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Friday, September 26, 2003

Gleason Open House Week schedule

The Gleason Public Library will host a week-long open house September 29 · October 4. Townspeople are invited to attend the following events:

Monday, September 29

Noon Library tour.

3 - 5 p.m. Book repair and mending.

Tuesday, September 30

11 · noon. Introduction to Novelist and other book-finding tools

2:30 · 4 p.m. Recommendations for selecting children's books.

2 - 4 p.m. Library tour.

6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Drop in and meet some of Carlisle's department heads.

Wednesday, October 1

6 - 7 p.m. Learn how to cover and repair books.

7 - 7:30 p.m. Drop-in pajama story time for children three-years-old and up.

7 - 8:30 p.m. GPL welcomes two Carlisle authors, Holly Fordyce, who will read from her recently published book Learning to Dance with the Dragonfly, and Rachel Page Elliott, who will share dog tips from her book Dogsteps, talk about puzzles and fifty years in Carlisle.

Thursday, October 2

11 · noon. Introduction to Novelist, and other book-finding tools.

1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Reception for parents of preschoolers.

2:30 · 4 p.m. Recommendations for selecting children's books.

5 - 6 p.m. Introduction to Novelist, and other book-finding tools.

6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Second Wind, local barbershop quartet, will provide songs for all ages throughout the library.

Friday, October 3

2:30 - 4:30 p.m. Student art reception. There will be student music throughout the afternoon.

Saturday, October 4

10 - noon. Friends book sale in the Hollis Room. No donations will be accepted ·save them for the spring book sale.

CSA gift wrap sale

The sale ends today, but don't come unwrapped. There's still plenty of time to buy Innisbrook gift wrap and support the Carlisle School Cultural Enrichment Program. Latecomers can send in orders up to October 10, and after that, order online at: Click on the red apple to enter Carlisle's school number (106482), or type in "Carlisle, MA." Follow the easy prompts and start shopping. For more information, contact Timm Brandhorst at 1-978-371-2770 or LouAnn Chiotelis 1-978-371-0307.

Have coffee with the Newcomers' Club

The Concord-Carlisle Newcomers' Club is holding its first coffee morning on Tuesday, October 7, at 9:30 a.m. Come and meet new friends and find out a bit about the neighborhood. Call Andrea Zwerling at 1-978-369-5313 or Rosie Oberg at 1-978-371-1923.

Gleason Book Discussion Group meets October 3

The Gleason Book Discussion Group will meet on October 3 to discuss The Color of Water by James McBride, in the Hollis Room at the Gleason Library from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Following this, the book group will meet on November 13 to discuss The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood.

Story time at Gleason

Story-time sign-up at the Gleason Public Library is underway with sessions for two-and three-year-olds (with parent or caregiver) three to four-and-a-half-year-olds and four-and-a-half to six-year olds. Register now by calling the library at 1-978-369-4898 and asking for the children's department. Sessions begin in early October and run into December.

A drop-in PJ story time for ages three and up is held on the first Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. The next one will be Wednesday, October 1.

Friday Night Live is back

Back for its twelfth season, this year Friday Night Live (FNL) promises to be bigger and better than ever. The Carlisle Youth Commission (CYC) would like to invite all students in grades six through eight to this year's first Friday Night Live on October 3 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the Corey gym and exercise room. Information is being mailed to all middle school families.

There will be a brief mandatory meeting for sixth-through eighth-graders at 7:15 p.m. on that night. Sixth-graders and those new to the school and their parents will meet in the school cafeteria. All returning seventh and eighth-graders and their parents will meet in the school auditorium. Each student who plans to attend FNL at any time during the school year should come with his or her parents. No student will be admitted to any FNL this year without a current, complete form. Students can enjoy music, dance, play basketball or ping pong or just hang out with their friends.

A $3 contribution at the door allows the program to be self-supporting. Pizza and soda are also sold for a small fee. Students leaving before 9:30 p.m. must be signed out by a parent. All others should be picked up at 9:30 p.m. sharp. For more information, call Kathy Hassey at 1-978-287-4284.

Tri-state foliage trip planned with COA

The COA-sponsored trip on October 10 will travel over the Mohawk Trail and stop at the Country Apple at Marshall's Farm. The cost of the outing is $43, which includes lunch at the French King Restaurant in Miller Falls, near the historic French King Bridge. The tour will continue into Vermont to Hogback Mountain, along the Molly Stark Trail and into New Hampshire, stopping at the Colony Mill Marketplace.

For reservations contact Jeanne Rourk at 1-978-369-5366.

Cultural Council accepting grant applications

Applications are now being accepted by the Carlisle Cultural Council for the 2003-2004 funding cycle of the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Deadline for applications is October 15.

The purpose of the Carlisle Cultural Council is to support public programs that promote access, education, diversity, and excellence in the arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences in the community. Individuals, private nonprofit organizations, schools, and libraries are encouraged to apply.

In addition, applications will be accepted for the PASS program that covers the cost for children, from grades pre-K through 12, to attend performing arts events, museums, and educational tours or exhibits.

The application forms as well as tips for applying are available on-line. Go to the Massachusetts Cultural Council web site ( and click Grants and Programs. Call Andrea Urban at 1-978-369-4734 for more information.

Send completed forms to: Carlisle Cultural Council, c/o Andrea Urban, 20 Pine Brook Road, Carlisle, MA 01741.

Trails need clearing

The Trails Committee needs help with trail-clearing on Sunday, September 28. Meet at the Town Hall parking lot at 9 a.m. The group generally works for two to three hours, but any time volunteers can give is appreciated. To protect against both mosquitoes and poison ivy, wear clothing long enough to cover your arms and legs, and boots are recommended in case wetlands are encountered. Bring bow saws, loppers, swing blades or pruning tools if available, and water to drink while working. Trails under consideration include the Stearns Street entrance to Two Rod Road, Malcolm Land, Sachs-Greenway and parts of the River Trail.

For more information, or to suggest trails to be cleared, call Steve Tobin at 1-978-369-1680.

Fire Department open house October 4

The Carlisle Fire Department will be holding an open house at the fire station in observance of National Fire Prevention Week on Saturday, October 4 from 9 to 11 a.m. Come view the department's equipment and fire apparatus. There will be a demonstration of the new 100-foot aerial ladder truck at 10 a.m. In addition, qualified personnel will be on hand to answer any questions you may have and fire safety literature will be available. Refreshments will be served. This event is sponsored by the Carlisle Fire Department and the Carlisle Firefighters' Relief Association.

COA travel abroad

Join the Carlisle Council on Aging March 16 through March 31, 2004 on a trip to southern Italy. The trip includes visits to Sorrento, Taormina, Naples, Pompeii, Isle of Capri, Siracusa, Mount Etna, Tindari, Positanto, Milazzo and more. For a flyer with details call Joanne Willens at 1-978-371-8023, or pick up a flyer at the COA office on the first floor ot Town Hall.

COA Book Club

The Council on Aging book group will resume October 8. The book to be discussed is Dante Club: A Novel, by Mathew Pearl. For information, call 1-978-371-2895.

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