Bean-hole bean supper

BELFAST — A fundraiser has been scheduled from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, to help raise funds for Meagan Joyce, a 5-year-old Down syndrome girl, who is being treated for leukemia.

The event will take place at 116 Kaler Road, near City Point and Oak Hill Road, at Ron and Janice Clark’s home. The event will take place rain or shine. Tickets for adults will be $7 and $5 for children.

The meal will include a hot dog and roll, bean-hole beans, coleslaw, corn bread, beverages and desserts. Potluck dishes are generously being accepted. Tents, chairs, tables, grill and paper products have been donated from local merchants.

Donations can also be made to the Meagan Hope Fund to help the family defray costs of the on-going treatments. Any questions can be directed by emailing or writing to Ron Clark on Facebook.

Maine Conservation Corps seek trail help

CAMDEN — Want to spend some time outside and help out on the trail?

A Maine Conservation Corps field team crew will be working on a Coastal Mountains Land Trust project from mid-September through the first week in October. The crew will work primarily on timber bridge construction, bog bridging, and erosion control, and they would love your help. All safety equipment and tools are provided by the MCC and there is no minimum time requirement to volunteer.

Volunteering with an MCC trail crew is a great way to get outside, help your community, and get in shape, all at the same time. Upcoming volunteer dates are Sept.14-16, Sept. 21-23, Sept. 28-30 and Oct. 5-7.

To learn more about helping out, please contact the MCC’s Volunteer Coordinator, Sarah Gaffney, at 624-6092 or

Kiwanis to collect eWaste

ROCKLAND — Kiwanis of Rockland is teaming up with eWaste Recycling Solutions on Saturday, Sept. 25 at the J.C. Penney parking lot located on Maverick Street in Rockland from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to collect eWaste. There will be no charge to drop off household electronics, however cash donations will be accepted. All donations will go to the Area Interfaith Outreach food pantry.

Just think of it as a win-win situation. Make a donation that will benefit our community while at the same time saving on the cost of disposing of unwanted, broken or outdated electronics at the local landfills.

Kiwanians will be on hand to help unload cars and trucks. Just look for the Kiwanis tent. Help the environment and help Kiwanis.

Items accepted: household electronics (TVs, monitors, DVD players, VCR, radio/stereo, microwave ovens, etc), computers and peripherals (keyboard, mouse, scanner, printer etc), batteries, cell phones, game consoles.

Not accepted: appliances and white goods (ovens, washer/dryers etc.) Freon bearing items (refrigerators, air conditioners), fluorescent bulbs, mercury-bearing items (thermometer, thermostats etc.)

For more information call John Batty, 596-6989.

Lobster Fest

The Keystone Chapter #24 Royal Arch Masons of Rockport will host a lobster dinner. The $8.75 dinner includes an 1 to and 1 ¼ pound lobster, ear of sweet corn and a generous slice of blueberry cake. Also a beverage. Additional lobsters at $5 each will be available. Saturday, Sept. 11 from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Rockport Masonic Center at Simonton’s Corner. Orders to go will be available. Call Jethro at 342-5910 or Charlie at 236-4667 to reserve. Cooked or uncooked to go.

Democratic candidates at bean supper

The Knox County Democratic Committee will be sponsoring a “Bean Suppha” for several candidates, Sunday, Sept 12, 4 to 8 p.m. at 323 Main Street in Thomaston. Local candidates attending include U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree, D-North Haven, who will make brief remarks, Rep. Chuck Kruger, D-Thomaston, Sheriff Donna Dennison and Judge of Probate candidate, Sarah Ruef-Lindquist. Candidates from other districts are expected to attend as well.

Served in Mike Mayo’s back yard, the menu of this informal event include beans, burgers, hot dogs, salads, coleslaw, french fries, fresh made chips, onion rings, corn dogs, cake, beer, wine and soda. This is a “fun raiser” but donations will be accepted for non-clean election candidates and the KCDC.

Socializing will be from 4 to 5 p.m., food will be served from 5 to 8 p.m. and introduction of candidates will be at 6:30 p.m.