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Friday, July 14, 2006

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

Summer reading program afternoon movie July 18

Children in grades one through six are invited to the Gleason Public Library summer afternoon movie from 1:30 to 3:25 p.m. on Tuesday, July 18. The movie will be showin in the Hollis Room at the library.

Can you guess the movie title? A ten-year-old girl moves to a small town in Florida with her father. While there, she adopts a stray dog she names after the local supermarket where he was found. With her goofy pooch by her side, she meets an eclectic group of townspeople. The movie is rated PG and snacks will be served.

Lowell Folk Festival begins July 28

The largest free folk festival in the nation, the Lowell Folk Festival, is three days of traditional music, dance, craft demonstrations, and more. Tap your toes to traditional music from all over the world. Dance through the streets with the New Orleans Brass Band, savor the taste of ethnic food, witness master craftsmen at work. There is something for everyone, all on six outdoor stages throughout Lowell. The festival is Friday, July 28 from 7 to 10 p.m., Saturday, July 29, noon to 10 p.m., and Sunday, July 30, noon to 6 p.m. For information, contact Lowell National Historical Park, 67 Kirk Street, Lowell, MA 01852; visit or call 1-978-970-5200.

Upcoming COA trips

See some great plays with the Carlisle Council on Aging at the North Shore Music Theatre. All seats are in the Inner Circle rows d, e, or f.

• July 19, Singin' in the Rain: $45 for the play, $19 for lunch.

• October 7,Jesus Christ Superstar:$45 for the play, lunch on yourown.

• December 9, A Christmas Carol:$45 for the play, $19 for lunch.

Join the COA on Tuesday, July 25, for a day trip to Portland, Maine and in March, 2007, for a trip to Italy.

Call Joanne at 1-978-371-8023 for information. Flyers are available at the Carlisle COA Office in Town Hall. Space is limited and payment must be made to hold your place.

COA doings

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 Church 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.

Blood pressure clinic: On Thursday, August 3, from 11 - 11:45 a.m. a registered nurse from Emerson Hospital will provide blood pressure screening in the Sleeper Room at Carlisle Village Court. No appointment is necessary.

Town employee appreciation picnic: On Thursday, August 3, at 11:45 a.m. at Carlisle Village Court, 145 Church Street, rain or shine, seniors are invited to come out and thank all the town employees who make Carlisle such a wonderful place in which to live. Firefighters, police officers, DPW workers, town hall employees, library staff and others will join the COA for food and conversation. Reservations are appreciated. Call 1-978-371-2895.

CCHS reunion July 22

The Concord-Carlisle Class of 1981 25th reunion will be held on Saturday, July 22 at the Concord Rod & Gun Club from 6 to 11 p.m. For more information, contact Lorelle Parker Yee at or call 1-781-862-4035.

Farmers 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."

Farmers 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.

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.

Carlisle 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.

Volunteers needed for Alzheimer's Walk

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.

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.

Emerson Hospital offers dance therapy class

Rediscover your inner strength by using dance toward recovery from cancer. Increase your energy and empower yourself through Emerson Hospital's dance workshop, instructed by Susan Osofsky Ross, a cancer survivor and dance teacher. Whether you are currently in treatment or have completed it, this Saturday morning workshop uses movement, laughter and exercise to restore health and enjoyment. Join others who have navigated the challenging road of cancer diagnosis and healing.

The class is held on Saturdays from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Donaldson Conference Room. Dance experience is not required. There is a small fee for the dance class. Call Lori Noonan at 1-978-287-3237 to register.

New training program info session at MCC August 3

Middlesex Community College will host an information session for its revolutionary new Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Technician Training Program at 6 p.m., Thursday, August 3, in MCC's Bedford Campus Center, 591 Springs Road.

RFID is an emerging technology capable of identifying, tracking and intelligently reacting to anything — from products, people and cars to medication in hospitals. Technology experts predict RFID will transform the economy, and the need for workers trained in the field is expected to grow substantially.

This fall, Middlesex will launch the first college-based RFID technician training program in New England. MCC's ten-month RFID certificate program is ideal for individuals with a technology background and at least one year of industry experience. The RFID associate degree program is designed for students with basic math and science knowledge. Both programs are suitable for those with an interest in wireless technology, and will provide the technical skills and knowledge required by the RFID industry. Hands-on training will be provided in a new RFID laboratory, located on the MCC Bedford campus.

To learn more about this revolutionary new technology, come to MCC's RFID Information Session. Meet Middlesex faculty, industry representatives and the RFID Advisory Board.

For more information, call Middlesex at 1-800-818-3434 or e-mail

Origami workshop July 19

Origami master Michael LaFosse will present an origami talk and workshop in the children's department of the Concord Free Public Library, 129 Main Street, Concord on July 19 at 7 p.m. Participants will make origami shapes under Michael's direction. This free program is for young people ten and up. For information, call 1-978-318-3358.

