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Friday, November 10, 2006

Charlie Clements to speak on genocide November 12

On Sunday, November 12, at 10:30 a.m. at the First Religious Society, Dr. Charlie Clements, president of the Unitarian-Universalist Service Committee, will talk about genocide and most particularly what is happening in Darfur.

Dr. Clements was president of the Boston-based organization Physicians for Social Responsibility when that group was co-recipient of the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize. He is the author of Witness To War, which has been made into an Academy Award-winning documentary film of the same name. The First Religious Society welcomes everyone to hear Dr. Clements.

Camelot opens tonight

The Savoyard Light Opera Company presents Camelot, the classic Lerner and Loewe musical, from November 10 through 19, at Corey Auditorium. Performances of Camelot will be Fridays and Saturdays, November 10, 11, 17, 18, at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays, November 12 and 19, at 2 p.m. Ticket prices for all performances 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

CCHS football work day

On Saturday, November 18, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (rain date: Sunday, November 19) CCHS football players will do chores for you to raise money to support the football program. The fee is $10 per player per hour with a minimum of two players for three hours. Call Barbara Cannon at 1-978-371-0093.

Adult basketball meets Tuesdays and Thursdays

Tuesday and Thursday nights from 8 to 9:45 p.m. are reserved for men's pickup basketball in Corey Gym. Registration is $95 for the season (November to May) or $5 at the door.

Check the Recreation link, then Fall programs at for specific dates when the gym is closed. Come play basketball — the more the merrier.

School security coffee to be held November 16

How safe is our school? School security is the topic for the next administrator's coffee on November 16 at 9 a.m. in the Corey Dining Room. Come hear how the administrators, school, and town are addressing this important issue. Forward specific questions or concerns to Dale, meeting moderator, at

Upcoming COA trips

· Sedona and Scotsdale, Arizona: October 5, 2007, including train tours, the Grand Canyon, and Pinnacle Peak. For a flyer, call Joanne Willens at 1-978-371-8023 or pick up a flyer at the COA office in Carlisle Town Hall.

· Italy: March 16, 2007, includes Rome, Florence and the Italian Riviera, Assisi, Cinque Terre, Portofino, Genoa, Montecatini and more.Call Joanne Willens for a flyer or pick one up at the Carlisle COA Office in Town Hall. Space is limited and payment must be made to hold your place.

Carlisle Conservation Coffee November 14

The Tuesday, November 14 Conservation Coffee will be held in the Clark Room in the Carlisle Town Hall, from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Members of the Carlisle Conservation Land Stewardship Committee, a subcommittee of the Carlisle Conservation Commission will discuss their progress on stewardship of our conservation land since they began in January.

The coffees end promptly at 9 a.m. and attendees are encouraged to arrive and leave as their early morning schedules allow. Continental breakfast is provided.

Agrigultural burn on Foss Farm imminent

The Carlisle Conservation Commission, under the authority of 310 CMR 7.07(b) and (c), will be conducting an agricultural burn on the Foss Farm garden plots for weed, mildew and fungus control. The burn is anticipated to occur this fall, under low wind conditions, at least two hours after sunrise and completed two hours before sunset. The Conservation Commission respectfully requests all gardeners remove their remaining garden equipment by Monday, November 14, if at all possible.

Any gardener willing and able to assist in the burn activity, either on a weekend or a weekday, is requested to call Bob Dennison at 1-978-369-3795 to inform him of your availability and call-back number. Equipment needed will be work gloves, water buckets, metal rakes and seasonal outdoor clothing.

For more information, contact the Carlisle Conservation Commission office at 1-978-369-0336.

Emerson Hospital sponsors flu clinic November 27

The home care and public relations departments of Emerson Hospital will be conducting a walk-in flu clinic on Monday, November 27, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Concord Elks, Baker Avenue, Concord. Pre-registration is not required.

The flu clinic is open to anyone 18 years of age and older. The cost of each vaccination will be $20. People 65 years of age or older will receive the flu vaccine free of charge. For those over 65, please bring Medicare and/or HMO insurance cards to the clinic. Call Jan Quinty at 1-978-287-3085 for more information.

COA volunteers needed

Immediate help is needed at the 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

· One-to-one computer instruction

Our seniors make up 15% of Carlisle's population. Many volunteer, themselves, but some are in need of services. Volunteers are valued. 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 email Thank you for your support.

