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NEWPORT

PLANT AND BAKE SALE: The Sebasticook Garden Club will be holding a Plant and Bake Sale on Saturday, May 26th from 9 AM until sold out. The sale will be held at Bear’s One Stop. There will be annuals, perennials, some house plants, gardening related items and assorted baked goods. Proceeds from this event, help fund community plantings, camperships, speakers, book donations, children’s activities and other club expenses.
YARD/RUMMAGE SALE:
Peoples United Methodist Church will have their Annual Spring Yard and Rummage Sale on Saturday, June 2nd from 8 AM to 2:30 PM. There will be a bake sale, adult children’s clothing, jewelry, appliances, furniture, and more. Donations are now being accepted of rummage and yard items. You may drop-off items at the Church or arrange a pick-up of donated items by contacting 368-4404. The Church is located at 131 Main Street.
THIRTY-ONE BAG BINGO:
Barrows-Skidgel American Legion Post #105 will be holding Thirty-One Bag Bingo on Sunday, May 27th. Doors open at 1 PM with play beginning at 2 PM. The kitchen will be open during the event. The Post is located at 82 North Street. For more information contact Kimberly Lander at 207-341-0787 or email: klander1@roadrunner.com.

MONSON
COUNTRY DANCE: A traditional Country Dance and Potluck Supper will be held on Saturday, May 26th. The potluck will be served at 6 PM and dancing begins at 7:30 PM. The cost for adults will be $8 and children enter for free. Live music will be performed by Alexandra Bennett and band. The event will be held at the Finn Hall on Route 15.
PALMYRA
BAKED BEAN SUPPER: St. Martin’s Episcopal Church will be hosting a Baked Bean Supper on Saturday, May 26th from 4:30 to 6 PM at the Church on 900 Main Street on US Route 2. The menu includes: Baked Beans, Franks, Potato Salad, Coleslaw, Rolls, Butter, Drinks and Homemade Pies. The cost of the meal is $8 and $4 for children under the age of 12. The Church is handicapped accessible with ample parking available.
BLANCHARD
PRESERVATION SOCIETY MEETING: Blanchard Preservation Society will meet on Thursday, May 24th at 6:30 PM. The meeting will be held at the Town Hall. This will be the first meeting of the year. Attendees will be setting dates for the summer schedule and a clean-up date. All are invited to attend.
DEXTER
RSVP FOR AGE-FRIENDLY LUNCHEON: Dexter citizens are invited to a Free Age-Friendly Luncheon on Wednesday, May 30th from 11 AM to 1 PM. The luncheon will be held at the VFW Center on Cedar Street. Dexter citizens and those who live, work, shop, or recreate in Dexter are invited to the free age-friendly celebration luncheon. At the celebration, attendees will learn the results of a survey and can view the logo designed by the Tri-County Technical Center students. Andrew Bermudez will speak about the exciting Youth Work Camp program coming to Dexter in 2019 to help qualified home owners with home improvements free of charge. Winners of $25 Hannaford or P & L food cards will be chosen through a drawing at this event. The AARP Age-Friendly initiative is taking place in 50 communities from Caribou to Ogunquit throughout Maine. If you would like to attend the free age-friendly Dexter celebration luncheon you must RSVP by contacting Jean at 924-7351 extention 17 by Friday, May 25th, so that final preparations can made.
DEXTER SPINNING GROUP:
The March meeting of the Dexter Spinning Group will be held at the Abbott Memorial Library on Saturday, May 26th from 9:30 to 11:30 AM. Come join the group as all fiber arts welcome. The church is located at 1 Church Street.
YARD SALE:
The Christian Community Church will be holding a yard sale on Friday, May 25th and Saturday, May 26th from, 9 AM to 2 PM, rain or shine. The Church is located at 169 Church Street.
PUBLIC SUPPER: The VFW Post #4298 will be holding a Public Supper on Friday, June 1st from 5 to 6:30 PM. The menu includes hot dogs, beans, brown bread, coleslaw, drinks and dessert. The supper will be held at the Post home on 20 Cedar Street.
GUILFORD
PUBLIC BARBECUE: The Guilford United Methodist Church will be hosting a barbecue directly after the Memorial Day Parade, on Monday, May 28th. The church is located right across from the fire station on School Street. All are welcome to attend.
