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Friday, November 6, 2009

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Hunting season dates 2009

Massachusetts Wildlife lists the following dates for deer hunting in Carlisle. It is illegal to hunt in Carlisle except on one’s own property or on private property with written permission of the property owner on one’s person.

Archery: October 12 – November 21

Shot gun: November 30 – December 12

Primitive firearm: December 14 – December 31 (black powder)

Separate hunting seasons are listed for crow, pheasant, ruffled grouse, wild turkey, bobcat, coyote, fox, jack rabbit, opossum, raccoon, snow shoe hare, bull frogs, green frogs and snapping turtle {January 1 to December 31} are also in effect and may be obtained at the Police Station or from the Town Clerk. Hunting dates for migratory birds are also available from police and the Town Clerk.

Residents who go into the woods during the fall hunting season are reminded to wear red or other highly visible colors whether they are hunting or not.

Thanksgiving eve ecumenical service

The fortieth annual Ecumenical Thanksgiving Eve Service will be held on Wednesday, November 25, 7:30 p.m. at The First Religious Society, overlooking the Green. Fr. Donohoe of St. Irene parish is the homilist and Rev. Diane Miller of The First Religious Society will lead the prayer. A combined choir from these two churches will sing an anthem, under the direction of Marguerite Shaw, Minister of Music at FRS. We will sing hymns accompanied by the tracker organ. Anyone who would like to join the choir for this service, please come at 6:45 p.m. You are welcome to this service geared to the wider community regardless of your beliefs or whether you have a faith affiliation.

Thanksgiving potluck

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.

CCHS 2004 reunion

On Saturday, November 28, CCHS class of 2004 will gather for a reunion at Trinity Bar (60 Chatham Street, Boston) from 7:30 to 11 p.m. Visit for details.

FNL is tonight

Attention all middle school students: Friday Night Live (FNL) is tonight. Come and join your friends and dance to the latest tunes, or play basketball, ping-pong or chess. As always, pizza and drinks will be served.  FNL is held in the Corey Gym from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Admission is $6. For information call Ray Jiménez at 1-978-369-4703 or contact any other CYC (Carlisle Youth Commission) member.

Host the Friends Potluck Supper

The Friends of Gleason Public Library (FOGPL) are looking for a host house for their Annual Potluck Supper on a Saturday evening in late January or early February of 2010. The Friends will organize, set up and clean up after the event. If you are interested in hosting this event, call Verna Gilbert at 1-978-369-9278.

Rep. Cory Atkins at Conservation Coffee

The Tuesday, November 10 Conservation Coffee will be held in the Clark Room in Town Hall, from 7:30 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.

Walking group meets

All are welcome to participate in an informal walking group that meets at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday mornings at Center Park. We walk on the trails and paths in Carlisle for about two hours, and expect to be walking through November, weather permitting.

There is no sign-up, just show up. Contact Jane Anderson or 1-978-369-9672 if questions.

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.

Carlisle Council on Aging doings

Nashoba Tech luncheon: Join the COA at Nashoba Tech HS’s restaurant on Tuesday, November 10 at 11:45 a.m. for lunch. Choose either pork loin or stuffed sole along with all the trimmings. Call the COA at 1-978-371-2895 to reserve your spot by Friday, November 6.

Book club: The COA book club will meet Wednesday, November 11, at 10 a.m. at the home of Florence Newman on Autumn Lane. The book is Three Cups of Tea. For more information or directions, call Seba Gaines at 1-978-369-4618.

Men’s breakfast: On Thursday, November 12 at 8 a.m. in the Sleeper Room, join us for a delicious breakfast cooked by our new “mystery” chef Andy Cutter. Call Kathy Mull at 1-978-371-6693 if you can help out with this breakfast any month. The cost is $3. This month, veterans are free. For a free van ride, call 1-978-371-6690.

Holiday shopping trips: On Friday, November 13, the COA van will go to the Wrentham Outlets. On Wednesday, November 18, the COA van will go to Newburyport for holiday shopping. Both trips leave at 9 a.m. from the Congregational Church parking lot. The cost for each is $10 and lunch is on your own. Call the van line at 1-978-371-6690. Mail or drop off your check at COA, Town Hall, 66 Westford Street, Carlisle, MA 01741 – Attn: Kathy Mull.

Women’s heart health seminar: On Monday, November 16, at 10 a.m. in the Clark Room at Town Hall (following a continental breakfast at 9:30 a.m.), meet a heart attack survivor from Groton who will tell her story about what she experienced, how she survived and how she is living healthy. To register for this free seminar, call the COA at 1-978-371-2895. For a ride, call the van line.