Flu clinic for Carlisle seniors December 1

Carlisle residents 65 years of age or older will be eligible to receive influenza immunizations on Friday, December1, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Carlisle Town Hall.

Carlisle residents are also eligible to receive pneumonia and tetanus vaccines on the advice of their physicians. All residents should bring their Medicare and/or HMO insurance cards to the clinic.

The influenza clinics are offered by Emerson Hospital home care and the local Board of Health and Council on Aging. For more information, call Emerson Hospital's home care department at 1-978-287-8300.

Emerson Hospital looking for volunteers in transport

Emerson Hospital has volunteer opportunities for people able to give at least four hours per work on a regular basis.

There is an immediate need for afternoon and evening volunteers in transport. Join 185 other transport volunteers who oversee the safe and efficient transport of medical supplies and patients within the hospital.

Other volunteer opportunities include endoscopy liaison, emergency department, office support, gift shop, rehabilitation, extended care, surgical day care, family waiting room and evening reception and transport.

All jobs include training and supervision. Candidates should call community services at 1-978-287-3200 for a brochure about our program or to set up an appointment for an interview.

DeCordova features exhibitions and events

The DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, 51 Sandy Pond Road in Lincoln, offers several exhibitions now through April. "Going Ape: Confronting animals in Contemporary Art" and "William Tucker: Horses"run now through January 7, and "Approaches to Narrative" is ongoing through this month. "Gallery Talks: Meet the Artists" are on Saturdays at 3 p.m., and the 13th annual Artists' Market will be open for holiday shopping November 11 through December 31. For information about these and other exhibitions, events and programs, visit or call 1-781-259-8355.

Borromeo Quartet concert November 19

The Borromeo Quartet will be performing at the Parish Center for the Arts, 10 Lincoln Street, Westford, on Sunday, November 19, at 4 p.m. Nicholas Kitchen (violin), Kristopher Tong (violin), Mai Motobuchi (viola) and Yeesun Kim, (cello) will perform an All-Beethoven program: String Quartet in F Major, Op. 135, and String Quartet in E Minor, Op. 59, No. 2. Refreshments will be served. Tickets are $22/$18 members/$5 teens/under 12 free.

Call 1-978-692-6333 or visit for tickets or more information.

Borromeo Quartet concert November 19

The Borromeo Quartet will be performing at the Parish Center for the Arts, 10 Lincoln Street, Westford, on Sunday, November 19, at 4 p.m. Nicholas Kitchen (violin), Kristopher Tong (violin), Mai Motobuchi (viola) and Yeesun Kim, (cello) will perform an All-Beethoven program: String Quartet in F Major, Op. 135, and String Quartet in E Minor, Op. 59, No. 2. Refreshments will be served. Tickets are $22/$18 members/$5 teens/under 12 free.

Call 1-978-692-6333 or visit for tickets or more information.

Metropolitan Wind Symphony to present concert on November 19

The Metropolitan Wind Symphony will present their fall concert, "Something Borrowed, Something Blue," on Sunday, November 19, at 2 p.m. at the National Heritage Museum, 33 Marrett Road, Lexington. Guest conductor Lewis J. Buckley, former conductor of the U. S. Coast Guard Band, will deliver a pre-concert lecture at 1:30 p.m. and then conduct this concert of band music. Tickets are $15/adults, $12/students and seniors. They are available at the door or by reservation at 1-617-983-1370. Visit for information.

Drop off holiday prison gift bags November 20

Concord Prison Outreach has announced the guidelines for this year's holiday prison gift bags. Donors may include in the bags:

· 4 to 6 oz. tube of toothpaste

· bar of deodorant soap

· Bic pen (plain stick pen that does not click or come apart in any way, or is made of clear plastic)

· envelopes

· pair of white socks (five inches or less)

· plastic comb (five inches or less)

· pocket calendar (no wire)

· 4 to 7 oz. plastic bottles of shampoo

· writing tablet/pad (no wire; up to 8 1/2 by 11 inches)

Also included in each bag should be a generic holiday greeting card (Happy Holidays, Season's Greetings, but not Merry Christmas), signed (first name only) and which may contain a short note. Especially valued are (up to 8 1/2 by 11 inches) hand-made cards from children.

