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Surry music center to hold 10th anniversary event


ELLSWORTH, Maine — The Surry Music Therapy Center, a place for helping, healing and enhancing the lives of those with mental and physical disabilities, will celebrate its 10th year anniversary with “Music Connects,” a clinical holistic networking event, 4-6 p.m. Saturday, July 30, at the Maine Grind on Main Street in Ellsworth. The event is an idea by New England School of Communications marketing student Dani Felt, who is interning at the center for the summer. For more information, call 667-1308 or visit

Summer Open Studio Night Fall in Port Clyde

PORT CLYDE, Maine — The Summer Open Studio Night Fall with Greg Mort, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 6-7, at Fieldstone Castle, Marshall Point Lighthouse Road in Port Clyde will feature new works on paper celebrating the natural beauty of Maine. Mort’s paintings can be found in private and public collections worldwide including the Farnsworth, Smithsonian, Corcoran, Delaware and Portland museums.

In June, Mort was the keynote speaker at the United States Capitol for the Congressional Institute Art Awards. For more information, email Mort at

Memoir writing workshop planned in Ellsworth

ELLSWORTH, Maine — A memoir writing workshop with Ellen Herrling will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5, at Woodlawn. Using Natalie Goldberg’s unique technique of timed writing practices, discover an authentic voice to tell stories from life and explore meaning and power.

The cost is $60 for Woodlawn members, $70 nonmembers. Bring a bag lunch and pen and paper. As space is limited, advance registration is required by calling 667-8671 or emailing

Edible flowers workshop on tap at Woodlawn

ELLSWORTH, Maine — Woodlawn in partnership with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Program will offer an Edible Flowers and Edible Landscaping workshop from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 6, at Woodlawn Museum.

Join Hancock and Washington County Master Gardener Lavon Bartel, who will share her experience as a cook and gardener on how to use flowers as foods and food decorations. She will discuss how edible flowers can add color and flavor to a variety of dishes. In addition, she will bring a variety of resources to show how others have incorporated edible flowers into recipes and landscapes. Equally important is safety, as some flowers and their plants parts are highly toxic.

The workshop is free, however, donations to help Woodlawn develop more programs are greatly appreciated. For more information or to reserve a seat, call 667-8671 or email

Pen Bay blood drive Aug. 8

ROCKPORT, Maine — Pen Bay Medical Center will conduct its summer blood drive 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday, Aug. 8, in the Physician Building, Conference Rooms C and D. There is a critical need for type O positive and O negative blood, as well as A negative and B negative, but all types are needed. A photo ID is required at the time of donation.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 596-8770 or visit

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