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Friday, February 2, 2007

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 at the home of Uschi Schueller, 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. Students interested in receiving community service hours for helping at this event, call Shirley Lynch at 1-978-369-0836 ( evenings).

COA doings

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

Luncheon outing: Join the COA on Tuesday, February 13 at noon at Nashoba Valley Tech High School for lunch. Choices include fried filet of sole or baked chicken cordon bleu, soup, vegetable, starch, dessert and coffee or tea, all for $10 plus tip. If you are interested in attending, call the COA office at 1-978-371-2895 by February 7 with your menu choice.

Director's Valentine Tea: Kathy Mull, COA director, is hosting a Valentine tea, luncheon and concert at noon 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. Feel free to bring along your favorite teacup. Call 1-978-371-2895 to RSVP by February 7. A $2 donation is appreciated. Blood pressure screenings will be provided from 11 to 11:45 a.m.

Podiatry clinic: This clinic will be held on Tuesday, March 13, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Sleeper Room. Appointments are necessary. Call the COA office at 1-978-371-2895. A fee of $15 (cash or check) is required. The rest of the fee is funded by the Timothy Wheeler House of Concord Fund and the Friends of the COA.

CCHS Battle of the Bands on February 3

Eight bands will compete in the annual Battle of the Bands competition at Concord-Carlisle High School (CCHS). The event is sponsored by radio station WIQH and will take place on February 3 at 7:30 p.m.

CCHS health fair February 5 to 9

Concord-Carlisle High School will hold its annual health fair. Organized by the CCHS Health Board, the fair will give students up-to-date information on matters of current concern to them and to the community through a series of speakers and presentations.

For more information about this year's health fair, call Regional K-12 health coordinator Kathy Bowen at 1-978-341-2490, ext. 8132.

Student Art Exhibit February 3

Join the Carlisle Public School Art Department on Saturday, February 3, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Gleason Public Library for the opening reception and enjoy an afternoon of visual art accompanied by music performed by Carlisle students in small ensembles. On exhibit are selected pieces of artwork from students in Grades K-8. This celebration represents one of a three-part art exhibit, which will include examples of artwork completed in the 2006-07 school year from all Carlisle students. A wide variety of media including creative and observational drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture and ceramics will also be represented.

Senior citizens' tax relief

If you are a senior (60 years old or older) and previously had applied for and been granted either a Community Preservation Act (CPA) exception or a Senior Tax Exemption, your applications must be submitted now. Approvals for these programs are handled on a year-to-year basis.Seniors with an income tax limit of $57,120 for households of one, and $65,280 for household of two should contact the Assessor's Office for more information on the CPA surcharge exemption application.Seniors with either assets other than their domicile of less than $41,320, or with income assets for single households of $22,152 and assets other than domicile of less than $44,303 or married with income limits of $33,227 and maximum assets other than domicile, less than $60,917 should contact the Assessor's Office (1-978-369-0392) for more information to see if you may be eligible for a senior tax credit.

MAGIC will meet on February 8

The next MAGIC meeting will be on February 8 at 7 p.m. at the Littleton Municipal Office Building, 35 Shattuck Street, Littleton. The agenda will be e-mailed soon.

Carlisle community dance party February 17

On Saturday night, February 17, from 7:30 to 11 p.m., the whole community is invited to a Valentine Dance Party in Union Hall at The First Religious Society of Carlisle, 27 School Street. A DJ with a fabulous mix of music will entertain the young and the young at heart. There is something for everyone. E-mail (below) your musical requests.

Tickets are $10 at the door (and any spare change you want to throw in the "share-the-love" container for our sweethearts over at the Lowell food pantry). B.Y.O.B. There will be complimentary appetizers. Glad Rags, boas and blinking heart rings are totally acceptable. For more information, contact Dian Francesca Cuccinello at, or Alison Saylor at

Concord Carlisle Newcomers Club fiesta on February 10

The Newcomers Club is planning for members to partake of margaritas and Mexican food on February 10 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 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 Newcomers 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

Chinese New Year Celebration

Once again the award-winning Chinese New Year Celebration for the whole community will be held at the Carlisle School Corey Building on Saturday, February 10, from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Students from the Chinese classes will be singing Chinese folk songs, performing Ribbon, Lion and Dragon Dances and demonstrating martial arts. Crafts include Chinese calligraphy and traditional Chinese paper-folding. Chinese food will be served buffet-style. Admission at the door is $5 per person or $20 per family. This event is not to be missed.

