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FREE SEMINAR: Advance Care Planning isn’t just for those with life-limiting illnesses. Pine Tree Hospice is offering a free informative seminar at the Thayer Parkway Community Room on Monday, November 12th from 9:30 AM to 12 PM. Advance care planning involves ongoing conversations and review of written wishes and goals for your life, end of life, and death. It encompasses several areas of concern including financial, property and health care decisions, how you want to be treated, how you want to be remembered and what you want to have done after your death. For you and your loved ones, advance care planning is the way you can make a difficult time easier. For more information and to register, contact Pine Tree Hospice at 564-4346 or email
LUNCH N’ LEARN PROGRAM: Grief through the Holidays, with Reverend Ray Beless, is the topic of Pine Tree Hospice’s Lunch ‘n Learn Program on Tuesday, November 13th from 11 AM to 1 PM. The holiday season is a difficult one for those people who have lost loved ones recently, or in the past. It is often helpful and comforting to know that you aren’t alone at this time of year. Many people seek and find comfort by sharing their feelings of pain, emotions and thoughts in a group setting. Others may never say a word but because the participants in the group have the shared experience of the death of a loved one, they are able to show understanding and empathy to one another. This event is part of Pine Tree Hospice’s Adult Bereavement Support and is free of charge. The program is open to anyone in the community who has experienced grief and loss whether recently or in the past. A free nutritious lunch is included. To pre-register for Lunch ‘n Learn, contact Pine Tree Hospice at 564-4346 or email
THANKSGIVING DESSERT PIE SALE: The United Methodist Church will be holding a Thanksgiving dessert pie sale on Wednesday, November 21st starting at 9 AM until sold out. Many varieties of delicious homemade fruit and filled dessert pies at $10 per pie. The church is located at 156 East Main Street. Be sure to use the rear entrance. For more information, contact 207-564-9024 or e-mail
MONTHLY SPEAKER SERIES: The Sebasticook Regional Land Trust will hold a monthly speaker series presents, “Culverts: What, Where, and Why” with Pat Sirois, Director, Maine SFI Implementation Committee at the Maine Forest Products Council. The event will be held at Wednesday, November 14th at 6:30 PM. Culverts can be either barriers or expediters for transporting fish, amphibians, and sometimes mammals safely under all types of roads: highways, logging & camp roads, and snowmobile/ATV trails. Pat will share his vast knowledge on how to chose the most beneficial and cost effective culverts. The talk will be held The Unity Community Center, 32 School Street. This event is free and open to the public. Although a $5 donation is suggested.

CRAFTERS AND VENDORS SOUGHT: The Etna-Dixmont PTF is looking for crafters and vendors for this year’s Santa’s Breakfast on Saturday, December 1st from 8 to 11 AM. If you would like to have a table at the fair email Tables are a nonrefundable $10 fee. Spaces are filling up fast, so email today. The Etna-Dixmont School is located at 2100 Dixmont Road.

