New voting location

Elections will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 2. Attention all residents of Town Of Gray, voting will take place upstairs in the Henry Pennell Municipal Complex, 24 Main St. Gray. The polls are open at 6 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.

For more information call 657-3339 or go to

Benefit race

The Pathfinders Trail Run is a benefit race for the Gray New Gloucester Athletic Boosters. The course will take you on a 5K loop through the beautiful woods of Pineland Farms in New Gloucester. The event on Saturday, Oct. 30, beginning at 8 a.m., offers 5K and 25K Races and a Kids’ Fun Run for children 12 and under beginning at 7:45 a.m. Registration fees are 5K race is $20 on the day of the race, the 25K race is $25 on the day of the race.

For the horses

The 3rd Annual No Horsing Around All Day Crop to Benefit Open Gates Equine Rescue will be on Nov. 6 from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. at the First Congregational Church of Gray Parish House on Brown St. in Gray.

There will be demonstrations, Shopping, Door Prizes and Raffles, “Gently Used” craft sale table; Buy, sell or trade your stamps, tools and supplies.

For more information call 926-6083 or

Eat out!

A Public Supper will be held on Saturday, Nov. 6 from 5-6 p.m. at the American Legion Post 86, 15 Lewiston Road in Gray. The menu will feature: beans, chop suey, cole slaw, hot dogs, breads and dessert.

To benefit Veterans and their families. Adults (12yrs & up), $7.00; Children under 12, $2.50; under 5 free.

Think Christmas

Sixth Annual Holiday Craft Fair at GNG High School on Saturday, Nov. 6, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. They will be featuring art & craft tables of all kinds, children’s activities and food stand.

For more information please email [email protected] or call organizer Connie Holland, at Russell School 657-9620.

Fiddlehead features

• Coming up at Fiddlehead Center for Art and Science: Pottery on the Wheel (and handbuilding). Monday’s 6:30-8:30 p.m. $149 for a 6-week class, which begins Nov. 1 through Dec. 6.

• Nov. 6 & 7 (Saturday & Sunday) Auditions for The Wonderful Wizard of Oz for ages – 8 -18 will be held. Please call Fiddlehead at 657-2244 to register!

• On Nov. 13 come join in on the fun and funny Carol Burnett Variety Show at the GNG Middle School starting at 7 p.m. Advance ticket prices $8/adults & $5/children.

Fiddlehead Art & Science Center, 25 Shaker Rd., Gray or to see other events and classes available.

Last day at Maine Wildlife Park

Thursday, Nov. 11, will be Veterans Day/Closing Day for the Maine Wildlife Park, Rt. 26 in Gray. Free admission for U.S. Military personnel and Veterans and their immediate family members on our last day of the season. For more information, please call (207) 657-4977, ext. 0 or go to

Halloween ?Night Fright

The Haunted Gymnasium will be held on Halloween night (Oct. 31) from 6-8:30 at Newbegin. Recommended for ages 8 and older. Treats for all! FMI call 657-2323 or go to Recreation Dept. at

Veteran’s Day closure

On Thursday, Nov. 11, the Gray Public Library will be closed in observance of Veteran’s Day. Gray Public Library, Hancock St., 657-4110 or email: [email protected]

Veterans Day luncheon

Veterans Day Luncheon on Thursday, Nov. 11 at 1 p.m. at American Legion Post 86, 15 Lewiston Road, Gray.

Meatloaf Dinner free for all Veterans, guests meal $6. Limited seating, RSVP early by Nov. 8. Please call: Peg Wilson 207-756-5366 or Estelle Romano 207-926-5098.

For the dogs

2011 dog licenses are now available for purchase at the Gray Town Office and online at All dogs aged 6 months or older must be registered by Dec. 31. Please bring your dog’s current rabies certificate with you at the time of registration. Fees for neutered / spayed dogs are $6 per year. Non-neutered / non-spayed dogs are $11 per year. A $25 late fee will be charged after Jan. 31.

The Town of Gray will also sponsor a Rabies & Dog Licensing Clinic on Saturday, Nov. 20 at the Gray Fire-Rescue Building at 125 Shaker Road from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, please contact the Gray Town Office at 657-3339.

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

The Caring Community of Gray-New Gloucester has sent out applications for Thanksgiving Baskets through the elementary schools in Gray and New Gloucester and are also available for pick up and drop off at the Gray Public Library, The Gray Town Hall and at the Russell, Dunn and Memorial Schools.

The deadline for returning Thanksgiving assistance forms is Nov. 12.

If you know someone who would like to make a donation to the Holiday Assistance Program or to sponsor a family, please contact Donna Rand at [email protected] or 671-4458.

Cake and music

Purchase a sample or slice of cake made by some of the congregation’s best bakers. Then, when you are through sampling, bid on a cake to take home at the end of the evening. This event takes place at the Parish House of the First Congregational Church of Gray on Nov. 7 at 6 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the Church emergency fund. Beverages will be served.

Gray Community Endowment

The Gray Community Endowment (GCE) will give small grants to projects that help to make Gray a healthy, vibrant and sustainable community. A total of $1,000 will be made available for this round. Eligible applicants include 501c3 nonprofit organizations, as well as project sponsored by SAD 15 or the town of Gray. No grants will be made to individuals. Applications are available on the GCE website, (click on “Apply for a Grant”). Proposals should be sent to the Gray Community Endowment, PO Box 1376, Gray ME 04039, by Nov. 12.

For more information about GCE contact Anne Gass at 657-4935, or [email protected]

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