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Friday, October 13, 2006

Council on Aging doings

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 work on at the Sleeper Room, 145 Church Street.

Blood pressure clinic: On Thursday, October 19, 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, 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 including Scottsdale, Phoenix, Grand Canyon, Pinnacle Peak Patio, Verde Canyon Railways, Sedona Trolley Tour and more. Call the COA office at 1-978-371-2895 by Monday, October 16, to make your reservation. A $2 donation is appreciated.

Prescription Advantage Update: At 10 a.m. on Wednesday, October 25, Mary Jane Costello of Minuteman Senior Services SHINE office will present an update on the Prescription Advantage Program in the Sleeper Room at 145 Church Street.

COA trips: reserve your place now

Join the Carlisle COA to see some great plays and places:

• November 18: New York City Day Trip. $46. Leave from Ferns at 6:30 a.m. on the Silver Fox Coach and return by 10:30 p.m. after a delightful New York holiday. Grandparents and parents can take school children.

• December 5: Yuletide Newport & LaSalette. $60, which includes a lunch schrod or baked chicken.See Christmas lights at Marble House, beautifully decorated mansions and more. Leave Ferns at 8 a.m.

• December 9: A Christmas Carol.$45 for the play; lunch on your own. All seats are in the inner circle. Payment is due immediately.

• March 16, 2007: Italy.Anyone interested, 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.

COA Seniors' Prom

The Carlisle Council on Aging is having a Seniors' Prom on October 27 from 7 to 11 p.m. at Union Hall. The cost is $5 per person. Attire can be any of the following: suitable for wedding, bar mitzvah, confirmation or meat-market opening (anything goes). The COA will provide a DJ, soft drinks and atmosphere. Bring any other drinks you would like, as well as an hors d'oeuvre to share with others. If you would like to come (come alone, bring a friend, bring several friends), contact Karen Dunkers at 1-978-369-5681 or Betty Elgin at 1-978-371-0728 for reservations. Hope to see you at the prom.

Candidates' Forum October 29

On Sunday afternoon, October 29, from 3 to 5 p.m., the League of Women Voters of Concord-Carlisle will host a Candidates' Forum in the Thoreau School Auditorium. Candidates for the State Senate Third District of Middlesex, Democratic incumbent Susan Fargo and the Republican challenger Sandi Martinez, will have the opportunity to express their ideas and views in a moderated format, and answer questions from the audience. Representative Cory Atkins, who is running unopposed, will also be present to speak to the voters.

Great Pumpkin Spectacle is October 26

For the 23rd year, the Gleason Library will host its Great Pumpkin Spectacle, an event that has become a Carlisle Halloween tradition. This year the event will be held on Thursday, October 26. Each year kindergartners, first-, second- and third-graders display extraordinary creativity and imagination in their pumpkin decorating.

To register, bring your pumpkin to the children's department at the Gleason Public Library between 4 and 6:30 p.m. on October 26. If you come in the afternoon, you will have a chance to view the pumpkins in a leisurely fashion. Registrations before 6 p.m. are preferred. Pumpkins will be judged separately on each grade level. This year there will be three categories: carved, decorated, and carved and decorated, plus a lucky winner drawn for each age group. Those who do not wish their pumpkins to be judged may bring them to a special "display only" table.

At 6:45 p.m., well-known storyteller Tony Toledo will perform in the Corey auditorium at the Carlisle Public School. Tony will entertain the audience with his spellbinding, scary stories appropriate for grades K-3. This performance is not intended for children younger than kindergarten because of the scary content.

After an informal parade from the school to the library at approximately 7:45 p.m. (children are encouraged to bring flashlights), the three judges will announce their decisions. Families and friends are invited to share in this traditional evening of fun with their children. The Friends of the Gleason Library provide all funding for this event.

Fire Department to hold Open House October 28

The Carlisle Fire Department will hold an Open House at the Fire Station in observance of National Fire Prevention Month on Saturday, October 28, from 2 to 4 p.m. Kids, come and squirt the fire hose. View the Department's equipment and fire apparatus. There will be fire safety literature available and also there will be qualified personnel to answer any questions you may have. Refreshments will be served. This event is sponsored by the Carlisle Fire Department and the Carlisle Firefighter's Relief Association.

