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Searsport event to make prom dresses available for free

Posted March 22, 2011, at 10:22 p.m.

SEARSPORT, Maine — Becca’s Closet  a nonprofit organization, run by high school girls, provides free prom dresses to high school girls across the country in memory of Rebecca Kirtman who passed away in an automobile accident in 2003. The Searsport chapter of Becca’s Closet’s event will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 2, in the vestry of the First Congregational Church of Searsport.

For more information, call 548-6061 or visit Beccascloset.org.

RSU 20 workshop to focus on providing healthful meals

BELFAST, Maine — The RSU 20 food service staff and food director will attend a four-hour workshop focused on cooking more healthful meals from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, March 25, at the Waldo County Technical School.  The workshop will be taught by culinary-chef Mark Hannibal. For more information, call Linda Hartkopf at 338-1960.

Blue Hill Friendship Cottage offering adult day service

BLUE HILL, Maine — Friendship Cottage is offering adult day service on the first and third Saturday of each month, beginning April 2. Hours will be from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. A morning and afternoon snack, as well as the noon meal, will be provided.

Friendship Cottage offers a medical model adult day service program of activities, meals and personal care for older adults who may be physically, mentally or functionally impaired.  Space on Saturdays is limited to nine participants at this time. Participants need to be enrolled in the program in order to attend.

To discuss enrollment or for more information, call 374-5612. Friendship Cottage is located at 118 Ellsworth Road (Route 172) in Blue Hill.

4-H Robotics Expo March 26 at UM Machias gym

MACHIAS, Maine — The public is invited to stop by the fifth annual 4-H Robotics Expo which will be held 9:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 26, at University of Maine at Machias gymnasium.

Eight schools from across Washington County will bring 18 teams to showcase a robotics project they have worked on this year. The event is free.

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