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7/19-22/18 (Thu-Sun)

"The Music Man" (Crosby Center, Belfast; 7 PM Thu/Fri and 2 PM Sun) A production of the Belfast Maskers, including Bayside's own Carlton Smith. For more information, visit www.belfastmaskers.com.

7/20/18 (Fri)

Friday Morning Pickleball (Ruggles Park Basketball Court; 8:30-10 AM) All skill levels are welcome. No equipment is needed. Please come and enjoy the fun and great exercise. Call Jim Ross at (423) 504-4047 if you have any questions. From July 13 through August 31.

7/20/18 (Fri)

Northport Yacht Club Sailing School (NYC Clubhouse; Registration at 9 AM) Weekly program offered Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings throughout the summer. All children 9 and older may participate for a week or for the whole summer. Swimming test is required for new students. Report to the NYC Clubhouse by 9 AM Monday, with a personal flotation device if you have one. For more information or for private lessons, contact Head Sailing Instructor Ben Webster (610-451-8205 or bcwebster1@gmail.com) or visit www.northportyachtclub.org.

7/20-22/18 (Fri-Sun)

Annual Bucksport Bay Festival (Bucksport) For more information, visit www.bucksportbayfestival.com.

7/20/18 (Fri)

Belfast Garden Club Open Garden (15 Congress Street, Belfast; 10 AM-4 PM) This week: Bond Garden. Admission $5 at the door or $30 for a season ticket. For more info, visit www.befastgardenclub.org.

7/20/18 (Fri)

Northport Yacht Club Annual Yard Sale Item Collection Day (NYC Clubhouse; 2-5 PM) Donations of merchandise are requested. If you need help in transporting your donations, please contact Deanna Wolfire (dmwolfire@madwolf.com) or Laura Tubio (laurastubio@bellsouth.net) (both at yardsale@baysidemaine.com) . We also need lots of volunteers, so please come to the Clubhouse...bring your friends and work as long as you can. The volunteers will have the opportunity to purchase merchandise at the end of their work schedule on Friday.

7/20-22/18 (Fri-Sun)

Maine Celtic Celebration (Belfast Common) The Maine Celtic Celebration is a family-oriented celebration of the rich Celtic heritage, culture and hospitality found along the coast of Maine. Admission is free, but the event relies on donations. For further information, visit www.mainecelticcelebration.com.

7/20/18 (Fri)

13th Annual Porch Party (Oriental Cottage, at bottom of Rogers Lane; 6:30 PM) Hosted by the Kazilionis and Eastty families. Everyone is welcome. Please bring an appetizer or dessert to share. Beverages will be provided.

7/21/18 (Sat)

Northport Yacht Club Annual Mother of All Yard Sales (NYC Clubhouse; 8 AM-Noon) Volunteers needed, so please come for the wonderful opportunity to meet your neighbors and to support the NYC Sailing Program. We need for you to arrive by 7:30 AM to prepare for our anxious customers waiting in line to get the great bargains. Questions or want to volunteer? Contact Deanna Wolfire (dmwolfire@madwolf.com) or Laura Tubio (laurastubio@bellsouth.net) (both at yardsale@baysidemaine.com) .

7/21-22/18 (Sat-Sun)

20th Maine, 15th Alabama Civil War Reenactment and Bucksport Bay Festival (Fort Knox State Park) Held in conjunction with the Bucksport Chamber of Commerce Bucksport Bay Festival. For more information, visit fortknox.maineguide.com/events.html.

7/21-22/18 (Sat-Sun)

Antique Truck & Tractor Show (Owl’s Head Transportation Museum, Owl’s Head; 9 AM-3 PM) From the groundbreakers that grew America’s farm industry to the big rigs that created the long haul, this 2-day event is all about massive machines on a mission. For more information, visit www.owlshead.org.

7/21/18 (Sat)

Northport Yacht Club Raft-Up (On the Bay; 6 PM) Let’s get every boat in the harbor out for this! All boats welcome. Taxi service possible. Pack it up and bring your friends. Contact Jim Facey (207-338-3118 or jim.facey@gmail.com).

