Summer Library Events

Free movies in the Gray Public Library “theater” are as follows:

• Saturday, June 20 at 1 p.m.; “How To Train Your Dragon 2” (PG).

• Tuesday, June 23 at 6:30 p.m., “Interstellar” (PG-13).

• Thursday, June 25 at 2 p.m.; “To Kill a Mockingbird” (PG).

• Saturday, June 27 at 1 p.m., “The Little Mermaid” (G).

Summer reading signup will begin on Tuesday, June 23. The theme for this year is Every Hero Has a Story. Most summer reading events will be held on Fridays in July. Please check out the schedule of all of the wonderful presenters the next time you are at the library. You do not need to sign up in order to attend the events and you do not need to attend the events if you sign up for a packet.

These events are open to all.


The town of Gray’s elections were held Tuesday, June 9, at Newbegin Hall. All articles on the ballot were approved by the people of Gray, among them were the FY 2016 municipal budget of $6,478,249 and proposed SAD 15 school budget for 2015-16 of $24,014,525. Elected for the two 3-year terms on the Gray Town Council were Lynn Gallagher and Matthew Sturgis. And for the two 3-year terms on the SAD 15 School Board were Tina Martell and Samuel Pfeifle.

To see all the results go to To view the school budget, go to

Free Lunch

A free summer lunch will be available for all kids and teens 18 and under from June 25-Aug. 21. It will be served Monday through Friday at the following locations/dates:

• Gray-New Gloucester High School (June 25-Aug. 21), from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.;

• Liberty Family Foundation, 23 North Raymond Road, June 29-Aug. 21, from 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.;

• Monday-Thursday only at Russell Elementary School, June 29-Aug. 20, 8 Gray Park, Gray, 11:30 a.m.-noon. All sites are closed July 3.

On Saturday, June 27, a summer meals kickoff event with a bouncy house and free barbecue at Memorial School Playground, 86 Intervale Road, New Gloucester, will be held from 5-6 p.m. Kids and teens 18 and under eat free along with their parent/guardian.

To volunteer in the summer meals program call 657-4307 or email [email protected]

Summer Rec Fun

• Gray Parks and Recreation provides an enjoyable summer camp experience in a safe, caring environment. This camp is for children grades K-7, starts Monday, June 29, and runs from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. for eight weeks, until Aug. 21.

• The Josh Libby Memorial Kickball Tournament, will be Saturday, June 20, at Newbegin Field. The games start at 9 a.m. for students ages 11-15. For more information, call 657-6762 or [email protected]

• Reaction in Action Camp runs June 22-26, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Dunn School for students entering grades 1-6. Fee: $250. Be a junior chemist, try your hand as a real mad scientist in this whirlwind camp packed solid with cool reactions. Start out the week learning about laboratory equipment at your personal lab bench. Then, spend a day finding out how different chemicals react when mixed together.

• Grab a blanket or your favorite lawn chair and join your friends and neighbors for an evening under the stars with a great movie. Before each movie (starts at dusk) there will be a special activity or event that will be fun for the whole family. There will also be movie snacks and cold beverages available for purchase each night. July 1, “McFarland, USA” (PG). Go to or call at 657-2323, ext. 117, for more information and other summer activities available.

Too Hot To Cook

A public supper featuring baked beans, casseroles, salads, homemade breads, desserts and beverages will be held on Saturday, June 27, at 5 p.m. at The First Congregational Church, Route 115 in Gray, which will host this meal. The cost for adults is $8, children under 12 are $4. The hall is handicapped accessible.

If you have any questions, contact 657-4279 or day of supper 657-3279.

Wildlife Park Events

On Saturday, June 20, at the Maine Wildlife Park, Route 26 in Gray, starting at 11 a.m., meet and greet Donn Fendler, famous for surviving being lost for nearly two weeks on Katahdin in July 1939. Donn will autograph his books, which will be available for purchase in the Nature Store. (Or bring your own copies). Additionally, join Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Recreational Safety Instructors to learn about safety and survival in the outdoors.

On the following Saturday and Sunday, June 27-28, The Ancient Ones will be showcased. This group of re-enactors, in full period dress, will set up a real Living History Camp from the late 1700s-1800s. They will put up a canvas tent and have demonstrations going on all day long, including fire starting, cooking, trading, tomahawk throwing, flint knapping, flintlock muskets, weaving and more. All day Saturday and Sunday morning until noon.

For more information about these programs, call the Maine Wildlife Park at 657-4977 or online at

5K Race

This year it could also be called the Father’s Day 5K, for it is on Sunday, June 21, Longest Day of the Year and Summer Solstice.

A 1K Kids Fun Run starts at 7 p.m., and the 5K Trail Run starts at 7:15 p.m. at The Libby Hill Forest, Libby Hill Road in Gray. There are top male and female awards, prize drawings, hydration and snacks. The entry fee is $15 at the race. Gray-New Gloucester students run for free. All proceeds go back to the trail system. Go to for more information or to register.

Fiddlehead Summer Camp

There are still a few openings in the following classes:

• Session One: June 22-July 3, Full Day Preschool Camp (Eric Carle Art and Story), Art Studio (ages 8-plus), Lego Robotics (ages 8-plus).

• Session Two: July 6-17; Frozen Theater and Art (ages 5-7), Video Game Creation and Coding (ages 8-plus).

• Session Three: July 20-31; Art Studio and Science Exploration (ages 5-7), Rock Band (ages 8-plus), Aladdin Theater (ages 8-plus).

• Session Four: Aug. 3-14; Preschool Camp (Storybook Theater), Frozen Theater and Art (ages 5-7, Video Game Creation and Coding (ages 8-plus), Fashion Craze (ages 8-plus).

• Summer Chill Camp: Aug. 17-21; Preschool, ages 5-7and ages 8-plus.

Go to to sign up or call 657-2244. Sign up for one session or the whole summer.

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