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Friday, December 21, 2007

Emerson Hospital lecture on preserving sight

Join Emerson Hospital for a seminar entitled, "Preserving sight: Current technologies." The free lecture, presented by Richard Rodman, MD, ophthalmologist, and Deborah McCoy, ophthalmologist, will take place on Tuesday, January 15, 2008, at 7 p.m. in the North Assembly Room at Emerson Hospital. Registration is not required. Light refreshments will be provided. For more information, call 1-978-287-3085.

"Thoreau Country" January 28 at Gleason Library

H. W. Gleason's "Thoreau's Country" will be presented by Leslie Perrin Wilson, curator, William Munroe Special Collections, Concord Free Public Library at 7 p.m. on Monday, January 28, at the Gleason Public Library.

Decorating the library's stairway to the Hollis Room is a collection of Carlisle photographic images from the early twentieth century. On January 28, join Leslie Perrin Wilson for a slide show selectedfrom "Thoreau's Country," an early 20th-century slide lecture created and repeatedlypresented by photographer, Thoreauvian, and environmentalist Herbert Wendell Gleason. Among Gleason's uses of this slide lecture wasa Thoreau Centenary showing in Concord's Town Hall in 1917. The digital slides for this presentation were made from a set of Gleason's original glass lantern slides, which were beautifully hand-colored by Lulie Gleason, the photographer's wife.The Concord Free Public Library holds not only the slides for Gleason's program but also his accompanying typed notes.

This presentation is presented by the Friends of the Gleason Public Library and the Carlisle Historical Society. The photograph exhibit now showing in the Library was funded by the Friends of the Gleason Public Library. Conni Manoli-Skocay curated the photographic show. The snow date for this program is Monday, February 4. This program is free and open to the public. To learn more about programs at the Gleason Public Library, visit www.gleasonlibrary.org or call the reference desk at 1-978-369-4898.

CSA parent informational coffee January 24

The next parent informational coffee, sponsored by the Carlisle School Association (CSA), will be held on Thursday, January 24, at 9 a.m. in the Corey Dining Room. The topic of this meeting will be Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS). The presenters, all from Carlisle Public School, include Marie Doyle, superintendent; Patrice Hurley, elementary school principal; Jim Halliday, middle school principal; and Karen Slack, director of Student Support Services. This meeting is open and free to all interested parties.

Musketaquid winter solstice celebration tonight

On the longest night of the year, you are invited to celebrate the return of the light at Musketaquid winter solstice. The festivities begin at 6 p.m. on Friday, December 21, at the Old Calf Pasture on the Concord River in Concord. Gather around the fire with Voices for the Earth chorus, fire-keepers Earth Drum Council and musicians Snow Crow. Wear warm clothes and waterproof shoes, and come prepared to sing. You are encouraged to bring a (burnable) token for the solstice fire in remembrance of the old year or as a wish for the new.

Participants should park along Lowell Road and enter through the boat landing near the Lowell Street Bridge. A flashlight will be handy for the walk to the Old Calf Pasture. If the path is impassable, the ceremony will move across Lowell Road off Liberty Street; watch for a sign on Lowell Road directing people to the site.

Call 1-978-371-0820 or e-mail musketaquid@emersonumbrella.org for more information.

Get audiobooks online through Gleason Library

The Gleason Library has audiobooks available for download in digital format. Library users can listen on their computers, transfer the books to an MP3 player, or burn them to a CD. Users can access digital audiobooks by following the link to "Digital Audio Books" in the lower right corner of the library's homepage or by going directly to www.mvlc.lib.overdrive.com. Click on the link to "Getting started with digital audiobooks" for an introduction to the site. The OverDrive Media Console software must be downloaded and installed before downloading audiobooks (this software is not compatible with Macintosh products). Any MVLC library card number can be used to log in.

Six hundred eighty-two titles are currently available, with new titles added regularly. Recent additions include Alice Sebold's The Almost Moon, Tom Perrotta's The Abstinence Teacher, Christopher Hitchens' God is Not Great, and Meg Cabot's Size 12 is Not Fat. Other popular authors include Janet Evanovich, Douglas Adams, Robert Parker, and David Baldacci.

Users can search for books from the OverDrive homepage, or browse by category or recent additions. On the left are links to browse by genre, subject or age group. Some books are always available; others can only be checked out to a certain number of users at a time. Most items can be borrowed for one week (no need to "return" the audiobooks; the files expire automatically). Many of the books may be burned to disc (look for the "burn to CD" logo on the search page) or transferred to an MP3 player to listen in your car or anywhere.

