‘Bunny trains’ to run from Rockland April 23

Posted March 19, 2011, at 12:25 p.m.

ROCKLAND, Maine — The Maine Eastern Railroad will operate two special “bunny trains” at 11 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. Saturday, April 23, at the historic downtown passenger depot in Rockland. The Spring Bunny special is for the whole family to celebrate the arrival of spring. Ticket prices are $17 for adults, $9 for children 9 and under. For tickets and reservations, call 596 6725.

Baby Fair at Belfast school on April 16

BELFAST, Maine — The 10th annual Baby Fair selling new and used items for infants and children will be held 8:30-11 a.m. Saturday, April 16, at Troy Howard Middle School on Lincolnville Avenue, Route 52, in Belfast. Tables for exhibitors are available to rent at $25 each, and setup will be at 7 a.m. There is an admission fee of $1 for adults. For information, call  338-2500, ext. 4154.

Participants sought for Knox County Steering Committee

ROCKLAND, Maine —  Penquis is seeking people to serve on the Knox County Steering Committee to represent low-income residents in Knox County.

The role of the committee is to identify community needs and to make the community aware of Penquis’ work in response to the needs.

One seat is open on the committee for a three-year term beginning June 2011. Candidates must reside in Knox County.

For information call 800-215-4942 or e-mail ahobson@penquis.org.

Rockland library to welcome bird expert

ROCKLAND, Maine — Bird migration, their preparations for the journey, finding their way, flight plans, hazards and delays, winter homes and their return will be the topic of discussion at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 7, at the Rockland Public Library.

Bill Goodwill will address migration observed, the mystery of migration and how birds are built for travel. Goodwill, a graduate of the University of Maine with a degree in biology, is a lifelong birder and a “continually learning” naturalist.

For information call 594-0310.

Rockland High sailing team party for prospective students

ROCKLAND, Maine — Rockland Community Sailing’s High School Sailing Team will hold a kickoff party for students interested in joining. The kickoff will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 31,  in the Apprenticeshop, 643 Main St.

Midcoast students grades seven to 12 and their parents are invited to attend the event featuring videos, refreshments and a presentation describing high school sailing activities and how to get involved with the team.

The team practices in Rockland Harbor on 14-foot, two-person dinghies. Sailors practice Tuesdays and Thursdays for six weeks, and usually attend two to four regattas a season. No experience is required to join the team.

For more information call 594 -1800.

Antique models on display at Owls Head museum festival

OWLS HEAD, Maine — The Midcoast Model Festival will come to the Owls Head Transportation Museum at 9:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, March 26 and 27, at 117 Museum St. in Owls Head.

There will be antique model steam engines, cars, planes, ships and trains.

The Southern Maine Scale Modelers will hold a make-and-take model workshop for children. Other groups will demonstrate radio-controlled aircraft in the museum’s State of Maine wing throughout the weekend.

Exhibitors of all ages are welcome. There is no charge to exhibit. Children are invited to display their home-built models.

Admission is $12 for adults, children under 18 get in free. For information call 594-4418.

Growing organic garden topic at Blue Hill library

BLUE HILL, Maine — The Blue Hill Public Library will hold a workshop, Grow Your Own Organic Garden, at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, at the library. The workshop is designed to provide the essential skills and knowledge needed to make a transition from conventional to organic gardening.  Space is limited so participants must register using the library’s online calendar at www.bhpl.net.  For more information, call 374-5515.

‘Maine Women’s Voices 1888’ film in Blue Hill

BLUE HILL, Maine — In honor of Women’s History Month and in conjunction with the library’s program series Making Ends Meet, the Blue Hill Public Library will present the film “Hard Work: To Make Ends Meet: Maine Women’s Voices 1888,” at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, at the library.

The film is about an 1888 survey commissioned by the Maine State Bureau of Industrial and Labor Statistics to assess working conditions for women in the state’s shops and factories.  For more information, call 374-5515.

University of Maine lists summer courses at Machias campus

MACHIAS, Maine — Students can choose from nearly 50 courses being offered at the University of Maine at Machias this summer. The wide variety of online and on-site courses provide current students an opportunity to get ahead with their studies, while prospective students and the general public can earn academic credit during the summer.

Registration is open for the summer courses, which will run between May 23 and Aug. 12. Many of the courses are organized into two sessions, May 23-July 1 and July 5-Aug. 12, while some will run the full length of the summer term.

The full list of summer course offerings may be viewed online at www.machias.edu/summer-courses.

For more information, visit www.machias.edu/summer-courses or call, 255-1223.

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