Annual town meeting March 1964Article 20. On motion of Calixte C. Adrian it was voted that the town authorize the board of selectmen acting by and under the authority of general laws, chapter 45, section 14, to appoint a Recreation Commission, to have a

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How to REGISTER for Programs
by posted 08/08/2017

How to Register for Programs:

 

1) Click on Red "Register Now" Button

 

2) Choose a program category (Adult, Youth, PreK, Trips, etc.)

 

3) Programs are listed in alphabetical order. Scroll down until you find the program you are interested in.

 

4) Click on the "Register" Button

 

5) Confirm the Program and Click on the "Continue" Button.

 

6) A list of family members will come up.  Eligible participants will appear with a green button.  Click on the "Eligible" Green Button.  (If participant comes up as ineligible confirm that their DOB is correct)

 

7) Account information for participant will appear. Click on the "Submit" button.

 

8) Confirm Questions/Waivers. Click on the "Submit" button.

 

9) Click on the "Pay Now" button.  We accept MC, Visa or Discover.

 

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Trips 2017
by posted 08/08/2017

Trips

TRIP INSURANCE:

 

*Trip insurance is available for an additional fee paid directly through the bus company. Insurance must be purchased within 48 hours of booking your trip.  If you are interested, please contact Carlisle Recreation PRIOR to signing up for your trip.  Thank you.

 

 

 

 

 

NH White Mountains-Brunch/Conway Scenic Rail Ride!

Date:   Sunday, October 1

Time: TBD

Who:   Everyone Welcome!

Fee:     $118/person

Location: Bus pick up/drop off in Carlisle, Concord, Acton or Littleton

The White Mountains in New Hampshire are beautiful, especially ablaze with autumn colors. Whether

you’ve never visited before or return year after year … you’ll be inspired! Visit charming North Conway

Village, with tax-free shops offering New England-made products and craft s. Not a shopper? Enjoy the interesting Mt. Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center right in town (Note: $2.00pp admission). Tour includes: Round-trip Coach Transportation: morning departure, refreshments and Snacks served on board, All-You-Can-Eat Grand Sunday Brunch at historic White Mountain Resort., delightful one-hour train ride on the Conway Scenic Railroad through Mt. Washington Valley. Time for browsing in North Conway Village at tax-free shops, including Zeb’s General Store and the historic Five & Dime Store. Taxes and service charges included, except customary gratuities to driver and escort. Celebration Tours II Escort throughout. Tour inclusions and details may be subject to change in case of unforeseen circumstances. *Non-Refundable, tours  and inclusions are subject to change.

 

NYC/Radio City Christmas Spectacular/Shopping - 2 Ways to Enjoy
Dates:  Saturday, November 11
Time:   6:00am-11:00pm
Who:    Everyone Welcome!
Fee:     Option 1: $89pp for Shopping and Sightseeing on your own
            Option 2: $162pp for Radio City Christmas Spectacular and Shopping 
Location: Bus pick up/drop off in Carlisle, Acton or Littleton
Join us for a great trip to New York City!  Now with two options for you to plan your day as you wish.  Option #1: A day to enjoy New York in all its Holiday best as you wish. Option #2: Reserved seat (orchestra or first mezzanine for the Radio City Christmas Spectacular and some time for a little shopping.  Celebration Tours II Escort throughout. Tour inclusions and details may be subject to change in case of unforeseen circumstances. *Non-Refundable, tours and inclusions are subject to change.

 

Boston Pops Holiday 2017

Date:   Thursday, December 14

Time: 10:30-7:00pm

Who:   Everyone Welcome!

Fee:     $139/person

Location: Bus pick up/drop off in Carlisle, Concord, Acton or Littleton

Join us for a dazzling, engaging performance by America’s Orchestra and reslish the elegance of historic Symphony Hall. Join the Boston Pops and the renowned Keith Lockhart in 2017 for a singularly sensational da of memorable music, so great that it ‘Pops!’ On arrival in Boston, you’ll enjoy a delicious, full course luncheon at Venezia Restaurant*, overlooking the Harbor. Then you’ll drive along Boston Common to view the beautiful Christmas lights display before arriving at Symphony Hall where Keith Lockhart will be conducting the 4:00pm matiness performance and Santa will be appearing as well! Enjoy the show from your First Balcony seats. A great time with the Boston Pops! Driver gratuity not included.

TOUR INCLUDES: Reserved First Balcony Seats, Luncheon at Venezia (Choose Entree: Chicken Parmigian or Baked Haddock), Luxury Silver Fox CD/DVD/WiFi Motor Coach. *Non-Refundable, tours and inclusions are subject to change.

 

NYC Holiday Shopping Trip

Date:   Saturday, December 2

Time: 6:00am-11:00pm

Who:   Everyone Welcome!

Fee:     $69/person

Location: Bus pick up/drop off in Carlisle, Concord, Acton or Littleton

At last...a chance for you to get away to New York, New York! The Big Apple! Here you can get an early start on your Christmas shopping, spend the day sightseeing, or visit New York’s world class museums. From the world’s largest department stores to the fi nest museums and Broadway, the Big Apple has it all! YOUR TOUR ITINERARY: 6:00am depart onboard your luxury CD/DVD/WiFi equipped Silver Fox Coach. A coffee stop (on your own) will be made along the way. For your convenience, a map of NYC illustrating points of interest will be provided for all. On arrival in New York, stops will be made at both Rockefeller Center and Macy’s. The Rockefeller Christmas Tree will be aglow and on display for your viewing pleasure. Then you’re on your own to enjoy the Big Apple. Visit one of Broadway’s exciting shows, attend one of New York’s world famous museums, such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, or enjoy shopping and sightseeing on Fifth Avenue. You’ll depart for home at 6:00pm, arriving back at approximately 11:00pm after a delightful New York holiday. Driver gratuity not included.  TOUR INCLUDES: Luxury Silver Fox CD/DVD/WiFi Motor Coach, NYC Map and Attractions List. MIN/MAX: 40/52 *Non-Refundable, tours and inclusions are subject to change.

 

 

 

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Pre-K & Kindergarten Transitional After School Program-2017/2018
by posted 08/08/2017

Early Registration Begins in February – Space is limited so Register Early

 

Pre-K & Kindergarten Transitional After School Program- 2017/2018 School Year

Dates: Tuesdays & Thursdays- 2017/2018

            Session I:        September 7, 12, 14, 21, 26, 28 (No Class 9/19)

            Session II:       October 3, 5, 10, 12, 19, 24, 26, 31 (No Class 10/17)

            Session III:      November 2, 9, 14, 16, 21, 28, 30 (No Class 11/7)

            Session IV:     December 5, 7, 14 (No Class 12/12, 12/19, 12/21)

            Session V:       January 2, 4, 9, 11, 18, 25, 30 (No Class 1/16, 1/23)

            Session VI:     February 1, 8, 13, 15, 27 (No Class 2/6, 2/20, 2/22)

            Session VII:    March 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 22, 27, 29 (No Class 3/20)

            Session VIII:   April 5, 10, 12, 24, 26 (No Class 4/3, 4/27, 4/29)

            Session IX:     May 1, 3, 8, 10, 17, 22, 24, 29, 31 (No Class 5/15)

            Session X:       June 7, 12 (June 14 & 19: Depending on Snow Days), (No Class 6/5)

Time: 11:45-3:00

Who:   4-5 years of age 

Fee:     September:    $295 (6 Days)

           October:         $385 (8 Days)

           November:      $340 (7 Days)

           December:      $180 (3 Day)s

           January:         $340 (7 Days)

           February:        $250 (5 Days)

   March:           $385 (8 Days)

            April:              $250 (5 Days)

            May:               $430 (9 Days)

            June:               $100 (2 Days)

Location: Brick Building on School Campus

Instructors: Heidi Lane, Barbie Cooke

Our Transitional Kindergarten program offers varied educational opportunities for your child to soar academically while growing and developing at their own pace. They will be enriched in creative play, reading, math, science, social studies, and cooking. Our emphasis is on learning in a creative setting and creative activities that will foster independence and social skills. Minimum class size is 6, Maximum will be 8 which allows for a fantastic teacher student ratio. Led by highly qualified professional instructors who have taught the Kindergarten After School Program and the Pre-K Transitional After School Program for the past three years at the Brick Building. Instructors will meet children at the end of the day a safely walk to the Brick Building on school campus.

