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Friday, October 6, 2006

Carlisle harvest fair is October 14

The harvest fair at the First Religious Society in Carlisle is Saturday, October 14, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the historical white church on the Green. Come celebrate the fall season with a slice of pie, a drink of hot cider and/or a casual lunch with friends. We will have something of interest for all ages. Come ogle the cool cars parked around the green. Bid on the eclectic, charming items at the silent auction. Buy something wholesome and delicious from the bake table. Add a pretty houseplant to your current collection. Free parking and free admittance. A portion of the proceeds benefit local and international non-profit organizations.

Garden Club apple program is October 16

The Carlisle Garden Club presentsa program titled "Organic Apple Production"at Hutchins Farm onMonday, October 16, from 10 to 11:30 a.m.John Bemis will conduct a personal tour of the farm and discuss the challenges and rewards of organic apple-growing. Hutchins Farm is located at 754 Monument Street in Concord.Admission is free.The rain datewill be available on For more information,contact Gio DiNicola at 1-978-287-5407or more information on Hutchins Farm, visit

Carlisle Republicans to meet October 12

The Octobermeeting of the Carlisle Republican Town Committee isscheduled for Thursday, October 12.This will be a combined meeting with the Concord Republican Town Committee, and the last regular meeting before the elections. Bring your energies and your best and brightest ideas. The meeting will be held at the Flynn residence, 92 Blueberry Lane, Concord. Call 1-978-369-0406 for additional information.

Carlisle Medical Reserve Corps to be introduced October 11 and 18, volunteers sought

A Medical Reserve Corps brings together volunteers who want to help their local community during a natural disaster, infectious disease emergency or other catastrophic event which threatens to overwhelm the public health system. Medical and non-medical jobs are included in a Medical Reserve Corps. The Carlisle Board of Health is holding two introductory sessions to explain how a Medical Reserve Corps works, what types of jobs are involved, and how volunteers will be trained and credentialed. The availability of well trained, pre-credentialed volunteers is critical in an emergency and an excellent resource in non-emergency situations. The informational meetings will be held on October 11 at 7:30 p.m., and October 18 at 10 a.m. in the Clark Room at Town Hall.

Examples in which a Medical Reserve Corps can help in a public health emergency:

• Administer immune globulin at a Hepatitis A outbreak.

• Administer town-wide vaccine during a flu pandemic.

• Help screen school children during an infectious disease outbreak.

• Help during non-emergency events such as the senior flu clinic.

Examples in which a Medical Reserve Corp can help in a mass casualty incident:

• Help victims in a large scale disaster such as a flood, fire, hurricane or tornado.

• Help victims at a large-scale accident site such as a plane crash.

• Set up emergency shelters.

• Provide administrative support.

• Provide food, transportation and childcare for volunteers.

The willingness of volunteers to be trained and pre-credentialed prior to an emergency will mean a greater pool of qualified volunteers to draw on during an event. Non-medical volunteers are also essential during an emergency. Training in food service, child care, finance, computers and transportation, are some of the non-medical services that are needed. Volunteers will receive continuing education credits for the trainings. Trainings will be offered locally or with nearby communities. Volunteers and their families will receive priority medical treatment in accordance with federal and state guidelines.

The Board of Health encourages residents to consider this volunteer opportunity. By joining the Carlisle Medical Reserve Corps you will be helping your family, friends, neighbors and community when they need it the most. Volunteers can choose to serve only in Carlisle or throughout the region, state or nation. The Board of Health is also looking into ways of organizing neighborhood response groups and would like to hear from interested residents.

If you already know you want to join, please bring your driver's license and medical certification for copying. All volunteers must have background checks done. If you would like more information prior to the meetings, contact the Board of Health office at 1-978- 369-0283.

COA doings

Men's breakfast: On Thursday, October 12, starting at 8 a.m., the Mystery Chef and his helpers will prepare another gastronomic extravaganza for Carlisle senior men at the Sleeper Room. A $2 donation is appreciated.

Quilting and Handwork get-together: On Wednesday, October 18 from 1 to 3 p.m. (and subsequent first and third Wednesdays of every month) bring any kind of handwork to the Sleeper Room, 145 Church Street.

BP clinic, luncheon and program: Join the COA on Thursday, October 19, at 11:45 a.m. in Union Hall for lunch followed by a presentation by Tim Palmer of Collette Tours, of a slide show highlighting the fall 2007 trip to Arizona., Call the COA office at 1-978-371-2895 by Monday, October 16 to make your reservation. A $2 donation is appreciated. Blood pressure screening will be held from 11 to 11:45.

