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Friday, April 6, 2007

Step It Up rally April 14

Carlisle Climate Action (CCA) invites fellow Carlisleans and others alarmed by the threat of global warming to join in a non-partisan rally on April 14 on the Town Green across from the First Religious Society. The rally is part of a national drive in which townspeople in 50 states, including 100 sites in Massachusetts alone, are calling on Congress to "Step It Up in 2007" and pass meaningful legislation to help curb greenhouse emissions 80% by the year 2050.

CCA is partnering in this project with eighth-grade students and faculty from the Carlisle Schools. The young people will participate in the planning and presentation of the program. The rally will feature informative exhibits, suggestions for what concerned individuals can do and creative activities. Scheduled speakers include Board of Selectmen Chair Doug Stevenson, School Superintendent Marie Doyle, a number of students and others. Sandwiches, desserts and beverages (by Dian Cuccinello) will be available for purchase.

The festivities begin at 10 a.m. and end at 2 p.m. culminating in a group photograph that will be dispatched to national Step It Up 2007 headquarters.

Sergei Krushchev to speak in Carlisle April 11

Sergei Krushchev, son of former Soviet Premier Nikita Krushchev, will speak in Carlisle on Wednesday, April 11. At 4:30 p.m., Krushchev will visit the Carlisle Public School and conduct a roundtable discussion with teachers and staff members. At 5:30 p.m., he will meet in the Corey Dining Room for a reception and book-signing. This event is open to the public. His latest book, Nikita Krushchev and the Creation of a Superpower (2000, $34.95) will be available at that time.

At 7:30 p.m., Krushchev will give a free public address in Corey Auditorium entitled, "The Cold War: An Examination of the Krushchev Years."

For more information, contact Principal Paul Graseck of the Carlisle Middle School at 1-978-369-6550.

Carlisle Conservation Coffee April 10

The Tuesday, April 10, Conservation Coffee will be held in the Clark Room in the Carlisle Town Hall, 66 Westford Street, from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Meet and speak with Steve Carlin, Supervisor of Great Brook Farm State Park since December 2006. Continental breakfast is provided.

"Budget" coffee on April 12

An administrator's coffee will be held at 9 a.m. in the Corey Dining Room at Carlisle Public Schools on Thursday, April 12. Administrators from the Carlisle Public Schools will be on hand to address the School and Town budgets in preparation for the upcoming Annual Town Meeting. Gain understanding of what impacts the budget and its effect on your child's educational experience. This talk is sponsored by the CSA. Refreshments will be available.

Dinner/dance tickets on sale at Transfer Station and Ferns

The Carlisle School Association (CSA) will be selling tickets on Saturday, April 7, between 8 a.m. and noon at the Transfer Station and Ferns for both the dinner/dance and the raffle. Even if you cannnot make it to the dinner/dance on May 5, you can still buy a raffle ticket or two. Pick up your tickets on April 7.

Peter Alden comes to Carlisle April 12

Famed naturalist, ornithologist and environmentalist Peter Alden will speak on Thursday, April 12, at 7:30 p.m. at Union Hall, First Religious Society on "Changes in Flora and Fauna in the Concord-Carlisle Area from Thoreau's Time to the Present."

Alden's talk in Carlisle is free and open to all. Refreshments will be served.

Early Release Day movie

Come feel the beat with some talented and musical penguins. When: Tuesday, April 10. Time: 2:45 to 4:30 p.m. Where: Gleason Public Library, third Floor Hollis Room. Popcorn and drinks will be provided. Grades five to eight only. Call the Gleason Library at 1-978-369-4898 with questions.

Potluckandcontra dance onApril 13

There will be acontra danceon Friday, April 13,inUnion Hall at the First Religious Society. A potluck supper will precede the dance at 6:30 p.m.; dancing begins at8 p.m. Sue Rosen will call the dances and 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. For more information, call 1-978 369-1661.

LWV Candidates Forum April 22

The League of Women Voters of Concord-Carlisle is sponsoring a Candidates Forum on Sunday, April 22 from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Clark Room at Town Hall. All 13 individuals running for positions in the upcoming elections are invited to participate. Get to know the candidates and hear how they respond to questions posed by the LWVCC moderator as well as questions submitted by fellow townspeople. Remember, both Board of Health and School Committee are contested races this election. All questions must be written and may be submitted to the moderator prior to the start and throughout the event. The session will be taped for CCTV and rebroadcast prior to the May 8 election.

Thoreau parlor talks begin April 15

Led by Thoreau scholar Tom Blanding, a series of talks on Henry David Thoreau will begin on April 15 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the home of Uschi Schueller at 60 Hartwell Road. Other talks in the series will be held on April 29, May 6, May 20, June 3 and June 10. The feel is $19 per session or $100 for the whole series. Seating is limited. For reservations and information, call 1-978-369-1684.

