Above: Last year’s Pride Picnic.
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Tuesday, June 21
School Committee meeting – The panel will be recognizing retiring Supt. Alexis Meyer but will then pivot to discuss a $1M+ difference in what they budgeted for in April and what the final numbers turned out to be after the state passed its budget late last week. The School Committee knew it would have to figure out how to replace $500,000 (the difference between what they asked in an appropriation increase from the town and the amount the town ended up giving them) but the cut in the state aid number last week was a huge surprise. Here’s a statement from Chair Anne Musella: “The School Committee now has just over $1 million to cut from the budget it proposed in April, based on the Superintendent’s recommendation. We cannot make up that difference by relying entirely on our fund balance without setting ourselves up for a structural deficit. I sincerely hope that Town Council members mean what they say when they say they support the schools. Actions speak louder than words. Now is the time to show that support.” Find the full agenda, including the Zoom link, HERE.
Friday, June 24
Last Day of School – Happy Summer, everyone!
Farmers Market – The Goddard Park Farmers Market has returned and is gaining vendors by the week. From 9 to noon at the first entrance to the park.
Saturday, June 25
Yard Sale at Westminster Unitarian – The church is holding a yard sale from 8:30 to 3 p.m. in the parking lot (Smith Hall in case it rains). A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Youth Pride in honor of Pride Month. There will be books, clothes, toys, and small household items as well as a bake sale hosted by the church youth. 119 Kenyon Ave.
EG Pride Picnic & Music – The second annual Pride Picnic takes place at Academy Field. There will be vendors and music and a lot of positive vibes. Get more information HERE.
She & Me Collective Market – The open air market is back at Eldredge Field from noon to 6 p.m. More than 70 artists, makers and owners as well as food and music. Check out their website HERE.
Oceans of Grace Open House – Oceans of Grace Spiritual Life and Outreach Center is celebrating renovations of their historic space across from the First Evangelical Lutheran Church. Built in 1845, it was originally a family home, and later used for Sunday School. It has been lovingly restored to capture its original beauty. Free refreshments starting at 5 p.m., with a summer concert following at 6. At 118 Division Road. All are welcome.