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Posted Aug. 02, 2011, at 4:55 p.m.

Old Town

Antique appraisal

The Old Town Museum will hold its first antique appraisal show featuring professional appraiser Bruce Buxton 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 21, at 353 Main St.

“Folks are welcome to bring all sorts of antiques,” said Carol May, a member on the board of directors for Old Town Museum. “The only exceptions are stamps, coins, bottles and books.”

There is a maximum of three antiques per person. The cost for appraisal is $10 for one item, $18 for two items or $25 for three items — cash or check only. Proceeds will benefit the Old Town Museum.

Large items that cannot be brought to the museum can be appraised by Buxton through high-quality photos, supporting information and appropriate documentation.

Doors open at 9:30 a.m. No preregistration is available. Bruce Buxton is known for putting on a lively show. Antique enthusiasts should be at the museum when the doors open to secure a seat.

To find out more, email the Old Town Museum at oldtownmuseum@gmail.com or call 827-7256. Regular hours are 1-4 p.m. Friday through Sunday.

Etna

Camp Etna

Camp Etna, a Spiritualist camp and nonprofit organization on 27 acres, invites people from all spiritual disciplines to participate in programs, classes and workshops on Route 2.

Church services are at 7:30 p.m. Fridays, 10:30 a.m. Sundays. Messages from Spirit are held at 7 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Camp mediums are available for readings on Mediumship Day, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16. Mediums, healers and vendors will be available for readings, Reiki or polarity treatments.

Scots medium Sandra McFadden will lead a workshop on “Seeing and Feeling Spirit” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4. Donation is $20.

The medium in residence for Aug. 7-11 will be the Rev. John Lilek of Ohio, ordained minister, certified medium, teacher and healer through the Universal Spiritualist Association. Lilek first developed his mental and physical mediumship gifts through the teachings of the Rev. Dr. James G. Tingley.

Lilek is best-known as a clairvoyant, clairaudient and transfiguration medium, with occasional trance and materialization mediumship that many times accompany the transfiguration.

Lilek will give Transformation demonstration after classes and message circle, approximately 9-9:30 p.m. Aug. 7-11. Donation is $10.

“Card & Silk Precipitation” will be held 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7. The images are done by spirit, officials said, totally independent of the medium. The course teaches participants how to sit for development of this gift in a step-by-step process. Donation is $20.

Physical mediumship will be taught 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9, including attitude, nutrition, health, meditation and way of life. Instruction covers time sequences for developmental sitting, how to set up and sit for, flame cards, trumpet, apportation, transfiguration and materialization seances. Donation is $20.

Trance mediumship will be offered 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, including spirit guides, how they work, spiritual laws, science and meditation exercise. There will be a guided workshop. The class is for advanced students who have developed clairvoyance. Donation is $20.

For information, visit http://www.campetna.com or call 269-2094.

Orono

Energy documentary

Sustainable Orono will show the film documentary “Blind Spot” at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, at the Orono Senior Center on Birch Street. The film examines the oil and energy crisis the world is facing and makes the case that there are two paths, both with dire consequences.

One path involves continuing to burn fossil fuels, choking the life out of the planet, organizers said. The other path would involve the collapse of the current way of life.

To obtain more information email sustainable_orono@hotmail.com.

Searsport

McCloskey biography

Jane McCloskey, daughter of Maine children’s author Robert McCloskey, will share memories of her father, his classic titles and iconic artwork at a talk and book signing 7-8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5, at Left Bank Books, 21 East Main St.

McCloskey has just published a new biography of her father, “Robert McCloskey: A Private Life in Words and Pictures,” with remembrances of his wonderful stories and more than 100 examples of his art. The event is free, and all are welcome.

Robert McCloskey, 1914-2003, was the author and illustrator of some of the most honored and enduring books of American childhood, including “Blueberries for Sal,” “One Morning in Maine,” “Time of Wonder” and, perhaps his best-known work, “Make Way for Ducklings.” Born in Ohio, he spent his summers on Deer Isle, and it was in Maine that his genius flourished.

The winner of two Caldecott Medals and three Caldecott Honor awards, McCloskey was named a “Living Legend” by the Library of Congress in 2000.

Jane McCloskey is the younger of two daughters and a resident of Deer Isle. Her book is the first biography of McCloskey and a tribute to a shy and quiet man who was most comfortable, his daughter said, letting his work speak for him.

The book includes more than 50 examples of McCloskey’s most famous drawings and paintings, and 50 more that have been seen rarely outside the family.

To obtain information or to reserve signed copies, call Left Bank Books at 548-6400. Copies of all of McCloskey’s books will be available.

Congratulations to museum

State Rep. James S. Gillway of Searsport presented the state’s official congratulations to Penobscot Marine Museum on July 23 during a celebration of the museum’s 75th anniversary.

Accepting the document from Gillway was the museum’s executive director, Liz Lodge. The presentation took place on Penobscot Bay Day, the museum’s free, all-day “birthday party” that included music, tours, demonstrations and crafts projects.

New England shipwrecks

Jon Johanson will give a talk on “New England Shipwrecks” for the Searsport Historical Society at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9, at Curtis Hall on Church Street.

It promises to be an interesting story, considering the coves, cliffs, harbors, capes, points, islands, rivers and streams that enter the Atlantic Ocean from Connecticut in the south all the way north to Down East Maine, plus the abhorrent storms that sometimes struck the area uninvited.

A social period will be held with refreshments. All are welcome.

Stockton Springs

War memories

The Stockton Springs Historical Society will meet at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7, in the society’s meeting rooms in the Colcord House, corner of Main and Station streets. The program will be “Where Were You When the Freedom Bells Rang?”

In commemoration of the end of WWII, Aug. 14, 1945, all who attend are invited to bring artifacts, stories, pictures or items to share as we remember the shortages, rationing, war bonds, “Rosie the Riveter” and tales of heroism and sacrifices that marked those years. Those too young to remember the war years undoubtedly have family members who do. All are welcome to experience again the “American Spirit of 1945.”

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