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Friday, May 25, 2007

June 12 Conservation Coffee

The next Conservation Coffee will be held June 12 in the Clark Room in Town Hall from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Katherine Zichelle Sullivan, a representative of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, will be in attendance to discuss lawn and garden soil testing and reading those mystifying testing reports. She has also been the Conservation Commission's contact person for the Wildlife Habitat Improvement Program (WHIP) which has provided some funding for enhanced management practices for control of invasive plants in Towle Field.

Residents are encouraged to arrive and leave as their early-morning schedules allow. Refreshments are provided.

CCTV Channels 8 and 9 Channel 8 CCHS

Track: May 26, noon, 7:30 p.m.

Girls Hockey: May 26, 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m.

Choral Spring Concert: May 26, 10 p.m.

WIQH Battle of the Bands: May 25, 9 p.m.

Awards Night: May 25, 5 p.m.; May 26, 4 p.m.; May 28, 9 p.m.; May 30, 4 p.m.

Senior Portrait Hanging: May 25, 6:41 p.m.; May 26, 6:16 p.m.; May 28, 10:41 p.m.; May 30, 5:41 p.m.

Senior Projects: May 25, 7:15 p.m.; May 26, 6:16 p.m., May 28, 11:29 p.m.; May 30, 6:15 p.m.

Media Club Animation: May 26, 12:53 p.m., 3:22 p.m., 7:23 p.m., 8:23 p.m., 9:53 p.m.

Council on Aging

BBB-Scams: May 29, 5:30 p.m.

Senior Connection: May 28, 10:30 a.m.

John Bounomo on Wills and Trusts: May 28, 9:30 a.m.; May 29, 4:30 p.m.


Carlisle Writer's Spotlight with Tracy McArdle: May 30, 8 p.m.

Carlisle Writer's Spotlight with Ellen Miller: May 30, 9 p.m.

Peter Alden in Carlisle: May 29, 8 p.m.

Channel 9

Board of Selectmen: May 25, 8 p.m.; May 26, 4 p.m.; May 27, 8 p.m.;May 29, 7 p.m.; May 30, 4 p.m.

Concord-Carlisle Regional School Committee: May 25, noon; May 27, 8 a.m.; May 28, 2 p.m.; May 8 p.m.

Bruce Freeman Trails Hearing: May 25, 4 p.m.; May 266, 8 p.m.; May 27, noon; May 28, 4 p.m.; May 29, 8 a.m.

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USPS safety concerns

The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) requests that customers repair or replace damaged mailboxes now that spring is here, and restrain dogs during mail delivery times. Also, parents are requested to keep their children clear of the mailbox area until the letter carrier has completed delivery and has driven away.

Pass It Forward for FOGPL used book sale

The Friends of Gleason Public LIbrary (FOGPL) will accept used book donations at Pass It Forward Day at the Transfer Station on June 2 between 10 a.m.and 1 p.m. Books in boxes are most appreciated. No encyclopedias, text books or magazines.

Carlisle Recreation news and programs

This summer Carlisle Recreation is offering summer camp and sports camps for soccer, lacrosse and field hockey. There are programs for Grades K to three, four to seven, and six to nine, running July 2 through August 10. Call for availability at 1-978-369-9815, or register online at

Pools are needed for Recreation's summer program. If you would like to donate the use of your pool for swimming lessons anytime during our summer program for two or more weeks, July 2 through August 10, call Carlisle Recreation at 1-967-369-9815.

Recreation has a team in the Concord-Carlisle Community Chest Challenge Fundraiser. Support the team by making a donation to the Recreation Scholarship Fund. Sign up now to be a sponsor at and click on Recreation. All donations are greatly appreciated.

Carlisle second grade invites Carlisle's seniors to open house

The second-grade classes of the Carlisle Elementary School cordially invite all Carlisle seniors 60+ to join them at their classroom open house on Friday, June 1, from 11 a.m. to noon to see what each classroom is about and explore opportunities to participate in intergenerational programs commencing in the fall. Opportunities will be available for individual or group volunteerism (such as the very successful Intergenerational Poetry Seminar this past March and April), or even two or three friends participating together.

Call the COA office at 1-978-371-2895 to let them know how many of you will be attending. The van will be available if anyone needs a ride there.

