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Friday, April 25, 2003

Spring clean-up at Heald House May 3

The Carlisle Historical Society, is looking for volunteers of all ages to spend Saturday morning, May 3, from 9 a.m. until noon, at Heald House, the Historical Society's home at 698 Concord Street. Help is needed with raking, clipping, weeding, sweeping and bagging. Coffee, juice and donuts will be provided, and after the chores are done, volunteers can have a peek inside Heald House. Last year's cleanup crew had a terrific time, so join the fun this year and contribute to the community. Please bring garden tools, marked with your name, and gloves. Call Sarah Brophy to sign up, at 1-978-369-5424. The rain date is Sunday, May 4, 1-4 p.m.

Vernal pool walk on Sunday, April 27

The Carlisle Trails Committee and the Carlisle Conservation Commission will host a public Spring Vernal Pool Walk on Sunday, April 27 at 2 p.m. This year it will be held at the Carlisle Cranberry Bog. This is a great activity for kids and adults alike. Conservation Commission Chairman Chris Kavalauskas, a wildlife ecologist, plans to bring examples of vernal-pool- dependent animals, such as salamanders and turtles. Wear clothing appropriate for the weather; bring small containers (white if possible) and magnifiers to view some of the smaller examples of vernal-pool life. Meet at the Bog House parking lot on Curve Street. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call Steve Tobin at 1-978-369-1680.

Blood drive April 26

St. Irene's Parish, 187 East Street is sponsoring a community Blood Drive on Saturday, April 26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. It takes only 30 minutes, and babysitting service will be provided. Call Diane at 1-978-371-9885 to schedule an appointment. Give the gift of life.

Gleason show May 1 features 3-D landscapes

The third and final slide-show presentation at the Gleason Library related to the 3-D photography exhibit will take place on Thursday, May 1. The 20-minute show begins promptly at 7:15 p.m. with seating starting at 7:00. The exhibit features "Explorations of the third dimension: 3-D stereoscopic images of the past and present" by Jon Golden. The show, set to music, will focus on landscape images from around the world taken by local photographers. For details, consult the web site

Friday Night Live rocks again on May 2

Summer is just around the corner; come out and celebrate the return of warm weather at the May FNL. There will be dancing, as well as games such as basketball, ping pong, chess and checkers. Refreshments will be available for a small fee.

Friday Night Live is open to all sixth - eighth graders (with completed parental permission slips on file). A $3 contribution at the door allows the program to be self-suppporting. Students leaving before 9:30 p.m. must be signed out by a parent. All others should be picked up by 9:30 sharp. Please call Lynne Carpenito with any questions at 1-978-371-7508.

COA: A touch of Italy

The Carlisle Council on Aging International Luncheon series will sponsor a trip to Zia's Trattoria in Westford on Tuesday, June 24. The restaurant is located at 174 Littleton Road (Route 110) in the Westford Valley Marketplace II (near Boston Market in the corner of the mall.) They have a wide variety of both Italian and traditional entries , and an excellent Italian luncheon buffet that costs just $6.99 per person. Their off-the-menu lunch entries are reasonably priced in the $7 to $9 range.

The COA has reserved a room at the restaurant, but because of the limited space the event is limited to the first twenty people who sign up. To reserve a place, or for more information, contact either Jim & Betty Elgin at 1-978-371-0728 or Tom & Karen Dunkers at 1-978-369-5681.

The group will meet in the Sleeper room at 11:00 on June 24 for transport to the restaurant for those who would like it.

Girl Scout spring registration on April 28

Carlisle Girl Scouts will hold a spring registration to enroll new girls for next year on Monday, April 28 from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Wilkins Building, Room 9, on the Carlisle Public School campus. Representatives from the Carlisle Girl Scouts will be available to answer questions. Scouting welcomes girls from kindergarten to adult. Adult volunteers are currently needed at the rising kindergarten and secord grade level. The Patriots' Trail Girl Scout Council provides free, local, daytime and evening training and support. For more information, call Carlisle Girl Scout Registrar Andi Gettys at 1-978-369-2392.

Spring FOGPL book discussions

Here is the final calendar for the Friends of the Gleason Library Book Discussion Group. All meetings are open to the public, and are held in the Hollis Room at the library at 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, May 8: Seabiscuit, An American Legend, by Laura Hillenbrand

Thursday, June 12: Atonement, by Ian McEwan. Don't miss this meeting! It's also a discussion of the new syllabus for September and the fall.

Carlisle Parents' Connection events

Summer Diment Park Playground Days. Come and meet other Carlisle friends at Diment playground, weather permitting, Tuesdays 10:00 a.m. and Fridays 3:00 p.m., May - August.

Saturday May 3, New Baby Event.The party will be held on Saturday, May 3 from 10:30 noon at Diment Park. The rain date is Sunday, May 4 from noon to 1:30 p.m. Come to meet other families in town and learn about local services and activities for young children. Siblings are welcome. RSVP by April 28 to Lori at 1-978-369-4703.

Birding trip in Carlisle

D'Ann and Tom Brownrigg, Carlisle residents and birders, will lead a birding trip on Saturday, April 26. The four-hour trip is sponsored by the Brookline Bird Club and is free and open to the public. The group will bird one or two areas in Carlisle, looking for resident birds and early spring migrants.

