The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, October 12, 2007

COA doings

· Luncheon: Join the COA on Thursday, October 18, at 11:45 a.m. at Union Hall for lunch, followed by a slide show of previews for the April 2008 COA trip to England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Blood pressure screenings will be provided from 11 to 11:45 a.m. Call 1-978-371-2895 to RSVP by Monday, October 15. Let the COA know if you need a van ride when you make your reservation. A donation of at least $2 is appreciated.

· Halloween parade: Come watch the Carlisle Public School children march, in their costumes, through Village Court at 145 Church Street at 10:30 a.m.

· Harvard Museum of Natural History trip: The COA van will leave Town Hall parking lot at 8:45 a.m. (and return about 3:30 p.m.) on November 9. This trip will allow for time at the museum, lunch on your own and shopping in Harvard Square. The cost, is $11 for Carlisle seniors and $14 for out-of-town seniors. To reserve your spot, mail your check no later than October 15, payable to the Carlisle COA, to Joanne Willens, 134 Ember Lane, Carlisle, MA 01741. The van has seats for 13 seniors.

· European trip: On March 25, 2008, the COA will visit Prague, Vienna and Budapest for 15 days. Price includes air, hotels, all breakfasts and dinners and sightseeing. Price starts at $2749 +$285.20 for airport taxes and departure fees. For a flyer or more information, call Joanne Willens at 1-978-371-8023. Deposits are due by November 15.

CPC Halloween Party October 27

The annual Carlisle Parents Connection (CPC) Halloween Party will be held Saturday, October 27, at Diment Park from 10 a.m. to noon. Bring your ghosts, goblins, pirates and princesses to enjoy many bewitching activities: face painting, temporary tattoos, crafts, our annual Halloween Trick-or-Treat parade and some extra special "treats." It is sure to be a "spook"tacular time for families with children from birth to age 5. Older siblings are always welcome as are families from surrounding towns. The cost is $5 per family and is free to current CPC members. The rain date for this event is Sunday, October 28, at Diment Park from 1 to 3 p.m.

Folk concert at FRS October 20

The Union Hall Coffeehouse and Pumpkins on the Common present a concert of original, acoustic folk music and selected folk and international songs by Ken and Julie and the Eclectic Folk Project on October 20 at 7:30 p.m. at the First Religious Society (FRS). Tom Smith will open for singer/songwriter Ken DeAngelis and soprano Julie Ziavras. Tickets are $15 and are available at the door or online at For information, call 1-978-287-5745 or 1-978-369-5180, e-mail or visit

Dads and Donuts event is October 13

Dads, bring your toddlers to Diment Park tomorrow, October 13, from 10 a.m. to noon. Grab some refreshments, make some new friends and reunite with old ones and renew your Carlisle Parents Connection membership. This event is for families of children from birth to age five.

CSEM concert October 25 at FRS

The Cambridge Society for Early Music (CSEM) opens its Chamber Music by Candlelight series with a Mozart pianoforte program played by Sylvia Berry entitled, "The Many Faces of Mozart." Carlisle will host this concert in the First Religious Society (FRS) on October 25 at 8 p.m. For information, call 1-617-489-2062, visit or e-mail

"Exercise — it's worth the effort!" campaign begins with basketball

Adult pickup basketball, sponsored by the Carlisle Recreation Commission, begins in the Corey Gym on Tuesday and Thursday nights from 8 to 9:30 p.m. on October 23. Get a good aerobic workout running up and down a basketball court twice a week from October 23 to May 8. The cost is $125 for the whole season or you can pay $5 at the door each time you attend.

Car wash at St. Irene Church October 13

On Saturday, October 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the teens of St. Irene Church will hold a car wash in the church parking lot at 187 East Street. The proceeds from the car wash will be donated to the Against Malaria Foundation, which purchases and distributes treated bed nets and educates people on their use.You can track the progress of the donated nets (which cost about $5 each) from their manufacture to their delivery at

Come by on Saturday, October 13, and go home with a clean car, while you

help stop malaria in Malawi.

Newcomers Club fall social is October 13

The Concord-Carlisle Newcomers Club will have their fall social at the Concord Art Association on October 13, and galleries will be open to the club's members, as well as beautiful perennial gardens, weather permitting, and wine and appetizers will be served. Members should have a really splendid evening of meeting new neighbors, visiting friends, and getting to know an interesting resource in the heart of Concord.

If you are interested in attending this event, or any of their many events, please visit at or contact Kathy Cuocolo, president, at 1-978-318-9332 or president @

Soccer team benefits Dana Farber tomorrow

On Saturday, October 13, at 7 p.m. on the CCHS football field, the CCHS Men's Soccer Team will play a night game in memory of Concord resident Lois Wells, who passed away earlier this year after a courageous battle with cancer. Lois is the mother of Steve Wells, who is the team's assistant coach and a 1998 graduate of CCHS. All proceeds from the evening's game will be donated in memory of Lois Wells to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute to support cancer research.

