Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Family festival Saturday
A Neighbor Helping Neighbor Family Festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday in Library Park on Washington Street.
Activities will include demonstrations on beekeeping, blacksmithing, alewife and lobster fishing, making furniture from twigs, soap and lotion making, spinning, stone wall building and quilting. There will also be crafts, food, kids' games and activities.
Live music will be performed throughout the day, featuring Allen Higgins, Hannah Robey and Coby Luke.
An auction of boxed lunches made and donated by "local celebrities" will be held beginning at noontime.
Area nonprofit groups will be offering hot dogs, lemonade, watermelon, posters of Seguin Island Light, rummage sale items.
Proceeds from the festival will benefit the Bath Area Food Bank.
For more details, call 443-8330.
Free summer block party
The community is invited to attend a free summer block party at the bandstand at 6 p.m. Saturday at the North Yarmouth Village Green on Route 115.
The event will include games, surprises, refreshments and music provided by DJ Mixx of All Access DJ. For more details, go to northyarmouthevents.org.
OLD ORCHARD BEACH
Road race and fun run
The 18th annual Breakaway 5K Road Race & Marilyn Golzbein Fun Run will be held at 7:45 a.m. Saturday, beginning and ending in the Old Orchard Beach square.
Parking will be provided at the public lot on Milliken Street.
Runners may preregister at www.Breakaway5K.org for a fee of $17, which includes a T-shirt. Race day registration is $20.
Registration for the fun run, for ages 12 and younger, is $15 and all youth participants will receive pizza, ice cream, french fries and free rides at Palace Playland Amusement Park.
Runners can view the race course by visiting viewtherace.com or breakaway5k.com.
Catch an outdoor movie
The Outdoor Summer Movie Series at Libby Memorial Library will feature "Oz Great and Powerful" at 8:30 p.m. Friday.
There is no charge and popcorn will be served.
Attendees are encouraged to bring something to sit on and snacks.
For more details, call 934-4351.
Night of hair-raising tales
Tim Garrold, a Searsport native and U.S. Naval War College professor, will recount hair-raising stories of rescues at sea at 7 p.m. Thursday at Penobscot Marine Museum's Stephen Phillips Memorial Library, 11 Church St.
Advance tickets are $8 for members, $10 for nonmembers, or $12/$15 at the door.
Buy tickets online at http://garrold.eventbrite.com or call 548-2529.
Feting farmers, chefs, artists
Creative Work Systems is accepting reservations for its event "Nourish," a celebration of farmers, chefs and artists, to be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 25 at The Barn at Flanagan's Farm, 668 Narragansett Trail.
The evening will include an art auction, photo booth, live music and dinner.
Tickets are $35 and can be purchased online at www.creativework systems.com or at 879-1140, ext. 240.
This event will benefit CWS Team Up!, a social and recreational club for current high school students and graduates with disabilities between the ages of 17-21.
'Healthcare Movie' at library
Maine AllCare and the McArthur Public Library will screen "The Healthcare Movie," from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the library, located at 270 Main St.
The documentary details the history of the health care systems of Canada and the United States.
A discussion moderated by Maine AllCare President Julie Keller Pease, M.D., will immediately follow the film.
The event is free and open to the public.
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