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Friday, May 31, 2002

PJ story time at the Gleason Library

The last drop-in evening story time of the season will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday. June 5 at the Gleason Public Library. Aimed at ages 3 and up, the story time will feature classic picture books as well as newer ones. Children are welcome to come in their pajamas and bring a stuffed animal. Drop-in evening story times will resume after Labor Day.

Concord-Carlisle fall in-town soccer sign-up

Calling all incoming kindergarten families and all other interested families: Concord-Carlisle In-town Soccer is now accepting registration forms for the fall season. Once again, children in grades K through 7 will be placed on school and grade-based teams coached by parent volunteers. Games will be played on Saturday mornings. Parent coaches will receive training and guidance. You may register in person on Saturday, June 8 at Hunt Gym in Concord from 9 to 10:30 a.m. or through the mail. Forms are available on our web site (, at Hunt Gym, and in our current newsletter. Registration must be received by June 8. Those received after June 30 cannot be guaranteed team placement. For further information, please call our hotline at 1-978-287-0968 or visit our web site.

NEW SAFETY DRILL. Carlisle Public School practiced a school-wide evacuation on Wednesday morning, May 29. The entire student body and teachers left the school grounds. Fourth through eighth graders went to St. Irene Church and the lower grades went to the library and the First Religious Society. (Photo by Ellen Huber)


Nominate Carlisle's Conservationist of the Year

The Carlisle Conservation Commission is accepting nominations for the annual Conservationist of the Year award. This award has been established to honor a person who has demonstrated a high regard for the environment, and will be presented to the award winner on Old Home Day. The nomination should include: the name of the nominee, reasons for nomination, and the signature of the person making the nomination. Forms should be sent by Tuesday, June 11 to: Sylvia Willard, Conservation Administrator, Carlisle Town Hall, P.O. Box 827, Carlisle or fax 1-978-369-4521.

Concord River Trail Walk on Saturday

Come join the Carlisle Trails Committee in a celebration of our local wild and scenic river on Saturday, June 1. The public is invited to a 3.5 mile walk through meadows and forests on trails paralleling the Concord River. We will start at the Foss Farm conservation land and pass through Great Meadows Wildlife Refuge and the O'Rourke farm on the way to scenic Greenough Pond. If the water level is low enough we will return via the River Trail, or else retrace our steps. The walk starts at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 1 and should finish by 4 p.m. Meet at the Foss Farm parking lot, 0.3 mile west of the Concord River bridge on Route 225. Waterproof shoes and insect repellent are recommended. Refreshments will be served at the end of the walk. For information, call Steve Tobin at 1-978-369-1680.

Join local naturalists on Biodiversity outings

Wildlife walks for all ages and skill levels will be held this weekend. The goals are to inventory the plants and animals in Carlisle and to share the fun of discovery.

Friday May 31, 6 p.m. Towle Land.

Saturday June 1, 5:30 a.m., Concord River: bring your canoe.

Saturday June 1, 8:30 a.m., Cranberry Bog; on Curve Street.

Sunday June 2, 7 a.m., Great Brook Farm State Park; Main parking lot on North Road.

Monday June 3, 7 a.m., Conant Land; Town Hall parking area.

For more details see last week's Mosquito or e-mail

Family Coffee and Moms Night Out

Carlisle Parents Connection invites all families with children under the age of five to a coffee on Wednesday, June 12th from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. The coffee will be hosted bv Gail Bernardin. Call her at 1-979-318-6972 to RSVP and for directions. Come meet some other young families from town or catch up with some friends you already know.

The date for the next Moms' Night Out is Thursday, June 20 at 7:00 p.m. The location will be announced in the next issue of the Mosquito.

Ballantine to speak on economic justice

John Ballantine will summarize the findings of a group of leading academics on the problem of economic inequality in the U.S. on Monday, June 3 at 7:30 p.m. in Union Hall. The Rockefeller and Russell Sage foundations funded the group's study of thirteen industries. Earlier this month Ballantine attended a meeting in New York City where the findings and possible policy responses were presented.

Ballantine's presentation is the final session of a First Religious Society spring series on creating just economic communities. After Ballantine's talk there will be a discussion of actions that might be taken. Everyone is invited to come and have input on other actions that might begin to alleviate what is a monumental problem.

Ballantine is an educator, teacher, manager and practitioner of finance and strategic management (in addition to serving as chair of the Carlisle Selectmen). He is presently the director of the masters of science in finance program at Brandeis and a research economist at the Malcolm Weiner Center for Social Policy at the Kennedy School of Government.

Final Friday Night Live a food drive

On Friday, June 7, all Carlisle students (public or private) in sixth to eighth grades can get into the final Friday Night Live of the school year for free by bringing non-perishable canned food items to support the Open Table Food Pantry in Concord. Students are encouraged to help make this food drive a success and then to enjoy music, dancing, basketball, ping pong, board games, hanging out with their friends, and a free slice of pizza and a soda!

As always, FNL will begin at 7:30 p.m. Students leaving before 9:30 p.m. must be signed out by a parent.. Call Kathy Hassey 1-978-287-4284 with any questions.

Honored Citizen nominations due by June 22

Nominations for Carlisle's twenty-ninth honored citizen award are being accepted by the celebrations committee. The deadline for nominations is Saturday, June 22. Please fill out the coupon provided or send a letter to either Howard Hensleigh or Judy Larson.

