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Friday, January 10, 2003

Sign up for Gleason Story Time

The Gleason Public Library will offer story-time sessions beginning on January 20. For the 2-3 year old group the child must be two by January 24; for the 3 to 4 1/2-year-old group the child must be three by January 21 and for the oldest group the child must be five by July 27.

The 3 to 4 1/2-year-olds will meet Tuesday mornings from 10:30 to 11 a.m. or Thursday afternoons from 1:30 to 2 p.m. The 4 1/2 to 6 year-olds will meet Monday afternoons from 1:30 to 2 p.m. These sessions will run through the week of March 17. The session for 2 to 3 year-olds (with parent or caregiver) will be offered on Friday mornings from 10:30 to 11 a.m. This session will run for six weeks. Drop-in story times for ages three and up will continue at 7 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month.

In-person registration for the winter story-time sessions will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, January 11. 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.

2003 transfer station stickers available

The transfer station stickers for 2003 are now for sale at the police station. Carlisle residents should bring their car registrations and $15 per sticker to the dispatcher's window. Up-to-date stickers must be displayed on vehicles before entering the transfer station.

Contra dance and potluck tonight

The second Friday contra dance in Union Hall at the First Religious Society will be on Friday, January 10. Before the dance everyone is invited to a potluck supper that will begin at 6:30 p.m. The dance starts at 8 p.m. A $5-a-person collection will be taken at intermission. Beginners and singles are welcome. Call Ellen Huber at 1-978-369-6678 for more information.

Climate-change activist to speak in Carlisle on January 13

Environmental advocate Cindy Luppi will present "Cooling Creation: What New Englanders Can Do to Stop Global Warming" Monday, January 13, at 7:30 p.m. at the First Religious Society. The program is sponsored by Religious Witness for the Earth, an interfaith environmental network, and the public is invited.

In August 2001, all six New England governors agreed to a regional Climate Change Action Plan to reduce greenhouse emissions. Each state is now responsible to implement the plan. Luppi will discuss what citizens can do to promote strong and effective state action against global warming.

Luppi is the organizing director for Clean Water Fund, supporting local grassroots partners in community-based campaigns. Directing Clean Waters energy campaigns for the last five years, Luppi coordinates the Northeast Clean Power Coalition, which has pressed for clean-up of the region's oldest and most polluting coal and oil-fired power plants. Most recently, she helped found the Northeast Climate Action Project, a regional coalition of over 100 organizations urging the New England governors and eastern Canadian premiers to implement fully the 2001 regional Climate Action Plan.

For further information, call Bob Luoma at 1-978-369-1240.

Murder Mystery Night is back!

On January 25, at 7 p.m., Carlisleans can become part of an interactive evening of fun and food at the library, featuring familiar faces around town. Everyone will recognize Tony Allison in a Columbo-like part, helping to solve crimes that happen right before the audience. The library is the setting, representing the library in a very familiar town , and the characters in the play spoof their own personalities and professions while making the plot thicken for all the Sherlocks in the crowd. While sipping wine and snacking on homemade savories and sweets, participants will interview suspects and try their hands at some amateur sleuthing, all in good fun.

Murder Mystery Night is a fundraiser for Gleason Library, sponsored by the Friends. Tickets are $15 and are on sale now at the library and at Daisy's.

Carlisle Business Networking Group meeting January 15

The CBNG will be meeting this coming Wednesday, January 15, at the Gleason Library from 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. The New Year and with new beginnings brings new economic hope for all Carlislians. So come along, network with neighbors, enjoy a stimulating presentation and help get the New Year off to a positive start.

This month's guest speaker will be Mr. Merritt Maxim, a Carlisle author and wireless industry security expert. He will speak about wireless telecom security issues and trends including WiFi and encryption technologies.

All Carlisle residents and their friends are welcome to attend. Membership is free. Bring along plenty of business cards. Networking session is from 6:30 to 7 and the presentation and Q&A goes from 7 to 8:45. For any questions call John Kaufman at 1-978 369-2330.

FNL game night

The Carlisle youth commission presents a Friday Night Live game night on Friday, January 24, from 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. Watch for details in the upcoming Buzz and Mosquito.

Carlisle Lunch Group featured speaker will be Tim Eliassen

The Carlisle Lunch group will meet on Wednesday, January 29 at Union Hall, First Religious Society, 27 School Street in Carlisle. The lunch will start at 12:15 p.m. and a talk given by Tim Eliassen will begin at 1:00 p.m. and end by 2:00 p.m.

Tim Eliassen of TriPyramid will discuss applying America's Cup Yacht racing hardware and rigging technology to building structures which include Pei's glass pyramid at the Louvre, Vinoly's Tokyo International Forum, and Polshek's Rose Center planetarium in New York.

To RSVP, send a check for $22 by January 22, payable to Fontaine K. Richardson at 121 Skelton Road, Carlisle, MA 01741. Call him at 1-978-369-8223 with any questions.

Early Music candlelight concert January 30

The Cambridge Society for Early Music (CSEM) will present an evening of baroque lute and 7-string guitar music performed by John Schneiderman at the First Religious Society on Thursday, January 30, at 8 p.m.

Schneiderman's program is entitled "From the Dresden Court to the Parisian Salon," and will feature music composed by Silvius Leopold Weiss, Adam Falkenhagan and Napoleon Coste.

Critically acclaimed as a virtuoso of plucked instruments since age nine, Schneiderman specializes in the performance repertoire of 18th- and 19th-century guitars and lutes. He performs as a soloist, and is also a member of such ensembles as Seattle Baroque, Musica Angelica and Les Deux Amis.

Tickets are $25 each ($20 for seniors and students.) For further information, call CSEM at 1-617-489-2062.

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