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Friday, September 14, 2007

Boy Scouts open to 6th- through 12th-graders

Carlisle Boy Scout Troop 135 welcomes all boys from sixth through twelfth grades to join us. We run a program centered on camping, rank advancement and community service. Meetings are Tuesday evenings at 7:30 p.m. and are held in the Corey Exercise Room. Call Tony Mariano, Scoutmaster, at 1-978-287-0441 with any questions, or feel free to come to any meeting.

Cub Scouts to meet soon

The Carlisle Cub Scouts' first meeting of the year will be held on Monday, September 17, at the school cafeteria at 7 p.m. Newcomers in grades 1-5 are encouraged to attend. The Cub Scouts would also like to invite townsfolk to view our annual model rocket launch on September 29 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Check the web site for more information.

Register for Girl Scouts

The Concord-Carlisle Girl Scouts will be holding several registration events for girls wishing to join the Girl Scouts. Join them at the Concord Scout House, 72 Walden Street, on Saturday, September 22 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., or on Wednesday, September 26 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. or at the Carlisle CSA fairs at Carlisle Elementary on Thursday, September 27 from 6:15 to 7 p.m. and at Carlisle Middle School on Thursday, October 4, from 6 to 6:45 p.m.

Girls of all ages are welcome, regardless of previous Scouting experience. If you have questions, e-mail or contact the Girl Scouts at 1-800-882-1662.

CCHS Stage Festival this weekend only

Attend the first-ever 3x3x3 Stage Festival at the Concord-Carlisle High School (CCHS). You will enjoy three performances of three different genres of plays on three different stages for one ticket price. The extravaganza begins promptly at 4 p.m. Saturday, September 15, and Sunday, September 16.

Purchase your ticket starting at 3 p.m. at the main door of the high school. Ticket prices for students and senior citizens are "a roll of the die" ($1-$6), and for adults are $8 plus "a roll of the die" ($9-$14). Allow sufficient time to get to the first stage.

CPAC plans meetings

The first CPAC (Carlisle Special Education Parent Advisory Council) meeting, for this year, will be on Friday September 21 at 9 a.m., in the school cafeteria. All parents of children with special needs are welcome, and are also invited to the first support group meeting of the year. The meeting will be held September 28 at 9 a.m. at the home of Lori Tucker, 394 East Riding Drive. For more information on these events call Kris Tocci at 1-978-371-6498 or Lori Tucker at 1-978-371-3292.

Organic and locally-grown potluck supper

Take advantage of the bounty of the season by using fresh locally grown ingredients to showcase your cooking talents at a potluck supper on Friday, September 28, at Union Hall. This potluck, which starts at 6 p.m., is sponsored by the First Religious Society in Carlisle's Environmental Committee and is open to the entire community. Learn about the advantages of buying organic and locally grown food or just come for a nutritious and delicious meal. For more information, contact Leslie Thomas 1-978-287-0025 or Alison Saylor at

Garden Club presents "Designing with Vines"

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, 10:30 a.m. to noon, in the Hollis Room at 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

"Pumpkins on the Common" Oct. 13 - 20

Support Carlisle's nonprofit organizations and local farmers by volunteering at "Pumpkins on the Common: A Carlisle Community Fundraiser." The festival kicks off at the Harvest Fair on Saturday, October 13, runs through the week and culminates with a variety of pumpkin- judging events geared to all ages, from 10 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 20. The event will raise funds for the Carlisle School Association, Council on Aging and other local non-profit groups.

To volunteer, contact Carol Nathan ( or visit the website (

Carlisle Chess Club resumes September 21

After a very successful inaugural year, the Carlisle Chess Club is beginning its second year. In addition to the elementary school club from last year, the club is expanding to include a middle school club. Look for the flyer around town or contact for more information.

All students from pre-K to eighth grade are welcome. Also, any seniors in the community who would like to join are welcome -— either to play with the kids or among themselves. Contact the above e-mail to make arrangements (any adults attending the club need to file a CORI with the school). The elementary program will be in the school dining room on Fridays before the start of school. The middle school program is not yet determined, but is likely to be directly after school on Fridays. The start date is September 21. The club has a rolling admission policy.

Harvest Fair and Pumpkin Festival needs

Artisans are needed for the FRS Harvest Fair Saturday October 13, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and for the Pumpkin Festival on Saturday, October 20, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Both events will be at the First Religious Society in Carlisle. The table fee is 10% of sales.

Silent Auction donations (not White Elephant) are wanted for the Harvest Fair, too. Receipts will be given for donations. Merchandise can be picked up, or dropped off at the church noon to 7 p.m. on Friday, October 12. Call Alison Saylor 1-978-369-1809 or contact

Submit entries of pumpkins grown, cooked or decorated for the Pumpkin Contest during the Pumpkin Festival on Saturday, October 20, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Entry fee is $1 per item, up to $5. Additional entries are free. Bring entries to the church from 4 to 9 p.m. on Friday, October 19, or 8 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, October 20. For more info go to

Armchair travel begins at Gleason Library

Local travel enthusiast Charlie Allman will host a monthly open discussion series about world destinations. The first meeting will be on October 2 at 10:30 a.m. in the Hollis Room of the library. Each month a short video travelogue will be shown, followed by an open discussion, shared experiences, photographs and recommendations for the selected destination. This is the first in an ongoing series and participants are encouraged to help frame the discussion. Participants are welcome to bring their own visuals (photos, mementos) or come prepared to take notes.

