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Friday, November 24, 2006

Post-Thanksgiving trails walk November 24

The public is invited to join the Carlisle Trails Committee for a post-Thanksgiving walk in Estabrook Woods on Friday, November 24 at 1 p.m.Work off some of that extra stuffing in a beautiful setting.The three-mile loop will include historical and natural points of interest, such as the Estabrook and Kibby cellar holes, lime quarries and lime kiln, Thoreau's sawmill site, Mink Pond, and recent beaver activity.The walk will take about two hours, including several stops, and will start at the intersection of Estabrook Road and Kibby Place. There will be refreshments at the end. For more information, call Steve Tobin at 1-978-369-1680.

Thanksgiving soccer gameNovember 25

Everyone is invited to come out and participate in the Adult Coed Pickup Soccer league's annual Saturday-after- Thanksgiving Day game. The game will be played on Saturday, November 25,at Spalding Field, from 2 to 4 p.m.All skill levels are encouraged to come and teams are informally selected.Bring a dark and white shirt and come out for some fun and exercise.Any questions, call Scott Forsberg at 1-978-369-1631.

Congregational Church Fair is December 2

There is something for everyone at the Carlisle Congregational Church Christmas Fair on Saturday, December 2. Enjoy a lunch of soup and sandwiches and shop for baked goods, hand crafts, attic treasures, and vintage jewelry, African wares and stationery.

New Gleason Library ornament goes on sale November 30

Just in time for the holidays, a new ornament has been announced by the Carlisle Historical Society. The third in a series, it joins the Town Seal and Clark Barn as a unique historical keepsake. The Gleason Public Library is portrayed in an elegant gold design and packaged in a white gift box. Production of the ornament celebrates the 110th anniversary of the library's dedication and recognizes the donor of the original library, Joanna Proctor Gleason.

Starting November 30, the new ornament will be available, for $16, at Ferns and at the circulation desk at the library. It will also be sold at the Greens Sale at the First Religious Society on December 2, together with the Historical Society's other ornaments, note cards and books.

Proceeds from the sale of the Gleason Library ornament benefit both the Historical Society and the library's Endowment Fund.

FRS Holiday Greens Sale December 2

The Holiday Greens Sale and Crafts Fair will be on Saturday, December 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Union Hall. There will be a raffle, with over 20 items donated by area businesses and friends.

The Holiday Greens Sale and Crafts Fair features fresh greens and craft items ideal for holiday decorating and gift-giving, Cambodian crafts, handmade jewelry, Joan Allen's note cards, gingerbread house kits and baked goods. Santa will make an appearance and there will be a raffle of an antique carousel horse music box. The Mosquito will be selling logo T-shirts and bibs as well as Carlisle Mosquito history books. In addition, there will be a holiday café with beverages, lobster rolls, and roast beef sandwiches on croissants. For information, call 1-978-369-5180.

Story Time at the Gleason

Come to Gleason Library for stories and fun on Tuesday, November 28, at 4 p.m. These story times are for ages 2 to 4. For more information, call the library at 1-978-369-4898 and ask for Children's.

Friday Night Live December 1

Kick off the holiday season at FNL on December 1 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. There will be more basketball, ping pong, chess, dancing and pizza. In addition, there will be a surprise activity never before seen at an FNL. There will again be a suggestion box available to submit ideas for new activities at future FNLs.

Any Carlisle student in grades six through eight who has not attended an FNL this year is welcome; however, remember to bring a parent or guardian with you to fill out the required permission and CORI Release Authorization forms for a background check. No student can attend without these forms filled out and on file with the Carlisle Youth Commission (CYC).

A $4 admission fee is collected at the door. Food will be available for a small fee. The dress code for FNL is the same as is outlined in the Policy and Parent Information Handbook for the Carlisle Public Schools. Rules followed by the school are in effect and will be enforced. A parent or guardian must sign out any attendee who leaves prior to 9:30 p.m. All others must be picked up at 9:30 p.m. sharp.

For additional information, contact Lori Canavan at 1-978-287-4020 or by e-mail at, or contact any other member of the CYC.

COA flu shot clinic

On Friday, December 1, from 10 a.m. to noon, a clinic will be held at Town Hall. For more information, call the COA office at 1-978-371-2895. If you need a ride, call the van line at 1-978-371-6690 by November 28.

Emerson Hospital flu clinic November 27

Emerson Hospital will conduct a walk-in flu clinic on Monday, November 27, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Concord Elks, Baker Avenue, Concord. The clinic is open to anyone 18 years of age and older. The cost of each vaccination will be $20. People 65 years of age or older will receive the vaccine free. For those over 65, please bring Medicare and/or HMO insurance cards to the clinic. Please call Jan Quinty at 1-978-287-3085 for more information.

November 30 college seminar for parents and students

High school students and their parents are invited to attend an evening seminar entitled "Choosing a 'Second Semester' College: Insight Beyond the Standard Campus Tour." The program will be held Thursday, November 30, 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Monument Hall (Holy Family Parish Hall) in Concord Center.

Following an informal panel presentation there will be opportunity for questions and discussion to explore issues like: what is essential for a good fit between a student and a college or university and what types of support services should families look for when evaluating a school. For further information, contact Andrea Laux, 1-978-369-7442 or

Walk with Animals as Intermediaries November 27

On November 27, Animals as Intermediaries (AAI) will begin offering morning nature walks on the last Monday of each month to explore the beauty and richness of our local habitats. Amateur naturalists, birders, botanists and trackers are urged to share their knowledge. The first walk will start at 10:30 a.m. Call AAI at 1-978-369-2585 for more information or to join them on the walk.

Winter fuel assistance program

If you need assistance paying your fuel bills this winter, you may be eligible for the state's Fuel Assistance Program. Call Angela Smith, the Council on Aging Outreach Coordinator, who can assist in this application process, at 1-978-371-2895. This program is open to all Carlisle residents, not just seniors.

Newcomers fabrics and trunk show November 29

The Concord-Carlisle Newcomers Club will enjoy an afternoon luncheon while learning to coordinate colors, pattern and textures like a design professional. Linda Stimson, Allied Member, A.S.I.D. will speak on basic and innovative color theory, and how to translate theory into specific color schemes. The event will be held on Wednesday, November 29, and is open to all club members. If you are interested in attending this event, or any of our many events, visit If you, or someone you know, is new to Concord or Carlisle in the last several years, and could use the camaraderie and social activities that the Concord Carlisle Newcomers Club is known for, contact Barbara Lewis at 1-978-287-0049 or at

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