AVS is looking for a soccer coach for the seventh- and eighth-grade team. If you, or anyone you know is interested, please contact the school at 785-4504. Right now they have parents and staff volunteering to work with the team until they find a coach.
The Cross Country team has started practices and is off to a good start. It’s not too late for students in grades 5-8 to join. If you are interested, contact coach Alex Owre at 975-4840. Here is a list of a few of the meets: Sept. 13, Appleton at Oceanside West; Sept. 20, Appleton at Troy Howard in Belfast; and Sept. 27, Appleton at Linconlville.
Once again the PTO is partnering with Close Buy, a Portland-based fundraising organization that offers fabulous products made right here in Maine! All orders will arrive in early December – just in time for the holidays! We’ll be using the funds we raise for helping with sports uniforms, continued improvements to the Stage Fund, and creating a new fund for science lab tables for the middle school. Catalogs and instructions will be coming home with students this week. Or you can also go to closebuycatalog.com. You can order right online and have the items delivered to you. You just need to have a child’s name, teachers name, and the school name to complete your order. This is another good way for us to support our school and help raise some extra money for much needed items!
Appleton Historical Society News
Appleton Historical Society's Annual Harvest of the Arts will be Sunday, Sept. 16, at the Union Meeting House, Sennebec Road, Appleton, from 2 to 4 p.m. This event features Appleton visual artists, fiber artists, musicians, sculptors, wood turners, as well as Appleton authors and poets, with selected readings. Light refreshments to follow; you will not want to miss this special annual event!
Appleton Library News
The Appleton Library story time resumed last week. The next story time will be Thursday, Sept. 13, from 10:15 to 11 a.m. Children and their caregivers will be excited to be the first patrons to view a large collection of new beautiful books recently purchased with a portion of our remaining Target store grant money! Parent and/or community volunteers are needed to read stories each week, lead a craft project, and contribute to a group snack! This is a great way for children and parents to make new friends and share the love of reading. If you are interested in being a story time volunteer, please contact the library at 785-5656.
Appleton Library is in need of volunteers and seeks community members of all ages to fill a variety of positions. Drop by and take a look at our volunteer job descriptions to see where your time and talents might make a difference. High schoolers interested in offering community service are always welcome to help out, and after-school and evening shifts are available. Appleton Library also seeks volunteer presenters to share their hobbies, travel experiences, ideas and talents; please give us a call if you are interested in setting up an event or lecture at our facility.
The library's 200-book Summer Reading Challenge has been a great success and students have collectively recorded an abundance of titles! Once the title count has been tallied we will be contacting participants to celebrate! Thank you so much to parents and caregivers for encouraging your children to read during the summer months and for sharing your reading success with the library! Congratulations to Courtney King, grade 6, Raelin Callahan, grade 4, and Myles Kelley, grade 5, for winning the library's Bookmark Contest! These creatively designed bookmarks are available to patrons at the circulation desk and conveniently list the library's hours and contact information on the back.
Please note that the library's Internet service is now password protected. If you wish to connect your wireless device to our service, you must request a username and password from a staff person at the circulation desk.
Many folks are wondering about the construction going on outside the building! We are in the process of installing the library's solar panels which will help to provide electricity for our geothermal heating system. We are grateful for the leadership and hard work of our library president, Jon Kreps, who continues to supervise this lengthy process; thank you Jon for your incredible efforts to bring this project to fruition, and for the many hours you have dedicated to make this "green idea" a reality!
Community members, if you are driving by the library and notice a glowing red light on at the left of the entrance, please leave a message for Angie at 785-2221; this is an emergency light to signal that our heating system needs immediate attention.
Local Candidate Meet and Greet at Appleton Library
There will be an informal gathering of voters interested in meeting two local legislative candidates on Wednesday, Sept. 19, at 6 p.m. at Appleton Town Library, 2916 Sennebec Road across from the town office.Attending will be Lloyd Chase of Liberty, candidate for House District 44, representing Appleton, Hope, Islesboro, Liberty, Lincolnville Morrill and Searsmont and Ed Mazurek of Rockland, candidate for Senate District 22, representing all of Knox County with the exception of the towns of Washington and Friendship.
Light refreshments with a local flavor will feature delicious goat cheese from Appleton Creamery. Organizers ask that people planning to attend notify Maria Millard at 735-7198 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information you can call Jonathan Kreps at 785-2210.
This is an opportunity for all voters to question their local candidates and share concerns and ideas with them.
TC Palooza: Teen Center Benefit Concert
On Saturday, Sept. 22, from 7 to 10 p.m. at Rockport Opera House, there is a Teen Center benefit concert featuring three bands: Rock 2 Fakie, The 220’s, and The Toughcats.
Tickets are $20 each. This is an outreach program of the Penobscot Bay YMCA to benefit the Teen Center. For more information call 230-0866 or 236-3375.
Field Hockey – Girls Grades K-8
Camden Hills Regional High School Field Hockey players are sponsoring a free field hockey program for girls in kindergarten to eighth-grade.It will be on Wednesday nights from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Camden Hills Regional High School, starting Sept. 5 and ending Oct. 3. The coaches will be Camden Hills coaches and players.Players need to provide their own mouth guard and shin guards .Sunday games with Oceanside, Belfast, Mt View, Lincoln Academy. Times and locations TBD -Contact Kim Nason at 236-2157 or email@example.com.
Come join one of mid-coast Maine's foremost dance studios! Rockport Dance Conservatory has open registration for our new Fall Session in exciting dance classes at Midcoast Rec Center in Rockport. Chose from ballet, funk, jazz, musical theater, tap and more. Many performance opportunities, regional and national dance competition participants, award-winning choreography.
Call 557-5421 or visit www.rockportdance.com