 

Payment can be made on a monthly basis.  Please call the Recreation Office at 978-369-9815 for more information.

 

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NEW: Before School Classes for Kids - Fall 2017
by posted 08/08/2017

NEW!  Before School Classes

 

Junior Jazzercise-Before School Class

Dates:   Mondays

            Session I: September 18-October 30 (No Class 10/9)

            Session II: November 6-December 11

Time:    8:00-8:40am

Who:     Grads 2-4

Fee:       $95 (6 Wks)

Location: Brick Building, 97 School Street

Instructor: Kristine Adolph

Laugh, Dance, Move, Play!  Kids get to work it out with beat-pumping music, easy-to-follow dance moves and interactive fitness games designed just for them. It’s a high energy dance party for kids. We get them moving with heart-pumping cardio, strength moves, fitness games and new music mixes. Your children will get an outlet for the energy, a boost of confidence and an awesome workout for their bodies. They will be building their balance, strength, agility and fitness – but to kids, these dance fitness classes are just FUN!  A great way to start the school day!  Instructor will walk the children to school at the end of class.

 

QS Beginner Tennis: Before School Tennis Class

Dates: Tuesdays, September 12-October 10

Time: 7:50-8:35am

Who:   Grades 1-4

Fee:     $80 (5 Wks)

Location: Carlisle Town Courts, Church Street

Instructor: Marcus Lewis Tennis

If you have been looking to get your child exposed to the sport of tennis or if you have a child who has been playing for a few years, these classes will cover both.  The beginner class teaches kids the basic fundamental skills and techniques.   For kids with experience, the class provides an opportunity for more match play and strategy. The Marcus Lewis Tennis Extension Program is a non-profit that specializes in offering high-level tennis instruction through community programming.  The Extension Program utilizes professional instructors and the most current methods to achieve the most effective results. 

 

Mindfulness Meditation

Dates: Wednesdays,

          Session I: September 13-October 18

          Session II: November 15-December 20

Time: 8:00-8:40am

Who:  Grades 2-4

Fee:     $110 (6 Wks)

Location: Brick Building, 97 School Street

Instructor: Shawna Pelton

Teaching mindfulness for stress management and heartfulness for nurturing a positive mindset. Practicing kindness and compassion towards self and others. Fundamental lessons for fostering social and emotional IQ while learning the skills of self-regulation.

 

 

 

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Youth Programs: Fall 2017
by posted 08/08/2017

Youth 2017 Fall Programs

 

Pre-K & Kindergarten Transitional After School Program- 2017/2018 School Year

Dates: Tuesdays & Thursdays- 2017/2018

            Session I:        September 7, 12, 14, 21, 26, 28 (No Class 9/19)

            Session II:       October 3, 5, 10, 12, 19, 24, 26, 31 (No Class 10/17)

            Session III:      November 2, 9, 14, 16, 21, 28, 30 (No Class 11/7)

            Session IV:     December 5, 7, 14 (No Class 12/12, 12/19, 12/21)

            Session V:       January 2, 4, 9, 11, 18, 25, 30 (No Class 1/16, 1/23)

            Session VI:     February 1, 8, 13, 15, 27 (No Class 2/6, 2/20, 2/22)

            Session VII:    March 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 22, 27, 29 (No Class 3/20)

            Session VIII:   April 5, 10, 12, 24, 26 (No Class 4/3, 4/27, 4/29)

            Session IX:     May 1, 3, 8, 10, 17, 22, 24, 29, 31 (No Class 5/15)

            Session X:       June 7, 12 (June 14 & 19: Depending on Snow Days), (No Class 6/5)

Time: 11:45-3:00

Who:   4-5 years of age 

Fee:     September:     $295 (6 Days)

           October:          $385 (8 Days)

           November:      $340 (7 Days)

           December:      $180 (3 Day)s

           January:          $340 (7 Days)

           February:        $250 (5 Days)

           March:            $385 (8 Days)

           April:              $250 (5 Days)

           May:               $430 (9 Days)

           June:               $100 (2 Days)

Location: Brick Building on School Campus

Instructors: Heidi Lane, Barbie Cooke

Our Transitional Kindergarten program offers varied educational opportunities for your child to soar academically while growing and developing at their own pace. They will be enriched in creative play, reading, math, science, social studies, and cooking. Our emphasis is on learning in a creative setting and creative activities that will foster independence and social skills. Minimum class size is 6, Maximum will be 8 which allows for a fantastic teacher student ratio. Led by highly qualified professional instructors who have taught the Kindergarten After School Program and the Pre-K Transitional After School Program for the past three years at the Brick Building. Instructors will meet children at the end of the day a safely walk to the Brick Building on school campus.

 

New Early Release After School Program

Dates:  Tuesdays

            Session I: September 19

            Session II: October 17

            Session III: November 7

            Session IV: December 12

Time:  12:30-3:00pm

Who:   Grades 1-3

Fee:     $50

Location: Brick Building on School Campus

Instructors: Heidi Lane and Barbie Cooke

Our emphasis will be on offering children a creative setting and activities that will foster learning and excitement in various areas including math, reading, science, social studies and cooking. Our instructors have taught the Kindergarten After School Program and the PreK Kindergarten Transitional Program.  Instructors will meet children at the end of the day and safely walk to the Brick Building on school campus. Program is limited to 20 students so please register early.  For additional information, please call the Recreation Office at 978-369-9815. 

 

Awesome Fall Adventure (Part 1)

Dates: Mondays, September 18-October 30

Time:  3:15-4:30pm

Who:   Grades K-4

Fee:     $150 (6 Wks)

Location: Brick Building on School Campus

Instructors: Heidi Lane, Barbie Cooke, Jane Kennedy

This new 6 week program will explore hands-on STEM activities, kitchen chemistry, and cooking! Some of the activities planned are apple-cano, fizzing apple art, Apple Jenga stem challenge, apple toothpick tower and candy corn structures. Just to name a few. Space is limites so register early. Instructors will meet children at the end of the day and safely walk to the Brick Building on school campus.

 

Awesome Fall Adventure (Part 2)

Dates: Mondays, November 6-December 11

Time:  3:15-4:30pm

Who:   Grades K-4

Fee:     $150 (6 Wks)

Location: Brick Building on School Campus

Instructors: Heidi Lane, Barbie Cooke, Jane Kennedy

The second 6-week program will continue to explore hands-on STEM activites, kitchen chemistry and cooking! Some of the activities that are planned are Pumpkin Oobleck, fall spice paints, hot chocolate science, silly pumpkin putty, and sprouting Indian corn adventure! So much more awaits you! Space is limited so register early. Instructors will meet children at the end of the day and safely walk to the Brick Building on school campus.

 

Santa is Calling

Date:   Wednesday, December 13

Time:  6:00-8:00pm

Who:   All Believers

Fee:     Free

Location: North Pole

There will be a special telephone line from the North Pole to Carlisle. If you wish to have Santa call your child, please send a note and indicate any special topics you would like mentioned and mail to the Recreation Department, 66 Westford Street, Carlisle, MA. A phone call will be made between the hours of 6:00-8:00pm.

 

Creative Dance

Dates:  Mondays, October 16-November 20

Time:  10:30-11:15am

Who:   Ages 3 & 4

Fee:     $60 (6 wks)

Location: Brick Building

Instructor: Heather Dinsmore

Creative Dance is designed for preschool aged children. This class helps children to recognize their physical person. It teaches them dance moves with a fun approach through games and songs. This class also includes stretching, tumbling and development of motor skills.

