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Friday, November 26, 2010

LWV luncheon

The League of Women Voters (LWV) of Concord-Carlisle will hold its next meeting on the morning of Wednesday, December 1. The meeting will be directly followed by the annual holiday potluck luncheon and a presentation on the new food, composting and gardening programs at the Concord and Carlisle schools. For more information about the League, contact or visit

Special Story Time at the Gleason Library

Take part in a special story time at the Gleason Public Library on Monday, December 6 at 1:30 p.m. A volunteer from the Concord Museum will be reading from a selection of picture books used to inspire the trees displayed in the museum’s 15th annual “Family Trees: A Celebration of Children’s Literature” exhibit. Following the story time, children are invited to decorate a foam gingerbread man. This story time is for children ages three and up. No registration is required.

If you have any questions about the story time 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, please visit the library website,

Sharing Stories: an oral history about Ellen Miller

Holocaust survivor, media education pioneer, accomplished author, and former Carlisle Mosquito Feature Editor Ellen Miller treated her many successes with humility. She chose instead to record the achievements of others in her writings and as a producer of Carlisle oral histories (available for viewing in the library). Join the community for a joint event co-sponsored by CCTV and the Gleason Public Library for the premiere viewing of “Sharing Stories: An Oral History about Ellen Miller.” The event will run on Saturday, November 27, in the Hollis Room at the library from 1 to 2:30 p.m. with the show airing precisely at 1:30 p.m. on CCTV Channel 8. Light refreshments will follow the show (produced by Anne Marie Brako, directed by Alex Sayde).

If you would like to nominate a Carlisle resident for consideration for a future Carlisle oral history project by the CCI/CCTV production team, send an email to

Public flu clinic on November 29

The Carlisle Board of Health is sponsoring a free public flu clinic for Carlisle residents ages 19 and older on Monday, November 29, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the school cafeteria in the Corey Building. This year’s seasonal flu vaccine includes the H1N1 vaccine so only one shot is required for protection. Nurses from Emerson Home Care will be doing the vaccinations with the assistance of the Carlisle Medical Reserve Corps. Residents are asked to register online at (click on “Register for a Flu Clinic”) for a time. Residents should bring their insurance information to the clinic. Residents who do not have internet access may register by calling the Board of Health office at 1-978-369-0283. Getting a flu shot is the best way to protect against the flu.

FRS Holiday Greens Sale and Craft Fair

The First Religious Society in Carlisle (27 School Street), will hold its annual Holiday Greens Sale and Craft Fair on Saturday, December 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. At this festive event the church hall will be filled with artfully decorated wreaths and colorful, decorated boxwood trees and rings for sale. There will also be delicious Christmas and seasonal foods for your holiday giving, along with undecorated wreaths, lovely bows and kits for gingerbread houses. There will be crafts for sale, a holiday café and seasonal music by the Savoyards.

The Carlisle Mosquito will be selling its sweatshirts, travel mugs, bibs and reusable grocery bags, so be sure and come check out all the items for sale. Admission is free; Union Hall is handicapped accessible. Questions: call 1-978-369-5180.

Winter Farmers Market tomorrow

On Saturday, November 27, the first of six Carlisle Winter Farmers Markets will take place indoors in Union Hall at the First Religious Society, 27 School Street, from 9 a.m. until noon. This will be followed by five other Winter Markets on Saturdays throughout the winter: December 18, January 22, February 19, March 19 and April 16.

Come enjoy a hot cup of coffee or tea with a delicious breakfast goodie before checking out the local vendors from Carlisle and nearby towns, who will be situated at tables around the room. There will be grass-fed beef, vegetables, fruit, baked goods, eggs, cut flowers, cheese, local honey, crafts, water colors and others items.

This month The Community Table will be collecting items for the Animal Shelter in Lowell. Drop off sheets, dog and cat food, beds and toys. Throughout the morning live Turkish and Middle Eastern music will be performed by musician and producer Mac Richey of the band 35th Parallel.

Bring your knives and garden tools that need sharpening. Patti Small will be there to hone your edges, as she has been doing throughout the summer.

For more information check out or call Leslie Thomas at 1-978-287-0025. The Winter Market is sponsored by the First Religious Society’s Environmental Action Committee.

