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Belfast Co-op, Belfast Free Library and Maine Farmland Trust will host a free screening of “Ingredients” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 24, in the Abbott Room at the Belfast Free Library. The documentary film explores how farmers, ranchers, chefs and consumers are cooperating to create more sustainable food systems and to revitalize the connection between food, local communities and health. A panel discussion will follow the 67-minute film. For more information, call Brenda Harrington at the library, 338-3884, ext. 30.
Propeller Club meeting
The Propeller Club of the United States, Searsport-Bucksport Chapter, will hold its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, at the Shriners Club, Northport Avenue. Featured speaker will be retired Royal Navy officer and solo sailor Capt. 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.
Historical society presentation
“Working in Belfast: Chickens and Sardines” will be the topic at the Belfast Historical Society meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, May 23, in the Belfast Free Library’s Abbott Room. The presentation will include a slide show of the sardine and poultry processing industries that once dominated the working waterfront and employed hundreds of workers. After the slide show, a panel discussion about the industries with several women who worked in the plants will be moderated by Jay Davis, author and historian.
Program meetings are free and open to the public and are held the fourth Monday of the
month April through October. Those unable to attend the program are invited to tune in
to “Window on History,” on BCTV-2 at 7 p.m. Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m. Thursdays and 4:30 p.m. Saturdays or watch the film at www.belfastmuseum.org, which offers new programs each month.
At the library
These events will take place at the Camden Public Library:
• The Pastel Painters of Maine will host a round robin presentation of their recent works at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 26. The presentation is open to the public.
• Camden Philosophical Society Reading Group will hold its regular meeting at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 26. Reading and discussion will cover John Searle’s lecture, “Free Will as a Problem in Neurobiology.”
• Author Jane Conway will present her new book, “A Woman of Two Wars: The Life of Mary Borden,” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 31. The Borden Cottage still stands in Camden, and several of Mary Borden’s descendants live in Camden.
Camden High School Alumni Banquet
The Camden High School 2011 Alumni Banquet will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, at the Point Lookout Resort Erickson Building at 57 Atlantic Highway (Route 1) in Northport. The evening will include a silent auction, social time and dinner. A cash bar will be available. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m.
A short business meeting will follow the meal, during which reunion classes and committee members will be recognized, as well as those classmates who have passed away during the last year. To reserve table space or banquet tickets, call Pat Ayers at 236-3192.
Those who wish to donate an item for the silent auction may contact David Ames at email@example.com or 789-5118.
Tickets for the event are $30 per person and include gratuity. A series of drawings will take place during the evening and will give each attendee 10 chances to win back the price of the banquet ticket.
To obtain tickets, send a check for $30 per person, payable to CHS Alumni Association, to Pat Ayers, 11 Colorado Ave., Camden, ME 04843. Include a stamped, self-addressed envelope so the tickets may be mailed to you. Deadline for ordering tickets is Saturday, July 31. Tickets will not be available at the door.
A special invitation is extended to alumni from Camden-Rockport High School classes of 1966, 1967 and 1968 who attended at least one year at Camden High School to attend the banquet.
Vintage photo exhibit
The Monroe Community Library will sponsor a reception for the collection of historic photos from the Penobscot Marine Museum at 7 p.m. Friday May 20, at the Monroe Town Hall. Kevin Johnson, photo archivist at the Penobscot Marine Museum in Searsport, will speak about the collection. The photos in the exhibit are of locations throughout Waldo County, with many of Monroe. The exhibit is free and open to all. Refreshments will be served.
The Morrill Fire Department Auxiliary will host a fundraiser dance to purchase rescue equipment 7-11 p.m. Friday, May 20, at Redman’s Hall on Main Street in Belfast. The dance will feature music by Steel Rail Express. Admission is $5, $15 families, at the door. Light refreshments will be available. For more information, call 342-5020 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Foundation seeks members
The Living Communities Foundation invites those interested in helping strengthen sustainable Maine communities to meet at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at the Palermo Community Center, Turner Ridge Road. Light refreshments will be served, and a tour of the facilities and the Community Garden will be offered, weather and black flies permitting.
The Living Communities Foundation is the active community outreach of the Palermo Community Center. It manages the Community Garden, hosts monthly educational dinner-and-a-movie nights, hosts practice sessions for a traditional Native American Drum circle, and supports the efforts of area business organizations, community festivals, organic growers and transition groups.
Membership in the organization is open to adults and families. Dues are $20 per year for families, $10 for individuals. Benefits of membership include use of the free WiFi service, solar food dryer, nitrogen food preservation, community root cellar, email updates on orgnization activities and use of the Community Center for family events and meetings. Members have the opportunity to develop artistic and musical talent under the guidance of Artists-in-Residence Connie Bellet and Phil White Hawk.
For more information, visit www.yourlandmainely.org or email Bellet at email@example.com for a copy of the membership application.
Funds for the animal shelter
The owners of Trackside Station and Loyal Biscuit Co. teamed up in April for Pints for Paws in April to raise money for the Humane Society of Knox County. Overall, $1,057.37 was raised in three hours, along with a van full of supplies for the shelter.
Pinny Beebe-Center, regional manager for Penquis Community Action Program in Knox County, was guest speaker at the luncheon meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Rockland on May 9. Beebe-Center spoke about poverty in midcoast Maine, explaining the circumstances of situational poverty versus generational poverty and how families and communities are affected.
Items sought for yard sale
The Camden Rotary Club will host the second annual Giant Yard Sale to support Windplanners, the Wind Turbine Project at Camden Hills Regional High School. The sale will be held
8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, May 28-29, at the former gymnasium at Rockport Elementary School (East), West Street. Early bird shopping 7:30-8:30 a.m. May 28 for $10 entrance fee payable at the door. Entry to the sale at 8:30 a.m. and later is free.
Club members are busy collecting quality items for this event. To donate items, call Susie Goddard at 975-2528. Dates and times to drop off donations are listed at www.camdenrotary.org.
Meeting about the library
Is the library moving or not? Why didn’t the library submit a formal proposal for the RES site? These questions and more will be answered at a public informational meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, at Rockport Public Library. Light refreshments will be provided. For more information, call 236-3642.
Gospel music concert
The Waldoboro Word of Life Church will host The Stewarts for a gospel music concert Saturday, May 21, at the church, 41 Old Route 1. A potluck supper will be served at 5:30 p.m. and the concert will begin at 7 p.m. The event is free, but donations will be taken to cover expenses for the musicians. For more information, call Pastor Tom Rawley at 975-3558.
Civil War re-enactment
A Civil War encampment will be hosted 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at the fire pond behind the Washington Fire Station. The event will include demonstrations of Civil War camp life, drills, campfires, and period uniforms and costumes by Company B, 20th Maine Infantry Regiment. Hamburgers, chips, drinks and cookies will be available 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at a cost of $3. Veterans eat free. A march to the town’s veterans monument for rededication will commence at 2 p.m. For more information, call 845-3045.