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  • 2014-07-18 Rainbow Over Yacht Club, photographed several years ago by Angela Cassidy. Tomorrow evening, the Northport Yacht Club celebrates its 75th anniversary during a celebration at the Coughlin Family Park (open to ticket holders only due to catering restrictions).
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Upcoming Events

7/23/14 (Wed)

Northport Junior Yacht Club BINGO Night (NYC Clubhouse; 7:30 PM) Candy and prizes! $1.00 per card. Limit 3 cards per player.  Come join the fun. Contact Jen Lannan (JenLannan@comcast.net).

7/24/14 (Thu)

Insect Safari (Head of Tide Preserve; 10 AM-12 PM) Entomologist Kathy Murray leads a hands-on exploration of forest and fields in search of critters. For more information, visit www.coastalmountains.org.

7/24/14 (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. Contact Co-Head Sailing Instructor Philip Smit (609-802-6445 or pjs7@st-andrews.ac.uk) about the races and Sharlene Kelly (cmsllc3@gmail.com) about the cookout/potluck.

7/24/14 (Thu)

Junior Yacht Club Meeting (NYC Clubhouse; Following Races) Contact Sharlene Kelly (cmsllc3@gmail.com), Jane Williams (lojek62@myfairpoint.net) or Eric Ekberg.

7/24/14 (Thu)

Belfast Summer Nights Concert Series (Belfast; 5:30-7:30 PM) As always, free.

7/25/14 (Fri)

Northport Yacht Club Annual Yard Sale Item Collection (NYC Clubhouse; 1-5 PM) Donations of merchandise requested. Volunteer help is needed. Contact Steve Trenholm (BaysideBoatMe@aol.com or 207-329-0094).

7/25-26/14 (Fri-Sat)

17th Annual Bucksport Bay Festival (Bucksport) For more information, visit http://www.bucksportbaychamber.com/bay-festival.html.

7/25/14 (Fri)

9th Annual Porch Party (Oriental Cottage, at bottom of Rogers Lane; 6:30 PM) After dropping off your treasures for the Annual Mother of all Yard Sales collection, get cleaned up and join us. Everyone is welcome. Please bring an appetizer or dessert to share.

7/26/14 (Sat)

Northport Yacht Club Annual Mother of All Yard Sales (NYC Clubhouse; 8 AM-Noon) Donations of merchandise requested, including a car (this would be a first for the MOAYS!!). Drop-offs from 1-5 PM Friday. This event is a fundraiser for the NYC sailing program. Contact Steve Trenholm (BaysideBoatMe@aol.com or 207-329-0094).

7/26-27/14 (Sat-Sun)

20th Maine, 3rd 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.

7/27/14 (Sun)

Northport Yacht Club Pancake Breakfast (Community Hall; 8 AM-10 AM) Not to be missed!  Contact Art Hall (arthall123@gmail.com).

7/27/14 (Sun)

Red Jacket Regatta (Rockland Community Sailing Club, Rockland) Young sailors from the Northport Yacht Club will be participating again this year. For more information, contact Eric Ekberg at (978) 846-5541.

7/27/14 (Sun)

John Short Race #5 (NYC Clubhouse; Skippers’ Meeting at 11:30 AM; Race at 1 PM) Contact Bruce Smith (207-338-5029; elucesmith@aol.com).

7/27/14 (Sun)

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

7/28/14 (Mon)

Northport Yacht Club Sailing School (NYC Clubhouse; Mon/Wed/Fri 9 AM) Weekly program offered Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings throughout the summer. All children 10 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, contact Co-Head Sailing Instructor Philip Smit (609-802-6445 or pjs7@st-andrews.ac.uk) or Co-Head Sailing Instructor Jason Baur (816-550-2268 or jmbaur@att.net), or visit www.northportyachtclub.org/sailing-lessons/.

7/28/14 (Mon)

Bayside Farmers' Market (Ruggles Park; 3-5:30 PM) New this year! Items sold will be meats, vegetables, cheeses, baked goods, and jams, jellies and honey. If you have any questions or comments, please direct them to Maureen O'Keefe, c/o the NVC office at nvc@bluestreakme.com or 207-338-0751.

7/28/14 (Mon)

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

7/28/14 (Mon)

Belfast Historical Society Program: “Rum Running on Penobscot Bay” (Abbott Room, Belfast Library; 7 PM) Fast boats and quiet coves…both in abundance on Penobscot Bay. Presented by Charlene Knox Farris, Searsport historian. This program is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.belfastmuseum.org.

