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Ellsworth Public Library offers Laptime

ELLSWORTH, Maine — The Ellsworth Public Library will host Laptime, for children up to 24 months, every Friday through the month of July.

The first Laptime will take place at 10 a.m. Friday, July 1, at 20 State St.  For information, call 667-6363 or visit www.ellsworth.lib.me.us.

Annual Strawberry Festival in Washington

WASHINGTON, Maine — The Ladies Guild of Washington will sponsor the annual Strawberry Festival 1-6 p.m. Saturday, July 9, at the Washington Fire Department, Old Union Road.

The  menu includes strawberry shortcake, pies and pizza. Entertainment will be provided by the Possums.

All proceeds from this event will benefit groups including the Fire Department, Grange, church and Masons. For information, call 845-3102.

Friends of Milbridge Library plan sale

MILBRIDGE, Maine — The Friends of the Milbridge Library will host a Book, Bake and Bulb Sale 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, July 9, at the Town Hall.

For information, call Jean at 546-7565.

Tour to help Stonington library

STONINGTON, Maine — The ninth annual Stonington Public Library tour, “Off the Beaten Path,”  will take place 1-4 p.m. Friday, July 15, starting at the library. The tour is a benefit for the library.

At the far end of Sand Beach Road viewers will find a home designed by Elliot and Elliot. Farther down the road is a 1983 house with a spacious wrap-around deck and post-and-beam barn built five years ago by Dick Brown, who will be on hand to explain its construction.

Two homes can be viewed on Moose Island. The first is a single-style home with a corner windowed turret and stone fireplaces. Also on Moose Island is a 1930s summer cottage with a panoramic view of the Fox Islands and Camden Hills.

Completing the tour is the newest home, which sits nestled on granite boulders facing the Deer Isle Thoroughfare.

For information or to purchase tickets, call Sally at 367-2621, the library at 367-5926, or email stoningtonlibrary@stonington.lib.me.us.

Benefit baked bean supper to be held in Prospect

PROSPECT, Maine — The Prospect Community Club is sponsoring a Baked Bean and Casserole Supper 4-6 p.m. Saturday, July 9, at the Prospect Community Center.

The menu will include baked beans, hot dogs, salads, pies and beverages. The price is $6 for adults and $2 for children under 12.

The proceeds benefit the building maintenance fund and community projects. For information, call 567-3170.

Diabetes support group changes schedule

ELLSWORTH, Maine — The Hancock County Diabetes Support Group will not meet on July 5, because of the holiday. The next meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2, in the board room at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital.

For information, call the Maine Coast Memorial Hospital Diabetes and Nutrition Center at 664-5475.

Pecha Kucha Night planned in Blue Hill

BLUE HILL, Maine — What do living in a shipping container, designing textiles based on native

flora, writing a musical, and studying seahorses in Papua New Guinea all have in common? All of these subjects and more will be covered by members of the Blue Hill Peninsula community at the first Pecha Kucha Night Blue Hill at 8:20 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, at Central Hall in South Blue Hill.

Pecha Kucha, “chit chat” in Japanese, was started by a group of designers in Japan to share their work in a very short format. This format of 20 slides at 20 seconds per slide is meant to keep talks moving a rapid but engaging pace.

The evening will feature Abby Barrows, Lauren Reiter, Eric Blake, Nico Jenkins, Jen Sansosti, Trevor Seip, Nathan Rutenbeck, Jessica Kerwin Jenkins,and Ayelet Waldman.

Light refreshments are provided and the event is BYOB. There is a suggested donation of $5 to cover costs.

For information, email pknbhorg@googlegroups.com.

Brooks Field Days to include horse show, parade

BROOKS, Maine — The 58th annual Brooks Field Days gates open at 9 a.m. Sunday, July 3, at the Brooks Community Park. On Sunday enjoy a horse show, beano, music and a derby.

The gates open at 7 p.m. Monday, July 4. Events will include a parade at 10 a.m. and fireworks at 10 p.m.

Admission is $2 a day for adults. Children 12 and under are admitted free.

For information or a complete list of events, call Jennifer at722-4106.

Rockport Masonic Center to host Concerts on the Lawn

ROCKPORT, Maine — The Rockport Masonic Center will host Concerts on the Lawn at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, at 361 Main St. The first concert will feature Rosey Gerry and the Breezemere Bottom Boys.

These concerts are rain-or-shine events at 6 p.m. each Wednesday and are free to the public. There are burger and hot dog plates available for adults and children.

For information, call 691-2270.

Camden Garden Club organizes tour

CAMDEN, Maine — The 64th annual Camden Garden Club House and Garden Tour will take place 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday, July 21, originating at Camden State Park or the Northern Kingdom Music parking lot.

On view this year will be a 200-year-old Federal home, two bayfront estates, a 20th century postmodern house and two recently constructed houses.

In addition, a Garden Tea Party at Margo Moore Interiors will be held 2-6 p.m. at 74 Elm St. (Route 1).Tour-goers are invited to stop by for tea and light refreshments as they enjoy a display of beautiful and unique container gardens, silk flower arrangements, a jewelry trunk show and complimentary tastings of Cellardoor wines. A portion of all sales during the tea will benefit the Camden Garden Club.

Tour tickets are $25 in advance or $30 the day of the tour. They are available online at www.camdengardenclub.com. They also may be purchased at Moose Crossing Garden Center in Waldoboro; at Plants Unlimited, Northern Kingdom Music Store and Hoboken Gardens in Rockport; at Surroundings and Whitehall Inn in Camden; and at Brambles in Belfast.

All proceeds from the tour go toward the club’s community projects, including the hanging flower baskets and wreaths that decorate Camden’s lampposts, plantings at the Public Landing, Village Green and traffic medians, and in flower boxes around Camden.

For information, call 236-8690 or visit www.camdengardenclub.com.

Grange breakfast to be held in Brooksville

BROOKSVILLE, Maine — Rosier Rainbow Grange will hold its first public breakfast 7-9 a.m.  Monday, July 4, on Cape Rosier Road.

Suggested donation for the  breakfast is $8 for adults and $4 for children. Proceeds will  help make repairs to the Grange Hall.

The menu consists of eggs made to order, sausage patties, bacon, hash browns, baked beans, toast, muffins, pancakes, cinnamon rolls, fruit salad, orange juice, milk, tea and coffee. For information, call 326-4579.

Woodlawn workshop to focus on composting

ELLSWORTH, Maine — Woodlawn Museum, in partnership with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Program, will offer a backyard composting workshop from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 9, at the museum.

Join Master Gardener Volunteers Jan and Tom McIntyre as they discuss the basic science behind successful backyard composting.

The event is free. However, donations to help Woodlawn develop more programs are appreciated. For information, call 667-8671 or email events@woodlawnmuseum.org.

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