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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.

AUG. 14-15: BRISTOL, The Age of Pirates. Local author James Nelson is the infamous Dixie Bull, a 1630s English sea captain-turned-privateer, at this Olde Bristol Days event at Colonial Pemaquid State Historic Site. 207-677-2423;

AUG. 19-21, 26-29: STONINGTON, Shakespeare in Stonington: “Measure for Measure.” The Stonington Opera House gives one of the Bard’s most complicated and funny tales a modern-day twist. This original production channels the Southern Gothic voice of Flannery O’Connor in a classic love story of three arranged marriages, complete with villainous plots, displays of honor, deception, and more. 207-367-2788;

Please Note: This information was accurate at the time of publication. When planning a trip, please confirm details by directly contacting any company or establishment you intend to visit.

Updated Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

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