The team invites you and your family to join them on the evening of the 13 to watch a great soccer match, remember Lois Wells and help support cancer research.

Town flea market October 27

Come one and all and clean out those closets. The Carlisle Farmers Market is sponsoring a town-wide flea market on October 27 (rain date October 28) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Kimball's Ice Cream Stand on Bedford Road. If you are interested in participating, call Gale or Annette at 1-978-371-1925 or 1-978-369-0599.

Parenting workshop changes dates

"Guiding Good Choices," the four-part education workshop for parents of fifth- through eighth-graders, will take place at the Robbins Library at Carlisle Public School from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Mondays: October 22, 29 and November 5 and 19. Kathy Bowen, K-12 Health Curriculum Coordinator for the Concord Public Schools, will facilitate the group. The fee for the workshop is $40. Contact the Center for Parents and Teachers at or 1-978-202-1146 to register and for information.

Deadline is Monday

Applications are due October 15, 2007 for Carlisle Cultural Council grants. Information and applications may be found online at: or at the Gleason Public Library. Questions may be directed to Elissa Abruzzo at 1-978-287-4811.

John Hope Franklin honored on October 20

Dr. John Hope Franklin has been chosen to be the 2007 recipient of the Ruth Ratner Miller Award for Excellence in American History given by the Friends of the Concord Free Public Library. James B. Duke Professor Emeritus of History at Duke University and John Matthews Manly Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Chicago, Dr. Franklin is the author of many books on the black experience and the struggle for equal rights in this country.

The Ruth Ratner Miller Award program, including Franklin's talk on the importance of public libraries to American communities, will be held at Trinitarian Congregational Church, 54 Walden Street, Concord, on October 20 at 7:30 p.m. A book signing and reception will follow the program. Tickets are $15/adults, $5/students and are available at the Concord Free Public Library and at the Concord Bookstore, 65 Main Street, Concord.

MCC's Transition Program info session is October 18

Learn more about Middlesex Community College's (MCC) nationally recognized Transition Program, a two-year non-credit certificate program for students with learning/cognitive disabilities. This unique, specialized program is designed for students without the skills necessary to complete requirements for an associate degree.

A public information session for Transition Program prospective students and their families will be held from 9 to 11 a.m., Thursday, October 18, in MCC's Bedford Campus Center, Café East, 591 Springs Road. Information session participants will receive an overview of the program, as well as in-depth information on the curriculum, application procedures, details of the required internship portion of the program and prospective job opportunities.

To register for MCC's Transition Program Public Information Session, call 1-781-280-3630. For more information about The Transition Program at Middlesex, contact Kathy Matheson, Disability Support Services, at 1-781-280-3525.

Walden Pond seasonal saunters begin October 13

Back by popular demand, join park staff for this series of foliage walks to explore some of the lesser known trails surrounding Walden Pond. Each saunter will be on a different trail with various terrains so dress accordingly and bring plenty of water. Meet at the Thoreau House Replica. The first program will be held on Saturday, October 13 from 1 to 3 p.m. The second program will be held on Sunday, October 14, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

There is a daily parking fee of $5 per vehicle. For more information, call the Park Headquarters at 1-978-369-3254. Walden Pond State Reservation is located at 915 Walden Street in Concord.

Concord Festival of Authors starts October 17

The annual Concord Festival of Authors, featuring 24 events and over 40 authors, runs this year from October 17 to November 4. Enjoy programs with E.L. Doctorow, Sebastian Junger, Eric Jay Dolin, Ha Jin, Tess Gerritsen, Ann Hood, John Hope Franklin and others. For information, contact Rob Mitchell at 1-978-369-3807,, or P.O. Box 641, Concord, MA 01741.

Clark Gallery presents "Annisquam Series"

The Clark Gallery, 145 Lincoln Road, Lincoln, is now showing the "Annisquam Series"paintings by Frances Hamilton and the painted collages"Travel Home," by Gary Nisbet. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For information, visit or call 1-781-259-8303.

CCTV Channel 8

The Bridge with Deborah Rocha: October 15,10 p.m.; October 17, 9 p.m., October 18, 10:30 p.m.; October 19, 8:30 a.m.

Author's Outlet with Eliot Lillien: October 12, 5 p.m.

WWI series with Eliot Lillien: October 12, 9 p.m.; October 15, 6 p.m.; October 16, 3 p.m.; October 17, 8 p.m., October 18, 9 a.m.; October 19, 9 p.m.

Council on Aging: October 16, 8 p.m.; October 18, 4 p.m.

