‘Growing Local’ screening at Frontier

BRUNSWICK — The new film series Growing Local is screening at Frontier January 20-25. The 7:30pm screening on Tuesday, January 20 will include a Q+A with director Bridget Besaw and film participants, and on Sunday, January 25, the 5pm screening will open into discussion with local food producers, co-hosted by Local Farms — Local Food.

A collaboration between Maine Farmland Trust and Seedlight Pictures, the film series points to both the vibrancy and the growing pains of the local food movement in Maine, and the uncertain fate of the farmers and farmland that keep it alive.

Growing Local contains three short vignettes: “Seeding A Dream,” “Pig Not Pork,” and “Changing Hands.” Each focuses on a different challenge hindering the growth of the local food movement, and points toward possible solutions.

“While many are aware of the challenges faced by small farmers today, these three short films weave together the interconnectedness of farms, community and health in a unique and innovative way. They make us think about our values, about things we may take for granted, and, most importantly, what we can do to effect positive change,” said John Piotti, President and CEO of Maine Farmland Trust.

After debuting the films at the Camden International Film Festival, Maine Farmland Trust is screening them across the state. More information and a schedule can be found on the Maine Farmland Trust website. Maine Farmland Trust is a statewide, member-powered nonprofit organization working to protect farmland, support farmers, and advance the future of farming. For more information on specific programs, visit Maine Farmland Trust located at 97 Main St. in Belfast or on the web at www.mainefarm- landtrust.org.

Sagadahoc to go back to the 70s

BATH — Sagadahoc Preservation Inc. is warping back to the 1970’s and throwing a Friday Night Fever Disco Party on Friday, January 23rd from 7 to 10 pm at Winter Street Center. Bellbottoms and platform shoes will be the order of the night when guests can dance to the groovy tunes spun by our DJ, do the hustle along with the blockbuster film Saturday Night Fever, enjoy a cash bar and munchies. Disco dress is encouraged to help everyone get into the spirit of the evening. Tickets are $15/person and available at Now You’re Cooking and Ornament in downtown Bath or by calling the SPI office at 443-2174. Tickets will also be available at the door. This event is for adults 21 years and older. A special thanks to the party sponsors, Bath Savings Institution and Jorgensen Landscaping. Winter Street Center is located at 880 Washington Street in Bath.

Sagadahoc Preservation Inc.is a nonprofit organization focused on historic preservation. The members are always looking at new and creative ways to raise funds towards this effort and to showcase the historic Winter Street Center which is available to the community for private rentals. All proceeds from these events go towards to maintenance of Winter Street Center. Please visit the website at www.sagadahocpreservation.org for more information and to keep up to date on future events.

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