Hope Planning Board

The Hope Planning Board will hold its next meeting Tuesday, Feb. 2 at the Hope Town Hall at 7 p.m. If you wish to be on the agenda please call Chairman Bill Pearse at 763-4322 after 7 p.m.

You’re invited

A new program at the Hope School is to invite the senior citizens to lunch the first Thursday of each month. The next lunch will be Thursday, Feb. 4 and will cost $3 per person. If you would like to attend please call the school at 785-4081 the day before. Why don’t you go and try it out and see what a wonderful meal you will enjoy.


Please notify the Hope School office at 785-4081 if you have or know of a child living in Hope who will be 5 on or before Oct. 15. It’s budget time and they need to know how many kindergartners to plan for.

Ladies Club

The Midcoast Ladies Club will hold its next meeting Tuesday, Feb. 9 at the Camden First Aid Station on John Street in Camden. Members should remember to bring items for the special boxes the group will be making up. This means you can bring food, towels, soap or anything. The ladies will be playing beano and they will furnish the prizes. Lunch will be sandwiches from Subway with Arleigh and Linda furnishing dessert. Each person should bring their own drink. If you have questions, call 236-8691 or 763-3751.

Snowmobile party

The next meeting of the Hatchet Mt. Sno-Riders will be Saturday, Feb. 13 at 6 p.m. at the Hope Town Hall. Supper will be pizza followed by the business meeting. Each person is to pay $5 for their supper. If you have any questions, call 763-3353.

February break fun

Join Aldermere Farm for some free February break fun. From Tuesday, Feb. 16 to Friday, Feb. 19 from 9 to noon, youth ages 9 to 12 can take part in some great wintertime activities such as snowshoeing, fort building, scavenger hunts, and capture the flag and can compete in the Aldermere Winter Games for the Beltie Cup. Outside activities will be followed by a warming beverage and snack inside, where fun new games, puzzles and crafts will fill the later part of the morning. Sign up for the week or just for a day. Youth need to be dressed appropriately for winter weather. To register, please call Aldermere Farm at 236-2739 or send e-mail to bcarter@mcht.org. Visit Aldermere’s Web site at aldermere.org for a complete list of upcoming events.

Class lunch

Members of the class of 1958 are reminded that their class lunch will be Thursday, Feb. 18 at noon at the Village Restaurant. Remember this is a change of date.

Dinner and silent auction

The eighth-grade class will hold a “cabin fever reliever” themed dinner and silent auction on Friday, March 12. Proceeds will fund the class trip to Boston, graduation and a class gift to leave behind for the school. Students plan to visit the Museum of Science, Faneuil Hall Marketplace, the Blue Man Group show, the Freedom Trail and Six Flags New England. The trip will be a once in a lifetime experience, creating amazing memories for the class. They have been working very hard to raise the $8,000 needed for the trip and class activities. They are almost halfway there and hope that with your help, they can reach the goal after this event. This is their biggest fundraising event of the year.

Please consider donating an item to the silent auction. Items can range from gift certificates and gift baskets to services or any other new product of your choice. Your contribution is tax deductible. You can pick up an item donation form in the office at the school or the school can send one home with your child. All items donated need to be presented by Friday, March 5 at the very latest. If you need someone to pick up your donation, please call Lori Hoppe at 785-4175 or Jonathan Davie, eighth-grade adviser, at the Hope School at 785-4081.

They will invite people from the community and beyond to their auction. It should be a fun filled evening with eighth-grade students serving dinner and helping to prepare for the event. If you would also like to attend this exciting event being held at the Hope Elementary School, please call the school at 785-4081 for tickets. The ticket cost is $7 for adults, $5 for children 5 to 12 years old and $20 for a family. Children under 5 get in free. The eighth-grade class wants to thank you so much for considering a donation to the auction.