Ask a librarian for more information or for a demonstration of any of our electronic databases.

Folk concert January 11

The Westford Historical Society presents Spirit Fiddle at the Westford Museum, 2 Boston Road, Westford, on Friday, January 11, at p.m. Doors open at 7:15. Champion fiddler Robin Warren and guitarist Brian Clancey perform a wide variety of energetic music. Potluck refreshments. Admission: $10/members of the Westford Historical Society; $15/non-members; $5/teens; under 13/free. Reservations are recommended at 1-978-692-5550, Museum@Westford.com or www.Westford.com/Museum.

New Year's Eve party at 51 Walden Street

Reserve your tickets now for the New Year's Eve Bash on December 31 from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. at the Performing Arts Center, 51 Walden Street, Concord. Tickets are $45 per person and include champagne toast, hors d'oeuvres, party favors and the Orion Big Band, featuring vocalist Sarah Telford. The Bash benefits the Performing Arts Center. Call 1-978-369-7911 or visit www.51walden.org for tickets and information.

COA January doings

· Monthly coffee: On Thursday, January 3, join the COA, hosted by 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; no need to sign up, no fee.

· Winter fitness classes: The winter session of the COA fitness class will start on Thursday, January 3, at 9:45 a.m. in the Clark Room at Town Hall. Classes run on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The cost is $50 per person for two classes per week (January through March) or $30 per person for one session per week. Wear loose clothing, bring a mat and hand weights if you have them.

· Line dancing: Line dancing classes for men and women are on Fridays from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the First Religious Society (FRS) in Union Hall. The cost is $3.50 per lesson payable in advance on the first Friday of the month. For more information, call Nadine Bishop at 1-978-368-5080. This program is funded by the Friends of the COA.

· Podiatry clinic: Dr. Ayleen Gregorian, DPM, will be at the Sleeper Room from 9:30 a.m. to late afternoon on Tuesday, January 8. The cost is $15 (cash or check made out to Friends of Carlisle COA). 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.

· Nashoba Technical HS Lunch: Join the traveling lunch group on Tuesday, January 8 at 11:45 a.m. at Nashoba Tech for lunch. The cost is $10 plus tip to be paid at the restaurant. Book no later than noon on January 3 by calling the COA office at 1-978-371-2895. The menu includes a choice of filet of sole wrapped around spinach and cheese with a seafood sauce or roast loin of pork crowned with a brown sauce. For a van ride, call 1-978-371-6690.

· Intergenerational knitting group: The knitting group meets again on Tuesday, January 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the second floor conference room at the First Religious Society. No sign-up necessary. For more information, call Angela Smith at the COA office at 1-978-371-2895.

· Book club: The next book club discussion will meet on Wednesday, January 9, with the book selection The Lost Painting by Jonathan Harr. For more information and location, call Seba Gaines at 1-978-369-6318.

· JFK Library trip: On January 9, the COA will be heading to the John F. Kennedy Museum in Boston for a special guided tour led by Carlisle resident, Frank Rigg, curator of the museum. This is limited to 13 people. For information, call Joanne Willens at 1-978-371-8023 or e-mail her at joannewillens@comcast.

net. The cost is $8 per senior. Lunch is on your own at the museum's café. The van will leave Town Hall at 9 a.m; the tour starts at 10 a.m.

· Men's breakfast: On Thursday, January 10, our mystery chefs will be cooking up a storm at the Sleeper Room at Village Court, starting at 8 a.m. No need to sign up; this event is open to all senior men. A donation of at least $2 is appreciated. For van service call 1-978-371-6690.

· Luncheon: Join the COA on Thursday, January 17, at 11:45 a.m. at Union Hall at the FRS for lunch, followed by Bingo. Blood pressure screenings will be provided from 11 to 11:45 a.m. Call 1-978-371-2895 to RSVP by Thursday, January 14. Let us know if you need a van ride when you make your reservation. A donation of at least $2 is appreciated.

· Hearing clinic: There will be a free hearing clinic on January 22, starting at 11:45 a.m. There is currently a waiting list. Call 1-978-371-2895 for more information. This clinic is sponsored by Rogers Hearing Solutions.

· MFA trip: Don't miss the chance to see rare works of art from the French Revolution and the Republic in an opulent style that defined Napoleon's reign. Call Joanne Willens at 1-978-371-8023 or e-mail her at joannewillens

@comcast.net no later than January 4 to reserve your spot for the January 22 trip. If there are 35 or more persons, a bus will take us to Boston; otherwise the first 13 to sign up will ride the COA van and the rest will car pool. The cost is $15/adult and $13/senior 60+ plus cost of transportation. Lunch is on your own at the museum.

