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Jory Squibb of Camden demonstrates his “hybrid” electric quadricycle to Daniel and Ethan Navarro of Rockland. Squibb will be one of the makers exhibiting his “tinkering results” at the Maker Faire on Saturday at the Camden Public Library. His 105-pound Sunbeam car is two-thirds battery-powered and one-third pedal-powered. The range on battery power alone is 80 miles. Midcoast Maine’s Mini Maker Faire, the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth, is free and open to all ages. It will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the library amphitheater.

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Pre-registratin is required by calling 469-6929 or email

Rain date is Sept 15.


Music, writing group and a Maker Faire

Camden Public Library will host the following programs this week at its 55 Main St. facility:

An opening reception for Artist of the Month Linda Shepard will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

The Veterans for Peace Writers Group continues at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 3, 10, and 24, led by creative writing instructor and veteran George Chappell. The sessions are free.

John and Rachel Nicholas will perform at the Camden Library Coffeehouse at 7 p.m. Thursday with guest David Dodson. Admission is $4/$5 for seniors and students. Refreshments will be available.

And the first-ever Midcoast Mini Maker Faire, hosted by the Camden Public Library and Midcoast Magnet, will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the library's amphitheater, featuring more than 20 maker exhibits that detail inventions and innovations.

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

Community chorus wants you

Midcoast Community Chorus welcomes singers of all vocal abilities, who are age 12 and older, to join them for performances this fall.

Led by MCC founder and artistic director Mimi Bornstein, the chorus rehearses weekly from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays at John Street United Methodist Church in Camden.

The semester will end with a Jan. 12 concert at the Strom Auditorium in Rockport.

Registration for this semester is from 5 to 6:15 p.m. Sept. 16, before the first rehearsal, and again on Sept. 23.

Or visit the MCC website at for early registration instructions.

In addition to the regular Monday Night Chorus, there will be an intermediate chorus, monthly community sings and music reading classes.

The MCC is a non-auditioned, multigenerational chorus established in 2008 that typically includes 120 to 140 choristers each semester.


Filmmaker to discuss shipwreck story

Filmmaker David Conover will screen and discuss his hourlong film documentary "Wreck of the Portland" at 7 p.m. Thursday at Penobscot Marine Museum's Stephen Phillips Memorial Library, 11 Church St.

The sinking of the SS Portland during a blizzard on Nov. 26, 1898, is considered one of the greatest maritime disasters to occur off the Northeast coast of the United States.  All 190 passengers and crew on board perished. Little of the shipwreck and few victims were ever recovered, and the exact location of the tragedy was a mystery. During the summer of 2002, 104 years after the vessel's disappearance, a Remote Operated Vehicle was used to locate the wreck.

Tickets are $8 to $15.

For tickets or more details, call 548-2529. 


Retired educators to meet for lunch

The Mid-Coast Retired Educators Association will meet for a salad luncheon on Wednesday at the United Methodist Church.

The social time starts at 10:30 a.m. followed the meeting at 11:45 a.m. and the luncheon.

The meal will serve as a fundraiser benefiting the annual high school scholarships given to Brunswick, Morse and Mt. Ararat High School seniors.

All retired educators living in the area are welcome to attend. 

Reservations and more details are available by calling Corley Anne Byras at 666-3922.


One-day CPR and life-saving course

Saint Joseph's College will host a one-day course on CPR and other lifesaving skills from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the campus on 278 Whites Bridge Road.

Participants will learn to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an AED and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner.

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