Answering your memory questions

Do you have trouble with your memory? If you do, then this talk is for you. Dr. Andrew Budson will speak about “Seven Steps to Managing Your Memory: What’s Normal, What’s Not, And What to Do About It” at the Gleason Public Library in Carlisle on Tuesday, April 10, at 1:30 p.m.

Presented by Gleason Public Library and Carlisle Council on Aging, the talk is free and open to all ages; registration is requested at or 1-978-369-4898 as space is limited. Dr. Budson will have copies of his book available for sale.

Mystery Book Club at the Gleason Library

The “Mysterians” will be meeting at the Gleason on Monday, March 19, at 7 p.m. to discuss Third Rail by Rory Flynn. Copies are available at the library for check out; contact Janet Hentschel at 1-978-369-4898 or with any questions.

Trash Party is coming

Save the date! On Saturday, April 7, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., the Annual Trash Party is coming to your neighborhood and everyone is invited.

This Mosquito-sponsored event is a community-wide roadside pick-up of trash and litter by individuals and civic groups. The invitation is extended to everyone to stake a “trash claim” on their street or in a neighborhood. Remember those work gloves! 

Free refreshments and trash bags will be available in the parking lot next to Ferns (The Center Park) from 9 till 11:30 a.m. Stop by to chat, grab a garbage bag and enjoy coffee, juice and donuts.

Let us know if you would like help retrieving bags from the areas you collect.  Most prefer to take their collected trash to the Transfer Station, but we are available to pick up bags from noon – 1 p.m. if you need help.

This is also a wonderful opportunity for students and Scouts to earn community service hours.


Carlisle Seed Swap 

Come for the seed sharing. Stay for the ideas and the great garden conversation. Sign up for the potluck and enjoy a delicious community dinner. This year the annual Seed Swap adds a garden expo that offers demos, ideas and hands-on activities to make your garden more productive and fun. It’s all free and it’s happening at First Religious Society Union Hall on Saturday, March 24, from 4-6 p.m., followed by an optional potluck dinner from 6-7 p.m.. Door prizes will be announced at dinner.

The event is co-sponsored by the First Religious Society’s Environmental Action Committee and the Carlisle Garden Club, with participation by Clark Farm and Market, Sweet Autumn Farm, Joe Pye Weed Flowers and the Carlisle Agriculture Commission. If you haven’t received a potluck invitation yet, email Joeth Barlas at

Learn about special education transition

If you have concerns or questions about special education, come for an evening of networking, learning and discussion about services available to help guide and prepare individuals for the transition to adulthood. The event will be held on Tuesday, March 27, from 6-8:30 p.m. at Concord-Carlisle High School in the Learning Commons. It is open to all parents, guardians, students, educators and employers. RSVP via Eventbrite at their website The evening will be hosted by Heather Mahoney, Concord-Carlisle Regional School District Transition Specialist.

Spring Egg Hunt

Hop on down to the First Religious Society Union Hall at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 24 for the annual Spring Egg Hunt, hosted by the Carlisle Family Connection. There will be refreshments, crafts, an egg hunt for those five and under and socializing with your friends and neighbors. Bring a basket and don’t forget your camera. 

Meet more 3rd Congressional District candidates

Come and meet four candidates who have announced their candidacy for the Third Congressional District seat, which Niki Tsongas is vacating.

Events are currently scheduled March 23, April 5 and April 12 at 7 p.m. in the Community Room of the Carlisle Public Schools. On March 23, we expect Alexandra Chandler, Dan Koh, Bopha Malone and Patrick Littlefield.

Register for each evening you wish to attend, as space is limited, at or visit for more information.

Viewing graffiti through the art of Keith Haring

On Thursday, March 29, from 5 to 7 p.m., people in grades 5 through adult can learn about graffiti art inspired and created by the iconic pop artist Keith Haring. Afterwards, design your own graffiti canvas, led by local artist Sherry Hoffman. This program holds up to 14 participants; reqistration is required. and is open to grade 5 through adult. To register, visit or call 1-978-369-4898.

Heald House open on Sunday, March 18

The Historical Society’s Heald House Museum at 698 Concord Street will be open this Sunday, March 18, 2 to 5 p.m. Among the things you will see are the newly restored rug loom, now in full operation; rubbings from the Red Lion Tavern sign, showing clearly the lion, which was scrubbed off by patriots at the time of the Revolutionary War; a collection of genuine Indian arrowheads, collected from the banks of the Concord River and much more. 

If Sunday is not convenient for you, we are happy to open the Museum at other times—just call Phil Drew, President, at 1-978-369-9276 or On Sunday, admission is free, refreshments available and all are invited.

Carlisle rabies clinic

The Carlisle Board of Health will conduct a public rabies clinic for cats and dogs on Saturday, March 24, from 10 a.m. to noon at Town Hall. No appointment is required. The cost is $10 per cat/dog. See the March 9 issue of the Mosquito for more information.