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BBACC Connects
July 12, 2018
Last Week's poll results: The results from last week's poll told us the majority of you have air conditioning at your business!

What are you most looking forward to at the Bucksport Bay Festival?
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The Bucksport Bay Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to celebrate “Small Town Americana“ at this year’s 21st Annual Bucksport Bay Festival, a three-day event on the Bucksport Waterfront and Main Street starting on Friday, July 20th and concluding Sunday, July 22nd.  

Come early and stay longer than you planned for all that the Bucksport Bay Festival has to offer. From the Bucksport Bay Festival Pageant and Whole Oceans Salmon Run 5k, to the parade, a street dance with local favorite’s Right Out Straight, Crosby’s Antique & Classic Car Show, and the 2nd annual Friars’ Invitational Brewfest feat. Chris Ross & the North… 

The Bucksport Bay Festival has something for everyone! 

The waterfront will play host to fireworks, dinghy races, food vendors, local craftsmen, and a full slate of local musicians on the Town Dock Stage with featured performances by Dakota, Oshima Brothers, RIVERTOWN, The Willy Kelly Trio, and The Allison Ames Band.  
Local shops, restaurants, and art galleries welcome you to explore all that Main Street Bucksport has to offer. Bring your family and friends for a Maine experience you can’t miss! 

Learn more...
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
Mondays:
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)

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

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

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

Fridays:
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
WERU Hiring a Membership Manager
WERU-FM Community Radio seeks a highly organized person with database management experience to fill the position of Membership Manager. Duties include but not limited to managing a membership database/constituent relationship management system (CRM), membership correspondence, using CRM for membership cultivation and data entry.
Experience with membership database software required (SalesForce experience a big
plus). Send questions, cover letter, resume and references to Matt Murphy, General
Manager, at matt@weru.org by July 16. Pay commensurate with experience. WERU is an
equal opportunity employer.

Bucksport Regional Health Center July Newsletter
Our July newsletter is all about families (see newsletter link below). If you have kids who are picky eaters, why not try the simple chicken nugget recipe on page 2? You can bake them up, freeze them, and have a protein-packed snack or main dish ready to eat in minutes. Also, our healthy resource for readers this month is WIC (Women, Infants and Children), who will begin offering services for young families right here at BRHC beginning in August. 

The Cooking Matters class on page 2 has filled right up! Please call the number listed if you are interested, and we can put you on a waiting list or let you know of other upcoming Cooking Matters classes in the area. Learn to cook, eat a meal and get a bag of groceries at each class – you can’t beat that!

Lastly, Healthy Acadia is offering up another series of Tai Chi at BRHC (see the attached flier for details). Class are FREE, and no, you do not need experience, coordination, flexibility or anything else! No need to register, just come on by and give it a try. Classes take place at 10 am on Fridays.

IRS News
Understanding Tax Scams and Abusive Schemes
Thursday, July 19, 2018
Session 1 – 11a.m. Eastern; 10 a.m. Central; 9 a.m. Mountain; 8 a.m. Pacific; 5 a.m. Hawaii Session 2 * – 2 p.m. Eastern; 1p.m. Central; 12 p.m. Mountain; 11a.m. Pacific; 8 a.m. Hawaii
*Closed captioning offered for Session 2 web conferences ONLY.
This web conference will provide an overview of the following:
• Abusive Tax Schemes and Promotors: How You Recognize Them
• 2018 Dirty Dozen Tax Schemes
• Goal of IRS Preparer and Promoter Investigations
• Reporting Suspected Abusive Tax Promotions and Preparers
• Plus a Live Q & A

Register and Attend:
July 19, 2018 – 11:00 a.m. Eastern

July 19,2018 – 2:00 p.m. Eastern **
**Closed captioning offered for Session 2 web conference only.
Continuing Education:
Tax Professionals – Earn 1 CE Credit – Category: Federal Tax
Questions? Email us at: SBSE.SL.Web.Conference.Team@irs.gov
Playing at the Alamo
Neither Wolf Nor Dog 
July 13-15, 2018 
Friday & Saturday 6 & 8:15pm
Sunday 2 & 6pm 
Bucksport Movie Queen 2000 
July 19 at 7:30pm
PUBLIC WELCOME! 
As we do every summer, we feature a portion of the NHF Summer Symposium FREE and open to the public.
Please join us for: "Movie Queens in Main Street Movies" Special Screening and Lecture Martin L. Johnson (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) 
28 minutes N/R 
A Dog's Purpose 
Outdoors!
July 20 at 9pm 

This year's Bucksport Bay Festival kicks off with an outdoor screening behind the Alamo. Bring a chair or a blanket and your family and friends! Full concessions and bathrooms available in the lobby. The movie was chosen by Your votes. 
adventure/comedy/drama 
100 minutes 
PG
Italian Wine Pairing at VWD
Italian Wine Pairing at Verona Wine & Design
Thursday, July 12, 2018
6:00pm - 8:00pm
$35 per person

