Category Archives: Events

Day One Open House on Oct. 23

Day One’s new residence at New Gloucester OPEN HOUSE is today, October 23 from 3 – 6 p.m. with Welcoming Remarks at 4 p.m.

Check out the newly opened residence in New Gloucester. Come learn more about Day One’s work to improve the health of Maine by providing substance use, mental health, and wellness services to youth and their families.

Event Roundup – Week of 10/22

There is a lot happening this week in New Gloucester! See the list of events below, and visit our calendar for more info:

Tuesday, 10/23

  • Pumpkin Carving at Pineland (10-11:30am)
  • Dunn School Red Cross Blood Drive (2pm-7pm)
  • New Gloucester Democratic Committee Meeting (7pm)
  • Lions Club Meeting at First Congregational Church of Gray (7pm)
  • Adult Rec Volleyball at Memorial School (7:30-9pm)

Wednesday, 10/24

  • Veteran’s Adaptive Sports & Training (VAST) Weekly Programming (9am-12pm)
  • Land Management Planning Committee (5:30-7pm)
  • 3/4 Book Club at New Gloucester Public Library (6:30-8pm)

Thursday, 10/25

  • Adult Rec Volleyball at Memorial School (7:30-9pm)

Friday, 10/26

  • Story Time at New Gloucester Public Library (10-11:30am)
  • Friday on the Farm at Pineland (10-11:30am)

Saturday, 10/27

  • Annual Hunter’s Breakfast Hosted by New Gloucester Fire & Rescue (5:30-9:30am)
  • Food Pantry Distribution (8-9:30am)
  • Library Craft Supply Sale (9am-12pm)
  • Rollerski Cross Country Cross Agility Sprint Festival (10am-1pm)
  • Halloween Party at Pineland YMCA (5:30-7:30pm)
  • 5th Annual Haunted Woods Walk at Pineland Farms (6-7pm)

Sunday, 10/28

  • Disc Golf Tag Challenge at Pineland (5pm)
  • Kids Trunk or Treat and Kids Halloween Party (6-7:30)
  • 5th Annual Haunted Woods Walk at Pineland Farms (6-7pm)

Multiple Dates

  • Corn Maze at Pineland Farms (Daily from 10am-3:30pm)
  • Patriot Soccer Club at the Fairgrounds (Mon-Thurs from 4-8pm)

Red Cross Blood Drive

There will be a blood drive in the gym at Burchard A. Dunn School, 667 Morse Road on Tuesday October 23rd from 2 to 7 PM. Please call 1-800-RED-CROS (1-800-733-2767) or visit and enter Dunn School to register.


Farm to Beer Dinner Hosted by Gray New Gloucester Development Corporation

Gray New Gloucester Development Corporation is hosting a Farm to Beer Dinner Oct. 20, 2018, from 5 PM – 9 PM, at Coolidge Family Farm featuring MANE Catering and Event Services and Battery Steele BrewingNicholas Orgo of MANE Catering is back to deliver a knock-out fall menu with Jacob and Shane from Battery Steele Brewing. Tickets are $70.

All proceeds from the event will help the Gray New Gloucester Development Corporation – GNGDC, a local non-profit, continue their work within the GNG business community with efforts such as their Grow GNG Challenge, The Grow GNG Challenge is a shark tank like event that awards the winning startup with a $10,000 forgivable loan and many other in-kind services such as a year of free phone and internet.

More info and discussion:

New Gloucester Library Hosts Craft Supply Sale on Oct. 27

The New Gloucester Public Library will hold a craft supply sale on Saturday, October 27 from 9am-12pm. Come buy some craft supplies. Yes supplies, not completed projects. Want to do relief? Come buy just the navy blue crayons. Want to put hair on a doll you just made? Come buy a partial skein of yarn. FMI call 926-4840.

More info and discussion:

Craft Supply Sale Flyer 2018

Patti’s Oct. 12 “Inside New Gloucester” Column

Susan Percy, director of Smart Child and Family Services, discusses treatment foster care at a community potluck supper Oct. 6 at New Gloucester First Congregational Church.

Treatment foster care talk

Smart Child and Family Services was created in 1995 to support the functioning of foster families. Treatment foster parents provide care for children with emotional and/or behavioral health needs while their families work toward reunifying with them or other permanency options are explored.

Smart CFS Director Susan Percy addressed this topic at a community potluck supper held at the New Gloucester First Congregational Church Vestry on Oct. 6. She explained that the program’s goal is to provide a therapeutic, corrective family experience for children who have lived through abuse, neglect or other trauma. Treatment foster families work with community resources to promote the child’s social and emotional wellbeing.

Regarding eligibility guidelines to become a treatment foster parent, a candidate must be at least 21 years of age and own or rent their home. For more information, contact Percy at the Windham office at 893-0386.

To read Patti Mikkelsen’s complete column in the Lakes Region Weekly, go to:


Another chance to hear from gubernatorial candidates

The Portland Press Herald and the University of New England will host a gubernatorial debate on Wednesday, October 10 from 7 – 8:30 p.m., featuring candidates Alan Caron (I), Terry Hayes (I), Janet Mills (D) and Shawn Moody (R). The forum will be moderated by Carol Coultas, PPH Business Editor.
Bill Nemitz, PPH Columnist and Greg Kesich, PPH Editorial Page Editor, will serve as panelists.

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Candidates for governor meet in second forum

The four contenders are fielding questions on healthcare, the economy, Maine’s workforce and education at the Portland Regional Chamber event. Keep reading in Portland Press Herald.

Submit your questions and topics for the candidate forum soon!

Debra Smith, left, and Penny Hilton who are members of the Candidate and Referendum Issues Committee set up a table at Thompson’s Orchard on Sept. 30. They are still seeking questions and/or discussion topics from the public for the Oct. 9th legislative candidates forums. Please submit questions and/or discussion topics by Wednesday, Oct. 3 at 10 am by email at




Fire & Rescue BBQ at Thompson’s on Sunday

The New Gloucester Fire & Rescue will host a chicken BBQ at Thompson’s Orchards on Sunday,  September 30th at noon. Have lunch and support our local heroes!