Medicare check-up talk: On Tuesday, November 17, at 10 a.m. in the Sleeper Room at Village Court, Minuteman Senior Services will review health and prescription insurance coverage. Learn what is happening with Prescription Advantage. Changes for 2010 can be made between November 15 and December 31. Call the COA office to sign up for this free talk.

COA Thanksgiving luncheon: Join the COA on Thursday, November 19, at 11:45 a.m. at Union Hall at the FRS for lunch, followed by entertainment by the Carlisle School Chorus. Call the COA office at 1-978-371-2895 to sign up, no later than November 12. There will be a free blood pressure clinic from 11 to 11:45 a.m. Call the van line if you need a ride.

CCHS senior Thanksgiving luncheon: On Thursday, November 21, at noon, the CCHS junior class will sponsor a free turkey dinner at the high school. Sign up by calling the COA at 1-978-371-2895 by noon on November 17. Call the van line at 1-978-371-6690 if you need a ride.

Vermont in lilac time. Come join the Carlisle seniors for a three-day trip to Shelburne Museum, Rutland, Vermont Marble, Dakin Farms, Quechee Gorge plus much more on May 19 through 21, 2010. The price is $483 (twin occupancy), which includes round trip motorcoach, two breakfasts, two dinners, two nights Holiday Inn stay with indoor pool and sauna. Call Joanne Willens at 1-978-371-8023 or pick up flyers at Carlisle COA Office at Town Hall.

Hospital sponsors infection control lecture

The Better Breathers Club at Emerson Hospital will hold its monthly meeting at noon in the North Assembly Room at Emerson on Thursday, November 19 at noon. Betty Pomerleau, MD, will present a lecture titled “Infection Control, Local and Global.”

The public is invited to this free lecture. Refreshments will be served. The purpose of the Better Breathers Club is to provide support and information to people with chronic lung disease and their family and friends. From September to May, they meet on the third Thursday of each month.

For more information, call the pulmonary rehabilitation team at 1-978-287-3715.

Carlisle School Association news

CSA Gift Wrap and More Fundraiser: This year the CSA Gift Wrap Fundraiser is going green. Items sold through not only help the environment, they also help people in need all around the world. Catalogs, which went home in backpacks on Friday, October 23, represent only a sample of products available. Select from over 20 different wrapping papers on the 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 or the catalog order form, with checks made out to CSA and returned to homeroom teachers. 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: The CSA monthly board meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 15, 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:

Talking to teens

Author and national lecturer Jenifer Marshall Lippincott returns to Concord to offer sound, concrete advice about how to keep the lines of communication open with her talk “7 Things Your Teenager Won’t Tell You…and How to Talk About Them Anyway.” A simple plan for talking to teenagers is proposed, based on a set of three rules: teens need to stay safe, show respect, and keep in touch.

This program will be held on Monday evening, November 16, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Concord-Carlisle High School, 500 Walden Street, Concord. No fee and no registration is required. This program is offered through the Center for Parents and Teachers and is sponsored by the CCHS Parents Association. For more information, email Angela Martinez at

Learn more about Camp Becket and Chimney Corners

Camp directors, members of the staff and current campers will be in Concord to talk about the Becket-Chimney Corners experience. The information session will be held on Tuesday, November 10 at 7:30 p.m. Call either Sarah Hart 1-978-371-1101 or Jen Hart 1-978-318-0068 for more information.

Middlesex hosts Arts & Crafts Fair

Now celebrating its 15th year, the Middlesex Community College Arts & Crafts Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, November 21, on the Bedford campus, 591 Springs Road. Admission is free to this juried fair, which features more than 60 talented artists and crafters selling their work.

Get a jump on your holiday shopping at this popular event, which draws thousands of shoppers to MCC’s beautiful 200-acre Bedford campus. On sale will be unique and handmade items, including fine woodcrafts, baskets, jewelry, glassware, holiday decorations, quilts, watercolors, pottery, puppets, folk art, and scented candles and soaps. Farm fresh produce and familiar fair food will also be available.

For more information about MCC’s Arts & Crafts Fair, contact Ginny Barrelle at 1-781-280-3505 or

Concord Music Club

The Concord Music Club will meet in Concord on Sunday, November 8, at 2 p.m. The purpose of the club is to stimulate the study of music by providing the opportunity to perform with and for others. We have both performing and non-performing membership. We meet once a month during the fall and spring seasons, six meetings annually.  We welcome guests interested in membership. The program will include piano music of Brahms, cello duos of Bach and Beethoven and a movement from the Britten Violin Concerto. Call Marjorie Franko at 1-978-369-8192 if you would like to come as a guest and are interested in joining the club.

