SOLON & BEYOND

Good morning, dear friends. Don’t worry, be happy!
Was very happy to receive what little bit of real news I have to share with you this week. My many heartfelt thanks go out to those people who faithfully pass on what is happening in their neighborhoods.
Christine Dorman, technology specialist from the Maine State Library, will be at Stewart Public Library, North Anson, Friday, May 6, to do demonstrations. At 3:30 p.m., she will explain and demonstrate the robots Dash and Dot. This is geared towards the fourth to eighth graders. Parents are encouraged to attend. At 6 p.m., Dorman will demonstrate actual printing by a 3-D printer. All are encouaged to attend but space is limited.
Upcoming events at the Embden Community Center are: May 14, p.m., supper (Beef pot pie, salad and dessert), gym at Embden Community Center; June 10th at 7:00 -10 pm, Pat Libby Band. Kitchen open, $10.00 per person. June 11, at 5 p.m., supper (chicken parmesan, salad and dessert).
Regular Events: suppers second Saturday of every month, except December. ( These suppers are very good and the atmosphere is very friendly. Lief and I have attended some of them.)
Breakfasts: Fourth Saturday (to be announced ). Country Jam (Bring your musical talent – be part of Country Jam, open mic) Every Sunday from 1 – 4 p.m. Bone Buiulders, every Monday and Wednesday from 9 – 10 a.m.. Sewing Class, every Wednesday from 10 a.m. – noon, classroom at Embden Community Center.
Weight Watchers meeting every Wednesday from 5 – 6 p.m. Classroom at Embden Community Center. Come in and sign up– new members accepted.
TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), every Wednesday from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Thrift Shop & Lending Library, Every Wed., Fri., and Sat. from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Thrift Shop is accepting donations of clean gently used items during open hours. (Just received an e-mail minutes ago telling that “The Embden Neighbor to Neighbor Thrift Shop is having a store wide sale this week – 50 percent off everything.”
Also received the following e-mail recently: “Because the Pickup Cafe’ – where we usually hold our Wine and Twine get-together is closed for the month of April, we’d like to invite you to join us at the Happyknits shop on Saturday, April 30, from 4 to 6 p.m. for the festivities. So bring yourself, your work-in-progress, and a “refreshing” beverage (we’ll provide the munchies and soda) for a celebration of yarn, spring and friends in our cozy shop. We hope you can make it!
Tomorrow Lief and I will be heading out early for the ‘County’ to attend a funeral for one of Lief’s best friends. A week ago Saturday, Lief and I went up to Eustis to attend the military funeral for Forest Parsons who used to live in Flagstaff. All this is very sad for both of us. I had met his friend Gary, who was a wonderful guy. .. And Forest was one of the few older people who lived and grew up in “God’s Country,” who was older than me. They shall be missed.
And so I leave you with this memoir from Percy, simply titled, MAINE. You’re just a rugged, homespun state perched on the nation’s edge, A stretch of woods, of fields and lakes, of ocean pounded ledge. But rugged deeds and rugged men You’ve nurtured for your own; Much good the world has harvested from broadcast seeds you’ve sown. And so we love you rugged state, we love your smiling skies, we love you for your deep-piled snows, your jagged coast we prize. We love you for the lofty seat you’ve reared ‘neath Heaven’s dome: But best of all, we love you, Maine, Because you’re Maine – and Home! (words by Lester Melcher Hart.)

 
 

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