Library opera series begins November 1

The Friends of the Carlisle Council on Aging and Friends of the Gleason Public Library present a five-week series on opera on Wednesdays, November 1, 8, 15, 29, and December 6 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Hollis Room at the Gleason Public Library. John Tischio, president of the New England Opera Club and instructor at several area colleges, will present a different opera each week. Each meeting will include audio-visual excerpts from the opera, information about the life and times of the composer and the literary works on which the opera is based, and discussion about the opera itself. The series is free. If you are interested, call the COA at 1-978-371-2895 to register. Consider parking at adjacent parking areas to the library, such as Church and School Streets, as on-site parking is limited.

Race relations class at CCHS starts Monday

The Concord-Carlisle School District and its Community Education program will host a non-credit seminar open to all, "Contemporary Race Relations," starting Monday, October 16. It will use readings, videos, personal accounts and research findings to promote dialogue about the complexity and challenges of race relations today. The course will meet six Mondays, October 16, through November 20, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Concord-Carlisle High School. The seminar fee is $70.

To enroll in this and other Community Education classes, visit In addition, telephone registration is available at 1-978-318-1540 (days) or 1-978-318-1432 (nights).

Trails Committee walk on Sunday

On Sunday, October 15, the Trails Committee will be conducting a trail walk. Meet at the Malcolm Meadows parking lot at 1 p.m. The walk will go to the Poole Swamp trail and on to the Rockstrom Trail. This will lead to the Estabrook Woods where the walk will continue to Punkatasset Hill, returning to the parking lot via a different route. The walk should take two to three hours. A shorter walk will be offered if there is enough interest. Join the Trails Committee for a pleasant walk in the Estabrook Woods.

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. Celebrate the fall season with a slice of pie, a drink of hot cider and/or a casual lunch with friends. 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. Free parking and free admittance. A portion of the proceeds benefit local and international non-profit organizations.

Historical Society open house on October 15

Heald House, home of the Carlisle Historical Society at 698 Concord Street, will hold an open house on Sunday, October 15, from 2 to 4 p.m. Everyone is invited to tour the historical collections, meet friends and neighbors and admire the barn with its brand-new look.

Among the items of interest are a Highland School desk, samplers made by 18th-century Carlisle girls to practice their sewing and alphabet and an extensive collection of Civil War memorabilia. Children who attend can play with 19th-century games and toys while the adults tour the house. Admission is free.

Garden Club apple program is October 16

The Carlisle Garden Club invites the public to"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.For more informationcall Gio DiNicola at 1-978-287-5407.The rain datewill be posted on the Carlisle Garden Club web site at more information on Hutchins Farm, visit their web site at

Democratic Town Committee to meet October 19

The Carlisle Democratic Town Committee welcomes all interested townspeople to its next meeting on Thursday, October 19, at the Coulter residence, 153 Virginia Farme Lane, Carlisle. Meet for conversation at 6:30 p.m., meeting to start at 7 p.m. The committee is organizing opportunities to support Democratic candidates for the November 7 election, from holding signs to attending a gala Carlisle fundraiser on Saturday, October 28. For more information, or to be added to a Carlisle Democrats and friends e-mail list, contact Susan Stamps at

Award-winning CCHS choruses to perform October 18

Concord-Carlisle High School will hold its first choral concert of the year on October 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the CCHS auditorium. Three choruses will be performing under the direction of Deborah Smith, who is in her second year at CCHS. The mixed chorus, which includes an unusually large number of men this year, will be performing works from around the world. Also performing are two smaller groups, the Select Chorus and the Women's Ensemble. The Select Chorus is an auditioned a cappella group and their set will feature selections in various languages and dialects. The Women's Ensemble will sing several Renaissance pieces as well as the popular "One Hand, One Heart" from the musical West Side Story.

All three choruses traveled to the annual Massachusetts Instrumental and Choral Conductor's Association Festival last year, where they were awarded silver and bronze medals. The performance is free and open to the public.

See An Inconvenient Truth on October 20

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 Street. This event is free and open to the public.

This 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.

