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Friday, August 31, 2007

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Hand- spinning demonstration at Heald House on September 9

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 she will invite the audience to try their hands at spinning.

Heald House will also be open for tours and everything is free of charge.

Cory Atkins to hold Carlisle office hours September 17

Representative Cory Atkins (D—Concord) will hold office hours at the Carlisle Town Hall on September 17 in the Clark Room from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Representative Atkins urges Carlisle residents to stop by to share their requests and concerns regarding local and state issues. "I am excited about the work we can get done with our new governor and I look forward to hearing from my constituents," said Atkins.

If you would like to meet with Representative Atkins and cannot make it at this time, call 1-617-722-2013 to set up an additional meeting either in your district or in Boston at the State House.

For more information, contact Natalie Kaufman at 1-617-722-2013 or e-mail natalie.kaufman@state.ma.us.

Newcomers Club lighthouse trip September 15

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 September 15, leaving Crosby's parking lot in Concord at 8:45 a.m. Members will visit Boston Light, the first U.S. lighthouse, and the only working lighthouse still retaining a Coast Guard keeper. The group will enjoy a pre-ordered lunch out on the islands. Visit www.concord-carlislenewcomers.org for more information.

Thoreau "Parlor Talks" in Carlisle this fall

This fall, in the Transcendentalist tradition, Thoreau scholar Thomas Blanding will offer a series of "Parlor Talks" on the life and writings of Henry Thoreau. The group will meet on six Sunday afternoons, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., at the home of Uschi Schueller, 60 Hartwell Road, in Carlisle. Our subjects will be:

· September 9: Concord Poems by Concord Authors (Thoreau, Emerson, Channing, Hawthorne, and the Alcotts)

· September 23: Mrs. Thoreau's Boarding House

· October 7: Thoreau on Christianity

· October 21: Thoreau among the Pines

· November 4: Bread, Beans, and Hasty Pudding (Thoreau's fare at Walden)

· November 18: Thoreau on the (Non)Ethics of Politics.

Participants may sign up for individual sessions at $19 each or for the entire series for $100. To register or for more information, call 1-978 369 1684.

Early release day movie September 18

Watch as movie magic turns a comic series into a wild ride on Tuesday, September 18 at the Gleason Public Library, third-floor Hollis Room. The movie starts at 2:45 p.m. and ends at about 4:45 p.m. The library will provide popcorn and drinks. Grades 5 to 8 only. Call 1-978-369-4898 with any questions.

Laura Eisner presents "Designing with Vines" September 20

Looking to add color, height, and drama to your garden? Join Laura Eisner, Associate Editor of People, Places and Plants Magazine to learn about "Designing with Vines." The program, sponsored by the Carlisle Garden Club, will be held on Thursday, September 20, 10 a.m. to noon, in the Hollis Room in the Gleason Library. Admission is free and open to all. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call Giovanna DiNicola at 1-978-287-5407 or visit www.carlislegardenclub.org.

Prajnopaya Institute for Buddhist Studies retreat September 15

"Fundamentals of Buddhism", a one-day retreat with Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi, will be presented on Saturday, September 15, from10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 60 Hartwell Road. This retreat will be an introduction for new and old students of Buddhism on the basic principles of Buddhist philosophy, karma, samsara and nirvana, with discussion and meditation on the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path. The retreat will be a balance of lectures, discussions and contemplative practices.

Cost $60 (includes vegetarian lunch). The proceeds of this retreat go to Prajnopaya's TB clinics in Bihar, India. For more information and registration, call 1-978-287-5967 or visit Prajnopaya.org.

PJ Story Time at the library September 5

Story Time for ages three and up will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, September 5, at the Gleason Library. Come with your little one and share some stories and rhymes. Children and adults are welcome to come in their PJs and bring a stuffed animal. For more information, call the library at 1-978-369-4898.

More from the COA

· 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.

· Men's breakfast: On Thursday, September 13, starting at 8 a.m., the Mystery Chef and his helpers will prepare another gastronomic 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 luncheon: Join the COA on Thursday, September 20 at 11:45 at Union Hall at FRS as we show our appreciation to all town employees. Following lunch, enjoy actor Richard Clark's wonderful impersonation of Mark Twain.

· Date correction: The Senior Connection Newsletter incorrectly stated that the next Union Hall coffeehouse would be on September 16. The correct date is Saturday, September 8. The Atwater-Donnelly Band will be entertaining the crowd with traditional folk music and dance. Tickets are $18 for seniors over 65.

Concord Conservatory offers private cello for all ages

Private lesson registration is currently underway at The Concord Conservatory of Music. The cello, with its rich baritone sound, is a perfect instrument for a 4-year-old child to begin instrumental lessons on. Just like the violin, there are cellos made small enough for even the youngest players. There is still time to register for private cello lessons and the beginning cello group.

