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27 July, 2018 THE QUODDY TIDES Page 33' - Genealogy research The Washington County Courthouse Heritage Center's Genealogical Research Room and Museum is now open to the public four days a week, Tuesday to Fri- day from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The public is invited to visit the Heritage Center, housed in the historic courthouse building. The Washington County commission- ers tasked the Courthouse Archives Com- mittee to oversee the development of the Heritage Center. Two rooms were re- served in May 2016 following the expan- sion of the building by the State of Maine to accommodate the court system. A large collection of Washington County geneal- ogy research materials has been assem- bled in the research room. Among the materials are vital records, cemetery records, local histories and other items de- voted to Washington County towns, planta- tions and unorganized territories. There is a collection of books on Maine towns and a section containing books from other New England states, as well as a growing collec- tion of books and manuscripts on Maine families and newsletters from several his- Film group to show Birdman comedy The St. Andrews Film Society will screen Birdman on Sunday, August 12, at 7:30 p.m. at the W.C. O'Neill Arena the- ater. Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) is a black comedy that tells the story of actor Riggan Thomson. His famous movie role from over 20 years ago was of the comic book superhero Birdman. Now past middle age, Thomson is trying to establish himself as a true art- ist by writing, directing, starring in and co-producing in his Broadway debut. Th- omson runs into several issues, including battling his ego and attempting to recover his family and career. But his biggest problem may be his own insecurities. room is now open torical societies in Washington County. One of the archive committee's ongo- ing projects is scanning the Eastport Sen- tinel, published from 1818 to 1946, onto CDs, which will be available for sale. Vis- itors can take advantage of the microfilm reader-printer to view microfilms of most Washington County newspapers dating back to 1853. There is also a collection on CDs containing the vital records of many Washington County towns. The second room of the Heritage Cen- ter houses the ever-growing museum. Dis- played are historical photos of many area towns, a four-glass plate negative compen- dium of Machias in 1921 and an exception- al collection of Native American baskets. For information, call 255-3127, email . Inquiries by mail may be directed to PO Box 297, Machias, ME 04654. Grant awarded to KinderArts at EAC Eastport Arts Center is delighted to an- nounce a $1,700 grant award from Kars4Kids, which will be used to provide outreach KinderArts classes to area child- care centers and smaller home-based care- givers. Classes will be offered beginning in October, reports EAC Education and Outreach Director Alison Brennan, and conclude in May. Brennan will collabo- rate for the series with Theresa Fisk, direc- tor of District Early Childhood and youth coordinator with Maine Roads to Quality Professional Development Network. Kars4Kids, anational nonprofit provid- ing mentorship, educational support and nurturing year-round environments, com- mented on the EAC project, "We love how you are helping nurture creativity and a passion for the arts in Eastport's youth and are proud to have a hand in bringing this program to more venues." ENTERTAINING A SIZABLE CROWD of all ages at Tuesday's Music on the Green in Calais is Keltic Schmeltic, sponsored by Sunrise Eye Care. Bands play in Triangle Park every Tuesday at 6:30p.m. The next band to play, on July 31, will be Pitch Black Ribbons, players of "dark Americana." (Lura Jackson photo) Farmers' markets scheduled Farmers' markets The farmers' mar- a.m. to 12:30 p.m. kets that are open on the same day ev- EASTPORT FARMERS' MARKET, cry week are only listed on that first Saturdays, beside the post office, 11 day. a.m. to 1 p.m. FRIDAY - JULY 27 TUESDAY - JULY 31 MACHIAS VALLEY FARMERS' SUNRISE COUNTY FARMERS' MARKET, Fridays, across from MARKET, Tuesdays, Triangle Park, Helen's, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Calais, 3 to 5 p.m. ST. STEPHEN COMMUNITY MARKET, Fridays, Garcelon Center, 9 WEDNESDAY - AUGUST 1 a.m. to 3 p.m. DENNYS RIVER FARMERS' MARKET, Wednesdays, church park- SATURDAY - JULY 28 ing lot, 3 to 6 p.m. LUBEC MARKET, Saturdays, Wa- ter Street, vegetables, baked goods, THURSDAY-AUGUST 2 cheeses, crafts, Saturdays, 9 to 11 a.m. ST. ANDREWS FARMERS' MAR- GRAND MANAN FARMERS" KET, Thursdays, Market Square, 8:30 MARKET, Saturdays, North Head, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. ililili::ii i i:: i ANN CANNIZZARO helps summer arts campers with their creative handmade pretzel designs at Eastport Arts Center. ( EA C staff photo) EAC series to offer ukulele instruction Eastport Arts Center's Summer Work- be presented with a variety of materials, shop Series, which features offerings on tools and techniques for transforming ev- summer Tuesdays from 1 to 3 p.m will eryday objects into jewelry perfect for ev- present an introduction to playing ukulele eryday wear. Attendees are welcome to for ages 8 and up on August 7 with in- bring in their own items, tools and ideas for structor Eustacia Landrum. Participants creative exploration. Each participant will will learn how to hold the ukulele, form leave with at least one completed project. basic chords and learn some simple strum- The workshop series will conclude on ming patterns. By the end of the work- August 21 with pop-up cards with Jo shop, attendees will be able to play some Smith for ages 6 and up. As a reminder, tunes together. No experience playing an on July 31 Fern Hilyard will lead a playful instrument or reading music is necessary painting workshop for all ages. to participate. To participate in any workshop, please Next in the series is mixed-media jew- preregister by emailing Alison Brennan at elry for ages 8 and up on August 14 with or by instructor Sara Myrick. Participants will calling 207-454-8822. Meddybemps Blueberry Pancake Breakfast and Silent Auction Sponsored by the Meddybemps Lake Association II Saturday, August 4 II ] 8-10 a.m. I I Meddybemps Community Center I1 II Adults $8. Children under 12, $4 ~- II I[ Blueberry Pancakes (white and whole wheat), ~~~ l| I I Vermont Maple Syrup, Sausage, Bacon, ~ S~-~~ ~:]| II Egg Casserole, Fruit Salad. ~ .~'~j[~t~ ~ ~~ I 1t Blueberry Muffins, Coffee, Tea. Juice II l iMeddybemps T-shirts and Other Meddybemps :~~-:: [I II items For Sale /I Proceeds go toward the cost of water testing ~ Down East Hospice a Leer! Attend our 5-day hospice volunteer training September 12, 14, 17, 18 & 21 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. (must attend all days) CALAIS REGIONAL HOSPITAL EveJ3, act of kindness, no matter how small, does make a difference. You can make a difference. Join our team. No special background needed. Call 454-7521 ext. 126 or Director, Barbara Barnett, at 726-5087 Or email downeasthospice@yahoo.com PRE-INTERVIEW REQUIRED. GET YOUR APPLICATION NOW.