Meet in the main parking lot of Great Brook Farm State Park on North Road at 7 a.m. Bring binoculars if possible. In the event of rain the trip will be cancelled. For more information, contact the Brownriggs at 1-978-369-5609 or

Cub Scout Pack 135 open meeting

The next meeting of Cub Scout Pack 135 will be Tuesday, May 13, at 7 p.m. in the Corey Dining Room. All boys who will be in grades one to five next year are invited to come and see what Cub Scouting is all about. Refreshments will be served.

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

High school plant sale on May 10

Come buy highest quality annuals and perennials at great prices and help CCHS raise money for student activities at the Concord-Carlisle High School from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 10. There will be a wide selection of plants, as well as painted pots and other garden decorations. Potting service will be available. For information call 1-978-371-0865.

Turn ink cartridges into cash for kids

Empty ink jet printer cartridges can earn up to five dollars each for the Carlisle Public School. Place cartridges in a Ziploc bag before dropping them off in the specially marked box in the main office in the Wilkins building any time during school hours.

This program provides a financial benefit to the school, and also helps preserve natural resources and reduces incinerated trash. For information, contact Denise Casper in the school business office at 1-978-369-6550.

"Girl Scout Stroll Down Memory Lane"

All Concord and Carlisle Girl Scouts are invited to attend "A Girl Scout Stroll Down Memory Lane," a tribute to Girl Scouting over the years, at the Concord Scout House on Friday, May 9, from 7 to 9 p.m. The special guest speaker will be Juliette Gordon Low's (the Girl Scouts' founder) great-great-grand niece, Margot Iwanchuck. Iwanchuck will provide personal insights on the life, experiences and possessions of Juliette Low. Additional planned activities for this evening include a fashion show of how uniforms have changed over the years, games, and refreshments of the past. In addition, since the Girl Scouts have also been known for their service projects to those Americans in the military during World War II, all participants are asked to contribute a box of baby wipes to help our overseas troops. Signed permissions slips with troop numbers and a $5 admission fee are to requested to be submitted to Linda Fabrizio, 58 Patch Meadow Lane, Carlisle by April 30. A leader or parent is expected to accompany the Girl Scouts.

Harry Potter book party at Gleason Library

The Friends of Gleason Public Library announce a brand new event to celebrate the release of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, the fifth in the wildly popular Harry Potter series. Potter fans know that the book is being released at midnight on June 21, and now they can pre-order the book from the Friends and come to a Harry Potter Book Party at the library on Friday, June 20 at 9 p.m. The library will be transformed for the evening into a veritable Hogwarts School full of exciting surprises. Attendees, who are encouraged to come in costume, will be treated to a variety of activities staged in the "Gryffindor," "Slytherin," "Hufflepuff," and "Ravenclaw" areas of the library, refreshments in the "refectory," and showings of the first two Potter movies. There will be prizes and favors, and at midnight, partygoers will receive their pre-ordered copies of the long-awaited Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix to close the evening.

The party is limited to Potter fans from third to seventh grade, two children per household, with a minimum of one book ordered per family. Families may order as many books as they wish. Admittance is on a first-come, first-served basis and is limited according to the library's capacity.

Parents or guardians should clip out the book pre-order and admittance form on page 3 of last week's Mosquito, fill it out, and send it with a check for the number of books desired to the address on the form. Questions or concerns should be addressed to Paula Trebino at 1-978-369-9001. The first responses will be placed on the guest list. All forms and checks received after capacity is reached will be returned, so order now and don't miss the Harry Potter Book Party.

Drop-off day for styrofoam packing blocks

Time to free up garage space! Carlisle is holding its semi-annual Styrofoam drop-off day jointly with RE-USIT of Concord on Saturday, May 10, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Residents can drop off their foam polystyrene, aka Styrofoam, at the Concord DPW, 133 Keyes Road (a right off of Lowell Street near Concord Lumber). Only packing blocks · not cups, trays, egg cartons, or peanuts · are accepted. (Peanuts can be donated to a packing company such as Mailboxes, Etc, UPS). A fee of $4 per large trash bag covers the recycling costs. Checks only, please.

Students can get community service credit by volunteering in two-hour blocks to unpack the Styrofoam on collection day. Scouts are also welcome. This is guaranteed to be light duty work. Contact Joan Kaufman at 1-978-369-8487 for more information.

Upcoming COA travels

· Lobsterbake in York, Maine: The cost is $48 per person for this June 12 trip.

· Nova Scotia: July 13-19.

· Tanglewood: August 10-11.

· Belle of Brattleboro: August 20.

For information on these trips, call Jeanne Rourk at 1-978-369-5366.

· Charles River cruise: Enjoy the views of the Boston and Cambridge skyline on a 1.5 hour riverboat cruise on May 22. The total cost is $29, including transportation and lunch. The bus will leave Church Street (park at the soccer fields) at 9 a.m.

· Rhine River Cruise: The October 2-12 trip will visit Amsterdam, Rudescheim, Koblenz and Cologne.

· Montreal: This trip will leave October 19 and return October 22.

· Christmas Show Tour: Join Carlisle Seniors for a trip to New York City December 2 - 4.

For more information on these trips, call Joanne Willens at 1-978-371-8023.

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