Surry Historical Society to hold annual meeting

Posted June 20, 2011, at 4:40 p.m.

SURRY, Maine — The Surry Historical Society will hold its annual meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, June 27, at the Old Town Hall on Route 172 in Surry. The featured speakers will be residents of Surry with “Local Yokel Yarns.” There will also be a short presentation by Lynn Bonsey about the Maine Community Heritage Grant that the school and Surry Historical Society have just received. The public is invited. Refreshments served after the meeting. For more information, call 667-8781.

Summer antiques show set for Wiscasset

WISCASSET, Maine — The Lincoln County Historical Association will hold the first of three summer antiques shows and sales from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 25, on the lawn of the Museum and old jail on Federal Street in Wiscasset. Tours of the museum and jail will be given between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the cost of $4 for adults and free for ages 15 and younger. Booth fees are $65 and the proceeds will go to the efforts to maintain and restore the 1811 building. Those interested in a booth, call 882-9628. The remaining two dates for the show and sales will be from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 23 and Aug. 27. Admission to the Antiques Show is free. For more information, call 882-7060.

Golf tournament fundraiser for scholarships

CALAIS, Maine — The 10th annual Washington County Community College Golf Tournament is set for Saturday, July 9, at the St. Croix Country Club.

The tournament is co-sponsored by Pratt Chevrolet, and there is a unique hole-in-one prize — the opportunity to win a 2011 Buick Lacrosse.

This year, the money that is donated by area businesses and organizations for the tournament will go directly to students in the form of scholarships.

The scholarships are between $250 and $500 and the donor can choose the college program they would like to support. Students must meet certain standards before they will receive a scholarship.

Nearly 90 percent of WCCC students receive financial aid and the majority of students come from Washington County.  The scholarships will be streamlined to fit the needs of the student whether it is part of the college’s liberal arts program or technical programs like plumbing, heavy equipment operation and culinary and baking.

The 2010 tournament had the best attendance to date with 32 teams participating. Again this year, there will be shotgun starts at 7:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. For more details about the tournament or to enter as a team call the St. Croix Country Club Pro Shop at 454-8875. For more information about the scholarship program call Tina Erskine at 454-1002.

Free workshop on large-format photography

EASTPORT, Maine — New Brunswick artist Thaddeus Holowina will be offering a free workshop on using a banquet camera and will be taking a community portrait using one at 2 and 2:30 p.m. Saturday, July 2 at at the Tides Institute and Museum of Art.

A banquet camera is a type of large-format camera used in the early 20th century for photographing large groups of people in formal occasions. The format is wider than it is high, creating a panoramic view. The public is invited to this free workshop.

Holowina has been the recipient of awards from the Canada Council for the Arts, the New Brunswick Arts Board, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, the Crake Foundation and the Marjorie Young Bell Foundation. In 2000, Holownia was elected to the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. He received a Fulbright Fellowship in 2001 and currently is a professor and head of the Fine Arts Department at Mount Allison University, Sackville, New Brunswick.

The Tides Institute and Museum of Art serves as a cross-border — U.S.-Canada — cultural institution and museum.

TIMA is the only cultural institution actively building a cross-border collection of art. For more information visit the Tides Institute website at www.tidesinstitute.org, phone 853-4947 or email tides@tidesinstitute.org

Island cleanup day planned for Down East islands

ADDISON, Maine — An island cleanup day has been set for 10 a.m. Saturday, June 25, at Tibbetts and Marsh Islands.

Individual transportation to Tibbett Island — kayak, canoe or small boat — must be arranged from the South Addison Town Beach located at the end of Narrows Road. Some stewards may be shuttled across by rowboat, or contact the DCC program coordinator, Heather Andrews, to reserve a spot on one of the larger boats. It’s a two-minute paddle across the narrows.

Participants should bring a life vest, lunch, water, sun protection and work gloves. To sign up as a volunteer or for more information call 207-255-4500 or email heather@downeastcoastalconservancy.org.

Dance troupe to perform for Lubec Bicentennial

LUBEC, Maine — The Passamaquoddy Sipayik Dance Troupe will be performing in Lubec at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 28, as part of the Lubec Bicentennial celebration.

Eight dancers and one drummer-singer from Pleasant Point (Sipayik) will share their traditional dances and songs at the Flat Iron Corner at the intersection of Main and Washington Streets, or Lubec School if it rains. Participants should bring their own seating. Native foods will also be available.

The Lubec Bicentennial Grand Parade will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday, July 3. Because of the bicentennial theme this year, Lubec’s parade will include elements of the 4th of July parade and the Calathumpian parade, spiced up by one-of-a-kind floats and walkers along Water Street. All are welcome.

Exhibition to feature New Brunswick artist’s work

EASTPORT, Maine — The Tides Institute and Museum of Art will open for the season at 5 p.m. Friday, June 24, with an exhibition by New Brunswick artist, Janice Wright Cheney.

The public is invited to a reception for the artist held from 5 to 7 p.m. In addition, the artist will give a talk on her work at 7 p.m. Friday, July 1 at TIMA. This exhibition is presented in partnership with the New Brunswick Museum of Saint John.

Wright Cheney currently teaches at the New Brunswick College of Craft & Design in Fredericton, New Brunswick. Wright Cheney’s textile-based installations have been presented in exhibitions across Canada and internationally. For more information, go to www.janicewrightcheney.com/index.php.

The exhibition will be on view through July 20. Beginning June 24, the Tides Institute will be open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, and closed on Monday.

The Tides Institute and Museum of Art serves as a cross-border cultural institution and museum between the U.S. and Canada.

For more information visit www.tidesinstitute.org, call 853-4947 or email tides@tidesinstitute.org

River Day Festival to feature country-western music, children’s events

EAST MACHIAS, Maine — The East Machias River Day Festival will be held on Saturday, June 25, at Mill Park. There will be stage and strolling performances by Conjuring Carroll the Magician and live music by country-western band Desperado.

There will be a children’s parade at 10 a.m. to kick off the festival and registration is at 9:30 a.m.

A frog-jumping contest begins at 11 a.m. There will be all-day games, coloring contest and water activities, dunk tank, train rides, concessions and homemade lemonade. There is a new jumbo water slide for the bigger kids.

There will be an auction at 3:30 p.m. and haddock fish fry from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Desperado will take the stage at 3:30 and 7:30 p.m.

River Day is a chem-free event.  No bicycles or animals of any kind other than service dogs are allowed in the park.

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