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Newport church to serve turkey supper


NEWPORT, Maine — The High St. Congregational Church will have a turkey supper 5-6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12, at 26 High St.

The supper will be served family style. Admission is $7 for adults, $3 for children under 12. For information, call 368-5292.

Media conference scheduled in Unity

UNITY, Maine — Unity College and WERU community radio of Blue Hill will hold their first grass-roots media conference Sept. 9-10 at the Unity College Centre for the Performing Arts, 4 Depot St.

Admission is free and open to the general public. Participants are encouraged to register ahead of time at

Portrait workshop at Woodlawn Museum

ELLSWORTH, Maine — R. David Patterson will conduct a daylong portrait workshop 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, at Woodlawn Museum on Route 172.

For beginners or artists looking for a refresher, no previous experience is required. The cost for Woodlawn members is $80, for nonmembers $90.

Space is limited so registration is required by calling 667-8671. Attendees should bring No. 2 pencils, drawing paper and a bag lunch.

Conservancy’s Blueberry Festival to begin Aug. 20

MACHIAS, Maine — Visit the Downeast Coastal Conservancy’s kiosk and activity center during the Machias Blueberry Festival, featuring animal puppet shows and birdhouse building for kids.

Information from area hiking guides, a new brochure, and information on the conservancy’s new projects and volunteer opportunities will be available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, and 9 a.m. to noon Sunday, Aug. 21, in downtown Machias.

For information call 255-4500.

Cancer center to sponsor annual barbecue

ORLAND, Maine— The Cancer Support Center of Maine, located in Bucksport, will hold its third annual barbecue from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, at Alamoosook Lakeside Inn, 229 Soper Road in Orland.

Tickets are $25 each and are available at Frank’s Bake Shop on State Street in Bangor, BookStacks and the Cancer Support Center of Maine, both on Main Street in Bucksport.

The center’s mission is to assist Maine women and men and their loved ones who are confronting cancer and helping empower communities through outreach and education about cancer risk reduction.

For information about Cancer Support Center of Maine, call 469-6363. Proceeds from the barbecue benefit the center.

Bayside Trio to headline Sunday Concert Series

BELFAST, Maine — The First Church of Belfast free Sunday Concert Series will present the Bayside Trio at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14, at the church on the corner of Spring and Court streets.

The church is handicapped-accessible using the Court Street entrance. Everyone is welcome. For information, call 338-2282.

Belfast adult ed recruiting for fall semester

BELFAST, Maine — The College Connection, a program of Belfast Adult and Community Education that offers academically intense college preparation for adults, is recruiting for its fall semester which starts on Monday, Sept. 12.

The College Connection is designed to help nontraditional adult students refresh English and math skills, build self-confidence and learn what is necessary to succeed in college. The program also provides assistance with the college enrollment process, including Accuplacer testing, financial aid and college application paperwork, college and career counseling, college tours and more.

The College Connection is funded in part by a state grant and Belfast Adult and Community Education. The program is free; however, students are responsible for purchasing books needed for courses.

For information, call 338-3197.

Society summer meeting held in Jonesport

JONESPORT, Maine — The summer meeting of the Washington County Historic and Genealogical Society will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, in the new Jonesport Historical Society room in the former Sawyer-Worcester building at Sawyer Square.

After the business meeting of society members, a special presentation will be offered on the computerized historical and genealogical program of Jonesport history and its families.

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