Community Announcements

  • Library hosting preview events

    BLUE HILL — On Wednesday, Jan. 30, at 7 p.m., the Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Maine will hold a preview at the Blue Hill Public Library of its upcoming production, “Iolanthe.” The preview will feature live performances of some of the music in the show and a discussion of the story by opera expert

  • Show preview set at Ellsworth Library

    ELLSWORTH — All are welcome to join the Gilbert & Sullivan Society on Thursday, Jan. 31, at 6:30 p.m. at the Ellsworth Public Library for a pre-show discussion of “Iolanthe,” which will be shown at The Grand in February. “Iolanthe,” or “The Peer and the Peri,” is a comic opera with music by Arthur Sullivan

  • Step-Up Night set at Bucksport High

    BUCKSPORT — Bucksport High School’s Eighth Grade Step-Up Night is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 30, from 6-7:30 p.m. Eighth-graders are invited to come to get a closer look at the high school and learn all about its academic, co-curricular and sports programs. Students can also tour the building and visit with teachers, administrators, coaches and

  • Chili dinner to benefit Calvineers

    CASTINE — The Adams School Calvineers will host a chili dinner fundraiser at Emerson Hall in Castine on Thursday, Jan. 31, from 5-6:30 p.m. The Adams School Calvineers are a group of seventh- and eighth-grade students doing research on endangered North Atlantic right whales, presenting their findings and educating the public in a variety of

  • Garden club offers two scholarships

    BAR HARBOR — The Bar Harbor Garden Club and the St. Croix District of the Garden Club Federation of Maine are offering two scholarships. The scholarships are designed to financially aid students who are interested in majoring in horticulture, floriculture, landscape design, botany, forestry, agronomy, plant pathology, environmental control, city planning or other garden-related fields.

  • Grants available for nonprofits

    ELLSWORTH — Nonprofit and public organizations seeking funding for projects that strengthen communities are encouraged to apply to the Hancock County Fund, part of the Maine Community Foundation’s Community Building Grant Program. A volunteer committee of Hancock County residents and business leaders reviews grants and makes recommendations for funding. In 2018, the committee awarded more

  • Festival accepting applications

    BUCKSPORT — The fifth annual Bucksport Arts Festival is now accepting applications from artists and food vendors. The festival will be held on Friday, Aug. 9, and Saturday, Aug. 10 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on the Bucksport waterfront. The festival jury will accept up to 40 artists and fine craftspeople. Applications are due May 1

  • Music and pie at Halcyon Grange

    BLUE HILL — The Midnight Riders will bring their own style of Maine music to Halcyon Grange No. 345 in Blue Hill on Saturday, Jan. 26, from 7-9 p.m. The group will be playing as part of a music and pie event at the Grange, which is located at 1157 Pleasant St. The Midnight Riders

  • Political talk at Jesup Library

    BAR HARBOR — The Jesup Memorial Library is hosting a talk on Wednesday, Jan. 30, at 7 p.m. titled “Washington and Augusta: What’s New?” How will the midterm elections change them both? What will be the big issues? Will partisanship get better, or worse? Speakers Jill Goldthwait and Fred Benson will provide their respective thoughts

  • Maine AllCare program Jan. 30

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — All are welcome to come to the Southwest Harbor Public Library on Wednesday, Jan. 30, from 5:30-7 p.m., to learn about Maine AllCare, the growing movement for universal health care for Maine. Since 2010, Maine AllCare has been working toward a solution to the health care crisis, built on universal coverage, cost