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Week of April 12, 2015

Comprehensive Plan Survey: Ten Little Questions That Will Get You Thinking

On April 28 there will be a public forum on two parts of Unity's new Comprehensive Plan. The committee would like to collect your questions and comments to be used at that forum. You can read and comment on the Strategies Framework and the Future Land Use Plan by following the links at Comp Plan Page.

Notice: Cemetery Clean-Up
All winter decorations on grave sites in Unity’s cemeteries must be removed by May 1st. All decorations will be removed and discarded after May 1st. If you wish to save your winter decorations, please remove them promptly.

Sunday April 12

  • The Final Affairs committee invites the public to a free film on End of Life issues. “A Will For The Woods” will be shown on Sunday, April 12, beginning at 1:30pm at MOFGA’s Education Center in Unity. In this award winning documentary, one man's passionate wish for a legacy of green burials inspires a profoundly affecting and optimistic portrait of people finding meaning in death. Determined that his last act will be a gift to the planet, musician and psychiatrist Clark Wang prepares for his own green burial. Free and open to the public. FMI contact Nancy at 568-7597.

  • Nia In Unity. Movement for health, wellness, and fitness Sundays 4:00-5:00pm at the Unity Community Center, 32 School St. Classes are sliding scale ($5-10/class). Drop in any time. Your first class with Anna is free! - and feel free to bring a friend. For more information: annania.wordpress.comor contact Anna Fiedler: fiedlerak@gmail.com or 948-3925.
Monday April 13
  • Ananda Meditation and Prayer Group 6 -7:30 pm at Unity College Harrison Aldrich Wellness Center - Ananda means "Bliss" -- learn to meditate to reduce stress and increase peace and JOY in your life. Simple meditation technique taught for beginners with experienced meditators having an opportunity to deepen their practice. UC staff and students FREE, community members "free will" donation ($5 suggested). FMI email Dhyana Blanchard or call 568-3183.
Tuesday April 14 Wednesday April 15
  • Yoga in Unity Wednesday 5:30 - 6:45 pm ongoing thru June Unity Community Center on School Street. Slow flow yoga for all levels -- no experience required. Mindful movement in a supportive atmosphere. Reduce stress, sleep better, cultivate inner JOY! Class ends with a short meditation/stillness practice. For this class you will need to be able to get down on the floor/yoga mat. Yoga mats & blankets available for use. If you have ongoing medical conditions you should consult with your doctor before starting any new exercise programs. $5 to $10 (pay what you can). Dhyana Blanchard yogainunity@uninets.net 568-3183 (No class May 20th)
Thursday April 16
  • Knitting Workshop 2:00 to 4:00 PM at The Unity Community Center, 32 School Street in Unity. Informal workshop with some experienced knitters around to help you start your first project. Know how to knit already? Come on down with your project and knit with us! Materials for beginners will be provided. FREE Questions? Contact Mary at 948-9005 or programs@unitybarnraisers

  • Comprehensive Plan Committee meeting 6:30 pm at the Town Office. Observors welcome. Read the Minutes from Past Meetings.
Friday April 17
  • Want a winter reliever? Come to: Tea Time 1:00 to 3:00 PM. Everyone is welcome to a social event at: The Unity Community Center, 32 School Street in Unity. We will provide tea and some games. Bring a puzzle, game, craft, or just yourself. Free. Questions? Contact Mary at 948-9005.
Saturday April 18
  • The 33rd annual Unity College Spring 5-K. at 9:30 a.m. on Unity College campus. The rural setting of the Unity College campus is relaxed and comfortable, and the long downhill start guarantees a super time as participants make an out-and-back run through Unity Village. This is one of the fastest, flattest, 3.1-mile races in the state. Edie Dubord holds the course record for women (16.25), Peter Lessard (14.29) still sets the standard for men. The race averages approximately 80 runners per year. Entry Fee is $10, pre-registration due by April 10, 2015. Register race morning starting at 8:00 a.m. For more info contact race director Gary Zane at 207-509-7241 or email gzane@unity.edu.
Tuesday April 21
  • Fishbowl Colloquium Series 11 am at Unity College. Dr. Matthew C. Nisbet of Northeastern University will present "Disruptive Ideas: Public Intellectuals and their Arguments for Action on Climate Change," 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday, April 21, in Room 204 of the Student Activities Center Parsons Wing at Unity College, 90 Quaker Hill Road in Unity. The talk includes free lunch and a coffee discussion in the student center immediately after the discussion.

  • Unity Board of Selectmen Meeting 6:30 at the Town Office. Read minutes of past meetings.
Wednesday April 22
Saturday April 25
  • The Unity College Drama Club presents its Spring 2015 production, The Importance of Being Ernest. Performed at the Unity College Center for the Performing Arts. April 25th at 7pm and April 26th at 3pm. Admission is free.
Tuesday April 28
  • Unity Comprehensive Plan Forum about Land Use Planning and other ideas for the future of Unity 6 pm to 8:30 pm at the UCCPA, 42 Depot Street. Light refreshments will be served. Discussion topics will include
    • How the Future Land Use Plan affects the Land Use Ordinance.
    • Sprawl -- What is it and how it affects communities.
    • Agriculture as businesses and economic engines.
    • Protecting our town roads from high and heavy traffic.
    • Simple vs complicated planning.
    • What can go where, and why.
    • The current districts and proposed changed to them.
    • Evaluating types of businesses for impact on taxes vs cost to serve them.
    Visit unityme.org/gov/compplan/ to review and comment on the Future Land Use Plan and other parts of the comp plan.
Thursday April 30
  • The Resistance 7:00pm at Unity College Center For the Performing Arts. Tickets: $10.00. The Resistance is a four piece rock band from Burnham, Maine, who work hard to prove that good, pure rock n' roll isn't dead. They put their heart and soul into every show they play. Despite their young ages, the band has been touring New England for nearly five years.
Saturday May 2 Thursday May 7
  • Adam Scott 7:00pm at Unity College Center For the Performing Arts. Adam Scott is a young independent acoustic singer/songwriter from Maine. His music is a mix of folk, indie, and pop vibes. Adam uses a loop station to give his performances depth and dimension. Tickets are $8 online and $10 at the door. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Sunday May 10
  • The alpacas at Northern Solstice Alpaca Farm are growing fiber like CRAZY this year! You won't want to miss being a part of Shearing Day 2015. On May 10th the alpacas will have their annual hair clipping which is the Harvest from a year of making sure that all of the alpacas are eating healthy diets and receiving outstanding care. If you think you'd like to come be a part of this exciting day email us at northernsolstice@uninets.net and we'll send you the details.
Wednesday May 13
  • Participatory English Country Dancing 7-9:30 pm at the Unity Center for the Performing Arts on Depot Street. On second Wednesday of every month. Live music by the North Star sisters. All are invited, no need to bring a partner. All dances taught by Nancy Rosalie & John McIntire. Donation requested, except for UC students, to cover musicians' expenses. For more information, call 568-7597.