Things to do Thursday, July 7: Health and Family

Posted July 06, 2011, at 12:57 p.m.

BANGOR — Downtown Bangor Outdoor Market and Cool Sounds Concert, 5-8 p.m. Thursday, July 7, featuring the market along Broad Street and West Market Square and Evergreen, a bluegrass, folk, blues, old-time, country and swing band, at 6 p.m. in Pickering Square. For information, call 992-4234 or visit downtownbangor.com.

BETHEL — Mollyockett Days, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, July 16 and Sunday, July 17, at Bethel Village Common, 3 Broad St. A community and family festival featuring an arts and crafts fair, a parade at 10 a.m. Saturday, contests, live entertainment, a jewelry and gem auction, frog jumping contest, food, fireworks and more. For a full schedule of events, call 824-2282 or visitmollyockettdays.com.

BRADLEY — Summer at Leonard’s Mills, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, July 9, and Sunday, July 10, featuring demonstrations of life in a lumbering settlement from the 1790s through the 1900s. Bean-hole beans and reflector-oven biscuits. Admission $8 for adults, $4 for children, members of Maine Forest and Logging Museum free.

BREWER — Bangor-Brewer Athletic Club free family fun day at the gym featuring six new exercise classes, an obstacle course for children, adult workout challenges and a variety of family-fun activities, 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, July 9, at 34 Abbott St. (the former J.J. Nissen Bakery). Team Irish MMA Fitness Academy also is participating in the event, which is being held to raise money for the Brewer Parks and Rec Department day camp program. For information or to reserve a spot, call 989-8800 or visit the gym’s website atbangorbrewerathleticclub.com.

ELLSWORTH — Peregrine Puppets hand puppet show presents the story of “The Fabulous Feather,” 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 13, at Ellsworth Public Library, 20 State St. Fun for families with children as young as 3. The event is free. For information, call 667-6363.

ELLSWORTH — Downeast Scenic Railroad, round-trip tour travels from Ellsworth on the historic Calais Branch Line to Ellsworth Falls and then to Washington Junction and back to Ellsworth. The 10-mile trip takes about 90 minutes. Trains will depart at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. each weekend. Adults $13, children 3-12 years $7, children under age 2 and not occupying a seat ride at no charge. For information, call 866-449-7245 or visitdowneastscenicrail.org.

NEWPORT — Maine-ly Dolls Club doll tea party, 11 a.m. Saturday, July 9, at the Newport Cultural Center, 154 Main St. Members will be on hand displaying their dolls; collections and demonstrations will include a Traveling Doll exhibit and an extensive collection of American Girl dolls and accessories. Bring your favorite doll and learn about the art of doll collecting. For information, call 368-5074 or visitnewportculturalcenter.org.

NEWPORT — Boston Museum of Science will present Rockets: There and Back Again, 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 13, at the Newport Cultural Center, 154 Main St. This hands-on workshop explores the science behind rockets and space exploration. Use your imagination to plan, build, and test your own design. Ages 6 and up. Children 10 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Latex balloons will be used. For information, call 368-5074 or visit newportculturalcenter.org.

WINTER HARBOR — Read about and create fairy and gnome houses, 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 13, at Winter Harbor Library, 371 Main St. For information, call 974-9366 or visitwinterharbor.lib.me.us.

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