Drop-off dates are November 20 to December 3 at Trinity Episcopal Church, Concord. For information, contact Beverly Duncan at 1-978-562-5075 or, or Carol Miller at 1-978-369-3755 or

Embroidery Guild meets on Tuesdays

The Merrimack Valley Chapter of the Embroiderers' Guild of America, Inc. (EGA) holds monthly meetings on the third Tuesday of each month. The EGA is a national, non-profit educational organization dedicated to the teaching and preservation of needlework as an art form, and is continuing its series of "Fearless Stitching" with new projects each month. The December meeting will involve a special holiday dessert buffet and round table discussion of tips and tricks.

The Merrimack Valley Chapter is a lively group with members spanning a wide range of ages, abilities and interests. Membership is open to anyone; newcomers of all levels are encouraged to check out the group. For more information, contact Rosemary Carter at or 1-781-893-0959.

Meetings are held at the Tewksbury Congregational Church, 10 East Street in Tewksbury, on the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m.

November 10, 2006 Carlisle Mosquito Page Twenty-threePrescription Advantage: enroll by November 15

Lower your prescription drug costs. Open enrollment ends November 15.Prescription Advantage, administered by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs, is available to most seniors age 65 or older, and disabled individuals under 65 years old.

Join Prescription Advantage

· Because there is no monthly premium

· Because it supplements your Medicare Prescription benefit by helping to pay co-payments and other gaps in coverage.

· Because it limits the amount of money you will pay for your prescriptions.

· Because you cannot afford not to join.

If you have Medicare, Prescription Advantage will work with your Medicare Prescription Drug Plan (Part D) to lower your prescription drug costs.If you have not enrolled in a Part D plan yet, you can still apply for Prescription Advantage now, and join a Part D plan later this year.If you are not eligible for Medicare, you can still join Prescription Advantage.For information, call 1-800-age-info (1-800-243-4636), TTY 1-877-610-0241, or visit

COA doings

For elder and disabled transportation calls only, call 1-978-371-6690. For all other COA related information, call the office at 1-978-371-2895.

· Blood pressure clinic: On Thursday, November 16, 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.

· Thanksgiving luncheon and entertainment: Join the COA on Thursday, November 16 at 11:45 a.m. in Union Hall for a gala turkey dinner with all the fixings followed by musical entertainment by the Stone Street Strummers, a Dixieland group with Carlisle's Santo Pullara. Call the COA office at 1-978-371-2895 by Monday, November 13, to make your reservation. A $2 donation is appreciated. To get transportation, call 1-978-371-6690. · New York City shopping/sightseeing: Saturday, November 18, the COA is sponsoring a shopping and sightseeing trip to New York City. The trip stops at Rockefeller Center and Macy's. There will be free time to enjoy the Big Apple. The trip departs at 6:30 a.m., returns about 10 p.m. and costs $46 per person. For more information, call Joanne Willens at 1-978-371-8023 or e-mail her at

· Flu shot clinic: On Friday, December 1, from 10 a.m. to noon, a clinic will be held at Town Hall. For more information, call the COA office at 1-978-371-2895. If you need a ride, call the van line at 1-978-371-6690 by November 28.

Educational documentary November 17

The Carlisle Parent Advisory Council will host a showing of the video documentary F.A.T. City — (Frustration, Anxiety and Tension) by renowned author Richard Lavoie on Friday, November 17, 9 to 10:45 a.m. in the school cafeteria. This must-see documentary demonstrates the basic categories of learning differences and why children with these differences can mistakenly be labeled as behaviorally or emotionally challenged. A 30-minute discussion will follow. A second evening showing can be scheduled if there is enough interest. Contact Kris Tocci at 1-978-371-6498.

Carlisle gardens notecards make thoughtful gifts

Looking for the right gift for a teacher, friend, or relative? The Carlisle Garden Club offers sets of eight beautiful notecards, each with a painting of a different Carlisle garden. Sales will support the club's civic activities, such as town beautification and scholarships. Joan Allen, artist and Garden Club member, has generously donated her artwork, allowing the club to offer these unique sets for only $10. Find the notecards at Ferns, or send a check made out to the Carlisle Garden Club to P.O. Box 231, Carlisle MA 01741. Include instructions on where to deliver the cards. For more information, visit or e-mail

Habitat for Humanity fundraiser November 18

The First Religious Society will host a fundraiser for Habitat For Humanity of Greater Lowell Saturday, November 18, at 7:30 p.m. Carlisle's own hot blues band, ScrumDaddy, will supply the entertainment.

