Learning center workshop offered in aquaponics

Posted June 08, 2011, at 4:27 p.m.

PORT CLYDE, Maine — The Port Clyde-Herring Gut Learning Center will host a two-day workshop on hobby scale aquaponics from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 16, and Sunday, July 17, at the Herring Gut Professional Institute.

The workshop is for anyone who’d like to learn more about aquaponics and for those interested in setting up a small system for personal use. Hands-on activities will take place in the Herring Gut tilapia hatchery, greenhouse and classroom.

For information, call 372-8677.

Cancer center offers ‘Time for Lunch’

ELLSWORTH, Maine — The Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center will host “Time for Lunch” at noon Tuesday, June 14, at 3 High St.

Join other cancer travelers for a time of conversation and fun. Bring a bag lunch, enjoy the company of others, bring a game to share or tell about the latest good read you’ve found. The idea is to have a relaxing time.

For information, call 664-0339.

Castine tree tour planned

CASTINE, Maine — The University of Maine Cooperative Extension will host a tour of Castine’s historical trees from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, June 17, at the post office on Main St.

Jan Ames Santerre with the Maine Forest Service will lead a tour of historic elms and other noteworthy trees found in Castine. The event is free and open to the public with registration requested.

For information or to register before June 13, call 800-287-1471.

Belfast forum to focus on waterfront

BELFAST, Maine —  A forum, “Is Belfast back to being a working waterfront?” will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, June 11, at the Hutchinson Center. The moderator will be City Manager Joe Slocum.

The forum is sponsored by the Belfast Rotary Club. For information, call Toni at 930-6763.

Trash From The Sea Art Challenge

LUBEC, Maine — Lubec will host its second annual Trash from the Sea Art Challenge this summer.

Trash from the beaches should be turned into art that is beautiful, useful, or conveys the message of what man-made marine debris is doing to oceans and their occupants. Artists need not be Lubec residents. The entry fee for the competition is a bag of trash picked from Maine beaches.

Participants should bring their art to the Info Stop at 135 Main St. before Sept. 28, or preferably to the Mulholland Gallery at 50 Water St. between 10 a.m. and noon Wednesday, September 28.

For information and complete rules, call 733-2997 or  visit www.VisitLubecMaine.com.

Public baked bean supper in Lubec

LUBEC, Maine —  A public baked bean supper will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 18, at the West Lubec United Methodist Church. Supper price is $7 for adults and $3 for children under 12. Menu includes beans, salads, casseroles and cream cakes. All are welcome.

50th annual Forth of July celebration in Grand Lake Stream

GRAND LAKE STREAM, Maine — Grand Lake Stream will hold its 50th annual Fourth of July celebration Monday, July 4.

The day’s activities will include games in the park for children, a three-mile race, frog races, blueberry pie eating contest, tubing on the stream, and a parade.

There also will be a food tent and all-day entertainment.

For information visit https://www.downeastlakes.org/visitors-guide or www.grandlakestream.org.

Summer art courses in Machias

MACHIAS, Maine — A pair of week-long intensive art courses will be offered this summer at the University of Maine at Machias. UMM will offer a hands-on course in papermaking June 20-25 and a digital media course using Adobe Photoshop July 18-23.

To register for UMM summer courses, visit www.machias.edu/summer-courses or call 255-1223.

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