Tidbits for August 18

Posted Aug. 17, 2010, at 4:17 p.m.

If you haven’t visited Three Tides, the bar and eatery on the Belfast waterfront, yet this summer, this weekend brings an excellent opportunity to try all the things it has to offer. To celebrate the first day of Belfast Harborfest, Three Tides owners David and Sarah Carlson are offering a night of music, beer and food starting at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 20, under a tent at Steamboat Landing Park on Belfast Harbor. For $10, partygoers can try any of the five

Marshall Wharf Brewing Co. beers that will be on tap, enjoy Waldo County’s own Morse’s bratwursts on the grill, and listen to the music of Portland band Spouse and Deely Stan, a Steely Dan cover band. Three Tides is located at Pinchy Lane, just off Main Street in downtown Belfast. For information, visit www.3tides.com.

The Looking Glass Restaurant in Bar Harbor will again host a special dinner to benefit the Cancer Center of Maine and the Maine Institute for Human Genetics and Health, or MIHGH, in Brewer, on Tuesday, Aug. 24. The menu is being developed cooperatively by executive chef Arturo Montes of Montes International Catering & Gourmet Cafe in Bangor and renowned chef Frank McClelland, executive chef and owner of Boston’s L’Espalier, a 10-time AAA Five Diamond Award winner. The evening begins at 6 p.m. with a welcome reception, a presentation on cancer research by registered nurse Allen L’Italien of MIHGH at 6:45 p.m., and dinner at 7:05 p.m. Guests also will be invited to attend a reception after dinner where they will be able to meet and mingle with the chefs. A limited number of $125 per person tickets are available; contact Carole Piasecki at cp@lafayettehotels.biz or 862-8008, ext. 119, to reserve one of the only 70 tickets available. The Looking Glass Restaurant is located adjacent to the Bluenose Inn on Eden Street in Bar Harbor.

In October 2008, Cliff Coburn was involved in a serious ATV accident in Lincolnville that left him with terrible head injuries and the loss of sight in his right eye. Nearly two years later, however, Coburn is back to health, and he wants to give back to the EMTs and community members who saved his life during the ordeal. Coburn is doing that by hosting a huge community lobster and clambake fundraiser at his house, and he’s inviting the public to join him in supporting Camden First Aid and LifeFlight of Maine. Lobster, clams, burgers and hot dogs, barbecue chicken, corn on the cob, salads and desserts will be on the menu. A bounce house and inflatable sumo suits will be on hand for both adults and children along with face painting and music. The fun starts at 2 p.m. and goes until 7 p.m. with a horseshoe tournament at 3 p.m. Admission is $16.50 for adults and $8 for children under 12. For information, call 322-8174.

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