The award will be presented at 9:30 a.m. on Old Home Day during a special ceremony by the flagpole. Previous recipients are:

1971 Esther S. Wilson 1988 Fr. James Byrne (post-hum- 1973 Phyllis Towle and Oscar Pederson ously) & Alford S. Peckham 1974 Edmund L. French 1989 Hope Anderegg (posthum-

1975 Waldo D. Wilson ously) and Kay Kulmala

1976 Oscar Pederson (posthumously) 1990 Charles M Evans

1977 Andrew L. Brown 1991 Phyllis Hughes

1978 Guy W. Clark and 1992 Anna P. Johnson

Michelle Ann & Andrew P. Toth 1993 James A. Barron

1979 Ruth Wilkins 1994 Lawrence O. Sorli

1980 Jay Fisk 1995 Lois Surgenor

1981 Calixte C. Adrian 1996 Harold S. Sauer

1982 Edna S. Sleeper 1997 David Flannery

1984 Lawrence N. Blanchard 1998 Rachel P. Eliot

1985 Mary G. Diment 1999 Ken and Marilyn Harte

1986 Howard E. Hensleigh 2000 Kate and Pete Simonds

1987 Adalbert E. Benfield 2001 Joseph Antognoni

NOMINATION CRITERIA: Those persons who have given of themselves unselfishly to make our lives richer and Carlisle a place to call home, proudly. No past recipient or town employee is eligible.

I WOULD LIKE TO NOMINATE____________________________________ FOR THE FOLLOWING REASONS: Signature (optional)________________________________________________

This nomination will be treated confidentially by the committee. Please return by Saturday, June 22.

TO: Judy Larson, 36 Forest Park Drive (1-978-369-6503)

Howard Hensleigh, 479 West Street (1-978-369-7086)

Rhapsody in Bloom garden tour in Carlisle

Aficionados of beautiful gardens and music are invited to Indian Hill Music Center's next "Rhapsody in Bloom" garden tour, in Carlisle on Saturday, June 8 from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Hear live music performed in each garden by professional musicians from the Indian Hill Symphony and Indian Hill School of Music as you enjoy a leisurely tour of five outstanding private gardens in Carlisle, Massachusetts.

Garden Tour tickets are $20 in advance and $22 on the day of the tour. A gourmet boxed lunch served under a tent in one of the gardens is available by advance

reservation for $12.00 (catered by Slavin' in the Kitchen of Groton). Complimentary afternoon iced tea and homemade cookies will also be served in a garden. Raffle tickets are on sale for five wonderful prizes, including a table for five to Holiday Pops in Boston. A map of the garden locations is issued with Garden Tour ticket purchase. The schedule of music being performed in each garden is available on the day of the tour. Call (978) 486-0540 for tickets and information or visit

This year's Garden Tour is sponsored by Cataldo Nurseries, Inc.; Safer Pools by Chet Herget; Middlesex Savings Bank; New England Nurseries; and Shepherd's of Townsend. Proceeds from the tour benefit the Indian Hill Symphony, a professional orchestra, now in its 27th season. The Indian Hill Music Center is located in Littleton.

Barn and nature tours are back at state park

Weekend barn and nature tours are now available at Great Brook Farm State Park on North Road. Barn tours are held at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Milking tours are given at 6:15 p.m. on Sundays only, through August. Guided trail walks can be arranged in advance.

Barn tours begin at the gate next to the ice cream stand. Nature walks originate at the kiosk in the main parking lot. Weekday tours are given by reservation only. Call Rebecca Markey at 1-978-369-6312 for more information.

Historical Society needs clean-up help

Volunteers of all ages are welcome to help the Carlisle Historical Society spruce up the yard at the Heald House between 9 a.m. and noon. Join them for coffee, juice and a donut, plus a little raking, clipping, weeding, sweeping and bagging. The Society can promise excellent company, a lovely location, and their undying gratitude. After the chores are completed, volunteers can have a peek inside Heald House. The rain date is June 9, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Contact Sarah Brophy at 1-978-369-5424 to sign up.

Old Home Day is calling all vendors

The Fourth of July is just around the corner and that means that preparations are underway for Old Home Day's Country Fair - Carlisle's own version of an open air marketplace. It's a fun place to walk and talk and shop. If you're a seasoned veteran or budding young entrepreneur, it's also a great opportunity to sell your own crafts and creations, products and provisions.

Children and young adults are encouraged to start brainstorming on ways to turn a hobby into a business for a day. Organizations and clubs are welcome to provide information to the public or raise funds for their group.

Those who might be interested in having a booth or table this year are encouraged to call Bob and Nancy Orlando at 1-978-369-1690 or send an e-mail to Test the waters - July 4 could be your new business' opening day!

Choral workshop tomorrow

On Saturday, June 1, The First Religious Society will host a choral workshop from 1 to 4 p.m. for choir singers and directors of all denominations, and for people who just love to sing. This will be an opportunity to see and hear different ways of learning and singing music together.

This workshop will show there is not a "right" way to sing, but a good way to sing that uses all of one's self ­ heart, soul, and body. All types of songs from around the world will be used. Dr. Kenneth Nafziger, professor of music at Eastern Mennonite University in Pennsylvania, will lead the workshop. There is no registration fee but prior reservation is required. Call Kathy at 1-978-369-5180 for more information and to enroll. On Sunday, June 2, Dr. Nafziger will lead a special music service in the morning starting at 10:45 a.m., and all are welcome. The First Religious Society building is fully accessible.

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