The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, November 30, 2001

Recreation news

· It's not too late to sign up for coed youth basketball. Division 1 for Grades 6,7,8 meets Monday and Wednesday evenings and division 2 for grades 4 and 5 meets on Tuesday and Thursday evenings beginning the week of Dec 3.

· Ski Wachusett (on Early Release Tuesdays and Professional Days) also has space available. Chaperones needed.

· Chaperones needed for Early Release Tuesday Program. Space available on:

Dec 11 - Roll On America

Dec 12 - Create and Play Day

· Age 16 to adult indoor basketball on Tuesday and Thursday evenings continues November 27 for 8 more weeks.

· Age 16 to adult indoor soccer on Wednesday evenings starts November 28. Cost is $50 for 16 evenings. Half price for seniors and juniors.

· Winter brochure will be mailed December 3 for classes starting in January.

· We're looking for keyboarding instructors.

Indoor soccer skills program offered

THANKFUL FOR SOCCER. Spalding Field is the site of the annual Carlisle Adult Coed Pickup Soccer League reunion game, held on November 25.

(Photo: Mike Quayle)

Michael Brophy is again offering a winter indoor soccer program focused on quickly developing children's soccer abilities through focused skills, exercises and 5-a-side soccer games. The program starts December 9 and runs on December16 and 30, January 6,13, 20, 27 and February 3 (8 weeks.) It takes place at the Concord-Carlisle High School lower gym and the cost is $60. Session times are as follows: K-1-2, 1p.m. - 2:15 and 2:15 - 3:30 p.m.; 3-4 grade boys 3:15-4:45 p.m.; grade 3 and up girls 4:30 - 6 p.m.; 5-6 grade boys 5:45-7 p.m. Please make check payable to CCYS and send to Michael Brophy, 570 West Street, Carlisle, MA 01741. If you have questions, please email Michael at

Holiday greens sale and craft fair tomorrow

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 handpaintedby 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.

Friday Night Live on December 7

The last Friday Night Live of 2001 will be December 7 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. The exercise room in the Corey Building will be "The Place" to listen, sing along, and dance to music brought to you by our venerable DJs, Mike & Mike. The gym will, as always, be available for basketball or ping pong (including a ping pong volley contest). The spacious hallway will be the home for chess or checkers.

Carlisle students (public or private), in sixth to eighth grades, are welcome to attend in December, but anyone who does not yet have a completed permission form on file must bring a parent or guardian with them to fill one out. The youth commission would also like to thank all parents who help out when they are called to chaperone. Your presence keeps things running smoothly.

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. Parents are reminded that, especially in colder weather, students should be picked up at 9:30 p.m. sharp. Call Kathy Hassey at 1-978-287-4284 with any questions.

'Seasonal Taste of Fenn' a holiday treat

The Fenn School is publishing a new cookbook, A Seasonal Taste of Fenn. Ten years after the release of A Taste of Fenn cookbook, the school has been asked repeatedly for reprints. The parents association decided instead to produce a new cookbook. A Seasonal Taste of Fenn will guide its readers through each season with recipes using those ingredients that are readily available, locally obtainable, and seasonally desirable. It will also include many of the "tried and trues" from the original cookbook.

A Seasonal Taste of Fenn will be available in time for the holidays at $25 per copy, plus $2 per book for shipping. A Seasonal Taste of Fenn aprons are also available for $15. A portion of the proceeds will go to a Greater Boston food-related charity. To order your copies, call 1-978-318-3602 or e-mail

Newcomers' Club winter social

The Concord-Carlisle Newcomers' Club will hold their annual winter social on Saturday, December 1, at 7 p.m. For many, this will be a time to enjoy new friendships; for others, it will be a chance to meet new neighbors and friends.

If you would like to attend, call Jane at 1-978-287-0062 or Barbara at 1-978-287-0049 for more information, and to sign up to bring a dessert or an hors d'oeuvre.

If you are interested in finding out more about the Newcomers' Club and its many activities and interest groups, call Pat at 1-978-369-9767. Many families with young children are active in the club's Kids Connection.

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.

CCHS presents 'The Trojan Women'

The consequences of war and the parallels between ancient and contemporary societies will be exploredwhen Concord-Carlisle High School students present "The Trojan Women" on Friday, December 7, and Saturday, December 8, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday December 9, at 2:30 p.m. in the CCHS auditorium.

The modern production of the play, which was written by Euripides at the end of the Trojan War, is directed by Ben Kendall, a CCHS history teacher.

Tickets at $8 are available at the door or in Concord at Video Revolution, The Toy Shop, West Concord 5&10 and The Cheese Shop, and in Carlisle at Daisy's Market.

Gleason Library book group meets December 6

The upcoming book discussion of the Friends of the Gleason Public Library book group will be held on December 6 on Unholy Wars: Afghanistan, America and International Terrorism by John Cooley in the Hollis Room at the library from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

The library book group is open to all. Community members are invited to exchange views on this book, as well as share insights and opinions regarding current events that led to the September 11 disaster . Do join us at 6:45 p.m. for coffee and dessert, too.

Library card time for kindergarteners

All kindergarten students may now receive their very own Gleason Public Library cards. If other family members have missed out on obtaining their library cards, they are also welcome to come. They'll be getting the best bargain in town.

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