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Things to do: Gardening


CALAIS – Free lawn care workshop, 1 p.m. Sunday, May 29, at Growing Concern Farm and Nursery, 35 Manning St. Open to the public. Any materials purchased to participate in workshops or to implement the class into your own garden will be 10 percent off on the day of the workshop (applies to plant material ordered ahead of time). Call 454-0183 to register.

ELLSWORTH — Garden Trellis Workshop with Belfast rustic furniture maker Paul Jurutka 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday, June 11, at Woodlawn Museum. Registration deadline June 1. Bring hammer, hand pruners, electrician’s pliers (wide, flat nose), several spring-type hand clamps if possible, rope or straps for transporting finished trellis. Bring a bag lunch. Cost $85 for Woodlawn members, $95 nonmembers, includes all materials. Call Woodlawn at 667-8671 to register.

ELLSWORTH — Creative Container Gardens Workshop in conjunction with University of Maine Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Program 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 4, at Woodlawn Museum. Free, donations accepted. Call Woodlawn at 667-8671 or email to reserve a seat or for more information.

GRAY — Friends of the Maine Wildlife Park annual plant sale Saturday, May 28, through Monday, May 30, at the park on Route 26. Any left over will be sold in front of the Snack Shack into June or until they are gone. The park is owned and operated by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. For information, visit

HOLDEN – Natural landscape design in Maine presentation by Claire Ackroyd, landscape designer, 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 31, at Fields Pond Audubon Center, 216 Fields Pond Road. Cost $5 members; $6 nonmembers. For information, call 989-2591 or visit

HOPE – Permablitz work party with an emphasis on permaculture garden construction, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at the residence of Willow Hall, 905 Barnestown Road.  Refreshments and food will be provided and potluck additions are encouraged. Participants are asked to RSVP.  For information or to RSVP, email or call 593-9208.

PORTLAND — Garrison Keillor’s “A Prairie Home Companion” Summer Love Tour will be in Portland on Aug. 19, State Theatre, 609 Congress St. For more information visit, or call 956-6000. Reserved seats $85, $75 and $50. Tickets available at 800-745-3000, in person at Cumberland County Civic Center or online at

THOMASTON –  The General Henry Knox Museum will open Montpelier, a 19-room Federal period mansion originally built by Boston bookseller turned patriot and Revolutionary War hero General Henry Knox for his society wife, Lucy, for tours beginning Saturday, May 28. Tours available 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and also on Sunday and Monday of holiday weekends, except for Labor Day. Admission is $7 for adults, $6 for seniors and $4 for children. Children younger than 5 are free and family discounts are available. For information, call 354-8062 or email

WHITING – Seedling sale, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, May 28, and Sunday, May 29, Tide Mill Organic Farm at Whiting Corner, junction of routes 1 and 189. A large selection of certified organic seedlings for farms and gardens, including assorted vegetables, culinary and medicinal herbs, annual and perennial flowers. Bring your own boxes to transport your seedlings home. For information, call 733-2551, email or visit

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