Midcoast Lyme Disease Support & Education regrets to inform the public that its sixth annual Midcoast Lyme Disease Support & Education conference on Saturday, April 11 has been canceled, along with the April 10 free documentary showing of “Skin Deep: The Battle Over Morgellons.”
After a long, cold winter, it is time to start spring cleaning. What better way to clean the house, garage, basement, or attic than to convert some of that clutter into cash? To kick off the yard sale season right and bring the community together, Lincoln County Publishing Co. is teaming up with the Central Lincoln County YMCA to host the Lincoln County Yard Sale, a huge indoor yard sale, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 25. This event will take place in the CLC YMCA gym, and admission is free.
The Damariscotta Historical Society invites the public to a 200th birthday party for the state of Maine Saturday, March 7. The celebration will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Inn Along the Way, 741 Main St., Damariscotta.
Winter conditions can be ideal for discovering animal tracks and other signs of wildlife, and Crooked Farm Preserve in Bristol, with its mix of open fields, long stretches of river frontage, wetlands, and varied forest types, is a good place to find them.
The annual Haiti Benefit Dinner will now take place this Friday, Feb. 21 at St. Patrick’s Church, at 380 Academy Hill Road in Newcastle, at 6 p.m.
The traditional ice harvest at Thompson Ice House in South Bristol will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 16.
A community luncheon will be held at noon on Thursday, Feb. 20 at the Waldoboro United Methodist Church, in the vestry. The church is located at 85 Friendship St., Waldoboro. The luncheon is free. No reservation is required.
Not long after Europeans began settling in the Northeast, local indigenous peoples showed colonists how to tap certain types of trees in the spring to collect the sap. Though methods of collection and evaporation have evolved, the resulting sweet harvest is savored today just as it was then.
Due to the icy driving conditions anticipated on Friday, Feb. 7, the annual Haiti Benefit Dinner has been postponed until Friday, Feb. 21 at 6 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 380 Academy Hill Road, Newcastle.
On Monday, Feb. 10, from 10-11:30 a.m., an introductory forest bathing walk will take place at the Hendricks Head Preserve, 26 Salt Pond Road, Southport.
Coastal Rivers Conservation Trust is once again partnering with Great Salt Bay Community School’s PTO to host the sixth annual Winter Fest, a free, family-friendly outdoor celebration of winter. This year, the event will take place at Coastal Rivers’ Salt Bay Farm, on Belvedere Road in Damariscotta, on Sunday, Feb. 9 from noon-3 p.m.
Members of the public are encouraged to discover the fascinating hobby of beekeeping by attending a seven-week course presented by experienced beekeepers from the Knox-Lincoln County Beekeepers, the Maine State Beekeepers Association, and Maine’s state bee inspector, who will provide attendees with basic information to get started as a beekeeper. This course is designed for first- and second-year beekeepers.
This January and February, people are encouraged to get out their cross-country skis, snowshoes, or winter boots and ride the Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington Railway’s steam-powered trains to a day of winter fun at “Steam and Sleighs.” One can enjoy horse-drawn sleigh rides, tractor rides, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, winter hiking, and more.
A program on the familiar reptile species of Maine and ways to conserve them will be held at the Bremen Library, located at 204 Waldoboro Road in Bremen, on Thursday, Jan. 23 at 7 p.m.
A benefit supper for Carol (Wall) Curtis and Elijah Curtis will take place at the Wells-Hussey American Legion Post No. 42 in Damariscotta from 4-7 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 18. The dinner will consist of spaghetti, Italian bread, a beverage, and dessert.