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THRIFT STORE HALF PRICE SALE: The Dexter Sunrise Kiwanis Thrift Shop will be holding a half price sale on Friday, June 14th and Saturday, June 15th from 10 AM to 3 PM. The shop is located at 74 Grove Street.
The Abbott Memorial Library will be hosting a free movie night on Wednesday, June 12th at 6 PM. The movie will be about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Rather than trace the full arc of her career, it focuses on the first sex-discrimination case she argued in federal court in the early 1970s, and on the development of a legal strategy to challenge injustices so deeply ingrained as to seem perfectly natural. For more information contact 924-7292.


CONTRA DANCE: There will be a Contra Dance on Friday, June 14th at the Central Hall from 7 to 10 PM. The caller will be  John McIntire and there will be live music by the band "Some Reel People". All dances are taught, and those who want to sit and watch are welcome too. The cost of admission is $7 for singles and $12 for families.
BLACKSMITH DEMONSTRATION: A blacksmith demonstration will be held on Saturday, June 15th from 10 AM to 3 PM. The demo will be held at the Dunham Forge, located next to the Blacksmith Shop Museum at 107 Dawes Road.  Matt Griffith from Guilford will be the guest blacksmith. Families and questions are welcome.
NAMI ENCORE PRESENTATION: A rebroadcast of the Polyvagal Theory and how it can be used to prevent and heal trauma will occur on Thursday, June 13th at the Commons at Central Hall at 1 PM. Stephen Proges, PHD will speak on his original theory. Register for this free event at 924-7903 or
YOGA NIDRA: Yoga instructor and Pine Tree Hospice volunteer Gayle Worden RYT, is offering free Yoga Nidra sessions for both professional and family caregivers in the community and for Pine Tree Hospice volunteers. The sessions are about 45 minutes in length and are held at the Congregational Church on West Main Street. The next session is Saturday, June 15th from 9 to 10 AM. Arrive a few minutes early to get set-up and ready for this amazing experience. Plan on bringing a pillow and a blanket to lie on and one to cover-up with. Space is limited. Register for the session by contacting the PTH office at 564-4346 or emailing For more information visit Gayle Worden’s website for Center Yoga and Healing Arts can be found at
MEMORIAL SERVICE: The Sarah Elizabeth Palmer Tent #23, Daughters of Union Veterans along with the Daniel Chaplin Camp #3, Sons of Union Veterans will be holding a memorial service on Saturday, June 15th at 1 PM. The event will be held at the South Dover Cemetary just off Route 15 to honor Archibald and Edwin Lambert who served with Co. I of the 22nd Maine Infantry. Family members of the Lamberts along with the general public are welcome. For questions or for more information contact the Bennett's at 876-3073.
REGISTRATION OPEN FOR GARDEN FUN: Piscataquis County Soil and Water Conservation District (PCSWCD) has opened registration for the third session in the popular Families in the Outdoors series, Garden Fun. This event will take place at the Law Farm on Friday, June 21st from 9 AM to 12 PM, with a rain date of Friday, June 28th, same time. Registration is required for this event. Register by contacting the PCSWCD at 207-564-2321 ext. 3,, or at Information about Families in the Outdoors and registration information can also be found on at There is a small registration fee per person, which supports conservation education programs.
GOLF TOURNAMENT FUNDRAISING EVENT: Gordon Contracting and Pine Tree Hospice bring you this year’s big fundraiser at Foxcroft Golf Club on Saturday, June 15th.  Shotgun starts will be at 8 AM and at 1  PM.  Registration fee is $40 per person and will include a cart and a lunch. Prizes include 18 holes and carts for a foursome at Kebo Valley Golf Club in Bar Harbor and 18 holes, carts and passes for a foursome to Natanis Golf Course in Vassalboro.  Other prizes include Yeti Coolers and gift certificates to many local businesses. Register now. Players should contact Pine Tree Hospice at 564-4346 to register your teams.  All proceeds will benefit Pine Tree Hospice’s volunteer hospice, caregiver and bereavement services.
PINE TREE HOSPICE DEMENTIA WORKSHOP: Pine Tree Hospice and The Commons will be co-hosting a Dementia Care Workshop on Thursday, June 20th from 9 AM to 4:30 PM at The Commons in Dover-Foxcroft. The speaker is Kathryn Pears, Founder of Dementia Care Strategies. Following a 15-year career with the Maine Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, she started her company, Dementia Care Strategies.  Kathryn trains and consults with families, health and long-term care professionals and facilities throughout the United States. She educates aging and disability community agencies on the non-pharmacologic management of the challenging behaviors that occur with dementia. Kathryn also has personal experience, her father being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s at age 58. The workshop will cover topics such as:  what dementia is…and isn’t, what to expect in each stage, medication, understanding what triggers behavior, creating a supportive physical environment, why people with dementia don’t see the world the same way you do and how that impacts care. The workshop is open to all personal and professional caregivers and healthcare workers. This event is part of Pine Tree Hospice’s Caring for the Caregiver series, which is an ongoing program to educate, support, and encourage area caregivers.  There is no charge for attending. A lunch and snacks will be provided. To register, contact 564-4346.


