penny@unityme.org

I'm still waiting for more than just a few hours of sunshine at a time before it rains for a couple of days. Clouds are rolling back in again. The lawn is greening up nicely; you can almost watch the grass grow.

I went to Kanokolus yesterday. The beach is still under water so it will be a couple more weeks before the new boat launch dock goes in. We still have the old one as well, and we've ordered some new billets so it doesn't sink when you walk on it. I did notice a bunch of Mylar balloons hung up in a tree. I'm sure they looked pretty when they were floating away in the sky, but now it's just a bunch of trash hanging from a tree.

On Sunday, April 28, at 6 p.m., the Unity College Chorus under the direction of Theo Van Deventer will present their annual Spring Concert. This is a free concert open to the public and will be held at the Unity College Center for Performing Arts on Depot Street. The program displays a wide variety of musical styles, including Broadway and film tunes, pop and multicultural music. All are invited. Come and support our local students!

There will be an American Heart Association CPR Class at the Unity Fire Station on Thursday, May 9 Starting at 6 p.m. There is a fee of $20. This is a one-night class. Successful participants (and everyone should be successful) will have a CPR card from the AHA.

Space is limited: Please sign up at jason.johnson@bangormaine.gov (work email). This class is being offered as part of the Emergency Management Association's efforts to get folks prepared for emergencies.

The Unity Area Rotary Club is having its annual Duck Race on Saturday, May 4, from 10 to 11 a.m. This year they have invited the Mount View Middle School eighth-graders to sell tickets with them, so they can raise funds toward their eighth-grade field trip. The Rotarians are raising funds toward local and international projects. Tickets are one for $5 or three for $10.

First prize is $500. Second prize, $300. Third prize, $100. For tickets see any Rotary Club member or MV eighth-grader.

Unity Pond will be hosting eight bass fishing tournaments this year; the first will be held on June 15. Our own Jeremy von Oesen is president of the Outcast Bass Club and their tournaments will be held Aug. 4 and 18. For more information, you can go to lakewinnecook.com under the "Boating and Fishing" tab. These tournaments bring quite a few people to our lake and it's really quite interesting to watch the weigh-ins.

The annual Fedco tree sale will be held at 213 Hinckley Road in Clinton on May 3 and 4 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. They will have fruit trees, nut trees, berry plants, vine plants (e.g., grapes), and more.

Beatles for Sale (a Beatles cover band) will be at the Unity College Center for the Arts on Saturday, May 4, from 7 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $15. The band has been entertaining audiences throughout New England since 2007 with a repertoire that consists of more than 150 songs from the Beatle catalogue.

After 37 years at Unity College, Pat Clark is retiring at the end of this spring semester in May, having left an impression on thousands of students over the course of her career.

She's one of the busiest people I know and I'm sure she will fill up her newly acquired "free time" with many more things to do. Congratulations, Pat!