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Friday, August 14, 2009

Historical Society will hold open house

The Carlisle Historical Society will hold its August Open House on Sunday, August 16, from 2 to 4 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.

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 at 9 a.m. on Sunday, August 16. We 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.

Tour of Carlisle Public Schools on August 26

The Carlisle School Association (CSA) will host a Carlisle Public Schools tour on Wednesday, August 26, at 9 a.m. Tour the campus, meet administrators and take the opportunity to ask questions. All are welcome to join us, including those new to town, families whose children are starting school this fall and interested Carlisle residents. Join the group at the flagpole on the main plaza at the Carlisle Public School. Contact Hunter at if you need further information.

CSA Newcomer Coffee on September 4

The Carlisle School Association (CSA) will host a coffee at the Carlisle Public School Corey Dining Room, on Friday, September 4, at 9 a.m., to welcome newcomers to the Carlisle School. Come and meet CSA members and school administrators who can answer your questions about Carlisle and our school.

Carlisle COA trip

This is the last call for sign-up for the September 8 COA speedboat trip to Provincetown. We leave from Carlisle Congregational Church, 147 School Street at 6:30 a.m. The cost is $60.Checks made out to Fox Tours must be sent by August 17 to Joanne Willens, 145 Church Street, B-12, Carlisle, Massachusetts 01741. Pick up flyers at the Carlisle COA office or call Joanne Willens at 1-978-371-8023.

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.

CCHS sports tryouts begin soon

The following is a schedule for CCHS sports tryouts:

  • Boys Varsity/ JV Football – Monday, August 24, 9 a.m.
  • Boys Freshman Football – August 31, 9 a.m.
  • Boys Soccer (V, JV, Fr.) – August 27, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at Emerson Field; August 28 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. at CCHS
  • Girls Soccer – August 27, 8 a.m. V, JV, Fr.
  • Varsity Field Hockey – August 27, 9 a.m. at CCHS
  • Junior Varsity/Freshman Field Hockey August 31, 9 a.m. at CCHS
  • Girls Volleyball (V, JV, Fr.) – August 27, 9 a.m.
  • Boys Cross Country – August 27/28, 9 a.m., Alumni Race – 8/29 at 4 p.m.
  • Girls Cross Country – August 27, 28, 29 9 a.m.
  • Varsity Golf – August 27 (3 p.m.), 23, 24 (3:30 p.m.)

COA doings

Podiatry Clinic: The next podiatry clinic is on Tuesday, September 1 at the Sleeper Room, starting at 9:30 a.m. Call the COA office at 1-978-371-2895 to make an appointment. Checks for $20 made out to the FCOA, or cash, are payable the day of the clinic. The clinic is sponsored in part by the FCOA, Timothy Wheeler House of Concord and the Concord-Carlisle Community Chest.

Fall bridge classes: All bridge classes will be taught by Roy Green. Eight intermediate bridge classes will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays, September 23, 30, October 7, 14, 21, 28 and November 11 and Monday, November 2. A bridge course in defense and declarer play will be offered and continue for eight weeks. The course will include both instruction and supervised play. Beginner bridge classes will be held on Thursday evenings (September 10, 17 and 24 and October 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29) at 7 p.m. This class will focus on the basic elements of bidding and play. To register or get more information, call the COA office at 1-978-371-2895 or 1-978-371-6693. The fee is $60 per adult and $50 per senior. Make checks payable to the Carlisle COA and drop off at the COA office at Town Hall or mail to Kathy Mull, Carlisle COA, 66 Westford Street, Carlisle, Massachusetts 01741.

Fitness and cardio boost classes: These classes are ongoing with fitness on Tuesday mornings at 9:45 a.m. at the Clark Room and cardio on Tuesdays at 10:45 a.m. at the Congregational Fellowship Hall.

Laughing for a serious cause

Social and political humorist and stand-up comedian Jimmy Tingle will headline a benefit for Communities for Restorative Justice (C4RJ), Sunday, September 13, at 5 p.m. at the Concord-Carlisle High School Auditorium, 500 Walden Street. Tingle is nationally known for his clean, intelligent, and topical humor.

The early evening performance is to benefit Communities for Restorative Justice (C4RJ), a volunteer-based community organization that works in partnership with police departments to offer a process of repair and accountability for those harmed by crime, the offenders in such cases, and community members. For more information, check or call 1-978-318-3467.

Lunch with the COA

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.

Walden’s busy beavers

Join Walden Pond park staff on Thursday, August 20, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Tsongas Gallery (located at park headquarters) for a program about beavers. Watch a 30-minute video about the life of beavers’ followed by a hike out to Heywood’s Meadow to see a beaver dam.

For more information, contact the park headquarters at 1-978-369-3254. Walden Pond State Reservation is located on 915 Walden Street (Route 126), only ½ mile south of Route 2.

4-H Fair August 28-30

The Middlesex County 4-H Fair will be held August 28 through 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


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