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Course seating is limited; there is a $14 fee, with a $2 discount for AARP members; advance registration is required.

To reserve your seat, call 563-1363 by Friday.

There is a half hour scheduled for your brown-bag lunch.


Harbor Fest this weekend

The Fourth Annual Belfast Harbor Fest will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday on the Belfast waterfront.

The three-day festival features the National Boatbuilding Challenge, the Cardboard Boat Race, the Come Boating! Rowing Regatta, a classic small boat show, a 5K road race, a pancake breakfast, vendors and maritime exhibitors, food booths, live music and children's activities.

The event will begin with a Friday night launch party under a big tent at Steamboat Landing and end with a Sunday afternoon Lobster Fest meal under the big tent.

For a full list of activities, their times, costs and locations, go to or call Mickey Sirota at 322-5671.


Sell or buy at Historical Yard Sale

Windham Historical Society will hold a Historical Yard Sale from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at its headquarters on Gray Road.

Featured will be old tools, household items and furniture. Rent a space for $15 to sell your wares or $20 with a table.

For more details, email


Tour of college's farms, and a talk, too

A Talk and Tour at College of the Atlantic's Peggy Rockefeller Farms will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Norway Drive and Crooked Road.

Come hear the latest news from COA's farming and food systems.

For more details, email or call 801-5625.


Guided tour of Castle Tucker

Join quilter and museum guide Betsy Spekke from 10 to 11:30 a.m. for a tour of Castle Tucker that highlights the quilts, embroidery, crochet work and other examples of needlework produced by the Tucker women. Learn about Victorian hand work in 19th-century America and see examples from the Tuckers' collection, including rooms not included on the general tour. The tour closes with an introduction to examples of needlework in Historic New England's online Collection Access Project.

Advance reservations are required. Space is limited.

Admission is $10 for members of Historic New England, $15 for nonmembers.

The property is located at 2 Lee St.

To reserve a place, call 882-7169 or visit


Daylily and hosta group holding Lobstah Classic

Southern Maine Daylily and Hosta Society will offer its second annual Lobstah Classic from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Southern Maine Community College at 2 Fort Road.

Presentations will be given by Melody Campbell, American Hemerocallis Society Region 4 director, from Rochester, N.Y., and Rob Mortko, from Made In The Shade Gardens, at Olathe, Kan.

Also there will be a silent auction and a live auction of plants.

For more info: or call 282-6394.


Library marking project's end

The Orr's Island library will celebrate the completion of its five-year building and renovation project on Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m.

The celebration will feature a re-dedication of the World I & II Orr's Island monuments, moved to new locations during the construction.

The John Leo Murray, Jr. American Legion, Post #171 of Harpswell will conduct a rifle salute and the playing of Taps.

Peter Hill, professor emeritus of history at George Washington University, will speak. The ceremony will conclude with a cannon blast from the Harpswell Historical Society at 2 p.m. Refreshments and library visits will follow.


Babysitting class for teens, pre-teens

The Sanford-Springvale YMCA has become a certified Safe Sitter Babysitting teaching site and will offer a nine-hour babysitting class for pre-teens and teens, ages 11-15, from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 19 through 21.

The purpose of this course is to prepare young adolescents to be safe, nurturing babysitters.

It includes how to care for a choking child, basic first aid, and personal safety for the babysitter, injury prevention and how to care for children and behavior management.

Learning takes place through games, role-playing, group interaction and hands-on mannikin practice.

Cost of the course is $35 and includes all necessary manuals.

For more details, call 324 4942 or email

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