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Searsport First Congregational Church

Saturday, May 4, 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. Full hot and yummy breakfast by donation. All proceeds go to our elevator/building fund. FMI: 548-0327.

Blessing of the Bikes, 9:30 a.m. All motorcycles and bicycles welcome. The blessing will be in the parking lot located behind the church at 7 Knox Bros. Ave.

We are a meeting point for the International Female Rider Day! Kickstands up at 10 a.m.! Women rider gift basket raffle will be drawn before we head to the IFRD meetup point. All are welcome! For more information, please call 548-0327.

The Pen Bay and Mount View High School singers present Choral Works for Spring. The concerts will be on Saturday, April 6, 7:30 p.m. at St. Francis Church in Belfast and Sunday, April 7, 3 p.m. at the Searsport Congregational Church. Suggested donation: $15.

Information from HOBBA – Businesses closing:

Block Brothers is moving to Northport to expand. The old "gas station" will be vacant soon.

Irving Gas Station will be closing.

Businesses opening

Steamboat Mobil is being purchased by Maritime Fuels. They will stay substantially the same.

The old bank building will be a candy store, opening in May.

The Thrift Shop next door to Up in Smoke will be razed and a new building will house a new furniture store.

Meetings

On Tuesday, April 2, starting at 7 p.m., there will be a regular meeting of the selectmen in the Town Hall. This meeting will be televised.

On Monday, April 8, starting at 6:30 p.m., the regular meeting of the Planning Board will take place in the Town Hall. This meeting will be televised.

'End Stage'

At Carver Memorial Library on Thursday, April 4, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Advance health care planning — are you wondering why it is important? Are you procrastinating about having the conversation with those closest to you? Unsure of how to start that discussion? Join us for the Palliative Players' performance of 'End Stage.'

Through improvised, unscripted role playing, they act out possible end of life scenarios and conversations. They explore decisions and wishes that might arise in a health crisis at the end of life, and offer suggestions for talking with loved ones. Featuring family conversations about serious illness, these scenes are hard, sweet, funny, and memorable. Presented by Hospice Volunteers of Waldo County.

Book Lovers Discussion

Thursday, April 11, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Carver Memorial Library. Come talk about books you’ve read from our collection, enthuse with fellow bookworms, and find your next read while enjoying tea and cookies.

April is National Poetry Month — do you have a favorite poem, poet, or anthology?

The Conversation

Tuesday, April 23, 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Carver Memorial Library. End-of-life care is not easy to talk about but these are some of the most important conversations you can have with your loved ones. This class will help you consider what is most important to you so you can gain confidence with starting end-of-life care conversations on your own. Free. To register, visit journeytohealth.coursestorm.com or call 921-3950.

Annual Tea

Sunday, April 28, 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. seatings at Carver Memorial Library. Tea, sandwiches and desserts. Featuring harpist Jean Goldfine during the first seating. $15 per person, proceeds benefit the library. Call or visit for reservations.

Feel free to pass this on to interested people.

Dick Desmarais