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Friday, September 15, 2006

Great Brook Farm offers orienteering event tomorrow

At the ski barn at Great Brook Farm State Park, tomorrow, September 16, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., there will be an orienteering event. It will focus on introducing newcomers to the sport, though courses at all levels will be offered. If there are any questions, call Tim Parson at 1-978-369-0782.

Democratic Town Committee to meet September 21

The Carlisle Democratic Town Committee will meet on Thursday evening, September 21, at the Comjean residence, 314 River Road, Carlisle (Route 225 to River Road, 1/4 mile on right). All interested townspeople are invited to come and meet to discuss politics and plans for the fall elections. Meet for conversation at 6:30 p.m., meeting to start at 7 p.m. For more information, or to be added to a Carlisle Democrats and friends e-mail list, contact Susan Stamps, Chair of the Democratic Town Committee, at

COA volunteers needed

Immediate help is needed at the Carlisle Council on Aging (COA) with:driving seniors to appointments and on errands, Meals on Wheels drivers, Men's Breakfast chef, mailings, data entry, sending out cards to seniors, friendly visitors program or activity coordinator (this can be one or two friends or a couple), home chores for the elderly, including yard work, household repair such as small appliances and one-on-onecomputer instruction.Our seniors make up 15% of Carlisle's population.Many volunteer themselves, but some are in need of services.We are all busy, but if you can share your expertise, join the valued COA volunteers. Let the COA know what activities you would like to participate in and what skills you would like to share.Often, an hour or two is all that is needed.For information and/or a volunteer application, call the COA office at 1-978-371-2895, or e-mail


Are you a senior living alone?If so, you should consider signing up for the RUOK (Are you OK) program.This program, which is run by the Council on Aging (COA) and the Carlisle Police Department, provides a daily well-being phone call and can and has saved lives. If you are interested in finding out more, or acquiring this service, call the COA at 1-978-371-2895.

Volunteer for CSA teacher and staff luncheon

On Tuesday, September 19, the annual Fall CSA Luncheon will be held to honor the school's teachers and staff. Volunteers are needed to help set up, serve and clean up at the lunch, and to contribute a favorite homemade dish. Monetary contributions are also welcome to help offset the cost of paper goods and decorations. To participate or contribute, contact Seema Peterson at 1-978-369-3288 or, or Suzanne Sweet at 1-978-369-6221 or

Trails committee schedules building days

On Saturday, September 23, (and Sunday, September 24 if necessary) the Trails committee will build 160 feet of boardwalks on the River Trail, Great Meadows Fish and Wildlife property. There is much to do to rebuild this project, so much help is needed. Meet on both days at the O'Rourke barn off Maple Street at 9 a.m. Take Maple Street north from Route 225, turn right at the next driveway after 338 Maple Street; take the right fork past the house to the big metal barn. If you come after 9 a.m., park near the barn and follow the signs to the work area, about 1 mile. Wear appropriate clothing for muddy work and bring work gloves. Bring corded and cordless power drills, tape measures, and hammers. Lunch will be provided. For information, call Steve Tobin at 1-978-369-1680.

Welcome back to CPS September 21

The Carlisle Public Schools and Carlisle School Association (CSA) invite you to attend this year's "welcome back" and CSA fair to be held on Thursday, September 21. Co-principals Paul Graseck and Patrice Hurley will be on hand with Superintendent Marie Doyle to welcome all parents to the new school year here in Carlisle, starting at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of the Corey Building. This meeting will immediately be followed by the traditional CSA fair and reception in the cafeteria. The fair offers parents an opportunity to gather information on fundraisers, events, committees and programs they may wish to tap into throughout the year. Refreshments will be served.

Garden Club hosts free seminar September 21

The Carlisle Garden Club will host a free seminar on "Selecting and pruning shrubs and perennials in Carlisle" on Thursday, September 21, from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the Hollis Room at Gleason Public Library. Speakers are Gillian Texeira and Alison Saylor, garden designers and owners of Trade Secrets Gardens. Saylor writes the "Country Gardener" column in the Mosquito.

