THE SAFE PLACE FOOD PANTRY: The Safe Place Food Pantry is serving the surrounding communities twice a month according to the following schedule: The first and third Wednesday; Bradford, Hudson, Glenburn, and Kenduskeag. The first and third Thursday; Corinth, Charleston, Exeter, and Garland. The public is reminded that if the last day in the month is a Wednesday, the pantry will not be open for distribution that week. Food will be available the following week instead. New visitors need to fill out a short application and bring a photo ID. The pantry is open for applicants Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 3:30 PM. For a complete schedule or for more information call Bud Drew at 299-7671 or Lori Drew at 299-4861.
ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT GROUP: An Alzheimer’s support group will meet the second Wednesday of every month upstairs at St. Anne’s Parish Center on Free Street. The next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, July 11th from 1:30 to 3 PM. For more information call Cathy at 924-3742.
FANTASY RACEWAY: The Fantasy Speedway in Unity Plantation will hold its next race on Sunday, July 8th. The races start at 2:35 PM and feature 1950’s style dirt track racing with jalopies from the 30’s, 40’s, and 50’s. The track is run as an all-volunteer, non-profit historical preservation organization. Admission is $5, kids 12 and under are free and concessions will be available. No alcohol is permitted at the track which is located off Route 139 on Reynolds Road, 3 miles past Unity Raceway. For more information call 751-4002 or visit
SUMMER CONCERT SERIES: The Stewart Free Library presents the next installment of its summer concert series with Ken and Jane Brooks. The duo will be performing vintage acoustic music at the bandstand in the village center on Thursday, July 5th starting at 7 PM. The public is invited to bring their blankets and chairs and enjoy these 2012 Maine Country Music Hall of Fame inductees in a free, open air concert. In case of rain, the concert will be held in the Corinna Elementary School gymnasium at 42 Stetson Road. For more information call the library at 278-2454.
TRADITIONAL DANCE AT THE FINN HALL: A dance will be held on Saturday, July 7th from 7:30 to 10:30 PM at the Finn Hall at 467 Tenney Hill Road. Music will be provided by Woodsong and refreshments will be available. Admission is $8 for adults and $4 for students 12 and over. For more information call 997-3639 or 852-5293.
DEXTER COMMUNITY BAND SUMMER CONCERT: The Dexter Community Band will appear in concert at Pleasant Meadows Estates on Park Street on Tuesday, July 10th beginning at 6 PM. The band features music by R. B. Hall and Dexter native Harold Josiah Crosby. Admission is free and the public is invited. For more information about the Dexter Community Band visit
BOARD MEETING: The Piscataquis County Soil and Water Conservation District’s Board of Supervisors will hold their monthly meeting on Wednesday, July 11th at 9 AM at the USDA Service Center located at 42 Engdahl Drive, Dover-Foxcroft.
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. Residents who require special accommodation should contact Shelia Richard at the District office by Monday, July 2nd. For more information contact the district office at 564-2321, extension 3, or e-mail
CAR WASH AND PUBLIC SUPPER: The family of Ann Mathews Duncombe is holding an all day fund raiser event on Saturday, July 14th. The day starts with a car wash from 8 AM to 12 PM in the Cianbro Parking Lot on Main Street and ends with a spaghetti supper at the First Congregational Church on Somerset Avenue. The supper will be served from 4 to 8 PM for a $5 donation and includes dessert. Those interested in making donations of any kind should contact Bonnie at 341-6073 or Carol at 368-5443.