Office hours

The Town Office, at Mallett Hall, is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday 8:30 a.m.-6:30 and closed Friday.


The Planning Board will meet Wednesday, Jan. 20, at 7 p.m., in Mallett Hall.

The Board of Selectmen will meet Monday, Jan. 25, at 7 p.m., at Mallett Hall.

The Planning Board workshop for back lot and single lot ordinance review is Wednesday, Wednesday, Jan. 27, at 8 a.m., at Mallett Hall.

Latin-American theme at folk-dance party

A community folk dance will feature a Latin-American theme on Saturday, Jan. 23, from 5:30-9:30 p.m., at Mallett Hall, 429 Hallowell Road, Route 9, Pownal.

From 5:30-7 p.m., there will be a Guatemalan/Latin American party featuring dancing for all, potluck supper (bring place setting and food to share inspired by anything Latin American), Guatemala travel tales with photos, textiles and musical instruments. Then at 7, there will be more international folk dancing from many world cultures: Balkan, English, French, Israeli and others. Mixed-level dances will be taught, followed by requests.

The suggested donation is $5-$10. Proceeds will benefit Pownal Keep Me Warm fund and Safe Passage.

The event is sponsored by the Pownal/Portland International Folk Dancers. For more information, call 688-2293 or email [email protected]

Rabies clinic set for Saturday

Pownal Veterinary Hospital is sponsoring a rabies clinic for cats and dogs on Saturday, Jan. 23, from 9 a.m.-noon, at the Pownal Town Office. For more information, call 688-4843.

Food pantry on Wednesdays

The North Pownal United Methodist Church Food Pantry on 851 Lawrence Road is now open every Wednesday from 9:30-11:30 a.m. The pantry never knows from week to week what it will be getting. Fellowship, coffee and snacks are served before food distribution. The pantry helps those in need and welcomes everyone. Donations are appreciated. The church office number is 688-4938.

Men’s breakfast

First Parish Church of Pownal hosts a Men’s Breakfast the first Saturday of each month, at 7:30 a.m., at the church, open to any men who want to come, regardless of affiliation. The Rev. John Wentworth leads the discussions. The next breakfast is Feb. 6.

Church services

Prayer, Praise and Worship, with the Rev. Raymond St. Pierre, is held every Thursday at 6:30 p.m., at the North Pownal United Methodist Church, 851 Lawrence Road. For more information, call St. Pierre at 837-0682 or Lay Leader Deb Larrabee at 240-1637.

North Pownal United Methodist Church worship service is Sunday at 9 a.m., led by the Rev. Raymond St. Pierre. Sunday School for children and adults begins at 10:30 a.m. St. Pierre’s hours are Wednesday from 8 a.m.-noon and by appointment only in the afternoon. Thursdays by appointment only. The church phone number is 688-4938. The website is for more information. The website also contains St. Pierre’s email link. Weekly sermons are on the website, as well.

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 p.m. Choir has started and anyone wishing to join is welcome to come to rehearsals on Tuesdays at 6:15 p.m. For more information, call the Rev. John Wentworth, 688-4846, or email [email protected]

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