Community Announcements

  • Online grief support group starting

    ELLSWORTH — Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County is offering a free online grief support group for those who have lost a loved one. Meetings will be weekly for eight weeks from April 19 through June 7, with the weekday and time to be determined according to the availability of registered participants. This group is confidential

  • Gardening series starts April 8

    BLUE HILL — On Thursday, April 8, at 7 p.m., all are welcome to join the Friends of the Blue Hill Library and the Blue Hill Garden Club for the first presentation in a four-week gardening series. The presentations will take place Thursday evenings from April 8 to April 29 and cover the subjects of

  • The Giving Report

    Every day, individuals, businesses and organizations are doing good in and around Hancock County. The Giving Report compiles some of their financial contributions. COVID-19 relief, youth programming and development, animal assistance and basic needs are just some of the services provided by the Maine and New Hampshire-based nonprofits selected by the public to receive grants

  • Vacation week matinees at The Grand

    ELLSWORTH — The Grand will host vacation week matinee screenings of the hit animated Pixar movie “Onward” at 1 p.m. every day from April 19-23. Teenage elf brothers Ian and Barley embark on a magical quest to spend one more day with their late father. Like any good adventure, their journey is filled with cryptic maps, impossible

  • Post-COVID life focus of webinar

    ELLSWORTH — The Union River Center for Innovation is hosting a webinar titled “Planning Now for Life and Work Post-COVID” on Thursday, April 22, at 11 a.m. In this interactive workshop, participants will focus on integrating what’s been learned and leave with ideas for developing a plan for living and working happily and productively post-COVID.

  • Online piano concert April 12

    ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth Community Music Institute (ECMI) is sponsoring a new series of virtual midday concerts. The fifth concert in the series is scheduled for Monday, April 12, at 1 p.m. and will feature pianist John Blacklow. The public may access the concert via Facebook, ECMI’s website or by a link sent via email.

  • Sketchbooking workshop starting

    WINTER HARBOR — Do you want to explore pictorially what you witness and your responses to it? Sketchbooking is a powerful vehicle to start or jump-start or deepen your visual expression. A three-session online workshop for ages 16 and up and sponsored by Schoodic Arts for All will take place on April 12, 19 and

  • Webinar on Maine Island Trail April 1

    BLUE HILL — Blue Hill Heritage Trust is sponsoring a webinar titled “Introduction to the Maine Island Trail” on Thursday, April 1, at 4 p.m. Learn about the Maine Island Trail, a recreational water trail that includes over 240 sites and spans the entire coast of Maine. Speaker Maria Jenness will provide an overview of

  • Online author talk April 1

    ELLSWORTH — Author Kate Russo will be giving an online talk on Thursday, April 1, at 7 p.m. The program is being sponsored by the Ellsworth Public Library. Russo grew up in Maine but now divides her time between Maine and the UK. She has an MFA in painting from the Slade School of Fine

  • Online grief support group starting

    ELLSWORTH — Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County is offering a free online grief support group for those who have lost a loved one. Meetings will be weekly for eight weeks from April 19 through June 7, with the weekday and time to be determined according to the availability of registered participants. This group is confidential

  • “Touch of Maine” series continues

    BLUE HILL — The Blue Hill Public Library and Parker Ridge Senior Living Community are co-sponsoring “A Touch of Maine,” a weekly conversation with someone from the community, each Friday at 1:30 p.m. via Zoom. The featured speaker for Friday, April 2, is former George Stevens Academy science teacher and self-proclaimed “old, fat, bearded guy”

  • Gardening series starts April 8

    BLUE HILL — On Thursday, April 8, at 7 p.m., all are welcome to join the Friends of the Blue Hill Library and the Blue Hill Garden Club for the first presentation in a four-week gardening series. The presentations will take place Thursday evenings from April 8 to April 29 and cover the subjects of

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