Friday, October 30, 2009
All are welcome to participate in an informal walking group in Carlisle. They meet at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday mornings at Center Park, and walk on the trails and paths in Carlisle for about two hours. They expect to be walking through November, weather permitting. There is no sign-up, just show up.
Contact Jane Anderson email@example.com or 1-978-369-9672 if there are any questions.
Open Farm Sunday
On Sunday, November 1, Great Brook Farm at the state park will be open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. as part of Open Farm Sunday, sponsored by Cabot Creamery Cooperative. Meet Mark Duffy, see the cows, join in barnyard activities and sample the cheddar cheese that is made in part from Carlisle milk.
Republican Town Committee meeting
The Carlisle Republican Town Committee will meet on Monday, November 2, in the Hollis Room of the Gleason Library. All interested town residents are warmly invited. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. The Republican Party believes in fiscal responsibility, free enterprise and individual liberty. They will have a lively discussion of local and state affairs, including an update from Scott Brown’s U.S. Senate campaign. For more information about the committee or to be added to our e-mail list, contact James Bohn at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-978-371-9593.
Veterans invited to Carlisle School
Carlisle veterans and their families are invited to a Veterans Day celebration at the Carlisle Public School. The event will be hosted by the kindergarten and third grade students on Tuesday, November 10, from 9 to 10 a.m.
Come to the Corey Dining Room, Carlisle School. Military dress and medals are welcomed. RSVP to Denise Casper at 1-978-369-6550 x4115.
Red Balloon fundraiser on November 4
As they celebrate their 39th year, the Red Balloon Preschool invites the public to their fall fundraiser taking place on Wednesday, November 4, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the school, which is located on the lower level of the First Religious Society. The event will showcase fine jewelry and gifts created by Betterment Through Beads, which is a small, local business that gives 100% of its profits to the Krempels Brain Injury Foundation. On November 4, part of the proceeds will benefit the school.
A wide variety of necklaces, bracelets, earrings and watches will be offered and custom orders are possible. Only personal checks or cash will be accepted.
Thanksgiving potluck in Carlisle
Come for a coordinated pot-luck dinner on Thanksgiving Day, November 26, at 2 p.m. in Union Hall, 27 School Street. The cost will be $5 for adults, $2 for children.
Sign up for the food you will contribute to the traditional holiday dinner (turkey, vegetarian entrée, potatoes and dressing, green vegetable, yellow vegetable, salad, rolls and dessert) at 1-978-369-5180 by November 23. Bring your own wine.
Kicks for Cancer
The Concord-Carlisle High School boys soccer game to benefit Dana Farber has been rescheduled and will be held Monday, November 2 at 6 p.m. CCHS will be playing Lincoln-Sudbury High School.
The game will be played at Concord-Carlisle High School, 500 Walden Street in Concord on the upper turf fields. Admission is $5 and proceeds go to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
Last chance for cookbook
Favorites for All Seasons, the CSA cookbook, is available through the mail (order form at carlisleschoolassociation.org) or at Ferns, for $20, through today.
Carlisle School Association news
• CSA Gift Wrap and More Fundraiser. This year the CSA Gift Wrap Fundraiser is going green. Items sold through greenraising.com not only help the environment, they also help people in need all around the world. Select from over 20 different wrapping papers on the www.greenraising.com website. If wrapping paper is not what you need, choose from a wide array of other items and gifts for the holidays, including unique lunch boxes and backpacks, notepads, decorative stainless steel bottles, cloth gift bags, jewelry, cleaning products, plus fair-trade coffee, teas and chocolate.
Place your orders through November 8, either through the website www.greenraising.com or the catalog order form (sent home with students last week), with checks made out to CSA and returned to homeroom teachers. On the website, be sure to select Carlisle School Associates as the affiliate so fundraising dollars go to the school. If you choose to have items shipped directly to you, you will be charged for the shipping, but you will get them sooner. Otherwise, have items shipped to the school, at no charge to you, and they will be sent home with your child on or around December 14.
• CSA Board Meeting. We will hold our monthly board meeting on Tuesday, November 3, at 9 a.m., in the Corey Dining Room at the Carlisle Public Schools. All are invited to attend. We review various volunteer activities, fundraising events, and plan activities that will serve the teachers, administrators, parents, and ultimately the children of the school. Additional information about the CSA may be found at its website: www.carlisleschoolassociation.org.
