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Week of October 19, 2014

Sunday October 19

  • Dedication Ceremony for Trails at Kanokolus Bog Preserve. 1:00 pm The community is invited to a dedication ceremony of the trails at Sebasticook Regional Land Trust’s Kanokolus Bog Preserve in Unity. After a brief dedication ceremony and refreshments there will be guided walks with forester Dylan Dillaway along Cob’s Way, the woodland trail named in honor of Crosby Packard. The Packard Family gifted the property in 2011 so that others would always have "the freedom to be in the woods." The preserve trailhead is located on the Albion Road, 3.6 miles south of the village. In case of inclement weather the SRLT will post event status information on its voicemail (948-3766) and at www.SebasticookRLT.org.

  • Nia In Unity. Movement for health, wellness, and fitness Sundays 5:00-6:00pm at the Unity Community Center, 32 School St. Classes are sliding scale ($5-10/class). Drop in any time. Your first class with Anna is free! - and feel free to bring a friend. For more information: annania.wordpress.com, or contact Anna Fiedler: fiedlerak@gmail.com or 948-3925.
Tuesday October 21
State SenateState Representative

Mike Thibodeaux

Jonathan Fulford
Brian Jones

Mary Anne Kinney
  • Candidates' Forum 6 pm at Unity College Center For the Performing Arts. Our candidates for Maine House of Representatives (Brian Jones, Mary Anne Kinney) and for Maine State Senate(Mike Thibodeaux, Jonathan Fulford) will be there to answer questions from Unity College Students. Presented by the Unity College Student Government Association. Free and open to the public. At 6 pm join us for coffee and dessert with the candidates as you submit your written questions. At 6:30 pm the forum, moderated by Unity College Faculty Moderator Janis Balda, will begin. After the candidates are introduced, they will respond to questions submitted by the audience.
Wednesday October 22
  • Yoga in Unity 5:30pm to 6:45pm at the Unity Community Center on School Street. Slow flow yoga for all levels. Reduce stress, sleep better, improve overall health with gentle movements and stretching. For this class you will need to be able to get down on the floor/yoga mat - no other requirements. If you have ongoing medical conditions you should consult with your doctor before starting any new exercise programs. $5 to $10 pay what you can, join us even if you can't.

  • Ordinance Review Comittee meeting 6:30 pm at the Fire House. Observors welcome. Read minutes of past meetings.
Thursday October 23
  • Comprehensive Plan Committee meeting 6:30 pm in Koons Hall, Room 201 (upstairs) at Unity College. Observors welcome. Read the Minutes from Past Meetings.
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Saturday October 25
  • The Great Maine Apple Day: Learn, Taste, Share, Enjoy! October 25, noon to 4 p.m. MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center, Unity Celebrate the history, flavor and tradition of Maine apples while honoring the importance of a diversified, perennial agriculture. The annual Great Maine Apple Day, sponsored by MOFGA, Fedco and the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, takes place on Saturday, October 25, from noon to 4 p.m., rain or shine, at MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center in Unity. Admission is $2 for MOFGA members and $4 for nonmembers.

Sunday October 26
  • Fall Story Walk 11:30 am (rain or shine) at Triplet Park in Unity across from the Unity Community Center on Wood Lane. Dress for the weather. The book is Lola at the Library by Anna McQuinn and Rosalind Beardshaw. Come join Lola in this celebration of books and the people who love them. At the end of the walk, we will introduce you to our newest literacy adventure in Triplet Park: the Free Little Library. You will be able to take a book or leave a book any time and any day of the week. There is a children's shelf and an adults’ shelf for you to select from or add to any time you visit. StoryWalks combine literacy with an outdoor family adventure. Come join in the fun and celebrate a visit to the library. This StoryWalk is supported by Unity Barn Raisers, RSU 3, Children’s Book Cellar and Inland Hospital. For more information contact Unity Barn Raisers at 948-9005.
Tuesday October 28
  • Count on Me 5:30pm - 7:00pm at Mt. View Elementary. Count on Me is an early math opportunity for young children and their family. Please join Audrey O’Clair as she reads several children’s books about early math concepts. Four year old children preparing to enter kindergarten (in 2015) in RSU#3 and their families are invited to attend. Nutritious snacks will be provided. Each family will be given a new children’s book to add to their home library. Participants will be able to borrow a tote bag FULL of early math activities, high quality picture books and DVDs that encourage early math skills. Please email or call Audrey O’Clair at 207-944-3963 to reserve your spot.

  • Second meeting of the Unity Business Exchange. 6 pm at the Unity Community Center. Refreshments served. How can the Town help you prosper? Are there services you need? What resources would help you grow? Are there collaborations that would increase your sales? The Town has resources from the Unity TIF and we want to use those resources to help your business reach its goals, whether large or small, even if it is just you operating from your home. RSVP We hope you will join us!

