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Friday, January 18, 2002

Gleason Library offers story sessions

The Gleason Public Library will offer story time sessions beginning at the end of January. For the 2- to 3-year-old group, the child must be 2 by February 2, for the 3- to 4 1/2-year-old group the child must be 3 by January 29; for the oldest group, the child must be 4 1/2 by January 28.

The 3- to 4 1/2-year-olds will meet Tuesday mornings from 10:30 to 11 a.m. or Thursday afternoons from 1:30 to 2 p.m. These sessions will run through the week of March 18. The session for 2- to 3-year-olds with parent (or caregiver) will be offered on Friday mornings from 10:30 until 11 a.m. This session will run for six weeks. New this session will be a drop-in PJ story time at 7 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month for ages 3 and up. Come in your pajamas (or not) and bring a stuffed animal.

In-person registration for the winter story time session at the Gleason Public Library has begun. Telephone registration will be accepted. For more information, call the children's department at the library at 1-978-369-4898.

TRAILBLAZERS. Carlisle Brownies make good use of the new school pathway as they pass the Carlisle Castle playground on their way to their meeting at the First Religious Society. (Photo by Ellen Huber)

Take a moonlit walk at Foss Farm

On Saturday evening, January 26, the Carlisle Trails Committee will lead a moonlight walk at Foss Farm. The public is invited to attend. Meet at the large parking lot on Bedford Road. Prior to the walk, if it is clear, we will view Jupiter and Saturn through telescopes. If you have a telescope and the weather is good, bring it at 7 p.m. If it is cloudy, we will simply meet at 7:30 and start the walk then. A headlamp or flashlight is recommended for the walk, and participants should dress for the weather. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call Louise Hara at 1-978-287-4833.

Meet some 'Friends' at the FOGPL meeting

The next Friends of the Gleason Public Library (FOGPL) meeting is planned for January 30 at 7 p.m. in the Hollis Room of the library. Come meet new Friends or see old Friends at this informal planning meeting. The FOGPL is an organization that has no age or gender barriers. Everyone is welcome Come to our first meeting of 2002 and bring a friend or two (even if they aren't yet a Friend). Your input would be appreciated and your attendance will not automatically commit any of your volunteer time. Refreshments will be served

Summer Opportunities Fair at CCHS

Concord Carlisle High School will hold its 21

In an effort to give students of all ages an opportunity to explore some exciting alternatives to their usual summer activities, the fair brings together representatives from over 70 organizations to present information about summer opportunities locally, nationally and abroad. Exhibitors will display information on traditional summer camps, wilderness adventures, education and enrichment opportunities, sports camps, foreign language and student exchange programs, volunteer opportunities and more.

This is an opportunity for elementary and high school students and their parents to explore the options available to make this summer exciting and memorable. Admission is free and open to the public. The exhibit area is handicapped accessible. All proceeds from exhibitors funds the CCHS Parents Association grants program. For more information, call 1-978-371-1805 or contact

CPS preschool accepting applications

The Carlisle Public School Integrated Preschool is currently accepting applications for September, 2002. This NAFYC accredited program will serve both special needs and typically developing children, 3 and 4 years of age. For further information, please contact Linda Stapp, Ph.D., director of Student Support Services of the Carlisle Public Schools, at 1-978-369-3758.

Democratic Town Committee hosts open house

The Carlisle Democratic Town Committee invites those who are interested in meeting other Democrats to an Open House at the Schweppe house, 373 School Street, on Friday, January 18 from 8 to 11 p.m. Information about candidates for governor and the February caucuses will be available. Call Cynthia Schweppe at 1-978-369-5738 for more information.

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