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August 16, 2018
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Join us Saturday, September 29th for Golftoberfest held at the Searsport Pines Golf Course. From Links to Lederhosen! The Fourth Annual Golf Tournament AND Oktoberfest…

The Bucksport Bay Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Golf Tournament is right around the corner. The 18-hole tournament will be held on Saturday, September 29, with a 9:00am registration, and a 10:00am shotgun start. This year brings us back to the Searsport Pines Golf Course. They served as a wonderful home for the tournament in the past and this year we return with the added fun of Oktoberfest.

If you plan on taking part in the golf tournament you must pre-register at the Bucksport Bay Area Chamber of Commerce, by September 14, 2018. You can download your registration form or register online here.
Winner Winner 7 Dinners on sale NOW!
Winner! WInner! 7 dinners! We are only selling 100 chances so you have a 100 to 1 chance to be the lucky winner! The winner will be drawn as soon as 100 chances are sold so hurry in to BookStacks to get yours. $20 per chance to win and only 100 chances up for grabs. The winner will receive a coupon book with 7 dinner coupons ($175 dollar value) to these local eateries:
  • Bucksport House of Pizza
  • Carrier's Mainely Lobster
  • Crosby's Drive-In
  • Harbor View Grille
  • The Island Rise & Shine Restaurant
  • MacLeod's Restaurant
  • Verona Wine and Design
You may also purchase a chance or two at the chamber's new office space at 54 Main street, Bucksport but BookStacks is open more hours
Senior Center Meals & Activities

Aerobics 8-9am 
Knitting and Crocheting 9:30-11am
Skip-Bo Cards 9:30-11am 
"3-13" Cards 12:30-2pm
Poker & Hand and Foot Cards 5:30-9pm
Bridge Games - 6:30pm (not during the summer months)

Evening Bingo 5:45-8pm
Day Quilters - 1st Tuesday 9am to 3pm

Aerobics 8-9am 
Skip-Bo Cards 9:30-11am
Scrabble 12:15-2pm

Bridge 12:30-4pm
Poker & Scat/31 Cards 5:30-9pm

Aerobics 8-9am 
Skip-Bo Cards 10-11am
Wahl's Dairy Port Flavor Calendar

Specialty Soft Serve Flavors
Over 30 Flavors of Gifford's Hard Serve
Hours 11am to 9pm Daily
79 Main Street, Bucksport ME
Kids on Main: Books and Ice Cream!
Last Saturday Kids on Main
Saturday, August 18 11am to 12pm at Wahl's Dairy Port on Main Street in Bucksport

Children are invited to downtown Bucksport this summer on Saturdays from 11am-12pm to hear a story read by a community volunteer in the alley next to Wahl's Dairy Port. Children who attend will receive a free book courtesy Literacy Volunteers of Bangor and a coupon for a free ice cream courtesy Wahl's Dairy Port. This event is sponsored by Main Street Bucksport, Literacy Volunteers, Wahl's Dairy Port, and BookStacks. 

Community volunteer readers are still needed for a few Saturdays. If you're interested, contact Brook at 479-3933.
BUMC Women's Society for Christian Service Bake Sale
Saturday  August 18  9:00am - 1:00pm
Jerry's Hardware Store 
The WSCS will hold another Bake Sale this Saturday, featuring our pies: apple, blueberry and strawberry-rhubarb. There will also be many other goodies for sale. If you wish to reserve a certain flavor pie, please call Chris Petravicz at 469-9979. Proceeds from our bake sales fund the WSCS outreach efforts.  
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IRS News
The IRS wants you to be aware of a current scam. Click on the image below to enlarge
IRS Urges Taxpayers to do a Paycheck Checkup

With the year more than halfway over, the Internal Revenue Service urges taxpayers who haven’t yet done a “Paycheck Checkup” to take a few minutes to see if they are having the right amount of tax withholding following major changes in the tax law.

