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Friday, September 21, 2018
Maine Champion Oyster Shucking Contest emcee Larry Sidelinger (standing, center) calls the action as two contestants await the start of their heat at a past Pemaquid Oyster Festival. (Photo courtesy of ScottBSmith.com)
Maine Champion Oyster Shucking Contest emcee Larry Sidelinger (standing, center) calls the action as two contestants await the start of their heat at a past Pemaquid Oyster Festival. (Photo courtesy of ScottBSmith.com)
Thursday, September 20, 2018 5:00 PM
Fourteen contestants are sharpening their oyster knives for the Maine Champion Oyster Shucking Contest at the Pemaquid Oyster Festival in Damariscotta on Sunday, September 30. The winner will be eligible to compete . . .
  • In the aftermath of Florence, North and South Carolina officials are encouraging people to volunteer or donate if they can. Here are a few ways to help. The Red Cross — About 3,100 Red Cross disaster workers from all over the . . .
  • During Welcoming Week, taking place September 17 to 21, Penobscot Bay YMCA will join Welcoming America and hundreds of YMCAs and other organizations nationwide in hosting events to celebrate immigrants’ contributions to . . .
  • Barn Replica Project Begins at Marshall Point —
    The Marshall Point Lighthouse and Museum Board of Directors broke ground for the replica of the Keeper’s Barn and Workshop on Wednesday, September 12, following a year-long fundraising campaign. . . .
  • Family Harvest Days at Boothbay Railway Village —
    Boothbay Railway Village, Route 27 in Boothbay, will celebrate autumn with Family Harvest Days on Saturday, September 29, and Sunday, September 30, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. On both days hayrides and barrel train rides . . .
  • Photo Archivist Kevin Johnson to Speak at Skidompha September 25
    Skidompha Library’s Chats with Champions will present Kevin Johnson, photo archivist for Penobscot Marine Museum in Searsport, on Tuesday, September 25, at 10 a.m. in Porter Hall in the library, on Main Street in Damariscotta. . . .
  • Adventures on the Oregon Trail at Boothbay Railway Village —
    Nick Buck will give an illustrated talk about his adventure traveling the Oregon Trail at 7 p.m. Wednesday, September 26, in Boothbay Railway Village’s 1847 Boothbay Town Hall, at 586 Wiscasset Road (Route 27) Boothbay. In 2011 . . .
  • Life & Times of Edgar Filmore Hanson, 1853-1933, September 24 in Belfast —
    “The Life and Times of Edgar Filmore Hanson, 1853-1933,” will be the topic at Belfast Historical Society’s meeting on Monday, September 24, at 7 p.m. in the Abbott Room at Belfast Free Library. David Ruberti, the society’s vice president . . .
  • Skidompha Genealogy Talk on Travels in Ireland & Scotland —
    The Skidompha Library Genealogy department will offer a free presentation, “Traveling Back to Our Ancestors’ Neighborhoods,” given by staff genealogist Kathleen Maclachlan, on Wednesday, September 26, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. . . .
  • Filmmaker Ben Levine will present “Origins and Destinations — Jewish Language in Memory and in the World” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, September 26, at Adas Yoshuron Synagogue, 50 Willow Street in Rockland. Levine will tell the . . .
  • P.A.W.S. Tree of Lights Campaign
    P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption Center has kicked off its second annual Tree of Lights fundraising campaign in an effort to help shine a light in memory or in honor of people’s beloved pets. The fundraising effort runs through December. . . .
  • Camden-Rockport Historical Society Elects New Trustees —
    Three new trustees were elected at the recent annual meeting of Camden-Rockport Historical Society. Pictured are society president Heather Moran (left), trustee Larry Goldman (center) and trustee Jenna Lookner (right). . . .
  • Guided Tour, with Cake, of Boothbay Region Historical Society’s Museum Collection —
    “History of the Boothbay Region in Five Objects,” a guided tour of Boothbay Region Historical Society’s museum collection, will be offered on Thursday, September 27, at 11 a.m. The Boothbay region was one of the first areas in Maine to be . . .
  • Blessing of the Animals September 29 —
    Nativity Lutheran Church and St. Peter’s Episcopal Church are hosting a Blessing of the Animals on the grounds of Nativity Lutheran Church, 179 Old County Road, Rockport, on Saturday, September 29, at 10 a.m. The public is . . .
  • Belfast “Tennis for Fun” Athletes Bring Home the Gold —
    The Maine State Special Olympics tennis competition was recently held at Midcoast Recreation Center in Rockport. Ninety-six Special Olympics athletes from around the state competed in seven individual tennis skills. . . .
  • Model Pumpkin Boat Competition at Penobscot Marine Museum —
    On Saturday, October 6, from 1 to 3 p.m., Penobscot Marine Museum will hold a model pumpkin boat competition as part of Searsport’s “Fling into Fall” celebration. Participants will craft a model boat out of any member of the gourd family. . . .
  • The annual meeting of the Five Town Little League (FTLL) Board of Directors will be held on Tuesday, September 25, at 6 p.m. at Camden-Rockport Elementary School. The meeting will begin with a tresurer’s report, the introduction . . .
  • The public is invited to shop for gently used clothing at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Rockland, 345 Broadway, on Friday, September 28, from 5 to 7 p.m., and Saturday, September 29, from 8 a.m. to noon. Clothing, shoes and . . .
  • Michael Paul Lund will present the third and final installment of this year’s musical Broadway Tributes at Camden Public Library on Sunday, September 23, at 2 p.m. Lund’s 90-minute lecture will include musical selections from legendary . . .
  • Appalachian Mountain Club and Midcoast Conservancy, along with representatives from Maine Audubon, Natural Resources Council of Maine, Maine Conservation Voters, and Maine Public Health Association, will hold a training session . . .
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