 

Calligraphy-Parent/Child

Dates:  Fridays, October 27-December 15 (No Class 11/10 & 11/24)

Time:  4:30-6:30pm

Who:   Ages 12 & Up

Fee:     $120 (6 Wks)

Location: Brick Building, 97 School Street

Instructor: Alma Bella Solis

Using their own automatic calligraphy pens, parents and children (ages 10 and up) will learn to write the Uncial-Foundational script in this 12-hour course. They will be introduced to the other 8 original scripts of western calligraphy i.e. Versals, Italics, Foundational, Uncial, Carolingian, Batarde, Gothic, Roman Capitals and, Copperplate. Spacing between letters, spacing between words, spacing between sentences and paragraphs; script's proper angle in nib usage; history of calligraphy and terminology are taught and demonstrated. Dependent on the student's speed and familiarity, they will write their favorite poem, quotation or, any text of their own choice towards end of the course. Mastery of this timeless art of beautiful writing is achieved by one's strong interest and ability to focus, his/her penmanship skills in both print and long hand, a steady hand, constant practice and, usage. Supply list: Calligraphy set, spiral notebook with lines, transparent 12” or 18” ruler, soft white or pink eraser, technical pencil, poem, quotation, or any text of your choice.

 

Portraiture

Dates:  Tuesdays, November 7-21

Time:  7:00-9:00pm

Who:   Ages 13 & Up

Fee:     $80 (3 Wks)

Location: Brick Building, 97 School Street

Instructor: Emily Stewart

Let’s study the anatomy of the face. Let’s draw it or paint it and create a portrait of someone dear to you. Come to class with a photograph of your subject matter and let’s try to capture their likeness and their personality! We will explore portraiture in art history as a reference and inspiration. Materials list provided after first class after medium is determined.

 

Animal Art!!!

Dates:  Wednesdays, September 6-October 4 (No Class 9/20)

Time:  3:15-4:15pm

Who:   Grades 2-6

Fee:     $75 (4 Wks)

Location: Brick Building on School Campus

Instructor: Susan Funk

We will explore the “how to” of drawing animals to create a recognizable pet! We will focus on building simple shapes into an animal; how to draw fur, feathers, scales, etc., and how to make these loveable creatures look three dimensional. Varied images of animals will be supplied. Please feel free to bring in additional images of personal interest to you.  The usual supplies will be needed: sketchbook, pencils, erasers, colored pencils, markers or whatever medium you choose to “color in” with.  The instructor will meet the children after school and walk to the Brick Building.

 

Pottery for Kids

Dates:  Mondays, September 25-November 20 (No Class 10/9)

Time:  3:45-5:15pm

Who:   Grades 1-6

Fee:     $175 (8 Wks)

Location: Studio: 548 South Street

Instructor: Karin Lemmermann

Children will make hand-built pottery using white clay. Fee includes glazing and firing of their work. Children may have an opportunity to use a pottery wheel.  All materials included in the price. 

 

Canvas Palooza

Dates:  Tuesdays,

            Session I: September 19

            Session II: December 12

Time:  3:15pm-4:15

Who:   Grades K-5

Fee:     $25

Location: Brick Building, 97 School Street

Instructor: Tricia Langeleh, Magic Brush Pottery

Join us for a Canvas Painting Class.  Our instructor will go through step by step for each painting.   Choose one day or come to both. You will be able to bring home your creation.  Please bring a snack to enjoy in the middle of class.   Please bring or wear a shirt you can get paint on as this paint will not come out of your clothing. All supplies included, apron, brushes, 11x14 canvas, and easels. 

 

All Day Pottery Fun (No School Day)

Dates:  Wednesday, December 13

Time:  9:00am-3:00pm

Who:   Grades K-5

Fee:     $75

Location: Brick Building, 97 School Street

Instructor: Tricia Langeleh, Magic Brush Pottery

Kids will be taught step-by-step painting instructions with several different mediums. There will be one ready-made pottery project, one canvas, and one glass project. Pottery and glass will be functional, such as a mug, a bowl, or a vase (pieces will vary). Please have the kids bring a shirt they can get paint on as we will be using acrylic paints on the canvas. Art Pieces will be returned to the Carlisle Rec Office within 2 weeks after class. All materials included.

 

Musical Theater Experience

Dates:  Wednesdays

            Fall: September 6-October 25

            (Dress Rehearsal on Tuesday, October 24)

            Spring: March 28-May 23

           (Dress Rehearsal on Tuesday, May 22 - No Class 4/18)

Time:  3:30-4:40pm

Who:   Grades 1-6

Fee:     $260

Location: Corey Auditorium

Instructor: Elaine Jarvis

Fall 2017: Lion King! Spring 2018: Annie! Parts for girls and boys entering 1st to 6th grades.  No auditions or experience necessary! Free Performance is on Wednesday, October 25th and May 23rd! Be sure to register early!  Recreation Director will meet the children after school to supervise from 3:05-3:30.

 

Mindfulness Meditation for Kids (Before School Class)

Dates: Wednesdays,

          Session I: September 13-October 18

          Session II: November 8-December 20 (No Class 12/13)

Time: 8:00-8:40am

Who:  Grades 2-4

Fee:     $110 (6 Wks)

Location: Brick Building, 97 School Street

Instructor: Shawna Pelton

Teaching mindfulness for stress management and heartfulness for nurturing a positive mindset. Practicing kindness and compassion towards self and others. Fundamental lessons for fostering social and emotional IQ while learning the skills of self-regulation.

 

Writing Wizards
Dates:  Thursdays, September 7-28
Time:  3:15-5:15pm
Who:   Grades 2-5
Fee:    $150 (4 Wks)
Location: Brick Building, 97 School Street
Instructor: Right Brain Curriculum
In Writing Wizards, we foster a love of writing by guiding students to write and publish their own real book! Using novels like Harry Potter and The Chronicles of Narnia as inspiration, each class designs a fantasy world that includes major and minor characters, fantastic settings, an extended backstory and a world of wonder.  The authors use artwork and brainstorming to design plot twists and dynamic characters. Teachers guide the students, providing contextual mini-lessons on writing techniques that include the use of appropriate dialogue, detailed descriptions, sensory-rich word choice, and character, plot and theme development.   At the end of the course, students publish their first real novel—signed by our Writing Wizards! See a full curriculum preview! http://rightbraincurriculum.com/writing-wizards    Instructor will meet the children after school and walk safely to the Brick Building on school campus.

 

Future House
Dates:  Wednesdays, September 13-October 4
Time:  4:30-6:30pm
Who:   Grades 2-5
Fee:    $150 (4 Wks)
Location: Brick Building, 97 School Street
Instructor: Right Brain Curriculum
What will life on Earth be like a century from now? In our Future House class, students imagine and design their home in the year 2117. First, they study what daily life was like one hundred years ago and then they consider how life might change one hundred years in the future. They study the writings of futurists, learn about new "smart homes" and consider what phones, stoves, sofas, televisions and cars might look like in one hundred years. Students use math, writing and presentation skills as they draw up an extensive blueprint of their future house, write a "Day in the Life" story about 2117 and work with geometric calculations as they design their blueprint. Time travel may not really be possible but our Future House students will find themselves in a different time and place!  See a full curriculum preview! http://rightbraincurriculum.com/futurehouse    

 

The Lego Civics Project: City Builder

Date:   Saturday, September 30

Time: 9:00-2:00pm

Who:   Grades 2-5

Fee:     $75

Location: Brick Building, 97 School Street

Instructor: Right Brain Curriculum

Students work to create their own Lego city while meeting as a city council to govern their town. As they build, they must make challenging budgeting decisions, prioritizing between the construction of key city buildings as they weigh costs and consider designs. The class learns about democratic elections as students prepare to run for mayor or help manage a friend's campaign. Candidates take positions on campaign issues as the city holds a mayoral debate! Meanwhile, students study how laws are made and work together to create their own city constitution. As the city takes form, students learn about the symbols on national and state flags and create their own city flag. A fun and engaging way to learn about civics! See a full curriculum preview! rightbraincurriculum.com/legocivics


Business Sharks
Dates:   Thursdays, October 12-November 2

Time:  4:30-6:30
Who:   Grades 2-5
Fee:    $150 (4 Wks)
Location: Brick Building, 97 School Street
Instructor: Right Brain Curriculum

