The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, October 26, 2001

Community Bulletin Board

First Religious Society Harvest Fair

This Saturday, the First Religious Society will hold its annual Harvest Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Union Hall in the church, opposite the town common. There will be a plant table with lovely houseplants; Alison Saylor of Trade Secret Gardens in Carlisle will be available to help buyers select the best bulbs for their landscape. A delectable selection of baked goodies will be on hand for sale, and there will be activities for small children. There will also be a Silent Auction of donated household items and a selection of attic treasures for sale as well. We welcome additional donations. If you have items to donate you may bring them to the church on Friday, October 26, in the afternoon. There will be delicious food for sale at the Luncheon Cafe, including hot dogs, sandwiches, and chili and apple cider.

There wiII be a spooky Haunted House from 12 noon to 2 p.m. The Haunted House and activities for small children will be held in the Red Balloon area in the basement of the church building.

Entertainment will be provided by the Ancient Mariners Jazz Band.

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.

Girls travel basketball tryouts coming up

The Concord-Carlisle Girls Travel Basketball Club will hold tryouts for girls in grades 5 through 8 on Tuesday, November 6, and Saturday, November 10, at the Middlesex School gym. Parents should accompany the girls to the gym to register. The schedule is as follows: Tuesday, November 6, all grades 7 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, November 10 as follows: 8th grade, 8:30 to 10 a.m.; 5th, 6th, & 7th grades, 10 to 11:30 a.m.

For more information please call coach Charles Rolando (8th grade) 1-978-369-7747; coaches Christine DeBruzzi and Kathy Minor (5th, 6th and 7th grades) 1-978-369-4296. Anyone interested in coaching the 5th­6th grade team, please call coach Christine DeBruzzi at 1-978-269-4296.

Find out what women want

Mary Roberts, writer, Feng Shui specialist, piano teacher and North Road resident, interviewed 100 women world-wide, asking them the question, "What do women want?" Their answers led to Roberts' short story, "Asking. For My Life," which appears in the recently-published book The Circle Continues.

Roberts will read her story in the Hollis Room of the Gleason Library on Saturday, November 3, at 2 p.m. She will sign books afterwards.

Dads' playgroup to meet November 3

The first monthly Parents Connection dads' playgroup, for fathers of kids 5 and under, will be held at Diment Park on Saturday, November 3, from 3 to 5 p.m. All Carlisle dads are welcome. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call Steve McElroy at 1-978-369-7602 or Ray Jimenez at 1-978-369-4703.

Mark your calendars, middle schoolers

Friday Night Live, the sequel, will be next Friday, November 2, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Super DJs Mike & Mike will be once again spinning platters electronically (playing music) in the exercise room. Listen, sing along, dance, head for the gym for basketball or ping pong, or play chess or checkers in the spacious hallway. We will also be having an exciting basketball free-throw contest, with winners receiving gift certificates to Daisy's Market.

We are pleased to report that $510 was raised for the New York Firefighters 9-11 Disaster Relief Fund at October's kickoff FNL. Carlisle students (public or private) in sixth to eighth grades who did not attend the first FNL are more than welcome to attend in November, but must bring a parent or guardian to fill out the required permission form. Students cannot be admitted without the completed form.

A $3 contribution at the door allows the program to be self-supporting. Pizza and soda are sold for a small fee. Students leaving before 9:30 p.m. must be signed out by a parent. All others should be picked up at 9:30 sharp. Call Kathy Hassey at 1-978-287-4284 with any questions.

Elderly Housing meeting on Monday

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.

Halloween party at Diment Park

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

Gift wrap pick-up

Anyone who took part in the Carlisle School Association's gift wrap sale can pick up their orders on Friday, October 26, from 3 to 6 p.m., and Saturday, October 27, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Pick-up will be held at the Corey Dining Room. Call Debra Hankey at 1-978-369-0374 or Beth Platt at 1-978-369-4982 with any questions.

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