The Conservatory offers private instruction for children and adults from beginning to advanced levels in piano, flute, guitar, violin/viola, cello, and voice. Private lessons begin the week of September 10. In addition, the music school offers unique group music classes for children six months to 17 years old.

To arrange for private lesson instruction, call 1-978-369-0010, or for more information about group music programs and full course schedule, visit www.ConcordConservatory.org .

Emerson Hospital offers surgical weight loss support groups

Emerson Hospital offers free surgical weight loss support groups, where post-operative patients and patients considering the surgery can discuss a lecture topic and participate in an open forum. Upcoming group meetings will be held onSeptember 25 and October 24 at 6 p.m. and are open to the public. Through the support groups, attendees can learn more about Emerson's comprehensive surgical weight management program for severe obesity. Check at the front desk for conference room location or call 1-978-287-3532.

COA 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, teas, pastry, fruit and other morning treats at 9 a.m. in the Sleeper Room. All Carlisle seniors are invited.

· Fall senior fitness classes: This class, taught by Karrie 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 (Tuesdays and Thursdays) for the fall session, or $30 per person for one class per session. The session runs through December. Wear loose comfortable clothing and bring hand weights if you have them. No need to sign up.

· Adult beginner and intermediate bridge: Classes led by Roy Green, professional bridge instructor, will begin for intermediate players 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. Classes for beginners start on Monday, September 10, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. for six sessions. There is a $10 fee for the bridge manual, payable to the instructor on the first night of class. Register ASAP by calling the COA office at 1-978-371-2895 as space is limited. The cost for all bridge classes 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.

· 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. Ayleen 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.

·Men's breakfast: On Thursday, September 13, starting at 8 a.m., the Mystery Chef and his helpers will prepare another gastronomic 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.

MRT announces new play, new season

Merrimack Repertory Theatre (MRT) announces that Richard Greenblatt, co-author of the award-winning, internationally renowned production, 2 Pianos 4 Hands, will direct his play for MRT this season.

To make this first-rate production possible, MRT rearranged this season's schedule. The revised schedule will be:

October 4 to 28: The Pursuit of Happiness, by Richard Dresser

November 15 to December 9: Tunney/Shakespeare in Six Rounds, by David E. Lane

January 4 to 28, 2008: 2 Pianos 4 Hands, by Ted Dykstra and Richard Greenblatt

February 7 to March 2, 2008: The Missionary Position, by Keith Reddin

March 13 to April 6, 2008: A Delicate Balance, by Edward Albee

April 17 to May 11, 2008: The Four of Us, by Itamar Moses

Subscriptions for the 2007-2008 season are available by contacting MRT's Box Office at 1-978-654-4MRT, Tuesdays through Saturdays between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. All subscriptions offer deep discounts off the single ticket price as well as exclusive subscriber-only benefits, including free parking, priority seating, restaurant discounts and easy exchanges. Single tickets for the 2007-2008 season go on saleSeptember 5.

Congregation Shalom open house September 9

Congregation Shalom, 87 Richardson Road, North Chelmsford, is hosting an open house on Sunday, September 9, from 10:30 a.m. to noon for prospective new members. There will be an informal discussion between synagogue members and guests. Meet the Rabbi and the Educator and learn more about the congregation. Light refreshments will be served. To RSVP or for more information, call Susan McHugh at 1-978-250-1975 or e-mail membership@congregationshalom.org.

Concord Art Association announces fall classes

The Concord Art Association will offer a wide range of art and craft-related courses beginning in September and running through November.

This year, the Concord Art Association has added new classes to its roster, as well as retaining popular selections previously offered, including:

· Chinese ink painting and calligraphy

· landscape painting

· introduction to linear perspective workshop

· no-fear water media workshop

· journaling from nature: Thoreau's pumpkins

· contemporary hooking

· "Make your mark!" workshop for kids, ages 7 to 10

To kick off the new season of classes, the Art Association will host an open house on Wednesday, September 12, from 6 to 8 p.m. Teachers and staff will be on hand to discuss upcoming classes, trips and tours.

Clark Gallery opens new show September 4

Clark Gallery announces the opening of a new show of paintings by Holly Farrell and "assemblages" of found and collectible objects by Barbara Dunn. The show will run from September 4 to 27 at the gallery, located at 145 Lincoln Road in Lincoln, with an opening reception on September 8 from 4 to 6 p.m. Regular gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit www.clarkgallery.com.

Concord Orchestra open rehearsal

Musicians are invited to an open rehearsal with the Concord Orchestra Tuesday, September 4, at 7:30 p.m. at 51 Walden Street, Concord. Come and read the music for our first concerts (October 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 www.concordorchestra.com, info@concordorchestra.com, 1-978-369-4967.