Early release day movie is February 13

Come get a ringside seat for a classic knockout. Bring your lunch and your friends; the library will provide the entertainment and snacks. The early release day movie for grades five to eight on Tuesday, February 13, will be shown starting at 12:30 p.m., third floor Hollis Room, Gleason Public Library. Call 1-978-369-4898 for informaiton.

Potluckandcontra dance onFebruary 9

Looking for a pick-me-up in the middle of winter? Come to acontra danceon Friday, February 9,inUnion Hall at the First Religious Society. In the old New England tradition, a potluck supper will precede the dance. The potluck starts at 6:30 p.m.; dancingbeginsat 8 p.m. Sue Rosen will call the dances; music will be provided bythe Carlisle Band (Walter Lenk, Debby Knight, David Titus, Bruce Rosen) and friends.A $5-per-person admission will be collected during intermission.All dances will be taught. Beginners and singles welcome. For more information, call 1-978-369-1661.

Carlisle School book drive

If you can volunteer for a good cause without a long-term commitment, call Laura at 1-978-371-7758 for more information or to sign up for the February Carlisle School book drive.

Recorders program on February 10

Recorders/Early Music MetroWest invites area early music enthusiasts to its Saturday morning program on February 10 exploring French chansons. The program for all types of early instrumentalists begins at 9:30 a.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 81 Elm Street in Concord. The registration fee for this session is $12; register by February 7.

Cirioni paintings on exhibit at Concord church

Brenda Blatchford Cirioni is exhibiting her prayer/poetry paintings at the Trinity Episcopal Church Art Gallery from February 1

One of Cirioni's paintings, Dickinson's Hope, will hang in Governor Deval Patrick's office. Giclée prints of the original painting are on display at the Trinity exhibit. Trinity Episcopal Church is located at 81 Elm Street in Concord and is open for viewing Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For information, call 1-978-369-3715. For a preview of Cirioni's work, visit and click on Artwork and Prayer Paintings.

Adrian A. Martinez memorial scholarships to be awarded in 2007

The Concord Carlisle Scholarship Fund announces that the first two Adrian A. Martinez Memorial scholarships will be awarded in the spring of 2007. This permanent scholarship fund was established in Adrian's memory and will award two $5,000 scholarships 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. Applications for the Concord Carlisle Scholarship Fund can be downloaded from the web site at

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. Credit-card donations may be made online at Employers often sponsor Matching Donor Programs for their employees.

Lowell Orchestra invites string students to perform

Valerie Taylor, Music Director of the Lowell Philharmonic Orchestra, invites string students to perform with the orchestra in two upcoming concerts. The young musicians will rehearse Mozart's Divertimento for Strings in D with the orchestra at rehearsals during February before concerts on March 4 and 9. This opportunity gives students the valuable experience of performing with adult musicians. They learn the music and its history, improve their playing technique, and practice rehearsal and concert etiquette. Students from elementary through high school in Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire are invited to participate at no charge. The young musicians will perform with the Lowell Philharmonic Orchestra on March 4 at 3 p.m. as part of the its family concert at the Nevins Memorial Library in Methuen, and on March 9 at 8 p.m. at the Sullivan Middle School in Lowell. These programs will also include Ravel's Mother Goose Suite and works by Massenet and Schumann. Both concerts are free and open to the public. Students studying the violin, viola, cello or bass violin are welcome to apply by February 1. For more information, please e-mail, call 1-603-262-1519, or write to the LPO at PO Box 1403, Lowell, MA 01853.

Emerson Hospital offers surgical weight loss support groups

Emerson Hospital offers free surgical weight loss support groups, where post-operative patients and patients considering the surgery can discuss the lecture topic and participate in an open forum.A group meeting will be held onFebruary 28 on the importance of B12.Meetings are held at 6 p.m. and are open to the public.Through the support groups, attendees can learn more about Emerson's comprehensive surgical weight management program for severe obesity. Check at the front desk for conference room location or call 1-978.287.3532.

