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Friday, April 3, 2009

CSEM performs in Carlisle April 16

The Cambridge Society for Early Music (CSEM) will perform by candlelight at the First Religious Society on Thursday, April 16, at 8 p.m. Featured will be music from around 1554 by Cabezón, Morales, Tallis and Tye. General admission is $30, $25 for seniors and students with ID and free for children. For information, call 1-617-489-2062 or visit

Carlisle “Woodcock Walk” April 11

Join D’Ann and Tom Brownrigg, Carlisle birders, on a trip to Foss Farm on Saturday, April 11, to observe American Woodcocks on their breeding grounds. The males perform spectacular flight displays, believed to be a means of marking territories and attracting females.

Meet at Foss Farm parking lot at 7:30 p.m.; the flight displays start shortly after dusk. Bring binoculars if you have them. Come prepared for light rain, as the walk will not be cancelled unless the rain is heavy, in which case it will be held on Saturday, April 18, at the same time.Contact the Brownriggs at 1-978-369-5609 or with any questions.

Alan Ticotsky and Jane Sutton to speak at GPL

Is there room for two authors in the house? Carlisle science/math teacher and author Alan Ticotsky and children’s book author Jane Sutton will discuss the roller coaster life of an author – what started them on the bumpy ride and what keeps them writing. This free program will take place at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 6. To learn more, visit or call 1-978-369-4898.

Reserve by April 6 for MFA trip

Join the COA on Monday, April 27, to celebrate spring at the Museum of Fine Arts annual festival of fine art and fresh flowers. Leave the Carlisle Congregational Church at 9 a.m. and return home around 3 p.m. The general admission fee is $13 per person plus $12 per person for the coach bus if more than 35 sign up. If fewer, vans will be used costing $7 per person. Call the COA at 1-978-371-2895 to sign up. Send a check payable to the Carlisle COA to Carlisle COA, 66 Westford Street, Carlisle, MA 01741 no later than April 6.

Caroline Hill scholarship applications due April 10

Applications for the Caroline Hill scholarship awards must be submitted by April 10 to be considered for this year’s awards. These need-based awards are available to Carlisle’s current high school seniors and students for continuing post-secondary education. They typically range from $500 to $2,000. Applications are available in the registrar’s office at Concord-Carlisle High School, the Gleason Public Library or the Carlisle Selectmen’s office. You may also download the application at Link to “Board of Selectmen.” Contact Diane Powers, 1-978-369-9191, with any questions.

Conservation Coffee April 14

The Tuesday, April 14, Conservation Coffee will be held in the Clark room in the Carlisle Town Hall, 66 Westford Street, from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Members of the Land Stewardship Committee will discuss their activities over the last year as they assisted the Carlisle Conservation Commission in managing the town-owned conservation properties. Members also will report on two wildlife studies underway on town conservation lands, as well as the unusual agricultural permits granted this year. You are also invited to learn about how to become a volunteer “land steward” to help monitor the well-being of the conservation lands in Carlisle.

Friday Night Live is tonight

Attention all middle school students: Friday Night Live (FNL) is tonight, April 3, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. 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, admission is $4. For additional information, contact Nicole Bloomfield at 1-978-371-0235 or any other Carlisle Youth Commission member.

Meet “Naughty Nellie” April 12

On Easter Sunday, April 12, from 2 to 4 p.m., the Carlisle Historical Society will hold its first open house of the spring season at its home, Heald House, 698 Concord Street. This is an opportunity to view Carlisle history through its collections – there is something to hold the attention of every age group and interest.

One of the newest items in the collection is “Naughty Nellie,” a bootjack donated to the Historical Society by Jean Bates of Bates Farm. Although only part of the bootjack has survived, you will learn how Nellie got her name.

Bring the family, meet your neighbors and friends at the Open House and revisit Carlisle’s unique history.

LWV Spalding Building Forum on Channel 8

The League of Women Voters (LWV) Forum on the Warrant Article addressing the replacement of the Spalding Building and the renovation of the Carlisle Public School will replay on Comcast Channel 8 as follows: Saturday, 8 a.m.; Monday, 10 p.m.; Tuesday, 1 p.m.; and Wednesday, 9 p.m. through Saturday, April 11, at 8 a.m.

Pass It Forward May 30

Carlisle’s seventh annual Pass It Forward Day will be Saturday, May 30, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Carlisle Transfer Station. If you have new or gently used items to donate to charity, you are invited to take them to the Transfer Station, where representatives from various charities will gratefully receive them. If you represent a charity and want to share in the bounty, contact Mary Zoll at 1-978-369-5236 as soon as possible.

Correction: CTA scholarship dates

The deadline for application for Carlisle Teachers Association (CTA) scholarships is June 1, not April 1 as previously announced in the Mosquito. The applications are available online as of April 1.

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