Corea’s Seaside Grange to hold annual rummage, bake sale

Posted July 03, 2011, at 8:41 p.m.

COREA, Maine — The members of the Seaside Grange of Corea will hold their annual rummage and bake sale from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 16, at the Grange Hall 64 Crowley Island Road.

Household items, clothes and furniture will be for sale along with baked goods. All proceeds from the sale will help to cover budgeted expenses of the grange and charitable contributions. The Seaside Quilters will offer a quilt for a raffle prize. For information, call 963-7849 or email ruland64@myfairpoint.net.

Waterbug Safari program offered in Winter Harbor

WINTER HARBOR, Maine — Tony “The Bugman” Sohns will present, Waterbug Safari, a special family program at 7 pm, Saturday, July 16, at the Moore Auditorium on the campus of the Schoodic Education and Research Center in Winter Harbor. Participants will learn what lives in pond water, hear stories of wetland survival, and identify the scum suckers, vampires and other strange creatures that live in our ponds.

For information, call 288-1360 or email gail@sercinstitute.org.

Original Blue Hill paintings by local artists to benefit library

BLUE HILL, Maine — The Blue Hill Public Library will hold a silent auction of “fresh paint” pieces by local artists as part of a new fundraising event, known as “Paint the Peninsula,” from 4:30-7 p.m. Saturday, July 16, at the library. Artists will spend the morning and early afternoon producing original paintings of their favorite scenes around the Blue Hill Peninsula. The pieces will then be brought back to the library and displayed where the public is invited to bid on them while enjoying a reception with wine and hors d’oeuvres.

Artists will set a reserve price for their work and will donate at least 50 percent of the sale price to the library. The Blue Hill Library is funded as an independent nonprofit organization. It relies heavily on the generosity of donors and income from fundraisers to meet its annual operating budget. For information, call 374-5515.

Brooklin-based photographer, publisher to talk at Blue Hill library

BLUE HILL, Maine — As part of its on-going series “Making Ends Meet,” the Blue Hill Public Library will host a slide presentation by Brooklin, Maine-based photographer and publisher Benjamin Mendlowitz, from his latest work “The Book of Wooden Boats” at 7 p.m. Thursday July 14, at the library.  In this book, Mendlowitz’s photography is paired with historian Maynard Bray’s expertise on wooden boats, their history and their legacy.

This event is free and open to everyone. Books will be available for sale and signing. For information, call 374-5515.

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