Save books for FOGPL book sale

The Friends of Gleason Public Library used book sale is coming Saturday, June 30, as part of Old Home Day. Gather your gently used books, CDs, videotapes and DVDs (no magazines, encyclopedias or textbooks). Drop-off will begin on June 1 at Gleason Library. Volunteers are needed for sorting books in June as well as to help during the day of sale. Community service will be awarded to eighth graders and high school students. Contact Jane Abata at 1-978-254-5194 or jeabata@yahoo.com, or Kathleen Ryder at kathleenryder@comcast.net.

COA doings

Join the COA on Thursday, April 19 at Union Hall for lunch followed a short discussion by Madonna McKenzie on Town Meeting and the override. This will be 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..

· April luncheon: Join the COA on Thursday, April 19 at Union Hall for lunch followed a short discussion by Madonna McKenzie on Town Meeting and the override. This will be 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 — 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 about the social, 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 — 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 their third 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.

Henry the Juggler April 18

Henry the Juggler will present his hilarious show on Wednesday, April 18, at 1:30 p.m. at the First Religious Society. Children K and up will delight in this amusing and active performance cosponsored by the Carlisle Cultural Council and the Gleason Public Library.

Newcomers Club welcome coffee April 10

Spring is finally here and it is time to go out and meet some new neighbors. The Concord-Carlisle Newcomers Club welcomes new and not-so-new neighbors, helps them become oriented to our two towns and provides neighborly information and activities about points of cultural, educational and essential interest. On April 10 the club will host coffee at the Nashoba Brooks Bakery at 152 Commonwealth Avenue in West Concord.

If you are interested in attending this event, or any club event, visit www.concordcarlislenewcomers.org. or contact Barbara Lewis at 1-978-287-0049 or blglewis@comcast.net.

Annual student/faculty basketball game April 12

Carlisle Public School (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. Ticket prices are $8 for adults and $6 for students. Tickets are now on sale from your child's classroom teacher. 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.

Woodcock walk April 14

Join D'Ann and Tom Brownrigg, Carlisle birders, on a trip to Foss Farm on Saturday, April 14, to observe American Woodcocks on their breeding grounds. The males perform spectacular flight displays, circling upward hundreds of feet before descending. These displays are believed to be a means of marking territories and attracting females. Males can be located by listening for their distinctive "peent" calls.

Meet at Foss Farm parking lot at 7:30 p.m.; the flight displays start shortly after dusk. Bring binoculars if you have them. In the event of rain, the walk will be April 15 at the same time.

If you have any questions, contact the Brownriggs at 1-978-369-5609 or brownriggs@comcast.net.

CPC spring celebration and egg hunt

Families with children ages zero to five are invited to join the Carlisle Parents Connection (CPC) at its annual spring celebration on Sunday, April 29, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Diment Park (rain location is Union Hall). Children can decorate a flower pot for Mother's Day, enjoy a magic show performed by Steve Thomas at 2:30 p.m. and join in a treasure hunt for eggs at 3:15 p.m. The cost is $5 per family. Contact Ali Walsh at aliwalsh@comcast.net with any questions.

CCTV Channel 8 CCHS Sports

Girls Hockey: April 7, 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 7 p.m., 8:30 p.m.; April 9, 8 p.m.

Boys Basketball: April 7, 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m.; April 9, 10:30 p.m.

Music

Choral Concert: April 7, 8:15 p.m., 6 p.m; April 10 7:30 p.m.; April 11, 9:10 a.m.

Battle of the Bands: April 7, 11 p.m.

Media Club Computer Animation

April 7, 8:05 a.m., 8:54 a.m., 2:23 p.m.; April 8, 5:53 p.m., April 9, 10:21 p.m.; April 10 2:50 p.m.; April 11, 9:49 a.m.

WWI Series with Elliot Lilien, part 5

April 9, 11 a.m.; April 10, 1 p.m.; April 11, 5 p.m.; April 12, 8 p.m.

Writers

Carlisle Writer's Spotlight with Tracy McArdle: April 9, noon; April 10, noon; April 11, 6 p.m.

Author's Outlet with Elliott Lilien: April 11, 4 p.m.

CCTV Channel 9 Boards and Committees

Board of Selectmen: April 6, 8 a.m.; April 7, noon; April 8, 4 p.m.; April 9, noon; April 10, 7 p.m; April 11, 4 p.m.; April 12, noon.

Zoning Board of Appeals: April 6, noon; April 7, 4 p.m.; April 8, 8 p.m.; April 10, 8 a.m..

School Committee: April 9, 8 a.m.; April 11, 8 p.m.; April 12, 8 a.m.

CCTV Channel 9 Boards and Committees

Board of Selectmen: April 6, 8 a.m.; April 7, noon; April 8, 4 p.m.; April 9, noon; April 10, 7 p.m; April 11, 4 p.m.; April 12, noon.

Zoning Board of Appeals: April 6, noon; April 7, 4 p.m.; April 8, 8 p.m.; April 10, 8 a.m..

School Committee: April 9, 8 a.m.; April 11, 8 p.m.; April 12, 8 a.m.

COA 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.

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