In our Business Sharks class, students play the role of young entrepreneurs as they start with the germ of an idea for a product and business and take it through the entire entrepreneurial process.  Our students develop prototypes, formulate a business plan and devise a marketing strategy.  Meanwhile, students learn through contextual lessons on concepts such as wages, profits and branding while designing print ads, acting out "TV commercials," researching real estate locations and creating replicas of their storefronts.  The class concludes with our young executives pitching their ideas to a group of parents and teachers.  These young executives will really be taking care of business! Check out the curriculum “sneak peek” at http://www.rightbraincurriculum.com/businesssharks

 

The Lego Civics Project: Green City

Date:   Saturday, October 14

Time: 12:00-5:00pm

Who:   Grades 2-5

Fee:     $75

Location: Brick Building, 97 School Street

Instructor: Right Brain Curriculum

As students create a model Lego city, the focus is on the environment. The class learns about electrical grids, recycling, trash collection, water and air pollution. Students meet as a city council to debate environmental laws and the effect of endangered species laws, pollution regulations, automobiles and nature preserves on both ecology and the economy. Students will debate whether the benefit of having the convenience of cars offsets the pollution they cause. They contemplate scenarios as a City Council such as an issue arising when a company that wants to move into town to produce furniture wishes to locate in the same area as endangered arctic foxes. The Council must decide what to do! Students must also weigh the effects of coal, oil, natural gas and green power as they decide how to power their city. A fun and engaging way to learn about the environment! See a full curriculum preview! rightbraincurriculum.com/legocivics

 

The Lego Civics Project: Taking Care of Business

Date:   Saturday, November 11

Time: 9:00-2:00pm

Who:   Grades 2-5

Fee:     $75

Location: Brick Building, 97 School Street

Instructor: Right Brain Curriculum

In this class, students create the downtown Main Street of a Lego City as each student constructs a business of their own design. They learn about profits, budgets, taxes, insurance and marketing as students design their own company and storefront. They must create their own marketing campaign and advertise to the other members of the city. They learn about fire, flood and disaster insurance and must decide whether it is worth spending on insurance for their own business. The business owners also meet as a city council and debate issues that could affect the city's business environment from parking meters to taxes to health care for workers to environmental regulations. Students must balance the interests of their businesses with the greater good of their city. A fun and engaging way to learn about economics! See a full curriculum preview! rightbraincurriculum.com/legocivics

 

Expert Architects
Dates:  Thursdays, December 7-21
Time:  3:15-5:30pm
Who:   Grades 2-5
Fee:    $135 (3 Wks)
Location: Brick Building, 97 School Street
Instructor: Right Brain Curriculum

The sky is the limit in Expert Architects! In this math, writing and presentation class, our students find out on the first day of class that they are the heads of the city's newest architectural firm. They are commissioned with building the tallest building in a nearby city and must plan their design. Students learn a kid-friendly history of skyscrapers and create a blueprint of their own stylized tall building. They then must weigh other considerations including environmental effects, traffic and surrounding buildings using Google Earth to find the perfect location for their project. Once their blueprint is finished, our expert architects create a three-dimensional model of the structure and deliver a presentation to their "clients" highlighting all aspects of their creation. See a full curriculum preview: http://rightbraincurriculum.com/expertarchitects     Instructor will meet the children after school and walk safely to the Brick Building on school campus.

 

The Lego Civics Project: The Auto City

Date:   Saturday, December 9

Time: 12:00-5:00pm

Who:   Grades 2-5

Fee:     $75

Location: Brick Building, 97 School Street

Instructor: Right Brain Curriculum

As students work to create their Lego City, they focus particularly on the role of cars in the modern urban environment. Students learn about the history of automobiles as they create both Lego buildings and the Lego cars that will fill the city streets. They learn about the automobile's relationship to the environment and consider electric cars, car pool lanes and speed limits as they debate car-related laws. Students must decide on the types of roads and highways they will create for their city balancing efficiency, traffic, bikes and pedestrians. They will learn about bridges, ferries and tunnels as they debate the best way to span the river that divides two sections of their city. A fun and engaging way to learn about technology, the environment and politics! See a full curriculum preview! rightbraincurriculum.com/legocivics

 

Junior Jazzercise-Before School Class

Dates:   Mondays

             Session I: September 18-October 30 (No Class 10/9)

             Session II: November 6-December 11

Time:    8:00-8:40am

Who:     Grads 2-4

Fee:       $95 (6 Wks)

Location: Brick Building on School Campus

Instructor: Kristine Adolph

Laugh, Dance, Move, Play!  Kids get to work it out with beat-pumping music, easy-to-follow dance moves and interactive fitness games designed just for them. It’s a high energy dance party for kids. We get them moving with heart-pumping cardio, strength moves, fitness games and new music mixes. Your children will get an outlet for the energy, a boost of confidence and an awesome workout for their bodies. They will be building their balance, strength, agility and fitness – but to kids, these dance fitness classes are just FUN!  A great way to start the school day!  Instructor will walk the children to school at the end of class.

 

Mad Science® of North Boston: “Brixology”

Date:   Thursdays, October 5-November 30 (No Class 11/23)

Time:  3:15-4:15pm

Who:   Ages 5-12

Fee:     $178 (8 Wks)

Instructor: Mad Science of North Boston

Location: Brick Building, 97 School Street

Put your hardhat on and step into the shoes of an engineer with the all NEW Brixology After school Program powered by Mad Science! Students will be learning about aerospace, mechanical, automotive, structural and nautical engineering. Through hands on construction projects using LEGO® bricks, They will learn about aerospace engineering while assembling a space station, explore mechanical engineering while building boats and vehicles and discover nature’s engineering secrets while investigating bio mimicry. But that’s not all – from carnival rides to drawing machines, mechanical animals to truss bridges, your future engineer will have a blast exploring all the wonders the world of engineering holds. Let the tinkering begin! Take home projects include: Peacock Puzzle, Truss Bridge and many more.  Instructor will meet the children after school and walk safely to the Brick Building on school campus.

 

Hands-On Electronics

Dates: Tuesdays, October 3-December 5

Time:  3:15-4:45pm

Who:   Grades 3-5

Fee:     $195 (10 Wks)

Location: Brick Building, 97 School Street

Instructor: Circuit Lab

Tinker with electronics while learning the basics of computer programming. We begin by experimenting with the fundamentals of electronics and circuitry, and step up to projects where our class of young computer whizzes will design their own interactive programmable devices. Participants use the latest tools including Arduino (for building interactive devices) and Raspberry Pi (for learning about computers and coding) to experiment with LEDs, resistors, motors, and programming. Each class day gives participants the chance to design a hands-on project with the guidance of skilled Circuit Lab instructors.  Instructor will meet the children after school and walk safely to the Brick Building on school campus.

 

Mine, Craft, Build: Adventure Game with LEGO®

Dates:  Wednesdays, October 11-December 20 (No Class 12/13)

Time:  3:15-4:45pm

Who:   Grades K-4

Fee:     $225 (10 Wks)

Location: Brick Building, 97 School Street

Instructor: Play-Well TEKnologies

Bring Minecraft to life using LEGO® brikcs! Resourcefulness, creativity, and cooperation ome together in this unique building adventure game; roll the dice to mine for resources, and use these resources to build special items to help in our adventures. Build a Zoo, create a Medieval Castle, and design a Tree House Village! This experience is an original game designed by Play-Well instructors inspired by the popular game, Minecraft. Students will have a blast, even without any prior experience with Minecraft or the LEGO® building system.  Instructor will meet children in the café and walk them to class.

 

KidsJAM

Dates:  Fridays

            Session I: September 15-October 20

            Session II: January 12-February 16

            Session III: March 23-April 11

Time:  3:15-4:15

Who:   Grades 2-5

Fee:     $85 (6 wks, includes Tshirt)

Location: Carlisle School, Exercise Room

Instructor: Kamate Fitness

Kick it with your friends! This after school dance fitness program is a fun fusion of the latest dance styles and music! We dance, we sweat and most importantly we have fun!!! Get funky and move with attitude! We’ll learn new steps, create our own moves, and dance as a team – including a performance on the last day of the class! Bring a water bottle and snack. Wear comfortable clothing and sneakers. 

