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BENEFIT YARD SALE: The American Legion Post #32 and Auxiliary will be holding a benefit yard sale on Friday, July 20th and Saturday, July 21st from 9 AM to 3 PM. The sale will be held at 125 Manson Street. Proceeds from this sale to benefit the American Legion.
GOLF SCRAMBLE FUNDRAISER: JW Parks Golf Course will be hosting the 2018 Golf Scramble Fundraiser on Sunday, July 22nd at 1 PM. The cost will be $35 per person with a hot dog lunch included. Proceeds to benefit the MCI girls softball team. For more information contact Tony Stewart at 431-0566 or Kat Smedberg at 570-9646.
CRIBBAGE TOURNAMENT: The American Legion Post #32 of Pittsfield will be hosting a Cribbage Tournament on the first and third Wednesdays of each month. The next tournament will be held on Wednesday, July 18th. The tournaments begin at 6 PM and run until completion. The tournaments will be held at the Elks Club on Middle Street.
REPUBLICAN COMMITTEE MEETING: The Pittsfield Republican Committee will be holding a meeting on Wednesday, July 18th at 6:30 PM. The meeting will be held at the Pittsfield Public Library. There is a lot of news from Augusta and from Representative, Scott Strom. All Pittsfield Republicans are invited to attend. Refreshments will be served.
PUBLIC FORUM: Burns W. Knowlton Jr. American Legion Post #32 will be hosting a public forum on Saturday, July 28th from 10 AM to 12 PM. The forum will be held at the Pittsfield Community Theatre. Tickets are now on sale at the theatre priced at $5 for the general public, free to all students under age 25 (college, high school and below). For more information contact 207-341-0675.
CRAFT FAIR FUNDRAISER: The Skowhegan/Kennebec Valley KOA Campgrounds will be holding a Cancer Care Craft Fair Fundraiser on Saturday, July 21st from 10 AM to 3 PM. The craft fair will be held at the campground on 18 Cabin Road. The boy scouts will be helping with set-up and tear down, while selling food and drinks during the event. Skowhegan/Kennebec Valley KOA is a connect camp with Camp Sunshine in Casco, Me, which gives children with cancer and their families an opportunity to attend camp for an entire week for free. This is the 3rd year the Canaan Campground has held this craft fair and the proceeds will benefit KOA Care Camps. To date they have raised $10,000 each year for Camp Sunshine. All table fees and electric fees are donated right to Care Camps including a donation of profits from participating vendors. Anyone is able to make a donation to Care Camps at any time. For more information contact 207-474-2858, visit or email:
PRESERVATION SOCIETY CONCERT: The Blanchard Preservation Society will be holding a concert with Ken and Jane Brooks, featuring Stuart Moore, on Saturday, July 21st at 7 PM at the Meeting House. Refreshments will be available for purchase and donations accepted at the door. All are welcome to attend.
SWEDISH DESCENDANTS PICNIC: A Swedish descendants picnic will be held on Sunday, July 22nd beginning at 12 PM. For anyone of Swedish decent or has an interest in the heritage feel free to attend. This year the reunion will be held at the Monson Town Hall with parking in the rear or on the street. The former library space and the door is on the left side of the building facing the Monson Museum. Bring a dish to share, table settings and drinks will be provided. If you have any questions contact Estella Kronholm Bennett at 876-3073 or e-mail at
MONSON SUMMERFEST: Monson Summerfest will be held on Saturday, July 21st from 7 AM to 9 PM. Throughout the Town of Monson there will be a day full of games, food, music and fun for the whole family. The day starts with a Triathlon at 7:15 AM at the Monson gym and ends with fireworks starting at 9 PM. There will be a craft fair, kids games, live music, anything that floats race, a tour of the Farm in the Woods, antique car cruise in, cribbage tournament, a teddy bear clinic and more. For more information and specific times contact the town office 997-3641, Dee Adams 249-2850, or any local business.
VENDORS SOUGHT FOR CRAFT FAIR: A craft fair fundraiser will be held on Saturday, August 18th at the Irving Tanning Community Center on 62 Elm Street. The fair will be held from 9 AM to 3 PM to benefit both the Community Center and the Tri-Town food bank. Space Rentals without a table are $20 or with a table for $28. Spaces may be rented by calling and leaving a message at 938-4579. Admission will be $2 per person or 1 can or box of non perishable food.

