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Friday, June 8, 2007

Kids Connection walk June 13

The Concord-Carlisle Newcomers Club invites parents and their children to discover the beautiful trails of Great Brook Farm on June 13 at 4 p.m. There will be a short walk and then we will feed the animals at the farm. Best of all, the visit will end with some farm-fresh ice cream. This is the last Kids Connection event until school resumes in September.

For more information, visit or contact Kathy Cuocolo at 1-978-318-9332 or

Wash a Fire Truck Day is June 9

The Carlisle Parents Connection's annual Wash a Fire Truck Day will be on June 9, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Carlisle Fire Station. Bring a bucket and sponge and join the fun. For questions, contact Gail Bernardin at 1-978-318-6972 or

CCF offers family wildlife program June 10

The Carlisle Conservation Foundation (CCF) is sponsoring a wildlife program for all ages on the Conant Land on Sunday, June 10, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Naturalists from Mass. Audubon's Drumlin Farm will be bringing a variety of animals that are native to Carlisle and will have interactive learning stations along the Conant Trail. Meet at Vivian's Place behind Town Hall. The annual meeting of CCF and Conservation Land Trust is scheduled to follow at 4:30 to 5 p.m. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome. In the case of inclement weather or if you have questions, call Sally Swift at 1-978-369-9531 for information.

CPAC meeting June 14

Join the last CPAC (Carlisle Special Education Parent Advisory Council) meeting for this year on June 14 at 7 p.m. in the Hollis Room at the Gleason Library. All parents of children with special needs are welcome. Bring your ideas to help plan the calendar for next year. Call Kris Tocci at 1-978-371-6498 with questions.

Go West! at Carlisle Public School June 14

Come and see a spectacular production, Go West!, of the Carlisle Middle School Music Theater class on June 14 at 9:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Everyone from cowpokes to railway builders will be making their way west to chase the American dream, so why not join them? This musical is based on America's westward expansion, relates directly to the Carlisle School curriculum and will be a howlin' good time for all ages. Shows are in Corey Auditorium.

Drop-in Story Time at the Gleason Library

A Story Time for ages two to four will be held at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, June 12, at the Gleason Library. Come with your little one and share some stories, rhymes and songs. For more information call the library at 1-978-369-4898.

COA doings

Men's breakfast: On Thursday, June 14, starting at 8 a.m., the Mystery Chef and his helpers will prepare another gastronomic extravaganza for Carlisle senior men at the Sleeper Room. This is the last breakfast until September. A donation of at least $2 is appreciated. Van service is available; call 1-978-371-2895.

· Intergenerational knitting: On June 25 at 7:30 p.m. at the First Religious Society Union Hall, there will be a special second-annual intergenerational learn to knit gathering. Refreshments will be served. Feel free to bring a friend. Come learn to knit with peer help/instruction. If you would like to donate yarn or needles, call 1-978-369-5180 to arrange for drop off or pick up.

· June luncheon: Join the COA on Thursday, June 28 (the last Thursday this month) at 11:45 a.m. at Union Hall for lunch followed by a slide show by Ray Taylor about his visits to the Berner Oberland mountain hiking area of Switzerland. Call 1-978-371-2895 to RSVP by June 25. A donation of at least $2 is suggested. 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.

· Line dance classes: Classes meet Friday mornings, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Union Hall in the First Religious Society, through the end of June. The cost is $3.50 per class, payable in advance. To sign up or for more info, call Nadine Bishop at 1-978-369-5080. The Friends of the COA sponsor this class.

· Summer fitness classes: Classes start on Tuesday, July 10 from 9:45 to 10:30 a.m. in the Clark Room at Town Hall and meet once per week all summer. The fee is $30 for one class/week for the summer. Bring your check, payable to the Friends of Carlisle COA, who sponsor this program. No mat is needed; if you have hand weights, bring them.

