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By Charlotte Henderson | Nov 29, 2012

Breakfast with Santa and free photo

The Masons of Mt. Olivet Lodge are hosting their annual "Breakfast with Santa" this Saturday, Dec. 1 from 7 to 9 a.m. Children can have their photo taken with Santa for free. The breakfast includes eggs to order or waffles, home fries, bacon or sausage, toast, orange juice, coffee or tea. The cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children. Mt. Olivet Lodge is located one-quarter mile north of Washington Village on Route 220. For more information: 845-3045.

Historical society plans activities

At last week’s meeting, the Washington Historical Society laid out a draft of activities for the coming months, including organizing a finance committee, scheduling speakers for spring and summer meetings, and outlining renovations for the Old Town House – which the group hopes to convert to a repository for its archives and artifacts. Among the programs being considered are a talk on the history of the town’s churches by Rev. Tim Lewis, an appearance by best-selling author and chaplain Kate Braestrup, a series of summer concerts, Civil War soldier portrayer Hank Lunn, the documentary film based on Laurel Ulrich’s Pulitzer Prize winning book, "A Midwife’s Tale," and others. It’s hoped that the scheduling will be completed by March 1. WHS is also preparing a newsletter for the community. Verifiable contributions of information, anecdotes, and other items of interest about Washington’s history can be sent to washingtonhistorical@gmail.com or to P.O. Box 333 in Washington. Please include a phone number so WHS can contact you. The historical society’s next meeting is Tuesday, Dec. 18 at 7 p.m. at Gibbs Library.

Kids’ Mad Science show at Gibbs Library

Gibbs library is hosting Mad Science — Fire and Ice on Saturday, Dec. 8 at 11 a.m. This is an exciting program for children that demonstrates noisy and colorful chemical reactions using ordinary substances like dry ice or hydrogen peroxide. Presented by Mad Science of Maine, programs like this have been done throughout the state much to the appreciation of children and educators alike. This fun, interactive and educational program helps instill a clear understanding of what science is really about and how it affects the world around us. Be prepared for brilliant flashes of light, maybe a boom or two and a new appreciation for science. The program is free.

Friday movie at Palermo Community Center

The monthly dinner-and-a-movie sponsored by the Living Communities Foundation will be Friday, Nov. 30 at the Palermo Community Center at 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend. A potluck supper begins at 6 p.m. and is followed by a movie. If necessary, you can come just for either one. The movie "ingredients" looks at the beginnings of the local food movement and relates stories of the chefs, farmers, and activists transforming our broken food system. This intriguing film shows the heart of the alternative food system; healthy, tasty, and sustainable! You’ll find out about Maine efforts through University of Maine’s County Extension, the Master Gardener Volunteers program called "Maine Harvest for Hunger" that has provided several hundred thousand pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables to Maine food pantries by gleaning farmers' fields and orchards, and Hannaford supermarkets local suppliers among many other facts about local people helping their communities. As always, the supper and movie are free of charge. Palermo Community Center is on Turner Ridge Road at Veterans Way. For further information or directions, please call Connie at 993-2294.

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