Lewis Bayley of Bangor is proud of the Penobscot Area AARP chapter he serves as president.

The group of people 50 and older considers itself an active chapter, working to make a difference in the lives of others and the community.

To learn more about this organization, or if you are already a member, Bayley cordially invites you to attend its first AARP picnic at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 29, at Dorothea Dix Park in Hampden.

Bayley said you should bring you own lunch, and anyone of AARP age is welcome to attend.

The next Summer Concerts in the Park, with host the Old Town Public Library, will be at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, at Riverfront Park in Old Town.

Performing will be the Maine family ensemble Zevulon.

Bring a blanket or chair. If it rains, the concert will be in the Old Town High School cafetorium.

The Mary Potterton Memorial Faculty Concert will be at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, at Lubec Congregational Christian Church, reports Ann Carter.

The concert features faculty members Suzanne Gilchrest, ShengTsung Wang, YiHsin Lin, Joachim Woitun, Winslow Browning, Trond Saeverud, Anna Maria Baeza and Bruce Potterton.

Donations benefit the church piano-tuning fund, and intermission refreshments will be provided by Campobello Gift Shop and the Owen House.

For information about the concert boat from Eastport, call 853-2500.

Nan Cobbey reports the next Belfast Open Garden Day will be 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1, at the garden of Jeff Richards and Shelby Wilbourn, 108 Congress St., Belfast.

This garden is described as “a work in progress,” where you will “learn about creating new gardens.”

The suggested donation, to support the civic work of the BGC, is $3.

A list of all garden club Open Garden Days, on Fridays through Sept. 19, is available at local businesses, at the birdhouse at Post Office Square in Belfast and at www.belfastgardenclub.org.

News of the next 2008 Music by the Bay Concert Series is that it features jazz and bossa nova, with Wave, at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1, at Milbridge Congregational Church.

Wave features vocalist-flutist Mary Spence and Muk Dodge on classical guitar. They will be accompanied by special guest drummer and percussionist Mark Harrell.

This is one in a series of concerts to benefit the Women’ s Health Resource Library in Milbridge. The suggested donation is $10 for adults, free for children 14 and under.

For more information, call WHRL at 546-7677.

Anne RussenbergerKeefe of Woodlawn Museum in Ellsworth invites you to participate in a workshop, “Nature Prints on Canvas Bag,” with Liliane Kell, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, at The Black House, Woodlawn Museum, Route 172 in Ellsworth.

You will learn how to transfer botanical designs onto a large canvas tote bag.

Children, accompanied by parents, are welcome, but preregistration is required since space is limited.

The cost is $20 for members, $25 for nonmembers. The charge for additional family members is $6 each.

To reserve your space, call 667-8671 or e-mail events@woodlawnmuseum.org.

Betty Watson wrote that anyone who attended Castine High School is invited to meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, at the public dock in Castine.

“Everyone is responsible for their own lunch,” Watson added while requesting that you “please call any classmates who live out of the area.”

Greg Thornton e-mailed that descendents of George and Wilhelmina Thornton plan to meet Sunday, Aug. 3, at the Reunion Ground on Farrah Lake in Topsfield, and he reminded attendees to “bring items for the auction.”

Dale Marie Clark of Hospice Volunteers of Waterville Area reports that registrations are being accepted for the seventh annual Swing for Hope and Hospice Golf Tournament, which begins with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Monday, Aug. 4, at Natanis Golf Course in Vassalboro.

The cost per player for the team scramble is $70.

Registrations or sponsorships may be made by calling committee co-chair Paul Drouin at 873-1493, or the Hospice office at 873-3615. Singles, twosomes and threesomes are welcome.

A brochure and registration form is also available at www.hvwa.org/special-events.

Clark wrote that this year’ s tournament, which benefits the organization’ s grieving children and teen program, is being held in memory of its former youth service coordinator, Susan McConnell, who died in an April motorcycle accident.

Joni Averill, Bangor Daily News, P.O. Box 1329, Bangor 04402 javerill@bangordailynews.net 990-8288.