BREWER, Maine — The Maine Heritage Policy Center will host “Recession to Recovery: A Budget That Gets Maine Working” with Judge Richard Rosen from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 20, at Jeff’s Catering, 15 Littlefield Way in Brewer. The cost for the evening is $7. The Policy Center will host a luncheon with Rosen from noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, July 21, at DiMillo’s On The Water, 25 Long Wharf in Portland. The cost for lunch is $17 for MHPC members and $22 for nonmembers. For more information, call 321-2550.
Orrington Historical Society to meet
ORRINGTON, Maine — Join the Orrington Historical Society for a visit to the Bucksport Historical Society and Jonathan Buck’s grave at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 13. Meet at the town office parking lot, bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on the waterfront. Regular meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 19, at the Orrington Historical Society.
McKusick family reunion in guilford
GUILFORD, Maine — The Maine McKusick family reunion will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, July 23, at the McKusick Family Farm, 441 State Highway 150, 3 miles south of Guilford. Bring a picnic lunch and folding chair. A grill and lawn games will be available for cooking and entertainment for the young and young at heart. For more information, call 846-9422 or 876-3126.
Moosehead Sanitary District to hear reports this week
GREENVILLE, Maine — Moosehead Sanitary District directors will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 14, at the district office, to discuss lagoon sludge, the Department of Enviromental Protection inspection and to elect officers, among other business.
Guilford residents to hold townwide yard sale
GUILFORD, Maine — A townwide yard sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, July 15 and 16, in Guilford.
Two organizations to benefit from bocce tournament
SANGERVILLE, Maine — The Bangor Humane Society and Womancare Aegis Association will hold the annual Henry Memorial Bocce Tournament at 1 p.m. Sunday, July 17, just beyond the East Sangerville Grange. The event is hosted by Diane Boretos, a longtime supporter of the work of the Humane Society and an animal rights advocate. The first event raised $1,800 for the Humane Society, and this year Boretos invited Womancare, a community organization working to end domestic abuse in Piscataquis County and surrounding communities, to join in the event. Boretos recognizes the importance of raising awareness about the connections between animal abuse and other forms of domestic violence. The two organizations will split the proceeds.
Five teams will compete with one another on the bocce court and each has been challenged to raise $500 through pledges from supporters. The public is invited to watch and cheer for the participants.
Pledges can be made by visiting www.bhswomancare.kintera.org/bocceevent.
Yard sale to benefit suicide awareness and prevention organization
ABBOT, Maine — The J.D. Foundation will hold its annual yard sale starting at 8 a.m. Friday, July 22, at the home of Vic and Cheryl Morin at the Route 15 intersection in Abbot. The proceeds from the sale will benefit the organization which works to prevent suicides.
Dover-Foxcroft Kiwanis collecting items for annual auction
DOVER-FOXCROFT, Maine — The Dover-Foxcroft Kiwanis Club is collecting items for its annual auction to be held July 29-31, at the Piscataquis Valley Fairgrounds in Dover-Foxcroft.
Members are looking for large items for auction from furniture to boats and automobiles. Donations are also being sought for the bargain barn which is operated by the Foxcroft Academy Key Club and the book barn which includes records, compact discs, DVDs, puzzles and children’s games. The proceeds will support the Dover-Foxcroft Kiwanis Childrens Charities for local children.
Anyone wishing to donate items can call Joe Guyotte, auction chairman, at 564-2187, Eddie Lewis at 564-3292, or Gary Sudsbury at 564-2807.