River Trail walk and picnic June 17

Walk the River Trail through the Concord River floodplain using new volunteer-built boardwalks. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy at scenic Greenough Pond; the Trails Committee will supply desserts. Return by the Red Tail Trail through fields, pine forests and a bridge over a beaver pond. Waterproof boots, water and mosquito repellent are recommended. Total distance: 3.5 miles, 3 hours round trip. Meet at the Foss Farm parking lot, 0.3 mile west of the Concord River on Route 225, on Sunday, June 17, at 11 a.m. For more information, call Steve Tobin at 1-978-369-1680.

Gardens tour and plant sale June 15 and 16

The Country Gardens tour and plant sale in Carlisle will be held Friday, June 15, and Saturday, June 16, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. The tour starts at the First Religious Society.

Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 the day of the tour, $10 for seniors. For more information, call 1-978-371-2674.

CCTV Channels 8 and 9 Channel 8 CCHS

Media Club: June 9, 7:53 a.m., 2:34 p.m., 6:46 p.m.; June 11, 10:21 a.m.; June 13, 11:04 a.m.

Senior Portraits: June 9, 1:47 p.m., 2 p.m.; June 11, 8:24 p.m.;June 13, 9:16 a.m.

Senior Projects: June 9, 2:40 p.m., 7:40 p.m.; June 13, 9:30 p.m.

Awards Night: June 9, 3:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m.; June 11, 9 p.m.; June 13, noon.

So Long, Art Dulong: June 9, 5:11 p.m., 10:11 p.m.; June 13, 11:10 a.m.

Track: June 9, noon, 7 p.m.

Girls Hockey: June 9, 12:40 p.m.

Orchestra: June 9, 6 p.m., 11:00 p.m.; June 13, 8:30 a.m.

Choral Concert: June 9, 11:46 p.m.

Battle of the Bands '07: June 11, 10:40 p.m.

Cory Atkins and Pat Haddad: June 10, 4:30 p.m.; June 14, 11:30 p.m.

Holocaust Memorial Observance: June 10, 11:30 p.m.; June 11, 5:30 p.m.

Writer's Spotlight: June 11, 1:55 p.m.; June 13, 8 p.m., 9:15 p.m.

Congressional Debates: June 12, 1:31 p.m.

Council on Aging: June 12, 6 p.m., 7 p.m., 8 p.m.

Peter Alden: June 13, 10 p.m.

Earthwatch: June 13, 11:30 p.m.

Channel 9

Regional School Committee: June 8, noon; June 10, 8 a.m.; June 13, 8 p.m.; June 14, 8 a.m.

Board of Selectmen: June 8, 8 p.m.; June 9, 4 p.m.; June 10, 8 p.m.; June 11, 8 a.m.; June 12, 7 p.m., June 13, 4 p.m.

School Building Committee: June 9, 8 a.m.; June 11, noon; June 14, noon.

Register now for CCYS

Mandatory evaluations will take place at Ripley Field for all interested players for the Concord-Carlisle Youth Soccer (CCYS) Travel fall 2007 season. Players can be registered online at by June 16. Players should wear shin guards, cleats, and bring a ball and water bottle to the field. Evaluation dates are:

· 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.

Land Stewardship Committee documents on town web site

The Carlisle Land Stewardship Committee, a subcommittee of the Carlisle Conservation Commission, has placed documents they have developed on the town's official web site: Select the "Boards and Committees," "Conservation Commission" and then "Land Stewardship Committee" links. Completed conservation land management plans, baseline assessments (which include maps and photographs of the properties), other reports, and interesting links can be found on this site. Note that some of the baseline assessments are large and take some time to download.

COA trips and plays

Inner circle seats to the following plays at the North Shore Music Theatre are available for $45 each. The deadlines for reservations are in parentheses after the play.

· October 3: Forever Plaid (July 20)

· October 31: Les Miserables (July 25). Make checks out to the Friends of the Carlisle COA and mail to Joanne Willens. Lunch is on your own at Sylvan Street Grill.

The COA is planning a trip to Sedona, Arizona September 28 to October 4. The price includes air fare, double room, breakfasts and four dinners, trips to Scottsdale, Phoenix, Pinnacle Peak Patio, Verde Canyon Railroad, Sedona Trolley Tour, Grand Canyon and more. Deposits must be received by June 25. Make checks out to Collette Vacations.

