Mt. Blue Area Garden Club’s April 19th meeting to host Gary Fish, Maine State Horticulturist

Trinity UMC 612 FARMINGTON FALLS RD, Trinity United Methodist Church, FARMINGTON, ME

The Mt. Blue area Garden Club is pleased to welcome Gary Fish, the Maine State Horticulturist to speak at our 12:30 pm, April 19 meeting held at Trinity United Methodist Church, Farmington Falls, Farmington. He will present "Beetles, Bittersweet, and Buckthorn, OH MY!", focusing on invasive pests in our gardens and forests. A social half hour, prior to the program with light refreshments will be hosted by Tom Saviello, Peg Lang and Amy Palmer. The speaker will begin after a brief business meeting at 1:00.  All are welcome to attend. Current CDC COVID protocol will be followed. Gary grew up

Mt. Blue Area Garden Club’s April 19th meeting to host Gary Fish, Maine State Horticulturist

Trinity UMC 612 FARMINGTON FALLS RD, Trinity United Methodist Church, FARMINGTON, ME

The Mt. Blue area Garden Club is pleased to welcome Gary Fish, the Maine State Horticulturist to speak at our 12:30 pm, April 19 meeting held at Trinity United Methodist Church, Farmington Falls, Farmington. He will present "Beetles, Bittersweet, and Buckthorn, OH MY!", focusing on invasive pests in our gardens and forests. A social half hour, prior to the program with light refreshments will be hosted by Tom Saviello, Peg Lang and Amy Palmer. The speaker will begin after a brief business meeting at 1:00.  All are welcome to attend. Current CDC COVID protocol will be followed. Gary grew up

Mt. Blue Area Garden Club’s April 19th meeting to host Gary Fish, Maine State Horticulturist

Trinity UMC 612 FARMINGTON FALLS RD, Trinity United Methodist Church, FARMINGTON, ME

The Mt. Blue area Garden Club is pleased to welcome Gary Fish, the Maine State Horticulturist to speak at our 12:30 pm, April 19 meeting held at Trinity United Methodist Church, Farmington Falls, Farmington. He will present "Beetles, Bittersweet, and Buckthorn, OH MY!", focusing on invasive pests in our gardens and forests. A social half hour, prior to the program with light refreshments will be hosted by Tom Saviello, Peg Lang and Amy Palmer. The speaker will begin after a brief business meeting at 1:00.  All are welcome to attend. Current CDC COVID protocol will be followed. Gary grew up

Town of Starks Appeals Board Hearing

The Appeals Board will have a public hearing on a request from New England Clean Energy Connect (NECEC) for an extension variance of their Site Plan and Shoreland Zoning Project in Starks. This variance would grant an 18 month  extension until December 2, 2023. Summary: The Site Plan Review Ordinance limits the duration of the Site Plan Approvals to an initial twelve months and two 6 month extensions.  NECEC Transmission, LLC would like an additional 18 month  extension until December 2, 2023 due to issues beyond their control.  Questions/concerns can be sent to townofstarks@gmail.com with Appeals Board – NECEC Variance

Free

Webster Cemetery Association meeting April 24

Webster Cemetery Association. We are having our 102nd annual meeting on Sunday, April 24th @ 2pm. We will be meeting at the Chesterville town office on the Dutch Gap Road. All are welcome to attend.

Western Maine Audubon presents: Maine’s Damselflies and Dragonflies” – a talk by Dr. Ron Butler

UMF - Lincoln Auditorium

Western Maine Audubon presents “Maine’s Damselflies and Dragonflies” – a presentation by Dr. Ron Butler Western Maine Audubon will sponsor a presentation by Dr. Ron Butler titled, “Maine’s Damselflies and Dragonflies” on Wednesday, May 11th at 7:00 pm in UMF’s Lincoln Auditorium. This presentation—which is open to the general public—will begin with a general overview of the evolution, ecology, and behavior of damselflies and dragonflies (Order Odonata). This will be followed by a brief survey of some of Maine’s 161 known odonate species. Finally, conservation concerns for this important group of insects will be discussed, and resources to facilitate contributions

Free

An Evening with Bernd Heinrich

Chesterville Center Union Meeting House 3 Borough RoadChesterville,

Internationally renowned author, field biologist, illustrator, and long distance runner Bernd Heinrich will appear at the Chesterville Center Meeting House. After a childhood in the forest of post-war northern Europe, then Weld and Fairfield, Maine, and an academic career spanning the continent, Heinrich has retired to his true home, a forest in Weld. He will reflect on the significance of Franklin County in his long life and entertain questions from the audience on any of his works. Having set numerous distance running records and authored 2 dozen books on various nature topics as well as on running, the conversation could

Free

Town of Starks, Appeals Board Hearing

Starks Community Center 57 Anson Road, Starks, ME

The Starks' Appeals Board will have a public hearing on a request from the New England Clean Energy Connect (NECEC) for an extension variance of their Site Plan and Shoreland Zoning approvals of the NECEC Project. The request is to extend approval for 18 months until December 2, 2023.

STRONG HISTORICAL SOCIETY MEETS

STRONG HISTORICAL SOCIETY: The June meeting of the Strong Historical Society will be Wednesday, June 1, 2022, and is open to the public. The Hammond Memorial House, at 79 N. Main Street, will be open at 5:00 p.m. for guests interested in brief tours. Our pot-luck supper will be served for dining at 6:00 p.m. (Bring a dish to share). The business meeting will be at 7:00 p.m., followed by our guest speaker, Virginia Anderson, who will speak on her quest to get family journals into appropriate historical archives. Being the daughter of the late Queda Huff Anderson, she has

Bonney Woods Corporation Annual Meeting

The annual meeting of the Bonney Woods Corporation will take place on Monday, June 6 at 7 p.m. at Old North Church, located at 118 High Street, in downtown Farmington. Are you a neighbor or user of these trails? Please consider attending! Learn how you may volunteer – or donate – towards supporting these trails. We are always open to suggestions or comments. Please go to our website https://www.powderhousehill.org/ to sign up to volunteer, donate, and find out more information.    The Bonney Woods Corporation is a non-profit organization that manages a 190-acre, multi-use trail network 0.5 miles from Farmington’s