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  • Published
    December 15, 2011

    VillageSoup Gazette coloring contest

    This holiday season, the VillageSoup Gazette has put together a coloring contest for kids ages 3-10. You can print out the coloring page by clicking on the link below, pick up a copy at the VillageSoup Gazette office at 301 Park St. in Rockland or look in the Dec 15 issue of the VillageSoup Gazette, page D12. One winner from each age group (3-5 years and 6-10 years) will be awarded and winners will be announced ...

  • Published
    October 20, 2011

    Ghost Train and Haunted Hay Ride

    Boothbay Railway Village, Route 27, will present its annual Ghost Train and Haunted Hayride Friday and Saturday, Oct. 28 and 29 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. This always popular event is the chance to experience the scary happenings in an otherwise peaceful and bucolic village. In the spirit of fun, passengers will pass through cemeteries, see zombies, hear strange animals and experience other sights of unimaginable ...

  • Published
    October 19, 2011

    Family Fright Night at the Gardens

    Family Fright Night will return to Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens on Saturday, Oct. 29. The fun-filled event runs from 4 to 7 p.m., just as the Children’s Garden begins to get dark and spooky. Families will be greeted by colorful and ghoulish decorations including spiders, ghosts, the graveyard maze, fancifully carved pumpkins, amazing scarecrows, eerie lights and sounds and the Haunted Fairy House Village. A...

  • Published
    May 24, 2011

    Free Music Together in Appleton

    Jess Day of Midcoast Music Together will hold a free family class Thursday, June 2 at 9 a.m. at the Appleton Library, 2916 Sennebec Road. The 40 minutes of sharing songs, instrument play, creative movement and more is for newborns through 5-year-olds and their parents/caregivers. The class is free, but donations will be accepted to benefit future library programming. Registration is recommended by calling the ...

  • Published
    December 3, 2010

    Coastal Children’s Museum offers workshop

    On Saturday morning, Dec. 11 local artist and former teacher Marianne Swittlinger will offer an art workshop for children at Coastal Children's Museum at Sharp's Point South, 75 Mechanic St. From 10:30 to 11:15 a.m., Swittlinger will demonstrate a variety of crafts and, from 11:15 a.m. to noon, she will lead an open art session where visitors can let their creativity really fly. Swittlinger has led a number ...

  • Published
    October 7, 2010

    ATC, LEGO events at library

    The art craze that has artists creating unique individual trading cards continues to sweep the nation. Those looking to jump on the ATC band wagon are invited to an artists trading card workshop Wednesday, Oct. 13 from 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. at the downtown Camden Public Library. ATCs are 2.5-by-3-inches and each one is unique; this is not artwork to be sold, but traded. Artists of all ages are welcome to attend. ...

  • Published
    August 20, 2010

    Making an ocean mural

    Young children are invited to help make an ocean mural for the new Vose Library facility at an end-of-summer program Friday, Aug. 27 beginning at 10:30 a.m. In keeping with the library's Summer Reading Program theme Make a Splash, children will have the chance to create an underwater world of sea creatures and plants using a variety of materials. All materials for this activity will be provided. For directions...

  • Published
    August 11, 2010

    Story workshop for young writers

    Tom Crowley will reprise his popular story writing workshop for children Wednesday, Aug. 15 from 11 a.m. to noon at the Coastal Children's Museum at Sharp's Point South, 75 Mechanic St. Last year, Crowley and the children wrote a brand new story called "The Seagull That Couldn't Fly," using all rhyming verse. At the workshop, the children explored what makes a story work and brainstormed how their story would ...

  • Published
    August 7, 2010

    USDA announces conservation reserve program sign-up

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that a general sign-up for the Conservation Reserve Program began Aug. 2 and will continue through Aug. 27. During the sign-up period, farmers and ranchers may offer eligible land for CRP's competitive general sign-up at their county Farm Service Agency office. The 2008 Farm Bill authorized USDA to maintain CRP enrollment up to 32 million acres. Jim Miller, agriculture ...

  • Published
    August 5, 2010

    Art workshop for children

    Local artist Marianne Swittlinger will lead children in an art workshop at the Coastal Children's Museum Wednesday, Aug. 11 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. She will help participants create and imagine using a host of different and exciting art materials including recycled paper, bottle caps and other treasures from the CCM's art closet. A former art teacher, Swittlinger works with acrylics and mixed media. Her work ...

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