On October 2, the destination will be Southern Arizona (the Tucson area). Mark your calendars for Tuesday November 6 at 10:30 a.m. and Tuesday December 4 at 10:30 a.m. These programs are free and open to the public. No registration is necessary. Refreshments will be provided.

GPL fall story times

Sign up for the fall story-time session at the Gleason Public Library which begins on Saturday, September 15 at 10 a.m. Phone registration begins at 11 a.m. The fall session begins Monday, October 1 and ends the week of December 3 (story-times do not meet during public school vacations).

The library is offering story-time sessions for two age groups, 3- to 4- year-olds and 4- to 6-year-olds. Children in the 3- to 4-year-old group must be three years old by October 4, 2007 and they will meet on Thursday afternoons from 1:30 to 2 p.m. through December 6, 2007.

Children in the 4- to 6-year-old group must be five by April 1, 2008 and they will meet on Monday afternoons from 1:30 to 2 p.m. through December 3, 2007.

The library also offers drop-in story-times for two age groups: 2- to 3-year olds with parent or caregiver will meet on Friday mornings, October 4, through November 15 at 10:30 a.m.; and children two and under will meet on Thursday mornings, October 5 through November 16 at 10:30 a.m.

If you have any questions, please call the library at 1-978-369-4898 and ask for the Children's Department .

Down-on-the-Farm Day at Great Brook Farm

Come on Sunday, September 30, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the 4th annual "Down-On-The-Farm" day at Great Brook Farm State Park in Carlisle. There will be hayrides, sack racing, corn shucking, egg tossing, wheel barrel racing, a milk mustache contest, and more. The event will close with a traditional cake walk. All parking fees

Carlisle Council on Aging doings

• Town employee appreciation luncheon: Join the COA on Thursday, September 20, at 11:45 a.m. at Union Hall at FRS as we show our appreciation to all town employees. Following lunch actor Richard Clark, who does a wonderful impersonation of Mark Twain, will entertain us. This program is funded in part by a grant from the Carlisle Cultural Council and the Friends of COA. Blood pressure screenings will be provided, from 11 to 11:45 a.m. Call 1-978-371-2895 to RSVP by September 16.

• North Shore Music Theater: Join the COA to see Les Miserables on October 31 (tickets at $45 p/p must be reserved by September 20). All checks must be made out to Friends of Carlisle COA and sent to Joanne Willens, 134 Ember Lane, Carlisle, MA 01741.

• Intergenerational yard clean-up day for seniors: The FRS has set Saturday, September 29 from 10 a.m. to noon when intergenerational teams of volunteer adults and youths in grade 6 through high school will help with basic light outdoor work such as leaf raking, cutting flowers, sweeping walks and driveways and/or planting your bulbs. Call the FRS church office at 1-978-369-5180 and leave your name, telephone and a brief message describing tasks you need done and they will get back to you.

• Women's breakfast with "Lady Di": Once again, Carlisle's own renowned chef, Dian Cuccinello, will prepare breakfast for senior women on Wednesday, September 26, at 8 a.m. at the Sleeper Room. The menu includes assorted breakfast entrees, homemade muffins and breads and of course, delicious fruits, spreads, juices and coffees. Sign up no later than Thursday, September 20, as space is limited. A donation of $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.

Community Ed hearing September 25

The Adult and Community Task Force invites all concerned citizens of Concord and Carlisle to participate in the Task Force Public Hearing to be held September 25 at 7:30pm at the Town House Hearing Room. The Task Force will review its recommendations and hear public comment. The Task Force Report will be available to the public on September 20, 2007 and may be viewed on-line at:

Bothered by airport noise?

The Board of Selectmen is looking for a Carlisle resident interested in serving on the Logan Airport Community Advisory Committee. This Committee will be working with the Federal Aviation Administration and Massport on Phase 2 of a study to determine viable means to reduce noise impacts from aircraft overflights to and from Boston Logan International Airport. Carlisle has been identified as a stakeholder. The Community Advisory Committee will provide input on noise issues, identification of potential alternatives, and criteria to be used in evaluating alternatives. The Committee will vote on the alternatives to be considered for environmental review.

If interested in participating, call Town Administrator, Madonna McKenzie at 1-978-371-6688.

Stable licenses due

The Board of Health has mailed applications for stable licenses to all residents listed as keeping animals on their properties. The Board of Health is required to annually license any structure used to house animals, including but not limited to, stables and barns. Annual Animal Inspector visits are required by the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources.

The cost for the license and inspection is $25. Inspections will be done in September and October. If you have not yet received an application and need one, contact the Board of Health at 1-978-369-0283.

"And now-Mark Twain!"

This solo performance by Richard Clark, a delightful look at the life and work of America's foremost humorist, will be performed at 12:30 p.m. following the COA luncheon on Thursday, September 20, at Union Hall.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Carlisle Cultural Council.

Annual New Baby event on September 29

The Carlisle Board of Health and the Carlisle Parents Connection will co-host the Annual New Baby Event will be held on Saturday, September 29 (raindate September 30) at the Diment Park toddler playground located Church Street.

The Board of Health has arranged for Lori Holden, R.N., from Emerson Home Care to talk about new-baby issues such as use of mosquito repellent and sun protection for infants, and food and toy recalls. The event is open to all moms, dads, siblings, and especially all new babies born in the last year.

Graduates of the Carlisle Recreation 2007 Babysitting Class will be available to entertain older siblings. For more information contact Tracy McArdle of the Carlisle Parents Connection at or the Board of Health at 1-978-369-0283.

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