Fundraiser for Kim Emerson      

On Friday, Nov. 11 (Veteran’s Day), Washington non-profits will offer a benefit supper for Kim Emerson from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Evening Star Grange Hall. Kim is facing yet another organ transplant and all donations will go to her for travel and lodging expenses — and whatever other costs — for the numerous trips back and forth to Boston for treatment, tests and housing for family while she is in surgery.

Kim has been through several lifetimes’ worth of health crises already. More of her story can be found on VillageSoup’s community section. Be sure to check it out, and more importantly come to the fundraiser. Donations are $12 for adults and $5 for children. If you would like give more, just do so at the door.

Voting day Souper Supper

For many election days, Evening Star Grange has presented Souper Supper, a delicious, quick way to get a yummy evening meal and get to the Bryant Room to vote in one trip. The traditional supper this year will feature 13 different kinds of soups, plus go-withs, beverages and pie, pie, pie. All that for $12 and served up by the nicest wait staff ever!

Speaking of pie

Stretched for time? Cannot bake? Or just want a delicious pie ready to eat? Simply leave the piemaking to Grange members. This hard-working group will be making pumpkin pie ($20 each) or apple pie ($22 each) ready for your pick-up at the Grange on Tuesday, Nov. 23 between 4:30-6:30 p.m. All proceeds of the pie sale are dedicated to Evening Star Grange’s new roofing fund. To order, call Bunny at (207) 907-0577. There won’t be “extras” so, please, call in your order to make sure your pies will be there.

Pub night and more at Blueberry Fields

Cyd and Deb Ziegler are again hosting Pub Night on the third Thursday of every month from 4:30-7:30 p.m. This is a great addition to cold weather activities for fun and companionship. Blueberry Fields is continuing their popular breakfasts through the winter, too. Public breakfasts are Friday, Saturday, and Sunday between 8-11 a.m. Reservations are not necessary but recommended. Blueberry Fields is a short drive out Razorville Road (route 105 toward West Washington). FMI or reservations call 207-446-2407.

New art at Gibbs Library

New colors will grace Gibbs Library the whole month of gray old November. On exhibit are works by Cynthia McGuirl of Thomaston. These paintings — which were created over the past year — were created from old family photos of Armenian genocide survivors and from new photos of scenes where the artist hikes. These contrasting subjects reveal McGuirl’s gift for imagery and depiction of emotion.

A lifelong artist, McGuirl has been creating in Maine for more than 40 years. She says that attending art school saved her life and moving to Maine saved her soul. In addition to oil painting, she works in weaving, printmaking and book arts. She teaches classes for adults and children at her studio in Thomaston and other locations.

Her exhibit “Family Tree” will be up all month. Please make a point to step into Gibbs Library to view this unique show during library hours. The artist’s reception will be held at a special opening on Sunday, Dec. 4.

The last word on voting

Next Tuesday is Election Day, and the polls will be open in the Bryant Room of Gibbs Library from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Many people have already voted, but if you have not Tuesday is your opportunity. There are a lot of issues on our collective plates these days, many of which will fall eventually to state legislators because states get to set laws for their residents. This being a vote for our own state senator and member of the house of representatives among others, it is important to vote for your choice.