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Trump/Pence Sign Wave

Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Location: SK Whiting Park, Corner of Main Street, Oak Street and High Street, Ellsworth, Maine

For more information: 207-460-0978; facebook.com/events/667897413359733/

Let’s get together and show Hancock County that WE support Donald J. Trump for President.

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On October 22, at 12, in every county and every state in the US, we will join together in our respective locations, and wave our signs for Trump! This is an incredibly effective way to show your community that you want the change that will come from the anti-establishment, candidate of the people!

It’s ok if you’d rather come out to support Congressman Poliquin, or any of our great LOCAL CANDIDATES.

Have a particular BALLOT INITIATIVE that you’d like to to show what side you’re on?

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Fule’s Gold

Friday, Nov. 4, 2016 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Location: Unity College Center for the Performing Arts, 42 Depot Street , Unity, Maine

For more information: 207-509-7132; uccpa.unity.edu/?q=events/fules-gold

Fule’s Gold is a Maine-born group of one of a kind musicians, that provide a unique medley of genres and relatable lyrics. Their genre ranges from progressive, rock, reggae, to folk and jam. They’ll likely give the audience some classic Grateful Dead, but they have all originals from their soon to be released album ” The Prize.”

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Fule’s Gold is well known for their performances at Maine’s Festivals, and their music has been said to inspire but also get you smiling, barefoot, and dancing.

These guys are all about the music and just want to play, but at the end of the day, they want everyone to realize that we’re all “Fules” at times and that it’s all right. So just do what you do. That’s what you get out of a Fule’s Gold Show.

Tickets: $12.00

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John Rush- the Human I-pod

Friday, Oct. 28, 2016 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Location: Unity College Center for the Performing Arts, 42 Depot Street Unity, ME 04988, Unity, Maine

For more information: 207-509-7132; uccpa.unity.edu/?q=events/john-rush-human-i-pod

John Rush takes you on a musical journey like no other one-man show can. Singing and playing guitar /bass / harmonica/piano / saxophone/ banjo / keyboard and percussion John Rush plays his original music and songs you know. If you think you’ve seen this before, you’re wrong. John Rush is not just another singer/songwriter! Wowing audiences with his guitar work and capturing them with his voice and lyrics John Rush won Campus Entertainer of the Year and Campus Awards Musician of the Year! John has opened for Fuel, Eve 6, Edwin McCain, Matt Kearney, Keller Williams, and Howie Day and has played on stage with The Dixie Chicks, Rob Thomas (Matchbox 20), and Joe Pisapia (Guster).

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Tickets:$12.00

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Calling All Artists: Paint the Peak Weekend

Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 10, 2016 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Location: North Light Gallery, 256 Penobscot Ave, Millinocket, Maine

For more information: 207-723-4414; artnorthlight.com

Come to the Katahdin region Columbus Day Weekend, Saturday-Monday, and join other artists to paint peak foliage. The colors are promising to be beautiful this year so we invite you to paint together, using North Light Gallery as base camp. We have photos and maps of 25 different views to get you started, plus you might find a group or a partner to paint with. North Light Gallery will serve refreshments all weekend and the public is welcome, as always.

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Ghostly Bangor Walking Tours

Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Location: Bangor Historical Society, 159 Union Street, Bangor, Maine

For more information: 2079421900; bangorhistoricalsociety.org

Things are getting spooky at the Bangor Historical Society.

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The 152 year old organization’s popular “Ghostly Bangor Walking Tours” return beginning Saturday, October 1 at 7pm. Additional tour dates can be found at www.bangorhistoricalsociety.org or facebook.com/bangorhistoricalsociety

The Ghostly Bangor Walking Tour tells tales veiled in unsolved mysteries, murder and of the past residents who may still linger in the Queen City. Tours stroll through the streets of Downtown Bangor and last between 60 and 90 minutes.

Each tour departs from the Bangor Historical Society’s Thomas A. Hill House at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person and available online at www.bangorhistoricalsociety.org

“This is one of our most popular tours, especially this time of year,” BHS Executive Director Melissa Gerety said. “It gives a different perspective on some of the events and people who came before us in Bangor–and leaves you wondering if those people have really left.”

The Bangor Historical Society has been preserving, protecting and sharing the rich history of the Bangor Region since 1864. The BHS is based in the historic Thomas A. Hill House at on the corner of Union and High Streets in Bangor. It houses one of the nation’s largest Civil War collections, a number of items from Bangor businesses and families as well as an extensive photo collection. The BHS offers a number of walking tours telling the tales of Bangor and its people as well as other programming and special events. Call 942-1900 or visit http://www.bangorhistoricalsociety.org for more information.

