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Friday, July 16, 2010

Visit Carlisle’s local museum July 18

Make a local museum visit part of your family’s summer activities. Come to the Carlisle Historical Society’s Open House on Sunday, July 18, 2 to 4 p.m., to see artifacts from the history of Carlisle and the special exhibit of relics from the Battle of Gettysburg and their Carlisle connection. Take a guided tour and see how times have changed. The Historical Society is located at Heald House, 698 Concord Street.

Concert on the Common July 18

The Pneuma Brass Quintet will present a free concert of All-American music on the Carlisle Common on Sunday, July 18, from 4 to about 5:30 p.m. Selections for the free concert will include standards from the “Concert in the Park” repertoire: “America the Beautiful,” “Star Spangled Banner,” “Western Fanfare,” “Shenandoah,” “Semper Fidelis,” “Arm Forces Salute,” “Pink Panther,” “The Entertainer” and others.

The Pneuma Brass has played for a number of New England churches, including Park Street Church in Boston. Deb Greelish, who plays French Horn for the quintet, is no stranger to Carlisle; she is the daughter of Dee (Booth) Graham and the niece of Dr. Dana and Kathy Booth of River Road.

Reminiscent of old-fashioned concerts in the park from years past, children are free to play on the Common in the relaxed atmosphere of music and among neighbors. The concert is sponsored by the Congregational Church, whose members will provide free lemonade and cookies. All are invited to come, and to bring lawn chairs and blankets for an afternoon of the way things used to be.

Mike Bent presents “EcoMagic!”

The Gleason Public Library continues to celebrate the magic of summer reading on Tuesday, July 20, with a performance by award-winning magician Mike Bent at 7 p.m. at The First Religious Society’s Union Hall. This family-friendly program uses amazing magic, storytelling, puppets and hilarious comedy to teach children about reading, recycling and the environment. “EcoMagic!” is recommended for kids in grades K and up. No pre-registration is required. Call 1-978-369-4898 or visit the library’s website at for more information. this event is funded by The Friends of the Gleason Public Library.

Children’s fishing program July 21

A free, introductory fishing program for children ages 7 and up is coming up at Great Brook Farm State Park on Wednesday, July 21, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Park staff will provide instruction, poles and bait. Rain cancels. Register by Monday, July 19, at the Park Office or call 1-978-369-6312 as space is limited. Child/children need to be accompanied by a parent. Meet at 4:00 p.m. at the Interpretive Center pavilion, 165 North Road, Carlisle.

Forage for wild edibles on August 1

On Sunday, August 1, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., come “Forage for Wild Edibles” at Great Brook Farm State Park. Professional environmentalist and wild foods enthusiast Ben Grosscup will lead a three-hour ramble through Great Brook Farm State Park in Carlisle to learn about at least two dozen species of edible wild plants, including possibly some edible mushroom species. Learn about seasonal availability, preparation methods, and guidelines for safe and environmentally responsible foraging.

This event is sponsored by Northeast Organic Farming Association/Massachusetts Chapter. The registration cost is $30. NOFA membership discount is $5. Early registration (by July 18, 2010) discount is $5. Contact: Ben Grosscup at 1-413-658-5374 or by email,; put “August 1” in subject. Registration Info and more details at: http://www.nofamass.orglprograms/extensionevents/wildedibles.php

Dave Twichell and his submerged landscapes

Dave Twichell is an oceanographer for the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) out of Woods Hole, Massachusetts. In addition to his latest work on the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, he has been mapping the ecology of the ocean floor of the New England coastline, including the effects of underwater earthquakes and pollution. Twichell regularly goes out on cruises and down in submersible vessels to study the ocean floor.

On Monday, July 26, (note the new date), at 7 p.m., he’ll present a program at the Gleason Library called “Submerged Landscapes - Marine Geological Mapping off the New England Coast,” to explain what he and the USGS do and how their work is used to help protect our coastlines. He’ll be happy to answer questions after his presentation.

This program is presented by the Susan Zielinski Natural Science Fund and the Friends of the Gleason Public Library as part of the Go Green at Your Library summer reading program. Recommended for ages eight and up. To learn about this and other great events, visit

Class of 2010 aerial photo available

For those of you who have not obtained your Class of 2010 Aerial Photo, please take a moment to pick up your copy (your name is listed on the back of photo) at the Gleason Public Library.Photos will be located at the Reference Desk for the summer.


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