 

Home Alone

Dates:  Session I: Tuesday, September 26

            Session II: Thursday, December 14

Time:  4:15pm-6:00pm

Who:   Ages 8-13

Fee:     $28

Location: Brick Building, 97 School Street

Instructor: Janet Cullinane

Does your child know what to do in an emergency or if a stranger comes to the door? The American Red Cross has developed a Home Alone program designed to teach children simple rules and procedures for responsible self-care. The class will work in program books and have a discussion concerning these important issues. Participants will receive a certificate of completion.

 

Mini Hawk Sports

Dates: Wednesdays, September 13-October 25 (No Class 10/11)

Time:  3:45-4:45pm

Who:  Ages 4-7

Fee:    $95 (6 Wks)

Location: Playing Field TBD in Carlisle

Instructor:  Skyhawks Staff

In This Soccer, Flag Football, Basketball & Baseball Mini-Hawk program was developed to give children a positive first step into athletics. The essentials of soccer, flag football, basketball and baseball are taught in a safe, structured environment with lots of encouragement and a big focus on fun. Our Mini-Hawk games and activities were designed to allow participants to explore balance, movement, hand/eye coordination, and skill development at their own pace. Skyhawks staff is trained to handle the specific needs of young athletes. All participants should wear loose fitting cloths and sneakers, and bring a water bottle. Parents or guardians should apply sunscreen before the start of the program.

 

Cheerleading

Dates: Fridays, September 15-October 27 (No Class 10/13)

Time:  3:45-4:45pm

Who:   Ages 6-10

Fee:    $95 (6 Wks)

Location: Playing Field TBD in Carlisle

Instructor:  Skyhawks Staff

Skyhawks cheerleading teaches young athletes all the essential skills to lead the crowd and support the home team. Skyhawks' cheer camp will ensure that each camper will learn cheers, proper hand and body movements as well as jumping techniques. There is no stunting, just a big focus on fun while each cheerleader learns important life skills such as teambuilding and leadership. The six-week long clinic concludes with a choreographed performance! All participants should wear loose fitting cloths and sneakers, and bring a water bottle. Parents or guardians should apply sunscreen before the start of the program.

 

Volleyball

Dates: Wednesdays, September 13-October 25 (No Class 10/11)

Time:  5:00-6:00pm

Who:  Ages 8-14

Fee:    $95 (6 Wks)

Location: Banta Davis Volleyball Court

Instructor:  Skyhawks Staff

Skyhawks Volleyball takes the energy and excitement of this great team sport and puts it all together into one fun-filled program. All aspects of the game are taught through drills and exercises that focus on passing, setting, hitting and serving. This co-ed program is designed for the beginner to intermediate player and will incorporate essential life-lessons such as teamwork and sportsmanship. Our volleyball staff will assist each athlete in developing the fundamental skills of the game through game-based drills and daily scrimmages aimed at developing the whole player. Participants should wear loose fitting cloths, sneakers, and bring a water bottle.

 

SNAG Golf

Dates: Fridays, September 15-October 27 (No Class 10/13)

Time:  5:00-6:00pm

Who:  Ages 5-10

Fee:    $95 (6 Wks)

Location: Banta Davis Volleyball Court

Instructor:  Skyhawks Staff

One of our most popular programs, Skyhawks Golf focuses on building the confidence of young athletes through proper technique and refining the essential skills of the game. As we know, golf is a challenging and lifelong sport, so young athletes need proper focus on the fundamentals of form, swinging, putting and body positioning. To assist in this training, Skyhawks has adopted the SNAG (Starting New At Golf) system which uses modified equipment to its curriculum developed by PGA professionals, SNAG is specifically designed for the entry-level player; SNAG simplifies instruction so that young players can make an easy & effective transition onto the golf course. No need to bring your own clubs, all equipment is provided. For safety reasons we keep the instructor to camper ratio for this program very low, resulting in limited availability. As a result these programs fill up quickly. Participants should wear loose fitting cloths and sneakers, bring a water bottle.

 

Archery for Kids

Dates:  Wednesdays, September 27-October 25

Time:  6:30-7:30pm

Who:   Grades 4-9

Fee:     $132 (5 Wks))

Location: Davis School Gym, 410 Davis Road, Bedford

Instructor: On the Mark Archery , LLC

Why is one of the oldest sports making a comeback? Do you wonder if you could compete against Katniss, Merida or archers of medieval times? This course introduces the thrill of traditional recurve archery and the success one can experience with a little patience and focus. Unique lesson plans demonstrate the importance of proper shooting form in order to achieve consistent results and accuracy, while skill-building games allow for friendly competition and enjoyment.  All equipment provided. Participants must wear sneakers.

 

Micro-Soccer Program

Dates:  Sundays, September 10-October 15

Time:     9:00-10:00 (Ages 3-5)

               10:00-11:00 (Ages 5-8)

Who:   Ages 3-8

Fee:     $95 (6 Wks)

Location: Banta Davis

Instructor: Hayden Barbosa, Clubfoot Soccer

Come join Clubfoot Soccer Clinics “Micro-Soccer Program” Directed by Hayden Barbosa and other licensed coaches. CSC has a great reputation for developing soccer programs for all ages and levels.  The program will focus on the following area of development – passing, shooting, dribbling and rules of the game. Players will develop coordination, self confidence, independence and teamwork.  Registration fee includes a free t-shirt.  Players need to wear sneakers or cleats. Shin pads are optional.

 

Karate for Beginners

Dates: Mondays

            Session I: September 25-November 6 (No Class 10/9)

            Session II: January 22-March 5 (No Class 2/19)

            Session III: April 2-May 14 (No Class 4/16)

Times: 3:20-4:00pm

Who:   Ages 6-12

Fee:     $90 (6 wks)

Location: Exercise Room, Corey Gym

Instructor: Callahan’s Karate Staff

Beginner lessons taught by instructors from Callahan’s Karate. Students will participate in valuable lessons to improve strength, balance and flexibility while improving self-confidence, focus and respect. Instructor will meet children in the café and walk them to class.

 

The FUN-damentals of Fencing

Dates:  Fridays

           Session I: September 8-October 13

           Session II: October 27-December 15 (No Class 11/10, 11/24)

Time:  3:15-4:15pm

Who:   Ages 8-14

Fee:     $90 (6 Wks)

Location: Brick Building, 97 School Street

Instructor: Myth Quest Edutainment

Fence without buying expensive equipment! Use our safe practice equipment to learn footwork, attack and defense techniques. Whether you are new or experienced, you will learn new techniques and will get to try out your new swashbuckler skills in duels and sword games each week. This sport has many benefits including cardiovascular exercise, balance and strategic thinking. Some sabre and rapier techniques will also be included.  Instructor will meet children in the café and walk them to class.

 

Marcus Lewis Junior Tennis (See Below)

If you have been looking to get your child exposed to the sport of tennis or if you have a child who has been playing for a few years, these classes will cover both.  The beginner class teaches kids the basic fundamental skills and techniques.   For kids with experience, the class provides an opportunity for more match play and strategy. The Marcus Lewis Tennis Extension Program is a non-profit that specializes in offering high-level tennis instruction through community programming.  The Extension Program utilizes professional instructors and the most current methods to achieve the most effective results. 

Classes will start Tuesday, September 9th and run through October 14th (5 weeks - there will be no classes over Columbus Day weekend).

