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The waning days of summer are upon us. Time to get in that last trip to the beach, the last campfire, and the last sail or kayak ride before we switch gears for fall activities. Here’s what we have going on in Searsport.

Mosman Park

The Mosman Park Association will have its annual meeting Saturday, Aug. 21, at 9 a.m. at the park. If it rains, the meeting will be held in the conference room of Union Hall. Everyone is welcome and they encourage new members.

Time to get ready for the third annual Mosman Park Yard Sale to be held Saturday, Aug. 28, 8 a.m. to noon. There is no fee to participate but donations to the park are welcome. Please bring your own table or tent or just sell from your car trunk! This fundraiser supports the park’s new steps and the new pavilion!

Monarch Butterfly Tagging Program

On Monday, Aug. 23, from 10 a.m. to noon, Friends of Sears Island will host a monarch butterfly tagging workshop for adults. Environmental educator Serena Cole will explain monarch butterfly life cycles, habitat and migration patterns. A hike will follow to the milkweed field, which is a certified Monarch Waystation. At the field, participants will be able to carefully net and assist with tagging to track annual butterfly migration. Space is limited and advance registration is required. To sign up, email outreach@friendsof searsisland.org.

Carver Memorial Library

Hope you’ve had a chance to take part in the many activities at Carver Library this summer. Just want to remind homeschoolers that their first meeting of the fall will be Tuesday, Aug. 24, at 3 p.m.

Also, summer reading ends at the end of August. Whether you are an adult or an early reader, you can participate! Earn a patch as you catch up on Searsport or Maine history, learn about animals or delve into some fantasy with Fairytales. Finishers will be entered in one of the prize bag drawings!

Did you know there is landscaping being designed for the library? A professional retired landscape designer, Joe Wassam, has stepped up with a plan that will include trees and bushes as well as flowers. The plan will be officially unveiled at the September library trustees’ meeting. Can’t wait to see what he’s come up with. Attractive landscaping and gardens will be a fantastic addition to the library complex.

Historic Preservation Commission

The members of Searsport’s Historic Preservation Commission were treated to a walking tour of the Elm Street area led by Select Board member and lifelong resident of the area, Doug Norman. He was able to point out long overgrown roads that led to the many shipyards that were at the shore, pilings of the wharves, and a long-forgotten mooring ring mounted in the ledge at Mosman Park. He remembered when areas were farmland, and barns and animals were plentiful. The tour was filmed and the commission plans to transcribe the talk and put in into Searsport’s archives.

Plans are being made for the “Fling into Fall” weekend in October. The event committee meets on Mondays at 2 p.m. Planned are the traditional scarecrows and pumpkins, a costume parade, an outdoor decoration contest for homes and businesses, perhaps an auction, lots of food opportunities and, of course, fireworks.  If you have an idea or you are a member of group that would like to participate, give Sandra Otis-Anderson a call at 207-548-6530.