NEWS BRIEFS

Ruggles House Society plant sale on May 28

Posted May 12, 2011, at 5:44 p.m.

COLUMBIA FALLS, Maine — The Ruggles House Society will hold its annual plant sale at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 28, at the historic Ruggles House, 146 Main St. in Columbia Falls.

Perennials, annual seedlings and vegetable starts will be sold from plants donated by Ruggles House Society members and others. Plant donations may be made the day of the sale or by contacting Ellen Tenan at 546-7903.

The house museum will be open for the season June 1-Oct. 15, with guided tours 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon-4:30 p.m. Sundays. Admission $5, Children $2.

Title IX, gender equity lecture topics at Rockland library

ROCKLAND, Maine — Sue Estler, associate professor emerita at the University of Maine, will discuss the history of Title IX and  gender equity at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, in the Community Room of Rockland Public Library.

The meeting, which follows the monthly business meeting of the American Association of University Women, is free and open to the public. For more information, call 236-4257 or email ACE13@midcoast.com

Woodlawn to offer Garden Trellis Workshop

ELLSWORTH, Maine —  Woodlawn will offer a Garden Trellis Workshop with Belfast rustic furniture maker Paul Jurutka, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, June 11, at the museum.

Jurutka will teach the folk art of building a rustic trellis for the garden. Participants are asked to bring a hammer, hand pruners, and electricians pliers (wide, flat nose), several spring-type hand clamps if possible, and rope or straps for transporting the finished trellis home. Bring a bag lunch.

The cost is $85 for Woodlawn members, $95 for nonmembers and includes all materials. As space is limited, preregistration is required by calling 667-8671. To allow time to gather wood, there is a June 1 deadline for registration.

Workshop on container gardens available in Ellsworth

ELLSWORTH, Maine — Woodlawn in partnership with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Program is offering a Creative Container Gardens Workshop from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 4, at Woodlawn.

Participants will learn to create a vegetable garden in small spaces. Grow a garden in a wide variety of containers on the deck, patio, windowsill or any nook and cranny.

The workshop is free; donations to develop more programs are greatly appreciated. For more information, call 667-8671 or email events@woodlawnmuseum.org

Chair caning instruction on tap at Woodlawn

ELLSWORTH, Maine — A Woodlawn Chair Caning Workshop, with Al Jenkins, will start from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, June 6, and continue from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays, June 13, 16, 20 and 23, at Woodlawn. Antiques, Grandma’s rocker or flea market treasures may be restored to their original beauty.

The cost to the workshop is $80 for Woodlawn members, $90 for nonmembers, excluding material. For more information and to register, call 667-8671.

Western-themed supper at Belfast UCC church

BELFAST, Maine — The First Church in Belfast, UCC will host “Cowboy Ken’s Round-Up,” a Western-themed public supper, from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 28, in the upstairs Fellowship Hall.

The cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children 12 and under. For more information, call 338-2282.

Chamber music of Beethoven focus of Blue Hill course

BLUE HILL, Maine — Instructor Lorenzo Mitchell will offer an eight-week music appreciation course focusing on the chamber music of Beethoven that will be performed at Kneisel Hall this summer.

The eight-week course will run from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, May 16, through Tuesday, July 5 (Monday is Independence Day), and Thursday, May 19-July 7, in downtown Blue Hill.The price for the course is $180 (teenagers half-price) and registration is a must. For more information or to register, call 374-5391.

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