The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, July 13, 2001

Community Bulletin Board

Youth hockey seeks student referees

USA Hockey qualified referees are needed during the months of September through March to referee games sponsored by Concord-Carlisle Youth Hockey at local skating rinks. Youths aged 11 and up may train as referees, but will not be allowed to referee games at their own age level. Applicants need to attend and pass a test accrediting them at a USA Hockey referee patching clinic. Once patched, USA Hockey qualified referees get paid for their time on the ice during refereeing any USA Hockey- accredited game. Classes run August 25; September 8, 15, 22, and 30; October 6 for level 4, and October 31. Contact CCYH president, Phil Mara at 1-978-897-7680 or visit the Mass. Hockey web site at to get further details.

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. This is the second of three training steps for troop leaders.

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 location information or to sign up, call Cathy Galligan at 1-978-369-5003.

Free Junior Ranger program at State Park

Great Brook Farm State Park is offering the Junior Ranger program again this summer to families with children ages 8 to12. This program promotes exploration and discovery of the natural world. Workbooks may be picked up for individual study or you may sign up for the program facilitated by park rangers, who will assist you with workbooks, along with additional programs. The workbook program consists of self-guided activities where you may examine tree rings, animal tracks, natural history, Native American history, or optional night activities.

The ranger-led programs will be held weekly on Thursdays, from 1 to 3 p.m. from August 2 to 30. Reservations for classes are required, as there is a limit of 25 participants. This year's programs will consist of pond water studies, forest fire prevention, orienteering, owl pellet dissection and more. Second and third year participants will receive certificates and chevrons for program attendance and participation.

After completing eight of 12 activities, as well as attendance and participation in classes, children receive a certificate of achievement and an official uniform patch from the Massachusetts Junior Rangers. The entire program is free of charge. Workbooks are available at the office of Great Brook Farm State Park, located at 984 Lowell Street in Carlisle. For the ranger-led program, call in early to reserve a space at 1-978-369-6312, ext. 3; otherwise, come in to pick up your workbook and get started.

Caribbean songs and games at Gleason

Roger Tincknell will present Caribbean children's songs and singing games at the Gleason Public Library at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 17. A popular performer at previous summer concerts, Tincknell will play a variety of stringed, wind and percussion instruments. This participatory concert will involve the audience in singing and playing authentic rhythm instruments. Focus will be on the music of the Caribbean Islands and will include songs in Spanish. Suggested for ages five and up, the concert is sponsored by the Carlisle Cultural Council and will take place on the lawn of the library. In case of rain, Union Hall will be used.

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