Reserve your tickets today 207.745.0731
IMFF- off season brings you: ANOTE'S ARK
Thursday, July 12, 2018 at 6pm 
  
The Pacific Island nation of Kiribati (population: 100,000) is one of the most remote places on the planet, seemingly far-removed from the pressures of modern life. Yet it is one of the first countries that must confront the main existential dilemma of our time: imminent annihilation from sea-level rise. While Kiribati's President Anote Tong races to find a way to protect his nation's people and maintain their dignity, many Kiribati citizens are already seeking safe harbor overseas. Set against the backdrop of international climate and human rights negotiations, Anote's struggle to save his nation is intertwined with the extraordinary fate of Sermary, a young mother of six, who fights to migrate her family to New Zealand. At stake is the survival of Sermary's family, the Kiribati people, and 4,000 years of ­Kiribati culture. Anote's Ark premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. Stacey Cook, a Maine summer resident who served in the Peace Corps in Kiribati, will take audience questions after the film.


Fort Knox Pirate Parlay 2018
We ask Ye to join the professional Pirates of the Dark Rose and fearsome Pirates from across the USA for three days of swashbuckling sword fights, duels, cannon fire and Pirate attacks. On July 13, 14, and 15, the pirate ship "Must Roos" will let loose cannon fire on the Fort as she sails the waters of the Penobscot River, in search of booty. The festival will feature a pirate puppet show, pirate parade (all are encouraged to attend dressed in your best pirate attire), best dressed and most authentic sounding pirate contests. 

Regular Fort admission and a $3 per person event donation requested, because pirates love their gold! Those planning to spend the day may want to bring a lunch. The charge for the pirate ship sail is $25 per person for an hour cruise and cannon firing. The ship leaves from the Bucksport Town dock and tickets may be purchased in advance by calling (207)-469-6553. Advanced purchase is recommended as the ship can only carry six passengers. Note: Cruise tickets are non-refundable. People are encouraged to carpool to the Pirate Day events at the Fort due to limited parking.
Bucksport UMC Public Breakfast
The Bucksport United Methodist Church, at 71 Franklin Street, Bucksport, will host a Public Breakfast Buffet on Saturday, July 14th, from 6:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m.

This All-You-Care-To-Eat meal features many delicious entrees, beverages and homemade baked goods. The cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children, and $25 for a family of four or more. 

For more information, please call the church office at 469-3622, or Ed Petravicz at 469-9979. 
Kids on Main: Books and Ice Cream!
Every Saturday from June 23 until August 18.

Saturday, July 14 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.
3rd Annual Kitchen to Table International Buffet at SSCL
The Friday Night Supper Club of the Stockton Springs Community Library will host the 3rd Annual Kitchen to Table International Buffet at the library on Saturday, July 14th starting at 6 pm.

For the third year, this past winter and spring gourmet Chef Jerry Dunn led a cookbook club at the Stockton Springs Community Library that became known as the Friday Night Supper Club. We invited daring and innovative cooks to challenge themselves to prepare international cuisine from cookbooks that reflected unique regional and healthy dishes as well as regional culture. The supper club members volunteered to produce a third international buffet to benefit the library.

The buffet will include: appetizers, soup, entrees, vegetables and dessert and will feature a variety of dishes from around the world. Tickets are $35. The event is BYOB. 

Tickets will be available for advance purchase at the library during open hours beginning June 18th. Library hours are Monday 3 – 5 pm, Tuesday 4 – 7 pm, Wednesday 3 – 5 pm, Thursday 9 am – Noon and 6:30 – 8:30 pm, and Saturday 9 am – 3 pm.

For more information visit www.stocktonspringslibrary.org or call 567-4147.
Bastille Day in Castine
You're invited to the fourth annual Bastille Day Celebration on Saturday, July 14th. You and your family will learn the art of French-Acadian cooking during the noontime chef’s demonstration of cooking ploys and beignets with fresh Maine lobster. 

For the more adventurous, kayaking and historic walking tours will get you moving or, later in the afternoon, climb the 52 steps to the top of lighthouse and don’t forget your camera! Immerse yourself in our International lecture series at Emerson Hall on Court Street, including Canadian filmmaker Roger Cantin and producer Alain Dagenais speaking on their Baron d’ St-Castin documentary and why he is not an historical figure in Canada. Then educator Todd Nelson will tell the story of our children’s rich French Exchange Program with St-Castin, FR which began in 2008.

Have lunch at one of our many fine restaurants and watch the Maine Maritime Academy Training Ship return from its visit at European ports. And in the afternoon at the Wilson Museum, bring your children to Painting with the French Masters, then enjoy hand cranked ice cream/toppings and a serenade by world-class fiddler Gus LaCasse.
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At our signature event, the Picnic en Blanc, 400 white-clad festival goers will be seated at long white tables, under the elms on Court Street, while listening to French folk music and watching a magician and stilt walker. Order your special meals from MarKel’s or The Manor, or simple bring your own French picnic. And stop by Town Hall during the day to bid on a Josh Adam original Bastille Day “Picnic en Blanc” painting (24”x36”) or one of five artist prints. Winners will be announced at the Picnic! 
 
