Friday, April 20, 2007
Recycling events May 5 and 19
Carlisle residents can recycle styrofoam blocks (not loose peanuts or trays) on Saturday, May 5, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Concord Public Works, 133 Keyes Rd, Concord. The cost is $4 per large garbage bag. Payment is by check only. The Carlisle Transfer Station does not recycle styrofoam, so this is your annual opportunity to clean out the garage and dispose of your polystyrene foam in an earth-friendly manner. Styrofoam peanuts can be recycled at a UPS Store. Water-soluble packing peanuts can be composted.
Compost bins are available through Concord Public Works (1-978-318-3200) at a discounted price of $25. A free workshop on composting will be taught by Ann Dorfman, Concord's recycling and waste management program administrator, on Saturday, May 19, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Gaining Ground garden on Virginia Road, Concord. Preregister for the "Compost It" workshop at www.ace.colonial.net/.
Union Hall Coffeehouse April 28
The Union Hall Coffeehouse is pulling out all the stops on Saturday, April 28, when Southern Rail, one of the country's finest bluegrass bands, rolls into town, and performs at the coffeehouse at 7:30 p.m. Southern Rail's recordings have all received outstanding reviews and heavy national airplay, climbing to #11 on Bluegrass Unlimited's Top Thirty Single's Chart, and hitting #1 on radio stations across the country. One of Southern Rail's CD's, a special Bluegrass Gospel compilation entitled "Glory Train," was nominated for Best Gospel Recording of the Year by the International Bluegrass Association.
Doors to the coffeehouse, at the First Religious Society, open at 7 p.m. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. BYOB, if you choose, and enjoy all of the fine homemade desserts for sale at the Union Hall Café. Tickets are $15, and $8 for kids under twelve. To reserve a café table, call Dian Francesca Cuccinello at 1-978-287-5745, or e-mail her at email@example.com.
· 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 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 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 clinic will be held every other month on the second Tuesday of the month.
CCHS baseball spring clean-up day May 12
On Saturday, May 12 (raindate: Sunday, May 13) Concord-Carlisle High School Baseball players will rake, plant bulbs, spread mulch and perform light yard work for residents of Concord and Carlisle.Players will supply rakes, blowers and shovels as needed (no ladders or heavy machinery). The fee is $10 per player per hour (minimum of two players for three to hours each). All proceeds will benefit the CCHS Baseball program.Call Karen Sabatino at 1-978-287-4704 to reserve your hardworking crew.
Town Meeting child care plan takes shape
Parents of preschool and school-age children are advised of a new plan with a variety of approaches to help them participate in Town Meeting by providing child care for their children. Carlisle Kids House is providing free care for children in kindergarten through sixth grade. Children may relax, do homework, watch a movie or read before settling down with their sleeping bags and pillows.
A list of babysitters who can sit on the night(s) of Town Meeting will be available to all parents. Typical babysitting fees will apply in this case. The Corey Dining Room will be pressed into service as a children's retreat. Town Meeting sound will be piped into the room, where parents would bring and supervise their own children while participating in the meeting. Preschoolers and toddlers may be cared for at private households with assistance from seventh grade Girl Scouts. Donations to the Scout troop will be requested.
If you are able to offer your services or your home for any of these options, or you have questions about the child care plans, contact organizer Nancy Szczesniak at firstname.lastname@example.org, 1-978-369-6194 or 1-978-337-6841. To arrange service for your children at Carlisle Kids House, contact Karen Tang at email@example.com or 1-978-369-5558.
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 start and throughout the event. The session will be taped for CCTV and rebroadcast prior to the May 8 election.
Newcomers spring social is April 28
On April 28, the Concord-Carlisle Newcomers Club will roll into spring when they hold their annual spring social in the theme, Casino Royale. Mark your calendars and save the date. Club members are invited to enjoy an evening of food, wine and games. Visit www.concordcarlislenewcomers.org for more information, or call Barbara Lewis at 1-978-287-0049.