· Brahms series: Elliot Lilien will be presenting four lectures on Brahms, on January 23 and 30 and February 6 and 13, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. This will be a consideration of Brahms as a composer with heavy emphasis on his method. Registration is limited. For more information, visit gleasonlibrary.org or call the reference desk at the Gleason Public Library at 1-978-369-4898. This program is funded by the Friends of the GPL along with the Friends of the COA Lee Milliken and Jean Rourk funds.

· Women's breakfast: Join other senior women for a fabulous Italian-themed breakfast with "Lady Di" on January 31 (snow date February 4) in the Sleeper Room at Village Court at 8 a.m. The cost of this breakfast is $2, or more. Call the COA office to reserve a space as seating is limited.

Carlisle School Association monthly meeting January 8

The next meeting of the Carlisle School Association (CSA) board will be on Tuesday, January 8, at 9 a.m. in the Corey Dining Room. This meeting is open to all members of the CSA.

More impressive travel shows in Carlisle starting January 8

The next destination for Travel Time will be Hawaii. Charlie Allman, host of a monthly open discussion series about world destinations, will conduct the next adventure on January 8 at 10:30 a.m. in the Hollis Room of the Library. Each month one of his stunning, professional-quality video travelogues will be shown, followed by an open discussion, shared experiences, photographs and recommendations for the selected destination. Participants are encouraged to help frame the discussion. Participants are welcome to bring their own visuals (photos, mementos) or come prepared to take notes. Library items, such as DVDs, books and complimentary materials will be displayed for easy access. This is a perfect way to discover a new place or rediscover one you already know. These programs are free and open to the public. No registration is necessary. Refreshments will be provided. Join other participants who attest, "I could believe I was watching a travel special on Channel 2 or 44 — they're that good!" Visit www.gleasonlibrary.org for information.

Order citrus now

Place your order today for juicy, fresh citrus fruit, shipped directly from Florida and delivered to your door in February. You can place an order with any Concert Band or Middle School Choir member, or by calling Beth Clarke at 1-978-369-5190. Band and choir members will also be taking orders at the Carlisle Transfer Station on Saturday, January 5. Support the school's excellent music program, and treat your friends and family to delicious fresh fruit, delivered to your doorstep.

C-C youth baseball and softball registration now

Registration for Concord-Carlisle youth baseball and softball is open until February 15, for the spring season. To register, go to www.ccyb.org. Visit our web site for a registration, clear description of all programs and FAQs:

· Age (grade) divisions from grade K to grade 8 (15 years old)

· Schedule of game times

· Winter clinics (to be announced)

· Coach clinics (to be announced)

· Games will start just after April school break and run until the second week of June.

Weather-related postponements Messiah sing rescheduled for tonight

The second annual Messiah sing at 51 Walden has been rescheduled to Friday, December 21, at 8:30 p.m. Alan Yost will conduct the collaboration of Concord Band, Concord Orchestra and Concord Players. Soloists include Jodi Hitzhusen, soprano, Mireanda Loud, alto, Ray Bauwens, tenor and Bryan McNeil, bass.

Yost and historic guests including King George II will appear in costume. Admission is $15, $10/seniors and students. Scores will be available to borrow. Contact the Friends of the Performing Arts in Concord at 1-978-7911 for information.

Concord Women's Chorus concert rescheduled

The Concord Women's Chorus concert, which was scheduled for Sunday, December 16, is rescheduled for Saturday, December 22, at 2 p.m., at the Trinity Episcopal Church, 81 Elm Street, Concord. All concert tickets will be honored. Tickets are still available. For more information, call 1-978-369-0839 or visit www.concordwomenschorus.org.

PJ Story Time at GPL

Story Time aimed at ages three and up will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, January 2, 2008 at Gleason Public Library (GPL). Come with your little one and share some stories and rhymes. Children and adults, too, are welcome to come in their PJs and bring a stuffed animal. Visit www.gleasonlibrary.org for January Story Times.

Caroling on the Green Christmas Eve

Get ready for the annual Christmas Eve Caroling on the Green. Musicians should plan to be at the Town Christmas Tree by 6:15 p.m. on December 24. Musicians will play as the Unitarian Church service ends and before the Congregational Church service begins at 7:15 p.m. Dress warmly, bring your music stand and join your friends to play or sing familiar Christmas carols. If you have questions, call 1-978-369-5893.

