Sebasticook Garden Club members Sonia Cianchette and Sandra Eastman hosted the Hampden Garden Club at “Through the Garden Gate” in Corinna on Wednesday, June 24th. Gree house owner, Cianchette, gave a presentation on Container Gardening for the workshop.
The Sebasticook Garden Club met on Wednesday, June 25th at the Newport Cultural Center. Lisa Colburn, Veazie Garden Club member and author of “The Maine Garden Journal,” gave a power point presentation about spring flowers. Bloom times, pros and cons of specific flower, pest control, possible groupings and product resources were some of the topics discussed. Colburn was available to answer questions and sign copies of her book. Also an African Violet expert, she brought a violet that was won, in a drawing, by Peggy Kaufman. Following the program were refreshments, provided by Ann Hardwick and Flo Cote, and a business meeting. The next meeting of Sebasticook Garden Club will be at 1:30 PM on Thursday, July 23rd at the Chadbourne Daylily Garden in Palmyra. The SGC welcomes new members. For more information contact Ann at 416-4807.

Pictured in the photo above from left to right is Sebasticook Garden Club (SGC) guest speaker Lisa Colburn and SGC Secretary Sara Eastman.
The North Country Riding Club will be having a game show at the Bud Ellms Field located on Zions Hill Road in Dexter. The event will be held on Sunday, July 12th. Registration starts at 8 AM and show starts at 10 AM. Our Equitation show will be Sunday, July 19th with Teresa Adkins judging at the Bud Ellms Field. Registration begins at 7:30 AM and show starts at 9 AM. For more information contact Amanda Sherburne at 277-5029 or sherburne.amanda@gmail or visit us on Facebook or the website
The Widows and Widowers Group will meet on Thursday, July 9th at 11:30 AM at the Anglers Restaurant. All are welcome to attend. The restaurant is located on 542 Elm Street in Newport. For more information contact 924-5351.
Summer Science Club Opportunity for grades 5 through 8 with hands-on science, technology, engineering, and math activities. Learn to use science tools like telescopes, microscopes, and 3D printers. Join the Summer Science Club which will be held at the following two locations:
The Ridge View Community School will be holding a Summer Science Club beginning Monday, July 13th through Thursday, July 16th from 8:30 to 11:30 AM or from 8 AM until noon if you are eating the free breakfast and lunch. The school is located on 175 Fern Road Fire Lane in Dexter.
The SeDoMoCha Science Club will be held on Monday, July 20th through Thursday, July 23rd from 8:30 to 11:30 AM or from 8:30 AM to noon if you are eating the free lunch. The school is located on 63 Harrison Avenue in Dover-Foxcroft.
For more information or an application contact Alyson Saunders at or call 924-4150.
This opportunity is being offered by the STEM Guides Project of Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance (MMSA) and will help connect youth to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) activities they can do at home, in their community, and with their friends. We will be partnering with local groups to showcase the opportunities in our community.
The Parkman Grange is will host the 4th Annual Minnie Welts Bridge Memorial Scholarship Supper on Saturday, July 18th from 4 to 6 PM at the Grange Hall. The menu will include smoked pork tenderloin, hot dogs, beans, salads, and dessert. The cost will be a donation to the Minnie Welts Bridge Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Minnie, a life-member of Parkman Grange #305, taught school in Parkman for 29 years. She died at the age of 102 in 2011. The Grange established the Scholarship Fund in her honor to benefit deserving Parkman students. 2015 Scholarships will be awarded at the Supper. For more information about the Supper, please contact Ms. Sue Manchester, 277-3942.
The Piscataquis Pomona Grange meets at the home of Walter and Janice Boomsma for their annual Picnic Fun and Fundraiser on Saturday, July 11th. Mosquito feeding and lawn games begin at 4:30 PM followed by a potluck picnic at 6 PM. A white elephant auction at 7 PM and the traditional marshmallow roast. For additional information contact Bill Bemis (934-3537) or Walter Boomsma (876-4131).
The Valley Grangers and Bookworms will be at the River Festival in Guilford on Saturday, July 25th from 9:30 AM to 3 PM. The grangers will have free balloons for the children.