UNION, Maine — Applications are now being accepted for Maine Wild Blueberry Queen. Applications will be accepted until July 18, 2011. Applicants must be single Maine residents between the ages of 17 and 22 years old and be high school graduates. A sponsorship fee of $300 is required from a Maine grower or processor of wild blueberries.

The coronation will be held Sunday, Aug. 21, during the Blueberry Festival and the week of the Union Fair. For more information and to receive an application, call 542-0422 or visit UnionFair.org.

College Connection program

BELFAST, Maine — The College Connection — a program of Belfast Adult and Community Education that offers academically intense, highly effective college preparation programming for adults — is pleased to announce an exciting change.

In response to student feedback and to better meet student needs, the College Connection will expand to 17 sessions. This will allow for extra time to be spent on academics and individual needs.

The College Connection is designed to help nontraditional adult students refresh their English and math skills, build self-confidence and learn what is necessary to succeed in college. The program also provides assistance with all aspects of the college enrollment process, including financial aid and college application paperwork, counseling, college tours and more.

The College Connection is funded in part by a state grant as well as local funds from Belfast Adult and Community Education. The program is free, however, students are responsible for purchasing the books needed for their courses.

The College Connection is actively recruiting for the fall semester which will begin Sept. 12. Contact Carolyn Haskell at 338-3197 for more information.

Annual gun show

MACHIAS, Maine — Pleasant River Fish and Game Conservation Association will present their annual gun show from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 18 and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, June 19, at the Lee-Pellon Center on Main St. in Machias. Admission for the event is $6 or $5 for NRA members.

For more information, call 497-5621.

Addison Church restoration auction

ADDISON, Maine — The Friends of the Church on the Hill in Addison will hold a Chinese auction at 7 p.m. Friday, June 24, at the Addison Town Hall. A spaghetti dinner will begin at 5:30 p.m. Auction tickets range in price from $1 to $20. Price for dinner is $7 for adults and $3 for children under 12. All funds raised will be used to match grants awarded for the restoration of the 1860 Church on the Hill. For more information, call Cathy 483-4655.