Pop Warner Football: October 13, 1 p.m.; October 15, 2:32 p.m.; October 17, 6 p.m.

CCHS shows on Channel 8

Video Production: October 12, 10:16 p.m.; October 13, 11:30 p.m.

Film Leader: October 13, 5:51 p.m., 11:21 p.m.; October 15, 9:29 p.m.

Theater: October 13, 6 p.m.; October 15, 8 p.m.; October 17, 1 p.m.

Experience: October 13, 7:30 p.m.; October 15, 12:14 a.m.; 9:37 p.m.; October 16, 6:34 p.m.; October 17, 5:39 p.m., 9:30 p.m. October 19, 7:33 p.m.

Football: October 13, 4 p.m., 10 p.m.; October 17, 9:46 p.m.

Girls Soccer: October 13, 7:46 p.m.

Band: October 13, 9:30 p.m.; October 15, 7:30 p.m.

Orchestra: October 17, 10:10 a.m.

Chorus Pops: October 17 4 p.m.

Choral Concert: October 17, 5 p.m.

Channel 9

Concord-Carlisle Coordination: October 14, 8 a.m; October 18, 8 a.m..

Concord-Carlisle Task Force on Adult and Community Education: October 16, 8 a.m.; October 18, 8 p.m.; October 19, 8 a.m.

Regional School Committee: October 12, 4 p.m.; October 14, noon; October 17, 8 p.m.

Board of Selectmen: October 12, 8 p.m.; October 14, 8 p.m.; October 15, 8 a.m., 7:30 p.m., October 16, 7 p.m.; October 17, 8 p.m.; October 19, 8 p.m.

School Building Committee: October 13, 8 a.m.

Rick Irving speaks at CCHS October 30

On Tuesday, October 30, from 7:30 to 9 p.m., Rick Irving will speak on "How to Foster and Maintain Protective and Satisfying Interactions with your Adolescent." The program will take place in the CCHS Library, 500 Walden Street, Concord. Pre-registration appreciated for planning purposes. Contact the Center for Parents and Teachers (CPT) at or 978-202-1146. This program is funded through the Concord-Carlisle High School Parents Association. A free-will offering of $8 to $10 will be collected at the door to be used for future programs of the CPT.

CCYL '08 spring registration

Invented by the Native Americans, who called it Baggataway, lacrosse is truly an American game. Anyone can play lacrossethe big and the small. The game requires and rewards coordination and agility, not brawn.

Concord-Carlisle Youth Lacrosse (CCYL) program registration is now open for the 2008 spring season. A variety of programs are available for beginners and experienced players. Convenient online registration for both girls in grades three through eight and boys in grades two though eight can be found on or on forms available on the web site which can be printed and mailed in.

All registrations and payments must be made by December 15. Any registrations received on or after that date will be subject to a late fee, if there are still spaces available. To be eligible for participation, the players must be eligible for their respective age groups on January 1. To be eligible for the U15 teams, the players must be 14 or younger on that date and must not be enrolled in high school.

Come on out and join the fun and find out why lacrosse is the most rapidly growing team sport in the USA.

SuAsCo Watershed Council fundraiser underway

The SuAsCo Watershed Community Council's current fundraising effort features a Holeb Outdoors kayak as grand prize. Tickets are being sold now and the raffle drawing will take place in November. Tickets are $10 each or three for $25, and are available from SuAsCo members or by contacting the organization at; 1-978-461-0735. SuAsCo officials will also sell tickets at community events and stores.

Raffle tickets will be available at Clock Tower Place, Maynard; Whole Foods, Wayland; Russell's Garden Center, Wayland; and Shaw's market in Stow. Contact the store or SuAsCo Council offices for dates and times.

In addition to the grand prize of a $2,500 Holeb Outdoors kayak, prizes in the raffle include: a Holeb Outdoors backcountry tent as second prize; four third prizes of "Stormwater Matters" golf umbrellas; and four "Stormwater Matters" tote bags as fourth prize.

Proceeds from the raffle will go to SuAsCo programs. Information about the raffle is on the SuAsCo web site, and the Holeb Outdoors web site,

Saengerfest Chorus performs October 21

The Saengerfest Men's Chorus opens its new season with a performance on October 21 at 4 p.m. at First Parish of Westwood, United Church. Admission is $20, seniors $15, families $40. Tickets may be purchased by calling Judy Holbrook at 1-781-326-5344; James W. Burns, Jr. at 1-617-594-6640 or any chorus member.

