Hancock County caregivers to hold monthly meetings

Posted July 12, 2011, at 6:52 p.m.

HANCOCK, Maine — Hancock area caregivers are invited to join with professional facilitators and other caregivers to share stories and gain friendship, insight, hope and skills at a meeting 10-11:30 a.m. held every third Friday, at the Hancock Community Center on Route 1 in Hancock.

This support group is open to all caregivers of dependent adults in Hancock County. If a parent, spouse, friend, or child over 18 depends on you for help with bathing, feeding, dressing, medications, leaving the house, shopping and other daily activities, this group is for you.

For more information, call the Caregiver Resource Center at 374-5852.

Castine church to hold fair Aug. 6

CASTINE, Maine — The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Castine will hold an Old-Fashioned Church Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, on the common in Castine. All proceeds from this year’s fair will go to the Otter House, Castine’s Community Child Development Center, and will serve to highlight the work of the Castine Advocacy Coalition for Early Education.

There will be tables featuring Attic Art & Antiques, Hidden Treasures New-To-You, and Barn & Basement Bargains. Special items will be highlighted at the Silent Auction in the Parish House. There will be food for a picnic, sweet treats and baked goods, watermelon, iced tea and lots more. A petting zoo, balloons, games and face painting will entertain the youngsters.

For more information or to drop off or pick up a donation, call 326-9083.

Authors to sign books July 23 in Ellsworth

ELLSWORTH, Maine — Maine writers Ardeana Hamlin and Glenna Johnson Smith will sign copies of their new books as part of Mr. Paperback’s annual Maine Authors Day from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 23, at Maine Coast Mall, 225 High St. in Ellsworth.

Hamlin will sign copies of ” Abbott’s Reach” the sequel to ” Pink Chimneys.” Smith will sign copies of “Old Maine Woman, Stories from The Coast to the County,” which includes columns from Echoes magazine as well as new material. For more about Maine Authors Day, call Mr. Paperback at 67-5089.

Volunteers for Pemaquid Dig

NEW HARBOR, Maine — The Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands is in need of volunteers to dig for colonial historic artifacts at the Colonial Pemaquid State Historic Site. The annual archaeological dig will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, July 18-23, in New Harbor.

Colonial Pemaquid is then site of a 17th century English fishing station and village, and later a British military post and 19th century New England Farm. For more information or to volunteer for a dig, call Tom at 287-4975 or visit www.maine.gov/colonialpemaquid.

Frances Perkins Center Research Fellow

NEWCASTLE, Maine — The Frances Perkins Center announces the appointment of Jorgen G. Cleemann of Brooklyn, N.Y., as the center’s first summer research fellow. The center invites the public to meet Cleemann from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 23, at the Brick House Historic District in New castle. Cleemann, a master’s degree candidate in Columbia University’s Historic Preservation Program, holds a bachelor’s degree in American studies from Georgetown University. For information, call 208-8955 or visit www.francesperkinscenter.org.

Snowe’s office schedules office hours in Milbridge, Bar Harbor

BAR HARBOR, Maine — The office of U.S. Sen. Olympia J. Snowe will hold office hours 10-11 a.m. at the Milbridge Town Office, 22 School St. and 1-2 p.m. at the Bar Harbor Town Office, 93 Cottage St. Wednesday, July 20. Office outreach hours give residents and opportunity to discuss issues or any concerns regarding federal government agencies. For more information, call 945-0432.

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