Sep
30
6:00pm 6:00pm

Jacob Smalley Band Saturday Sept. 30

Mark your calendar and shine your dancing shoes for the Hall's second event of the fall when we host the Jacob Smalley Band. The evening will begin with a supper available 6-8 p.m. with the band on stage from 8 - 11 p.m. Admission is $10, BYOB, 21+ only (except minors accompanied by parent or guardians). We are not open every week - this is the first of four more events planned this fall, details to be announced. Please visit our Facebook page for updates. And get ready to meet your friends at Happy Acres Hall! For more on the Jacob Smalley band, check their Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/thejacobsmalleyband/ Thanks, and see you at the Hall!

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Oct
21
6:00pm 6:00pm

Rockin' Ron and the New Society Band

Mark your calendar for the Hall's third event of the fall for a very special Halloween Party with Rockin' Ron and the New Society Band. The evening will begin with a supper available 6-8 p.m. with the band on stage from 8 - 11 p.m. Admission is $10, BYOB, 21+ only (except minors accompanied by parent or guardians). We are not open every week - this is the third of five events planned this fall. Please visit our Facebook page for updates. And get ready to meet your friends at Happy Acres Hall! For more on Rockin' Ron, check their Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/RockinRonAndTheNewSocietyBand/ . Thanks, and see you at the Hall!

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Sep
16
8:00pm 8:00pm

Mainely Country Band Saturday Sept. 16

Happy Acres is excited to host the Mainely Country Band for the Hall's re-opening on Sept. 16. Please mark your calendars. We're looking forward to filling the Hall with music, dancers and old friends. There are some changes from past programs - the band will play from 8-11, not midnight. The doors will open at 6 and a lasagna supper will be served from 6-8 - details to be announced! As usual, admission is $10, BYOB, 21+ only (except minors accompanied by parent or guardians). Also, we will not be open every week - we have 4 events planned this fall, details to be announced. Please visit our Facebook page for updates. And get ready to meet your friends again at Happy Acres Hall!

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Sep
1
3:00pm 3:00pm

Community Markets Fridays 3-6 p.m.

Fridays at Happy Acres: Community Market. A growing selection of locally produced food and crafts. Growing season is here, greens and herbs have joined meats, honey and crafts. Open for sales of personal items, trade or give-away. Everyone is welcome to buy, sell, or just stop by and say Hi. See you at the Hall!

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Aug
25
3:00pm 3:00pm

Community Markets Fridays 3-6 p.m.

Fridays at Happy Acres: Community Market. A growing selection of locally produced food and crafts. Growing season is here, greens and herbs have joined meats, honey and crafts. Open for sales of personal items, trade or give-away. Everyone is welcome to buy, sell, or just stop by and say Hi. See you at the Hall!

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Aug
18
3:00pm 3:00pm

Community Markets Fridays 3-6 p.m.

Fridays at Happy Acres: Community Market. A growing selection of locally produced food and crafts. Growing season is here, greens and herbs have joined meats, honey and crafts. Open for sales of personal items, trade or give-away. Everyone is welcome to buy, sell, or just stop by and say Hi. See you at the Hall!

This week, you're invited! There will be a pot-luck supper and discussion about programs and volunteer opportunities at the Hall. The Hall will re-open on Saturday Sept. 16 with the Mainely Country band. Please join us this Friday to help us plan for this fall's programs. Thank You.

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Aug
11
3:00pm 3:00pm

Community Market Fridays 3-6 p.m.

Fridays at Happy Acres: Community Market. A growing selection of locally produced food and crafts. Growing season is here, greens and herbs have joined meats, honey and crafts. Open for sales of personal items, trade or give-away. Everyone is welcome to buy, sell, or just stop by and say Hi. See you at the Hall!

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Aug
4
3:00pm 3:00pm

Community Market Fridays 3-6 p.m.

Fridays at Happy Acres: Community Market. A growing selection of locally produced food and crafts. Growing season is here, greens and herbs have joined meats, honey and crafts. Open for sales of personal items, trade or give-away. Everyone is welcome to buy, sell, or just stop by and say Hi. See you at the Hall!

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Jul
28
3:00pm 3:00pm

Community Market Fridays 3-6 p.m.

Fridays at Happy Acres: Community Market. A growing selection of locally produced food and crafts. Growing season is here, greens and herbs have joined meats, honey and crafts. Open for sales of personal items, trade or give-away. Everyone is welcome to buy, sell, or just stop by and say Hi. See you at the Hall!

