BANGOR, Maine — Operation Hydration, a spaghetti dinner and silent auction hosted by the Bangor Y’s Interact Leaders Club to benefit Water.org, 5-8 p.m. Thursday, May 19, at Jeff’s Catering in Brewer. Water.org is a nonprofit organization that provides access to safe water and sanitation in hundreds of communities in Africa, South Asia and Central America. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for students and $5 for seniors and children younger than 12, and can be purchased at the door or in advance at the Y. 941-2808.
BREWER, Maine — Local chefs and their students to showcase culinary skills at the inaugural Chefs Gone Wild, 6 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at Muddy Rudder. Proceeds will benefit the Oncology Support Project of Healthcare Charities and the local chapter of the American Culinary Foundation. Tickets $50. Call 973-5055.
BELFAST, Maine — The Belfast Co-op offers a trip to Cellardoor Winery’s 68-acre farm in Lincolnville Saturday, June 18. Transportation will be provided by Waldo CAP, departing from the Belfast Co-op at 10:30 a.m. and returning by 2:30 p.m. Pre-register at Belfast Co-op. Cost is $10, which covers transportation costs. Purchase lunch on-site or bring your own. For information, email email@example.com or call the Co-op at 338-2532.
CAMDEN, Maine — Music and giveaways at farmers market, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, May 28. Entertainment by Dave Lewis and Friends, an acoustic bluegrass band from Belmont that lists “farmers’ work chants” among their musical inspirations. For more information, visit www.camdenfarmersmarket.org, or call market master Kevin Weiser of the Hubbard Brook Farm at 568-3201.
DOVER-FOXCROFT, Maine — Piscataquis Regional YMCA farmers market 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, June 18, after which it will be 2-6 p.m. Tuesdays and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays. 564-7111 or visit www.prymca.org/events.
ELLSWORTH, Maine — Free wine tasting 4-7 p.m. Friday, May 20, at Global Beverage Warehouse, 3 Myrick St. Refreshments. For more information, email owner Ryan Bates at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 667-4007.
JEFFERSON, Maine — Pancake breakfast to benefit Hidden Valley Nature Center 8-10 a.m. Sunday, May 22, at The Alna Store. Choice of pancakes or egg frittatas. Admission $10. For more information visit www.hvnc.org, email email@example.com or call 586-6752.
SOUTHWEST HARBOR, Maine — Red Sky restaurant will donate its revenue from dinners sold 5:30-9 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, to benefit the Share the Harvest program on Beech Hill Farm at College of the Atlantic. The community program provides vouchers for fresh produce to those who might not otherwise be able to afford that type of food. Red Sky is at 14 Clark Point Road. Last season Beech Hill Farm distributed 40 farm stand gift certificates through the Bar Harbor and Westside Food Pantries, funded primarily from donations from the MDI community. For reservations, call Red Sky restaurant at 244-0476; for questions about the event, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
WASHINGTON COUNTY, Maine — The Washington County Wide CANS of Food Drive, sponsored by SuprTEK and Washington County Food and Fuel Alliance, will continue until the end of May. The goal is $6,000 and 6,000 cans of food, which will be divided between 12 food pantries in the county. SuprTEK will donate up to $3,000 by matching $1 for every can of food collected by their own employees and schools throughout Washington county. The Fort O’Brien School is leading the way with 650 cans. For more information, call Gini King at 497-2634 or Eileen Robinson at 255-2702. Donations may be made online at www.foodandfuel.org.