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COMMUNITY CLEAN-UP: In recognition of Earth Day, there will be a Pittsfield Clean-Up on Monday, April 22nd from 8 AM to 2 PM. Volunteers are needed so bring your gloves, shovels, and dress appropriately. There will also be a hygiene drive for community members in need. For more information contact Mr. Ortiz at 207-487-3358, email: or Mrs. Ouellette 207-487-3890, email:
The MCI Key Club will be hosting a Color Run or Walk on Sunday, May 5th. Choose from the 1 mile or the 5K course. Register online before Wednesday, April 24th and receive a free tee-shirt. The 1-mile fun run registration fee does not include the free tee-shirt. Registration on race day will be available starting at 9 AM with t-shirts available for a fee of $10. The run will start at 10 AM but early arrival is recommended. Cash prizes of $50, $30, and $20 will be awarded for top 3 female and male 5K times. All money raised will support mental health awareness and substance abuse awareness programs in Maine. Visit M_F7M38BWb7FAocwA/viewform to register for the race.

ROCK, GEMS AND DIRT PROGRAM: Piscataquis County Soil and Water Conservation District (PCSWCD) has opened registration for the second session in the popular Families in the Outdoors series, Rocks, Gems and Dirt. This event will take place at the Law Farm in Dover-Foxcroft on Thursday, April 18th from 1 to 4 PM. This program is recommended for adults and children ages 5+. To join, you must register by contacting the PCSWCD at 207-564-2321 ext. 3,, or on the website at Information about Families in the Outdoors and registration information can also be found on the Facebook page There is a small registration fee per person, which supports conservation education programs.
ADULT BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP: The Pine Tree Hospice will be holding an Adult Bereavement Support Group on Tuesday, April 16th from 11 AM to 1 PM. Reverend Ray Beless will be addressing this topic at Pine Tree Hospice’s next Lunch and Learn. This event is a part of Pine Tree Hospice’s Adult Bereavement Support Program. Lunch and Learn is free of charge and includes a nutritious lunch. The program is open to adults in the community who have experienced grief and loss whether recently or in the past.  To register for Lunch ‘n Learn, contact Pine Tree Hospice at 564-4346.

CANCER PRAYER/SUPPORT GROUP MEETING: The Corinna Cancer Prayer and Support Group will meet every third Tuesday of the month from 4 to 5
PM at the Corinna United Methodist Church Parsonage (the house next to the church) on the Dexter Road in Corinna. The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 16th. The meetings are open to anyone in the community or surrounding communities that has been touched by Cancer. For more information contact Carol at 278-7952.
FREE COMMUNITY LUNCHEON: The Corinna United Methodist Church is
hosting a Free Community Luncheon on Wednesday, April 17th at 11 AM. Lunch will be served at 11:30 AM. All are welcome to attend and enjoy a lunch and fellowship. The church is located at 16 Dexter Road.
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, April 19th 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 416-6602.
CAKE/PIE SALE: The Corinna United Methodist Church is holding a cake and pie sale on Saturday, April 20th at the church annex. The sale will start at 9 AM and last until sold out.
DONATIONS SOUGHT FOR TRASH AND TREASURE SALE: The Corinna United Methodist Church located on 16 Dexter Road will have their annual Trash and Treasure sale on Saturday, April 27th from 9 AM to 12 PM. Donations are currently being accepted and may be dropped off from 10 AM to 6 PM on Monday, April 15th through Saturday, April 20th, and Monday, April 22nd through Friday, April 26th at the parsonage garage next to the church. For more information contact Mary at 278-4180 or Dot at 278-4566. This is an annual event for the United Methodist Women of the church and the proceeds go to the mission program.

NEIGHBORHOOD CLEAN-UP: The Town of Plymouth will be meeting at the Grange Hall for coffee and donuts before heading out to clean up the town on Saturday, April 27th at 9 AM. Trash bags and gloves will be provided. Participants will be assigned to a designated area in town to clean up trash and bottles. Everyone will meet back at the Grange Hall at 12 PM. Leave your trash/bottles when finished with the clean-up as the proceeds from the bottles will benefit the Rec Department.

VENDORS SOUGHT FOR CRAFT/VENDOR FAIR: Mid-Maine LaCrosse will be holding a craft and vendor fair on Saturday, April 27th from 9 AM to 3 PM. Set-up starts at 7:30 AM at the Palmyra Community Center. Spaces are priced at $25 each or $35 if you need a table and chairs. For more information contact 207-416-2610 or visit
CRIBBAGE SOCIAL: St. Martin’s Episcopal Church will be holding a cribbage social on Wednesday, April 17th at 1 PM. All are invited to attend. The Church is located at 900 Main Street.

CONTESTANTS WANTED: The Clinton Lions Fair Scholarship Pageant will be held on Thursday, September 5th. In the meantime, contestants are wanted in 4 age divisions: Little Miss - 5 to 9; Juniors - 10 to 13; Seniors - 14 to 17; and Collegiate - 18 to 23. Available prizes include: 2 $1,000 and 2 $500 academic scholarships from ages 14 to 23. Cash prizes for 2 younger age divisions ages 5 to 13. For more information or to request a packet contact, or call/text, Sarah 270-1182 or Katrina 649-7387. Application deadline is Wednesday, June 5th.


YARD AND RUMMAGE SALE DONATIONS SOUGHT: Peoples United Methodist Church will have their annual Spring Yard/Rummage Sale on Saturday, May 4th. The Church is now accepting donations of rummage/yard items. Donations may be dropped off at the Church  or  some donated items may also be picked-up. Peoples United Methodist Church,  is located at 131 Main Street. For more information or to arrange a pick-up of donated items contact the Church at 368-4404.
SUPERSITTER CLASS: The Education Department at Northern Light Sebasticook Valley Hospital (SVH) will offer a Supersitter class at 167 Leighton Street in Pittsfield on Friday, April 19th from 9 AM to 3:30 PM. This class is for students in grades 6-8 who are interested in becoming an effective babysitter. The cost of the class is $30. Pre-registration is required and ends Tuesday, April 16th. Space is limited. For more information and to register, contact Laurie Alexander at 487-3890. TTY- 487-4590.
BOARD MEETING: The Newport Water District will be holding their District Board of Trustees meeting at 6 PM on Thursday, April 18th. The meeting will be held at 124 Moosehead Trail.


FELLOWSHIP BREAKFAST: The Dixmont United Methodist Church will hold their monthly fellowship breakfast on Saturday, April 20th from 7 to 9 AM. The breakfast will be held at the Dixmont Snowmobile Clubhouse on the Cates Road. 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 under 5 free.

ADVANCE CARE PLANNING: Advance Care Planning isn’t just for those with life-limiting illnesses, but for everyone. Pine Tree Hospice is offering a free informative seminar at Dexter Health Care, located at 64 Park Street on Monday, April 15th from 1 to 3:30 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 more information and to register, contact Pine Tree Hospice at 564-4346 or email

PUBLIC SUPPER: The Stetson Meeting House will be hosting a public supper on Saturday, April 27th  at 5 PM. The supper will be held in the  basement. The menu includes baked beans, casseroles, salads, bread and desserts. The cost for the meal will be by donation. In addition to the supper there will be a silent auction. Proceeds to benefit Stetson’s Widows and Orphans Food Cupboard.