Bird watchers visit Valentine Farm

BETHEL — The inaugural 2018 bird watching event at Mahoosuc Land Trust’s Valentine Farm was led by James Reddoch, an MLT member and bird enthusiast. Seventeen people with birding skills ranging from beginner to experienced bird watcher, walked the universally accessible trail at Valentine Farm and spotted 25 species of birds.

The effort was part of Global Big Day, a day dedicated to bird counts across the globe. Visit for more information.

The next bird walk will be held at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 19, at Valentine Farm, 162 North Road. All are welcome.

Wilton church continues 200-year celebration

WILTON — The United Church of Christ’s 200 years will be celebrated on the weekend of May 19 and 20. 


All are welcome at 4 p.m. Saturday, May 19, for light refreshments and to greet ministers who have served the church in the past. At 4:30 there will be a skit, written by Margaret Proctor, on the history of the church throughout the past 200 years, followed by a free dinner, “Pasta with the Pastor,” in the vestry. Dessert will be a “Happy Birthday” cake.

The Sunday service will welcome past clergy as preachers and honor senior members. There will be special music. Refreshments and a social hour will follow. Members of the community are welcome.

Month of the Flower Moon Contradance

DENMARK — A family-friendly Month of the Flower Moon Contradance with Birds on a Wire and caller Eric Rollnick will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at the Denmark Arts Center, Route 160, 50 West Main St.

A teaching session will begin the evening for the first half hour with music by Jenny and Greg Huang-Dale, Jeanine Loubier and Eric Rollnick. A $10 donation is suggested.

For more information, call the center at 207-452-2412 or email


Program on marking boundaries

OTISFIELD — The Western Maine Chapter, Maine Woodlot Owners, will host a program on “Marking Property Boundaries” at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 19. Well-marked property boundaries are of critical importance to woodlot management, but are too often ignored.

Merle Ring, recently retired Maine Forest Service district forester, will talk about and demonstrate good boundary marking at his woodlot.

Coffee and doughnuts will be available at 8:30 a.m.

For directions or more information, call Ring at 207-743-5976.

Weary Club to meet 


NORWAY — Members and friends of the Weary Club will meet for coffee at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 19. All are welcome to join for coffee and conversation.

Texas Hold’em planned at post home

LOCKE MILLS — Texas Hold’em will be held Saturday, May 19, at the Jackson-Silver Post 68, American Legion, 595 Gore Road. Doors will open at 11 a.m. and games will begin at 1 p.m.

There is a $50 buy-in, pull tabs, 50/50 and meals and beverages available.

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