Appleton news

By Jessica Davis | Apr 24, 2014

Appleton Library News

Nancy Glassman has graciously lent Appleton Library several of her paintings to be on display for the enjoyment of library patrons. Glassman’s responsive paintings, in watercolor and oil, explore effects of light and the nuanced colors of seasonal change. In landscape or still life subjects, she looks for shapes, patterns and rhythms to carry the viewer through complicated scenes. She has had solo shows at the Calbeck Gallery (where she is represented), CMCA, the Maine State House in Augusta, the libraries in Belfast, Portland and Searsmont, and has been in group shows throughout Maine and out of state. She received the Harlow Gallery First Place award in 2009. In 2011, her work was included in the Die Sao Paolo Biennale, in Dusseldorf, Germany. She has taught art for more than 40 years, including 25 years at the Farnsworth Art Museum.

AVS News

Partners for Enrichment is pleased to offer an all-school science assembly May 2 at 8:30 a.m. and parents are welcome to attend. Professional skateboarders join a scientist to show off their best stuff and explain the magic and science behind the art of skateboarding. Concepts explored are: Distribution of Force (safety/how helmets and padding work), Center of Gravity (balance), Momentum/Inertia (board and skater motion), and Center of Mass (spins/ollies).

May 5 is Authors’ Day 2014 at AVS from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. Partners for Enrichment is delighted to announce our 2014 lineup. Liza Gardner Walsh, former children’s librarian and educator, and author of "The Fairy House Handbook" and "The Fairy Garden Handbook" will present to kindergarten through grade 2 students. (For more information about Walsh, visit or Ben Bishop, the graphic novelist and illustrator of "Lost Trail," the graphic novel retelling of "Lost on a Mountain in Maine," will be present to third, fourth and fifth grades. Bishop was a huge hit with the middle school last year, and staff is delighted to have him return. (For more information about Bishop, visit Best-selling author and Lincolnville resident Kate Braestrup will present to our sixth, seventh and eighth grades. Braestrup is a journalist, a chaplain to the Maine State Warden service, and author of the memoir "Here if you need me." (For more information about Braestrup, visit

AVS and Sherman’s Books in Camden, present Summer Reading BOOKFAIR: The Cream of the Crop…May 6, 7 and 8. This fair will bring a selection of the best in children’s and young adult literature to our community at a substantial savings. This joint venture has been several years in the making, and we are hoping you will come, browse and purchase excellent titles for your children or grandchildren’s summer reading. Books have been carefully chosen from the 2014-15 Maine Student Book Awards list; The Lupine Awards, Katahdin Awards; 2014 Reading Roundup (Maine Regional Library System panel of esteemed librarians and educators) and a representative sampling of the best new Graphic Novels. As a first-time welcome, all books will be offered at a 25 percent discount. Payment with checks only, made out to Appleton Village School. This is your chance to browse titles, hold the books in your hand, make your book selection and save money. Books will be on display Tuesday and Wednesday daily, after the close of the regular school day until 3:30 p.m. And on Thursday, after the close of the regular school day until the beginning of the spring concert.

Thursday, May 8, will be the Art Stroll and chorus concert. The Art Stroll will begin at 5:30 p.m. and the concert will begin at 6:30 p.m.

Our Appleton Village School Principal, Gary Bosk, is planning to retire at the end of June. The Appleton School Committee will be searching for a new principal and is looking for a parent and community member to serve on the principal Screening/Interviewing Committee. If you are interested in serving on this committee, please call Dee Tidd at the Superintendent's Office at 763-3818 by Monday, April 28, or send an email to letting her know of your interest.

The next Seniors to lunch will be May 12 at 11:30 a.m. For more information call the school at 785-4504.

Rockport Boat Club Summer Sailing Program

The Rockport Boat Club Summer Sailing program for youths age 6 to 18 kicks off its 2014 season in June. For more than 30 years, the primary mission of Rockport Boat Club has been to provide safe, fun and engaging sailing instruction for youth of member families and the community at large. Come share the excitement of spending time on beautiful Rockport Harbor. Classes are open to all ability levels. New this year is online registration. Registration is open April 7. Please see and click on the Youth Sailing tab for details on class schedules and fees and other information.

Carseat Check Event

Union Fire Department, in partnership with Knox County Sheriff’s Office, is hosting a free carseat check Saturday, April 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Union Fire Department, 567 Union Road, Union. Please bring the carseat instructions, the owner’s manual for the vehicle and, if possible, the child who will be using the seat. Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians from Maine will be present.

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