All meetings are at Lincolnville Central School unless otherwise noted.
The School Committee meets Monday, Nov. 4, at 7 p.m.; meeting televised.
Election Day is Tuesday the 5th with the polls in the school gym open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
One town item will be on the ballot Tuesday the 5th, asking voters to approve an amendment to the school budget that was, hopefully, adopted at the Oct. 28 special town meeting (after my deadline for this column). Other items are five state bond issues:
Question No. 1 provides for the Maine Army National Guard facilities.
Question No. 2 is for funds to update laboratory and classroom facilities at the University of Maine system.
Question No. 3 is for transportation systems reconstruction and rehabilitation.
Question No. 4 would fund a new science facility at Maine Maritime Academy.
Question No. 5 would upgrade facilities at the Maine Community College System.
Come by on Saturday the 9th to see the newly-renovated town office, starting at 10 a.m. Moving–in day for town office staff with all their gear will be Nov. 15 to18, so the office will be closed those days, but will reopen Tuesday the 19th in their new quarters.
High School Musical
Camden Hills Regional High School students are presenting Shrek the Musical complete with songs, great dancing and “breathtaking scenery – part romance, part twisted fairy tale and irreverent fun for everyone.” Performances will be Nov. 8 and 9 at 7 p.m., the 10th at 2 p.m. and Nov. 15 and 16 at 7 p.m. A special family show will be offered Wednesday the 13th at 6 p.m. with tickets for $5 each. Regular performances are $12 for adults and $8 for students and seniors at the door, or $2 off if you get them in advance. Get tickets online at stromtickets.com .
CHRHS musicals are the best entertainment around; we haven’t missed one in years.
Family Fall Harvest Festival
Crossroads Community Baptist Church holds its annual Harvest Festival Thursday the 31st at Lincolnville Central School, 5 to 7 p.m. With lots of activities for all ages, food and more it’s all free, and everyone’s invited.
This Saturday, from 5 to 9 a.m. King David’s Lodge is putting on a Hunter's Breakfast at LCS. With sausage, bacon, eggs, hash browns, toast, orange juice and coffee on the menu you won’t head out into the woods (or to those backyard chores or Christmas shopping) hungry. The price is $8 each or $20 for a family.
Save the Date
Saturday the 16th, plan to come by the Community Building for a Holiday Antique and Gift Show from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call Mary Schulien at 785-3521 for more information.
Everything But the Bird
Dolce Vita Farm and Bakery is taking pre-orders for Thanksgiving dinner, a delicious list of side dishes baked in Arabella, Rose and Peter Thomas’ wood-fired oven. See the menu at their Facebook page, Il Forno at Dolce Vita or call 446-7280.
Ride with Pride
The one thing about country living that most people dread, as they get older, is having to give up driving. That gets a little easier with a program administered by Waldo County Community Action (WCAP) called Ride with Pride. First of all, you “self-proclaim” that you are disabled – no doctor has to approve it. Then, find a driver – a taxi, Waldo County Transportation bus, or a private individual and determine their fee. WCAP then sells you a voucher for 50 percent of that agreed-on fee. The driver or service can redeem the vouchers for 100 percent of the amount, i.e. the amount you agreed on. The application forms are simple and don’t require income levels, etc. Call WCAP at 338-6809, ext. 313 or stop by their office at 9 Field St., Belfast. It’s the red and white striped building visible from Route 1.