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ELVIS-1956

Friday, Oct. 21, 2016 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Location: Unity College Center for the Performing Arts, 42 Depot Street Unity, ME 04988, Unity, Maine

For more information: 207-509-7132; uccpa.unity.edu/?q=events/elvis-1956

ELVIS-1956 recreates the electrifying magic of Elvis’ breakout year in music. From his meteoric rise to stardom on national Television on shows like The Ed Sullivan Show to his wild stage shows, Jessi Mallory (as Elvis) will make you feel like you have traveled back in time to witness this incredible event. With on-screen projections to help guide the way, wardrobe changes, and rockin’ music, you’ll be truly amazed. Celebrate the rise of not only Elvis Presley, but the rise of Rock & Roll with songs like, “Don’t Be Cruel,” “Hound Dog,” and “Blue Suede Shoes.” This is one show not to be missed!

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Tickets: $15.00

Jessi Mallory is an award winning Elvis Tribute Artist from Maine who has traveled the country and Canada performing as Elvis.

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The Conjuring 2

Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Location: Unity College Center for the Performing Arts, 42 Depot Street Unity, ME 04988, Unity, Maine

For more information: 207-509-7132; uccpa.unity.edu/?q=events/conjuring-2

In 1977, paranormal investigators Ed (Patrick Wilson) and Lorraine Warren came out of a self-imposed sabbatical to travel to Enfield, a borough in north London. There, they meet Peggy Hodgson, an overwhelmed single mother of four who tells the couple that something evil is in her home. Ed and Lorraine believe her story when the youngest daughter starts to show signs of demonic possession. As the Warrens try to help the besieged girl, they become the next targets of the malicious spirit.

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Kelly Raven and Lowell Thompson

Friday, Oct. 7, 2016 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Location: Unity College Center for the Performing Arts, 42 Depot Street Unity, ME 04988, Unity, Maine

For more information: 207-509-7132; uccpa.unity.edu/?q=events/kelly-raven-and-lowell-thompson

Kelly Raven

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Music found under blue collars. Kelly Ravin is a musician hailing from the Green Mountain State of Vermont. He writes songs about real life. Kelly’s latest album, “Leathered, Weathered, Worn, and Wiser,” was recorded live in a tattoo shop in Belfast, ME with shotgun shell mics, and a room full of friends and family. Scratchy vocals and gritty guitars seem to explain it all. So now, the vans packed, the road is clear, and there isn’t an end in sight.

Lowell Thompson

These songs are pure pop, charging along with crashing choruses, guitar countermelody, and surprise changes (spoiler alert: the solo acoustic opener doesn’t stay solo or acoustic). They zig-zag away from pigeonhole – the plaintive singer-songwriter tune becomes a caveman-rhythm dirge before taking a honky-tonk turn.

Lowell’s secure voice moves seamlessly between spitty indictment (Rose Petals), moody defenselessness (Sunday Morning), and breathless rave-up (Honey It’s True). He merges styles without drawing attention to his clever arrangements.

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BAR HARBOR BANK & TRUST HIRES HILARY STROUT

NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Cathy Planchart, VP

Corporate Communications & Community Relations

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Bar Harbor Bank & Trust

P.O. Box 1089, Ellsworth, ME 04605

207-667-0660 x4655 / cplanchart@bhbt.com

DATE: September 30, 2016

TITLE: BAR HARBOR BANK & TRUST HIRES HILARY STROUT

Hampden, Maine – Curtis C. Simard, President and CEO of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, along with the Board of Directors, is pleased to welcome Hilary Strout, Assistant Vice President, Enterprise Fraud Manager.

At Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, Hilary is responsible for designing and overseeing the Bank’s fraud management program, focusing on prevention and proactively monitoring transaction activity to identify instances of suspicious activity, identity theft, and unauthorized access attempts. With close to 10 years’ experience in electronic/cyber security fraud detection and mitigation, Hilary is skilled at designing and implementing fraud prevention and monitoring programs for checks, ACH, debit cards, wires, and online banking, in addition to training Bank staff on fraud prevention.

Hilary began her banking career in 2007 as a Loss Prevention Investigator for an out-of-state financial institution, proactively preventing and stopping fraudulent activity at the account level. Prior to joining Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, Hilary worked for five years as the Fraud Analyst for a Maine-based financial institution where she designed, tested and implemented fraud detection applications as well as routinely reported to management regarding emerging threats and fraud trends.

