The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, June 14, 2002

Library fundraiser

The Carlisle Education Foundation's drive to raise $50,000 to keep the school library open is in its final days. Since the school administration must provide employment notification to library employees next week, our drive ends June 19. By then we hope to have raised the $50,000 needed to keep the library open. As of June 12 we have raised nearly $35,000, or 70% of our objective. We thank the 98 different donors who have contributed for their generosity.

Most families with school age children (80%) have not donated directly yet. All donations are tax deductible!

Send contributions to: CEF, P.O. Box 734 Carlisle MA 01741. Call Jeff Brown at 1-978-287-0980 for more information.

Walk the Cake Walk on Old Home Day

Have you ever been to the Cake Walk on Old Home Day? It is attended by more people than any other event on that day. The Cake Walk occurs at the fire station during the Chicken BBQ as the finale to the July 4 fun.

At least 100 cakes are needed for the event. Deliver them to the fire station on the morning of the Fourth. The more cakes donated, the longer the Cake Walk will last!

To sign-up to bring a cake, call Donna Cantrill at 1-978-369-4388 or attend the Strawberry Festival at the First Religious Society on June 20, where there will be sign-ups available.

CSA announces supply kit fundraiser

The CSA announces a new supply kit program providing convenience for parents and teachers while raising funds for the Carlisle School. You can now order pre-packaged kits, tailored for each grade, for delivery to your child's classroom in September. Each kit contains writing implements, notebooks, and whatever other supplies are required, and has been approved by the teachers to ensure quality and completeness. Order your school supply kit now and relax Labor Day weekend. Forms are being sent home in backpacks and the deadline for ordering is June 17. Contact Lori Canavan at 1-978-287-4020 or the CSA web site accessed from the school web site ( for more information.

CSA meeting to consider school grant

An emergency meeting of the Carlisle School Association has been called for 9 a.m., Tuesday, June 18, in the school cafeteria to consider and vote on allocating funds to school programs such as the currently discontinued choral music. The CSA normally retains some funds over the summer to finance printing the Husky Handbook and to start up programs the next year. Due to the failed override and the under-budgeting of school programs, it has been proposed that some of this "cushion" be granted to the school with the expectation the new school supply kit fundraiser will help replenish funds. In addition, the CSA will consider an increase in membership dues and are currently seeking corporate sponsorship of the Husky Handbook. All board members are urged to attend this meeting and vote. Interested members of the public are also invited to attend. Questions can be directed to Cecile Sandwen at 1-978-287-4369 or

Last chance to order Carlisle T-shirts

The Carlisle Fashions are in and delivered. We've received excellent feedback on the names T-shirt. If you wish you had ordered one, you may have one last chance. If we get 12 orders, we can do another run. Contact Claudia Veitch (1-978-371-2207) or Ginny Lamere (1-978-369-8210) no later than June 26. We're already over halfway there so call right away. The cost is $13 for Youth S, M, or L and $14 for Adult S, M, L, XL.

Cambodian perspective in Carlisle

Kim Leng Chan, known to all as Elephant, who is very involved with the Sharing Foundation and serves as Nancy Hendrie's driver and bodyguard in Cambodia, will be at the First Religious Society in Carlisle on Sunday, June 23, at 9:30 a.m. He will speak of his Buddhist-Animist faith, his experience of the Pol Pot era, his view of the impact of a small foundation, and his impressions of the United States on his first visit.

In Union Hall, after the service, members of The Ankor Dance Troupe will put on a short performance. Founded by Cambodian refugees, who resettled in Lowell in 1986, this professional company performs a diverse repertoire of lively folk dances and graceful classical dances. Come see their elegant costumes, hear their music, and watch their brief but unique presentation for us. The First Religious Society is a fully accessible building. Call the church office for further information at 1-978-369-5180.

OHD Art Show volunteers needed

The theme for the 2002 OHD is "American Heroes, all types." Be a hero by volunteering for the art show. Volunteers are needed on Wednesday, July 3, from 2 to 4 p.m. for set-up and from 4 to 7 p.m. for checking in and hanging the art. On July 4, people are needed to act as monitors at the show, and help is needed in the craft corner where everyone in town is invited to create works of art from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Musicans are needed for performing 30-minute shifts on July 4.

If you'd like to be a volunteer hero and help out for a one-hour shift, call Peggy Wang at 1-978-369-4660.

