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Garden Club Talk: Global Food Supply

BELFAST, Tuesday November 15, noon: Food historian Robyn Metcalfe, who recently produced a documentary on Maine’s fishing industry, will shed light on the world’s food supply in a free lecture from Belfast Garden Club. The hour-long public programme, the final speech in the Garden Club’s 2022 series, will be broadcast live at noon in the Abbott Room of Belfast’s Free Library, 106 High St. Those wishing to join the house can register at the Zoom link on the programs page.

In her keynote, Metcalfe, director of the Nutrition Institute at the University of Texas at Austin, will explore the contours of the food system as it relates to how we eat now and in the future. She will examine how recent changes can reshape the food system and in particular how individuals can play a role in making the system more resilient.

Teens Create: Sweet Turkey Treats

SEARSPORT – Tuesday, Nov. 15, 3 p.m. (Third Tuesday): Prepare your stomach for Thanksgiving by creating realistic edible turkey treats using Oreos, chocolate and candy corn. For ages 11 to 19. Visit for more information.

Virtual presentation “Maine through the seasons”

SEARSPORT – Tuesday, Nov. 15, 6:30 p.m. via Zoon: “Maine Through the Seasons” by Maine naturalist and registered guide Sandra Mitchell. She’ll tour the natural world through her camera, stopping to point out some of Maine’s most interesting natural phenomena. No pre-registration is required; just visit Free; sponsored by Friends of Sears Island and the Carver Memorial Library.

christmas fair

FRANKFURT – Saturday, November 19, 8 a.m. to noon at the Frankfort Congregational Church, 42 Main Road South, Frankfort: Annual Christmas Fair with baked goods and sweets, jelly and jams, pickles and condiments, Christmas decorations, pies homemade turkey, cemetery wreaths and pots, new and nearly new linens and items. Coffee with muffins and donuts will be available in the kitchen. An assortment of Rada knives and accessories also on sale. Silent auction with winners announced at 12:30 p.m.

christmas fair

BELFAST – Saturday November 19, 8am-1pm, upstairs in Fellowship Hall at Spring and Court Streets (ADA accessible via the Spring Street entrance): Belfast’s First Church will hold its annual Christmas Fair with traditional favourites, Jane’s Scones, Don’s famous fish chowder, plus corn chowder, baked goods, crafts, holiday decorations, the white elephant and the silent auction. The “Make Your Own” wreath project will take place in the rear parking lot. Choose your own crown, choose your decorations and bow and take it home to decorate. IMF: 338-2282.

Christmas fair and silent auction

EAST BELFAST – Saturday 19 November, 9am-1pm, United Methodist Church Belfast, 23 Mill Lane, Belfast, 338-5575.

Free Repair Coffee

BELFAST – Saturday, November 19, 9 a.m. to noon, Waldo County Y: Fix your broken things – keep your lamps on on dark winter nights, fix those holes in your clothes to stay warm. Start thinking of all the holiday favorites that add cheer to your homes. Bring us small appliances (bring spares), clothes that might need hemming or buttons. Save money and keep things out of landfills.
We also have fun.

Annual Thanksgiving Meal

BELFAST – Thursday, November 24, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., Traci’s Diner: event organized by the Red Knights Maine Chapter IX. Cost per donation. Produced for adoptive and foster families in Maine to purchase Christmas gifts.

Free community meal

BELFAST – Sunday 27 November, 11.45am-1pm: The first church in Belfast. The menu includes a variety of hot soups, including gluten-free and vegetarian, as well as sandwiches, drinks and desserts, upstairs in Fellowship Hall. Families and children are encouraged and ALL are welcome. IMF: 338-2282.

MoJO Holiday Concert

BELFAST – Sunday, November 27, 3 p.m.: Mondaynite Jazz Orchestra (MoJO) performs at the Belfast Boathouse, 34 Commercial St. The 18-piece big band plays a mix of modern and traditional jazz and holiday favourites. Listen, dance and sing! All ages are welcome, donations requested.

Christmas Bazaar

MONTVILLE — Sunday, December 4, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Annual Union Harvest Grange Christmas Bazaar. If you’re interested in a table to sell your wares at the Bazaar, there are still a few left! Contact Terry at 323-9151 or by email, tfischer10[email protected], to reserve your space!

Christmas concert

SEARSPORT – Sunday, Dec. 4, 3 p.m.: Paul Sullivan performs at the First Congregational Church of Searsport, 8 church street.


prayer meetings

SEARSMONT — Tuesdays, 6-7 p.m.: Searsmont United Methodist Church (located next to the Fraternity Village General Store) plans to offer weekly prayer meetings at the church, complete with coffee and refreshments light. All members of the community are welcome. Feel stressed? Can’t sleep? Want to learn the breath prayer? Need someone to listen to you and pray with you? Their doors and their hearts are open. Questions? Call the pastor: 785-4140.

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