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Friday, August 4, 2006

COA doings

· Ice cream social: Join the Carlisle COA on Thursday, August 10, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the Sleeper Room for ice cream and music. Make your own ice cream sundae or enjoy a sugar-free, lactose-free alternative treat. There will be a sing-a-long led by Santo Pullara.

· Burlington Mall shopping trip: On Friday, August 11, join the COA for a trip in the COA mini-bus to the Burlington Mall for shopping and lunch on your own. The mini-bus will leave Carlisle at 9:30 a.m. and return by 1:30 p.m. Call 1-978-371-6690 to sign up for this trip.

Opportunity to help with trail work

The Concord River is finally low enough that the River Trail is passable again. However, there are blow-downs and encroaching brush that need to be cleared to bring the trail to its former glory. Join the Trails Committee on Sunday, August 6 for a morning of trail work. Meet at 9 a.m. at the Foss Farm parking lot. Bring loppers or swing blades if you have them, or borrow ours. A chain saw would be useful if you feel comfortable using it, but we will have one. Also bring water, gloves, and insect repellent, and be ready for some muddy spots. For more information, call George Fardy at 1-978-371-0841.

Bridge instructor needed for Rec classes

An instructor is needed to provide beginner bridge lessons for a Bridge Club beginning this fall. A one-and-a-half-hour commitment per week for 8 to 10 weeks is anticipated. Please call Carlisle Recreation at 1-978-369-9815 for more information.

Enter the Country Gardens tour

Are you proud of your garden? Would you like to show it off in a way that contributes to a worthy cause? The Carlisle Garden Club's bi-annual Country Gardens tour is coming up next year on Friday and Saturday June 15 and 16, 2007. We are reviewing gardens in the next couple of weeks and are looking for a range of types and styles, not just perfect landscapes. The tour raises funds for civic programs that include town beautification, scholarships, and contributions to the Gleason Library. You do not have to be home during the tour. The club provides all staffing and oversight. For more information, or to leave a tip on a garden owner we should get in touch with, contact Susan Pepple at or phone 1-978-371-2674.

Music on the library lawn — August 23

The Gleason Public Library will host a one-hour concert of family-friendly musical entertainment by Carlisle's own Dot-n-Doc on Wednesday, August 23 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on the library lawn. Dot-n-Doc has been featured at the Old Home Day Ice Cream Social for the past three years. Their music is an eclectic blend of light rock, folk, and country that is sure to please any crowd. The concert is free of charge and open to music fans of all ages, so just bring a lawn chair or a picnic blanket and enjoy the show. For more information, contact the Gleason Library at 1-978-369-4898 or

Musical Theater program for kids starts in September

A new ten-week Musical Theater program for children in grades 1 through 6 is being offered by Carlisle Recreation on Mondays, beginning September 25 in the Corey Auditorium.

The program will be directed by Elaine Jarvis, the creator and head of Musical Theater Experiences, a popular program in Concord and surrounding communities. Elaine and her assistant, Nancy Peck, along with several high- school-age counselors believe fun is the most important part of creating a mini-musical theater production. No experience is necessary and no auditions are required to participate.

The fall production of Peter Pan includes songs from both the Broadway production and the Disney version. All costuming is provided by Elaine. A free performance will be offered for family and friends on December 4. Registration forms are available in the Carlisle Recreation Fall Brochure which will be mailed to every Carlisle household in mid-August.

Oxbow offers field trip program on mussels of Nonacuicus Brook

The Friends of the Oxbow National Wildlife Refuge will continue its 2006 field trip program with a program on musssels in Nonacuicus Brook on August 6. This year's program will focus on the northern part of the Refuge located in Ayer and Shirley.

The program will be led by Pat Huckery, District Manager, Massachusetts Fisheries and Wildlife. Wear sturdy footwear, dress for forecasted weather conditions and bring mosquito and tick repellant. Dress appropriately if you want to join us in the brook.

Meet at the entrance to the Refuge, off McPherson Road on the Ayer/Shirley line, Walker Road, off of Route 2A. Interested persons can get more information by calling Rona Balco at 1-978-779-2259. As there will be a limit on the number of participants, please call early for reservations.

Carlisle Mosquito T-shirts on sale

Call or write the Mosquito to order your Carlisle Mosquito T-shirts. Many sizes and several colors are available. For more information e-mail the Mosquito at, phone: 1-978-369-8313 or write to P.O. Box 616, Carlisle MA 01741.

Free outdoor bluegrass in Westford

A free concert featuring a local favorite band, Boston Road will be held on the Westford Town Common, Sunday, August 13, from 2 to 4 p.m. The concert will includetraditional and modern bluegrass music and will feature a groove they call "the machine." This concert is for any age. Picnics and lawn chairs are welcome. The Westford Cultural Council is part of the The Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC), a state agency.

CSA House Tour

Save the date. The CSA House Tour will be held on Friday, September 29, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The committee is still seeking volunteers for the event. If you are interested in helping, call Cathy Poirier at 1-978-371-9139. Also needed are sponsorships, family artwork and quotes for the House Tour Booklet. Contact Sharyl Stropkay at 1-978-369-9641 if you would like to contribute.

The Mosquito needs new blood

The newspaper needs you. If you have a talent for writing, photography or proofreading, we'd love to have you join our team. Call the office at 1-978-369-8313 and leave a message for Susan Emmons.

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