I recently was next to the electric car chargers in Belfast’s Beaver Street lot, and had to second guess if I was unplugging my car because another gray Chevy Volt parked right next to me. The couple who owned the car came up behind me as I was examining their car to see if it was mine. Looking past the weirdo with a shirt and tie on, peering into their car to examine its contents, they struck up a conversation with me.

They recently moved to Belfast from Virginia, and were thrilled to see how advanced Maine was with our electric vehicle charging network. They said they lived just a little south of Richmond until a couple of months ago, and had “nothing like” the number of electric vehicle charging stations Belfast had (there are two in the Beaver Street lot and four in the Bridge Street lot).

So — well done, Belfast!

Freedom Congregational Church will hold a Turkey Dinner with desserts on Saturday, Nov. 5, at 4:30 p.m. Adults $10, children $5, 3 and under free.

There will be a Hunters Breakfast Saturday, Nov. 12, 5 to 10 a.m., at the Freedom Fire House next to the Town Office. Suggested donation to the Fire Department is $8, and the menu will include pancakes, eggs, sausage, bacon, baked beans, biscuits and gravy, toast, juice and coffee.

After you have breakfast in Freedom and spend all day hunting, stop by Unity’s American Legion Post 50 for a “Hunters Supper and Raffle Drawing.” This event is also on Nov. 12, but from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at 108 Windemere Lane, Unity. Dinner is $10 for an adult, $5 for a child 6 to 16 years old, and free for 5 and under. Dinner includes baked beans, hot dogs, rolls, casseroles, salads, desserts and a beverage. There will be a raffle drawing and door prizes.

Finally, a selfish reminder that I am teaching my veteran benefits 101 seminar at Mount View on Thursday, Nov. 10, from 6:30 to no later than 8 p.m. There is no registration fee, but please notify the Regional School Unit 3 Adult and Community Education Department if you want to attend. Come learn how to apply for VA disability benefits, and what a veteran needs to prove to win his case.