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Extension Homemakers are partners with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension that extend adult education into home and community in the areas of food safety, nutrition and health, gardening, cultural and creative arts, financial planning and going green. Individual groups have community service projects for veterans, families in need, donating to food cupboards, shelters and fundraising for various charities. The programs scheduled for the month of April are as follows: Clinton Day will be held on Friday, April 14th at 10 AM with a Senior Talk at the Clinton Methodist Church Office; Hospital Chaplaincy in a private home will be held at 10:30 AM in Ripley on Tuesday, April 11th. These programs are all open to the public. For more information, contact the Somerset County Extension office at 207-474-9622 or 1-800-287-1495. (TDD 1-800-287-8957) also visit The University of Maine cooperating with the US Department of Agriculture Cooperative Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment and is a member of the University of Maine System.
The Kennebec Soil and Water Conservation District (KSWCD) has started its 2017 trout sale. Order forms are now available from the Kennebec District. The KSWCD sell Brook Trout from a hatchery in Frenchville. Individuals need to have a permit from Inland, Fisheries and Wildlife (IFW) and place the order by Tuesday, May 9th. The fish will be ready for to pick-up on Saturday, May 13th between 12 to 12:30 PM. Pick-up is at the office at 21 Enterprise Drive in Augusta. The order form may be obtained at or stop at the Kennebec SWCD office at 21 Enterprise Drive, Suite 1 in Augusta. The order form can be mailed or emailed to you by emailing or contacting 622-7847 extention 3.
In recognition of the 100th anniversary of the United States involvement in World War I, Skowhegan History House Museum and Research Center will host a presentation entitled “Honoring Those Who Served in WWI,” on Tuesday, May 9th at 7 PM. The presentation will be held at the Margaret Chase Smith Library at 56 Norridgewock Avenue in Skowhegan. This presentation will recognize and honor some of those who served in WWI from the local area, and examine what the Great War looked like to those who kept the home fires burning in Skowhegan. Participants will first be encouraged to relate their experiences of attending movies in early Skowhegan which will be followed with the viewing of a portion of the silent film, 1925 box office hit, The Big Parade. Director Melvin Burnham will utilize a sampling of propaganda posters, music, images, and highlight several biographical sketches of area men and women who served in the war effort. The audience will be encouraged to join in the discussion, hopefully the first of many through the season. This program is free, open to the public, and refreshments will be offered.
The Neighbors Supporting Neighbors Food Pantry in Hermon will be having their largest fundraising event on Saturday, April 22nd at the Bangor Elks club. There will be a dinner auction with the help of some volunteers from the Anah Shrine. This will be a silent and live auction with a dinner beginning at 5 PM. Tickets cost is $20 each. Neighbors Supporting Neighbors Food Pantry serves the towns of Hermon, Carmel, Etna, Levant and Dixmont. If you are interested in purchasing tickets or donating to this cause contact 299-5186 or email