Magnificat chorus to perform February 25 instead of February 4

Magnificat, a 25-voice choir directed by Mark Engelhardt, has postponed its February 4 Evensong program until Sunday, February 25, at 4 p.m. at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 100 Pine Hill Road in Bedford. The program is free and open to all, and donations are welcomed. For information, call 1-978-2796.

Concord Carlisle Youth Soccer extends registration

Concord Carlisle Youth Soccer In-Town (CCYS) has extended spring registration through February 26.If your child is entering kindergarten through Grade 6 in the fall of 2007 and wants to play soccer locally, there is a program available.The season runs from April 28 through June 16 on Saturdays with one practice scheduled during the week.Coaches are needed, too. Consider helping out the hundreds of registered players with your team-leading skills.CCYS supports all coaches with hands-on training and mentoring.To register a player, a coach or get more details about the program, visit , click on registration and follow the instructions from there.Player registrations received after February 26 cannot be guaranteed placement on a team and will be assessed a late fee.For questions, contact Nancy at or 1-978-369-7978.

Red Cross Blood Drive February 19

The American Red Cross will hold a Concord community blood drive on Monday, February 19, from 1:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Concord Elks, 221 Baker Avenue, Concord. All donors will be entered into a raffle to win a $50 gift certificate to Vincenzo's Pasta in West Concord. Donors must bring an ID, be 17 or older, in good health, 100 pounds or more, and have not given blood in the last 56 days.

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, offering a fun and appropriately competitive soccer program for boys and girls who are entering kindergarten in the fall of 2007 through Grade 6. 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.

Household Recycling Committee asks Carlisle to recycle books

The Carlisle Household Recycling Committee suggests beating the winter doldrums by packing your gently used books into your car and making a visit to downtown Lowell. Community Teamwork, Inc (CTI),, will accept books for pre-school and school-age children. CTI is located at 126 Phoenix Avenue and is open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays. Ask for Cindy Hayes, or call her at 1-978-454-5100, ext. 102.

The Family Literacy Center welcomes all children's books. They are located at 26 Palmer Street and books may be dropped off from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 1-978-970-5410 for information.

Got Books? will accept all sorts of books. They will pick up or you may drop them off. For information and location, visit

Upcoming community courses at CCHS

Heartsaver CPR & AED

CPR and public access defibrillation saves lives. The next Heartsaver AED course at CCHS meets on Thursday, February 8, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. It teaches the basic techniques of adult and child CPR and use of the lifesaving automatic external defibrillator (AED). Also learn to use protective devices in CPR and give first aid for choking. The course teaches how to recognize the signs of four major emergencies: heart attack, stroke, cardiac arrest and airway obstruction. The $60 fee includes manual, mask and American Heart Assocation Certification. Enroll at or call 1-978-318-1540 days, 1-978-318-1432 nights.

Family video history

A two-night workshop at CCTV (rear of CCHS) is for anyone intrigued with the idea of home video. One session will explore ways of documenting family history and interview techniques. The second will focus on basic lighting, scanning of photos and how to plan and compose a compelling video for generations to come. The course meets two Tuesdays, February 6 and 27, 7 to 9 p.m. The fee is $25 by advance registration or 1-978-318-1540 days, 1-978-318-1432 nights.

Concord Players offer Lend Me a Tenor beginning February 9

The Concord Players, 51 Walden Street in Concord, will present Lend Me a Tenor February 8, 10, 16, 17, 23, and 24 at 8 p.m. and February 18 at 2 p.m. All seats are $15. Call 1-978-369-2990 or visit

Concord Youth Theatre presents monster puppets February 21

Concord Youth Theatre presents Jim West and his giant monster puppets in "Mozart, Monsters and Matisse" on February 21 at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Performances will be at the Sandborn Middle School, 835 Old Marlboro Road, Concord. The show is recommended for ages four and older.

Tickets are $10. Call 1-978-371-1482, mailbox 1 for reservations.

"Heads-up Parenting" program on February 5

The Center for Parents and Teachers presents "Heads-up Parenting: Preventing Drug Abuse Before It Starts," with psychiatrist, Nobel Laureate and author Dr. Henry David Abraham. He will offer straightforward advice to parents on how to prevent drug abuse before it starts and how to proceed if your child is already a user. The program will take place on Monday, February 5 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the Concord Middle School Peabody Forum, 1231 Old Marlboro Road, Concord. The fee for this program is $8 per person or $15 per couple. Pre-registration is appreciated. Contact the Center for Parents and Teachers at 1-978-202-1146 or for more information.

