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August 1, 2015 –  Dexter Days Flea Market/Craft Fair. 8 am. On Grove Street from Millworks to the Police Department and in the Municipal Parking Lot.

August 1, 2015 – Book Sale at the Abbott Memorial Library at 9:00 am. For more information please call the Library at 924-7292.

August 4, 2015 – Wayside Park Free Summer Concert – The Misty Mountaineers – 6:00-7:30. All Dates, Times and Performers are subject to change.

August 6, 2015 – Dexter Fireman’s Auction held at 6 PM at the Factory One parking lot (former Watering Hole, Water Street)
If you need to get a hold of someone to have donated items picked up contact:
Justin Taylor 270-0102, Rick Fanjoy 924-3393,
Rick Stocker 270-0474, Matt Connor 270-1776,
Wilfred Murray 924-7906 or William Lovejoy 949-5442

August 7, 2015 – Fireman’s Auction – 6 PM

August 7, 2015 – DDATT’s First Friday free film is a showing of Open Sesame: The Story of Seeds at 7 PM August 7th in the Abbott Memorial Library . We seem to be emphasizing food production, don’t we? Wonder why… Bring your friends and some of your garden’s bounty if you have any to share (as well as a few $ to donate for the film if you can).
Here’s the film blurb:
“One of the world’s most precious resources is at risk. This timely and emotionally moving documentary illuminates what is at stake and what can be done to protect the source of nearly all our food: SEEDS. Seeds provide the basis for everything from fabric, to food to fuels. Seeds are as essential to life as the air we breathe or water we drink…but given far less attention.
According to the FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN), approximately 90 percent of the fruit and vegetable varieties that existed 100 years ago no longer exist today. Heritage grain is near extinction. Seeds that were lovingly nurtured over decades or even hundreds of years have been lost forever. Maintaining seed biodiversity allows us to breed new varieties that are resistant to pests or thrive in temperature extremes. This is essential in a changing climate.
Meanwhile, corporations are co-opting seed genetics using patent law. In the past, the seed was communal. Seeds were a shared resource not unlike the water we drink or the air we breathe. One hundred years ago things started to change. Today, corporate-owned seed accounts for 82% of the world-wide market. Plants grown from transgenic seeds (also known as GMOs) send pollen through the wind and contaminate neighboring crops. When this happens, large companies threaten affected farmers with lawsuits (and nearly always win). Food grown has shown to have dangerous health effects and there is even more we don’t know. Once a crop is contaminated by GMO pollen there is no turning back.
In this film you will meet a diverse range of individuals whose lives center around seeds. Farmers. Renegade gardeners. Passionate seed savers. Artists. Seed activists. This film tells the story of seeds by following their challenges and triumphs as they work to save this precious resource.
It’s not too late…yet.” call me for more info if you want 277-4221

August 8, 2015 – Kiwanis Cruise-In  4:30 – 8pm at the Municipal Parking Lot. Admission is $3.00 per car and Passengers and $1.00 per walk-in. 12 awards, made by Dexter Voc. Ed., will be presented.  Special entertainment at 6:45 pm by E P Rock {Don Boudreau} an Elvis Tribute Artist. Please bring your own chairs. Food- Fun- Prizes! All proceeds to the Dexter Kiwanis.
Please no pets, bicycles, alcohol, or chemicals. Rain date is August 22, 2015. FMI please call Bob Fritsch at 924-7336 or e-mail RFRITSCH1@myfairpoint.net

August 8, 2015 – Chicken pie supper from 5 – 6:30 pm at the Wayside Grange. Tix $7. Live dinner music. Also serving potatoes, veggies, salad, ice cream cakes and pretty good coffee. Take out available after 6:30. FMI call Chester Bekier at 924-5711 or Facebook Wayside Grange. 851 N Dexter Rd (Rt. 23).

August 8, 2015 Fireman’s Auction – 6 PM

August 8, 2015 – Break-Away is having its 1st annual softball tournament. All ages welcome. For more information please contact Corey Page at (207) 270-2060 or Matt Blake at (207) 717-0584.

August 11, 12,& 13th, 2015 -Harmony Camp, at the Knights of Columbus Hall on the North Dexter Road in Dexter,  is a 3-day mini camp for children ages 6-9 which focuses on self-esteem, friendship, feelings, communication, kindness and respect. Children who participate in the camps will: have the opportunity to explore their own uniqueness, learn to recognize, understand and express emotions, understand the complexities of friendships and learn how to develop healthy relationships.
Art, crafts, stories and playtime will be used to explore everyone’s uniqueness and build self-esteem. The camps each culminate with an art show where family and friends are invited to attend. Children will showcase their artistic masterpieces and share all that they have learned.
Camp will be held from 9am until noon each day. Please register by August 3rd, 2015 –  SPACE IS LIMITED, SO REGISTER TODAY!
*Tuition : $10.00 per child (tuition to help offset the cost of T-shirts and supplies. Camperships are available) For more information, please call Spruce Run-Womancare Alliance at the Dover office at 564-8166 or visit our website at www.sprucerun.net     Harmony Camp Registration Form

August 11, 2015 – Wayside Park Free Summer Concert – Mountain Air – 6:30-8:00. All Dates, Times and Performers are subject to change.

August 18, 2015 – Wayside Park Free Summer Concert – Sebasticook Valley Band – 6:30-7:45. All Dates, Times and Performers are subject to change.

August 22, 2015 – Bluegrass Music at the Wayside Theatre at 7 pm. The Katahdin Valley Boys is one of Maine’s most popular and award-winning bluegrass bands. Their repertoire of traditional and contemporary bluegrass and Gospel music features tight harmonies and smooth solos. Influences include Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs, Bill Monroe, Jimmy Martin, Blue Highway and the Lonesome River Band. Tickets are $10. Doors open at 6:30. No reservations. FMI Call Joe Kennedy at 277-3733 or Facebook Wayside Grange and Theatre.
Our 99-year-old theatre is at 851 N Dexter Rd (Rt. 23).

August 25, 2015 – Wayside Park Free Summer Concert – Zevulon – 6:00-7:30. All Dates, Times and Performers are subject to change.

September 19, 2015 – Family Fun Day at Crosby Park.



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