The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, August 31, 2001

Community Bulletin Board

Pick-up soccer games on Spalding Field

Carlisle Adult Soccer group holds informal coed pick-up soccer games on Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. on Spalding Field. All are welcome. The league is coed, the games are fun, relaxed and informal, and there are no obligations. Anyone interested can either come on down and join in (bring a dark and a white shirt as teams are made up on the spot) or you can call Scott Forsberg for more information at 1-978-369-1631.

Calling all Carlisle school parents

All Carlisle school parents are invited to attend the Carlisle School Association's (CSA) first meeting of the new school year. The meeting will be held at the school in the Corey Auditorium at 7 p.m. on Thursday, September 13.

The Carlisle School Association serves as a liaison between the school administration, teachers and parents. During the school year, the CSA meetings feature lectures on topical issues. At the first meeting, Davida Fox-Melanson, school superintendent, will speak about the new school year. After the meeting, the CSA Fair will be held in the school cafeteria. Parents will be able to see displays by organizations that provide various services for the students. There will be opportunities to sign up the students for activities and to sign parents up as volunteers. If you know of an organization that would like to be represented at the fair, contact Sarah Hart at 1-978-371-1101 or Beth Clarke at 1-978-369-5190. If you have questions about the CSA, call the new president, Valerie Traynor, at 1-978-369-3440.

FRS forms new youth choir for grades 3-8

This year the First Religious Society (FRS) is forming a new choir, the Chancel Choir, for singers in grades 3 through 8. Rehearsals will be held on Wednesday evenings from 6:45 to 7:15 p.m. at the church. Anyone who likes to sing is welcome to join.

Alison Reid, music intern at the First Religious Society, will conduct the choir. She has choral experience and prior experience teaching children to sing. The choir will perform at Sunday services every three to five weeks. The music will be chosen from a variety of styles and traditions. In rehearsals, there will be an emphasis on developing musical and choral skills. Alison will also meet with the children in pairs for individualized instruction on a rotating basis.

The first practice of the choir will be held on Wednesday September 12. For further information, contact Alison at 1-617-633-0518 between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m.

Attention 9th graders and families

Come to the Corey Auditorium on Tuesday, September 4, from 7 to 8 p.m. to view the graduation slide show once again and pick up your photos. It will be a great time to see one another before school starts.

Girl Scouts to hold fall registration

Carlisle Girl Scouts will hold a registration night to enroll girls for this school year on Thursday, September 13, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the CSA Fair in the Corey dining room, on the Carlisle Public School campus.

Representatives from the Patriots' Trail Girl Scout Council and from Carlisle Girl Scouts will be available to answer questions. Scouting welcomes girls from kindergarten to adult.

The Council provides free local daytime and evening training and support. For more information, call Carlisle Girl Scout registrar Andi Gettys at 1-978-369-2392.

Come to a September picnic with Friends

The Friends of the Gleason Public Library invite everyone to bring their own picnic and enjoy the music of Kate Stevens and Romy Ikauniks on the Gleason front lawn from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, September 7. The Friends will provide music, lemonade and watermelon for dessert. You bring your picnic, family and friends.

Kate Stevens and Romy Ikauniks began performing music together during their days at Middlesex School, where they were both deeply involved in the music program and the a capella groups. A music/English major at Middlebury College, Kate continued her studies specifically in classical piano, vocal jazz, and composition. Romy, graduating with a degree in music from Tufts University, immersed herself in the New Music Ensemble, as well as continuing her flute study and composition interests. Currently, Kate teaches general music and directs the chorus program at the Mastricola Middle School in Merrimack, New Hampshire, and has been working this summer with young children in music at the Brimmer and May School in Chestnut Hill. Romy has recently taken a position with the House of Blues in Cambridge as the special events assistant.

Kate and Romy's performance will open the Gleason Public Library's academic year. Audiences of all ages are invited to join in the fun in an evening of classical, jazz, and sing-along music.

Time to think Pig 'n Pepper

It's that time of year again. While you are gearing up for the start of the new school year, Carlisle Education Foundation (CEF) is gearing up for the 11th annual Pig 'n Pepper Festival.

Volunteers make this event a success. If you have volunteered in the past, we need you back. If you have never volunteered, isn't it time to become part of the largest single fund-raising event to benefit our children's school?

Anyone interested in participating should contact Lisa Harris at 1-978-371-2494 or e-mail us at

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