The day of music is planned to demonstrate the sort of community uses the nonprofit board of the Chesterville Center Union Meetinghouse envisions for the future of the building, which has recently been granted tax-exempt status from the IRS and recognition as an historic building. Built in 1851, the Meetinghouse once held an important place in the social life of Chesterville, when the toll of its bell marked occasions of celebration, emergencies and the passing of milestones. The board hopes to revive its significance.

To participate in the jam, musicians need only show up with instruments, and if possible bring food or drink to share. There will be a grill with hamburgers and hot dogs for sale, as well as other food. Onlookers may also bring food to share.

Tthe gathered musicians will share what they have developed during the afternoon and what they may have in their repertoire in a 4 p.m. fund-raiser concert supported by donations at the door.

The Meetinghouse is at the corner of the Borough and Zion’s Hill roads. The jam will be held rain or shine. For more information, call 207-778-3767 or 207-779-4087.

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