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Dexter Area CALENDAR OF MEETINGS & EVENTS at a glance
  • 1st & 3rd Wed of month- Abbott Memorial Library Quilters & Knitters Club meet at 6 pm, in the meeting room downstairs in the library. Call Liz at 924.7292 for more information
  • Last Wed of month - Abbott Memorial Library Book Club, 6 pm in the meeting room downstairs in the library. Call Liz at 924.7292 for more information
  • Wednesday - Dexter Public Health nurse every Wednesday free screenings from 8 to 10 at Council Chambers
  • Fridays - WomanCare outreach hours in Dexter at Morrison building (beside the Town office) from 8:30 am - 12 pm - Please call 564-8165 FMI
  • Fridays - Career Center is in the Chambers on Fridays from 8:30 to noon
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    Mushroom Cultivation Workshop
    Friday, April 24, 2015
    SANGERVILLE - Ever think about growing mushrooms in your backyard or on your farm? This all-day workshop will cover the basics of growing shiitake mushrooms on hardwood logs for beginners and experienced growers, from tree selection to harvest on May 9th 10:00 am to 4:30 pm at Marr Pond Farm in Sangerville.

    The day will begin with an information-sharing session, including a walk through the woodlot and discussions on log selection, a log yard tour, inoculation techniques, fruiting cycles, and more.

    Following a potluck lunch attendees will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in log inoculation. Skills we will practice include: drilling, plugging, waxing, log yard stacking, and placement techniques. All tools needed will be provided, and we may have some extras on-hand for purchase.

    This workshop will provide you with the theoretical and hands-on knowledge to start your own home or commercial mushroom yard. The workshop is $30 and includes two inoculated logs to bring home.

    Marr Pond Farm is an off-grid homestead and small-scale mushroom farm in it's second year of production. We look forward to meeting new people in the community, and educating farmers and gardeners alike about mushroom cultivation. In addition to teaching you new skills, this workshop will provide much appreciated support for us as a recently established farm.

    In the interest of providing individualized attention and instruction this workshop has a limited number of spaces. Please RSVP by May 2nd.

    To register or for more information and directions email Ryan at

    DDATT April electricity workshop
    Monday, April 13, 2015
    DEXTER - Frightened of that lamp that keeps flickering on and off? Wondering how safe that electrical cord is that your kitten has been teething on? “Wiring for Dummies” is for you.

    On Saturday April 25th, 10 to noon, DDATT will be hosting a wiring workshop for simple electrical repairs to household appliances.

    The focus will be repairing and replacing electrical cords and plugs. Participants are encouraged to bring small appliances such as lamps, toasters, irons, and clocks with frayed cords, loose plugs, etc., as well as pliers and wire cutters, if owned.

    The event takes place at the Abbott Memorial Library Meeting Room, 1 Church St. Dexter.

    For more information contact 924-7292.

    Rabies Clinic for your Dogs & Cats
    Monday, April 13, 2015
    DEXTER - On May 2,2015 Adoption's Plus and The Pet Motel are sponsoring a rabies clinic at the Pet Motel on Route 7 in Corinna Maine.The clinic will run from 12:00 until 1:00.

    Dogs are 15.00 and cats are 25.00, nails are seven, there will also be micro chips offered at 35.00 which is a good source of identification for your pet.

    Part of the proceeds will go to help the stray animals at the Pet Motel get vet care and altered to help reduce unwanted animals and reduce animal cruelty. Adoption's Plus is a small non-profit organization created in 2005 to help the stray animals in the community and we believe in the no kill policy.

    The Dexter Veterinary Clinic will be doing the vaccinations and micro chips. For more in formation please call 924-7513.

    MOCA plans Spring Program and workshops
    Monday, April 13, 2015
    NEW GLOUCESTER - The intricate carvings of a 19th century stone carver will be the focus of the Spring Program of the Maine Old Cemetery Association in New Gloucester, May 16, at the First Congregational-Christian Church. The church is located at 19 Gloucester Hill Road.

    Bartlett Adams (1726 to 1828) arrived in Maine from Massachusetts in 1800 to establish a stonecutting workshop, that was in business from 1800 to 1828. He made marble hearthstones, mantelpieces and door jams, but the most lasting, and visible, impact of his work is still seen today in the early cemeteries of southern Maine.