Refreshments will be served. For information, call Gio DiNicola at 1-978-287-5407 or Annie Hill at 1-978-369-9491.

Drumlin Farm puts youngsters on path September 19

Drumlin Farm's Pathfinders preschool age program for children ages three to five is now registering for fall classes. The program runs September 19 to June 5, 2007 with ongoing enrollment. Drumlin Farm offers a variety of habitats such as field, forest, pond, and farm, which our Pathfinders utilize as their outdoor classroom. Children are taught by naturalists with early childhood education experience who build their curriculum based on the interests of the children and seasonal happenings on the farm, and offer many opportunities for hands-on learning.

The Pathfinders program is offered mornings or afternoons, Tuesday to Friday, with the option to attend one or two days per week. Families who choose the two-day per week option can have their child attend either Tuesday and Thursday mornings or Wednesday and Friday afternoons, or a combination of both. For one day per week, the fee per child is $825 for Mass Audubon Society members and $990 for non-members. The fee for two days per week is $1,650 for Mass Audubon Society members and $1,980 for non-members. Enrollment for all sessions will be ongoing, and fees will be prorated accordingly.To enroll or for more information, contact Jill Canelli at 1-781-259-2224. Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary is located at 208 South Great Road (Route 117) in Lincoln. To learn more, call 1-781.259.2200 or visit>.

Registration for Kerem Shalom Hebrew school

Registration for fall Hebrew school classes at Kerem Shalom, grades Kindergarten through high school, is in progress. Students at Kerem Shalom attend classes once a week. Openings are still available at all grade levels.

For full information, call 1-978-369-1223 or visit Kerem Shalom is located at 659 Elm Street in Concord.

DV Services Advocate training to start October 10

Make a difference by volunteering with two programs supported by Domestic Violence Services of Central Middlesex, Inc. (DV Services). Domestic Violence Victim Assistance Program (DVVAP) collaborates with the Carlisle Police Department to aid families struggling with domestic violence. The Court Intervention Project assists domestic violence survivors at the Concord District Court.

Volunteers for both programs will complete our five-week, 36-hour training program, held October 10 through November 16. Training is at the Concord Police Department on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. (Monday, October 30 in lieu of Halloween). Applications are due by September 29. Call 1-978-318-3421 for details.

Computer courses at Gleason Library

Gleason Public Library will offer a basic computer course on October 4 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Learn more about how to use the computer, search the internet, and use the library online catalog to find books. Please sign up in advance at the reference desk or call 1-978-369-4898. Registration islimited to 6 people. Reserve your spot soon!At any time, stop by the reference desk for one-on-one tutoring with a librarian on how to use the library catalog or other library resources, both on line and in print. More information at

September at the Concord Museum

Fall hours beginning September 1 at the Concord Museum are Monday to Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Through September 17, the museum features "An American Legacy: Recent Acquisitions." From Paul Revere silver to Daniel Chester French sculpture, "An American Legacy" showcases the rich range of recent acquisitions that have been added to the collection begun by pioneering collector Cummings Davis in the 1850s. On September 23, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. is "Meet Me on the Milldam: A Walking Tour." Enjoy the first day of autumn with a walk along Concord's Milldam. The tour focuses on architectural details, tidbits of history (including a notorious bank robbery!), colorful characters, and even some Hollywood movie locations. Discover the Main Street sites of a billiards parlor, a dance hall and a bowling alley - all entertainment in Concord's past.Reservations are required; visit or call 1-978-369-9763.The Concord Museum is located in historic Concord at the intersection of Lexington Road and Cambridge Turnpike. For information, contact the Concord Museum at 1-978-369-9609 (taped information) or e-mail:

CCHS Class of 1971 to hold reunion October 28

The CCHS Class of 1971 35th reunion is planned for Saturday, October 28 at the Concord Elks, 221 Baker Avenue, Concord. For details, call Gail Harpell Tombeno

at 1-978-369-1907, Deb Williams at 1-978-486-9408, or Kiki Cogswell Carr at 1-978-371-7487.

