Seabird scavenger hunt for children

ROCKLAND — The Project Puffin Visitor Center will be offering a scavenger hunt activity about the seabirds of Maine on Saturday, Oct. 15 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. All children who participate and answer the questions will receive a prize.

This scavenger hunt is designed for kids ages 8-14. Kids will receive an introduction to the project, and be able to complete the activity at their own pace, while discovering exhibits and learning about the seabirds right here in the Gulf of Maine. The cost of the scavenger hunt is a $5 donation per child, which will go to help local seabird restoration efforts through The National Audubon. Each child who participates will also be entered in a raffle to win a puffin costume just in time for Halloween. For more information please call 596-5566.

Wet suit car wash Oct. 15

CAMDEN — Dance company Kinetic Energy Alive is “suiting” up to provide quality car wash service before it gets too cold. In efforts to raise money for their up coming dance show, on Dec. 4 at Camden Hills Regional High School, and their next inner city dance trip to Boston, the dancers of K.E.A. will be in the Key Bank Parking lot in Camden Saturday, Oct. 15 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. equipped with sponges and suds ready to wash cars.

All proceeds of fundraisers go to offset the many costs required to put on quality dance performances for the community. Further more, the opportunity of performing given to the young dancers provides a wonderful foundation of self esteem, confidence and skills that will carry them forth as they voyage into the world.

The dancers will also be hosting a bake sale outside of French & Brawn, from Oct. 20-22.

New adult ed book club

ROCKPORT — Five Town CSD Adult and Community Education recently began a new monthly book club, Books and Conversation. The club features “Books You Might Have Missed.” They will include high profile fiction, non-fiction, perhaps even classics that might have slipped by. What makes a book a good New York Times or Oprah pick? What kinds of books engage readers and make them want to talk about what they’ve read? The second selection is “Olive Kitteridge,” by Elizabeth Strout, winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize, for the next meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 18, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Camden Hills Regional High School. Participants should read the book before the meeting. Students will have input on books chosen for subsequent classes and will be responsible for obtaining their own copies of the reading material. Call Five Town CSD Adult Ed at 236-7800, option five, or visit fivetowns.maineadulted.org, to register or for more information.

CRARL to lock-up most wanted for crimes of caring

LINCOLNVILLE — On Monday, Oct. 24, the Camden-Rockport Animal Rescue League board and staff will be hosting the 3rd Annual Pound Lock-up in front of a crowd of onlookers as these ‘most wanted’ willingly submit to the dog pound. The bail this year has been set at $250 and the shelter is hoping for a great public response to get these folks out of jail (or keep them in).

Prisoners will have the option of collecting pledges ahead of the event, and also making last minute appeals over the phone (and to the crowd) during their incarceration. Anyone willing to be a prisoner or able to provide bail money for one of the prisoners can contact the shelter at 236-8702 for more information.

Two largest sponsors, Peter Ott’s Restaurant in Camden, and Cellardoor Winery in Lincolnville, have promised to make this year’s event one to remember with complimentary food and wine. The Pound Lock-up will be held at the Cellardoor Winery, and is open to the public. The event will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

 

Halloween Treats, Cakes, Pies, and Cookie Sale

OWLS HEAD — The Owls Head Garden Club will hold a treat, cake, pie and cookie sale on Saturday, Oct. 29, beginning at noon at the Owls Head Community Building.

Parents are invited to come buy treats for parties, ghosts and goblins. Children come in costume and receive a treat.

Proceeds will go toward annual scholarships and club projects. For more information, please call 594-9757.

 

Haunted walk to raise money for Belfast eighth-graders

BELFAST — Troy Howard Middle School eighth-graders have organized a haunted walk for Friday, Oct. 28 and Saturday, Oct. 29 at the school to raise money for their class trip. The tours will be held between 6:30 and 10 p.m.

Prepare for 30 minutes of spooks, scares and suspense on a trail of terror. This is not for the faint of heart. Organizers suggest PG-13 with children under 12 accompanied by an adult. Concession stand will provide refreshments and movies will be shown in the cafetaria for younger children and waiting parents/guardians.

For more information contact: Tina at sixplace@fairpoint.net, or Anne at theambrose5@yahoo.com or 342-2170 or Lisa at 589-3004 or check out our Facebook page: THMS Haunted Walk.