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Audubon Center to host kids summer activities

Posted May 27, 2011, at 11:04 p.m.

HOLDEN, Maine — The Fields Pond Audubon Center will host Nature Time: Summer Session 10-11 a.m. Thursdays, July 9-21, at Fields Pond in Holden. Parents with children ages 2 to 4 can come to a nature-based program with stories, creative play and art projects. Parents participate too. The cost is $32 for members and $38 for nonmembers with advance registration required. For information or to register, call 989-2591.

Discussion group on animals in Orono June 9

ORONO, Maine — The Fields Pond book discussion group will host “Animal Architects: Building and the Evolution of Intelligence” at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 9, in the library at Dirigo Pines in Orono. James L. Gould and Carol Grant Gould will examine animal architecture across a range of species, from spiders and their webs to bowerbirds’ nests and beavers’ dams. They reflect on what animal building tells us about the nature of human intelligence, showing why humans, unlike many animals, need to build castles in the air. For information, call Joyce at 866-3400.

Hampden novelist to read at Bangor library June 9

BANGOR, Maine — Ardeana Hamlin of Hampden will read from and sign copies of her new novel, “Abbott’s Reach,” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 9, at the Bangor Public Library. From the author of “Pink Chimneys”  and “A Dream of Paris” comes “Abbott’s Reach,” a story of a headstrong and emotional young woman setting sail on her honeymoon voyage with her sea captain husband. For information, call 947-8336.

Hampden Garden Club to hold day lily sale

HAMPDEN, Maine — The Hampden Garden Club will hold their fifth annual Day Lily Sale from 9 a.m. to noon  Saturday, June 4, at Harmony Hall, 24 Kennebec Road in Hampden. The sale will feature 200 spectacular day lilies developed by hybridizer Bill Warman of the Maine Garden for Organic Daylilies in Waldo. All proceeds from the sale go to the Harmony Hall Restoration Fund. Much needed work on this historic building is scheduled to begin in June. For information, call 862-3909.

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