Community briefs

Jul 02, 2018

Matthews Museum opens for season July 5

UNION -- Matthews Museum of Maine Heritage, at the Union Fairgrounds, will open for the regular season Thursday, July 5. The museum houses the only Moxie museum in the country with more than 1,000 Moxie collectibles on exhibit.

New this year is a building dedicated to the Maine Wild Blueberry industry. Displays and exhibits highlighting local producers, equipment, new and old, and the history of the industry are being gathered for addition to the permanent collection. Museum hours are noon to 4, Wednesday through Saturday during July and August. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for seniors.

Mid-Coast Recovery Coalition hosts peer support meetings

ROCKLAND -- The Mid-Coast Recovery Coalition will host weekly peer support meetings at its office, 411 Main St., Tuesdays from 5 to 6 p.m. Participants will learn proven techniques to aid their recovery in a supportive group setting. While participants are encouraged to draw strength from their faith, this is not a faith-based program or a 12-step program.

There is no cost for individuals wishing to participate. The group will be facilitated by Dr. Ira Mandel. For more information, contact or 701-1575.

Potluck to be followed by island pilot's talk July 9

SPRUCE HEAD -- The Spruce Head Community Hall & Historical Association will hold its annual July potluck supper in the Spruce Head Community Hall, Village Road, Monday, July 9, at 6 p.m. Those attending should bring a casserole, salad, or dessert, plus a place setting. Bread and beverages will be provided.

After the supper, Kevin Waters, owner and chief pilot of Penobscot Island Air, will speak about his experiences operating the only regular air link between the Midcoast mainland and the islands in Penobscot Bay. For more information, call 594-5961 or 594-8028.

Church's Sunshine Fair set for July 14

FRIENDSHIP -- The Friendship United Methodist Church, Route 97, holds its annual Sunshine Fair Saturday, July 14, from 9 a.m. to noon. Homemade items including pies, baked goods, fudge, knitted items, crafts and plants will be offered, as well as an outdoor flea market. In addition, a lunch of lobster roll, chips and fruit cup will be available.

Elks to sponsor bicycle rodeo July 21

ROCKLAND -- The Rockland Elks Club Lodge 1008 will sponsor a bicycle rodeo Saturday, July 21, from 9 a.m. until noon in the parking lot of the Elks Club, 210 Rankin St.

The Bicycle Rodeo will include free bicycle inspections, proper fitting of bicycle helmets and a free bicycle helmet for those who may need one. There will be a road course for all bicyclists of any age to travel. Free refreshments will be available..

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