Senior Prom: Join us on Friday, October 27, from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Senior Prom in Union Hall. The COA will provide a DJ, soft drinks and atmosphere. Guests should bring other beverages and hors d'oeuvres to share. Tickets are $5 per person. Call Karen Dunkers at 1-978-369-5681 or Betty Elgin at 1-978-371-0728 for more information or reservations.

Carlisle Elderly and Disabled Fund

In the spring of 2003, the Aid to the Elderly and Disabled Fund was established to assist low-income elderly and disabled persons to meet their property tax obligations. If you would like to donate, a form will be included with your October tax bill. Return the form with a check to the Town Treasurer.

Reunions for CCHS classes of 1971 and 1996

The CCHS class of 1971 will hold its 35th reunion at the Concord Elks, 321 Baker Avenue, Concord, on October 28. For information, call Gail Harpell Tombeno at 1-978-369-1907, Deb Williams, 1-978-486-9408, or Kiki Cogswell Carr at 1-978-371-7487.

The CCHS class of 1996 will hold its reunion at 7 p.m. on Friday, November 24, at Vox Populi, 755 Boylston Street, Boston. Tickets are $40 in advance or $50 at the door. Contact Kelly Gallagher at, 1-617-827-1974, or Marianne Maurer-Ouellette at, 1-508-889-9859 for information.

Carlisle Conservation coffee is October 10

The Tuesday, October 10 Conservation Coffee will be held in the Clark Room in the Carlisle Town Hall, from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Libby Herland, manager of Great Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary, will discuss management of the property and also concerns about invasive plant species. Continental breakfast is provided.

Save the following Tuesday mornings for upcoming coffees: November 14, December 12, January 9, February 13, March 13, April 10, May 8 and June 12.

Carlisle Elderly and Disabled Fund

In the spring of 2003, the Aid to the Elderly and Disabled Fund was established to assist low-income elderly and disabled persons to meet their property tax obligations. If you would like to donate, a form will be included with your October tax bill. Return the form with a check to the Town Treasurer.

Carlisle School lunch menu: October 9 to 13

Monday, October 9

Columbus Day: no school

Tuesday, October 10

Early release day: no lunch

Wednesday, October 11

Meatball subs, steak and cheese subs Pretzels, corn, fruit bar

Thursday, October 12

Pasta with Meatballs Garlic bread Assorted fresh veggies Strawberries with whipped cream

Friday, October 13

Pick-a-pizza Veggie sticks with dip Fresh fruit basket Special dessert Carlisle COA trips

Come join the Carlisle COA on upcoming trips.

•November 16: New York City Day Trip. Grandparents can take students. $46 each. Leave from Ferns 6:30 a.m. on the Silver Fox Coach and return 10:30 p.m. after a delightful New York holiday visit and see holiday decorations.

• December 5: Yuletide Newport & Lasalette, $60 each, which includes lunch (Scrod or Baked Chicken). We will see Christmas Lights Marble House and beautifully decorated mansions, plus more. Bus leaves Ferns at 8 a.m.

• December 9: A Christmas Carol $45, lunch on your own. The tickets are inner circle at North Shore Music Theatre.

• March 16—Italy: Includes Rome, Florence, the Italian Riviera, Assisi, Cinque Terre, Portofino, Genoa, Montacatini and more.

Those interested should call Joanne for a flyer at 1-978-371-8023. Flyers are also available at the Carlisle COA Office in Town Hall. Space is limited and payment must be made to hold your place.

Red Balloon auction is November 4

The Red Ballon Preschool will hold its 35th anniversary auction on Saturday, November 4, at the Concord Rod and Gun Club. The Hip Replacements band will entertain and alumni and friends of the Red Balloon are welcome. Call Danielle Fries at 1-978-369-3237 for details.

Walt Whitman visits First Parish on October 12

On Thursday, October 12, at 8 p.m., at First Parish Church in Concord, critically acclaimed Shakespearean actor Stephen Collins will present his one-man play, Unlaunch'd Voices, An Evening With Walt Whitman. Collins brings Whitman to life as no other actor has, using Whitman's own poetry and other writings. Dessert will be served after the performance.The fee is $3. For reservations, call 1-978-369-9602. Tickets are also available at the door of the First Parish in Concord Center.

Drumlin Farm workshop October 15

Tia Pinney, Drumlin Farm naturalist, will lead a workshop in which participants will gather a variety of lichens, roots, leaves and fruits from around the farm and then use those materials to make dye baths to color some of Drumlin's own wool or other articles made from natural fibers. The workshop takes place on two Sundays, October 15 from 1 to 5 p.m. and October 29 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Drumlin Farm in Lincoln. The cost is $60; $45 for Mass Audubon members.