Finish your evening with a concert featuring the Bangor Symphony Brass Quartet on our historic Town Common. Strawberry shortcake with whipped cream will be available. For more information on the day’s events or to make your reservation for the Picnic en Blanc, call Town Hall @ 326-4502 or visitcastine.com. 

*All events are provided for free through the generosity of our sponsors. Castine Kayak does charge for their scheduled tours.
Castine Historical Society Exhibit Talk 
Join the Castine Historical Society on Tuesday, July 17th at 5:00 p.m. for a behind-the-scenes exhibit talk presented by curator Paige Lilly. The talk will focus on the Historical Society’s 2018 seasonal exhibit, “Castine’s Devoted Women: Social Change and Public Service.” Exhibit talks offer visitors a special tour of the current exhibit, highlighting historical connections and sharing intriguing stories not included in the display. Wine and cheese will be served at the beginning of the talk. The event is free of charge and no reservations are required. 

During the talk, attendees will learn how preparing for the 2018 seasonal exhibit has been like a treasure hunt. The exhibit focuses on Mary W. (Molly) Dewson and Mary G. (Polly) Porter, their life together in New York and Castine, and the significant role Molly played in 1930s American politics. The storyline is based on 28 Porter-Dewson scrapbooks donated to the Castine Historical Society. 

The 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.
BUMC Lobster Stew Dinner
Bucksport United Methodist Church will host a Lobster Stew Dinner on Friday, July 20th. Dinner consists of Lobster Stew, rolls, tossed salad, beverage, and dessert. *Beef Stew alternative will be available for "non-lobster" folks!

There will be two seating times: 5:30 & 6:00 p.m. The cost of the meal is $15.00 per person. 
Tickets must be purchased in advance or reservations made with the church office: 469-3622. 

This event will be held at the Bucksport United Methodist Church, 71 Franklin Street, Bucksport, ME. For more information please contact the church office at 469-3622 or check our Facebook page. 
Bucksport's Wednesday on Main
Wednesday On Main, Bucksport’s premiere summer event series, which brings a live event to Main Street EVERY Wednesday of the Summer.

Wednesday, July 18 - Maine Street R&B Revue This powerhouse R&B band will bring you a sound like no other in the area! Waterfront Gazebo – Bucksport Town Dock -BRING A CHAIR Suggested Donation $10

For more information, contact Paula Kee at 207-266- 7999, or go to www.bucksportwom.com All Events Begin at 5:30 unless otherwise noted.
Orland Historical Society Grand OPEN HOUSE and POKER RUN
The Orland Historical Society is holding a grand OPEN HOUSE on Saturday July 28th from 9 am to 2 pm! 
There will be food and drinks available. You are encouraged to buy a Raffle tickets for several donated items from local businesses as well as 50/50 tickets with 50% of the proceeds to the winner and the other half to support the Historical Society.
Vintage vehicles will be on display from 9 am to 10 am then they will be departing on a POKER RUN to local businesses. The POKER RUN is open to anyone who wishes to participate with their vehicle ( old or new ). There is a $10 entry fee. The person obtaining the best poker hand will receive one half the proceeds from the fees collected to enter. There will be additional prizes awarded at some business locations on the POKER RUN. Once the run is completed the vintage vehicles will be back on display until 2 pm. 
There will be prizes awarded at 1:30 pm to display vehicles for the following: Oldest Car, Oldest Truck, Vehicle Driven the Longest Distance to the Event, Oldest Driver and Youngest Driver. 
The Orland Historical Society museum at 23 School House Rd. in Orland is open to the public every Saturday afternoon from 1 to 3 pm for July and August.
Please call 207-598-5741 for additional information or any questions.
Castine Historical Society event on Nautilus Island
Have you ever dreamed of going to visit Nautilus Island? Now is your chance. The Castine Historical Society is hosting their summer fundraiser on Tuesday, July 31st thanks to the generosity of the island’s owners Stephanie and Jim Huger. 
Attendees will enjoy a summer evening of cocktails and refreshments from 5:00 – 7:30 with transportation to the island provided courtesy of Maine Maritime Academy. The evening is in celebration of the Castine Historical Society’s current exhibit, “Castine’s Devoted Women: Social Change and Public Service.” Nautilus Island was the home of Ellenore Doudiet who is among the featured women in this year’s exhibit sponsored by Bangor Savings Bank. 

For more information or to purchase tickets visit the Historical Society’s website at castinehistoricalsociety.org, call the administrative office at 207-326-4118, or stop by the Historical Society office Monday – Friday from 9:00-5:00. 

For more information visit castinehistoricalsociety.org, call 207-326-4118, or email info@castinehistoricalsociety.org.
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