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Montville Historical Society Open House

The Montville Historical Society will hold its annual Holiday Open House at the Kingdom Schoolhouse in Center Montville on Sunday, Dec. 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Schoolhouse Museum will be open and staffed, and refreshments will be served.

The members will also be offering 12-inch wreaths, $15 for decorated or $12 for plain, to raise funds for ongoing preservation, education, and building projects. To pre-order wreaths, please call 589-4414 or email hogback1@fairpoint.net. All wreaths must be picked up Dec. 2 at the open house.

Rabies clinic

A free rabies clinic will be held on Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Burnham Municipal Building, 247 Horseback Road, from 9 to 11 a.m. Dr. Sarah Tomalty of Little River Veterinary Hospital will administer the shots.

Rabies shots are free to animal owners in Waldo County. Pets from other counties are welcome to come for shots for a fee of $7. Donations will be gratefully accepted. Please bring all animals on leashes or in portable pet carriers. It is also important to bring proof of a previous rabies shot so your pet can receive a three-year certificate.

In addition to the rabies shots, coupon discounts toward the cost of having pets spayed or neutered will be available. For information about the clinics call 862-5033 or 323-6308. The Waldo County Humane Society is also on facebook.

Mount View Craft Fair

The annual Holiday Craft Fair at the Mount View High School will be happening on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This huge event has many unique crafters taking part and the pie table benefits the MVHS Class of 2020.

Christmas Bazaar

Montville's Union Harvest Grange will be hosting its annual Christmas Bazaar on Sunday, Dec. 2, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come and join us for a wonderful day of food, music and friendship while picking out the perfect Christmas gift from our crafters and artisans.

The children of Hogback Mountain Academy will be joining us again with a musical selection. They were a true delight last year and we are looking forward to welcoming them back.

The Pinwheel Brothers will also be performing at the Grange with their wonderful music.

There will be hot soups and stews and pie! We always welcome new vendors and have tables available. If you would like to reserve a table or just need some information, contact Terry at 323-9151.

Toys for Tots donations at Lori's Cafe

The Marine Corps Reserve's Toys for Tots program is collecting donations at Lori's Cafe in Liberty. People wishing to make cash donations will have their names placed on a Toys for Tots paper train and displayed on the walls at the cafe. Donations can be made through Dec. 14. This event is sponsored by Crossroads to Calvary Church in Searsmont.

Santa train

Join us on Santa’s Snowbird Express and help Santa find his elves. Starting the Friday after Thanksgiving and going until Dec. 23.

Put on your holiday best and enjoy a magical train ride with Santa, Mrs. Claus, elves and a cast of characters. Relax, sip hot chocolate, munch freshly baked cookies and sing along with our jolly elves!

Schedule includes a 40-minute visit to historic Farwell’s Mill in Thorndike for food and elfin activities by the fire. Dress for the outdoors; spaces are heated, but drafty. Entire excursion is two hours round-trip. Visit thorndikemill.org for information about the mill.

This train departs from Unity Station, 212 Depot St. For details and reservations, visit belfastandmooseheadlakerail.org, call 888-317-2142 or email info@belfastandmooseheadlakerail.org.

4th annual Pay It Forward free Thanksgiving dinner

Thursday, Nov. 22, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Liberty Community Hall. If you can or would like to bring a non-perishable food item that could be donated to the Liberty Baptist Church food pantry, that would be awesome but not required. Your kindness never goes unnoticed.

Until next time.