New England Aquarium visits temple on February 10

Temple Shalom Emeth, 16 Lexington Street, Burlington, offers a special Tidepools for Tots program on February 10 at 10 a.m. with a visit from the New England Aquarium. The program is geared for children ages 18 months to three years and allows toddlers to explore the textures, shapes and movements of different live tidepool animals. For information, visit or call 1-781-272-2351.

Send a musical Valentine phonogram

Surprise that special someone.The Colonial Spirit Chorus of Sweet Adelines is taking orders for a Valentine's Day Phonogram and will call anywhere in the continental U.S. on February 14, between the hours of 6 and 9 p.m. EST and sing a "Sweetheart song," for $25.Order with Noreen at 1-978-263-0562.Checks should be made out to Colonial Spirit Chorus and mailed to Noreen Rowe, 7 Smart Road, Acton, MA01720, to be received by February 13.

Middlesex summer camps open house February 10

Middlesex Community College (MCC) will host a summer camps open house from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, February 10, in the Bedford Campus Center, 591 Springs Road, Bedford. Registration for the college's popular summer camps program will begin at 9 a.m. and continue until the camps are filled. (Snow date: 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday,

February 11.) MCC's summer camps are scheduled to run July 9 through August 17. More than 20 one- and two-week camps will be offered, exploring aviation, design, science, veterinary early training, technology and the arts. Added this year are kids camps exploring physics, chemistry, engineering and nanotechnology. An optional after-camps program can provide campers with stimulating activities from 4:30 to 6 p.m. For information and directions, call 1-781-280-3663 or visit

Boston Children's Theatre presents Charlotte's Web February 3 to 24

Boston Children's Theatre presents a live production of Charlotte's Web in the Paul Revere Room at the Grand Lodge of Masons of Massachusetts, 186 Tremont Street, Boston. Performances are February 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 21, 22, 23 and 24 at 2 p.m. Ticket prices range from $12 to $18 and may be obtained by calling 1-617-424-6634 or visitng or under three are not admitted.

Emerson Hospital offers diabetes education classes

Emerson Hospital will offer a series of four diabetes classes, presented by a certified diabetes educator, dietitian, pharmacist and physical therapist. Each class will include time for questions and answers. Classes will be held on Tuesdays (February 6, 13, 20, 27) from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Donaldson Conference Room on the first floor of the John Cuming Building. The cost is $60 for the four-session class (Medicare reimbursed, if eligible).

Registration for the classes is required. For more information or to register, call Cheryl Laundry at 1-978-287-3054.

CSC Jimmy Fund Snow Challenge February10

Put on your boots. Grab your skis, snowboards and goggles. It is time to hit the slopes for the 12th annual CSC Jimmy Fund Snow Challenge, Saturday, February 10. Skiers and snowboarders of all abilities are invited to Nashoba Valley Ski Area in Westford for team and individual racing to support cancer research and care for adults and children at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The day-long event includes an outdoor barbecue lunch, après ski party and auction. The entry fee for a four-person race team is $240 and for individual racers, $70. For every $150 raised above the registration fee, one second is deducted from the final race time, so everyone has a chance to win. If you do not want to race, you may buy a lift ticket with lunch for $50 to support the Jimmy Fund. For more information go to, call Didier Putzeys at 1-781-290-1447 or e-mail To sign up, just go to the mountain the day of the event. Registration begins at 9 a.m. Lunch begins at 11:30 a.m., racing at noon, and awards and cancer survivor stories start at 3 p.m.

Donate to Community Chest now

Thirty-three human service organizations throughout Concord and Carlisle are requesting financial support from the Community Chest this year. Requests totaling nearly $575,000 will exceed the proceeds available from the campaign this year, a reminder that every residential donation and business sponsorship is critical to the success of local human service agencies.

Teams will review applications and make site visits with the goal of recommending financial support for 33 agencies by the end of March. Payments will be issued to agencies on a quarterly basis beginning July 1.

