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Art camp goes back in time

The Easton Recreation Department recently hosted an Art Camp Time Travel. Projects included three eras.

Ancient Egypt was first, with projects including Death Mask, using figure drawing, making realistic/proportional faces; canopic jars, in which participants worked with clay and coil pots; and the Pyramids, studying hieroglyphics and 3D geometric shape.

Then came medieval Europe. A study of cathedrals included mosaics and a paper project; and rose windows featured a paper and cellophane project and students learned to use a utility knife.

In the era of the 1960’s to now, pop art included Andy Warhol, where participants completed a paper and marker project and learned primary, secondary, warm, cool and complementary colors; and Tom Fedro, where the focus was on abstract pop art faces and using acrylic paint on canvas board.

Special thanks to our guest instructor Kristina Lento and volunteer Emma Lamoreau.

Play ball

The Easton Recreation Department began its soccer program on Aug. 20. The first- and second-grade team started Aug. 20 and will practice at Easton Elementary School behind the playground on (typically) Mondays from 2:45-4 p.m., unless there is a game scheduled. 

The third- and fourth-grade soccer team started Aug. 21 and will practice at the Elementary School behind the playground on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:45-4 p.m. unless there is a game scheduled. 

Children must have sneakers and shin guards to participate. A complete schedule can be found in Fall Books.   

Please sign your child up by emailing recreation@eastonme.com.

Adult field trip

The Recreation Department plans an upcoming field trip for adults to Madawaska. The original date of Aug. 24 has been postponed and will be rescheduled.  

Community calendars

There are still several Easton Community Celebration Calendars that have not yet been retrieved.  Please pick up your copy (copies) as soon as possible. There are extras available.

Library Change

The community library at Easton High School will no longer be open for regular hours on Saturday mornings.  In the future, library services will still be available on an “as requested” basis to arrange a mutually convenient time please contact Steve Demaio at 207-805-2702.  

Hillary Hallett is the correspondent for Easton. She can be reached by sending an e-mail to: hillary_jt@myfairpoint.net or calling 551-7737.

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