Nature art workshop for kids

On Wednesday, Sept. 28, from 4 to 5:30 p.m., the Friends of Sears Island will host a nature art workshop for children ages 6 to 12 with an accompanying adult.  Participants will go on a short walk to collect some natural items for their art. They will assemble a fall banner to hang at home, paint and decorate a walking stick, and make mandala sculptures on the beach for others to discover.

Space is limited, so participants need to sign up. Just email outreach@friendsofsearsisland.org. Registration is complete when a confirmation email is received. This event is part of Friends of Sears Island’s “Science Squad” program that intends to incorporate after school projects that emphasize exploration and being a steward of the environment.

The program will be led by Ashley Megquier, outreach coordinator, and Sandi Cirillo, educator and fiber mixed media artist for over 25 years. No pets, please. In case of rain, participants will be notified if event is cancelled.

Blood drive

On Tuesday, Oct. 4, the North Searsport United Methodist Church will be sponsoring a blood drive from noon to 4 p.m. The church is located at 753 Mt. Ephraim Road. You can call the American Red Cross at 800-RED CROSS or log on to redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code Meetinghouse to schedule an appointment. That will save you 15 minutes of time when you come. BONUS: If you come in to give in October, you’ll get a free $5 e-gift card to a merchant of your choice!

Reminder: Last days for the StoryWalk at Sears Island that ends Sept. 30

Reminder: Save and take extra craft items and yarn to Carver Memorial Library for the Stash Sale Oct. 22.

Reminder: Searsport’s Fling into Fall Events happen Oct. 7 and 8. I will have a complete listing in the weeks ahead.