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Friday, June 21, 2002

Class of 1982 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.

'Red, White and Blue Magic' at Union Hall

The Gleason Public Library presents Steve Rudolph's "Red, White and Blue Magic Show" as part of its Star-Spangled Summer Reading Program. Rudolph will perform on Thursday, June 27, at 7 p.m. in Union Hall at the First Religious Society. Always a popular performer, Rudolph includes comedy, puppets and surprises in his show, which is aimed at children in grades K through six. This program is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

CEF annual meeting

The Carlisle Education Foundation's (CEF) annual meeting will be held this Monday, June 24, at 7:30 p.m. in the St. Irene Church parish center (located downstairs in the church). Topics to be discussed include current initiatives to help alleviate some of the budget shortfalls the school faces, planning additional steps to help the schools, and preliminary planning for a major fundraising initiative for next spring.

If you are interested in helping ensure the quality of education in Carlisle, come to the CEF meeting. For additional information, call Jeff Brown at 1-978-287-0980.

HEALD HOUSE SPRUCE-UP. Arthur Mills prunes an arbor while Barbara Jarvis weeds, and Bill Brady hauls away weeds, during the June 8 clean-up project organized by the Carlisle Historical Society. (Photo by Lois d'Annunzio)

Heald House shower on Sunday

The Carlisle Historical Society reminds members that a shower to help furnish Heald House, its new home on Concord Street, will be held Sunday, June 23, from 2 to 4 p.m. Members are asked to bring a gift from the "Wish List" that was sent with the invitation. Members can stroll through the House, view some of the collections now installed in their new home, and enjoy light refreshments. A special door prize will be awarded.

Call Ginny Mills at 1-978-369-5721 for more information.

Revised edition of Carlisle history book

Who was the first settler in Carlisle? What was the Noon House? Where were the old blacksmith's shop and the old lime kiln?

These answers, and hundreds more, are found in Ruth Chamberlin Wilkins's acclaimed book, Carlisle: Its History and Heritage. Published in 1976 as part of the American bicentennial celebration, it remains the only complete history of the town from its establishment in 1754 until 1975.

By the end of 2001, the Carlisle Historical Society, the book's publisher, was down to its last five copies and its officers decided not to let such a valuable resource go out of print. A revised edition is now in production, which has not only corrected the printer's errors in the first edition but has also electronically enhanced many of the book's archival photographs. The revised edition, whose cover reproduces Phyllis Hughes's drawings of Carlisle's old houses, will be sold at Old Home Day on July 4 for $30. Thereafter, the price will be $35, with a $5 discount for members of the Carlisle Historical Society.

If you can't be at Old Home Day, you can order a copy of Carlisle: Its History and Heritage by calling Charles Forsberg at 1-978-369-3577. If you own the first edition, it's probably well-thumbed and ragged by now, and deserves to be replaced!

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 at 1-978-371-2207 or Ginny Lamere at 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.

Baby Sling class

The Carlisle Parents Connection invites you to come learn how to wear and adjust your Baby Sling. 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.

2002 The Carlisle Mosquito