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Friday, January 31, 2003

BUT WHERE WERE THE PATRIOTS? Super Bowl party at the Robbins home Sunday evening included fans (left to right) Lorraine and Bob Stone, Carol and Glenn Reed, Susan and David Whalley, Otto Judicke, and Donna Robbins (foreground) with Dave Robbins (rear). (Photo by Ellen Huber)


Recreation news

Chaperones are greatly needed for early release programs, especially February 11's snow tubing. Discounts are available for children of chaperones.

SKI Nashoba make-up date is February 14. SKI Wachusett has openings in grades 5-8.

Meditation and ceramics are postponed until spring.

An additional class has been added to Fencing I for grades 2-8. Call for details.

Concord-Carlisle Youth Lacrosse forms are available at the recreation office. Registration is on-going. Boys (grades 5-8) travel lacrosse is closed.

All field and gym usage must be scheduled through the recreation office.

Call for availability: in yoga (evening), watercolor, fitness, Tai Chi, Feng Shui, Pilates, indoor soccer, adult basketball and youth Spanish. Early release programs on February 11 (snow tubing) and March 18 (skateboarding) have openings.

Brochures are available at Gleason Library and Town Hall recreation office. Call 1-978-369-9815, fax to 1-978-371-6686, e-mail or visit www.carlisle.otg/rec.

Girl Scout Thinking Day on February 9

Calling all Concord and Carlisle Girl Scouts Thinking Day, a celebration of Scouting around the world, will be held on Sunday, February 9

Technology support group created

An informal e-mail group has been created to provide assistance to town organizations regarding technology planning, installation and support. The primary means of communication will be via an e-mail group with additional physical assistance provided on an as-needed, as-available basis. If you can help, join by sending an e-mail to or by visiting

PJ story time on February 5

Beat the winter blahs and bring your children, ages three and up, to Gleason Public Library PJ storytime on Wednesday, February 5. Winter, snow and picture books will be featured. Children are welcome to come in their PJs and bring a stuffed animal.

Girls Scout cookie sales

It's cookie time again! Anyone who can't wait until the end of February when cookies are delivered can stop by Daisy's Market on Saturdays in February and take some cookies home. Several troops will be selling cookies at Daisy's including Troop 2650 (first-grade Brownies), who will sell cookies on February 8.

Meet author John Mitchell February 13

The Friends of Gleason Library book discussion group and the Carlisle Cultural Council will co-sponsor local author John Mitchell on February 13 from 6:45 - 8:30 p.m. in the Hollis room at the Gleason Public Library.

John Hanson Mitchell is the author of The Wildest Place on Earth, Following the Sun, Ceremonial Time, and Trespassing, and the editor of Sanctuary, the journal of the Massachusetts Audubon Society. Winner of the 1994 John Boroughs Essay Award, he received the 2000 New England Booksellers' Award for his body of work. He lives in Littleton, Massachusetts. For more details on his books, refer to www.counterpointpress. com/authors.html.

A calendar of the Gleason book discussion group is as follows:

February 13 - Meet author John Mitchell

March 13 - The Hours by Michael Cunningham

April 10 - I'll Take You There by Joyce Carol Oates

May 8 - Seabiscuit - An American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand

June 12 - Atonement by Ian McEwan

All book group meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month, September through June, in the Hollis room from 7 to 8:30 p.m.; there will be refreshments and members can get to know each other from 6:45 p.m. on. The book group is open to the community and everyone is welcome.

Museum passes at the Gleason Public Library

Children's Museum

Concord Museum

DeCordova Museum & Sculpture Park

Discovery Museum

Drumlin Farm


Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Massachusetts Audubon (includes 40 wildlife sanctuaries)

Museum of Fine Arts

Museum of Science

New England Aquarium

Orchard House

Peabody Essex Museum

Roger Williams Park Zoo

plus a limited number of tickets to the Butterfly Place in Westford

To reserve a pass call 1-978-369-4898, or stop in at the library. Every museum membership program works a little differently some passes must be returned to the library after use, some passes require a "co-payment" and some specify the ages of the people who are eligible to use the pass. But all save money on admission. Carlisle residents may book passes any time; non-residents may book only the day before use of the pass.

And who deserves the thanks for these passes? Each year the Friends of the Gleason Public Library buy most of the museum memberships for patrons to enjoy, and the Assurance Technology Corporation (Museum of Science) and the Carlisle Garden Club (Butterfly Place) have made these additional resources available. The passes cost from $60 to $600, and save money every time they're used.

So post the list of museum passes on the refrigerator, and the next time a visitor is coming, or your family is planning an outing, take advantage of the museum memberships at the Gleason Public Library.

Trails committee to lead moonlight walk

On Saturday, February 15, at 7 p.m., the trails committee will lead a walk/cross-country ski/snowshoe outing under the full moon, starting from the Foss Farm parking lot. A shorter and a longer version of the walk will be available. Dress for the winter weather and bring a flashlight. Refreshments will be served afterwards. For more information, call Steve Tobin at 1-978-369-1680.

ConsCom forming a Greenough committee

The Carlisle Conservation Commission is seeking volunteers for a Greenough subcommittee being established to consider uses of the house, barn and agricultural fields existing on the Greenough conservation land. Interested townspeople are requested to submit a letter of interest and a resume of your conservation interests, by February 24, 2003 to: The Carlisle Conservation Commission, P.O. Box 827, 66 Westford Street, Carlisle, MA 01741.

Valentine's party for under 5s

The Carlisle Parents Connection is hosting a Valentine's Day party for families of children ages 0-5 on Saturday, February 8 from 10 a.m. to noon at Union Hall. Animal Adventures will bring a variety of exciting animals possibilities include lemurs, tortoises, rabbits, lizards and alligators. In addition, there will be activities, crafts and treats. For more information, or to volunteer to help, call Krista Kallio at 1-978-287-5382 or Fiona Sibley at 1-978-287-4142.

Upcoming outings for parents

On Saturday, February 1, meet at the Children's Museum in Boston at 10 a.m. This is a great chance for the dads to join in, and to visit the new Alice in Wonderland

Adventure display.

On Tuesday, February 11, visit the Discovery Museum in Acton from 3 to 4 p.m. The Children's Discovery Museum and First Connections have teamed up to offer each town's residents with children, 0-5, to come and enjoy the museum. This is a great way to come and see old friends and meet new ones. Call First Connections at 1-978-287-0221 to receive an admission discount.

Newcomers Club social February 8

The Concord-Carlisle Newcomers Club will be hosting their annual Winter Social on Saturday night, February 8. Come spend a wonderful evening meeting other people who have recently arrived in these communities, and find out part of what makes living here so special.

Anyone who has been a resident for less than seven years can join Newcomers. For more information about the Winter Social, or for more information about the organization, call 1-978-287-0049. The group's many activities each month reflect the interests of the club members, so there is always something to participate in.

2003 The Carlisle Mosquito