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BBACC Connects
May 31, 2018
Last Week's poll results: The results from last week's poll told us the majority of the responding businesses are not open on Sundays this time of year.

How many events do you attend in this area during the summer?
Take the poll at the bottom of the newsletter.

Please remember to always share your news with us by emailing  office@bucksportbaychamber.com .
Designate yourself as an "Adoption Center" for River Duck Dash
Get a few ducks together and watch out! Imagine hundreds of them racing down a river towards a finish line where a crowd of people are cheering on their adopted ducks, hoping it will finish first! Saturday, June 30, 2018 during Orland River Day is our sixth River Duck Dash.

Hundreds of rubber ducks are "adopted" for $5.00. When you adopt a duck you will receive your certificate with your duck number on it. Each duck has a number on the bottom that corresponds to your adoption certificate. The ducks are dropped into the Narramissic River in Orland, and the first duck across the finish line wins. The grand prize is $500.00!! To encourage participation and attendees for Orland River Day, if the winner is present, you will receive a BONUS prize! 

Where can I adopt a duck??

  • The Bucksport Bay Area Chamber of Commerce
  • BookStacks
  • Lighthouse Arts Center
  • RSU 25 Adult & Community Education
  • Seaboard Federal Credit Union (Bucksport Location)
  • The Local Variety
  • Blossoms By the Bay 
Pixie Harbor Hoopla in Bucksport
Calling all fairies, pirates, elves, wizards, hobbits and gnomes to Pixie Harbor Hoopla in Bucksport!

Bucksport Bay Area Chamber of Commerce brings this third year event to Bucksport this summer. Pixie Harbor Hoopla is a "magical" themed festival and a friendly uplifting fun day! Fairies & Pirates of all ages are invited to join us on the waterfront for a day of enchantment on Sunday, June 10th, 2018 from 11am to 4pm.

Dress in your finest Fairy and Pirate Costumes or come as you are! 

Attendees can visit Pixie Harbor Hoopla's “Gnome Depot,” a one-stop-shop for bark, leaves, shells and other natural materials perfect for building fairy houses. Then display your creation for the day on the Bucksport Waterfront. It is said that fairy spirits reside among the trees, flowers, plants, and creatures that live in gardens. The act of building a fairy house is believed to bring good luck as well as help the plants and flowers to grow.

For more information find the event page on Facebook or website, www.bucksportbaychamber.com/pixie-harbor-hoopla contact the Bucksport Bay Area Chamber of Commerce at 469.6818 if you’d like to be a vendor or have questions about the day! 
Welcome New Members!
53 US Route 1
Bucksport, ME 04416
207.469.3282
1255 Castine Road
Penobscot, ME 04476
207.326.9003
94 Race Course Road
Bucksport, ME 04416
Ariel Shepard LMT, MMP
14 Earth Plaza
Orland, ME 04472
207.669.5258
Artist
Bucksport, ME
207.907.6638
Life Expressions Decor
Bucksport, ME 04416
207.356.2513
Penobscot Home Performance is Hiring
Private Home Care Inc. is Hiring
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
Start 'Em Early at Wilson Museum
Start 'Em Early  
Activities for Our Young Visitors  
May 31 and every Thursday
10 a.m - 4 p.m. 
 
Drop by the Wilson Museum's Hutchins Education Center on Thursdays any time between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. throughout the summer for age-appropriate (ages 3-6) games, crafts, and science experiments. Parents should plan on joining their preschoolers for a varying series of activities that will enhance the whole family's Museum experience. Activities may include water beads, puzzles, homemade ice cream, story time, outdoor shaving cream paints, simple science projects, and flower potting to name a few. Some activities may be messy (dress for mess). Join us any or every Thursday, stay for fifteen minutes or a couple of hours. Activities for the day will be announced on Facebook, so follow us or take potluck - either way, it's sure to be fun and educational. And, it's free!  
Playing at the Alamo Theatre...
RBG
June 1-3, 2018
documentary/history
98 minutes 
PG

"RBG," a documentary by Betsy West and Julie Cohen, is here to keep the meme alive. It's a straight-ahead chronicle of Ginsburg's life and impressive career, told in a brisk 98 minutes by two filmmakers whose background in the no-nonsense world of television news serves them well. The film's focus on Ginsburg's early years as a crusading lawyer for women's rights helps explain her current reputation as a forceful dissenter on an increasingly right-leaning court. 

Through it all flickers the late Marty Ginsburg, a successful tax lawyer who rooted for his wife all the way to the country's highest court. In a way, he represented the very notion of equality this remarkable woman has been fighting for all her life.

Fri 01 June, 6:00pm
Fri 01 June, 8:0pm
Sat 02 June, 6:00pm
Sat 02 June, 8:00pm
Sun 03 June, 2:00pm*
Sun 03 June, 6:00pm

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

*The Sunday matinees will feature OPEN CAPTIONS
Bucksport Community Walking Club
Bucksport Community Walking Club
Hosted by Maine Naturalist Almanac
Weekly on Wednesdays
 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

One of the Bucksport Heart & Soul ideas is to form a community walking club. There are many ways to do this and the first event will be to meet at the Senior Citizen Center Parking on Broadway in Bucksport lot at 7:30am and take a walk on the Miles Lane trails. Plan to join us! Wellness - Kid Friendly -Walking
Winner Winner 7 Dinners on sale NOW!
Buy yourself a chance to win 7 dinners out. 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 ($25 dollar value) to local eateries. HINT HINT Crosby's Drive-In is one :)
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 if you can't catch us.
IRS News
Seasonal and Part-year Workers:

Time for a “Paycheck Checkup”
If you work a seasonal or part-year job, a “paycheck checkup” can help make sure your employer is withholding the right amount of tax from your paycheck for your situation. A “paycheck checkup” is 
important after changes from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Taxpayers can use the Withholding Calculator on IRS.gov. It can help estimate income, credits, adjustments and deductions.
If you work part of the year, it’s best to check early in your employment period so your withholding is the
most accurate. 