FELLOWSHIP BREAKFAST: The Dixmont United Methodist Church will hold their monthly Fellowship Breakfast on Saturday, June 15th from 7 to 9 AM, 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 is $7, children under 12 $3, under 5 free.


SPEAKERS SERIES: The Sebasticook Regional Land Trust will be holding the next speaker series on Wednesday, July 12th at 93 Main Coffee Shop at 93 Maine Street. This month's speaker is Chris DeSorbo, Raptor Program Director of the Biodiversity Research Institute. Join the group for the discussion on the dramatic comeback of the American Eagle on the Sebasticook River and surrounding areas. The program is free and open to all. A $5 donation would be appreciated. Complimentary refreshments will be served. Visit Facebook page or website ( for last minute changes, or call (207) 948-3766.


SOFTBALL LEAGUE: The Sebasticook Valley Co-Ed Softball League has room for 1 more team. Contact Tonya at 341-1351 or Bill at 671-8891. Games will begin the last week in June and held at Manson Park.
WALK/RUN RACE: All are invited to a 5K Run/Walk for Yemen on Saturday, June 15th. Registration will be held at the First Baptist Church, 245 Maine Street at 8 AM. The race begins at 9 AM and will be held at Manson Park. All ages welcome for $15 (group discounts available). For more information contact Wladimir Ortiz at 207-355-1034.
COMMUNITY BREAKFAST: All are invited to the SVH community breakfast on Tuesday, June 19th from 7 to 9 AM. The event will be held at 167 Leighton Street. The Healthy SV Coalition meeting will follow this breakfast, beginning at 9 AM at 130 Leighton Street. 


SUPER BINGO MONTH: The entire month of June is the super bingo month at the American Legion on 47 Maple Street. There will be a big jackpot and maximum payouts. Super Bingo will be held on Saturdays from 4 to 9 PM. The next game will be held on Saturday, June 15th and will continue each Saturday through June 29th. Bonus Bingo will be held on Saturday, June 29th. There will be no reserved seating and will be first come first serve. The hall has a capacity of 100. Persons under 16 years of age are prohibited unless authorized under 17 M. R. S., Chapter 13-A.


POT LUCK SUPPER: The Blanchard Preservation Society will be holding a pot luck supper on Saturday, June 15th at 5 PM. The supper will be held at the Meeting House with the annual meeting and election of officers to follow.


VETERANS MONUMENT FUNDRAISING EVENTS: Plymouth Days will be held on Saturday, June 22nd. During the Plymouth Days Parade look for the Plymouth Veterans Monument Float. After the parade stop by the booth and buy tickets for a Chinese Auction or put a bid in on a silent auction item. All prizes will be drawn by 2:45 PM, so be sure to get there early to get a chance on some great gifts and gift certificates. Also, a pie auction will be taking place a bit earlier at 12 PM at the ball field on the Moosehead Trail, Route 7. All the proceeds will be used to benefit the Veteran’s Monument Fund. For more information contact Kathy at 299-5279, Tonya at 341-1451 or Linda at 341-2487.