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Friday, September 13, 2002

Sign up for story-time

The Gleason Public Library will offer story-time sessions beginning on October 7th. For the 2-3 year-old group the child must be 2 by October 11, for the 3-4 year-old group the child must be 3 by October 9

The 3-4 year-olds will meet Tuesday mornings from 10:30 11 a.m. or Thursday afternoons from 1:30 2 p.m. The 4-6 year-olds will meet Monday afternoons from 1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. These sessions will run through the week of December 9th. The session for 2-3 year-olds (with parent or caregiver) will be offered on Friday mornings from 10:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. This session will run for six weeks. Drop-in story times for ages 3 and up will continue at 7 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month.

In-person registration for the fall story-time session will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 21. Phone registrations will be taken beginning at 11 a.m. For more information, call the children's department at the library at 1-978-369-4898.

Get ready for the sixth grade Spaghetti Supper

On Tuesday, October 8, 2002 the sixth grade class will host the Spaghetti Supper from 5 to 8 p.m. All sixth grade students and parents are involved in this Carlisle tradition. This event promises to be an exciting evening complete with delicious Italian cuisine, good company, and fun raffle prizes. This is the major fund-raising event for the sixth grade class as it readies itself for the middle school years. Tickets can be purchased from any sixth grade student or at Daisy's Market. Prices are $7 adults; $4 children and seniors. High end, great prize raffle tickets are $20; Traditional raffle tickets are 6 for $5. Questions? Call Jennifer LaLiberte 1-978-369-8918, Diane McGrory 1-978-371-5630, or Karen Verrill 1-978-369-7294; or go to the website: and look for the spaghetti supper link.

Trails need clearing

The trails committee needs help with trail clearing on Sunday, September 22. Meet at the Foss Farm parking lot at 9 a.m. The work will last two or three hours, but any amount of help is appreciated. To protect against both mosquitoes and poison ivy, wear clothing long enough to cover arms and legs. Boots are also a good idea, since some areas may be wet. Bring bow saws, loppers, swing blades or pruning tools if available, and water to drink while working. Trails under consideration include the River and the Otter Slide Trails. For more information, call Steve Tobin at 1-978-369-1680.

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.

Solar system science at Gleason September 27

Children and their parents can learn about the solar system through a program of music and movement at the Gleason Public Library on Friday, September 27th at 3:30 p.m. Christopher Worth, musician and songwriter presents "Birthday to Birthday", a program of science literacy for students in grades K-3 which introduces astronomy through hands-on activities.

Tickets, which are needed for this event, will be available in the children's department beginning at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, September 17th. This program is supported, in part, by a grant from the Carlisle Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council. For further information call 1-978-369-4898.

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.

Concord-Carlisle Youth Hockey registration

Concord-Carlisle Youth Hockey (CCYH) will open its 30th season the first week of September. Registration packages 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 the web site ( for up-to-date information.

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. to 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.

Mosquito press release policy changes

Effective with the October 4 issue, the Mosquito will no longer accept press releases submitted by for-profit enterprises. Local businesses and individuals offering products or services are welcome to purchase advertisements, and classified ads are an inexpensive option.

The press release policy has not changed for non-profit groups, and the Mosquito is pleased to publish their announcements free, on a space available basis.

Cub Scout Pack 135

This year's first meeting of Cub Scout Pack 135 will be Monday, September 30, at 7 p.m. in the Corey dining room at the Carlisle School. All boys in grades 1 - 5 are invited.

Questions? Call Steve Golson, Cubmaster, 1-978-371-9959.

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