Unity Town News

By Sonia Antunes | Apr 08, 2013

soniadaniel3@yahoo.com

In my world

It was a great turnout for the potluck benefit supper for Mark Talty held in Knox and I saw a lot of friendly faces. I added a new fainting goat doe to our farm, which I named Finch. I also picked up piglets from Central Maine Pigs in Newport, and a few more pullets to add to the flock. I think I’m all done adding animals to the farm until May, when our buckling is ready -- but I can never be sure.

In your world

Invitation to bid on cemetery maintenance

The town of Unity is accepting bids for a term of three years for mowing and maintenance of its seven cemeteries. Contract specs are available at the Town Office. Bids must be received in the Town Office by Friday, May 3, at 2:30 p.m. and will be opened at the May 6 Selectmen’s meeting. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Town Office, 84 School St.

Cooking Matters classes in Unity

Monday, April 8

Our first Cooking Matters session is a huge success, with more than 15 participants signed up! Seven families are coming out to cook and learn new recipes together. Monica Murphy, proprietor of Crosstrax coffee shop, is our culinary instructor. The Volunteer Regional Food Pantry has stepped up to aid us in the recruitment of families, but is also standing by to support us with any additional help that might be needed. Not only do participants come together to learn about nutrition, healthy eating and cooking skills, they are also encouraged to take what they learn home with them. They even get to go home with a bag full of groceries to replicate the recipes they make during class. This class will run for five consecutive Mondays at the Community Center. A second class series is scheduled to begin April 29.

The Tannahill Weavers

Thursday, April 11, 7 p.m.

In concert at Unity Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets: $20.

Alpaca 101

Saturday, April 13, 1- 5 p.m.

Northern Solstice Alpaca Farm, Unity. Sponsored by the Alpaca Center of New England. Fee. info@alpacacenterone.com.

Board of Selectmen meeting

Monday, April 16, 6:30 p.m.

At the Town Office. Read the Agenda and the minutes of past meetings at www.unityme.org/gov/minutes.

CIFF Selects film: King Corn

Thursday, April 18, 6 p.m.

At Unity Center for the Performing Arts. Admission is free.

Just outside your world - (items of possible interest)

Herbs and Meditation for Calming the Mind and Easing Despair and Grief

Saturday, April 13, 10 - 11:30 a.m.

With herbalists Deb Soule and Kahadish Waadabi, Avena Botanicals, Rockport. Part of the "Our Living Earth, Living Soul Series," four talks about herbs to honor and raise funds in memory of Russell Libby. The speakers are donating their time, and all proceeds go directly to the Russell Libby Memorial Fund. Classes are by donation only, with suggested donations of $5 to $500. Pre-registration is encouraged, but not required. For information and registration call Avena Botanicals at 594-0694.

Four-day timber frame class

Thursday to Sunday, April 18 to 21

Hidden Valley Nature Center, Jefferson. Basics of post-and-beam construction, starting with standing trees and ending with a finished small building. Co-sponsored by MOFGA, which offers some scholarships (amarshall@mofga.org). $500 ($450 for HVNC, SWOAM & MOFGA members) includes breakfast, lunch and all materials. Information: 586-6752, gary@hvnc.org or http://hvnc.org.

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