“Food for Thought,” film and discussion
On Friday, November 6, “Food for Thought, Part 1,” a film and discussion, will be presented by the League of Women Voters of Concord-Carlisle, ConcordCAN, Carlisle Climate Action and C-C Adult & Community Education. Watch and discuss “Food, Inc.,” a film on the food industry. Guest speaker will be Charlotte Vallaeys of the Cornucopia Institute. The talk, which begins at 7 p.m. at the Alcott School Auditorium, 93 Laurel Street in Concord, is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is available at www.ace.colonial.net. For more information: lwvcc.com/lifeinthebalance.html, Green_Initiatives@lwvcc.com or 1-978-369-3842.
41th annual Sports Sale at Fenn School
The Fenn School, 516 Monument Street, Concord, will sponsor its Annual Sports Sale on Saturday, November 7, from 9 a.m. to noon in the school’s new gym. Now in its 41th year, the sale has become a must-attend event for area residents with an eye for quality sports items at huge savings. Donations of gently used sporting goods and blue blazers can be dropped off at the new gym on Thursday, November 5, from 3 – 6 p.m. or Friday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sporting items typically available include previously owned ski clothing and equipment, ice skates, helmets, pads, athletic shoes, hiking boots, bats and gloves, tennis rackets, bicycles, and exercise equipment. Boys’ blazers, dress pants and boys’ dress shoes will also be on sale. In addition, specialists from Hardy’s Ski Emporium will be on hand to offer a wide selection of brand new skis, boots and helmets at great pre-season prices.
Girls Travel Basketball try-outs
Concord-Carlisle Girls Travel Basketball will continue sixth-grade tryouts this Sunday, November 1, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Hunt Gym, 90 Stow Street in Concord.
All sixth-grade girls who are residents of Concord and Carlisle are encouraged to attend. (If you were present at the October 25 tryout, try to attend this continued tryout too). C-C Girls Travel plays home games at Middlesex School in Concord and competes with local and regional towns such as Bedford, Lexington, Belmont, Burlington and Waltham in an up tempo, competitive league including professional officials, scoring and lots of fun for parents and players. For more information, call Bob Brennan, 1-978-902-2429.
Youth lacrosse sign-ups
Concord Carlisle Youth Lacrosse registration for the spring opens on November 1 for boys first through eighth grade and girls third through eighth grade travel teams. Go to the website www.ccyouthlacrosse.com to register or for more information.
CCYH Pond Hockey starts soon
CCYH Pond Hockey will be offered to all Mite (6-8 years old) and Squirt (9-10 years old) kids who are residents of Concord/Carlisle. If already participating in CCYH, there is no fee. If a boy or girl is interested in playing in the Pond Hockey games and Beanpot Tourney, a fee of $100, plus USA Hockey registration is required for insurance purposes. You can register your child at www.ccyh.org through November 5. The first Pond Hockey games will be held November 7 and 8 at Middlesex, and the games will run through January 30 and 31. If you have questions, you can contact Mike Moore (email@example.com) or Paul Nelson (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cat On A Hot Tin Roof in Concord
The Concord Players will kick off their 90th season on Friday, November 6 with Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by two-time Pulitzer Prize winning author Tennessee Williams. Directed by Mario Salinas and featuring a stellar cast, this powerful production probes deeply into some of Williams’ most salient themes: southern decadence, greed, homophobia, and hypocrisy.
Don’t miss this American classic performed by Concord’s award-winning community theater company The Concord Players. Performances at 51 Walden Street, Concord, are Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 p.m. on November 6, 7, 13, 14, 20 & 21 and a Sunday matinee on November 15 at 2 p.m. Opening Night ticket holders are welcome to attend the November 6 gala reception, “Big Daddy’s Birthday Party,” featuring free southern treats and beverages.
Tickets for all shows are $18 (with discounts available for groups of 15 or more). For tickets and other show information, please go to www.concordplayers.org. You can also email your ticket requests to email@example.com or call 1-978-369-2990.
Concord Orchestra Young Artists Competition
Auditions for the Concord Orchestra Young Artists Competition will be held on Wednesday and Thursday, January 13 and 14, 2010. The winner will be the featured soloist on the Concord Orchestra’s concerts on March 19 and 20, 2010, and will receive the Ehlers Memorial Scholarship. The second and third place finishers will be invited to perform a recital prior to these concerts.
