Appleton Village School Talent Show

APPLETON — The Appleton Village School Talent Show and Cake Auction will be held Friday, April 9 at 6:30 p.m. There is no admission charge. Proceeds from the cake auction will be used for the eighth-grade trip to Quebec.

Spring Concert/Visual Art Stroll

APPLETON — Appleton Village School will present the Annual Spring Music Concert and Visual Art Stroll on Wednesday, April 14. The evening will begin with the art stroll at 5 p.m. Students at the Appleton Village School will have their best work of the year displayed throughout the halls. The art stroll will be followed by the Music Department’s Spring Concert, which will begin promptly at 6 p.m. Community members, students, staff, friends, and family are encouraged to attend.

Maritime engine room training

ROCKLAND — A new course to train engine room workers aboard vessels will begin May 3 in Rockland. The course is an opportunity to earn U.S. Coast Guard certification as an oiler/fireman/watertender, an entry level position also known as a QMED, or qualified member of the engine department. This is a position with opportunities for employment aboard tugboats, ferries and merchant vessels.

The course will be taught at Mid-Coast School of Technology in Rockland, which has recently been approved by the U.S. Coast Guard to provide QMED instruction. The 145-hour course is mostly classroom instruction in the basics of electrical theory, diesel engines, boilers, auxiliaries, bearings and lubrication. There will also be hands-on training in the use of hand tools for machine repair and scheduled trips aboard local vessels to gain firsthand experience in a variety of engine rooms. Classes will be held two nights a week for 15 weeks, with occasional Saturdays required.

The course is suited to applicants with mechanical aptitude or experience who would also enjoy a career on the water. Applications are available at the school or can be requested by e-mail or phone. For more information call 596-7752 or e-mail

Palmer College of Chiropractic

Union resident Hilary Boetsch was named to the dean’s list at Palmer College of Chiropractic, Florida campus, in Port Orange, Fla. Boetsch is the daughter of Robert and Janet Boetsch of Port Charlotte, Fla. Hillary Boetsch graduated from Medomak Valley High School in 1999 and went to the University of Maine, graduating with a bachelor of science degree in kinesiology and physical education. Palmer College of Chiropractic’s Florida campus, which opened in 2002, is a campus of Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa, the profession’s founding college.

Math league

HOPE — Hope Elementary School held the fifth and final meet of the Continental Math League in March. Students were given 30 minutes to complete six non-routine word problems. The top six scores for each class were submitted as a team score. The individual with the highest score was also recognized.

Team high scores: Laticia Billings, Nicole Brown, Sydney Moody, Olivia Powers, Aiden Roberts, Fiona Sewall, Caitlin Agnor, Katelyn Durkee, Casey Rouleau, Ella Scott, Tristan Fong, Julian Starbird, Taylor Benner, Chris Bresnahan, Tessa Dow, Bailey Hilt, Tyler Hoppe and Henry Laurita. Highest individual scores: Aiden Roberts, Caitlin Agnor and Bailey Hilt.

Food service announcement

ROCKPORT — The Camden-Rockport Elementary School cafeteria on April 6 began serving chocolate and strawberry flavored milk every Tuesday and Thursday. The flavored milk will be available during lunch only. The chocolate milk has 12 grams of added sugar per container (8 ounces) and the strawberry milk has 13 grams of added sugar per container. The flavored milks contain no high fructose corn syrup. In addition, the cafeteria will have 2 percent white and skim milk available every day. Parents who do not wish their children to be able to select flavored milk may call the school’s front office and speak with Joan, Melissa or Brenda. The milk restriction will be added to the POS System. At checkout, the system will indicate the restriction. For more information e-mail Mark Vogt, food service director, at

Adult education online

ROCKPORT — Maine Adult Education recently celebrated the first anniversary of its new statewide Web site. Five Town CSD Adult and Community Education began taking registrations on its Web site in March 2009 and the reception to the new Web site has been outstanding. Since that time, more than 300 individuals have registered for more than 400 classes through the site, which has had just under 6,000 visits and over 40,000 page views. In addition, visitors to the site have taken advantage of the Tell a Friend feature, and the fact that many classes include photos and maps for classes that are offsite. Visitors also find news and updates, such as when new classes have been added, dates have been changed, or if there have been cancellations for weather or other issues. The new spring semester classes have just been posted at

Lincolnville’s annual spring car wash

CAMDEN — The Lincolnville Central School eighth-grade will hold its annual spring car wash Saturday, May 1 at Keybank at Hannaford Plaza in Camden. In case of rain, the car wash will be held Saturday, May 5. Washing will start promptly at 9 a.m. and conclude at 1 p.m. Drivers can get their car spotlessly clean and help the eighth-grade class earn money for the class trip.

Independent schools to host open houses

The six local members of the Independent Schools Association will host their annual open house event Saturday, April 10 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Each school offers something unique for its students.

Stepping With The Stones, Camden, serving preschool children ages 3 to 5 years old; contact Jerry Stone at 236-4600.

Peopleplace Cooperative Preschool, Camden, serving children ages 18 months to 5 years old; contact Lee Linglebach at 236-4225.

Children’s House Montessori School, Camden, serving children ages 18 months to 9 years old; contact Kristin Sidwell at 236-2911.

Ashwood Waldorf School, Rockport, offering parent/child classes and serving children from preschool through eighth grade; contact Jody Spanglet at 236-8021.

Riley School, Rockport, serving children ages 4 to 14 years old; contact Glenna Plaisted at 596-6405.

Seton School, serving special needs children in kindergarten through eighth grade; contact David Heath at 236-3319.

Watershed School’s annual auction

CAMDEN — Watershed School’s Spring Auction and Dinner will be held Saturday, April 10 at 5 p.m. at St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church at 35 Chestnut St. in Camden. The silent auction preview will begin at 5 p.m. with hors d’oeuvres and music by the Calliope String Quartet. At 7 p.m. the live auction with auctioneer Roland Clement will offer lively competition for some of the most sought after auction items. In between the two auctions guests will enjoy dinner. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students and may be reserved by calling the school at 594-1873.