The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, June 8, 2001

Community Bulletin Board

Contra dance/potluck dinner tonight

The last Second Friday contra dance of the season will be held tonight in Union Hall at the First Religious Society. Debby Knight, Bruce Rosen and friends will provide the music. 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 Susan Emmons at 1-978-369-7921 if you have any questions.

Sign up for Gleason summer reading programs

Set sail for the sunny Caribbean this summer at the Gleason Public Library. Caribbean music, games, crafts and entertainers will highlight a reading program for children entering grades one through six. Kids will have a chance to relax and read just for pleasure during the six-week program. Reading is the most important part and may be done any time, anywhere.

Registration for "Passport to the Caribbean" must be done in person and will begin on Saturday, June 16 at 10 a.m. at the Gleason Public Library. While the summer reading program is open to all who register, sign-ups are necessary for the activities that must be limited in size.

A special story-time-plus-craft for children entering kindergarten will be offered on July 19 at 1:30 p.m. Starting on July 10, two story times will be offered. A toddler story time for ages two to three and their parents will take place on Wednesday evenings from 6:45 to 7:15 p.m. Story time for ages three and up will be held on Tuesday mornings at 10:30 a.m. Registration be done in person or by calling the library at 1-978-369-4898, beginning June 16.

Don't miss out. Set sail for six weeks of scintillating, sensational fun at the Gleason Library!

Trail clearing planned on Greenough Dam

Come join the trails committee to finish clearing around the Greenough Dam. Meet at the Town Hall parking lot on Saturday, June 16, at 9 a.m. We will carpool to the dam, and if there are enough volunteers, we will do other clearing also. Bring toppers and pruners if you have them. Gloves, boots, long-sleeved shirts and pants, water and insect repellent are highly recommended. If you have any questions, call Verna Gilbert at 1-978-369-9278.

CCF annual meeting/ trail walk this Sunday

Everyone is invited to the Carlisle Conservation Foundation's annual meeting and trail walk, which will take place this Sunday, June 10, at the Nielsen/Baker Barn at the start of the Estabrook Trail. The walk, led by Ken Harte, begins at 3 p.m. and will feature a less-travelled path toward Middlesex School and a loop around to the main Estabrook Trail. Bring both your children and your binoculars.

The annual meeting, with election of directors and an update on conservation in Carlisle, will be held at 4 p.m., followed by refreshments and a chance to catch up with your friends while enjoying the antique barn, the fields, the stone walls and pond on the Nielsen/Baker property. Park on Kibby Place at the junction with Estabrook Road.

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.

For more information see the state web page: http://data.massgis. state.ma.us/biodiversity or contact town coordinator Ken Harte at kharte@tiac.net.


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