 

Tuesday Tennis Classes

Dates:             September 12-October 10

Time/Age:       QS Beginner: 7:50-8:35am – Grades 1-4 (Before School Program)

                      QS Beginner: 3:15-4:00pm – Grades PreK-1

                      QS Beginner: 4:00-4:45pm – Grades 2-5

Fee:                $80 (5 Wks)

Location:        Carlisle Town Courts, Church Street

 

Saturday Tennis Classes

Dates:              September 9-October 14 (No Class on 10/7)

Time/Age:        QS Beginner: 9:00-10:00am – Ages 5-8

                       JR Intermediate: 10:00-11:00am – Ages 9-12

Fee:                 $110 (5 Wks)

Location:          Carlisle Town Courts, Church Street

 

Nashoba Valley Ski & Snowboard Program

Dates:  Fridays, January 5-February 9

Time:  After School – 6:30pm (4:15pm Lesson)

Who:   Grades 2-8

Fee:     $315 – Lessons, Lift Tickets & Transportation        

            $300 – Lift Tickets & Transportation (*No Lesson)

Rental Fee:     $110 for ski/snowboard equipment for all six weeks

                        $45 for helmet for all six weeks or $60 Helmet Purchase Price (Helmets are Required)

A package of six ski/snowboard trips to Nashoba Valley. The program will include ski or snowboard lessons, transportation to and from the ski area and recreational skiing. Early registration is encouraged as program fills up quickly.  Chaperones are needed to make this program a success.  If you are interested in chaperone please call the recreation office at 978-369-9815 for details.

 

Pre-Fit for Ski/Snowboard Rentals

Date:   Wednesday, December 6

Time:  6:30-7:30

Fee:     $150 for ski/snowboard equipment for all six weeks with Helmet

            $110 for ski/snowboard equipment for all six weeks without

$60 Helmet Purchase (Helmets are Required)

(Make check payable to Ski Rental Corp. on the Rental Fit Night)

Location: Town Hall

Helmets may also be ordered and purchased at the pre-fit.  All rental fees should be made payable to Ski Rental Corp on the night of the rental fitting.

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Adult Programs: Fall 2017
by posted 08/08/2017

Adult 2017 Fall Programs

 

Yoga: Hatha

Dates:  Wednesdays

            Session I: September 6-October 25

            Session II: November 1-December 20

Times: 9:30-10:30am

Who:   Everyone Welcome!

Fee:     $120 (8 wks)

            $40 (Carlisle Seniors Only)

Location: Benfield Farms, 575 South Street

Instructor: Nicole Coelho

Beginning and Continuing students will learn yoga techniques to reduce stress, improve concentration, and develop a healthy and strong body. Classes combine stretching, dynamic breathing and classic hatha yoga postures.  Please bring a mat or blanket.

 

Zumba® Toning combined with Zumba® Fitness – Shake, Shake, Shake Things UP!

Dates:  Mondays

            Session I: September 11-October 30 (No Class 10/9)

            Session II: November 6-December 18

Time:  6:00-7:00pm

Who:   Ages 18 & Up

Fee:     $68 (7 Wks)

               $58 (Carlisle Seniors Only)

            Drop In Rate: $10/Class

Location: Carlisle School, Exercise Room

Instructor: Teresa Allen

This workout combines toning with the traditional Zumba® dance movements. Light weights are incorporated to tone and engage your muscles while giving you the cardio benefits at the same time. Energetic music will take you through this fun workout that is suitable for all fitness levels.  A Zumba® Toning Class adds another dimension to the workout party. This class takes the original dance/fitness class to an entirely different level.  The Zumba® Fitness/Zumba® Toning class combines targeted body-sculpting exercises and high-energy cardio work with Latin-infused Zumba® moves to create a calorie-torching, strength-training dance fitness-party!  Students learn how to use specially designed hand weights to enhance rhythm and tone all their target zones, including arms, abs, glutes and thighs. Our Zumba® Fitness/Zumba® Toning combo class is the perfect way for enthusiasts to sculpt their bodies naturally while enjoying the classic dance cardio party! The class is available to everyone, no previous dance or Zumba experience is required.  Space is limited to 12 so register early.

 

Energetic Movement Methods

Date: Sunday, October 1

Time: 1:00-4:00pm

Who:  Everyone Welcome

Fee:   $25.00

Location: Carlisle Town Hall

  • RELEASING: TENSION / FATIGUE / STRESS

  • GAINING ENERGY 
  • BREATHING EASIER
  • MOVING MORE FREELY

For Men and Women alike -  lowers your heart rate, stops the tiring mindless chatter,  lifts the sense of heaviness, allows a lightness in your body & your spirit, experience youthfulness! Wear comfortable clothing. Bring a blanket (pillow optional).  *Breathe *Notice *Awaken ~ Conscious Breathing ~ The mind starts to quiet down.  All that "chatter" starts to slow, lift.  In the quietness you start to feel a stillness, a peacefulness - stresses start to leave your body.  ~Conscious Movement~ Allows you a freedom we don't often give ourselves. ~Conscious Sound~ Creates vibrations that break blockages that have held you back. You start to play -  Watching the veils move thru the air, the space takes you out of the "strains" in your body - it becomes meditative, even though you are active.  When you are sitting, resting, watching, noticing the veils floating, the experience becomes a passive meditation. Meditation Energetic Movement can provide a vehicle to become more connected to Life Force Energy, the fuel of the Universe, Creative Force,   The Divine - however you perceive what is greater than yourself beyond the tangible, that which guides you to a more fulfilling Life.                

 

Healthy Eating 101: NO MORE DIETS! (A Home Based Program)

Date:   Mondays starting September 11

            FREE Informational Meeting: Monday, August 28th at 7:30pm

Time: 7:30pm

Who:   Adults

Fee:     $130*

Location: Brick Building, 97 School Street

Instructor: Kristine Adolph

The solution to managing your health, weight and waistline! Learn how to be the best version of you with TLS Weight Loss Solution! Are you tired of feeling tired? Confused about making healthy choices? What fats should you eat? What about carbs? Learn how to eat right instead of trying to eat less (that slows down your metabolism and promotes fat storage). Get rid of cravings forever. Learn to rebalance and repair your metabolism, reduce inflammation and keep your body out of fat storage mode! Never feel hungry! Never feel deprived! (that’s why diets don’t work). Whether you want to move towards healthier eating or want to lose weight and belly fat, this program is customizable for everyone. Based on science this program will educate you as to how to identify new healthy favorite foods and create healthy behaviors. Based on low glycemic impact eating you will learn how to keep your energy levels up while losing body fat and holding on to lean muscle tissue. Participants report improved sleep and digestion, less joint pain. Average weight loss is 2-3 lbs per week.

*Additional Purchase:  Health Guide and Journal $25. *Additional products may be recommended based on individual situations and are optional. There is a FREE informational meeting on Monday, August 28th at 7:30pm.  Questions? Contact Kristine at   or   www.tlsslim.com/kristineadolph

 

Protein, Carbs & Fats: Planning Meals & Snacks for Families

Date:   Thursday, October 12

Time:  7:00-8:30pm

Who:   Adults

Fee:     $30

Location: Brick Building, 97 School Street

Instructor: Diana Rodgers, RD

Learn how to choose the best sources of protein, the right amount of carbs and the healthiest fats to fuel your busy life. Suggestions for kid-friendly options plus tips and tricks on getting buy in will be discussed.

 

Watercolor Studio Workshop

Dates:  Mondays

            Session I: September 18-October 30 (No Class 10/9)

            Session II: November 6-December 11

Time:  1:00-3:00pm

Who:   Ages 18-Up

Fee:     $120 (6 Wks)

               $105 (Carlisle Seniors Only)

Location: Carlisle Town Hall

Instructor: Joyce Dwyer

Explore the many dimensions of watercolor, wet-on-wet, wet-on-dry, transparency and opaqueness. Spontaneity, imagination and interpretation will be combined with techniques of composition, line, value, and perspective. A range of subject from still life to landscape will be the focus of each workshop.  All skill levels welcome!

 

Paint like Cézanne, Matisse or Van Gogh!  Still Life in Acrylic

Dates: Saturday & Sunday

            October 21& 22

Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Who:  15 & Up

Fee:     $125 (12hrs of Instruction)

Location: Brick Building, 97 School Street

Instructor: Emily Stewart

In this intermediate painting workshop we will look at three great still life artists Cezanne, Matisse and Van Gogh and create a painting in the style of the artist you’ve chosen to emulate. We will discuss each artist’s style, brush stroke and composition and their use of shape, color, texture and patterning - then we will paint our own still life like the masters!  Materials list will be provided.

