WILTON – The Wilton Historical Society will kick off its 2007 season at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 8, at the Wilton Farm and Home Museum. A program will be presented by the Central Maine Paranormal Investigators Group.

Members have conducted two all-night vigils at the museum during the last couple of months and will share their findings. All are welcome. Call Pam Brown at 645-2091 for more information.

Chapter speaker

FARMINGTON – The Sandy River Valley Chapter, Maine Genealogical Society, will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 10, at the Farmington Public Library. The program, “Sprucing Up Grandpa – Care of Gravestones,” will be presented by Cheryl Patten. Anyone with an interest in genealogy is welcome.

Tree sales

AUGUSTA – Thursday, March 22, is the deadline for ordering trees and shrubs from the Kennebec County Soil and Water Conservation District. The district offers nearly 100 varieties of hardy plants.

Kennebec will partner with the Somerset County District to provide several pickup locations and times.

Pickup in Augusta and Winslow will be Saturday, April 28. The Somerset office pick-up will also be on Saturday, April 28.

Snowshoe walk

WILTON – The Foothills Land Conservancy has invited the public to join for a snowshoe walk on Sunday, March 18.

Peter and Judy Schmitt will lead the walk along Wilson Stream on the conservancy’s land. Participants will hunt for animal tracks and beaver signs for approximately one to two hours.

The walk is free. Participants should dress appropriately and bring snowshoes. The group will meet at 1 p.m. at the parking lot on the Pond Road.

For more information, call 645-4218 between 6 and 8 p.m. In the event of rain or a blizzard, the walk will be canceled.

DAR speaker

LIVERMORE – Mary Dillingham Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, will meet at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 14, at the Carriage House Restaurant, Route 4.

All prospective members are welcome. Regina Ketcheson, marketing director for the Norlands, will be the speaker. Ketcheson is also past president of the Sons of Union Veterans Auxiliary and civilian coordinator for the 3rd Maine Civil War Reenactors.

Any woman over the age of 18 who can prove direct blood lineage to a Revolutionary War patriot or to one who provided aid to the Revolutionary cause is eligible to join the Daughters of the American Revolution. The Mary Dillingham Chapter is the second oldest in the state, being organized in January of 1895.

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