Carlisle Selectmen declare Community Chest month

The Board of Selectmen voted unanimously to declare October as Community Chest month in Carlisle "to recognize the vital role the Community Chest plays in the life of our town and to wish members of the Community Chest success in reaching their Annual Campaign fund raising goal."

The Chest assists and supports local human resource agencies through annual funding, scholarships and one-time grants. Carlisle agencies and initiatives that have received financial support in the past include Carlisle Council on Aging, Carlisle Kids' House, Carlisle Recreation, Carlisle Restorative Circle and several programs at the high school and middle school levels. Several other funded agencies, located in Concord, also benefit Carlisle residents.

The Community Chest Annual Campaign runs from October to December with a goal of collecting $620,000 from residents and local businesses.

For more information about the Community Chest and its member agencies, call 1-978-369-5250 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. Students will learn Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules and regulations and the information needed to operate an Amateur Radio Station. 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, October 17, Thursday, October 19, Tuesday, October 24 and Thursday, October 26.To register, call 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).

Concord Chamber Music begins October 8

The new season of the Concord Chamber Music Society begins at 3 p.m. on Sunday, October 8 with the Juilliard Quartet. The concert will be at the Concord Academy Performing Arts Center, 166 Main Street, Concord. For tickets, subscriptions and information, visit or call 1-978-371-9667.

Emerson offers breast cancer lecture October 17

Two leading cancer specialists from Emerson Hospital will present a free community health lecture, "New Approaches to Fighting and Preventing Breast Cancer at Emerson Hospital" on Tuesday, October 17, at 7 p.m., in the North Assembly Room of Emerson Hospital. Audience members can learn about current therapies and lifestyle changes that can prevent or treat breast cancer. To register, call 1-978-287-3085.

Indian Hill Music October offerings

Indian Hill Music has the following programs scheduled for October.

The Orchestra of Indian Hill will hold its opening night performance at the Littleton Performing Arts Center on Route 119 in Littleton on October 21.

Into the Woods will be presented October 27 and 28 at 8 p.m. and October 29 at 3 p.m. at the Camilla Blackman Hall at 36 King Street in Littleton.

For information, call 1-978-486-0540 or visit

See An Inconvenient Truth at the FRS

An Inconvenient Truth, Al Gore's (PG-rated) movie on global warming, will be shown on Friday, October 20 at 7:30 p.m. in Union Hall at the First Religious Society (FRS), 27 School St. This event is free and open to the public.

Film critic Roger Ebert states: "In 39 years, I have never written these words in a movie review, but here they are: You owe it to yourself to see this film. If you do not, and you have grandchildren, you should explain to them why you decided not to."

This exciting screening is sponsored by Massachusetts Interfaith Power and Light and the FRS Environmental Action Committee. Refreshments will be provided. Handouts will be available, with an opportunity for discussion afterwards. For more information, contact Dan Scholten at 1-978-369-1209.

Sixth- and seventh-grade tryouts

Concord-Carlisle Girls Travel Basketball will be holding tryouts for sixth- and seventh-grade girls, on Sunday, October 15 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Hunt Gym in Concord. The travel season runs from November through the beginning of March with games most weekends.For more info, call Kathy Miner at 1-978-369-0107.

Adaptive hiking at Great Brook Farm October 12

The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) will offer adaptive hiking for individuals with disabilities, their families and friends at Great Brook Farm State Reservation on Thursday, October 12. Assistive equipment and teamwork will help people of all abilities access conventional hiking trails at a leisurely pace. Adaptive equipment, including Terra Trek manual wheelchairs, baby joggers, walkers, crutches, and gait belts, as well as staff instruction, will be provided to help people of all abilities enjoy hiking in a safe environmentThe fee is $2 per person, $4 for families or $10 for groups. It is sponsored by DCR's Universal Access Program (UAP) administered through Venture Into Well-Being, working together in an effort to expand accessible outdoor recreation opportunities.Call ahead to Venture Into Well-Being for times, pre-registration and to receive a taped message confirming program status in the event of inclement weather: 1-413-259-0009.Call 1-413-545-5758 (voice) or 1-413-577-2200 (TTY) for more information on DCR's Universal Access Program. For a schedule of activities, visit

Seniors, save money on prescriptions

Seniors: come hear about the Medicare drug plan changes for next year and the other programs that will help you save money.

Come to the Carlisle Council on Aging (COA) at 145 Church Street, Sleeper Room on Wednesday, October 25, at 10 a.m. SHINE counselors will be available to help you with specific questions and applications. For more information on this presentation, call the COA at 1-978-371-2895.

The SHINE Program (Serving Health Information Needs of Elders) is managed and funded by the Executive Office of Elder Affairs to ensure that Medicare subscribers have access to unbiased and comprehensive health insurance information through coordination with local agencies.

