Fly Tying Workshop at the Pickled Wrinkle

Pickled Wrinkle

The DownEast Salmon Federation has partnered with Maine Outdoor School to offer several fly tying workshops.  Come and join these fun and interactive workshops.  Every participant will leave with their own hand-tied fly!

  • Thursday, January 10, 2019 – Jesup Memorial Library, 34 Mt. Desert Street, Bar Harbor.  6:00 PM -7:30 PM
  • Monday, January 14, 2019 – Airline Brewing Company – Ellsworth, 173 Main Street, Ellsworth.  5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
  • Thursday, January 24, 2019 – Fogtown Brewing Company, 25 Pine Street, Ellsworth. 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
  • Sunday, January 27, 2019 – Airline Brewing Company – Amherst, 22 Mill Lane, Amherst.  2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
  • Wednesday, February 6, 2019 – Women’s Health Resource Library, 24 School Street, Milbridge. 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
  • Monday, February 11, 2019 – The Pickled Wrinkle, 9 E Schoodic Drive, Birch Harbor.  5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

 

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Free Admission to Acadia National Park Days – 2018

Acadia National Park

The five entrance fee-free days for 2019 will be:

  • Monday, January 21 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Saturday, April 20 – First Day of National Park Week/National Junior Ranger Day
  • Sunday, August 25 – National Park Service Anniversary
  • Saturday, September 28 – National Public Lands Day
  • Monday, November 11 – Veterans Day

“The entrance fee-free days hosted by the National Park Service are special opportunities to invite visitors, volunteers and veterans to celebrate some important moments for our parks and opportunities for service in those parks,” said National Park Service Deputy Director P. Daniel Smith.

The National Park System includes more than 85 million acres and includes national parks, national historical parks, national monuments, national recreation areas, national battlefields, and national seashores. There is at least one national park site in every U.S. state.

Last year, 331 million people visited national parks spending $18.2 billion, which supported 306,000 jobs across the country and had a $35.8 billion impact on the U.S. economy.

Only 115 of the 418 parks managed by the National Park Service charge entrance fees regularly, with fees ranging from $5 to $35. The other 303 national parks do not have entrance fees. The entrance fee waiver for the fee-free days does not cover amenity or user fees for activities such as camping, boat launches, transportation, or special tours.

The annual $80 America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass allows unlimited entrance to more than 2,000 federal recreation areas, including all national parks. There are also free or discounted passes available for senior citizens, current members of the U.S. military, families of fourth grade students, and disabled citizens.

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Town of Machiasport 2nd Annual Tree Lighting

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The Town of Machiasport invites you and your families to join us for our 2nd Annual Tree Lighting to be held at our Town Office, 8 Unity Square, Machiasport. From 5-7 PM on December 7th.  Santa will be on hand to meet the children and hear their Christmas wishes and receive gifts. We will sing carols, children can ride in a fire truck and light refreshments will be available.

Come help us ring-in the holiday season on December 7th.

“Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night….”

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Annual Gingerbread House Decorating Party

Annual Gingerbread House Decorating Party

The Eastport Arts Center will again offer its popular Gingerbread House-Decorating Party from 3-5 pm, Wednesday, December 5. Participants young and young-at-heart are welcome to come decorate a house, whether as family teams or individuals. Young builders should come accompanied by a grownup helper; solo adults are also welcome to join the party. Materials fee is $5 per house; in addition, participants are asked to bring a bag of decorations (candy or other edible materials) to share. Space is limited, and preregistration is required; please contact Chris Grannis at chris@eastportartscenter.org or (207) 853-4650 to sign up. The Eastport Arts Center is at 36 Washington Street, Eastport, and is handicapped-accessible. For more information, please visit www.eastportartscenter.org.

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Designer Wreath Making Class at Expressions Gallery

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It’s time for Christmas Wreaths! Come make your very own designer wreath using all natural local decorations. This is the 3rd annual workshop lead by Kate Watts. She has an ongoing business making wreaths similar to the one you will make and selling them for over $100. You will be provided with a beautiful thick wreath of balsam and pine. You will then decorate it with mussel shells, pine cones, rose hips, and other assorted pieces of nature. You will then make a beautiful bow from an assortment of ribbons. It’s a fun way to spend an afternoon and go home with your Christmas wreath. Pre-registration by Nov. 29th required. The fee is $35. Click on the secure link below or call 207-271-0606.

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Annual Christmas Party at the Gates Museum, Machiasport

Gates House Museum

In keeping with tradition, it’s time for our annual Christmas Party! The community is invited to step back to the 1800s, into a beautifully decorated sitting room with Christmas trimmings, hot mulled cider & delicious holiday fare. Be lulled into the Christmas spirit, by the live music of an antique organ, stringed instruments and harmonica. Make it a family fun celebration, and join us in singing stirring rounds of carols, renew friendships and become part of this yearly community tradition. A memorable way to begin the Christmas Season!

Sunday, December 3rd from 3-5pm

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The Passamaquoddy Bay Symphony Orchestra

DownEast Orchestra

The Passamaquoddy Bay Symphony Orchestra (PBSO) concludes its fall season with three performances of ‘Classical Music in the Movies’: Friday, November 30 at 7 pm at the Eastport Arts Center; Saturday, December 1 at 3 pm at the Centre Street Congregational Church in Machias; and Sunday, December 2 at 3 pm at the Calais Congregational Church.
The orchestra will present a unique program of symphonic music used in movies. Some of the pieces, composers and films include: Tchaikowsky’s Swan Lake (Anna Karenina) and Sleeping Beauty (Sleeping Beauty); Wagner’s Ride of the Valkyries (Apocalypse Now); Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto #3 (Die Hard); Delibes’s Pizzicati (Babe); Rozsha’s Beauty and Grace (Diane); and Gluck’s Dance of the Blessed Spirits (Maid in Manhattan). Whether you’re a classical music aficionado or a movie buff, you’re sure to enjoy the selection of works, which will make for an eclectic evening or afternoon of musical and cinematic memories.
A constituent member of Eastport Arts Center, the PBSO provides a place for musicians to come together to meet other musicians and to improve their skills. Bringing classical music to Washington County and New Brunswick, the orchestra is conducted by Music Director Trond Saeverud and Assistant Conductor Greg Biss.
For concert admission, a $15 donation is suggested for adults; children are welcomed free. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. For more information about the series of concerts, please visit eastportartscenter.org.

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Milbridge Christmas on Main Street

Christmas in Maine

MILBRIDGE CHRISTMAS ON MAIN STREET- SATURDAY, DEC. 1
We invite everyone from around the area to come join us for Milbridge’s Christmas on Main Street Celebration! Please dress warmly!

SCHEDULED OF EVENTS:
8am- Breakfast with Santa at the Milbridge Elementary School (sponsored by Milbridge Area Merchants Association)

9am to 3pm- Craft and Vendor Gift Sale at the Seaworthy Event Center (lunch available) Over 30 vendors this year!

9am to 5pm- WHRL Christmas Tree Festival and Auction at the Schooner Gallery

9am to 1pm- Craft and Bake Sale plus Rada Cutlery Sale at the Milbridge Methodist Church, Wyman Road (lunch available)

12pm- Children’s Parade – on Main Street

12pm to 4pm- Christmas Tree Sale next to the Milbridge Theatre (sponsored by Milbridge Fire Department Auxiliary)

4pm- Memory Tree Lighting and Name Reading at the Milbridge Theatre (a Gateway Milbridge Project)

6:30pm to 9:30pm- La Posada potluck dinner, kid’s activities, a piñata for kids & adults, and “aguinaldos” (goodie bags) for the kids.

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