Concord-Carlisle Bridge Club meets June 6

The Concord-Carlisle Bridge Club, under the direction of Carlisle's Roy Green, will have its grand opening on Wednesday, June 6, at 6:30 p.m. in the Flint Room of the Town Center Building of Bedford, 12 Mudge Way, Bedford, near the Bedford Police Station and the Bedford Library with adjacent parking and an elevator to the second floor. The club will feature a 30-minute "mini" lesson at 6:30 p.m. each week followed by a duplicate bridge game at 7 p.m. Have an enjoyable evening and at the same time, improve your skills at bridge. The game will be sanctioned by the American Contract Bridge League. Players may come with a partner or come alone and a partner will be provided.

Reservations are suggested as space is limited. Make reservations by e-mail to or by calling 1-978-318-0904.

CSA school supply kits

Support the Carlisle School Association and order your school supply kits today.The kits will be delivered directly to your child's classroom.If you have questions or need an order form, e-mail Nancy Cowan at deadline is June 1.

Arcturus performs June 2

The Arcturus Chamber Ensemble will perform at the First Religious Society on Saturday, June 2, at 7:30 p.m., in a benefit concert for the Children with AIDS Department at the Boston Medical Center. A reception with the artists in Union Hall will follow the performance. For information, call Margaret Darling at 1-978-369-1475.

CSA teacher and staff luncheon June 5

On Tuesday, June 5, the annual spring Carlisle School Association (CSA) luncheon will be held to honor the school's teachers and staff. Volunteers are needed to help set up, serve, and clean up at the lunch, and to contribute a favorite homemade dish. Monetary contributions are also welcome to help offset the cost of paper goods and decorations. To participate or contribute, contact Jennifer Durbin at 1-978-371-7055 ( or Francine Royce at 1-978-371-2521 (

COA doings

· Women's breakfast: Carlisle's own chef, Dian Cuccinello, is going to host and cook breakfast for women 50+ on Wednesday, May 30, at 8 a.m. at the Sleeper Room. The menu includes strawberry-orange juice, fresh melon and berry bowl, fresh brioche and strawberry butter (other fruit butters available), forget-the-blues blueberry-nutmeg muffins, apple and mince pie stuffed muffins, lemon-chocolate chip muffins, basil-cheese and egg strata, homemade sage and thyme sausage patties, coffee and tea. A donation of at least $2 is requested. Let us know if you plan to attend by calling the COA office at 1-978-371-2895. Call the van line if you need a ride.

· Luncheon outing: Join the COA on Tuesday, June 5, at noon at Nashoba Tech High School's restaurant for lunch. Choices include baked haddock or chicken kiev for $10 plus tip. Call the COA office at 1-978-371-2895 by June 1 with your menu choice and if you need the van.

· Monthly coffee: On Thursday, June 7, the COA will have its last coffee until the fall. Join hosts Jim and Betty Elgin and Tom and Karen Dunkers for coffee, teas, pastry, fruit and other morning treats at 9:30 a.m. in the Sleeper Room. All seniors in Carlisle are invited.

Concord Museum events

The Concord Museum's Guild of Volunteers presents "Garden Affairs," a self-guided garden tour, on Friday and Saturday, June 8 and 9, rain or shine, beginning each day at 9 a.m. and continuing until 4 p.m.Garden-goers should arrive at the museum to pick up their maps prior to starting out.Single-day tickets for either Friday or Saturday may be reserved in advance (through June 1) for $25/museum members, $30/non-members or may be purchased on the day of the tour for $30/museum members, $35/non-members.No refunds or exchanges; no photography.

On June 9, Grape Expectations, an evening of fine wine and food, will be held in Ware Hall at the Middlesex School.An auction of a tempting array of vacation homes, sports box seats, exclusive dining experiences and unique services is one of the highlights of the evening. For more information,visit or call 1-978-369-9763.

Stand for Children Day breakfast forum June 1

The Concord-Carlisle Community Partnership for Children invites the community to celebrate Stand for Children Day, the largest demonstration in support of children in the U.S., at a breakfast forum to be held at the Colonial Inn in Monument Square, Concord, on June 1 at 7:30 a.m. The forum will bring together agencies, organizations and individuals, inviting them to begin a process of thinking about how to ensure that all of our residents have access to their towns' resources and can be full participants in the community. The featured speaker will be Michelle Keenan, director of the Regional Center for Healthy Communities, a program of the Massachusetts Department of Health. For information, contact Sally Quinn Reed at 1-978-202-1145.

