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LINE DANCING LESSONS: The Harmony Community Center will be offering line dancing lessons every Monday evening from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. The cost will be $5 per person. The next lesson will be held on Monday, June 26th at 2 Mainstream Road. Proceeds from these lessons to benefit the community center.
INDIVISIBLE MEETING: There will be a Dexter Indivisible meeting to discuss social justice issues on Thursday, July 6th at 6 PM. The meeting will be held at the First Universalist Church of Dexter on Church Street. Attendees can use the side entrance and all are welcome to attend.
FIREWORKS AND PARADE: There will be a fireworks celebration on Monday, July 3rd at the Dexter High School Football field on 12 Abbott Hill Road at 9 PM. The fireworks will be set off over Lake Wassookeag. There will also be a 4th of July parade on Tuesday, July 4th beginning at 9:30 AM. The parade will begin at the Fire Station and progress down Church Street onto Main Street to Lincoln Street and disband at the Factory One on Water Street.
SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT: The Abbot Historical Society will be hosting retired Maine Game Warden, Roger Guay during a speaking engagement at the Abbot Town Hall on Tuesday, June 27th at 6:30 PM. Warden Guay is the co-author of "A Good Man with a Dog" and will talk of his years in the Maine woods working with his frequent companion, a brown lab named Reba. This is a free event. The Abbot Historical Society meeting will be held at 6 PM prior to the speaker. The event will be held at the Abbot Town Hall on the Main Road. For more information contact Wayne Bennett at 876-3073.

NAMI SUPPORT GROUP: The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) support group meeting will be held on the last Tuesday of the month. The next meeting will be on Tuesday, June 27th from 6:30 to 8 PM. The meeting will be located in the Borestone Room at the Mayo Regional Hospital on 897 West Main Street. For more information contact 924-7903.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MONTHLY MEETING: The Piscataquis County Soil and Water Conservation District’s Board of Supervisors will hold their monthly meeting at 6 PM on Wednesday, July 5th at the USDA Service Center located at 42 Engdahl Drive. The public is encouraged to get involved in conservation efforts by participating in meetings, volunteering and/or serving on the district board. Any interested person may participate in meetings and also inquire about becoming an associate supervisor. The USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. If you need an accommodation, notify Joanna Tarrazi at the District office by Wednesday, June 28th. For more information contact the district office at 564 - 2321, extension 3, or email

ORGANIZATIONAL ZEN PROGRAM: Organizational habits expert Janie Downey Maxwell will present her program Organizational Zen at the Pittsfield Public Library on Thursday, June 29th from 3 to 4:30 PM. From big projects to everyday tasks, Janie can help you bring organizational peace into your life. Have you ever bought something you already owned because it was easier than finding the thing you had? Do you find yourself misplacing keys, glasses, or small children? Are you feeling overwhelmed and edgy over things you may have forgotten to do? Come to learn how to get stuff done, feel more in control of your time, and bring organizational peace into your life and have fun learning. Bring a pad of paper and something to write with. This program is free and open to the public. For more information contact 207-487-5880.
The Pittsfield Public Library is holding its seventh annual art show and would like to invite local artists to participate by submitting original work to be shared with the community. Open to all artistic media including, painting, drawing, printmaking, fiber, sculpture, digital art and photography. Due to limited space, two items per artist will be accepted and 16 x 20 is the largest framed piece that can be exhibited. Keep in mind, the Library will be accepting digital photos of all submissions by email to The submission deadline is Thursday, June 29th. Artists will be notified by Monday, July 3rd if their submission will be exhibited. Set-up for the art show will be Monday morning, July 10th. The Friends of the Library will host an artist’s reception on Tuesday, July 11th from 3 to 5 PM. The show will run through Saturday, July 15th. Art work can be picked-up after the show on Monday, July 17th. For more information contact the library at 487-5880.
A Men's Breakfast is held at the Calvary Baptist Church on 573 Main Street the first Saturday of every month. The next breakfast will take place on Saturday, July 1st and will be served at 8 AM. Men of all ages are welcome to attend.
PARADE PARTICIPANTS/CRAFT AND VENDORS SOUGHT: St. Albans Summerfest is now seeking parade participants, craft and vendors for St. Albans Summerfest set to kick-off on Saturday, July 8th at 10 AM. Line-up for the parade between 8:30 and 9:30 AM at the St. Albans Elementary School on 129 Hartland Road. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. If interested in participating in St. Albans Summerfest contact Tiffany Dodge at 270-1739 for more information.
St Albans Summerfest is still in need of a few more vendors and crafters for inside and outside of the town hall for saturday July 8th 2017. Please contact Char-lin Williams at 938-2028 or 461-2949 for details ... Applications will be available at the town office.  Please pick up registration forms for the cribbage tournaments and wiffle ball tournament at town hall.
RE-USE PROGRAM: The Town of Hartland holds their Re-Use Program each month until Saturday, October 1st. The dates the program will be open to the public during the month of July will be Friday, July 7th and Saturday, July 8th from 8 AM to 2 PM. Then again on Friday, July 21st and Saturday, July 22nd. This event is open to all area residents and will be located at the Hartland Town Office on 21 Academy Street. There will be clothes, household items, books, plus much more available. Items obtained from this program are not for re-sale. For more information contact Barbara at 938-3565.
CONTRA DANCE: There will be a Contra Dance held on Saturday, July 1st starting at 7:30 PM. The cost of admission will be $7. The dance will feature live music with Bien Sur. The caller will be John McIntire. All levels are welcome and all dances taught, no partners necessary. The dance will be located at the Canaan Farmers Hall on 296 Main Street, Route 2. For more information contact Scott Price at or email at 207-399-8454.