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Friday, March 30, 2007

Newcomers spring social is April 28

Come April 28, the Concord-Carlisle Newcomers Club will roll into spring with their annual spring social: Casino Royale. Mark your calendars and save the date. Club members are invited to enjoy an evening of food, wine and games. For more information, call Barbara Lewis at 1-978-287-0049, or visit

Donate to Pass It Forward

Carlisle will host its fifth annual Pass It Forward Day at the Carlisle Transfer Station on Saturday, June 2, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. If you have new or gently used things you no longer use, donate them so someone else can use them. Needed items include adult clothing (especially warm things and business attire), books, building materials, cell phones with chargers, digital cameras, household goods (especially beds, mattresses, flatware), and snowshoes. If you can donate a golf cart, tractor, other vehicle, or sofa, if you represent another charity and want to participate, or if you have questions, contact Mary Zoll at 1-978-369-5236. This event is sponsored by the Household Recycling Committee.

CSA raffle is on now

Only 500 tickets are available for the Carlisle School Association (CSA) raffle to help raise funds for the school. Since only 500 tickets will be sold, the odds of winning one of the three fabulous prizes are fairly good. Prizes this year are $5,000 cash; a $2,500 travel voucher; and a large screen television. An elimination drawing will be held on May 5. You do not need to be present to win. The order form can be found at

CHRC meeting April 10

The Carlisle Household Recycling Committee (CHRC) will meet on Tuesday, April 10, at 7:15 p.m. in the Hollis Room of Gleason Library.

Drop-In Story Times at the Gleason Library

Come to the Gleason Public Library on Saturday, March 30, at 10:30 a.m. for a Story Time for ages two to four. Listen to some books and sing some swinging rhymes and songs.

The next PJ Story Time is Wednesday, April 4, at 7 p.m. Children three and up are welcome to come in their pajamas and hear a mix of new and classic picture books and a rhyme or two. For more information, call the library at 1-978-369-4898 and ask for the children's department.

COA doings

Monthly coffee: On April 5, the COA will have coffee, teas, pastry, fruit and and other morning treats at 9:30 a.m. in the Sleeper Room for all Village Court residents and Carlisle seniors.

Luncheon outing: Join the COA on Tuesday, April 10, at noon at Nashoba Valley Tech High School for lunch. Choices include grilled lemon chicken or baked scallops, salad, vegetable, starch, dessert, coffee or tea, for $10 plus tip. Call the COA office at 1-978-371-2895 by April 4 with your menu choice.

Men's breakfast: On Thursday, April 12, 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.

April luncheon: Join the COA on Thursday, April 19, at Union Hall for lunch, followed by a talk on preventing fraud, given by the Better Business Bureau. Call 1-978-371-2895 to RSVP by April 16. A $2 donation is appreciated. Blood pressure screenings will be provided from 11 to 11:45 a.m. Let us know if you need a van ride when you make your reservation..

CCHS spring social for seniors: The CCHS sophomore class is hosting an afternoon of fun on April 29, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the CCHS cafeteria. There will be drinks, appetizers, desserts and door prizes. Music of the 40s and 50s will be provided by a DJ, and a line dance instructor will teach simple routines for all to enjoy. Call the van line if you need a ride. For more information, call Tricia Reed at 1-978-369-0135.

CSC senior tea: Mark your calendar to attend a tea given by the Carlisle Student Council on May 1 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Carlisle Public School.

Annual health fair: The Board of Health, Emerson Home Care and the Council on Aging will sponsor a health fair on Saturday, May 5, in the Clark Room at Town Hall. Staff from Emerson Hospital will do free cholesterol testing (12-hour fast required), diabetes screening (fasting preferred), prostate antigen (PSA), thyroid and blood pressure for residents 18 and over. Testing results are confidential and are mailed to the resident. For more information, call the Board of Health at 1-978-369-0282.

Podiatry clinic: Dr. Aileen Gregorian, DPM, will be at the Sleeper Room from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on May 8. She will also make home visits that day if needed. Call the COA at 1-978-371-2895 to make an appointment. A fee of $15 (check made out to Friends of Carlisle COA or cash) is required. The Timothy Wheeler House of Concord Fund and the Friends of Carlisle COA are funding the remainder of the fee. The clinic will be held every other month on the second Tuesday of the month.

Special Food Drive Friday Night Live

Join the Carlisle Youth Commission (CYC) for a Special Food Drive FNL on April 6 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Each attendee who donates a canned food item (soups, stews, pastas, etc.) will be admitted to FNL for $2 instead of the usual $4 admission fee. All of the collected food items will be donated to the Concord Food Pantry. Contact Lori Canavan at 1-978-287-4020 or by e-mail at, or any other member of the CYC for information.

Open Studios are this weekend

The artists of Highland School Studios at 113 School Street will be opening up their studios to the public on Saturday, March 31, and Sunday, April 1, from noon to 5 p.m. Meet and talk with the artists and tour Carlisle's historic school building. Refreshments will be provided. Join in and get to know our local artists.