Carlisle School Association seeks nominations

The Carlisle School Association (CSA) is currently accepting nominations for board positions to serve for school year 2008-2009. Board members do not have to have children currently enrolled in the school. Serving on the CSA is a rewarding volunteer position which directly impacts the teachers and children in the school system. If you are interested in a position or would like to learn more about what is entailed, please contact Dale at ryderfam@hotmail.com or 371-9673.

Democratic caucus registration ends December 31

Any Carlisle resident who wishes to participate in the annual Democratic caucus, scheduled for February 2, 2008, must register as a Democrat with the Town Clerk by December 31. The caucus, held by the Democratic Town Committee, will elect delegates to the Democratic State Convention scheduled for June 7, 2008. All Carlisle Democrats are welcome to participate in the caucus and run for delegate to the convention. For more information, contact Susan Stamps, committee chair, at 1-978-369-8462 or sdellas@aol.com.

Conservation morning coffee January 8

The Tuesday, January 8 conservation coffee will be held in the Clark Room in Town Hall, from 7:30 to 9 a.m. John Ballantine and members of the Livable Carlisle Community (LCC) will outline their goals for the next year. LCC members plan to meet with various committees over the coming months to review issues regarding growth, zoning, taxes, services, education, conservation, community space, pathways, transportation and other concerns. Once the issues have been collected, the LCC plans to convene a charrette in the spring to discuss various options/policies for a livable Carlisle in 2020.

The coffee ends promptly at 9 a.m. and attendees are encouraged to arrive and leave as their early morning schedules allow. Continental breakfast provided.

Emerson Hospital lecture on preserving sight

Join Emerson Hospital for a seminar entitled, "Preserving sight: Current technologies." The free lecture, presented by Richard Rodman, MD, ophthalmologist, and Deborah McCoy, ophthalmologist, will take place on Tuesday, January 15, 2008, at 7 p.m. in the North Assembly Room at Emerson Hospital. Registration is not required. Light refreshments will be provided. For more information, call 1-978-287-3085.

"Thoreau Country" January 28 at Gleason Library

H. W. Gleason's "Thoreau's Country" will be presented by Leslie Perrin Wilson, curator, William Munroe Special Collections, Concord Free Public Library at 7 p.m. on Monday, January 28, at the Gleason Public Library.

Decorating the library's stairway to the Hollis Room is a collection of Carlisle photographic images from the early twentieth century. On January 28, join Leslie Perrin Wilson for a slide show selectedfrom "Thoreau's Country," an early 20th-century slide lecture created and repeatedlypresented by photographer, Thoreauvian, and environmentalist Herbert Wendell Gleason. Among Gleason's uses of this slide lecture wasa Thoreau Centenary showing in Concord's Town Hall in 1917. The digital slides for this presentation were made from a set of Gleason's original glass lantern slides, which were beautifully hand-colored by Lulie Gleason, the photographer's wife.The Concord Free Public Library holds not only the slides for Gleason's program but also his accompanying typed notes.

This presentation is presented by the Friends of the Gleason Public Library and the Carlisle Historical Society. The photograph exhibit now showing in the Library was funded by the Friends of the Gleason Public Library. Conni Manoli-Skocay curated the photographic show. The snow date for this program is Monday, February 4. This program is free and open to the public. To learn more about programs at the Gleason Public Library, visit www.gleasonlibrary.org or call the reference desk at 1-978-369-4898.

CSA parent informational coffee January 24

The next parent informational coffee, sponsored by the Carlisle School Association (CSA), will be held on Thursday, January 24, at 9 a.m. in the Corey Dining Room. The topic of this meeting will be Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS). The presenters, all from Carlisle Public School, include Marie Doyle, superintendent; Patrice Hurley, elementary school principal; Jim Halliday, middle school principal; and Karen Slack, director of Student Support Services. This meeting is open and free to all interested parties.

Musketaquid winter solstice celebration tonight

On the longest night of the year, you are invited to celebrate the return of the light at Musketaquid winter solstice. The festivities begin at 6 p.m. on Friday, December 21, at the Old Calf Pasture on the Concord River in Concord. Gather around the fire with Voices for the Earth chorus, fire-keepers Earth Drum Council and musicians Snow Crow. Wear warm clothes and waterproof shoes, and come prepared to sing. You are encouraged to bring a (burnable) token for the solstice fire in remembrance of the old year or as a wish for the new.

