BELFAST BRIEFS

Annual tea party, bake sale Saturday in Belfast

Posted Oct. 12, 2011, at 7:05 p.m.
Last modified Oct. 12, 2011, at 10:45 p.m.

BELFAST, Maine — The annual English tea and bake sale will be held 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church.

The traditional Victorian-style party will feature live music and a menu of cucumber sandwiches, mince tarts, scones with clotted cream and freshly brewed English tea. Additionally, there will be cookbooks, jewelry and baked goods for sale.

Admission to the fair is free and the English tea service costs $10, with proceeds going to The Game Loft, the Belfast Food Pantry and St. Margaret’s General Fund.

Poetry festival starts Friday in Belfast

BELFAST, Maine — The seventh annual Belfast Poetry Festival will take place downtown this weekend. It begins with an evening of poetry with Maine Poet Laureate Wesley McNair, Belfast Poet Laureate Jacob Fricke and Thomas Moore, the winner of the Maine Postmark Poetry contest, at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, in the Gammans Room of the Belfast Free Library.

Poets and artists will participate in the Art and Poetry Gallery Walk beginning at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, in the Aarhus Gallery on Main Street.

For the full schedule and lineup of participating artist/poet collaborations visit www.belfastpoetry.org. The Belfast Poetry Festival is co-sponsored by the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance and is free and open to all.

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