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Midcoast news briefs for March 18, 2011


Extension, MOFGA to sponsor Rural Living Day events

THORNDIKE, Maine — The UMaine Cooperative Extension and Waldo County Extension Association have teamed up with the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association to hold the 17th annual Rural Living Day workshops and seminars 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 2, at Mount View High School on Route 220 in Thorndike. Rural Living Day is a fundraiser for a scholarship to students pursuing higher education.

Registration for the program is required, and a $20 donation that includes lunch is requested. For information and registration, call 800-287 1426.

March for Babies in Rockland needs volunteers

ROCKLAND, Maine — The March for Babies walk will be held at 9 a.m. (registration at 8 a.m.) Sunday, May 1, at the Rockland Elks Lodge, 210 Rankin St. in Rockland. It’s a family-friendly event where the community comes together to raise money to support research, services, education and advocacy in the fight against prematurity, birth defects and infant mortality.

Volunteers are needed for this event.  For volunteer information, contact Erika Gould at 289-2072 or e-mail at

Union historians to present marine expert April 8

UNION, Maine — The Union Historical Society will present “Remarkable Shipwrecks of New England” at 7:30 p.m.Wednesday, April 6, in the sanctuary of People’s United Methodist Church in Union.

Marine historian Jon Johansen, will discuss New England shipwrecks from 1836 to 1956. Refreshments will be served after the meeting. For information call 785-5444.

Lioness giant yard sale planned in Calais

CALAIS, Maine — The Calais Lioness giant yard sale will be held 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Saturday, March 26, at the Calais Motor Inn.

The sale will have a little bit of everything, from kitchen gadgets to furniture to baked goods. All of the proceeds from this yard sale will go to the club’s general charity fund which is used for a variety of local needs. For more information, call 454-7587.

Baked bean supper at Prospect Community Center on April 9

PROSPECT, Maine — The Prospect Community Club will hold a baked bean and casserole supper 4-6 p.m. Saturday, April 9, at the Prospect Community Center.

The menu includes bake beans, hot dogs, casseroles, pies and beverages. The price is $6 for adults, $2 for children under 12. Proceeds benefit the Building Maintenance Fund and community projects. For more information, call 567-3170.

COA’s SpringQuest opens registration for children

BAR HARBOR, Maine — SpringQuest, a College of the Atlantic program during April vacation for children in kindergarten-grade five runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 18-22. Enrollment is limited and early registration costs $90. After March 25 the cost is $120.

For more information and registration call 801-5685.

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