Friday October 31
  • Northern Solstice Alpaca Farm Invites you to a Halloween Alpaca Experience October 31st from 10am-6pm Happy Halloween Wear your best costume! It's a Family Halloween Experience! Come visit Northern Solstice Alpaca Farm on Halloween Enjoy treats, Pumpkin Bowling and 10% off your purchase over $50 if you are wearing a costume! (Limit one per customer) Treats for the children include Alpaca Cookies and Warm Cider and of course the ever popular Pumpkin bowling (for adults and children). Come join the ghoulish fun on Friday, October 31st from 10am-6pm.
Saturday November 1
  • Sebasticook Regional Land Trust hosts its annual Local Foods Feast followed by the film DamNation at the Unity College Center for the Performing Arts. Dinner sourced from local farms and producers and SRLT’s annual meeting at 6. Film to follow at 7:30. This powerful film explores the growing awareness that our own future is bound to the life and health of our rivers. DamNation’s majestic cinematography and unexpected discoveries move through rivers and landscapes altered by dams (including in Maine), but also through a metamorphosis in values, from conquest of the natural world to knowing ourselves as part of nature. $25 for dinner and film, or $10 for the film alone. To reserve tickets call 948-3766 or email jennifer@sebasticookrlt.org.



Monday November 3
  • Ananda Meditation and Prayer Group 6 -7:30 pm at Unity College Harrison Aldrich Wellness Center - Ananda means "Bliss" -- learn to meditate to reduce stress and increase peace and JOY in your life. Simple meditation technique taught for beginners with experienced meditators having an opportunity to deepen their practice. FMI email Dhyana Blanchard or call 568-3183.
Tuesday November 4
  • Election Day. Voting will be at the new Town Office on School Street. View the sample ballot: Page 1, Candidates, and Page 2, the Referendum Questions.

  • NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that the Town of Unity, Maine, Board of Selectmen will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. at the Unity Town Office at 84 School Street, Unity, Maine, to take public comments on the proposed issuance by the Town, pursuant to the provisions of the Finance Authority of Maine Act, 10 M.R.S.A. § 961 et seq., of revenue obligation securities to be denoted as “Town of Unity, Maine, Higher Education Revenue Bonds (2014 Unity College Project)” in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $5,000,000 (the “Bonds”). The Bonds are proposed to be issued to provide financing to construct an approximately 18,000 square foot residential dormitory and to refinance funds used to finance renovations of a dining hall, both of which are located on the campus of the College at 90 Quaker Hill Road in the town of Unity, Maine and all of which are used for the purpose of providing higher education services. The bond financed facility will be owned and operated by Unity College.
    The Bonds shall not constitute a debt or liability of the Town, the State of Maine, its political subdivisions or any municipality therein; shall not constitute a pledge of the faith and credit of the State of Maine, its political subdivisions or any municipality therein, but shall be payable solely from revenues of the Project for which they are issued; and the issuance of the Bonds shall not directly or indirectly or contingently obligate the Town, the State of Maine, its political subdivisions or any municipality therein to levy or to pledge any form of taxation whatever therefore or to make any appropriation for their payment. It is expected that the aggregate principal of, premium, if any, and interest on the Bonds, as well as all administrative costs in connection with issuance of the Bonds, will be paid by Unity College, pursuant to certain financing documents, contracts, and other agreements to be approved by the Town and to be entered into by the Town and Unity College. All persons who desire to be heard on the proposed issuance of the Bonds are invited to attend the public hearing.
    The Board of Selectmen will consider the adoption of a resolution authorizing issuance of the Bonds at a Selectmen’s meeting to be held on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at 6:30 PM at the Unity Town Office at 84 School Street, Unity, ME. Copies of the proposed Bond Resolution are on file and may be reviewed at the office of the Town Clerk.
Thursday November 6
  • James Macdonald: "Illustration in Wood". A showing of marquetry embellished wood designs at the Unity Center for Performing Arts. November 6th to December 5th. An opening reception will be held November 6th from 4:30-6:30pm. Refreshments will be provided. The reception is free and open to the public. James Macdonald's "llustration in Wood" brings together designs created throughout 26 years of work in his Burnham Studio. Initially enthused by the Art Nouveau and Art Deco movements of the early 20th century, Macdonald has taken their concepts of surface embellishment and applied them to marquetry and inlay on his own work. Thin veneers cut from species of trees from around the world become his palette of colors and textures creating, in essence, a painting in wood.
Wednesday November 12
  • Participatory English Country Dancing 7-9:30 pm at the Unity Center for the Performing Arts on Depot Street. On second Wednesday of every month. Live music by the North Star sisters. All are invited, no need to bring a partner. All dances taught by Nancy Rosalie & John McIntire. Donation requested, except for UC students, to cover musicians' expenses. For more information, call 568-7597.