Circus Smirkus features talented teens

The circus is coming to Concord, and Concordian Lydia Brosnahan is among the stars who will take Concord's kids and adults on a zany, fun-filled "Tropical Vacation" under the Big Top.

Circus Smirkus, New England's award-winning international youth circus, brings its 2006 Big Top Tour to Middlesex School on Lowell Road today through Sunday, July 14 to 16.

Sixteen-year-old Brosnahan is an enthusiastic gymnast. After three summers of training in circus arts at Smirkus's summer camp, she auditioned for the circus's Big Top

Tour and joined other talented teenage performers from ten states. She hones her circus skills year-round with professional coaches who are veterans of Cirque du Soleil.

This summer's Smirkus Big Top Tour takes participants on a madcap "Tropical Vacation" gone awry: step into a jungle paradise where rainforest creatures swing through the trees in unbelievable displays of derring-do on the high trapeze, aerial fabric, and more. Palm trees teem with comic parrots, juggling acts defy gravity, primates perform precision hand balancing and animals (including Lydia) cavort in acrobatics amid human pyramids.

Circus Smirkus, a non-profit educational and arts organization, has been touring New England for 19 years. Many performances benefit local charities. Middlesex School Summer Arts (MSSA) presents the Concord shows, and proceeds benefit the MSSA scholarship fund.

Concord shows are at Middlesex School, 1400 Lowell Road, on Friday, July 14 (noon and 7 p.m.), Saturday, July 15, and Sunday, July 16, (11 a.m. and 4 p.m.). Tickets are $17 and may be purchased at the Toy Shop, the West Concord Pharmacy, and other local venues; call 1-978-402-1449 with questions.

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 a.m. 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.

Applications and further information are available from Minuteman's Community Education Office at 1-781-861-7151.

Linux demonstration on July 26

Linux is something you have probably heard of and wondered about, but might not have seen. Carlisean Tom Hedden will run a computer demonstration of Linux and answer questions about it in the Hollis Room at Gleason Public Library on Wednesday, July 26, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Participants may possibly try it out themselves. No background is assumed except the ability to use a mouse.

Like to sing?

Summer is here. Give yourself a treat and come to an open rehearsal of the Colonial Spirit show chorus.We are looking for women of all ages who enjoy four-part, a cappella singing, barbershop-style. The chorus meets on Thursdays at 7:15 p.m. at The Church of the Good Shepherd on Newtown Road in Acton (off Route 27). CDs are available for easy learning. For information, visit our web site at, or call Norma at 1-978-692-2270 or Noreen at 1-978-263-0562.

CCTV Schedule

July 13 - 20

Thursday July 13

8 a.m. and 5 p.m. — CCHS Choral Pops

10 a.m. and 7 p.m. — CCHS Band Pops

11 a.m. and 8 p.m. — Faculty Follies

1 p.m. and 10 p.m. — Lumonics 2

Friday July 14

9 a.m. and 6 p.m. — Honor Society

10 a.m. and 7 p.m. — Cory Atkins and Deval Patrick

11 a.m. and 8 p.m. — Why'd You Do That?

12 p.m. and 9 p.m. — 44 for 88: CCHS rock bands

Saturday July 15

9 a.m. and 6 p.m. — Willard Talent Show

10 a.m. and 7 p.m. — CCHS Graduation

12 p.m. and 9 p.m. — Fourth of July Picnic

11 p.m. — Secret Sinema

Sunday July 16

9 a.m. and 6 p.m. — Trinity Church

10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. — Freedom Files: Dissent

11 a.m. and 8 p.m. — Speak Out: Former Homosexuals

12 p.m. and 9 p.m. — Concord Gets Fit

10 p.m. — Speak Out: Kinsey's Pedophiles

Monday July 17

9 a.m. and 6 p.m. — CCHS Fencing

10 a.m. and 7 p.m. — Minuteman Classic Road Race

10:40 a.m. and 7:40 p.m. — Guerrilla Gourmet

11 a.m. and 8 p.m. — Concord Gets Fit

12 p.m. and 9 p.m. — Author's Outlet

Tuesday July 18

9 a.m. and 6 p.m. — TBA

10 a.m. and 7 p.m. — Emergency Preparedness

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

12 p.m. and 9 p.m. — The Cory 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 July 19

9 a.m. and 6 p.m. — TBA

10 a.m. and 7 p.m. — Picnic in the Park

12 p.m. and 9 p.m. — TBA

Thursday July 20

8 a.m. and 5 p.m. — CCHS Choral Pops

10 a.m. and 7 p.m. — CCHS Band Pops

11 a.m. and 8 p.m. — Faculty Follies

1 p.m. and 10 p.m. — Lumonics 2

Music at the Manse is back again this year

The Old Manse welcomes visitors to another season of fun, free, "Music at the Manse" outdoor concert series at 269 Monument Street in Concord between 2 and 4 p.m. every Sunday afternoon, through August 27.

