What's Happening Down East?
SPCA of Hancock County
The SPCA of Hancock County is holding its first fundraising “Strut Your Mutt” dog and pet walk on Saturday, May 25th on the grounds of Woodlawn Museum in Ellsworth. Registration begins at 9am, with the 1 mile walk starting at 10. Cost is $10 per pooch, and you must show proof of current rabies inoculation. Light refreshments will be available for all participants. Grand prize awarded to the person who raises the most money. For pledge sheet, go to: http://www.spcahancockcounty.org/strut-your-mutt/
First Congregational Church of Ellsworth
The First Congregational Church of Ellsworth is hosting a benefit chowder supper THIS Saturday, May 25th from 5 to 6:30pm. Cost is eight dollars per person, or twenty per family. Free for children 5 and under. Menu includes fish or corn chowder, salad, rolls, home made desserts and beverage. Half of the proceeds will benefit “Jake’s House,” a residential home for adults living with cerebral palsy. For more info, write: email@example.com Or, call: 667-8321.
Pink Tulip Festival in Ellsworth
All are welcome to attend the first FREE Annual "Pink Tulip Festival"
taking place THIS Saturday, May 25th from 9 to 1 at the Donald A. Little
Park on State Street in Ellsworth. This event is being held in support
of breast cancer awareness, and coincides with the Ellsworth Garden
Club’s annual plant sale. Rain date’s Sunday the 26th.
American Red Cross Blood Drive
The next American Red Cross blood drive takes place on Tuesday, May 28th from noon to 6 at the Ellsworth Ramada Inn tennis courts. No appointment is necessary. Michael W. Hale from WNSX is broadcasting live from noon to 3! All presenting donors receive a Red Cross t-shirt, and receive chances to win many neat prizes, including a Coastal Adventure Weekend for 2, and a 1-year pass to Acadia National Park. For more info, go to: www.redcrossblood.org, or phone 1-800-RED-CROSS.
Jesup Memorial Library
There will be a presentation on ecopsychology on Thurs May 23rd at 7 at the Jesup Memorial Library in Bar Harbor . Dennis Kiley from the Institute for Integrative Living will give this presentation about an emerging discipline that integrates the fields of ecology and psychology to support environmental and human growth. This program is free & open to all.
Jesup Memorial Library
The Jesup Memorial Library in Bar Harbor continues its Concert Series with a performance by the 10-member acapella group Tyrannochorus Rex Sun May 26th at 2:30. Tyrannochorus Rex is part of the music program at Mount Desert Island High School . This concert is free and open to all. For more information, call the library at 288-4245.
Fort Knox "Quick Draw Championships
The American Cowboy Quick Draw Championship will take place Sat & Sun May 25th & 26th at the Fort Knox State Historic site in Prospect. Registration begins at 8:30 and the main match will begin no later than 9:30. All firearms & equipment must be checked before then. The championship continues on Sun at 10 & the event is expected to close around 2 or 2:30.
Jesup Memorial Library
Join the Jesup Memorial library in Bar Harbor for a discussion of any novel by Maine author Cathie Pelletier, on Wed May 22nd at 7. This talk is in preparation for Pelletier's visit at the Jesup on Thurs June 27th at 7.
Ruggles House in Columbia Falls
Get your garden started or add to your existing landscape at the Ruggles House Annual Plant Sale Sat May 25th from 9 to noon. The parking lot will be loaded with homegrown annuals, perennials, vegetable plants, and seedlings at the Ruggles House in Columbia Falls .
Ellsworth Trash -Memorial Day holiday
There will be no trash pickup in Ellsworth on Monday 5/27. The entire City's trash will be picked up on Tuesday instead.
Bar Harbor YWCA - Singing
Joyful Noise is a community sing along and it’s happening on Monday, May 27, from 7 to 8:30 at the YWCA in Bar Harbor . All voices are welcome, no auditions and no need to read music. For more information, call 244-0446.
The Mount Desert Island YMCA invites the public to the Spring Garden Tour at the W.P. Stewart Estate on Sat June 1st and 8th. The gates are open from 9 to 3. Tickets are $15 at the gate. Yoga classes will be offered in the garden from 8 to 9 for $25 each day, which also includes a general admission ticket to tour the garden. To purchase tickets in advance, contact the MDI YMCA at 288-3511. For more info contact Kim O'Brien at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blue Hill Public Library
On Thursday, May 30, a presentation and discussion about ticks and Lyme disease, “Ticked Off!” will be held from 6:30 to 8 in the Howard Room of the Blue Hill Library. The program will be presented by Happy Dickey, RN and Dr. Beatrice Szantyr. The event is free and open to the public and is being co-sponsored by both the library and Blue Hill Heritage Trust.
Ellsworth Garden Club - BIGGEST TREE!
As part of the ELLSWORTH SESTERCENTENNIAL CELEBRATION,
The Ellsworth Garden Club is searching for the biggest tree in
Ellsworth! Measure and then enter the largest (and perhaps most
historic) tree on your property for prizes (grand prize is $250!)
and potential listing on the State of Maine's historic register of
trees. The prize party will be at the Moore Community Center on
Saturday July 27th. For info on how to enter YOUR largest tree in
Ellsworth, call 412-0013. Or write, email@example.com (Photos must be submitted by July 15th.)
