Community Announcements

  • Blueberry/ice cream social Aug. 22

    ELLSWORTH — Friends in Action will host a blueberry/ice cream social on Wednesday, Aug. 22, from 11 a.m.-noon in the senior café at the Moore Community Center. All are welcome to bring their favorite blueberry creation. Ice cream sundae fixings will be supplied. Admission is by donation. For more information, call 664-6016.

  • Talk scheduled at Brooksville Library

    BROOKSVILLE — On Wednesday, Aug. 22, at 6 p.m., Seth Singleton will give a talk titled “The Populist Wave and America’s Future” at the Brooksville Free Public Library. America has now joined the populist and nationalist wave that has swept England, Russia, China, India, Turkey, Venezuela, Philippines, Hungary, Poland, Israel and Italy. Strongmen rule. They

  • Performance set at Blue Hill Library

    BLUE HILL — John Farrell, co-founder of Figures of Speech Theatre in Freeport, will recite from memory “Four Quartets” by T.S. Eliot at the Blue Hill Public Library on Wednesday, Aug. 22, at 7 p.m. The performance, part of a 2018 Maine Library Tour by Figures of Speech Theatre, will be followed by an informal

  • Blueberry festival set in Machias

    MACHIAS — All are welcome to come celebrate the harvest of the blueberry crop at the Machias Wild Blueberry Festival, Aug. 17-19 in Machias. There will be puppeteers teaching climate science, a magician, live music, a blueberry cooking contest, a blueberry pancake breakfast, crafts, blueberry run and a pie eating contest. There will also be

  • EHS alumni group to hold run, walk

    ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth High School Alumni Association is sponsoring a 5K run and one-mile family fun walk on Saturday, Aug. 18, at the Ellsworth High School cross-country course. Race-day registration begins at 8 a.m., with both events starting at 9. The cost is $20 for adults, $8 for Ellsworth High School students and $8

  • Bean supper at Dedham church

    DEDHAM — The Dedham Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, located at 209 Mill Road, is hosting a bean supper from 5-6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18. The menu includes homemade big and small baked beans, potato salad, cole slaw, red hot dogs, brown bread, pickles, rolls and pie. Admission is $9 for adults and

  • History talk in Surry Aug. 20

    SURRY — A public meeting of the Surry Historical Society will be held on Monday, Aug. 20, at 7 p.m. at the Old Town Hall, located at 1217 Surry Road (Route 172). Educator and historian Terry Christy will talk about stagecoach lines, mail delivery and river traffic in the region from 1825-1845. Tour the hall

  • Mexican supper at St. Andrew Aug. 17

    ELLSWORTH — St. Andrew Lutheran Church, located at 175 Downeast Highway in Ellsworth is hosting a Mexican supper on Friday, Aug. 17, from 5:30-7 p.m. Admission is by donation to benefit the Surry Backpack Program. The menu will include red rice, pinto beans, Chicken Picadillo, seasonal vegetables and salads and homemade desserts. For more information,

  • Photography group meeting Aug. 20

    STEUBEN — Local photographer Craig Snapp will be the featured speaker at the Aug. 20 meeting of the Down East Photography Group. The meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 20, at the Henry D. Moore Library, 22 Village Road in Steuben. Snapp will give a presentation focusing on his approach and

  • Authors to speak in Castine

    CASTINE — On Thursday, Aug. 16, author Jeffrey Lewis will discuss his new work, “Bealport.” The talk will take place at the Unitarian Universalist Parish House on School Street in Castine, starting at 7 p.m. Lewis is also the author of “Meritocracy: A Love Story,” “The Conference of the Birds,” “Theme Song for an Old