7/22/18 (Sun)

Maine Lobster Ride (Meet at Camden Snow Bowl, Camden; Registration Opens at 6:30 AM) The ride features five distance options, from a family-friendly 15 miles to a century that was recognized by Bicycling Magazine as one of the Top Ten centuries in the country. For more information, please visit www.mainelobsterride.com/.

7/22/18 (Sun)

Northport Yacht Club Open House (NYC Clubhouse; 9-11 AM) Please come enjoy free coffee and doughnuts to kick off the weekend.

7/22/18 (Sun)

John Short Series Race #4 (NYC Clubhouse; Skippers’ Meeting at 11:30 AM; Race at 1 PM) Contact Bruce Smith (207-338-5029; elucesmith@aol.com).

7/22/18 (Sun)

Shady Grove Cottage & Museum Open (Pleasant Street; 2-4 PM) Free.

7/23/18 (Mon)

Northport Yacht Club Sailing School (NYC Clubhouse; Registration at 9 AM) Weekly program offered Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings throughout the summer. All children 9 and older may participate for a week or for the whole summer. Swimming test is required for new students. Report to the NYC Clubhouse by 9 AM Monday, with a personal flotation device if you have one. For more information or for private lessons, contact Head Sailing Instructor Ben Webster (610-451-8205 or bcwebster1@gmail.com) or visit www.northportyachtclub.org.

7/23/18 (Mon)

Junior Yacht Club Warren Island Overnight (Departs from Bayside Wharf; 1:30 PM) Not to be missed! Weather permitting. All kids age 9 and over are invited (under 12 requires a chaperone). Trip cost is $15. Permission slips available at Thursday night races and sailing school. Contact Mike and Karen Trasatti (trasatti5@comcast.net).

7/23/18 (Mon)

Bayside Farmers' Market (Ruggles Park; 4-7 PM, Rain or Shine) More information at www.facebook.com/BaysideFarmersMarketMaineg and www.baysidefarmersmarketmaine.com.

7/23/18 (Mon)

Northport Select Board Meeting (Town Hall; 6 PM) Contact the town office at 207-338-3819.

7/23/18 (Mon)

Belfast Historical Society Program: “John Davidson, Belfast Founding Father” (Abbott Room, Belfast Free Library; 7 PM) Charlene Knox Farris, Searsport Town Historian, discusses how 19-year-old John Davidson arrived with the first settlers in 1770 and built a log house on the east side. His journal about life in Belfast during the Revolutionary War period will form the basis of the talk. For more information on this free program, visit www.belfastmuseum.org.

7/24/18 (Tue)

Walter Downs Regatta #1 (NYC Clubhouse; 12:30 PM) Open to all kids 9 and over, subject to boat space limitations. Contact Gordon Fuller (207-624-2769 or patriot@myfairpoint.net).

7/25/18 (Wed)

Northport Yacht Club Sailing School (NYC Clubhouse; Registration at 9 AM) Weekly program offered Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings throughout the summer. All children 9 and older may participate for a week or for the whole summer. Swimming test is required for new students. Report to the NYC Clubhouse by 9 AM Monday, with a personal flotation device if you have one. For more information or for private lessons, contact Head Sailing Instructor Ben Webster (610-451-8205 or bcwebster1@gmail.com) or visit www.northportyachtclub.org.

7/25/18 (Wed)

Story Hour (Bayside Library; 10-11 AM) Hosted by Jen Lannan. For children in preschool and early elementary classrooms. Free.

7/25/18 (Wed)

Art Classes for Kids (Community Hall; 1-3 PM) Taught by Bayside resident Sheila Allen. Free and open to kids 5-12. Sponsored by Bayside Arts.

7/25/18 (Wed)

Film Night at the Community Hall (Community Hall; 7:30 PM) This week: Corpse Bride (2005), a stop-motion animated film starring the voices of Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter. Rated PG. Free. Sponsored by Bayside Arts.

