ELLSWORTH, Maine — St. Andrew Lutheran Church will host a public supper 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 20, at 175 Downeast Highway. It’s Italian night in support of a high school student who will travel in Italy this summer as part of the People to People program. For more information, call 667-7641.
Hancock County Democrats to meet May 19
ELLSWORTH, Maine — The May meeting of the Hancock County Democratic Committee will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 19, at Ellsworth City Hall Auditorium. The postcard writing program, “What’s It Like To Be a Citizen Lobbyist?” will feature writing postcards to our legislators about pending legislation. For more information, call 664-6012 or visit hancockdems.org.
Mid-Coast Audubon to meet in Newcastle
NEWCASTLE, Maine — The Mid-Coast Audubon will meet at 7 a.m. Saturday, May 21, at the Lincoln County News in Newcastle. This field trip to Vaughn Woods and Belgrade Lakes area will be in pursuit of the Louisiana water thrush, sandhill cranes, black terns, bluebirds and purple martins. For more information, call 563-2930.
Pizza night to raise funds for national competition
TRESCOTT, Maine — The Cobscook Community Learning Center will host the St. Croix Regional Technical Center Gold Medalists benefit-special pizza entertainment night at 6 p.m. Friday, May 20, at 10 Commissary Point Road in Trescott. The benefit is to raise funds to represent Maine in the national competition to be held in Kansas in June. The gold medals are in certified nursing assistant and in preschool teaching. Admission is $10 per person or $25 per family. For more information, call 214-4943.
Tractor company plans green challenge
UNION, Maine — The Hammond Tractor Co. will hold a Drive Green Challenge event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at 1987 Heald Highway (Route 17) in Union. The event will give rural property owners and other consumers a chance to ride and drive the latest utility tractor models. For more information, call 785-4464.
Author to talk about ‘Captain Mac’ in Belfast
BELFAST, Maine — Children’s author Mary Morton Cowan will present an illustrated talk about her latest book, “Captain Mac: The Life Of Donald Baxter MacMillian,” at noon Wednesday, June 1, the Belfast Rotary Club.
“Captain Mac” is the adventurous life story of a man who explored and researched the eastern Arctic and sub-Arctic for nearly 50 years, with many expeditions taking place aboard his own Arctic schooner, Bowdoin. The book features the vital role MacMillan played in Robert Peary’s 1908-09 North Pole Expedition as well as his relationships with explorers Peary, Matthew Henson and Richard Byrd.
The public is welcome to attend. The price of the lunch is $10 and the speaker is free. For more information, call 930-6763.
Golf tournament to benefit Lubec bicentennial events
LUBEC, Maine — On Saturday, June 11, golfers of all ages and skill levels are invited to participate in a golf tournament at the Herring Cove Provincial Park Golf Course on Campobello Island, New Brunswick, to benefit Lubec’s Bicentennial Celebration This nine-hole Geoffrey Cornish-design golf course is beautiful and challenging. In case of inclement weather, rain date is June 12.
Deadline to register is June 6. Spots will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. There are a limited number of power carts available; call the Herring Cove Pro-Shop to reserve one at 506-752-7041. Registration forms are available at Herring Cove Pro-Shop or by contacting Karen at 733-2969.
Also, the town of Lubec will celebrate the 200th anniversary of its founding from June 21 to July 9. For more information about Lubec’s Bicentennial Celebration or a schedule of events visit www.lubecbicentennial.org.
USS Nitze to visit Easport for Fourth of July
Washington, D.C. — U.S. Sens. Olympia J. Snowe and Susan Collins announced Wednesday that the U.S. Navy has committed to sending the USS Nitze to visit the port of Eastport during its 2011 Fourth of July Festival. Snowe and Collins wrote to Navy Secretary Ray Mabus last month requesting the visit.
“The Eastport event is the largest 4th of July celebration in the State of Maine, and Navy vessels have attended the festival in 25 of the past 29 years,” Snowe and Collins said in a prepared statement. ”Maine is home to many supporters of the U.S. Navy, and we are delighted that the Navy has agreed to our request to honor our state with this port visit.”
The Nitze was built at Bath Iron Works and launched on April 3, 2004.
George Stevens Academy alumni, scholarship banquet scheduled
BLUE HILL, Maine — The George Stevens Academy annual Alumni Banquet and Scholarship Awards Ceremony begins at 6 p.m. Friday, June 10, at the academy in Blue Hill.
Hosted by Halcyon Grange, the cost of the chicken pot pie dinner, with all the fixings and strawberry shortcake for dessert, is $10 per person.
At this event, the annual $10 alumni dues are due, with proceeds going to college book awards for three deserving students.
Checks for dues and dinner reservations should be made out to the BHS Alumni Association and mailed to Suzette Davis, P.O. Box 47, Surry 04684. For more information or reservations, call 667-3518.
Pedal to the Port bike ride June 11 in Thomaston
THOMASTON, Maine — Trekkers, a youth mentoring nonprofit in the midcoast, will hold its third annual Pedal to the Port bike ride at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 11, at Georges Valley High School. Registration begins at 7:45 a.m. Riders can register online by visiting www.trekkersonline.com, or they can contact the Trekkers office to request a mailed registration form. Drawing more than 70 riders for last year’s event, Pedal to the Port features three scenic routes along the St. George peninsula.
The registration fee is $35 per individual rider or $30 per rider in a team of three or more. For more information, call 594-5095.