Carlisle birding trip
D'Ann and Tom Brownrigg, will lead a Brookline Bird Club outing in Carlisle the morning of Saturday, April 28. The trip is free and open to the public. Meet at Carlisle's Foss Farm parking lot at 7 a.m. Bring binoculars if you have them. In the event of rain, the trip will be cancelled. If you have questions, call 1-978-369-5609, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Organic and locally-grown potluck April 24
Participate in the upcoming community organic and locally-grown potluck on April 24 at 6:30 p.m. in Union Hall at the First Religious Society. See the new Carlisle web site showcasing locally grown food and organic products. Hear Ben Grosscup from the Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA/Mass) talk about grass-root efforts to organize resolutions at annual Town Meetings opposing Genetic Engineering of food and agricultural crops. Meet like-minded people interested in "green" environmental issues. Eat delicious locally grown or organic food made by your friends and neighbors. Lend your voice to plan and create future educational Green forums and activities. Contact Leslie Thomas at 1-978-287-0025 or Alison Saylor at email@example.com.
Early Release Days in Corey Gym
Students in grade five through eight: come on Early Release Tuesdays to Corey gym from noon to 2:30 p.m. Enjoy pizza and drinks for lunch, board games in the exercise room and pick up games in the gym. All this is free, so come relax and play. This will be followed by a 2:45 p.m. movie at Gleason Library.
Bring a signed permission-to-attend note, from a parent, with an emergency contact cell phone number.
Next Early Release Day movie May 8
Watch as history comes to life in this hilarious museum movie. When: Tuesday, May 8. Time: 2:45 to 4:45 p.m. Place: Gleason Public Library, 3rd floor Hollis Room. Snacks and drinks will be available. Call 1-978-369-4898 with questions. Grades five to eight only.
Yard sales for children with special needs April 28 and 29
The contents of Bay Staters' basements, attics and garages will be very valuable the last weekend of April when families in towns and cities across the Commonwealth haul their hidden treasures onto their front lawns, affix price tags and sell their goods to passers-by to fund the programs and services of the Federation for Children with Special Needs.
The Federation serves 40,000 families each year, although there are close to 300,000 children across the state who could benefit from the many programs and services the Federation provides.
There are no costs associated with hosting a "Very Special Yard Sale." Those who wish to participate will be provided with all of the materials necessary to get their yard sale up and running, including tips, media sheets, posters and signs. For more information about hosting a "Very Special Yard Sale," call 1-617-236-7210 x374 or visit www.fcsn.org.
Support Network for Women's Lives May 1
Come support the Network for Women's Lives at O'Natural's Restaurant, 149 Great Road, Acton, on Tuesday, May 1, from 5 to 8 p.m.
Network board members will be there to answer your questions and share with you the exciting volunteer opportunities available. Visit www.networkforwomenslives.org for more information.
Earth Day with Musketaquid April 28
Join the fun at the annual Musketaquid Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, April 28. The theme this year is "Language of the Land, Rhythm of the Water, Message on the Wind." The day begins at 10 a.m. with the River Ceremony at the Lowell Road Bridge, (one-quarter mile from Concord Center on Lowell Road). Following the river ceremony, join the Giant Puppets Parade stepping off from the Lowell Road Bridge. This year there will be a special emphasis on messages on the wind: birds, carbon footprints and clotheslines.
After the parade the festivities continue at the Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts, 40 Stow Street until 2 p.m. Enjoy good food, music and entertainment, and express yourself through art. Local environmental organizations will share information about their activities. For more information, call 1-978-371-0820 or visit www.emersonumbrella.org.
"Sixty Minutes with Mike and Chris Wallace" is April 24
Middlesex Community College's 2007 Celebrity Forum presents "Sixty Minutes with Mike and Chris Wallace," a conversation between father and son, at 8 p.m., Tuesday, April 24, in Lowell Memorial Auditorium. A book-signing will follow the program. Tickets to the Celebrity Forum are $65 for premier seating, with other seats available at $35. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium box office, located at 50 E. Merrimack Street, in Lowell, and through Ticketmaster in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. To order tickets by mail (service charges apply) or for more information, call Middlesex Community College at 1-978-656-3238 or visit www.middlesex.mass.edu.
