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.

Meetings

The regular Planning Board meeting is Wednesday, Feb. 17, at 7 p.m., at Mallett Hall. A discussion of the back-lot ordinance draft review is on the agenda.

The Pownal Board of Selectmen will meet Monday, Feb. 22, at 7 p.m., at Mallett Hall.

A Planning Board workshop on ordinance review, back lots and definitions, is Wednesday, Feb. 24, at 8 a.m., at Mallett Hall.

Info session on

lowering taxes

The Pownal Board of Selectmen will host an informational session about programs offered to qualifying taxpayers in Maine to help reduce land values, Saturday, Feb. 20, from 9-11 a.m., at Mallett Hall.

The meeting is being held ahead of a revaluation that will be completed this summer. New property values will be provided later this spring. Applications for all programs will be available at the informational session, as well as explanations of each program.

Those unable to attend will be able to find information and application forms at www.pownalmaine.org.

Church hosts Christian

Civic League director

Carroll Conley will speak during the Sunday service at the First Parish Congregational Church of Pownal, on Sunday, Feb. 28. The service begins at 9:30 a.m. He will also lead the Adult Sunday School at 11 a.m.

Conley is the executive director of the Christian Civic League of Maine.

School enrichment

group seeks volunteers

Impact is a nonprofit organization in Pownal whose mission is to support educational and enrichment opportunities for the students at Pownal Elementary School.

Since the school is part of the Pownal community, the group is looking to community members for some support. A couple volunteers are needed to help develop a clear marketing and/or fundraising plan for next year. It is anticipated that the project would not be a huge time commitment.

Impact meets the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the school gym. For more information, contact Robin Hodsdon Morin at 688-4212.

College honor

Lauren Elizabeth Carter of Pownal, a freshman majoring in engineering and management, was named a Presidential Scholar for the fall 2015 semester at Clarkson University, Pottsdam, N.Y. Presidential Scholars must achieve a minimum 3.80 grade-point average and carry at least 14 credit hours.

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.

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 Kim Drew, church secretary, at 837-2938.

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 by4 p.m. The church phone number is 688-4938. The website is www.northpownalumc.org 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]