R/EM Metro West offers Venetian music October 14

Recorder/Early Music Metro West (R/EM) invites players of early instruments and singers to its Saturday, October 14 workshop at Trinity Episcopal Church, 81 Elm Street, Concord. The theme this month is Venetian Music: "The Lions of San Marco," and the start time is 9:30 a.m. The fees are $12 for instrumental consorts and $18 for the choral program. For information, visit or contact 1-978-264-0584 or

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., after which 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 1-978-369-5800. For more information, visit

Emerson Hospital sponsors lecture October 19

The Better Breathers Club at Emerson Hospital will hold its monthly meeting in the North Assembly Room at Emerson Hospital from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, October 19. Emerson Hospital infection control nurse Sue Salvi, RN, will present a lecture titled "Infection Control: Local and Global." The public is invited to this free lecture. Refreshments will be served. The purpose of the Better Breathers Club is to provide support and information to people with chronic lung disease and their family and friends. From September to May, they meet on the third Thursday of each month.

For more information, call the pulmonary rehabilitation team at 1-978-287-3715.

Chinese music and dance performance

October 21

A free performance for ages five and up of traditional Chinese music and dance will be held at Acton-Boxborough Regional High School on Saturday, October 21, from 7:30 to 9 p.m.

This "Acton Traditional Chinese Music Night" is presented jointly by the Acton Chinese Language School (ACLS) and the Acton Memorial Library Foundation, and will feature the Adult and Youth Chinese Music Ensembles of the Greater Boston Chinese Cultural Association (GBCCA), the Acton Chinese Language School Adult Chorus, and several Chinese children and adult traditional and folk dance groups — over 150 performers in all.

Tickets are available during regular hours at the Acton Memorial Library, and at the Acton Chinese Language School in the lobby of the R. J. Grey Junior High School in Acton on Sunday afternoons from 2 to 5 p.m.

Harvard Historical Society harp concert October 22

Harpist Franziska Huhn will perform a solo concert on Sunday, October 22, at 3 p.m. at the Harvard Historical Society, 215 Still River Road, Harvard. Admission is free. For more information, call 1-978-456-3336.

Donate to the Household Goods Recycling Ministry

The Household Goods Recycling Ministry ( provides furniture and household goods to families in critical need, to furnish apartments with beds, sheets, blankets, tables, chairs, dishes, silverware, towels and other essential goods.

Items can be dropped off at 530 Main Street, Acton, on Thursday and Saturday 9 a.m. to noon. If you know someone in need of household goods, call 1-978-635-1739. If you want to schedule a pick-up, call 1-978-635-1763.

Network for Women's Lives announces two presentations

Lundy Bancroft, trainer and consultant on child protection and domestic abuse, will present two programs for the Network for Women's Lives. The first, entitled, "Why Does He Do That? Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men," will be Thursday, October 26, 7 to 9 p.m. 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 seminar 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 the Concord Elks, 221 Baker Avenue, Concord. Registration and continental breakfast will begin at 8:30 a.m. This program has been approved for three continuing education hours for relicensure, in accordance with 258 CMR. Space for this event is limited, so be sure to register early (online registration available).

For more information, visit, or e-mail

Savoyards to present Camelot beginning November 10

The Savoyard Light Opera Company will present Lerner and Loewe's classic musical, Camelot, on November 10, 11, 17, and 18 at 7:30 p.m. and November 12 and 19 at 2 p.m. in Corey Auditorium. The production stars Carlisle's Tedford Armistead as King Arthur and Charles Holleman as King Pellinore. Other Carlisleans in the cast and crew include Evie and Philip Drew, Larry Millner, and Susan Schmidt. Tickets are $22 for adults, $20 for seniors and students and $16 for children 12 and under. For tickets call 1-978-371-7562 or visit

Merrimack Rep presents Aunt Dan and Lemon on October 26

The Merrimack Repertory Theatre presents Wallace Shawn's bracing and provocative Aunt Dan & Lemon exploring the consequences of blind faith. Performances begin October 26 through November 19 at Merrimack Repertory Theatre's home at Liberty Hall in Lowell. This OBIE award-winning play was first produced in 1985, and the issues put forth will strike a chord with recent current events. According to Wallace Shawn, the play "represents a self-enclosed little world for the audience to examine....The difference between a perfectly decent person and a monster is just a few thoughts." Single ticket prices range from $25 to $55 based on the time and date of the performance. Student tickets are always $15 and Seniors receive 10% off any ticket purchase. Full Season Subscriptions run from $83 — $290. For tickets, call 1-978-454-3926 or visit

"Tracks and Trails" program is October 25

"Tracks and Trails: Animals in Our Midst" will be presented by the Acton Land Stewardship Committee at 7 p.m. on October 25 at the Acton Memorial Library, 484 Main Street, Acton. Lydia Rogers, expert tracker, will present the slide/lecture to help you identify the tracks of the wildlife in your neighborhood. Attendees will have the opportunity to join Rogers for a tracking session in the field this winter.

