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Friday, January 30, 2009

CSA meeting February 10

Join the Carlisle School Association (CSA) in the Corey Dining Room for our monthly meeting on Tuesday, February 10, at 9 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

Conservation Coffee February 10

The Tuesday, February 10 Conservation Coffee will be held in the Clark Room in the Town Hall from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Attendees are encouraged to arrive and leave as their early morning schedules allow. Continental breakfast is provided.

Save the following Tuesday mornings for upcoming coffees: March 10, April 14, May 12, and June 19.

Elderly Housing meeting February 2

The Carlisle Elderly Housing Association, Inc. will hold its annual meeting on Monday, February 2, at 7 p.m. in the Sleeper Community Center, Carlisle Village Court, 145 Church Street. Any Carlisle resident interested in affordable senior housing is encouraged to attend. Meet the board and management company representatives and learn more about housing at Carlisle Village Court.

The board is seeking new members interested in senior housing. Visit or contact Bert Williams at 1-978-369-7601 or for more information.

February drive at the Police Station for House of Hope

Throughout the month of February, Carlisle Girl Scouts will be collecting goods at the Police Station for the House of Hope in Lowell. Goods requested are laundry supplies, including laundry baskets; towel sets; batteries; non-perishable foods, especially rice, coffee, tuna fish, juice and PB&J; paper plates; and napkins. For more information, contact Linda at 1-978-369-5137.

SEPAC meeting

The Carlisle Special Education (SEPAC) parent support group will hold its next meeting on Friday, February 6, at 9 a.m. at the home of Meryl Lim, 96 Ice Pond Road. RSVP to Meryl Lim at if you plan to attend.

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

Carlisle women’s spring tennis league

If you are interested in playing tennis this spring with a fun, friendly group of Carlisle women, contact Gail Bernardin at 1-978-318-6972. The spring league plays in late April through mid June.

FNL food drive February 6

Students who make a can-tribution to benefit the Open Table Food Pantry in Concord will be admitted for $1 to Friday Night Live (FNL) on February 6 at 7 p.m. Bring a non-perishable food item and help out. As always there will be music, dancing, basketball, ping pong and chess.

A reminder to anyone who has not yet attended a FNL: bring a parent along to fill out a permission form. No students will be permitted to attend without a signed form. Guests of Carlisle students may attend as long as the host family volunteers to chaperone.

Pizza and drinks are available for a small fee. Students who leave prior to 9:30 p.m. must be signed out by a parent. All others should be picked up at 9:30 p.m. For additional information, contact Nicole Bloomfield at 1-978-371-0235 or, or contact any other member of the CYC.

CSA easy fundraising: save register tapes now

The “Register Tapes for Education” program allows the Carlisle School Assocation (CSA) to trade receipts from Donelan’s Supermarket in Acton and Littleton and Crosby’s Market in Concord for needed school items. Last year this program funded supplies to the Art, Music, Math and Language Arts departments and playground with a total value in excess of $1,500. The CSA is collecting register receipts in a drop box in the school library, so deposit your receipts dated between September 1, 2008 and March 31, 2009. If you have any questions or would like to be part of the group that helps tally up in April, contact Kevin at

PJ Story Time at Gleason February 4

Are you getting cabin fever with your preschooler? Get out of the house and share some stories and rhymes. Story Time aimed at ages three and up will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, February 4, at Gleason Library. Children (adults too) are welcome to come in their PJs and bring a stuffed animal. For more information call the library at 1-978-369-4898.

CCHS Summer Opportunities Fair February 2

Come to the 28th annual Summer Opportunities Fair at Concord-Carlisle High School (CCHS) on February 2 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. (Snow date February3.) Learn about day and overnight camps, sports camps, special needs programs, travel and exchange programs, music and enrichment camps, adventure and wilderness programs and more for grades K-12.

National Teach-In February 12

All, including students from CCHS and private schools, are welcome to participate in Concord and Carlisle’s National Teach-In event on Global Warming scheduled for February 12 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Concord-Carlisle High School cafeteria. Representative Cory Atkins will welcome attendees and introduce the Teach-In. An important goal of the Teach-In is to help put the best solutions to climate change and energy policy at the top of President Obama’s agenda during his first 100 days in office.

