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Friday, October 31, 2008

Spooky movie on the Common tonight Get ready to be scared out of your wits, bite your nails and scream at the top of your lungs! Bring a blanket to sit on as you watch a spooky movie picked out especially for Halloween night, An American Haunting. The movie rating is PG-13.

Spooky Movie Night on the Common is a new event for Carlisle Middle School and older Carlisle kids planned for 7:30 p.m. Halloween night. The free event is being coordinated and presented for the community by the Carlisle Police Association, who will be on hand to protect you from scary things. Parents and adults without kids at home are encouraged to dress up in costumes and hang out on the Common to help oversee the event.

Cub Scouts lift off November 2

The Cub Scouts of Pack 135 will launch their rockets at Foss Farm on November 2 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Rain dates are November 8 and 9. All are invited to watch the fun.

FNL November 7

Come out again for more basketball, ping pong, chess, dancing and pizza on November 7 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at Friday Night Live (FNL) at the Carlisle Public School. There will be a radar gun for those who dare to show off their pitching skills. If you have not attended before, remember to bring a parent or guardian with you to fill out the required permission and CORI Release Authorization forms. No student can attend without these forms filled out and on file with the Carlisle Youth Commission (CYC). Guests of Carlisle students are allowed to attend; however, the Carlisle student’s parent or guardian must remain at the FNL to chaperone.

An admission fee of $4 is collected at the door. Pizza, soda, and water will be available for a small fee. A parent or guardian must sign out any attendee who leaves prior to 9:30 p.m. All others must be picked up at 9:30 p.m. sharp.

For additional information, contact Nicole Bloomfield at 1-978-371-0235 or, or contact any other member of the CYC.

Pajama Story Time at Gleason November 5

Come in for some pajama fun at the Gleason Library with a Drop-in Story Time. Join in on November 5 at 7 p.m. Wear your pajamas and bring a favorite stuffed animal to listen to some new and classic stories. These Story Times are for ages 3 and up. For more information, call the library at 1-978-369-4898 and ask for children’s.

Opera series at GPL begins November 5

Opera expert John Tischio, back by request, will present “Opera, the First Broadway,” a series of five operas on Wednesday, November 5, 12, 19, and December 3 and 10 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in the Hollis Room at the Gleason Public Library (GPL).

The Friends of the Carlisle Council on Aging, Lee Milliken Fund, and Friends of the Gleason Public Library present this five-week series, which will include Madama Butterfly, Don Giovanni, Aida, Der Rosenkavalier and La Belle Helene. Each meeting will include audio-visual excerpts from the opera, information about the life and times of the composer, talk about the literary works the opera is based upon and discussion about the opera itself.

The series is free and open to the public. Registration is required as seating is limited.Register by calling 1-978-369-4898.

Gordon College Choir performs here November 9

The Gordon College Choir, under the direction of C. Thomas Brooks, will perform at the Carlisle Congregational Church, 147 School Street, on November 9 at 7 p.m. as part of their fall concert tour.

The 45-voice choir regularly tours through New England and the Eastern Seaboard performing a variety of standard choral literature and major choral orchestral literature.

The choir will perform an eclectic program of sacred music, 20th-century works and spirituals, featuring works by Bach, Gabrieli, Byrd, Poulenc, Rutter, Barnett, Fleming, O. Young, and others. For information, visit or call the church at 1-978-369-7830.

Veterans Day celebration November 10

Carlisle veterans and their families are invited to a Veterans Day celebration at the Carlisle Public School. The event will be hosted by kindergarten and grade 3 students on Monday, November 10, from 9 to 10 a.m. in the Corey Dining Room at the school. Military dress and medals are welcomed. RSVP to Denise Casper at 1-978-369-6550 X4115.

Thanksgiving dinner reservations due November 10

If you do not have extended family around you this Thanksgiving and would like to have a traditional turkey dinner among other people, you are invited to a Carlisle Community Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday, November 27, at 2 p.m., in Union Hall at The First Religious Society in Carlisle. The church office must receive $20 per person (cash or checks payable to FRS) and the names of the people registering by November 10. This deadline is required by the caterer and firm. Limited to 30 people.