Portrait painting workshops October 14, 15

Catherine Ezell, who works in the Alla Prima (wet-in-wet) method of oil painting which allows the artist to paint the simple overall view in one sitting, will offer a workshop on October 14 and 15 at the Lexington Arts and Crafts Society, 130 Waltham Street in Lexington from 10 to 4 p.m. with a one-hour lunch.

Register at Fee: $95 non-members, $75 members. Includes model fee. Previous drawing experience is recommended.

For additional information call the Society at 1-781 862 9696.

Concord Players to hold open house October 15

The Concord Players and the Friends of the Performing Arts (FOPAC) invite the Greater Concord/Carlisle community to an open house at the historic FOPAC Building, 51 Walden Street, Concord, on October 15, from 1 to 3 p.m. to showcase the newly-rebuilt 84-year-old stage. Completion of the Green Room below the stage may still be underway, but visitors will get a full picture of the extent of the project. Refreshments will be served.

Contributions may be made to Concord Players, 51 Walden Renovations, PO Box 22, Concord, MA 01742.

CROP walk is October 15

The annual CROP Walk for the Hungry in Concord will be held on the afternoon of Sunday, October 15, beginning at 1:30 p.m. at First Parish Church in Concord Center.

Part of the proceeds from the walk go to national efforts to help the victims of Katrina and Rita. Another portion is used to help our international neighbors. Another portion is used to help local hunger efforts. Our local portion provides financial assistance to local food pantries and suppers and for Gaining Ground, a local organization that grows vegetables and fruits for distribution to food pantries and suppers.

Walk activities will include music before the walk by the Concord-Carlisle High School Pep Band and music at the end of the walk by the Yankee Stompers. Walkers step off at 2:15. p.m.

Concord Authors festival is October 19 to November 3

The Concord Festival of Authors, featuring 24 programs and events in Concord and Lowell will be held from October 19 to November 3. Over 40 authors are featured, including Gail Caldwell, Dennis Lehane, Amy Goodmanm, Matthew Pearl, Donna Jo Napoli, and Archer Mayor. For information, contact Rob Mitchell at 1-978-369-3807 or

Acton Library presents speakers October 17 and 19

On Tuesday, October 17, local author Sally Sacks will discuss her book, How To Raise the Next President. The volume teaches parents how to give children the secrets to success. Directed primarily at people with 2- to 12-year- olds, parents will find Sacks's ideas helpful. The talk is at 7:30 p.m. in the library meeting room.

On Thursday, October 19, Acton Health Director Doug Halley will speak on "Pine Hawk Then and Now" at 7:30 p.m. in the library meeting room. The Pine Hawk archaeology site, found along the banks of the Assabet River, was a significant dig that furthered the knowledge of how Native Americans used the resources around them. Hear how the site was discovered, how it was excavated, what was found and where the artifacts can be viewed today.

The programs are free. The library is located at 486 Main Street next to Town Hall. Parking and the library entrance are reached via Woodbury Lane. Call 1-978 264-9641 for further information.

Concord-Carlisle Youth Hockey offers registrations now

Concord-Carlisle Youth Hockey is now accepting registrations for their "Learn to Skate" program, geared for children ages four to ten years old who are new to hockey and skating. Visit and look for the Online Registration button on the left-hand column to register today. Space is limited. A hockey helmet with cage is required—no bike helmets. On-ice volunteers are needed. If you are interested, contact Rob Gustavson at

CPC tag sale on November 4 benefits House of Hope

The CPC (Carlisle Parents Connection) will hold a tag sale to benefit Lowell's House of Hope on Saturday, November 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Union Hall. Baby and child items are needed (clothing, books, toys, etc.). To donate, contact Carren at 1-978-505-9668 or, or bring items to Union Hall on Friday, November 3, from 5 to 8 p.m.

