class

The Carlisle Police Department will conduct a Rape Aggression Defense System (R.A.D.) class on August 18, 19, 20 and 21. The R.A.D. system is a program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques; a comprehensive course for women and children that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance and then progresses to the basics of self-defense training. It is being taught at many colleges and universities and is strongly recommended for those women attending college. The program is 12 hours long, held over four classes from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each. It is open to women ages 13 and up. Those interested, call Officers Andy Booth or Haylie Boutwell at 1-978-369-1155. For information about R.A.D., visit www.rad-systems.com.

CSA House Tour

Save the date. The CSA House Tour will be held on Friday, September 29, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The committee is still seeking volunteers for the event. If you are interested in helping, call Cathy Poirier at 1-978-371-9139. Also needed are sponsorships, family artwork and quotes for the House Tour Booklet. Contact Sharyl Stropkay at 1-978-369-9641 if you would like to contribute.

Food drive now through June 19

A team of Carlisle Middle School seventh-graders asks your help with their effort to collect food and supplies for Lazarus House in Lawrence. The team has distributed collection boxes throughout the school and asked each homeroom class for specific items from a flood-related needs list, although all donations are welcome. Boxes will be collected on Monday, June 19 after school. Support this student-initiated project.

Lazarus House is a non-profit charity serving the poor in the greater Lawrence area. Lazarus House Food Pantry was flooded during the recent storms, destroying over ten tons of food. For information on Lazarus House, visit:www.lazarushouse.org.

Enroll now for Nashoba Brooks summer school

Nashoba Brooks summer school begins on June 21. Children anged 4 to 14 are invited to enroll. For information, visit www.nbsc.org.

Make it to Middlesex this summer

Fit a little education into your summer to help you ease into school or work next fall. There is still time to enroll in Middlesex Community College's concentrated Summer Session II, which runs July 3 to August 3. Classes meet Monday through Thursday, four 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.

Middlesex offers 79 degree and certificate programs, as well as professional development and career-training courses, on its Bedford and Lowell campuses. Make yourself over, make it to Middlesex.

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

Minuteman to offer woodworking

Minuteman Regional High School in Lexington is offering a summer school woodworking course intended for students ages 15 through adult. The course meets from either 8:30 to 11 a.m. or noon to 3 p.m., five days a week, from July 10 through August 4.

Advanced woodworkers may take this course to work on their own projects using the power and hand tools under the supervision of the instructor. Students pay for their own materials and enrollment is limited to 12. The tuition is $339. For information or to register over the phone with a credit card (Visa or MasterCard), call Minuteman's Community Education Office at 1-781-7150 or 1-781-861-7151.

CCTV Schedule for June 16 to 22

Friday, June 16

9 a.m. and 6 p.m. — Honor Society

10 a.m. and 7 p.m. — Cori Atkins

and Deval Patrick

11 a.m. and 8 p.m. — Why'd You

Do That?:

Noon and 9 p.m. - 44 for 88:

CCHS rock bands

Saturday and Sunday, June 17 and 18

9 a.m. and 6 p.m. — Trinity Church

10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. —

Freedom Files

11 a.m. and 8 p.m. — Speak Out:

I do exist!

Noon and 9 p.m. — Concord Gets

Fit

1 p.m. and 10 p.m. — Author's

Outlet

2 p.m. — Campbell's Comedy

Corner

2:30 p.m. — Guerilla Gourmet

3 p.m. — Skywarn: Weather spotter

training

11 p.m. — Secret Sinema

Monday, June 19

9 a.m. — Trinity Church

10:30 a.m. — Guerrilla Gourmet

11 a.m. — Concord Gets Fit

Noon — Author's Outlet

1 p.m. — Skywarn: Weather spotter

training

5 p.m. — Teen drinking

7 p.m. — Concord Selectmen LIVE

Tuesday, June 20

9 a.m. and 6 p.m. - Kubus

10 a.m. and 7 p.m. - Emergency

Preparedness

11 p.m. and 8 p.m. - Orale con

Veronica

Noon and 9 p.m.— The Cori Atkins

show

12:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. - New

Orleans Recovery

1 p.m. and 10 p.m. - Mobilizing Media

Reform

Wednesday, June 21

9 a.m. and 6 p.m. — Minuteman



10 a.m. and 7 p.m. — Willard school

poetry

11 a.m. and 8 p.m. — Willard school

reading awards

Noon and 9 p.m. — CCHS Foreign Language Video projects

Thursday, June 22

9 a.m. and 6 p.m. — Memorial Day

Parade

10 a.m. and 7 p.m. — CCHS Choral

Pops

11 a.m. and 8 p.m. — CCHS Band

Pops

1 p.m. and 10 p.m. — Lumonics 2

The Providence Mandolin Orchestra will perform tomorrow

The Providence Mandolin Orchestra, under the direction of Mark Davis, with special guest artist Robert Paul Sullivan, will perform Saturday, June 17, at 7:30 p.m. at First Parish in Concord, 20 Lexington Road.

The Providence Mandolin Orchestra carries on an American musical tradition that goes back to the 1880s when a group of Spanish bandurria players toured the United States and began a craze for mandolin and guitar music that rivaled the popularity of rock and roll today.