    The Maine Old Cemetery Association is comprised of nearly 700 paying members and more than 1,100 Facebook “friends”, all focused on preserving and researching the old cemeteries of Maine. The organization was founded in 1968 by the late Hilda Fife.

    Ron Romano, the region’s Bartlett Adams expert, will be the featured speaker for the spring program, with a focus on his research of Adams’ stones. The program also features a discussion of and visits to New Gloucester cemeteries, presented by Thomas and E. Philip Blake, president of the New Gloucester Cemetery Association and the curator of New Gloucester Historical Society, respectfully. Thomas is also the acting sexton of the local cemeteries since 1998 and E. Philip is the author of Images of America’s “New Gloucester” (2009).

    Registration for the program is $3 at the door, and is open to all. Membership in MOCA can be paid at the program or online at Annual membership is $7 or $30 for five years, and $150 for lifetime membership. Membership includes a quarterly newsletter with updates on cemetery-related projects and goals, as well as communication with researchers.

    MOCA programs always include exhibits and displays of cemetery-related projects. Anyone involved with cemetery research or preservation projects is invited to create a display of their work to share with the membership.

    A MOCA business meeting is planned before lunch with President Clyde Berry presiding. All are welcome to attend to learn more of the work of the MOCA membership. The afternoon will feature a trip to New Gloucester Lower Cemetery, one of their oldest, lead by the Blakes. The door prize drawing will be held during the tour, and winners must be present to win.

    Lunch by reservation will be provided by the Congregational Church Meal Committee at a cost of $7 paid at the door. Reservations can be made until Thursday, May 7, online at or by email to Debi Curry at or by phone to Jessica Couture at (207) 877-7675.

    The week following the spring program a ”Cleaning and Leaning Workshop” will be held in Waterboro, sponsored by the Waterboro Cemetery Committee and MOCA. The workshop includes MOCA’s program of Cemetery DOs and DON’Ts. A $20 donation is requested for registration including a pizza lunch. More information is available from Angela M. McCoy of the cemetery committee at (207) 651-1059 or and also at

    MOCA members and interested parties are also invited to participate in the 2015 Association of Gravestone Studies Conference, June 23 to 28 at Westfield State University in Westfield, MA, that will include a bus tour of cemeteries in Southern Berkshire County, a noted marble region. More information is available at Another “Cleaning and Leaning Workshop” is planned in Rockport Aug. 29. More details will be available on the MOCA website.

    MOCA’s Legislative Liaison is currently following and seeking support for three bills aimed at cemetery maintenance and protection, LDs 378, 1071, 862 and 953. To learn more go to

    Learn to prune, graft apple trees at UMaine Extension Field Day in Saint Albans
    Monday, April 13, 2015
    PENQUIS - Event set for 10 a.m.-1 p.m. April 25 at Avalon Acres Orchard & Farm.

    University of Maine Cooperative Extension in Skowhegan will offer a free apple tree pruning and grafting field day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 25, at Avalon Acres Orchard & Farm, 234 Dexter Road, Saint Albans.

    Avalon Acres owner Mark Sheriff will present information about general planting and management practices for apple trees and demonstrate pruning and grafting in the orchard. Home orchardists and those planning to plant apple trees this spring are welcome to attend, according to a news release from the extension.

    Preregistration is requested, but not required. Attendees should wear footwear appropriate for walking on uneven terrain. For more information, to register, or to request a disability accommodation, call Pete Bastien at 474-9622 or 800-287-1945 (toll-free in Maine)..

    Garland Grange Spring Flea Market
    Tuesday, April 14, 2015
    GARLAND - Do you need to clean out your home, attic, or barn? Are you in search of used treasures? Come on over to Garland Grange Hall Saturday, May 9 from 9 am to 4pm.

    In addition to lots of great stuff for sale, there will also be some excellent Grange food for sale including lunch items, baked goods and more.

    SELL YOUR OWN STUFF: For your opportunity to sell your unwanted/unused stuff, call Jackie at 564-0029. You can reserve your own table for only $10.00, but the rule is carry in, carry out. OR, WE WILL SELL IT FOR YOU: Donations are accepted and pick up is available within 10 miles of Garland. Call Jackie at 564-0029 to arrange for pick up of your unwanted/unused stuff. No furniture, please. All donations become property of Garland Grange. Garland Grange Hall is located on the Oliver Hill Road in Garland.


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