Ida's Havin' a Yard Sale! comedy theater September 30

From a crocheted toilet paper cover, to the complete Box Car Willy record collection, to plenty of the latest gossip going around Mahoosuc Mills: there is something for everyone at Ida and Charlie LeClair's yard sale. Just about everyone in Mahoosuc Mills is going to Ida's yard sale. How about you? The performance will be Saturday, September 30, at 7:30 p.m. in the Parish Center for the Arts (PCA), located at 10 Lincoln Street, Westford. Tickets: $12 Seniors (age 65+); $15 PCA Members; $18 Non-Members. BYOB and appetizers. Reserve your own table by purchasing 5 or more tickets. Call 1-978-692-6333 for tickets or visit

CCHS Class of 1971 to hold reunion October 28

The CCHS Class of 1971 35th reunion is planned for Saturday, October 28 at the Concord Elks, 221 Baker Avenue, Concord. For details, call Gail Harpell Tombeno at 1-978-369-1907, Deb Williams at 1-978-486-9408, or Kiki Cogswell Carr at 1-978-371-7487.

Join Concord Women's Chorus

The Concord Women's Chorus, formerly the Concord Madrigals, will hold another open rehearsal on Tuesday, September 19, at 9:30 a.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 81 Elm Street, Concord. Brief auditions will be held on September 26 following rehearsal. No prepared piece is necessary.

Chorus members from Carlisle are Penny Zezima, Cynthia Sorn, Priscilla Stevens, Wendy Davis, and Stephanie Smith. Directed by Jane Ring Frank, the Concord Women's Chorus performs classical, contemporary, and newly composed music, much of it written specifically for women. The Chorus offers a concert in December and one in May, and does occasional benefit concerts during the year.

For information, call Jane Luckner at 1-978-369-1942 or visit

Concord Poetry readings begin September 17

The Concord Poetry Center Sunday Afternoon Reading Series fall season Begins Sunday, September 17, at 3 p.m., featuring emerging poets Lawrence Morris, Todd Romanowski and Allegra Wong. Admission at the door is $6(Students, $3). Readings take place at the Concord Poetry Center at Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts, 40 Stow Street, Concord. Check the web site for information: Refreshments and informal conversation follow.

Concord Orchestra benefit concert September 17

The Concord Orchestra begins its season early this year with a benefit concert Sunday, September 17, at 1:30 p.m. The Concord Chamber Ensemble, conducted by principal timpanist Alan Yost, will perform a program featuring several soloists from the orchestra.

This year's concert features informal seating and refreshments before the concert, plus the opportunity to chat with the musicians before and after. The Sunday afternoon concert begins at 1:30 p.m. with refreshments and the piano playing of Jean Kelly. Tickets are $25. The concert will raise money for the orchestra's operating expenses.

The Concord Orchestra's regular season concerts begin with Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 7 on October 20 and 21. Call 1-978-369-4967 or visit for information, subscriptions, and individual tickets.

Bulb and perennial sale September 22 and 23

The Middlesex Conservation District will hold its fall bulb and perennial sale on Friday, September 22, from 3 to 6 p.m., and Saturday, September 23, from 8 a.m. to noon at the 4H Fairgrounds on South Chelmsford Road in Westford. Information and pictures of plants offered are available at or by calling 1-978-692-9395.

Barktoberfest 2006 is September 17

Barktoberfest, Poundhounds sixth annual family fun day and dog walk, will take place at the 4-H Fairgrounds in Westford on Sunday, September 17, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine. It will feature The Yankee Flyers Dog and Disc Club and a freestyle Frisbee demonstration, dog contests, rescue groups, a silent auction, kids' craft table, bake sale, and barbecue. Proceeds help dogs in local pounds. Call or visit the web site for more information: 1-508-435-5029 or

Carlisle Woof-a-thon September 30

Bring the dog, family and friends (but leave the cat at home) on Saturday, September 30, and join the Decibels Foundation as they host the second annual Woof-a-thon. The easy dog walk through the Great Brook Farm State Park in Carlisle will raise funds to support the Concord-based foundation's goal of helping children with hearing loss and their families.

