BANGOR, Maine — The Bangor Daily News will host a public forum from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 5, at the Bangor Public Library featuring Emily Cain, House minority leader, and Andre Cushing, assistant House majority leader. Attendees will hear from both parties about the recently completed legislative session and be able to ask questions of these legislative leaders.
Dixmont development committee to sponsor craft, yard sale
DIXMONT, Maine — The Dixmont Economic Development Committee is sponsoring a Craft and Community Yard Sale 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, July 9, and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, July 10, at Maine-ly Apples, 346 Moosehead Trail on Route 7. The Conservation Commission will sell native plants and tree seedlings and will have an informational display and handouts. Gold Crest Riders Snowmobile Club, and the Dixmont Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, will each host a yard sale table. Saturday’s entertainment is bluegrass music, and Shrine clowns will be present on Sunday. Resident crafters and artists will offer demonstrations and others will have their own yard sale tables. Among the larger items included in the sale are canoes, hunting and fishing gear and tools. A barbecue lunch will be available and food will be on sale. For more information, call 234-2043.
Tag sale on tap in Holden
HOLDEN, Maine — Aunt Nellie’s Attic is hosting a “Celebrating Independence” tag sale from 10 a.m. to 4p.m. Saturday-Sunday, July 2-3, 223 Main Road in Holden. Aunt Nellie’s attic is a resale and retail emporium that benefits the Hammond Street Senior Center. The shop is run entirely by senior center members and volunteers and 100 percent of the profits go to support the programs at the senior center. For more information, call 989-3631.
Hammond Lumber Co. lauded for safety
BANGOR, Maine — The Northeast Manufacturers Association has given an Industry Safety Award to Hammond Lumber Co. at a special ceremony in Boston on April 29. Hammond received top honors for combined operations in their Sawmill and Planer Mill. The awards recognize outstanding safety achievement during 2010 for mills operating in the New England states. Hammond Lumber, one of the largest independent building materials suppliers in New England has been serving the people of Maine for over 58 years. Today, Hammond Lumber operates nine building supply stores statewide, including Auburn, Bangor, Belgrade, Brunswick, Fairfield, Farmington, Greenville, Portland and Skowhegan. For more information about Hammond Lumber call 866-HAMMOND or visit www.hammondlumber.com.
Fields Pond Aubudon to hold medicinal plant walk, workshop
HOLDEN, Maine — Join Fields Pond Audubon Center for a Medicinal Plant Walk and Workshop from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 9, at Fields Pond in Holden. Come identify and learn about some local medicinal plants. Join us for a medicinal plant identification walk, then come indoors to hand-blend your own medicinal teas made from local plants to take home.
The cost is $25 for members and $30 for nonmembers. Advance registration and payment required. For information, call 989-2591.
Moonlight canoeing on tap at Fields Pond Audubon Center
HOLDEN, Maine — Join Fields Pond Audubon Center for Moonlight Canoeing at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 13, at Fields Pond. Float along the lake shore, as waning day becomes moonlit night. Loons, eagles, and bats may grace your trip. Heavy rain or thunder would cancel the trip, and your payment would be refunded. The cost is $5 per person, with canoe or kayak and $10 per rental with life jacket and paddles.
Advance registration and payment necessary. For more information, call 989-2591.
Strawberry Frestival to benefit Bangor senior center
BANGOR, Maine — Celebrate the annual Strawberry Festival from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, July 8, at the Hammond Street Senior Center, 2 Hammond St. in Downtown Bangor. Members of the senior center are preparing homemade pies, jams, cakes, candies along with pottery and art to share with strawberry lovers of all ages.
The center is teaming up with Tate’s Strawberry Farm for a strawberry sale from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday for the season. The center will earn a percentage of each box sold to benefit senior programs. For more information, call 262-5532 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.