The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, May 4, 2001

Community Bulletin Board

Hoe Down in town

Circle Saturday, May 19 at 7 p.m. for the ‘Squito Town Hoe Down. We’ll gather at the Hart Barn at Great Brook Farm State Park to eat delicious award-winning barbecue by Redbones of Somerville, sample a variety of beers from Concord Junction Brewing, and dance to tunes both down-home and rockin’, offered by disc jockey TJ Sounds. Only $60 per person includes full dinner, beer, wine, and dancing. Reserve your spot by mailing your check today to: Cecile Sandwen, 74 Suffolk Lane, or Lori Canavan, 148 Pheasant Hill Lane. The ‘Squito Town Hoe Down is a Carlisle Education Foundation event, proceeds of which will benefit the Carlisle Public School.

Towle Land bird walk planned May 20

This year’s spring bird walk on the Towle Land will be held on Sunday, May 20, leaving from the parking area on Westford Street at 6 a.m. Sponsored by the Carlisle Conservation Commission, the walk will be led by Ken Harte.

Will the unusually snowbound winter affect the spring migration? How are the Bobolinks doing? What about Bluebirds? The Louisiana Waterthrush was here in April, will it still be there? Come and find out on May 20, rain or shine, with binoculars, boots, and insect repellent.

Come plan July 4’s Old Home Day

The next Old Home Day meeting is set for May 20 at 5 p.m. in the Sleeper Room. New people are always welcome to join in planning “The Magic of Carlisle,” OHD’s 2001 theme. We are a group of people who love Carlisle and Old Home Day. New blood is welcome and encouraged. Call Susan Evans at 1-978-371-0880 for more information or just show up.

Contra dance/pot luck dinner on May 11

Second Friday contra dances have resumed and will run through June in Union Hall at the First Religious Society. Debby Knight, Bruce Rosen and friends will provide the music. This month’s dance will be Friday, May 11. The potluck starts at 6:30 p.m. and the dance at 8 p.m. A $5-a-person collection will be taken at intermission. Beginners and singles are welcome. Call Ellen Huber at 1-978-369-6678 if you have any questions.

Newcomers Club to throw Spring Fling

On Saturday, May 5, at 7:30 p.m., one week after daffodil weekend and one week before Mother’s Day, the Concord Carlisle Newcomers Club is hosting the final social event of this season at Jackie Simkin’s home, 43 Partridge Lane in Carlisle.

The Spring Fling is sure to be a memorable event so RSVP to Nancy Lindsay, 1-978-318-0076, Mary Jane Divino, 1-978-369-4406 or Bunny Santillo, 1-978-371-3922, indicating whether you can bring either an appetizer or a dessert. The club will provide all the other ingredients to guarantee a great evening.

Trail clearing this Sunday

The trails committee is asking for volunteers to help with some light trail clearing on Sunday, May 6. Meet in the parking area of the Town Hall at 9 a.m. We generally work for about two to three hours, but any time you can spare would be appreciated. It is suggested that you wear clothing long enough to cover your arms and legs. Boots are also a good idea in case we encounter some wet areas. Bring bow saws, loppers or pruning tools if you have them available but, mostly, bring yourself.

If you have any questions, call Jack Innella at 1-978-369-0430 or send e-mail to

Red Balloon Tag Sale coming May 5

Come meet your friends and neighbors at the annual Red Balloon Tag Sale. The sale will take place rainor shine at the First Religious Society Church (next to the Carlisle Green) on Saturday, May 5 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Yes there will be tons of children’s toys and equipment, but there will also be exercise equipment, electronics, books, furniture, sports equipment and household items.

Meet your friends at the bake sale table and make your way through rows of interesting items for the whole family. The Red Balloon is a non-profit cooperative preschool in the center of Carlisle. Any items not sold will be donated to area families in need through an established volunteer organization.

Library book sale to be held on May 12

Friends of the Gleason Public Library will hoId the annual Book Sale on Saturday, May 12 at Union Hall, Carlisle, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine.

Help is needed transporting and sorting before the sale as well as on May 12. Sign up to help in the library. Book donations may be dropped off at the library. Books will be sorted at the Coppermine Farm at 698 Concord Street. Come find some great books and get to know your neighbors.

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