The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, October 18, 2002

Fire department open house on October 19

The Carlisle Fire Department will be holding an open house at the fire station on Saturday, October 19, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in observance of National Fire Prevention Week. This is a family-oriented event. Come view the department's equipment and fire

apparatus. There will be a demonstration of the new 100-foot aerial ladder truck at 10 a.m. In addition, qualified personnel will be on hand to answer any questions, and fire safety literature will be available. Refreshments will be served.

This event is sponsored by the fire department and the Carlisle Firefighter's Relief Association.

Carlisle Police collecting canned goods

Help feed the less fortunate this holiday season.

Bring your donated canned goods to the Carlisle Police Department at 41 Lowell Street on or before November 22.

Special needs include cranberry sauce, stuffing and gravy. All donations will be brought to the Merrimack Valley Food Bank, 735 Broadway Street in Lowell, and distributed throughout 90 feeding programs.

The food collection is sponsored by the Lowell Hunger Homeless Commission and the Carlisle Police Union.

'Yellow Submarine' docks tonight

Don your love beads and bell bottoms and come to the Carlisle School auditorium for a fun family movie night. On Friday, October 18, the Carlisle School Association presents the Beatles' Yellow Submarine. This movie, appropriate for all ages, was an animation pioneer. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. for a 7 p.m. start, and the cost is $3, which includes refreshments at intermission. Everyone is invited, but all students must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Questions? Call Cecile Sandwen at 1-978-287-4369.

Parents Connection Halloween event

The Carlisle Parents Connection would like to invite families with children under 5 and their siblings to a Halloween event on Saturday, October 26, from 10 a.m. to noon at Diment Park. A cover charge of $10 per family is appreciated and season passes can be purchased for $25. In the event of rain, it will be held on Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. in Union Hall.

Boy Scout birdseed sale begins on October 26

Carlisle Boy Scout Troop 135 is holding its first fall birdseed sale on October 26. The fall sale date is in response to our successful sale last spring. Premium birdseed containing sunflower hearts will be sold in 25 pound bags. Donations are also welcomed.

The Scouts will be at the town transfer station and in Daisy's parking lot on October 26 to take orders. The boys will also be phoning past customers prior to the sale date. The products will be conveniently delivered to customer homes on November 2. Proceeds from the sale plus donations help to defray the costs of Troop 135's many programs. Over forty Carlisle boys are registered in the troop.

Gleason Library Pumpkin Spectacle on Tuesday, October 29

For the nineteenth year, the Gleason Library will host its Great Pumpkin Spectacle, an event that has become a Carlisle Halloween tradition. This year the event will be held on Tuesday, October 29. Each year kindergartners, first, second and third graders display extraordinary creativity and imagination in their pumpkin decorating.

To register bring your pumpkin to the children's department at the Gleason Public Library between 3 and 6:30 p.m. on October 29. If you come in the afternoon, you will have a chance to view the pumpkins in a leisurely fashion. Registrations before 6 p.m. are preferred. Pumpkins will be judged on each grade level, separately. This year there will be three categories: carved, decorated, and carved and decorated. Those who do not wish their pumpkins to be judged may bring them to a special "Display Only" table.

At 6:45 p.m. Tony Toledo will perform in the Corey Auditorium at the Carlisle Public School. Tony will entertain the audience with his spellbinding, scary stories appropriate for grades K-3. The performance is not intended for children younger than kindergarten because of the scary content.

After an informal parade from the school to the library, at 7:45, the three judges will announce their decisions. At this time families and friends are invited to share in the traditional evening of fun with the children by viewing the pumpkins on display and enjoying the refreshments.

2002 The Carlisle Mosquito