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Friday, July 18, 2003

Children's book illustrator speaks at Gleason

Children's book illustrator Wayne Geehan is coming to the Gleason Public Library on Tuesday, July 22 from 7 - 8 p.m. as part of the summer reading program, "Read! Think! Create!" Geehan will be sharing and talking about illustrations, drawing from his creations in fantasy, science fiction, historical general fiction, and other types of children's books including the Sir Cumference series. With a studio based in Carlisle, Geehan has worked as a commercial artist and free-lance illustrator and is currently starting his own mystery game company. This talk is recommended for grades 3 - 6. Call the library with questions, at 1-978-369-4898.

CCHS fall athletic programs start in August

Candidates for the fall athletic program at Concord-Carlisle high school should report to their coaches on the dates and times listed below. It is a requirement that all candidates for CCHS athletic teams show evidence of a current physical exam. No one will be allowed to practice until their physical record has been updated.

The varsity and junior varsity football program will hold the first of three non-contact conditioning practices on Monday, August 18, from 9 a.m. to noon. Double sessions and contact drills will start on Thursday, August 21 at 9 a.m.

Freshman football team members will be issued equipment and will hold their first practice session on Monday, August 25, at 9 a.m. in the lower gym at CCHS. After equipment is issued, there will be a non-contact practice session until noon.

All candidates for the varsity and junior varsity girls soccer teams should report to Emerson playground on Thursday, August 21 at 9 a.m. for fitness testing. A second practice will be held on the 21st from 2:30 to 5 p.m. at CCHS.

Freshmen girls soccer practice will start on Monday, August 25, at 9 a.m., on the main practice field area at CCHS.

All candidates for the varsity and junior varsity boys soccer teams should report to Emerson playground on Thursday, August 21 at 8:30 a.m.

Freshmen boys soccer practice will start on Wednesday, August 27 at 9:30 a.m. Meet coach Furey in Room H-3, and practice will go on until 11:30 a.m.

Practice sessions for the varsity and junior varsity field hockey teams will begin on Thursday, August 21, at 9 a.m. to 11:15 a.m., and again from 1 to 3 p.m. Practices will be held on the main field hockey field at CCHS.

Freshmen field hockey practice will begin on Tuesday, August 26 from 2 - 4 p.m. on the freshman field hockey practice field at CCHS.

Practice for the varsity and junior varsity girls volleyball teams will begin on Monday, August 25 from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m., and from 1 - 3 p.m. in the upper gym at CCHS.

All girls cross-country candidates (including freshmen) should report to the CCHS lower gym parking lot on Monday, August 25, at 9 a.m.

All boys cross-country candidates (including freshmen) should report to the CCHS lower gym parking lot on Monday, August 25, at 9 a.m.

The first varsity golf tryout will be held at the Concord Country Club on Monday, August 25, at 3:30 p.m. No blue jeans are allowed and collared shirts must be worn.

Children's book illustrator speaks at Gleason

Children's book illustrator Wayne Geehan is coming to the Gleason Public Library on Tuesday, July 22 from 7 - 8 p.m. as part of the summer reading program, "Read! Think! Create!" Geehan will be sharing and talking about illustrations, drawing from his creations in fantasy, science fiction, historical general fiction, and other types of children's books including the Sir Cumference series. With a studio based in Carlisle, Geehan has worked as a commercial artist and free-lance illustrator and is currently starting his own mystery game company. This talk is recommended for grades 3 - 6. Call the library with questions, at 1-978-369-4898.

Join the Carlisle Cultural Council

Right now, the Carlisle Cultural Council is looking for some new members. Each year, the Council reviews grant applications, and awards a select number of artists with funds allocated to them by the Massachusetts Cultural Council. This is an exciting process as they read proposals from many worthwhile individuals and organizations. Past recipients have included numerous children's workshops at the Gleason Public Library ranging from magic shows to astronomy, folk music concert at Great Brook State Park, Hip-Hop Dancing presentation at Old Home Day, Carlisle Historical Society project, Concord Chamber Music Society, Cambridge Early Music Society performance and a Thanksgiving performance at the Council on Aging, etc.

Volunteers need not have any arts or town committee experience to join. Call Jennifer Brock at 1-978-287-9551 to learn more. Free "Art of Living" Tote Bag to new members.

The Carlisle Cultural Council has produced and sponsored a number of successful arts and sciences related projects for the town of Carlisle.

Projects include an environmental sculpture exhibition in 1999, which brought together 10 different artists who each created site-specific pieces for the Conant Land. The Council sponsored the "The Art of Living in Carlisle 2000" · a millennium celebration that incorporated a cultural tour of 14 sites illustrating all phases of Carlisle's history. In 2002, the Cultural Council started an annual Carlisle tradition sponsoring Thursday evening local cultural events during the month of February. The schedule included a documentary film maker, a comedian, a musician/inventor, environmental puppet makers, local poets and local authors David Sibley and John Hanson-Mitchell.