DOVER-FOXCROFT
AMERICAN LEGION WARRIOR RACE AND FUN RUN: The 1st Annual American Legion Warrior Race and Fun Run will be held on Saturday, May 26th. Early registration starts at 7:30 AM and the race begins at 9 AM. The Dover Foxcroft American Legion invites the public to join them to bring awareness to veteran issues, while building camaraderie within the community and to help raise money to provide assistance to veterans and family members. Come out and enjoy as a race participant, volunteer, event sponsor, or simply to support the participants. A complimentary barbecue for volunteers and participants will be offered and each participant will receive an inaugural Warrior Race and Fun Run Coins. The race will be held at the American Legion Post #29 at 121 Park Street in Dover-Foxcroft. For more information see any Dover Foxcroft Legion member or visit Facebook@American Legion Post 29, Dover Foxcroft or contact 207-564-8550.
REGISTER FOR THE TEEN WILDERNESS EXPEDITION:
The Piscataquis Soil and Water Conservation District (PSWCD) will offer its Teen Wilderness Expedition to kids aged 12-16 beginning on Tuesday, July 17th through Thursday, July 19th. How does a 3-day, 2-night stay at AMC’s Gorman Chairback Lodge, complete with a fun-packed schedule of activities sound to you? Registration closes when full and/or by Friday, June 1st. Direct all questions about the Teen Wilderness Expedition to the PSWCD, 207-564-2321 ext. 3 or email: info@piscataquisswcd.org.
CANAAN
CONTRA DANCE: A Contra Dance will be held at the Canaan Farmers Hall on Saturday, June 2nd at 7:30 PM. The live band, Bien Sur will be performing and the caller will be John McIntire. All ages welcome, no partners necessary, all dances taught. The hall is located at 296 Main Street (Route 2) in Canaan Village. For more information contact Scott at 207-399-8454 or canaanfarmershall@gmail.com.
PLYMOUTH
SAVE THE DATE FOR PLYMOUTH DAYS: The town of Plymouth will be holding their Annual Plymouth Days celebration on Saturday, June 23rd this year. During the day’s festivities there will be several ways for community members to contribute to the fundraising efforts for a new Plymouth Veteran’s Honor Roll. The parade, which will include a Veteran’s float, will kick-off the day’s activities at 10 AM. Following the parade there will be plenty of family and kid activities at the ball field in the center of town. Activities include, face painting, touch a truck, a bounce house, obstacle course, live music and horse drawn wagon rides. There will also be free hot dogs and drinks for all to enjoy. Throughout the day donations will be accepted towards the new Honor Roll, as well as raffling off patriotic items and hosting a pie auction at 11:30 AM. Come support local Veterans by donating to the cause in any way possible. If you are a Veteran registered from the town of Plymouth who would like to be added to the Honor Roll contact Linda at linseavey@yahoo.com or Kathy at sadierose1954@yahoo.com.
BENEFIT YARD AND BAKE SALE:
The Plymouth Grange Hall will be hosting Operation Christmas Child Yard and Bake Sale on Saturday, June 2nd from 9 AM to 4 PM. Proceeds from this sale will be used toward packing and shipping shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child. The Grange Hall is located on the Moosehead Trail. For more information contact Vicki Savage at 259-0025 or Wendy Hopkins at 341-1765.
SANGERVILLE
PUBLIC MEETING: The Sangerville Historical Society along with a group of residents are investigating whether the town could secure grant funds for an elevator in the Town Hall. A public meeting will be held at 6:30 PM on Tuesday, May 22nd in the Town Hall meeting room to discuss the efforts. Chris Maas will be the guest speaker. All are invited to attend. Refreshments will be served.
GARLAND
STORYTIME AND FLOWER PLANTING: The Garland Rec Committee will host a storytime and flower planting activity on Friday, June 1st from 3 to 4:30 PM at the Garland Community Center. Come hear Eric Carle's story, The Tiny Seed and then help plant some tiny seeds and flowers of your own. This is a free event and all are welcome to attend.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO PLACE FLAGS: The Town of Garland invites volunteers to assist with placing flags on the graves of veterans at the cemeteries around town. Anyone who is interested in participating should meet at Evergreen Cemetery (Campbell Road) on Monday, May 21st at 9:30 AM. All are invited to attend.