What's Happening Down East?
Mark your calendar for THIS Sunday, December 15th for the 4th annual WNSX "Kitty Palooza" cat/kitten adoption event with the SPCA of Hancock County! It takes place from 11 to 2 at the Maine Coast Mall in Ellsworth. Reduced adoption rates are: Cats 6 months and older, $25. Kittens - $45. "Vintage" cats - fee is waived, with a suggested donation of $25. To speed up your adoption process, you may go to the SPCA's website to fill out the Adoption Application. http://www.spcahancockcounty.org/adopting-your-next-pet/
Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry - collection boxes
Ellsworth Fire Chief, Richard Tupper, tells us that several local restaurants are currently collecting non-perishable food items to donate to the Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry in Ellsworth. (Participating locations so far are Pat's Pizza, Finns Irish Pub, Jasper's Restaurant, Ellsworth City Hall & the Ellsworth Fire Department.) Through December 15th, collection boxes are available for your donations of non-perishable food items.
Machias Bay Area Chamber of Commerce
The Machias Bay Area Chamber of Commerce is accepting new, and gently used ice skates that will be given free to anyone who needs them. This is part of the Chamber’s ongoing ice skating rink project. (The rink’s been ordered, benches are being built and the rink will open just as soon as it’s cold enough to freeze some ice) Skates may be dropped off at the Chamber’s office at 11 Main St. in Machias Monday through Friday, 10 to 3. For more info, call Sharon Mack at: 255-4402.
Ellsworth Public Library
– Food Drive
Have you been putting off
paying off your overdue books and media fines? If so, Ellsworth Public Library
has a way to clear that debt and help those in your community who need it the most.
Library patrons can get their overdue fines forgiven by donating non-perishable
food items through the Food for Fines program, through the month of December.
The donations go to the Loaves & Fishes food pantry of Ellsworth.
Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County
College of the Atlantic - adopt a whale program
Volunteers of Hancock County in Ellsworth is offering a FREE holiday program
entitled “Coping With The Holidays” for those adults and children who are
grieving the loss of a loved one. This program
is being held Saturday, December 14th from 8:30am to 1:30pm at St.
Dunstan’s Episcopal Church on State Street in Ellsworth. Pre-registration is required by
Thursday, December 11th by calling 667-2531.
Blue Hill Public Library/ The Grand
The Friends of the Blue Hill Public Library will be hosting an opera preview event on Friday, Dec. 13, at 1. Giuseppi Verdi’s opera “Falstaff” comes to The Grand in Ellsworth on Saturday, Dec. 14, by live simulcast. Local opera enthusiasts Linda Lesko and David Porter will summarize the plot, introduce the music and offer some ideas of special ways to enjoy the Saturday simulcast. All are welcome and no previous opera knowledge is needed. Admission is free. For more information, call the library at 374-5515.
DEF YMCA - Santa’s in the house!
The 6th Annual Breakfast with Santa sponsored by the Down East Family YMCA will be held on Saturday, December 14th from 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. at the Family Bible Church across from Marden's. Prices are $5 for adults, $2 for children. Enjoy a delicious, hot breakfast and visit with the elves in Santa's workshop! Feel free to come in your Pajamas. Please bring your camera to get your picture taken with Santa.
Sing! Schoodic Arts For All
Schoodic Arts For All is holding its annual FREE Carol Sing and Potluck Sunday, December 15th at 5 pm at Hammond Hall in Winter Harbor . So bring along a favorite dish and join in the singing! To read about ALL the upcoming events, go to: schoodic arts for all – dot – org.
Machias American Legion
The Machias American Legion says that there will be a Christmas party for the kids Sunday December 15th at the Elm St School in East Machias from 2 to 3:30. There will be Crafts, snacks, picture taken with Santa!
Machias American Legion
The Machias American Legion will be having their Legion Christmas party Friday Dec 14th starting at noon. The party is for adults, and will feature an ugly Christmas sweater contest!
Machias American Legion
Friday December 13th, and 20th the Machias American Legion will be serving lunch for area Veterans. Vets do not have to be a member, Lunch is free.
Neighborhood House, NE Harbor
Saturday, December 14th, in Northeast Harbor , it's Santa's Workshop! Bring in a canned good as your entry fee, where the under-15 crowd can shop for family without prying eyes. Volunteer elves will assist in picking out gifts and wrapping. At The Neighborhood House, 9:00 am - 11:00 am.
SW Harbor Library
Southwest Harbor Public Library will be holding another “Technology Petting Zoo.” They will take place from 1:00pm to 2:30 pm Tuesday, December 10, and Thursday, December 12. These sessions will include: Nook, Nook HD+, Kindle Fire, and Kindle PaperWhite, Google Nexus 7 and Apple iPad mini tablets. Registration is a must. For more information, call the Library at 244-7065.
Schoodic Arts For All - December's "Last Coffee House"
Schoodic Arts for All welcomes long time friends and Maine musicians, Steve DeVito and John Wixon to the “Last Friday Coffee House” on Friday, December 27th at Hammond Hall in Winter Harbor. Doors open at 6,with the show starting at 7pm. Suggested donation is ten dollars. Kids under 12 get in for free! There’ll be great desserts available during intermission. For more info, go to: www.schoodicartsforall. org.
College of the Atlantic’s marine mammal
research lab, Allied Whale, is offering “adoptions” of whales that it has been
tracking for years! Cost is $30
to adopt a single whale, $40 for a mother and her calf and $20 for
a renewal. There’s "Gemini," creating a bubble cloud capturing fish for his
companions to feed on, his buddies "Tusk" and "Notchy," and "Breakers," known to
protect calves that are not his own. With each adoption, you will receive a
certificate of adoption and a photograph of your adoptee, along with a brief
biography and a record of its sightings. Also included are a booklet of whale
maps, photos, and information, a waterproof field guide to whales and whale
watching, and an Allied Whale bumper sticker. All proceeds help protect whales
by contributing to research into their behavior, needs, and life history. For
more information, call Allied Whale in Bar Harbor at the College of the Atlantic at 288-5644 or visit www.coa.edu/alliedwhale.