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27July, 2018 THE QUODDYTIDES Page 37 .- Folk art festival scheduled for July 28-29 More than 50 of the finest folk artists The St. Croix International Quilters and craftsmen in the northeast and an out- will be displaying a variety of quilts made standing line-up of talented musicians by members from both sides of the bor- will gather in Grand Lake Stream on Sat- der. The annual quilt raffle to benefit the urday and Sunday, July 28 and 29, for the festival will feature a unique design by 24th annual Grand Lake Stream Folk Art local quilter Bonnie Gagner. There will Festival. Local organizers will once again be fly-tying demonstrations, snowshoe- have this small Washington County vil- making instruction and an interpretive ex- lage hopping with activity for the entire hibit featuring locally-built Grand Lake family. The festival runs each day from canoes. Historians will enjoy the remem- 10 a.m. to 5 p.m brance tent with displays of archival and Live musical performances are on stage heirloom photographs chronicling the his- under the tent rain or shine and include tory and heritage of Grand Lake Stream. Maine's premier American roots, Celtic. Breakfast, lunch and treats are served bluegrass, folk and jazz musicians. Local each day in the food tent, with local food ukulele favorites, the Grand Lake Stream vendors offering burgers, wraps, lobster Strumming Wildcats, will perform both rolls, smoked salmon, fried chicken. days. Traditional and contemporary folk art wood-fired pizza, ice cream, strawberry and handcrafts in a wide variety of medi- shortcake and more. urns will be exhibited for sale by artists and Admission is $8 for one day or $12 for craftsmen from across Maine and beyond, both days. Children under 12 are admitted with many demonstrating their talents, at no charge. Pets are welcome on leashes. PERFORMING at Communin Life Church on July 20 are members of the second Grand Manan harpers' retreat, led by Sharon Johnston, who runs Huron Harp School in Goderich, Ontario. Several local musicians also joined in, and Selections ranged from one of the oldest harp tunes known to modern adaptations and one of Johnston's own compositions. Proceeds were donated to the Swallowtail Keepers' Society. Blueberry festival plans children's events The Washington County Children's nizers. The parade will be canceled if it C abll am, o e oFaf t o es Program (WCCP) and the Washington rains. It takes more than a lack of ferry ser- County CAN Council, both programs of After the parade, the fun continues at 7 vice to get in the way of the Campobello Sunrise Opportunities, will co-sponsor p.m. when the Frogtown Mountain Pro- Fogfest, set for August 1-5. Dianna Park- three children's events during the 2018 peteers presents Everybody Loves Piraes er, chair of the event, called it an "amaz- Machias Wild Blueberry Festival, includ- at the University of Maine at Machi s' ing response" when the call went out for ing the children's parade, puppet show Performing Arts Center. assistance in bringing musicians from and the Kid Zone. All events are free to On Saturday, August 18, families cm Deer Island across to Campobello, with the public, enjoy fun activities and time in the shale many members of the fishing community Children of all ages are welcome to join at the Kid Zone under the yellow aid from both islands stepping up to the chal- the foot parade on Friday, August 17. The white tent on the Centre Street Congregl- lenge. The Moffitt Dodge dealership in parade line up is at Machias Valley Bap- tional Church green: Activities will St. Stephen also contributed the use of a tist Church at 5:45 p.m. and begins clude homemade goop, water beads md van for transportation. promptly at 6 p.m. Please no motorized playdough. There will be a baby-feedilg This year's event features 41 different vehicles unless approved by event orga- and diapering station, musical offerings, all for free, plus a range offers music and art of artistic, literary and other events scat- tered over the island and also in Lubec. Don't worry about making a wrong turn, because there will be events everywhere. This year's schedule also includes the Joe Howlett Memorial Scholarship Lun- cheon, in honor of the whale rescue spe- cialist from Campobello who lost his life saving a whale, music workshops for chil- dren, guided hikes from the campground and the biannual quilt show. For specific times and locations, visit , where the latest information can be found.