Cherryfield Academy is a “nonprofit organization dedicated to the restoration of the Academy building,” wrote Nancy Willey in announcing Cherryfield Academy’s Harvest Festival.

That event is 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at the academy, and features activities for folks of all ages.

Children’s activities include a science room, games, face painting and prizes, and you can purchase food ranging from chili to desserts.

Area business owners and friends have donated items for the Silent Auction, which features autographed sports items from Carlton Willey and Andy Santerre.

Corey the Magician will entertain, and you can purchase the works of local craftspeople.

Cherryfield Academy was built in 1851 and served as the high school until 1967, according to its brochure.

Cherryfield Academy alumni and friends joined forces to preserve the building and its history.

“Our mission is for the Academy to, once gain, become the educational, cultural and social center of the community,” Nancy Willey wrote.

To help with that effort, you can attend this event, or make a contribution to it.

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Rummage sale chairwoman Carleen Coffin invites the public to the Hampden Congregational Church Rummage Sale from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10, and 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, Oct. 11, at the church, 101 Main Road North.

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Sandy Phippin e-mailed the “last program of the season” for the historical society of the town of Hancock is a panel discussion, Doing Business in Hancock, with local business representatives Stetson Everett, Rick Merchant, Charlie Birdsell, Rich Malaby, Dennis King “and maybe others.”

The program is 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10, at the Hancock Community Center.

The public is invited to this free event.

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Laurie Breidt invites you to a yard sale and bake sale, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at Blue Hill Memorial Hospital.

Proceeds benefit its Palliative Care program, now in its third year helping “to provide education and support for patients and families who are facing the challenges associated with a life-threatening illness,” Breidt wrote.

The program’s focus “is to optimize patient comfort by promoting symptom management, treating pain and ensuring a support system is in place for patients and their families.”

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Banking on the success of last year, Bucksport Historical Society will hold its second annual Historical House Tour, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, in that Penobscot River community.

Advance tickets are $15 and are available by calling Dawn-Elaine Danforth at 469-2543.

Tickets also will be on sale at the five featured homes, and more information is available by calling Danforth.

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About the same time, you can celebrate Buck Memorial Library’s 121 years of service by attending its open house and book sale, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at the library on Main Street in Bucksport.

Nancy Bourgon reports the sale features hardcover books to videos, along with “giant cookies, muffins and coffee.”

Donations for the event will be accepted through today, and more information is available by calling the library at 469-2650.

Proceeds benefit the library Restoration Fund.

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Barbara Horgan wrote that, as part of its annual Searsport Fling Into Fall Celebration, the Interfaith Fuel Fund will hold a Benefit Concert from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, on the grounds of Searsport United Methodist Church.

Proceeds from the concert, which features several church choirs and talented singers from Waldo County, will help meet the emergency heating needs of Waldo County families.

A lunch wagon opens at 9 a.m. with coffee and doughnuts, and includes a full lunch menu.

Horgan invites you to “listen to some great music … and eat hearty, knowing your money will help keep your neighbors warm this winter.”

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Norma Leighton, Ron and Carole Green, and Kevin and Sherry Davis remind you a benefit supper, with music by The Late Edition, is 4:30-7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at the Masonic Hall in Newport.

Proceeds benefit 1-year-old Isiah Washburn who has Hurler syndrome. The son of Jenni Ireland and Josh Washburn is being treated at Duke University Hospital in North Carolina.

Admission is $6 for adults, $3 for children.

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Marjorie Longwood reports the Blue Hill Historical Society annual meeting is 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14, in the Howard Room of Blue Hill Public Library.

The public is invited to hear Niles Parker, director of the Penobscot Marine Museum in Searsport.

Joni Averill, Bangor Daily News, P.O. Box 1329, Bangor 04402;; 990-8288.