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Mattawamkeag group to hold annual Fun Day

By Joni Averill

Mattawamkeag Community Pride is will hold its fourth annual Fun Day beginning with a parade at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 25, near the railroad tracks, reports Janice Rideout.

The daylong event will feature a fire department demonstration of hoses and a smoke house to show people how to escape from a burning building; water slides, a penny arcade and a variety of food, including strawberry shortcake.

A noon concert, a dog talent show and a Relay for Life supper with hosts the Roamin’ Gnomes, a team dedicated to the memory of Mattawamkeag native Lee Colby, who died of cancer, begins at 4:30 p.m. in the municipal hall.

The Mattanawcook Academy of Lincoln cheerleaders will be face-painting to help raise funds for them to travel to the Gator Bowl next January in Florida.


Joyce Leck reports the Jolly Helpers will hold a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 21, in the West Brooksville Congregational Church vestry on Route 176 in West Brooksville.

Admission is $6 for quiche, French bread, salad and strawberry shortcake.


Maine Quilts coordinator Nancy Zienkiewicz reports “Alzheimer’s: Forgetting Piece by Piece,” a 52-quilt exhibit about Alzheimer’s disease, opens with a Champagne Preview, 7-9 p.m. Thursday, July 23, at the Augusta Civic Center.

Admission is $10.

Show hours are 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, July 24; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, July 25; and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, July 26. Admission is $8 for adults, free for children under 12 with a paying adult.

Hosted by Pine Tree Quilters, more than 500 quilts will be on display.

Complete information is available at


Robin Long invites you to hear Cindy Smith of Rosscare’s Lifeline Response System at the Caring Connections Bone Health Information and Discussion Group, 10 a.m. Thursday, July 23, at the Bangor Y on Second Street.

Smith will discuss “the option of having a Lifeline help button,” Long wrote of the 24-hour response service.


Patti Wharton reports that Festival of Flowers, the Southwest Harbor Public Library 2009 House and Garden Tour, will be held 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, July 26, “on the Quiet Side of Mount Desert Island.”

The tour starts in Southwest Harbor and includes Manset, Bass Harbor and West Tremont. Signs will guide you to tour sites.

Advance tickets are $20 at Southwest Harbor Public Library, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust in Somesville, the Kimball Shop in Northeast Harbor, Acadia Information Center in Trenton and Sherman’s Bookstore in Bar Harbor.

The day of the tour, tickets may be purchased at any garden for $25.

To order tickets, write Southwest Harbor Public Library, P.O. Box 157, Southwest Harbor 04679, call 244-7065, visit the library or visit


Connie Jellison and Betty Martin report the Upper Union River Historical Society annual meeting is 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, July 25, at the town hall on Route 9 in Amherst and includes a potluck lunch.

Donated books will be sold and remaining books will go to The Airline Community School.

Jellison wrote that members also may participate in “I remember when” and “other short recalls of growing up on The Airline” sessions.


Natalie McFarland reports that Buck Memorial Library will hold its annual book and bake sale, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, July 25, at the library on Main Street in Bucksport.

Book donations, for the sale, can be made during regular library hours.

For information, call 469-2650 or 469-3866.


Joanna Tarrazi e-mailed that Newport Cultural Center is holding a book sale, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the former town library at 145 Main St.

Proceeds benefit NCC and its programs.

For more information, call 368-2193 or e-mail

Joni Averill, Bangor Daily News, P.O. Box 1329, Bangor 04402;; 990-8288.

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