Fenn sports sale November 1

The Fenn School, 516 Monument Street, Concord, will sponsor its annual Sports Sale on Saturday, November 1, 9 a.m. to noon in the School’s New Gym. Scores of individuals participate by donating their gently used sporting goods and clothing to help the Fenn Parents’ Association in their support of the School’s educational mission and more just come for the fabulous bargains.

Sporting items typically available for budget-conscious shoppers include previously owned ski clothing and equipment, ice skates, helmets, pads, athletic shoes, hiking boots, bats and gloves, tennis rackets, bicycles, exercise equipment and fishing gear. Items offered this year include boys’ blazers, dress pants and sweaters.

Concordia Consort presents concert November 7

Concordia Consort and ARS Et Amici join forces to present “Sweet Harmony/Dolc’ Armonia,” a concert of sacred and secular music from England and Italy’s golden age, the late 16th and 17th centuries. The local performance is November 7 at 8:15 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 81 Elm Street, Concord, and features English works by Gibbons, Byrd, Tye and Morley and Italian works by Verdelot, Gabrieli, Palestrina and Gesualdo. Admission to this concert of vocal and instrumental music is $15, $10/students and seniors. For further information, call 1-978-264-0584 or visit

Verrill Farm fundraiser November 10

Verrill Farms in Concord lost their farm stand to a fire Saturday, September 20. The Acton Farmers Market has decided to help raise funds for the Verrill Farms. On November 10, the Acton Farmers Market will host a dinner benefit and silent auction at Sprigs Restaurant in Acton ( All of the proceeds will be donated to the Verrill Farm Stand Fund. The tickets are $75/person, or $125/couple. To get tickets, email or call 1-978-877-1657.

Concord Music Club

The Concord Music Club will meet in Concord on November 6 at 7:30 p.m. The purpose of the club is to stimulate the study of music by providing the opportunity to perform with and for others. We have both performing and non-performing membership and we meet once a month during the fall and spring seasons, for a total of six meetings annually. We welcome guests interested in membership. The program will include piano and violin music of Chopin, Scriabin, Dohnani, Bernstein, Debussy. Call Marjorie Franko at 1-978-369-8192 if you would like to come as a guest and are interested in joining.

Celebrate Lowell with the LPO November 14

Valerie Taylor conducts the Lowell Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO) in a free concert of music that pays tribute to Lowell’s history and culture. The concert takes place on November 14 at 8 p.m. at the Pawtucket Congregational Church, 15 Mammoth Road in Lowell. The fascinating program includes Noël by Lowell-born George W. Chadwick, the Overture to All About Eve (this 1950 film starred Bette Davis, born in Lowell in 1908), The Little Train of the Caipira, the Moxie One-Step Song (Moxie, developed in Lowell, was the first commercially distributed soft drink in the U.S.), The Lark Ascending with violin soloist Sarah Koenig-Plonskier, and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 (Pastoral). This concert is sponsored in part by grants from the Nancy L. and Richard K. Donahue Charitable Foundation and the Mogan Cultural Center. For program information, directions, and parking details, visit or call 1-978-703-0094.

CCM faculty performance series kicks off November 9

The Concord Conservatory of Music’s (CCM) faculty performance series kicks off with a spectacular performance on November 9 at 5:15 p.m. The performance will feature faculty members Lorna Henderson, piano; Elizabeth Johnson, soprano; and Yilin You, piano, and music by Johannes Brahms, Joseph Haydn, Giacomo Puccini, and Vincenzo Bellini. The concert is free and will be held in the rotunda of the Concord Free Public Library. For more information call 1-978-369-0010, or visit

Discovery Museums upcoming events

• Friday, November 7: Take-aparts Potluck, 1:30 to 4 p.m. at Science Discovery. What makes it tick, or flick, or click? Pick up a screwdriver and find out what is inside an assortment of everyday objects, from telephones to keyboards and beyond. Sponsored by Analog Devices.

