The Central Maine Square Dance Club of Waterville will begin it’s new season of modern pattern dancing with a club workshop for it’s members at the Waterville Jr. High School from 6:30 to 8:30 PM on Tuesday, September 13th. Then on Tuesday, September 20th and Tuesday, September 27th the club will offer free lessons to anyone interested in learning about this form of recreation. The hours will be from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at the Waterville Jr. High School on West River Road on Route 104. Modern square dancing is an opportunity to spend a short time exercising the body, stimulating the mind and meeting new people. For more information contact Bob at 447-0094.
Newburgh Day will be held on Saturday, September 17th from 4 PM to dusk. There will be free admission to this event. Some of the activities for the day will include games, kids craft area and make your own sundaes. Keep in mind to bring a decorated bike for the bike parade. There will be fireworks at dusk. The events will be located at Newburgh Town Office on Western Avenue in Newburgh.
Beacon Hospice’s will be offering a free 7 week Hospice Volunteer Training for the Madison and Skowhegan area on Wednesdays, begining on Wednesday, September 21st from 6 to 9 PM. Hospice volunteers can help in numerous ways - as providing companionship to patients - to helping families through the process by offering bereavement companionship. Volunteers decide how best they can serve and work closely with the Volunteer Coordinator and the hospice team. Pre-registeration is required. For more information or to pre-register contact Kelly Herlihy, Volunteer Coordinator, Beacon Hospice 621-1212.
The Downeast Chapter of Ducks Unlimited will be holding their 45th Annual Fundraising Banquet and Auction on Thursday, September 15th at 5:30 PM. Some of the auction items include wildlife prints, decoys, guns, knives, jewelry, furniture, hunting equipment and apparel, plus more. The evening will also feature raffle and games. Ducks Unlimited conserves, restores and manages wetlands and associated habitats for North America’s waterfowl. For ticket information contact David Poll at 745-1936 or Tom Duff at 989-6082. The event will be held the the Bangor Banquet and Conference Center on 713 Hogan Road in Bangor.
Jan Eakins, noted researcher and author, will be the featured speaker at the annual Heritage Harvest Tea held at the Skowhegan History House Museum and Research Center at 66 Elm Street on Saturday, September 17th. The event will be held from 1 to 3 PM. Ms. Eakins will speak on her study of Maine families and the California Gold Rush. Participants will also have the opportunity to visit with friends and make new acquaintances while enjoying refreshments. The public is invited to this free event co-sponsored by the Skowhegan History House Museum and Research Center and the Bloomfield Garden Club. The History House will be open for tours or browsing and the Heirloom Gardens will be in fall bloom. For more information call 474-6632 or info@skowheganhistoryhouse.org.
A forum to obtain information on all five referendum questions will be held on Sunday, September 18th at 4 PM at the PACE Union Hall on 653 Waterville Road in Skowhegan. Presentations will be made by supporters of each question and information will be disseminated. The topics of the questions are as follows: Legalization of Marijuana, Funding for Public Schools, Background checks for Firearms, Raising the Minimum Wage, Ranked Choice Voting. Following the forum will be a short business meeting for enrolled Democrats.