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Friday, June 30, 2006

COA doings

Day trip to Sandwich: On Thursday, July 13, the Concord COA is going to Sandwich, Massachusetts. The group will have lunch at the Daniel Webster Inn and visit the Heritage Museum and Gardens. Carlisle seniors are invited to join them. The cost is $56 and includes transportation, museum admission, lunch, taxes and gratuities. If interested, call the Concord COA at 1-978-318-3020.

Ice cream social: Join the Carlisle COA on Thursday, July 13, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the Sleeper Room for ice cream and music. Make your own ice cream sundae or enjoy a sugar-free, lactose-free alternative treat. There will be a singalong led by Santo Pullara.

Burlington Mall shopping trip: On Friday, July 14, join the COA for a trip to the Burlington Mall for shopping and lunch on your own. The mini-bus will leave Carlisle at 9:30 a.m. and return by 1:30 p.m. Call 1-978-371-6690 to sign up for this trip.

Singin' in the Rain: On Wednesday, July 19, the COA will travel to the North Shore Music Theatre to see Singin' in the Rain and to enjoy a delicious lunch. Departure is at 10:30 a.m. and return is around 5 p.m. The cost of $64 covers transportation, lunch and the theatre. Space is limited. To sign up, send a check made out to FCOA to Joanne Willens, 134 Ember Lane, Carlisle, MA 01741. Joanne can be reached for questions at 1-978-371-8023 or

Blood pressure clinic: On Thursday, July 20, from 11 to 11:45 a.m., a registered nurse from Emerson Hospital will provide blood pressure screening in Union Hall at the First Religious Society. No appointment is necessary.

Luncheon and speaker: Join the COA on Thursday, July 20, at 11:45 a.m. in Union Hall for lunch followed by a travelogue by Kerry Kissinger, who traveled to Peru with his three sons last year. Reserve your luncheon space by Monday, July 17, by calling 1-978-371-2895. A $2 contribution is appreciated.

Day trip to Portland, Maine: On Tuesday, July 25, join the COA for a day trip to Casablanca by the Sea in Portland, Maine. The trip includes a luxury bus ride, lunch at the Dunstan School House Buffet, a 90-minute cruise aboard the Bay View Lady, and shopping at Portland's newly renovated Old Port. The bus leaves from Ferns at 8:30 a.m. and will return to Carlisle about 6 p.m. The cost is $57 per person. For reservations or more information, call Joanne Willens at 1-978-371-8023 or pick up a flyer at the COA office in Town Hall. All payments must be sent to Joanne Willens, 134 Ember Lane, Carlisle, MA 01741 and must be received by July 10.

Senior citizen real estate tax voucher program

Carlisle homeowners who are 60 years of age or older are eligible to earn up to a $500 abatement on their real estate tax bill. A variety of jobs in town departments are available. Duties may include general labor, gardening, skilled project support, record filing, data entry, customer service and more. Participants in the program will earn $6.75 per hour for all jobs, up to $500. There is no income eligibility. Fifteen slots are available in this program. For a copy of the program guidelines and an application, call the Council on Aging office at 1-978-371-2895.

Trails Committee needs you

The Carlisle Trails Committee is looking for a new member. Our seven-member committee maintains the Town's trails, builds boardwalks, bridges and signs, builds new trails, works with developers to maintain trail access as land is "developed," leads public walks, and publishes the "Trails in Carlisle" map book.We spend most of our time on outdoor projects, but we have one evening meeting a month to plan the next month's activities.It is a great group of people and a fun way to give something back to the community.If you are interested, call Steve Tobin at 1-978-369-1680.

Wingmasters to perform July 6

Wingmasters will present a program entitled "Birds of Prey" on Thursday, July 6, at Union Hall, First Religious Society at 7 p.m., as part of the Gleason Public Library Summer Reading Program, "Reading is Natural." Wingmasters is a partnership of Julie Anne Collier and Jim Parks, who are licensed raptor rehabilitators. Wingmasters will be bringing hawks, owls and other birds of prey. They will explain predation, the birds' place at the top of the food web, their different hunting adaptations and their status in a rapidly changing world. The program is recommended for grades K through six.

Funding for this program comes from the Friends of the Gleason Public Library. For information, call the library at 1-978-369-4898 and ask for the children's department.