CPAC will meet April 6

If your child has special needs or struggles in school, come to the Carlisle Parents Advisory Committee (CPAC) meeting on April 6 at 9 a.m. in the Carlisle School dining room. Contact Kris Tocci at 1-978-371-6498 with questions.

Open studios and "JFK Experience"

The artists of the Emerson Umbrella will open their studio doors on Saturday, March 31, from noon to 5 p.m. and Sunday, April 1, from 1 to 5 p.m., at both EU locations: in Concord at 40 Stow Street and in Carlisle at 113 School Street. Admission to Open Studios is free; come to buy, or just to enjoy beautiful art and learn about the artistic process.(See the press release on Open Studios on page 16.)

In conjunction with Open Studios on Saturday evening, March 31, actor Mike Lowe will present The JFK Experience, introduced by State Representative Cory Atkins. This presentation of excerpts from speeches by President Kennedy, including the full text of Importance of the Arts delivered at Amherst College in October, 1963, will begin at 8 p.m. and be followed by a reception. Tickets to The JFK Experience are $15 and may be purchased at the Emerson Umbrella or on line by visiting

Piano recital April 1

The Annual Faculty-Student Piano Recital at the Middlesex School will be held on April 1 at 4:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Hear jazz and classical repertoire. Join in the festivities to celebrate piano music on the beautiful Steinway in the Chapel on the campus of the Middlesex School, 1400 Lowell Road, Concord.

Eat your way to wellness workshop

CBC Fitness and Wellness Center, 525 Main Street (Route 27) in Acton, will present "Eat Your Way to Wellness," a free nutritional briefing by Wellness Educator and science author, Luann Colombo, on Thursday, April 5, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.Space is limited.Register for this free event, that includes healthy refreshments, via e-mail to Armand Chery at or phone Armand at1-978-263-8797.CBC Fitness and Wellness Center is located in the back of the building.

CSA dinner dance May 5

The Carlisle School Association (CSA) is hosting a dinner dance on Saturday, May 5, at the Westford Regency Ballroom. This event is not restricted to Carlisle or the school in any way, so mark your calendar now. With cocktails starting at 7 p.m., followed by dinner at 8, the rest of the evening is devoted to laughter and good times as we dance to the music of the 50's through the 80's. Download an order form at Tickets will also be on sale at Ferns, and at the Transfer Station on April 7 and April 28. The deadline for purchasing dinner/dance tickets is April 30.

Student/faculty basketball game April 12

Carlisle Public Schools (CPS) will host its annual student/faculty basketball game on April 12 at Concord-Carlisle High School. All proceeds go to the Carlisle Teachers Association (CTA) scholarship fund, which distributes scholarships to Carlisle students graduating from CCHS or Minuteman. Ticket prices are $8 for adults and $6 for students. Tickets may be purchased from your child's classroom teacher beginning Monday, April 2. While tickets will also be available at the door the evening of the game, CPS strongly encourages purchasing tickets in advance. Make checks payable to the CTA Scholarship Fund.

Register for GPL computer course

The library is offering an introductory electronic database course on Wednesday, May 9, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. This is an introductory course focusing on basic searching and browsing through a database. Call the reference desk at 1-978-369-4898 to register. Registration is required due to space limitations.

Story Time schedules

The Gleason Public Library will offer Story Time sessions beginning on April 2. For the three- to four-and-a-half-year-old group the child must be three by April 5 and for the four-and-a-half- to six-year-old group the child must be five by October 2.

The three- to four-and-a-half-year-olds will meet on Thursday afternoon from 1:30 to 2 p.m. The four-and-a-half- to six-year-old group will meet Monday afternoon from 1:30 to 2:10 p.m. These are registered story times.

Drop-in Story Times for two- to three-year-olds (with parent or caregiver) will be held on Friday mornings starting on April 6 at 10:30 a.m. The under-two Story Times will meet Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. starting on April 5. Registration is not required for these Story Times.

Registration for the spring Story Time session began on March 24. All sessions run through the week of May 21. For more information, call the children's department at the library at 1-978-369-4898.

Acupuncture information April 10

Emerson Hospital will present an informational seminar: "Acupuncture: New Treatments for Cancer, Pregnancy-Related Nausea and Pain Relief."The free lecture, presented byKerry Weinstein, licensed acupuncturist, will take place onTuesday,April 10, from 7 to 9 p.m. in North Assembly Room A. Registration is not required. Light refreshments will be provided.For more information, call 1-978-443-6789.

Town Meeting childcare effort

So that more parents with school-age children can attend our Annual Town Meeting on April 30 and advocate for our children and their needs, I am organizing childcare for Town Meeting and will need help in this effort.

I will host an organizational meeting at my home (124 Aberdeen Drive) on Tuesday, April 3, at 7:30 p.m. Let me know if you are an adult or middle/high school student who could help provide childcare that evening.

Questions? Contact Nancy Szczesniak at or 1-978-369-6194.

Sierra Club program April 14

On April 14, local members of the Sierra Club will join with Sudbury's Earth Decade Committee and the Environment Club at Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School in presenting a program on global warming. The event will take place in the school auditorium at 390 Lincoln Road in Sudbury from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

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