A graduate of Ellsworth High School, Hilary earned her bachelor’s degree in Criminology and Psychology from Florida Southern College. For five years Hilary served as a member of the Maine Bankers Association’s Security Committee. Hilary and her husband, James, reside in Bangor where they own and operate a small, private gym specializing in body building, strength training and power lifting.

Please join us in welcoming Hilary Strout to Bar Harbor Bank & Trust.

Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is a true community bank with more than $1.5 billion in assets. Founded in 1887, the Bank offers a full range of financial services for individuals, businesses, and non-profit organizations throughout Maine with 14 branch locations, from Topsham to Lubec. Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, Member FDIC, is a subsidiary of Bar Harbor Bankshares (NYSE MKT:BHB) and was named one of the 2016 Top 200 Publicly Traded Community Banks in the nation by American Banker magazine. For more information call 1-888-853-7100 or go to www.bhbt.com.

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BAR HARBOR BANK & TRUST PROMOTES RICHARD MALTZ

NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Cathy Planchart, VP

Corporate Communications & Community Relations

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Bar Harbor Bank & Trust

P.O. Box 1089, Ellsworth, ME 04605

207-667-0660 x4655 / cplanchart@bhbt.com

DATE: September 30, 2016

TITLE: BAR HARBOR BANK & TRUST PROMOTES RICHARD MALTZ

Bar Harbor, Maine – Curtis C. Simard, President and CEO of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, along with the Board of Directors, is pleased announce the promotion of Richard (Rick) Maltz to Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Risk Officer. “As most operational and all risk management functions report through Rick, this is a natural title for him to carry and is well deserved,” said Curtis Simard.

With more than 30 years of banking experience, Rick joined Bar Harbor Bank & Trust in 2014 as EVP/Chief Risk Officer, improving process efficiency and risk management culture throughout the organization. Prior to joining Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, Rick spent the most recent 15 years of his career at Bangor Savings Bank serving in a variety of executive capacities, including the last eight years as EVP/Chief Risk Officer. Earlier in his career, Rick worked for three of the country’s 10 largest financial institutions in Maryland and New York.

A native of New York, Rick holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of New Haven. He is also a CPA and member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He and his wife, Kelly, live in Hampden and have three grown children.

Please join us in congratulating Rick Maltz on his promotion.

Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is a true community bank with more than $1.5 billion in assets. Founded in 1887, the Bank offers a full range of financial services for individuals, businesses, and non-profit organizations throughout Maine with 14 branch locations, from Topsham to Lubec. Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, Member FDIC, is a subsidiary of Bar Harbor Bankshares (NYSE MKT:BHB) and was named one of the 2016 Top 200 Publicly Traded Community Banks in the nation by American Banker magazine. For more information call 1-888-853-7100 or go to www.bhbt.com.

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ART21: Art as Engagement

Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016 4:10 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Location: College of the Atlantic - McCormick Lecture Hall, 105 Eden St. , Bar Harbor, Maine

For more information: coa.edu/livewhale/?events_edit&id=14297

Engaging audiences with contemporary visual art, inspiring creative thinking, and educating a new generation about artists is the focus of College of the Atlantic’s Human Ecology Forum with ART21 co-creator Susan Dowling.

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Now in its eighth season, Art in the Twenty-First Century (ART21) provides unparalleled access to the most innovative artists of our time, revealing how artists engage the culture around them and how art allows viewers to see the world in new ways. Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning actress Claire Danes joins the Peabody Award-winning documentary television series as its broadcast host.

Dowling, a veteran television producer in the field of visual arts, will show clips from the new season and host a Q&A about the show. Dowling, a member of the Board of Directors of Art21 and a consultant to nonprofit arts organizations nationally, was originally with the WGBH New Television Workshop in Boston, which produced historically important work in the early years of video art. Subsequently, she was the co-director of the Contemporary Art Television Fund, then served as executive producer of New Television, a program that presented a wide range of experimental work by independent artists and filmmakers from around the world.

16 artists in four cities

The eighth season of ART21 debuts this month and engages three exceptional documentary directors: three-time Academy Award nominee Deborah Dickson; MacArthur Foundation Fellow and Peabody Award-winner Stanley Nelson; and Emmy Award-winner Pamela Mason Wagner with portraits of 16 innovative artists in four dynamic cities.

