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For more details, call 755-5273 or go to www.cmcc.edu.


KATAHDIN LECTURE: The Union Historical Society will meet at the Robbins House at 343 Common Road, on Union Common, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday for an illustrated lecture headed by John Neff and Howard Whitcomb.

Authors of the recently published book "Baxter State Park and Katahdin (2012)," Neff and Whitcomb will share their vast knowledge of the Katahdin region's history and the creation of Baxter State Park.

Refreshments will be served. The meeting is free and open to the public.

For more details, call 785-5444 and leave a message, or go to www.unionhistoricalsociety.org.

HANDS-ON SAFETY: A Teen Girls' Safety Seminar will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Vose Library, 392 Common Road.

Andrew Lemarises, of Mid-Coast Martial Arts, will teach hands-on safety skills for teen girls.

He will focus on ways girls can protect themselves and stay safe physically and emotionally, both at school and out in the world.

The event is free and open to the public. To register or for more information, call Vose Library at 784-4733.


CONTRADANCE: College of the Atlantic will host a contra dance with the Big Moose Contra Band and caller Chrissy Fowler on Saturday at Gates Community Center at 105 Eden St.

The event will begin with a family dance at 6:30 p.m. followed by more complicated, traditional dances at 8 p.m.

Admission is $1 and $2 for the family dance and $6 for adults for the final dance; children are free.

For more details, call Susan Pink at 288-5620, email susan@susanpink.com or go to www.coa.edu.


MARITIME MONTH: Maritime Month at the Camden Public Library will feature shipwrecks, fishing, paleo-Indians, doomed colonists, and the visit to Maine by the Prince of Wales.

The monthlong celebration begins with an illustrated talk by Dave Jackson entitled "A Picture History of Our Oldest Industry" at 7 p.m. Tuesday at 55 Main St.

Other events in April will include a talk by Maine archaeologist Dr. Bruce Bourque, speaking on his new book "The Swordfish Hunters about Maine's paleo-Indians, the Red Paint People," on April 16; a talk by historian Bud Warren speaking on the failure of the Popham Colony of 1607, which predated the Plymouth colony and was the first attempt by the English at settling the New World, on April 23; a talk by Dr. Richard Cornelia on the sinking of the side-wheeler Portland in the Great Gale of 1898, on April 25; and a talk by author and poet Duane Robert Pierson, speaking on his historical novel," Annie and the Prince of Wales: Portland, Maine 1860," on April 30.

The library will also display a brand-new model of the Portland by Camden's ship modeler Gil Carlson.

The National Fisherman photos from the Penobscot Marine Museum will be on display all month in the Picker Room.

For more details, call Ken Gross at 236-3440.

MUSIC: Ed Geis & Friends will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Camden Library Coffeehouse at 55 Main St.

Geis, of Camden, is accompanied by friends Will Brown of Lincolnville and David Foley of Northport.

The set features an eclectic mix of original compositions, western folk tunes and traditional folk music.

Admission to the Coffeehouse will be $5 and $7.

For more details, call Ken Gross at 236-3440.


NATURAL COLORS: The talk "Dyes From Your Garden: The Natural Colors of Our Lives" will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Penobscot Marine Museum, 40 East Maine St.

Fiber College of Maine director Astrig Tanguay will speak about growing, harvesting and preparing natural dyes from the plants in your garden.

Many samples and recipes will be provided.

Tanguay is an avid knitter and dyer with a deep appreciation of nature and a passion for furthering traditional arts.

For more details, call 548-2529 or go to penobscotmarinemuseum.org.


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