Imagine an aquaculture product that could solve today’s biggest food supply challenges. It would be rich in essential nutrients, grow quickly, and require minimal natural resources. Instead of harming the environment, it would have a therapeutic impact. While such a product sounds improbable, scientists, chefs, and industry leaders are discovering that sea greens like kelp offer all these amazing attributes.
Willow Grange, on Washington Road in Jefferson, will host its second supper of the summer Saturday, July 28 from 4:30-6 p.m. The supper will include two kinds of baked beans, macaroni and cheese, hot dogs, assorted salads, homemade rolls and biscuits, and pies.
On Monday, July 23 at 7:30 p.m., the Friends of Colonial Pemaquid group will continue its 2018 Monday-night lecture series with an evening program titled “Not Just a Man’s World: Women Pirates of the 18th Century,” presented by James L. Nelson.
Open Farm Day is Sunday, July 22 at farms across Maine. Open Farm Day is an annual family adventure. Farms in all 16 counties open their gates to give the public an opportunity to learn about agriculture.
Damariscotta and Newcastle businesses are continuing the new effort called “Downtown After Dinner,” an informal coalition of store owners agreeing to stay open until 8 p.m. on Thursdays.
The Family Fun Fair in Bristol Mills will be held Saturday, Aug. 4 at the Congregational Church of Bristol, 1263 Bristol Road, Bristol Mills. The hours are from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., but a pancake breakfast will be served from 8-9 a.m. for the hungry early birds. The silent auction will end at 1 p.m.
Damariscotta River Association and Maine Farmland Trust invite the community to a celebration of farmland protection and community collaboration, the “Forever Farm” party, on Thursday, July 26 from 5-8 p.m. at Morning Dew Farm’s new fields on Route 1 in Damariscotta.
The Washington Schoolhouse in Bristol will be busier than ever in July with Beano, an art fair, Travel Tuesday, and Art Camp.
This past winter in New England was one for the record books in terms of coastal flooding; Portland, Maine recorded extreme high-water levels not experienced since the infamous Blizzard of 1978.
The Monhegan Museum of Art & History first opened its doors in 1968. “At that time, it was just a few rooms on the first floor of the lightkeeper’s house,” said Ed Deci, who has been the director of the museum since 1983.
The public is invited to an old-fashioned ice cream social at the Alna Center station of the Wiscasset Waterville & Farmington Railway on Saturday, July 7 from noon-3 p.m.
There will be no summer vacation at the Washington Schoolhouse in Round Pond (Bristol), as July will be packed with special events including live music, Beano, art camp, and museum hours.
Members of the public are invited to join in the fun this summer at Beachcombers’ Rest Nature Center, which is run by Pemaquid Watershed Association. The fun at this nature center starts the week of Tuesday, July 3 with touch tank experience every Tuesday from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Fourth of July Events in Lincoln County
The Thompson Ice House will hold its annual ice cream social in South Bristol from 1-4 p.m., Sunday, July 1.