The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, March 21, 2003

Guys and Dolls, Jr. comes to Carlisle

The Carlisle seventh grade presents Guys and Dolls, Jr. a condensed version of the original play, on Thursday March 27 at 3:30 p.m., Friday March 28 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday March 29 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday March 30 at 2 p.m. (a new addition this year) in the Corey Auditorium at the Carlisle School. One of the longest-running musicals on Broadway, Guys and Dolls features popular songs such as "A Bushel and a Peck," "Luck Be a Lady," and "Can Do." Will true love triumph when a Save-A-Soul mission worker meets an incorrigible gambler? Find out when Guys and Dolls, Jr. comes to Carlisle.

Tickets are available at Daisy's Market (checks only).

Congregational Church Childrens' Musical

All children in first grade through eighth grade are invited to be part of a new musical sponsored by the Caterpillar Players at the Congregational Church. People may remember "Three Wise Men and a Baby," "The Secret of My Success," and "Nic at Night" as some of our past productions which have involved people from Carlisle and local towns. The first rehearsal will be this Sunday, March 23 from 4:30 until 6:00 p.m. Following rehearsals will be held on March 30, April 6, 13, 27, May 4, 18, 25, and June 1, to culminate in the performance (with pit band) on June 8. Cost for the program is $20 to pay for the playbook and a tape of the music for practice at home.

Associate Pastor Steven James Weibley will direct this year's production of "Esther-Ordinary Faith," the Old Testament story of one girl's courage and faith in God when she was faced with an impossible situation. The production is an ideal opportunity for children to learn where they can find encouragement and comfort in a today's time of international crisis.

Pastor Weibley has written over 30 songs for children as well as seven children's musicals. Any one interested should contact either Pastor Weibley or Deb Pichulo at the Carlisle Congre-gational Church, 1-978-369-7830.

Trash Party ahead

The 2003 Mosquito Trash Party, is scheduled for Saturday, April 12, from 9 a.m. to noon. Everyone is encouraged to help in this annual town-wide event, sponsored by the Mosquito, to clean up the roadsides of Carlisle. Local Scout troops are invited to lend a hand, and community service credits are available to participating students.

Contact Bob Orlando at 1-978-369-1690 or e-mail to sign up for a stretch of road, or stop by the booth in the lot next to Daisy's that morning, where trash bags, coffee, juice and donuts will be provided. Volunteers are also needed to help retrieve the litter-laden bags from all around town and deliver them to the transfer station.

Learn about socially responsible investment

The First Religious Society is offering a workshop on Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) on Sunday, March 23 from 3 to 5:30 p.m. The session is designed to help individuals and organizations that would like to see their hard-earned money do double duty by supporting both their financial needs and their ethical convictions.

Leading the discussion will be Lucia Santini Field, a senior vice president and portfolio manager with United States Trust Company of Boston (USTC). An investment professional for 20 years, and a chartered financial analyst since 1990, Field works with USTC's Walden Asset Management group, which specializes in SRI.

The workshop will take place in Union Hall and all interested persons are invited to attend.

OHD planning meeting rescheduled

Planning has begun for Old Home Day, Carlisle's Fourth of July celebration. Anyone interested in getting involved is welcome to attend the next meeting, March 30 at 4 p.m. at Town Hall. For more information, call Susan Evans at 1-978-371-0880.


COA travelers to southern Spain and Portugal include from left: Dorothy Peterson, Joanne Willins, Ruth Pickard, Betty Elgin, Jim Elgin, Barbara Gyne, Karen Dunkers, Tom Dunkers and Bert Williams. (Photo by Cynthia Sorn)

Trails committee to lead a spring walk

On Sunday, April 13, the trails committee will lead a public walk of the less-used trails in Great Brook Farm State Park west of Lowell Street, extending to the Cranberry Bog in Chelmsford, before returning to Great Brook. Meet at 1:30 p.m. at the Hart Barn parking lot on Lowell Street. The walk is about 5 miles and should take 2 1/2 hours. A shorter 2-mile, 1-hour version of the walk will also be offered if desired. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call Steve Tobin at 1-978-369-1680.

