at Jackson Community Church and Around Town
MON, April 1
- SCOUT PACK 321
6pm • Jackson Community Church
Den meeting at church to work on ‘pew holders’ for sanctuary.
- LENTEN RETREAT
7pm • Our Lady of the Mountains, No Conway
Theme: Easter journey. A 3-day retreat (April 1-3, each day at 7pm).
TUE, April 2
- CLERGY of the EASTERN SLOPE LUNCHEON
12:30pm • No Conway, NH
Lunch and working group for local clergy and spiritual community leaders. Rev Gail attends.
- LENTEN STUDY GROUP: Anne Lamott’s Almost Everything
4pm • Jackson Community Church
Come if you started the book. Come if you want to pick it up and begin. Come if you just want good conversation. Anne Lamott’s essays are good for the soul. Rev Gail facilitates this group. 1-2 copies available at church, others at library. Please RSVP to Rev Gail if you plan to attend this study group!
WED, April 3
- Community Event: WILDER than WILD
7-8:30pm • Tin Mountain Conservation Center
Movie Screening! Four years in the making, this one-hour documentary reveals how fire suppression and climate change have exposed our forests and wildland-urban landscapes to large, high intensity wildfires – and explores strategies to mitigate the impact of these fires. David Govatski, retired US Forest Service Fire Management Office, will lead a discussion following the film.
THURS, April 4
- BLISS YOGA with Anjali Rose
9am • First Floor, Parish House / Jackson Community Church. Beginning stretch, flow and align yoga; safe for new practitioners. Weather dependent; if schools are delayed or closed, the class will be cancelled.
6:30pm • Second Floor, Church.
- SPRING EPHEMERALS
7-8:30pm • Whitney Community Center
Join Tin Mountain’s Executive Director Lori Jean Kinsey for a pictorial journey of early spring wildflowers. From hepatica to Dutchman’s breeches she will look at what makes each flower unique from its pollinators to its habitat. Free for Tin Mountain Members, otherwise $3/pp or $5/family.
FRI, April 5
- PASTOR’s DROP-IN HOURS
7-9am • J-Town Deli
Come for caffeine, conversation. Or make a separate date to meet with Rev Gail by calling her cell (978) 273.0308 or email.
- PASTOR’s OFFICE HOURS
9:30-11:30am • Jackson Community Church
Drop by or make an apt with Rev Gail by calling her cell (978) 273.0308 or email.
- Community Event: 10th Annual Opening Reception for ART CELEBRATES PLACE for Upper Saco Valley Land Trust
5pm • Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg, ME. More info www.usvlt.or
SAT, April 6
- Community Event: RISE UP AGAINST HUNGER
10am • Setup & 11:30m • Meal Prep
River Church, Center Conway, NH
Volunteers of all ages welcome. Hosted by the River Church by McSherry’s in Center Conway, NH. Sponsored in part by local Rotary. Set up starts at 10am. The actual preparing of 10,000 or so meals starts around 11:45am. If 80 volunteers show up; we prepare 10,000 or so meals in less than two hours. If 40 – 50 volunteers show up; it may take us the full 2 hours to complete the project. Once the two hours to prepare the 10,000 or so meal are finished, we then help clean up.
- Community Event: Mountain Top Music School’s 24 HOURS OF MUSIC!
Noon, Sat, Apr 6 – Noon, Sun, Apr 7 • Locations around the valley.
Valley musicians and Mountain Top students perform for dollars at Merrill Farm Inn and locations around the valley. This is Mountain Top’s biggest music school fundraiser of the year. Students are challenged to recruit sponsors for their performances, a la the popular “walkathon” format. More info.
SUN, April 7
- INTERFAITH GATHERING @ OLD LIBRARY
8am • Old Library. Hot beverages available. Come for poetry, literature, conversation and prayer.
- CHOIR REHEARSAL
9am • Jackson Community Church
Ellen Schwindt works with church choir. Drop-ins welcome.
10:30am • Jackson Community Church.
* Story: Rev Gail
* Accompanist: Alan Labrie
* Choir: directed by Ellen Schwindt
* Sunday School: Lisa White, teacher. Please RSVP to Rev Gail if you plan to attend Sunday School!
- Community Event: POETRY WORKSHOP
2pm • Jackson Public Library
Learn about poetic forms, and write your own poetry with professional poet, Sarah Audsley. Some forms we will explore include the sonnet, ode, ghazal, and epistle.
- SECOND CHANCES CONCERT with Bennett & Perkins and Taylor Whiteside4pm • Jackson Community Church
Kathy Bennett, Thom Perkins and Taylor Whiteside: featured artists. Supports the Way Station: more info about the Way Station here.