• Friday, November 7: Fridge-worthy Foliage, 10 a.m. at Children’s Discovery. Have you ever looked closely at the beautiful patterns and shapes of leaves? Create foliage prints to be used as magnets. You can hang the magnets in your kitchen to brighten even the darkest grey November day with reds and oranges and yellows so you can enjoy this fall foliage all year round.

• Tuesday, November 11: Paper Marbling, 10 a.m. at Children’s Discovery. Come be an artist and find out what happens when you mix paints and shaving cream. You may be surprised to find out you can make spirals, waves, and swirls in your design.

• Tuesday, November 11: (Pre-registration required) Slimy, Sticky, Bouncy Chemistry, at Science Discovery. Solids, liquids, and the slime in between…get your fingers into the world of chemical engineers. Learn how to mix common chemicals to get bouncy, sticky, uncommon results with Brandeis University scientists Susannah Gordon-Messer and Erin Jonasson. Sponsored by the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation. Fee: $12/members, $15/non-members. Ages: 7 to 9, 10 to 11:30 a.m.; ages 10 to 13, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Call: 1-978-264-4200 x 10 to register.

•Thursday, November 13: Musical Mike, 10 a.m., Children’s Discovery. Meet museum educator Mike McKendry. Today he will talk about his favorite instrument, the clarinet. What kind of music do you hear? How does it work? Make a kazoo of your own to take home.

For a complete listing of all November programs, visit

High school Art majors show starts November 1

The artistic talent of our local CCHS students and others is on display at the Lexington Arts and Crafts Society, 130 Waltham Street, Lexington, in the annual “High School Art Majors Show,” November 1 to 16.

For information call 1-781 862 9696 or visit

Health care costs discussion for seniors November 17

Join a discussion with Serving the Health Information Needs of Elders (SHINE) for the health care options available to seniors on November 17 at 10:30 a.m. in the Sleeper Room at Village Court, 145 Church Street. Learn about your choices of Medicare plans so that you can save money on health care costs in 2009.

For information and registration, call the Council on Aging at 1-978-371-2895 or call Minuteman Senior Services at 1-888-222-6171 and ask for the SHINE program.

Fuel assistance available

For those in need (regardless of age), fuel assistance is available. Check with the Carlisle Council on Aging (1-978-371-2895). Depending on income and eligibility criteria, you may be able to apply for Fuel Assistance. Fuel Assistance is available from Community Teamwork, Inc., the Salvation Army, The Friends of the Council on Aging and the Town of Carlisle. The Carlisle Board of Selectmen has authorized the Carlisle Senior Tax Advisory Committee to use $5,000 from the Caroline E. Hill fund to be made for emergency fuel assistance for residents of Carlisle who are in temporary need and meet income requirements. Note that it takes time to receive funds from any of these sources and payments are made directly to fuel companies.

Hunting season is open

The deer hunting season is open, with the following schedule for this year:

• Archery hunting: October 13 to November 22

• Shotgun hunting: December 1 to December 13

• Black powder hunting: December 15 to December 31

In Carlisle, hunting is permitted only on private property with the owner’s written permission and a hunting license on one’s person. Persons in the woods who are not hunting are advised to wear bright colors so they are clearly visible.

Concord Antiques Sale November 7

The 39th annual Concord Antiques Sale, sponsored by the Trinitarian Church, 54 Walden Street, Concord, will be held on November 7 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on November 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The sale features over 25 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/person. All proceeds benefit Greater Boston and local outreach programs. In addition, door prizes will be offered. For information, call 1-978-369-4837.

LoCaL program at GPL November 13

Interested in learning how you can reduce the size of your carbon footprint while cutting your household energy costs? In the Hollis Room at Gleason Library on November 13, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., there will be an information session on the Low Carbon Living (LoCaL) program, a user-friendly way to reduce home based CO2 emissions to help the environment and reduce household expenses. The contact number for questions is 1-978-287-4270.

