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Friday, September 22, 2006

Preschool singalong at the Gleason Library

September 28

The Gleason Library is again hosting a special event for the very youngest of our library patrons. Children ages zero to four and their parents or caregiveers are invited to move with the beat and to sing along with Liz Buchanan's original tunes and classic favorites on Thursday, September 28, at 10:30 a.m. at the Gleason Library. Funding for this program comes from the Early Childhood Grant Program, Babies and Books received by the Gleason Library and made possible through the Institute of Museum and Library Services, administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. For more information, call the library at 1-978-369-4898 and ask for the children's department.

Friday Night Live starts September 29

The Carlisle Youth Commission (CYC) would like to invite all students in grades six through eight to Friday Night Live (FNL) on September 29 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. in the Carlisle Public School Corey Gym and exercise room. Information about FNL is being mailed to all middle school families.

There will be a mandatory meeting prior to this FNL for all students and their parents in the Carlisle Public School cafeteria at 6:30 p.m. Seventh- and eighth-graders and their parents will meet in the auditorium at 6:45 p.m. Information about the program, permission forms and CORI release authorization forms will be available. No student will be admitted to FNL without these completed forms.

Admission is $4. For information, contact Lori Canavan at 1-978-287-4020 or, or contact any member of the CYC.

Tour of renovated barn this Sunday

This summer the Heald House barn at 698 Concord Street was renovated and repainted in its original red color. Generous donations from many supporters of the Carlisle Historical Society, combined with Community Preservation Act (CPA) funding, made this possible. Through the historic preservation provision of the CPA, all Carlisle taxpayers have contributed to the preservation and beautification of the 1849 barn.

Come see the barn on Sunday, September 24, at 2:30 p.m. when the Carlisle Historical Society hosts a barn tour with its architectural consultant, Larry Sorli. He will explain the extent of the renovation and describe how the barn has changed over the years as it was adapted for different uses. Sorli will point out the evidence for the original layout of the interior spaces and how these spaces were used in the past.

Visitors are also invited to the Historical Society's Open House at Heald House after the barn tour. This is an opportunity to tour the historical house, view the collections, see friends and neighbors and meet over refreshments.

All are invited. The barn and house tour are free.

Beacon Brass concert October 1

Sponsored by The First Religious Society in Carlisle and supported by The Friends of The Carlisle COA Lee Milliken Fund, the Beacon Brass will perform at the Corey Auditorium Sunday, October 1, at 7 p.m. Admission is free, and all are welcome. A reception will follow the concert.

HRC meet September 26

The Carlisle Household Recycling Committee will not meet on Thursday, September 21, but will meet on Tuesday, September 26, at 7:30 p.m. in the Hollis Room at Gleason Library.

Join the COA line- dancers on Friday mornings

Carlisle Council on Aging line- dancing meets at the Union Hall, First Religious Society, 27 School Street, Carlisle Center, on Friday mornings from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. The cost is $3.50 a lesson (payable monthly in advance). The instructor is Katrina Rotondi. To sign up, call Nadine Bishop at 1-978-369-5080.

Banned Books Week September 23-30

Books can educate, intrigue, entertain, provoke, and, on occasion, 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

Jazz in Westford on October 21

The Parish Center for the Arts presents T. Lavitz on Saturday, October 21, at 8 p.m. at the Parish Center for the Arts, 10 Lincoln Street, Westford.

Seating is cabaret-style. BYOB and appetizers. The cost is $12 for PCA members, $5 for teens and $15 for everyone else. Reservations are recommended. Call 1-978-692-6333, e-mail or buy tickets at

Fall programs at Great Brook Farm

· Snakes of the World:

Sunday, October 1

· Massachusetts Archaeology Week:

Come take a historical walk along the Woodchuck and Garrison Loop Trails to visit our 17th century cellar holes, Garrison house site, our mill sites and Turtle Rock. Sunday, October 22, at 3 p.m.,meet at the Interpretive Pavilion.

· Cranberry Harvest Festival:

Watch for upcoming details for exact dates and times. It is tentatively to be held on the Saturday, October 14. The tour begins at the cranberry bog on Curve Street, Carlisle at 10 a.m. weather permitting. Parking on bog side only. Call for confirmation.

All programs are free and open to the public.For more information, call Rebecca at 1-978-369-6312 x3.

CCTV this week Friday September 22

9 a.m. and 6 p.m.—America's Godly


10 a.m. and 7 p.m.—Memories of WW2

10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.—Mass Talk

11 a.m. and 8 p.m.—Walden Pond

12 p.m. and 9 p.m.—Lumonics 3

Saturday September 23

9 a.m. and 6 p.m.—Pop Warner Football

12 p.m. and 9 p.m.—Health & Human

Rights in Haiti

1 p.m. and 10 p.m.—Physician's Focus

1:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.—Healthy


11 p.m.—Secret Sinema

Sunday September 24

9 a.m. and 6 p.m.—Trinity Covenant


10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.—Freedom


11 a.m.and 8 p.m.—Speak Out:


