Two Salty Dogs Pet Outfitters, at 22 McKown St. in Boothbay Harbor, will hold its fifth annual Mutt Scrub on Saturday, July 29. Festivities and scrubbing will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The rain date is Sunday, July 30.
The Old Bristol area is fortunate, compared to many, to have preserved a number of its old schoolhouses. Local historian Phil Averill will discuss the history of Pemaquid Peninsula schools at a meeting of the Old Bristol Historical Society at 7 p.m. on Sunday, July 23 at the restored Washington Schoolhouse at 1426 Route 32, opposite the Brown Church in the center of Round Pond village.
The Darling Marine Center, aquaculture industry partners, and the Damariscotta River Association invite community members to a program titled “Science for the People: Damariscotta Estuary Marine Science Public Forum” at 7 p.m., Monday, July 17 at Darrows Barn at Round Top Farm, 3 Round Top Lane, Damariscotta.
Lindsey Beth Currier, a mountain-bike skills coach, is offering a mountain bike skills clinic on the trails behind Oxbow Brewing Co. in Newcastle on Friday, July 14 from 3-4:30 p.m. Participants will learn how to mountain bike or how to take their current skills to the next level with a co-ed clinic designed for men and women 16 years old and up who have at least one year of cycling experience. The class is also great for more experienced riders who have no or very little skills-training experience.
Tuesday, July 18 — Nature hike at Cross River Preserve, Boothbay: From 10-11 a.m., discover the woods, fields, and waterways of the Boothbay region, and learn about the plants and animals that call them home. The group will meet at the trailhead parking lot on Route 27, Boothbay. Registration is not required.
The 53rd annual Antique Auto Days event on Saturday and Sunday, July 15 and 16 will feature dozens of classic, vintage, antique, hot rod, and muscle cars, and much more, all parked on the village green at Boothbay Railway Village in Boothbay. This is an all-makes and all-models show in partnership with the Maine Obsolete Auto League.
The first event in the church’s summer supper series, the goal of which is raising funds for the St. Philip’s Steeple Fund, is on Monday, July 17, from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
The United Methodist Women of Friendship invite members of the public to their annual summer Sunshine Fair on Saturday, July 15 from 9 a.m. to noon. The fair will feature home-baked pies, cakes, and fudge, as well as crafts, boutique treasures, a white elephant tent, plants, knitwear and big lobster rolls with chips and a fruit cup.
The Westport Volunteer Fire Department, in conjunction with the Westport Community Association, will hold an annual picnic on Saturday, July 8 at 5:30 p.m. at 644 Main Road, Westport Island. The menu features grilled chicken, coleslaw, baked beans, hot dogs, corn on the cob, and a great assortment of desserts.
The Nobleboro Historical Center is open every Saturday in July and August from 1:30-4:30 p.m. and a docent will be there to help. The center’s building is the old Hawthorne schoolhouse from West Neck Road that was used from the mid-1800s until the 1930s; school desks and books are set up in front of the original blackboard.
One can learn to mountain bike or take one’s skills to the next level with the upcoming co-ed mountain bike clinic from 3-4:30 p.m. on Friday, July 14 at Oxbow Brewing Co., 274 Jones Woods Road, Newcastle.
Maine author Don Perkins calls himself a self-taught “barnologist,” a specialist in the history of barns, when he describes the expertise he will share with the Old Bristol Historical Society on Sunday, July 9, at 7 p.m. at the Congregational Church of Bristol Mills, at 1261 Bristol Road, Bristol Mills (Bristol). The historical group is taking its lecture series on the road this summer, scheduling its programs at venues in several of the villages that make up the town of Bristol. Later events are scheduled for Round Pond, Pemaquid Falls, and Pemaquid Point.
Lincoln County Fourth of July Events
School is out and summer is a great time to try something new. Kids can have fun learning how to cook by joining FARMS educator Leslie Wicks for a summer class, and meet some new friends and make delicious, healthy food. All classes will use seasonal local foods.