The Waldoboro Public Library is gearing up for the second annual Brats ’n’ Brews tasting event, together with a live auction, at the VFW Hall on Mill St. in Waldoboro on Saturday, July 7. The tasting event will be from 3-6:30 p.m. and will feature local brews from Odd Alewives Farm Brewery, Liberty Craft Brewing, Oxbow Brewing Co., and Threshers Brewing Co.
Stackhouse Landscaping will host its annual hot-dog-eating contest on Tuesday, July 3 in support of the Central Lincoln County YMCA’s Send a Kid to Camp fund. The event includes music, a dunk tank, a kids pie-eating contest, a paintball shootout, and more, but the grand finale is the much-anticipated hot-dog-eating contest.
Next week Lincoln County Publishing Co. will welcome the community for a firsthand look at how The Lincoln County News gets printed during an open house the evening of Wednesday, June 27. The event is free to attend and open to all.
“Barbecue and Blues” is the theme for this year’s Kermess, the annual fundraising party to support the mission of Lincoln County Historical Association. The July 22 event on the grounds of the handsome pre-Revolutionary Pownalborough Court House in Dresden includes dinner, an auction, and toe-tapping entertainment by Maine’s energetic blues band Matt and the Barnburners, starting at 5 p.m.
The Old Bristol Historical Society will be kicking off its summer talk series Sunday, June 24, at 7 p.m. at the Bristol Mills Congregational Church, with a slide show presentation of images taken from the society’s archives. Titled “Down Memory Lane,” the show will be hosted by co-presidents Belinda Osier and Chuck Rand, and will include historical images of people, activities, and of each of Bristol’s villages.
A dinner and auction will be held Saturday, June 16 to raise funds for the Medomak Valley High School boys basketball team.
The Bradley Inn in New Harbor will host a tribute to Rusty Rogers, “The Pemaquid Cowboy,” with live music Saturday, June 16. The event will start at 6:30 p.m.
Jefferson Scoop owner Joe Holland will hold a fundraiser for the Jefferson Fire Department on Saturday, June 23. “All proceeds will be donated to the fire department,” Holland said. The event will be held from noon to closing time at 9 p.m. at the Route 32 ice cream stand.
The Bunker Hill community’s 50th annual Strawberry Festival will take place Sunday, July 1 from 4-6 p.m. There will be strawberry shortcake with homemade biscuits, real whipped cream, and Round Top vanilla ice cream. That is how the Bunker Hill community has made its delicious strawberry shortcakes and sundaes for the past 50 years. Members of the public are invited to come and help celebrate the golden anniversary of this event.
The Coastal Humane Society in Brunswick and its sister shelter, Lincoln County Animal Shelter, in Edgecomb, are welcoming more than 50 puppies and dogs from an overcrowded facility in Lucedale, Miss., where the stray dog population vastly outnumbers potential adopters.
Friday, July 20 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. is when the Boothbay Region Garden Club Home and Garden Tour will take place. One can take in the peaceful surroundings of the grounds of Cape Newagen Alpaca Farm and garden and stop in at the shop to view or purchase some of the lovely items handspun from alpaca fleece.
Friday, June 15 at the VFW on Mill Street:
Potluck dinner and dance from 4:30-6 p.m. Cost: $7 per person.
Budding wine enthusiasts interested in learning more and expanding their wine IQ will likely want to come on Thursday, June 7 from 5-7 p.m. for a fun and informative wine-tasting event at Rising Tide Community Market in Damariscotta. At the end of the event, a bottle of wine will be raffled for one lucky attendee.
Members of the public are invited to join Dr. Heather Leslie, director of the University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center, on Saturday, June 16 at 10 a.m. for Coffee with the Director, featuring coffee and a chat about the past, present, and future of Maine’s oyster industry.
Shredding on site will be available Friday, June 1 from 9 a.m. to noon to benefit Chapman-Hall House at Bath Savings Institution, 270 Main St., Damariscotta.