The Violettes in concert

LINCOLNVILLE BEACH — Sunday, Sept. 25, 6 p.m.: Bayshore Baptist Church at Lincolnville Beach will present The Violettes in concert.

Historical Society talk: ‘Photographing Belfast’s Waterfront’

BELFAST — Monday, Sept. 26, 7 p.m.: “Photographing Belfast’s Waterfront — Then and Now” is the topic for the Belfast Historical Society meeting in the Belfast Free Library’s Abbott Room. Curators Liv Kristin Robinson, Kevin Johnson, photo archivist at the Penobscot Marine Museum, and Megan Pinette of Belfast Museum, will speak.

This program will be recorded and made available for viewing on Belfast Community Television and  FMI:

The Season of Creation

BELFAST — Tuesday, Sept. 27, noon: The last of the “Community Conversations” to celebrate The Season of Creation, a worldwide ecumenical period of joy and thanksgiving, running through Oct. 4, that acknowledges God’s gift of our created world and our responsibility to care for it, sponsored locally by St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church and St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church in cooperation with the Greater Bay Area Ministerium. Bring a brown bag lunch and join in the discussions following a presentation in the Belfast City Park pavilion.

Inaugurated Sept. 1 with an ecumenical service led by the Rev. Steven Alspach, pastor of Sandy Point Congregational Church, The Season of Creation will conclude with a Taize service at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, 95 Court Street, Belfast, at 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 4, the Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi.

Climate Film: ‘Reflection: A Walk with Water’

BELFAST — Tuesday, Sept. 27, 6 p.m.: Belfast Free Library, in collaboration with The Peace and Social Justice Forum/Waldo County (formerly Peace and Justice Group of Waldo County), will show the award-winning film, “Reflection: A Walk with Water,” made by filmmaker Emmett Brennan, in the library’s Abbott Room.

FMI: call the library at 338-3884, ext. 10, or visit

A child creates art on Sears Island. Courtesy of Friends of Sears Island

Nature Art Workshop for Kids

SEARSPORT — Wednesday, Sept. 28, 4 to 5:30 p.m.: Friends of Sears Island will host a Science Squad Nature Art Workshop for kids ages 6-12 with an accompanying adult on Sears Island after school. Take a short walk to collect natural items to be used in art-making, then incorporate them into projects at several stations where kids will make prints of leaves and assemble a fall banner to hang at home, paint and decorate a walking stick, and make nature mandala sculptures on the beach. Sign up in advance at

Blood drive

BELFAST — Thursday, Sept. 29, noon to 5 p.m., Belfast Boathouse, 34 Commercial St. Register in advance at

Run for Your Life 5K/12K

STOCKTON SPRINGS — Saturday, Oct. 1, registration at 7:30 a.m.: Run for Your Life 5K/12K fundraiser for Stockton Springs Ambulance Service. Sponsor and/or become a runner for this event. For more information, contact Lee Philbrook at or 299-2464. Race begins at 9 a.m. from Town Hall, 217 Main St. Registration forms are available at or at the Town Office.

Memorial blood drive

BELFAST — Saturday, Oct. 1, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Quirk Ford, 244 Main St., Belfast. Members of the community are invited to join friends and family to donate blood in memory of the late Michael G. Quirk. Register in advance at

Harvest Carnival

SOUTH MONTVILLE — Sunday, Oct. 2, 2-5 p.m.: Harvest Carnival at New Life Community Church, Woodsman Mill Road. Family fun with games, prizes and food.

The Season of Creation

BELFAST — Tuesday, Oct. 4, 5:30 p.m.: The Season of Creation concludes with a Taize service at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, 95 Court Street, Belfast, on the Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi.

Boston Tea Party patriot to be recognized

BELFAST — Wednesday late afternoon, Oct. 5: A ceremony in Grove Cemetery will recognize John Cochran, a Belfast resident who participated in the famed Boston Tea Party. Local officials will place a commemorative plaque on Cochran’s gravestone as part of a movement sponsored by the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum, a group dedicated to recognizing all members of the Dec. 16, 1773, protest event by the time of its 250th anniversary next year. All are welcome.

Run/walk for Peace Ridge Sanctuary

BROOKS — Saturday, Oct. 8, 9:45 a.m. check-in: Peace Ridge Sanctuary will hold a benefit 5K Run for the Animals & 1 Mile Fun Walk at its new Northeast Equine Facility in Freedom and Albion. Vegan prizes will be awarded to the top fundraiser as well as to top finishers and raffle winners. Free vegan barbecue for all participants. For more information, event details and registration, visit


BOAT RAMP CLOSED – The Swan Lake Association has announced that the Arthur Farnham boat launch at Swan Lake will be closed for maintenance on Saturday, Oct. 15. Courtesy of Swan Lake Association

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