A summertime check on tax withholding is critical for millions of taxpayers who haven't reviewed their tax situation. Recent reports note that many taxpayers could see their refund amounts change when they file their 2018 taxes in early 2019.

To help raise awareness for these taxpayers, the IRS is conducting a second “Paycheck Checkup” effort beginning the week of Aug. 13. During this week, the IRS is spotlighting a variety of tools – including the online Withholding Calculator – to help taxpayers learn if they need to make changes soon to avoid an unwelcome surprise come tax time.

The IRS is also encouraging partner groups inside and outside the tax community to share this important information with their members and employees. The IRS will also be holding special sessions on withholding for tax professionals and industry partners Aug. 15-16 in English and Spanish.

For more information about the tax reform click here
Playing at the Alamo
"Incredibles 2"
Sponsored by Bucksport Garden Club
August 17-19, 2018
Animation, Action, Adventure
114 minutes 
The voices of Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter & Samuel L. Jackson are back! Bob Parr (Mr. Incredible) is left to care for the kids while Helen (Elastigirl) is out saving the world.
"...it took 14 years to get back to the world of " The Incredibles," but the good news is that this world doesn't feel remotely stale. In fact, Bird and his collaborators have wisely updated it for the late-'10s while also staying true to what we loved about the first movie. They've done what a great animated sequel should do-continue to develop the themes of the original while also staking new territory. This is a smart, beautiful, fun family film. In other words, exactly what we want from Pixar."

Fri 17 Aug, 2:00pm**
Fri 17 Aug, 6:00pm
Sat 18 Aug, 2:00pm
Sat 18 Aug, 6:00pm
Sun 19 Aug, 2:00pm*
Sun 19 Aug, 6:00pm

General Admission $8
Students/Seniors $7
Members $5

*The Sunday matinees will feature OPEN CAPTIONS

**SENSORY SENSITIVE SCREENING! Friday, August 17 at 2:00PM
Do you have a child with autism and wish you could go to the movies as a family but the sound and lights are too much? Do you have a toddler who can't sit still but your other children Really want to go to the movies? This show might be for you! Lights up. Sound down. Doors to the lobby open. Feel free to stand and shout or run back and forth to the lobby. No judgement. EVERYONE deserves a chance to go to the movies!
Teddy Bears' Picnic
Bring your teddy bears to the Buck Memorial Library from 10:30am to 11am on Wednesday, August 15, 2018
GPMCT Annual Meeting
Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust Annual Meeting

Thursday, August 16, 2018
The Trust is Celebrating 25 years of Conservation 1993 - 2018, Thursday, August 16, 2018 in the Great Meadow* in the Wildlands, Orland Maine – 4:00 PM. No RSVP required.

Business Meeting
Wine, Beer, Finger Food 
Bluegrass Music with Dick Bowden’s Flying Circus 
*4 miles from South Gate - 1 mile from North Gate
Pet Weekend at Fort Knox
On Saturday, August 18 and Sunday, August 19, the Friends of Fort Knox will host their fifth Pet Show weekend from 9AM to 3PM. This is a fun event that does not focus on specific pet breeds, but has whimsical contest categories that include best pet costume, looks like owner, best pet trick, cutest, ugliest and most exotic pet.

Saturday, Aug. 18 will be for dogs only with activities, while Sunday, Aug. 19 is for all other pets. On Sunday we will also have the Pony Xpress Pettying Zoo from 11AM to 3PM

There is no fee to enter your pet into the show. Regular Fort admission fees apply. Ribbons will be awarded to winners in each pet show category.

For more information telephone 469-6553 or write FOFK1@aol.com
Flannel Doughboys at Verona Wine & Design
The Flannel Doughboys appear again at Verona Wine and Design Saturday, Aug. 18 from 6:30PM to 9PM

Find the Facebook Event for more information
5th Annual PIE & ART FESTIVAL at Stockton Springs Community Library
The Stockton Springs Community Library will present the 5th Annual PIE & ART FESTIVAL on Saturday, August 18th from 9 AM until 2 PM at the library on the corner of Main St. and Station St. in Stockton Springs. This annual fundraiser for the all-volunteer library has become one of the favorite summer events in the area.