Saengerfest Men's Chorus concert is October 22

The Saengerfest Men's Chorus presents a fall concert on October 22, at 4 p.m. at the First Parish of Westwood, 540 Clapboardtree Street, Westwood. Admission is $20; children 20 and under are free. The chorus will perform again on December 17, at 4 p.m. at Regis College Fine Arts Center, 235 Wellesley Street, Weston. For information, visit

Middlesex offers new courses beginning October 17

Middlesex Community College (MCC) offers a wide variety of career and personal development courses during days and evenings, on both the Bedford and Lowell campuses. MCC personal development courses include the following:

• Power of 'Positivity' (CE 5589 30): This workshop covers many concepts and techniques to empower you to create more positive outcomes in your life (8 hours). This workshop meets from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays, October 18 through November 8, on the Bedford campus. Cost is $79.

• Understanding Reiki Healing (CE 3542 30): "Reiki" means "universal life force energy." Known as the highest form of energy healing, reiki relieves pain, reduces stress and promotes a feeling of well-being. This class meets from 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, October 17, on the Bedford campus. Cost is $25.

To register for these and other courses, call 1-800-818-3434 or visit

Poetry reading October 20

Two local award-winning writers, Somerville resident Ethan Gilsdorf and William Orem of Waltham, will read from their work at Lexington's Depot Square Gallery on Friday, October 20, at 7:30 p.m. The event is free (donations welcome). A reception will follow the event. The Depot Square Gallery is located at 1837 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington. For more information, visit or or call 1-781-863-1597.

Prepare for teacher-certification exams at Middlesex

Middlesex Community College offers a wide variety of career and personal development courses. Classes are held days and evenings on the Bedford and Lowell campuses, and at Woburn High School. MCC's test-preparation courses include:

• MTEL Communication & Literacy Test Prep (CE 1055 38) and (CE 1055 39): If you plan to take the Communication and Literacy test for the Massachusetts Education Certification, prepare for the exam by reviewing test-taking strategies, learning to reduce test anxiety, completing review exercises and taking practice tests. A textbook is required (available at the MCC Bookstore) (10 hours). The class meets from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, October 17 to 26, (CE 1055 38) or November 7 to 16 (CE 1055 39) at Woburn High School. Cost is $189.

• MTEL Foundations of Reading Test Prep Workshop (CE 3552 30): Review materials for the Massachusetts Education Certification Foundations of Reading Test, including instruction of reading, reading development, reading comprehension and reading assessment. This review workshop should only be taken after completing an accredited course in Foundations of Reading (6 hours). This workshop meets from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, October 21, on the Bedford campus. Cost is $99.

• MTEL General Curriculum Test Prep (CE 3553 30): This Massachusetts Education Certification General Curriculum Workshop will focus on the subject areas of instruction in grades one through six. It will include a review of math, social studies, language arts and science. This review workshop should only be taken after completion of accredited methods courses in elementary education (6 hours). This workshop meets from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, November 4, on the Bedford campus. Cost is $99.

To register, call 1-800-818-3434 or visit

COA volunteers needed

Immediate help is needed at the 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: yard work, household repair such as small appliances

• 1 on 1 computer instruction

Our seniors make up 15% of Carlisle's population. Many volunteer themselves, but some are in need of services. If you can share your expertise, join the COA's valued 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 more information and/or a volunteer application, call the COA office at 1-978-371-2895, or e-mail Thank you for your support.

Tim Van Egmond tunes into nature at the Discovery Museums

Folk storyteller and musician Tim Van Egmond will entertain visitors at the Discovery Museums with a family concert on October 15, at 2 p.m. The concert is free with Museum admission. This event promises to be a wonderful afternoon of fun and music, in celebration of the Discovery Museums' 24th anniversary.

Tim Van Egmond has performed at hundreds of schools, libraries, and community centers, various folk festivals, and as a member of the contra dance band Swallowtail. He has also appeared on a number of television and radio programs, including National Public Radio's "A Prairie Home Companion."

At The Discovery Museums, Tim Van Egmond's concert "Hearing Nature's Voice" will weave together tales and songs about living in harmony with Mother Earth.

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 1-617-451-2770, ext. 2063 or at

School Building Committee vacancy

The Board of Selectmen and the School Building Committee seek qualified individuals to fill a vacancy on the School Building Committee. Experience in building trades or construction management experience would be valuable, but not required. Interested applicants should send a letter of interest and a brief resumé to the office of the Board of Selectmen at 66 Westford Street, Carlisle, MA 01741.