Saengerfest rehearsals September 10 and 18

The Saengerfest Men's Chorus will hold open rehearsals for prospective members on September 10 and 18 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Interested singers should call 1-508-358-4104 or e-mail info@saengerfest.org for more information about location and about the chorus.

Newcomers Club kicks off new season September 18 and 25

Join the Concord-Carlisle Newcomers Club. The club invites its members and those new to Concord and Carlisle to meet, get reacquainted with other members and learn about the club's many activities at 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, visit www.concordcarlislenewcomers.org for more information. If someone you know is new to Concord or Carlisle and could use the club's camaraderie and social activities, contact Kathy Cuocolo, president, at 1-978-318-9332 or e-mail her at kcuocolo@comcast.net.

"And nowMark Twain!" September 20

This solo performance by Richard Clark is full of wit and wisdom and the special brand of storytelling that made him a legend. The performance will be at 12:30 p.m., following the COA luncheon at 11:45 a.m., on Thursday, September 20, in Union Hall at the First Relgious Society. Reserve your place by calling 1-978-371-2895.This program is supported in part by a grant from the Carlisle Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Annual spaghetti supper is coming soon

Pencil in the evening of Tuesday, October 16, for the Sixth-Grade Spaghetti Supper. Be sure you get the chance to socialize with the Carlisle Public School community in a relaxed and enjoyable setting. Also, it is not too early to start thinking about donations to the Class of 2010 raffle. Ticket information and instructions on where to make spaghetti supper donations will be forthcoming.

NStar upgrades to benefit Carlisle

NStar is working on equipment upgrades to benefit the Town of Carlisle, providing continued reliability and enhanced service to customers. With an increasing demand for electricity in the area, NStar is upgrading its electrical infrastructure to meet the needs of Carlisle customers now and into the future.

Electrical equipment upgrades in Bedford and Lexington will allow NStar to deliver increased voltage to Carlisle. The company is installing new cables, transformers and switches to support the higher voltage. The upgrade work will enhance electric service in Carlisle by increasing the amount of electrical capacity available to the area.

Let the library come to you

When getting to the library is difficult, call 1-978-369-4898 and let the Gleason Public Library (GPL) come to you. Ask for Martha or write to mpatten@mvlc.org. After a friendly conversation, the GPL staff will make sure you get something delivered to your home that matches your interests. Do not let an injury, healing from surgery or an illness, or lack of access to transportation deprive you from the many great resources at Carlisle's library. This program is made possible by a grant from the Concord Carlisle Community Chest in collaboration with the Council on Aging and Gleason Public Library, www.gleasonlibrary.org.

Register now for Carlisle Recreation fall classes

Register online at www.carlislema.gov/registration or in person for:

· Tennis: Program starts week of September 11 for all levels of play. See brochure and online registration for all tennis classes.

· Early Release Tuesdays: September 18, October 16, November 6, December 11.

This popular activity is for students in grades five through eight in the Corey Gym from noon until 2:30 p.m., with basketball, volleyball, etc. and board games, plus a snack of pizza and a drink. Then proceed on to the library for a movie in the Hollis Room from 2:45 to 4 p.m.

· Paint and Draw - Acrylics: Several classes for grade levels K through 8. Starts the week of September 26 on Wednesday or Thursday depending on grade level.

· Pottery for adults and children: Space is limited for these classes, which are held on Monday, Wednesday or Thursday, so register early.

· Gotta Dance Jazz/Hip Hop: For grades K to 3 at 3:05 to 3:55 p.m. and grades 4 to 6 from 4 to 5 p.m. Teaches technique, coordination and flexibility.

· Youth Basketball: For boys and girls in grades 1 through 8. Look for the basketball flyer in your child's backpack come October with further details.

· Other popular fall classes for youth include: Karate, fencing, golf, ice skating and hockey. New on the schedule are music classes with Concord Conservatory.

· SKI/SB Program: for grades 2 through 8 on Fridays, starting January. 4. Pre-fit date for rentals is November 14. Participants must register before November 14 in order to secure a space. Space is Limited.

· Evening Kripalu Yoga for Adults: Tuesdays from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m., starting September 25 in the Corey Building Exercise Room.

· T'ai Chi: Date change to Wednesdays starting October 10 at 9 a.m. or 6 p.m.

· 60 Minute Workout — Aerobics: Time change to Fridays from 8:45 to 9:45 a.m.

· CPR and First Aid: Wednesday, October 10 for CPR/AED and October 17 for First Aid.

· Badminton: Wednesdays from 7to 9:30 p.m. in Corey Gym starting September 26.

· Basketball for Adults: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8 to 9:30 p.m. starting October 23 and 25.

· Other popular fall classes for adults include: Watercolor, pottery, yoga, Pilates and golf.

See brochure and/or go to online registration for further details for all the above classes at www.carlislema.gov/registration or call 1-978-369-9815.

