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Format: 2016-05-24
Format: 2016-05-24

Wed, December 16th - Wed, June 1st

Story Time, Wednesdays, 11:00am, at the Witherle Memorial Library, 41 School St., Castine. Stories, songs, and movement for all add up to fun!  FMI: 326-4375 or  

Thu, March 17th - Thu, May 26th

Ukulele Club in Winter Harbor: Thursdays, 6:00 – 7:30, the Schoolhouse at 23 Harbor Rd.  FMI:

Wed, May 18th - Wed, May 25th

Many hands, light work: Literacy Volunteers of Bangor need you! Volunteers needed to help with events, mailings, phone calls, reading aloud and more.  Check the website for details:

Fri, May 20th - Sat, May 28th

Belfast Maskers are looking for ensemble (chorus) members for the summer production of the "Addams Family" musical.  MALE VOICES ESPECIALLY NEEDED!  Please call 338-0499 for more information.  (You can leave a message and someone will call you back.)

Sat, May 21st - Sat, May 28th

Many hands, light work: Literacy Volunteers of Bangor need you! Volunteers needed to help with events, mailings, phone calls, reading aloud and more.  Check the website for details:

Mon, May 23rd

Nevada Barr, creator of the Anna Pigeon mystery series, will be at the Jesup Memorial Library on Monday, May 23 at 6:30. Barr’s latest novel is Boar Island, about Anna Pigeon whose time as a National Park Service Ranger has put her in danger before, but now she is up against a threat she has never faced. And the trouble she tried to put behind her has followed her to Acadia National Park and her new home on Boar Island. Books will be on sale at the Jessup Memorial Library, Bar Harbor.  FMI: 288-4245 or

In the Blood at the Colonial Theatre: The film, with the original score performed live, recreates the lives of 19th-century Maine lumbermen. There’ll be a Maine baked bean tasting prior to the film, a mini chance auction, and a raffle for the Waldo County Woodshed.  At the Colonial  Theatre, 163 High Street, Belfast, Monday, May 23rd, at 6:30.  FMI: 218-1158.

Tue, May 24th (All day) - Wed, May 25th (All day)

Organic Farming: Principles and Practices  Tuesday, May 24 and Wednesday, May 25, at MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center, Unity, MOFGA members $75; all other registrants $100 per day or $150 for both days (apprentuces free). Join specialists from MOFGA's Agricultural Services Department and a panel of organic farmers for a two-day introductory course in organic farming.  FMI visit or call (207) 568-4142.

Tue, May 24th (All day) - Tue, June 21st (All day)

The Machias Fourth of July Committee is recruiting floats for the annual parade. The parade leaves Machias Memorial High School on July 4th at 6:00 and disbands on the Varney Agency side of the causeway. To date there are a number of marching units, and at least a half dozen Shriner units, including the Shrine band, committed. First, second and thirdprizes for area groups, businesses or families that enter a float. To enter a float, call 255-6196 or pick up an application at the Machias Town Office.

Tue, May 24th - Tue, July 12th

Informal foreign language groups meet for conversation every Tuesday at the Belfast Coop:  Spanish and Italian at 10:00am, French at 11:00am, and German at 12:00pm.   FMI:  Arthur Richardson, 342.4649

Tue, May 24th

The YWCA MDI continues a series of films by and about women on May 24 at 5:30PM at 36 Mt. Desrt St., Bar Harbor with "Can I Stay?" and "Iris."  "Can I Stay?" is a heartwarming CGI short animated film about an apprehensive homeless girl who must traverse a dangerous, wintry city in order to escape her adorable pursuers.  From legendary documentarian Albert Maysles, "Iris"pairs the late 88-year-old filmmaker with Iris Apfel, the quick-witted, flamboyantly dressed 93-year-old New York style maven.  More than a fashion film, the documentary is a story about creativity and how a soaring free spirit continues to inspire Admission is free. FMI 207-276-5056.

Join us for this presentation by David Bergquist honoring Memorial Day and the 75th anniversary of U.S. involvement in World War II. Dr. Bergquist is the author of several books related to Maine’s history, including Bangor in World War II. There will be readings from his books, question and answer time, and more! Call the Library at 989-7943 for more information.

Dr. Alan Rosenquist will discuss what human split-brain studies reveal about language, consciousness and the self at the Southwest Harbor Public Library Tuesday evening, May 24, 5:30.For more information, call the Library at 244-7065.

The Opiate Effect, followed by a community conversation with the film’s conceptual creator, Skip Gates. Gates, of Skowhegan, lost his son, Will, to a heroin overdose in 2009. He’s spent the last few years visiting schools throughout the state to present The Opiate Effect in an effort to encourage schools and communities to work together to combat the opiate epidemic in Maine.   Parents, teachers and community members are invited to attend the presentation Tuesday, May 24th, 5:30 – 7:00, at Narraguagus High School in Harrington. FMI: 255-3741 or

Local musician Jay Peterson will pay tribute to fellow native Minnesotan Bob Dylan on his 75th birthday, Tuesday, May 24th at 7:00 PM at the Blue Hill Public Library. Jay will tell stories, sing songs, and play the guitar, accompanied by local guitarist Hugh Bowden. According to Jay, he “will mainly feature songs from Dylan’s first ten years of incredible output, from the time he had been crowned as the heir to Woody Guthrie, through the time he turned the folk world upside down by appearing at the Newport Folk Festival with an electrified band, through the late 60s, following his motorcycle accident, and his embracing of spare country music traditions and his return to acoustic backup accompaniment.” There is no charge, and everyone is welcome. FMI: 374-5515.

Back by popular demand, a Birding & Breakfast event with Bird Ecology Program Director, Seth Benz.  Meet in front of Schooner Commons at 7:30 am, then join Seth for an easy stroll out to Schoodic Point.   Bring binoculars and dress for the weather.   From 9 to 10am, following the bird walk, please join us for a hearty fare breakfast at Schooner Commons.  To register, please call Michelle at:  207-288-1356


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