For the first time in the show’s history, the episodes are not organized around an artistic theme. Instead the 16-featured artists are grouped by their unique and revealing relationships to the places where they live: Chicago, Los Angeles, Mexico City, and Vancouver. The artists share universal experiences through their life stories and creative works: resistance, pleasure, mortality, and the hope for a better tomorrow.

“Art is increasingly being defined and described in relationship to a sense of place. In our time of hyper-interconnectivity, where you choose to live and work matters like never before,” said ART21 Executive Director Tina Kukielski.

The new season showcases the geography, architecture, society, culture, and heritage of each location. Each episode highlights aspects of contemporary life that viewers everywhere experience. “Using the sounds, colors, and energy of the city as a landscape that artists respond to and interact with, the films expand beyond the studio to explore each artist’s engagement with their communities and the world around them,” said ART21 Executive Producer Eve Moros Ortega.

Season 8 reveals how artists today simultaneously draw inspiration from and influence their immediate surroundings, while engaging far-flung communities from all over the world—Amsterdam, Aspen, Basel, Bloomfield Hills, Bregenz, Brussels, Chiapas, Cuernavaca, Denver, Detroit, Istanbul, La Porte, Lisbon, London, Milan, New York City, Okanagan, Pasadena, Philadelphia, Puebla, San Francisco, Sinaloa, and Toronto. Through their work, artists participate in global conversations about the pressing issues of our time: from terrorism to environmental crises to the struggle for civil rights.

“ART21 brought on three visionary directors— Deborah Dickson, Stanley Nelson and Pamela Mason Wagner—enlivening the series with a fresh approach to photography and storytelling,” said Beth Hoppe, PBS Chief Programming Executive and General Manager, General Audience Programming. “PBS is delighted to continue featuring ART21’s series as a treasured and unique highlight of our ongoing commitment to arts programming.”

A window into a hidden world

The featured visual artists are some of the most compelling creative thinkers of our time and they granted ART21 filmmakers intimate access to their lives. The documentary series provides a window into contemporary art that is ordinarily hidden from public view. ART21 presents artists in their private homes and studios and goes behind-the-scenes to reveal how artworks and exhibitions are created. Viewers meet artists’ family members, friends, collaborators, and admirers who share their own insight into the featured art and its creation. Season 8 visits major exhibitions of the past two years, showing artworks in vivid color and detail, as well as presenting rare archival footage and documents. Artists narrate their own stories and invest the documentaries with humor, pathos, and surprising insights.

In the past seven seasons, “Art in the Twenty-First Century” has profiled over 100 artists. ART21’s ongoing series is a celebration of the diversity of art-making today, featuring artists from different backgrounds—age, gender, ethnicity, orientation, education, nationality—who make work in countless media and styles. In Season 8, photography is explored through abstract still lifes and pictorial narratives; sculpture through hand-crafted and found objects; painting through murals, figuration, and cartoons; performance through staged plays, improvisational dance, and group actions; video through immersive installations, literary adaptations, and films that blend fact with fiction. “These artists pose questions through their work in new and exhilarating ways, provoking social change as much as instigating aesthetic revolutions,” said ART21 Curator Wesley Miller.

The Human Ecology Forum is a weekly speaker series based on the work of the academic community, which also draws on artists, poets, and political and religious leaders from around the world. Members of the public are invited to attend.

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Focus on Leadership Teams: Increase Trust + Effectiveness

Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Location: The Iris Network, 189 Park Ave, Portland, ME

For more information: 207-871-1885; nonprofitmaine.org/learn/learning-intensives/focus-events/focus-leadership-teams-increase-trust-effectiveness/?_ga=1.155876671.581390504.1469459408

The Maine Association of Nonprofits is excited to announce that registration is now open for the intensive workshop, Focus on Leadership Teams: Increase Trust + Effectiveness.

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Strong leadership teams set the tone for how all other employees and volunteers work together. They can foster a culture in which it is safe to ask questions, share ideas, take risks and offer feedback. When teams have the courage and discipline to address challenges and work to overcome them they make better decisions and accomplish more in less time with fewer resources. High-performing, cohesive teams are at an advantage to successfully tackle bold initiatives, navigate change and increase mission impact.

This one-day intensive workshop provides an introduction to The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team model of team performance, which is based on Pat Lencioni’s best-selling book, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team.

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Big Ideas on Big Lake

Come to a free Small Woodland Owners Association of Maine (SWOAM) chapter field tour on Friday, October 7th beginning at 9:30AM.