Registration starts at 9 a.m. with walkers and their pooches walking as much or as little as they wish. Stick around for live entertainment, prizes and food! To register in advance or support a walker (human or canine), go to For information, contact Julia Dunning at

A New Song Coffeehouse features Bill Staines September 23

A New Song Coffeehouse, in First Church of Christ Congregational at 25 the Great Road in Bedford, presents Bill Staines, folk music troubadour, on Saturday, September 23, at 8 p.m. (Doors open at 7:30 p.m.) Tickets are $15 and are available at Bedford Video and Photo or by sending a check payable to A New Song Coffeehouse and SASE to C.S. Christen, 3 Robinson Drive, Bedford, MA 01730. Refreshments will be for sale on the night of the concert. For information, call 1-781-275-1135.

Children's Theatre offers auditions and classses

The Boston Children's Theatre, 321 Columbus Avenue, Boston, is auditioning students in grades 4 to 12 for their December production of Oliver! on Sunday and Monday, September 24 and 25, from 6:15 to 8:30 p.m.

Theatre classes for grades K through 12 begin the week of September 18 for eight weeks. Cost for classes ranges from $120 to $200 and scholarship assistance is available.

Season subscriptions and tickets for this season are $54, $43, and $32, with single tickets at $18, $15, and $12. Tickets may be ordered online at For information, call 1-617-424-6634 or visit

Dr. Jessica Stern to speak September 16

Jessica Stern will be the featured speaker at the Al Filipov Peace and Justice Forum, Saturday, September 16, at 7 p.m. at the Trinitarian Congregational Church, 54 Walden Street, Concord. Admission is free, and the public is warmly welcomed.

Dr. Jessica Stern is the author of Terror in the Name of God: Why Religious Militants Kill. She provides tremendous insight into the origins of the current phenomenon of religious extremism. A lecturer at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, Dr. Stern served on President Clinton's National Security Council Staff in 1994-95 and advises a number of government agencies on issues related to terrorism.

The Forum is a living memorial to Al Filipov, who died in the attack on the World Trade Center, September 11, 2001. Admission is free and all are welcome.

Dr. Stern will also preach at the Trinitarian Congregational Church at 10 a.m. worship service on Sunday, September 17. Trinitarian Congregational church is located at 54 Walden Street, Concord. For information, call 1-978 369 4837, or visit

Acton Community Chorus open house September 18

The Acton Community Chorus (ACC) will hold an open rehearsal on Monday, September 18 at 7:15 p.m. at the Faith Evangelical Free Church, at 54 Hosmer Street at Route 2 in Acton. The chorus will rehearse every Monday night. The winter concert program includes spirituals and folk songs, compositions by Randall Thompson and Aaron Copeland, as well as special selections of local composers of the revolutionary war-era. All area singers are encouraged and welcome to come; no auditions are required.

For further information, visit or call Stacey at 1-978-897-6566 or Letty at 1-978-263-3557.

Concord Chorus open rehearsal September 18

The Concord Chorus invites singers to attend an open rehearsal on Monday, September 18 at 7:30 p.m. at the Nashoba Brooks School, 200 Strawberry Hill Road, Concord.Brief auditions will be scheduled.No prepared piece is necessary.The upcoming season includes a festive holiday concert and a spring performance of Mendelssohn's Elijah.

Current chorus members from Carlisle include Gertrud Behn, Tamasin Foote, Sally House, Jim Paisner and Cynthia Sorn.Call 1-978-392-1581 or visit for information.

