Morrill Volunteer Fire Department to hold fundraiser

Posted July 22, 2011, at 3:38 p.m.

MORRILL, Maine — The Morrill Volunteer Fire Department will host annual fundraiser activities beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, at the fire station.

Festivities begin with an outdoor yard sale and bake sale at 9 a.m. At 10 a.m. the department auction will kick off, followed by the raffle drawing.

All proceeds will support the department’s needs for the upcoming year. For questions about donations or the day’s events, call Pat Scribner at 342-2129.

Democratic Party plans Great Democracy Auction

HANCOCK, Maine — The Great Democracy Auction to benefit the local Democratic Party will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, at the Monteux School of Music.

This year will feature antiques; gift certificates to area stores, lobster pounds and restaurants; services; catered meals; B&B stays; signed political memorabilia; and more. Additional items include a signed first edition of “More of a Long Story” by Eugene O’Neill’s granddaughter, a beginner’s sailboat and biographies of “Blueberries for Sal” author Robert McCloskey signed by his daughter Jane McCloskey.

Area Democrats are asked to bring a plate of finger food to share. For information or to volunteer, call 664-3015.

Lubec baked bean supper to be held at church

LUBEC, Maine — A public baked bean supper will take place 5-6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, at the West Lubec United Methodist Church.

The menu will include baked beans, salads, casseroles, rolls and cream cakes. Admission price is $7 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under.

Reading scheduled at Bar Harbor library

BAR HARBOR, Maine — Jean Edwards will read from her latest novel, “Quiltmaster,” at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, at the Jesup Memorial Library.

Edwards, a Maine native and child of the Great Depression, remembers well the disastrous fire of 1947 when many beautiful Bar Harbor mansions were lost. The lasting impression of that sad October prompted her to write “Quiltmaster,” which revives the elegance of the era before that fire.

Brenda Lee Torrey also will read from Edwards’ poetry book “Shore Song.” The poems describe Maine’s waterways and those who live and work there.

Copies of Edwards’ work will be available for sale and signing. For information, call 288-4245 or visit www.jesup.lib.me.us.

Baileyville worship service to feature revolutionary preacher

BAILEYVILLE, Maine — Francis Asbury, a preacher during the American Revolution, will “come alive” in a presentation by Mark Alan Leslie, author of the nationally acclaimed novel “Midnight Rider for the Morning Star, ”at 11 a.m. Sunday, July 31, during the worship service at People’s United Methodist Church.

Born in Eastport and raised at an early age in Pembroke, Leslie is a longtime journalist, winner of three national writing awards, and has spoken or preached from Maine to California.

Copies of “Midnight Rider for the Morning Star” will be available for purchase after worship, and the author is available for signing. Refreshments will be served.

For information, call 427-6672.

Maine Crafts Guild work to be featured at Bar Harbor show

BAR HARBOR, Maine — The Maine Crafts Guild’s 36th annual Directions Fine Craft Show will take place 5-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. -5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 29-31, at Mount Desert High School, Route 233, Eagle Lake Road.

The 36th annual show will feature 80 of Maine’s finest craftspeople in the newly renovated high school gymnasium and cafeteria.

For information, call 266-9096.

Coyote presentation offered in Jefferson

JEFFERSON, Maine — Join The Damariscotta Lake Watershed Association and conservation biologist Geri Vistein for a presentation on coyotes at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3, at the association’s office, 38 Lake Farm Circle.

Vistein will show slides and discuss coyotes’ natural history and value in the landscape.

Vistein is a conservation biologist whose focus is on carnivores and our relationship with them. Her conservation efforts involve creative outreach projects and collaboration with state and federal biologists, nongovernment organizations, university professors and artists in the community.

For information, call 549-3836 or visit www.dlwa.org.

Maine Farmland Trust New Program

EDMUNDS, Maine — The Maine Farmland Trust, a statewide nonprofit organization working to permanently preserve and protect Maine’s agricultural lands, will launch a new program, “Forever Farms” from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3, at Tide Mill Farm.

All members of the public are encouraged to attend. The event is free of charge.

“Forever Farms” celebrates the growing success of farmland protection efforts in Maine. For information, call 338-6575 or visit www.foreverfarms.org.

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