7/30/14-8/3/14 (Wed-Sun)

Maine Lobster Festival (Harbor Park, Rockland; Continues Through Sunday, August 3) This world famous “original lobster festival” is one of New England's great summer events. Tons of steamed Maine lobsters served along with pageantry, waterfront activities, maritime displays and demonstrations, Maine arts and crafts, visits to Navy and Coast Guard ships, harbor cruises, contests, lots of wonderful entertainment, a giant parade, international lobster crate race, children's activities and much more. Call (800) LOB-CLAW (800-562-2529) for a free brochure or visit www.mainelobsterfestival.com.

7/30/14 (Wed)

Bayside Historical Preservation Society Annual Meeting and Dessert Potluck (Community Hall; 7 PM) Charlene Knox Ferris, a Searsport historian, will talk about "Rum Running on the Penobscot Bay". The program will follow a brief meeting. Admission is a canned good or contribution for the Northport Food Pantry. Of course, your favorite dessert to share is appreciated. Everyone is welcome to attend.

7/30/14 (Wed)

Junior Yacht Club Movie Night (Yacht Club; 7:30 PM) Contact Sharlene Kelly (cmsllc3@gmail.com) or Jane Williams (lojek62@myfairpoint.net).

7/31/14 (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. Contact Co-Head Sailing Instructor Philip Smit (609-802-6445 or pjs7@st-andrews.ac.uk) about the races and Sharlene Kelly (cmsllc3@gmail.com) about the cookout/potluck.

7/31/14 (Thu)

Junior Yacht Club Meeting (NYC Clubhouse; Following Races) Contact Sharlene Kelly (cmsllc3@gmail.com), Jane Williams (lojek62@myfairpoint.net) or Eric Ekberg.

7/31/14 (Thu)

Belfast Summer Nights Concert Series (Belfast; 5:30-7:30 PM) As always, free.

8/1/14 (Fri)

Northport Yacht Club Raft-Up & Cocktail Party (On the Water; 6:30 PM) Let’s get every boat in the harbor out for this! Cast-off at 6:30. All boats welcome. Pack it up and bring your friends. Contact Jim Facey (faceyjw@nu.com).

8/1/14 (Fri)

Friday Night Art Walk (Belfast; 5:30-8 PM) Come out and enjoy an evening stroll down the streets of Belfast, when the downtown art galleries keep their doors open for Friday Night Art Walk. Over a dozen art venues participate. Maps are available at Belfast’s art galleries. For more information, visit www.belfastartwalk.com.

8/2/14 (Sat)

Northport Yacht Club Board Meeting (NYC Clubhouse; 8:30 AM)

8/2/14 (Sat)

John Short Races #6 & #7 (NYC Clubhouse; Skippers’ Meeting at 11 AM; Race at 12:30 PM) Contact Bruce Smith (207-338-5029; elucesmith@aol.com).

8/3/14 (Sun)

Beech Hill Blueberry Pick (Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport; 10 AM-2 PM) You're invited to the annual free blueberry pick, sponsored by Coastal Mountains Land Trust. (A members-only pick occurs the day before.)  Enjoy the view, check out Beech Nut (which will be open for the occasion), and pick your own MOFGA-certified organic berries. Please leave rakes and dogs at home for this event. For more information, visit www.coastalmountains.org.

8/3/14 (Sun)

Walter Downs Regatta #2 (NYC Clubhouse; Starts with Pre-Race Cookout at 12:30 PM) Open to all kids 10 and over, subject to boat space limitations. Contact Co-Head Sailing Instructor Philip Smit (609-802-6445 or pjs7@st-andrews.ac.uk) or Gordon Fuller (kgfuller@roadrunner.com).

8/3/14 (Sun)

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

8/3/14 (Sun)

Bayside Centennial Information Gala and Kick-Off Party (John and Bette Woolsey's Aroostook Cottage at 37 George Street; 4:30-7 PM) Come and mingle with friends while you learn out about the dates and details of many of the Centennial events for next summer and about our fundraising campaign. Please consider bringing a potluck hors d'oeuvres for the event. Soft drinks and a cash bar will be offered for fundraising purposes. Anyone interested in volunteering to help with the event, please contact Denis Wang at (207) 338-3866 or drdeniswang@gmail.com.

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