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Friday, August 30, 2002

Friends of COA to meet on September 19

The Captain Samuel Heald Homestead on Concord Street in Carlisle will be open to the Friends of the Carlisle Council on Aging and participants of the Drop Inn for their annual meeting and lunch on Thursday, September 19 at 11:30 a.m. The Homestead, recently purchased by the Carlisle Historical Society, contains seven rooms of interesting and wonderful artifacts devoted to Carlisle History.

Cars can be parked at the Sleeper Room for a van ride to the Homestead or nearby on Russell Street. Call the COA office 1-978-371-2895 to reply or for more information.

Boy Scouts to meet Tuesday evenings

All boys who are at least eleven years old or in the sixth or higher grade, are welcome to join the Boy Scouts. Meetings are held Tuesday evenings from 7:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the exercise room at the Corey Gym. The Carlisle Boy Scouts run a program focussed on monthly campouts, rank advancement, and community service projects. The first meeting of the year is on September 10. For more information, call Martin Galligan, the Scoutmaster, at 1-978-369-5003.

Girl Scout registration

Carlisle Girl Scouts will hold a registration night to enroll girls for this school year on Thursday September 19 from 7:30 p.m. ­ 8:30 p.m. at the Carlisle School Association Fair in the Cafeteria, on the Carlisle Public School campus.

Representatives from the Patriots' Trail Girl Scout Council and from Carlisle Girl Scouts will be available to answer questions. Scouting welcomes girls from kindergarten to adult.

The Council provides free, local, daytime and evening training and support. For more information, please call Carlisle Girl Scout Registrar Andi Gettys at 1-978-369-2392.

Join the Gleason Library discussion group September 12

The Friends of Gleason Public Library Book Discussion Group (BDG) resumes on September 12 in the Hollis Room at 7 p.m. After a summer hiatus, the group will discuss David McCullough's bestselling biography John Adams. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend and enjoy refreshments and good conversation.

Participants will also choose books to read and discuss this year, and hopefully the resulting syllabus will contain something for everyone.

The BDG meets in the Hollis Room on the second Thursday of each month. Discussions are lively, and the book choices range from "heavy" to "light" so that everyone has a chance to read a variety.

Start a list of your recommen-dations, and bring them to the first meeting on September 12.

Republican Town Committee cookout

The recently reorganized Carlisle Republican Town Committee will sponsor a cookout on Sunday, September 8, at 6 p.m. at the home of Phil Drew, 101 Bedford Road. Everyone interested in meeting Republican candidates for state and county offices and participating in political discourse and action, is welcome to attend. For further information or to indicate intention to attend, call Jim Bohn (chairman, Carlisle RTC) at 1-978-371-9593 or Phil Drew at 1-978-369-9276.

Concord-Carlisle Youth Hockey registration

Concord-Carlisle Youth Hockey (CCYH) will open its 30th season the first week of September. Registration packages for hockey can be obtained by calling the Registrar at 1-978-369-6759 or the President at 1-978-897-7680. The Learn-To-Skate program will begin Saturday, November 2, at the Valley Sports Arena. Visit our web site ( for up-to-date information on all CCYH activities.

CCHS class of 2004 tailgate party

Concord-Carlisle High School parents and families of Class of 2004, otherwise known as the junior class, are invited to a tailgate party planned for the Friday night, September 13, before the football game. Bring your own everything. Meet at 5:30 p.m. in the large parking lot near Walden Street. Look for the sign. The game starts at 7 p.m. For more information, call Barbara Lewis at 1-978-287-0049.

PJ story time at the Gleason Library

The first PJ story time of the fall will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, September 4, at the Gleason Public Library. Aimed at children ages three and up, the story time will feature picture books, and children are welcome to come in their PJs, and bring a stuffed animal and a parent.

Special service on September 11

The First Religious Society will hold a Service of Remembrance for the victims of September 11, 2001 at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, September 11. All are welcome.

Absentee ballots available now

Absentee ballots for the September 17 primary are available at the Carlisle Town Clerk's office, which is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registered political party members may pick up their ballots and return them by noon on Monday, September 16.

ConsCom work party

The conservation commission will hold a public work party on Saturday, September 14, at 8 a.m. to replace fencing at Foss Farm. Volunteers are needed. Call 1-978-369-0336 if you can help.

2002 The Carlisle Mosquito