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Friday, June 21, 2002


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Old Home Day art show and events

It is time to pull out all your creative works of art for proud display at the OHD Art Show. Come and enjoy your friends' and neighbors' arts and crafts while listening to musical performances by local talented musicians. Once again, the art show will be held in the Corey dining roon at the school on Thursday, July 4, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. New this year will be a craft corner where everyone is invited to create their own art: bookmarkers, pencil cans, and binoculars along with face painting which will be offered at no charge.

Carlisle adults and students of all ages, amateur and professional, are invited to enter their original artwork. Up to four pieces will be accepted from each entrant, with an entry fee of $1 per piece. Entries will be judged and ribbons awarded in the following categories: Grades K-4, 5-8, 9-12 and adults. Categories include painting, drawing, photography, prints, sculpture, mixed media, textiles, and crafts. Best of Show and People's Choice rosettes will also be awarded.

Artwork must be delivered to the Corey dining room between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 3. Artwork to be hung must be framed or mounted on cardboard with sturdy string or wire attached to the back. Lightweight entries may be hung from a large paper clip secured on the back with strong tape. Entries must be picked up on July 4 between 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. Artwork may be offered for sale, with 10% of the proceeds donated to the OHD fund or marked NFS (not for sale). A portion of this year's art show will be funded by the Carlisle Cultural Council.

Library book sale and silent auction on OHD

This year the annual book sale will be held on Old Home Day at the school's exercise room. The Gleason Public Library Endowment Fund will be raising money for the library landscaping that will begin this summer. We hope that you donate gently used books to our fundraiser. Donations in boxes may be left at the library during regular business hours. No textbooks, magazines, or Reader's Digest Condensed Books will be accepted. Book sorting at the school will be on July 3, beginning at 3:30 pm. Helping hands would be appreciated, both with the sorting and with one-hour selling shifts on the Fourth of July. If you would like to help, contact Mary Cheever at 1-978 369-6861. We will also have a silent auction of several solid oak doors, chairs, and chandeliers leftover from the library renovation project at the Old Home Day sale.

A Cambodian perspective in Carlisle
on Sunday, June 23 at 10:45 a.m.

Dr. Nancy Hendrie and Kim Leng Chan (Photo by Ellen Huber)


Kim Leng Chan, known to all as Elephant, who is very involved with the Sharing Foundation and serves as Dr. Nancy Hendrie's driver and bodyguard in Cambodia, will be at the First Religious Society in Carlisle. 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. During and 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. The First Religious Society is a fully accessible building. Call the church office for further information at 1-978-369-5180.

Note the time for this event is now 10:45 a.m. instead of 9:30 a.m. as previously published.

Last call for the OHD Country Fair

The Fourth of July is less than two weeks away! Now is the time to reserve a booth at 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.

Children and young adults are encouraged to turn their 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 Experience Old Home Day in a whole new way­be a part of the other side of the Country Fair!

Bake a cake for the Cake Walk

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 Susan Evans at 1-978-371-0880.

Old Home Day parade needs you

Heroic deeds are performed every day, globally and locally. Why, a hero could be living right under your roof! Come celebrate your chosen American hero or heroine in this year's OHD parade on July 4.

The line-up begins at 9:00 a.m. in the school parking lot. The parade kicks off promptly (sort of) at 10:00 a.m.

If you have any questions or are in need of ideas, please call Debbie Power or Bill Cooney at 1-978-369-0434.

See you in thirteen days!

OHD tribute to active military heroes

July 4 is a celebration of America's indepence, securing our indepence on a daily basis is one type of hero, our military. Carlisle currently has two military heroes on active duty, Commander Josh Klein and Private Neil Fantasia. In tribute to their service, OHD will have a card available for everyone in town to sign and send a message of support. Plan to show your support and respect for these two heroes by stopping at the Art Show located in the Corey diningroom on July 4 between 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Carlisle road races ­ the 27th annual year

The 27th running of the Carlisle Road Races will take place in the usual time slots as the first event of the day following the flag-raising which opens the Old Home Day celebrations. The routes will remain the same, starting and finishing at the entrance to elderly housing on Church Street. Registration and awards will be at the entrance to Corey Auditorium.

Course records are 25:58 (Tim Harte ­ '91) and 31:51 (Kim Ratcliffe ­ '96) in the five-mile race, and 4:42 (Tim Harte ­ '98) and 5:51 (Rennie Munson ­ '81) in the one-mile event.

The five-mile race will begin at 7:30 a.m. (registration and number pickup from 6:45 ­ 7:15), followed at 8:30 by the one-mile race (7:30 ­ 8:15 registration). The exact courses and prizes can be found on the entry blanks, which are available now at the Carlisle Library, Carlisle Post Office and Daisy's Market.

The only official runners (with numbers and eligible for prizes) are present and former Carlisle residents and town employees ­ no "friends and visiting relatives". All others are welcome to take part as unofficial runners and will be able to receive their time as they cross the finish line.

Entry fees are $6 adults, $3 youth (19 & under) for each race. Race day entries will be $8 adults, $5 youth. One of the impediments to a smoothly-run race, jeopardizing the Old Home Day time-table, is late registration. Runners are urged to enter as early as possible to facilitate data entry. Pre-race entries must be received by the race director no later than July 3.

Race director this year will be Ronald Kmiec (1-978-369-6130, 94 Bingham Rd.) Additional volunteers are needed this year. Call Kmiec for further information or to help on race day (all "jobs" are over by 9:30 a.m.

'Foolsproof' at Hunt Gym in Concord

Foolsproof, a program of clever word play, dazzling acrobatics, and innovative styles of juggling, will give a performance on July 4 at 2 p.m. at the Hunt Gym, 90 Stow Street, Concord. Foolsproof, created by Robert and Linda Peck, will include theatrical clowning, mime, circus techniques, and fast-paced humor. This free family program is part of Concord's annual July 4 celebration, Picnic in the Park. For more information, call Karen Ahearn at the Concord Free Public Library children's room, at 1-978-318-3358.

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