CCHS Class of 1971 seeks classmates for October 28 reunion

The CCHS Class of 1971 is looking for missing classmates. A 35th Reunion is planned for Saturday, October 28, at the Concord Elks, 221 Baker Avenue, Concord. Classmates are urged to see if they are listed among the missing, and to post their info on the CCHS Alumni Web Page at, or call Gail Harpell Tombeno at 1-978-369-1907, Deb Williams, 1-978-486-9408, or Kiki Cogswell Carr 1-978-371-7487.

CCHS Class of 1996 reunion is November 24

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. Please mail a check to: CCHS Class of 1996, P.O. Box 1162, Concord, MA 01742.

Questions? Contact: Kelly Gallagher at, 1-617-827-1974, or Marianne Maurer-Ouellette at, 1-508-889-9859.

Kerem Shalom to offer classical Hebrew

Registration for a Biblical Hebrew class, offered by Hebrew College and taught at Kerem Shalom in Concord, is now taking place.Understanding Hebrew Texts: Fundamentals for Beginners, 20 sessions, will be $950 ($900 tuition plus $50 registration fee) and will meet on Thursdays, beginning October 19, from 7 to 9:45 p.m. or 7:15 to 10 p.m. (to be decided by the class).This course is designed for those with no prior knowledge of Hebrew who want to engage in the study of classical Jewish and classic rabbinic and Hasidic texts in the original Hebrew. The pace of the course will be brisk and a significant investment of study time outside the classroom will be expected.Contact Rosalie Gerut with questions at Shalom is located at 659 Elm St in Concord.For more information, call 1-978-369-1223 or visit

Square/Contra Dance to be October 28

On Saturday, October 28, at 8p.m., the next square/contra dance will be at the Parish Center for the Arts with Marcie Van Cleave calling and Oh, CONTRAire! providing live music. All are welcome. No experience is required. First-time dancers, come at 7:30 p.m., for free instruction and get into the dance, free as well.The cost is $5 for adults; $3 for teens; maximum $12 per family.The Parish Center for the Arts is at the corner of Boston Road and Lincoln Street on Westford Common. For information, call 1-978-692-6333, e-mail PCA@Westford, or visit

Clark Gallery presents Timothy Harney exhibit

Clark Gallery is pleased to present Timothy Harney: Flowers, Folk and Blues (with some percussion) from now to October 28. Featuring work created by the artist over the past two years, the exhibition includes portraiture on both large and more intimate scales, still life compositions and collage. Clark Gallery is located at 145 Lincoln Road in Lincoln. It is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 to 5 p.m.

Musketaquid to hold fall potluck

Join the Musketaquid Studio for their fall potluck. Three times each year the community of folks interested in local nature and art gathers together for delicious food and lively conversation. This year the theme of "Language of the Land, Rhythm of the Water" will be extended to include "Message on the Wind." Bring something yummy to share along with your thoughts on these topics at the meeting on October 26, 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Musketaquid Studio at the Emerson Umbrella, 40 Stow Street in Concord.

Rail Trail Friends to hold trail clearing tomorrow, October 14

The Friends of the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail will hold a trail-clearing party on Saturday, October 14, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., on the section of the trail immediately south of Route 225 (just east of where it crosses Route 27).That section passes Carlisle's 760 foot section.Parking will be available on Acton-owned land just south of the town line, on Route 27. There will be signs.The rails and ties are still in place, but are thoroughly overgrown with young trees and bushes, and also some large trees. We hope to see a large turnout, with saws, cutters and enthusiasm so that the trail can be opened for walking. Call Alan Cameron at 1-978-369-2223 with questions.

Choosing a preschool for your child

There are many good preschools in and around Carlisle for parents to choose from. The Gleason Public Library will host a panel discussion of preschool representatives on Monday, November 6, at 7 p.m. in the Hollis Room. Join fellow parents to share information and ask questions about the different programs in the Carlisle area. Many local organizations will be represented, including Carlisle Early Literacy, Children's Meetinghouse, Children's Place, Concord Montessori School, Noah's Ark and Red Balloon. The discussion will be led by Sally Quinn Reed of the Center for Parents and Teachers Concord. Back by popular demand, this is a great opportunity for parents in Carlisle. This evening is free and open to the public.

