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Turkey call

There’s a takeout turkey supper on Saturday, Oct. 10, at the Searsport Methodist Church from 4 to 6 p.m.  The meal includes all the fixin’s with pie for dessert for $10. Mamma won’t have to cook that night!

Gazebo renovations at Mosman

If you haven’t been over to the park recently, you may not know that the gazebo is having some renovations to the floor. President Jim Rose is planning to hold the annual meeting there at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 10. Please bring a chair and a mask and observe physical distancing. In case of rain, the meeting will be held at Union Hall. By the way, any donation to the park grants you a membership.

Butterflies and Backpacks

Friends of Sears Island has recently posted an educational video about the habitats, life cycles, and migrations of the monarch butterfly that they would normally share in their tagging workshops. So head out to the virtual milkweed field at friendsofsearsisland.org and enjoy!

Friends of Sears Island wants to remind everyone who is using the trails at this time of year to wear orange or bright colors, as Oct. 1 to Dec. 31 is hunting season. Don’t forget the orange dog scarf!

Friends of Sears Island and Carver Library have teamed up to offer an Exploration Backpack that contains everything you might need to investigate the outdoors. Included is a small spotting scope with a smartphone attachment for taking pictures of birds and geocatching, a large magnifying lens, a pocket microscope, a deck of nature activity cards, a field guide, a compass, as well as informational sheet and checklists. The backpack can be borrowed a week at a time. This has been made possible with a grant from the Maine Community Foundation.

Union Hall drama

On Wednesday, October 14 at 5:30 pm, upstairs at Union Hall, Cold Comfort Theater’s Maggie Goscinski will lead the group in a reading of “Harlow” by Jennifer Lane. All are welcome. Please remember your mask, and physical distancing is required. No drama experience is necessary and the event is free of charge. Harlow is a story about a woman who loses her sense of touch after a physical trauma.

Book Club

Reminder: Book Club will meet on Tuesday, Oct. 13, at 1 p.m. at Union Hall to discuss “Abbott’s Reach” by Andrea Hamlin.

The heat is off

Carver Library is having a new, reliable, and fuel-efficient furnace installed, thanks to a Belvedere historic preservation grant. There will be no heat during this transition, so the library will be closed from Oct. 26-30.

Penobscot Marine Museum

Penobscot Marine Museum continues with its 6 p.m. Thursday night Zoom series. On Oct. 8, Digital Curator Matt Wheeler gives a glimpse into Maine log drives with images from the Kosti Ruohomaa’s collection. On Oct. 15, Curator Cipperly Good takes a look at three quintessential Maine boats: the Wabanaki birchbark canoe, the Matinicus double-ender, and the Jonesporter lobsterboat.

Workshop/Gallery

If you’ve been following my series on new businesses in Searsport, you know I have discovered some unusual furniture creators. This weeks’ visit to Workshop/Gallery at 175 West Main St. has to be the most unique.

If you’re trying to picture the location, I’ll remind you of a yellow, single story building that housed a café, a yarn shop, a craft store and a consignment shop over the years until it was declared unsafe and demolished. From the ashes has risen a modern furniture and art gallery designed and built by Eric Nation and his partner Bettina.

Eric and Bettina have chosen to come to Searsport via San Diego and New Zealand. Eric is an architect-turned-sculptor who creates imaginative, yet practical, studio furniture. They are all one-of-a-kind pieces that would be appropriate for a high-style home, museum or office center. Using mixed materials like ceramics and Honduran mahogany, Eric achieves a functionally contemporary look. The components represent ideas in their grain and texture, sporting titles like “Regret” and “Daddy Long Legs.”

I also want to mention that they are showcasing Eric’s grandfather’s (Howard Little) spectacular West Coast paintings. As much as they would have liked to host a grand opening, due to COVID-19, they hope customers will drop by or call for an appointment at 548-4119.