 

Prepared Portfolio & Studio Critique

Dates:  Tuesdays, October 3-24

Time:  6:00-7:30pm

Who:   Ages 16 & Up

Fee:     $60 (4 Wks)

Location: Brick Building, 97 School Street

Instructor: Emily Stewart

Are you headed to art school? Put your best presentation together to show a well-rounded and diverse skill set to your prospective school.  Just want guidance and feedback on your current work? Come with a current piece or body of work that you would like feedback on and plan on finishing it up in class. Each week students will put up their work for class discussion and critique. Learn what is successful and what needs work, use that feedback to make changes, corrections and embellishments. Materials list will be provided.

 

Calligraphy-Parent/Child

Dates:  Fridays, October 27-December 15 (No Class 11/10 & 11/24)

Time:  4:30-6:30pm

Who:   Ages 12 & Up

Fee:     $120 (6 Wks)

Location: Brick Building, 97 School Street

Instructor: Alma Bella Solis

Using their own automatic calligraphy pens, parents and children (ages 10 and up) will learn to write the Uncial-Foundational script in this 12-hour course. They will be introduced to the other 8 original scripts of western calligraphy i.e. Versals, Italics, Foundational, Uncial, Carolingian, Batarde, Gothic, Roman Capitals and, Copperplate. Spacing between letters, spacing between words, spacing between sentences and paragraphs; script's proper angle in nib usage; history of calligraphy and terminology are taught and demonstrated. Dependent on the student's speed and familiarity, they will write their favorite poem, quotation or, any text of their own choice towards end of the course. Mastery of this timeless art of beautiful writing is achieved by one's strong interest and ability to focus, his/her penmanship skills in both print and long hand, a steady hand, constant practice and, usage. Supply list: Calligraphy set, spiral notebook with lines, transparent 12” or 18” ruler, soft white or pink eraser, technical pencil, poem, quotation, or any text of your choice.

 

Beyond Auto Mode: Introduction to Your Digital SLR Camera

Dates:  Sunday, September 24

Time:  1:00-5:00pm

Who:   Ages 14 & Up

Fee:     $85

Location: Town Hall

Instructor: Mollie McPhee Ho

Do you ever look at your photos and wonder why some are so blurry, but images made two frames later are not? Or why the colors look muddy? Do you wonder how to get a dreamy, blurry background when taking pictures of people? Or how to capture sports photos of your kids that are sharp and focused? In this introductory course, you will get to know your digital SLR. After being introduced to the fundamentals of photography (aperture, shutter speed, and ISO), we will explore various exposure modes – automatic and semi-automatic – and when to use them to get the photos you want. We will also look at other camera settings and make sense of the jargon so that you have a better understanding of what your camera can (and cannot) do. This is a hands-on class, so please bring your DSLR camera, your manual, and a charged battery.

 

Adult Coloring Book Night

Dates:  Sundays

            Session I: September 17-October 22

            Session II: October 29-December 10 (No Class 11/26)

Times: 5:00-7:00pm

Who:   Ages 14 & Up

Fee:     $10 (6 Wks)

Location: Brick Building

Love to color?  Bring your favorite coloring book or use one of ours and enjoy a friendly night with friends and other members of the community.

 

Cake Decorating 101 – Back to the Basics!

Dates:  Mondays or Saturdays

            Session I: Mondays, October 16-November 13

            Session II: Saturdays, October 14-November 11

Time:  Mondays, 6:00-9:00pm

            Saturdays, 11:00am-2:00pm

Who:   Ages 16 & Up

Fee:     $100 (5 Wks)

Location: Brick Building, 97 School Street

Instructor: Christina Silk

Want to learn new skills that can be passed down through your family and have fun doing it?! Gather friends and family and learn the basic cake decorating skills that will allow you to build upon in future classes! You will learn how to make buttercream frosting and ice your cakes and decorate them with borders, flowers, words; and 3 dimensional characters! You will make 3 cakes in total. Great fun for birthdays, weddings and holidays!

 

Past Lives: Lecture & Group Regression

Date:   Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Time:  7:00-8:45pm

Who:   Everyone Welcome!

Fee:     $39

Location: Carlisle Town Hall

Instructor: Jenny Lynn Metevia, M.Ed.

Spiritual Teacher & Clairvoyant Medium, Jenny Lynn Metevia, M.Ed. has trained professionally with Dr. Brian Weiss as well as Sylvia Browne's Society of Novus Spiritus in Past Life Regression Therapy:  Come enjoy this informative lecture on past lives, discovering clues to our own past lifetimes, and how they can influence our current life and relationships. Jenny will lead the group in a Past Life Regression.  Some purposes for Past Life Regression: Release phobias, inexplicable fears, pain: physical/emotional, conditions, i.e. asthma, headaches, allergies, stress-induced ulcers; addictions; nightmares; knowledge that the soul never dies. About the instructor: Born with the second-sight, Jenny has been a professional Teacher and Medium for many years and has assisted hundreds of clients across the U.S., in Europe and South America. Holding a Master’s degree in Education, Jenny continues her mission to help others, through teaching, healing and providing private consultations, connecting people with lost loved ones. Jordan Rich of WBZ Radio hosted Jenny as a regular guest until his retirement last year. Jordan also produced her guided meditation CD, “State of Grace,” which is available now at www.jennymetevia.com.

 

Mystery Walks - Hike to New Places

Dates: Wednesdays, September 27-November 1

Time:  9:30am-Noon

Who:   Everyone Welcome!

Fee:     $75 (6 Wks)

               $65 (Carlisle Seniors Only)

Location: Local Trails

Instructor: Mary Hurley

Discover new places to hike and hear tales about Native American settlers and esteemed writers such as Alcott and Emerson. We walk four to five miles, rain or shine. Enjoy the camaraderie of fellow walkers as we learn and have fun. After registering, email for meeting locations. Our first meeting will be at the North Bridge parking lot in Concord, off Monument Road.  Weather cancellations are made up at the end of the session as needed.

 

Getting Paid to Talk, Making Money with Your Voice

Dates:  Monday, November 8

Time:  6:30-9:00pm

Who:   18 & Up unless child has a parent with them

Fee:     $20

Location: 12 Mudge Way, Bedford

Instructor: Voice Coaches

An introduction to professional voice overs. Have you ever been told that you have a great voice? This exciting class will explore numerous apects of voice over work for television, film, radio, audio books, documentaries and the Internet in your area. We will cover all the basics, including how to prepare the all – important demo, how to be successful and earn great income in this exciting field. Students will have the opportunity to ask questions and to hear examples of demos recorded by professional voice actors. Class participants will even have a chance to record a commercial script under the direction of our Voicecoaches.com producer! This class is informative, lots of fun, and a great first step for anyone interested in voice acting professionally. Space is limited and registration closes one week prior to class, so be sure to register early.

 

Self-Defense for Teens and Adults

Dates:  Wednesdays, October 18

Time:  7:00-8:30pm

Who:   Everyone Welcome!

Fee:     $10

Location: Brick Building, 97 School Street

Instructor: Callahan’s Karate

Along with self-defense awareness, learn basic self-defense techniques, skills, and strategies to keep yourself and your family safe. No experience or fitness requirements necessary. Wear loose comfortable clothing. Space is limited so register early.

 

Archery for Adults

Dates:  Wednesdays, September 27-October 25

Time:  7:30-8:30pm

Who:   Ages 16 & Up

Fee:     $132 (5 Wks)

Location: Davis School Gym, 410 Davis Road, Bedford

Instructor: On the Mark Archery , LLC

Try out traditional recurve archery and see for yourself why one of the world’s oldest sports is making a comeback! This introductory course emphasizes the fundamentals that lead to success and the importance of consistent shooting. Students will compete individually and in team challenges through a variety of games and tournaments. Classes led by certified USA Archery and National Field Archery Association (NFAA) instructors. All equipment provided.

 

Badminton (Pre-Registration Required)

Dates:  Mondays, September 11-December 18 (No Game 10/9)

           Wednesdays, September 6-December 20 (No Game 11/8 & 12/13)

           Register separately for either day or both days

Time:  7:00-9:30pm

Who:   Everyone welcome!