There will be a wide variety of homemade pies, both sweet and savory available for purchase. 

Artists participating will include Mary Brann, Blueberry Bay Beads, Sarah Faragher, Lorna Fencik, Harriet Seekins, Scott Moore, Betty Schopmeyer, Anne Spencer, Peter Walls & sons Jacob and Tommy, Anne Marie Walsh, Whimsical Allure, and more.

Everyone is invited to the Pie and Art Festival, so come to the Stockton Springs Community Library on Saturday, August 18th! Come early to be sure you’ll have your choice of pies and art!

For more information www.stocktonspringslibrary.org
Castine Historical Society’s Annual Meeting and Talk
Open to All
The Castine Historical Society’s 2018 Annual Meeting and Program will be held on Wednesday August 22, at 4 PM. in the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Castine at 86 Court Street in Castine. The meeting is free and open to the public and no reservations are required. Light refreshments will be served following the meeting in the Parish House.

After a brief business meeting of the Historical Society, Castine summer resident and writer Lee Smith will give a talk entitled “BELIEVE IT OR NOT! Fact….or Fiction?” She will lead a lively discussion of the issues involved in writing fiction vs. writing non-fiction—-and also their ungainly child, historical fiction. Lee will give examples by reading from her own work—passages from the historical novels Guests on Earth (set in the mental hospital in North Carolina where her character Zelda Fitzgerald was a patient); the Civil War novel, On Agate Hill; the New York Times Best-Selling novel The Last Girls; and her recent memoir Dimestore.

Lee Smith is the author of 17 works of fiction including Fair and Tender Ladies, Oral History, and her recent novel, Guests on Earth. She has received many awards including the North Carolina Award for Literature and an Academy Award in Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

The Castine Historical Society serves as a window into Castine’s extraordinary past. The Society preserves local history and hosts permanent and temporary exhibitions, lectures, town walking tours, house and garden tours, and historic reenactments. Exhibits are located in its Abbott School gallery at 17 School Street, Castine. The Grindle House offices and research library located at 13 School Street, Castine are open year-round and researchers are welcome by appointment. 

The Historical Society’s exhibits are open daily from June 11 – September 3, Monday – Saturday, 10-4; Sunday, 1-4. Fall hours are September 8 – October 8, Friday, Saturday, Monday, 10-4; Sunday, 1-4. For more information visit castinehistoricalsociety.org, call 207-326-4118, or email info@castinehistoricalsociety.org.
Bucksport's Wednesday on Main
BUCKSPORT’S WEDNESDAY ON MAIN, generously sponsored by Darling’s of Augusta, Bangor and Ellsworth, and The Town of Bucksport, and with additional support from Bangor Savings Bank and Camden National Bank, is delighted to bring you Katie Matzell, Singer/Songwriter!

Wednesday, August 22
5:30pm - 7pm
Lighthouse Arts Center
Waterfront Patio

Katie Matzell is an up-an-coming singer and songwriter from Portland, Maine, who recently released her self-titled debut EP at her sold-out show in January. In a recent review, MaineToday described her vocals as "fierce and dazzling." Katie is a New England Music Awards nominee for Female Performer of the Year. Her soulful, progressive pop and Rhythm & Blues illustrates Katie's range and expertise, and she'll be at the beautiful waterfront patio on the river-side of our fabulous Lighthouse Arts Center. (The Arts Center has 9,000 square feet with two floors of gorgeous gallery space, with traditional art, sculpture, jewelry and so much more, with a wide assortment of classes available year round.)

