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Friday, April 22, 2005

Earth Day speaker at FRS

World-renowned MIT Professor Jeffrey Steinfeld will give a special Earth Day talk entitled "Is There a Pathway to a Sustainable Climate and Energy Future?" at the First Religious Society (FRS) Unitarian Universalist service on Sunday, April 24, at 10:30 a.m. Dr. Steinfeld, the Education Program Director at the MIT Laboratory for Energy and the Environment, has specialized in pollution prevention, environmental research and education, and high-sensitivity monitoring techniques. The public is urged to attend this thought-provoking event.

Storage area and helpers needed for library's Book Sale

Planned to coincide with Old Home Day during the Carlisle Bicentennial year, the Friends of the Gleason Public Library's Annual Used Book Sale will be held on Saturday, June 25. Storage space is urgently required for temporary storage and sorting of books. If you have any unused space or can assist with organizing, sorting or on the day of the sale, please contact Anjli Trehan at 1-978-371-0374 or e-mail as soon as possible.

Cub Scout Pack 135 invites new boys

The next meeting of Cub Scout Pack 135 will be Tuesday, May 10, at 7 p.m. in the Corey Dining Room. An invitation is extended to all boys who will be in grades 1-5 next year to come and see what Cub Scouting is all about.

Refreshments will be served.

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

Explore vernal pools with the Trails Committee

The Carlisle Trails Committee and the Conservation Commission will host a public vernal pool walk at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 1. Chris Kavalauskas, former Conservation Commission chairman and wildlife ecologist, will lead the exploration of vernal pools and pond life on the Conant land. This is a great family activity. Wear clothes appropriate for the weather and bring small containers and magnifiers to view some of the smaller examples of vernal pool life. Meet at the Town Hall parking lot. Refreshments will be served after the walk. For more information, call Steve Tobin at 1-978-369-1680.

A geologic look at Carlisle — past and present

On Thursday, April 28, at 7 p.m. in the Hollis Room of the Gleason Library, exploration geologist and Carlisle resident Anthony N. Mariano, Ph.D., will speak on Carlisle geology from a state, regional and local perspective. Mariano's talk will include a slide show illustrating glaciers and geomorphology, as well as information about Carlisle's copper mine of the 1840s. This presentation is free and open to the community.

Local candidates forum

The League of Women Voters Concord Carlisle will be holding a Candidates Forum on Sunday, May 1, at Carlisle Town Hall from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. There are contested races for Board of Selectmen, Board of Health and Housing Authority. This is an opportunity to meet the candidates and become a more informed voter for the upcoming election on May 31.

RecCom news

Carlisle Recreation Spring and Summer Brochure now available so you may start making your summer plans.

Spring Tennis starts the week of May 10

The Summer Fun Program will be held in two-week sessions from July 5 to August 12 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with extended day options of 8:15 a.m. to 6:15 p.m. for all age groups. Sign up early as space is limited.

In addition to MLS Soccer the week of August 15 to 19, look for new sports clinics this summer including Lacrosse, June 27 to July 1, and Field Hockey, August 22 to 24.

Recreation brochures available at Town Hall — Recreation Office and Gleason Library.

Old Home Day has new date and *fireworks*

photo by George Foote Jr
Fireworks! Yes, Carlisle is going to have fireworks to cap off this year's Old Home Day (OHD) celebration. OHD co-chair Dave Reed says, "We've had wonderful financial support from some very special town citizens. This will allow us to put on a thrilling fireworks display for Carlisle. Since we only have fireworks every 100 years or so, we're going to make sure it's pretty special."

Saturday, June 25

Old Home Day activities will begin at 5 a.m. with tethered hot air balloon rides on Spalding Field, followed by one- and five-mile road races, pancake breakfast, Great Parade, Country Fair, bouncy castle, Outstanding Citizen awards, Fun and Games on the green, dunking booth, art show, soapbox derby, softball, slot car racing, Boy Scout luncheon, pie, cake and bread baking contests, chicken barbecue at the fire house, and the Cake Walk.

Sunday, June 26, 6 p.m.

At the Ice Cream Social on Spalding Field, Old Home Day will welcome home our former residents, and active and reserve military sons and daughters. The celebration will feature an all-Carlisle-talent music cavalcade featuring Dot-n-Doc, the Barber Shop Quartet, Lee Pearlman, Marie Billings, B for Brontosaurus, Bill Brown fiddlin' around, Carlisle Cats, the Hip Replacements and yep! Fireworks! A two-tiered show like you've never seen before!
Bring your blankets and folding chairs, and come enjoy the fun and surprises in store for all.

Complete Old Home Day information can be found at:
As always, Old Home Day is made possible by a dedicated group of Carlisle citizen volunteers, using no town funds. You can help support Old Home Day by sending your donation to OHD c/o Dave Reed, 90 Page Brook Road, Carlisle.

Carlisle Birding Trip

D'Ann and Tom Brownrigg, Carlisle birders, will lead a Brookline Bird Club outing in Carlisle the morning of Saturday, April 30. The trip is free and open to the public.

We will meet at the Carlisle Cranberry Bog at 7 a.m. Park in the lot near the "Bog House" on Curve St., or along Curve Street. Bring binoculars if you have them.

In the event of rain, the trip will be cancelled. If you have questions, please call the Brownriggs at 1-978-369-5609, or e-mail at

Pinocchio comes to town

Pinocchio will be staged at Union Hall on Saturday, April 23 at 11 a.m. Come and enjoy the ever-popular Hampstead Players as they bring Pinocchio, Gepetto and others to life on the stage and in your and your child's imaginations. This program is suitable for children in grades K and up. This project is supported, in part, by a grant from the Carlisle Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council. For more information call the Gleason Library at 1-978-369-4898 and ask for the children's department.

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