Spring story-time sessions at Gleason Library

The Gleason Public Library will offer story-time sessions beginning on March 31. For the 2- to 3-year-old group the child must be 2 by April 4. For the 3- to 4 1/2-year-old group the child must be 3 by April 1 and for the 4 1/2 · to 6-year-old group the child must be 5 by September 31.

The 3- to 4 1/2-year-olds will meet Tuesday mornings from 10:30 to 11 a.m. or Thursday from 1:30 to 2 p.m. The 4 1/2 - 6-year old group will meet on Mondays from 1:30 - 2 p.m.These sessions will run through the week of May 19. The session for 2· to 3-year- olds (with parent or caregiver) will be offered on Friday mornings from 10:30 until 11 a.m. This session will run for six weeks. Story times do not meet during school vacation 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 spring story-time session will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 22. 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.

C-C Scholarship Fund on-line

The Concord-Carlisle Scholarship Fund has a new website. Visit for all application instructions and forms, as well as crucial information about the fund.

Return the census and license the dog

Census forms and dog license applications are now due in the Town Clerk's office. Dog forms were sent out with the town census. For more information, call the Town Clerk's office at 1-978-369-6155.

Open burning season

The dates for the open burning season in Carlisle are January 15 - May 1. Residents may have open fires between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Fires must be attended at all times and require a permit, which can be obtained on the day of burning between the hours of 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. by calling the Carlisle Fire Department at 1-978-369-1442. The dispatcher will request a name, address and telephone number and will advise if conditions are acceptable for burning on that day.

Talk to Cory Atkins on environmental hazards

Carlisle's state representative Cory Atkins will meet with concerned citizens to discuss toxic hazards in the environment at 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 27, in the Heald Room at the Carlisle Town Hall. A number of bills are being considered by the state legislature to improve air and water quality. These bills deal with: mercury reduction, safe alternatives to toxic synthetic chemicals, sustainable agriculture using non-toxic pest management; healthy cleaning products in schools, hospitals, and other public buildings; and corporate accountability for hazardous products. This meeting is a follow-up from Tina Clarke's recent talk on protecting our children and our health from toxic hazards. For more information on these issues, see The Alliance for a Healthy Tomorrow's website at A large public turnout at this discussion with Atkins may convince her to co-sponsor these bills. Contact Dan Scholten at 1-978-369-1209 for more information.

Rabies clinic tomorrow at Town Hall

The Carlisle Rabies Clinic for cats and dogs will be held on Saturday, March 22 from 9 to 11 a.m. in the lobby of Town Hall, 66 Westford Street. The clinic is sponsored by the Carlisle Board of Health along with volunteers Dr. Peter Morey of the Carlisle Animal Hospital and Bob Dennison, dog officer. Pet owners must be residents of Carlisle to participate.

State law requires the vaccination of all cats and dogs. You must bring a current vaccination certificate in order to receive the three-year vaccine, otherwise only a one-year vaccine can be given. A rabies tag is not sufficient. The cost is $10 per animal. Cash is appreciated but checks will be accepted. Dogs must be on leashes and cats brought in carriers.

Dog licenses will be available during clinic hours. A late fine of $20 will be added to the regular fee for any dog not licensed by March 31. Proof of current vaccination status is required for licensing.

Volunteers are needed to help with the processing. Community service points will be awarded to eligible high school students. Contact the board of health at 1-978-369-0283 for more information.

Parish mission with Gregory Norbet

Gregory Norbet will be leading St. Irene's Parish Mission on Sunday, March 30, Monday, March 31, and Tuesday, April 1, from 7:30-8:45 p.m.

Gregory Norbet is a composer whose works include "Hosea," "All I Ask of You," and "Wherever You Go," and is a former Benedictine monk. Through song, prayer, and presentation, Norbet provides evenings of reflection designed to open the heart and mind ever more clearly to God's hand at work in our lives. His theme will be "The Grace of Lent."

'Not Your Parent's Library' rescheduled

The CSA-sponsored presentation of "Not Your Parents' Library: A Look at the School Library of the 21st Century," postponed due to snow, has been rescheduled for Tuesday, April 1, at 7:30 p.m. in the school library. All parents are invited to hear librarian Sandy Kelly provide an overview of how the Carlisle School is training students to find, evaluate, and manage information. Refreshments will be served.

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