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Friday, March 8, 2002

Rabies clinic on March 23 at Town Hall

The Carlisle Rabies Clinic for cats and dogs will be held on Saturday, March 23, from 9 to 11 a.m. in the lobby of Town Hall, 66 Westford Street. The clinic is sponsored by the Carlisle Board of Health, along with volunteers Dr. Peter Morey of the Carlisle Animal Hospital and Bob Dennison, Carlisle Dog Officer. Pet owners must be residents of Carlisle to participate.

State law requires the vaccination of all cats and dogs. You must bring a current vaccination certificate in order to receive the three-year vaccine, otherwise only a one-year vaccine can be given. A rabies tag is not sufficient. The cost is $10 per animal. Cash is appreciated but checks will be accepted. Dogs must be on leashes and cats brought in carriers.

Dog licenses will be available during clinic hours. A late fine of $20 will be added to the regular fee for any dog not licensed by March 31. Proof of current vaccination status is required for licensing.

Volunteers are needed to help with the processing. Community service points will be awarded to eligible high school students. Contact the board of health at 1-978-369-0283 for more information.

Gleason Library offers 'The Ends of Civilization' program

The Gleason Public Library is among 27 libraries across the Commonwealth selected by the Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities to host a reading and discussion program developed especially for the millenium. "The Ends of Civilization" is a five-part program that examines the status of politics and government, science, education, the environment, and social relations in America. It explores the question "Where do we go from here?"

The program will consist of five sessions held two weeks apart beginning on Tuesday, April 2, at 7 p.m., in the Hollis Room of the Gleason Library. The program is open to the public free of charge, but participation is limited to the first 30 registrants.

The series begins with The End of Education: Redefining the Value of School and concludes with Benjamin R. Barber's Jihad vs. McWorld. Also included are Orlando Patterson's The Ordeal of Integration: progress and resentment in America's "racial" crisis; Bill McKibben's The End of Nature; and John Horgan's The End of Science: facing the limits of knowledge in the twilight of the scientific age.

The books are provided by the Humanities Foundation and loaned to the first thirty registered participants through the library. Each two-hour session will begin with a brief presentation by a humanities scholar, teacher, or writer, who will then lead the discussion. The leaders include scientists, historians, political scientists, philosophers, journalists and ecologists from Massachusetts colleges and other cultural institutions.

"The Ends of Civilization" brochures describing the program in more detail are available at the library. To register, call 1-978-369-4898 or stop in at the library.

Newcomers host coffee

The Concord-Carlisle Newcomers Club will host the next welcome coffee on Tuesday, March 12 at 10 a.m. Join them at the home of Pat Morrison, 60 Barton's Way in Concord. Call Morrison at 1-978-369-9767 or Pat Kovach at 1-978-371-9078 for information.

CCHS seniors to serve COA seniors

The Concord-Carlisle Class of 2002 will be serving a traditional corned beef and cabbage St. Patrick's Day luncheon for the senior citizens of Concord and Carlisle on Saturday, March 16, at noon. The event will take place in the CCHS cafeteria and will include musical entertainment. Reservations are required. Call either the Concord Council on Aging at 1-978-318-3020 or the Carlisle Council on Aging at 1-978-371-2895.

Old Home Day 2002 - 'American Heroes'

Despite the fact that summer is a long way away, planning for Old Home Day 2002 has begun. The theme this year is "American Heroes." It's not too early to start planning your participation in the parade.

Old Home Day will be celebrated on Thursday, July 4, so keep that in mind, when making your summer plans. You won't want to miss one of Carlisle's oldest traditions which includes an ice cream social, road races, parade, country fair, art show, pet show, dunking booth, frog-jumping contest, corn-husking contest and more.

The next Old Home Day planning meeting will be held on Sunday, March 24 at 4 p.m. in the Clark Room in Town Hall. Interested in becoming involved? Call Susan Evans at 1-978-371-0880.

Check school lost and found on March 13

Are your kids missing mittens, hats, jackets, pants, shirts or even shoes? Unlabeled items from the school's lost and found will be sorted by size and type and be available in the Corey lobby on teacher conference day March 13. Stop by and see if there is anything that you recognize. Girl Scout troop 2644 has been sorting the school lost and found this winter as part of their bronze award project. The girls have been returning lost labeled items every week.

Contra dance and potluck tonight

The second Friday contra dance in Union Hall at the First Religious Society will held tonight. Before the dance everyone is invited to a potluck supper that will begin at 6:30 p.m. The dance starts at 8 p.m. Sue Rosen will do the calling and Debby Knight, Bruce Rosen, Walter Lenk and friends will provide the music. A $5-a-person collection will be taken at intermission. Beginners and singles are welcome. Call Ellen Huber at 1-978-369-6678 if you have any questions.

Eighth grade graduation meeting

The next meeting for the 2002 graduation committee chairs will be on Wednesday, March 27, at Marguerite Widell's house, 898 Maple Street at 7 p.m. If you are interested in chairing a committee, contact either Marguerite Widell at 1-978-369-0912 or Mary Murray at 1-978-371-7127. The following chair positions are still open: dance, photovideo, slide show and work day. In addition, the following committees still need volunteers: flowers, dance, reception, slide show, glass gift and Work Day. If you are interested in volunteering for a committee, call that committee chair. They are: flowers: Donna Carter 1-978-369-7436; reception: Francoise Bourdon 1-978-369-3825 or Barbara Lewis at 1-978-287-0049 and class gift: Tracy Luther 1-978-287-4527 or Lisa Martini 1-978-371-0831.

Carlisle Parents Connection coffee

Carlisle Parents Connection invites all families with children under the age of five to a coffee on Thursday, March 14 from 9:30 - 11 a.m. The coffee will be hosted by Polly Meyer at 271 Russell Street. Call Polly at 1-978- 318 - 9690 if you would like to join them. Come meet some other young families from town or just catch up with friends you already know.

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