May 27, 2018
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Things to do: Home & Garden

By Julie Harris, BDN Staff

BANGOR — Annual Kitten Shower noon-4 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at Bangor Humane Society to help the shelter prepare for the hundreds of kittens that will come back from foster care ready to be adopted by new families. Contact the humane society for more information.

BELFAST — Green Thumb Plant Sale of Belfast Garden Club, 9-11 a.m. Saturday, May 21, at The Belfast Boathouse, 34 Commercial St. For questions about the sale, call Corliss Davis at 930-3562.

BELFAST — Midcoast District Forester Morten Moesswilde to present “Know Your Trees: Identifying Native Species” at Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition’s monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 19, at Belfast Free Library. Free and open to the public. Refreshments.

BROOKS — Mushroom Cultivation Workshop, led by Bill Errickson of Newforest Institute, 1-4 p.m. Sunday, May 22, at Newforest. Learn about growing shiitaki mushrooms. Cost $25-$50 on sliding scale. Children age 12 and under free. For information and to register, contact Newforest at or 722-3625.

DAMARISCOTTA — Gifts From Garden Month seminar by Evelyn Shahan, owner of Sweet Woodruff, at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 19, at Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center, 521 Main St. Materials fee $5. Participant fee $5. Call 563-1363 to express interest.

ELLSWORTH — Build a fairy house at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 21, at Ellsworth Public Library. Meet downstairs in the Riverview Room to hear a story about fairies, then head outside to build your own on library grounds. In the event of inclement weather, fairy houses will be created indoors and placed outside when weather improves. 667-6363.

ELLSWORTH — Garden Trellis Workshop with Belfast rustic furniture maker Paul Jurutka 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday, June 11, at Woodlawn Museum. June 1 registration deadline. Bring hammer, hand pruners, electrician’s pliers (wide, flat nose), several spring-type hand clamps if possible, rope or straps for transporting finished trellis. Bring a bag lunch. Cost $85 for Woodlawn members, $95 nonmembers, includes all materials. Call Woodlawn at 667-8671 to register.

ELLSWORTH — Creative Container Gardens Workshop in conjunction with University of Maine Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Program 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 4, at Woodlawn Museum. Free, donations appreciated. Call Woodlawn at 667-8671 or email to reserve a seat or for more information.

JEFFERSON — Four classes on Phenomenal Plants at Hidden Valley Nature Center: Spring Wildflowers and Shrubs, 1-5 p.m. Saturday, May 21, noon-4 p.m. rain date of May 22; Trees and Shrubs 1-5 p.m. Saturday June 25; Summer Wildflowers, Ferns and Aquatic Plants, 1-5 p.m. Saturday, July 23; and The Composites, Fruits, Nuts and Seeds, 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, at the nature center. For information on pricing, camping and cabins, visit or write to or call 586-6752.

PORTLAND — Celebrate spring and help fight cancer at Friends of the Eastern Promenade’s Pink Tulip Party noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at 23 St. Lawrence St. in Portland. Minimum suggested donation is $10. Hors d’oeuvres, drinks and music at Rob and Robin Whitten’s Munjoy Hill retreat. Proceeds benefit the Pink Tulip Project, which raises funds for the Women’s Cancer Fund at the Maine Cancer Foundation.

STILLWATER — University of Maine Cooperative Extension free garden tour workshop “Extend the Gardening Season with Raised Beds and Container Gardens” at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 24, UMaine’s Rogers Farm on Bennoch Road. Master Gardeners will demonstrate how to build and maintain a raised bed.

WISCASSET — Morris Farm Plant Sale to benefit Morris Farm Trust’s community education program 8:30 a.m.-noon Saturday, May 21, at the farm, 156 Gardiner Road. For more information about the Morris Farm or the plant sale visit, email or call 882-4080.

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