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Friday, August 24, 2007

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.

CCHS class reunion plans

The Concord-Carlisle High School Class of 1976 31st reunion is being planned now. It will be held on November 24 at the Doubletree Bedford Glenn Hotel in Bedford, from 6 to11 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. 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.

Songfest by Michael Kerry on August 27

The Gleason Public Library invites 4- and 5-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. For information on all library programs visit

Costume party at Gleason Library tonight

The Gleason Library is having a costume party and all 5th to 8th graders are invited. Join us after the library closes for games, snacks, prizes and fun. Any costume will do. Just come prepared to have fun. When? Tonight. Time? 8 to 10 p.m. Where? Gleason Public Library. Let's party at the library! This event has been organized by the Teens of Gleason Advisors (TOGA) and is sponsored by the Friends of Gleason Library. Any questions, call 1-978-369-4898 (Gleason Public Library).

Carlisle Council on Aging doings

• Monthly coffee: On Thursday, September 6, the COA will have its first fall coffee. Join hosts Jim and Betty Elgin and Tom and Karen Dunkers for coffee, tea, pastry, fruit and other treats at 9 a.m. in the Sleeper Room. All Carlisle seniors are invited.

• Fall senior fitness classes: This class, taught by Kerrie Stang, begins on Thursday, September 6, at 9:45 a.m., in the Clark Room at Town Hall. The cost is $50 per person for two classes a week (Tuesdays and Thursdays) for the fall session, or $30 per person for one class. The sessions run through December. Wear loose comfortable clothing, bring a mat and hand weights if you have them. No need to sign up.

• Adult intermediate bridge: Classes led by Roy Green, professional bridge instructor, will begin on Thursday, September 6, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. and run for nine sessions (September 6 — October 11 and then November 29 through December 13), each session dealing with specific areas of bidding and play. Register ASAP by calling the COA office at 1-978-371-2895, as space is limited. The cost is $50 for seniors 60+ and $60 for others. Make checks out to Carlisle COA and mail to Kathy Mull, Carlisle COA, 66 Westford Street, Carlisle, MA 01741 or drop checks off at the COA office at Town Hall.

• Line dancers: Line dancing will resume on Friday, September 7, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Union Hall. The cost is $3.50 per lesson, payable in advance on the first Friday of the month. Katrina Rotondo is the returning instructor and will lead this non-stressful exercise class for men and women. For more information, call Nadine Bishop at 1-978-369-5080.

• Podiatry clinic: Dr. Aileen Gregorian, DPM, will be at the Sleeper Room from 9:20 a.m. to late afternoon on September 11. A fee of $15 (check made out to Friends of Carlisle COA or cash) is required. The Friends of Carlisle COA partly fund this program. Call the COA at 1-978-371-2895 to make an appointment. For a van ride, call 1-978-371-6690.

• Intergenerational knitting: Beginning on Tuesday, September 11 at 7:30 p.m. at the First Religious Society Union Hall, the knitters group will be hosting workshops, once a month, for those who love to knit for a good cause. This is a relaxing and friendly evening with conversation, pattern-sharing and knitting support. The group works on three types of projects: scarves/hats for Boston's homeless at Common Cathedral, slippers for Boston's homeless women at Women's Lunch Place and newborn baby hats to improve survival rates in impoverished Africa. No sign-up is necessary. Call Angela Smith at 1-978-371-2895 for more information.

• Adult beginner bridge: Once again, Roy Green, our professional bridge instructor, will kick off the fall with another beginner's bridge series to be held at Village Court, 145 Church Street, beginning on Monday, September 10, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. for six sessions. Sign up by calling the COA office at 1-978-2895 by Thursday, September 6. The cost is $50 for seniors 60+ and $60 for adults. Make checks out to Carlisle COA and mail to Kathy Mull, Carlisle COA, 66 Westford Street, Carlisle, MA 01741 or drop checks off at the COA office at Town Hall. There is a $10 fee for the bridge manual, payable to the instructor on the first night of class.

• Men's breakfast: On Thursday, September 13, starting at 8 a.m., the Mystery Chef and his helpers will prepare another extravaganza for Carlisle senior men at the Sleeper Room. A donation of at least $2 is appreciated. Van service is available; call 1-978-371-2895.

• Fall hearing clinic: The COA is holding a hearing clinic on Wednesday, September 19, in the Clark Room at Town Hall from 10 a.m. to noon. This clinic is offered by Rogers Hearing Solutions and is free to all Carlisle seniors. Call the COA office at 1-978-371-2895, now, to book an appointment, as space is limited.