Fri May 24th at 7pm, the Grand in Ellsworth will host “A Night of Students Honoring Veterans” with the students of the Hancock County Technical Center , presenting student films from their 2012 trip to Arlington with Wreaths Across America. There will be a wreath ceremony and special recognition of local individuals that support veterans. The MC for the evening will be State Senator Brian Langley.
Zumba - Relay for Life
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A fundraiser for Relay for Life of Hancock County is happening on Fri night, May 31st at the Ellsworth High School Track-High Jump area. Zumbatomic for kids will go from 7 to 7:30 and Zumba for all will be 8 to 9. Minimum suggested donation is $10 & there will be door prizes. If it rains, the event will move to the DEF YMCA gym. Also, if you have a ponytail to donate for Locks of Love, be at the track at 7:55 for the clipping.
Relay For Life Yard Sale
There will be a Relay For Life Yard at Faith Community Fellowship in Ellsworth, Sat May 25th from 8 am to 1 pm. 100 % of the money raised will be donated to the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of Hancock County.
College of the Atlantic - play
Friday May 24th at 7:30 p.m., & Saturday, May 25th at 2 and 7:30 p.m. the College of the Atlantic presents “The Jolly Mon,” a play for adults and children based on the story by Jimmy Buffett, at the Gates Community Center on Eden St. in Bar Harbor . For details call 288-5015.
Craft Fair - Eagles Lodge Motel in Ellsworth
Crafters wanted for the first annual Glass Roots – Grow Big or go Home Autism Awareness Benefit scheduled for Saturday, May 25, behind the Eagles Lodge Motel on High Street in Ellsworth. Spaces start at $20 and are limited. Call Rebecca today at 812-8048.
Hancock County Relay For Life
Relay for Life of Hancock county is coming up Fri May 31st until June 1st at the Ellsworth Middle School track. For details on how you can join that fight against cancer, go to: www.relayforlife.org/hancockme
Ellsworth Public Library
The Ellsworth Public library is set to observe May as “Older Americans Month.” On Thursday the 23rd, there will be a panel discussion which features four representatives from local organizations that utilize the talents of older volunteers. This event is free and open to the public. For more info, call the library at 667-6363.
Bar Harbor Golf Course Ladies Golf Association
The members of the Bar Harbor Golf Course Ladies Golf Association invite all interested lady golfers to join up! The ladies’ league golf rounds take place at the Bar Harbor Golf Course in Trenton on Tuesday evenings at 4:45 pm (with a 5:00 pm tee-off) mid-May through mid-September. Sign up is on a weekly basis. If you have questions, phone Barbara Arter at 669-2118.
Bunny Barn Sanctuary - Cottontail Cottage Rabbit Rescue
Cottontail Cottage Rabbit Rescue's Bunny Barn in Lamoine is open THIS Saturday and EVERY Saturday, from 10am-3pm. LOTS of bunnies are up for adoption! So, come find a forever friend, or just stop by to pet the bunnies, or even bring ’em some veggies. The shelter’s at 21 Cottontail Lane, in Lamoine. (Turn before the Grange Hall onto "Shore Road" 1/4 mile down on right on Cottontail Lane.) Phone: 664.0344 https://www.facebook.com/CottontailCottageRabbitShelter http://www.ccrabbitrescue.org/
MDI Softball League
Elean Mitchell, from the 25 yr old MDI Women’s Softball League, tells WNSX that they’re on the hunt for softball players! This upcoming season run June 10th through August 8th, with games taking place Monday, Wednesday and Thursdays in Bar Harbor, beginning at 6pm. No matter where you live, all women over age 18 are welcome to join. Practices are decided by individual team captains. For more info on how to join a team, email Ellen at: e j Mitchell @ att - dot - net. MDI Women’s Softball League is also on Facebook, so check there for more details.
Stockton Springs Community Church
The “Save Our Steeple” committee of the Stockton Springs Community Church has received a 5 thousand dollar challenge grant! Through July 31st each dollar donated will be matched one for one, up to 5 thousand dollars. If you’d like to help, mail your tax deductible check to: Save Our Steeple, Stockton Springs Community Church, Steeple Reconstruction Project, c/o Seaboard Federal Credit Union, PO Box G, Bucksport, ME 04416. Or you may donate on line through PayPal at: http://www.communitychurchss.org
Financial Fitness is a new program which is offered on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at noon at the Ellsworth Public Library. The next meeting is on Wed May 15th from noon to 1. Bring your lunch and financial or estate questions to the Riverview room. For more information, call the library at 667-6363.
Ellsworth Public Library
“Financial Fitness” is a new program held on the 3rd Wed of every month at noon at the Ellsworth Public Library. Bring your lunch & your financial questions to the Riverview room each 3rd Wed at Noon. For info call 667-6363.
