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Friday, August 3, 2007

Adult softball Thursdays

Come and play adult softball Thursday evenings through the end of August from 6 to 8 p.m. at Banta-Davis. If you cannot be there at 6 p.m., just come when you can. Fun, informal, all levels. No commitment required. Questions? Contact Rick West at 1-978-369-6515 or

Historical Society open house on August 5

Heald House, home of the Carlisle Historical Society at 698 Concord Street, will hold an open house on Sunday, August 5, from 2 to 4 p.m. Everyone is invited to tour the historical collections, meet friends and neighbors and tour the barn with its brand-new look. Among the items of interest are a Highland School desk, samplers made by 18th-century Carlisle girls to practice their sewing and alphabet and an extensive collection of Civil War memorabilia. Admission is free.

CCTV's LiveWire starts August 13

Is your child a budding movie-maker? CCTV, the public access television station for Concord and Carlisle, is holding a weeklong workshop for children interested in video production. CCTV's LiveWire Production Team will run from August 13 to 17 from 9 a.m. until noon. The team will work on a variety of projects, with each child getting hands-on experience with the camera and video editing. To learn more, call 1-978-369-5038.

Sign up for COA trips

The COA is planning a trip to Sedona, Arizona, September 28 to October 4. The cost is $1,699, which includes air fare, double room, hotel breakfasts and four dinners, sightseeing trips to Scottsdale, Phoenix, Pinnacle Peak Patio, Verde Canyon Railroad, Sedona Trolley Tour, Grand Canyon, Grand Canyon Railway and more. Deposits must be received by August 6. Make checks out to Collette Vacations.

A day trip ($18) to the Mohegan Sun is planned for August 7. On December 29, a five-day ($1,799) New Year's getaway to California is being planned, and on March 25, 2008, the COA will visit Prague, Vienna and Budapest for 15 days. Price includes air, hotels, allbreakfasts and dinners and sightseeing. Price starts at$2,749 plus $285.20for airport taxes and departure fees.

For a flyer or more information, call Joanne Willens at 1-978-371-8023. She needs to know as soon as possible if you are interested in any of these trips.

Storytelling preview at the Gleason Library

On Tuesday, August 21, at 7 p.m., the Gleason Public Library will feature two storytellers from the Three Apples Storytelling Festival in Bedford. Diane Postoian and Jim LaChapelle will perform. Diane Postoian gives voice to nature and animals. Jim Lachapelle is a veteran of the 2006 Storytelling Festival and has been an integral part of the festival's "Swapping Grounds" for years. This event is aimed at grade K and up and is funded by the 3 Apples Storytelling Festival. For more information, call the library and ask for the children's department.

Summer concert on the lawn August 20

On August 20, from 7 to 8 p.m., Carlisle's own family band, Dot-n-Doc, performs on the lawn of the Gleason Public Library. Back by popular demand, the group comprised of mom, dad and the kids will perform familiar tunes. The band has been featured at the Old Home Day Ice Cream Social for the past four years. Bring the family, a blanket and a picnic and enjoy this summer treat. To learn about this and other great events, visit

Concord Conservatory fall registration online

Registration for the Concord Conservatory of Music's (CCM) fall semester group classes is now online.

New to CCM is a series of voice classes for elementary and high school age students. Broadway Babies will focus on the development of the young voice in the context of singing age-appropriate songs from the Broadway repertory. A series of three ten-week vocal workshops will give teens experience of singing a variety of repertory from classical to Broadway to contemporary styles.

For more information about classes and private instrument lessons, call 1-978-369-0010 or visit All classes and lessons are held at the West Concord Union Church.

Costume party at the library on August 24

The library is having a costume party and you're invited. Join us after the library closes for games, snacks, prizes and fun. Grades five to eight only. Any costume will do. Just come prepared to have fun. When? Friday August 24. Time? 7 to Where? Gleason Public Library. This event has been organized by the Teens of Gleason Advisors (TOGA). Any questions, call 1-978-369-4898.

Songfest for the young child August 27

The Gleason Public Library invites four- and five-year-olds to a songfest on Monday, August 27, at 11 a.m. Drawing on a rich repertoire of participatory traditional and children's music, Michael Kerry will have parents and children tapping toes and singing along in no time. Michael performs on a number of instruments, including mandolin, guitar, bouzouki and fiddle. For information on all library programs visit www.gleason

Town Cow Theater holds yard sale August 4; play begins August 10

The Town Cow Theater Company of Concord will hold a yard sale at 386 Border Road, in Concord, on Saturday, August 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Theater and film books, many out of print, along with framed theatrical and movie posters, CDs, videos, tools, electronics, housewares, curios, and a Soloflex machine will be available. In the event of rain the sale will take place the next day.

The Town Cow Theater will present Bacchus, by Jean Cocteau, from August 10 to 26, Fridays and Saturdays at 6 p.m., and Sundays at 4 p.m., in Anne Chamberlin Park, on Lowell Road, Concord. For further information, visit

R/EMM concert August 6

Recorders/Early Music MetroWest invites area singers and early instrumentalists to attend the season's last "Summer Music Evening" on Monday, August 6, beginning at 7:30 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 81 Elm Street in Concord. Singers in all voice ranges are invited; music scores will be provided. Renaissance reed, brass and string players are always welcomed at R/EMM meetings. Suggested donation for this music evening is $5. Instrumentalists are reminded to bring a music stand. Refreshments are provided at a break.