The Internal Revenue Service encourages taxpayers who typically itemized their deductions on Schedule A of the Form 1040 to use the Withholding Calculator this year to perform 
a “paycheck checkup.” 
People who have itemized before may be affected by changes from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. 
Taxpayers who itemize should use the IRS Withholding Calculator to make sure their employers are withholding the appropriate amount of tax from their paychecks for their financial situation. 
The law changes are effective in 2018 and affect the tax returns taxpayers will file in 2019. The new law makes a number of major changes, including:
  • Limiting the deductions for state and local taxes 
  • Limiting the deduction for home mortgage interest in certain cases (see IR-2018-32 for more information)
  • Excluding deductions for employee business expenses, tax preparation fees and investment expenses, including investment management fees, safe deposit box fees and investment expenses from pass-through entities
Yoga with Naomi 
Beginner-Friendly Healing Hatha Yoga
Yoga with Naomi will be taking a summer sabbatical. The last class before summer break will be June 13th. Classes will resume on September 4th.

Keep up-to-date on the schedule by liking Yoga with Naomi on Facebook ( fb.me/yogawithnaomi) or send an email to yoganaomi@gmail.com and ask to subscribe to the electronic newsletter. You can also reach Naomi at 207-370-9589. Enjoy your summer!
Learning Opportunity with Breaking Even
I know so many people paying $10/month for Wix or similar and not really knowing what to do with their site.  

Friday, June 1 9am-12pm
Ellsworth City Hall
Signup is on Breaking Even Inc's website: www.breakingeveninc.com/one-day-website

We'll do another class for people who already have websites sometime (more SEO, content, user experience stuff) but this class is for people with no website or who want to start completely over with a new website. 

17th Annual Book, Bake, and Plant Sale at Stockton Springs Community Library
Stockton Springs Library
On Saturday, June 2nd from 9 am to 2 pm the Stockton Springs Community Library will host its Annual Book, Bake, and Plant Sale at the library on Main Street in Stockton Springs.

Library volunteers are busy dividing perennials for this popular fundraiser. There will be a wide variety of flowers and herbs to brighten your gardens. You can stock up on books for summer reading while snacking on delicious homemade baked goods. There’s always a great variety of sweet and savory baked goods available. Also for sale will be DVDs, VHS films, and audio books.

The Stockton Springs Community Library was founded in 2001 and is located in the historic Colcord House, which is owned by the Stockton Springs Historical Society. The library is run by a group of dedicated volunteers and new volunteers are always welcome. For more information visit www.stockstonspringslibrary.org personal bios, and more. Use images that complement your message, and link your images to supporting resources.
Bucksport UMC Breakfast Buffet
The Bucksport United Methodist Church, at 71 Franklin Street, Bucksport, will host a Public Breakfast Buffet on Saturday, June 9th, 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. 
“Neighbors Helping Neighbors: Seniors at Home in Stockton Springs”
Sunday, June 10, 2018 from 1-3pm the Stockton Springs Community Library’s “Neighbors Helping Neighbors: Seniors at Home in Stockton Springs”

2018 Speakers’ Series is presenting Eliza Eager of Hospice Volunteers of Waldo County, discussing “Dying Better by Talking Sooner”

Eliza works with Hospice Volunteers of Waldo County, developing and presenting programming to build better communication

skills around health issues. She is available to support individuals and communities in thinking about advance health care directives.

These workshops are very interactive, creating a space in which participants can reflect on experiences with family at the end of life and how these memories shape our attitudes toward end of life choices.

Advance care planning materials and handouts with technical information provided. The discussion of the forms and various ways to complete will be central to the talk.

Light refreshments will be served at end of talk.

If you have questions please contact the library at: 207-567-4147 or go to the website: stocktonspringslibrary.org.

Many thanks to the Maine Charity Foundation Fund of the Maine Community Foundation for their support.
Castine Historical Society 2018 Season Exhibition
Castine Historical Society Opening
June 11

The Castine Historical Society’s 2017 exhibit was such a success that the Historical 
Society has brought it back, but with a new focus. This season’s exhibit, Castine’s Devoted Women: Social Change and Public Service, will again focus 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. 

This year’s exhibit will highlight Castine women who have devoted their lives to politics, social reform, public service, women’s rights, and marriage equality – all subjects of great interest to the Porter-Dewsons. These and other topics bring the exhibit’s concept of “Castine’s devoted women” to a new level for first-time visitors and those who have seen the exhibit previously.

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. The Grindle House offices and research library ​
are open year-round and researchers are welcome by appointment. For more information visit  www.castinehistoricalsociety.org,
call 207-326-4118 or email info@castinehistoricalsociety.org
Wednesday on Main Kicks off with Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers
Wednesday On Main, Bucksport’s premiere summer event series, which brings a live event to Main Street EVERY Wednesday of the Summer, returns on June 13, 2018, at The Alamo Theatre. The Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers encore production of “The Banana Kid.” 

This show runs approximately 50 minutes, and is suitable for audiences ages 4 and up COME EARLY AS THIS SHOW COMPLETELY FILLS UP – AND FAST!!

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.

Doors open at 4:45 pm. Suggested Donation $5. Come early, full house every year.
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