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Upcoming Events

Northport Yacht Club Event

Other Bayside Event

Holiday

7/19/17 (Wed)

Our Town Belfast Gala and Auction (Belfast Boathouse, Belfast; 6-10 PM) Ticket information and a list of available items and experiences will be found at www.ourtownbelfast.org.

7/19/17 (Wed)

Swing and Sway and the Robinson Ballet (Community Hall; 7 PM) An evening of exhibition ballroom dance and ballet. Free. Sponsored by Bayside Arts.

7/20/17 (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. Held Thursday afternoons throughout the season.

7/20/17 (Thu)

Junior Yacht Club Meeting (NYC Clubhouse; Following the races) All kids welcomed to join! Contact Karen Trasatti (trasatti5@comcast.net).

7/20/17 (Thu)

Belfast Summer Nights Concert Series (Belfast Commons, Belfast; 5:30-7:30 PM) As always, free.  Performing this week: Gypsy Caravan.

7/21/17 (Fri)

Friday Morning Pickleball (Ruggles Park Basketball Court; 8:30-10 AM) Pickleball has arrived in Bayside! Come and join in the fun on Friday mornings. All ages and abilities are welcome. No equipment is needed. We are all beginners at the game, so please join us and give it a try! For more information, call Paula Reilly at 617-875-8742.

7/21-23/17 (Fri-Sun)

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

7/21/17 (Fri)

Northport Yacht Club Annual Yard Sale Item Collection Day (NYC Clubhouse; 1-4:30 PM) Donations of merchandise are requested. If you need help in transporting your donations, please contact Cathie Ross at 423-504-4001 or rosscathie65@gmail.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.

7/22/17 (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? Please contact Cathie Ross at 423-504-4001 or rosscathie65@gmail.com).

7/22-23/17 (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. The Civil War Weekend will include representatives from the 20th Maine. The event will feature skirmishes, cannon firings, living history demos, lectures, and camp life. For complete information, visit fortknox.maineguide.com/events.html.

7/22-23/17 (Sat-Sun)

Antique Truck & Tractor Show (Owl’s Head Transportation Museum, Owl’s Head; 9 AM-3 PM) OHTM is transformed into the center of the universe for antique truck, tractor and commercial vehicle enthusiasts during one of our most popular events of the summer. Antique ground vehicles, including a bevy of pre-1920 trucks from the Museum’s collection, are demonstrated during this event. The featured marque is Mack; Mack trucks of all vintages get in free. For more information, visit www.owlshead.org.

7/22/17 (Sat)

12th 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.

7/23/17 (Sun)

John Short Series Races #4 and #5 (NYC Clubhouse; Skippers’ Meeting at 11 AM; Races at 12:30 PM) Contact Bruce Smith (207-338-5029; elucesmith@aol.com).

7/23/17 (Sun)

Maine Lobster Ride (Meet at Camden Snow Bowl, Camden; Registration Opens at 6:30 AM) The Bicycle Coalition of Maine’s Lobster Ride & Roll follows winding, country lanes and the breathtaking rockbound coast past lighthouses, lupines and lobster boats.  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/.

7/23/17 (Sun)

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

7/24/17 (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, visit www.northportyachtclub.org.

7/24/17 (Mon)

Junior Yacht Club Warren Island Overnight (Departs from Bayside Wharf; 1:30 PM, returning Tuesday morning) Not to be missed! Please note this event will be an overnight camping trip this year. All food and transportation will be provided. Chaperones are needed as well as boats for transport. Weather permitting. All kids age 9 and over are invited (under 12 requires a chaperone). Junior yacht club membership fee is $5, trip cost is $10 for total of $15. Permission slips available at Thursday night's race. For more information, contact Karen Trasatti (603-362-8333 or trasatti5@comcast.net).

7/24/17 (Mon)

Bayside Farmers’ Market (Ruggles Park; 2-5 PM, Rain or Shine) Visit www.facebook.com/MaineBaysideFM.

7/24/17 (Mon)

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

7/25/17 (Tue)

Northport Junior Yacht Club BINGO Night (NYC Clubhouse; 7 PM) All kids 8 and up welcomed.  Gift certificates and cash prizes! One card for $3; two cards for $5. Come join the fun.

7/26/17 (Wed)

Story Hour (Bayside Library; 9-10 AM) Hosted by Jen Lannan. For preschool and early elementary children.

7/26/17 (Wed)

Sumner McKane’s “Northeast by Eastern” (Community Hall; 7 PM) Sumner McKane returns to Bayside with a new film that combines Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Company’s comprehensive collection of early 20th century photographs with archival film footage, interviews, oral histories, a musical soundtrack featuring period music, as well as an original score by Sumner.  Sumner’s presentation last summer of “The Maine Frontier: Through the lens of Isaac Walton Simpson” was extremely well received. This event, sponsored by the Bayside Historical Preservation Society, the Northport Village Corporation, and Bayside Arts, is free and open to the public.

7/27/17 (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. Held Thursday afternoons throughout the season.

7/27/17 (Thu)

Junior Yacht Club Meeting (NYC Clubhouse; Following the races) All kids welcomed to join! Contact Karen Trasatti (trasatti5@comcast.net)

7/27/17 (Thu)

Belfast Summer Nights Concert Series (Steamboat Landing, Belfast; 5:30-7:30 PM) As always, free.  Performing this week: Long Gone Daddy.

7/28/17 (Fri)

Friday Morning Pickleball (Ruggles Park Basketball Court; 8:30-10 AM) Pickleball has arrived in Bayside! Come and join in the fun on Friday mornings. All ages and abilities are welcome. No equipment is needed. We are all beginners at the game, so please join us and give it a try! For more information, call Paula Reilly at 617-875-8742.

7/28/17 (Fri)

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

7/28/17 (Fri)

Ghosts of Fort Knox Guided Tours (Fort Knox State Park; 8-11 PM) Join the East Coast Ghost Trackers on a guided tour of Fort Knox in search of ghosts and paranormal phenomena. For complete information, visit fortknox.maineguide.com/events.html.

7/29/17 (Sat)

Junior Yacht Club Car Wash Fundraiser (Near the Yacht Club; 10 AM-Noon)

7/29/17 (Sat)

John Short Series Race #6 (NYC Clubhouse; Skippers’ Meeting at 11:30 AM; Race at 1 PM) Contact Bruce Smith (207-338-5029; elucesmith@aol.com).

7/30/17 (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).

7/30/17 (Sun)

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

7/30/17 (Sun)

3rd Annual End-of-the-Season Bayside Basketball Court Dance (Ruggles Park; 7:30-10 PM) Dust off your dancing sandals! Sponsored by Bayside Arts and the Northport Village Corporation! Questions and suggestions can be directed to Paula Reilly at paulatemp49@gmail.com.

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