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Kindergarten registrations open in RSU 20 schools

Posted April 11, 2011, at 6:55 p.m.

BELFAST, Maine — RSU 20 will take registrations for children who turn 5 on or before Oct. 15, for next year’s classes. Parents must call the appropriate school by Friday, April 15 to register a child for kindergarten in September.

Capt. Albert Stevens School, May 26-27, 338-3510, ext. 343.

East Belfast School, April 28, 338-4420, ext. 0.

Edna Drinkwater School, April 27, 338-3430.

Frankfort Elementary School, May 2, 548-2350.

Gladys Weymouth School, May 19-20, 342-5300, ext. 301.

Kermit Nickerson School , May 10,  338-1858 ext. 0.

Searsport Elementary School, May 3-4, 548-2317.

Stockton Springs Elementary School, May 5, 567-3264.

Kite-building workshops at Owls Head Transportation Museum

OWLS HEAD, Maine — The Owls Head Transportation Museum will hold two daily kite-building workshops during school vacation week, at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Monday-Friday, April 18-22. The annual Kites, Bikes and Trikes Family Festival will take place Saturday, April 23, at the museum. Families are invited to to bring a kite to fly or a bike to ride. There will be kite-flying demonstrations by the Nor’easters kite club, a bike parade and the second annual Cardboard Contraption Contest. Registration is requested.

For more information, call 594-4418 or visit www.owlshead.

Quarry Hill in Camden offers home-selling workshop

CAMDEN, Maine – - Quarry Hill Retirement Community will hold a home-selling workshop at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 21, at 30 Community Drive.

The presentation will be tailored to older homeowners interested in simplifying, downsizing or moving to a retirement community. The talk is free and open the the public. For more information, call 230-6114.

Poets to mark National Poetry Month in Rockland

ROCKLAND, Maine — Twelve Maine poets will celebrate National Poetry Month at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 28, at the Rockland Public Library. Area poets will read their own poems, winners of this year’s poetry contest will be announced, and winning writers will read their poems. Admission is free. For more information, call 594-0310.

2 authors to present slide show on midcoast sites

ROCKLAND, Maine — Authors Kyrill Schabert and Tony Oppersdorff will give a slide show presentation about their recent book, “Best Nature Sites of Midcoast Maine: Route One Corridor Brunswick to Belfast” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 21, at the Rockland Public Library. The event is free. For more information, call 594-0310.

Game Night on April 20 at Rockland Public Library

ROCKLAND, Maine — Game experts from Belfast’s The Game Loft will hold Game Night 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, at Rockland Public Library. The business will bring popular board, card and role-playing games. The event emphasizes nonelectronic gaming.

For more information, call 594-0310.

Car show to aid Medomak Valley’s Project Graduation

WALDOBORO, Maine — Medomak Valley High School’s Project Graduation benefit, the Cruising to Graduation Car Show, will take place at 8 a.m. Sunday, May 1, at the Waldoboro school.

General admission is $4 for adults, $3 for students with a school ID, children under 5 free. A suggested donation for exhibitors is $5 per vehicle which includes the driver and one passenger.

Funds from the car show also are used to offer a scholarship to a graduating senior entering the automotive field.

For more information, call 542-0848.

Good Friday Taize service at St. Margaret’s church in Belfast

BELFAST, Maine — The Greater Bay Area Ministerium’s Good Friday Service  will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, April 22, at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church in Belfast.  The service  will be in the tradition of Taize. Taize is an ecumenical French monastic community with a worship tradition that is a quiet service of meditation, reflection, readings and music.

Fore more information, call 338-2412 or visit www.stmargaretsbelfast.org

‘Boredom Buster’ scheduled at Blue Hill Public Library

BLUE HILL , Maine — The Blue Hill Public Library will be host to “Boredom Buster” activities during April school vacation week. Children ages 6 and up are invited to celebrate National Poetry Month from 1 to 3 p.m. and create a miniature golf course from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 19.  Movie afternoon will take place with Sherlock Hound from 1 to 3 p.m. for ages 4-8, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows from 3:15 to 5:45 p.m. for ages 9 and older Friday, April 22, at the library.

Registration is required. For more information or to register, call 374-5515 or visit www.bhpl.net.

Waldoboro church host to Glorybound gospel group

WALDOBORO, Maine — The Waldoboro Word of Life Church will welcome Glorybound, a Christian gospel group, to perform at 7 p.m., with a potluck supper at 5:30 p.m.  Saturday, April 16, at 41 Old Route One in Waldoboro. The concert is free; donations are requested. For more information, call 975-3558.

Talk on geometric knot gardens at Woodlawn Museum

ELLSWORTH, Maine — A history of traditional geometric knot gardens illustrated talk will be held 9:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 16, at Woodlawn Museum, 19 Black House Drive in Ellsworth.  Gretchen Fennelly of Forest’s Edge Garden in Hampden will be guest speaker. Participants will take home a classic knot garden design they can install themselves. The cost to attend the talk is $10 for members, $15 for nonmembers. For more information, call 667-8671 or visit www.woodlawnmuseum.org.

Ellsworth museum, Extension set up seedling swap

ELLSWORTH, Maine — Woodlawn in partnership with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Program is offering a seedling swap from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 16, at Woodlawn Museum in Ellsworth. The event is free, however, donations are requested.  For more information, call 667-8671 or email events@woodlawnmuseum.org.

Maine, NYU dentists offer free services in Washington County

MACHIAS, Maine  — Maine dentists are volunteering side by side this week with faculty, residents, and students from the New York University College of Dentistry to offer free services to Washington County.

The event is part of NYU’s Henry Schein Cares Global Student Outreach Program in conjunction with the Ellsworth’s Caring Hands of Maine Dental Center and the Washington County Children’s Program.

This program, which began in Machias in October 2010, received initial funding by Northeast Dental Dental for two years.  This project offers free dental care to people of Washington County who don’t have a regular dentist.

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