The festivities will take place at Union Hall. Tickets are $20 at the door but purchasing tickets in advance is recommended. Free appetizers will be served at half time and the event is B.Y.O.B.

All proceeds benefit the Habitat For Humanity of Lowell, a non-profit, ecumenical housing ministry, which seeks to eliminate substandard housing and homelessness and make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. Habitat invites people of all backgrounds, races and religions to build housing together in partnership with families in need.

For further information, contact: Dian Francesca Cuccinello at 1-978-287-5745 or

Teen/young adult clothing drive

Bring your like-new condition, teen/young adult long-sleeved shirts, pants and jeans to the Carlisle Transfer Station on Saturday, November 11 and 18, noon to 4 p.m. Clothing will benefit the House of Hope in Lowell. For more information, call 1-978-369-4965.

COA needs donations

The Carlisle Council on Aging (COA) seeks a donation of a folding screen and a podiatry lamp that can be used to give patients some privacy for their podiatry treatments. The screen must be easy to move and store. If anyone has these items, call the Carlisle Council on Aging at 1-978-371-2895.Old North Bridge Pony Club open house November 19

Old North Bridge Pony Club welcomes new members this fall.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 Orchestra young artists competition

Auditions for the Concord Youth Artists Competition will be held on Wednesday and Thursday, January 17 and 18, 2007. The winner will be the featured soloist on the Concord Orchestra's concerts on March 23 and 24 and will receive the Ehlers Memorial Scholarship. The competition is open to high school and younger instrumental students, including pianists. A complete concerto or other work suitable for performance with orchestra must be memorized for the audition. Applications are due by January 2. For more information and an application form, call 1-978-371-1491. Applications can also be printed from

Congregation Shalom crafts fair November 19

There will be a holiday crafts fair at Congregation Shalom, 87 Richardson Road, North Chelmsford, on Sunday, November 19, from 2:30 to 7 p.m. Admission is free, and there will be raffles and light refreshments for sale. For information, call Laura Rodman at 1-603-897-1030.State and local elections will be held November 7

Post-Thanksgiving trails walk November 24

The public is invited to join the Carlisle Trails Committee for a post-Thanksgiving walk in Estabrook Woods on Friday, November 24 at 1 p.m.Work off some of that extra stuffing in a beautiful setting.The three-mile loop will include historical and natural points of interest, such as the Estabrook and Kibbe cellar holes, lime quarries and lime kiln, Thoreau's sawmill site, Mink Pond, and recent beaver activity.The walk will take about two hours, including several stops, and will start at the intersection of Estabrook Road and Kibby Place. There will be refreshments at the end. For more information, call Steve Tobin at 1-978-369-1680.

Carlisle Chicken Group meeting November 29

If you have poultry, or are thinking about it, come to a meeting of the Carlisle Chicken Group on Wednesday, November 29, at 7 p.m. in the Hollis Room of the Gleason Library. The Carlisle Chicken Group was formed to share information, hatchery orders and support the poultry hobby. At the November 29 meeting, Terry Golson will talk briefly about America's National Poultry Show, which is taking place on November 18 in Indiana. This is the largest show in the country, with 10,000 birds exhibited. Terry is flying there for the day. If you would like to get on the Carlisle Chicken Group mailing list, e-mail Terry at

Brush Art Gallery offers holiday shopping

The Brush Art Gallery and Studios is holding a holiday shopping event the month of November, Tuesdays through Saturdays,11 to 4 p.m. and Sundays, 12 to 4 p.m..Thirteen artists will be featured offering jewelry, ceramics, textiles, paintings, stained glass, sculpture, photography and more.

The gallery is located at 256 Market Street in Lowell. There will be a special holiday Sugar and Spice Weekend to warm up your holiday spirit on Saturday, December 9, 11 to 5 p.m. and Sunday, December 10, 12 to 5 p.m.