Town employee appreciation lunch: Save Thursday, September 20 for lunch and entertainment at Union Hall to thank the town employees who make Carlisle such a wonderful place to live in.

Last call for Sedona

The COA is planning a trip to Sedona, Arizona from September 28 to October 4. Deposits must be received by September 8. Checks should be made out to Collette Vacations. For more information, call Joanne Willens at 1-978-371-8023.

Thoreau's bean field

Ever wonder what interesting vegetables Thoreau planted in his bean field? Join a park interpreter on Sunday, August 26 from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Waldon Pond Nature Center (located next to the park headquarters) and plant your very own bean field in miniature.

This free program is for youngsters ages 6 to 12. Walden Pond State Reservation is located at 915 Walden Street (Route 126) in Concord. For more information, please call the Park Headquarters at 1-978-369-3254.

Concord Players audition for The Odd Couple

The Concord Players, 51 Walden Street in Concord Center will be holding open auditions for their November production of Neil Simon's The Odd Couple.

Audition dates are August 29 and September 5 from 7 to 10 p.m. and callbacks are September 9 from 7 to 10 p.m. Showdates are three weekends in November from November 2 to November 17. This production is under the direction of Lisa Astbury.

Roles are for six males and 2 females, early to mid-40s, but ages are somewhat flexible. Visit the website at for casting information.

Join the Concord-Carlisle Newcomers Club

Let's meet up and sign up for The Concord-Carlisle Newcomers Club! The club wishes to invite its members and those new to Concord and Carlisle, to meet our new neighbors, get reacquainted with other members, and learn about the many activities found at the Concord-Carlisle Newcomers Club. We will be holding a breakfast welcome at 9:30 a.m. on September 18 and an evening welcome at 6 p.m. on September 25, both at the Colonial Inn in the heart of Monument Square, in Concord. Officers and organizers of the various interest groups will be on hand to present information to highlight the many enjoyable and interesting opportunities that members enjoy creating for and with one another. Every month the club hosts over a dozen events and activities that provide members venues in which to get acquainted with others in their community, to develop new friendships.

If you are interested in attending this event, or any of our many events, explore our web site at If someone you know is new to Concord or Carlisle and could use the camaraderie and social activities that the Concord- Carlisle Newcomers Club is known for, please contact Kathy Cuocolo, president, at 1-978-318-9332 or email her at

Newcomers Club to visit Little Brewster Island and Boston Islands National Park

Want to set sail and enjoy the warm early autumn season? The Concord- Carlisle Newcomers Club has arranged a trip to Little Brewster Island and the Boston Island National Park on Saturday September 15, leaving Crosby's parking lot at 8:45 a.m. The event will allow members an opportunity to visit Boston Light, the first US lighthouse and the only working lighthouse still retaining a Coast Guard Keeper. The group will enjoy a preordered lunch out on the islands. If you are interested in attending this event, or any of our many events, please explore our website for more information at

For more information about the Concord-Carlisle Newcomers Club, contact Kathy Cuocolo, president, at 1-978-318-9332 or e-mail her at

See hand-spinning at Heald House

The art of hand-spinning wool and other fibers goes back centuries and continues today. Carlisle resident Kerri Piette has been hand-spinning for more than a decade and demonstrating her art at fairs, museums and historical societies ever since. She will appear at the Carlisle Historical Society's Heald House at 698 Concord Street on Sunday, September 9, from 2 to 4 p.m. to demonstrate this ancient skill.

"It is my joy to share my love of textiles with others, old and young alike," says Piette. "Spinning was a great part of a woman's day in Colonial America and on homesteads here in Carlisle." She will bring her hand spindles and spinning wheels, and will invite the audience to try their hand at spinning.

Heald House will also be open for tours. Everyone is invited to learn about this ancient craft and to tour the diverse collections that are part of Carlisle's heritage. It's all free!

Concord Orchestra open rehearsal

Musicians are invited to an open rehearsal with the Concord Orchestra Tuesday September 4, 7:30 p.m. at 51 Walden Street, Concord. Come and read the music for our first concerts Oct 19 and 20, Brahms, Wagner and Shostakovich.

Intermediate and advanced string players (especially violins, violas and double basses) are invited to join the orchestra for one or more concerts this season. Trumpets, trombones, percussion and harp are also needed.

Regular rehearsals are Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. For information, visit, write or call at,, 1-978-369-4967.

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