Unity Town News

By Sonia Antunes | Apr 13, 2014




We went to Trivia Night at the Unity House of Pizza. It was so much fun! It started at 6pm and let out at 8pm which was nice on a work night. We came in second place and won some nice hats. They’re running it on Tuesdays. It was great fun; come down and give it a shot and I’ll see you there!


Meg Anderson and I attended a hands on Parasite Identification and Management workshop at the Northern Solstice Alpaca Farm where Robin Fowler Pratt showed us how to perform our own livestock fecal examinations! I used to treat my entire goat herd seasonally for parasites, but we learned that by doing your own fecal examinations, you can treat only when necessary, saving time and money, while avoiding treating animals unnecessarily. I had treated my herd last fall before the freeze. It was such a cold winter, it was easy to assume parasites couldn’t survive, but once I looked into the microscope, I saw how wrong I was. Strongyle worms and coccidia were clearly present. I put my goats on a treatment plan the moment I got home. Yikes! Robin gave us a tour of the alpaca farm. It is a wonderful, beautiful place and the alpacas are gentle, sweet and stunning. Stop by sometime and check it out!



Comprehensive Plan Committee meeting

Thursday, April 17 at 6:30 pm

Koons Hall, Room 201 (upstairs) at Unity College. Observers welcome. Read the Minutes from Past Meetings. www.unityme.org/gov/minutes/index.html Follow us on Facebook



Can't Scare Me ...The Story of Mother Jones

Thursday, April 17 at 7:30pm

Labor organizer Mother Jones is brought to life by Obie Award winner, Kaiulani Lee. The play is drawn from Mother Jones's autobiography, her letters, speeches, interviews and transcripts. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door at Unity Center for the Performing Arts.


Opening reception for Space and Waves and Tendencies

Friday April 18 at 4pm

A show by Maine artist Heather Lyon at at Unity Center for the Performing Arts. Refreshments will be provided. The reception is free and open to the public. The show will be on display in the Leonard Craig Gallery at Unity Center from April 11-25.


Head in the Clouds band

Friday, April 18 at 8 pm

Come enjoy the sounds of Head’s in the Clouds, a band made up of students, alumni, and staff from Student Center, Unity College. FMI: Charlie Krause, ckrause@unity.edu


Volunteer Region Food Pantry

Saturday, April 19 from 6:30 - 8am

Distribution day


Alpaca 101

Saturday, April 19 - ,10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Learn the basics about alpacas, from history to husbandry. . Snacks will be provided. Feel free to drop by earlier for a tour before the class begins. Fee is $40 per household. Presented by Northern Solstice Alpaca Farm, LLC and the Alpaca Center of New England. For more info call 948-3828 or email northernsolstice@uninets.net View and/or print the seminar advertisement for Alpaca 101 at http://alpacacenterone.com/Alpaca1012014.pdf


Trail Crew Spring Clean Up Day

Saturday, April 19 from 10 am - 3 pm

Open to the general public. Join the Unity College Trail Crew for their annual spring trail clean up and work day.  Held rain or shine, participants will work on trail improvements, erosion projects and upgrading the outdoor classroom in the college’s 100 acre woods adjacent to the main campus complex.  Lunch is provided. Leaving from Unity College Student Activities Parking Lot. For more information contact Tom Mullin, Associate Professor of Parks and Forest Resources at 207.509.7291 or email tmullin@unity.edu


Community Egg Hunt

Saturday April 19 from 10 - 11:30am

Family fun includes art and garden craft activities, snacks, games, and of course, the egg hunt! At the UBR Community Center on School St.


MOFGA Earth Day Volunteer Work Day

Saturday April 19 from 9 am - 3 pm

Celebrate Earth Day with MOFGA by preparing our grounds for the upcoming growing season. Volunteers get lunch and a free T-shirt. MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center. FMI: alibby@mofga.org or (207) 568-4142.


