State Rep. Anne Graham, House District 105, which includes North Yarmouth and part of Gray, kicks off her monthly series “Coffee with Constituents” at the Pineland Cafe on March 24. Contributed / Sophia Ames

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RRCT Watershed Landmarks Series debuts

The Royal River Conservation Trust introduces a series of free events featuring its properties throughout the region. The 2023 Watershed Landmarks Series will visit Gray, New Gloucester, Pownal, North Yarmouth and Yarmouth, and each will visit be uniquely tailored to the property and RRCT.

Their first event in the series will be a guided off-trail trek stepping off at 9 a.m. April 16. Join RRCT representatives at Pisgah Hill North Preserve, 159 North Pownal Road, New Gloucester. Hikers should plan on a two-mile trek over two hours with the risk of occasional wet feet. Along a path to the Pownal town line, participants will explore streams, vernal pools, beaver ponds, porcupine ledges and deep mixed woods.

Attendance will be limited because of off-trail exploration, so pre-register at Note that dogs are not allowed to join the trek.

Family fun with KindKids Music

KindKids Music, powered by dynamic duo Rob Duquette and Amanda Panda, offers a 45-minute show for all ages from 3-4 p.m. April 15. Their interactive show sprinkles in original music and puppets and shares tools for emotional resilience, kindness and wellness, all while making music and having fun.

The venue is the First Congregational Church of New Gloucester vestry, 19 Gloucester Hill Road. Donations are welcome at the door.

Jim Gallant in concert

Combine a pinch of Americana, blues, folk, bluegrass and rockabilly with some original music and you have the music of Jim Gallant. He is a well-known New Gloucester musician and always a favorite at the Village Coffeehouse.


Gallant will take the stage at 7 p.m. (note the change in time from the usual 7:30 p.m.) April 15 at the First Congregational Church of New Gloucester vestry, 19 Gloucester Hill Road, to deliver an approximate two-hour solo performance. Tickets are $10 per person, available at the door.

Compost your organic waste

The New Gloucester Environmental Resources Committee is offering lobster trap composters for sale, available until April 19. Composting organic waste, such as food scraps and yard trimmings, assists in reducing the amount of trash tossed into the transfer station hopper and helps enrich the soil of garden plants, shrubs and other landscape features.

The first 40 of the compost bins are available for $80 each; subsequent ones are $90 each. Lids are available for $15. Each bin has a 254-gallon capacity and is 3 feet tall.

Bring a check, payable to Maine Resources Recovery Association, to the New Gloucester Public Library, 379 Intervale Road. Pickup will be in the week of May 30; exact date and location to be determined.

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