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Week of March 29, 2015

Results of Unity election for selectman
Emily Newell 182
Clem Blakney 122
Minutes of Saturday's Town Meeting will be published
as soon as they are transcribed.

In mid-April 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.

Unity Foundation's Free Digital Literacy Classes starting April 1 are open for registration. In addition to the classes, low or no-cost computer equipment may be available to attendees. Offerings include classes in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint; social media and Windows 7.
For more information call 207-948-2374.

Sunday March 29

  • Seed Swap and Scion Exchange 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center in Unity. FREE, no registration required, For gardeners and orchardists, it's the most wonderful flea market in the world. Not only that - most of the best stuff is free! Please bring seeds, scionwood or cuttings to share freely with others. In recent years we have given away scionwood from well over 200 fruit varieties. The day also includes educational workshops. For more information visit MOFGA.org.

  • 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.com, or contact Anna Fiedler: fiedlerak@gmail.com or 948-3925.
Monday March 30
  • 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.
Wednesday April 1
  • 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 2
  • 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
Friday April 3
  • 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 4
Tuesday April 7 Wednesday April 8
  • 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.
Saturday April 11



Tuesday April 14 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 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.