Ellsworth Public Library
The Ellsworth Public
library is set to observe May as “Older Americans Month.” On Thursday
the 30th, author Margaret Cruikshank will be discussing her book,
“Learning to be Old: Gender, Culture and Aging.” Cruikshank taught
English & women’s studies at City College of San Francisco, and
retired from the Univ of ME faculty in 2011. This event is free and
open to the public. For more info, call the library at 667-6363.
Blue Hill Memorial Library
Blue Hill Memorial Hospital is expanding its volunteer program and is currently accepting applications from those interested in giving back to their community. The hospital is currently seeking volunteers to serve as greeters for patients & visitors. Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer or learning more about the hospital’s programs should contact Heather Mott in the Human Resources Department at 374-3453.
The MDI YMCA in Bar Harbor is offering free Senior Swim Lessons on Saturdays from 1:30 to 2:15. People ages 60 and over are encouraged to take advantage of this offer. Swimming is a whole body workout, easy on the joints with no risk of falling. Please register in advance. Everyone is Welcome! Call the Y at 288-3511.
Blue Hill YMCA
The Blue Hill YMCA Early Learning Center has expanded care to accept children as young as 18 months old. The center is located at the Blue Hill YMCA behind Tradewinds Marketplace. The Early Learning Center is open Monday through Friday from 6:30 to 6:30 and cares for children aged 18 months to 5 years. Contact Crystal Follette at 374-2248 for more info.
Friends of Blue Hill Library
Friends of Blue Hill Public Library hold first-Saturday-of-the-month book sales each month in the Library’s basement “book nook” during regular library hours, 10 to 2. For more info call the Library at 374-5515.
Everybody Eats - free community meal
Everybody Eats is a free community meal each Monday from 3-6 in the Parish Hall at the back of St. Dunstan's Church in Ellsworth. All are welcome to this free healthy meal served in an inviting, stress-free, hospitable environment. Come and bring anyone who would benefit from some great food!
Jesup Library Story time
The Jesup Memorial Library is offering Story Time for infants and children up to 3 years of age each Thursday morning at 10. There will be stories, songs and finger-plays. All are welcome. For additional information, contact the Jesup Library at 288-4245 or check the library’s website at www.jesup.lib.me.us
1st Congregational Church - "The Welcome Table"
The Welcome Table, a free community meal, takes place on Wednesdays at the First Congregational Church of Ellsworth from 3 to 6. Home-cooked, healthy food and community fellowship will be on the menu. The church is located at 2 Church Street . For more information, call 667-8321.
Ellsworth Noontime Rotary
The 2013 E-Waste Event, sponsored by the Ellsworth Noontime Rotary Club, has officially been set for July 20th at Home Depot in Ellsworth. Details to follow as the date gets closer.
Downeast Health ServicesMaine Coast Memorial Hospital - Diabetes Support Group
Are you raising your
grandchildren, or a child of a relative? On the 3rd Tuesday of every
month, Downeast Health Services hosts a conversation with others in a similar
situation. This helpful forum takes place from 5:30 to 7pm at the Moore Community
Center on State St. in Ellsworth. Please call
in advance if you would like to arrange childcare at 667-5304, extension
261. A light meal is provided for children, and snacks for adults.
The Hancock County Diabetes
Support Group meets the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Maine
Coast Memorial Hospital Classroom, facilitated by the staff of the MCMH
Diabetes and Nutrition Center. This program is
free and open to the public. Call 664-5475 for more information. SPCA of Hancock County
CALLING ALL AVAILABLE
FOSTERS!!!!!! The SPCA of Hancock County is in need of pet foster homes,
especially for dogs, but cats/kittens as well.. The ideal situation would be a
home without dogs already.......maybe you used to have a dog and are not quite
ready to have another dog full time? Fostering could be a possibility for
you. They have some WONDERFUL dogs that need just need some quality
"people time." The SPCA pays for all food while being fostered at
your home. For more info, contact Nick at the SPCA shelter: 667-8088
Birdsacre in Ellsworth
Have you discovered Birdsacre in
Ellsworth yet? This 200 acre wildlife sanctuary is a charitable,
non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the home and vision of pioneer,
ornithologist-photographer CORDELIA J. STANWOOD, as a living memorial to her
achievements in Ornithology and life. Charming and intimate, yet unassuming,
a visit to Birdsacre is a unique and meaningful experience, perfect for
children and adults, outdoors enthusiasts, bird lovers, and history
buffs. Open 12 months a year, come walk the trails through the
woods. Birdsacre is ALWAYS free! Read more at: www.birdsacre.comTEAM HOPE WALK - October 6th
Help for today! Hope for tomorrow! Form a team, or come on your own to the 3rd annual Ellsworth Team Hope walk to help prevent Huntington's Disease. This year's "Walk, Fun-Run, Bike" event takes place on Sunday, October 6th, 2013 at the Down East Sunrise Trail in Hancock. Check in's at 9am, with the event beginning at 10. Sponsorships available! Contact Nancy Patterson at: 669-5212, or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.hsda.org/teamhope