FOGPL seeks members

The Friends of Gleason Public Library (FOGPL) are seeking talented and enthusiastic new members. Meetings are on the third Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the library, with the next meeting on October 17. Volunteers are needed to help organize and support annual events, such as the Community Potluck Supper or the Used Book Sale. If interested, contact Verna Gilbert at 1-978-369-9278 or verna_gilbert@

Grandparents, parents and students: trip opportunity

An April school vacation trip to Sorrento Italy, for parents, children, grandparents or families is offered by the COA. Prices, starting at $2480, include hotels, airfare, meals and sightseeing in Naples, Pompeii, Capri, the Amalfi Drive, Positano and Monte Cassino. The trip will take place April 19 to 27, 2008. For a flyer, call Linda or Joanne Willens 1-978-371-8023 or 1-978-287-6029. Your deposit is due by November 1.

Square/contra dance in Westford October 27

Join the Parish Center for the Arts (PCA) Saturday, October 27, at 8 p.m. for a square/contra dance. Dan Pearl will be calling and Oh, CONTRAire! will provide live music. First-time dancers come at 7:30 p.m. for free instruction and get into the dance for free as well. Also get in free with a student ID card. $5/adults; $3/teens; maximum $12/per family.

The Parish Center for the Arts is at the corner of Boston Road and Lincoln Street on Westford Common. For more information, call 1-978-692-633, e-mail PCA@ or visit

Mulan auditions begin November 1

Mark your calendars today and audition for Center Stage's mainstage production: Disney's Mulan, directed by Mary Spinosa-Wilson. Auditions will be held on Thursday, November 1, at 5 p.m. and Saturday, November 3, at 10 a.m.Auditions are open to youth between the ages of six and 18, who will be asked to sing and read a scene from the script. Prepared material is not necessary. All are welcome.

Center Stage is located at 359 Littleton Road (Route 110) in Westford, just east of Kimball Farm. For more information, call 1-978-392-3433 or visit

Concord antiques sale November 2

The 38th annual Concord antiques sale will be held on November 2 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on November 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Trinitarian Congregational Church at 54 Walden Street, Concord. The sale features 36 exhibitors and will offer a wide variety of quality, affordable antiques. The Tri Con Coffee Shop will be serving lunch and homemade desserts during the event. Admission is $7 per person. Proceeds benefit greater Boston and local outreach programs. Door prizes will be offered. For

information, call 1-978-369-4837.

Colonial Spirit show November 3

For those who enjoy jazz, barbershop and Irish folk music, the Colonial Spirit Chorus is presenting their annual cabaret show, "Magic of Barbershop," on Saturday, November 3, at the Tewksbury Elks Club. Pre-show entertainment begins at 7:15 p.m. featuring the Wolverine Jazz Band. The show begins at 8 p.m. with the Colonial Spirit Chorus and quartets, men's quartet "Imagination," Sweet Adeline quartet "Classic Moments" and Irish folk duo Glenshane.

There will be a cash bar, refreshments and raffle prizes. For tickets, call 1-978-692-2270 or 1-978-658-5083. Visit for information.

SARASA opens new season October 28

SARASA Chamber Ensemble opens its ninth season with string quartets by Haydn and Mozart. Violinists Elizabeth Blumenstock and Lisa Weiss, join violist Jennifer Stirling, and cellist Timothy Merton, to perform Mozart's Quartet in C Major, K465 and two Haydn string quartets, Opus 9, No.1 in C Major and Opus 77, No 1 in G Major.

SARASA's quartet evening takes place on Sunday, October 28, at 7 p.m. at First Parish, 20 Lexington Road in Concord (ample free parking available). Tickets are $22, $18 for seniors, $13 for students; children under 12 admitted free. For more information, contact SARASA at 1-617-492-4758 or visit

"Pumpkins on the Common" October 13 through 20

Support Carlisle's nonprofit organizations and local farmers by purchasing your pumpkins at "Pumpkins on the Common: A Carlisle Community Fundraiser." Locally grown pumpkins of all sizes, colors and kinds, mums, and other autumn specialties will be offered right on the Carlisle Town Common.

"Pumpkins on the Common" kicks off at the Harvest Fair on Saturday, October 13, and runs through the week. It ends October 20 with a festival featuring games, face-painting, pumpkin-carving, food, music and a variety of pumpkin-judging events geared to all ages. Traditional and contemporary New England folk music will be provided by Yankee Notions and a Cajun lunch will raise money for a Carlisle group going to New Orleans to help victims of Hurricane Katrina. The Saturday Harvest and Pumpkin Festivals run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pumpkins will also be on sale during the week from noon to 6 p.m. Steered by the Carlisle Garden Club, "Pumpkins on the Common" will also raise funds for the Carlisle School Association, Friends of the Council on Aging, Carlisle Kids House and other local non-profit groups. Music is provided through a grant from the Carlisle Cultural Council. Information is available at

Social networking workshop at GPL October 15

Come find out what social networking is all about on Monday October 15, 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Gleason Public Library (GPL). Learn about Blogger, Library Thing,, and Web 2.0. All ages are welcome. Basic internet experience is expected. Bring a laptop with wireless access if you have it. To learn more about other library events, visit or call 1-978-369-4898.