CCHS to perform Moliere's The Learned Ladies

The CCHS fall play is Moliere's domestic comedy, The Learned Ladies. Directed by Benjamin Kendall, the play will be performed in the high school auditorium, 500 Walden Street, Concord, on Friday and Saturday evenings, December 1 and 2, at 7:30 p.m., and on Sunday, December 3, at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $8; senior citizens are admitted free. The play is timeless comedy about family conflicts and competition between the sexes. The Learned Ladies features a cast of colorful characters, five women and seven men who banter with each other in rich poetic dialogue.

Early release day movie November 14

Bring a lunch, have some snacks, and watch a movie with your friends. Where? Gleason Public Library, Hollis Room. When? Tuesday, November 14. Come right after school and bring your lunch. The movie starts at 12:30 p.m. and ends at 2:30p.m. This event is for grades five to eight only. Call 1-978-369-4898 with questions.

Operation Big Chill November 18

Drop by the lower gym at CCHS anytime between 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 18, and pretend to be a "shelter guest" in Concord's Operation: Big Chill, an emergency exercise drill. Learn what it would be like to spend time in an emergency shelter. Find out about weathering emergencies at home and be ready to evacuate if you need to. For information, contact Concord's Community Emergency Response Team coordinator, Debbie Bier, at 1-978-369-8454.

Lowell Orchestra presents free concert November 17

The Lowell Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Valerie Taylor, presents a free concert on Friday, November 17, at 8 p.m. at the Sullivan Middle School, in Lowell. The featured soloist is LPO's Concertmaster, Michelle Kaczowka, in a performance of Romance in F for Violin and Orchestra by Beethoven. The program will also include works by Haydn and local composers George W. Chadwick and Edward MacDowell. For information, visit or call 1-603-262-1519.

Help the math review team

The Carlisle Public School's Math Review team has convened to begin an audit of the math program. This year, the team will create a survey to collect information. Expertise is needed in the areas of formatting survey questions, assisting with the technical aspects of conducting the survey on line, and guiding the team in disaggregating the data.

The Math Review Team also welcomes input regarding what questions should be addressed on the mathematics survey. E-mail, accessed through the school website, to volunteer to help or to add your input.

Minute Man Arc announces holiday card fundraiser

Minute Man Arc announces its holiday card fundraiser with holiday greeting and note cards printed from original watercolors painted by members of the Minute Man Art Club in seven different designs. They are available to purchase at the agency's two program centers in West Concord, located at 130 Baker Avenue Extension and 1269 Main Street, or can be ordered by calling 1-978-287-7902. Proceeds from this sale benefit agency programs and services.

For more information or to order by mail, call 1-978-287-7902 or visit

Coffeehouse peformance November 18

Thea Hopkins and Chris Thompson will perform at A New Song Coffeehouse on Saturday, November 18 at 8 p.m. Ticket price is $12. A New Song Coffeehouse is located in the First Church of Christ, Congregational, 25 The Great Road in Bedford.

Discovery Museums offer $1 off November 14

Looking for something fun and interesting to do on the November 14 early release day? The Discovery Museums in Acton offers a $1 off special for all Carlisle residents during the afternoon of Tuesday, November 14. Both museums will open to the public at 1 p.m. and close at 4:30 p.m. Just mention at the admissions window that you are from Carlisle, and $1 per person will be deducted from the admission. For more information, call Nancy Koehler at 978-264-4200 x23.

The Children's Discovery Museum is especially for toddlers, pre-school children, and their families, while the Science Discovery Museum is especially for school age children, and adults. Call 1-978-264-4200 or visit for the most current information.

Raising healthy children speaker November 15

Join Concord Carlisle Parent Initiative (CCPI) and the Alliance for Teen Safety on Wednesday, November 15, at 7:30 p.m. to hear nationally known author and speaker Robert Evans outline the key dilemmas in raising children and offer concrete suggestions for successful coping at home and school.

Everyone is invited to this free program but registration is suggested at Donations will be accepted at the door. For more information, visit

Garden Club wreath-making workshop

The Carlisle Garden Club and the Council on Aging will offer their annual wreath-making workshop on Thursday, December 7, at 10:30 a.m. at Union Hall at the First Religious Society. Anyone interested in this workshop has to pre-register no later than Wednesday, November 22, so that we order the correct number of wreaths. To register for this class, call the COA office at 1-978-371-2895.