Trails need clearing

The Trails Committee needs help with trail clearing on Sunday, July 20 and Sunday, August 3. Meet at the Town Hall parking lot at 9 a.m.To protect against both mosquitoes and poison ivy, wear clothing long enough to cover arms and legs. Bring bow saws, loppers, swing blades or pruning tools if possible, and water to drink while working. For more information, call Steve Tobin at 1-978-369-1680.

Kindergarten bus volunteers needed

Volunteers are needed to ride on the school buses on Wednesday, September 3, Thursday, September 4, and Friday, September 5 to help kindergarteners adjust to the bus routine. To volunteer, contact Nina Anton at 1-978-369-8466 or e-mail nina.anton@att.net.

Jr. Ranger program offered at Great Brook

Interpretive programs will be offered at the park each Thursday during the month of August from 1 to 3 p.m. Programs consist of Native American history, study of trees, orienteering around the farm, and a butterfly program. Sessions are limited in size to 20 and reservations must be made in advance. Ages applicable for junior rangers are between 8 - 12 years old. The programs are free; however, parking fees are instituted at $2 per car for those who stay.

For further information, or reservations, notify the Park Interpreter, Rebecca Markey at 1-978-369-6312.

Applicants sought for Senior Tax Work Program

Carlisle homeowners who are 60 years of age or older, are eligible to earn up to a $500 abatement on their real estate tax bill. A variety of positions are available in town departments, including the library, Board of Health, Town Clerk and Council on Aging. Participants in the program will earn $6.75 per hour for all jobs, up to $500. There is no income eligibility. For program guidelines and application, please see the Town Treasurer in Town Hall. Preference will be given to those applicants who have not participated in the program before. For more information, call the Council on Aging office at 1-978-371-2895.

Register for youth ice hockey and skating

Concord-Carlisle Youth Hockey (CCYH) will begin the first week of September 2003. For a registration package, contact 1-978-369-6759 or 1- 978-897-7680.

The Learn-To-Skate program starts Saturday, November 1st at the Valley Sports Arena. Visit the website: www.ccyh.org for more information.

CCYH is seeking local youths or adults to become "patched" USA hockey referees. Referees are paid for their time on the ice, and are needed September through March. Training clinics are available in the region.For more information visit the Mass Hockey website at www.referee-in-chief.com/ma/. Interested people are asked to contact the CCYH president at 1-978-897-7680.

Dorm Chi workshop sponsored by Gleason

Dorm Chi is a way for college students to organize and decorate their living spaces at home and college. Dorm Chi uses Feng Shui principles to help students make a smooth transition from home bedrooms to their dorm rooms.

In a two-hour free workshop, students gain knowledge and tools to design and set up dorm rooms that support their new identity at college. Dorm Chi 101 for the high school class of 2003 meets on Tuesday, August 5, from 6:30 · 8:30 p.m. Dorm Chi 101 for older college students meets on Thursday, August 7 from 6:30 · 8:30 p.m. Both workshops are sponsored by the Friends of the Gleason Library and meet in the Hollis Room. Please call Mary Roberts at 1-617-653-0370 or e-mail at msr1119@aol.com to register.

Deadline for public input on Great Meadows management plan is September 3

The United States Department of the Interior Fish and Wildlife Service is hosting four open houses this summer for the public to provide comments on the draft Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP) and Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge. Part of this wildlife refuge lies in Carlisle.The open houses are as follows:

Thursday July 31, 6:30 p.m. - Maynard high school auditorium.

Tuesday, August 5, 6:30 p.m. - Ayer high school auditorium.

Wednesday, August 6, 1 p.m. and again at 6:30 p.m. - Eastern Mass. National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters, 73 Weir Hill Road, Sudbury.

CCPs are 15-year management plans mandated by Congress, and the current CCP process for all refuges in the Eastern Massachusetts National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) Complex began in 1999, and public input was sought during the scoping period in 1999 and 2000.

The draft CCP/EA and Executive Summary are available online at http://northeast.fws.gov/planning, and will also be available in the Carlisle and Concord libraries. For more information, contact the Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters at 1-978-443-4661.

Travel with the COA

Join Carlisle seniors March 16 - 31, 2004 on a trip to southern Italy, including Sorrento, Taormina, Naples, Pompeii, Isle of Capri, Siracusa, Mount Etna, Tindari, Positano, Milazzo, and more. For a flyer call Joanne Willen at 1-978-371-8023 or pick one up in the Council on Aging office in Town Hall.


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