Newcomers visit Fruitlands October 25

The Concord-Carlisle Newcomers Club is getting in touch with the famous authors of the nineteenth century at their rural home the Fruitlands in Harvard on Thursday, October 25, starting at 11 a.m. This excursion is open to all club members. Fruitlands is 210 acres of landscape which includes the site of the 1843 Fruitlands experiment led by Bronson Alcott, the first Shaker Museum in the world, a Native American museum, a fine art gallery of Hudson River landscapes, 19th-century portraits and trails through woodlands and meadows.

In keeping with the theme of local history, the Concord-Carlisle Newcomers Club's evening book group is reading American Bloomsbury by Susan Cheever, which illuminates the daily lives Emerson, Thoreau, Hawthorne and Alcott and the cross-fertilization of creativity in Concord.

If you are interested in attending any Newcomers events, visit

Honoring 137 years of public service

Help Carlisle honor Esther and Waldo Wilson and their daughter Sarah Andreassen's 137 years of public service to our town. Donations are needed to purchase commemorative plaques and other memorabilia for the Fire Station, Police Station and Town Hall.

Waldo Wilson served as Fire Chief for over 50 years and Town Accountant for 45 years. Esther Wilson served as a one-woman Communications Department as Town Dispatcher for 52 years. Sarah Andreassen served as Town Clerk for 14 years and as Town Accountant for 28 years. The tributes are being funded privately. Your donation will make it possible to recognize these extraordinary people and their dedication to Carlisle. Your tax-deductible check may be made payable to the Wilson-Andreassen Gift Fund and sent to Town Hall, 66 Westford Street, Carlisle, MA 01741.

Leonard Gibbs reads poetry October 22

Leonard Gibbs will share his poetry with Carlisle on October 22 at 7 p.m. in the Gleason Public Library Hollis Room. Author of the collection A Vermont Bestiary, Mr. Gibbs describes himself as "first cousin to Wendy Davis and glad of it." The evening promises to have a hint of humor and plenty of poems for those with a fondness for nature. He has published three volumes of poems: Skipping Stones, A Book of Prayers for the Year and A Vermont Bestiary. He was a resident of Carlisle for a year, and remembers that time with great pleasure.

This event is open to the public and sponsored by the Friends of the Gleason Public Library. To learn more about other library events, visit www.gleason or call 1-978-369-4898.

"Opera in Carlisle" begins November 7

Find new appreciation for opera this fall at the Gleason Public Library. John Tischio, back by request, will present a series of five operas on November 7, 14, 28, and December 5 and 12. The series will take place on Wednesdays, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Hollis Room at the Gleason Public Library.

The Friends of the Carlisle Council on Aging, Lee Milliken Fund and Friends of the Gleason Public Library sponsor this series. Tischio will present: Carmen, Georges Bizet; La Traviata, Giuseppe Verdi; Tosca, Giacomo Puccini; Salome, Richard Strauss; and Eugene Onegin, Peter Tchaikovsky. Each meeting will include audio-visual excerpts from the opera, information about the life and times of the composer, talk about the literary works on which the opera is based and discussion about the opera itself.

The series is free and open to the public. Registration is required as seating is limited to 50 people. Call the Gleason Public Library reference desk at 1-978-369-4898. Consider parking at adjacent parking areas to the library, such as Church and School Streets, as on-site parking is limited. For more information, visit www.

CSA meeting October 16

The Carlisle School Association (CSA) meets monthly in the Corey Dining Room at Carlisle Public School. Meetings are open to the public and all are invited to attend. The CSA organizes and plans a number of events throughout the school year and offers a broad range of activities and opportunities for parental involvement. If you would like to gain an insight into this hardworking group of volunteers and become a part of it, join us at our next meeting on Tuesday, October 16 at 9 a.m.

Additional information about the CSA, monthly meetings and activities, visit

Concord Band presents fall concert October 27

The Concord Band will present its fall concert on October 27 at 51 Walden Street, Concord at 8 p.m. For information and tickets, visit or call 1-978-897-9969.

Spaghetti Supper is October 16

Be sure to come to the Annual Sixth- Grade Spaghetti Supper on Tuesday, October 16, 5 to 8 p.m. at the Carlisle Public School's Corey Dining Room. Let the sixth graders serve you a delicious "home-cooked" meal. This year's dinner features products from several local farms, including organic beef from Carlisle's Mill Iron Farm. Adults are $7, children and seniors $5. Tickets sell fast, so purchase them right away. Add to the fun by buying raffle tickets, $1 each, or buy a packet of six raffle tickets for $5. Golden Raffle tickets are $20 each and golden raffle items include a Cape Cod getaway, Nike Tennis Camp and a $250 Home Depot gift card. Tickets can be purchased from any sixth-grader or at Ferns.

