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Friday, February 26, 2010

THE WIZARD OF OZ COMES TO CARLISLE. The Carlisle Public Schools’
seventh grade will present The Wizard of Oz next month. Here, Johnathan Spence
(left), as a fl ying monkey, helps Caroline Crouse (right), another fl ying monkey,
kidnap Dorothy (Reilly Harring.)
There will be a matinee performance on Thursday, March 11 at 3:30 p.m.
Evening performances will be on Friday, March 12 and Saturday, March 13
at 7 p.m. Tickets are available now and may be obtained at Ferns, from any
seventh-grader, on the Plaza each Wednesday 2 to 3:15 p.m., at the Transfer
Station and on Ferns’ porch on Saturday mornings February 27 and March 6;
at the door at the event or through
(Photo by Beth Clarke)

Community potluck and sing-along

The community potluck and sing-along is sponsored by the three churches of Carlisle – the First Religious Society, St. Irene Catholic Church and the Carlisle Congregational Church and will be held on Saturday, March 6, at 6:30 p.m. in Swanson Fellowship Hall of the Congregational Church. The evening will feature a bounteous potluck meal followed by one or two choral pieces sung by a joint three-church choir. Once again, Steve Weibley, pastor of the Carlisle Congregational Church, will direct a sing-along featuring popular songs from the 1890s to the 1940s.

Donations to the Friends of COA to benefit the town’s fuel assistance fund will be welcomed. To register call Deb Pichulo at 1-978-369-7830.

CCHS seniors to serve meal to seniors

The Concord-Carlisle High School class of 2010 invites all senior citizens in the communities of Concord and Carlisle to a Saint Patrick’s Day luncheon at noon on Saturday, March 13, in the Concord-Carlisle High School cafeteria. This annual event provides not only corned beef and cabbage with all the trimmings, but an opportunity to share a meal with friends old and new. Transportation will be provided. To sign up, call the Carlisle Council on Aging, 1-978-371-2895.

Come work with the CCHS softball team

A softball pre-season clinic will be held on five Sundays, March 7, 14, 21, 28 and April 11 from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at the lower gym at Concord-Carlisle High School. The clinics will cost $50, the proceeds of which will benefit the CCHS softball team. To register, go to

This clinic, run by high school coach Lisa McGloin, will prepare and condition players for the upcoming softball season. The clinic will primarily focus on the skills of throwing, fielding, base-running and hitting. Batters will hit in our two indoor batting cages, and fielders will have live fielding. Players will be grouped and separated according to age.

Any questions about the clinic? Email Coach Lisa McGloin at or P. J. Jewell at

Follow the full moon

On Saturday, February 27, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., come and view the full moon in this informative and fun program, appropriate for children. Learn the names of the moons for different cultures and their origins. February is the Full Hunger Moon.

Program includes explanation of moon phases and moon cycle, viewing of the full moon with telescopes, spotting scope and binoculars, as well as night time activities. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at the Hart barn at 1018 Lowell Street. Call 1-617-828-1728 for more info.

Rabies clinic March 6

The Carlisle Rabies Clinic for cats and dogs will be held on Saturday, March 6, from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Carlisle Town Hall. Pet owners must be residents of Carlisle to participate.

You must bring your pet’s vaccination certificate (actual paperwork) in order to determine eligibility for a three-year vaccine. A rabies tag is not sufficient. The cost is $10 per animal. Cash is appreciated but checks will be accepted. Dogs must be on leashes and cats brought in carriers.

Dog licenses will be available. A late fine of $20 will be added to the regular fee for any dog not licensed by April 1. Contact the Board of Health at 1-978-369-0283 for more information.

Local artist’s works on display at Fenn

Weezie Petrie (right) poses with her sister D’Anne Nosowitz of Maple Street. (Photo by Nancy Roberts)


Landscape paintings by Carlisle resident Marie-Louise (Weezie) Bodman Petrie will be on exhibit through March 12 in the Kane Gallery at The Fenn School, #516 Monument Street, Concord. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Petrie, who lives on Baldwin Road, works in oils, pastel, and watercolors. Many of her paintings are of local scenes. She is interested in the emotional effect of color and how color can create light in a painting. Petrie studied painting at Amherst College, Boston University School of Fine Arts, Philadelphia College of Art, and Vermont Studio School.


Who are we?

All are welcome to come to a morning class to find out more about the historic church on the common. An introductory program will be held on Saturday, March 6, 1 to 4 p.m. at the First Religious Society (FRS), 27 Church Street. The Rev. Diane Miller will conduct the session, which will discuss Unitarian Universalism, FRS programs, our theology, history and organization. The program will begin in the third floor Conference Room and midway take a break for snacks together. Child care is available.