Register for Girl Scouts

Girls and adults interested in joining the Concord-Carlisle Girl Scouts should drop by the following registration events to register and find out about troop formation. Troops are forming for all girls between the ages of 6 and 18:

• Saturday, September 16, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Concord Scout House, 74 Walden Street, Concord

• Thursday, September 21, 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Concord Scout House

• Thursday, September 21, 8 to 9 p.m., at the CSA Fair, Carlisle Elementary School.

Registration costs $10 per person. Adult volunteers are needed at all levels; no experience necessary. For information, contact Girl Scouts, Patriot's Trail Council, 265 Beaver Street, Waltham, MA 02154; call 1-781-893-6113 or 1-866-268-8652 or see

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Friday, September 15, 2006

Middlesex offers sports writing course

This fall, Middlesex Community College's Office of Community Education and Career Training is offering "So You Want To Be A Sports Writer."

Whether you wish to write for your local newspaper or a sports web site, this course will teach you the ins and outs of putting together a fact-filled, correctly composed sports story. Doug Hastings, lead sports writer with Community Newspapers, will teach this course for aspiring sports writers. Class meets 9 a.m. to noon, Saturdays, Oct. 7-21 on the Bedford campus. The cost is $69.

To register for "So You Want To Be A Sports Writer" (CE 7900 30), call 1-800-818-3434 or visit

Ham radio course begins October 17

Amateur Radio Training volunteers from the Colonial Wireless Association will be offering a technician-level amateur (ham) radio licensing course starting on Tuesday, October 17, at Concord Carlisle High School. The registration fee for CCHS Adult Ed is $20. The FCC exam fee is $14, and the text book is available at cost from the instructors.Classes are held from 7 to 10 p.m., at CCHS Adult Ed, Tuesday, Oct. 17, and Thursday, Oct. 19, , Tuesday, Oct .24, and Thursday, Oct. 26.To register, phone 1-978-318-1432 (evenings), 1-978-318-1540 (days), e-mail or visit (browse courses, choosing the "Communication and Speech" category, and sign up for course #132).

Meet the Carlisle School Principals

In their continuing effort to get to know the community and parents, Co-principals Paul Graseck (Middle School) and Patrice Hurley (Elementary School) will be offering several small, intimate meetings throughout the fall both at the school and within the homes of several Carlisle residents. Parents are encouraged to bring any topic of interest or concern to these meetings or simply spend some time becoming better acquainted with two new members of the administration.

House Calls with Paul Graseck, Principal, grades five through eight. RSVP is required for these meetings, and should be directed to Dale Ryder at 1-978-371-9673 or via email at Tuesday, September 26, 7:30-9:00 p.m. at the Hill home; Tuesday, October 3, 7:30-9:00 p.m. at the Bloomfield home;

Wednesday, October 18, 7:30-9:00 p.m. at the Ryder home. Another meeting was also scheduled for Thursday, September 14.

Saturday Drop-Ins with Patrice Hurley, Principal, grades pre-kindergarten through grade five. On the first Saturday of October, November, and December, Hurley offers an opportunity for parents to meet casually in her office in the Wilkins Building at the Carlisle Public Schools. No sign-ups are necessary. Come as you can and leave when you need on any of these dates: October 7, November 4 and December 2.

Le Tour d'Orrington bike race is October 8

There is still time to register for Le Tour d'Orrington, a 26-mile bicycle road race through the streets of Orrington, Maine. The course is extremely challenging, packed with steep hills and sharp turns, starting nearly at sea level and rising all the way to Kings Mountain.

For information and registration, visit or call 1-207-992-2612. This race is recommended by Carlislean Luke Bagnaschi.

Carlisle Cultural Council seeks grant applications

The Carlisle Cultural Council is seeking grant applications for 2007. The Council funds grants in the arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences.

The Council is particularly interested in proposals that:

• explore art forms such as visual arts, music, dance, theater, storytelling, poetry and literature;

• engage the community in nature, science and environmental education projects;

• involve children, families, adults, and seniors;

• introduce cultural traditions from around the world as well as explore aspects of our own diverse culture;

• have a direct relationship to the town (historical, restoration, preservation, agricultural, local artist);

• propose a collaborative effort by Carlisle organizations;

• take place in Carlisle.

