The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, November 16, 2001

Community Bulletin Board

Be thankful for soccer

Winter is slumber; spring is birth; summer is life; autumn is a time of reflection. We give thanks for all that our forefathers have provided for us and for the many things that we so often take for granted ... including soccer! Unsubstantiated American folklore claims that our Pilgram Fathers themselves played a form of soccer. The Native American Indians called it "pasuckquakkohwog," which means "they gather to play ball with the foot." Whether fact or fiction, the Carlisle Adult Coed Pickup Soccer League will play the annual Thanksgiving game on Saturday, November 24 from 2 to 4 p.m. We will also play our usual Sunday game on November 25 from 2 to 4 p.m. Both games are at Spalding Field. Come join us on either day or both days for some last outdoor kicks before winter sets in.
PLASTIC VIGILANCE. An owl guards Chicken of the Woods mushrooms at the home of Robert Martens on Estabrook Road. (Photo by Midge Eliassen)

Girl Scout phonathon set for Sunday

The Carlisle Girl Scouts will be holding their annual Family Partnership Phonathon on Sunday, November 18, in an effort to help Girl Scouts of America continue to offer every girl who participates in Girl Scouts a safe, quality experience. Our local Girl Scout Council spends $233 annually for each girl who participates in Scouts. This cost includes providing training and resource materials for leaders, program events, and activities for troops and individual Girl Scouts, well-maintained campsites, financial aid and so much more. The funding for this work is raised, in part, through the Family Partnership phonathon.

The Carlisle Girl Scout Service Unit also benefits from this phonathon. A portion of the money that is received by the Council comes back to the town, where it is used for our town-wide encampment and other events that benefit all Carlisle Girl Scouts. If you are not contacted and would like to make a contribution, call the Patriots' Trail Girl Scout Council at 1-800-292-9545 and indicate the contribution should be credited to the Carlisle Service Unit. Locally, you may call Mary Cheever at 1-978-369-6861.

Trails committee to lead two walks

On Sunday, November 18, the trails committee will lead a walk of the Town Forest land. We will meet at the Town Forest sign on East Street at 1 p.m. Parking is available on Old East Street. This is a great opportunity to walk the land being proposed for affordable housing at the Special Town Meeting on November 27.

On Friday, November 23, the trails committee will lead a walk to the Cranberry Bog. We will meet at the Town Hall parking lot at 1 p.m. and from there walk through the Conant Land and DPW, get an unusual perspective on the transfer station, walk on an abandoned colonial road bounded by stone walls (Morse Road), traverse the Otter Slide trail, and end up at the Cranberry Bog. The round trip is about five miles. For those wishing a shorter walk, we will have some cars at the Cranberry Bog to transport folks back to Town Hall. The long walk should be finished by about 3:30 p.m. Join us to explore trails you maynot be familiar with and to work off some of Thanksgiving dinner.

For more information, call Louise Hara at 1-978-287-4833.

Ray Offenheiser will speak on Afghanistan

The public is invited to hear Carlisle resident Ray Offenheiser, president of Oxfam America, speak on "War in Afghanistan: Balancing Humanitarian and Military Challenges" at a potluck supper on Sunday, November 18, in Union Hall at the First Religious Society.

The potluck supper will begin at 5 p.m. Offenheiser will speak at 6 p.m. In order to assure that we have enough seating, call Sally Stokes at 1-978-369-1240 if you plan to attend.

Time capsule reunion

A time capsule reunion for the Carlisle Public School's classes of 1983, 1984 and 1985 will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, November 23, by the steps to the Highland Building. A reception will follow in the Corey Dining Room.

Singles gathering

In these troubled times, with the holidays approaching, we offer you an opportunity for socializing and discussion over a light supper on Monday, November 19, 6 to 8 p.m. at the First Religious Society in Carlisle, Union Hall, 27 School Street. RSVP to Mary Zoll at 1-978-369-5236.

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