The program features a solo performance by Robert Paul Sullivan (Vivaldi's C Major concerto for mandolin and orchestra), Robert Martel's guitar duet,"Summer Music," and "Chagall's Mandolin" by Hankus Netsky.

Tickets are $15 and will be available at the First Parish Office, online at www.mandolin-orchestra.org and at the door. For more information, call 1-978-369-3779 or 1-978-369-9602, or e-mail armenti@world.std.com.

Acton Community Chorus performance June 17

The Acton Community Chorus's popular spring "Pops" concert at Nashoba Regional High School, 12

Green Road, Bolton, will present its final performance tomorrow, June 17. The concert includes beautiful and haunting melodies, such as "Stardust," "Blue Moon," "In the Still of the Night," and "Night and Day," as well as pieces from musicals and other "night skies" music.

Tickets are $16 per person; $14 for seniors and children 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased online at www.mktix.com/acc, from chorus members (call 1-978-929-2551), at Acton Roche Brothers, or at the door.

Neighborhood-style play at Spalding starts July 11 and 13

Would your children enjoy and benefit from some old-fashioned neighborhood-style play? Many kids have limited opportunities to play in multi-aged, unstructured, chance-encounter settings. Instead, children play in parent-arranged playdates or organized sports, activities and camps. Here is an opportunity for our children to meet and play with one another in town this summer.

Carlisle's Recreation Department has arranged some summer playtimes at Spalding Field for the purpose of encouraging neighborhood-style play. With the exception of time and place, nothing else is planned. Parents are completely responsible for supervision. Kids are to bring their own toys and equipment and then play whatever they choose, with whomever shows up. Come on out, give it a try.

Save these scheduled dates:

Ages eight years and under: 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays:July 11, July 25 and August 8

Ages nine years and over: 3 to 5 p.m.

Thursdays: July 13, July 27 and August 10.

Concord Band summer schedule begins June 22

The Concord Band announces its "Sounds of Summer" schedule. Performances are on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. June 22 and 29 and July 6, 13, 20 and 27 at Fruitlands Museum, Harvard. Parking is $12 per car ($10 for Fruitlands members), and the fee supports both the band and the museum. For information, call 1-978-897-9969 or visit www.concordband.org.

DeCordova summer exhibits

Enjoy the 2006 DeCordova Annual Exhibition now through August 20, featuring artists and artist teams from Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Pennsylvania. The works include sculpture/installation, video/performance, drawing, photography, painting, and digital prints.

In addition, there are ongoing exhibitions in photography and other arts, gallery talks, sculture park tours, and exhibitions by the students and faculty of the museum school.

For information, call 1-781-259-8355 or visit www.decordova.org.

CSA House Tour

Save the date. The CSA House Tour will be held on Friday, September 29, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The committee is still seeking volunteers for the event. If you are interested in helping, call Cathy Poirier at 1-978-371-9139. Also needed are sponsorships, family artwork and quotes for the House Tour Booklet. Contact Sharyl Stropkay at 1-978-369-9641 if you would like to contribute.

Paint , cane and clay exhibit at Lexington Arts and Crafts until June 23

The Lexington Arts and Crafts Society Painters' Guild joins with the Basketry Guild and the Ceramics Guild to host a Spring exhibit through June 23. Visitors will view a collection of landscapes, portraits, nature and still-life paintings displayed with the intricate designs, weavings and textures of the basketry craft and a selection of creative pieces by the junior members of the Ceramics Guild .

The show is in the Parson's Gallery, 130 Waltham Street, Lexington. Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday noon to 4 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.. to 4 p.m.; Sunday noon to 4 p.m. For more information, call: 1-781-862-9696 or visit www.lexingtonma.org/LAC. Admission and parking are free.

CCTV schedule for June

Beginning in June, CCTV, Inc. will begin cable casting all local government meetings on local government channel 9. Channel 8 will remain the public access channel for programs produced or sponsored by CCTV members.

The Carlisle Board of Selectmen meetings will be cable cast live on channel 9 every other Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. These meetings will replay on channel 9 at the

following times during the week:

Wednesday at 1 p.m.

Friday at midnight

Saturday at 7 p.m.

Sunday at 1 p.m.

Lowell to hold summer music series

The Lowell National Historical Park, the University of Massachusetts Lowell and the Lowell Festival Foundation present the 17th annual Lowell Summer Music Series at Boarding House Park. Beginning on June 30 and running through September 9, all show times are 7:30 p.m. except the banjo and fiddle contests, which are free to all and begin at noon. Children 12 and under are admitted free to other events, and advance tickets may be purchased at www.lowellsummermusic.org or at any Strawberries music and video store. Season passes are also available for 50% off the box office price.

Jazz at the Brush Art Gallery tonight

Enjoy a fun evening out at An Evening of Jazz, featuring Jazz Express on tonight, June 16, at the Brush Art Gallery, 256 Market Street, Lowell. For information, tickets or directions, call 1-978-459-7819 or visit www.thebrush.org.

Free summer evening at the Concord Museum

Visit the Concord Museum for free on Wednesday evening, June 21, from 5 to 8 p.m. and enjoy the galleries and the special exhibition, "The Purse and the Person." The museum is located at the intersection of Lexington Road and the Cambridge Turnpike. For information, call 1-978-369-9609 or 1-978-369-9763, e-mail cm1@concordmuseum.org or visit www.concordmuseum.org.

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