Concord Chorus performs Elijah May 5 and 6
The Concord Chorus joins New Hampshire's Concord Chorale with full orchestra to perform Felix Mendelssohn'sElijah on May 5 in Lexington's Cary Hallat 8 p.m. and on Sunday, May 6, in Concord, New Hampshire's Concord City Auditoriumat 4 p.m. The performances will be conducted by Ryan Turner, with soloists Mark Andrew Cleveland, Sarah Pelletier, Paula Murrihy, William Hite and Gideon Dabi. The BostonSymphony's program annotator, Steven Ledbetter, will give a pre-concerttalkan hour before each performance.Tickets are $20/adult, $16/senior or student, $5/under 12. Call 1-978-461-0500 for information or visit www.concordchorus.org.
Bach Festival in Concord, April 27 and 28
Friday, April 27, 7:30 p.m.
Trinity Bach Festival presents Robert Barney, organist, in a recital of works by Johann Sebastian Bach and Dietrich Buxtehude on the Noank organ in Middlesex Chapel at Middlesex School, 1400 Lowell Road, Concord. Donation at the door of $10 ($5, students and seniors). Call 1-978-369-3715.
Saturday, April 28, 8 p.m. concert; 7 p.m. pre-concert lecture
Trinity Bach Festival presents a concert featuring cantatas of J. S. Bach and Dietrich Buxtehude with Sally Sanford, soprano, the Trinity Church Parish Choir and the Trinity Bach Festival Ensemble. Trinity Episcopal Church, 80 Elm Street, Concord. Admission at the door (includes lecture and concert): $20 ($15, students and seniors). Call 1-978-369-3715.
Emerson Hospital offers women's health talk April 23
Dr. Ingrid Balcomb, an OB/GYN at A.F.A Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Dr. Jessica Rubinstein, a pediatrician at Acton Medical Associates, will present a free lecture: "Women's Health From Adolescence to Menopause." on April 23 at 7:30 p.m., in the Donaldson Conference Room at Emerson Hospital. The lecture is open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Jan Quinty at 1-978-287-3085.
Concord Women's Chorus concert April 29
The Concord Women's Chorus presents "How Can I Keep from Singing?" featuring the music of Pergolesi, Vaughan Williams, Shields, Mechem and Walker on Sunday, April 29, at 4 p.m. at the West Concord Union Church, 1317 Main Street, West Concord. Tickets, at $15 for adults and $10 for seniors and students, are available from any chorus member, at Brooks Pharmacy in Concord, or by calling 1-978-369-7718 or 1-978-369-3369. Tickets will also be available at the door. Carlisle singers in the Concord Women's Chorus are Wendy Davis, Cynthia Nunan, Cynthia Sorn, Priscilla Stevens and Penny Zezima.
CCMS presents new "Cat in the Hat"
The Concord Chamber Music Society (CCMS) invites you to a new musical version of Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat for piano trio, by Jonathan Keren, on Sunday, April 29, at 2 p.m. at Emerson Umbrella, 40 Stow Street, Concord. Tickets are $20/adults, $10/children and seniors 65+. For detailed information and open seating tickets e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, call 1-978-371-9667 or visit concordchambermusic.org.
May 3 workshop for kindergarten parents
The Center for Parents and Teachers presents "Simple Steps to Prepare Your Child for Kindergarten," on Thursday, May 3, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the Ripley Administration Building, Conference Room I, 120 Meriam Road, Concord. Donna Balmuth, Occupational Therapist, Jennifer DeFrancesco, Early Childhood Education Specialist and Elizabeth Sumner, Speech/Language Pathologist, of the Concord Public Schools, will demonstrate easy, fun, skill-building activities you can incorporate into your daily routine to help prepare children to have a successful year in kindergarten. The fee is $15. Pre-registration is required. E-mail or call the Center at Amartinez@colonial.net or1-978-202-1146.
Learning strategies program May 3
On May 3, from 7 to 8 p.m., parents are cordially invited to attend a free presentation at the Gleason Library entitled, "Helping Homework Work at Home." Offered by Learning Strategies Unlimited, common homework issues of organization and motivation across the grades will be presented as well as solutions for home management.
