Health news July 28

Posted July 23, 2011, at 3:43 p.m.

Sunset cruise

BOOTHBAY HARBOR — The Horseshoe Crabs, a trio from Damariscotta, will join Spectrum Generations Coastal of Damariscotta and Southern Mid-Coast Community Center of Topsham teams, volunteers and friends at 5:45 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, for a festive evening of music, dancing and conversation aboard Boothbay’s Harbor Princess. The cruise will offer vistas of Maine’s coastline at sunset, raffles and old-fashioned summer fun. The event will benefit Spectrum Generations Meals on Wheels Nutrition Program.

The cruise will depart from Pier 6, Fisherman’s Wharf in Boothbay Harbor.

A cash bar and light dinner will be available for purchase in the Princess Cafe. Or bring an appetizer or sweet treat to add to the community snack table.

The cost is $20 per person. Advance reservation is required by calling Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center at 563-1363 on or before Tuesday, Aug. 23.

Family health workshop

BROOKS — Join local herbalist Lauren Errickson for a one-day Herbs for Family Health workshop at 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7, at Newforest Institute. Participants will gain experience harvesting herbs from the Newforest gardens and make simple herbal preparations.

Errickson is a permaculture designer, herbalist, farmer and educator, operating Singing Nettle Farm with partner Bill Errickson in Brooks. Her background in natural resources, ecology and herbal medicine allows her to create resilient garden systems that provide for humans while rehabilitating the landscape.

The workshop fee is $35-70 sliding scale depending on ability to pay (includes lunch). To register for the workshop and optional overnight accommodations, contact Newforest at info@newforestinstitute.org or 722-3625.

Relay for Life

ROCKPORT — On June 24-25, the ninth annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life of MidCoast Maine raised $48,610 to support the society’s mission of saving lives from cancer, leaving 220 volunteers exhausted, but happy, after walking for 14 hours at Camden Hills Regional High School.

“Through their hard work in preparing for the event, and by spending hours walking for the cause, area residents certainly did their part to help the American Cancer Society create a world with less cancer and more birthdays,” said Ronna Emery, volunteer for the 2011 Relay For Life.

The top individual fundraiser was Sara Montgomery, who collected $4,525 in donations. The top fundraising team was Allen Insurance and Financial, led by Karen Reed, which raised $9,025.

More than 200 people, represented by 20 teams, participated in this year’s Relay event. The teams comprised area families, faith-based groups, businesses, clubs, schools and other organizations.

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