An application form is available at or at Gleason Public Library.

Eight copies of the grant proposal applications are due by October 16. Grants will be awarded by December 31. For questions or to discuss proposal ideasa, contact Elissa Abruzzo at 1-978-287-4811.

STEP is looking for your support

The Student Transitional Educational Program (STEP) at CCHS is dedicated to helping students explore personal, career, and academic interests with a unique approach to learning that takes students beyond the traditional mainstream. It is designed for students who desire an alternative to the traditional educational setting while earning a CCHS diploma. In addition to their academic program, students in STEP complete a minimumof 20 hours of work per week and participate in a career education course that helps them develop the skills necessary to be productive members of the community.The STEP faculty seeks to make connections in the community for all aspects of the world of work, including job prospects, job resources, as well as personal career experiences and history to help students further explore career possibilities and post-secondary planning. If you have any connections or skills that you would be willing to share, contact Jill Curry, CCHS Vocational Counselor, at For information, visit

Community Preservation Committee needs new member

The Board of Selectmen is looking for a resident who is interested in serving on the Community Preservation Committee as the representative at-large member for the community. This position involves attending monthly meetings and working with representatives from other boards and committees on making recommendations for the community.

If you are interested in serving on this committee, please submit a letter of interest to the Board of Selectmen, 66 Westford Street, Carlisle, MA 01741.

Banned Books Week September 23-30

Books can educate, intrigue, entertain, provoke, and, on occassion, be the target of censorship. Visit the library in September to see a display of books that have been banned. Check out the list of banned books, from J.K Rowling to William Shakespeare, and exercise the freedom to read. Hours and library catalog are available at

September at the Concord Museum

Fall hours beginning September 1 at the Concord Museum are Monday to Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Through September 17, the museum features "An American Legacy: Recent Acquisitions." From Paul Revere silver to Daniel Chester French sculpture, "An American Legacy" showcases the rich range of recent acquisitions that have been added to the collection begun by pioneering collector Cummings Davis in the 1850s. On September 23, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., is "Meet Me on the Milldam: A Walking Tour." Enjoy the first day of autumn with a walk along Concord's Milldam. The tour focuses on architectural details, tidbits of history (including a notorious bank robbery!), colorful characters, and even some Hollywood movie locations. Discover the Main Street sites of a billiards parlor, a dance hall and a bowling alley — all entertainment in Concord's past.Reservations are required; visit or call 1-978-369-9763.The Concord Museum is located in historic Concord at the intersection of Lexington Road and Cambridge Turnpike. For information, contact the Concord Museum at 1-978-369-9609 (taped information) or e-mail:

Halloween fun at the Concord Free Public Library

Singer and musician Ed Morgan will present a Halloween singalong at the Concord Free Public Library, 129 Main Street in Concord on October 25 at 7 p.m. Children are invited to come in costume. This free event is sponsored by the Friends of the Concord Free Public Library. For more information, call 1-978-318-3358.

CCTV Schedule September 14 to 21

Thursday, September 14

9 a.m. and 6 p.m. — German Scene

10 a.m. and 7 p.m. — CCHS Sports

Friday, September 15

9 a.m. and 6 p.m. — America's Godly


10 a.m. and 7 p.m. — Memories of WW2

10 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. — Mass Talk

11 a.m. and 8 p.m. — Walden Pond State


Noon and 9 p.m. - Lumonics 3

Saturday, September 16

9 a.m. and 6 p.m. — Music at the Manse:

Contra Dance Band

10 a.m. and 7 p.m. — Minuteman Tech: Summer Festival

11:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. — Minuteman

Noon and 9 p.m. — The Jolly Rouges

10:30 p.m. — Walden Woods Walk

11 p.m. — Secret Sinema

Sunday, September 17

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:


