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Belfast Garden Club offering $1,000 scholarship

Posted March 04, 2011, at 8:58 p.m.

BELFAST, Maine — The Belfast Garden Club awards a $1,000 scholarship each year to a Waldo County high school graduate who is planning to pursue an associate or bachelor’s degree in conservation, ecology, horticulture, natural resources, sustainable agriculture or a related field.

Students from Waldo County currently enrolled in a degree program in any of these disciplines are also eligible to apply. Applications are available in the guidance offices of Belfast, Searsport, Mount View and Islesboro high schools; Waldo County Technical Center; and the financial aid offices of the University of Maine in Orono, Maine Maritime Academy, College of the Atlantic and Unity College. Application deadline is May 1, 2011.

Applications and additional information is available from Scholarship Committee Chair Ginny Hodge at vrh@hughes.net or http://www.belfastgardenclub.org/scholarships.html.

Frankfort Junior Girl Scouts hosting spaghetti supper

FRANKFORT, Maine — The Frankfort Junior Girl Scouts Troop 505 will host a spaghetti supper 4:30-6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 26, at the Frankfort Congregational Church on Main Road. The cost is $6 for adults and $3 children under 12. For take-out orders from 1-6 p.m., call 223-5762. For information, call 223-4373.

Quiz show on town will benefit Rockland Main Street

ROCKLAND, Maine — Rockland Main Street Inc. is looking for nine three-person teams willing to answer questions about Rockland’s history for a quiz show, “So You Think You Know Rockland.” The competition will be held 6-9 p.m. Friday, April 8, at the Lincoln Street Center, in Rockland. The game will begin with three teams competing to answer 20 questions on Rockland subjects such as people, events, buildings, local businesses, sports and other historic and current topics. Then new teams will rotate in before the championship round.

Admission is $10, and team entrance fee is $50. Proceeds benefit Rockland Main Street Inc.

For information e-mail lorain@rocklandmainstreet.com.

Rockport, Rockland area chambers to merge

CAMDEN, Maine — Two chambers of commerce that meet at the Rockport-Rockland line have decided to combine. “Keeping both existing Chamber offices is an essential component of the plan going forward; the distinctive diversity of the communities and businesses both Chambers currently serve is a core strength to be protected and celebrated,” a letter to members stated.

The chambers are now gathering member input before taking further steps.

Lobster Festival seeks Sea Goddesses

ROCKLAND, Maine — Applications are available for the 2011 Sea Goddess Pageant at the Maine Lobster Festival. The pageant is open to women who expect to graduate from high school this June, or who are graduates age 21 and younger. The 64th Maine Lobster Festival will be held Wednesday through Sunday, Aug. 3-7, with the Sea Goddess Coronation taking place Wednesday evening. For information visit www.MaineLobsterFestival.com.

Red Cross offering disaster services training

ROCKLAND, Maine — The American Red Cross will offer a series of classes in disaster services training 6-9 p.m. every other Tuesday beginning March 22 at the Rockland Congregational Church, 180 Limerock St. The full course of training qualifies participants for voluntary deployment with the American Red Cross in a national disaster. The trainings scheduled include: disaster services overview on March 22, disaster assessment basics on April 5, logistics on April 19, bulk distribution on May 3, and a mass casualty workshop on May 17.

For information call 594-5155.

Lobster Festival scholarship available

ROCKLAND, Maine — Applications are now being accepted for the Maine Lobster Festival’s $2,000 Ken Black Scholarship. Students from Rockland District High School, Georges Valley High School, Camden Hills Regional High School, Medomak Valley High School, Vinalhaven School, North Haven Community School and Islesboro Central School are invited to apply. Applications are available at the guidance office at each school. For information call 596-2010.

Poetry contests under way in Rockland

ROCKLAND, Maine — The Rockland Public Library has kicked off the second annual Poetry Month Rockland. Poetry contests are open to adults, teens and children. The poems must relate to midcoast Maine. This year’s theme is “Maine Waterways.” Poems must be submitted by April 1. For information visit rocklandlibrary.org. Winning poets will be invited to read their work at the poetry swarm, held at the library April 28.

Rockland library offering Mango Languages online

ROCKLAND, Maine — Rockland Public Library now offers the Mango Languages online language-learning system to its patrons. Funding for this venture came from the Rockland Public Library Endowment Association. Mango is free and offers a way to learn a new language. For information call 594-0310.

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