Appleton Library News
Please join Appleton Library staff at Appleton Village School Oct. 19 at 5 p.m. for their first annual 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 supper 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 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 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, promoting 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 email@example.com. Funding for the program is in collaboration with Pen Bay Y, Rockland Kiwanis, Camden West Bay Rotary, First Congregational Church, Camden Lions Club and Stepping with the Stones, a private pre-school 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. The fall fundraiser is magazines and candies. If you are interested in getting involved with Girl Scouts, 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 couple is from 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.
The eighth-grade class has fundraisers every year to raise money for the class trip they take every June. This year, they’ll be starting off with a bottle drive somewhere within the weekend of Oct. 5. Start saving your bottles, and remember that you can drop off bottles at Burkettville General Store at any time.
If you are interested in applying for a scholarship to Camden Snow Bowl, stop by the school office to pick up an application. The application deadline is Dec. 7. These scholarships are made available through contributions from Camden Snow Bowl, Ragged Mountain Ski & Snowboard Club, Sally Deaver Fund and the Marcel LaCasse Scholarship Fund.