Food for Life classes at Waldo County General Hospital

Posted June 30, 2011, at 4:10 p.m.

BELFAST, Maine — The Food for Life nutrition and cooking classes will be held on four Wednesday nights from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. beginning July 27, in the Education Center at Waldo County General Hospital.

The classes will be taught by MiMi McGee of Appleton, who has a Culinary Arts degree from Johnson & Wales University and is a Food for Life cooking instructor for The Cancer Project.

The cost of the four-class series is $60 per person. Scholarships are available. For more information or to register, call Barbara Crowley at 930-2650 or Hester Kohl at 930-2514 or email info@cancerproject.org.

Pleasant River Historical Society to hold annual meeting

ADDISON, Maine — The Pleasant River Historical Society annual meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 11, at Indian River Grange Hall in Addison. The meeting will include the election of officers, essay contest winners and a presentation by Bob Garofalo on the evolution of 17th and 18th century houses. For more information, call 483-4655.

Traditional recipes on tap at Fireside Cooking

CASTINE, Maine — The Wilson Museum will host Fireside Cooking at the John Perkins House from 2 to 5 p.m. Wednesdays, July 13 through August 17, on Perkins St. in Castine. Joyce Tarr and her daughter Grace will demonstrate a variety of traditional recipes which often include bread, syllabub and doughnuts. On Sunday, July 3, the home will open for the season with guided tours given 2-5 p.m. Wednesdays and Sundays. Admission for tours and fireside cooking is $5 per person. For more information, call 326-9247.

Treasured metals care class at Woodlawn

ELLSWORTH, Maine — Rosamond Rea, Woodlawn’s collections manager, will lead a class on how to properly care for your treasured metal objects from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, July 15, at Woodlawn, Route 172 in Ellsworth. The cost is $30 for Woodlawn members and $40 for nonmembers. Advance registration is required by calling Woodlawn at 667-8671. For more information, email events@woodlawnmuseum.org

Hand tools workshop planned in Harborside

HARBORSIDE, Maine — Bill Coperthwaite, author of “A Handmade Life,” will offer a workshop on using and caring for hand tools from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 9, at The Good Life Center, 372 Harborside Road in Harborside. Bring your favorite hand tools and discuss their use and care with Coperthwaite and the group. Also bring a lunch. For more information or to register, call 326-8211 or visit www.goodlife.org.

Castine Town Band to present free concert

CASTINE, Maine — The Castine Town Band will present an outdoor concert at 6 p.m. Friday, July 15, at the Wilson Museum on Perkins St. in Castine. Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy this free concert.

In the late nineteenth century Castine’s Town Band was a proud contributor to patriotic events and summer evening entertainment. Revived in 1998 by a group of like-minded musicians, the band, by 2004, was recognized as one of the top four municipal bands in Maine. Membership in the band is open to players of all ages and talent. It is a fine blend of locals, retirees and summer people who have one common interest — playing in the Town Band.

For more information, call 326-9247 or visit www.wilsonmuseum.org.

Belfast Free Library to host Maine authors

BELFAST, Maine — The Belfast Free Library will host two Maine authors in July. Ed Webster will share slides and stories about climbing Mount Everest at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 5, and Melissa Coleman will read from her memoir, “Back To the Land,” at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday July 13, at the library.

Books will be available to purchase for signing at both events. For more information, call 338-3884 ext 10.

Gardeners sought for food pantry

JONESPORT, Maine — The Jonesport Food Pantry is seeking backyard gardeners with surplus produce to help the food bank this summer.

The pantry is located in the Sawyer Memorial Congregational Church in Jonesport. Its summer hours are 9-11:30 a.m. and 5:30-7 p.m Wednesday.

The Jonesport Food Pantry serves the residents of Jonesport, Beals and Addison.

Donations can be dropped off Tuesday afternoons or Wednesday mornings. Call Larry or Dianne at 497-5947 to coordinate donations.

The pantry is also seeking a donation of an upright freezer, new or used.

Anyone who may be in need of food assistance should contact Larry or Dianne at 497-5947.

Environmental education award given to Washington Academy

EAST MACHIAS, Maine — The Maine Environmental Education Association recently

presented its 2011 Excellence in Environmental Education Program Award to the Science Department at Washington Academy in East Machias.

WA Science Deparment faculty Don Sprangers, Catherine Kropp, Malcolm Holmes and Chris Sunde have worked together to create a program at WA that teaches students about the importance of sustainability in today’s world. Among other projects, the students have started a school garden, restored salmon habitat, raised and released salmon in their local watershed and participated in an outdoor leadership class. The program uses the school forest as a living laboratory for study in all science classes, and has implemented an alternative energy initiative building solar, wind and biodiesel devices to help power their school.

Book, bake and yard sale scheduled in Steuben

STEUBEN, Maine — There will be a Book, Bake and Yard Sale from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 23, at the Parish House in Steuben. The book sale is by donation and the bake sale features homemade doughnuts, whoopie pies, pies, breads and cookies.

Lubec silent art auction celebrates town’s 200th birthday

LUBEC, Maine — American and Canadian artists will exhibit together in a weeklong art show and silent art auction in Lubec to celebrate Lubec’s 200th birthday. This event is running from noon to 4 p.m. July 2-8, at the Lubec Grange.

From 5-7 p.m. Friday, July 8, there will be last minute bidding, refreshments and birthday cake. This event is free and open to all and is sponsored by the Lightkeepers Association of West Quoddy Head.

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