State to celebrate 50th anniversary of ConsComs

The Massachusetts Association of Conservation Commissions (MACC) will host a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the establishment of Conservation Commissions with a special day at the Massachusetts State House in Boston on Wednesday, September 19.

Hundreds of environmentalists from across the Commonwealth are expected to join in the celebration. Featured will be remarks by former Governor Michael Dukakis; State Senator Pam Resor; MACC President Michael Sites, Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs Ian Bowles and other leaders.

The event, which runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and includes light refreshments, is open to the public free of charge.The celebration will feature an opening rally in the Great Hall, visits to legislators to urge the passage of key land protection legislation, networking and State House tours.

For more information contact MACC Executive Director Ken Pruitt at 1-617-489-3930 or at ken.pruitt@maccweb.org.

Rape crisis counselor training September 4

On September 4, Rape Crisis Services of Greater Lowell will begin its annual free training for those interested in becoming volunteer rape crisis counselors. Support the survivors of sexual violence on the 24-hour hotline, in the courts and hospitals and do community education and outreach. The training is Tuesdays and Wednesdays, September 4 through October 17, from 6 to 9 p.m., and October 13 and 20 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For information, call Trish at 1-978-452-7721.

Kerem Shalom registration is underway

Construction for spacious new classrooms as well as a beautiful new sanctuary is now underway at Kerem Shalom at 659 Elm Street in Concord. While Kerem Shalom is growing, students may register for their fall classes.

The Kerem Shalom School offers classes for students as young as three through high school. The once-a-week classes fit flexibly into the busy schedules of Kerem Shalom families. The outstanding faculty is dedicated to offering the highest standards of Jewish education. Openings are still available at all grade levels.

For a brochure describing the school's goals and philosophy, call 1-978-369-1223. Visit www.keremshalom.org, or join in a Shabbat service at Kerem Shalom this fall.

Alzheimer Association "Memory Walk"coming up September 30

Join the fifteenth annual Alzheimer's Association Northern Middlesex Memory Walk on Sunday, September 30, at Boarding House Park in Lowell. Form a team or walk as an individual. Money raised by Memory Walk helps provide care and support for individuals and families touched by Alzheimer's.

Volunteers are needed for the Memory Walk. Help set up for the day, help with children's area, distribute food, cheer on walkers, or help along the walk route. Volunteer and make a difference.

For more information, call Debra Katt-Lloyd at 1-978-937-5576 or e-mail debra.katt-lloyd@alz.org, or call Sara Efsthathiou-Santiago at 1-978-475-4225 or email saralillyrn@yahoo.com, or visit www.memorywalkma.org.

SARASA performs in Concord

SARASA Chamber Ensemble will start its 2007 concert series at First Parish, 20 Lexington Road in Concord on Sunday, October 28, at 7 p.m. The program will feature string quartets from the classical period by Mozart and Haydn.

Admission is $22 general admission, $18 seniors, $13 students, children under 12 free. Tickets available online at www.sarasamusic.org or at the door.

Concord Art Association announces fall classes

The Concord Art Association will offer a wide range of art and craft-related courses beginning in September and running through November.

This year, the Concord Art Association has added new classes to its roster, as well as retaining popular selections previously offered, including:

· Chinese ink painting and calligraphy

· landscape painting

· introduction to linear perspective workshop

· no-fear water media workshop

· journaling from nature: Thoreau's pumpkins

· contemporary hooking

· "Make your mark!" workshop for kids, ages 7 to 10

To kick off the new season of classes, the Art Association will host an open house on Wednesday, September 12, from 6 to 8 p.m. Teachers and staff will be on hand to discuss upcoming classes, trips and tours.

R/EMM opens fall programs September 8

Recorders/Early Music Metro West (R/EMM) invites early music enthusiasts to participate in any or all of the nine monthly sessions in the 2007-2008 season. Sessions begin on September 8 at 9:30 a.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 81 Elm Street, Concord. Participant registration is $18, visitors $12. For information, call 1-978-264-0584, e-mail sheilabb@earthlink.net or visit www.recordersearlymusic.org.

Concord Players to hold auditions September 12

The Concord Players, 51 Walden Street, Concord, will hold open auditions for the two one-actplays, The Rental and Perfect, on September 12 at 7 p.m. Performances will be October 21 at 7 p.m. Call 1-978-369-1468 for information.

Liz Geller hosts ART TALK September 13

Hosted by gallery and Carlisle resident Liz Geller, the ART TALK program is open to all artists. ART TALK will be held at the Clark Gallery, Lincoln, every second Thursday of the month, starting September 13, from 6 to 8 p.m. Attendees are invited to bring works in progress, sketchbooks and any additional materials that might benefit the understanding of your ideas, motives and goals. Technical skills and techniques and exhibition opportunities will be discussed.

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