Donations of every size are still being accepted by the Community Chest for current allocations. Tax-deductible checks can be mailed to the Chest at 111 ORNAC, Concord, MA 01742. For more information, call 1-978-369-5250 or visit

Warm up at Drumlin Farm

Drumlin Farm is offering plenty of exciting winter programs to warm the soul and nourish the spirit indoors and out. Creative parents and kids will love the "Natural Artists" program, which visits farm and wild animals to inspire imaginations for making puppets, masks and more, while kids of all ages can warm up by the fire with stories about feathered and furred friends for "Once Upon a Time." For adults, "Working with Wool" gives a unique approach to preparing fleece straight from the sheep at the farm, while "Backyard Chickens" teaches participants how to raise and care for chickens from start to finish. Make plans now to join us during February vacation week (February 19 to 23) for special programs for children pre-K through sixth grade. Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary is located at 208 South Great Road, Route 117, in Lincoln. To learn more about programs and pricing, call 1-781-259-2200 or visit

Sarasa chamber concert February 4

Bask in luxurious music of 17th-century Venice with the Sarasa Chamber Music Ensemble on Sunday, February 4, at 7 p.m. at First Parish, 20 Lexington Road in Concord. Tickets for this concert are $20 general admission, $16 for seniors, $13 for students and children under 12 are admitted free. For information or tickets, call 1-617-492-4758 or order at

Don't get stuck without your sticker!

New 2007 dump stickers are available now at the Carlisle Police Station. If you're still using the blue one, it's out of date. New red stickers are available at the police station for $15 for the first one, and $10 for subsequent ones. Bring your auto registration. If the vehicle is leased, bring some proof of residence.

Open burning season has begun

Open burning season started January 15 and ends on May 1. All landowners must register with the Fire Department before a permit can be issued. Residents must go to the communications center at the police station at 41 Lowell Street to register. Once registered, landowners must still call 1-978-369-1442 on each day burning is planned, in order to obtain a permit. If you have already registered, you do not have to register again. (Registration is only required once.) It is important to understand that you must still call for a permit.

Committee members sought for wetland delineation manual

The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks volunteers for a committee to assist in developing regional supplements to the Corps 1987 Wetland Delineation Manual, used in the Clean Water Act Section 404 program.

The committee would be responsible for evaluating the reliability and scientific validity of the draft supplement for the Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plan supplement.

Selections for the committee will be made by the committee chairperson and will be based on expertise, independence and the absence of conflicts of interest. No Corps of Engineers employees or individuals involved in developing or reviewing earlier drafts of the documents can serve on the peer-review committee.

Résumés should be submitted to Ms. Katherine Trott at Corps headquarters at no later than February 16 and should include information on areas of wetland expertise, and geographic and length of experience in wetland delineation. There is no funding available to committee members for this effort. For further information, contact Ms. Trott at 1-202-761-5542.

2006 -2007 Concord-Carlisle Scholarship Fund applications

Applications for the Concord-Carlisle Scholarship Fund are now available online at Students seeking support for the 2007-2008 academic year must submit their applications by April 1, 2007.

The Concord-Carlisle Scholarship Fund was established as an independent non-profit 40 years ago and is dedicated to providing support to deserving local students. In 2006, over $150,000 was awarded to local students to help finance their college educations. Applicants must reside in Concord or Carlisle or have attended school in one of these towns. METCO students are eligible.

The CCSF scholarships are awarded strictly based on need, not merit. However, applications are shared with many local organizations such as the Concord Rotary, the West Concord Women's Club, the Concord Women's Club, the VFW, the Concord Public Library, Welch's, the Rivercrest Deaconess, and the Carlisle Garden Club, which award merit- and need-based scholarships.

Direct questions about applications or donations to

Carlisle program for parents of young children

The Center for Parents and Teachers is offering Carlisle parents and caregivers priority to register for one of our most popular workshops because of a recent grant award for parent programming in Carlisle. This five-week series, focusing on children up to age 8, will offer innovative ways to solve such common problems as: how to listen to, and understand, your child's concerns; how to have cooperation in your family without nagging; how to find alternatives to punishment; and how to help your child attain a positive self-image. There be will be presentation, short video clips, facilitated discussion as well as exercises that will help you practice what you have learned. Register now. Limited to 12 participants. Cost is $45 for all five sessions, March 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 9:30 to 11 a.m. Carlisle location TBA. E-mail or call 1-978-202-1146 to pre-register.

