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Friday, January 12, 2007

COA doings

Luncheon and bingo: Join the COA on Thursday, January 18, at 11:45 a.m. in Union Hall for a gala lunch followed by free bingo with prizes. Call the COA office at 1-978-371-2895 by Friday, January 12 to make your reservation. A $2 donation is appreciated. To get transportation, call 1-978-371-6690. Blood pressure screenings will be provided from 11 to 11:45 a.m.

Tea and cookies: On Sunday, January 28, from 2 to 3:30 p.m., all seniors are invited to a Girl Scout troop 2645 Cookie-Tasting Tea-Party in the Sleeper Room. Enjoy the company of the Girl Scouts, their moms and troop leader, Kathy Simpson. Bring your memories and any Girl Scout memorabilia you may have.

Director's Valentine Tea: Kathy Mull, the COA director, is hosting a Valentine Tea on Wednesday, February 14, at Union Hall. This event is for all ladies and gentlemen, singles, couples or sweethearts. Join the COA for tea, coffee, tea sandwiches and desserts. A trio from Indian Hill Symphony Orchestra will entertain you. Call 1-978-371-2895 to RSVP by February 7. A $2 donation is appreciated.

Volunteers needed: The COA needs your help. If you can give just one hour a month (or more) to drive a senior to an appointment, shopping or to a hospital, you will be assisting those who are trying to maintain their independence. If you can volunteer to drive, or volunteer in another area, call the COA office at 1-978-371-2895.

Salvation Army returns to Carlisle

There is now a Salvation Army Kettle in Ferns. Carlisle once again has our own Salvation Army Service Unit. All contributions made to our "Town Kettle" remain in Carlisle and will allow us to support residents with fuel, food and other essentials when the need arises. Residents of all ages who have needs are encouraged to call the Carlisle Council on Aging at 1-978-369-7673. Complete confidentiality is assured. Your generous support is very much appreciated.

Recycle cell phones and support our school

The Carlisle School Association (CSA) is participating again this year in a cell-phone recycling-program called Race To Recycle. Sponsored by the Motorola Company, it provides an opportunity to help protect the environment while raising funds for Carlisle Public School. The Motorola Company will give the Carlisle Public School a predetermined amount of money for each cell phone collected. The cell phones can be any age or brand. Motorola will repair and reuse the phones, or recycle them. Last year, 91 phones were collected, raising $350 for Carlisle Public School. For more information, visit

The CSA will be collecting phones through February 17. For your convenience, collection bins are located at the school's main office, the Gleason Public Library, Town Hall and Ferns.

Be listed in the Carlisle Phone Book

Volunteers at the Red Balloon Preschool are busy compiling information for the 2007 edition of the Carlisle Phone Book. The Carlisle Phone Book is distributed free to all Carlisle businesses and residents, and contains all the information you need to network with friends, neighbors and area companies for anything from appliances to web design. The book is a great source of information on town committees, local artisans, walking trails, goods and services and more. New this year is a family activity guide which lists fun places to go in our area. Residents who wish to be added to the white pages or who have corrections to their listing should contact Andrea Kalkstein at or call 1-978-371-7023. Note that our listings are compiled by volunteers and are not purchased from or sold to other phone books in the area.

All businesses who advertise in the phone book should have received a renewals packet in the mail. Advertising fees in the Carlisle Phone Book are much lower than other regional books and brings businesses exclusive exposure to a dedicated and knowledgeable buying market. For more information on placing a display ad in our next edition, contact Lynn Brady, sales manager, at 1-978-371-7023.

Moonlight trail walk January 27

On Saturday, January 27, at 7 p.m., the Trails Committee will lead a walk (cross-country or ski/snowshoe, weather permitting) under the winter moon starting from the Cranberry Bog house on Curve Street. All ages are welcome. A shorter and a longer version of the walk will be available. Dress for the winter weather and bring a flashlight. Refreshments will be served afterwards. For more information, call Steve Tobin at 1-978-369-1680.

CSEM presents Venere Lute Quartet January 18

The Cambridge Society for Early Music (CSEM) Chamber Music by Candlelight series presents the Venere Lute Quartet performing "Palestrina's Lute" on January 18 at 8 p.m. The performance will be at the First Religious Society, 27 School Street. Tickets are $25, $20 for seniors, $10 for students with ID and $5 for children 12 and under. For information call 1-617-489-2062, visit, or e-mail

New library series on WWI begins January 31

Back by popular demand, Elliot Lilien will lead four lectures on World War I on Wednesdays: January 31, February 7, 21, and 28 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Hollis Room of the Gleason Public Library. Contact the Gleason Public Library reference desk at 1-978-369-4898 to reserve your seat.

