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Friday, October 27, 2006

Halloween 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.

Community service opportunity: Savoyards need stagehands

The Savoyard Light Opera Company production of Camelot in Corey Auditorium, which opens November 10 for six performances, needs several capable young men and women to act as stagehands. If interested, contact producer Philip Drew at 1-978-369-9276 or

CPC Halloween Party is October 28

Attention all ghosts, goblins, pirates, and princesses: the Carlisle Parents Connection (CPC) is hosting its annual Halloween Party for children ages zero to five.The date for this event is October 28, from 10 a.m. to noon at Diment Park.The raindate is October 29, from 10 a.m. to noon at Diment Park.

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. Make this a family event. 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.

Friday Night Live is November 3

The next Friday Night Live (FNL) is on November 3. There will be a suggestion box available for attendees to submit ideas for new activities at future FNLs. If you are new to FNL, remember to bring a parent or guardian with you to fill out the required permission and CORI release authorization forms. No student can attend without having these forms on file with the Carlisle Youth Commission (CYC). Guests of Carlisle students are allowed to attend; however, the Carlisle student's parent or guardian must remain at the FNL to chaperone.

A $4 admission fee is collected at the door. Pizza, soda, and water will be available for a small fee. The dress code for FNL is the same as is outlined in the Policy and Parent Information Handbook for the Carlisle Public Schools. Rules followed by the school are in effect and will be enforced. A parent or guardian must sign out any attendee who leaves prior to 9:30 p.m. All others must be picked up at 9:30 p.m. sharp.

For additional information, contact Lori Canavan at 1-978-287-4020 or, or contact any other member of the CYC.

Kids' carnival at CCHS October 29

The CCHS Class of 2009 is hosting a fall carnival for younger children on October 29 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Concord-Carlisle High School. There will be fun and games, candy, pumpkin decorating and more. Wear your costume to add to the fun. For questions, ask any of the 2009 class officers or e-mail them at soccergirl4821@yahoo. com or

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 Martínez, 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.

Concord Carlisle Youth Lacrosse '07 spring registration

Invented by the Native Americans, who called it Baggataway, lacrosse is truly an American game.For over 11 years the Concord-Carlisle Youth Lacrosse program has brought this exhilarating sport to our town's children and registration is now open for the 2007 spring season.

Convenient online registration for both girls and boys in grades three though eight (ages six to 15) is now available at or on forms available on the web site which can be printed and mailed in.All registrations and payments must be made by December 15.Any registrations received on or after that date will be subject to a late fee, if there are still spaces available. Join the fun and find out why lacrosse is the fastest growing team sport in the USA.

Channel 8 airs candidates forum on October 29

"Speak Out" will feature senatorial candidates Sandi Martinez (R - Chelmsford) and Susan Fargo (D - Lincoln) speaking at the Weston League of Women Voters Candidates Forum.The forum will air on Community Access Television Channel 8 on October 29 at 11 a.m. and 8 p.m.This is a wonderful opportunity to get to know both candidates and their positions on a number of issues.

Archdiocesan Black Choir appears at St. Irene on November 5

St. Irene Church is excited to announce that the nationally known 35-member Archdiocesan Black Choir will lead the singing at the 5 p.m. mass on Sunday, November 5. Everyone is invited to come to St. Irene to experience this wonderful gospel choir.

Halloween at The Old Manse on October 28

Come to The Old Manse, 269 Monument Street, Concord on Saturday, October 28, for "All-Hallows Eve," a spooky evening to celebrate Halloween. Visitors will help solve the mystery of the missing skull, based on a true story. Kids who take the tour will also receive a mini-pumpkin, provided by Colonial Gardens of Concord (while supplies last).

Luminarias will light the walkway to the gift shop of the Manse, where visitors can sign in for a tour and browse the selection of books and other items. Historical figures brought to life, all suspects in this crime, will be in each room of the house, and participants will interview each suspect to determine who is guilty.

"All-Hallows Eve" is appropriate for school-age children and up. Fees are $10/adult and $6/child, $5 and $3 for members of The Trustees of Reservations. Spaces fill up fast and pre-registration is highly recommended. Call 1-978-369-3909 to sign up or for information.

Master Singers to present concert October 29

On Sunday, October 29, at 3 p.m., Master Singers of Lexington will present a concert entitled, "Viola and Chorus," featuring works by Schumann, Puccini, Pinkham and others, at the First Parish Church, 7 Harrington Road on the Battle Green in Lexington. General admission is $20, $15 for seniors and students. Discounts are available to WGBH member card-holders and Choral Consortium members. For reservations, call 1-781-862-6459 or visit

CCHS orchestra to perform November 2

The Concord-Carlisle High School orchestra will hold its first concert of the year on November 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the CCHS auditorium. Under the direction of Scott Knopf, the string orchestra will perform three well-known works: J. S. Bach's Brandenburg Concerto Number Three, Edvard Grieg's Holberg Suite, and Aaron Copland's "Hoedown," from Rodeo. The performance is free and open to the public. The CCHS orchestra has grown by 25% from last year. Last year the orchestra traveled to the annual Massachusetts Instrumental and Choral Conductor's Association Festival, where they were awarded a silver medal. Several more concerts are planned for the school year, including accompanying the high school chorus in a January concert, and adding wind instruments for a performance of a Beethoven work in the spring.

Community service opportunity at Emerson Hospital November 8

Emerson Hospital is running a disaster drill on November 8 from 3:30 to 6 p.m. They need 20 to 25 people of all ages to play the role of victim. There is no heavy lifting, no soiling of individuals or clothing, and no getting wet. The "victim volunteers" will need to be at the hospital by 3:30 p.m. on that day and they will be given roles to play. For the students, it will provide some community service opportunity. If you or your child is interested, call Evelyn at 1-978-287-3276.Leave a message if she is not available to answer the call.