Participants should park along Lowell Road and enter through the boat landing near the Lowell Street Bridge. A flashlight will be handy for the walk to the Old Calf Pasture. If the path is impassable, the ceremony will move across Lowell Road off Liberty Street; watch for a sign on Lowell Road directing people to the site.

Call 1-978-371-0820 or e-mail musketaquid@emersonumbrella.org for more information.

Get audiobooks online through Gleason Library

The Gleason Library has audiobooks available for download in digital format. Library users can listen on their computers, transfer the books to an MP3 player, or burn them to a CD. Users can access digital audiobooks by following the link to "Digital Audio Books" in the lower right corner of the library's homepage or by going directly to www.mvlc.lib.overdrive.com. Click on the link to "Getting started with digital audiobooks" for an introduction to the site. The OverDrive Media Console software must be downloaded and installed before downloading audiobooks (this software is not compatible with Macintosh products). Any MVLC library card number can be used to log in.

Six hundred eighty-two titles are currently available, with new titles added regularly. Recent additions include Alice Sebold's The Almost Moon, Tom Perrotta's The Abstinence Teacher, Christopher Hitchens' God is Not Great, and Meg Cabot's Size 12 is Not Fat. Other popular authors include Janet Evanovich, Douglas Adams, Robert Parker, and David Baldacci.

Users can search for books from the OverDrive homepage, or browse by category or recent additions. On the left are links to browse by genre, subject or age group. Some books are always available; others can only be checked out to a certain number of users at a time. Most items can be borrowed for one week (no need to "return" the audiobooks; the files expire automatically). Many of the books may be burned to disc (look for the "burn to CD" logo on the search page) or transferred to an MP3 player to listen in your car or anywhere.

Ask a librarian for more information or for a demonstration of any of our electronic databases.

Folk concert January 11

The Westford Historical Society presents Spirit Fiddle at the Westford Museum, 2 Boston Road, Westford, on Friday, January 11, at p.m. Doors open at 7:15. Champion fiddler Robin Warren and guitarist Brian Clancey perform a wide variety of energetic music. Potluck refreshments. Admission: $10/members of the Westford Historical Society; $15/non-members; $5/teens; under 13/free. Reservations are recommended at 1-978-692-5550, Museum@Westford.com or www.Westford.com/Museum.

New Year's Eve party at 51 Walden Street

Reserve your tickets now for the New Year's Eve Bash on December 31 from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. at the Performing Arts Center, 51 Walden Street, Concord. Tickets are $45 per person and include champagne toast, hors d'oeuvres, party favors and the Orion Big Band, featuring vocalist Sarah Telford. The Bash benefits the Performing Arts Center. Call 1-978-369-7911 or visit www.51walden.org for tickets and information.

COA January doings

· Monthly coffee: On Thursday, January 3, join the COA, hosted by 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; no need to sign up, no fee.

· Winter fitness classes: The winter session of the COA fitness class will start on Thursday, January 3, at 9:45 a.m. in the Clark Room at Town Hall. Classes run on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The cost is $50 per person for two classes per week (January through March) or $30 per person for one session per week. Wear loose clothing, bring a mat and hand weights if you have them.

· Line dancing: Line dancing classes for men and women are on Fridays from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the First Religious Society (FRS) in Union Hall. The cost is $3.50 per lesson payable in advance on the first Friday of the month. For more information, call Nadine Bishop at 1-978-368-5080. This program is funded by the Friends of the COA.

· Podiatry clinic: Dr. Ayleen Gregorian, DPM, will be at the Sleeper Room from 9:30 a.m. to late afternoon on Tuesday, January 8. The cost is $15 (cash or check made out to Friends of Carlisle COA). 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.

· Nashoba Technical HS Lunch: Join the traveling lunch group on Tuesday, January 8 at 11:45 a.m. at Nashoba Tech for lunch. The cost is $10 plus tip to be paid at the restaurant. Book no later than noon on January 3 by calling the COA office at 1-978-371-2895. The menu includes a choice of filet of sole wrapped around spinach and cheese with a seafood sauce or roast loin of pork crowned with a brown sauce. For a van ride, call 1-978-371-6690.

· Intergenerational knitting group: The knitting group meets again on Tuesday, January 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the second floor conference room at the First Religious Society. No sign-up necessary. For more information, call Angela Smith at the COA office at 1-978-371-2895.

· Book club: The next book club discussion will meet on Wednesday, January 9, with the book selection The Lost Painting by Jonathan Harr. For more information and location, call Seba Gaines at 1-978-369-6318.

