Shared Bounty community garden in Dexter needs volunteer help.
Not only is this a busy time for YOU as the winter grudgingly gives way to a Spring (of sorts) and we dash around trying to get plants into the ground, but the large community garden in Dexter also needs help. Saturday mornings from 8 to 11, the small band of volunteers who grow the vast array and amount of food for free distribution to area seniors all season long invest their sweat and love into the project, and could happily use assistance in weeding, planting, harvesting, bagging and any other of the myriad chores involved. Please consider coming on any Saturday morning even for a short time to lend a hand. The garden is on Rt 23 at Fred Sherburne’s place on the Ripley road just a mile or so South out of Dexter, on the left side of the road going up the big hill; you can’t miss the sign. Call for more info: Deb Burdin 924-6538, John Gornall 924-5232
May 28, 2016 – Wayside Grange Theatre presents “The Old Blues Kats” at 7 pm. Tickets are $10.00 and doors open at 6:30 pm. The Grange is located at 851 North Dexter Road in Dexter. For more information please call 277-3733
May 30, 2016 – Dexter Memorial Day Parade hosted by the Poulliot-Seavey American Legion Post and the Shirley B. Carter VFW Post. Assembling in the Municipal Parking lot behind Bangor Savings Bank at 10:00 am. After the Parade the VFW will serve lunch at the Post on Cedar Street.
June 3, 2016 – The First Friday topic is Raising Rabbits for Meat, starting at 7 PM (Summertime hours, not 6 PM as in the Winter) at the Abbott Memorial Library basement meeting room. A few short videos and then discussion led by Len Young, a small livestock expert. Rabbits are an increasingly popular source of healthy protein, so come share what you know or learn what others know about humanely raising these animals. If you have some homemade light refreshments you’d like to share with the group, feel free. DDATT is a volunteer-run organization, and gladly accepts donations. FMI 277-4221
June 13, 2016 – Final Budget Meeting at 5:00 pm in the Town Council Chambers.
August 13, 2016 – 1st annual ‘Maine Red Hot Dog Festival’ fundraiser. Activities planned on this day will be a breakfast, a 5K ‘bun’-run and a 1-mile kids fun-‘bun’-run, over 200 feet of inflatable obstacle courses for all ages, live entertainment on stage all day including The Mallett Brothers Band, food contests, a hot-dog eating contest, a silent auction, children’s games, food and craft vendors, and much more. Plus, plenty of ‘red snappers’, donated by W.A. Bean (Maine’s only remaining producer of hot dogs), will be cooked and served a number of different ways by members of the DRC.