The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, October 19, 2001

Community Bulletin Board

Carlisle Pony Club accepting applicants

Carlisle's 4-H Power Posse is currently accepting applicants for the upcoming year. We are a Carlisle-based 4-H Club that teaches horse care and management. We are not a mounted club. Members should possess an interest in horses, but are not required to own one. Most members are actively riding in a lesson program.

Our members are comprised of 14 fifth- and sixth-grade girls. As part of the 4-H philosophy, these girls are looking to be big sisters to second or third graders.

We will meet one Wednesday each month from 3:15 to 5:00 p.m. Hands-on horse care will be part of each meeting. For more information, call Patty Geoffroy at 1-978-371-1986. Space is limited.
TASTY. Riley samples the pumpkins for sale at Larry Sorli's farm, with a little help from Sally McElroy (left) and Kelsey Chapman. (Photo by Mike Quayle)

Trails committee to lead walk on Sunday

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 2:00 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.

Elderly Housing meeting changed again

The meeting of the board of directors of the Carlisle Elderly Housing Association, formerly scheduled for October 22 in the Sleeper Room, has been changed to Monday, October 29. 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.

Brownie book drive

Brownie Troop 2648 is currently collecting gently used or new books suitable for elementary-age children. This service project is part of "Spread the Word," the Massachusetts "kid-to-kid" book recycling program. The books will be donated on October 27 and will be given to children who don't have books to read at home.

If you have books you'd like to donate, contact Rebecca Konkle at 1-978-369-8931 or drop the books off on the porch at 358 Autumn Lane.

Gleason Library Pumpkin Spectacle

For the eighteenth year, the Gleason Library will host its Great Pumpkin Spectacle, an event that has become a Carlisle Halloween tradition. This year the event will be held on Wednesday, October 24. Each year kindergartners, first-, second- and third-graders display extraordinary creativity and imagination in their pumpkin-decorating.

To register, bring your pumpkin to the Hollis Room (third floor) at the Gleason Public Library between 3 and 6 p.m. on October 24. Pumpkins will be judged on each grade level, separately. This year there will be three categories: carved, decorated, and carved and decorated. Those who do not wish their pumpkins to be judged may bring them to a special "Display Only" table.

At 7:00 p.m., well-known storyteller Tony Toledo will perform at St. Irene Church on East Street. Tony will entertain the audience with his spellbinding, scary stories appropriate for grades K-3. The performance is not intended for children younger than kindergarten because of the scary content.

After the participants return to the library, at 8:00 p.m., the three judges will announce their decisions. Families and friends are invited to share in this traditional evening of fun with their children by viewing the pumpkins on display and enjoying refreshments at this time.

Please note that there is additional parking available at the town parking lot on Lowell Rd (the north side of Daisy's).

Family picnic at Great Brook Farm 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 at Diment Park

The Carlisle Parents' Connection invites all children, ages five and under, to a Halloween Party on October 27

Cranberry harvest tour

Great Brook Farm State Park, Carlisle Conservation Commission and farmer Mark Duffy would like to invite you to a cranberry harvesting tour.

Harvesting will take place during the week of October 15 through 20. On Saturday, October 20 at 10 a.m., park interpreter Rebecca Markey will give a public tour of the Carlisle Cranberry Bog, located on Curve Street. Come learn the mastery of wet harvesting of our locally grown cranberries. Learn why flags are placed along the bog, how much water it takes to flood the bog, what the Native Americans of this area called cranberries and numerous other related information.

Fresh hand-picked cranberries will be available for purchase Saturday morning at the bog or at the ice cream stand as long as supplies last.

Park on the right (bog) side of Curve Street. This allows for traffic to move more efficiently. If you have any questions, call the Great Brook Farm State Park office at 1-978-369-6312.

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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