Summer has really hit its stride these days with the hot weather and summer events! So glad you are reading this column so you don’t miss some of the interesting things going on in Searsport!

Good eating

First, a lobster/fish chowder take out supper is happening at the Searsport Congregational Church Friday, Aug. 21, at 4 p.m. until sold out. The dinner includes chowder, coleslaw, biscuit and fresh blueberry cake, all for $15! Reservations are recommended through Phyllis Gaul at 548-0232 or Jim Rose at 548-0020. Please leave a message as to how many meals you would like. Please pick them up between 4 and 5 p.m.

And more lobster!

The Maine Ocean School Foundation is having a lobster roll “Lunch Box Sale” at Changing Seasons Federal Credit Union, 115 Mecaw Road, Hampden, Friday, Aug. 21, from 1 to 3 p.m. The” lunch box” includes a yummy lobster roll, chips and a drink. The minimum donation is $20, payable with cash, check or credit card.

The Maine Ocean School is a public magnet school for marine science, technology, transportation and engineering located in Searsport. Its mission is to provide a theme-based education focused on Maine’s maritime connection with an emphasis on leadership, skills and work ethic in preparation for careers involving the ocean. For more information about the school, check its website at

And speaking of school

There is a Back to School Backpack Drive happening in the Bangor Savings parking lot on Main Street in Searsport, Saturday, Aug. 22, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is really important. The kids need all kinds of things to start school, especially this year, whether they are homeschooled or going back to the classroom. So, let’s fill the truck bed with all kinds of backpacks and school supplies this Saturday!

Community yard sale

Time to clean out! The Mosman Park Association is sponsoring a community yard sale Saturday, Aug. 29, starting at 8:30 a.m. I know you might need a little time to prepare for this, so I am mentioning it a little early and I will remind you again next week. Participants can set up their own tables or car trunks to sell items. There is no charge to do this, but donations from the day's sales are welcome. The park association maintains the grounds and playground where everyone is welcome to gather free of charge. For more information on this event, call Faith at 242-6230 or Jim at 548-0020.

Free computer courses

The Searsport Broadband Committee has partnered with the National Digital Equity Center to make available various online classes. You can register at Here is a sample of this week’s free classes: Aug. 20, 7-8 p.m., “How to get News and Information Online”(designed for people 55+); Aug. 21, 7 -8 p.m., “Is QuickBooks Online Right for you?”; Aug 22, 11 a.m.-noon, “Online Games for Ages 55+”; Aug 24, 4:30-5-30 p.m., “Cloud-based Backup Solutions”; 5:30-6 p.m., “Identifying Fraud & Scams”; 7-8 p.m., “Beyond Gmail”; Aug. 25 10 -11 a.m., ”Using Software Devices for Better Health.” Check it out! The Broadband Committee is working to obtain affordable, high-speed internet service for the entire town.