The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, June 29, 2001

Community Bulletin Board

Enter the cake-decorating contest
Bake a cake and decorate it, using your wildest imagination. Tie in an idea from this year's Old Home Day theme, "The Magic of Carlisle." To enter your cake, deliver it to the basement of Union Hall at 9 a.m. on July 4. Winners will be named at 11 a.m. This event is open to children as well as adults.

Girl Scout Leader training in July
The Carlisle Girl Scouts will offer basic leadership training for adult volunteers on Wednesday, July 18 at 7 p.m. (location to be determined). This is the second of three training steps for troop leaders. For the first time, Patriot's Trail Gril Scout Council (PTGSC) has allowed us to offer basic leadership in Carlisle, so take advantage of the local venue.

Why sign up? If you're a leader, this training is required by the council. If you assist a troop in other ways, your being trained allows the troop to be more versatile in scheduling meetings, trips, and activities. For any questions or to sign up, call Linda Fabrizio at 1-978-371-9029 or Cathy Galligan at 1-978-369-5003.

Summer yoga classes with Karen
Kripalu yoga classes are being offered at Union Hall, First Religious Society, during July and August from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. Come join us in stretching the body, calming the mind, and connecting with your inner spirit. Yoga teaches us about body and breath awareness, self-compassion and inward focus in a non-competitive environment. Class schedule is as follows: Wednesday evenings, July 11, 18, August 8 and 15. Karen Verrill is a certified Kripalu teacher. For more information, call 1-978-369-7294.

Cartoonist to lead Old Home Day parade
This year's Old Home Day theme was inspired by the many and varied ways we all know, see, feel or understand the effects our town has on our daily lives as it quietly resides in us, as we do in it. Old Home Day has always been our way of feeling and expressing the comfort that derives from this our place and these our friends as we come together for this special day.

And this year we wish to recognize that the "Magic of Carlisle" pervades even beyond our town in many personal endeavors of those who once knew Carlisle as homes. Those who have spread the magic of our tow include screenwriters, published authors, musicians, business owners, educators, philanthropists, craftsman, entrepreneurs and syndicated cartoonists.

To represent those many Carlisle "diasporas" we are proud to announce that Darby Conley will serve as parade marshall this year. Darby's mother Maria still resides in town providing a continuous link for the illustrative genius of the creator in the cartoon strip "Get Fuzzy" and its principal characters Satchel and Bucky.

Perhaps Darby and the many others who are Carlisle Magicians in absentia will find their contributions reflected in this year's parade on the floats and bicycle decorations that are always a treasured part of the day.

Chicken barbecue to cap off OHD
The Carlisle Firefighters Relief Association is once again sponsoring the Old Home Day Chicken Barbecue to be held on July 4 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Firefighters, their families and friends will serve a meal of half a chicken, corn on the cob, tossed salad, cranberry sauce, watermelon and drink at the fire station. Tickets are on sale at Daisy's Market and at dispatch center (at the police station) for $7; the price increases to $8 on the day of the barbecue. Get your tickets early; the last few years have been sellouts. Come and participate in a Carlisle tradition.

Volunteer for the COA and make a difference
Volunteering your time to your community is both rewarding and worthwhile. The Carlisle Council on Aging is currently looking for people to deliver meals-on-wheels one or two weeks during the summer months. This is not a big commitment. Meals are picked up in Bedford Center and are delivered twice a week. We presently deliver to six households in Carlisle. The route takes about 2 hours. Pick up meals at approximately 10 a.m. If you are interested in this small but very important and worthwhile volunteer assignment, please call Susan Evans, council on aging outreach coordinator at 1-978-371-2895.

Tour the state park on July 4
Come join the interpretive staff at Great Brook Farm State Park for a walk through history. What better way to celebrate Independence Day than understanding the history of your hometown? See where the original Carlisle settlers lived, worked and played. Note the 17th century mill site, where lumber was processed that was critical for building shelter.

Meet at the kiosk in the main parking lot at 2 p.m. Total walk time will be 90 minutes. Contact Rebecca at 1-978-369-6312 for more details.

Bread baking contest
Bring your favorite bread(s) to Old Home Day to share with others. All types of bread welcome -- from muffins to popovers, from a crusty French loaf to cinnamon raisin bread for breakfast. Use a favorite recipe from a book, or you own invention. We'll pass out copies of your recipe if you'd like to bring them.

Entries will be accepted between 9:00 and 11:00, Saturday July 4 in the basement of Union Hall. Judges will start sampling at 10:45. Entries will be scored on the basis of eye appeal, aroma, taste, texture and originality. Following the judging, bread will be sold by the slice or hunk. Volunteers are needed to help with the sale -- this year's volunteers eligible to judge next year! If you are interested in helping, please call Michael Holland at 978-287-4091.

Run the OHD road race
The Carlisle Road Races will be run Wednesday morning, July 4. The exact courses and prizes can be found on the entry blanks, available at the Carlisle Library and the post office and Daisy's market. For those running and wishing to pre-register, the entry blanks are to be delivered to Ronald Kmiec at 94 Bingham Road, by July 3. Be sure to call first.

The only official runners (with numbers and eligible for prizes) are present and former Carlisle residents and town employees -- no friends or visiting relatives. They are welcome to take part as unofficial runners and will be able to receive their times as they cross the finish line.

Entry fees are $6 for adults, $3 for youths (19 and under) for each race. Race day entries will be $8 for adults, $5 for youths. One of the impediments to a smoothly-run race, jeopardizing the Old Home Day time-table, is late registration. Enter as early as possible to facilitate data entry. Pre-race entries must be received by race director no later than July 3.

Race director this year will be Ronald Kmiec. Additional volunteers are needed. Call Kmiec at 1-978-369-6130 for further information or to help on race day (all "jobs" are over by 9:30 a.m.).

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