Freemasons to hold open house October 7

The Corinthian Lodge of Freemasons will hold an open house at the Masonic Apartments, 58 Monument Square, Concord, on Saturday, October 7, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to raise awareness of whom the Freemasons are and what they do. The public is welcome to attend. For more information, visit

Computer courses at MCC beginOctober 14

Middlesex Community College (MCC) is offering a wide variety of career and personal development courses. Classes are held days and evenings, on both the Bedford and Lowell campuses. Courses have a various fees and lengths.

Visit for a full catalog or call 1-800-818-3434 to register.

CSEM presents concert October 21

Teatro Lirico and soprano Yulia van Doren will perform this season's first Cambridge Society for Early Music (CSEM) concert in Carlisle at the First Religious Society on October 21 at 8 p.m. For more information or reservations, call CSEM at 1-617-489-2062, visit or e-mail to

Carlisle Recreation offers bridge lessons in October

A beginner/intermediate bridge class will be offered starting on October 18 and running on Wednesdays until December 13 (no class November 22) in the Clark Room of Town Hall. Classes will be from 7 to 9 p.m. The cost is $60 for adults, seniors $50, and the instructor is Roy Green. Sign up now, as space is limited. Registration forms are available at the Recreation Office in Town Hall. For information call 1-978-369-9815 or visit

Alcott 5K walk/10K run

Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House offers a unique opportunity to raise much-needed funds for preservation and operations at the treasured historic site in the form of the first annual Louisa May Alcott 5K walk/10K run. All are welcome.

"Running was one of the delights of my early days ," said Alcott, famed author and real-life "Jo March" of the beloved book, Little Women, written in 1868 in Orchard House.

Beginning at noon on Sunday, October 22, at Concord-Carlisle High School, participants in the 5K walk/10K run will traverse Historic Concord during beautiful fall foliage season. Orchard House Executive Director Jan Turnquist will lead the pack.

Music will be provided by the acclaimed "Yankee Stompers," and the event will get off to a rousing start with a musket volley by The Concord Minute Men. T-shirts will be given to the first 300 registrants, and special prizes awarded to the ten registrants who raise the most in Sponsorships. Nineteenth century games and toys, Living History characters, and post-event refreshments, including ice cream, will top off the day.

Prior to October 12, walkers and other non-runners can participate for only $5, while runners are $20 ($10 and $25 respectively after October 12). For registration, sponsorship materials, and information, phone 1-978-369-4118, visit, or e-mail

MAGIC fall legislative breakfast October 20

The Minuteman Advisory Group on Interlocal Coordination (MAGIC), a subregion of the Metropolitan Area Planning Council invites State Representatives and Senators and town-elected and appointed officials to participate in its semi-annual discussion of legislative issues of interest to the communities and representatives of the subregion. The breakfast meeting will be held at the Old Bedford Town Hall, 16 South Street in Bedford from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. on Friday, October 20.

For more information, contact Mark Racicot at Metropolitan Area Planning Council at 1-617-451-2770, ext. 2063 or at

Friends of Gleason Library seek members

The Friends of Gleason Public Library (FOGPL) are seeking talented and enthusiastic new members. Meetings are on the third Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Hollis Room at the library, with the next meeting on October 18. We need volunteers to help organize and support annual events such as the Potluck Supper (a wonderful community gathering) and the Used Book Sale, which funds many library programs. We also have board positions open for those who might consider a more substantial commitment. If interested, contact Verna Gilbert at or 1-978-369-9278.

Fenn School to hold open house October 15

The Fenn School, 516 Monument Street in Concord, will hold an Admissions Open House on Sunday, October 15 from 2 to 4:30 p.m. for prospective students and their families to view the facilities, meet faculty and get to know some of the students. Boys will lead families on campus tours beginning at 2 p.m., and then families will gather in Robb Hall to hear presentations, ask questions of a student panel and discuss curriculum. Refreshments will be served.

Interested parents can contact Admissions Assistant Marilyn Schmalenberger at 978-369-5800. For more information visit

Concord Orchestra begins season October 20

The Concord Orchestra opens its 54th season with Gustav Mahler's Seventh Symphony in two concerts on Friday and Saturday October 20 and 21, at 8 p.m. The concerts will be held at 51 Walden Street, Concord.

Tickets are $20, $16 for seniors and students. Season subscriptions are available. For reservations and subscriptions visit or call 1-978-369-4967.

CPT workshops begin October 10

The Center for Parents and Teachers (CPT) is offering workshops geared towards parents of fifth- to eighth-graders entitled, "Guiding Good Choices." It will run on October 10, 24 and November 7 and 21, 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.

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