The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, May 11, 2001

Community Bulletin Board

Country Gardens tour coming in June

The Carlisle Garden Club is sponsoring its biannual Country Gardens Tour and plant sale on Friday and Saturday, June 8 and 9, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The tour is self-guided through seven inspiring gardens, ranging in style from whimsical to meditative, each reflecting the owner’s passion and special interests. Tickets are available for $12 in advance at Daisy’s Market in Carlisle Center and on the day of the tour for $15 at the First Religious Society, 27 Church Street, Carlisle. Seniors may purchase tickets at any time for $10. Proceeds of the tour and plant sale benefit the many community-related activities of the Carlisle Garden Club.

Saturday trail clearing could use help

Come join the trails committee to clear the brush around the Greenough Dam. Meet at the Town Hall parking lot on Saturday, May 19, at 9 a.m. We will carpool to the dam. Bring loppers, pruners, gloves and boots. Insect repellent, long-sleeved shirts and pants are recommended. Spend a few hours in the morning working at one of Carlisle’s most beautiful sites. If you have any questions, call Janet Hentschel at 1-978-369-8522.

Towle Land bird walk planned for 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? And what about the three days of 90° temperature. 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.

Contra dance/pot luck dinner tonight

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.

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.

Old Home Day is looking for vendors

The Country Fair at July 4’s Old Home Day is Carlisle’s own version of an open air marketplace. It’s a fun place to walk and talk and shop. If you’re a seasoned veteran or budding young entrepreneur, it’s also a great opportunity to sell your own creations and crafts, products and provisions.

Those who might be interested in having a booth or table this year are encouraged to call Bob and Nancy Orlando at 1-978-369-1690. Test the waters—July 4 could be your new business’ opening day.

Tour Italy with COA

Come join Carlisle Council on Aging on our 11- day/9-night northern Italian lakes tour; the French Riviera; Innsbruck, Austria; Verona, Padua, Venice, Trento, and Milan, Italy; and Monaco.

We leave March 12, 2002 and will be back in Carlisle on March 22. The trip cost is $1,529 per person double occupancy. This includes air fare, all meals, four-star hotels with indoor pools and English-speaking guide.

For a brochure, call Joanne Willens at 1-978-371-8023. Brochures can also be picked up at the COA office at Carlisle Town Hall.

Senator Fargo to speak

Senator Susan Fargo will be the guest speaker at the May 24 annual meeting of Carlisle Communications, Inc., the publisher of the Carlisle Mosquito. The public is welcome to attend the talk, which begins at 8 p.m. at the Mosquito offices at 872 Westford Street.Saturday trail clearing

Encore for library murder mystery

Fun and laughs were had by all who saw “Murder at the Library,” the murder mystery fundraiser at the Gleason Library last Saturday night. Due to popular demand, the Friends of the Gleason Public Library are sponsoring another performance on Saturday, May 19 at 7:30 p.m. The show takes place in the Hollis Room (third floor of the library) and tickets are available for $10 at the library and Daisy’s Market.
Before the production Marilyn Harte listens to a comment from a young member of the audience. The cast in back: Frank Rigg, Phyllis Hughes, Simon Fellows, Joan Parker, and Vivian Chaput

As cast and audience assemble, we will be celebrating the publication of Deader Than a Doornail, a new novel by Agatha Mystery (Joan Parker). A crime is committed. Then audience members will help Chief of Police Sam Slayed (Marty Galligan) solve the crime. Was it: the town’s corrupt Mayor Ron Bonzo (Frank Rigg)? Glamorous actress Alexa Dynasty (Vivian Chaput)? Mercenary publisher Dell Doubleday (Tim Hult)? Naive bookseller Dalton B Walton (Simon Jensen Fellows)? Book critic Page Turner (Marilyn Harte)? Or quiet librarian Lotta Books (Phyllis Hughes)?

As the audience questions cast members and ponders their responses, light refreshments will be served. This humorous whodunit is directed by Marilyn Cugini.

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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