Hard to believe the ides of August are upon us. The nights are getting chilly, but the days are still hot and steamy. I like the chilly mornings as they allow for extra sleep. We do tend to rise early in the summer and to stay up later as if not wanting to let even an hour of daylight go unattended to. Lately, though, we are so tired in the evenings that we have all we can do to stay awake until dark. Have to because the duck doesn’t go in until dark and we have to lock her in so she doesn’t get eaten or attacked by larger beasts.
This evening as I sat at our camp in North Norway, there must have been a recent hatch of dragon flies as they were all over the place. It was great. As long as they stayed, the mosquitoes stayed away as did the black flies. Once they left we were inundated and even David had to stop picking. He has been picking blackberries like crazy now that they are ripe. Although we noticed that at camp, they aren’t all ripe.
Sunday I attended a class, “Garden to Gourmet” at the Alan Day Community Garden. Anna Sysko and Kim Hamlin taught it and we all enjoyed the results. We had guacamole, spring rolls, quinoa and veggies, cucumber water, and a salad. It was great fun and got me thinking as to what I can plan for cool summer meals.
Thursday, Aug. 15, ACOA will meet at the Waterford Library. We are hoping for more people to attend this summer, but will have to settle for whomever shows up. It is a discussion group and is open to all Adult Children. FMI please call 739-9115.
Thursday, Aug. 15 at 7 p.m. at the Fare Share Commons in Norway, Anne Pilsbury will present “Reflections on Immigration.” Discussion will follow. Refreshments will be available. FMI please call 743-2183.
Friday, Aug. 16, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Albany Town House on Hunt’s Corner Road in Albany, there will be a lunch and talk on Vintage Clothing. Enjoy sandwiches, fruit, veggies and desserts. Bring on vintage clothing article to share. $5 for adults and $2 for children under 12. Proceeds go to the Albany Improvement Association.
Saturday, Aug. 17, 8 p.m. at the Waterford Fairgrounds, dance music by the Country Ridge Riders Green Road. $10. FMI please call 890-7669.
Saturday, Aug. 17 at 5 p.m., Waterford World’s Fairgrounds, baked haddock supper. $10. FMI please call: 595-2430 or 595-1601.
Sunday, Aug. 18, 4 p.m. on the Bethel Common, Jewel at Donnie will play. FMI: 824- 3575.
Sunday at 6 p.m. at the Albany Town House, a benefit to restore the town house will feature performances by Brad Hooper, “Milltown Road Show,” “Trailer Trash” and “Bunch of Old Hippies.” $10 indoor seating (limited), $5 outdoor seating. FMI please call 824-2216.
Waterford Common Farm Stand Open Mondays 3-6 in beautiful historic Waterford Common. Local Farmers, Bakers, Crafters and local nonprofit groups set up their tents to sell their products. It is a wonderful weekly community event.
That is all for this week. Enjoy these cool mornings and warm days and watch out for those flash floods. Anyone with anything they’d like to see here please call me at 739-9115.