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Week of April 26, 2015

On April 28 there will be a public forum on the Future Land Use Plan of Unity's new Comprehensive Plan. Read the Forum Agenda and check out the survey responses

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 26

  • Nia In Unity. Movement for health, wellness, and fitness Sundays 4:00-5:00pm at the Unity Community Center (no class on May 3 ), 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 27
  • 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 28
  • How can data help produce better forest management in Maine? “Informing sustainable forest management practices in Maine through social science and spatial analyses” is a Fishbowl colloquium series talk at Unity College that will address the topic. Kathleen Dunckel, Assistant Professor in Computers and Geographic Information Systems for the Center for Natural Resource Management and Protection at Unity College, will give her presentation from 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday, April 28, in the Parsons Wing of the Student Activities Center on campus, 90 Quaker Hill Road in Unity. The talk includes free lunch and a coffee discussion in the student center immediately after the discussion.

  • Unity Area Rotary Club Meeting 4:30 at Crosstrax. Light refreshments, meet and greet. 5:00 meeting. Speaker this week Dr. John Zavodny, Dean of Academic Services and Director of the Center for Environmental Arts and Humanities at Unity College. He will be sharing with us the summer programs that UC is offering this summer. All welcome.

  • 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.
    Read the Forum Agenda and check out the survey responses
Wednesday April 29
  • 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 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.
Friday May 1
  • United Methodist Women Bake Sale 9:00 to 12:00 at the Unity Union Church on Depot Street in Unity.
Saturday May 2
  • Yard Sale 9 am to 3 pm at the Good Steward Thrift Shop on Depot Street in Unity. Furniture – dishes – home goods, etc.

  • Community Meal Noon at the Community Center. BBQ Chicken, baked beans, cole slaw, rolls, dessert. Ingredients sourced through Unity Food Hub. Donation $7 - $15. For more information or to volunteer to help, contact programs@unitybarnraisers.org.

  • Unity Pond Pottery will be participating in this year's Maine Pottery Tour on May 2 and May 3.
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.
Monday May 11
  • Spring Clean-Up Week May 11- 15 For all items not included in the regular trash pick-up. There is a fee for this pick-up. Call Sullivan’s Waste at 948-2658 for 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.