Climate change talk January 23

Dr. John Sterman, the Jay W. Forrester Professor of Management, and Director of the Systems Dynamics Group at the MIT Sloan School of Management, will speak on "Overcoming Public Complacency about Climate Change: Systems Thinking for Complex Policy Changes" at Cary Memorial Library, 1874 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, on Tuesday, January 23, from 7 to 9 pm. For more information, see Contact Ernie Huber at 1-978-369-6678 to carpool.

Counselor Daniel Simone to speak at CCHS on January 16

On Tuesday, January 16, at 7:30 p.m. Daniel Simone, LMHC, School Adjustment Counselor at Concord-Carlisle High School, will speak about normal adolescent development. This informative evening for parents and guardians will offer strategies for improved communication and how to foster independence in the mid-adolescent years.

Simone has worked as a therapist and high school counselor for the past nine years. He is new to the Concord-Carlisle High School community this year, having been a school counselor at Newton North High School. He is an adjunct faculty member in the graduate counseling programs at Lesley University and Cambridge College.

This program is sponsored by Concord Carlisle Parent Initiative (CCPI). CCPI is a group of volunteers whose purpose is to foster a positive community environment. Suggested donations are $8/person and $15/couple. For more information, visit

Waltz tomorrow night at 51 Walden

The popular Evening of Waltz will be held on Saturday, January 13, at 8 p.m. at 51 Walden Street, Concord, to benefit the Friends of the Performing Arts in Concord. The 51 Walden Waltz Orchestra will play Strauss waltzes and a few polkas under the baton of William McManus. Waltz leaders will lead a grand march, a snowball dance and provide brief instruction. Tickets are $50 per person and include gourmet desserts and coffee. A wine and champagne bar will also be available. Call 1-978-369-7911 or e-mail for reservations.

Carlisle Chess Club's first winter tournament is January 20

On Saturday, January 20, at 9 a.m., Carlisle Chess Club will be hosting its first winter tournament. This is an informal, unrated tournament. Players of all experience levels, grades eight and below, are welcome to participate. Medals will be awarded to the top players in each grade level. Special certificates will to given to all participants grade K and below.

The tournament will be held in Union Hall. The cost is $5 for those who pre-register and $8 at the door. In order to pre-register, send the participant's name, age, grade, town and experience level by e-mail to or by snail mail to Nancy Szczesniak at 124 Aberdeen Drive.

For more information, visit

Pinewood Derby coming up January 21

Cub Scout Pack 135 will hold its annual Pinewood Derby competition on Sunday, January 21, in the Corey Dining Room from 1 to 4 p.m. The public is invited. Come and see the boys race the wooden cars that they have made themselves. Awards are given for race winners and for the most creative design. Contact George Mulgrew, Cubmaster, with questions at 1-978-369-4624.

Better Breathers Club lecture is January 18

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, January 18. Rob Steinberg, RRT, CPFT, will present a lecture titled "Pulmonary Functions: What Do They Mean?"

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.

Sketchbook drawing begins January 24

Carlisle Recreation offers a new course in sketchbook drawing, focusing on sketching techniques and drawing in a portable sketchbook, beginning January 24 and meeting on Wednesdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Brochures, information and registration forms are available at the Carlisle Recreation office at, at Town Hall or at Gleason Library.

Folk music at FRS January 19

Come for an evening of folk music featuring Joe Jencks, Michelle Cummings and Matt Meyer on Friday, January 19, at 7 p.m. at The First Religious Society in Carlisle.Admission is free and donations for the performers will gratefully be accepted at the reception following the concert.

Check out and more information, call 1-978-369-5180.

Workshop for singers and recorder players tomorrow

Recorders/Early Music Metro West is sponsoring a workshop on music from Renaissance Portugal and Spain on January 13 starting at 9:30 a.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 81 Elm Street, Concord. The program is open to all interested in early music. For further information, call 1-978-264-0584 or e-mail

Register now for CCYS spring in-town soccer

Concord Carlisle Youth Soccer's (CCYS) spring in-town soccer registration is open from January 15 through February 12, 2007, offering a fun and appropriately competitive soccer program for boys and girls who are entering kindergarten in the fall of 2007 through grade six. Play is in Concord and Carlisle on Saturdays from April 28 through June 16. CCYS seeks coaches to register as well.

