Democrats to meet

The New Gloucester Democratic Committee is hosting a meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 22, at the Community Building, 381 Intervale Road, located behind Town Hall.

District 20 Sen. Ned Claxton will be the special guest. All registered Democrats are invited to attend. Note that this meeting is not sponsored by the Town of New Gloucester.

Quilt raffle

The New Gloucester Public Library is conducting a quilt raffle. The seamstress is Brenda Cookson, and the quilt is about the size of a large twin. Tickets are on sale at the library located at 379 Intervale Road and will continue to be sold until their Cabin Fever Book and Bake Sale on Feb. 9, or the blizzard date of Feb. 16. The price is $1 for one ticket or $5 for six tickets.

Get Out! Nature Walk

Get Out! Nature Walks, co-sponsored by the Royal River Conservation Trust and Chebeague and Cumberland Land Trust, take place monthly on Wednesday afternoons. The excursions are volunteer-led regular trips with trained master naturalists and other skilled volunteer leaders. Members of the public are invited to join the group for a well-planned, free, outing held rain, snow or shine.

The next walk is scheduled for 1:30 to 3 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 23, at Pisgah Hill Preserve. The trailhead GPS location is 74 Dougherty Road. Be mindful of the weather and dress accordingly. Bring appropriate gear, snacks and a thermos or water bottle. As is the case with all such programs, outings are great for older kids, but inappropriate for children under age 6 since the curriculum is targeted at adults and engaged youth. Because the purpose is nature observation, no dogs are allowed. For more information, email [email protected]

This brightly colored quilt handcrafted by Brenda Cookson is being raffled to benefit the New Gloucester Public Library.