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Friday, July 31, 2009

COA doings

• Monthly luncheon: Join the COA on Thursday, August 20 at 11:45 a.m. at Union Hall at the FRS for lunch followed by a slide show of one of Ray and Helen Taylor’s scenic European trips. Sign up for this trip by noon on Monday, August 17 by calling the COA office at 1-978-371-2895. The cost is $3 or more. There will be a free blood pressure clinic from 11 – 11:45 a.m. Call the van line if you need a ride.

• Podiatry clinic: The next podiatry clinic is on Tuesday, September 1 at the Sleeper Room. Call the COA office at 1-978-371-2895 to make an appointment.

COA 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.

Volunteers needed for new trail clearing

The Carlisle Trails Committee is looking for volunteers to help cut a new trail in the Hanover Hill subdivision. The trail goes from the cul de sac at the end of Virginia Farme Road to one of the roads in the new subdivision. Meet at the dead end of Virginia Farme Road at 9 a.m. on Sunday, August 16. The group will work for 2 or 3 hours. No experience necessary. Bring loppers and bow saws if you have them, or borrow our tools. For more information, call Steve Tobin at 1-978-369-1680.

Register now for August recreation programs

Mermaid Tea: For children ages three and up on Monday, August 10, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., cost $25. Come dress up in fun costumes and enjoy mermaid treats served on real china, a mermaid story, nail painting, music, crafts, gift bags and a keepsake photo.

Field Hockey Clinic: For grades 6 to 9 on Monday – Wednesday, August 17-19, at the Banta-Davis Field, cost $150. An opportunity to learn the basics and specialized skills and rules. Drills will focus on dribbling, passing, offensive and defensive strategies. Instructors will be CCHS coaches and varsity field hockey team members.

Getting paid to talk: Making money with your voice. For ages 18 and up (ages 12 with parent) on Monday, August 10, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., at the Town Hall. This class is an introduction to professional voice-overs and will explore numerous aspects of work for television, film, radio, audio books, documentaries and the Internet.

Registration may be made online at or by mail to Carlisle Recreation, 66 Westford Street, Carlisle, MA 01741, or in person at the Town Hall Recreation Office, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information call1-978-369-9815.

Historical Society open house August 16

The Carlisle Historical Society will hold its August Open House on Sunday, August 16, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Heald House, 698 Concord Street. Add to your family’s list of summer museum visits by exploring the exhibits at our museum of Carlisle’s history. Admission is free.

New Gleason library hours for August

Gleason Public Library will be closing Mondays – Thursdays at 8:30 p.m., instead of at 9 p.m. for the month of August, through Labor Day. We will resume our regular hours beginning September 8 (including Monday mornings and Monday through Thursday evening hours). The Library appreciates your understanding as we continue to offer the best possible service while working within current budget restrictions.

COA fall bridge classes

Registration is now being accepted for all area adults for the popular Carlisle COA Bridge Classes with instructor and Carlisle resident, Roy Green. All classes will run from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Sleeper Room at Village Court.

To register, call the COA at 1-978- 371-2895. Cost: $60 adults; $50 seniors (60+). Payment in advance please by check made out to “Carlisle COA” and mail to Carlisle COA, 66 Westford St., Carlisle, MA 01741, Attn: Kathy Mull, or drop off at Carlisle Town Hall, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Help Humane Society

This year, the Lowell Humane Society has seen almost 800 animals given up by their owners. To care for the animals waiting for adoption, contributions of towels, crates, leashes, bowls, food and of course, cash donations are needed.

Items can be donated at the Carlisle Farmers Market, Saturday, 8 to noon or by calling Carol Foster 1-978-369-2276.

4-H Fair August 28-30

The Middlesex County 4-H Fair will be held August 28-30 at the Westford 4-H Fairgrounds. The hours are Friday and Saturday: 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for more information see

Emerson Hospital improves parking

Emerson Hospital recently improved its parking progra m to provide more and better parking for visitors and patients on the hospital’s main campus.

The existing physician lot on the Emerson campus is now exclusively patient and visitor parking. Patients still have the option of parking in the garage and in the open lot adjacent to the John Cuming Building, or using the complimentary valet service. Parking rates stay the same, but visitors and patients now pre-pay for parking at kiosks in the three main lobbies of the hospital. The kiosks accept cash, credit and debit. There are no attendants at the exit gates. Patients can also pay for parking with a credit card at the exit. For more information, contact the hospital’s administrative offices at 1-978-287-3100.

CCYS registration

Concord-Carlisle Youth Soccer’s In-Town is still taking registrations for fall. The programs are for boys and girls from pre-K through Grade 6. Games are played locally on Saturdays starting in mid-September.

For more details or to register, visit For further assistance please contact Nancy DiRomualdo at 1-978-369-7978.

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