Dinner to benefit the Calais High School Music Department
will include Spaghetti, bread, coleslaw, broccoli salad, drink and dessert
Tuesday, March 20th 4:30 - 6:00 PM
Calais First Congregational Church
Tickets $8.00 Take out available
For more information, please contact 454-2591 or

Dental Clinic Returns to Machias

NYU Dentistry and Washington County Children’s Program (WCCP), a program of Sunrise Opportunities, continues to partner to bring no-cost dental care to Downeast Maine. The 11th Dental Outreach in Machias will take place April 9 – April 13, 2018 (closed Thursday, April 12) at the Lee Pellon Event Center located at 90 Main Street,
Children will receive cleanings and complete dental care. Adults will be treated on a walk-in, first-come, first-served basis.

This event is open to anyone having trouble accessing dental care and is not meant to replace regular dental care from your dentist.
Dental services are provided at no out-of-pocket cost but insurance/MaineCare will be accepted when available.  For more information, please contact Teresa Alley at 255-3426 or, visit our Facebook page @childrensprogram,

Please join us for a COFFEE HOUSE Saturday, March 24, 2018 6:00pm to 9:00pm  at the Pembroke Elementary School   Admission is $5.00 per person, 8 years old and under FREE. This is a fundraiser to support the Pembroke Farm & Horse Fair this August 25 & 26 2018.  Come all to a fun filled event

The 15th Annual Down East Spring Birding festival May 25-28
Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge,
Cobscook Bay Area Maine and New Brunswick

Expert Guides With Local Knowledge

View over 200 birds species up close in pristine woodland,
wetland and fresh and saltwater habitats

Atlantic Puffin, Boreal Chickadee, Gray Jay,
Spruce Grouse,25 Warbler Species, Vireos ,
Waterfowl. 207-733-2233 X 330 207-733-2233 X 330    

The Washington County Community Action Team is hosting a Recovery Resource Fair on Friday, March 23rd at the UMM Reynolds Gymnasium, 12:00 - 6:00 pm. The goal of the fair is to get the word out about the recovery resources available in Washington County. The Washington County Community Action Team is a small group of Washington County volunteers that are dedicated to creating positive change.

If you or your organization would like to have a table at the fair or if you are not able to attend and have resources, contact Terri Woodruff at 255-3741 or email

The family of Terri Wormell is holding a benefit for her on March 10th at 5PM at Spednic Club
in baileyville, There will be a ham dinner followed by a chinese auction. Terri is currently diagnosed
with triple negative breast cancer she is currently going through chemotherapy and will start radiation the begining of summer.
the proceeds of this benefit will help her with medical bills and travel expenses.  

Join The Washington Academy  Wrestling Kids Club.
Students 7-14 years old will learn the
basics of high school type wrestling
meet in the WA cafe'
Starting Thursday March 15th at 3:30pm
for more information 


March 7, 6 pm, High School One Act Review, $5 admission to benefit schools.

March 10, noon-4 pm, Kids' Movie & Food Club featuring Harry Potter & the Sorceror's Stone

March 10, 2-4 pm, Sauerkraut workshop with Anne Hopkins.

March 11, 3 pm, Sunday Afternoons at the EAC presents a staged reading by Stage East, free.

March 17, 1 pm, Recital: Lulu Calame, Siobhan Duffy and Cora Sanchez

March 18, 3 pm, Sunday Afternoons at the EAC presents an art talk by Richard Van Buren and Anna Hepler, free.

March 22, 6:30 pm, UMO Jazz Band in Concert

March 24, 6-8 pm, 4th Saturday Open Mic, free.

March 25, 3 pm, Sunday Afternoons at the EAC presents David Greenham on "The Immigrant Experience in Maine", free.

March 31, Concert: Richard Wood & Gordon Belsher, $15; 17 & under admitted free.

Ongoing events:

Please note: KinderArts program changes form between 3/1 and 3/8 sessions, and doesn't occur weekly--it skips the week of 3/22. Tricky! Sorry!

International Dance at Eastport Arts Center, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30-6:00 pm. All welcome to explore world dance traditions. Greek, Romanian, Bulgarian and Israeli music, and more. Info:

Ecstatic Dance at Eastport Arts Center, Wednesdays from 5-6 pm. All are invited; the group's motto is: "dance to release stress, and not to impress." Info: Robin, (207) 853-9211 or

KinderArts presents Paper Orchestra with Alice St. Clair, Thursdays through March 1, 9:30-10:15 am, for children up to age 5 with caregivers, free, Eastport Arts Center.  No KinderArts the week of 3/22

KinderArts with Fern Hilyard, Thursdays March 8, 15 and 29, 9:30-10:15 am, for children up to age 5 with caregivers, free, Eastport Arts Center.

Gentle Flow Yoga with Katie Wilson at Eastport Arts Center, Saturdays, 8:30-9:30 am. Info:

Children's Theater Workshop at Eastport Arts Center, new members welcome, 10-11:30 am. Info:

Indian Township Rec Center to Host Fruit Tree Workshop

Healthy Acadia and the Indian Township Food Pantry  "How to Graft Apple Trees," on Saturday, March 10 (snow date: March 17). The workshop will take place from 10am to 12pm at the Indian Township Recreation Center.

The workshop is part of Indian Township Food Pantry's efforts to create a community garden where people can learn how to grow a variety of fruits, vegetables and herbs, as well as how to cook and prepare healthy and delicious meals with locally produced food. In early spring 2017, food pantry staff and Regina Grabrovac, Healthy Acadia's Washington County Food Programs Manager, began pruning and then grafting scions- young shoots or twigs- of old varieties of apples onto the wild apple trees located near the Recreation Center. Grafting is the uniting of two different tree or shrub varieties or stocks together in order to create a more desirable fruit. All named apples, such as Gala (a fairly new variety) and Wolf River (a variety from Wisconsin developed around 1875), were developed through grafting. In Maine, grafting is done later in the spring - April to May - when the tree's sap run is more established.

Pruning is best done when trees are still dormant- from late January into March in our region, depending on the winter. Apple trees are pruned both for ease of fruit access and to encourage increased fruit production. A few well-pruned apple trees can produce enough apples to supply several families with fresh apples, cider, vinegar, sauce, dried fruit and more. Trees that are not pruned will experience decreased fruit production and reduced fruit size, and the fruit is often located higher and higher in the tree. 

"Pruning and grafting require only a few tools, and the techniques are simple and fun to learn," said Regina Grabrovac, who will be leading both workshops. "Please join us! And, if you are already an experienced grafter or orchardist, please come and share your knowledge with the group." The February 10 pruning workshop will be held outdoors; the March 10 workshop will include an indoor grafting demonstration, with outdoor exploration if time allows.  Scion wood will be available. For more information, contact Regina at 255-3741 or; or Janet at Indian Township Food Pantry at 796-2781.

UMM Launches Lunchtime Concert Series

The University of Maine at Machias Student Engagement and Inclusion organization has launched a monthly concert series to take place in Kilburn Commons. Tunes at Noon will feature a different musical artist each month, and will take place from 11:15 to 12:30. Students, staff, faculty, and community members are all welcome to attend for no charge, though lunch is not included. 

Maine Comedian Tim Sample.

Live at Edmunds Consolidated School April 27th at 7 PM advance tickets $16.00 At the door $20.00 Tim Sample's shows are always "family friendly" Tickets available at Edmunds School, Pembroke Irving, and The Old Boston Show Store.