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Here’s what’s coming up in Searsport in the next few weeks:

Neighborhood trees for Earth Day

Carver Memorial Library would like to invite everyone to the 13th annual Neighborhood Forest free tree program. Since 2010, Neighborhood Forest has reached of 60,000 families and planted over 30,000 trees through the hands of children and parents across North America.

If you would like to participate, fill out the form by March 7 to receive a free 6- to 12-inch tree during Earth Week (April 18-22). If you would like to purchase other trees at the same time, you can do so by

Neighborhood Forest free tree program

paying $10 per extra tree, which helps to fund the program. You ‘ll receive your tree around Earth Day (April 22) and it will include planting instructions and species information. Get your free tree here.

Downtown winter Storywalk

If your family hasn’t taken a Storywalk at Sears Island, then this may be more your cup of tea. The book is “The Mitten” by Jan Brett, always a favorite. The walk starts at Splendiferous Sweet Shop at 21 E. Main St. and continues for about a four-block loop around town.

Other participating businesses are Coastal Café, Hey Sailor, Strandz Hair Studio, Bog Hill Woodworking, Penobscot Marine Museum, Trove Artisan Boutique, The Antiquarian Gift Shop and Pay It Forward for Kids. The walk will be available until March 15.

Pop Culture Trivia Nights

Think you know your trivia facts? Penobscot Marine Museum and Carver Library have teamed up for a fun Zoom program on Tuesday nights at 7 p.m. That’s March 1, 8, 15 and 22 if you’re counting. Questions might have something to do with boats and the ocean, like “What was the name of the boat in the movie, Perfect Storm?” Even if you don’t play, the answers could be interesting!

Traditional Fiber Arts series

On March 10 on Zoom from 6 to 7 p.m., there will be a presentation from Penobscot Marine Museum with Anneliese Meck featuring Henrietta Garey’s brown taffeta and velvet dress. Henrietta wore it to the Christmas and Boxing Day festivities in Australia on her 1884 honeymoon voyage with Searsport Capt. Franklin Garey.

Summer internship available

If you know a young person who would like to spend the summer in a five-month paid intern position at Penobscot Marine Museum, give them a call. The intern would actively participate as a member of the interpretive staff for three to five days and spend the other days working on a variety of projects in different departments. It’s an amazing opportunity to learn a lot about Searsport’s history, as well as how a museum functions.

For more information on any of these events, get in touch with Jeana Ganskop, PMM education director, at jganskop@pmm-maine.org or call her at 548-2529, ext. 213.

St. Patrick’s Day supper

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a traditional New England boiled dinner on Saturday, March 12. The dinner includes corned beef, cabbage, carrots, potatoes, Irish soda bread and a yummy dessert! To make your reservation for a meal, call Jayne Snowdale at 407-694-8733.

Dinners will be given out at the Searsport Congregational Church at 8 Church St. between 3:30 and 4:30 p.m. Just pull up, give your name, and the runner will pick up your dinner.

The dinner is free to all, but donations are welcome and support the Kindness Program, which helps food insecure folks. Don’t miss out! Call for a reservation, as they almost always run out!