Pets

Harbor Cruise For Hart Cats

 
The Homeless Animal Rescue Team (HART), an adoption center and shelter for cats and kittens located in Cumberland on the corner of Rt. 100 and Range Rd., has announced a fundraising event, The Harbor Cruise for HART.  The cruise will be aboard the Casco Bay Lines Bay Mist on Saturday, September 10th from 7:00 to 10:00 pm.  “The Harbor Cruise for HART will be a fun event with great music, door prizes, and a cash bar.  HART is looking for fun, new ways to raise money for the all-volunteer, no-kill cat shelter.  What could be better than spending a fun evening out on beautiful Casco Bay with friends, while at the same time helping the cats and kittens that HART takes such good care of? ” said Marcia Carr, volunteer.  Information can be found at www.hartofme.com.

TOPSHAM FAIR August 9th-August 14th

TOPSHAM FAIR August 9th-August 14th

http://www.topshamfair.net/

 
• One of the oldest Agricultural Fairs in Maine, established in 1854.
• New dates this year (used to run Sunday through Saturday) this year moving to
Tuesday August 9th through Sunday 14th.
• Free admission harness racing only days Sunday August 7th and Monday August
8th.
• New rates this year $10 admission for everyone includes limitless rides.
• Rides by Rockwell Amusements
• Senior Day is Tuesday August 9th, 63 and over admission is $3.00
• Agricultural events: Draft horse pulling, Ox and steer pulling, harness racing, pig
scrambles for 5, 6, 7, and 8 yr olds- everyone gets a chance to chase a pig.
• Big Entertainment: AWA Wrestling Tues. night. Demolition Derby Weds. night,
Twyce Shy Thurs. night, Redneck Truck Pull Friday night, Demolition Derby Sat.
night followed by fireworks, Imperial Stunt Drivers Sun.

Volunteers Needed for the 2011 Topsham Fair

Volunteers Needed for the 2011 Topsham Fair
  We are seeking volunteers for the 2011 Topsham Fair. Gateworkers, parking help, ticket sellers, bean supper helpers, 5K race helpers and much much more. Does your teenager have a service requirement? We will be happy to put them to work and sign off on your teens volunteer hours for school! If you are interested in helping contact me at marilyn.sandelin@gmail.com. PS- you get a sweet free volunteer t-shirt!!!

Pratt's Brook Park - A Gem in Yarmouth

Pratt's Brook Park - A Gem in Yarmouth

 

Last week, my team of canine hikers scouted out yet another fantastic locale for woods walking, stream swimming and generalized off-leash adventure!  They give “two paws way UP” to Pratt’s Brook Park in Yarmouth!

 

Located off North Road as you head away from Route One towards Cumberland, this 220-acre tract of preserved land offers over seven miles of walking trails.  The routes are well-marked and there are trail maps and a kiosk with information at the trail head.  The parking area is located well off the main road and has plenty of parking for up to 30 cars.  On the Friday afternoon that we enjoyed the park, we were the only car in the lot.

2011 Opening of the Falmouth Heritage Museum this Saturday, June 11, from 10 am to 3 pm

2011 Opening of the Falmouth Heritage Museum this Saturday, June 11, from 10 am to 3 pm

 

FREE REFRESHMENTS AND TOURS OF THE MUSEUM - WIN A FAMILY MEMBERSHIP TO THE FALMOUTH HISTORICAL SOCIETY

A DAY OF FUN AND LEARNING FOR CHILDREN, PARENTS AND GRANDPARENTS

This saturday, June 11, the Falmouth Historical Society will be opening its museum at 60 Woods Road in Falmouth for the 2011 season. The opening program is focused on Sustainable Living (reducing our use of the earth’s natural resources) and will include a fun filled and learning experience day of sheep shearing, Alpaca petting, wool spinning, herb gardening and special displays of 1800’s cooking utensils, period glassware and Baker’s Chocolate memorabilia. Baked goods and herb plants will also be for sale. Visit the gift shop for history books, cook books, maps, coverlets and other Falmouth items.

HART CAT SHELTER OVERFLOWING DUE TO LARGE INFLUX OF CATS AND KITTENS

HART CAT SHELTER OVERFLOWING DUE TO LARGE INFLUX OF CATS AND KITTENS

The Homeless Animal Rescue Team (HART), a no-kill shelter and adoption center for
cats and kittens, located in Cumberland is facing an incredible overpopulation
situation. There are currently more than 100 kittens in foster care and 130 cats
residing at the shelter, with more expected to come in during the next several
weeks. As a no-kill shelter, with limited space, we must carefully balance how many
cats we can accept while providing the best environment for the cats that are already
in our care.
There are two major reasons for the current overpopulation situation. Kitten season
is in full bloom and HART has taken in many homeless kittens in addition to their
mothers. Also, we are assisting an overwhelmed cat-lover that has attempted to
assist a large number of homeless cats on his own, and he has stretched his resources
to the breaking point.

STAR GAZING AT TWINBROOKS, Friday, June 3, 8:00 PM

The spring sky is filled with familiar constellations and some spectacular deep sky objects. Unfortunately, most people do not know the rich background associated with the spring constellations. A group of GHS seniors are holding a community stargazing night at Twinbrooks at 8:00 on the 3rd of June for anyone who wishes to discover more about the constellations and deep sky objects (Nebula, Globular clusters, Galaxies). There will be telescopes available and many opportunities to engage with the students in discussion of the sky and spring constellations. This is a all ages event and families are highly encouraged to show up.