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The Newport Cultural Center will be holding the following children’s programs: Reading Rally Finale Carnival will be held on Wednesday, August 16th from 2 to 4 PM. All are welcome to attend as the NCC ends the summer reading program. This is the opportunity for summer reading participants to spend the “coins” they earned throughout the summer. Bring your reading logs or book sheets, along with the number of programs you attended this summer, and collect the tokens you earned. Cash in your tokens for prizes, and a chance to play a number of fun games at the reading carnival. The Darling Ice Cream Truck will be on site and hot dogs, popcorn, and fun snacks will be available. Come along and join the fun and celebrate a summer of reading. A Solar Eclipse Party will take place on Monday, August 21st at 12 PM. Experience the great Solar Eclipse of 2017 at the NCC. This unique eclipse will only be visible from the United States. Activity stations will be set up for kids to learn about how and why this happens, and free solar glasses will be given out to ensure safe viewing for all. The Newport Cultural Center is located at 154 Main Street in Newport. For more information or to register for the events listed above contact 368-5074.
The Thompson Free Library will be holding the following upcoming programs. Piscataquis County Soil and Water Conservation District will have a presentation on Tuesday, August 15th from 5:30 to 7 PM on Invasive Forest Pests. Emerald Ash Borer, Asian Long Horned Beetle, and Hemlock Wooly Adelgid are a few pests that will be covered. In addition to speaking about pests that are in Maine or have yet to arrive, PCSWCD will also answer questions on identification, what landowners can do to prevent the transportation of pests, and what to do if they suspect they have found a pest on their property. All ages are welcome to stop by on Wednesday, August 16th at 10:30 AM for papermaking with local artist Sarah Robinson from My Wild Fern. She uses handmade paper and salvaged materials to create unique home décor, jewelry, and gifts. Then the Art and History of Paper Making in Maine will be held on Thursday, August 17th at 6 PM. Pauleena MacDougal will share her knowledge about Easter Fine Paper Company and Michael Hillard will give a presentation on Sappi Fine Paper workers. For more information, contact the Thompson Free Library at 207-564-3350,, or on Facebook. The library is located at 186 E Main St in Dover-Foxcroft.
All are invited to join Kennebec Music Together for a free demo class at the Pittsfield Public Library on Monday, August 21st at 10:15 AM. Music Together is an internationally recognized early childhood music program for children ages up to age 5 and adults/guardians. The classes are research based, developmentally appropriate and fun for all. Music Together is based on the belief that all children are musical, and emphasizes participation over performance, kids and adults are invited to jump right in and get singing and dancing. The leader will have songs and instruments to share, and information on her new Music Together classes in Newport. The library is located at 110 Library Street.
The event on Thursday, August 10th at the Simpson Memorial Library in Carmel regarding changes in the funeral industry has been cancelled due to unavailability of the speaker; however, a representative from Brookings and Smith Funeral Home will offer a presentation at the library on Thursday, October 12th at 6 PM. There will be time for questions and answers afterward. The library is located at 8 Plymouth Road.