The fall open house is Thursday, Sept. 27 from 6 to 7 p.m. Mark your calendars. This is a great opportunity to meet the teachers and other staff members. Open house is always a fun night for everyone, and they hope to have a large turnout.
Fall Photo Day is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 3. If you have preschoolers or home-schooled children and wish to have their pictures taken at the school, please call the office at 785-4504, to arrange a time.
The school has sign-up sheets in the gym for middle school basketball. If your child would like to play, be sure to sign them up!
The Seniors to Lunch program will be starting up soon. The program will be one Monday each month during the school year on the following dates: Oct. 15, Nov. 5, Dec. 10, Jan. 14, Feb. 11, March 11, April 8, May 13, and June 10. Any Appleton senior citizen who would like to attend is certainly welcome to join the group for lunch. They ask that you phone the school that morning, 785-4504, to help them with an accurate count. The cost is $3.25, and you should plan to arrive at 11:40 a.m.
Appleton Baptist Church news
The church will be starting up its Olympians and Gopher Buddies children’s program on Sunday nights starting on Oct. 7. The program is from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The Gopher Buddies group is ages 4 to kindergarten, the Olympians program is for first through sixth-grade students. There will also be a youth group for seventh- to twelfth-graders starting Oct. 7 at 7 p.m. For more information contact the church at 785-4921 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deer Foot Farm
Deer Foot Farm has a nice little farm stand set up. In case you haven’t noticed, the farm is on Route 131 in Appleton, right before Sennebec Campground. I love driving by and admiring the different flower displays they have. You should stop by and check it out!
Appleton library news
On Wednesday, Oct. 3, at 7 p.m. author Kay Stevens will be at Appleton library. She is a Midcoast Maine author whose latest cyberbullying prevention book "Cyberslammed," just launched this fall under the sponsorship of Time Warner Cable. Coinciding with Maine’s first cyberbullying law enacted this summer, which requires schools to implement policies to address bullying/cyberbullying, the book informs parents and educators of six specific cyberbullying tactics kids are using (including sexting and anonymous aggression) and how to understand, prevent, combat and transform each tactic. The take-away lessons for parents and educators of teens fifth to twelfth grade are timely and highly informative and teens this age are more than welcome to attend. The book will be available for purchase. For more information go to cyberslammed.com or call Appleton library at 785-5656, or visit its website at appleton.lib.me.us.
Midcoast Music Together
Midcoast Music Together offers music and movement for classes for families with children newborn through 7 years old. Locations are in Belfast, Rockport, Rockland, Thomaston, and Waldoboro. To learn more about classes, big kids classes, babies classes and more; visit midcoastmusictogether.com. You can also call Jess Day at 593-6645, director and teacher. They are now registering for fall classes. Contact them to sample a free class.