Book Club

SEARSPORT — Tuesday, Sept. 13, 1 p.m., Carver Memorial Library Book Club: “Island of the Sea Women” by Lisa See. Meet on the library lawn (in case of rain, downstairs in the Children’s Room). All welcome! Discuss or just listen in.

Waldo County Extension Association annual meeting, tour

BELFAST — Tuesday, Sept, 13: This meeting, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Belfast Soup Kitchen, 31 Belmont Ave., is free and open to the public. The meeting will include a tour, Q&A, farm-to-table dinner and a brief Waldo County Extension Association business meeting. Preregister by Monday, Sept. 12, at or call 342-5971 or 1-800-287-1426.

National Recovery Month

BELFAST — Recovery Walk through Belfast, from the Front Street parking lot to the gazebo at Steamboat Landing, Wednesday, Sept. 14, | 4 to 6 p.m. Sponsored by Waldo County Recovery Committee.

Waldo GOP meets

BELFAST — Wednesday, Sept. 14, 6:30 p.m.: The Waldo County Republican Committee  will hold a business meeting in its headquarters at 230 Searsport Ave. There will be a short business meeting and approval of new committee members, followed by a  working session. Members are asked to bring phone, laptop or tablet to spend a half-hour helping to address postcards, and more. Refreshments provided. FMI: JoAn, 992-3172.

Talk: ‘The Who, What, Where, Whys of PFAS’

BELFAST — Thursday, Sept. 15: The public is invited to attend a presentation by Andrew Carpenter, certified soil scientist and founder of Northern Tilth LLC, at 6:30 p.m. in the Abbott Room of Belfast Free Library. The program is sponsored by the Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition. Carpenter will discuss PFAS, addressing concerns that have been expressed, including where they are in our environment and how we can test for them.

Repair Cafe

BELFAST — Saturday, Sept. 17, 9 a.m. to noon: Bring fibers that need fixing or small electrical appliances that need repair. Bring replacement parts if you have them. Basic bike repairs; sewing machine on hand for mending. To help manage crowding and get basic tools together, please fill out the form at

Thorndike Days

THORNDIKE — Saturday, Sept. 17: Celebrate the town, beginning with a parade at 10 a.m. that starts at the corner of East Thorndike Road and continues down through Gordon Hill Road. Also planned are vendors from all over, live music outside the Central Maine Auction Hall, children’s activities, and lots of food, including a Chicken Barbecue and Cal’s Food Truck. All are welcome!

Nature walk: ‘Mushrooms and Other Fungi’

NORTHPORT — Coastal Mountains Nature Program presents “Mushrooms and Other Fungi” on Saturday, Sept. 17, from 10 a.m. to noon at the St. Clair Preserve (Knights Pond) in Northport. Directions: Take Route 1 to Northport, turn west on Beech Road for 2.3 miles, turn left on Knights Pond Road and drive 1.8 miles to the end.

Makers Guild of Maine Community Open Day

SEARSPORT — Sunday, Sept. 18, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.: The Makers Guild of Maine, which raises awareness of hand-making, music-making and cooking skills, invites the public to its free Community Open Day at Searsport Shores Ocean Campground, 216 West Main St. Enjoy live music, attend making classes/demonstrations and shop for handmade items at the Maine Makers Market. Also explore the campground’s organic gardens and woodland trails, rent a kayak, beachcomb and picnic. All ages welcome, but leave pets at home. For more information, visit

Open house

MONTVILLE — Monday, Sept. 19: The Kingdom Schoolhouse Museum in Center Montville, which is maintained by the Montville Historical Society, will be open to the public from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Historical Society members look forward to welcoming visitors who wish to explore their holdings that reflect the history of Montville and its people.

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