Deborah Abel Dance Company presents “The Beauty Road”

The Deborah Abel Dance Company presents “The Beauty Road,” an evening of modern dance, with an ensemble of seven dancers and eight musicians. The concert will be held on Saturday, November 14 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, November 15 at 3 p.m. at the Tsai Performance Center, Boston University, 685 Commonwealth Avenue in Boston.

“The Beauty Road” is an evening-length work on the theme of community. The concert is conceived as a whole; each of the four pieces progress the story. It explores and celebrates the power and poignancy of community; the creation of family and the way it is nurtured by the larger community, the sisterhood of women and the brotherhood of men, building together, and our inevitable departure. The work consists of four pieces, which are performed to and interlaced with live music, all of which weaves together to form a continuing story. The musical cast consists of guitarists, keyboard, bass, tabla, violin, flute, clarinet, saxophone and vocalists.

Tickets are $25 general admission and $20 for children, senior citizens, students with an I.D. and BDA members. For ticket information and to purchase tickets, call 1-617-353-8725.

Come to the Cabaret n November 7

“Concord on Broadway!” will be presented on Saturday, November 7, from 7 to 10 p.m. at Temple Kerem Shalom, 659 Elm Street in Concord. The Cabaret evening features Broadway performers Sarah Pfisterer (The Phantom of the Opera, Show Boat), Bill Carmichael (Mamma Mia, Forbidden Broadway) and pianist Scott Nicholas. Tickets are $35 per adult and includes delicious refreshments. A silent auction and cash bar will be available. Proceeds will support the Concord Women’s Chorus 50th anniversary season. Carlisle chorus members include Wendy Davis, Cynthia Nunan, Stephanie Smith, Cynthia Sorn and Penny Zezima, Tickets are available at the door or by calling 1-978-369-0839. Check for more information.

Carlisle Rec programs

Pick-Up Basketball

This program, which operates on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. from September 22 through December 17 (with the exception of November 24 and 26) is open to men and women who are looking for organized weekly basketball pick-up games. Overall, this program is for fun and a chance to practice skills and play. The fee is $130 per person for 12 weeks and $6 per night drop-in fee. Practices are held in the Carlisle School Corey gym and are coordinated by Chic Daigle.

Psychometry & Energy Readings

This program will be held on Wednesday, November 11 from 7 - 9 p.m. at Carlisle Town Hall. It costs $40 and is for ages 18 and up. Facilitated by spiritual teacher and psychic medium Jenny Lynn Metevia, this is a great class on intuitive/psychic development. Psychometry is the ability to divine knowledge by holding an object. Learn how to sharpen and fine-tune your own sensitivity through experiencing. Novices and more advanced students are welcome.

Town Medical Reserve Corps volunteers needed

The Carlisle Board of Health and the Carlisle Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) are looking for volunteers to help with two H1N1 vaccination clinics to be held later this month for local children ages five through eighteen. One clinic will be held on a week day afternoon, with a second clinic to be held three weeks later on a Saturday. Clinics will be located at the Carlisle Public School. The exact dates of the clinics will depend on vaccine availability. Physicians, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, and paramedics who can draw and administer vaccine will be needed. Training will be provided on vaccine administration. If you work for an organization that may be willing to help, please circulate this request. Non-medical volunteers will also be needed to help with setting up and running the clinic. In order to volunteer you must join the Carlisle Medical Reserve Corps either as a regular volunteer or just for the H1N1 clinics. Applications are available on the Board of Health website at and from the Board of Health Office. If you have questions or wish to put your name on the volunteer list, call the Board of Health at 1-978 369-0283. The Board of Health and the Carlisle MRC are grateful to the citizens of Carlisle for helping with this effort.

Adult Talk Time at the Gleason Public Library

The Gleason Public Library and Council on Aging are joining forces to promote a weekly drop-in adult talk time at the Gleason Public Library. They provide the “when” and “where,” those attending provide the discussion. This weekly adult social time will take place each Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. This program is open to anyone. To learn more about other library events, visit

Digital camera workshop

Trainer Barbara Andrews will present an informative workshop on digital photography at the Gleason Public Library on Friday, December 11, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This workshop will provide an overview of digital photography and techniques. Attendees may bring their own cameras if available. Call the library at 1-978-369-4898 to register for this free program.

Recorder learning session

Recorders/Early Music MetroWest, now in its eleventh season, invites area recorder enthusiasts to its Saturday, November 14 session at 9:30 a.m. at Trinity Church, 81 Elm Street in Concord. Recorder teachers Eric Haas, Sarah Cantor and Daniel Meyers join R/EMM director Sheila Beardslee to coach canzonas, madrigals, motets and theatre music by 2009 Anniversary composers Giovanni Croce (died 1609), Eustache du Caurroy (died 1609), Giovanni Matteo Asola (died 1609) and Henry Purcell (born 1659).

