Area seniors who love to dance might want to take advantage of an opportunity offered by Meadowbrook Dance Center’s owner Chuck McKay.

According to Lee Sirabella, he and his dance partner eagerly look forward to “the first Thursday of the month” when they dance the afternoon away from 1 to 3 p.m. at Meadowbrook, 34 Lois Lane in Eddington.

“It’s a nice way to spend the afternoon: Summer, fall, winter and spring,” Sirabella wrote of the afternoon of ’50s and ’60s music, which is offered “specifically for seniors” and at “no charge,” Sirabella wants you to know.

Free refreshments are also provided, and McKay invites all seniors to “put on your boogie shoes and come on out and cut a rug.”

For more information, you can call McKay at 356-1454 or just show up on a month’s first Thursday afternoon.


Although this is a last-minute invitation, Gloria Young invites any interested individuals to attend a workshop focusing “on putting ponds into a landscape,” which Young explained is a “hands-on permaculture event” from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. today, at her home, 330 East Main St., Route 1, Searsport.

The workshop is being conducted by New Florist Institute of Brooks and is titled Water in the Landscape: Ponds, Flow Forms, Swales, Aquaculture.

More information is available by calling Young at 548-6582.

She also said this is a potluck event and any donations to benefit NFI would be appreciated.

For more information about future workshops, call NFI at 722-3625.


Nan Cobbey and members of Belfast Garden Club invite you to this week’s BGC Open Garden Day Tour from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, July 3, at the residence of Annie Pickford, 132 Goosepecker Ridge Road in Freedom.

The first time on the tour, Cobbey reports, “Pickford has been gardening in Freedom for 24 years,” and you will enjoy the fruits of her labors, including hollyhocks in bloom as well as many perennials and annuals.

Cobbey also reports that guests “will be treated to tea sandwiches and lemonade.”

The suggested donation is $3, payable at the garden, with proceeds benefiting the club’s Belfast Civic Beautification projects.

A tour list is available at local businesses, the library, the Visitors Center, the birdhouse at Post Office Square, at or by calling Gina Fry at 338-5345.


Center Theatre for the Performing Arts executive director Patrick Myers invites the public to a free Patriotic Concert at 7 p.m. Friday, July 3, at the theatre in Dover-Foxcroft.

Appearing will be the U.S. Army 319th Statue of Liberty Band which Myers wrote “has a long and storied history and has won acclaim and honors across the country and the world.”

The band performed for the reopening of the Statue of Liberty and has “played for presidents and foreign leaders and the troops,” he added.

There will be no advance tickets. The theatre lobby opens at 6 p.m. and the auditorium at 6:30 p.m.

For more information, call 564-8943.


Participants are still welcome to be part of the Sebec Fourth of July parade, according to April Taylor, and you can call her at 564-6990 for the complete entry details.

Sebec’s Fourth of July activities begin with a breakfast at 7:30 a.m. the Sebec Village Community Church and a 5-K Road Race at 8 a.m.

The bake sale starts at 9 a.m., as does the parade lineup at the Bowerbank Road, with the parade getting under way at 9:30 a.m.

A United States Canoe Association-sanctioned canoe race is 10:30 a.m., and a chicken barbecue (plus hot dogs and hamburgers) begins at 11 a.m.

The cost of the barbecue is $5 for adults and $3 for children.

Hank Hughes and Vintage Country entertains you with country music at noon; the youngsters will enjoy games and pony rides throughout the afternoon; and the “multiprize table” winning tickets will be drawn at 2 p.m.


Here’s a heads-up for all artists that Bangor Art Society is hosting its Second Paint Bangor Day with registration from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday, July 25, at Bennett Gallery, 34 Central St., Bangor.

Artists of all ages and skill levels are invited to participate in the event that ends with a reception and silent auction of the artists’ work from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Bennett Gallery.

For more information, visit or call Kris Whitney at 942-3868 or Dave Haskins at 990-2920.

Joni Averill, Bangor Daily News, P.O. Box 1329, Bangor 04402;; 990-8288.