Woodlawn Museum to offer silk painting workshop

Posted July 27, 2011, at 5:36 p.m.

ELLSWORTH, Maine — Woodlawn Museum will offer a silk painting and nontraditional batik workshop 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9, at the museum on Route 172.

Artist Jeanne Seronde Perkins will conduct the workshop, which is $80 for members and $90 for nonmembers and includes all materials. Bring a bag lunch.

Space is limited and preregistration is required by calling 667-8671.

Women’s Film Institute shorts to be shown in Blue Hill

BLUE HILL, Maine — Peninsula Metamorhic Arts and Learning will present two nights of the Women’s Film Institute Shorts Tour featuring short, socially conscious films empowering women and girls, directed and written by women, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3 and Thursday, Aug. 4.

Tickets are $10 and reservations are welcome. A percentage of the ticket sales will benefit the Mabel Wadsworth Women’s Health Center in Bangor.

Visit http://www.mabelwadsworth.org for information.

Floor Cloth Art will be shown at Woodlawn

ELLSWORTH, Maine — Artist Patience Sampson will teach the technique for Floor Cloth Art from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4, at Woodlawn, Museum, Route 172.

Space is limited and registration is required by calling Woodlawn at 667-8671. The cost is $80 for members and $90 for nonmember and includes all materials. Bring a bag lunch.

Summertime Picnic in the Park to be held in Franklin

FRANKLIN, Maine — The Franklin Historical Society is sponsoring an old-fashioned Summertime Picnic in the Park beginning at noon Sunday, Aug. 21, at the Franklin Historical Park on Route 182.

Families are encouraged to bring a picnic blanket or folding chairs. All are welcome to pack their own picnic lunch or purchase hot dogs, soda, chips, lemonade, watermelon, homemade blueberry cake and whoopie pies at the park. View historical displays, listen to live music and enjoy old-fashioned games.

Rain date is Aug. 28. For information, call Joanne Sargent at 460-8383.

Bark for Life to benefit cancer society

BAR HARBOR, Maine — Bark for Life, to benefit the American Cancer Society, will begin with registration at 10 a.m. and the walk at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, at Hadley Point Campground.

The event will feature activities for dogs and owners including a dog trick contest and prizes for the top fundraising dogs. Teams and individual walkers are welcome.

The registration fee is $25 each with the commitment to raise additional funds for the cancer society. All registered dogs receive a Bark For Life bandana and participants who raise at least $100 will receive a Bark for Life T-shirt.

To register or for information, call the American Cancer Society at 373-3719 or visit relayforlife.org/barkhancockme.

Bicycle quest for children to be held in Orland

ORLAND, Maine — The Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust will host Wildlands on a Bicycle Quest for children ages 7-12 from 9 to noon Monday through Wednesday, Aug. 8-10, at the Wildlands North Gate.

Georgia Doucette will lead participants on a leisurely bike ride exploring the Wildlands with a childrens’ scavenger hunt on the last day. Bring a bike, helmet, water, snacks and sunscreen. For information or to register, call 632-8258 or email gdoucett@bates.edu.

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