Fee:     Mondays: $98/Person (14 Nights)

           Wednesdays: $105/Person (15 Nights)

           Mondays: $300/Family-Max 4 per family (14 Nights)

           Wednesdays: $300/Family-Max 4 per family (15 Nights)

Check or Credit Card Only!

Location: Carlisle School-Corey Building-Gym

Coordinator: Doug Deyoe

As one of the fastest sports, Badminton combines agility, speed, stamina, and coordination into one demanding discipline. Come join our recreational club program, the largest in the area. Peer instruction and support are offered. Although this is an adult program families are welcome, no person under 16 is permitted unless with an adult and permission of the coordinator.  Bring own racket and sneakers to wear (no street footwear on courts). Shuttles provided. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited.  We are no longer able to carry over nights to other seasons. Due to popularity, drop-in play is no longer available. Note: This is a RECREATIONAL LEVEL program and we will emphasize peer play, support and partnering with beginners. For more information, please contact Doug Deyoe at

 

Pick-Up Basketball

Dates:  Tuesdays & Thursdays, September 5-December 2

            (No Games 9/28, 10/5, 10/17, 11/7, 11/9, 12/29)

Time:  7:30-9:30pm

Who:   Everyone welcome!

Fee:     $6/Night Drop-In Fee

            Check or Credit Card Only!

Location: Carlisle School-Corey Gym

Coordinator: Carlisle Recreation

This program 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.

 

Marcus Lewis Adult Tennis Classes

Get into the swing!  This class is offered by the non-profit, Marcus Lewis Tennis Extension Program, teaches the beginner player proper technique and stroke production. It is also perfect for the player who has taken a few years off from the game and wants to get back in to it.  Instructors provided by the Extension Program offer patient instruction that can help you to reach your potential in this sport. 

Classes will start Saturday, September 9th and run through October 14th (5 weeks - there will be no classes over Columbus Day weekend).

 

Tuesday Tennis Classes

Dates: September 12-October 10

Time: Adult Beginner: 4:45-5:45pm

Fee:     $110 (5 Wks)

Location: Carlisle Town Courts, Church Street

 

Saturday Tennis Classes

Dates:  September 9-October 14 (No Class on 10/7)

Time:  Adult Beginner: 11:00-Noon

            Adult Intermediate: Noon-1:00pm

Fee:     $110 (5 Wks)

Location: Carlisle Town Courts, Church Street

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Carlisle Family Connection (CFC) Program: 2017/2018 (Ages 0-5)
by posted 08/08/2017

Carlisle Family Connection

For More Information Contact

Kaitlin Waterson & Meredith Bielecki, Co-Chairs

www.facebook.com/groups/CarlisleFamilyConnection/

 

 

The Carlisle Family Connection (CFC) is a community group that provides resources, activities and support for families with children five years of age and under. The program offers an annual cycle of family events and playgroups. Participation in CFC is a wonderful way to get to know fellow families in Carlisle with young children.

 

Registration

 

The best way to make sure you don't miss any opportunities with the CFC is to sign up for ALL three CFC sessions (fall, winter and spring) at one time.  The full year's registration fee is $36 per family (each individual session is $12 per family).  The registration fee covers admission to all events and participation in playgroups for all family members.  Registering early for all three sessions allows CFC volunteers to budget accordingly for a fun-packed year.

 

Events

 

Events include seasonal parties, educational programs, concerts and outdoor activities. Events are organized by volunteers and are tremendous fun for the kids attending them.

 

Past event have included:  Fall Kick off Event, Wash a Fire Truck, New Baby Brunch, Pumpkin Painting at Chip-In Farm, Halloween Party, Cranberry Bog Hike, Holiday Party, Valentine's Day Party, Meet up at BB Kidz Klub, Drumming Party with Music Together's Tom Foote, Spring Egg Hunt, Police & Safety Event, Old Home Day Rest Stop, Parents Cocktail Party, and monthly Moms Night Out.

 

Playgroups

 

Playgroups allow children to get to know their peers prior to entering kindergarten at "the big school", while also providing an exceptional resource to parents and caregivers. Age based playgroups meet on a weekly basis in private homes.  

 

  • Red Foxes: birthdays from September 2016 thourgh August 2017, Kindergarten class of 2022
  • River Otters: birthdays from September 2015 through August 2016, Kindergarten class of 2021
  • Wild Turkeys: birthdays from September 2014 through August 2015, Kindergarten class of 2020
  • Barred Owls: birthdays from September 2013 through August 2014, Kindergarten class of 2019
  • Spotted Salamanders:birthdays from September 2012 through August 2013, Kindergarten class of 2018
  • Red Kangaroos: birthdays from September 2011 through August 2012, Kindergarten class of 2017
  • Tree Frogs: birthdays from September 2010 through August 2011, Kindergarten class of 2016

 

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COA Programs: Fall 2017
by posted 08/08/2017

COA Programs / Fall 2017

 

Intergenerational Tap

Fall Session:   Mondays, September 11 - November 27 (No class 9/4 & 10/9)

Time:  1:30 - 2:30 pm

Who:   Everyone Welcome! All ages; all towns

Fee:     $40

Location: First Religious Society

Instructor: Katrina Rotondi

Let's make music with our feet! Come and join this class where we focus on rhythm, musicality and timing. Every class will include an energetic warm up, tap technique across the floor, and end with a fun combination.

 

Zumba Gold

Fall Session:   Tuesdays, September 5 - November 28

Time:  10:45 - 11:30 am

Who:   Everyone Welcome! Good for all adults

Fee:     $40

Location: St. Irene

Instructor: Katrina Rotondi, Zumba Certified

This class is for active adults /older adults who are looking for a modified Zumba class that recreates the original moves you love at a lower intensity. This class consists on easy to follow Zumba choreography that focuses on balance, range of motion, and coordination. Come ready to have fun and sweat!

 

Tai Chi

Fall Session:   Tuesdays, September 5 - November 28

Time:  12:30 - 1:30 pm

Who:   Everyone Welcome!

Fee:     $40

Location: St. Irene

Instructor: Linda Sango

Tai Chi is a mind-body exercise from China and has its roots in martial arts. This exercise helps to decrease stress and stiffness, and increase balance, joint mobility, strength, flexibility and bone density. Wear loose fitting clothing and soft soled shoes.

 

Line Dancing

Fall Session:   Wednesdays, September 6 - November 29

Time:  1:45 - 2:45 pm

Who:   Everyone Welcome!

Fee:     $40

Location: St. Irene

Instructor: Katrina Rotondi

Get ready to boot, scoot and boogie. Come and learn choreographed dances with repeated sequence of steps. You will be having so much fun you won't even notice that you are exercising. No experience necessary and no partners required.

 

Cardio-Boost

Fall Session:   Thursdays, September 7 - November 30 (No Class 11/23)

Time:  10:45 - 11:30 am

Who:   Everyone Welcome!

Fee:     $40

Spring Location: Congregational Church

Summer Location: Carlisle Town Hall, Clark Room

Instructor: Katrina Rotondi

This class gets you movin and groovin to choreographed routines that will make you not want to stop dancing.  In this class we also focus on low impact weight training. The weight exercises consist of concentrating on important muscle groups that are used during every day activity. So let’s get fit and strong while having fun.

 

SAMA

Fall Session:   Fridays, September 29 – January 19 (No Class 10/6, 10/27, 11/10, 11/24, 12/22, 12/29, 1/12)

Time:  10:45 - 11:45 am

Who:   Everyone Welcome!

Fee:     $100/10 weeks (Note: class fee is prorated and based on start date.)

Location: Carlisle Town Hall, Clark Room

Instructor: Sensei Sarah Hanely

A fitness class which focuses on balance, strength, muscle tone and flexibility. No previous experience needed to begin this exercise program. Our SAMA class has its roots based on techniques that date back to ancient Asia & Greece; the slow controlled deliberate pace of a SAMA workout is very low impact and fun.

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