STOCKTON SPRINGS, Maine — Fort Point State Park’s light tower will be open for guided tours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 17, at Fort Point. Bring a picnic, stroll the paths or the mile-long shoreline and take a climb up the spiral stairs and ladder to the lantern room of the tower. Be sure to wear sturdy shoes and bring a camera.
The Friends of Fort Point will be selling merchandise. Proceeds will assist with park restoration and public accessibilty projects.
For more information or to volunteer to assist with the tours, call 567-3356.
Searsport District High School plans 25-year reunion
SEARSPORT, Maine — A 25-year high school reunion will be held for the Searsport District High School Class of 1986 at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 16, at Moose Point State Park on Route 1.
Members of the class will gather for a picnic lunch and reminisce, with games and other activities planned for classmates and their families.
There is no fee to attend, other than the regular state park admission fees, which are $2 per adult (Maine resident) and $1 for children ages 5-11. Out-of-state admission is a dollar more.
Attendees are encouraged to pack a picnic lunch and are invited to bring a side dish, appetizer or dessert to contribute to the potluck table, if they wish.
Rain date will be July 17.
For more information, call 223-5301 or 223-9933.
Rockland officer tells of ‘bath salts’ danger
ROCKPORT, Maine — Late last month, Rockland Police Department Officer Don Finnegan conducted two seminars for Pen Bay Healthcare staff and physicians to provide information about several dangerous new drugs that have arrived in the Rockland area.
The most dangerous new drug is called “bath salts.” The drug has nothing to do with the bath, but is a dangerous chemical stimulant that is being abused much like other illicit drugs. Those high on bath salts are at risk of serious health issues such as rapid heart rate, hallucinations, breathing problems and more. Users can also be very dangerous to emergency health care professionals as the drug can cause unusually severe paranoia, so those trying to provide care may be perceived as threatening.
Pen Bay Healthcare, in collaboration with the Rockland Police Department, has developed a safety plan which outlines actions to keep staff and other patients safe from disruptive patients. To find out more information or to get help, contact your health care provider or Sergeant Finnegan at 594-0316, ext. 243.
Society adds second bus tour by popular demand
UNION, Maine — Due to overwhelming demand, the Union Historical Society will sponsor a second Come Spring Bus Tour at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 16. The narrated two-hour bus tour departs from the Old Town House on Town House Road and follows the Georges River Scenic Byway. Included on the tour are dismount stops at five historic sites, four of which are located on private property and are not open to the public. Tour tickets are priced at $10 and may be purchased in advance at the Robbins House on Wednesday or Saturday mornings, or by calling 785-5444.
Belfast gallery to celebrate 10 years
BELFAST — The Parent Gallery at 92 Main Street in Belfast will be celebrating its 10th anniversary at that location the evening of Friday, July 8. At the same time, Artisan Books and Bindery, located in the same building but one floor below, will hold its grand opening celebration. All are welcome to the joint events, which will include refreshments, live music and an original Neal Parent framed piece as a door prize.
Jesup Memorial Library to host author reading
BAR HARBOR — Union resident and author Jean Edwards will read from her latest novel, “Quiltmaster,” at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, at the Jesup Memorial Library in Bar Harbor.
The novel recalls the time before the great fire of 1947, which burned many of the Bar Harbor mansions. The event will also feature readings from Edwards’ book of poetry, “Shore Songs.”
Food for Life classes in Rockport
ROCKPORT, Maine — ” Food For Life,” a series of weekly nutrition and cooking classes presented by chef MiMi McGee, will be held 6-8 p.m. starting Thursday, July 14, at the Picker Family Resource Center in Rockport. The class will be held the following Thursday, July 21, 21, 28 and Aug. 4. Each class includes a nutrition video followed by a cooking demonstration and sampling of the prepared food. Classes are sponsored by the Cancer Project and are open to cancer survivors, friends, family and all interested in cancer prevention and healthy eating. There is a $60 fee per person for the four-class series. For more information and to register, call 596-8950.
Old-fashioned fair on Sandy Point
SANDY POINT, Maine — The Ladies Aid Meetinghouse Fair will be held 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, July 13, at the Sandy Point Community Hall on Route 1. Lunch will begin at 11 a.m. The fair includes raffles, silent auction, baked goods, fancywork and treasuries and trash. For more information, call 567-3223.