BAR HARBOR, Maine — Author Julia Spencer-Fleming will be at the Jesup Memorial Library to introduce her latest novel, “One Was a Soldier,” at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 28, at 34 Mount Desert St. in Bar Harbor. This is the latest title in her Clare Fergusson/Russ Van Alstyne mystery series.
Sherman’s Book Store will be on hand with copies of Julia’s books for those who would like to purchase them. For more information, call 288-4245 or visit www.jesup.lib.me.us.
Conservation head to address county planners
ELLSWORTH, Maine — William Beardsley, Commissioner of the Maine Department of Conservation, will speak at the Hancock County Planning Commission’s 41st annual meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 24, at the Ellsworth Public Library meeting room. The public is invited to attend this meeting on budget and work planning and election of new executive board members. For more information, call 667-7131.
Solo sailor to speak at Propellor Club dinner
BELFAST , Maine — The Propeller Club of the United States, Searsport/Bucksport Chapter, will hold its next monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, at the Shriners Club on Northport Avenue in Belfast. The featured speaker will be retired Royal Navy officer and solo sailor Captain Roy Reed of Searsport. His talk will address the use of modern electronic navigation systems, including AIS, to enhance situational awareness at sea.
The cost of dinner is $25. For more information and reservations, call Betty at 548-1077.
Bucksport Bay Chamber breakfast set for May 25
BUCKSPORT, Maine — The Bucksport Bay Chamber Breakfast will be held from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 25, at the Franklin Street Methodist Church in Bucksport. The cost for breakfast is $10 with guest speaker Michael Reed. For more information or to RSVP by Monday, May 23, call 469-6818 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Allergy group to meet at Pen Bay Medical
ROCKPORT, Maine — The Maine Food Allergy Group meets from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, May 23, at the Picker Family Resource Center on the campus of Pen Bay Medical Center. They meet on the fourth Monday of every month. Topics to be discussed will include ingredient substitutions for food allergy sufferers, preparation techniques for allergy friendly food, and product availability of allergy friendly food. Allergy friendly snacks and samples will also be provided. For more information, call 596-8950 or visit pbmc.org/pickercenter.
Cancer Care Raffle to support midcoast initiatives
ROCKPORT, Maine — Now through June 23, the Pen Bay Healthcare Foundation is offering a Cancer Care Raffle to support cancer care initiatives in the midcoast. Tickets are $5 each. Proceeds will help fund community outreach programs. Tickets are being sold at Pen Bay Cancer Care Center and Bangor Savings Bank in Camden. For more information or to purchase tickets by phone, call 594-6799.
Historical society planning school calendars
ADDISON, Maine — The Pleasant River Historical Society is planning a 2012 calendar of photos of schools and classes from Addison, Columbia and Columbia Falls. We are soliciting sponsors for that calendar at $30 for each sponsor. The names and phone numbers of sponsors will appear below each photo for each month of the calendar. Contact Cathy Fonda before May 27 to become a sponsor at 483-4655.