June 23, 2018
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Caregivers support group slated in Hancock

HANCOCK, Maine — The caregivers support group will hold meetings the third Friday of each month from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Hancock Community Center on Route 1 in Hancock. Caregivers are invited to join with professional facilitators and other caregivers to share stories and gain friendship, insight, hope and skills.

For information, call the Caregiver Resource Center at Friendship Cottage at 374-5852.

Cowboy Action Shoot planned in Blue Hill

BLUE HILL, Maine — The Blue Hill Rifle and Pistol Club will host its first cowboy action shoot  “A Blue Hill Western” at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 18, at the BHR&PC Clubhouse. Registration begins at 8 a.m. in the BHR&PC Clubhouse. A safety meeting is required for all shooters at 8:30 a.m.

Registration is $20 for shooters;  $15 for BHR&PC members; $10 for shooters 17 and under and $5  for nonshooters. For information, email BHRegulators@yahoo.com.

Rockland presentation to focus on Asian medicine

ROCKPORT, Maine — “Enhancing the Immune System and Calming the Nervous System Using Asian Medicine” will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 9, at the Pen Bay Healthcare’s Picker Family Resource Center in Rockport. Join Rhonda Feiman, licensed acupuncturist, explore how to maintain health and well-being through Japanese acupuncture and Chinese herbology. For information, call 596-8950.

Jazz concert to benefit Lubec library

LUBEC, Maine — Familiar friends are returning to Lubec to play jazz for the benefit of the Lubec Memorial Library in a concert, “When Jazz Was King.”

Groups including The Mac Chrupcala Trio, starring renown jazz vocalist Amanda Carr and featuring Bruce D. Smith, will give a Lubec Bicentennial celebration concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, June 27, at the Congregational Christian Church in Lubec.

This will be the 10th year that jazz has benefited the Lubec library.

Pirate Festival Committee to meet in Eastport

EASTPORT, Maine — Eastport’s Pirate Festival Committee will be meeting downstairs at the Chowder House at 5:15 p.m. Wednesdays, June 15, July 13, August 17, August 31 and September 7.

The first full committee meeting for the 2011 celebration will set up subcommittees and efforts for Fourth of July Eastport and Fourth of July Lubec, to be held on July 3. The subcommittees will then establish their own meeting dates.

John Miller said David Marlow and Marlow Yachts will be sponsoring a fireworks show at the Eastport Pirate Festival fireworks on Saturday evening, September 10.

Other events include skydivers as part of the Pirate Invasion of Lubec, a Fly-in and other sky-magic for both the Invasion and Pirate Festival.

Machias Historical Society to meet June 16

MACHIAS, Maine —  There will be a regular meeting of the Machias Historical Society at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 16, in the Emergency Management Board Room at 28 Center Street. The recent Margaretta Days Festival will be reviewed and the public is invited to attend.

Poetry, barbecue on tap for Roque Bluffs festival

ROQUE BLUFFS, Maine — Poetry, barbecue and the beach will all be part of the sixth annual Roque Bluffs Poetry Festival on July 30.

The festival will feature a day-long workshop led by a prize-winning poet, an outdoor barbecue supper near the ocean in Roque Bluffs State Park, and an open-mic poetry reading in the evening. The workshop is open to all poets, including novices, and the supper and evening reading are open to the general public.

Kirstin Hotelling Zona will conduct the workshop and lead off the reading. She is associate professor of English at Illinois State University, where the subjects she teaches include creative writing. She is also editor of the Spoon River Poetry Review and author of numerous published poems and essays on poetry. She grew up in Maine and now summers in Machiasport.

The barbecue will be prepared by members of the Roque Bluffs Chapel in celebration of the chapel’s 110th anniversary. In the event of inclement weather the supper will be served in the chapel’s dining facility.

The fee for all events at the festival will be $44; $35 for the workshop only; $9 for the supper only. Registration checks should be made out to the Salt Coast Sages, a poetry group that hosts the festival, may be sent to P.O. Box 263, Cutler, 04626. For information contact Gerald George at 255-6800 or geraldwgeorge@msn.com.

Recovery support meeting to be held in Machias

MACHIAS, Maine — Recovery Support Network will hold its fourth annual membership meeting at 5 p.m. Thursday, June 23, at the Community Room at Machias Savings Bank, 4 Center Street.

Members and the public are invited to the supper, social and business meeting.

Deb Dettor, Coordinator for the Maine Alliance for Addiction Recovery will be the featured speaker, sharing her vision of how a recovery-oriented system of care can work for Maine people and their communities.

During the past year, Recovery Support Network has, with much local investment, acquired the property to be used as the first Recovery Home, and has begun to train Recovery Coaches to support women on their individual paths to recovery. These activities have increased the need for additional committed volunteers to meet its mission. Reservations are suggested.  Board members may be reached by phone at 263-6272, by email at info@recoverysupportnetwork.org, by the website at www.recoverysupportnetwork.org, or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/RecoverySupportWashingtonCountyME#!/

July Fourth Bicentennial Community Breakfast slated in Lubec

LUBEC, Maine — A July Fourth Bicentennial Community Breakfast will be held from 7-10 a.m. Monday, July 4, at the Lubec Congregational Church. Tickets will be available at the door.

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