The 27th annual Friendship Day will include a parade, lots of food, road races and games, auctions, karaoke, and more. The schedule includes:

Friday, July 30

To benefit the Friendship Recreation Department for the new softball field

5 p.m.: Friendship Weekend Softball Tournament-Friendship Recreation Field; contact Dwayne Neubig at 832-4298.

6:30 p.m.: Ice Cream Social under the big tent with a surprise. Come and enjoy a sundae or a cone of ice cream.

Saturday, July 31

To benefit the ambulance service for Friendship residents

6:30 a.m.: Registration for the 17th annual road races at Advent Christian Church parking lot. Awards presentation at Advent Church parking lot after Long Haul; contact Donna Jameson at 354-6014.

7 a.m.: Short Haul Family Fun Run and Walk for children up to eighth grade and their parents; one mile. Entry fee is $1 donation.

7 a.m.: Paint Friendship; registration for the Paint Friendship Project. Must pre-register, contact Kat at 226-7446. Auction of these wet paintings will start at 2:40 p.m. at the Hahn Center. Benefits the Friendship Is Here scholarship fund.

7 to 9 a.m.: Eighth Annual Friendship Pancake Breakfast at the Advent Christian Church. Benefits Mission Fund and ambulance service. For more information call Tim at 832-5041.

7:30 a.m.: Long Haul 5K Foot Race/Walk. Open to all ages (seven classes). Entry fee donation day of race: $10 without T-shirt and $20 with T-shirt. For more information call Donna at 354-6014.

8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Craft Sale at the fire station and in front of Hahn Center.

8:30 a.m.: Food/Bake Sale at the fire station. All food donations welcome by 8 am. For more information call Kathie Homon at 354-0409.

9 to 11 a.m.: The Lobster Conservancy, near corner of Main Street and Route 220. Marine touch tank from 9 to 11 a.m.

10 a.m.: Town Parade, with them of “Friendship Creates Art,” dedicated to all the past and present artists and artistic groups of Friendship. Grand marshals are all of the Friendship artists and artistic groups. Parade participants should assemble before 9:30 a.m. on Tamarack Road. Parade directors are Bill and Elaine; for more information call Wanda Benner at 832-7207. Children can decorate their bikes and after the parade line them up in the children’s area behind the Hahn Center.

10:30 a.m.: Jumping tents, bubble pool fun, sidewalk chalk coloring, Kim’s Face Painting, stickers, lots of games, toys, books and candy straws at the Children’s Area beside the Hahn Community Center.

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Great Stephan, strolling magical mysteries, illusions, slight of hand and close up magic.

11 a.m.: Lunch and snacks available from Big Bob’s Big Dawgs, 4M-Productions, Wallace’s Market, Project Graduation Class of 2011 Concession stand; The Friendship Scoop will open at 3 p.m. and Flipper’s opens at 8 a.m.

Friendship Fire Department: Enjoy a few Famous Friendship Lobster Rolls.

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Friendship Methodist Church Art/Photo/Sculptures Display. Local artists and artisans display items for display and sale. For more information call Pam Cabanas at 832-6633.

11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Friendship Town Office Dory Photos; have a photo taken on a special Friendship Dory compliments of The Friendship Museum at the Friendship Town Office parking lot. For more information call Margaret Gagnon at 832-4852. Free photo opportunity.

11 a.m.: Midcoast Community Band outside the Hahn Community Center. Bring lawn chairs or blankets.

Noon: Diane Cowan of the Lobster Conservancy presentation on lobsters at the Children’s Area beside Hahn Center.

1:30 p.m.: Auction at the Hahn Community Center with Friendship’s famous auctioneer Bill Michaud: paintings, woodcrafts, pottery, gift certificates, buoys, furniture, antiques, etc.

1 to 2 p.m.: Family entertainment with Matt Loosigian of EarthJams: interactive and energetic guitar music in the Children’s Area.

1 to 4 p.m.: Friendship Museum, corner of Martin’s Point Road and Route 220, open house with merchandise, CDs from the Friendship Village School sixth-grade Finding Friendship oral history projects and last year’s project on Friendship Artists. For more information and to pre-order CDs call Margaret Gagnon at 832-4852.

1:30 p.m.: Kindergarten to fourth grade whiffle ball at the Friendship Village School ball field; must pre-register, contact Wes Lash II at 832-7807.

4 to 5:30 p.m.: Musical entertainment to be announced.

5 p.m.: Chicken barbecue dinner prepared by Jonathan Murphy. Pick up pre-order tickets from Susie Simmons at 701-9007. Portion of the proceeds for the Friendship Is Here Scholarship Fund for high school residents of Friendship to expand their education, and supports the children’s Halloween party and town’s Christmas party. The first Friendship is Here scholarships of $250 each were awarded to four graduating seniors. Donations are welcome to support the scholarship fund payable to Friendship Is Here – memo scholarship fund.

6 to 8 p.m.: Karaoke Night under the big tent with Trinity Commercial Audio.

Sunday, Aug. 1

8 a.m.: Friendship Softball Weekend Tournament-Finals.

10 a.m.: Open Community Musical Church Service, outside of the Hahn Community Center. Everybody is invited to join in this open community event, hosted by both churches. Attendees can take their own chairs. The special guest is Chaplain Capt. Earl Weigelt, who has served with the Maine Army National Guard since September 2004. He deployed to Kandahar, Afghanistan, in January 2009 with the 286th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, returning to Maine with the unit in January 2010. He is currently serving as the full-time support chaplain for the Maine Army National Guard at Camp Keyes in Augusta, and is assigned to the 120th Regional Support Group headquartered at the Augusta Armory.