Annual book sale

CUSHING — The Cushing Public Library will hold its annual book sale Saturday, Aug. 3, from 8 to 1 p.m. in the library at 39 Cross St. in the community building.

Wide variety of books to choose from in categories such as art, boating, cooking, gardening, mystery, children's books and audio visual.

Warren Historical Society talk Aug. 6

WARREN — Dick Ferren will present a talk on Warren and the Waldo Patent on Tuesday, Aug. 6, at 7 p.m. at the Dr Campbell House & Museum, 225 Main St, Warren Village. The public is invited to attend this meeting about the early settlement and land grants in Warren. For more information, call 273-3145 or email,

Rockland Farmers Market to move for festivals

ROCKLAND — The Aug. 1 and Aug. 8 Rockland Farmers Market will be held at Redlon and Johnson, 65 Tillson Avenue.

Annual Fisherman's Doll Fair

PORT CLYDE — The annual Port Clyde Baptist Church Fisherman's Doll Fair will be held Wednesday, Aug. 7, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the church.

The sewing circle has been making dolls since 1977, when the fisherman doll was born. The last original sewing circle member passed away this spring, leaving the well-trained second generation to carry on.

Dolls featured this year will be thefisherman, their wives, lobsterettes, mermaids, King Neptune, The Captain Doll and a variety of specialty dolls. There will, also be a variety of other crafts, quilts, other dolls and baked goods, including homemade Maine Blueberry pies.

For more information call Terry Bomba, 372-8082.

Red Paint People

UNION — Author and Maine Chief Archaeologist Bruce Bourque will talk about his research into Maine's Red Paint People at a talk Thursday, Aug. 8, at 7 p.m. at Vose Library, 392 Common Road, Union.

Thousands of years ago, Maine's Red Paint People were among the first maritime cultures in the Americas. They could have subsisted on easily-caught cod, but they chose to capture dangerous and elusive swordfish. Many of their sites have been discovered in Union and along the St. George River.

This program is free and open to the public. For more information, call Vose Library at 785-4733.

Blueberries theme of Union Fair parade

UNION — Blueberries, blueberries, blueberries is the theme of this year's Union Fair parade. The parade, sponsored by the Union Area Chamber of Commerce, will take place on the last day of the fair, Saturday, Aug. 24, at 10:30 am.

Floats will be judged in three categories, commercial, nonprofit, and youth. A first place prize of $100, second place of $50 and third place of $25 will be awarded in each of the three categories.

Go to the Union fair website at for a parade application or call Megan Griffin at 333-3708 and leave a message with phone number or email Applications are due no later than Friday, Aug. 9.