Noon and 9 p.m. — Orale con Veronica

Monday, September 18

9 a.m. and 6 p.m. — COA Clambake

10 a.m. and 7 p.m. — Canoeing on the Concord

11 a.m. and 8 p.m. — Civil War

Reenactors at the old Manse

Tuesday, September 19

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

9:30 a.m. and 6:30.p.m. — Comedy


10 a.m. and 7 p.m. - The Ipswich River:

A Waterway in Crisis

10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. — CCHS Pre-

Season Football Practice

11 a.m. and 8 p.m. — The Beede Pool

Wednesday, September 20

9 a.m. and 6 p.m. — Good Government

10 a.m. and 7 p.m. — Moneysense

11 a.m. and 8 p.m. — Author's Outlet

Noon and 9 p.m. — TBA

Thursday, September 21

9 a.m. and 6 p.m. — German Scene

10 a.m and 7 p.m. — CCHS Sports

Center for Parents and Teachers fall parenting programs

The Center for Parents and Teachers announces fall parenting workshops which begin in October. Call 1-978-202-1146 or e-mail for more information and registration.

• "Less Stress, More Success: Negotiating the College Admissions Process in the Era of Spin" with Marilee Jones, Author and Dean of Admissions at MIT. Thursday, October 5, 7:30 to 9 p.m. CCHS Auditorium, 500 Walden Street. Pre-registration recommended. Suggested $5 donation (to use toward future programming).

• "Guiding Good Choices" (for fifth- to eighth-grade parents) with Kathy Bowen, CPS K-12 Health Coordinator and Parent Educator. Tuesday October 10, 24; November 7, 21; 7- 8:30 p.m., Concord Middle School, Peabody Building, 1231 Old Marlboro Road, Family and Consumer Science Room. $20 for four sessions.

• "Building Islands of Competence: Having a Positive Impact on Your Child with Learning Disabilities" with Julee Vitello, M.S.Ed.,CAGS. November 1, 8, and 15, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Limited to 12. Harvey Wheeler Community Center, 1276 Main St., West Concord, $45. (Scholarships available if needed.)

• "H.E.L.P.: How to Enjoy Living with a Pre-Adolescent" with Katherine Yamartino, Psy.D., Psychologist and Parent Educator. Morning Session: Thursday, November 2, 10 a.m. to noon, Gleason Public Library, 22 Bedford Road, Carlisle, in the Hollis Room.

Evening Session: Thursday, November 2, 7 to 9 p.m., Concord Middle School, Peabody Forum, 1231 Old Marlboro Road, West Concord. Suggested donation: $10 per individual; $15 per couple.

• "Choosing a Preschool for your Child for Carlisle Parents." Panel discussion made up of Carlisle childcare providers. More information regarding this program will be posted on the library web site: Monday, November 6, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Gleason Public Library, 22 Bedford Road, Carlisle, No Fee.

• "Understanding the Role of Technology and the Internet in Your Children's Life: Teaching Them the Value of Using These Tools in a Safe, Responsible and Ethical Way" with Dr. Sharon Maxwell, clinical psychologist, author and lecturer. Thursday, December 14, 9:15 to 11 a.m., Concord Middle School, Peabody Forum, 1231 Old Marlboro Road, West Concord, No Fee. No Registration.

• "From Cartwheels to Car Wheels" with Kelli Kirshtein, LICSW, CCHS School Adjustment Counselor. October 23, 30, and November 6, 13, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Concord Children's Center, 1300 Main Street, West Concord, $45 for all four sessions. Limited to 12.

COA doings

Line dancing: Line dancing classes, sponsored by the Carlisle COA, will start Friday, September 15 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Union Hall and continue every Friday through October 27. The cost is $3.50 per lesson, payable in advance. The class will be taught by Katrina Rotondi. Call Nadine Bishop at 1-978-369-5080 to sign up or for information.