Nashoba Players present dinner theater November 3 and 4

The Nashoba Players present The Reunion, by Dianne Cserback, a musical dinner theater production. The three performances are Friday, November 3, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, November 4, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at theParish Center for the Arts, 10 Lincoln Street, in Westford.Dinner will be served at the 7:30 p.m. shows, and dessert at the 2 p.m. show. Tickets may be purchased either at or by phoning the box office at 1-978-392-8555. Tickets for the dinner shows are $45 each and for the dessert show are $25. All seats are reserved.

Pop Warner last game is October 29

Concord/Carlisle Pop Warner invites you to the last football game of the regular season this Sunday, October 29, as the Concord/Carlisle Patriots play Wayland-Weston at the Concord-Carlisle High School football field. The youngest players in the E-team begin at 9 a.m. followed by the progressively older and bigger D-team, C-team and B-team playing at 10:30 a.m., noon, and 1:30 p.m. respectively. Wear maroon and gold to show your support of the CC Pop Warner players. For more information, visit

Thoreau speaks for nature October 29

At 3 p.m. on October 29 at the Concord Art Association, 37 Lexington Road, Concord, there will be a program called, "Henry David Thoreau Speaking for Nature." Thoreau's natural history observations and recordings established the first comprehensive record of the plants and animals of a New England town. Join naturalists Dick Walton and John Huehnergard for a sampling of Thoreau's natural history discoveries and insights, combining narrative from Thoreau's journals and digital video from their recently released DVD, Henry David Thoreau Speaking For Nature, as well as an overview of Thoreau, the naturalist.

Lexington Arts and Crafts high school art show is November 4 to 19

The artistic talent of our local youth will be on display at the Lexington Arts and Crafts Society, 130 Waltham St. Lexington, for the 11th annual high school art majors show from November 4 to 19, featuring the work of students from Arlington, Bedford, Burlington, Concord-Carlisle, Lexington, and Waltham. The opening reception is Friday, November 3, 6 to 8 p.m. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday, and Sunday noon to 4 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There is no admission fee, parking is free, and the gallery is handicapped accessible.For information, call 1-781-862-9696.

Blood drive to be held October 31

A Concord community blood drive will be held at the Nashoba Brooks School, 200 Strawberry Hill Road, on Tuesday, October 31, from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

All presenting donors will receive a Halloween Red Cross t-shirt, courtesy of the Red Cross. Remember, there is nothing scarier than a blood shortage.

Anyone who is 17 or older, in good health, weighs 110 pounds or more, and who has not given blood in the last 56 days may donate. The American Red Cross requires a positive ID before donating.

COA Trips

Upcoming COA trips:

• November18: New York City Day Trip. Grandparents can take students. Cost: $46. Leave from Ferns 6:30 a.m. on the Silver Fox Coach and return by 10:30 p.m.

• December 5: Yuletide Newport & Lasalette. Cost: $60, which includes lunch, scrod or baked chicken. See Christmas lights at Marble House and beautiful decorated Mansions, and more. Leave Ferns at 8 a.m.

•December 9: A Christmas Carol. Cost: $45 for the play with lunch on your own. All seats are Inner circle row at the North Shore Music Theatre.

• March 16, 2007: Italy. Call Joanne for a flyer: 1-978-371-8023,or pick one up at Town Hall in the COA office. Payment must be made to hold your place.

Reminder from CHRC: Recycle "TechnoTrash"

The Carlisle Household Recycling Committee (CHRC) has established a recycling program for electronic media: CDs, DVDs, diskettes, audio tapes, and video tapes. A "TechoTrash" container is now in the Swap Shed, next to the bookcase, at the Transfer Station. When the container is full, it will be mailed to the GreenDisk Co., which pays particular attention to the secure, audited disposal of all intellectual property, and the environmentally responsible recycling of the media. See to buy their recycled products. The small cost of this project is funded by Transfer Station sticker fees. Note: reusable video tapes, such as movies, may still be left on the book shelves for others to enjoy.

Prepaid mailers for recycling empty b/w and color ink jet cartridges are now available at the Swap Shed, on the wall next to the bookcase. These mailers also continue to be available at the library and post office. Proceeds of about $1 per cartridge benefit the Carlisle School. Ink jet cartridges can also be returned to a Staples store for a $3 coupon on a Staples purchase. Laser printer toner cartridges can still be recycled using the labeled box in the post office lobby. For more information, contact the CHRC at 1-978-369-1209 or

Yankee swap of spaghetti supper raffle items

Anyone who won a raffle item that he/she cannot use at this year's sixth grade spaghetti supper may participate in a Yankee Swap on Saturday, October 28, at 10 a.m. in the Hollis Room at the Gleason Library. Participants will take turns exchanging their items for ones that may be more useful to them. DSwaps will be for both the regular raffle items and for the golden raffle ones. For more information, contact Betsy Fell or Dan Scholten at 1-978-369-1209.

Mosquito to hold coffee for new reporters on November 9

Do you like to write? The Carlisle Mosquito invites anyone who enjoys writing or has a nose for news to a coffee at the Mosquito office, 872 Westford Street, on Thursday, November 9, at 10 a.m. Staff members will be on hand to answer questions and introduce you to news reporting and feature writing at the town newspaper. Join the Mosquito: it is a great way to get to know Carlisle, meet your neighbors, and make new friends.

Remember: Town Meeting on October 30 at 7 p.m. in Corey Auditorium

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