PUBLIC SUPPER: The Brown Memorial United Methodist Church will be holding a public baked bean and chop suey supper on Saturday, November 17th from 4 to 6 PM. The cost for adults $7 and children under 12 $4. The menu includes yellow eye or pea beans, American chop suey, franks, cole slaw, pickles, homemade cakes with ice cream and assorted beverages. These suppers will be held on the third Saturday of November, January, February and March. The hall is handicapped accessible and takeouts are available. The Church is located at 36 Church Street. For more information contact 426-9519 on day of supper for information.
CRAFTERS AND VENDORS SOUGHT: The ITCC holiday craft fair will be held on Saturday, December 1st from 9 AM to 3 PM. This event will support both the children’s holiday fund and the Irving Tanning Community Center. Crafters and vendors are needed to rent spaces. (No food vendors or yard sale/junk items) Spaces are $20 w/o a table or $28 with a table. The ITCC is located at 62 Elm Street. Concessions and food products will be sold to benefit ITCC. For more information contact 938-4579 or e-mail the coordinators at
MEETING AND DEP PRESENTATION: A selectman’s meeting along with a DEP presentation will be held on Wednesday, November 14th at 6 PM including a question and answer session. Then on Wednesday, November 28th at 6 PM the regular selectmen’s meeting will be held. All meetings are held in the Jones Nutter auditorium in the Stewart Library building.
THANKSGIVING BASKETS: Clients of the Newport Community Food Bank, who are currently receiving food and have completed their yearly registration forms and been approved will be able to receive Thanksgiving Baskets on Saturday, November 17th at the Food Bank from 8 to 10 AM. No new applications will be processed on that day.
The Newport Water District Board of Trustees will be held at 6 PM on Thursday, November 15th. The meeting will be held at the Newport Water District Office.
The Newport Cultural Center will be offering adult art classes led by Connie Lagross through the month of November. Classes will be held on Tuesdays from 5:30 to 7 PM. Each week will be a different painting incorporating different techniques. Pre-registration is recommended, but drop-ins are welcome each week. The fee for this class is $10 a session. All ability levels are welcome. For questions or to pre-register contact 368-5074 or stop by the NCC at 154 Main Street.
The Nokomis Regional High music department's annual Artist in Residence concert will be held on Thursday, November 15th at 7 PM in the Nokomis Cafeteria. The concert will feature the music of vocal and instrumental jazz ensembles as well as Bruce Brown, the 2018 Artist in Residence.
HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR: Maine Central Institute (MCI) will be holding their holiday craft fair on Saturday, November 17th, at the School’s Wright Gymnasium. The craft fair is scheduled to run from 9 AM to 2 PM. For more information contact Ethan Brownell by email ( or 207-487-3355 extension 170.
BAKE SALE: The Solid Rock Church of God will be hosting a bake sale on Saturday, November 17th from 8 AM to 12 PM. All are encouraged and invited to stop by the Church on 126 Manson Street to browse a number of homemade baked items.
FREE TURKEY DINNER FOR SENIORS: The Knights of Columbus in Pittsfield will hold their Annual Free Turkey Dinner for all senior citizens on Saturday, November 17th from 5:30 to 7 PM. The meal will be a traditional turkey dinner with all the fixings including dessert and a beverage. Some merchants are donating gift certificates to be given away as door prizes. All area senior citizens are encouraged to attend and enjoy a good meal and good conversations. The meal will be held at the St. Agnes Parish Hall on Detroit Avenue. The hall is wheelchair accessible and no reservations are required.
BICENTENNIAL MEETING: The Pittsfield Bicentennial Celebration Committee will meet on Wednesday, November 14th at 6 PM in the Warren Community Room of the Pittsfield Public Library. The Committee will continue plans for the projects underway and discuss ideas for new projects. All are invited to attend. The Library is located at 110 Library Street. For more information contact:
HUNTERS SUPPER: The Parkman Grange will be holding their annual Hunter’s Supper on Saturday, November 17th from 4:30 to 6:30 PM. The menu will include, smothered beef, mashed potatoes, casseroles, vegetables, yeast rolls, and an assortment of desserts. The meal is by donation to the MSAD 4 Santa Project which helps give local kids a warmer, brighter Christmas with a new coat, boots and a toy. 5 Guns in 5 Minutes Gun Raffle winners will be picked at 6 PM, $10 tickets will be sold at supper. The Grange hall is located at State Highway 150 and North Dexter Road. For more information contact Sue at 277-3942.

HUNTERS BAKED BEAN SUPPER: The Ripley United Methodist Church will be hosting a Hunters Baked Bean Supper on Saturday, November 17th at 4 PM. The menu includes, baked beans, chop suey, hot dogs, coleslaw, rolls, coffee, soft drinks, and gingerbread for dessert. This is a by donation meal as the proceeds will be used to benefit the Ripley UMC Fuel Fund. The Church is located on 12 W Ripley Road.

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD PARTY: The Emmanuel Bible Baptist Church will be hosting an Operation Christmas Child packing party on Friday, November 9th from 6 to 8 PM. Snacks will be provided. The event will be held at the Church on the Moosehead Trail on Route 7. For more information contact Melissa Coppa at 341-0668.
CRAFTING AND MOVIE SESSION: The River Run Church of the Nazarene will be holding a crafting and movie session on Friday, November 9th from 3:30 to 5:30 PM. The group will continue working on lap blankets, afghans, or quilts to donate to those in local hospice care or to local agencies dealing with babies and children. Hot and cold drinks will be available during the session. Then, at 6 PM a family friendly movie will be offered with free popcorn and drinks available. These events are free and open to everyone. The crafting session and movie night will be held in the Town Meeting Room of the Detroit Town Hall located at 35 South Main Street. For more information, on these events or about the River Run Church of the Nazarene contact and leave a message at (207) 487-5517. Missed calls will be returned as soon as possible.
PUBLIC SUPPER: The First Congregational Church invites the community to come out for a public supper on Friday, November 9th from 4 to 6 PM. The menu includes chili or chowder, roll, and gingerbread. The supper is by donation and proceeds will be used for a new roof. Supper will be held at the Church on 132 Somerset Avenue. For more information contact 487-6947.
CRAFTERS AND VENDORS SOUGHT: Maine Central Institute (MCI) is accepting registrations from local crafters and vendors interested in participating in the School’s holiday craft fair, which is planned for Saturday, November 17th, at the School’s Wright Gymnasium. The craft fair is scheduled to run from 9 AM to 2 PM. Registration for a spot at the MCI craft fair is $25, with an additional charge for electrical outlet access. For more information or to sign-up, contact Ethan Brownell by email ( or by phone at 207-487-3355 extension 170.
CHURCH TO HONOR VETERANS: The Sangerville Unitarian Universalist Church of Sangerville and Dover-Foxcroft will honor Veterans on Sunday, November 11th at 9:30 AM. Lisa Montgomery, Staff Sergeant U.S. Airforce and Penobscot Native tribal member will speak at the Sunday service. All Veterans are invited to attend. The Church will provide a community potluck after the service. This replaces the annual Veteran’s Day Lunch. The Church is located on Main Street in Sangerville.