Estate planning and property
FARMINGTON — What will happen to your woodland/farmland when you are gone? The Upper Kennebec Valley Chapter of the Small Woodlands Owners Association of Maine and the Maine Forest Service will host a program on estate planning from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, at Farmington Town Office (back door).
The featured speaker will be Linda Russell, an attorney with Oxford Hills Law in South Paris, who specializes in estate planning, probate and real estate law. "Life and death estate planning is very personal," she said. "Everyone lives and dies, and everyone ought to plan, or at least understand what happens when planning does not occur. Misconceptions abound and one size does not fit all."
Woodland owners and farmers face special challenges because they have assets that need sustainable management. These assets are usually a substantial part of their estate and highly appreciated.
Come hear about estate planning with timberland: Wills, trusts, powers of attorney, titling of assets, beneficiary designations and the creation of different types of entities. If there is interest, other possible topics include current federal and state estate, gift and other tax issues; basis rules; conservation easements; consideration for needed support of owner, surviving spouse or minor children.
This event is free and open to the public. No need to preregister. Bring questions, or better yet, forward them ahead of time to email@example.com or call 592-2238.
'Allagash Tails' at Audubon
FARMINGTON — "Allagash Tails," will be the Western Maine Audubon Society monthly program at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, at UMF, Thomas Auditorium. Free and open to the public.
Author and former Park Ranger Tim Caverly has spent his life in the Maine woods, mostly in and around the Allagash region. Allagash Tails is a collection of books drawn from his experiences in the north woods. Through music, as well as scenic and historic pictures, the former Allagash Waterway supervisor and author shares north woods anecdotes from his personal experiences.
Coming events include the May 9 monthly program, when Professor Herb Wilson will talk about butterflies and dragonflies; a warbler walk field trip on the West Farmington Whistle Stop Trail on May 12; and a guided bird walk up the Orbeton Stream Valley on May 26.
Free potluck at Grange
JAY — A potluck luncheon will take place at noon Saturday, April 14, at the North Jay Grange No. 10. Doors open at 11:30. Attendees should bring a hot dish or a food item towards the meal. Luncheon is free.
The annual Community Service Award Program will take place upstairs at 1 p.m. There will be music. For more information, call 645-4628, 645-2910 or 645-2217. The public is invited.
Perkins Family in concert
LIVERMORE FALLS — On Sunday, April 15, a free concert will be presented at Eaton Memorial United Methodist Church. The program will feature The Perkins Family, made up of Deborah Perkins and her daughter, Bethany Ferland, both sopranos; Dale Perkins, who will play the trumpet, and Ed Larsen on piano.
The performance will feature classical and contemporary selections. The concert will begin at 6 p.m. and refreshments will be served. Donations are appreciated.
Phillips ice out winner
PHILLIPS — The 2012 ice out contest winner has been announced. Toothaker Pond was ice-free as of 3:53 p.m. Saturday, March 24. Tim Bowen of Avon had the closest prediction, making him the winner of the $360 pot. Bowen gets to keep $180 of that for himself. He has chosen to donate the other half to the Phillips Area Food Pantry.
"Everybody was surprised," said Winona Davenport, one of the event organizers. "It was really early this year."