The competition is open to high school and younger instrumental students, including pianists. A complete concerto or other work suitable for performance with orchestra must be memorized for the audition. Applications are due by December 30, 2009. For more information and an application form, call 1-978-371-1491. Applications can also be printed from www.concordorchestra.com.
Set sail with Savoyard’s Pirates of Penzance
The Savoyard Light Opera Company will present The Pirates of Penzance, the classic Gilbert & Sullivan masterpiece, from November 13 through 22, at the Corey Auditorium.
Ranking among the most popular Gilbert & Sullivan operas, Pirates is awash with infectious tunes and witty dialogue. Gilbert imbued Pirates with mirth and silliness to spare while the opera’s gentle satire is based upon the theme of “Doing One’s Duty” carried to extremes.
As always, this Savoyard Light Opera Company production will feature a full orchestra, original scenery and professional lighting. The music director is Steve Malionek, with stage direction by Donna DeWitt and choreography by Jay Newlon. Performances will be Friday November 13, and Saturdays, November 14, and 21 at 7:30 p.m.; and Sundays, November 15 and 22 at 2 p.m., at the Corey Auditorium on Church Street. Ticket prices for all performances are $24 for adults, $22 for seniors and students and $16 for children (12 and under). For tickets, call 1-978-371-SLOC (7562) or visit the website at www.savoyardlightopera.org.
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Eagle Scout project to collect bikes
Robert Drinkwater of Fiske Street, is collecting bikes for underpriviledged children. Sponsors are Bykes for Tykes and Boys Town of New England. Bikes will be collected on Saturday, October 31, at the Transfer Station from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Donations will be accepted at Ferns. Bikes can be picked up, if needed.
If you have questions, call Robbie at 1-978-505-3019 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
New Moon Party at Gleason Library
Add a little bite to Friday night! All fifth through twelfth graders are invited spend Friday, the 13th of November from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the library celebrating the release of the New Moon movie with Twilight trivia, crafts, and a character costume contest. Pre-register at the reference desk. Questions? Visit the library’s website at www.gleasonlibrary.org, or email Cassandra, the new teen librarian, at email@example.com.
Help us fill these pages – openings for Feature Editor and writers
Each week, on these center pages, we try to tell the stories of the interesting people, places and events of our town. If you would like to help write these stories or to coordinate and edit them, let us know. Writing skills, but not editing experience, are needed. The hours are flexible and both writing and editing positions are paid.
If you’re interested, feel free to stop by on a Wednesday at noon for a brown bag lunch, or contact the office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-978-369-8313.
Fenn School presents Johnny Tremain
The Redcoats are coming! To Fenn School, that is, where “Johnny Tremain” will be performed by 6th and 7th graders at The Fenn School on November 6 and 7. In the play the events leading up to the Revolutionary War are portrayed through the life of a boy who must make his own way in the world and is caught up in the drama with John Hancock, Samuel Adams, and Dr. Joseph Warren. The cast includes Alaric Krapf and Carter Hussey of Carlisle.
“Johnny Tremain” will be preformed on Friday, November 6 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, November 7 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $5, and are available at the front desk at The Fenn School, 516 Monument Street in Concord. The number to call for more information is 1-978-369-5800.
Shelter needs your help
The Lowell Humane Society still needs your help in caring for over 3000 animals per year. Expenses are about $1500 per day to keep the shelter running. A donation box for pet food, cleaning supplies and small items has been placed at the Carlisle Post Office. Their wish list, current activities and available pets, can be seen at www.lowellhumanesociety.org. For larger donations including cages, bedding, or for pick up, call Carol at 1-978 369 2276.
Rep. Cory Atkins to speak at Conservation Coffee on Nov. 10
The Tuesday, November 10 Conservation Coffee will be held in the Clark Room in Town Hall, from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Representative Cory Atkins will be available to speak with attendees.
Carlisle Conservation Coffees are regularly held on the second Tuesday of the month during the fall, winter and spring seasons. Their purpose is to provide an informal opportunity for residents to discuss a wide range of land use, conservation and environmental issues. The coffees end promptly at 9 a.m. and attendees are encouraged to arrive and leave as their early morning schedules allow. Continental breakfast provided.
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