The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, May 25, 2001

Community Bulletin Board

Join the OHD parade

Everyone is encouraged to participate in the Old Home Day Parade on July 4.

But let's not stop there. This year's Old Home Day theme is "The Magic of Carlisle." So, let your creativity flow and share it with the town on the Fourth. In addition to the traditional entries, here are some new suggestions for this year's parade: a scooter section, a swarm of VW Bugs (old & new), a baby stroller brigade to celebrate the many newborns, marching musicians (solos and groups) and wandering minstrels.

If you'd like to be in this year's parade, or have any questions, call Debbie Power or Bill Cooney at 1-978-369-0434.

Swing into MusicFest on Saturday

There will be music in the air on Saturday, May 26, from 4 to 10 p.m., when a wide array of musicians perform at the First Religious Society church on the Town Green. Starting outdoors at 4 p.m., there will be juggling, face-painting, storytelling and other activities for the young as Bill Brown's famous fiddlin' and other music fills the air. At 5:30 p.m., everyone can grab their partners in Union Hall for an exhilarating round of contra dancing appropriate for all ages. Snow Crow of Groton will be on stage at 7 p.m. with their folk-rock repertoire and then, at 7:45 p.m., listeners can swoon with Deja Blue's rendition of Classic Chicago Blues. Taking the stage at 8:30 will be the CCHS rock band Fuze, including Alex Lane, Sean Carroll-Cronin, Billy Wurtz and Dan Chapman.

Admission is $5. Pad Thai and other Cambodian fare will be on sale, as well as pizza for the less adventurous. All proceeds benefit The Sharing Foundation for Cambodian children.

Final FNL is June 1

Come to the last Friday Night Live of this school year on June 1 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. It's free admission for those that come, along with one free slice of pizza and one free drink per student. Heather from Premier will be DJ'ing. Come enjoy the last dance of the school year with your friends. Parents, we need you to chaperone and make this FNL a success. Any questions, please call Nancy Orlando CYC Chair at 1-978 369-1690.

Biodiversity Days are back June 8, 9 and 10

Carlisle naturalists will again be leading wildlife walks for all ages and skills on June 8, 9 and 10. Plan to come and help identify (or learn about) the plants and animals in Carlisle. The first walk will take you through the Towle Land fields from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday evening, led by Jo Rita Jordan. Meet at the parking lot off Westford Street. On Saturday, at 7 a.m., Susan Emmons will lead an exploration of the Cranberry Bog, starting at the parking lot near the Bog House on Curve Street. On Sunday morning at 7 a.m. a group will explore the State Park with Tom and D'Ann Brownrigg. Meet at the main parking lot on North Road.

Last year Carlisle placed 31st in the state for number of species seen in this annual statewide event in which 136 communities participated.

Contact town coordinator Ken Harte at with any questions.

+YEAR+ The Carlisle Mosquito