Upcoming Events

Friday, May 1, 2015
First Friday film -Revenge of the Electric Car .In 2006 GM took back and destroyed nearly 5000 EV 1s, electric vehicles that had been made available for lease in Southern California. The decision to destroy the vehicles was based on the erroneous conclusion that there was no demand for their product.
By 2011 new electric cars arrived in showrooms. The documentary, Revenge of the Electric Car, follows four companies attempting to be the first to make a viable vehicle.
Co-sponsored by DDATT and the Abbott Memorial Library, this free film is scheduled to be shown on Friday, May 1, 6 PM at the Library’s Meeting Room, 1 Church St. Dexter. Contact 277-4221 or info@ddatt.org for more information.


Saturday May 2, 2015 – Rabies Clinic 12-1 pm at the Pet Motel. Proceeds go to Adoption Plus. Dexter Veterinary Clinic will be administering shots as well as offering nail trims and microchip implants. Rabies for dogs is $15.00, cats $25.00, nail trims $7.00, and microchips $35.00.


Wednesday May 7, 2015 – Highway Committee Meeting at 7pm in the Dexter Town Council Chambers.

Saturday May 9th
Mushroom Cultivation Workshop

10:00 am to 4:30 pm at Marr Pond Farm in Sangerville.
Ever think about growing mushrooms in your backyard or on your farm? This all-day workshop will cover the basics of growing shiitake mushrooms on hardwood logs for beginners and experienced growers, from tree selection to harvest.
The day will begin with an information-sharing session, including a walk through the woodlot and discussions on log selection, a log yard tour, inoculation techniques, fruiting cycles, and more. Following a potluck lunch attendees will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in log inoculation. Skills we will practice include: drilling, plugging, waxing, log yard stacking, and placement techniques. All tools needed will be provided, and we may have some extras on-hand for purchase. This workshop will provide you with the theoretical and hands-on knowledge to start your own home or commercial mushroom yard. The workshop is $30 and includes two inoculated logs to bring home.
Marr Pond Farm is an off-grid homestead and small-scale mushroom farm in it’s second year of production. We look forward to meeting new people in the community, and educating farmers and gardeners alike about mushroom cultivation. In addition to teaching you new skills, this workshop will provide much appreciated support for us as a recently established farm. In the interest of providing individualized attention and instruction this workshop has a limited number of spaces. Please RSVP by May 2nd.
To register or for more information and directions email Ryan at marrpondfarm@gmail.com



Wednesday, May 13 – Want to make some changes in that old toilet tank without replacing the entire unit?
DDATT is sponsoring a workshop at 6 PM where participants will learn how to change the old ballcock arrangement to the newer arrangement.
“In the Toilet Tank with Mel Stanhope” will be held at the Abbott Memorial Library Meeting Room, 1 Church St. Dexter. For more information contact the Library at 924-7292.

Saturday May 16th
Plumbing 101: “Inside the Toilet Tank”
10 to noon, Abbott Memorial Library, Dexter
We will explore how to replace or repair the gizmo (a few different styles) in a toilet tank which controls the flush, using simple household tools.
We would also like to find someone who might lead a workshop on simple shoe repair later on in the Spring. Is anyone interested?  Give me a call!  Sam 277-4221

Sunday May 17, 2015 –

The Dexter Community Playground Committee is having a 4 Person Scramble at the Dexter Municipal Golf Course.
Entry Fee – $30.00 per person -{ includes lunch}, Mulligan – $2.00 {limit 2 per player}
There will be door prizes, gross and net prizes. Tee time is 7:30 am and cart reservations are recommended – available by calling club 924-6477.
Proceeds to benefit the Dexter Community Playground.


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