Order an apple pie

The 2014 New Gloucester Historical Society Pie Sale will be held at the First Congregational Church, 19 Gloucester Hill Road, New Gloucester, from 2-6 p.m., on Friday, Sept. 26. The cost is $9 per pie. Preordering pies by Thursday, Sept. 25 is required. Please specify baked or unbaked. Pies make great holiday presents and freeze well. Call 926-4561 to preorder.

What are brookies?

Drop spoonfuls of cookie dough on top of brownie batter. Bake. And, voila, you’ve got brookies. You can buy brookies, and other delicious treats, at a bake sale to benefit Open Gates Equine Rescue, a New Gloucester-based nonprofit that shelters abused and neglected horses. The rescue is trying to raise funds for its supply of winter hay, amounting to approximately 1,200 bales. The bake sale will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 27, at Ames Farm Center, 14 The Lane, North Yarmouth.

The directors at Open Gates Equine Rescue are pleased to report that a family is planning to adopt a longtime shelter equine resident named Cleo and a miniature horse named Joe. They note that because of his long, flowing mane, Joe’s future adoptive family calls him Fabio. Phone Deb at 749-9028 for more information on the shelter or the bake sale.

Fall festival

of books sale

The legendary Fall Festival of Books Sale is coming soon to the New Gloucester Public Library, 389 Intervale Road. The festival begins with First Dibs for Kids on Friday, Oct. 3, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Children’s items are for sale including soft cover books (two for 25 cents), hard covers (25 cents each), children’s DVDs and CDs, and children’s computer software. Adults must be accompanied by a child in order to purchase items at First Dibs for Kids.

The Fall Festival of Books continues on Saturday, Oct. 4, from 8 a.m. to noon, with a sale that includes a large assortment of adult books (most are 25 cents for soft covers and 50 cents for hard covers), and children’s books. There will be vintage books, CDs, DVDs, audio books, and home-baked goodies; all at great prices. For more information, call 926-4840.

Benefit golf tournament

A New Gloucester Veterans Monument Golf Tournament will be held on Sunday, Oct. 5, at the Spring Meadows Golf Course, Route 100, Gray. There will be a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. The tournament is a fundraiser for the construction of the New Gloucester Veterans Monument. The cost for a four-person team to enter the tournament is $300, which includes all fees and a meal. Prizes will be awarded. For more information, contact Dick McCann at 576-3041.

Apple cider making

Pick apples from the fruit trees at Pineland Farms and turn them into delicious fresh cider from 10-11:30 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 25. This family education program is open to all ages and will be repeated during the same timeframe on Saturday, Sept. 27; Tuesday, Sept. 30; and Wednesday, Oct. 8. The cost is $5 per person, and tickets are available at The Market and Welcome Center at Pineland Farms, 15 Farm View Drive, New Gloucester.

From left, grill masters Chris Gill, Tim Joy, Phil Gilbert and Justin Robash of New Gloucester Fire-Rescue team up to prepare chicken, using a special marinade for the fire-rescue auxiliary’s annual chicken barbecue, Sept. 13. Joy reported that the secret recipe for the marinade was acquired in the mid-1970s and that most of the ingredients used to create the meal are locally sourced. 

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