The community is invited to gather Saturday afternoon, Dec. 22, for a group lantern project and silent walk, in memory of Kolby Adams, at Sweet Tree Arts, 4 Church St. at Hope Corner.

Lantern creation will begin at 2 p.m., and the silent lantern walk will be at 4:30 p.m. People are welcome to participate in the walk, create their own lanterns or both.

Participants will design simple and creative lanterns using basket reeds, coffee filters, glue and LED lights. Lanterns can be created in remembrance or as a gift, to keep or give away.

The afternoon activity is free; any donations will go to the Hope Chest for those in the community in need.

After-school classes back next month

Sweet Tree Arts’ popular after-school classes return for a six-week winter/spring session the week of Jan. 7. All classes start at 3:45 p.m.: Mondays, Cartooning with Kids with James Quigley; Wednesdays, Picture a Story with Hannah Wells; and Thursdays, Ukulele Club with Jeff Weinberger or Yoga and Art with Nina Devenney.

These classes are recommended for children age 6 to 12 but are open to other ages. For information about fees and to register, call 763-2770 or visit

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or