Cabaret show November 1

For those who enjoy barbershop, jazz and bluegrass music, the Colonial Spirit Chorus presents their cabaret show, “The Sky’s The Limit,” on November 1 at the Tewksbury Elks Club, 777 South Street, Tewskbury. Pre-show entertainment begins at 7:15 p.m., featuring the renowned Wolverine Jazz Band. The show begins at 8 p.m. with Colonial Spirit Chorus and Sweet Adeline quartets, along with men’s quartet Stateline. Back by popular demand is the renowned fiddle and guitar duo, Spirit Fiddle. There is something for everyone: cash bar, refreshments and raffle prizes.

For tickets call 1-978-692-2270 or 1-978-658-5083.Visit for more information.

Concord Orchestra Young Artists Competition

Auditions for the Concord Orchestra Young Artists Competition will be held on Wednesday and Thursday, November 19 and 20. The winner will be the featured soloist in the Concord Orchestra’s concerts on January 30 and 31, 2009, and will receive the Ehlers Memorial Scholarship. The second- and third-place finishers will be invited to perform a recital prior to these concerts. The competition is open to high school and younger instrumental students, including pianists. A complete concerto or other work suitable for performance with orchestra must be memorized for the audition. Applications are due by November 5. Later applications will be considered if space is available. For more information and an application form, call 1-978-371-1491. Applications can also be printed from

Library computer course November 12

Researching something new? Looking for information you can’t seem to find? The Gleason Public Library is offering an introductory computer course, focusing on basic searching and browsing through information taken from journals, magazines, newspapers, encyclopedias and other sources. Feel free to bring your question or topic with you, for some basic research. Date: November 12 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Call the reference desk at 1-978-369-4898 to register. Registration is required due to space limitations.

November 12 public forum on climate change

To understand today’s environmental issues and how they affect you and your family, plan to attend a November 12 public forum, “Responding to Climate Change,” at 7:30 p.m. in the Alcott School Auditorium, 93 Laurel Street, Concord. The forum features four distinguished panelists: State Senator Pamela P. Resor, Peter Del Tredici, Ph.D., Brian Crounse, Concord Comprehensive Sustainable Energy Committee and Andy Proulx, P.E., LEED AP, EnergySavvy, Inc. and AGP Energy Solutions. Members of the public are welcome to attend. For more information, visit, email or call 1-978-369-3842.

Sarasa opens season November 2

Sarasa Chamber Ensemble opens its tenth season with a concert featuring one of the all-time classic pieces of the string quartet literature, The American by Antonín Dvorák, performed on period instruments. This concert program also features Mozart’s early Quartet in B-flat Major, K172, and Haydn’s great String Quartet in A Major, Opus 33, No.6.

Sarasa’s quartet evening is presented on November 2 at 7 p.m. at Kerem Shalom, 659 Elm Street in Concord. Tickets are $22, $18/seniors, $13/students; children under 12 admitted free. For more information, contact Sarasa at 1-617-492-4758 or visit

Jane Eyre at Theatre III starts November 7

Tickets are now on sale for Theatre III’s fall musical production of Jane Eyre, (book by John Caird, music and lyrics by Paul Gordon). The show is directed by Shawn Cannon and musically directed by Gina Naggar.

Performances are November 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22 at 8 p.m., and a matinee on November 16 at 2 p.m. Theatre III is at 250 Central Street, West Acton. For tickets and information, call 1-978-263-9070 or visit

Get tickets for the “Science of Wine” at Discovery Museums

The Discovery Museums host the “Science of Wine” on November 8 from 7 to 9:45 p.m., a night of tasting, education and good company. Learn about the science of wine from the experts: how to choose a wine to complete the perfect meal and what it takes to produce wine in New England. Kip Kumler, winemaker and owner of Turtle Creek Winery in Lincoln and Nic Haegeli, wine manager, Colonial Spirits in Acton, will speak and be available all evening to answer questions as you sample wine and enjoy food from “Two Chefs Are Better Than One.”

The evening will also feature a silent auction and entertainment by harpist Rebecca Swett. All proceeds from the night go back into the operation of the Museums.

To purchase tickets or make a donation for the evening, call 1-978-264-4200 extension 24 or email You can also download and print the invitation from and mail it back to the Discovery Museums.