12 p.m. and 9 p.m.—Orale con Veronica

Monday September 25 TBA Tuesday September 26

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 27

9 a.m. and 6 p.m.—Pop Warner Football

Thursday September 28

9 a.m. and 6 p.m.—German Scene

10 a.m. and 7 p.m.—CCHS Sports

11:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m.—All Fired Up

12 p.m. and 9 p.m.—Author's Outlet

1 p.m. and 10 p.m.—9/11 Revisited

Discovery Museums are free on September 30

On Saturday, September 30, the Discovery Museums will connect with the Smithsonian Institution in offering free admission to visitors. When you present a Museum Day admission card at either the Children's Discovery Museum or the Science Discovery Museum, the Discovery Museum will extend free admission for two people. The admission card can be found in the September 2006 issue of Smithsonian magazine as well as being available for download on the Museum Day web site, The card is valid for a one-time use on September 30. Only visitors presenting the Admission Card will be granted free admission. For questions, contact Nancy Koehler at 1-978-264-4200 ext 23.

Parents Connection to host new baby event September 30

The Carlisle Parents Connection will host a new baby event on Saturday, September 30, (rain date Saturday, October 1) at Diment park. All new moms are invited to attend and enjoy coffee and refreshments and goodie bags. A visiting nurse will be present. There will also be information about CPC playgroups for babies.

Free Nia fitness class on September 24

At the First Parish Church, 75 Great Road, Bedford,on Sunday,September 24, at 7 p.m. you can experience a low-stress, exercise high.What is Nia? Nia is an exhilarating,non-impact, expressive and awareness movement program integrating dance, martial arts, and yoga.Nia, which stands for Neuromuscular Integrative Action, delivers an invigorating cardio workout, develops strength, balance, flexibility, agility, mobility, body awareness, and relaxation.Nia is designed to accommodateall levels of ability. Bring a water bottle and a yoga mat or towel.Contact Joan Turnberg, Certified Nia Instructor: 1-781-223-8555 orjturnberg@verizon.netor for information.

CCHS orientation to be held on October 11

Concord-Carlisle High School (CCHS) will offer an orientation-to- CCHS-meeting for all Concord and Carlisle eighth- and ninth-grade independent school students and their parents on Wednesday, October 11, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the CCHS library. For information, call Caryn Haskins, Guidance Counselor, at 1-978-341-2490, ext. 7136.

GPL story times begin October 2

Gleason Public Library is taking registrations for storytimes that will begin on October 2.

Drop-in story times will start on October 6. For information, call the children's department at the library at 1-978-369-4898.

Community Chest launches campaign

The Concord-Carlisle Community Chest drive has a new twist this year. Beginning on October 1, donors who contributed less than $250 in the previous campaign will have an opportunity to make a larger gift go even further. A generous patron will match the portion of any donation increased above the $250 level, enabling the Chest to better meet local need.

The goal of the 2006/2007 campaign is to reach $620,000 in residential donations and business sponsorships by year end. Funds collected will be distributed to 35 local human service organizations through an equitable allocations process that begins in January.

If you would like to become involved in the activities of the Community Chest, visit, or call 1-978-369-5250.

CPT workshops begin October 10

The Center for Parents and Teachers is offering a workshop geared towards parents of fifth- to eighth-graders entitled, "Guiding Good Choices." This four-part program aims to answer the question of how children will react to the social pressures they confront as young adolescents. The series will be facilitated by Kathy Bowen, Concord Public Schools K-12 Health Coordinator and Parent Educator. It will run every two weeks for four weeks on Tuesdays beginning October 10 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Concord Middle School Peabody Building, 1231 Old Marlboro Road, Concord, Family and Consumer Science Room. The fee is $20 for all four sessions.

Call the Center for Parents and Teachers at 1-978-202-1146 or e-mail for information and registration.

Concord band premieres new work October 28

The Concord Band presents their fall concert on Saturday, October 28 at 8 p.m. at 51 Walden Street, Concord. The work of Elliot Del Borgo is featured, and Del Borgo will conduct his new composition "Israeli Folk Suite." The program also includes works by Francis McBeth, Tchaikovsky, and Perischetti. Tickets are $10 each ($5 for students and seniors). For information, call 1-978-897-9969 or visit

Computer course at Gleason Library

Gleason Public Library will offer a basic computer course on October 4 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Sign up in advance at the reference desk or call 1-978-369-4898. Registration is limited to six people.For more information, visit

Carlisle Chess Club starts September 29

All children grades one to four who know how to play chess are invited to join the Carlisle Chess Club. The club will meet in the Carlisle Public School dining room eight Friday mornings before school this fall from 7:30 to 8:45 a.m. The fall session will begin September 29. Participation is free, but donations for expenses, supplies and resources for the school library are welcome. For information and registration, go to or contact Nancy Szczesniak at or 1-978-369-6194, David West at or 1-978-287-5174 or Brian Mottershead at or 1-978-371-3960.

Upcoming COA trips

· A Christmas Carol: December 9 at the North Shore Music Theater. Cost is $45 for the play plus $19 for lunch. All seats are Inner Circle, rows d,e or f.

· On March 16, 2007, the COA will be sponsoring a trip to Italy. Flyers are available at the COA Office in Town Hall. Anyone who is interested should call Joanne Willens at 1-978-371-8023. Space is limited and payment must be made to hold your place.

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