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Jul
4
4:00pm 4:00pm

July 4 2017 - 64th Anniversary - Being Americans

The Hall will be open for an informal gathering this Tuesday, July 4, 2017. The grill will be open over a wood fire, and the Hall will be open for shared food, conversation, and informal program. There will be an 'open mic' for speak-out or songs, with a suggested theme: What does it mean to each of us to be an American, citizen of the USA, inhabitant of the earth. All are welcome. July 4 is also the anniversary of the opening of the Hall, July 4 1953.

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Jun
23
3:00pm 3:00pm

Community Market Fridays 3-6

Fridays at Happy Acres: Community Market. A growing selection of locally produced food and crafts. Growing season is here, greens and herbs have joined meats, honey and crafts. Everyone is welcome to buy, sell, or just stop by and say Hi. If you have time, stay a little longer for shared supper, 6-7, including updates from the Rines Tavern Memorial Society. See you at the Hall!

Special event this week: Celebrate and commemorate the passage and signing by the governor of LD 725, Local Food Rules. Read about this historic measure at the Bangor Daily, and join us Friday for rhubarb cake and watermelon, summer pleasure at its best; http://bangordailynews.com/2017/06/20/homestead/lepage-signs-food-sovereignty-law-the-first-of-its-kind-in-the-nation/

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Jun
16
3:00pm 3:00pm

Community Market Fridays 3-6

Fridays at Happy Acres: Community Market. A growing selection of locally produced food and crafts. Growing season is here, greens and herbs have joined meats, honey and crafts. Everyone is welcome to buy, sell, or just stop by and say Hi. If you have time, stay a little longer for shared supper, 6-7, including updates from the Rines Tavern Memorial Society. See you at the Hall!

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Jun
9
3:00pm 3:00pm

Community Market at Happy Acres

Fridays at Happy Acres: Community Market. This week, June 9, will feature Jj with spinning demonstration. "I will be handspinningwith a modern spinning wheel and demonstrating several types of simple spindles, including one you can make yourself from a wooden dowel and two old CDs. I will also have a variety of fibers for folks to feel and explore, including commercially prepared wool roving, an unprocessed fleece, which I spin directly "in the grease," angora rabbit, alpaca and even dog brushings that can be spun." 

Please stop by and say Hi, and if you have time, stay a little longer for shared supper, 6-7 p.m.

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Jun
2
3:00pm 3:00pm

Community Market at Happy Acres, Fridays, 3-6 p.m.

The Community Market at Happy Acres launched. This will be week three - thanks to all who have visited and helped. This week will be the first 'community yard sale' to provide our neighbors with a safe venue for personal sales. The outdoor market and the Hall every Friday through the fall. If you are on Facebook, please check the new page there, "Community Market at Happy Acres." Your reactions and suggestions are welcome there. For more details you can also call the Hall, 394-2363.

Food is planned to be available as part of the market. Each week a shared supper and conversation will follow the market, 6-7 p.m.

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May
19
3:00pm 3:00pm

Market at Happy Acres, launch Friday May 19, 3-6 p.m.

Please stop by Friday May 19 for the launch of the Market at Happy Acres. Led by a growing community support group, we plan to host markets from 3-6 every Friday through the season. The markets will be followed by a community potluck / shared supper and conversation after the market, from 6-7 p.m.

Since last fall, supporters of Happy Acres have been planning to hold a seasonal weekly market. Friday afternoon was chosen as a day that is not hosting other markets, and as a time when many people are heading home or up to camp via Rt. 16. We hope to include supper and evening entertainment as this idea grows. Please check our web page (here) for updates, and let us know if you want to be involved through selling at the market or other support for this effort. Thank You Everyone!

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May
1
5:00pm 5:00pm

Rines Tavern Memorial Society, official launch, Mon. May 1, 5-7 p.m.

As you may have heard, we're commemorating the "R. Rines Tavern" that's shown on an 1859 map right where Happy Acres Hall is today. The Rines Tavern Memorial Society will launch May 1. Please join us at the Hall for a light meal and discussion of how to formally organize (not-for-profit) a community based support group to keep the Hall going for everyone's benefit. Whatever your interest, please let us know on Monday May 1, or send us a message via phone or message to our Facebook page. Thank you to everyone for your continuing interest and support!