7/26/18 (Thu)

Northport Yacht Club Fun Races for Kids and Open Potluck Supper (NYC Clubhouse; 4 PM, potluck about 5:30 PM) All kids 10 and over are welcome! Cookout/potluck immediately follows, at about 5:30 PM.

7/26/18 (Thu)

Junior Yacht Club Meeting (NYC Clubhouse; Following the races) All kids welcomed to join!

7/26/18 (Thu)

Belfast Summer Nights Concert Series (Steamboat Landing, Belfast; 5:30-7:30 PM) As always, free. Performing this week: Samuel and Noah (high energy Nordic folk fusion).

7/26-29/18 (Thu-Sun)

"The Music Man" (Crosby Center, Belfast; 7 PM Thu/Fri and 2 PM Sat/Sun) A production of the Belfast Maskers, including Bayside's own Carlton Smith. For more information, visit www.belfastmaskers.com.

7/27/18 (Fri)

Friday Morning Pickleball (Ruggles Park Basketball Court; 8:30-10 AM) All skill levels are welcome. No equipment is needed. Please come and enjoy the fun and great exercise. Call Jim Ross at (423) 504-4047 if you have any questions. From July 13 through August 31.

7/27/18 (Fri)

Northport Yacht Club Sailing School (NYC Clubhouse; Registration at 9 AM) Weekly program offered Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings throughout the summer. All children 9 and older may participate for a week or for the whole summer. Swimming test is required for new students. Report to the NYC Clubhouse by 9 AM Monday, with a personal flotation device if you have one. For more information or for private lessons, contact Head Sailing Instructor Ben Webster (610-451-8205 or bcwebster1@gmail.com) or visit www.northportyachtclub.org.

7/27/18 (Fri)

Belfast Garden Club Open Garden (25 Village Road, Belfast; 10 AM-4 PM) This week: Cohousing & Ecovillage. Admission $5 at the door or $30 for a season ticket. For more info, visit www.befastgardenclub.org.

7/27/18 (Fri)

Fourth Friday Art Walk (Belfast; 5:30-8 PM) For more information, visit www.belfastcreativecoalition.org.

7/28/18 (Sun)

John Short Series Races #5 and #6 (NYC Clubhouse; Skippers’ Meeting at 11 AM; Races at 12:30 PM) Contact Bruce Smith (207-338-5029; elucesmith@aol.com).

7/29/18 (Sun)

Northport Yacht Club Pancake Breakfast (Community Hall; 8-10 AM) Not to be missed!  Volunteer servers are welcome and should arrive at the Community Hall between 7 and 7:30 AM. Contact Art Hall (arthall123@gmail.com).

7/29/18 (Sun)

Northport Yacht Club Picnic at Turtle Head Cove (Wharf; Time TBD)

7/29/18 (Sun)

Shady Grove Cottage & Museum Open (Pleasant Street; 2-4 PM) Free.

7/29/18 (Sun)

Community Dance (Ruggles Park Basketball Court; 7:30 PM) Suitable for all ages. Dance on the basketball court with DJ Joel Mann. Rain location Community Hall. Free. Sponsored by Bayside Arts.

7/30/18 (Mon)

Northport Yacht Club Sailing School (NYC Clubhouse; Registration at 9 AM) Weekly program offered Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings throughout the summer. All children 9 and older may participate for a week or for the whole summer. Swimming test is required for new students. Report to the NYC Clubhouse by 9 AM Monday, with a personal flotation device if you have one. F For more information or for private lessons, contact Head Sailing Instructor Ben Webster (610-451-8205 or bcwebster1@gmail.com) or visit www.northportyachtclub.org.

7/30/18 (Mon)

Bayside Farmers' Market (Ruggles Park; 4-7 PM, Rain or Shine) More information at www.facebook.com/BaysideFarmersMarketMaineg and www.baysidefarmersmarketmaine.com.

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