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Religion calendar for Saturday/Sunday, July 30-31, 2011

Special events

Augusta Addie’s Attic, a free clothing bank, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 9 Summer St. 622-2424. Hours: 5-7 p.m. Monday; 9 a.m.-noon Thursday; 1-4 p.m. Saturday. Clothing donations accepted 9 a.m.-noon Monday-Thursday in addition to the other open hours.

Augusta Every Day Basic Essentials Pantry’s new hours of operation, 1-4 p.m. first and third Saturdays of each month, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 9 Summer St. 622-2424. No eligibility requirements.

Bangor Saving Grace Thrift Shop, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, Grace United Methodist Church, 193 Union St. Entrance at the back door. Proceeds benefit church neighborhood missions. 942-8320.

Bangor Deeper Than Words, a weekly gathering for quiet prayer, guided meditation and Scripture study, 6:30-8 p.m. Thursdays, Hammond Street Congregational Church, 28 High St. 862-5448.

Bangor First United Methodist Church free community meal, 4-6:30 p.m. Thursdays, 703 Essex St. 945-9567.

Bangor Our Lady of Wisdom prayer group, 6 p.m. Tuesdays, St. Jude Chapel in the sacristy of St. John Catholic Church, 207 York St. 942-6941.

Bar Harbor Morning prayer, 8:30 a.m. Tuesday-Saturday; contemplative prayer, 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays in the library; Sunday Eucharists, 7:30 and 10 a.m., St. Saviour’s Parish, 41 Mount Desert St. 288-4215.

Belfast Christian band The Needhams at 7 p.m. Aug. 4, Belfast United Methodist Church, 23 Mill Lane. No fee, but love offering will be accepted.

Belfast Artisans Fair Aug. 5-6 at The First Church in Belfast, United Church of Christ, 104 Church St. 338-2282.

Belfast The Society of Friends to hold Quaker meetings 10 a.m. Sundays, Waterfall Arts, second floor of 256 High St. 338-3080.

Belfast Toddlers’ Playdate fall season, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays, St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, 100 Court St. 338-2412.

Belfast Co-Dependents Anonymous weekly meetings, 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays, Unitarian Universalist Church, 37 Miller St. Donations accepted but not required.

Brewer Meditation and Communion, 8:30 a.m.; main worship service, 9 a.m., First United Methodist Church of Brewer, 40 South Main St. 989-7310.

Brownville Annual Old Home Weekend Auction and Yard Sale, Brownville Community Church. Yard sale, 3-6 p.m. Aug. 3-5, and 9 a.m. Aug. 6; auction 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 6. Bean supper, 5-6:30 p.m. Pleasant River Quilters. Church service 10 a.m. Aug. 7.

Calais The Rev. Matthew Burden, author of “Freedom Cry: A Novel,” to speak at 6 p.m. Aug. 16, Calais Free Library. 454-2758.

Castine “What is Virtue?” guest sermon by former pastor in Castine the Rev. Charles Stephens, 10:30 a.m. July 31, Unitarian Universalist Church on the common. 326-9083 or Stephens is minister of Unitarian Universalist Church at Washington Crossing, Titusville, N.J.

Ellsworth “No Atheists in Foxholes: Countering the Bald Assertion” at meeting of Downeast Humanists and Freethinkers, 3:30 p.m. Aug. 6, downstairs at The Maine Grind, 192 Main St.

Exeter Vacation Bible school for children ages 5-12 on theme of Turning Around, 9 a.m.-noon Aug. 1-5, Sunday service, 10:30 a.m. New Beginnings Bible Church, Old Exeter Elementary School, 1221 Stetson Road. 924-3095.

Hancock Church Fair and Giant Yard Sale, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 6, 1368 U.S. Highway 1, Hancock Village. Breakfast and lunch items. Silent auction.

Jefferson Folk and blues singers and guitarists Pixie Lauer and Dan Townsend featured at the 57th annual Country Fair 9 a.m.-2 p.m. July 30, St. Giles Episcopal Church, 72 Gardiner Road (Route 126). Auction 9-11 a.m. Lobster roll luncheon 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Lubec Summer Fair, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 6, Lubec Congregational Christian Church, 46 Main St. 733-2215.

Machias Summer worship 9:30 a.m. July and August, Machias Centre Street Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, 9 Center St. Millinocket St. Martin’s Thrift Store, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 112 Maine Ave. Proceeds benefit the area Emergency Fuel Fund and Food Pantry. 723-4513.

Northeast Harbor Acadia Friends Meeting (Quakers), 9 a.m. Sundays, Neighborhood House, Main Street. 244-9466 or 288-9695.

Old Town Mass on the Grass, 10 a.m. July 24, River Front Park Gazebo, by St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church of Brewer and St. James Episcopal Church of Old Town. Bring lawn chair and picnic lunch. There will be a tent in the event of inclement weather.

Old Town Adoration, 8 a.m.-9 p.m.; Holy Hour, 11 a.m.-noon every Friday; prayer, 6:30-7:30 p.m. every Monday. Holy Family Church, Queen of Peace Chapel, 262 South Main St., 827-4000.

Orland Sunday service, 10:30 a.m. with the Franciscan community, Wayside Chapel, H.O.M.E. Co-op, Route 1. 469-7961.

Orono “Mental Health in Islam” 5-6:30 p.m. Sept. 29, Islamic Center of Maine, 151 Park St. 866-3410.

Rockland Shabbat service led by Rabbi Judith Edelstein of New York 9:30-10:30 a.m. July 30, followed by a study session 10:30 a.m.-noon on “Intro to Mussar and Living a Life of Doing Good Deeds.” Lunch noon-1 p.m. Adas Yoshuron Synagogue, 50 Willow St. 594-4523;

Searsport Sermon series for older adults, 8:45 a.m. Sundays, North Searsport United Methodist Church, intersection of Mount Ephraim and Loop roads; 11 a.m. Sundays, Searsport United Methodist Church, Route 1. Afternoon worship for older adults who are homebound or in nursing care facilities in Searsport area, 3 p.m. transportation available. For transportation reservations, 548-2239.

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