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By Charlotte Henderson | Mar 20, 2014

Student art reception March 20

Due to last Thursday’s antics from Mother Nature, the reception in honor of the Prescott Memorial School Student Art Exhibit was postponed until tonight, Thursday, March 20, at 6:30 p.m. We hope everyone can still attend. Prescott students have certainly provided a colorful feast for the eyes and an upward nudge for the spirit. You just have to smile.

Town voting Friday; Saturday: Town meeting

This Friday, March 21, voters will have the opportunity to vote for a selectman and a SAD 40 school board member. Incumbents are running for both seats with Wes Daniel seeking reelection as selectman and Guy Bourrie seeking a full three-year term as school board member. (Previously, Guy was elected to fill an unexpired term of only two years.) Elections for both these offices take place Friday at Gibbs Library between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m.

Saturday, March 22, town meeting will start at 10 a.m. at Prescott school gym. Town meeting is our time as citizens to decide on how the town’s funds are spent. The warrant, a list of all the items of business to be conducted at the meeting, is part of the 2013 Town Report and is available at the town office and post office. It’s also available on the town’s website washington.maine.gov.

Masons prepare Before Town Meeting Breakfast

Mt. Olivet Lodge will be holding a public Before Town Meeting Breakfast, Saturday, March 22, from 7 to 9 a.m. On the menu will be will be eggs, waffles, home fries, bacon, sausage, toast, biscuits, coffee, tea and orange juice. Adults $6, children $3. For more information, call 845-3045.

New service club recruiting members

The proposed Knox County Sunrise Rotary Club, a newly formed service club, meets on Tuesday mornings at the Union Masonic Lodge at 149 Sennebec Road in Union. Meetings start at 7:30 a.m. and are scheduled to last no more than one hour. Each get-together includes a speaker, coffee and a light breakfast. Rotary is an international organization whose local chapters include local leaders, business people (owner or manager), a tradesman, an organization professional, community leader, etc., who organize for mutual support, professional development, and community service. Please come to a meeting some Tuesday soon, and see if it's something you might like in your life — or just to hear the speaker! No reservations needed. Check out Knox County Sunrise Rotary Club on Tuesdays at 7:30 a.m. at Union Masonic Lodge on Sennebec Road in Union. For more information, call Martha at 596-9630 or Linda at 542-7676.

Cake decorating classes to start

Want to learn how to decorate cakes like a pro in just five easy lessons? Join Debbie Ziegler at Blueberry Fields Bed & Breakfast for five Tuesdays starting March 25. Debbie taught the Wilton cake decorating method for three years prior to moving here. She says learning how to decorate a cake is lots of fun and will show you how to make your cake the talk of the next party. The cost is $60 for the five lessons. When you register, Debbie will explain what’s needed for each class. All five sessions are at Blueberry Fields Bed & Breakfast, 673 Razorville Road in Washington, from 7 to 9 p.m. To register or for more information, contact Debbie Ziegler at 845-2918, 446-2407, or blueberryfieldsBandB@gmail.com.

Equinox drumming

Connie Bellet reminds us of the Ceremony of 8000 Sacred Drums Sunday, March 23, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Gibbs Library. At the same time around the world other drum groups will gather to send out a message of peace and healing. All are welcome to participate, bring a drum or rattle, and share a chant, song or poem. Or, just come experience this tradition which is carried out at each solstice and equinox. To find out more about this unique ceremony, call Connie (Star Walker) Bellet at 993-2294.

Select Board meeting change

Selectmen's meeting of March 26 is changed for this time only to Saturday, March 29, at 7 p.m. The public is always invited to attend.

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