The tour will feature a 35 year old Red Oak plantation, firewood harvesting, two axle atv trailer demonstration, deer habitat management, results from a biomass and white pine shelter wood harvest and more.

The host Ernest Carle is currently working as a Timber sale forester for the Passamaquoddy tribe and has managed his own small wood lots for many years. A visit to Mike Marshall’s adjoining woodlot will be included.

Meeting Place: Tabernacle Parking lot at Big Lake Campground. Follow West Street from Route 1 in Princeton and after 4 miles, turn right and follow signs. We will car pool to three nearby wood lots and return for lunch at Big Lake.

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Those intending to stay for lunch should call or text Ernest Carle at (207) 904-7767 by Oct. 3rd.

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Living with Trees in the Urban Community

Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Location: Camden Public Library, 55 Main St., Camden, ME

For more information: 207-236-3440; librarycamden.org/event/living-with-trees-in-the-urban-community-october-8/

Talk and slideshow with Camden arborist Dominic Fontaine.

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OVER 200 ITEMS UP FOR BID AT TREKKERS 6TH ANNUAL AUCTION, OCTOBER 22 – BID FOR ADVENTURE, BID FOR FUN, BID FOR KIDS!

Trekkers’ 6th Annual Auction will take place on Saturday, October 22 at the Owls Head Transportation Museum. There are over 200 amazing items to date, with a listing of the auction items on their website, www.trekkers.org.

The auction preview will run from 6:00-7:00pm. The silent auction starts at 6:00pm. The live auction bidding, with auctioneer Bruce Gamage, begins at 7:00pm. Hundreds of items will be up for bid, from gift certificates to local stores to unique travel experiences. The $10 admission at the door includes hors d’oeuvres & sweets. Trekkers is an outdoor-based mentoring nonprofit organization based in Thomaston that connects young people with caring adults through the use of expeditionary learning, community service and adventure-based education. They serve more than 200 students (grades 7 – 12) from six communities in the Midcoast. All auction proceeds benefit the youth mentoring programs of Trekkers.

The lead sponsor for the event is Fisher Engineering, with a donation of a new standard in FISHER® V-plow performance, the Stainless Steel XV2™ V-plow, 8’ 6” blade width, valued at $8,500. Featuring extreme flared wings and Fisher Engineering’s proven trip edge design, it delivers outstanding performance while getting you a smoothly over hidden obstacles – in all blade configurations – without losing your load. Super-fast hydraulics maximize productivity while the standard InstaLock double-acting cylinders hold wings firmly in place for clean back-dragging and straight blade operation. Plowing width is 7’ 8” at full V; blade width is 8’ 6” SS or PC. This plow has proven performance – it was featured in the 2015-2016 photo shoot for Fisher Engineering. The winning bid for the plow includes the cost of the mounts, controller and harness kit; cost of installation is not included.

In addition to the Fisher® V-plow, you will be able to bid for adventure and bid for fun as the auction will include several unique items: Timeshare in Southwest Harbor, Guided Bear Hunt, South Africa Photo Safari; a ride in a 1933 Waco biplane; Kennedy Space Center Astronaut Adventure; Canadian Fairmont Getaway; Ultimate Hamilton Broadway Experience; Samuel Adams Tour in Boston; James Beard House Dinner Party in NYC; Tuscany Truffle Hunt and a Cancun Paradise vacation. Gift certificates for getaways, services, jewelry, outdoor items, restaurants, and other items will get your holiday shopping off to a great start. The silent auction will feature a wide variety of offerings, from restaurant certificates to design, landscape, quilts, gift baskets and memberships at local organizations.

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Absentee bids will be available on nine items (absentee bid form is posted online): Fisher® XV2™ V-plow; South Africa Photo Safari; Tuscany Truffle Hunt; Canadian Fairmont Getaway; Ultimate Hamilton Broadway Experience; Kennedy Space Center Astronaut Adventure; Cancun Paradise vacation; and the Samuel Adams Tour in Boston.

Thank you to our generous sponsors, including our Lead Sponsor Fisher Engineering, along with Horch Roofing, Owls Head Transportation Museum, Atwood’s Lobster, ABI Masonry, Athens Pizzeria, Coppola & LaBree Eyecare – Dr. Coppola & Dr. LaBree, EL Spear Inc., Gamage Antiques, Hannaford, Jensen’s Pharmacy, Jess’s Market, Lee’s Electric, Midcoast Federal Credit Union, Pick Qwik, Raye Insurance, Schooner Bay Taxi and Way 2 Much Trucking.