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Apr
29
2:00pm 2:00pm

Spring cleaning at Happy Acres, 2-5 p.m. Sat. April 29

The Hall is slowly waking up from it's much-needed seasonal rest. We'll be at the Hall Saturday April 29, 2-5 p.m., to start getting the Hall ready for spring events. If you're free, please join us for some light housekeeping inside and out. I hope the weather is better than last week when we hosted a walk-around and building orientation. Even if you can't make it on Saturday, you're invited Monday May 1, 5-7 pm (or so) to discuss programming for the season and to officially launch the Rines Tavern Memorial Society (support organization for Happy Acres). Thanks to all!

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Dec
9
5:30pm 5:30pm

Friday at the Hall Dec. 9: Rines Forum, The First Year of the Juniper Ridge Landfill

Due to holidays (Have a Thankful and Giving Thanksgiving Everyone!) and prior travel plans, Fridays at the Hall have been interrupted until ...

Please join us Dec. 9 for our what looks to be our final Friday evening open house of the year, sponsored by the Rines Tavern Memorial Society (Happy Acres support organization). Social hour for neighborly conversation, with shared meal, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

There will be a program this week! Our Fridays have been thin on programs recently so this week hopes to make up for it. Paul Schroeder will present a depth look at exactly how the Juniper Ridge Landfill came to be. Join us for this evening of 'contemporary history' thanks.

As usual, this Friday evening event will get going with shared supper and conversation, followed by the program which gets going about 6:30.

Our Friday events are shared food and beverage - local produce and ciders and juices from local sources are encouraged. Please note: This event is alcohol free. Everyone is welcome!

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Nov
19
3:00pm 3:00pm

SOS: Save Our Society, Our Sanity, Our Souls

Join us this Saturday for a special gathering: SOS Speak-Out, 3-9 p.m.

Has the news got you down? Are the loudest voices not saying what we need to hear? Then get ready to Speak Out. Join with others who are ready to be heard. Dreams and inspirations, doubts and hesitations are all welcome at this public free speech forum.

This event will include shared food and non-alcoholic beverages. Most of all bring your good will. Music and other entertainment TBA. Everyone is welcome!

This event is co-sponsored by Happy Acres Hall, the Rines Tavern Memorial Society and the Eclectic Non-Elected Citizens for a Change.

You can find a PDF flyer to share or post by clicking HERE.

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Nov
18
5:30pm 5:30pm

Friday at the Hall: Rines Community Forum

JOIN US NOV. 18 FOR OUR REGULAR FRIDAY EVENING OPEN HOUSE, SPONSORED BY THE RINES TAVERN MEMORIAL SOCIETY (HAPPY ACRES SUPPORT ORGANIZATION). SOCIAL HOUR FOR NEIGHBORLY CONVERSATION, WITH SHARED MEAL, 5:30-8:00 P.M.

BEGINNING AT 6:30, WEEKLY RINES COMMUNITY FORUM CONTINUES, AN OPEN HOUR OF COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS ALONG WITH DISCUSSION OF LOCAL ISSUES AND FUTURE PLANS FOR THE HALL AND OUR TOWNS AND REGION.

OUR FRIDAY EVENTS ARE SHARED FOOD AND BEVERAGE - LOCAL PRODUCE AND CIDERS AND JUICES FROM LOCAL SOURCES ARE ENCOURAGED. PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT IS ALCOHOL FREE. EVERYONE IS WELCOME!

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Nov
11
5:30pm 5:30pm

Friday at the Hall: Rines Community Forum, 5:30-8

Join us Nov. 11 for our regular Friday evening open house, sponsored by the Rines Tavern Memorial Society (Happy Acres support organization). Social hour for neighborly conversation, with shared meal, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Beginning at 6:30, weekly Rines Community Forum continues, an open hour of community announcements along with discussion of local issues and future plans for the Hall and our towns and region.

Our Friday events are shared food and beverage - local produce and ciders and juices from local sources are encouraged. Please note: This event is alcohol free. Everyone is welcome!

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Nov
4
5:30pm 5:30pm

Friday at the Hall: Rines Community Forum 5:30 - 8 p.m.

Join us Nov. 4 for our regular Friday evening open house, sponsored by the Rines Tavern Memorial Society (Happy Acres support organization). Social hour for neighborly conversation, with shared meal, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Beginning at 6:30, weekly Rines Community Forum continues, an open hour of community announcements along with sharing about local issues and future plans for the Hall and our towns.

Our Friday events are shared food and beverage - local produce and ciders and juices from local sources are encouraged. Please note: This event is alcohol free. Everyone is welcome!

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Oct
30
2:00pm 2:00pm

No On One: Fight Corporate Cannabis - Informational event, benefit, entertainment, potluck

This Sunday Oct. 30 from 2-6 p.m. Happy Acres will host an informational event for No On Question One. This event will also be a benefit for cancer patients Bob and Andre, featuring music by Eric Green, Those Kinds of People, and 'other surprise guests.'