To register a player, a coach or get more details about the program, visit Register early to avoid disappointment. Player registrations received after February 12 cannot be guaranteed placement on a team and will be assessed a late fee.

For further questions, contact Nancy at or 1-978-369-7978.

Kerem Shalom accepting scholarship applications

Congregation Kerem Shalom is now accepting applications for the 2007 Ann Geisinger Scholarship Award. Two awards are made annually. Both scholarships will be given to individuals whose high school experiences reflect the Jewish tradition of "Tzedakah," or good works. Applicants should be able to demonstrate a strong commitment to community service through volunteer work, service to the school, or paid work experience.

One scholarship will be awarded to a Concord-Carlisle High School senior who plans to attend an institution of higher education within two years of graduation of high school. This scholarship will be awarded regardless of race, religion, residency, or affiliation with Kerem Shalom. The second scholarship will be awarded to a senior who is Jewish and who has an affiliation with Kerem Shalom, either individually or through his or her family.

Applications may be requested by calling 1-978-369-1223, or by writing to Kerem Shalom, P.O. Box 1646, Concord, MA 01742. Applications can also be downloaded from All applications are due by March 7.

Newcomers Club event January 18

The Concord-Carlisle Newcomers Club has arranged for Dianne Cary, owner of Java Mama in Westford, to serve up some delightful coffees and take our members through the espresso-making process. Meet at 10 a.m. on January 18. If you are not a coffee drinker, there will be plenty of delicious teas. After the brewing session, the club members will enjoy a casual lunch together. Cost per person is $15.

Swimming for Kids and Families January 26

The Concord Carlisle Newcomers Kids' Connection has arranged an afternoon for families at the Beede Center, Concord. The event will be held on Friday January 26, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. and is open to all club members. The Beede Center offers a pool for everyone: kiddie play pool, a large lap pool, and a diving well.

Fiesta on February 10

The club is planning for members to partake of margaritas and Mexican food at Ixtapa Restaurant and Cantina on Massachusetts Avenue in Lexington. Whether you love enchiladas and burritos, or appreciate fajitas and pollo en mole, this is the event for you. A really fun evening of warm conversation and dining with our amigos should put a smile on your face (and maracas in your hand). Reservations must be made.

If you are interested in attending this or any of our many events, visit If you, or someone you know, is new to Concord or Carlisle in the last several years, and could use the camaraderie and social activities that the Concord Carlisle Newcomers Club is known for, contact Barbara Lewis, president, at 1-978-287-0049 or

Carlisle Democrats will hold caucus February 3

Registered Democrats in Carlisle will hold their annual caucus at the First Religious Society, third floor conference room, (access through side door on Church Street), on Saturday, February 3, at 10:30 a.m. The caucus will elect four delegates and two alternates to the 2007 Massachusetts Democratic Convention. Delegates will be divided equally between men and women.

The convention will be held on Saturday, May 19, at the Mullin Center at UMass Amherst.

The caucus is open to all registered Democrats in Carlisle. Candidates for delegate and alternate must consent to nomination, in writing and must be present at the caucus. All candidates may make a one-minute statement and may distribute materials on their behalf. All ballots will be written and secret. Those not elected as Delegate and/or Alternate, who meet the qualifications, may apply to be add-on delegates in the following categories: youth, minority and disabled.

For more information about the caucus, contact the Democratic State Committee at 1-617-776-2676 or Susan Stamps at

FOGPL community potluck supper on February 10

Come to the Friends of Gleason Public Library (FOGPL) community potluck supper on Saturday, February 10, at 6 p.m. This annual gathering will be hosted by Uschi Schueller at her home at 60 Hartwell Road. The Friends will provide ham, rolls and beverages. Bring your favorite dish. RSVP by contacting Verna Gilbert by February 5 at 1-978-369-9278 or Let Verna know if you will be bringing an appetizer, salad, entrée or dessert for eight. This event is for adults only.

C.C. Pools hosts grand finale January 28

C. C. Pools, Inc. will host a grand finale to celebrate and complete its quest to fund the design and construction of the Beede Swim and Fitness Center on Sunday, January 28, at Scupperjack's restaurant in Nagog Park in Acton from 5 to 9 p.m. The event will feature dinner, auction, musical entertainment and drawing the winning ticket of the Toyota Prius Raffle, the second prize Segway, third prize BMW cruise bicycle and fourth prize Giant OCR road bicycle. Raffle tickets are $100 each. Reservations for the event at $50 per person are available by calling 1-978-371-4936 or e-mailing

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