July 16: the West Newton Ceili Band

Irish traditional music performance by the West Newton Ceili Band, which plays at Paddy's Pub in West Newton.

July 23: "Notorious" duo Eden MacAdam-Somer and Larry Unger

"Notorious" musicians Eden MacAdam-Somer and Larry Unger bring together traditional and contemporary acoustic music from around the world. Seasoned dancers know Larry Unger not only as a performer who sparks nationally-renowned bands but also the composer of countless fiddle tunes and lilting waltzes. Unger brings along exciting and versatile young fiddler, MacAdam-Somer. Come see how many ways they can metamorphosize 64 beats. Eden's web site is and Larry's is

July 30 - the West Newton Ceili Band

Irish music performance

August 6 - Leslie Fuller leads an Open session

August 13 - Leslie Fuller leads an Open session

Open session

August 20 - "Bob and Friends" performance and open session

Bob Phillipps and Linda Abrams are two-thirds of Blue Parrot, which regularly performs in metro-west venues. The afternoon will consist of both a performance and open session. The first hour, Bob and Linda will perform some of their favorite pieces, with several of their musical friends. Then they'll open it up to a general traditional session (old time, contra, Celtic). Bring your instrument, and join in.

August 27 - Laura Leibensperger and Jim Ventola lead an open session

Laura Leibensperger (fiddle) and Jim Ventola (concertina, flute), along with jammers-in-residence at the Arlington Traditional Music Sessions, will host a session of traditional tunes from New England and its musical "parents". This is participatory music the way your great-great-grandparents did it in the good old days, so feel free to join us with your instrument, sing a song or request a tune, or just enjoy the historic ambience of the Old Manse.

This Sunday afternoon concert series is organized through the efforts of musician Pan Van Chan. Built in 1770, The Old Manse is a property of The Trustees of Reservations. This National Historic Landmark is open for tours through October 31. Visit or call 1-978-369-3909 for more information about the site.

Board of Health issues family disaster plan information

The Carlisle Board of Health has sent to every household a packet of information about planning for disasters involving the cutoff of basic services like water, gas, electricity and telephones. Carlisle is part of Region 4A in the newly organized state health regions under the Center for Emergency Preparedness. Region 4A has 34 communities that have been working together on regional readiness planning. The Board of Health, Carlisle's Emergency Planning Committee and the Board of Selectmen have been working together on local emergency preparedness, as each community is responsible for the well-being of its residents during public health emergencies.Senior citizens and those in need of special assistance may register with the Council on Aging (1-978-371-2895) and/or the Carlisle Police Department (1-978-369-1155). Those

who wish to volunteer assistance may join the Carlisle Medical Reserve Corps, which will hold training sessions in the fall. Call the Board of Health at 1-978-369-0283 if you are interested. Carlisle citizens are advised to fill out the family disaster plan and keep the special phone numbers provided in the packet in an accessible place.

Field hockey clinic

There will be a field hockey clinic, coached by members of the coaching staff at CCHS and Carlisle Middle School, for students entering grades six through ten, August 14 through 17. The clinic will meet at Spalding Field from 9 a.m. to noon on each day. Students will learn the basics and progress to specialized skills and play in a final day tournament. Participants should bring field hockey sticks, shin and mouth guards and water bottles. The cost is $150. Register with the Carlisle Recreation Department at 1-978-369-9815.

Blood drive August 7

A community blood drive will be held at the Concord Elks, 221 Baker Avenue, Concord, from 2 to 7 p.m. on Monday, August 7. Anyone who is 17 or older, in good health, who weighs 110 pounds or more and who has not given blood in the last 56 days may donate. The American Red Cross requires a positive ID before donating.

For more information, call 1-800-448-3543. Appointments are preferred but walk-in donors are also welcome.

July 2006 at the Concord Museum

Highlight Tours on Summer Sundays: The Museum is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every Sunday in July. Bring a friend and enjoy the half-hour Highlight Tour of the collection. Learn more about the 1775 lantern, the furniture in the period rooms and the clocks manufactured on Concord's main street in the early 19th century. The Highlight Tours are at 11 a.m. on Sundays only; Free with Museum admission; Members Free.

July 19: Be Our Guest on a summer evening. Bring family, friends or out of town guests to linger in our engaging history galleries and distinctive changing exhibitions, take in the quiet eloquence of our Exploring Concord film, and enjoy the historic beauty of our period rooms. Create your own memories with our family-friendly hands-on activities. Free Admission from 5 to 8 p.m.

General admission to the Museum is $8 for adults, $7 Seniors (62 & over), $7 Students with valid id, $5 Children. Members are free.

For further information contact the Concord Museum at (978) 369-9609 (Taped information) (978) 369-9763 (Reservations) E-mail: Web site: The Concord Museum is accredited by the American Association of Museums.

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