Minuteman Regional to hold open house November 19

Minuteman Regional High School, 758 Marrett Road in Lexington, will host an open house for eighth- and ninth-grade students and their parents on Sunday, November 19 from noon to 4 p.m. Applications for September 2007 admission are being accepted and interested families are encouraged to attend the open house and see, firsthand, an exciting and challenging place to learn.

The open house will include a comprehensive overview of offerings across 22 science and technology, service and construction trades career majors plus an emphasis on academic studies, athletics, extracurricular activities and campus life.

Additional information is available by calling the school's Admissions Office at 1-781-861-6500 x285, e-mailing or visiting

Conservation Restriction Advisory Committee seeks member

The Conservation Restriction Advisory Committee (CRAC) seeks a member to complete the seven member committee.

Send a letter of interest and a resumé to Sylvia Willard, Carlisle Conservation Commission, and to Madonna McKenzie, Town Administrator, 66 Westford St., Carlisle.

Prius raffle for pool

C. C. Pools, Inc. is offering a chance to win a 2006 Toyota Prius, one of the most fuel-efficient cars on the market, to benefit the Beede Community Swim and Fitness Center. The goal of the raffle to pay construction loans on the Beede Center, which was designed and built with private donations by non-profit C. C. Pools, Inc.

Four fantastic prizes have been donated to the cause:

First Prize: The 2006 Toyota Prius, donated by Bob Moran's Acton Toyota, Acton.

Second Prize: A Segway, donated by Segway, Inc. Bedford, N.H.

Third Prize: A BMW Cruise Bicycle, donated by BMW of Peabody, Peabody.

Fourth Prize: A Giant OCR Road Bicycle, donated by ATA Cycle, Concord.

Only 999 tickets are available, priced at $100 each. Tickets may be purchased with checks, cash or credit cards at C. C. Pools, Inc. 498 Walden Street, Concord, at J. M. Barrett & Company Real Estate, 33 Walden Street, Concord, by calling the C.C. Pools' office at 1-978-371-4936, or buy on line at .

The winners of the 2006 Toyota Prius and other prizes will be drawn on January 28, 2007.

MCC fair is November 18

Get a jump on your holiday shopping at Middlesex Community College's Arts and Crafts Fair, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, November 18, on the Bedford campus, 591 Springs Road. Admission is free.

Familiar fair food will be available in the Bedford Campus Center, and fresh fruits and vegetables will be featured at the Scimone Farms stand. Call 1-781-280-3522 for more information.

Principles of world religions program November 30

On Thursday, November 30, at 7 p.m., Temple Kerem Shalom, Concord will host a lecture/discussion on the principles of world religions. Professor Jason Giannetti, a Professor of Philosophy at Wheaton College in Norton, will examine the underlying similarities between the apparently disparate religions Judaism, Islam, Christianity, Hinduism, and Buddhism.

Suggested non-member donation is $10 at the door. Registration is not required.Call 1-978-369-1223 with questions.

Concord Carlisle Youth Lacrosse '07 spring registration

Want to play the fastest game on two feet? 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. A variety of programs from intramural skill training to travel teams with weekly games are available for beginners and experienced players alike.

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. The boys U13 and U15 programs will be limited to two teams of 20 players each for each age group. The girls U15 and U13 programs as well as the boys U11 program will be open to all with no limit to the registrations accepted;all the players who register will be accommodated. To be eligible for these teams, the participant must be eligible for their respective age group on January 1, 2007. To be eligible for the U15 teams, the players must be 14 on January 1, 2007 and must not be enrolled in high school. Join the fun and find out why lacrosse is the fastest growing team sport in the USA.

Author Mia de Laire to speak on November 27

On Monday, November 27, Gleason Public Library will host Mia de Laire, author of And the Truth Shall be Told. This suspenseful novel of espionage and survival takes place on an international stage between New York, Sweden, and the Belgian Congo. De Laire has lived in many places around the world and worked in a variety of fields including public relations and as an interpreter for U.N. forces in Kinshasa. Join in at 7 p.m. in the Hollis Room for an evening of international scope and intrigue.

