At the Wildlife Park

Saturday, Sept. 27, is National Hunting and Fishing Day at the Maine Wildlife Park on Rt. 26 in Gray. Meet the Maine Game Wardens featured on the popular Animal Planet TV show North Woods Law, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. and 1-3 p.m.

The Warden Service’s game thief “Wall of Shame,” dive trailer, airboat and other special equipment and displays will also be available for viewing.

Regular wildlife park admission will apply. Adults $7, 4-12 $5, seniors $5, age 3 and under free.

From Oct. 15 through the last day of the season on Nov. 11, the wildlife park admissions gate will close at 3:30 p.m. and visitors must exit the park by 5 p.m. due to earlier sunsets and associated darkness.

A Walk Through History

Join the Gray Public Library Association, Gray Historical Society and Gray Cemetery Association between 1 and 4 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 28, on a historical tour of the beautiful Gray Cemetery. Come and learn about some of Gray’s most influential citizens. Tour highlights will include graves of Henry Pennell, Lt. Charles Colley, “The Stranger” and Sara Jane Foster.

Tours will begin at the Gray Historical Society, 1 Main St. (Old Fire Barn). The Museum will be open during tour hours. Last tour starts at 3:30 p.m. Located at the intersection of Main Street (Route 100) and Route 115.

Admission is $5 per person or $10 per family to be purchased at the Gray Historical Society on the day of the tour. Proceeds will benefit the before mentioned associations. No rain date.

Tourney Time

The Patriot Soccer Club holds its 15th Annual Crossroad’s Challenge Tournament on Columbus Day Weekend, Oct. 11 and 12 at the G-NG High School fields, for boys and girls “classic” teams ages U9-U14.

U9 and U10 teams will play three games each either on Saturday or Sunday. U11 teams will also play three games spread out over Saturday and Sunday. U12-U14 “competitive” teams will play a minimum of three games with the opportunity to advance to the championship game.

Taxes Due

The first half of the town of Gray 2015 tax is due Oct. 1, and the second half is due April 1, 2015. Payment may be submitted online or mailed to Town of Gray, 24 Main St., Gray.

Taxpayers having questions about their property’s assessed value should contact the assessor at 657-3112 or email [email protected].

Fiddleheads Events

Upcoming events include Paint and Sip Night. In this hands-on session, the instructor will demonstrate the techniques of master artist Vincent Van Gogh’s “Starry Night.” Enjoy a great night of trying your hand at the master artist’s technique of painting in acrylic. 21 years and over only.

Registration Night and Musical Petting Zoo – Come try out one or many instruments on Saturday, Oct. 4, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Gray.

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Field Hockey and Zumba

Field Hockey for grades 3-6 will be beginning on Friday, Sept. 26, at the G-NG Fields. Varsity and junior varsity players will assist the coaches in teaching field hockey skills such as ball handling, passing and game play. Players will receive a personalized skills analysis at the end of the week.

Zumba for Kids begins on Oct. 7 at Newbegin Gym. Zumba Kids and Zumba Kids Jr. classes are designed exclusively for kids ages 4-6 and 7-11 to combine movement, music and community in a class for both boys and girls.

Registration now available online at

Pumpkin Run

Mark your calendar for the second annual Libby Hill Pumpkin Run/Walk to benefit the Gray Food Pantry to be held on Saturday, Oct. 25, at 4 p.m. at Libby Hill in Gray. Entry fee is free. Costumes welcome. Post-run or -walk apple cider, orchard doughnuts, and apples. No pre-registration needed. Please bring at least one non-perishable food item to benefit the Gray Food Pantry. It’s going to be a blast in the Haunted Libby Hill Forest. Call 370-0480 or if more information is needed.

Think Smoke Detectors

Remember working smoke alarms save lives, so test yours every month. Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 5-11 and the Gray Fire Rescue Fire Prevention Open House is Monday, Oct. 6, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Central Fire Station on Route 26. Come meet your local fire department members and enjoy free food, demonstrations and giveaways.

School Referendums

The MSAD 15 Board of Directors has approved two separate bond referendum questions to be presented to voters of Gray and New Gloucester on the Nov. 4 ballot. Please check the often as material will be updated regularly until early November. The information posted represents estimates based on current conditions and concept quotes. If at anytime you have questions, feel free to call 657-9201.

Question 1: Do you favor authorizing the board of directors of Maine School Administrative District No. 15 (the “District”) to issue bonds or notes in the name of the District for school construction and minor capital project purposes in an amount not to exceed $6,623,080 for school construction, renovations, and improvements at existing District schools, including (i) a classroom addition to Gray-New Gloucester Middle School; and (ii) renovations and improvements to Gray-New Gloucester High School and to Gray-New Gloucester Middle School, including the school buildings, facilities, and athletic fields?

Question 2: If Question 1 is approved, do you favor authorizing the board of directors of Maine School Administrative District No. 15 (the “District”) to issue additional bonds or notes in the name of the District for that Project in an amount not to exceed $738,000 in order that the Project budget may include artificial turf instead of grass turf for the high school stadium field improvements made as part of that Project?

Community forums on the referendums will be held on Monday, Oct. 6, at Memorial School gymnasium from 6-8 p.m.; Tuesday, Oct. 14, at the high school library from 6-8 p.m., and Thursday, Oct. 23, at the middle school gymnasium from 6-8 p.m.

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