The Teach-In will start with a National Webcast viewing. Keith Bergman, trained in Al Gore’s Climate Action Project, will present information about Gore’s plan to repower America, with a commitment to producing 100% of our electricity from carbon free sources within ten years. An overview of the clean energy economy section of Obama’s stimulus package and emerging related legislation in Congress as well as the Presidential Climate Action Project (PCAP) plan will also be presented. Following the presentations, efforts will focus on actions we can take to affect policy and legislation on national, state and local levels. An e-letter to our legislators in Washington is planned as an outcome of the evening.

For information, visit, or contact LWV-CC at

Carlisle School Association seeks nominations

The Carlisle School Association (CSA) is currently accepting nominations for board positions to serve for school year 2009-2010. 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, contact Dale at 1-978-371-9673.

Notify CPS of fall kindergarten entrants

Do you have a child who is eligible for kindergarten at the Carlisle Public School (CPS) in 2009? If so, have you received a kindergarten postcard in the mail? Do you know of any family new to town with a kindergarten-age youngster? To receive a postcard or to let our Guidance Office know of new families in town, please call Rebecca Tambini or Sheila Morris at 1-978-369-6550, so that we may be certain to include all eligible children in our planning for the 2009-2010 school year.

Poet Galway Kinnell reads February 7

  Galway Kinnell, “one of the true master poets of his generation,” will read and answer questions at the Concord Free Public Library, 129 Main Street in Concord, Saturday, February 7, at 7 p.m. A book signing follows the free reading.

  Kinnell has received the Pulitzer Prize, a National Book Award, the Frost Medal, and a MacArthur Fellowship. In the nomination for the 2003 National Book Award, the judges called Kinnell “America’s preeminent visionary.”

  This is sponsored by the Friends of the Concord Free Public Library. For information, visit

Walden in winter walk February 1

Join park staff at the Thoreau House replica on February 1 at 2 p.m. for a one-hour walk and talk about Henry David Thoreau’s winter experiences at Walden Pond during his two-year stay there. Dress for the weather; the walk will go out to the original location of Thoreau’s house. This free program is for visitors of all ages.

The parking fee is $5/daily. No dogs are allowed. For more information, call 1-978-369-3254 or visit

TCM open house February 7

The Children’s Meetinghouse (TCM), an early childhood development program in Concord, will host an open house for interested families on February 7 from 9 to 11 a.m. Parents and children are welcome to tour the school, meet with teachers and talk with other parents. TCM is located at 1413 Lowell Road, across from the Middlesex School in Corncord. Call 1-978-371-0678 or visit for more information.

COA doings

• Lecture Series: Professor Jason Giannetti will lead a free three-part lecture series on the Principles of World Religions on February 4, 11 and 18 (snow date February 25) from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in the Hollis Room of Gleason Public Library. Call the library reference desk at 1-978-369-4898 to register. Space is limited to 50 people.

• Paper pleasures workshop: Phyllis Hughes will share her secrets to making paper cutouts on Tuesday, February 3, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Sleeper Room. Phyllis will provide all supplies. Contact the COA office at 1-978-371-2895 to register.

• Monthly coffee: Join Jim and Betty Elgin and Tom and Karen Dunkers in the Sleeper Room on Thursday, February 5, at 9 a.m. for friendly conversation and pastry, fruit, juice, coffee and tea. There is no fee and no sign-up.

• Robbins Brook lunch: The next monthly luncheon sponsored by Minuteman Senior Services and the Inn at Robbins Brook will be held at St. Irene Church on East Street on Thursday, February 5, at noon. The suggested donation is at least $3. Call the COA office by February 2 to make your reservation. This lunch is limited to 35 people.

• Sleeping Beauty ballet: The COA has a few more tickets to the Boston Ballet’s Sunday, April 26 2 p.m. performance of Sleeping Beauty. Tickets are $63 apiece and must be purchased by February 5. There will be a ballet seminar in April prior to the performance taught by former ballet performer and instructor Barbara Howell. If eight or more are interested, the COA van is available for $10 per person.

• Nashoba Valley Technical High School luncheon: Come to Nashoba Tech, 100 Littleton Road (Route 110), Westford on Tuesday, February 10, at 11:45 a.m. Choose stuffed pork chop or baked scallops to go with salad or appetizer, vegetables, rolls, hot beverage and dessert. The cost is $10 plus gratuity, payable at the luncheon. Call the COA at 1-978-371-2895 by Thursday, February 5, to reserve your place. Call the van line at 1-978-371-6690 if you need a ride.

• Men’s breakfast: On Thursday, February 12, 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.

• SHINE counselor: Call the COA office at 1-978-371-2895 if you want to make an appointment with a SHINE counselor for Friday February 13 or 27 from 1 to 3 p.m.

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