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Maine Coast Memorial Hospital to offer Heartsaver CPR and First Aid Classes

Posted May 13, 2011, at 7:45 p.m.

ELLSWORTH, Maine — Maine Coast Memorial Hospital will offer American Heart Association Heart Saver CPR and first aid training classes this month.

The CPR course will be offered at 5:30 p.m. Monday, May 23, for a fee of $40, and first aid training will be offered at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, for a fee of $30. The same courses will be offered again on June 27 and June 29.

Class size is limited. To register, call Michelle Mahon in staff education at 664-5588 or email mmahon@mainehospital.org.

Drama auditions planned at Stonington Opera House

STONINGTON, Maine — Open community auditions will be held 5-7 p.m. Thursday, May 19, at the Stonington Opera House for a staged reading of Paula Vogel’s 1998 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, “How I Learned to Drive.”

The cast calls for two men and three women. Opera House Arts’ artistic director Judith Jerome will direct the production, which will be presented June 7-8.

To sign up for an audition call 367-2788 or email the Opera House at jjerome@operahousearts.org.

Local artists donate works to benefit Buck Memorial Library.

BUCKSPORT, Maine — Bucksport artist Ed Des Jardins, known for his drawings of landmarks and homes in Bucksport, Castine and surrounding areas, has donated 60 pieces of his original artworks and prints to the Buck Memorial Library.

These works will be offered for sale 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 21, and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 22, at the library on Main Street. All proceeds will benefit the ongoing restoration of the library facade.

The works can be previewed May 18-20 during regular library hours. During the preview silent auction bids will be taken on an original graphite drawing by Des Jardins of the ship Providence docked in Bucksport Harbor. The winning bid will be announced on May 22.

A reception for Des Jardins will be held 3-5 p.m. May 21 at the library.

For more information, call Buck Memorial Library, 469-2650.

Boat builders hold open house

BUCKSPORT, Maine — Two local boat builders, Union River Boat Co. and Rosborough Boat Co., will hold open houses 1-5 p.m. Friday, May 20, to highlight the two work boats they built together.

The shops, both located at Bucksport’s industrial park off Route 46, turn out the Rough Water 9.11 RIB or the RFV-22 Hammer Head that are being used by federal, state and county law enforcement agencies, municipal fire departments, local harbor masters and United States military agencies.

There will be an opportunity to try out the boats during the same hours at the town dock.

For more information or to RSVP, contact operations manager Belle Ryder at Union River Boat at 469-9099 or belle@unionriverboat.com.

Architect-author to speak at historical society

BUCKSPORT, Maine — Dr. Christopher Glass, an architect and author of “Historic Maine Homes: 300 years of Great Houses,” will be guest speaker at the Bucksport Historical Society at 1 p.m. Monday, June 6, at the society’s old railroad station facility on Maine Street.

The event is free and open to the public.

Renowned ocean conservationist to speak at MERI

BLUE HILL, Maine — “The Ocean and Us: Caught In The Same Net” is the title of a lecture by author, ecologist and environmental activist Dr. Carl Safina, who will speak at 7 p.m. Friday, May 27, at the Marine Environmental Research Institute.

Safina is a co-founder and president of the Blue Ocean Institute, a nonprofit dedicated to the conservation of the sea and to explaining the profound ways in which the oceans are changing.

The event is part of MERI’s ongoing Ocean Environment Lecture Series. Admission is free with a reception for the speaker at 6 p.m. with his lecture at 7 p.m.

Introduction to Zero Balancing

BLUE HILL, Maine — Benjamin Fox of East Blue Hill will present “An Introduction to Zero Balancing” 6:30-8 p.m. at the Blue Hill Co-op on Wednesday, June 1.

Zero Balancing is a hands-on body-mind therapy designed to relieve stress, align structure, and promote energy flow.

For more information, contact Fox at 374-5768 or benjamin@anewpossibility.com.

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