On Sunday, Oct. 29, members of the public are welcomed to the Wiscasset Church of the Nazarene, at 255 Gardiner Road in Wiscasset, to experience the gospel music and songs by the Springs of Living Water. The group’s music is a medley of old-time gospel, country and western, and a twist of contemporary. The group members sing and use many instruments, including banjo, violin, mandolin, guitar, and accordion.
Join in the fun of Halloween on the farm with a special celebration of the harvest and fall crafts on Sunday, Oct. 29 from noon-4 p.m. at Pumpkin Vine Family Farm, located at 217 Hewett Road in Somerville. The farm invites all ages to learn how to make a corn husk doll or create a mini acorn pumpkin. People will be pressing cider, and there will be doughnuts and spooky cookies for sale.
The annual LA booster auction will be held Saturday, Nov. 4 in the Lincoln Academy dining commons. A silent auction will begin at 4 p.m. and the live auction, under the direction of John Bottero, will begin at 5 p.m.
The Congregational Church of Bristol will hold a hunters breakfast on Saturday, Oct. 28 from 5:30-10 a.m. One does not have to be a hunter to enjoy a delicious meal – everyone is welcome! The menu will consist of homemade baked beans, eggs any way one likes them, ham, fried potatoes, homemade biscuits, pancakes, orange juice, and coffee. The cost is $8 per plate.
A public breakfast will be held at the American Legion hall, at 527 Main St. in Damariscotta on Sunday, Oct. 22 from 7:30-10 a.m.
Members of the public are encouraged to come to the Hahn Community Center, at 25 Main St. in Friendship, on Friday, Nov. 17 at 5 p.m. for a benefit spaghetti dinner to raise money toward the purchase of a wheelchair-accessible van for Savannah Robinson, of Friendship. Robinson is a volunteer at Mobius Inc. in Damariscotta.
The annual LA Booster auction will be held on Saturday, Nov. 4 in the Lincoln Academy Alumni Dining Commons. A silent auction will begin at 4 p.m. and the live auction, under the direction of John Bottero, will begin at 5 p.m.
On Thursday, Oct. 19, Midcoast residents are invited to eat out at local restaurants as part of United Way’s “Extra Helping” event. A portion of the participating restaurants’ revenue will go to support the community through local United Way-funded programs.
The annual Hearts and Hands for Haiti benefit dinner will take place at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, at 380 Academy Hill Road in Newcastle, on Friday, Nov. 3 at 6 p.m.
On Friday and Saturday, Oct. 27 and 28, Boothbay Railway Village will once again be cloaked in mystical moonlight and creepy candlelight for the Ghost Train. Totally reimagined by a new, all-volunteer committee, the Ghost Train will have some new features.
Shelley, from Shelley’s Flowers & Gifts in Waldoboro, will demonstrate ways to arrange the spectacular colors of fall through her flower arranging on Monday, Oct. 23 from 3-4 p.m. at The Lincoln Home, 22 River Road, Newcastle. This event is free and open to the public.
One can spice things up by joining Stonewall Kitchen cooking instructor Chris Toy for a class called “Mexican Night –- Make Your Own Tortilla Press.” The course is being offer through Central Lincoln County Adult Education on Wednesday, Oct. 25 from 5:30-8 p.m. at Nobleboro Central School, 194 Center St., Nobleboro.
Registration is still open for the “A Day in the Woods” forestry event at Hidden Valley Nature Center on Saturday, Oct. 14. Live music, hands-on learning opportunities, an all-day kids activity tent, and guided walks are just some of the options during this full day of forestry-related learning and fun. Registration is only $5 per person or $15 per family.
Growing native plants from seed is a great way to produce a lot of plants inexpensively and to protect the genetic diversity of Maine’s native plants. Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District is offering a hands-on workshop on “Growing Native Plants from Seed” on Saturday, Oct. 28 from 10-11:30 a.m. at Sheepscot General Store and Farm, 98 Town House Road in Whitefield.