Unity Town News

By Sonia Antunes | Oct 14, 2012

In My World

I dropped my family at the airport today after spending 10 amazing days with them.  I felt a lot sadder than I even thought I would. I hugged my little momma, my sweet and strong sister-in-law and when my little niece hugged my leg and kissed me, my heart broke a little. It’s hard to live so far away from my family, but Maine holds a magic for me than I haven’t found anywhere else.

In Your World

Absentee ballots are now available at the Town Office. If you wish, you can vote in person at the Town Office during regular business hours from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., or you can request an absentee ballot sent to you. Call the Town Office at 948-3763. Polls will be open on Tuesday, Nov. 6, from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Voting will be held at the Community Center at 32 School St.

Dog licenses for 2013 will be available at the Town Office on Oct. 15. A current rabies certificate is required.

Yoga In Unity
Wednesday 5:30-6:45 p.m.
Multi-level class – beginners are encouraged to come and all are welcome. Sliding fee $5 to $10 per class Mats and blankets available, bring your own mat if you can. At Unity Centre, 42 Depot St. For more info call Dhyana Blanchard at 568-3183 or e-mail yogainunity@uninets.net.

Wednesday 7-8 p.m.
A 12-step program for family and friends of alcoholics at Unity college, 90 Quaker Hill Rd., Founders Hall South, Room 213. Use Parking Lot B, enter at farthest end of the building on left, upstairs.

Unity College/Dorothy Webb Quimby Library
Now on academic year schedule: Monday-Thursday, 7:45 a.m.-10 p.m., Friday, 7:45 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

Unity Market Day
Saturdays from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Unity Community Center. Seedlings, baked goods, early veggies and more.

Unity Rotary Meetings
Tuesdays at 4:30 p.m.

At Crosstrax Neighborhood Deli on Depot St. To learn more about Rotary or for information on becoming a member go to www.rotary.org.

Sebasticook Regional Land Trust's Conservation Celebration
Saturday, Oct. 20, at 5 p.m.
At Unity Centre. Local Food Feast (5:30 p.m.) followed by a screening (7 p.m.) of the Moo Milk documentary, "Betting the Farm!" There will also be a debut showing of SRLT’s new "Wild & Working" video. Cost: $25 dinner plus film (limited number of discounted tickets available, inquire), or $8 film only. Dinner tickets must be purchased ahead of time by calling 948-3766 or e-mailing jennifer@sebasticookrlt.org.

Great Maine Apple Day
Oct. 21 from noon-4 p.m. rain or shine
At MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center. Celebrate the History, flavor and tradition of Maine apples.  Educational workshops & talks like apple art, Maine's rich apple history, cider-making, organic tree care. See & taste rare & heirloom apples, bring your own varieties to show and taste. Identifying your mystery variety, A dream team of Maine apple identifiers will help you identify your apples. Admission $4, or $2 for members of MOFGA & Maine Pomological Society.

Discussion: Transitioning to Organic Sheep and Goats
Oct. 24 at 6 p.m.
MOFGA, Unity

Special Town Meeting
Thursday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m.
At the Fire Station. The Town Office Committee's 120 days are up and the warrant will be published here when it is ready.

StoryWalk with Author Lynn Plourde
Saturday, Oct. 27, at 10 a.m.
A StoryWalk features popular children’s books which are mounted on sign posts along local public access trails. The kickoff event will feature "Pigs in the Mud in the Middle of the Rud," by Maine author Lynn Plourde, who will be at the event. Seventeen elegant wooden sign posts were locally crafted by Jim MacDonald. Each page from the book is laminated, mounted and installed along the Community Bikeway Trail. This event is a collaboration among Unity Barn Raisers, Unity College and RSU 3. Unity Barn Raisers oversees the CommUnity Trails system. Unity College provides community service support for the local StoryWalk and its expansion. Funding for the signs was made possible through the RSU 3 Early Literacy Program. Walkers are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing, walking shoes, and to bring a water bottle. At the Unity Community Center on 32 School St.

Just Outside Your World - (items of possible interest)

Pumpkin Land - Mechanic Falls
Through Oct. 28
Pumpkin Land is Maine's largest Fall "Agritainment Venue." It is designed for the young and the young at heart. The theme is, of course, pumpkins. However, there is a plethora of Halloween-themed activities, rides, inflatable bounce houses, wagon rides to the pumpkin patch and much more for families with small children to enjoy during their visit.  Route 26, 5 Harvest Hill Way.  For more information, visit http://www.harvesthillfarms.com/Pumpkin_Land.html.

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