The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, November 23, 2001

Community Bulletin Board

Steiner-Adair to speak at December 1 Education Forum

Nationally recognized author, educator and psychologist, Dr. Catherine Steiner-Adair will speak at the upcoming Carlisle Education Forum. This year's topic is: How to Avoid Courting Disaster: Encouraging Healthy Relationships among Children and Teens in a Less than Healthy Media Culture. Dr. Steiner-Adair has been the Director of Education, Prevention and Outreach at the Harvard Eating Disorders Center and is one of the nation's leading authorities on media messages and child and teen development. She is the principal investigator and co-author of "Full of Ourselves: Advancing Girl Power, Health and Leadership," a program promoting the healthy development of girls.

The forum will be held on Saturday, December 1 at 9:30 a.m. in the Corey Auditorium. Registration forms are available at the Gleason Library. Registration on the day of the forum will begin at 9 a.m.

Town Center tree lighting on December 3

The Red Balloon will host Carlisle's annual tree lighting ceremony with caroling on Monday, December 3 at 5:30 p.m. at the tree across from Union Hall. Refreshments provided by the Red Balloon Nursery School will be served at Union Hall after the ceremony.

Holiday greens sale and craft fair coming

The First Religious Society, on the Common in Carlisle, will hold its annual Holiday Greens Sale and Craft Fair on Saturday, December 1, from 10 to 1 p.m.

Take a deep breath of the delightful aroma of freshly-cut greens in our church hall. Artfully decorated boxwood trees, wreaths, kissing balls, and centerpieces, all made from fresh greens and just waiting for a special place at your home, will fill the tables.

You will find festive Christmas and seasonal foods for holiday giving and eating amid the greens decorations. Also we will have undecorated wreaths, lovely bows, plain and variegated holly, boxwood, and poinsettias.

Our gingerbread kits, which are complete with all necessary ingredients and instructions, are being prepared in Carlisle under the direction of Jennine Blum. These are perfect for making a memory with your young folk. Also, the elves have told us that Mr. and Mrs. Santa are coming, and children can have their pictures taken with Santa.

New this year are traditional Russian eggs delicately handpainted by folk artists in St. Petersburg, Russia, on wood, in oils and gold leaf. Each egg is signed by the artist and reflects the ancient Russian icon painting tradition. We will also have international handcrafts from CRISPAC (El Salvador), SERRV (several countries), and Cambodia, as well as Art Turner's Carlisle woodenware.

There will be a raffle with a terrific array of items. A favorite, the lobster rolls, will be back again at the Holiday Cafe. Do come and enjoy!

For more information, call 1-978-369-5180.

Trails committee to lead walk today

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 may not be familiar with and to work off some of Thanksgiving dinner.

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

Arcturus Chamber Ensemble returns

The Arcturus Chamber Ensemble will open its second season in Carlisle with a concert at the First Religious Society on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, November 24, at 7 p.m. Musicians from Harvard, Juilliard, Eastman, Northwestern, and Rice will join their friend Sarah Darling of Carlisle to perform works from the Classic and Romantic periods: Mozart's Horn Quintet and Clarinet Trio, and the A Major Piano Quartet of Johannes Brahms. Admission is free, but donations toward a fund for the epilepsy treatment of fellow Arcturian, clarinetist Alice Bradley, will be gratefully received. Following the performance there will be a reception with the artists in Union Hall. For more information, call the Darlings at 1-978-369-1475.

Soccer's last hurrah

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.

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