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Friday, May 29, 2009

Shakespeare at CCHS

Where can you see and hear more than 30 of your CCHS classmates acting on stage accompanied by the Taiko drums? This Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 29, 30 and 31 at 7:30 p.m., come see the final CCHS dramatic production of the season, Shakespeare’s Richard the Third. All shows are outdoors in the main courtyard – bring your own blanket to sit on and enjoy this tale of ultimate evil. Tickets are available at the show.

Seedling sale on June 6

The Carlisle Farmer’s Market will hold a seed and seedling sale on Saturday, June 6, from 9 a.m. to noon at Kimball’s Ice Cream Stand. For more information, call Gale Constable at 1-978-371-1925.

Country Gardens Tour June 12, 13

Circle Friday, June 12, and Saturday, June 13, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to visit some of the most beautiful gardens in town. A koi pond, butterfly garden and magnificent glass conservatory are just a few of the features on view.

Tickets for the tour are $15 in advance, $20 the day of the tour, $10 for seniors. Save money by purchasing now using PayPal at or visit Ferns, Agway in Chelmsford, or New England Nursery in Bedford. Tickets will be available the days of the tour at the First Religious Society on Carlisle’s Town Common. A Plant Sale featuring perennials from the gardens of Carlisle Garden Club members will also be held at that location. The tour is held rain or shine.

For more information, visit the Garden Club website above, or contact Susan Pepple at or 1-978-371-2674.

Heald House open June 12, 13

In conjunction with the Garden Club’s Country Gardens Tours on June 12 and 13, the Carlisle Historical Society will open its doors at 698 Concord Street from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for visitors to see the Heald House colonial herb garden. This is a bonus attraction, but will enable Garden Club tour members to view some of Carlisle’s history as well.

Join the new Carlisle Community Chorus

The Carlisle Community Chorus is an intergenerational choral music ensemble. Its mission is to bring musical enjoyment and opportunities to the Carlisle community and to build relationships between members of all ages through learning and performing quality choral music.

It is open to any interested singer, age 12 and up. The ensemble is non-auditioned. It meets Monday evenings, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the Carlisle Public School Music Room, Corey Building, beginning on September 14, 2009, with two concert seasons per year: September to January and late January to May.

For more information, visit, email or call Megan Fitzharris Harlow, Music Director at 1-978-369-6550 ext. 5106.

Benefit concert June 4

This chamber music concert, an annual event at The First Religious Society, will take place at the church on June 4 at 7:30 p.m. The music will include contemporary and traditional chamber music played and sung by artists from FRS and First Church, Belmont. The building is fully accessible. A reception in Union Hall will follow the concert. Those who may not be able to attend but wish to contribute may send a check to the Pediatric AIDS Program, Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA 02118.

Final FNL is June 5

The last Friday Night Live (FNL) of the school year is Friday, June 5 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. There will be dancing, basketball, ping pong and chess. A $4 admission fee is collected at the door. For additional information, contact Nicole Bloomfield at 1-978-371-0235 or by e-mail at,

June 6 is Wash-a-Fire-Truck Day

Come join the Carlisle Parents Connection on Saturday, June 6, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Carlisle Fire Station for Wash-a-Fire-Truck Day. Bring your bucket and sponge and meet some of Carlisle’s firefighters while getting an up-close tour of one of our fire engines. The event is free for Carlisle families with young children and parking is at Town Hall. For additional information, contact Ali Walsh at

June ConsCom Coffee

The next Conservation Coffee will be held Tuesday, June 9, in the Clark Room in the Carlisle Town Hall, 66 Westford Street, from 7:30 to 9 a.m.

CCHS facilities master plan committee seeks members

The Concord-Carlisle School Committee is seeking volunteer community members from both Concord and Carlisle who are interested in serving on the Concord-Carlisle High School facilities master plan committee. They are looking for citizens with expertise in architecture, construction, engineering, building project management, public finance or public relations who can commit to evening meetings twice per month beginning in July 2009 until March 2010.

Email a letter of interest outlining your job experience and skills to the district superintendent, Diana Rigby, by June 1, 2009.

Cons Com seeks new member

The Conservation Commission will have one opening on its seven-member board beginning July 1. The board has two major areas of responsibility: administration of the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act and protection of the town’s natural resources.

The Commission is particularly interested in people with a legal, agricultural, geological or other earth sciences background. Those who have an interest in conservation and environmental issues, and are willing to actively work in resource protection will be considered.

Send a brief resume and cover letter immediately to both the Conservation Commission, and to the Carlisle Board of Selectmen who are the appointing authority, addressed to the Town Hall, 66 Westford Street, Carlisle. Call the Conservation Office at 1-978-369-0336 Monday through Thursday.

COA doings

• Robbins Brook lunch: The next monthly luncheon sponsored by Minuteman Senior Services and the Inn at Robbins Brook will be held at the First Religious Society on Wednesday, June 3 at 11:45 a.m. The suggested donation is at least $3. Call the COA office by June 1 as this lunch is limited to 50 people. This luncheon will be followed by the annual trip slide show at 12:45 p.m.

• Monthly coffee: Join Jim and Betty Elgin and the Tom and Karen Dunkers in the Sleeper Room on Thursday, June 4 at 9 a.m. for friendly conversation and pastry, fruit, juice, coffee and tea. There is no fee and no sign up.

• Book club: On Wednesday, June 10 at 10 a.m., Seba Gaines (319 Stearns Street) will host the COA book club. This month’s book is River of Doubt by Candice Millard. For more information, call Seba at 1-978-369-4618. This will be the last meeting until October.

• Men’s breakfast: On Thursday, June 11, 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.

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