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Movie night at Belfast Free Library

BELFAST, Maine — “It’s Movie Night,” an evening of film selections, will be presented by the Belfast Historical Society at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 22, in the Abbott Room at the Belfast Free Library.

The films, which date from the late 1920s to the 1980s are from the Robert Hall movie collection at the Belfast Museum. Depicted are rare images such as those taken in the 1930s of the steamship Belfast and the Pygmy Circus, the departure of Company K in 1941, go-cart racing at the old fairgrounds and scenes from Broiler Day celebrations during the 1960s and 1970s.

Belfast Historical Society meetings are free and open to the public and are held on the fourth Monday of the month, April through October. For more information, visit

Author Hamlin to sign books in Bingham

BINGHAM, Maine — Maine writer Ardeana Hamlin will read from and sign copies of her new novel, “Abbott’s Reach,” at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16, at Bingham Memorial Library, 297 Main St. in Bingham. Set in 19th century Maine, “Abbott’s Reach” is the story of a headstrong young woman setting sail on her honeymoon voyage with her sea captain husband. The novel is the sequel to the author’s classic “Pink Chimneys,” set around a notorious Bangor brothel. For more information about this event, call 672-3002.

Ellsworth Antiques Show to include tea and talk

ELLSWORTH, Maine — Two afternoon tea and talks will be offered during the Ellsworth Antiques Show at 3 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Aug. 18-19, at Woodlawn Museum, Route 172 on Surry Road. The talks are presented by the Boston Private Bank and Trust Co. and are free with admission to the show.

The Thursday talk is titled “Maps of the District and State of Maine,” and Friday’s talk is titled, “Flower Arranging with Antiques.” For more information, call 667-8671 or visit

UU Church of Belfast plans yard sale

BELFAST, Maine — The Unitarian Universalist Church of Belfast annual yard sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19 and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, at the church, 37 Miller St. in Belfast. This year’s sale will include household goods, furniture, tools, garden items, toys and books. For more information, call 338-4408.

Household hazardous waste collection in Ellsworth

ELLSWORTH, Maine — The sixth annual Greater Ellsworth Household Hazardous Waste and Universal Waste Collection will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, at the Ellsworth High School, State St. in Ellsworth. The collection will give residents an opportunity to safely rid their homes and garages of waste items that are caustic, flammable, toxic or reactive.

Residents of Deer Isle, Ellsworth, Gouldsboro, Sorrento, Sullivan, Hancock, Bucksport, Winter Harbor, Trenton and the Unorganized Territory of Hancock County may contact local officials to preregister. For additional guidelines for who may dispose of waste, call Sheri Walsh at 667-7131 or email

Passamaquoddy Tribe’s Heritage Days to begin Aug. 20

PRINCETON, Maine — The Passamaquoddy Tribe will host the second annual Tribes of the Dawn Land Cultural and Heritage Days from 10 a.m to 5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 20-21, on tribal lands, Route 1, near Princeton. Admission is free for this alcohol-, drug- and smoke-free event.

Heritage Days events include cultural crafts, book signings, commemorative themes, a 50-50 raffle, Saturday canoe race and museum programs. For more information, call Sandra at 796-2261 or email at

Domestic violence observance at noon Aug. 31

ELLSWORTH, Maine — With the Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence, the Next Step Domestic Violence Project serving Hancock and Washington counties, and all other statewide domestic violence projects, have issued “A Call to Remember: A Call to Action” at noon Wednesday, Aug. 31, with the ringing of bells for two minutes.

One minute of bell ringing is to remember all victims who have lost their lives to domestic violence, and one minute of bell ringing is a call to the community to respond.

For more information, call Leslie Linder at 667-0176.

Art exhibit presented at Clifford Gallery

BELFAST, Maine — Artist Emily Brown will exhibit and give an artist talk titled “Drawings and Re-Collections” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16, at Waterfall Arts’ Clifford Gallery, 256 High St. in Belfast. The exhibit continues through Sept. 28, at the gallery. Waterfall Arts chose Brown’s work to be part of “Where to Draw the Line: The Maine Drawing Project,” a statewide, yearlong series of exhibitions organized by the Maine Curators’ Group dedicated to the medium of drawing.

The exhibit and talk are sponsored by Michelle Morrow, Donna Broderick and Ellie Daniels. For more information, call 338-2222 or visit

Geocaching Festival at Merryspring

CAMDEN, Maine — The Merryspring Nature Center will hold its third annual Geocaching Festival from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 21, at the center, Conway Road, just off Route 1 in Camden.

Geocaching is a term to describe an outdoor adventure game of hiding and searching for treasure boxes with the assistance of a GPS receiver.

Co-sponsored by Camden National Bank, the free activities are designed for ages 5-12, but all ages are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, call 236-2236 or visit

Walk to End Alzheimer’s volunteers needed

ROCKLAND, Maine — In the U.S., an estimated 5.4 million people are living with Alzheimer’s disease, and someone develops the disease every 69 seconds.

Quarry Hill and the Knox Center for Long Term Care, supporters of the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, need volunteers for this year’s walk from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Knox Center for Long Term Care in Rockland. Volunteers are needed as crossing guards, for the registration and water tables, for chalk messages and at the flower garden. Volunteers will receive a complimentary T-shirt and the grateful appreciation of the walk sponsors. For more information, call Sara Hatfield at 594-6850.

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