Events at Roque Bluffs to welcome summer

Posted June 16, 2009, at 7:51 p.m.

Representatives of Roque Bluffs Beach State Park and Roque Bluffs Community Center invite you to celebrate the summer solstice, reports Joel Pratt.

“The sun will set on the last day of spring: when it rises on Sunday, summer begins!”

That celebration starts at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 20, at the park, with the Machias Ukulele String Band performing. There is no admission fee.

The Machias Rotary Club will sell food from 2 to 5 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to bring a potluck dish to share and to enjoy “yoga on the beach, games, singing and fun for all.”

That evening, you can dance to the music of disc jockey Michael Shannon, who will take requests from oldies to show tunes beginning at 7 p.m. at the Roque Bluffs Community Center, adjacent to the park.

Admission to the dance is $5.

For those unfamiliar with the location of the park and Community Center, Pratt told me there is plenty of signage along U.S. Route 1 to guide you to the center of Roque Bluffs, where you “just follow the road down to the beach.”

For more information, call Pratt at 255-4740 or e-mail prattj@hughes.net.

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Executive director Ellen Werner invites you to either or both Library Concerts featuring a Kneisel Hall String Quartet performing chamber music today at Bangor Public Library, 145 Harlow St.

The first is a Children’s Concert at 4 p.m. in the library’s Children’s Room, during which the music will be presented in “an easy and welcoming way,” Werner said.

This evening’s performance, “a traditional chamber music concert,” is 7 p.m. at the library.

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Barbara Hopkins invites you to a Public Fish Chowder Supper, 5-6 p.m. Thursday, June 18, at the Bucksport Senior Center on Broadway in Bucksport.

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This week’s Belfast Garden Club Open Garden Day Tour is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, June 19, at the home of Janice Anthony, 291 Hatch Road, Jackson, reports Nan Cobbey.

“Visitors are invited to bring a picnic and dine on the grass or on one of the benches around the property,” Cobbey wrote of the garden that offers “sweeping panoramic views” as well as “a pond, pathways that meanders from bed to bed” and “a number of unusual plants not often grown in Maine.”

The suggested donation is $3.

A list of all BGC tour dates and sites is available at Belfast area businesses and in the BGC birdhouse in Post Office Square, at www.belfastgardenclub.org or by calling Gina Fry at 338-5345.

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Deanna Partridge of Hammond Street Senior Center reports that outside vendors are welcome to participate in a Benefit Yard Sale planned for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 20, at Aunt Nellie’s Attic, 231 Main Road in Holden.

Space can be rented for $20, and tables are available for an additional $10.

For information, call 989-3631.

Proceeds from this sale, and the thrift and treasurers shop, benefit HSSC.

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Members of St. Andrew and St. John Episcopal Church invite you to a giant Church-Estate Garage Sale 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 19-20, at 40 Seal Cove Road in Southwest Harbor.

“A peek under the big yellow-and-white tent will reveal the partial contents of several local dwellings as well as selected items from homes of friends and parishioners,” Ted Bromage wrote.

“This is a new event for the church, and is a precursor” to the Quietside Fair on July 11 at St. John.

A percentage of the proceeds from both events benefit the Hancock County Medical Mission.

For more information, call the church at 244-3229.

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Alumni of Hermon High School Class of 1959 are seeking applicants for a scholarship to be awarded a HHS graduate now enrolled in college in Maine and has a “limited amount of money to continue,” with his or her studies, wrote class member Gladys Knowles.

Qualifying individuals are encouraged to write a letter including the name of the college they are attending and explain why they need help with expenses, and mail it to Judy McKinley Estes, 973 Fuller Road, Hermon 04401.

Knowles added it is the hope of the class members that the scholarship recipient will be able to attend the HHS alumni reunion on July 18 at Spectacular Event Center in Bangor.

For more information about this scholarship, call Knowles at 848-5597 or Estes, 848-3932.

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

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