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MONTHLY PAINT SESSIONS: Newport Cultural Center would like to announce that there will be monthly paint sessions with Connie Lagross the second Tuesday of each month at 6 PM starting on Tuesday, February 12th. The cost of the session will be $30 per session which covers all materials and light snacks. Child artists are welcome if they are with a parent. Pre-registration is required. Contact 368-5074 to reserve your spot or stop by NCC on 154 Main Street. For more information contact 368-5074 and ask for Joanne.
HOURS OF OPERATION: The Gateway Pentecostal Church Food Pantry located at 363 Moosehead Trail are changing the hours of operation. The Pantry will be open every Friday from 10:30 AM to 12 PM to serve the community. Serving all Newport area residences and any family that live in other townships that are within a 5-mile radius of the food pantry. A current ID is necessary for sign-up. For more information contact the Church at 207-512-5119.
ADVANCE CARE PLANNING: Advance Care Planning isn’t just for those with life-limiting illnesses – but everyone. Pine Tree Hospice is offering a free informative seminar at the Congregational Church on Saturday, February 16th from 9:30 AM to 12 PM. 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
TRAUMA PROGRAM: Elizabeth Rosner, the daughter of two Holocaust survivors, will present via video “Understanding and Transforming the Legacy of Intergenerational Trauma” on Thursday, February 14th at 1 PM at Central Hall. Her program is part of the Healing Trauma Summit from Sounds True and is presented by NAMI Piscataquis County.
LUNCH AND LEARN PROGRAM: Pine Tree Hospice Lunch and Learn Program, Ardie Hacker will be presenting some basic information about Advance Directives in the form of the Five Wishes document. The form is easy to follow and can help the bereaved get some plans in place in case there is a time they cannot speak for themselves about their goals and desired care. This event will take place on Tuesday, February 19th 11 AM to 1 PM and is part of Pine Tree Hospice’s adult bereavement support program. The program is open to adults in the community who have experienced grief due to death, whether recently or in the past. The support group, presentation and nutritious lunch are all free of charge. To pre-register for Lunch ‘n Learn contact Pine Tree Hospice at 564-4346 or email
SPEAKER SERIES: Sebasticook Regional Land Trust Speaker Series will be held on Wednesday, February 13th at 6:30 PM in the 93 Main Coffee Shop. The topic will be “Patterns in Unity, Maine regional fish assemblages with special emphasis on Brook Trout”. This talk will explore patterns of fish presence, absence, and abundance over the past 30 years in regional streams and Unity Pond. Under the tutelage of regional fish biologist Dave Potter, Unity College’s Fisheries Techniques Class has monitored regional fish assemblages for several decades. All are welcome to attend and admission is free, although a $5 donation is suggested. Light refreshments will be served. In event of inclement weather or for further information contact (207) 948-3766.
SNOWROLLER DAY: The Town of Monson will be holding their Monson's 44th Annual Snowroller Day on Saturday, February 16th from 7 AM to 7 PM. There will be breakfast, scavenger hunt, c/c skiing, kids games, ice fishing, kick sled races, tug-o-war on lake, anything that slides race, bonfire at gym, plus more. For more information contact the Town Office at 249-2850.
QUILTERS MEETING: Guilford United Methodist Church will be hosting a quilters meeting on Tuesday, February 12th and Tuesday, February 26th from 9 to 11:30 AM. Participation dependent upon having interest, basic skills, equipment and supplies. For more information contact Freda Gaw 876-4464.
BAKED BEAN SUPPER: A public baked bean supper will be held at the Brown Memorial United Methodist Church on Saturday, February 16th from 4 to 6 PM. The cost for adults will be $7 and a children under 12, $4. The Hall is easily accessible and takeouts are available. The Church is located at 36 Church Street. Contact 426-9519 on afternoon of the supper for information.
MONTHLY FELLOWSHIP BREAKFAST: The Dixmont United Methodist Church will hold their monthly fellowship breakfast on Saturday, February 16th from 7 to 9 AM. The buffet meal includes eggs, bacon, sausage, baked beans, potatoes, muffins, toast, juice, coffee and homemade pies for dessert. The cost for adults will be $7, children under 12, $3 and children under 5 will be free. The breakfast will be held at the Dixmont Snowmobile Clubhouse on the Cates Road.
ANNUAL MEETING: The Pittsfield Fraternal Association will be holding their annual meeting on Sunday, February 17th at 2 PM. The meeting will be held at the Lodge on Hamilton Drive. For more information contact 487-8945.
GOOD NEWS CLUB: The Calvary Baptist Church in partnership with CERF (Child Evangelism Fellowship) of Maine will be holding a Bible Club for children with Bible lessons, crafts, games, and more. The Club will be held on Tuesdays from 3 to 5 PM at the Calvary Baptist Church at 573 North Main Street. All elementary school children are invited along with their parents to attend. Parental permission is required and forms are available at the Church. For more information contact Ted Bragg at 341-1561.
SUPER BUFFET BREAKFAST: The Knights of Columbus holds a Super Buffet Breakfast on the third Sunday of each month. The next breakfast will be held on Sunday, February 17th from 8 to 10 AM. The cost of the breakfast is $6 for adults and $4 for children, although family rates are available. The menu includes, eggs, bacon, sausage, home fries, beans, corned beef hash, French toast, pancakes, muffins, fresh fruit, coffee, tea and juice. The Knights of Columbus are located at the Saint Agnes Parish Hall on Detroit Avenue.
DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP: The Education Department at Northern Light Sebasticook Valley Hospital (SVH) will hold a Diabetes Support Group meeting ton Thursday, February 14th from 1 to 2:30 PM at 130 Leighton Street. The January-March meetings will be held at this new time. Cathy Morse, Family Caregiver Specialist with Spectrum Generations will present information on the many programs and opportunities that exist through the Area Agency on Aging. The meeting is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Education Department at 487-3890 ext. 2731. TTY at 487-4590.
CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL: The Chocolate Festival scheduled for Sunday, February 17th is the biggest fundraiser of the year. The proceeds from the Chocolate Festival always go toward marketing the Greater Moosehead Region. If you would like to donate an item or gift certificate to the Chinese auction, silent auction or volunteer as a baker or volunteer during the day of the festival, email or contact 695-2702. The Visitor Center is currently open Wednesday through Sunday for the rest of the month.
SELECTMENS MEETING: There will be a regular selectmens meeting on Wednesday, February 13th and Wednesday, February 27th at 6 PM. The meetings will be held at the Jones Nutter auditorium in the Stewart Library building. The Library is located at 8 Levi Stewart Drive.
OPEN COUNTRY JAM: The Central Maine Country Music Association will be holding an open country jam on the third Friday of each month. The next jam will be held on Friday, February 15th from 5:30 to 9 PM. Note: potluck suppers will no longer be offered at the event. However, various food items including hot dogs, light sandwiches, etc will be made by volunteer members. A $5 donation is suggested. No alcoholic beverages are allowed at the event. Everyone is welcome to attend. The jam will be held the at Corinna Elementary School located at 42 Stetson Road. For more information contact 416-3753.