Students visit State House
Fourth graders from Raymond Elementary School recently visited the State House. Sen. Bill Diamond greeted the students, teachers and chaperones during their tour, during which they had an opportunity to view the Senate and House chambers, ask questions, and learn more about the legislative process.

Dance theater auditions
Maine Dance Theater will hold auditions for its annual charity performance to be held in September. Dancers of all ages and abilities are invited to attend at noon June 11. The auditions will be held at CenterStage Performing Arts at 1233 Roosevelt Trail next to the post office. This year’s performance will be “Firebird” and will be directed and choreographed with Rhiannon Pelletier. FMI contact Beth at 807-7405

‘Light and Dark’ exhibit
Raymond Village Community Church (UCC) will present “Light and Dark – Through My Eyes,” a non-juried public art exhibition exploring peoples’ conceptions of light and dark through photos, prints, paintings, sculpture, multimedia, textiles and more. The exhibit will take place at the church Saturday, June 4, from 1-4 p.m.

“This art exhibit is part of a year-long exploration of the imagery of light and dark in our religious and spiritual lives,” says Pastor Nancy Foran. “We have done weekly readings, used multimedia presentations, and created special worship experiences. Now, as one of our final activities, we want to involve more people from the surrounding communities.”

The church sought submissions from the general community as well as local middle schools and high schools. “We will have dozens of works in a wide variety of media from a broad cross-section of people in the Lakes Region,” Foran said. For more information, call the church at 655-7749.

Raymond tick study
Did you know that in 2014 Cumberland County reported rates of Lyme disease higher than the statewide average? If you would like to participate in a preventative study and are 45 years and older, join Maine CDC for its first t summer tick prevention program! If you complete the challenge you will be entered in a prize-winning drawing. For more information go to:

At the Library
• Annuals, perennials, house plants, herbs, veggies, sun and shade plants? If you have any extras, the Raymond Village Library Sale will be glad to take them off your hands. Bring them to the library Friday, June 3, from 3-5 p.m. The fundraiser sale will be held Saturday, June 4, from 7-11 a.m. For more information, email Kim at [email protected] or call the library at 655-4283.

This year there will be something new. A Preview Night will be held from 5-6 p.m. Friday, June 3. Up to three plants can be purchased during that time. Master gardeners also will be on hand for questions. Donation $5.

• A policy outlining the library’s compliance with the Children’s Internet Protection Act will be discussed Sunday, June 12, at 8:30 a.m. at the Board of Trustees meeting. Public comment is invited.

• The last Make and Take craft program until fall will be at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 15. This is an easy craft geared to children 5-8.

• In the third of the RVL Maine Author Series, Kevin Hancock will discuss “Not for Sale: Finding Center in the Land of Crazy Horse,” a memoir that traces a businessman’s journey into Indian country and into his own soul. In a corporate world hallmarked by the never-ending quest for bigger, better, and more, this CEO of one of America’s oldest family businesses contemplates an organizational structure where the goal is to do less, not more. The program will be held Wednesday, June 15, from 6:30-8 p.m. It’s free, but reserverfations are requested. Call the library at 655-4283 to reserve a seat. There will be books available for purchase and signing; $10 from the sale of each book goes directly to the library.

• Thanks to a donation from Engineered Construction Services, passes to the Children’s Museum and Theater of Maine and Maine Wildlife Park are now available for library patron use. Please check at the library for more information.

Kevin Hancock will discuss “Not for Sale: Finding Center in the Land of Crazy Horse,” his memoir that traces a businessman’s journey into Indian country and into his own soul, June 15 at the Raymond Village Library.

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