Suggested Donation $10 - Bring a chair. For more information, visit www.bucksportwom.com or call Paula Kee at 207-266-7999
Pack a Pint of Pickles Program
Pack a Pint of Pickles Program
August 23, 24, 30, 31
from 1 – 4 p.m. each day
Wilson Museum, Hutchins Education Center,
112 Perkins Street, Castine, ME

August is the perfect season to pick produce and put it up for the long winter ahead. Wilson Museum’s Executive Director Patty Hutchins will lead a four-part series of hands-on pickle workshops on Thursday and Friday, August 23 and 24 and another batch the following week on Thursday and Friday, August 30 and 31 from 1 - 4 p.m. each day at the Hutchins Education Center in Castine. Pickles to be processed include mustard pickles, dilly beans, sour pickles, relish, bread and butter pickles, spiced crabapples and dill pickles. Participants will relish taking home one to two pints of pickles per day. Per person cost of the Pack a Pint of Pickles program is $15 per day or $50 for the whole batch. Class size limited to 10 - call 207-326-9247 for more information or reserve on the Museum’s website: www.wilsonmuseum.org/calendar.
The 3rd Annual "Great Event" Community Yard Sale in Stockton Springs
The 3rd Annual “Great Event” Community Yard Sale in Stockton Springs

Spaces Still Available

 There are still some spaces available to reserve for the giant yard sale in Stockton Springs coming September 8th!

Stockton Springs Community Library (SSCL) will host the 3rd annual GREAT EVENT on Saturday, September 8. Mark your calendars and SAVE THE DATE for the Giant Yard Sale, Barbecue, Bake Sale, Homemade donuts, Children’s Events, and much more!

Rental of space at the Giant Yard Sale is underway. Crafters are also welcome. Spaces are approximately 10’ x 15’. Cost is $35. You may bring your own table or you can rent a table for an extra $5. The GREAT EVENT will happen rain or shine. To reserve your space you must fill out an application and pay in advance either by check or cash. Come to the library during open hours to pick up an application. Library hours are Monday 3:00 – 5:00 pm, Tuesday 4:00 – 7:00 pm, Wednesday 3:00 – 5:00 pm, Thursday 9:00 am – Noon and 6:30 – 8:30 pm, and Saturday 9:00 am – 3:00 pm.

For more information call 567-4147 or visit www.stocktonspringslibrary.org.
Fiber College is looking for Vendors!
Located on the Coast of Penobscot Bay
September 5-9, 2018
216 West Main Street   
Searsport, Maine 04974

The Shopper's Boulevard is an important part of the Fiber College Experience. We work hard to offer a variety of offerings and promise you that we will not accept several booths offering the exact same materials. Since our inception, we ask that the booths be focused on providing artists, crafters, and collectors with the supplies they will need to be creative themselves. We wish the Shopper's Boulevard to remain a haven for inspiring creativity and "doing." 

When you are packing your (much lighter) bags to head home we want three things for you: (1) You feel relaxed and have enjoyed the experience, (2) The weekend was a financial success, understanding that if students were engaged at your booth, they will be looking for you in the months and years to come, and (3) You made new contacts that re-vitalize your commitment to this wonderful sector of the creative economy.

When you complete this registration process you will have the option of paying immediately by credit card (this is a secure site) or choosing to send a check (personal or bank) within 5 days of the day you register.

12 x 12 Outdoor Vendor Booth (more space available if needed)   Friday, September 07, 2018 - Sunday, September 09, 2018 $62.00

Registration questions will include:
  • If you are bringing animals, what will you bring and how much space will you need for the pen?  
  • What products and/or services will you be providing in your booth?  
  • Is there any more information we need to make things perfect for you?  
  • Would you like more information about being part of our rolling classes "area"? At this time it is only available to people with their own tents and space to teach. You will be paid $10/student/session at the end of the weekend.  

Maine's Hire-A-Vet Campaign Kick-Off and Hiring Fair
August 30, 2018 at 12:30pm at the Augusta Civic Center. Open to the public, all job seekers are encouraged to attend.
Rabies Clinic in Orland
Rabies Clinic in Orland! September 1st, 2018, from 10am-12pm, at the Orland Fire Station, 91 School House Road. Dogs & Cats are welcome. The cost is only $15 per shot!
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