Help Plant the Maine Heritage Orchard

Saturday April 19 from 9 am - 3 pm

The first 102 heirloom fruit trees will be planted at MOFGA's Maine Heritage Orchard - a reclaimed gravel pit. Volunteers are welcome to help plant this polyculture/permaculture landscape and protect heritage varieties. Experienced orchardists will give tree-planting lessons for the whole family. Please join us for this free event, rain or shine; bring your own lunch and, if possible, shovels, rakes and wheelbarrows! If you are attending, please RSVP to Anna Libby, alibby@mofga.org or 568-4142.


2014 Women’s Environmental Award Winner

Tuesday April 22 at 11am in PW 204 at Unity College

Tuesday April 22 at 6pm at the Unity Center for the Performing Arts

Both events free and open to the public. This year’s awardee is Dr. Lara J. Hansen, Chief Scientist and Executive Director for EcoAdapt, an organization that has one goal - creating a robust future in the face of climate change. Hansen is co-author and editor of one of the earliest texts on the issue of natural system adaptation to climate change, Buying Time: A User's Manual for Building Resistance and Resilience to Climate Change in Natural Systems. She serves on the Nobel-Prize winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, is a Switzer Environmental Fellow and a United States Environmental Protection Agency Bronze Medalist.


The Unity Tax Increment Financing Advisory Committee

Tuesday April 22 at 6:30 pm

(UTAC) will meet at the UBR Community Center.  Read minutes of the last meeting www.unityme.org/gov/minutes/index.html#utac


Unity Historical Society

Tuesday, April 22 at 7 pm

The first meeting of 2014 will be in the UHS building on Depot St. The Unity Historical Society is dedicated to the collection and preservation of historical materials related to the town of Unity. Further, the Society will make this information available to individuals and/or organizations interested in historical research.


Seasonal Cooking Class

Wednesday April 23 from 10 am - 3 pm

Come share an afternoon in the MOFGA kitchen with Thorndike resident and chef Frank Giglio$30, including lunch (and recipes to take home) . He will share simple recipes that will highlight MOFGA certified farms, local fisherman and foragers. Learn to utilize wild herbs and other ingredients to naturally cleanse the body and prepare you for the warmer weather ahead.


Blood Drive

Thursday April 24 from 1-6pm

Thorndike Community, Unity Community Market, 368 Thorndike Rd


Pre-Harvest Event

Friday, April 25 from 10 am - 4 pm

Visit the alpacas, and see their gorgeous full fiber, before they are shorn! Lots of fun activities! Free Admission, 141 Crosby Brook Rd. For complete details, visit www.northernsolsticealpaca.com/NSAF2014Pre-HarvestFlyer.pdf

JUST OUTSIDE YOUR WORLD - (items of possible interest)


2nd Annual Kid Fest

Saturday, April 19 from 10am - 3pm

There'll be bounce houses, music, games, dancing, clowns, face painting, G-Force Laser Tag, the Easter Bunny ... even 2 performances from kids' favorite Rick Charette! $5/ person, $15/ family of 4, Rick Charette $8/ person (Includes admission to all other activities) For more info: Emilie Bronson 989-5631 or emilie.bronson@townsquaremedia.com or visit http://z1073.com/events-bangor/kids-fest/19-april-2014-cross-insurance-center-8/


Central Maine Roller Derby

Saturday, April 19 at 6pm

For more information on Central Maine Derby, visit www.centralmainederby.com or find them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/centralmainerollerderby.

Easter Brunch & Egg Hunt

Sunday, April 20 from 10am - 2pm

Guests of the brunch are invited to participate in one of our Easter egg hunts taking place at 11am and 1pm. Bring a basket for your goodies!  Cross Insurance Center Grand Ballroom. Adults: $27 Children (6-12): $14 Children 5 and under: FREE Payment is required to confirm your reservation Call 561-8300 to reserve space for your family!  For complete menu and info visit www.crossinsurancecenter.com/image_upload/Easter%20Menu%202014.pdf



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