Public notices for the town of Eaton: The following positions are open for filing at the town clerk's office during regular business hours at the Eaton Town Hall, from Jan. 26 through Feb. 3. One selectman, three-year term; one treasurer, three-year term; one highway commissioner, one-year term; one trustee of the trust funds, three-year term; and one auditor, one-year term. The office of the town clerk is open on Mondays, 9 to 11 a.m.; Wednesday, Jan. 25 from 3 to 5 p.m.; and Friday, Feb. 3 from 3 to 5 p.m., for anyone wishing to file.
There will be a public hearing on the budget on Thursday, Feb. 9, at 7 p.m. at the Evans Memorial Building. The last day to submit petitions for inclusion on the 2017 Warrant is Tuesday, Feb. 7. The Office of the Selectmen is open Monday, 9 to 11 a.m., and Tuesday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Everyone in town, please sign the petitions hanging near the Post Office.
The "Watch It Wednesdays" movie night presentation of "Sully" at the Palmer House Pub is almost sold out. There is no admission price, but reservations are strongly suggested. Movie starts at 7 p.m. Call (603) 447-2120.
Locals' night specials at Max's Restaurant and Pub at the Snowvillage Inn this Tuesday, Jan. 24, include a maple plank salmon with maple aioli and mashed potatoes; duck sausage-stuffed roasted half chicken with mashed potatoes and gravy; half rack of New Zealand lamb with a barley risotto and goat cheese; and Mama Mia's famous meatballs with homemade fettuccine and sauce.
Be sure to reserve your table for "What's Your Story?" on Feb. 8 at Max's Restaurant. The theme for the evening's stories is "It's All About Love" hosted by Sara Moore. Folks are encouraged to tell their story and enjoy the stories of others. Doors open for dinner at 5:30 p.m. and the storytelling begins at 7:30 p.m. Call (603) 447-2818 to reserve your table. Also, it is not too early to reserve your table for Valentine's Day dinner with your sweetie on Tuesday, Feb. 14.
Last week's opera dinner, "Food, Glorious Food" went to new and greater heights. The first half was filled with very witty and funny ditties all about food, sung by Vanessa Schukis and Tim Ostendorf, with Scott Nicholas on the piano. Where did they find all those food songs? After a delicious meal, Schukis "took the cake" by attempting to "make a cake" right there in the dining room. Oh, she had flour, sugar, eggs, chocolate, butter, sour cream, you name it, on the table.
Dressed up as Julia Child, she threw the batter around, one spoon landing near my foot. Everyone was laughing so hard. It was so funny. Thirty-nine happy people enjoyed the great dinner and the riotous show. Thanks to Kelly, Bobby and the staff, to Tim, Vanessa, and Scott, and to Rebecca, our lovely hostess, and Aimee, Robin and Lynette, our charming wait staff. By the way, I'm still laughing.
The next opera dinner will be the husband and wife, soprano/tenor team of Rachele Schmiege and Stefan Barner on Thursday, Feb. 23. Both have performed at the inn before, and it is sure to be a delightful evening of arias and duets. Cost is $60 per person and includes a four-course dinner. Call the inn for reservations.
Go Patriots (and Go Packers for Kim and Jeanne)!
Nancy E. Williams can be contacted (603) 447-5635.