Minuteman to celebrate alumni

Minuteman Regional High School will showcase and honor the significant contributions of more than 15,000 graduates with its first "Alumni and Friends Awards Night" on Thursday, March 8, 2007, at Max Stein's American Restaurant in Lexington. Graduates are encouraged to visit to record their information, including their current address and e-mail address.

Minuteman adult dental assisting interviews

Minuteman Regional High School is now scheduling interviews for its spring adult dental assisting program. The class will run from 7:45 to 2:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, from February 5 through mid June 2007. Applicants must have either a high school diploma or a GED and must perform satisfactorily on a reading test and during an interview. The first portion of the program consists primarily of training in Minuteman's fully-equipped classroom and laboratory facilities. The second portion includes an internship at local dentists' offices. Call 1-781-861-7151 for applications and information.

Boston Early Music Festival concert February 16

The 2006-2007 season of the Boston Early Music Festival will present a return performance by The Venice Baroque Orchestra on February 16 at 8 p.m. at Emmanuel Church, 15 Newbury Street in Boston. Individual ticket prices range from $25 to $65, with a $5 per ticket discount for students, seniors, groups and Harvard affiliates. There will be a free pre-concert talk at 6:30 p.m. Tickets and subscriptions can be purchased at WWW.BEMF.ORG or 1-617-661-1812.

February events with Women's Business Network

The Women's Business Network will meet on Thursday, February 8, at 7:15 p.m. at St. Theresa's Church in Harvard. The topic is "Make Radical Changes to Reinvent Your Business" with business consultant, Kerri Salls.

WBN will hold its annual Winter Connections Luncheon at the Holiday Inn in Boxborough, on Thursday, February 15, at noon. The networking event is open to members and any women in, or interested in, starting a small business or a professional practice. For details, visit To register ($15 pre-payment and menu selection required), contact Joan Rubin-Deustch at 1-978-263-1214 or The deadline to register or cancel is Friday, February 9.

DCR offers adaptive winter recreation at Great Brook Farm

The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) will offer adaptive recreation opportunities at Great Brook Farm this winter, free of charge for people with disabilities. A nominal charge may apply if a family member or friend needs to rent equipment. Cross-country skiing, sit cross-country skiing, kick-sledding and snowshoeing for individuals with disabilities will take place on Thursday, March 1 from 3 to 7 p.m.

CSEM features clavichord concert on March 8

The Cambridge Society for Early Music (CSEM) ends its 2006-2007 "Chamber Music by Candlelight" series with a concert by Peter Sykes and David Yearsley on clavichords performing a program entitled "An Evening in Bach's Circle" on March 8 at the First Religious Society on the Common in Carlisle. Tickets are $25, seniors $20, students with ID $10 and children 12 and under $5. For more information call 1-617-489-2062 or e-mail

Discover Sedona with the COA

Come join the Carlisle Seniors on a trip to Sedona, Scottsdale, Phoenix, Peak Patio, Verde Canyon Railroad, Sedona Trolley, Grand Canyon, Grand Canyon Railway, Black Bart's Saloon and more. We leave October 5, for a seven- day adventure. The cost is $1,699 per person double room. Five breakfasts and four dinners, round-trip air from Logan and hotel stays are included. All interested, call Joanne at 1-978-371-8023 or e-mail her at joannewillens@comcast.netor pick up a flyer at the Carlisle Council on Aging office at Town Hall.

Serve on the Carlisle School Association

The Carlisle School Association (CSA),, is currently accepting nominations to serve for the school year 2006-2007. The CSA is the volunteer parent organization for the Carlisle Public Schools. If you are interested in serving on the board or would like to learn more about specific positions, contact nominating chair Andi at 1-978-369-2392.

School book drive is in February

In each classroom at Carlisle Public Schools, there is a reading center housing books appropriate for that grade level and providing easy access for students to read on a daily basis. These books come from people just like you. If you have some gently-used books, appropriate for any age between kindergarten and eighth grade, set them aside now. During the month of February there will be a box for your books at the main office in the Wilkins Building. There is also a need for volunteers to help sort books as the drive winds down in February. If you have an hour or two to spare and can volunteer for a good cause without a long-term commitment, call Laura at 1-978-371-7758 for more information or to sign up.

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