“Trade Show Tips” program November 4

“Trade Show Tips and Techniques,” presented by Nashoba at Night, 100 Littleton Road, Westford, on November 4 from 7 to 8 p.m. Learn how to maximize your trade show investment in this one-hour interactive workshop full of of tips and techniques to implement before, during and after the show, as well as suggestions and strategies to reach specific target audiences. Learn how to attract guests to your booth, effectively network with fellow vendors, keep in touch with prospects and more. Fee ($20) includes list of helpful handouts. To register, visit or call 1-978-692-4711.

Concord Players auditions November 9 and 12

The Concord Players announce auditions for their winter production, Cabaret (1987 revival), book by Joe Masteroff, lyrics by Fred Ebb, and music by John Kander. Auditions will be held at 51 Walden Street, Concord, on November 9 at 1 p.m. and November 12 at 7 p.m. Callbacks will be held on November 15 at noon. Visit for complete audition requirements and info, or email the director at

Register for area spelling bee by November 7

Several parents from all the Concord and Carlisle elementary schools have volunteered to revive and organize the formerly annual kids’ spelling bee, to be held on November 22 at 4 p.m. on the Fenn School campus. Students in grades 2 to 5 will be able to form teams comprised of 2 to 4 individuals. Team members must be from the same grade but need not all be from the same school. Kids can join together with members of sports teams, scout troops or neighborhoods as long as one team member lives or goes to school in Concord or Carlisle. The team registration fee is $25 and will go to benefit the Concord Education Fund which collects donations and grants them to teachers from the Concord public schools and Concord-Carlisle Regional High School.

Space is limited, so hurry to register your teams by November 7. Spelling bee rules and lists will be emailed upon receipt of registration. Visit for a registration form or call the Fenn School at 1-978-369-5800 for more information.

Sign up for Mosquito email alerts

The Carlisle Mosquito is pleased to announce a notification system to let readers know when a new online issue of the newspaper is available. Occasional late-breaking news, including election results, will also be sent out by email. To sign up, visit

Newcomers Club coffee November 4

Come to the Nashoba Brooks Bakery, 152 Commonwealth Avenue, West Concord, on November 4 between 9 and 10:45 a.m., and socialize over a warm drink with other recent arrivals to the Concord-Carlisle area. To attend the coffee, RSVP to Leslie at 1-978-371-7235 or The cost for the coffee is $5. Contact Ann at 1-978-254-5117 or for information.

COA doings

Podiatry clinic: The next podiatry clinic will be held on November 4 in the Sleeper Room at Village Court. To make an appointment, call the COA office at 1-978-371-2895. The fee is $15/person. This clinic is sponsored in part by the Friends of the COA (FCOA) and the Concord-Carlisle Community Chest (CCCC).

Monthly church luncheon: A turkey dinner will be cooked by The Inn at Robbins Brook chefs and served by volunteers at Union Hall at the FRS at noon on November 5. Suggested donation is $3. To reserve your space, call the COA office at 1-978-371-2895. For a van ride, call 1-978-371-6690. This lunch is sponsored in part by a grant from the CCCC, the COA and the generosity of the three participating churches.

Monthly coffee: On November 6, join the COA, hosted by the Elgins and the 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. Call the van line at 1-978-371-6690 if you need a ride. This coffee is sponsored in part by the CCCC.

Senior flu clinic: Seniors 65+ may get flu shots on Friday, November 7, from 10 a.m. to noon in the Clark Room at Town Hall. Call the COA office to sign up and bring your Medicare card with you.

Book club: The COA book club meets next on November 12, at 10 a.m. in the home of Florence Newman, 555 Autumn Lane. The book is Infidel by Aijaan Hirsi Ali. For more information, call Seba Gaines at 1-978-369-4618.

Men’s breakfast: On November 13, the 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 $3 is appreciated. For van service, call 1-978-371-6690.

COA van rides on election day

The COA will offer free van rides to seniors or handicapped individuals on election day, November 4, starting at 9 a.m. and continuing until noon. Pickup will be at your home or hourly on the hour at Village Court.

Call the COA van line at 1-978-371-6690 no later than noon on Monday, November 3.

