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Friday, July 3, 2009

Tour San Francisco in the fall

Come join Joanne’s Travelers on a trip to California Rail Discovery on October 28, 2009. The trip will feature San Francisco, Lake Tahoe and the Napa Valley Wine Train, all for $2049 per person, double occupancy. This includes air fare, motorcoach, hotels, baggage handling and sightseeing, two rail trips, San Francisco Bay cruise, Lake Tahoe Paddlewheeler Cruise, San Francisco Tour, and more. For a flyer, call Joanne Willens at 1-978-371-8023 or pick up a flyer at the COA Office at Carlisle Town Hall.

Cover to Cover 2010

The Gleason Public Library wants volunteers and/or interesting book titles for the next town-wide read. Stop by the library, visit or email to share ideas today.

BubbleMania is coming to Carlisle

Join comic bubble artist Casey Carle at the First Religious Society on Tuesday, July 14, from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. for some good clean fun. Carle will perform his hilarious and enchanting act as part of Gleason Public Library’s 2009 summer reading program, Starship Adventure at the Library. Audience members are sure to be wowed by his floating bubble spaceship, fog-filled bubbles and a spectacular human bubble finale during which a lucky volunteer will be completely encased in a giant bubble.

BubbleMania is for kids in grades K - 6, is free and open to the public, and requires no pre-registration. This and all 2009 summer reading events are made possible by the Friends of the Gleason Public Library. For more information, please visit or call 1-978-369 4898.

Summer concert on the Library lawn

On July 16 from 7 to 8 p.m. Carlisle’s own family band, Leafy Dale (formerly Dot-n-Doc), performs on the lawn of the Gleason Public Library (GPL) as part of the Starship Adventure at Your Library summer reading program. Back by popular demand, the group comprised of mom, dad and kids will perform familiar tunes. The band has been featured at the Old Home Day Ice Cream Social and the GPL summer concerts for the past four years. Their music is an eclectic blend of light rock, folk and country that is sure to please any crowd. Bring the family, a blanket and a picnic and enjoy this summer treat. To learn about this and other great events, visit

COA Tanglewood overnight trip

Come Join the Carlisle Seniors on an overnight trip to Tanglewood, August 2-3 for only $298 (including bus driver’s tip). The bus will pick up seniors at 8 a.m. at the Carlisle Congregational Church, 147 Church Street. Park in the back lot.

We will stay at the Williams Inn (which has an indoor pool). The cost includes two complete meals and reserved seats inside the Shed, as well as a trip to the Norman Rockwell Museum or Chesterwood and extensive sightseeing throughout the trip. Flyers can be picked up at the Carlisle COA office or contact Joanne at 1-978-371-8023 or

Checks should be made out to Gateway Tours and sent to Joanne Willens, 145 Church Street B-12, Carlisle, MA 01741 by July 10.

Summer music in the area

Enjoy Music at the Manse at the Old Manse on Monument Street in Concord on Sundays, from 2 to 4 p.m. Families and music lovers are welcome at these outdoor concerts. Call 1-978-369-3909 or check

Fruitlands Museums in Harvard will host the Concord Band’s Sundown Concert Series on Wednesdays, July 8, 15, 22 and 29. Bring a picnic and take in the scenic vistas. Concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. More information at 1-978-456-3924 or at

COA doings

Cardio-boost class: This exercise class for seniors, taught by Karrie Stang, gives you a good heart-healthy workout. The cost is $30 for one class/week for eight weeks starting Tuesday, June 30 at 10:45 a.m. at the Congregational Church Fellowship Hall on School Street. This class is sponsored by the Friends of Carlisle Council On Aging (FCOA).

Summer fitness class: This class meets on Tuesdays from 9:45 – 10:30 a.m. in the Clark Room at Town Hall. The fee is $30 per person for one class/week. No registration is necessary. Bring weights and bands. This class is sponsored by the FCOA.

Fife and Drum lunch: Join the COA for a three-course lunch at the Fife and Drum Restaurant at the Northeastern Correctional Center just off the Concord Rotary on July 16 at noon. The cost is only $2.10. Call the COA at 1-978-371-2895 no later than noon on July 6 to register.

Live longer, eat healthy and eat local: Come join the COA on July 23 from 1 – 3 p.m. at St. Irene Hall, 181 East Street to learn about ways to keep young and stay healthy through the food you eat. Call the COA at 1-978-371-2895 for more information or to sign up for this event. Tricia Smith of Carlisle Farmstead Cheese, Carolyn Shohet of Mill Iron Farm, members of Carlisle’s Farmers Market as well as an Emerson Hospital dietician, and Debra Stark of Debra’s Natural Gourmet will be in attendance.

Ice Cream Social: All seniors are invited for ice cream and other treats as well as music and sing-a-long on Thursday, August 6 in the Sleeper Room at Village Court from 1 – 3 p.m. To sign up, call the COA at 1-978-371-2895 no later than August 4. This event is sponsored by the Visiting Angels of Acton and the Carlisle COA; the ice cream is donated by Kimball Farms.

Newport day trip: Join the COA on August 13 for a day trip to Newport, Rhode Island. The trip leaves Village Court at 8:30 a.m. and the Congregational Church back parking lot at 8:45 a.m. The cost of $43.95 includes transportation to and from Carlisle as well as a train tour with lunch and a winery tour and tastings. Make checks payable to the Friends of Carlisle COA and mail to Joanne Willens, 145 Church Street, B-12, Carlisle, MA 01741. For more information contact Joanne at 1-978-371-8023 or email her at

Musicians perform at OHD Art Show

Student performers at this year’s inaugural Art Show Music included pianists Rose Jimenez, Katy Scholten, Rebecca Bishop and Katie Traisano. Also performing following the parade at the Art Show in Union Hall were flutists Erika Hedden and Katrina Judicke.

Walden Biodiversity Day on July 4

The Walden Woods Project will host Walden Biodiversity Day on Saturday, July 4, in those towns surrounding Walden Pond, Lincoln, Concord and Carlisle, in an effort to identify 2009 plant and animal species.

The day-long event will celebrate the 80th birthday of socio-biologist/naturalist Dr. Edward O. Wilson who, along with Concord’s Peter Alden, organized the world’s first Biodiversity Day that documented over 1,000 species on July 4, 1998 in the local area.

This will be a rare gathering of field naturalists from seven states. Top student naturalists from schools in greater Boston will be shadowing the scientists during their field work. A scientist will be diving to 100 feet in Walden Pond to document species. The scientific data that is collected will provide valuable information on how plant and animal life are being impacted by environmental factors, including climate change, habitat loss and invasive species.

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