Spring is making an appearance in fits and starts this year. Along with unseasonably cool weather, I am unhappy to report, while working in the yard this week, as the wind died down and the sun shone through, black flies are now back in abundance. Have also recently noticed our neighborhood bats have started whizzing about from their wintering naps.

School budget meeting

The Regional School Unit 3 budget meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, May 22, at 7 p.m. at the Mount View Elementary/Middle School gym.

The Maker's Society

The Silverton BBQ food truck will be at the Maine Maker's Society parking lot, formerly the 10-4 General Store, on Route 3 in Montville, each Tuesday and Wednesday for the season.

The Maker's Society is looking for handmade vendors for their Saturday market, Memorial Day Weekend through the end of September, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Booth spaces are up to 10×10 and they are asking $25 a space.

There will be live music, food, as well as, occasional demonstrations and workshops. They would also be interested in hosting a food truck, or fresh seafood or farm stand. Email to reserve a space.

A Saturday night farm-to-table dinner is scheduled for May 25. Visit Makers Society on Facebook for details.

Union Harvest Grange Field Day

It’s all hands on deck for Montville's Union Harvest Grange Field Day committee! We need and welcome everybody who wants to help. The planning committee meets weekly on Mondays at 6 p.m. at the Montville Town Office. For more information, call Terry 342-5544.

Gardening class

There will be a free gardening class on Tuesday, May 21, at 6 p.m. at the Volunteer Regional Food Pantry, 180 Depot St. in Unity. The event is open to all and there is no need to sign up. Take home free seeds and seedlings! The pantry will also host a Pancake Breakfast fundraiser on June 1, from 7 to 10 a.m.

Memorial Day Dinner

The Liberty Lodge Hall, 110 W. Main St., Liberty, is having a Memorial Day Dinner on Monday, May 27, at noon.

The event is sponsored by ladies of the Order of the Eastern Star. Suggested donation is $7 for adults, children under 12 are $3, and families $20. The menu includes ham, turkey, baked beans, casseroles, salads, rolls, beverages and lots of pies!

Pre-K signups

Waldo Community Action Partners Early Childhood Program is now accepting applications for fall enrollment at Walker or Unity Pre-K school locations. If you have a 3- or 4-year-old child, please visit, choose Services and Early Childhood to apply, or call Lori at 338-3827.

J.A. Bakery will be opening Monday, May 20, at Peavey's General Store on Route 3 in Montville. They will be offering a variety of fresh bakery items every day that you can purchase at Peavey's! They will also offer special order wedding cakes, specialty cakes and pies.

Liberty Craft Brewing

On Saturday, May 25, at 5 p.m., The Smoked Salmon band will take to the stage at Liberty Craft Brewing, 7 Coon Mountain Lane, off Pinnacle Road. On Saturday, June 1, Good Life with Paddy Mills will be performing at 5 p.m. Reviews have said LCB is a treehouse-style brewery/pub with amazing deck views and pub food including brisket, ribs, burgers, Greek gyro, panini and wood-fired pizza on Saturdays.

Liberty Library

On Monday, June 3, Randy Hadsell will demonstrate how to use the automated external defibrillator (AED) machine available at the library. Volunteers are expected to attend, but anyone who is interested is welcome.

There will be a book discussion on "The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women" by Kate Moore Wednesday, June 5, 6:30 p.m. Hundreds of young women toiled away at radium-dial factories. Copies of the book are available at the library. Anyone is welcome to come to the book discussion, even if you haven’t read the book.

That's about it for this week.

Until next time.