Community Announcements

  • Women’s suffrage history talk set

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Voting rights activists Ann Luther and Sheila Kirby will be at the Southwest Harbor Public Library on Tuesday, June 11, at 5:30 p.m. for an event commemorating the 19th Amendment. 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, when women won the right to vote. This presentation not

  • Author talk at Jesup Library

    BAR HARBOR — On Thursday, June 6, at 7 p.m. at the Jesup Memorial Library, author Ed Rice will discuss his book “Robin Emery: Maine’s First Lady of Road Racing.” Emery, who is from Ellsworth, is a pioneer in the sport of road racing, or distance running. When she started, women weren’t allowed to race

  • Holden church to host supper June 8

    HOLDEN — The Holden Congregational Church is hosting a public baked bean and casserole supper on Saturday, June 8, from 5-6:30 p.m. The menu will include homemade baked beans, casseroles, salads, rolls, pickles and homemade desserts, including gluten-free options. Admission is $8 for adults and $4 for children. The church is located at 9 Rider

  • Hike scheduled in Mariaville June 8

    MARIAVILLE — Expert guide Dianna McKeage will lead a history and ecology walk at the Mariaville Falls Preserve in Mariaville on Saturday, June 8. Hikers should meet at Friends and Family Market in Ellsworth on Route 1A in Ellsworth at 9:30 a.m. to carpool to the trailhead. Plan for around two hours of easy hiking

  • Mystery night at Ellsworth Library

    ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth Public Library is hosting a murder mystery night on Friday, June 7, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Snoop around the library stacks after hours to collect clues and watch video alibis to piece together the mystery. Light refreshments will be served. The suspects will be played by local actors performing in The Grand’s

  • Early Word workshop in Blue Hill June 7

    BLUE HILL — Children’s author Patricia McMahon and poet Josh Kalscheur will present a workshop titled “But Seriously: A Generative Workshop” on Friday, June 7, at 7 p.m. at the Blue Hill Public Library. The workshop is a selection of prompts and exercises intended to generate ideas for writing. This is an early Word event

  • Film showing at Moore Library

    STEUBEN — The public is invited to a screening of the film “Bernie the Dolphin” at 6 p.m. on Friday, June 7, at the Henry D. Moore Library and Community Center. Admission is free and refreshments will be sold by donation. For more information, visit

  • Plant sale preview in Blue Hill June 5

    BLUE HILL — A slide show highlighting the native plants that will be available at Native Gardens of Blue Hill’s annual plant sale will be held on Wednesday, June 5, at 7 p.m. at the Blue Hill Public Library. The plant sale will be held this year on Saturday, June 8, from 9 a.m.-noon at

  • Author talk at SWH Library

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Abdi Nor Iftin, author of “Call Me American – a Memoir,” will be speaking at the Southwest Harbor Public Library on Tuesday, June 4, at 5:30 p.m. The book is the true story of the author’s heroic survival in war-ravaged Mogadishu, Somalia, and his journey to America. He currently lives in Portland,

  • Talk on vinegar at Ellsworth Library

    ELLSWORTH — On Wednesday, June 5, at 6 p.m. at the Ellsworth Public Library, Bob Sewall and his wife, Mia Mantello, of Sewall Orchard will explain how vinegar is made and speak about its many uses. Those uses range from cooking to multiple medicinal benefits. There will be aged vinegar to sample and vinegar for

  • Book sale June 1 at Blue Hill Library

    BLUE HILL — The Friends of Blue Hill Public Library will hold their first-Saturday-of-the-month book sale on June 1 in the library’s basement “book nook” from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nonfiction will be half-price. Special collections include a 1925 24-volume set of Joseph Conrad novels and a 20-volume set of “The French Classical Romances.”

  • SCIA awards dinner scheduled June 3

    SURRY — The Surry Community Improvement Association (SCIA) will hold its awards dinner and annual meeting on Monday, June 3, at the Surry Elementary School. The awards dinner recognizes individuals who have worked to improve the Surry community. Dinner will be served starting at 5:30 p.m. and will include lasagna, salad, rolls and dessert. The