· JFK Library trip: On January 9, the COA will be heading to the John F. Kennedy Museum in Boston for a special guided tour led by Carlisle resident, Frank Rigg, curator of the museum. This is limited to 13 people. For information, call Joanne Willens at 1-978-371-8023 or e-mail her at joannewillens@comcast.

net. The cost is $8 per senior. Lunch is on your own at the museum's café. The van will leave Town Hall at 9 a.m; the tour starts at 10 a.m.

· Men's breakfast: On Thursday, January 10, our mystery chefs will be cooking up a storm at the Sleeper Room at Village Court, starting at 8 a.m. No need to sign up; this event is open to all senior men. A donation of at least $2 is appreciated. For van service call 1-978-371-6690.

· Luncheon: Join the COA on Thursday, January 17, at 11:45 a.m. at Union Hall at the FRS for lunch, followed by Bingo. Blood pressure screenings will be provided from 11 to 11:45 a.m. Call 1-978-371-2895 to RSVP by Thursday, January 14. Let us know if you need a van ride when you make your reservation. A donation of at least $2 is appreciated.

· Hearing clinic: There will be a free hearing clinic on January 22, starting at 11:45 a.m. There is currently a waiting list. Call 1-978-371-2895 for more information. This clinic is sponsored by Rogers Hearing Solutions.

· MFA trip: Don't miss the chance to see rare works of art from the French Revolution and the Republic in an opulent style that defined Napoleon's reign. Call Joanne Willens at 1-978-371-8023 or e-mail her at joannewillens

@comcast.net no later than January 4 to reserve your spot for the January 22 trip. If there are 35 or more persons, a bus will take us to Boston; otherwise the first 13 to sign up will ride the COA van and the rest will car pool. The cost is $15/adult and $13/senior 60+ plus cost of transportation. Lunch is on your own at the museum.

· Brahms series: Elliot Lilien will be presenting four lectures on Brahms, on January 23 and 30 and February 6 and 13, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. This will be a consideration of Brahms as a composer with heavy emphasis on his method. Registration is limited. For more information, visit gleasonlibrary.org or call the reference desk at the Gleason Public Library at 1-978-369-4898. This program is funded by the Friends of the GPL along with the Friends of the COA Lee Milliken and Jean Rourk funds.

· Women's breakfast: Join other senior women for a fabulous Italian-themed breakfast with "Lady Di" on January 31 (snow date February 4) in the Sleeper Room at Village Court at 8 a.m. The cost of this breakfast is $2, or more. Call the COA office to reserve a space as seating is limited.

Carlisle School Association monthly meeting January 8

The next meeting of the Carlisle School Association (CSA) board will be on Tuesday, January 8, at 9 a.m. in the Corey Dining Room. This meeting is open to all members of the CSA.

More impressive travel shows in Carlisle starting January 8

The next destination for Travel Time will be Hawaii. Charlie Allman, host of a monthly open discussion series about world destinations, will conduct the next adventure on January 8 at 10:30 a.m. in the Hollis Room of the Library. Each month one of his stunning, professional-quality video travelogues will be shown, followed by an open discussion, shared experiences, photographs and recommendations for the selected destination. Participants are encouraged to help frame the discussion. Participants are welcome to bring their own visuals (photos, mementos) or come prepared to take notes. Library items, such as DVDs, books and complimentary materials will be displayed for easy access. This is a perfect way to discover a new place or rediscover one you already know. These programs are free and open to the public. No registration is necessary. Refreshments will be provided. Join other participants who attest, "I could believe I was watching a travel special on Channel 2 or 44 — they're that good!" Visit www.gleasonlibrary.org for information.



Holiday hours in Carlisle Post Office

December 24 closes at noon

December 25 closed

December 26 regular hours resume

Ferns

December 24 closes at 11 a.m.

December 25 closed

December 31 closes at 11 a.m.

January 1 closed

Gleason Public Library

December 24 closed

December 25 closed

December 26 open at 1 p.m.

December 31 closes at 5 p.m.

January 1 closed

January 2 open at 1 p.m.



Becky Chace performs in Carlisle January 5

Five-time winner of the Best Female Vocalist award in the Providence Phoenix, Becky Chace will be playing on Saturday, January 5, at the Union Hall Coffeehouse, 27 School Street. For more information, call 1-978-287-5745. To get all the latest news about Becky Chace go to www.beckychace.com or visit Becky at www.myspace.com/beckychace.

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