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Hancock County, midcoast briefs, March 15, 2011

Train-rides slide show to be held in Belfast

BELFAST, Maine — “The World’s Two Greatest Train Rides”  slide show and narration will be presented at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 22, at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Belfast, 137 Miller St. The program is part of the church’s continuing series of travelogues. The public is invited, and the program is free. For information, call Stephan Allen at 338 0613.

Camp-A-Thon for homeless teens in Rockland

ROCKLAND, Maine — A Camp-A-Thon in support of homeless teens will be held from 5 p.m. Saturday, March 19, through 7 a.m. Sunday, March 20, in Rockland’s Chapman Park (corner of Main and Park streets).

There will be 15 sponsored, overnight campers. The public is invited to attend from 5-9 p.m. March 19, to enjoy free, community-contributed stone soup, speakers, live music, readings and performances.

To sponsor a camper, contribute or get information, contact Rhonda Nordstrom at 594-5077 or

St. George firefighters fundraiser March 26

ST. GEORGE, Maine — The Craignair Crawl, a fundraiser for the St. George firefighters and ambulance association, is set for 9 a.m. Saturday, March 26, at Clark Hill road. The walk is $10, with half the proceeds benefiting St. George firefighters), and ends with a pancake breakfast at Craignair Inn. For information or to sign up, call 549 7644.

Airline school kindergarten registration

AURORA, Maine — Appointments may now be made for Airline Community School kindergarten registration. Children must be 5 years old on or before Oct. 15. Parents should schedule a time by calling 584-3012.

Burgers and Blues fundraiser March 31

SOUTHWEST HARBOR, Maine — Sip’s Restaurant in Southwest Harbor will host Burgers and Blues at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 31, to benefit the Nathan Bright Keegan Memorial Education Fund that supports the substance abuse prevention work of Acadia Family Center.

Burgers and Blues will include music by local “blues boy” Mark Kanter, accompanied by his wife, Jill, on bass. The dinner menu includes hummus and pita, choice of lamb, turkey, beef or portabella mushroom sliders, coleslaw or Caesar salad, shoestring fries and homemade desserts. Tickets are $35 per person and seating is limited. For information and reservations, call Sips at 244-4550.

Rummage sale in Hancock on April 9

HANCOCK, Maine — The Union Congregational Church rummage sale will be held 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 9, at the church on Route 1 in Hancock. For information, call 422 3539.

Bottle drive for Camp Kieve March 19 in Bucksport

BUCKSPORT, Maine — A bottle drive will be held  9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 19, to benefit the Bucksport Middle School seventh-grade trip to Camp Kieve Leadership School. Bottles can be turned in at Bucksport Redemption, Orland Market Redemption, or the trailer behind the Prospect Town Office. To arrange in advance for pickup of bottles and cans at your home the day of the drive, call Stan Pelletier  at 469-6647.

Breast cancer support group in Ellsworth

ELLSWORTH, Maine — Caring Connections Breast Cancer Resource and Support Group meets 1-2:30 p.m. the fourth Thursday of each month at the Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center, 3 High St., Ellsworth. This is a new support and resource group facilitated by the Caring Connections program of the Bangor Y for people affected by breast cancer. For information, call 664-0339.

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