Farmer's Market 2006

All enthusiastic farmers, bakers and artist/craftpersons are invited to participate in the Carlisle Farmer's Market 2006. The Market seeks those with a surplus of farmstand items (early fruits, berries, vegetables, seedlings, perennials, honey, etc.) or artistic endeavors/crafts. All are encouraged to feature locally grown produce and goods to represent "Massachusetts grown— Massachusetts made."

Farmer's Market opens July 15 at Kimball Farms Ice Cream. Market hours are Saturdays, 8 a.m. until noon. Vendor fee is $20 for the season.

Call to register for space or more information: Gale Constable, 1-978-372-1925 or Annette Lee, 1-978-369-0599.

Pay taxes online in Carlisle

The Town of Carlisle announces that, effective July 1, residents can pay their real estate, motor vehicle and personal property taxers online. The new payment method accommodates those Carlisle residents who want the convenience of paying their taxes online, anytime, day or night. It also benefits the town in that payments are processed automatically, allowing town employees faster balance reconciliation and more time to work on other town issues.

Town Administrator Madonna McKenzie says, "We realize the importance of keeping with the times and offering this new online payment option. We are fortunate to have found a banking partner, Unibank, who has years of experience and who adheres to strict security methods to protect our residents' personal information."

The process for residents to pay online is simple: with your bill and checkbook in hand, go to and click on "Town Departments." Click from there to "Treasury and Tax Collector," followed by "Online Tax Payments," and complete each screen to process your payment. For information, call the Tax Collector's office at 1-978-369-5557.

Enter the Country Gardens tour

Are you proud of your garden? Would you like to show it off in a way that contributes to a worthy cause? The Carlisle Garden Club's bi-annual Country Gardens tour is coming up next year on Friday and Saturday June 15 and 16, 2007. The club is reviewing gardens in the next couple of weeks and is looking for a range of types and styles, not just perfect landscapes. The tour raises funds for civic programs like town beautification, scholarships, and contributions to the Gleason Library. You do not have to be home during the tour. The club provides all staffing and oversight. For more information, or to leave a tip on a garden owner we should get in touch with, contact Susan Pepple at or 1-978-371-2674.

"The Day the Library Went Wild" July 13

Songwriter/guitarist Jay Mankita will perform at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 13, as part of the Gleason Library Summer Reading program, " Reading is Natural." "The Day the Library Went Wild" is a lively performance for children entering Grade K through six (and their parents). It will take place at the First Religious Society.

An activist for social and environmental issues, Jay is touring in a car running on recycled vegetable oil, which he will show to the kids after the show. The Friends of the Gleason Library are providing funding for this performance. Call the library at 1-978-369-4898 for more information.

CCTV schedule June 29 through July 6

Thursday June 29

9 a.m. and 6 p.m. — TBA

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

Friday June 30

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


Noon and 9 p.m. — 44 for 88: CCHS

rock bands

Saturday July 1

9 a.m. and 6 p.m. — Willard Talent


10 a.m. and 7 p.m. — CCHS


Noon and 9 p.m. — Concord Rotary


1 p.m. and 10 p.m. — Jazzercise

1:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. — Campbell's

Comedy Corner

11 p.m. — Secret Sinema

Sunday July 2

9 a.m. and 6 p.m. — Trinity Church

10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. — Freedom


11 a.m. and 8 p.m. — Speak Out:

Former Homosexuals

Noon and 9 p.m. — Concord Gets Fit

10 p.m. — Speak Out: Kinsey's


Monday July 3

9 a.m. and 6 p.m. — CCHS Fencing

10 a.m. and 7 p.m .— Historic Graveyards

10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. — Guerrilla


11 a.m. and 8 p.m. — Concord Gets Fit

Noon and 9 p.m. — Author's Outlet

Tuesday July 4

9 a.m. and 6 p.m. — TBA

10 a.m. and 7 p.m. — Emergency


11 p.m. and 8 p.m .— Orale con Veronica

Noon and 9 p.m. — The Cori Atkins


12:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. — New

Orleans Recovery

1 p.m. and 10 p.m. — Mobilizing Media Reform

Wednesday July 5

9 a.m. and 6 p.m. — Minuteman Forum

10 a.m. and 7 p.m. — Willard school


11 a.m. and 8 p.m. — Willard school

reading awards

Noon and 9 p.m. — CCHS Foreign

Language Video projects

Thursday July 6

9 a.m. and 6 p.m. — TBA

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

Fresh Air Fund to hold party July 8

The Fresh Air Fund will hold a party at One Stop Fun, 49 Powers Road in Westford, on July 8 from 4 to 7 p.m. for local host families and their Fresh Air children from New York City. Participants will enjoy a day of swimming, playing and eating. For information about the party or the Fresh Air Fund, call Debbie Carter at 1-978-828-7808 or 1-978-692-9673.

