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Pyramid Studios would like to wish our hometown of Ellsworth a Happy Birthday!

Ellsworth begins celebrating their 250th, sestercentennial, with a week of events. There are dances, boat rides, beard growing contests, pet shows, train rides, concerts, films and much, much, more!! Come visit Ellsworth and help us celebrate! Tell em Pyramid sent you!

Here is the full birthday schedule of events:

Saturday, July 20

Grand Opening

9 a.m. — 1-mile Fun Run at Ellsworth Public Library

10 a.m. — Woodlawn Museum open

10 a.m. — Pet show at Ellsworth Public Library

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Ellsworth Historical Society building open

10:30 a.m. — Train rides on Downeast Scenic Railroad

Noon — Official opening of Ellsworth’s 250th celebration, at City Hall. Events include dedication of granite marker, speeches by local, state and federal officials, music and the presentation of the official birthday cake. Find the complete schedule here.

Noon — Family Fun Day (free) at Knowlton Park, sponsored by Lioness and Lions Clubs

Noon to 3 p.m. — SPCA of Hancock County cat/kitten adoption event under the tent at Knowlton Park. Reduced adoption prices are $15 for cats one year and older and $45 for kittens. Two kittens are $65. For more information, contact Operations Manager Diana de los Santos at 667-8088.

1-4 p.m. — Presentation at The Telephone Museum of the No. 5 Crossbar switch. Visitors will be able to make a call using the switch, which still works, and also enjoy cake

1:30 p.m. — Train rides on Downeast Scenic Railroad

6 p.m. — Whoopy Kat classic rock band concert and dance, at Knowlton Park. Sponsored by Friends in Action, 21-plus only. $20 for single ticket, $30 for couple. Dance starts at 7; hors d’oeuvres by Big Cat Catering and cash bar at 6.

Sunday, July 21

10:30 a.m. — Nondenominational church service at Knowlton Park, sponsored by Faith Community Fellowship and led by pastors Bob and Todd Crosthwaite

10:30 a.m. — Train rides on Downeast Scenic Railroad

1-3 p.m. — Open house (free) at Shep’s Restored Antique Trucks (facility on Bucksport Road/Route 1, look for the balloons)

1-4 p.m. — Woodlawn Museum open

1:30 p.m. — Train rides on Downeast Scenic Railroad

Monday, July 22

2-5 p.m. — Open house at Ellsworth Fire Department

3-6 p.m. — Wine and beer tasting (featuring Ellsworth Sestercentennial Ale) at Global Beverage Warehouse

Tuesday, July 23

10 a.m. — Woodlawn Museum open

2-4 p.m. — Free boat rides on Union River at Waterfront Park

6 p.m. — Friend & Friend 50/250 motorcycle ride-in and BBQ at Knowlton Park

Wednesday, July 24

5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. — Free Day to workout at James Russell Wiggins Down East Family YMCA. Classes are available, and use of the pool is open to Ellsworth residents

10 a.m. — Woodlawn Museum open

5:30 p.m. — Free Zumba classes at the YMCA. Goal is to reach 250 participants. Families are welcome at this free event

6 p.m. — Concert with Mr. Harley at Ellsworth Public Library

6:45 p.m. — YMCA night run through historic downtown Ellsworth

8 p.m. — Ellsworth Community Band concert at City Hall lawn (free)

Thursday, July 25

10 a.m. — Woodlawn Museum open

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Ellsworth Historical Society building open

Noon to 1 p.m. — Book discussion at Ellsworth Public Library (author Monica Wood will be present to discuss “When We Were the Kennedys,” her memoir of life in Maine 50 years ago)

4-7 p.m. — Book sale at Ellsworth Public Library, sponsored by Friends of EPL group. Sale will include books (new and used), CDs and DVDs

6 p.m. — Play at Ellsworth Public Library, “Follow the Cannon — Clara Barton’s Civil War Letters,” a one-woman play by Lynne McKenney Lydick

