EASTPORT, Maine — The Eastport Strawberry Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 25, at the Christ Church on Key St. The festival includes hamburgers, hot dogs, strawberry shortcake, baked goods, crafters and a white elephant table. All are welcome.
Eastport Garden Club to hold plant sale
EASTPORT, Maine —The Eastport Garden Club annual plant sale will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 25, at the Christ Church on Key St. Perenniels, indoor plants, garden pots, objects, books and magazines.
Camden public supper to be held at John Street church
CAMDEN, Maine — The John Street United Methodist Church will hold a public supper at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, July 2, at 98 John St. The menu includes casseroles, beans, salads and homemade pies. The cost is $7 per person. For information, call 236-4829.
Roast beef church supper to be held in Cherryfield
CHERRYFIELD, Maine — The Cherryfield Congregational Church will hold a roast beef church supper at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, in the church Fellowship Hall. Price for supper is $8 for adults and $4 for children.
Deaf Auction in Cooper
COOPER, Maine — The Cathance Grange of Cooper will host the 12th annual Deaf Auction at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 27, at the Cathance Lake Grange. This year all proceeds from the auction will go to the Alexander Elementary School.
If you would like to donate an item to the auction or for information, call Suzanne Leone at 853-9413.
Wilson Museum minerals program
CASTINE, Maine — A program called “Discover With Darren: Incredible Edible Minerals” will be held from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Thursday, July 7, at the Wilson Museum in Castine. Learn how we use minerals in our everyday lives with host Darren French. Participants will learn through investigation, playing games and eating rock cookies.
Families with members of all ages are welcome to this free program. Parental involvement is required for children under 6. For information or to pre-register, call 326-9247 or email email@example.com.
Blue Hill Library book sale schedule changes
BLUE HILL, Maine — The Blue Hill Public Library’s monthly book sale will follow a weekly schedule for the summer. Starting July 2, there will be weekly sales on Saturdays through Aug. 27. Sales are held in the library’s “book nook” in the basement.
Book sale proceeds enable sponsorship of many of the special programs offered at the library, for both children and adults, and to make special purchases of books, DVDs and equipment for the library.
Most books are priced at $1.
To donate books that are in good condition or for information, call 374-5515.
Construction to begin on Princeton Bridge
PRINCETON, Maine — Preliminary construction has begun on the Princeton Bridge that carries Route 1 over the Grand Falls flowage between Princeton and Indian Township in Washington County.
Crews will be installing a single-lane temporary bridge that will serve as a detour while the old bridge is removed. When crews start to remove the old bridge, traffic will be switched over to the temporary bridge. One-way, alternating traffic over the temporary bridge will be regulated by temporary signal lights.
During construction of the temporary bridge, there may be lane closures with one-way, alternating traffic regulated by flaggers. Motorists could experience delays during construction.
Once the old bridge is removed, crews will build new abutments and piers to support the concrete beams of the new bridge. Work on the new bridge is expected to be completed by August of 2012.
CPM Constructors of Freeport is the contractor for the $2.6 million project.
Book launch event planned in Blue Hill
BLUE HILL, Maine — The Blue Hill Public Library announces the launch of a newly published book by library benefactor Adelaide Pearson (1875-1960) at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 7, at the library. “Two in Tuscany with a Donkey,” edited by Andrew Phelan, tells the story of Pearson’s trip in Italy in 1912. The book is a reproduction of Pearson’s actual manuscript, written around 1913, complete with original photos. Andrew Phelan, who found the manuscript while doing research for his book “Following the Brick Path, The Story of Rowantrees Pottery,” will discuss the book and share stories of Pearson’s trip and her life.
This event is sponsored by the Blue Hill Public Library. Books will be available for sale and signing. For information, call the library at 374-5515.
Stonington foot race scheduled
STONINGTON, Maine — The annual Stonington Six/Powell 10K foot race starts off the 2011 Deer Isle-Stonington Fourth of July festivities at 8 a.m. Monday, July 4, at the Island Community Center in Stonington.
Stonington Six runners will follow a 6.2-mile course and Fun Run runners will follow a 1.4-mile road course. The Fun Run will also start at 8 a.m.
Walkers are welcome to follow either course and will begin at 7:30 a.m.
Registration will open at 6:30 a.m. for all three categories. Divisions are men’s and women’s under 29, 30-39, 40-49, 50 and older.
Prizes awarded to first, first island resident, youngest and oldest of the 10K race and all winners in each division of the Stonington Six. Awards will be given to the first male and female Fun Run winners.
All participants will earn a 2011 Stonington Six T-shirt at the finish line. There is a $15 registration fee.
For information, call 367-2735 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.