Brown family benefit dinner

UNION — There will be a benefit dinner Friday, June 14, from 6 to 11 p.m. at Thompson Community Center to benefit Bill Brown of Hope who was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in December 2012. He is in need of a bone marrow transplant that will require numerous trips to Boston.

There will be an array of local dishes a silent auction, gift raffle and dancing. Suggested donation is $10 for dinner and auction and children 5 and under are free. Cost is $5 just for the dance, which alcohol is allowed (BYOB) after 8:30 p.m. Music is by DJ Harold Anderson.

To donate to the silent auction, contact Stacy at 975-6503 or Heidi at 542-8446.

Treasures rerun yard sale

WALDOBORO — During Waldoboro Day, Saturday, June 15, be sure and include a stop at 995 Main St. to visit the Book Barn and the Treasures Rerun Sale. A large variety of books are available for all ages at very reasonable prices at the Book Barn. The yard sale will feature many gently used items including a stationary exercise bike, children’s blocks and toys, art work, two vacuums, a weed eater, plants from the library front garden and many, many more treasures.

The sale begins at 8 a.m. and runs until 1 p.m. The Book Barn and the Treasures Rerun Sale are sponsored by the Friends of Waldoboro Public Library with proceeds benefiting the library. For more information, please contact the library at 832-4484 or visit the library web site at waldoborolibrary.org.

Warren library receives Libri Foundation Grant

WARREN — The Warren Free Public Library is the recipient of The Libri Foundation’s Books For Children Grants. This grant was made possible by the support of the Friends of Warren Free Public Library whose contribution was matched two-fold by the Libri Foundation. This has enabled the librarian to choose more than $1,000 worth of children’s that have found their new home at the library this spring.

The Libri Foundation works with rural community libraries to increase the availability of quality children’s books. The books awarded by the grant are part of WFPL’s permanent children’s collection and are available now for check-out. These books will both increase the options of reading material for children of a wide range of ages as well as contribute to the on-going story time for children on Thursdays at 9:30 a.m.

Everyone is invited to Meet the Books Saturday, June 22 during Warren Day celebrations. They will be displayed upstairs in the library’s children’s area and available for check out to WFPL patrons. For more information, call 273-2900, warrenfreepubliclibrary.com, or come visit Warren Free Public Library in historic downtown Warren.

Hope Historical Society meets June 18

HOPE — Early Roads, Travel, and People — Getting Around in Early Hope and the Waldo Patent will be the topic of a talk by Donovan Bowley, Hope Historical Society President on Tuesday, June 18.

The meeting is at Hope Historical House on Route 105 in Hope Corner, next to the fire station. The meeting portion is at 7 p.m. and the program will begin at 7:30 p.m.

The program: After early difficult relations with the Native Americans, with the close of European conflicts that spilled over into New England, and with the emergence of the new United States, conflicting land claims were resolved, clear titles to land became possible, and settlement of Midcoast Maine became began in earnest. The 1790s were a very formative time for this area. We'll explore how access by different paths opened the area to settlement, using a geologist's journal and some interesting old maps to provide clues as to how people moved into this area. This discussion will touch on research underway among several midcoast historical societies, which Donovan is coordinating.

Refreshments will be served and the public is invited, as always at Hope Historical Society meetings.

 

Quarry Hill program to focus on melanoma

CAMDEN —  Adults age 55-plus can learn more about melanoma by attending a free educational program Monday, June 24, from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Anderson Inn at Quarry Hill in Camden. The event Melanoma and Other Cancers, is part of Quarry Hill’s “Going Strong” series on topics related to senior health.

Nurse practitioner Dawn Murphy and social worker Ginny Vaitones of Pen Bay Healthcare’s Cancer Care Center will discuss what this form of skin cancer looks like; risk factors, diagnosis, treatment, prevention of the disease and more.

Admission is free; however, seating is limited, and registration is required. To sign up, call Quarry Hill at 230-6114 or email qhinfo@penbayhealthcare.org.