8:00 p.m. — Ellsworth Arts Outdoor Movie at Knowlton Park, sponsored by Ellsworth Arts. Free event with a presentation of the Disney/Pixar film “Brave”-friendly film

Friday, July 26

9 a.m. — Downtown Business Association Day — live music, art walk, open house in participating stores, food and drink specials in participating restaurants

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Book sale at Ellsworth Public Library, sponsored by Friends of EPL group. Sale will include books (new and used), CDs and DVDs

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Ellsworth Historical Society building open

10 a.m. — Woodlawn Museum open

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. — book signing at Rooster Brother. Barbara Damrosch of Brooksville will be signing copies of her book, “The Four Season Farm Gardener’s Cookbook.”

4 p.m. — United Methodist Church ice cream social, downtown

4-5:30 p.m. — Family fun with the Frogtown Puppets, downtown

4-6 p.m. — Live music with Phil Kell and friends, downtown

6 p.m. — Danny and the Blue Tones music event at Union River Waterfront Park

8-10 p.m. — Street dance with Crown Vics at Acadia Realty Group

Saturday, July 27

Finale!

7-10 a.m. — Rotary Club’s famous blueberry pancake breakfast, at Knowlton Park

8 a.m. to noon — Blueberry Fair at First Congregational Church

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Book sale at Ellsworth Public Library, sponsored by Friends of EPL group. Sale will include books (new and used), CDs and DVDs

9:30 a.m. — Farmers Market, with other demonstrations, at Acadia Realty Group

10 a.m. — Woodlawn Museum open

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Ellsworth Historical Society building open

10:30 a.m. — Train rides on Downeast Scenic Railroad

11 a.m. — Winners of Ellsworth Garden Club’s “Biggest Tree Contest” announced and recognized at Knowlton Park

Noon — Brothers of the Brush facial hair contest finale at Knowlton Park

1 p.m. — Closing remarks, City Hall steps

1:30 p.m. — Train rides on Downeast Scenic Railroad

1:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. — Music and magic at Knowlton Park (all free). Magician Alan Drew (1:30-2:30 p.m.), musician Chris Ross (3-4 p.m.), music by The Memphis Belles (4:30-5:30 p.m.) and the Atlantic Clarion steel drum band at 6:30 p.m.

5 p.m. — Supper at Community of Christ Church (old-fashioned baked beans, casseroles and pies). $7 for adults, $4 for kids

5-6:30 p.m. — Supper at First Congregational Church (seafood chowder and blueberry pie). $8 per person.

9 p.m. — Spectacular fireworks show by Central Maine Pyrotechnics, launched from near Ellsworth High School

Sunday, July 28

8 a.m. — YMCA triathlon (registration starts at 7 a.m.)

1 p.m. — Woodlawn Museum open

1:30 p.m. —Train rides on Downeast Scenic Railroad

Event Locations

Ellsworth Public Library: 20 State Street

Woodlawn Museum: 19 Black House Drive

Ellsworth City Hall: 1 City Hall Plaza

Ellsworth Historical Society: 40 State Street

Downeast Scenic Railroad: 245 Main Street (tickets, boarding and free parking in parking lot of Maine Community Foundation)

Knowlton Park: Corner of Shore Road and State Street

The Telephone Museum: 166 Winkumpaugh Road (North Ellsworth)

Ellsworth Fire Department: Basement of City Hall (1 City Hall Plaza)

Global Beverage Warehouse: 3 Myrick Street

Union River Waterfront Park: Off of Water Street, across from the intersection with Washington Street

James Russell Wiggins Down East Family YMCA: 238 State Street

Rooster Brother: 29 Main Street

Acadia Realty Group: 190 Main Street

First Congregational Church: 2 Church Street

Community of Christ: 283 State Street

Ellsworth High School: 299 State Street

For more information about the sestercentennial celebration, visit ellsworth250.com.

 

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