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Friday, October 29, 2010

Hear plans for CCHS renovations

There will be a review of the CCHS Facilities Master Plan that was completed last March, on Monday, November 8, at 7 p.m. in the Corey Dining Room at the Carlisle School.

OMR architect Jeanne Roberts will present how the Master Plan was conducted and how conclusions were reached. This presentation is being done in an effort to provide the Concord and Carlisle communities with the latest information.

A question and answer session will follow the OMR presentation.

ConsCom Coffee

The Tuesday, November 9, Conservation Coffee will be held in the Clark Room in the Carlisle Town Hall, 66 Westford Street, from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Carlisle Building Inspector John Luther will speak about the Stretch Code, an enhanced building code adopted at the 2010 Spring Town Meeting, as well as the Carlisle Energy Task Force’s move toward Carlisle being a state-designated “Green Community.”

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. A light continental breakfast is provided. The next scheduled Conservation Coffee is scheduled for December 14.

Walk Carlisle trails on Thursday mornings

The Carlisle walking group meets at 9:30 a.m. at Center Park every Thursday for about a two-hour walk at a moderate pace. They will continue walking on the trails needed to earn the Carlisle Trekker Award. If you wish to keep a log for the award, it is available from the latest Carlisle Trails Committee Trail Guide or their website, A few spare copies will be available on Thursday. Contact Jane Anderson 1-978-369-9672 or if you have questions. You don’t need to sign up, just show up.

News from the Carlisle School Association

CSA Bingo Night

The Carlisle School Association 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 Wednesday, November 10, 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.

House Tour

The CSA House Tour is Friday, May 20, 2011 and we are looking for homes and volunteers. If you would like to recommend your own home or recommend a home in the community, the committee would love to have your suggestions. We are looking for all types of homes. Whether the home is small or large, contemporary or antique, traditional or unusual, we would love to hear from you. Send your home recommendations to

If you would like to volunteer to serve on a committee, we are looking for volunteers to fill the following spots:

• Contact potential advertisers to purchase an ad
• House Managers (manage a group of people to staff a house the day of the tour)
• Staff a house the day of the tour (work a two-hour shift the day of the tour)
• Help serve lunch (pass out prepackaged lunches)
• Tickets (work at the ticket table the day of the tour)

Send your name and area(s) of interest to

Gail Bernardin, Mary Beth Stevenson and Amy Versaggi are co-chairs of the 2011 House Tour.

Did You Get Your Husky Handbook?

When you join the Carlisle School Association (CSA) you receive a Husky Handbook, the Carlisle Public Schools student, faculty and staff directory! All the funds raised from CSA membership go toward Curriculum Enrichment and Teacher Grants. You may join the CSA by going to our website,

CSA Meeting

Join us in the Carlisle Public Schools Corey Dining Room for our monthly meeting on Tuesday, November 16, at 9 a.m. Meetings are open to the public and all are invited to attend. We review volunteer opportunities, fundraising events and activities that serve the teachers, administrators, parents and the students of the school. Additional information about the CSA may be found at

Carlisle Council On Aging doings

History’s judgment of Hitler: Back by popular demand, Elliot Lilien presents a four-part evening program on History’s judgment of Hitler on November 1, 8, 15 and 22 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Hollis Room at the GPL. Call the library at 1-978-369-4894 to register for this free program, which is sponsored by the Friends of the COA Rose Pullara Fund and the Friends of the GPL.

Podiatry clinic: The next podiatry clinic is on Tuesday, November 2, in the Sleeper Room. Call the COA office at 1-978-371-2895 to make an appointment.

Monthly coffee: On Thursday, November 4, come to the Sleeper Room at Village Court for breakfast at 9 a.m. hosted by COA chair Marje Stickler. No fees or reservations, just good food and conversation.

Inn at Robbins Brook/Minuteman Senior Services lunch: St. Irene Church will host the next luncheon on Thursday, November 4, at noon. The suggested donation is at least $3. Call the COA office by noon on Monday, November 1, to register. If you need a ride, call the van line at 1-978-371-6690 at least two days in advance.

