On Monday, September 15th several members of Sebasticook Garden Club and a guest visited the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay. This was the first time any members had visited the gardens in September and they were not sure what to expect, as at other times of the year, the gardens were spectacular. A particular focus of the gardens this season has been pollinators and club members were greeted by lots of Monarch Butterflies. They were fortunate to also see a few Monarch chrysalises attached to the front of the Visitor’s Center. Sebasticook Garden Club welcomes new members. For more information, call Carleen at 368-5679.

Back row: Carleen Harriman, Elizabeth Polnicki, Ann Hardwick. Front row: Elsie Mann and guest, Jan Hinton.
Piscataquis Pomona Grange will meet at Garland Grange for a potluck supper on Thursday, October 2nd at 6 PM followed by a meeting and program at 7 PM. All area Granges are invited to attend. For more information, contact Bill Bemis at 924-3537. Garland Grange Hall is located on Oliver Hill Road in Garland.
The Garland Grange will be having a boiled dinner public supper and family contra dance on Friday, October 10th from 5 to 7 PM. The menu includes a traditional boiled dinner of corned beef and ham, locally grown vegetables, homemade bread and desserts. The all you can eat supper costs $7 for adults, $3 for children ages five to twelve and free for children under the age of five. Proceeds to benefit Garland Grange new heating system.
Immediately following the supper is a family contra dance from 7 to 9 PM. Dances are taught so you don't even need to know how to dance. Admission is $7 per person or $12 per family. The caller will be John McIntire and Some Reel People will provide music. For more information, call 924-3925 or 277-3961. Garland Grange Hall is located on Oliver Hill Road in Garland. For more information on Grange activities, call 924-6954.
The Sebasticook Valley Chamber of Commerce will be holding a Business After Hours event on Wednesday, October 1st at Joe’s Furniture Warehouse in Newport. The furniture store is located at 19 Grogan Avenue in the Newport Industrial Center Park off from outer Elm Street. Chamber members and the public are invited to stop by at 5 PM to view the store’s newly remodeled warehouse showroom. For more information on the Chamber Business After Hours and what it may offer your organization call Nicole at 368-4698 or stop by the Chamber at 1589 Main Street, Palmyra.