Deposits for Italy trip due by November 10

Join the Carlisle Seniors on a tour of Northern Italy, March 17 to 31, 2009, to visit Venice, Verona, Padua, Milan, Bellagio, Lake Maggiore and Lake Como, Turin and more. Prices start at $3,669 + $346.85 taxes and airport fees, based on twin occupancy. The price includes air fare, hotels, sightseeing, all breakfasts and dinners. For flyers, contact Joanne Willens,1-978-371-8023 or or pick up a flyer at COA office in Town Hall.

CSA coffee on Internet safety November 4

Join the Carlisle School Association (CSA) at 9 a.m. on November 4 at the Carlisle Public School, for a talk on Internet safety. This important material is useful to all parents and will be presented by Margaret Heigl and Cyd McCann. A demonstration of the educational effectiveness of electronic whiteboards will also be included during this CSA-sponsored Parent Informational Coffee. Sign in at the Main Office, then proceed to the Health Room in the Spalding Building.

The monthly board meeting will be held at 10 a.m., following the CSA parent informational coffee, in the Corey Dining Room at the Carlisle Public School. All are invited to attend to review volunteer activities, fundraising events and to plan activities. Additional information about the CSA may be found at

Concord-Carlisle Girls Hockey “Learn to Play” registration now

Concord-Carlisle Youth Hockey Girls Hockey announces a developmental hockey team for girls of all skating abilities. This is a great opportunity to learn the game, play with friends, and have fun. We have openings on our developmental team for players born between 1994 and 1997. This team will have one to two practices/week for about one month and then one practice per week and one game on the weekend. The season runs from November through March. Send interest and questions to Pam Haller at or visit for more information.

CCHS students serve dinner to seniors November 22

        The Concord-Carlisle High School class of 2010 invites all senior citizens in the communities of Concord and Carlisle to a Thanksgiving luncheon at noon, November 22, in the Concord-Carlisle High School cafeteria. This annual event, sponsored by the junior class, provides not only turkey with all the trimmings, but an opportunity to share a meal with friends old and new.

        Transportation will be provided. To sign up, call the Council on Aging, 1-978-371-2895.

Boys travel basketball tryouts this week

  The Concord/Carlisle Boys Travel Basketball Program will hold tryouts for the 2008-2009 season on the following dates:

5th Grade:  November 7, 6 to 8 p.m. at Fenn School

6th Grade:  November 4, 6 to 8 p.m. at Fenn School

7th Grade:  November 6, 6 to 8 p.m. at Sanborn School

8th Grade:  November 6, 6 to 8 p.m. at Fenn School

Email if you have any questions.

Register now to play spring lacrosse

Concord-Carlisle Youth Lacrosse registration is open for boys and girls. Visit for information and to register. Programs for boys and girls in grades 1 through 8 are available and include everything from clinics to traveling teams. All levels of ability are welcome at all ages.

Release Day program November 4

The Carlisle Recreation Early Release Program will be running again on November 4. Students in grades 5 to 8 who wish to stay after school from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. for free pizza and soda and Open Gym time, bring a note with a parent’s cell phone number and permission to attend the program, and check in at the Corey Gym immediately following school release. Students may also register for an “Animation and Cartoon” class to be conducted by David Negrin immediately following lunch. The price of the class is $50 and includes a take-home cartoon packet. Register online at or call Carlisle Recreation at 1-978-369-9815. Open Gym students will walk to Gleason Library at 2:30 p.m. (Animation and Cartoon students at 3:30 p.m.) to view a movie or enjoy quiet study/reading until 4 p.m. pick-up. This program is funded by a grant from Concord-Carlisle Community Chest.

FOGPL seeks new board members

The Friends of Gleason Public Library (FOGPL), a non-profit, volunteer organization whose goal is to raise funds to enhance the library’s resources, is looking for new associate board members. The board meets on the third Wednesday evening of each month except July and August. No specific background is needed, just an interest in the library. The board and volunteers plan various events and fundraising activities throughout the year, such as the Community Potluck Supper and the Used Book Sale. If you are interested or have questions, call Verna Gilbert at 1-978-369-9278.

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