Paddle in the refuge
ALTON — Paddle halfway to the North Pole 2-3:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3, at Hirundo Wildlife Refuge. See what happens when you cross the 45th parallel at the refuge. Along the way, observe birds, forest and wetland plants, mammals and gain insight on local conservation efforts and learn why the 45th parallel is important.
Canoes and equipment are available or bring your own. Register by Saturday, Aug. 2, by calling 394-2171. Meet at Gate 3.
The cost is a suggested donation of $5, free to school-age children.
BANGOR — The Bangor affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) will hold its 2014 NAMI Walk Kickoff 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19, at Acadia Hospital, 268 Stillwater Ave. Refreshments will be provided by Moe’s Original BBQ beginning at 6 p.m. with the program starting at 6:30 p.m. Cheryl Ramsay, walk manager of NAMI Maine, will show photos and video of last year’s walk and talk about ways to participate.
The kickoff event is free, but RSVP by Tuesday, Aug. 12, by calling Betsy Rose at 866-3307 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
BANGOR — Online registration is now open for the Bangor Land Trust’s Pedal the Penobscot set for Sunday, Sept. 7
This late-season ride is used by many to pursue a higher personal riding goal. It is fully-supported, with relatively flat terrain. Choose from 14-, 28-, 50-, 76- or 100-mile routes that travel along the Penobscot River beginning and ending at the Bangor waterfront.
Proceeds from the ride benefit Bangor Land Trust which works to secure local land for public access, to conserve wildlife habitat and to maintain recreational trails.
Riders will receive an annual membership to Bangor Land Trust, be treated to a post-ride celebration at the Sea Dog Brewery and Restaurant, and will be entered to win prizes.
The first 150 to register will receive a commemorative shirt.
Riders under 14 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Team members of five or more riders will receive a discount when registering in advance.
To see route courses, go to bangorlandtrust.org.
School open house
BANGOR — The Penobscot Job Corps Center will hold a “female only” Open House 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, at the school. Lunch will be provided.
Tours of the campus and shops will be led by female students enrolled in all of the school’s career technical education programs, including welding, carpentry, culinary arts, certified nursing assistant, clinical medical assistant and facilities maintenance.
For information, contact Janet Bennett at 990-3000, ext. 305, or email@example.com.
BANGOR — The Maine Air Museum will host a Grand Opening of the Pilots Grill Display at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, at the museum, 98 Maine Ave.
At the event, former Pilots Grill owner Bill Zoidis will be presented with the key to the Maine Air Museum. Former employees of Pilots Grill are invited to attend. Cake and punch will be served.
For information, call Chuck at 942-4394.
BANGOR — A commemoration of the 68th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki will be held at noon Wednesday, Aug. 6, at Peirce Park, next to the Bangor Public Library on Harlow Street. Members of the Peace and Justice Center of Eastern Maine invite the public to the event which will include readings and a symbolic “die-in.” Participants may stand as witnesses or lie down in a symbolic “die -in” to represent those who died and those who survived. For information call 942-9343.
BREWER — A Solidarity Harvest benefit auction will be held 5-9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15, at Food AND Medicine, 20 Ivers St. Dinner will be included. Donations will be accepted.
Proceeds of the event will go toward the purchase and production of Solidarity Harvest, a program that provides Thanksgiving baskets for laid-off workings and other families in need.
For information, call 989-5860, email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to http://www.foodandmedicine.org/solidarity-harvest.
CASTINE — Two-time Pulitzer Prize winning historian Dr. Alan Taylor will deliver the sixth annual Deborah Pulliam Memorial Lecture at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5, at Delano Auditorium on the campus of Maine Maritime Academy. His appearance is in connection with the Castine Historical Society’s summer exhibition highlighting the town’s occupation by the British during the War of 1812. Taylor will discuss his book, “The Civil War of 1812: American Citizens, British Subjects, Irish Rebels and Indian Allies.”
Dr. Taylor’s first Pulitzer Prize was received for his book “William Cooper’s Town,” a study of the origins and development of Cooperstown, New York. His most recent prize was awarded this year for his book “The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1771-1832.” He has been appointed to the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation Chair in the department of history at the University of Virginia.
Taylor is a native of Maine, receiving his undergraduate degree from Colby College in Waterville in 1977 and his doctorate in American history from Brandeis University in 1986.
The Pulliam Lectures were established in 2008 by the Castine Historical Society to honor the memory of the late Deborah Pulliam, a Castine resident and longtime benefactor of several charitable causes and institutions.
For information on the historical society, including up-to-date schedules of events and exhibit hours, visit castinehistoricalsociety.org or call 326-4118.
ORONO — Volunteer training, in two parts, for Maine-Wabanaki REACH will be held Part 1: 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5, and Part 2: 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6, at The Wilson Center, 67 College Ave., University of Maine. The training will teach volunteers how to support the work of the Maine Wabanaki-State Child Welfare Truth and Reconciliation Commission. The commission, the first of its kind in the United States. according to a press release, is working collaboratively with REACH to educate and engage Wabanaki and Maine people in a journey of truth, healing and change.
For information, call 890-0966 or email email@example.com.
Yard and bake sale
WINTERPORT — The Winterport Fire and Rescue Auxiliary will hold a yard and bake sale 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 8-9, at 509 South Main St. in Winterport.