Carlisle Community Conversations: Join us on November 5 and on November 19 at 11 a.m. in the Hollis Room at Gleason Public Library. On November 5, Carolyn Shohet will discuss the Alternative to Violence Program, currently taught in both prisons and the community. On November 19, Mike Hanauer will talk about bicycling. These conversations are open to all adults. No registration is needed. If you have a topic that you would like to share with the small informal group, call Angela at 1-978-371-2895.

Medicare changes: On Monday, November 8 from 1 to 2:30 p.m., a SHINE representative will provide information about 2011 Medicare plan changes in the Sleeper Room at Village Court.

COA chat: On Tuesday, November 9, at 12:30 p.m. in the Sleeper Room at Village Court, come see a demonstration of Wii Fit. Wear sneakers if you want to try it out.

Addison Gallery Guided Tour: We will have a free, guided tour of the Addison Gallery of American Art plus an opportunity to explore the museum on Wednesday, November 10. Lunch is on your own after the tour. A $5 van fee is due the day of the trip. The van leaves the Congregational Church at 9:30 a.m. Call Joanne Willens at 1-978-371-8023 to sign up.

Join the Carlisle Cultural Council

Carlisle Cultural Council members are volunteer Carlisle residents who strive to offer a variety of programs for the community. Council members are appointed by the Board of Selectmen, and serve a three-year term. Through funding from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency, the council awards small grants to individuals or organizations that provide a unique cultural experience to a broad spectrum of the citizens of Carlisle. The council funds grants in the arts, humanities and interpretive sciences.

In the past year, they have funded programs such as Indian Hill’s swing music on the Town Common, Center Park Birthday celebration, Reading is Magic and Discovery Museums’ SMART Gals Family Night.

Be a part of the decision-making process for your community. For further information, contact council chair, Patricia Koenitzer, via email,

Library Computer Course: Answers To Go

Researching something new? Looking for information you can’t seem to find? The Gleason Public Library is offering an introductory computer course focusing on basic searching and browsing through information taken from journals, magazines, newspapers, encyclopedias, and other sources. Feel free to bring your question or topic with you for some basic research on Wednesday, November 10, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Call the reference desk at 1-978-369-4898 to register. Registration is required due to space limitations.

Early Music concert on November 11

The Cambridge Society for Early Music is celebrating the 30th anniversary season of its distinguished Chamber Music by Candlelight concert series, and to mark this milestone CSEM has planned a special season of concerts concentrating on the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. Kicking off the celebration will be violinist Ingrid Matthews with harpsichordist Byron Schenkman, performing at the First Religious Society of Carlisle on Thursday, November 11, 8 p.m.

Admission is free to all students with ID and all children 17 years and under; general admission is $30, $25 for seniors. The historic First Religious Society meetinghouse is handicapped-accessible. To order tickets or for more information, visit or call 1-617-489-2062.

Community Thanksgiving dinner at FRS

The fourth annual Carlisle Community Thanksgiving coordinated pot-luck dinner will be help at 4 p.m. Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 25, at Union Hall, First Religious Society, 27 School Street.

This event is free, but you do have to register at 1-978 369-5180 by Monday November 22, with the number of people coming (the number of vegetarians and the number of meat eaters), what you will bring, how you will help (set up, clean up), and your contact information (phone and email).

CCHS Thanksgiving lunch for seniors

The Annual Junior Class of CCHS Thanksgiving Senior Luncheon will be held on Saturday, November 20. A full Thanksgiving lunch will be served at 12 noon for free. Doors will open at 11:15 a.m. Register for this event by Tuesday, November 16, at noon by calling the Carlisle Council on Aging at 1-978-371-2895. A van will be available, so let the COA know if you would like to use the van when you register.

