Appleton Library News
Please join Appleton Library staff at Appleton Village School Oct. 19 at 5 p.m. for the first ever Chili and Chocolate Challenge, a fundraiser sure to please the senses! Set your taste buds afire with an abundant sampling of delectable meat and vegetarian chili dishes made by local cooks! Better yet, donate your own favorite concoction for a chance to win a prize for the best chili! Satisfy your palate with an amazing assortment of decadent chocolate desserts created by local cooks — imagine the possibilities! Enter your own chocolate masterpiece for first prize and help to stir up the competition!
Register your culinary submission at the library by Oct. 15 by calling 785-5656 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide your name and phone number, and specify if you will donate a chili dish or a chocolate dessert. Proceeds to benefit the library's General Fund. The cost for the fundraiser is $8 for adults, $5 for children 12 and younger, and $25 for a family. First prizes to be awarded for the best chili and best chocolate dessert (to be determined by a panel of judges.)
The Appleton Library exterior has had a recent face lift with beautiful paver stones installed by Lanphere & Sons! Community members are invited to personalize a paver stone with proceeds to benefit the library's General Fund. Please stop by the library or email Debby Keiran at email@example.com to request personalization — $25/one name/one paver or $100/five names/five pavers. Requests will be accepted until Oct. 1. FMI call 785-5656 or visit the library website at appletonlibraryme.org.
Fall photo day will be Oct. 1 at AVS. If you have a homeschooler or preschooler and would like their pictures taken, you can contact the school at 785-4504.
Open House will be Sept. 25 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet the teachers and staff!
The school collects Box Tops for Education. We earn 10 cents for each box top collected, so ask your family members to collect them as well. They add up very quickly. Write the child's name on the back, there is a drawing every Friday and a prize will be given away to the winner.
We have an ongoing collection of Campbell’s Labels for Education and “bank” those points with that company. It takes thousands to get anything useful, but every little bit counts, and it’s a great way to recycle soup labels.
“Hannaford Helps” runs through Dec. 1. Now in its 14th year, the program has raised a lot of money for schools in the northeast. There are hundreds of eligible products labeled on their store shelf tags. If you purchase certain items, there will be a receipt printed out along with your register receipt. Send that to our office, we’ll collect and submit them in December.
We appreciate everyone’s help with these programs. If you have questions, please feel free to call Mrs. Christie in the office at 785-4504.
The Connections program is offering Boys’ Night Out Thursdays, Oct. 10, 17, and 25, from 6 to 8 p.m.
The Connections program invites boys in Knox County and Lincolnville in grades 3, 4, and 5 and their dads, step-dads, uncles, grandfathers or other significant males in their lives to attend three sessions for food, facts and fun. The programs take place at Penobscot Bay Y, 116 Union St., Rockport.
The focus of the program is to have fun and provide information about issues such as not using tobacco or other substances, anti-bullying, increased physical activity, promote good nutrition and bonding between parent and child. Each evening starts with a “Getting to Know You” activity, followed by a light healthy meal and a short discussion on making healthy choices. The remainder of the evening is spent playing games and activities that everyone can participate in equally.
The series is free, but you must register to participate. Enrollment is limited, so sign up today!
To make the group dynamics work best, participants are encouraged to commit to attend all three sessions. To register, contact Nancy Laite at 236-6313, ext. 2 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Funding for the program is in collaboration with the Pen Bay Y, Rockland Kiwanis, Camden West Bay Rotary, First Congregational Church, Camden Lions Club and Stepping with the Stones, a private preschool in Camden.
Girl Scout News
The Girl Scouts have started back up for the fall. They will be meeting at Appleton Library Oct. 5 and 19 from 10:30 a.m. to noon. They will have a fall fundraiser by selling magazines and candies. If you are interested in getting involved you can call Amanda Gurney at 322-2554.
Appleton Historical Society News
The October meeting of Appleton Historical Society will be Monday, Oct. 7, at Appleton Library, at 7 p.m.
Decorative artist Hope Angier will speak on traditional, historically-inspired decorative methods, including stenciling of walls and furniture with ornamental patterns, painting of wall murals, and painting of fireboards to close fireplace openings when not in use. Her work, and that of her husband Fred, has appeared in numerous national publications. The couples lives in Hope.
The business portion of the meeting will begin at 7 p.m. and the evening's program will follow immediately.
Light refreshments will be served after the meeting.
Remind a friend, bring a neighbor!