For further details on R/EMM programs, call 1-978-264-0584 or visit

Chamber group offers free concert August 10

The First Parish Church is hosting the Concord Orchestra in a noon chamber music concert at their church on the green in Lexington on Friday, August 10. Parking is behind the church and around the green. For more information call 1-978-369-4967.

Discovery Museums concert August 8

Singer, songwriter and musician David Polansky will visit the Children's Discovery Museum on August 8, at 10 a.m., for a special concert.This concert, rescheduled from July 18,is free with museum admission.CDs will be available for purchase following the show.This is a special outdoor concert, so bring a blanket or a chair to sit on. For more information about David Polansky, visit

Order fall bulbs and perennials now

The Middlesex Conservation District will hold its annual fall bulb and perennial sale on Friday, September 21 from 3 to 6 p.m., and Saturday, September 22, from 8 a.m. to noon at the 4H Fairgrounds on South Chelmsford Road in Westford. All items can be pre-ordered through August 24 and picked up on sale days. To order, dowload a form from or call 1-978-692-9395.

Poetry on Sunday returns on August 12

Poetry on Sunday returns on August 12, at 9 a.m. in Union Hall at the First Religious Society at 27 School Street.

We will experience the poems, not analyze them. Come with or without poems, come to read, come to discuss, or come just to listen. Come out of a love for language, a wish to connect over the summer, or sheer curiosity. No experience with poetry necessary. Light refreshments. Free. For questions or encouragement, call Mary Zoll 1-978-369-5236.

Carlisle wants you: CRAC needs two members

The Conservation Restriction Advisory Committee (CRAC) is seeking two members to complete the seven- member committee.

CRAC encourages landowners and developers to keep land in its natural state by putting it under a perpetual conservation restriction. Once land is under a conservation restriction, the committee walks the land periodically to ensure the restriction is being respected. The committee helps landowners through the legal process of approval by the Town and the Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs.

Meetings are generally held once a month from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Send a letter of interest and a resumé to Sylvia Willard, Carlisle Conservation Commission and to Madonna McKenzie, Town Administrator, 66 Westford Street, Carlisle 01741.

CCHS class reunion plans

The Concord-Carlisle High School Class of 1976 31st reunion is being planned now. Plan to attend even if it is your first reunion since graduating. It will be held on November 24 at the Doubletree Bedford Glenn Hotel in Bedford, from 6 to 11 p.m. Contact Norman Geis at or call 1-603-772-9633 as soon as possible and pass the word on to other '76 classmates.

The class of 1982 will hold its 25th reunion at the Maynard Rod and Gun Club outdoor pavilion, 45 Old Mill Road, Maynard, on September 8 from 4 to 11 p.m. Kevin Flannery of Slow Pokes BBQ will cater the barbeque. There will be cash bar, music and fun to accompany the great food. Tickets may be purchased by mailing a check to Janine Bilodeau, P.O. Box 422, Harvard, MA 01451. Include your name, address and e-mail and make the check payable to CCHS Class of 1982. Tickets are $45 per person in advance and $50 per person at the door. Contact Laura Mullins Chelton at 1-978-375-2400 or for information or to volunteer.

COA doings

· Ice cream social and sing-a-long: Join the Carlisle COA on Thursday, August 9 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the Sleeper Room at Village Court for an ice cream social and sing-a-long. No reservation needed, but if you need transportation, call the van line at 1-978-371-6690 at least 48 hours in advance.

· August luncheon and entertainment: Join the COA on Thursday, August 16, at 11:45 a.m. at Union Hall for lunch followed by entertainment by "The Dixie Diehards." Make your reservation before Monday, August 13 by calling 1-978-371-2895. A donation of at least $2 is requested. Call the van line if you need transportation.

· Mystery van trip and lunch: On August 22, join the COA for a day trip and lunch with one of our friendly van drivers. Call Carol Nathan, at 1-978-371-6690, at least 48 hours in advance if you are interested. Only 12 seats are available. The cost is $10; lunch is on your own.

Tours at Great Brook Farm

Public barn tours, milking tours and nature walks continue at Great Brook Farm State Park. Meet at the gate outside the ice cream stand for tours of the main barn August 11 and 25 at 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. Milking tours are Sunday evenings at 6:15 p.m. All tours are free of charge.

Parking fees are $2 per vehicle. The ice cream stand is open daily seven days per week, weather permitting, from 11 a.m. to dark. If you have questions, call Akilah Campbell, Park Interpretive Ranger, at 1-978-369-6312.

Tour Carlisle Public School on August 28

Are you a family new to the Carlisle Public School? On Tuesday, August 28, at 9 a.m., the Carlisle School Association (CSA) will host a school tour. Join the group at the flagpole on the main plaza at the Carlisle Public School. Call Timm Brandhorst at 1-978-371-2770 if you need further information

Senior prescription advice

If you reach that gap in your Medicare prescription drug coverage (Part D) that is often called the "donut hole," you will have to pay up to $3,051.25 out-of-pocket for your prescription drugs before your Part D plan will start paying again. See how Prescription Advantage can help.

If you are single and your income is less than $30,630, or, if you are married and your combined income is less than $41,070, Prescription Advantage can help to pay for the drugs covered by your Part D plan when you reach the donut hole. You will only pay a Prescription Advantage co-payment. If your income is higher, you may be eligible for benefits that would put a cap on the amount you would have to pay.

You can reach Prescription Advantage Customer Service toll-free at 1-800-age-info (1-800-243-4636) or TTY for the deaf and hard of hearing at 1-877-610-0241.


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