Outdoor adult coed pickup soccer

Everyone is invited to come out and participate in the adult coed pickup soccer league’s annual Saturday-after-Thanksgiving game. The game will be played on Saturday, November 27, at Spalding Field, from 2 to 4 p.m. All skill levels (high school age and up) are encouraged to come; the game is coed; teams are informally selected. Bring a dark shirt and a white shirt and come out for some fun exercise. Any questions, call Scott Forsberg at 1-978-369-1631.

CSA ice skating party and meeting

Enjoy the day off from school on Wednesday, December 15, by attending the annual Carlisle School Association Ice Skating Party from 10 a.m. until noon. Held at the skating rink at Middlesex School on Lowell Street in Concord, this event has become a tradition for Carlislians of all ages.

Bring your skates (no rentals on site), helmets, a signed waiver form found at , and $5 admission fee to gain entry to Carlisle’s hottest party on ice. All children must be accompanied by an adult. For additional information, contact Gail Bernardin 1-978-318-6972 or

Join the CSA in the Carlisle Public Schools Corey Dining Room for their monthly meeting on Tuesday, December 14, at 9 a.m. Meetings are open to the public and all are invited to attend.

COA doings

Grief and change: The Inn at Robbins Brook is holding a support group (facilitated by a licensed social worker and a hospice chaplain) for adults grieving the death of a loved one. It will meet on Friday, December 3 and 17 from 2 – 3:30 p.m. at the Inn, 10 Devon Drive, Acton. Future meetings are scheduled the first and third Fridays of January and February. Contact Maura Capriccio 1-978-264-4666 or to register or Jim Palmer, LICSW at 1-781-472-8553 or

Men’s breakfast: Join Andy Cutter and helpers for a delicious breakfast in the Sleeper Room on Thursday, December 9 at 8 a.m. Suggested donation is $3. Call 1-978-371-6690 if you need a van ride. A free blood pressure clinic will be held from 8 – 9 a.m., sponsored by Home Instead Senior Care of Chelmsford.

Annual wreath making: The Carlisle Garden Club, COA and FCOA will host a holiday wreath-making seminar from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at Union Hall on Thursday, December 9. To reserve your wreath, call the COA at 1-978-371-2895 by December 1. This event is for Carlisle residents only.

COA doings

Perkins Braille and Talking Book Library: Come to Gleason library at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, November 30 to learn about free services from the Perkins Library. Perkins provides audio books, magazines and more.

Monthly coffee: On Thursday, December 2, come to the Sleeper Room at Village Court for breakfast at 9 a.m. hosted by the Elgins and the Dunkers. No fees or reservations, just good food and conversation. Call the van line at 1-978-371-6690 if you need a ride. A free blood pressure clinic sponsored by Life Care Center of Nashoba Valley will be held from 9:15 to 10 a.m.

Carlisle Community Conversations: Join us on December 3 and on December 17 at 11 a.m. in the Hollis Room at Gleason Public Library. On December 3, Roy Green will talk about getting back into bridge. On December 17, Bea Shneider will talk about the Carlisle Community Chorus after a viewing of a video of a famous chorus in an unusual setting. Rounds will be sung by those present.

Woburn Mall shopping trip: Enjoy a day of holiday shopping with no parking worries on Monday, December 6. This van trip departs from the Congregational Church at 10 a.m. and will return about 3 p.m. The van fee of $2 is payable the day of the trip. Call Joanne at 1-978-371-8023 by November 30 to register.

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Open House features Carlisle artisans

Carlisle Artisans Holiday Open House, Saturday, December 4, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the home of Debbie and Terry O’Kelly, 200 Munroe Hill Road. Enjoy refreshments in a warm relaxed atmosphere as you browse among the works of art and hand-made crafts created right here in Carlisle. Find that special card, the perfect gift, or a pie to grace your holiday table.  Discover local treasures to give and to enjoy. For information, email To view a list of the artisans and their work, visit

Yoga of the Heart®

Stress is considered to be a major contributor to many chronic diseases, including coronary artery disease. Studies have shown that yoga can help with stress management, promote optimal well-being, and possibly slow or even reverse the progression of cardiac disease. Yoga of the Heart®, offered by Emerson’s cardiac rehabilitation program, is based on the work of Nishala Joy Devi, the former stress management director of the Dean Ornish Program for Reversing Heart Disease. Class size is limited to eight participants. Cost is $150 for the ten-week program. For more information or to sign up, call 1-978-287-3732.

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