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Friday, October 12, 2001

Community Bulletin Board

COA news

Due to a decision by the management and board of the Carlisle Village Court, the council on aging will no longer be able to hold drop-inn luncheons and men's breakfasts at the Sleeper Community Room. Our programs for the month of October have unfortunately been cancelled while we search for another location in the community to hold COA activities. The next meeting of the Carlisle Village Court board will be held on Monday, October 22, in the Sleeper Room. The public is welcome to attend the meeting to discuss this issue between 7:30 and 8 p.m.

Join the COA as we head up north to Parker's Maple Barn for a fall outing on Thursday, October 18. Enjoy the foliage, wonderful gift shop and Parker's famous pancakes. The van will leave 145 Church Street at 10 a.m. Call 1-978-371-2895 for reservations.

The Liberty Alzheimer Partnership of Greater Concord is holding a conference for caregivers on Saturday, October 20, in the auditorium at Sunbridge in Concord. (` Route 2) from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Call Arlene Parillo at 1-978-897-2569 for more information.

Did you know that the Friends of the COA have donated funds to the Gleason Library for the purchase of large-print books? Check them out! If you have trouble getting to the library, we would be happy to check them out for you. Give the COA office a call at 1-978-371-2895.

The November 14 COA book club will meet at Beth Hambleton's home to discuss Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner.

New season of contra dancing

Second Friday contra dances in Union Hall at the First Religious Society will resume on Friday, October 12. Before the dance everyone is invited to a potluck supper that will begin at 6:30 p.m. The dance starts at 8 p.m. Sue Rosen will do the calling and Debby Knight, Bruce Rosen, Walter Lenk and friends will provide the music. A $5-a-person collection will be taken at intermission. Beginners and singles are welcome. Call Ellen Huber at 1-978-369-6678 if you have any questions.

Library book group to meet on October 25

The first book discussion of the Friends of the Gleason Public Library book group will be held on October 25 on Animal Dreams by Barbara Kingsolver.

The second book discussion will be held on December 6 on Unholy Wars: Afghanistan, America and International Terrorism by John K. Cooley.

The library book group is open to everyone and community members are invited to attend any or all of the book discussions. Book group meetings will be held in the Hollis Room at the library from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Coffee and dessert will be available 15 minutes before the meetings.

Elderly Housing meeting date changed

The meeting of the board of directors of the Carlisle Elderly Housing Association, originally scheduled for October 15 in the Sleeper Room, has been changed to Monday, October 22. Although this is not a public meeting, it will be open to the public from 7:30 to 8 p.m. in order to receive input regarding their decision to limit the use of the Sleeper Room.

Trails committee to lead walk October 21

On Sunday, October 21, the Carlisle Trails Committee will lead a walk at the Cranberry Bog. The public is invited to attend. We will meet at the bog parking lot on Curve Street at 2 p.m. A shorter and a longer version of the walk will be offered. This is a great opportunity for families to view the fall foliage. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call Steve Tobin at 1-978-369-1680.

Family picnic at Great Brook State Park

The Carlisle Parents Connection invites all Carlisle parents with their children, up through age five, to a fall foliage picnic. We'll meet beside the duck pond, below the ice cream stand, on Sunday, October 21, from noon to 2 p.m. Bring food and a blanket for your family, and enjoy a horse and wagon ride or try your hand at the Corn Maze. There is no rain date. For more information, call Terry West at 1-978-287-5174.

Halloween party planned at Diment Park

The Carlisle Parents Connection invites all children, ages five and under, to a Halloween Party on October 27 from 10 a.m. to noon at Diment Park (rain date: October 28 from 2 to 4 p.m. same location, but if raining Union Hall.) There will be a costume parade, pumpkin decoration, Halloween treats, and all sorts of other activities. If anyone is interested in helping out, contact Gail Bernardin at 1-978-318-6972 or Polly Meyer at 1-978-318-9690.

Kids Walk for Heroes on October 21

Patriotic kids of all ages are invited to take a one-mile walk to benefit the New York Police & Fire Department Widows' & Children's Fund on Sunday, October 21, at 2 p.m. The Kids Walk for Heroes will begin and end at the Carlisle School, and walkers are encouraged to dress in red, white and blue. After the walk, refreshments will be served and walkers will have a chance to hear from Carlisle's own local heroes from the police and fire departments.

Sponsor forms have been sent home with Carlisle students, and can also be found on page 9 of this issue. Bring forms and donations to the walk. Checks should be made payable to: NYPD & FD Widows & Children's Fund. If you wish to help out with refreshments, call Marcy Guttadauro at 1-978-371-9710.

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