Historical Society open house is October 21

Heald House, home of the Carlisle Historical Society at 698 Concord Street, will hold an open house on Sunday, October 21, 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 and refurbished space.

Among the items of interest are samplers made by 18th-century Carlisle girls to practice their sewing and alphabet, Guy Clark's wedding certificate and an extensive collection of Civil War memorabilia. The town hearse is now installed in the barn. Admission is free and all are welcome.

Receipts for education fundraiser

The Carlisle Public Schools and Carlisle School Association are participating, once again, in a fundraising program sponsored by Donelan's and Crosby's supermarkets. Register receipt tapes from these two stores, dated 9/1/07 through 3/31/08, will be collected, tallied and used in their program which supports local education. Last year's drive collected enough tapes to provide the school with two cordless microscopes, two inclined stereo microscopes and some gym/playground equipment at no cost to the school or taxpayers. Children can drop off register receipts at the school library. If you do not have a child in the school and would like to participate in this program, send your receipts to: K. Brown, 133 Hutchins Road, Carlisle, MA 01741.

Concert at FRS October 20

The Union Hall Coffeehouse and "Pumpkins on the Common" present a concert of original, acoustic folk music and selected folk and international songs by Ken and Julie and the Eclectic Folk Project on October 20 at 7:30 p.m. at the First Religious Society (FRS). Tickets are $15 and are available at the door or online at

For information, call 1-978-287-5745 or 1-978-369-5180, e-mail or visit

"Mystery chefs" needed

Come in November to the monthly Men's Breakfast at Village Court's Sleeper Room for a great breakfast and good company. Volunteer chefs do the shopping, set up, cook, and clean up for this monthly event. The COA is looking for men who would like to cook breakfast. If enough men came forward to help cook, each would only have to do this once a year. You will be reimbursed for the cost of all the food and supplies. There are ten breakfasts, once a month on the first Thursday at 8 a.m. Consider helping this great group of men continue their efforts. Get a friend to join you. If you are interested, call the COA office at 1-978-371-2895. Become a COA "Mystery Chef."

CCHS class reunion plans

Catch up with the class of 1987 on Friday, November 23, from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Concord Elks, 221 Baker Avenue, Concord. Tickets will be available at the door. For more information, contact, spread the word, and do not miss your 20th reunion.

The Concord-Carlisle High School Class of 1976 31st reunion is being planned now, so do plan to attend. 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.

Carlisle Education Foundation auction November 2

The Carlisle Education Foundation (CEF)has unleashed its license-to-thrill with "For Your School Only!," its annual auction and dinner dance for the Carlisle Public School on Friday, November 2, 2007. Join in for a delicious gourmet dinner and live entertainment set in the rustic charm of the Barn at Gibbet Hill in Groton. Items on the auction block include time at luxurious vacation homes, private catered dinners, four tickets to the December 16 Patriots game, orthodontic treatment, tennis packages, private concerts, artwork, children's activities and more. CEF's goal for 2007-08 is to raise $100,000 to purchase Mac computer labs for each grade level and support efforts to upgrade, renovate and rebuild our school campus.

For more information on the auction or to purchase tickets, contact Peg Gladstone at 1-978-246-6793.

Newcomers welcome-to-town coffee November 6

Fall is in the air and it is always time for coffee and companionship. Most every month, on the first Tuesday of the month, the Concord-Carlisle Newcomers Club meets for coffee to welcome new and not-so-new neighbors. The monthly coffee is a great way to "drop in" and see if the club could be for you. On November 6, coffee will be at the Nashoba Brooks Bakery at 152 Commonwealth Avenue on the west side of Concord, from 9:30 to 11 a.m.

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 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,

CCTV notes

· CCTV uses channel 8 for emergency announcements and school cancellation notices.

· To learn more about CCTV and upcoming training classes, visit, or call 1-978-369-5038.

· CCTV is a community-based organization providing citizens with training and support so that they may create local public television on channels 8 and 9. All residents of Carlisle and Concord are invited to join and contribute. Members may submit their own material for broadcast or submit other material that is non-commercial and free from copyright restriction.

· Studio office hours are Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday from noon to 5 p.m. Technical assistance is available by appointment.

Seniors may earn money to reduce property taxes

If you are a Carlisle property owner and 60 years old or older, you are eligible to apply for our Senior Tax Worker Program. Approved applicants provide work assistance to Town Departments such as the Police, Council on Aging, School, Selectmen, Library, School, and others. Currently tax workers can earn up to $700 credit on their property taxes by being matched with a Town Department's needs and working 87.5 hours before June 30, 2008. If you would like to apply or learn more about this program, contact the Council on Aging at 1-978-371-2895. Add value to your town and get a tax credit at the same time.

