The People’s United Methodist Church in Union will be offering a takeout supper on Sept. 25. The church has found a tasty and creative way to replace funding that has been lost due to COVID-19 and the necessary restrictions on public gatherings.
Castle Tucker will be offering a “Behind Closed Doors” tour on Thursday, Sept. 17 at 10 a.m. The tour will include rooms not included on the general tour. Tour size will be capped at six people to allow for social distancing. The mansion is filled with the original furnishings and decorations of the Tucker family, who lived here for over 140 years.
“Identifying New England’s Edible and Medicinal Mushrooms” is the subject of a two-part course that will include an evening virtual class, followed by an afternoon at Midcoast Conservancy’s Hidden Valley Nature Center for a foraging hike. The webinar will be held Friday, Sept. 25 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Participants will then meet Saturday, Sept. 26 from 1 – 4 p.m.
The Morris Farm in Wiscasset will host a craft and vendor fair on Sept. 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The fair will feature over 15 crafters and vendors, with many Maine-made products and decor to view and purchase.
The Mid-Coast Recovery Coalition will be holding its third annual “Ride-4-Recovery” on Saturday, Sept. 19. The open-to-all Rockland to Pemaquid Point Lighthouse motorcycle ride will begin at Fisher Engineering at 50 Gordon Drive in Rockland. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with “kickstands up” at 10 a.m. Registration has been discounted this year to $10 so that everyone is able to attend.
The Bradford-Sortwell-Wright American Legion Post No. 54 and the Wiscasset American Legion Auxiliary will hold a yard sale, bake sale, and raffle at the post home on Route 1 in Wiscasset from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 15.
The Lincoln County Council of Realtors will host a yard sale at Pine Grove Plaza, 767 Main St., Damariscotta, to benefit local nonprofits the morning of Saturday, Aug. 15. The yard sale will run from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
On Thursday, Aug. 13, from 9 – 10 a.m., the American Cancer Society will host the 2020 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer virtual kickoff rally to share details about this year’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer movement. While largescale, in-person events will not be happening this year due to the pandemic, the kickoff will unveil exciting details about the reimaged celebrations that are planned.
On Aug. 7 the Wiscasset, Waterville, and Farmington Railway at 97 Cross Road, Alna will reopen to the public for the 2020 season with a special excursion at 5 p.m. to Milepost 8 over the railway’s newly constructed Mountain Extension.
Celebrity historian Heather Cox Richardson, a summer visitor whose roots in Bristol date back to colonial days, will deliver an online lecture on “The State of Maine in the Nation: The First 60 Years” on Sunday, Aug. 2 at 7 p.m. to the Old Bristol Historical Society in observance of Maine’s bicentennial.
Maine Open Farm Day organizers encourage the public to visit farms online beginning Sunday, July 26, to support Maine agriculture this summer.
Following the success of the recent takeout turkey supper, the People’s United Methodist Church in Union will be offering a takeout lobster roll supper on Friday, July 17. The menu will consist of a lobster roll prepared with fresh Maine lobster, potato chips, a pickle, and for dessert, the official “State of Maine Treat”—a homemade Whoopie Pie. The meal will be prepared by a limited number of masked and gloved cooks in the church kitchen under clean and sanitary conditions.
The Southport United Methodist Women are holding a modified version of their annual country fair and lobster roll luncheon on July 15 from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. This year’s luncheon will be held in the Southport United Methodist Church parking lot, and the rolls will be served as takeout. There will be no attic treasures, books, or precious past, so the group is not accepting donations this year.
Robert Steneck will present “Maine’s changing lobster fishery: some direct and indirect impacts of climate change” at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 10, as a virtual seminar, hosted by the University of Maine Darling Marine Center in Walpole.
On Saturday, July 4, Jefferson Fire and Rescue will host its 42nd annual chicken barbeque at the fire station, located at 204 Waldoboro Road in Jefferson.