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.
The long tables and even the floor in Kings Mills Union Hall are piled high with something for everyone as Whitefield’s 4th of July celebration and the hall’s annual white elephant sale draw near.
A bean supper is said to be a traditional Saturday-night meal in New England, but St. Paul’s Union Chapel is having one on Thursday, June 29 in what once served as a one-room schoolhouse on Dutch Neck Road in Waldoboro and attendees will be having more than beans.
The Waldoboro United Methodist Church, at 85 Friendship St. in Waldoboro, invites the public to a free showing of the film “The Shack” on Friday, June 30 at 6 p.m.
The Friends of Windjammer Days announces the 55th annual Windjammer Days event in Boothbay Harbor, which began June 25 and runs through July 1. One highlight of the festival is the windjammers scheduled to arrive in Boothbay Harbor under full sail during the Parade of Sail on Wednesday, June 28.
The Midcoast area isn’t traditional Downeast, but the upcoming supper at the Dutch Neck Schoolhouse in Waldoboro isn’t a traditional bean supper, either. Members of the public are encouraged to break with tradition on Thursday, June 29 to enjoy a wonderful supper in what was once a one-room schoolhouse. Attendees can visit the historic St. Paul’s Union Chapel before or after supper.
Somerville no longer has a school, a post office, or even a general store, but there is a great reason to visit the tiny town: it has a tradition of community and it has a reviving small farm sector. On Saturday, June 24, six of its friendly farmers will open their historic farms to the public from 1-4 p.m. f
Whether one loves hiking in the woods, paddling on the ponds, or spending time at the beach, Pemaquid Watershed Association is offering a wide array of public programs this summer that promote and celebrate the beauty of the Pemaquid Peninsula.
A public breakfast will be held at the Wells-Hussey American Legion Post 42 in Damariscotta on Sunday, June 25 from 8-10 a.m. The breakfast is a benefit for Legion Auxiliary programs, including their scholarship fund.
Caring for Kids, a Lincoln County 501(c)(3), will hold a fundraising lecture on Wednesday, July 5 from 7-9 p.m. at the education center at Pemaquid Point Lighthouse Park. As a special feature, Bob Kline has agreed to open the lighthouse tower to tours at 6 p.m., an hour before the actual lecture, for those who come early and register for the lecture.
The public is invited to attend a summer concert Sunday, June 25 at 6 p.m. at the North Nobleboro Baptist Church. The church is located at 550 Upper East Pond Road in Nobleboro. Paul Smeltzer and Linda Dolloff Pease will provide the music. The church choir will sing several selections and the congregation will have an opportunity to do some singing also.
The public is invited to a program called “A House Worth Saving: An Architectural & Archeological Investigation” on Monday, June 19 from 3-4 p.m. Tim Dinsmore, a historical archaeologist, will share his investigation of the former Constance Curley House in Damariscotta Mills.
From 5–7 p.m. on Saturday, June 10, Sheepscott Community Church will host a community supper and barbecue at its valley church, 8 The Kings Highway, Newcastle. Grilled meats, buns, homemade baked beans, and a variety of salads and sides, desserts, and beverages will be available. There will be inside and outside seating, weather permitting. A free-will offering is asked.