For more information about the Auction, go to www.trekkers.org; or contact the Trekkers office (207) 594-5095. Trekkers is a non-profit outdoor-based mentoring program that connects young people with caring adults through expeditionary learning, community service and adventure-based education. This year, Trekkers will serve more than 200 7th through 12th grade students from the communities of Cushing, Owls Head, Rockland, South Thomaston, St. George and Thomaston.

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Bath Citizen Involvement Day

Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Location: Waterfront Park, Commercial Street, Bath, Maine

For more information: 207-443-8330; cityofbath.com/citizeninvolvementday/

The 18th annual Bath Citizen Involvement Day is scheduled to be held Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Waterfront Park.

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Citizen Involvement Day is a community building event that brings awareness about service organizations to the public and honors individuals and groups that work to benefit the City of Bath and its residents. More than area non-profit organizations and groups will be set up in Waterfront Park to promote their programs.

This year, Citizen Involvement Day, the Recreation Department’s Great Scarecrow Event and Main Street Bath have once again all joined together for Autumnfest. There will be several children’s events, merchant specials, fire engine rides, face painting and much more at venues all over Waterfront Park and Downtown Bath.

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Hamabe Puppet Collection on Display at the Blue Hill Library

Monday, Oct. 3, 2016 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Location: Blue Hill Public Library, 5 Parker Point Rd, Blue Hill, Maine

For more information: 207-374-5515; bhpl.net

A reprise of the Blue Hill Public Library’s 2011 display of puppets made and collected by the late Blue Hill artist Francis Hamabe will be on display in the Library’s Howard Room glass cases during October and November. The exhibit will include puppets, photographs, artwork and other puppet-related items generously donated to the library by the artist’s late widow, Phyllis Hamabe.

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Long-time Blue Hill resident and nationally recognized artist Francis (Frank) Hamabe was well-known for his painting, silk screening and graphic arts. Less well known was his passion for puppets. For three decades he entertained young and old alike with puppet shows around Maine, using puppets he made himself as well as those he collected.

A historical account of Hamabe’s puppetry career is posted with the display, including a story from when he used to travel around Maine to give puppet shows. According to one story, he was in his motel room one night practicing for his upcoming show using his best falsetto voice, when he was called by the clerk at the front desk and told that “those women” would either have to leave or pay $8 to stay. Hamabe then ran downstairs with a girl puppet on each hand and gave the motel clerk a free (and convincing) puppet show.

The exhibit will be available during library hours for the months of October and November. For more information, call 374-5515.

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Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers: The Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow

Friday, Oct. 14, 2016 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Location: Bay School Emlen Hall, 17 Bay School Rd, Blue Hill, Maine

For more information: 207-374-5515; bhpl.net

– Blue Hill Public Library is bringing Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers back to Blue Hill to do a performance of The Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow, on Friday, October 14th at 6:00 PM in the Bay School’s Emlen Hall. In this comedic version of the classic Washington Irving tale, schoolteacher Ichabod Crane helps the Headless Horseman find a new head and a spookier image. Meanwhile, a jealous Brom Bones tries to run Ichabod out of town as they both vie for the affection of Katrina Van Tassel.

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Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers is a small puppetry troupe based in Bar Harbor consisting of three siblings – Erik and Brian Torbeck and Robin Erlandsen. Founded in 2000, Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers has performed at festivals, schools, libraries and theatres in the United States and Canada. They write and create all the shows they perform and have received three Citations of Excellence from UNIMA-USA, the highest national award in puppetry.

Thanks to the generosity of the Friends of Blue Hill Library, admission for the puppet show is free. Reservations are not necessary. For more information, call Libby at 374-5515.

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Blue Hill Library Film: The Days of the Locust

Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Location: Blue Hill Public Library, 5 Parker Point Rd, Blue Hill, Maine

For more information: 207-374-5515; bhpl.net

The Friends of the Blue Hill Public Library Film Series continues with the film, The Days of the Locust (1975), starring Donald Sutherland, Karen Black, and William Atherton, on Thursday, October 13th at 7:00 PM at the Library. The film is based on the 1939 novel of the same name by Nathanael West and takes place in pre-World War II Hollywood. It follows stories of several down and out people, disappointed in life who failed to find the riches, stardom and success they had hoped for in Hollywood.

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All films are shown free of charge on the Library’s “pretty big” screen in the Howard Room. For more information, call the Library (374-5515) or Michael Donahue, 374-5248 or Donahue.mg@gmail.com.

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