Walk for the hungry October 14

The 27th annual Crop Walk for the Hungry will be Sunday, October 14, starting at First Parish Church, Lexington Road, Concord. It will be a 10K walk through historic Concord. Registration begins at 1:30 p.m., and the walk steps off at 2:15 p.m. Funds go as well to the five surrounding town's food pantries and Gaining Ground. Information is available on, or call Carl Miller at 1-978-369-3755.

Emerson Hospital lecture is October 24

Join Emerson Hospital for a seminar in a series of health-related presentations, entitled, "Nutrition wise: Cancer-fighting strategies." The free lecture, presented by Ena Sandler, MS, RD, dietitian, will take place on Wednesday, October 24, from 10:30 a.m. to noon in North Assembly Room A. Registration is not required. Light refreshments will be provided. For more information, call 1-978-287-3085.

Poetry reading in Concord October 28

A poetry reading with Adastra Press poets will take place on Sunday, October 28, at 3 p.m. at the Concord Poetry Center, 40 Stow Street, Concord. There will be readings from recent releases from Adastra Press and other new work by Martha-Carlson-Bradley,Michael Casey, Gertrude Halstead,Susan Edwards Richmond and Gary Metras, publisher. For information, visit Admission is free. A reception will follow the reading.

Guitar workshops at Westford Museum November 10

After giving a concert Friday, November 9, at the Westford Museum, guitarist Tim Farrell will offer two workshops the following day.

· Saturday, November 10, 10 a.m. to noon: "Concepts of Arranging for Fingerstyle Guitar" is an in-depth exploration of the artistic and intellectual process that is involved in creating a great fingerstyle guitar arrangement for solo or accompaniment.

· Saturday, November 10, 1 to 3 p.m.: "Making Your Arrangements More Guitaristic and Musical" will explore ways to utilize the unique charateristices of the guitar to enhance your arrangements sonically and musically.

Workshops will be held at the Westford Museum, 2 Boston Road, Westford, and fees are $40 for one session; $70 for both. Maximum of twelve students per session. Contact Mike Harde at 1-978-692-2039 or to reserve a spot.

Antiques appraisal program returns October 25

Most TV viewers are familiar with the popular PBS series, Antiques Roadshow, where guests are either overwhelmed or deflated by the appraisals of their "priceless" objects. The Carlisle version, featuring Kerry Shrives, senior appraiser at Skinner, Inc., will be held on Thursday, October 25, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Carlisle Congregational Church (doors will open at 6:30 p.m.). The program is sponsored by the Carlisle Historical Society.

Shrives will appraise only 60 objects and attendees are asked to bring no more than two items per person. The appraisals will be shared with the entire audience, and attendees who choose not to bring items are encouraged to attend. Do not bring coins, stamps, jewelry or musical instruments. If you have a large or fragile item, you may bring a good-quality photograph instead. Admission is $5. The charge for one object is $15 (includes admission), and $10 for each additional object.

Check out the attic or basement for those treasures now and have them appraised on October 25 by a professional right here in Carlisle.

FRS concert series celebrates 250 years

The First Religious Society (FRS) celebrates its 250 years with a concert series. Free and open to the public, each concert will last approximately one hour and fifteen minutes and children are welcome. Donations will be appreciated at the reception immediately following each event.

The first concert, on October 14 at 4 p.m., features the MP3 Jazz, with Markus Pinney on piano and vocals, John Clark on bass and Harvey Nosowitz on percussion. On January 27, 2008 at 4 p.m., Fumito Nunoya will perform on marimbas. Additional concerts will be announced as the 250th celebration year continues.

Schultz speaks on human rights at FRS October 14

On Sunday, October 14, at 10 a.m. at the First Religious Society (FRS), William F. Schulz will speak on the issue of human rights. From the refugee camps of Darfur to the poorest villages in India, from the prison cells of Monrovia, Liberia, to Louisiana's death row, Dr. Schulz has traveled the globe in pursuit of a world free from human rights violations. As executive director of Amnesty International USA from 1994 to 2006, he headed the American section of the world's oldest and largest human rights organization. During that time he led missions to Liberia, Tunisia, Northern Ireland and Sudan, and visited many other countries including Cuba and Mongolia. Dr. Schulz has

traveled throughout the United States as well, spreading the human rights message from college campuses to boardrooms to civic organizations. An ordained Unitarian Universalist minister, Dr. Schulz has served on the boards of People for the American Way, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, and the International Organization for Religious Freedom, the world's oldest international interfaith organization. He has received seven honorary degrees.

Choosing a Preschool program at Gleason Library

Helping parents make informed decisions about the variety of preschools in Carlisle will be the focus on Monday, November 5, at 7 p.m. at Gleason Public Library.