Recorders/Early Music MetroWest consorts are open to all interested in the recorder and its repertoire and meet monthly at Trinity Church in Concord through May, offering ensembles from novice to advanced level.

Register for this morning of music by Thursday, November 12. Visitor fee is just $12 for the consort program (applicable to membership). Young recorder players (ages 10-18) welcomed for just $5. For further information on this program, please call 1-978-264-0584, or visit

Kerem Shalom upcoming events

If you’ve been thinking about joining a synagogue, Kerem Shalom invites you to join our welcoming and diverse Jewish community for Shabbat services on Friday, November 13, at 7:30 p.m. Our beautiful new sanctuary is a quiet and peaceful place to recharge as the work week comes to a close. Rabbi Luckens will lead us in prayer and song and we will gather for dessert after. Members of our community and staff members will be on hand to welcome you and answer questions.

Kerem Shalom in Concord will hold a Book Fair on November 16, 17 and 19, from noon to 6:30 p.m. For details, call 1-978-369-1223 or email The lobby will be filled with a collection of top quality Jewish literature for children and adults. New titles abound for kids and the adult books run the gamut from novels and memoirs to great cookbooks such as Jewish Mama’s Kitchen.

For membership materials, or more information about our programs or Kerem Shalom, contact Carol Nathan at 1-978-369-1223 or email Visit our website at Kerem Shalom is an independent synagogue located at 659 Elm Street, Concord.

Humane Society needs your help

The Lowell Humane Society, established in 1873, still needs your help in caring for over 3000 animals per year. There are currently 103 cats and kittens, 14 dogs, 23 small animals in residence and 80 cats in foster homes. Expenses are about $1500.00 per day to keep the shelter running.

To help our furry friends in need 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 For larger donations including cages, bedding, or for pick up, etc., call Carol at 1-978-369-2276.

Medicare 2010 changes

Need unbiased information? The Carlisle Council on Aging is hosting an information event on Medicare. Find out what’s New for 2010. Some Medicare Advantage Plans are being dropped and others are increasing premiums. Learn about Prescription Part D plan changes. Will your current plan be the right one for you in 2010? When and where? Tuesday November 17 at 10 a.m. in the Sleeper Room at Village Court, 145 Church Street. All are welcome.

November 9 talk on boys’ communication

Come to The Fenn School at 7 p.m. on Monday, November 9, for “Helping Boys to Communicate and Connect,” a presentation by Dr. Adam Cox, a keynote speaker at educational forums, author of two books (Boys of Few Words: Raising Our Sons to Communicate and Connect and No Mind Left Behind: Understanding and Fostering Executive Control), and a board-certified clinical psychologist. Dr. Cox is on The Fenn School’s campus to conduct a school-based project commissioned by the International Boys School Coalition, “Locating Significance in the Lives of Boys.”

If interested in attending this free event, RSVP to Marilyn Schmalenberger, Admissions Assistant, at 1-978-318-3606. Questions about the presentation may be addressed either to Amy Jolly, Director of Admission (1-978-318-3608), or George Scott, Head of Lower School (1-978-318-3573).

Lowell Philharmonic performs on November 13

Valerie Taylor conducts the Lowell Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO) in a free concert on Friday, November 13, at 8 p.m. at the Pawtucket Congregational Church, 15 Mammoth Road in Lowell. The program, dubbed “Northern Lights,” spotlights the work of great composers of the northern latitudes, including Brahms, Grieg, Prokofiev, and Sibelius. It features the third of three winners of the 2009 Jeanne Selander Memorial Youth Concerto Competition; co-winner Erin Kim of Lexington, will perform the first movement of Sibelius’ Violin Concerto. Also on the program are the Academic Festival Overture by Brahms, Lt. Kijé Suite by Prokofiev, Wedding Day At Troldhaugen by Grieg, and the last movement of the Brahms Symphony No. 1. A raffle of items donated by local businesses will be held during intermission.

No tickets or reservations are required. Free parking is available on the street and in the bank parking lot across the street.

  For more information about the Lowell Philharmonic Orchestra and this free concert, call 1-978-703-0094 or visit

Tenzing found

Tenzing, the lost dog who was the subject of a town-wide phone alert in October, has been found, according to the web site

Youth lacrosse sign-ups

Concord Carlisle Youth Lacrosse registration for the spring is open for boys first through eighth grade and girls third through eighth grade travel teams. Go to the website to register or for more information.

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