Nancy Kronenberg to speak on the art of weaving

Fiber artist Nancy Kronenberg will share her knowledge, explain the process of weaving and the intricacies of the loom, and describe how different weave patterns are achieved on November 18, at 7:30 in the Hollis Room, Gleason Library. Ms. Kronenberg’s work will be exhibited at the Library in November and December. This program is presented by the Art at the Gleason program, Friends of the Gleason Public Library. Seating is limited and registration is recommended at the Gleason Public Library, Carlisle at 1-978-369-4898. This program will be held in the Gleason Public Library, Hollis Room.

Looking for vendors

The Carlisle Winter Farmers Market is looking for vendors for the town’s first winter market at the First Religious Society, School Street. Anyone who is interested in selling produce, crafts and/or baked goods should visit www.carlislefarmer’ or call Leslie at 1-978-287-0025. Space is limited, so apply by Monday, November 1.

Halloween celebration for tots October 30

Join the Carlisle Parents Connection for the annual Halloween Celebration on Saturday, October 30, from 10 a.m. to noon at Diment Park. Be prepared to wear your costume for the parade, play ghoulish games and make a creepy craft at this spooktacular event. Raindate for the Halloween Party is on October 31 same time and place.

Crazy hair storytime at the GPL

Long, short, purple, curly, spiky or green… Come for a fun-filled crazy hair storytime on Tuesday, November 9, at 4 p.m. at the Gleason Public Library (GPL). There will be dancing, singing, stories and a craft. This program is for ages four and up. No registration is required.

If you have any questions about the storytime or would like more information, call 1-978-369-4898 and ask for the Children’s Desk. For more information about the library’s programs, visit the library website,

Blood drive on Tuesday

The American Red Cross will run a Carlisle Community Blood Drive at St. Irene Church, 181 East Street, on Tuesday, November 2, from 2 to 7 p.m. They are in critical need. All blood types are currently needed, especially types O negative and B negative. To make an appointment, call 1-800-Red Cross (1-800-733-2767) or visit

CKH Halloween Movies on the Common

Carlisle Kids’ House invites all to come and enjoy double-feature Halloween movies on the Town Common on Friday, October 29, starting at 7 p.m. The event is free of charge and open to all. At 7 p.m. watch a loveable bear, kangaroo and bouncy tiger celebrate Halloween with their elephant friend (rated G). At 8 p.m., prepare for a scare with a wholesome creepy animated comedy about what happens when you marry the wrong bride (rated PG). Bring your own blankets and chairs to keep cozy and warm. Free glowsticks will be available. Popcorn, hot chocolate and other refreshments available for purchase. Sponsored by Fletcher, Tilton & Whipple, P.C. Contact Carlisle Kids’ House at 1-978-369-5558 for more information.

Historical Society Annual Meeting

What is an Historic Preservation Restriction? How is it used and how is it obtained? Come to the Annual Meeting of the Carlisle Historical Society on Thursday, November 4, to find out and learn how Carlisle’s historic properties could be preserved.

Joseph Cornish, Senior Stewardship Manager for Historic New England (formerly known as SPNEA), Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities) will discuss the Stewardship Program and how it now protects 77 privately owned historic properties across New England through the use of preservation restrictions. Cornish will explain the process of protecting a property with preservation restrictions, from the initial contact with a property owner to the execution of the finalized preservation restriction agreement, using examples of properties and historic features currently protected by Historic New England.

The meeting will be held at the Red Lion Tavern, home of Janet Lovejoy, at 621 West Street on November 4 at 7 p.m. Many older properties in Carlisle could be considered for this preservation restriction, a way to preserve our town’s historic homes for the future.

Poet Hoffman at FOGPL Annual Meeting

Poet and author Richard Hoffman will be the guest speaker for the Friends of the Gleason Public Library annual meeting on Sunday, November 7, at 2:30 p.m. at the Gleason Public Library. His presentation will begin shortly following the business meeting. Richard Hoffman is author of Half the House: A Memoir, winner of the 1995 Boston Athenaeum Reader’s Award; the poetry collections Without Paradise and Gold Star Road, winner of the 2006 Barrow Street Press Poetry Prize and the New England Poetry Club’s Sheila Motton Book. Register at the Gleason Public Library or call 1-978-369-4898.

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