Register for youth hockey now

Concord-Carlisle Youth Hockey (CCYH) is now accepting registrations for their Learn to Skate program (ages four to 10) for those who are new to hockey and skating. Learn to Skate will begin December 2 and go through March 3, 2007, 11:20 a.m. at Valley Sports, Route 62, Concord. Space is limited.

The CCYH Mosquito program practices from mid- November until March and is for girls and boys who were born between January 1, 1999 to December 31, 2001.

CCYH now offers "Hot Shot Hockey," a recreational hockey program focusing on many levels of play. Hot Shot Hockey is available to boys and girls ages nine to 12. The program focuses on non-contact hockey skills through games and instruction and is geared toward boys and girls who have learned to skate, but have played minimal organized ice hockey.

To register for any of these hockey programs go to and look for the "Register Online" tab from the left menu. Contact Sarah Beguelin, CCYH Registrar at with any questions.

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 "technotrash" 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 black and white 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 email

Hypnotic performance returns to CCHS November 11

Russ Burgess returns to perform his amazing acts of extra-sensory perception and hypnotism at Concord-Carlisle High School on November 11. Having performed for over 1,000,000 people, the talented Mr. Burgess continues to draw large crowds year after year. Come to the CCHS upper gymnasium at 7 p.m. and be amazed when Mr. Burgess hypnotizes 20 courageous volunteers. This show is family-friendly and guaranteed to provide a fun-filled evening.

Tickets may be purchased at the door. The performance will be rescheduled in the event of inclement weather. For further information, contact Joan Popolo at 1-978-287-0128.

Young persons' concert at Kerem Shalom on November 12

Youth is the theme for the first Kerem Shalom Young Persons' concert, November 12, at 4 p.m., where a group of our younger musicians will perform in ensembles and solos. The synagogue hopes this event will become a perennial favorite and allow exciting new performers a chance to play in a public setting.Let the Kerem Shalom young musicians impress you with the dedication and conviction they bring to their music. Refreshments will be provided.A donation of $5 at the door would be appreciated.

Learning Express to donate proceeds to CSA November 16

The Learning Express will donate 20% of the proceeds from all sales made on November 16 to the Carlisle School Association (CSA). The CSA raises money to be applied toward teacher grants, bringing supplies and equipment to the classroom. Located in Gould Plaza, 250 Great Road in Acton, the Learning Express has gifts, toys and educational supplies for children of all ages. Shop for the holidays on November 16.

Emerson Hospital sponsors Better Breathers Club lecture November 16

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, November 16.

Emerson Hospital pharmacist Amy Santoro, Ph.D., will present a lecture titled "Understanding Your Pulmonary Medication."

The public is invited to this free lecture. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call the pulmonary rehabilitation team at 1-978-287-3715.

Post office announces Christmas mailing dates

Plan now for overseas holiday mailings, says Postmaster William J. Ponte.

Below are the major dates recommended for mail to be delivered by December 25.

· November 13: Parcel Post to military APO/FPO addresses

· December 4: First-Class cards and letters of Priority Mail to military APO AE ZIP 093 addresses

· December 4: Global Airmail letters, cards and Global Airmail Parcel Post to Africa and Central or South America International Mail locations

· December 11: First-Class cards and letters of Priority Mail to all other military APO/FPO addresses

· December 11: Global Airmail letters, cards and Global Airmail Parcel Post to other international mail locations

· December 19: Global Express Guaranteed International Mail (except Canada, December 20)

Ponte says the Postal Service's web site,, will be a helpful resource during this holiday mailing season, offering a wide variety of links to mailing and shipping tools.

CCHS parent-teacher conference day

December 7

CCHS will provide its annual opportunity for parents to meet with their children's teachers and guidance counselors to discuss the students' progress on Thursday, December 7, from 2 to 8:20 p.m. Contact Mrs. Coleman at 1-978-341-2490 X 7101 with questions about conference day.

Annual FRS greens sale December 2

The Holiday Greens Sale and Crafts Fair will be on Saturday, December 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Union Hall. There will be a raffle, with over 30 items donated by area businesses and friends.

The Holiday Greens Sale and Crafts Fair features fresh greens and craft items ideal for holiday decorating and gift-giving. In addition, there will be a holiday café with beverages, lobster rolls, and roast beef sandwiches on croissants. For information, call 1-978-369-5180.

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