Trails Committee reschedules boardwalk building to May 27

The building of the 70-foot boardwalk on the trail to Estabrook Woods on the George property at the south end of Bellows Hill Road, has been rescheduled for Sunday, May 27.Join in any time from 9 a.m. until the job is done.Park in the parking area north of the firepond on the east side of Bellows Hill Road.Follow the trail that starts just inside the granite posts, around the George property to a little beyond the south end of the field visible on your right. Some digging and rock work will be done and the uprights and decking for the boardwalk will be nailed.Bring hammers, nail aprons, gloves, waterproof boots for working in shallow water and bug repellent. Students may earn community service hours. Coffee, donuts, drinks and sandwich materials will be provided. For more information, call Steve Tobin at 1-978-369-1680.

Register for Concord-Carlisle Youth Soccer evaluations

Spring evaluations will take place at Ripley Field for all interested players for the Concord-Carlisle Youth Soccer (CCYS) Travel fall 2007 season. These evaluations are mandatory for all children wishing to play travel soccer in the fall. CCYS will field travel teams in the fall for the under nine (U9) through under 14 (U14) age groups. Players can be registered online at The deadline for registration is June 16. Players should wear shin gaurds, cleats, and bring a ball and water bottle to the field. Evaluation dates are:

· Thursday, May 24: Boys, U11/12, 5 to 7 p.m.

· Sunday, June 3: Girls, U9/10, noon to 2 p.m.; Boys, U9/10, 2 to 4 p.m.; Girls, U14, 5 to 7 p.m.

· Thursday, June 7: Boys, U14, 5 to 7 p.m.

Great Brook Farm hosts "Picnic On The Farm"

Join in on Saturday, May 26, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., for the third annual "Picnic on the Farm" at Great Brook Farm State Park. Ol' Cold Tater will provide music. Hayrides will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will also be kids' games, including sack races and egg tossing, and a milk mustache booth at the pavillion, a traditional cake walk, storytime with Alicia Quintano and a drawing for the "Name the Calf" contest.

This event is free of charge. All parking fees will be waived for the day. Call 1-978-369-6312 with any questions.

School Building meetings May 31

The School Building Committee has scheduled two community meetings to review and discuss its work and present potential plans for a new school building. Come on May 31 either at 9 a.m. in the Corey Dining Room or at 7 p.m. in the Clark Room at Town Hall to hear progress and give input on a new school for Carlisle. All community members are welcome.

Nature walks June 9 and 14

To celebrate Massachusetts Biodiversity Days, there will be three nature walks in Carlisle. On June 9 at 8 a.m., meet at the Maple Street bridge for a bird walk with Tom and D'Ann Brownrigg. Park in the lot 100 yards north of the bridge. On June 9 at 2 p.m., learn about insects with Dick Walton and John Huehnergard. Meet at the Foss Farm parking lot on Bedford Road. On June 14 at 6 p.m., Russ Cohen leads a walk on wild edible plants. Meet at Great Brook Farm State Park on North Road.

Memorial Day 2007

Carlisle will conduct its Memorial Day observance on Monday, May 28. There will be a flag-raising on the green at 9:30 a.m. and a convocation in the Corey Auditorium at 10 a.m., followed by a parade that visits the town cemeteries and commemorative sites, honoring our veterans by laying wreaths. The Carlisle School Band will perform, and at the conclusion of the parade and ceremonies, the ladies of the First Religious Society will serve the traditional ham and bean luncheon in Union Hall.

Selectman Doug Stevenson will be the Master of Ceremonies at the convocation, and Town Moderator Tom Raftery will deliver the address. Minuteman Scott Evans will be the Parade Marshal.

Potluck and contra dance Friday, June 8

There will be a contra dance on Friday, June 8, in Union 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.; dancing begins at 8 p.m. Sue Rosen will call the dances; music will be provided by the 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.

Pass it forward on June 2

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. Charities collecting donations include Citizen Action Team, Domestic Violence Victims' Assistance Program, Friends of the Gleason Public Library, Host to International Students Program at MIT, Household Goods Recycling Ministry, and Rowe Camp and Conference Center. 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.

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