Easy as pie
Spare yourself toiling in a hot kitchen. Snap up one of the Philanthropic Educational Organization members’ pies from 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, July 3, in front of Renys at 175 High St. in Ellsworth. Apple, cherry, pecan, blueberry and strawberry are the standard pies available. A limited number of pumpkin chiffon and blackberry sour cream also will be on sale.
For a decade now, local PEO members have held two holiday pie sales per year, raising more than $31,500 for women’s scholarships. An international organization, PEO has granted $345 million in financial assistance to more than 100,000 women over the years.
No cook-tomato sauce
With tomato season looming, the Women’s Health Resource Library will offer “No-Cook Tomato Sauce for Pasta” class from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 20, at the Weald Bethel Community Center on the Maine Seacoast Mission campus in Cherryfield. The free class is part of the library’s Harvest Table Cooking Class series held the third Saturday from July through March. Milbridge resident Ora Aselton will teach the class. To register, call 546-7677 or visit whrl.org.
Running on horsepower
Eggs, pork, lamb, dried beans, blueberries and organic produce are the mainstay of Horsepower farm in Penobscot. Founded in 1974 by the late Paul and Mollie Birdsall, the horse-powered farm will open its doors from 2 to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, July 16, for tours of the operation and property. To register for the event, call 374-5118, email [email protected] or visit bluehillheritagetrust.org.
Sculptor Peter Beerits will lead a tour through Nellieville, the fanciful town out West with a cast of characters and creatures, from 2 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 6, at Nervous Nellie’s Jams & Jellies. Visitors may also sample the many different fruit jams, conserves, preserves and chutneys at the café located at 598 Sunshine Road in Deer Isle. To register, call (800) 777-6845. For more info, visit nervousnellies.com.