Contra dance and potluck on June 14

The last dance of this season's second Friday contra dances will be held in Union Hall at the First Religious Society on June 14. 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 with questions.

Voter registration open until June 17

The last day in Carlisle to register to vote for the June 27 Joint Town Meeting (Concord and Carlisle) is Monday, June 17.

Registration forms are available at the town clerk's office until 8 p.m. on June 17. New registrations must be completed and received by 8 p.m., Monday, June 17.

Recreation commission news

Spaces are available in the 4-8 and K-4 recreation programs. See our ad in the Mosquito and check out our new website at:

We are now accepting one-week registrations for the summer programs.

A pool is needed for swimming lessons, from July 29 through August 9. If you can donate the use of your pool, call 1-978-369-9815.

The Diment Park toddler playground will be closed several hours a day for maintenance on June 17 through 20. In case of bad weather, make-up maintenance days will be held the following week. Signs will be posted when closed.

Recreation brochures are available at Gleason Library and the Town Hall recreation office. Reach us by phone at 1-978-369-9815 or by e-mail at

Plan now for OHD parade

How are your plans shaping up for your entry in the OHD parade? This year's theme, "American Heroes - All Types" offers us the opportunity to salute

the people who have inspired us throughout American history.

The "action figures" who span the centuries are numerous:

The forefathers of our country signing the Declaration of Independence

Johnny Appleseed teaching the frontier people how to plant apple orchards

Those noisy, determined suffragettes winning the right to vote for women

Young Elvis Presley howling "You Ain't Nothing but a Hound Dog"

Adam Vinatieri kicking a 48-yard, last-second field goal

Habitat for Humanity building a better, more secure world

Now is the time to unleash your creativity as you prepare this year's entry in the OHD parade. Call Debbie Power or Bill Cooney at 1-978-369-0434 with any questions.

Parents Connection Mom's Night Out

Carlisle Parents Connection invites moms who have children under age five for a Moms' Nights Out at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 18, at Sierra's (Mexican) Restaurant which is on Route 117 in Sudbury. Call Polly Meyer by Monday, June 17, to be included in the reservations or to obtain directions.

Carnival fundraiser for the school library

Fourth graders and the Carlisle Education Foundation invite you to a carnival at the Spalding Field to raise money for the school library. The carnival will be on June 19 (rain or shine) from 1 to 4 p.m. There will be a raffle, a Kiddie Corral for children ages five and under with face and fingernail decorating, ring toss; and also games like limbo, baseball throw, and a moonwalk for others. All proceeds will go to the school library.

Class of '82 reunion

CCHS Class of 1982 is having a 20th reunion on Saturday, July 6. The event will take place at Kimball Farm in Westford, from 4:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. For more details and to purchase tickets, please call Laura Mullins Chelton at 1-978-369-9599 or Janine Boyle Bilodeau at 1-978-456-3738.

Baby Sling class

The Carlisle Parents Connection invites you to come learn how to wear and adjust your Baby Sling. The Baby Sling is a comfortable and convenient way to hold your baby close while keeping your hands free. This hands-on workshop is for moms and dads and their babies, age birth to one year. Parents of multiples find the Baby Sling useful too. Bring your own sling or order one that day. We will meet June 22 from 10 to 12 at 24 Elizabeth Ridge Road. RSVP to Courtney at 1-978-287-5722.

Gleason summer reading program

Come to the Gleason Public Library for "A Star-Spangled Summer Reading Program," starting the last week of June. A magic show, American folk toys, music and games will highlight a reading program for children entering grades one through six. Kids will have a chance to relax and read just for pleasure during the six-week program. Reading is the most important part and may be done any time, anywhere.

Registration for "A Star-Spangled Summer" must be done in person and will begin on Saturday, June 15, 10 a.m., at the Gleason Public Library. While the summer reading program is open to all who register, sign-ups are necessary for the activities that must be limited in size.

A special story-time-plus-craft for children entering kindergarten will be offered on July 16 at 1:30 p.m. Starting on July 10, two story times will be offered. A toddler story time for ages two to three and their parents, will take place on Wednesday evenings from 6:45 to 7:15 p.m. Story time for ages three and up will be held on Thursday afternoons at 1:30 p.m. Registration may be done in person or by calling the library at 1-978-369-4898, beginning June 15.

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