Sarasa Chamber Music concert is October 29

Sarasa Chamber Music presents a celebration of Mozart's 250th birthday with a concert featuring fortepianist Maggie Cole and the ensemble on Sunday, October 29 at 7 p.m. at First Parish, 20 Lexington Road in Concord. Tickets are $20, $16 for seniors, $13 for students; children under 12 are free. For information, contact Sarasa at 1-617-492-4758,e-mail, or visit

Pony Club welcomes new members

Old North Bridge Pony Club welcomes new members this fall.The club currently has approximately 50 members from Carlisle, Concord, Chelmsford and other surrounding towns.Club activities include riding lessons, team-based competitions against teams from other clubs in New England, opportunities to learn how to care for horses responsibly and more. New membership is open to girls and boys between eight and 21. Club meetings are held at various riding facilities around the area, such as Foss Farm in Carlisle. Pony Club is a great way to learn more about your own horse or pony, while having fun with kids with similar interests. The club is run by parent volunteers and is also a wonderful way for parents to learn more and enjoy sharing in a child's passion.

The club will hold a new-member open house on Sunday, November 19.For more information, e-mail Tammy Erickson, the club's new member chair, at

Red Balloon auction is November 4

The Red Ballon Preschool will hold its auction on Saturday, November 4, at the Concord Rod and Gun Club. The Hip Replacements band will entertain.

Call Danielle Fries at 1-978-369-3237 for details.

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

October archaeology events

The Friends of Pine Hawk in Acton announce the following programs in October in observance of State Archaeology Month:

Thursday October 19, 7:30 p.m., Acton Memorial Library

The Pine Hawk Archaeology site along the banks of the Assabet River was a significant dig that furthers the knowledge of how Native Americans used the resources around them. Hear how the site was discovered, how it was excavated, what was found and where the artifacts can be viewed. Free. Call 1-978 264-9641 for information.

Wednesday October 18, 4 p.m., Science Discovery Museum

How do we know that Native Americans lived along the Assabet River in Acton more than 7,000 years ago? See replicas of artifacts uncovered by archaeologists at the Pine Hawk site. Watch archaeologist Craig Chartier demonstrate the art and science of stone knapping as he creates tools and arrowheads. Try several hands-on activities to learn about techniques that archaeologists use to uncover and interpret important clues to the past. Sponsored by Sechrest & Associates, CPA. Free with admission to the Museum. Call 1-978-264-4200 for information.

For more information, visit

Concord Museum October calendar

Now through January 7

"Needles and Haystacks: Pastoral Imagery in American Needlework from the Winterthur Collection," features exquisite needlework pictures of idyllic country scenes created by schoolgirls in early America. The artistry and charm of the works themselves, the richness of the colors in the needlework, and the diversity of the materials and techniques are sure to appeal to all.Complementing the needlework pieces in the exhibition are silver teapots, Staffordshire figurines, painted boxes and porcelain candlesticks that support the pastoral theme. The exhibition is organized by Winterthur Museum and Country Estate and supported by Skinner, Inc. Admission is free, with Concord Museum admission; Members, Free.

October 13, 1 p.m.

"Listen, My Children: Concord Museum Story Hour," for three- to five- year-olds and their caregivers, led by a Museum educator, includes an exhibition-related story and activity, snack and a visit to "Needles & Haystacks." Admission is $8 per pair; $5 per pair Concord Museum Members; by reservation.

October 15, 2 p.m.

"Needles & Haystacks" gallery talk. Join Linda Eaton, Curator of Textiles at Winterthur Museum & Country Estate since 1999, for a gallery talk in the new exhibition,"Needles and Haystacks: Pastoral Imagery in American Needlework from the Winterthur Collection." Admission is $15; $10 Concord Museum Members; by reservation.

October 21, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Procedures explained for double elections on Nov.7

The polling site at Town Hall will be arranged differently to accommodate the separate state and local elections held on Tuesday, November 7. The Special Town Election will be held in the Parlin Room. The check-in table will be located in the lobby on the right side, outside the entrance to the Parlin Room. The voting booths, check-out table and ballot box will be inside the Parlin Room and voters should exit through the door to the Clerk's Office after voting. Voters exiting the Parlin Room will be led via a roped queue to the check-in table for the state election.

Voters who choose to only vote in the Special Town Election may exit the lobby through the front doors.

