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Morrill fire auxiliary fundraiser to help buy rescue equipment

Posted May 12, 2011, at 8:06 p.m.

MORRILL, Maine — The Morrill Fire Department Auxiliary will hold a fundraiser to purchase rescue equipment from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday, May 20, at Redman’s Hall on Main Street in Belfast. For the auxiliary dance, with music by Steel Rail Express, admission is $5 a person, $15 for families.

Light refreshments will be available and tickets sold at the door. For more information, call 342-5020 or email morrillfire@fairpoint.net.

Food Cupboard for pets sponsors book, bake sale in Frankfort

FRANKFORT, Maine – Miss Millies Food Cupboard for pets will hold a book and bake sale from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at the Waldo Pierce Reading Room & Library, on Main Street in Frankfort. For more information, call 223-4438.

Morning walk  planned in Great Pond Mountain Wildlands

ORLAND, Maine — A breakfast and early morning walk  in the Great Pond Mountain Wildlands with Connie Tuller will take place at 6:30 a.m. Sunday, May 22, at the Dead River Gate in East Orland.

All ages are welcome. Bring sturdy footwear and breakfast. For more information, call 223-5039.

American Heart Association offers Heart Saver CPR training

ELLSWORTH, Maine — American Heart Association Heart Saver CPR will be offered at 5:30 p.m. Monday, May 23, and a first aid training class at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital, 50 Union St. in Ellsworth.

Class fees are $40 for the CPR course, $30 for the first aid class. Class size is limited and early registration is required. For more information or to register, call 664-5588.

Friends of The Church on The Hill to meet on May 24

ADDISON, Maine — The Friends of The Church on The Hill will hold their regular monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 24, at the Addison town hall.

The meeting will include completing plans for a spaghetti dinner and Chinese auction planned for June 24. Tickets and donations for the auction will be discussed. For more information, call 482-2276.

Cherryfield church to serve chicken potpie supper

CHERRYFIELD, Maine — A chicken potpie church supper will be held at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, at the Cherryfield Congregational Church Fellowship Hall. Admission price is $8 for adults, $4 for children. For more information, contact Alice Duston at dustonalice@yahoo.com

‘Chickens and Sardines’ topic for Belfast Historical Society

BELFAST, Maine — “Working in Belfast — Chickens and Sardines” will be the topic at the Belfast Historical Society meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, May 23, at the Belfast Free Library, Abbott Room.

The presentation will include a slide show of the sardine and poultry processing industries which once dominated the working waterfront and employed hundreds of workers. After the slide show will be a panel discussion about the industries, moderated by Jay Davis, author and historian, with several women who worked in the plants.

For more information, visit www.belfastmuseum.org

‘Convincer’ safety belt demonstration at Bucksport High

BUCKSPORT, Maine — The “Convincer ” a safety belt demonstration that allows students to experience the impact of a low-speed crash, will be at Bucksport High School from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, May 23.

Participants will buckle up into a seat, which then rolls down a 10-foot incline, hitting a bumper at 5 mph. The demonstration is a reminder of the importance of buckling up, even when driving short distances at slower speeds.

This free demonstration is offered by Mid-Coast Emergency Medical Services, in cooperation with the Maine Bureau of highway Safety.

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