Carlisle Old Home Day Schedule

Art Show entries due tonight

The Art show will be held in the Corey dining room from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Categories for the show are: Paintings, Photographs, Jewelry, Needlepoint, Pottery, Scrapbook pages, Textiles, Crafts, Drawings and Professional Gallery

How to Enter

You may enter up to four pieces of original artwork. The entry fee is $1 per piece. All artwork must be delivered to the Corey Dining Room on Friday, June 30, from 4 to 7 p.m. All artwork to be hung must be framed or mounted on cardboard with sturdy string or wire attached to the back. Lightweight entries may be hung from a paper clip secured to the back with strong tape.


Entries will be judged and ribbons awarded in each of the following age groups: grades K-4, 5-8, 9-12 and adult. A Best in Show ribbon will be awarded by

the judges to one piece.

Professional artists' work will not be included in the judging. Votes will be taken during the exhibit for a People's Choice Award. The Old Home Day Fund will receive 10% of the sale price for artwork sold.


Entries must be picked up on Saturday, July, from

1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Entry form — attach one to each item:


Grade________Adult or Professional__________



Support Gleason by stocking your summer reading collection

Come browse and choose your favorite authors or subjects to read this summer at the Friends of Gleason Public Library Used Book Sale on July 1 on the library lawn between 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. The sale will take place during the Old Home Day celebration. Proceeds support many fine programs offered by Gleason Library throughout the year.

Tour Green Cemetery on Old Home Day

A cemetery visit can teach us 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. 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 afterward. In case of rain on Saturday, the tour will be held on Sunday at 1 p.m. 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.

Also on Sunday, Heald House will be open from 2 to 4 p.m. for visitors to tour the collections.

Inventors' Showcase is new to Old Home Day

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 for more information.

Buy chicken barbeque tickets now

Old Home Day Chicken Barbeque tickets are now on sale at Ferns and the Dispatch Center for $8. On Old Home Day, tickets will be $9. Exact change is very much appreciated. Buy early because this event is always a sellout. Anyone with questions should e-mail

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. Please note that refrigeration is not available for pies. Call Nancy West with questions: 1-978-369-6515.

Volunteers needed

Promote the Alzheimer's Association Northern Middlesex Memory Walk®, on Sunday, October 1. The walk benefits the Alzheimer's Association.. Contact Debra Katt-Lloyd at,, or 1-978-937-5576 for information.

Children of Eden July 14

The Concord Youth Theatre young adult players will perform Children of Eden July 14, 15, 21 and 22 at 7:30 p.m. Performances will be at Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School, 390 Lincoln Road, Sudbury. Tickets are $10. For information, call 1-978-371-1482, Ext. 1.

O'Halloran Fund, DVD and CD

Contributions can still be made to the Tom O'Halloran Artist-in-Residence Fund. Checks payable to Town of Carlisle should be sent to Paul von Kleydorff, 401 School Street, Carlisle, MA 01741.

The DVD of the concert and still photo CD are $20 and $10 respectively. For information, call 1-508-485-1717 or e-mail

Thoreau birthday celebration at Thoreau Farm July 9

The Thoreau Farm Trust commemorates Henry David Thoreau's birthday with a family fun event at his birthplace with a treasure hunt, Segway rides, birthday cake and house tours on Sunday, July 9, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Thoreau Farm, 341 Virginia Road, Concord. The event is free and all are welcome. R.S.V.P. to Nancy Grohol at or 1-978-369-3091.

Minuteman announces adult dental assisting interviews

Minuteman Regional High School will hold interviews beginning Monday, August 7, for its Fall 2006 Adult Dental Assisting program.

The program will run from 7:45 to 2:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, through late January, 2007. Residents of Minuteman's 16-town district who are accepted into the program do not pay tuition.

Applicants must have either a high school diploma or 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 at 1-781-861-7151.

Middlesex this summer

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.

Middlesex offers 79 degree and certificate programs, as well as professional development and career-training courses, on its Bedford and Lowell campuses. For more information about MCC's Summer Session II, call 1-800-818-3434.

The Mosquito needs new blood

Are you ready to get involved in the community? Want to know more about town government works? Want to meet more people? The Mosquito needs reporters to cover important town committees. If interested, call the Mosquito office and leave a message at 1-978-369-8313 or e-mail us at

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