The state election will be held in the larger Clark Room. The check-in table will be just outside the Clark Room on the left side of the lobby. The voting booths, check-out table and ballot box will be located next to the exit door leading outside to the patio, as is the case in usual elections. Voters leaving the Clark Room are asked to exit the polls through the patio door to reduce traffic in the lobby (weather permitting).

Voters who intend to vote in both elections begin the process by voting in the Special Town Election since that ballot is so short. There will be roped queues set up in the lobby to assist with the traffic flow and to reduce confusion.

There will be a separate queue line at the state election check-in table for voters who choose to vote only in the state election.

The deadline to register to vote in the state election is Wednesday, October 18. (The deadline to register to vote in the local election was October 10.)The Town Clerk's office will be open until 8 p.m. to facilitate new registrations. Voter registration forms may be requested by e-mail at or by telephone at 1-978-369-6155. Mail-in registration forms must be postmarked by October 18 to be eligible. Completed forms may also be brought to the Town Clerk's office or put in the mail slot on the front of the Town Hall building.

The polls will open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. Contact the Town Clerk's office with any questions.

A Sampler Saturday: Children ages eight to 12 are wecome to spend the morning with a Museum educator and needleworker, visiting the "Needles & Haystacks" exhibition and making a simple cross stitch sampler to take home. Admission is $15; $10 Concord Museum Members; all materials included; by reservation.

October 22, 7 p.m.

An Evening with Justin Kaplan, Concord Festival of Authors: Hear Cambridge author, Justin Kaplan, read from his new book, When the Astors Owned New York: Blue Bloods and Grand Hotels in a Gilded Age. Admission is free and the program, beginning at 7 p.m. includes book signing and books for sale.

For information, contact the Concord Museum at 1-978-369-9609; taped information: 1-978-369-9763. E-mail or visit

Equestrian event at Great Brook Farm October 29

Old North Bridge Pony Club will sponsor a Halloween pace equestrian event at Great Brook Farm State Park on Sunday, October 29. Riding times are from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Riders may choose from three different courses. Riding in costume is optional and encouraged, and food will be available for purchase. For information, call 1-978-369-0783.

Minute Man Arc announces fall programs

Minute Man Arc is now accepting enrollment for its fall activity programming for children and adults with special needs.

Programs offer a diverse selection of activities including an After School Care Program for children six to 22. There is also a Saturday Arts and Recreation program for five- to nine-year-olds. Adult programs are offered every afternoon of the week.

All programs are held at the Agency's Baker Avenue Center, located at 130 Baker Avenue Extension in Concord. To register or for more information, e-mail Sarah Gallo, Director of Family Services and Support, at, or call her at 1-978-287-7922.

CSEM concert season begins October 20

The Cambridge Society for Early Music (CSEM) announces its new season of "Chamber Music by Candlelight," including performances at the First Religious Society (FRS) in Carlisle Center.

The opening concert features the continuo ensemble Teatro Lirico, will play in the FRS at 8 p.m. on Friday, October 20. The next, entitled "Palestrina's Lute," by the Venere Lute Quatrtet, will play at the FRS on January 18, 2007 at 8 p.m.. The final concert will be a performance of solos and duets for the clavichord and will play at the FRS on March 8, 2007 at 8 p.m.

For tickets and information on these and other CSEM events, visit or call 1-617-489-2062.

Adrian A. Martinez fund tops $107,000

The Concord Carlisle Scholarship Fund is pleased to announce total contributions to the Adrian A. Martinez Memorial Scholarship Fund have topped $107,000. The goal is to fund two $5,000 scholarships in perpetuity with awards made annually to one boy and one girl. These awardees should have demonstrated a commitment to distance running and a devotion to learning. They should also reflect Adrian's kindness, humility, giving nature, sense of purpose and commitment, and inspirational leadership.

To support The Adrian A. Martinez Memorial Fund, you may make a tax deductible contribution by sending a check, payable to CCSF, to the Concord Carlisle Scholarship Fund, P. O. Box 217, Concord, MA 01742-0217. Indicate on your check or in a cover letter that your gift is for the Adrian A. Martinez Memorial Scholarship Fund. You may also make a credit card donation on-line by going to the CCSF web site at Employers often sponsor Matching Donor Programs for their employees. Please consult your Human Resources Department for details.

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