May Area Grange Events

This is a partial list of Grange and Grange friends meetings and events around the area.  We do our best to keep this accurate, but mistakes get made and plans get changed. If you are traveling a great distance it might make sense to confirm. When you send events for publication, please include all the details, including a contact for further information!

Sunday, May 2, Piscataquis Pomona Officers meet at 2 PM for Fifth Degree Rehearsal at Garland Grange. FMI contact Pomona Master Bill Bemis at 924-3537.

Tuesday, May 4 is Teacher Appreciation Day! This is a great day to “hug a teacher.” For ideas see:  http://www.teacher-appreciation.info/

Tuesday, May 4, Parkman Grange holds their first “organizational meeting” at 7 PM. Agenda items include voting in new members and selecting community service projects. Contact Elizabeth Morin FMI at 876-3300.

Thursday, May 6 Piscataquis Pomona meets at Garland Grange at 6 PM for Potluck Supper and meeting at 7 PM. Meeting will include instruction in the Fifth Degree and inspection by state officer. Fifth Degree candidates needed and welcome! Contact WM Bill Bemis at 924-3537 for additional information.

Saturday May 8 Parkman Grange holds their Mothers’ Day Tea from ten to noon. For details or to make the required reservations, email Karna Johnson or call her at 343-4355 or call Pat Johnson at 876-3204

Saturday May 8 and Sunday May 9 Maine State Junior Grange Yard Sale at State Headquarters. FMI contact Sue Hackett, State Jr/Youth Director.

Monday, May 10 Queen City Grange holds their CWA Meeting. Potluck Supper at 6:00 PM, Program begins at 7:00 PM. Grange Hall is located at 1192 Ohio Street, Bangor. Contact Tim Wilson at 285-7906 for more information.

Friday, May 14 Garland Grange conducts a Public Supper with members serving from 5 PM to 7 PM. Menu includes beans and pasta, homemade bread and desserts. ALL YOU CAN EAT. Price is $6.00 for adults, $3.00 for children ages 5 to 12, under age 5 FREE. Proceeds from supper to benefit Garland Grange Building Fund and community service projects. Garland Grange Hall is located on Oliver Hill Road. These suppers are well-known and well-attended!

Saturday May 15th Ammadamast Grange in Enfield holds their Second Annual Talent Show. Admission is $6 and you can buy votes for $1 each! Proceeds benefit the Ammadamast Scholarship Fund. For more information contact Pam Martin at 989-5442 or Steve Gray at 732-4682.

Friday, May 21 Valley Grange conducts their annual CWA Program and Memorial Service. Potluck Supper at 6 PM, program begins at 7 PM. Theme is “Aprons on Parade” and all are encouraged to wear an apron that is unique, has story or special meaning. FMI contact Sally Downing, CWA Chair.

Saturday, May 22 Maine State Junior Grange Cribbage Tournament at State Headquarters starts at 9 AM. FMI contact Sue Hackett, State Jr/Youth Director.

Monday, May 24 Penobscot Pomona and Mystic Tie Grange will offer instruction in the Four Degrees starting at 4:00 PM. Refreshments will be served. For additional information contact Phil Parsons at 989-3075. Mystic Tie Grange is located in Kenduskeag.

Wednesday, May 26 Maine Highlands Farmers Meeting—usually on the fourth Wednesday. Check the website for location and details. This meeting will host Seth Bradstreet, Maine Commissioner of Agriculture discussing how farmers can best utilize the many resources available from the Maine Department of Agriculture.

Saturday May 29 Bangor Grange sponsors a supper and show. A “Two Old Friends” performance will give you plaintive ballads and foot-stomping shout tunes; soaring mandolin solos, gospel sing-alongs, and story-telling. There is something for everyone. Tickets for the turkey supper and show are $12, available at the door, or in advance. Seating is limited. The hall is not handicapped accessible. For more information, call Rolf at 973-3976.

Saturday May 29 through Monday May 31 is the third annual JD Foundation Yard Sale… open every day from 8 AM until 4 PM, right at the four corners in Maine’s Number One Town – Abbot!