Seed and plant swap

Gardeners big and small can come to the Crossroads Community Church at 14 Lewiston Road 1:30-4 p.m. Saturday, April 29, for a seed and plant swap. Bring any seeds or plant clippings to trade and take something new home with you.

There will be pot decorating for kids, a raffle, coffee and conversation. Learn more and RSVP at the Crossroads Community Church Facebook page.

Another rabid raccoon

A raccoon found on a private property in town tested positive for rabies on April 11. Rabies is a fatal but preventable disease that can be transferred between animals and humans through scratches or bites.

If you or a pet is scratched or bitten by a wild animal, wash well with soap and water and call the Maine Game Warden or state police. If it was a domestic animal like a dog or a cat, you can call Gray’s animal control officer at 893-2810.

For more information on rabies, visit

Cheering camp

Kids in grades pre-K through 8 can join a weeklong G/NG Diamonds cheerleading camp this summer at Memorial Elementary School in New Gloucester.  The camp runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 10-14, and participants will be divided by grade level into five groups. In August, the campers will perform at the New Gloucester Community Fair. The cost is $160. Visit to register.

Legion cleanup, bean supper

The American Legion Post 86 Earth Day cleanup has been rescheduled for May 6 at 8 a.m. Volunteer to help make it happen. Food is provided. Visit the Post 86 Facebook page or call 657-4884 for more information.

That evening, the Legion’s Auxiliary will put on bean supper from 5-6 p.m. at 15 Lewiston Road. The menu includes beans, chop suey, red hot dogs, coleslaw, casseroles, homemade biscuits,  punch and coffee. The cost for adults is $12; $6, ages 5-11; free under 5.

Adult ed courses

Find activities and take educational courses like “Unlock Safari’s Secrets on your iPhone,” “Introduction to Zoom Basics,” “Cooking with BoomerTECH Adventures,” and even certified medical assistant classes with the Gray-New Gloucester Adult Education program. Some are free and many are virtual and self-paced. See more at

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