Sesquicentennial committee plans concert

9 years ago

By Hillary Hallett

     On Saturday, Oct. 17 at Easton High School, there will be a pie social starting at 6:30 p.m. and a concert, featuring Duncan Cumming, begins at 7 p.m.

    Cumming received degrees from Bates College and New England Conservatory and studied at the European Mozart Academy in Prague, Czech Republic. In 2003, he received the Doctor of Musical Arts from Boston University and then went on to join the faculty at the University of Albany.
    His book “The Foundation of Youth: The Artistry of Frank Glazer” was published in 2009. Glazer was Cummings’ teacher and mentor while he studied at Bates. Cumming is the great grandson of William Spence Cumming and Annie Rae Duncan, some of Easton’s original settlers. Donations will be accepted but the program is free.

Digital planetarium demonstration/open house

    On Saturday, Oct. 24 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., the Francis Malcolm Science Center, located at 776 Houlton Road in Easton, will offer a program entitled “Warped Media: To Infinity and Beyond.” Please join in on this program on new digital planetarium technology.
    Added to a traditional planetarium, this system allows programming beyond the sun, moon and stars to an expanded range of educational and entertaining subjects. Participants will also enjoy model rocket launches, interactive lobby displays and light refreshments. For more information, call (207) 488-5451.

PTO Harvest Party

    The annual harvest party will be held at Easton Elementary School on Oct. 31 from 10 a.m.-noon. There will be games, a cake walk and more. Admission to the event will be an item for the Easton Food Pantry. The pantry is in need of canned fruit, rice meals, corn, soups, pasta meals, cereal as well as stuffing, cranberry sauce, canned gravy and canned fruit mix for Thanksgiving boxes. More information will come out soon.

Sesquicentennial items for sale

    The committee is currently selling the following items to commemorate Easton’s year-long 150th celebration, including Easton history books for $10, 20-ounce glasses with Bears and Sesquicentennial logos for $8, glass coffee mugs with Bears and Sesquicentennial logos for $8, royal blue T-shirts with sesquicentennial logos for $8, royal blue hoodie sweatshirts with sesquicentennial logos for $25 and two-tone caps or standard caps with Easton Bears logos or Sesquicentennial logos for $10.
    Orders can be placed by emailing or calling the town office at 488-6652. To see samples please visit or visit the town office.

Kiwanis meetings

    Kiwanis Club of Easton meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month from 6-7 p.m. at the Odd Fellows Hall. Everyone is welcome to attend. Dinner is provided for a small fee.

Special rec activities

    Super Art Camp will be offered Oct. 5, 6, 8 and 9 from 10 a.m.-noon at the Hall. The cost is only $8 and is open to grades 1 and up. Participants will be exploring color, drawing techniques, and graphic design while creating their own super heroes. Then they wi’ll finish up with a multi-media portrait/poster of the new character.
    Yoga for Kids classes will be held on Wednesdays from Oct. 14 through Nov. 18. There is no class on Oct. 21. The cost is $20 and there must be 15 participants to run the program. Classes will take place at the Hall until 4 p.m. and be instructed by Julie French. This isn’t your traditional Yoga class as children’s yoga is a different way to learn about the body. They will stretch, strengthen, gain flexibility and balance through short, age-appropriate activities, as well as learn how to calm their bodies, breath and mind. Yoga has shown to improve concentration, memory, attention, problem-solving and decision-making — all terrific skills needed for learning. Relaxation is just as important as exercise and they will learn these concepts and more, all by having fun!

Recreation department calendar

    Wednesday, Sept. 30 – Field trip to Kingswood Entertainment Centre. The bus departs at 8:15 a.m. and returns by 4:30 p.m. The cost is $20 (Please send exact American money). This trip includes bowling, laser tag, arcade fun, artificial ice games and climbing structure. Please wear teal rec. shirts! Bag lunches or lunch money must be sent. Food sales available. Check out their website:
    Thursday, Oct. 1 – Dance Camp from 9:30-11 a.m. at the Hall.
Sewing Club at the Hall from 11:15-12:30.
    Friday, Oct. 2 – Dance Camp from 9:30-11 a.m. at the Hall.
    Swimming lessons from 12:30-2:30 p.m.
    Monday, Oct. 5 – Super Hero Art Camp from 10 a.m.-noon at the Hall. Pre-registration required.
    Swimming lessons from 12:30-2:30 p.m.
    Tuesday, Oct. 6 – Super Hero Art Camp from 10 a.m.-noon at the Hall.
    Field trip Goughan’s Farm 12:15-3 p.m. The cost is $8. This includes corn maze, ice-cream, merry-go-round, animals and a pumpkin.
Fifth- and sixth-grade soccer practice from 5:15-6:30 p.m. on the EHS girls’ soccer field.
    Wednesday, Oct. 7 – Field trip Playland Adventures; the bus departs at 8:15 a.m. and returns by 4:45 p.m. The cost is $11, which includes lunch. There are 11 inflatables and an arcade, mechanical bull, bungee trampoline and concessions (bring extra money). Socks are required. A release form is required. View their website at:
     Hillary Hallett is the correspondent for Easton. She can be reached by sending an e-mail to: or call 551-7737.