A day trip ($18) to Mohegan Sun is planned for August 7. On December 29, a five-day ($1799) New Year's getaway to California is being planned and on March 25, 2008, the COA will visit Prague, Vienna and Budapest . For more information, call Joanne Willens at 1-978-371-8023.

Foss Farm historical seminar and trail walk

The Land Stewardship Committee of the Carlisle Conservation Commission is sponsoring a discussion of the ancient and more recent history of the Foss Farm area at the Foss Farm on Saturday, June 16, at 2 p.m. This event is part of the annual Riverfest celebration. Foss Farm and its immediate surroundings were an important living area for thousands of years. It is situated at the point where an ancient Indian trail crossed the Concord River and thus was a major intersection of travel routes. It also is an ideal location for farming and harvesting food from the river. The first English settlers, the Blood family, built houses near there and farmed the land in the 17th century.

The featured speakers are Professor Curtiss Hoffman, chairman of the department of anthropology at Bridgewater State College, and Doug Harris, senior deputy tribal historic preservation officer of the Narragansett Tribe.

After the discussion, there will be an informal trail walk along the river and around the Foss Farm.

Newcomers Club gardening group to meet June 18

The Concord-Carlisle Newcomers Club invites members to join together on June 18 for this month's meeting to discuss interesting ways to manage your ever blooming garden. The group meets from 10 a.m. until noon. Members exchange information on what has worked for them in growing the healthiest of gardens and share their passion for beautiful outdoor spaces.

For more information, visit or contact Kathy Cuocolo at 1-978-318-9332 or

Pathwaypalooza June 19 on the Town Common

The Carlisle Pathway Committee invites everyone to a Pathwaypalooza on the Town Common on June 19 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. There will be an update on pathways, first-come, first-served free Kimball's ice cream, children's games, face painting, and opportunities to volunteer for your pathway of interest.

Van rides to Garden Club tour and sale

Any adult 60+ who would like to ride the van for the tour of Carlisle's gardens and plant sale, call the COA transportation line: 1-978-371-6690 by June 12. Pick up and drop off will be at Town Hall.

FinCom needs two members this year

The Finance Committee (FinCom) needs new members, two this year. Carlisle has some big issues on its plate this year, so it is an exciting time to be on the FinCom. If you are interested or know of anyone who might be interested, contact FinCom Chair David Model at 1-978-287-4254 or

Family wildlife program June 10

The Carlisle Conservation Foundation (CCF) is sponsoring a wildlife program for all ages on the Conant Land on Sunday, June 10, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Meet at Vivian's Place behind Town Hall. The annual meeting of CCF and CLT will follow at 4:30 p.m. with refreshments. All are welcome. Call Sally Swift at 1-978-369-9531 for more information.

Old HomeDay Roundup Nominations sought for Conservationist Award

The Carlisle Conservation Commission is accepting nominations for the annual Conservationist of the Year Award to be presented to a Carlisle resident winner on Old Home Day. This award honors the person who has demonstrated a high regard for the environment. Nominations should be submitted to the Conservation Commission by Thursday, June 14.

Previous award recipients:

1988 Adalbert E. Benfield

1989 Kenneth J. Harte

1990 Judith A. Lane

1991 Lois H. Surgenor

1992 Sally Zielinski

1993 Mark Duffy

1994 Steven W. Hinton

1995 Jay Luby

1996 Susan Emmons/Betsy Fell

1997 Eunice Knight

1998 Steve Tobin

1999 Greg Peterson

2000 Seba Gaines

2001 Janet Lovejoy, Jack & Betty Valentine, George and Jill Reichenbach, Fred Rundlett, Adalbert Benfield

2002 Marjorie Findley

2003 Wayne Davis

2004 Art Milliken

2005 Alex Parra

2006 Kay Fairweather

Conservationist Award Nomination Form

I WOULD LIKE TO NOMINATE___________________________________________



Return to: Sylvia Willard, Conservation Administrator, Carlisle Town Hall, 66 Westford St., Carlisle, MA, 01741 or FAX: 1-978-369-4521, or by June 14.

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