Unity Town News

By Sonia Antunes | Mar 02, 2014
Photo by: Sonia Antunes While snowshoeing, we found an old goat skull up in our woods

IN MY WORLD

 

I've been doing a lot of snowshoeing lately with a friend and our packs of dogs. I didn't think I liked snowshoeing that much, until I tried it with snow poles. (I used to fall a lot - more). The poles helped so much with my balance that it's made it truly enjoyable for us, and the dogs are thrilled. Last weekend I was hiking on our property and one of our dogs, Sammy, came across something hanging in a tree and knocked it down. She had found one of the goat skulls we have placed up there to deteriorate over the summer. I didn't think it would be so clean already. I brought it back and hung it on the front of our house with some other skulls we have hanging. It's so neat!

 

 

IN YOUR WORLD

 

Comprehensive Plan Committee meeting

Thursday, March 6 at 6:30 pm

In Koons Hall, Room 201 (upstairs) at Unity College. Observers welcome. Read the Minutes from Past Meetings. www.unityme.org/gov/minutes/index.html Follow the Comprehensive Plan Committee on Facebook www.facebook.com/unitymaine. Did you attend the visioning session? We would love to hear your Feedback about it or any thing else. www.unityme.org/gov/feedback.html

 

Unity Area Regional Recycling Center Special Board of Directors meeting

Thursday, March 6 at 7pm

At the Recycling Center located at 95 Leonard Rd in Thorndike. This meeting will be to discuss exploring single stream and a new manager's role.

 

MOVIE: CIFF Selects Presents: SHORED UP

Thursday March 6 at 7pm

Shored Up is a documentary that asks tough questions about our coastal communities and our relationship to the land. What will a rising sea do to our homes, our businesses, and the survival of our communities? Can we afford to pile enough sand on our shores to keep the ocean at bay? Beach engineering has been our only approach so far, but is there something else out there to be explored? Our development of the coastlines put us in a tough predicament, and it’s time to start looking for solutions. At the Unity Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets: FREE http://shoredupmovie.com

 

Bake Sale!

Friday, March 7 from 9am - 12pm

Find all sorts of homemade sweets and other scrumptious items. It’s time to stock up, while supporting the United Methodist Women in their various mission projects. We will be set up in the Fellowship Hall of the Unity Union Church. Soups will be added to the mix as well. Free coffee and fellowship.

 

MUSIC: Roosevelt Dime

Friday March 7 at 8pm

To listen to the music of Roosevelt Dime is to take a journey through American roots music. Inspired by Appalachian string bands, Memphis soul, New Orleans dixieland, and the musical melting pot of Brooklyn which they call home, the band has forged a sound they’ve come to call Steamboat Soul. At Unity Center for the Performing Arts - Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door. http://rooseveltdimemusic.com

 

Organic Orcharding Workshop Series: Pruning Fruit Trees

Saturday March 8 from 10am - 3pm

Learn to prune fruit trees to encourage vigorous growth, heavy fruit set and quality fruit yield. Collection of scion wood and storage will also be discussed. Please bring a bag lunch. Common Ground Education Center in Unity. Instructor: John Bunker. Fee: $30. Registration required. www.mofga.org/Default.aspx?tabid=300#Pruning

 

Unity Barn Raisers Community Meal

Saturday, March 8 at 5 pm

At the Community Center. The Irish themed meal will feature meat and veggie stews, colcannon (a potato dish), Irish soda bread, salad, and desserts. Adults: $10, kids under 12: $5 and kids under 5 free.

 

Organic Livestock Management Discussion: Pigs

Wednesday, March 12 from 5:30 - 8 pm

MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center. Potluck supper included. Free. More info at www.mofga.org/Events/MOFGALivestockEvents/tabid/303/Default.aspx

 

Participatory English Country Dancing

Wednesday, March 12 from 7 - 9:30pm

Live music by the North Star sisters. All are invited, no need to bring a partner. All dances taught by Nancy Rosalie & John McIntire. Donation requested, except for UC students, to cover musicians' expenses. At the Unity Center for the Performing Arts. For more info, call 568-7597.

 

 

JUST OUTSIDE YOUR WORLD - (items of possible interest)

 

MOFGA Benefit at The Flatbread Company - Portland

Thursday, March 6 from 5 - 9pm

Celebration will include music by the Gunther Brown Band and servings of Gunther Brown Ale, made just for the band and this event. Funky Bow (owned by MOFGA board member Paul Lorrain), Flatbread and Pig Pro will donate 5% of the proceeds from this event to MOFGA. 72 Commercial St, on the waterfront in Portland.

 

Climate Solutions 2014 Expo and Summit - Augusta

Wednesday, March 12 from 9am - 5pm

If you care about the Maine your children will inherit, turn your attention to Climate Solutions, bringing Mainers together to work for better ways to prevent pollution and prepare for changes that will affect us all. A powerful coalition of businesses, higher education institutions, farmers and gardeners, winter sports enthusiasts, faith communities, Native nations, environmentalists, and community development financial institutions will be holding the first major initiative on solutions to climate change. Exhibits, displays, break out sessions, talks and plenary panel. Augusta Civic Center. For full schedule and details, visit http://climatesolutionsme.org

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