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Top Events - - July and August 2010

Top Events – - July and August 2010
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AUG. 21: MIDDLEFIELD, Lyman Orchards Clambake. Bring the family and an appetite to this evening feast of fresh seafood: lobster, steamers, mussels, and clam chowder, plus, for non-seafood lovers, hotdogs, hamburgers, and plenty of sides. Reservations required. 860-349-6043;

AUG. 28-29: MYSTIC, Dog Days. Mystic Seaport hosts canines and their best buddies for a weekend of lifesaving demonstrations, search-and-rescue presentations, and a roster of other fun family activities. 888-973-2767, 860-572-5315;


JULY 4: FREEPORT, 4th of July Blueberry Pancake and Sausage Breakfast. Held annually at St. Jude Church to kick off the holiday’s activities, this traditional feast offers great breakfast foods, juice, and plenty of happy servers. 207-846-5584;

JULY 11: THOMASTON, SOUTH THOMASTON, CUSHING. Gardens in the Watershed Tour. Featuring seven diverse properties; pre-order your gourmet bag lunch. Proceeds go toward conservation of the Georges River watershed. 207-594-5166;

JULY 16: ROCKLAND, Maine Windjammer Parade. Bring blankets, chairs, and a camera for a close-up look at the entire fleet as it sails past Rockland Breakwater. Stake out a spot anywhere along the mile-long structure for the best spectator views. 800-807-9463;

JULY 23-24: STONINGTON, Deer Isle Jazz Festival. Explore the music of New Orleans–ragtime, R&B, and jazz–in performances at the Stonington Opera House. 207-367-2788;

JULY 30-AUG. 1: AUGUSTA, Maine Quilts 2010. The Augusta Civic Center hosts a show of more than 500 quilts, “Merchants Mall,” demonstrations, lectures, quilt appraisals, silent auction, and special quilt exhibits. 207-415-4417;

AUG. 1-7: SOUTHWEST HARBOR, Claremont Croquet Classic. The historic Claremont Hotel, established in 1884, holds its annual tournament. All ages are welcome and encouraged to play. Preregistration suggested. 207-244-5036;

AUG. 10: GEORGETOWN, Georgetown Working League Fair & Luncheon. This art exhibit and sale features league members’ talents, including crafts, hand-sewn gifts, home-baked pies, and a quilt raffle. Live entertainment and a fresh-seafood lunch, too, all at Georgetown Central School.

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