THOREAU-WABANAKI TRAIL FESTIVAL: The 12th Annual Thoreau-Wabanaki Trail Festival will be held on Wednesday, July 18th through Saturday, July 21st. There will be a number of educational presentations for adults and children, music, crafts, children activities, plus more offered during the festival. The Thoreau-Wabanaki Trail consists of traditional Wabanaki canoe routes and portages in Maine’s Kennebec, Penobscot, and Allagash river drainages over which Thoreau traveled during his trips into the Maine woods with help from Penobscot guides Chief Joseph Attean and Joseph Polis. The festival events are free to all members of NREC or a $5 donation at the door for non-members. All events will be held at The Center for Moosehead History at 6 Lakeview Street or at the Gazebo/Moosehead Marine Museum on 12 Lily Bay Road. For more information or schedule visit or

RUMMAGE SALE: The St. Albans Chatterbox Club will hold a rummage sale on Friday, July 20th and Saturday, July 21st from 8 AM to 3 PM. There will be a bag sale on Saturday from 12 PM until closing. The Chatterbox Club is located on Mason Corner Road.
CHICKEN BARBECUE: The Hartland - St. Albans Lions Club will hold a chicken barbecue during the Summerfest on Saturday, July 21st. The barbecue will be adjacent to the Big Indian dam. The meal will consist of a grilled chicken half, roll, chips, pickles and beverage and served from 11 AM until sold out. The price per meal will be $8.
ENTRIES SOUGHT FOR YOUTH POSTER CONTEST: The second annual Youth Poster Contest sponsored by the Garland Rec Committee will take place on Friday, August 3rd through Saturday, August 18th. This year's theme is “Back to the 70's”. This contest is open to youths up to age 18, Garland residency not required. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes will be awarded in each age division (0 to 5 years; 6 to 11 years; 12 to 18 years). For more details, rules and complimentary poster board contact the Garland Town Office at 924-3163. Entries are due by Friday, August 3rd.
The second annual Adult Art Show and Contest sponsored by the Garland Rec Committee will take place on Friday, August 3rd through Saturday, August 18th. Open to artists age 19 and older, Garland residency not required to enter. Any medium is welcome and this year's theme is “Back to the 70's”. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes will be awarded, so bring your best macrame arts, velvet Elvis or any other type of 70's inspired art. For full rules and requirements contact the Garland Town Office at 924-3163. Entries are due by Friday, August 3rd.
Garland Days will host a Family Feud style game show night on Thursday, August 16th at the Garland Community Center. Teams of 4 will test their reflexes and compete for some prizes. Teams should pre-register at the Town Office by Thursday, August 2nd. All contestants must be 18 years of age or older. For more information about Garland Days visit their Facebook page.
The Garland Days Committee is seeking volunteers to assist with the event on Saturday, August 18th. Volunteer shifts are for 2 hour blocks. Volunteer positions include kids games booth, bounce house attendants, parade judge, ticket booth attendants, and pig scramble assistants. Email: for more information.
VFW CRAFT SHOW: The Newport VFW will be holding a Craft Show on Saturday, July 28th. The show will be held on the lawn at 118 Moosehead Trail. For more information contact 341-2492.
YARD SALE: The High Street Church will be holding a yard sale on Saturday, July 21st from 9 AM to 3 PM. There will be a bake sale including grilled hot dogs. The sale will be held at the Church on High Street. A rain date has been set for Saturday, July 28th.
CANCER SUPPORT GROUP MEETING: The Corinna Cancer Prayer and Support Group will meet every third Tuesday of the month from 4 to 5 PM at the Corinna United Methodist Church Parsonage (the house next to the church) on the Dexter Road. The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 17th. The meetings are open to anyone in the community and surrounding communities that has been touched by Cancer. For more information contact Carol at 278-7952.
OPEN COUNTRY JAM: The Central Maine Country Music Association (CMCMA) will be holding an Open Country Jam on the third Friday of each month. The next jam will be held on Friday, July 20th from 5:30 to 9 PM. The CMCMA has announced a new meal policy for its monthly Country Jam. Anyone who attends the monthly jam and brings a dish to share will be admitted and eat free. Others, who meet a $5 minimum donation requirement at the door will also eat free. Anyone who does not meet this criteria will be required to pay $5 to participate in the meal. Hot dogs, beverages, snacks and packaged desserts will be sold separately. Coffee will also be available by donation. As always, individuals with a disability and children 12 and under will be admitted free of charge. For more information contact, President Jim Fraser at (207) 416-6602. No alcoholic beverages are allowed at the event. The jam will be held the at Corinna Elementary School located at 42 Stetson Road.
MONTHLY FELLOWSHIP BREAKFAST: The Dixmont United Methodist Church will hold their monthly fellowship breakfast on Saturday, July 21st from 7 to 9 AM, at the Dixmont Snowmobile Clubhouse on the Cates Road. The buffet meal includes eggs, bacon, sausage, baked beans, potatoes, muffins, toast, juice, coffee and homemade pies for dessert. The cost for adults is $7, $3 for children under age 12 and free for children under 5.