April at the Library
Events at the Raymond Village Library include:
Monday, April 3, 10, 24: Baby Storytime at 10:3 a.m.
Monday, April 3, 10, 17, 24: Preschool Storytime at 10:30am
Wednesday, April 5: Lego Club, 3:30-4:30pm
Saturday, April 15: Cat & Dog Safety with Animal Control Officer Bobby Silcott, 2 p.m.
Animal Control Officer Bobby Silcott, founder of the Maine POM project, which provides pet oxygen mask kits for Maine emergency responders, will be at RVL for a dog and cat safety presentation. Learn how to safely interact with pets to avoid injuries and form a stronger bond with four-footed family members. Pre-registration required.
Monday, April 17: Author Michelle Patch presents “The Terrier who Thought he was a Loon,” 10:30 a.m.; Lawyer at the Library, 6-7 p.m.
Patch, a Raymond resident, will present her children’s book, and books will be available for purchase ans signing. Attorney Miklos Pongratz will be at the library to meet with people on a drop-in basis to answer legal questions and provide pro-bono advice.
Pongratz will be at the library from 6-7 p.m. on the third Monday of each month. No appointments necessary.
Wednesday, April 19: Chewonki presents “Scales and Tails” at 10:30 a.m.; Make and Take Crafts at 12:30pm
Monday, April 24: Book Group at 7 p.m.
Wednesday, April 26: Author Kate Flora, 6:30 p.m.
Lady Red Claws Kids Clinic
Join former WHS cheerleader/Raymond resident Cassidy Gaudet at the Lady Red Claws Kids Clinic on Friday, March 24 at Dance Studio of Maine. The time for ages 5-7 is 4:30-5:30 p.m., and for ages 8-11, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Build confidence, learn a Lady Red Claws routine and make new friends. Register at firstname.lastname@example.org. The studio is located at 6 School St., Gorham.
The Raymond Lions are hosting a Pancake Breakfast this Saturday and Sunday, March 25-26, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Balsam Ridge Tree Farm, 140 Egypt Road. Pancakes, pure maple syrup, bacon/sausage and drinks are on the menu. The cost is $8 and $5 for children under 6. All proceeds will go to the Raymond Lions Club.
Kindergarten registration open
Kindergarten registration is open for RSU 14 families for the 2017-18 school year. Go to www.RSU14.org and click on the K-Registration tab near the top of the web page for information about registration and screening.
Town nomination papers
Nomination papers are available at the Raymond Town Office for the following positions:
Selectman – two positions for 3-year terms
Budget/Finance Committee – three positions for 3-year terms
RSU 14 Board of Directors – one position for 3-year term
Twenty-five, but not over 100, registered Raymond voter signatures are required for being added to the ballot. The deadline to submit nomination papers is 4 p.m. Monday, May 1. Elections will be held Tuesday, June 13, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Jordan Small Middle School gym.
Raymond road are closed to vehicles weighing in excess of 23,000 pounds until May 31, 2017. Routes 85, 121, 302 and the Egypt Road are exempt from the closure because they are maintained by the state.
Town taxes due
A reminder: Property taxes are due April 30. You can mail payment, drop payment at the Town Office or pay online at http://raymond.androgov.com.
Sensational spring supper
A traditional spring “fling-out-the-winter-blues” Saturday Night Supper will be held from 5-6 p.m. March 25 at the Casco Village Church United Church of Christ, 941 Meadow Road (Route 121). Homemade baked beans, delicious casseroles, crisp salads, rolls and butter, cold drinks, hot coffee and homemade pies are on the menu. The cost is $8 adults, $5 for children 8 and under, and $21 max for families with young children. Hello Spring!
Former Windham High School cheerleader Cassidy Gaudet of Raymond, now a member of the Lady Red Claws, will be at a Lady Red Claws Kids Clinic on Friday, March 24, at Dance Studio of Maine.