Meetings

Pownal selectmen will meet Mondays, May 5 and 19, at 7 p.m., at Mallett Hall.

The Solid Waste Committee meets Monday, May 12, at 6 p.m., at Mallett Hall.

The Pownal Planning Board will hold public hearings on Wednesday, May 14, and Wednesday, May 21, both starting at 6 p.m. in the De Witt Room in Mallett Hall.

Both are focused on a review of reformatted and updated drafts of the road and zoning ordinances. These will be the third and fourth in a series of public hearings the Planning Board is holding to inform Pownal residents of changes and updates being proposed to the town’s Land Use Codes, in preparation for vote at town meeting in June.

Copies of the ordinances and synopses of the updates can be obtained at the town office prior to the hearing.

The Planning Board will also hold ordinance review workshops on Tuesdays, May 6 and 20, from 8-9:30 a.m., at Mallett Hall.

Beans, spaghetti

on menu

The North Pownal United Methodist Church, 851 Lawrence Road, will hold a public baked bean and spaghetti supper on Saturday, May 3, from 4:30-6 p.m.

On the menu are three kinds of beans, spaghetti with meat sauce, potato salad, cole slaw, biscuits and brown bread, pickled beets and assorted homemade pies. Tickets are adults $7, children 4-12 years $3, and free for 3 and under. The church is handicapped accessible. Suppers are the first Saturday of every month through November. For more information, call Kim at 865-3517.

Doughnuts, fair, music at Methodist church

The North Pownal United Methodist Church, 851 Lawrence Road, Pownal, is hosting three events on Saturday, May 17, including a doughnut sale, yard sale and evening concert.

The church is taking orders from now to the end of the day on May 14 for homemade doughnuts. They are 50 cents each or $6 a dozen, in chocolate, molasses or plain. Order doughnuts by calling Mavis, 926-5641, or Deb, 240-1637. Pick up doughnuts on May 17 between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.

A yard sale is also scheduled at the church. Donations of good used or new items are needed. Donations will be accepted through May 14. Item pickup is available. Tables to rent are also available for a fee of $25. A light lunch will be provided by the youth of the church. Call Teresa at 865-4655 or 415-3021.

The day at North Pownal United Methodist Church will conclude at 7 p.m. with music and fellowship with New Wine Christian Band, which played at the church in 2012 and 2013. A free-will offering will be taken during the concert. For information on the concert call the Rev. Raymond St. Pierre at 837-0682, or Deb at 240-1637.

All proceeds benefit the church.

Check out

flood maps

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is in the process of amending the flood maps on which many of the town’s building setbacks and regulations are based. Homeowners are urged to come into the town office during business hours and take a look at the proposed maps to see if any changes are proposed that might affect their property. There will be forms available to appeal those changes.

Bottle drive fundraising

The Pownal Fire Company, which works to support the Pownal Fire & Rescue Department, seeks donations of returnable bottles and cans. In addition to providing food during fires and trainings, the group purchases work uniforms and equipment for emergency personnel. The money also helps to keep the fire department’s expenses down. The bottle building is located behind the town hall.

The Pownal Fire Company is independent from the town and Pownal Fire and Rescue Department.

Men’s breakfast

at church

The First Parish Church of Pownal hosts a men’s breakfast the first Saturday of each month at 7:30 a.m., open to any men who want to come. The Rev. John Wentworth leads the discussions.

Food pantry

The North Pownal United Methodist Church Food Pantry on 851 Lawrence Road is open every Tuesday from 10:30 a.m.-noon. The pantry usually gets different kinds of breads, produce, desserts and more. All are welcome.

Church services

North Pownal United Methodist Church worship service is Sunday at 9 a.m. Sunday School for children and adults is at 10:30 a.m. All are welcome. The Rev. Raymond St. Pierre is pastor. His hours are Tuesdays from 8 a.m. on or by appointment. The church phone is 688-4938. For more information, call St. Pierre at 837-0682 or [email protected].

The First Parish Congregational Church, Route 9, worship service is Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Sunday School for all ages is 11 a.m.-noon. Bible Study meets at the church on Tuesday at 7 a.m. For more information, call the Rev. John Wentworth, 688-4846, or email [email protected]