In order to prepare for the brunch and child care, we ask that you reserve by Tuesday, March 2. Call 1-978-369-0284 or 1-978-369-5180. Or, email

FNL coming March 5

Come join the fun at Friday Night Live (FNL) on March 5 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Come out again for more dancing, basketball, ping-pong and other games, or just to hang out with friends. FNL newcomers are welcomed and should bring a parent or guardian to fill out the required permission forms and CORI release authorization forms. No student will be admitted to FNL without completed forms.

Admission is $6. Pizza, soda and water are available for a small fee. A parent or guardian must sign out any attendee who leaves prior to 9:30 p.m. All others must be picked up at 9:30 p.m. sharp. For more information, contact Ray Jiménez at 1-978-369-4703 or by e-mail at, or contact any member of the CYC.

CSA Bingo Night on March 16

The Carlisle School Association (CSA) is pleased to bring a free, family-oriented, fun-filled evening of Bingo once again this year. Come join in the games and refreshments on Tuesday, March 16, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Corey Dining Room at the Carlisle Public Schools. Children not yet in fifth grade must be accompanied by an adult.

Purim Program and Carnival at Congregation Shalom

All are invited to Congregation Shalom in Chelmsford on Sunday, February 28, between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., for a family-friendly Purim program. Featuring a Purim shpiel and more to make the story of Purim come alive, followed by a parade and teen-run carnival with games, “pie” throwing for Haiti relief, prizes and raffles. Costumes are welcome.

Admission is free. The program begins at 10 a.m., and the carnival will be at 11 a.m. Congregation Shalom is located at 87 Richardson Road in Chelmsford. For more information visit or call 1-978-251-8091.

Awakening the dreamer

Pachimama Alliance’s Symposium entitled “Awakening the Dreamer, Changing the Dream” is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, February 27, in the Parish Hall at First Parish Concord. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. The Symposium is co-sponsored by ConcordCAN and the Concord-Clergy Laity Group. It represents an effort to bring faith communities and other local groups together to consider how we can jointly work for more environmentally sustainable, socially just and spiritually fulfilling communities. To register online go to

Skills for the job seeker

On Tuesday, March 2, at 9 a.m., Paul Hutchinson, noted local consultant, will address the Concord Professionals Network on Sales Skills for Job Seekers. Hutchinson has been associated with several Fortune 500 firms and is an expert consultant for business owners and senior management teams seeking to clarify their business development objectives and to improve their sales processes.

His 45-minute presentation will cover the three basic concepts of sales and how they relate to the job search, the tools that can be used to maintain focus and measure progress, and building relationships and improving results.

The Concord Professionals Network is a career development, transition and networking group that meets on Tuesdays at 9 a.m. in Concord at the Wright Tavern Building, 2 Lexington Road. The group is free and the public is welcome. Presentations are targeted to those who are currently undergoing a career or job change, or to those who would like to make such a change. The group currently consists of people going through different types of transitions -– transitions that range from being laid off, to changing careers, to re-entering the professional workforce, to starting a new business or consulting practice.

There is informal networking after the formal meetings. Both the group and the meetings are run by volunteers.

Concord’s untold revolution

On Friday, March 5, at 7 p.m., the Drinking Gourd Project will present a screening and discussion of “Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North.” This award-winning film documents the DeWolf family’s engagement with their legacy of slave-trading ancestors. Their journey retracing the Triangle Trade – from Rhode Island to slave forts in Ghana to sugar plantation ruins in Cuba is at the center. A discussion with family members follows the film. ( Historian Jayne Gordon will address the life stories and struggle for freedom of early African residents of Concord, as well as the town’s leadership in the Abolitionist movement.

Come find out how the Drinking Gourd Project is leading an effort to save the Caesar Robbins house, built in 1780 by a freed man and Revolutionary War patriot. The goal is to move the house close to its original location near The North Bridge and restore it as an education center focused on Concord’s African and Abolitionist history.

This free event will be held at The Concord Art Association, 37 Lexington Road, Concord, MA 01742. For further information, contact the Drinking Gourd Project at

Concord-Carlisle Scholarship Fund applications

Applications for the Concord- Carlisle Scholarship Fund are available online at Students seeking support for the 2010- 2011 academic year must submit their applications by April 1, 2010.

As an independent non-profit, Concord-Carlisle Scholarship Fund has been providing support to deserving local students for nearly 40 years. In 2009, over $180,000 was awarded to local students to help fi nance their college educations. Applicants must reside in Concord or Carlisle or have attended school in one of these towns.