There are many different types of preschools in and around Carlisle. The Library will host an introduction for parents to some of the area preschools. Whether selecting a program for your toddler, thinking far ahead, or just curious about the variety of programs available, this is a perfect opportunity to meet school staff and talk with other parents. The forum will include suggestions for parents and provide program details like the school philosophy, class-size, day/time format, physical setting, curricular goals, level of parental involvement, and rapport between staff, children, and parents.

This panel discussion will be facilitated by the Center for Parents and Teachers, and will include representatives from some Carlisle preschools, including Noah's Ark, Concord Montessori, Children's Meetinghouse, Children's Place, Carlisle Early Literacy and Red Balloon. Members of the Gleason Public Library Children's Advisory Committee will be present to provide additional information and parent suggestions. More information regarding this program and others can be found at

Network for Women's Lives event November 19

Network for Women's Lives presents "Lost Childhoods and Broken Dreams: The Legacy Of Domestic Violence" in recognition of November 19, World Day for Prevention of Child Abuse. The featured speaker will be Joan Rubin-Deutsch, LICSW, psychotherapist, author of Why Can't I Ever Be Good Enough? This free event will be held at the Trinitarian Congregational Church, 54 Walden Street, Concord, on Monday, November 19, from 7 to 9 p.m. All are welcome. For more information, visit or call 1-978-287-4089.

Concord Orchestra young artists competition

Auditions for the Concord Orchestra young artists competition will be held on Wednesday and Thursday, November 14 and 15. The winner will be the featured soloist in the Concord Orchestra's January 25 and 26, 2008 concerts and will receive the Ehlers Memorial Scholarship. The competition is open to high school and younger instrumentalists, including pianists. A complete concerto or other work suitable for performance with orchestra must be memorized for the audition. Applications are due by October 29. For information and application forms, call 1-978-0371-1491. Applications can also be printed from

Take a hike at Walden October 23

Join park staff at Walden Pond State Reservation on Sunday, October 23, from 1 to 3 p.m. for a leisurely hike through the woods surrounding Walden Pond. During the hike, discuss the history of the reservation while exploring some of Walden's less traveled trails. This program is for visitors ages nine to adult. Dress for a woodland hike, wear comfortable shoes and bring plenty of water. Meet at the Park Headquarters.

There is a daily parking fee of $5 per vehicle. For more information, call the Park Headquarters at 1-978-369-3254. Walden Pond State Reservation is located at 915 Walden Street (Route 126) in Concord.

Drop-In Story Times

Introduce your child to the world of books along with learning rhymes and songs. The session for two and under meets Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. The session for two- to three-year-olds meets Fridays at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call the Gleason Library at 1-978-369-4898 and ask for the children's department.

Emerson Hospital hosts gala November 2

Emerson Hospital will host a dinner dance at the Boston Park Plaza on Friday, November 2. The gala, titled "Oh Baby!," will benefit the expansion and renovation of the Birthing Center, part of the hospital's $36 million Project SCORE.

The Boston band, Flipside, will lend its musical talents to the gala. Attendees can also enjoy a gourmet meal and enter a raffle to win prizes, including a week of skiing in Vermont, a Nantucket vacation or a week in Cape Cod.

Tickets to the gala are $175. Attendees also have the option of dining elsewhere and then toasting to Emerson's future with the "champagne toast" tickets, which are $50 and allow guests to arrive at 9 p.m. These guests can enter the raffle and enjoy a night of music and dance. For ticketing information, call 1-978-287-3084.

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.

COA van transportation

The COA provides transportation for seniors and disabled persons in the COA van or by friendly volunteer drivers. If you have made a medical appointment, call the van line at 1-978-371-6690 as soon as you know the date of the appointment, even if it is weeks away. A minimum of two business days notice is requested. Transportation is available for all COA events. There is no fee for riding the van. However, if you feel you would like to contribute to the van maintenance, donations can be mailed to the Friends of the COA.

Weekly scheduled van trips include second and fourth Wednesdays, for errands, grocery shopping on Fridays with the first and third Fridays including grocery and mall shopping. Pick up for these trips is at Carlisle Village Court at 10 a.m. Home pick up can be arranged.

Woodworkers to hold open house November 1

Join the woodworkers guild open house on Thursday, November 1, from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Lexington Arts and Crafts Society, 130 Waltham Street, Lexington. Stop by the workshop, meet some of our members, and consider the benefits of belonging to this non-profit organization:

· Enjoy access to a large, well-equipped shop with commercial grade equipment.

· Enroll in woodworking classes.

· Hear interesting guest speakers at monthly guild meetings.

·Take advantage of discounts at local woodworking stores and lumberyards.

· Display your work in the gallery.

Membership is open to all. For more information, contact Ken Luker at 1-781-639-5423 or

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