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Sun. 8 Oct, 2017 - Sat. 14 Oct, 2017

Sunday, October 08, 2017

"Harriet Beecher Stowe and the Hanover: The Romance and Reality of a Maine Shipweck" (Sun. 8 Oct, 2017 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

"Harriet Beecher Stowe and the Hanover: The Romance and Reality of a Maine Shipweck"

The Pejepscot Genealogical Society (PGS) presents guest speaker, Dr. Susan F. Beegel, who will tell how Harriet Beecher Stowe's mid-19th century novel, The Pearl of Orr's Island: A Story of the Coast of Maine, is not only set in our region, but based on actual people, places, and events. This illustrated lecture will focus on a maritime disaster—the tragic 1849 wreck of the ship Hanover—which provides the eventful opening of Stowe’s story. We’ll look not only at the actual shipwreck and its fictional transformation, but at how local people told the story in newspapers, letters, sermons, poems, folk art, paintings, and a uniquely Victorian art form, the moving panorama. The shipwreck will be the focal point of this talk, framed by information about the The Pearl of Orr’s Island and Stowe’s relationship to maritime Maine.

Susan F. Beegel holds a PhD in English from Yale University. Recently retired, she served for twenty-two years as editor of The Hemingway Review, a scholarly journal on the life and work of Ernest Hemingway. Beegel has published four books and more than fifty articles on aspects of 19th and 20th century American literature and history. Passionate about the sea and maritime history as well as literature, she has taught The Pearl of Orr’s Island in a Midcoast Senior College course on Maine Women Writers and during her time as adjunct Professor of English in the Williams College Maritime Studies program at Mystic Seaport, where she taught “Literature of the Sea.”

There will be a brief social period with refreshments before and after the speaker. A business meeting will follow. For more information contact John Webster, PGS President at (207) 833-5430.

Monday, October 09, 2017

There are no events on this day.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

There are no events on this day.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

There are no events on this day.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Harpswell Aging at Home Fundraiser (Thu. 12 Oct, 2017 11:30 am - 8:00 pm)

HAH fundraiser at the Dolphin Marina & Restaurant. A portion of all net proceeds for the entire day – lunch and dinner – will be donated to HAH. Enjoy a delicious meal while supporting HAH! 11:30AM–8PM.

Parent Workshop: Emergent Literacy (Thu. 12 Oct, 2017 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm)

Thursday, October 12th from 6-7:30pm Parent Workshop:  Emergent Literacy at the Elijah Kellogg Church, 917 Harpswell Neck Road. Learn how a community of caring adults can raise readers.  Presented by Stephanie Schott, literacy specialist from the Maine State Library.  Childcare available upon request contact hcnsdirector@gmail.com

HAH Benefit at the Dolphin Marina Restaurant (Thu. 12 Oct, 2017 11:30 pm - Fri. 13 Oct, 2017 9:00 am)

The Dolphin Marina and Restaurant will host a fundraiser to benefit Harpswell Aging at Home (HAH). A portion of all net proceeds for the entire day – lunch and dinner – will be donated to HAH. Enjoy a delicious meal while supporting HAH !

Friday, October 13, 2017

HAH Benefit at the Dolphin Marina Restaurant (Thu. 12 Oct, 2017 11:30 pm - Fri. 13 Oct, 2017 9:00 am)

The Dolphin Marina and Restaurant will host a fundraiser to benefit Harpswell Aging at Home (HAH). A portion of all net proceeds for the entire day – lunch and dinner – will be donated to HAH. Enjoy a delicious meal while supporting HAH !

Saturday, October 14, 2017

CHL Annual Meeting (Sat. 14 Oct, 2017 8:30 am - 9:30 am)

Cundy's Harbor Library Annual Meeting October 14, 2017 Saturday at 8:30am to hear from and vote for CHL Board of Directors. All members of the community welcome esp. our valiant volunteers. Refreshments provided.

Harpswell Day! (Sat. 14 Oct, 2017 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

Join Harpswell Historical Society and Harpswell Heritage Land Trust for Harpswell Day: A celebration of traditional handcrafts and subsistence skills. Free. 12-4 p.m. at Harpswell Historical Society, 929 Harpswell Neck Road. For all ages, there will be much to see, do and learn about during this free event celebrating Harpswell’s history. FMI: www.hhltmaine.org or www.harpswellhistorical.org, 207-837-9613, outreach@hhltmaine.org.

Willing Helpers Annual Harvest Supper (Sat. 14 Oct, 2017 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm)

Willing Helpers Annual Harvest Supper: Roast Pork or Turkey, potatoes, gravy, stuffing, squash, rolls, drink, and dessert all included only $10.00 per person. Eat in or take out. Islands Community Church, 2141 Harpswell Island Rd; 4:30–6:30PM.

3rd Annual Pot Roast Supper & Flu Clinic (Sat. 14 Oct, 2017 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

3rd Annual Pot Roast Supper—a portion of the proceeds will benefit American Legion Post #171. CHANS will be holding a free Flu Clinic during the supper. $9 per person, $5 for children under 12. Elijah Kellogg Church, 5-7PM.

Public Supper (Sat. 14 Oct, 2017 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm)

Brunswick United Methodist Church’s Public Supper
Saturday, October 14th, 5 – 6:30 pm
Beans, Salads, Casseroles, Homemade Pies
Reservations are accepted but not required.
Corners of 320 Church and Raymond Rds., Brunswick, Maine
207-725-2185 for reservations or more information. Adults $8, Children $4

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