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Surry residents invited to take part in Earth Day road cleanup

Posted April 14, 2011, at 8:18 p.m.

SURRY — The Surry Community Improvement Association will sponsor a roadside Earth Day cleanup from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 23, at Surry Elementary School.  Surry residents are encouraged to participate in cleaning up roadside debris so all can fully enjoy the beauty of springtime roads. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. After the cleanup is complete, everyone is invited to return to the school for a complimentary cookout. For more information or to register, call  Becky Farley at 667-9000.

Pleasant River historians need photos for 2012 calendar

ADDISON – -  The Pleasant River Historical Society is planning its 2012 collectible calendar on the subject of schools and classes in Pleasant River communities. The communities of Addison, Columbia and Columbia Falls need photos to complete the calendar. Contact Jeanette Perry at 483-6642 or Cathy Fonda at 483-4655 if you have photos to share.

Friends of Addison church seek matching funds

ADDISON, Maine — The Friends of the Church on the Hill will hold their regular monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, at the Addison town hall. The church received grants and are seeking matching funds to use them. For more information, call 482-2276.

Inaugural Schoodic Area Health Fair on April 30

SULLIVAN — The first Schoodic Area Health Fair will be held 1-3 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at the Sorrento-Sullivan Recreation Center in Sullivan. The fair will provide free health screenings to the public, including blood pressure, pulse, diabetes, nutrition and hearing screenings, with light refreshments and door prizes. For more information, call 963-4066.

Camden Chef’s Gala to benefit breast clinic

ELLSWORTH, Maine — The Camden Nation Bank 18th annual Chef’s Gala benefiting the Breast Clinic & Mammogram Scholarships at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital will begin at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at the Ellsworth Ramada. For more information, call 664-5337.

Chimney Farm in Nobleboro seeks help cleaning up field

NOBLEBORO — Celebrate Earth Day by helping restore the fields at Chimney Farm in Nobleboro. Chimney Farm was the home of authors Henry Beston, Elizabeth Coatsworth and Kate Barnes. It is protected from development with a conservation easement held by the Damariscotta Lake Watershed Association.

The Earth Day volunteer cleanup will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 23, at 617 East Neck Road in Nobleboro. Bring loppers and saws to help cut back brush that is encroaching on the fields. Bring gloves and boots, and dress appropriately for the weather. For more information, call Julia McLeod at 549-3836 or Julia@dlwa.org.

Chocolate talk, tasting in Belfast on May 7

BELFAST — A Chocolate Talk & Tasting by The Sweetest Things chocolatier, Sarah King, will take place from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at Beyond the Sea, 74 Main St. in Belfast. King will share her knowledge and chocolate samples.  For information, call 338-2100 or visit www;TheSweetestThingsMaine.com.

Tobacco dangers topic at Bucksport Chamber’s breakfast series

BUCKSPORT — The Bucksport Bay Area Chamber of Commerce breakfast series will share the dangers of tobacco at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 20, at Elm St. Congregational Church in Bucksport.This is the third of 11 business breakfast series to be held. For more information, call 469-6818.

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