Check out eBooks through Gleason Library
The Gleason Library has books available to read online or download from home or any location. Users can access electronic books (eBooks) through NetLibrary. From www.gleasonlibrary.org, click on the link to "Research Databases" on the right, and then follow the first link on that page to "Main databases." Scroll down to the NetLibrary link, found under "eBooks", and follow the "From home" link. Any library card number can be used to log in (this database is available to all Massachusetts residents thanks to state funding through the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.)
The first option NetLibrary offers is to search the full text of all books. From the pull-down menu next to the search box, there are options to search for books by keyword, author, title, or subject. Users can also browse an alphabetical list of all books by selecting the link to eBooks in the green box on the right side of the page, titled, "In Our Collection."
Other materials are also available online. Ask a librarian for more information or for a demonstration of any of our electronic databases. Visit www.gleasonlibrary.org online or call 1-978-369-4898 for more information.
Summer programs at The Discovery Museums
Summer will soon be here and now is the time to start thinking about fun-filled activities to enrich your child's vacation. "Summer Discoveries," for the younger child, is taught by educators at the Children's Discovery Museum and supports each child's inquisitive nature. "Summer Scientists," taught by educators at the Science Discovery Museum, reflects the older child's capabilities and cognitive thinking level. Explorations, experiments, and inventions provide opportunities for children to build understanding and knowledge while having fun.
To find information about the summer programs and a copy of the registration form, visit www.discoverymuseums.org or calling 1-978-264-4200.
Mary Cassatt program in Acton April 29
Actress, author, director and producer Robin Lane portrays nineteenth-century artist Mary Cassatt in "Mary Cassatt and the Impressionists," on April 29 at 4 p.m. at St. Matthew's Methodist Church, 435 Central Street, Acton. Seating is limited, and $15 tickets may be purchased with cash or check at Roche Brothers in Acton, or by mailing a check, payable to Acton Woman's Club, to P.O. Box 2253, Acton, MA 01720, along with a stamped, self-addressed envelope. For more information, call 1-978-263-4989. Proceeds will help maintain the Club's National Register home at 504 Main Street in Acton Center.
Vernal pool walk April 29
The Carlisle Trails Committee and the Conservation Commission will host a public vernal pool walk at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 29, on the Greenough Conservation Land.
Wear clothes and foot gear appropriate for the weather and wet footing. Bring small containers and magnifiers to view some of the smaller examples of vernal pool life. A white Frisbee would be excellent for this. Refreshments will be served after the walk. Parking is available in the Greenough parking lot on Maple Street near the Carlisle/Billerica town line. For more information, call Steve Tobin at 1-978-369-1680.
CCTV Channel 9
Program note: CCTV is looking for a few good volunteers to help broadcast the Carlisle Town Meeting on April 30 and May 1. Call CCTV at 1-978-369-5038 for more details. You can still vote from behind the cameras.
CCTV Channel 8 CCHS Sports
Track: April 21, 1 p.m., 7 p.m.; April 23, 7 p.m.
Girls Hockey: April 21, 2:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m.; April 23, 8:15 p.m.
Boys Basketball: April 21, 4:30 p.m., 10 p.m.
CCHS Media Club
April 21, 5:41 p.m., 8:17 p.m., 11:11 p.m.; April 25, 8:05 a.m.
Choral Concert: April 21, 6 p.m.; April 23, 10 p.m.; April 24 11 p.m.; April 25, 8:15 a.m..
Battle of the Bands: April 21, 11:30 p.m.
Carlisle School Association: '07-'08 Budget Proposal: April 20, 7 p.m.; April 21, 11 a.m.; April 23, 6 p.m.; April 24, noon; April 26, 6:30 p.m.; April 27, 3 p.m.; April 28, 5 p.m.
Council on Aging: April 20, 10 a.m.; April 23, 5 p.m.; April 24, 2 p.m.; April 25, 6 p.m.; April 26 5:30 p.m.
WWI series part 7 with Elliot Lilien: April 24, 1 p.m.; April 25, 5 p.m.; April 26, 8 p.m.
Board of Selectmen: April 21, noon; April 22, 4 p.m.; April 23, noon.; April 25, 4 p.m.
Zoning Board of Appeals: April 20, noon; April 21, 4 p.m.; April 22, 8 p.m.; April 23, 4 p.m.; April 24, 8 a.m.; April 26, 4 p.m.
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