Blood pressure clinic: On Thursday, September 21, 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, September 21, at 11:45 a.m. in Union Hall for lunch followed by a talk by Concord resident Donna Carlson, CLTC and former Director of Belknap House in Concord. She will give an interactive presentation on "Why and How to Prepare for your Long-Term Future" and will discuss the impact of long term care on families, financial security and independence. Call the COA office at 1-978-371-2895 by Monday, September 18, to make your reservation. A $2 donation is appreciated.

Concert: On Sunday, October 1, the Beacon Brass is performing at 7 p.m. in the Corey Auditorium. This concert is sponsored by the First Religious Society in Carlisle and is supported by the Friends of the Carlisle COA Lee Milliken Fund and the Carlisle Cultural Council. Admission is free and people of all ages are welcome. A reception follows the concert.

Halloween and Spellbinding Salem: Leave Ferns by motor coach at 9 a.m. October 30 to see the sights of Salem, the Witch Museum, have lunch at the Gloucester house, and walk around Pickering Wharf. Pick up flyers at or call Joanne Willens at 1-978-371-8023. Cost: $50 per person.

New York City Day Trip: Leave from Ferns at 6:30 a.m. by motor coach and return by 10:30 p.m. on November 18. Cost: $46 per person.

Yuletide Newport and Lasalette: Leave Ferns at 8 a.m. on December 5 and tour the Newport mansions, Christmas lights at Marble House and more. Includes a lunch of schrod or baked chicken. Cost: $60 per person.

A Christmas Carol: see the play at North Shore Music Theatre and enjoy lunch on your own, transported by motor coach. For details call the COA office 1-978-371-2895, and send payment to Joanne Willens, 134 Ember Lane, Carlisle, MA -01741 by September 15.

Italy: March 16, 2007. Anyone interested should call Joanne Willens for a flyer at 1-978-371-8023. Cost: $3,099 per person. Flyers are also available at the COA office. Space is limited and payment must be made to hold your place.

Contra dance September 23

On Saturday, September 23, at 8 p.m., join the fourth Saturday square/contra dance at the Parish Center for the Arts with David Kaynor calling and Oh, CONTRAire! providing live music. All are welcome, and no experience is required. Come at 7:30 for free instruction and get into the dance for free as well. Regular admission is$5 adults; $3 teens; maximum $12 per family.The Parish Center for the Arts is on the corner of Boston Road and Lincoln Street on Westford Common.

Network for Women's Lives October programs

Network for Women's Lives presents two presentations by Lundy Bancroft, Trainer and Consultant on Child Protection and Domestic Abuse. The first, entitled, "Why Does He Do That? Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men", will be Thursday, October 26, 7 to 9 pm at the Alcott School, 93 Laurel Street, Concord. This is a free evening program open to the community.

The second presentation will be a professional workshop for nurses, social workers and licensed marriage and family therapists (CEUs available). The focus will be "The Impact of Domestic Violence on the Family System", and it will be on Friday, October 27, 9 a.m. to noon at Emerson Hospital, Concord. This program has been approved for three continuing education hours for relicensure, in accordance with 258 CMR. (Collaborative of NASW and the Boston College and Simmons College Schools of Social Work Authorization number D 37924. Space for this event is limited, so be sure to register early.)

For more information, visit or e-mail info@networkforwomenslivesorg.

Prius raffle is launched

C. C. Pools, Inc. is offering a chance to win a 2006 Toyota Prius to benefit the Beede Community Swim and Fitness Center at $100 a ticket. The hybrid gas/electric car, with a MSRP of $29,530, features leather-trimmed seats and steering wheel, rear back-up camera, voice-activated DVD GPS navigation system, MP3 playback capability, 6-disc CD changer with 9 speakers, Bluetooth wireless technology and much more. The EPA rates the Toyota Prius at 60 MPG City and 50 MPG highway. Tickets may be purchased with checks, cash or credit cards at C. C. Pools, Inc. 498 Walden Street, Concord, by calling the C.C. Pools' office at 1-978-371-4936, or by Join e-mailing

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