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Friday, January 9, 2009

“Shakespeare’s Greatest Hits” January 18

On Sunday, January 18, at the FRS Union Hall be seated by 1:45 p.m. for the Carlisle Council on Aging and the Drama Department of Concord-Carlisle High School’s presentation of Richard Clarke’s one-man show, “The Lunatic, the Lover and the Poet: Shakespeare’s Greatest Hits.” This program is free and open to all area adults and high school age students. Following the production, there will be a reception and refreshments sold by the students of CCHS Drama Club with all proceeds going to the Drama Club. For Carlisle elders or disabled persons who need transportation, call the COA van line at 1-978-371-6690 at least 48 hours in advance. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Carlisle Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Teen driving safety panel January 14

Would you like to know how to prevent crashes, and how to help your teen become a safe driver? Parents and teens are invited to a panel discussion with representatives from AAA, the Concord Police, a Concord Insurance Agency, In Control Advanced Driver Program (Skid School), and the new CCHS driving program on January 14, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Alcott School Auditorium, 93 Laurel Street, Concord. This free event is sponsored by the Concord Carlisle Parent Initiative.

SEPAC support group meets January 16

The Carlisle Special Education Parent Advisory Council (Carlisle SEPAC) support group will hold its next meeting on Friday, January 16, at 9 a.m. at the home of Lori Brown, 146 Davis Road. RSVP to Lori at if you plan to attend.

Any personal information discussed at SEPAC support group meetings shall remain confidential. For further information visit the school website. Go to “Community” and then to “SEPAC” or contact Elaine Bojanic at 1-978-371-5624 or Lori Tucker at 1-978-371-3292.

COA men’s breakfast January 15

On Thursday, January 15, 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 $3 is appreciated. For van service, call 1-978-371-6690.

Conservation Coffee January 13

The January 13 Conservation Coffee will be held in the Clark Room in the Carlisle Town Hall, 66 Westford Street, from 7:30 to 9 a.m. David Henley, Superintendent of the East Middlesex Mosquito Control Program, will be available to speak with you about what services in his program he would suggest for Carlisle. The Carlisle Board of Health has been actively reviewing this program and accepting public input relative to whether the Town of Carlisle should join the East Middlesex Mosquito Control Program.

Friday Night Live is tonight

Attention all middle school students: the first Friday Night Live (FNL) of the new year is tonight. Come join your friends and dance to the latest tunes, or play basketball, ping pong or chess. As always, pizza and drinks will be served. FNL is held in the Corey Gym from 7 to 9:30 p.m.; admission is $4. For additional information, contact Nicole Bloomfield 1-978-371-0235 or any other CYC member.

CSA parent coffee and meeting January 13

Join the Carlisle School Association (CSA) at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, January 13, in the Corey Dining Room at the Carlisle Public Schools, for a talk on the anti-bullying and student leadership program. Patrice Hurley, elementary school principal and Joyce Mehaffey, middle school principal, will be presenting. The monthly CSA meeting will follow the parent informational coffee at 10 a.m. Meetings are open to the public and all are invited to attend. For additional information about the CSA, monthly meetings, and activities, visit

Moonlight walk at the Cranberry Bog January 10

The Carlisle Trails Committee will be holding its annual winter walk under a full moon on Saturday, January 10. Meet at the Cranberry Bog house on Curve Street at 7 p.m. to walk the bog in Carlisle and into Chelmsford. Snow conditions permitting, cross country skis or snowshoes may be appropriate. Bring a flashlight. Refreshments will be provided after the walk. For more information, call Steve Tobin at 1-978-369-1680.

Correction: COA Book Club meeting January 14

The COA Book Club will meet on Wednesday, January 14, at 10 a.m. at the home of Seba Gaines. The January book selection is The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett. The Book Club will break in February and March, but will resume again in April. The April selection will be American Lion: a Biography of Andrew Jackson by Jon Meacham. For more information or directions, call Seba at 1-978-369-4618.

Carlisle’s Cover to Cover Community Read is now underway

The first community read in Carlisle, Cover to Cover, begins in January 2009. The book selected by Carlisleans is The Post-American World by Fareed Zakaria.

The library is holding special events, focusing on the global themes of the book, including:

• January 14 from 1:30 to 3 p.m.: Southeast Asian Cuisine: Demonstration with E. Sok Woodward

• January 14, 7 p.m.: Open Book Group: Join guest leaders Ann Rosas for an informal gathering and discussion of The Post American World.

• January 16, 10:30 a.m.: Open Book Group: Join guest leader Marilyn Harte for an informal gathering and discussion of The Post American World.

• January 16, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.: Music in the Library: Taiko Drummers from CCHS.

• January 22, 7 p.m.: Community Panel Conversation, facilitated by Glen Urban

• January 23, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.: Music in the Library: Folk instrumentals with Michael Kerry.

• January 30, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.: Music in the Library: Indian instrumentals with Girija Ramapriya.

• January 31: Community Potluck: Friends of the Gleason Public Library Annual Potluck Supper.

All of the events are sponsored by the Friends of the Gleason Public Library, unless otherwise noted, they will be held at the library. Registration will be required for the cooking demonstrations and can be made by calling 1-978-369-4898. To learn more, or to participate online, visit

Multicultural singalong January 15

Brazilian singer and songwriter Sulinha Boucher will present a singalong with a multicultural twist for the preschool set (ages 0 to 4) on Thursday, January 15, at 10:30 a.m. at the Gleason Public Library. The Friends of the Gleason Library are funding this free program. For more information, call the library at 1-978-369-4898 or visit

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