Science center offers Moonlight March

Hillary Hallett, Special to The County
6 years ago

Hikers of all ages welcome to join the “Moonlight March” on Saturday, March 3, at Easton’s Francis Malcolm Science Center. The educational excitement begins with a 6 p.m. planetarium feature highlighting  the constellations of late winter and early spring. Meet Orion, Taurus and the Great Dog, among many other favorites.  

The hourlong hike begins at 6:30 p.m., venturing into the frozen beauty of the Science Center’s trails on easy to moderately easy blazed pathways.  

Reservations are required. Call 488-5451.  Snow shoes are available upon request for $2. Headlamps or flashlights strongly encouraged.  

“Wizard of Oz”

The Easton Recreation Department is planning a trip for the live show of “The Wizard of Oz” at Cross Insurance Arena in Bangor on Tuesday, April 10.  

The bus will depart from the Elementary School at approximately 2 p.m. and will feature dinner at a Bangor area restaurant. The show starts at 7:30.  

This is open to adults, families and community members.  Children must be grade 6 and above to attend without a parent.  Ticket must be paid in full by March 16.  Please contact the Easton Town Office at 488-6601 for more information or to secure your seat.  

There must be a minimum of 12 to offer the trip; 48 seats are available.  The cost of the ticket and transportation is $50.  Participants will be responsible for their meal.   

Community calendars

The Easton Community Celebration Calendars have arrived at the Town Office.  Please pick up your copy (copies) as soon as possible.  There are extras available.

Early registration

The Easton School Department is now accepting registration for children entering Kindergarten or Pre-K in the fall of 2018. All children residing within the Easton school district who are 5 years old (on or before Oct. 15, 2018) are eligible for enrollment in the Kindergarten class. All children residing within the Easton school district who are 4 years old (on or before Oct. 15) are eligible for the Pre-K class.  

Call the Easton Elementary School at 488-7700 as soon as possible to register your child for either of the above classes. The classroom teacher will notify parents/guardians when an informational meeting for parents is scheduled.

The state of Maine requires the following documents: (1) Proof of immunizations, (2) birth certificate (hospital copies are not acceptable), and (3) proof of residency (rental agreement, utility bill, etc). These documents must be presented prior to the child beginning school.

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 805-2702.  

Bone Builders class

Bone Builders class meets each Monday and Friday starting at 9:45 in the Recreation Room at the Manor.  Bone Builders is a free strength training, balance and exercise program.  

The program’s goal is to prevent and reverse the effects of osteoporosis.  This class is for women and men who want to stay healthy. You must have a doctor’s permission to join the class. To be successful, you should commit to attending twice a week for six months. You’re never too old. Studies have shown that strength and fitness can improve at any age. This program relies on weight training and balance exercises to protect against fractures caused by osteoporosis. Each one-hour classes, held twice a week will increase muscle strength, balance and bone density.

This program is offered through Area on Aging, Cary Medical Center and the Easton Recreation Department.  

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