Amity Masonic Lodge to hold indoor yard sale in Rockport

Posted Aug. 16, 2011, at 3:07 p.m.
Last modified Aug. 16, 2011, at 5:39 p.m.

ROCKPORT, Maine — The Amity Masonic Lodge will sponsor a large indoor yard sale from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.Saturday, Aug. 20, at 361 Main St. in Rockport. A bag sale will take place on the last hour with shopping bags provided for consumers to fill with whatever they can find for $5.

For information, call Jeff at 691-2270.

Brooksville Historical Society presents talk on shipwrecks

BROOKSVILLE, Maine — The Brooksville Historical Society’s annual meeting will feature a program on “ShipWrecks” at 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28, at the Brooksville Town Building.

Jon Johansen, Maine Coastal News, will give an illustrated talk about nine famous shipwrecks that occurred between New York Harbor and the Canadian Maritimes. Admission is free and donations are appreciated with refreshments served after the talk. All are welcome. For information, call 326-8008.

Maine Eastern Railroad to travel from Rockland to air show in Brunswick

ROCKLAND, Maine — The Maine Eastern Railroad special train stop will board at 7:50 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, at the train depot, 4 Union St. in Rockland. The destination is the Great State of Maine Airshow and Business Aviation Expo in Brunswick.

The show is hosted by the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority. Rail transportation is intended to help reduce roadway congestion for passengers who choose not to fight traffic on Route 1 and Old Bath Road. The railroad is offering reduced train fares for those boarding Train 1 from Rockland to the air show. For information or for advance train reservations, call 596-6725 or visit maineeasternrailroad.com.

Stockton Springs Library plans talk, slide show on China

STOCKTON SPRINGS, Maine — The Stockton Springs Community Library will hold a slide presentation and talk on China by Hester Brooks at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, at the historic Colcord House on Main Street in Stockton Springs.

Last September Hester Brooks traveled to China on a trip sponsored by the founders of Primary Source, a nonprofit educational enterprise in Massachusetts. The trip included visits to Beijing, Luoyang, Xi’an, Hangzhou and Shanghai. In addition to seeing familiar tourist sights, the travelers were able to visit The People’s Educational Press and two schools; one for migrant children outside Beijing, and the other, a village school outside Xi’an.

The talk is free and everyone is welcome. Light refreshments will be served. For information, call 567-4147 or visit www.stockspringslibrary.org.

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