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Save the price of admission, this yard sale is free

By Joni Averill

You should get a kick out of this unusual fundraiser: The ultimate free-for-all yard sale, where admission is $5 and you get what you want.

Deb Farnham reports the event, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, July 18, at Hermon Elementary School gymnasium, benefits Friends of Hermon Football “to establish a football program in the town.”

The sale features items from furniture to toys, books and artwork and “everything, inside, is free for the taking,” Farnham wrote.

“No bargaining, no fidgeting about the price.”


Cindy Kubetz called to point out that the remaining days of the Beth Israel Synagogue gigantic yard sale do not include Saturday.

The times, dates and location are 8 a.m.-3 p.m. today, and 9 a.m.-noon Sunday, July 19, at 144 York St. in Bangor.


Linda Sholler of Forgotten Felines reports the group is sponsoring a bake sale, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, July 18, at Marden’s in Brewer.

You can also take returnable bottles and cans to J.R. Redemption in Brewer to benefit Forgotten Felines.


Ann Carter wrote that you can visit two events from one parking lot when you attend the Lincoln Library book sale, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, July 18, at the library in Dennysville.

Then, leave your car where it is, and head for the Dennysville-Edmunds Congregational Church summer festival tag-bake-book sale in the church’s parish hall.


Calista Hannigan e-mailed the Orono-Old Town Kiwanis Club annual bake sale is 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, July 18, at Church of Universal Fellowship in Orono.

Proceeds benefit local charities.


Louise Larson called to invite you to a summer yard sale, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, July 18, at the Amherst-Aurora Church on Route 9 in Amherst.

Proceeds benefit the church.


Jeri Cole reports the 250th anniversary celebration of Fort Pownal (circa 1759) offers tours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 18, and Sunday, July 19, at Fort Point State Park in Stockton Springs.

Among the highlights of the two-day celebration are Colonial re-enactments, demonstrations, children’s activities, a parade, a commemorative ceremony, refreshments, a lobster dinner and a silent auction.

One interesting item, Cole wrote, is the names of soldiers who were stationed at the fort.

“I am sure that many local families have ties to the Fort.”

For more information, call Cole at 567-3356 or visit


Art Collier e-mailed that rail fan day is 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, July 18, at the Oakfield Railroad Museum.

Admission is free for this family fun day that includes everything from pony rides to an auction and recognition of retired and former Bangor & Aroostook Railroad employees.

A baked bean dinner is 4-6 p.m. at the Oakfield Community Center, followed by musical entertainment.


After reading about the success of Center Theatre of Dover-Foxcroft’s whoopie pie festival, Lorrie Nadeau of Millinocket decided a similar fundraiser might be just the thing to help her longtime friend, customer and community volunteer, young Matt Jamieson.

Nadeau’s Magic City Mini Golf will hold “Making Whoopie” for Matt, a whoopie pie sampling-eating contest that includes a whoopie pie walk, raffle and much more from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 18, at 237 Penobscot Ave. in Millinocket. Admission is $5.

Jamieson, 14, was born with spina bifida, and family, friends and community members, led by Jane McGuillicuddy, formed “Keeping Matt Mobile” to help raise money for a handicapped-accessible van.

For more information, call 723-4404.


The Bar Harbor Garden Club, celebrating its 75th anniversary, will hold a garden tour of Grand and Gracious Seaside Gardens, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, July 19, on Mount Desert Island.

Tickets are $20 pre-sale and $25 the day of the tour and are available at Sherman’s Book Store and Queen Anne’s Flower Shop in Bar Harbor, Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce in Trenton, Flying Mountain Artisans in Southwest Harbor and McGrath’s Bookstore and the Northeast Harbor Library in Northeast Harbor.

More information is available at

Mary Opdyke wrote that two gardens were designed by Beatrix Farrand and one is at a house listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Gardens are not wheelchair-accessible and it is requested that dogs and strollers “be left at home,” Opdyke wrote.

Proceeds benefit BHGC scholarships, enrichment and community programs.


During the 48th James Family Reunion on Sunday, July 19, at the Barry and Adrienne Strout residence on Strout Lane off Shore Road in Dexter, Adrienne Strout reports that an auction will be conducted with proceeds helping fund a proposed scholarship to be awarded to students planning to continue their education beyond high school.

For more information, call her at 924-6923.

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