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Friday, April 5, 2002

Carlisle Lunch Group to meet on April 29

The Carlisle Lunch Group, an informal gathering of local people, will meet on Monday, April 29, in Union Hall at the First Religious Society. The lunch starts at 12:20 p.m. and the talk begins at 1 p.m. Speakers are Deb Jancek, Mary Hult and Carolyn McCannon of the Carlisle Exchange Investment Club. Fresh from their appearances on CNBC, they will tell us about their winning investment ideas, investment disciplines and next year's Patriots results. Come and learn about an investment club, how to start one, what one does and lessons learned. Also, they will share with us their behind-the-scenes CNBC experiences. This will be a popular and interesting talk.

Space is limited so sign up early as

as you can, before April 22, by sending your $22 for lunch (checks payable to Fontaine K. Richardson) to: Fontaine K. Richardson, 121 Skelton Road, Carlisle, MA 01741. Call 1-978-369-8223 or with any questions. The Lunch Group meets three times a year to hear presentations on diverse topics of interest.

FRS choir to perform 'Fauré Requiem'

On April 7, the choir of the First Religious Society will join with the choir of the First Parish Church in Bedford to perform the "Fauré Requiem." The performance by the combined 40-voice choir and orchestra will be at 10 a.m. at the First Parish Church of Bedford, 75 Great Road. All are invited to attend.

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Next OHD meeting

The next Old Home Day meeting is scheduled for April 28 at 4 p.m. in the Clark Room at Town Hall. This year's theme is "American Heroes." The patriotic celebration in Carlisle will begin on July 3, with music and an Ice Cream Social, and festivities on July 4. If you would like to get involved in Carlisle's favorite day, come to the next meeting. For more information, call Susan Evans at 1-978-371-0880 or email

CCHS class of 1986 to hold reunion

Concord-Carlisle's Class of 1986 is celebrating their 15-year reunion on Saturday, May 4, at Jillian's in Boston at 8 p.m. The event is open to any 1986 graduate from Concord or Carlisle (CCHS or private school) and it is also open to any teachers or administrators who were at the elementary, middle or high schools during our 12 years. All are welcome! We are trying desperately to find every single classmate so if you have someone's current contact information please pass it along to the people below. For ticket information please contact the same people. E-mail: Kendra E. Wright at Phone: Jill Slansky Colleran 1-978-369-3212

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Gleason Library survey is on-line and on paper

The library is soliciting feedback from community residents on library services. Fill in the on-line survey at or come to the library and fill in a survey form. The deadline will be May 1. The long-range planning committee appreciates your evaluation of the library and suggestions for the future.

Library Friends are looking for new friends

The Friends of Gleason Public Library (FOGPL) will meet on Wednesday, April 10 at 7 p.m. in the Hollis Room at the Library. Everyone is welcome to attend and to participate in the Friends' projects for the year. Get in on the plans for future town events. Be part of the September picnic, a panel, a lecture program, a musical evening, a murder mystery theatre. There are plenty of ways to show your support for our town library and all of them involve having fun with other Carlisleans. Get to know your town and your neighbors. Join the Friends on April 10.

Now playing ­ don't miss the fun!

Don't miss this weekend's production of "Bye Bye Birdie." The Carlisle seventh grade production of this rock and roll spectacular will be performed tonight and tomorrow, starting at 7:30 p.m. in the Corey Auditorium. Tickets are available at the door, as well as at Daisy's Market. The cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children and seniors. Tickets at Daisy's can be paid for only by check, made out to "CPS class of 2003."

Water conservation workshops available

Would you like to learn how to take good care of your lawn while conserving water? Would you like to hear about the natural, attractive alternatives to a thirsty green lawn?

The Organization for the Assabet River (OAR), Massachusetts Audubon Society and the Ecological Landscaping Association will present water conservation workshops for landowners in April.

Workshop I, on April 11, deals with ecological turf management. The talk will be held at the Hudson Town Hall from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Workshop II will discuss lawn alternatives for water conservation on April 25 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at The Willows in Westborough. Both workshops will include presentations by a water resource specialist and a noted ecological landscaper, as well as a question and answer session with local ecological landscapers.

The workshops are free, but call OAR at 1-978-369-3956, or e-mail, to reserve your place. For directions and more information, call OAR.

ConsCom invites public for coffee, informal conversation on April 9

On Tuesday, April 9, at 7:30 a.m. the Carlisle Conservation Commission will sponsor a "Conservation Morning Coffee" in the Clark Room at the Town Hall. The purpose is to provide an opportunity for informal gathering of individuals interested in conservation and land-related issues as they pertain to Carlisle. It will be patterned after Concord's monthly conservation coffees, ongoing for at least 15 years. These have been successful at bringing together a diverse mix of people interested in their community, providing for increased communication between townspeople, land use organizations and town committees.

Coffee and muffins will be available to help make this informal gathering a sociable exchange. There will be an opportunity for an around-the-room discussion allowing anyone to ask questions, make suggestions, share information about upcoming events, good birding spots, great books and articles and discuss future possiblilities. The coffee will last about one hour, will have no set agenda and anyone may arrive and leave as their time allows.

Open burning season

The dates for the open burning season in Carlisle are January 15 through May 1. Residents may have open fires between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Fires must be attended at all times and require a permit, which can be obtained on the day of burning between the hours of 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. by calling the Carlisle Fire Department at 1-978-369-1442. The dispatcher will request a name, address and telephone number and will advise if conditions are acceptable for burning on that day.

RecCom news

Spring activities for adults include: . Openings in watercolor, fitness, Feng Shui, T'ai Chi and tennis.

Youth programs have space available in Gotta Dance, Feng Shui, fencing, tennis (starts April 29, call for availability). Preschool courses have space available in Music Together and Yoga for Children. Early release programs for April 2 (build a bear) and May 7 (miniature golf and bumper boats) have space.

Spalding and Banta-Davis fields are closed until April 20.

Job applications are now being accepted from college and high school students for Carlisle Summer Fun Recreation Program, which will run from June 26 through August 9. An after-school tennis assistant is needed for two to three hours per day, starting April 29 until the week of June 3. Applications are available at the Gleason Library and Town Hall, or by calling the recreation office at 1-978-369-9815.

Summer brochures have been mailed to all residents. Extra brochures are available at the Gleason Library or at the recreation office.

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