Events

UPCOMING EVENTS

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2017  EVENTS

THURSDAY, AUGUST 24 at LAND’S END on BAILEY ISLAND
******STAR PARTY****** beginning at 8PM

2391 Harpswell Islands Rd.
Robert Page and Ron Thompson from the Southern Maine Astronomers will lead attendees through some star gazing and introductory astronomy with the aid of two telescopes belonging to the Orr’s Island Library.
Star charts may be downloaded at http://www.skymaps.com/downloads.html
Copies of the star charts can also be picked up at the Orr’s Island Library.
In case of inclement weather, please check the library website http://oilblogcom.com
or Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/OrrsIslandLibrary for information about cancellation.
The program will begin at 8:00pm with an introduction to astronomy, a lesson on star chart reading, and guidance in the use of telescopes. The stars will begin to show at 8:30pm.
Helpful items to bring include a chair or blanket, binoculars, a telescope, a flashlight (red light if possible), bug spray, and a thermos with a hot drink or water.
Please no pets.
Children under 10 need adult supervision.
Please park in the upper lot so we can use the lower lot for star gazing

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 2: LONGEST YARD SALE

9AM-2PM
Across the lawn at the Orr’s Island Library
1 Day Only,
rain date Sun. Sept. 3
Set-up time 8am
Tables rent from the library $10 for a 6 ft. Table

Household goods, Antiques, Collectibles
Call: John Webster, 833-5430 or jwebster85@comcast.net
To reserve Your Table today

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 AT 7 PM
FIRST THURSDAY PROGRAM – EDWARD PHINNEY

“Tourism Comes to Harpswell”

Harpswell historian Edward Phinney will talk about the emerging tourist trade in Maine and Harpswell with an emphasis on the the 19th Century.

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5 AT 7 PM
FIRST THURSDAY PROGRAM – PAMELA WHITE

“Leadership & 2017 Perspective”

Maine native and Orr’s Island resident Pamela White is the former US Ambassador to Gambia and Haiti.  Pam will speak to the need for effective leadership in the world.  She will also offer her updated perspective on the US political scene.

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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2 AT 7 PM
FIRST THURSDAY PROGRAM – JOE MONTISANO

“Coastal Humane Society”

Executive Director and Orr’s Island resident, Joe Montisano will review the successes of CHS during its 65 year history of service to numerous midcoast communities.

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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7 AT 7 PM
FIRST THURSDAY PROGRAM – MELINDA RICHTER

“Let’s Talk and Taste Chocolate”

Melinda will review the origins of her candy company, The Island Candy Company.  Her family inspiration and legacy led her to bring an island tradition back for a new generation.  She will treat us to holiday sample.  Yum.

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