April, finally! Critters are coming out of hiding and plants are peeking up to see if it is safe to come out and bloom. The community is coming back to life as well.

Searsport Historical Society

Searsport Historical Society is starting up with its meetings on Tuesday, April 12, at 7 p.m. at the Searsport Methodist Church. Kevin Johnson, media archives curator, from the Penobscot Marine Museum, will present a slide show and talk of older homes in Searsport. He especially invites those who might have stories to tell about some of these homes!

Library happenings

Crafternoons are still happening via zoom every Thursday at 3:30 p.m. Get out your knitting or any other project you may be working on and join in at networkmaine.zoom.us/j/221116293.

Book Club is reading “Come Spring” by Ben Ames Williams and meets every first Tuesday of the month at the community center at 46 Prospect St. at 1 p.m. Next month’s title is “A Walk in the Woods” by Bill Bryson if you want to get a head start. All are welcome to participate or just listen in.

Starting March 28 through April 29, Waldo Reads Together will be doing eight discussion groups about the book “The Devil’s Highway” by Luis Alberto Urrea. The book challenges our conceptions about borders whether they be literal, historical or psychological. If you have a passion for social justice, this is something you might want to take in. The groups will be twice a week and led by trained facilitators. If you are interested and would like to register, go to waldoreads.org/waldo-reads-together.

At the museum

Penobscot Marine Museum is doing a series of Frank Pendleton paintings each Friday starting April 1 at noon on Facebook.com/Penobscot. They will explore the newspaper, Ocean Chronical, that was published by the captain while at sea!

Benefit supper

A spaghetti supper will be held at ALL Play Family Entertainment from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 9, to benefit Debbie Stone who is battling cancer. Dinner is by donation and there will be many raffle items to bid on.

New restaurant

Speaking of food, have you tried Searsport’s new restaurant downtown at 25 E. Main St., called “Hey Sailor” yet? It’s a pub setting in mid-century style that serves light entrees with a West Coast influence. Open Monday through Thursday 3 to 9 p.m.

Jones joins Fethke Law Office

Laurie Jones is joining the law office of Aaron Fethke in Searsport. Ms. Jones has an eight-generation  family history in Searsport and is anxious to serve the community with her over 40 years of impressive  legal experience.

Low cost neuter/ spay clinic

Brooks Fire Station at 19 Purple Highway will be hosting a low-cost neuter/spay clinic on April 2 and 3. State of Maine “Help Fix Me” vouchers are available. If eligible, a $10 co-pay is required. Proof of eligibility is required. If not eligible, female spay is $90 and male neuter is $60. Prepayment is required.