This event is free and open to the public, with donations encouraged for the benefit. Food will be pot-luck.  

For more information about this initiative and event please visit http://www.noon1.me/ or contact Hillary at 314-4642.

This event is alcohol free. Happy Acres reminds attendees that activities against federal, state or local laws are not permitted on premises or property. See you at the Hall Sunday!

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Oct
28
5:30pm 5:30pm

Friday at the Hall: Rines Community Forum, 5:30 - 8 p.m.

Join us Oct 28 for our regular Friday evening open house, sponsored by the Rines Tavern Memorial Society (Happy Acres support organization). Social hour for neighborly conversation, with shared meal, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Beginning at 6:30, weekly Rines Community Forum continues. This week's topics will include environmental effects of Juniper Ridge Landfill in light of study (just published) on wildlife declines worldwide (see https://www.worldwildlife.org/pages/living-planet-report-2016), and also updates on status of JRL hearings. Brief explanation of the concept 'community restoration' will also be presented. Please join us for this timely discussion.

Our Friday events are shared food and beverage - local produce and ciders and juices from local sources are encouraged. Please note: This event is alcohol free. Everyone is welcome!

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Oct
21
5:30pm 5:30pm

Friday at the Hall: Shared supper, Rines weekly forum

Join us Oct 21 for our regular Friday night open house, sponsored by the Rines Tavern Memorial Society (Happy Acres support organization). Social hour for neighborly conversation, with shared meal, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Beginning at 6:30, after updates and announcements, discussion of markets at the Hall will continue, as well as updates on this week's Juniper Ridge Landfill hearings. Brief explanation of the concept 'community restoration' will also be presented. Please join us for this timely discussion.

Our Friday events are shared food and beverage - local produce and ciders and juices from local sources are encouraged. Please note: This event is alcohol free. Everyone is welcome!

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Oct
14
5:30pm 5:30pm

Friday at the Hall, Oct. 14: Discussion of markets (cont'd), landfill expansion, 'community restoration'

Join us Oct 14 for our regular Friday night open house, sponsored by the Rines Tavern Memorial Society (Happy Acres support organization). Social hour for neighborly conversation, with shared meal for those who wish, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Beginning at 6:30, after updates and announcements, last week's discussion of markets at the Hall will continue. Also, because of upcoming hearings on Juniper Ridge Landfill expansion proposal, the landfill will be discussed. Brief explanation of the new concept 'community restoration' will also be presented. Please join us Friday for this timely discussion.

Our Friday events are food and beverage to share - local Maine produce and ciders and juices from local sources are encouraged. Please note: This event is alcohol free. Everyone is welcome.

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Oct
7
5:30pm 5:30pm

Friday at the Hall, social hour and discussion: Hosting Markets at Happy Acres

Join us Oct 7 for our regular Friday night open house, sponsored by the Rines Tavern Memorial Society (Happy Acres support organization). Social hour for neighborly conversation, with shared meal for those who wish, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Beginning at 6:30, Bonnie Young of Argyle will lead a discussion about possibilities for hosting markets and other sharing exchanges at Happy Acres. Many people have offered suggestions recently toward community-based markets and sharing events, including locally sourced produce, indoor flea markets, crafts sales, firewood exchange, kids' media exchange, auctions and more. Can the Hall provide a base for these public spirited events - and a space to have a good time, too? Please join us Friday for this timely discussion.

Our Friday events are food and beverage to share - local Maine produce and ciders and juices from local sources are encouraged. Please note: This event is alcohol free. 

This event is free and open to the public. See you there!

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Sep
30
5:30pm 5:30pm

Friday at the Hall: Social Hour, Open Conversation, 5:30 - 8 pm

Join us Sept. 30 for our regular Friday night open house, sponsored by the Rines Tavern Memorial Society (Happy Acres support organization). Social hour for neighborly conversation, shared meal for those who wish, 5:30-6:30 p.m. (note time change from previous Friday events)

From 6:30 to 6:45 is the weekly meeting of the Rines Society - includes general updates and discussion of future programs at the Hall.

Our Friday events are food and beverage to share - local Maine produce and ciders and juices from local sources are encouraged. Please note: This event is alcohol free. 

No formal program is scheduled for Sept. 30. Informal conversation is encouraged, 6:45 until closing at 8 p.m.  

This event is free and open to the public. See you there!

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