The CCSF scholarships are awarded strictly based on need not merit. However, applications are shared with many local organizations such as, the Concord Rotary, the West Concord Women’s Club, the Concord Women’s Club, the VFW, the Concord Public Library, Welch’s, the Rivercrest Deaconess, the Concord Chamber of Commerce and the Carlisle Garden Club, which award merit and need based scholarships.

Direct questions about applications or donations to

Special Education Parent Support Group to meet March 5

The Carlisle Special Education Parent Support Group will hold a meeting on Friday, March 5, at 9 a.m. The meeting will take place at the home of Lori Brown, 146 Davis Road. RSVP to if you plan to attend. Any information discussed at the meeting remains confidential.

Tanglewood Marionettes come to Concord

On Sunday, March 7, Concord Children’s Center will present “The Dragon King,” an exquisite puppet show performed by the renowned Tanglewood Marionettes. Lavishly costumed 30-inch tall marionettes will be performing this enchanting fairy tale at 4 p.m. at the Emerson Umbrella Theater, 40 Stow Street, Concord.

An underwater fantasy based on Chinese folklore, the Tanglewood Marionettes’ production tells the tale of a wise Grandmother who journeys to the bottom of the sea to seek the Dragon King and the answers to why he has forsaken the land above. With colorful creatures, exciting adventure, and all the visual splendor that audiences have come to expect from a Tanglewood Marionettes production, “The Dragon King” is a heart-warming tale that will thrill young and old alike.

Tickets are $9 in advance, and $10 at the door with a $35 maximum for a family. Advance tickets are available at all three Concord Children’s Center locations, The West Concord 5 & 10, The Concord Bookshop, The Toy Shop, Auntie Erls in Bedford and the Learning Express in Acton.

Adult Ed courses taught by local professionals

Need a push to bring that dusty manuscript off your shelf? Thinking about a new career? Join Carlisle resident Paul Anagnostopoulos for a detailed overview of the book publishing process, beginning with an author manuscript and ending with printer-ready files. Anagnostopoulos has worked in the publishing industry for 20 years, running a company that produces books for publishers and for self-published authors.

His course, “How Publishing Works,” will be taught through Concord-Carlisle Adult and Community Education on two Thursdays, March 18 and 25, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Concord Carlisle High School.

Garden inspiration

Spring is around the corner, and we will return to our gardens once again. Need inspiration? Carlisle resident, Yih-Ping Chang, will teach a course on the Classical Chinese Garden: Design and Landscaping, through Concord-Carlisle Adult and Community Education.

This course will be taught on four Mondays, starting March 1, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Concord-Carlisle High School. Learn about the historical and artistic importance of Chinese landscaping, along with its aesthetic principles and applications to contemporary design.

Enrollment and course information is available at 1-978-318-1540, or

Husky apparel sale next month

Start your spring and summer clothes shopping with kid-pleasing Husky apparel!   Kids and adults love the t-shirts, sweatshirts, windbreakers, the “Names shirt” and more.  Husky windbreakers are ideal for hard-to-shop-for coach & teacher appreciation gifts!  Look for order forms in your child’s backpack at the end of the month. 


Board of Health announces new sharps disposal regulation

Effective July 1, 2010, the Massachusetts “Needles Law” (105 CMR 480.00) prohibits the disposal of home sharps (e.g. syringes, needles and lancets) in the household trash. The Regulation is intended to protect the public health and the environment by providing for the safe disposal of these items. Containers of sharps placed in the trash may rupture in compactors, landfills or other machinery, putting sanitation workers at risk of painful injury and contracting disease. All needle stick injuries must be treated as if the needle were infected with a disease, leading to costs and anxieties of medical testing and treatment.

The Carlisle Board of Health recommends that if you are one of the many Massachusetts residents who use syringes at home you should begin planning now for their safe disposal. Home medical sharps include syringes, needles and lancets used for animals as well as humans. Proper disposal of used sharps is important. Used syringes should be put in a sharps container immediately and kept away from children and pets. Bring a sharps container when traveling. Never throw sharps into a recycling bin or flush down the toilet. Do not bend, clip or recap needles. Many communities are organizing sharps drop off sites which are listed on website - search for “sharps disposal”. There are also mail-back programs available online that will provide a variety of container sizes and prepaid mailing cartons. Residents should also check with their local pharmacy and medical provider to see if they accept used sharps.

If you have questions or need further information, please contact the Board of Health at 1-978 369-0283.

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