Aroostook Events – August 17 – 19 2018

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Aroostook Band of Micmacs 24th Mawiomi of Tribes

August 17 @ 8:00 am – August 19 @ 8:00 pm

Come join us in celebrating our culture through ceremonies, dancing, drumming, socializing with our people and just plain ole having family fun. This is a drug and alcohol free event that is OPEN TO EVERYONE. There is absolutely NO ENTRANCE FEE to attend, just show up, have fun and enjoy our culture. We hope that all can attend this beautiful showcase of our culture through dancing, drumming, singing, artistry, foods and so much more. This is not just a Native American event, as we pride ourselves in sharing our culture to the local area, so come on over and prepare to make so many memories. MC, Drum groups, Dancers will be announced on a later date. Welalioq ms’t (Thank you all).

 

Portage Lake Summer Roundup Weekend

August 17 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

6:30PM Friday: The Portage Lake Historical Society will hold a variety show; donations will be collected at the door. Contact Corrine Routher if you’d like to perform. Also at 6:30, there will be a luminary jar display at the town hall gazebo to benefit the historical society.
8:00AM – 3:00 PM Saturday: There will be an indoor/outdoor yard sale at Our Lady of the Lake church.
12:00 PM Saturday: The annual Portage Lake Whoopie Pie Festival will take place on August 18 from 12PM until 3PM. Vendors will be selling all flavors of whoopie pies, from the traditional chocolate to out-of-this-world creations. Taste a sample or take a dozen home, and cast your vote for fan favorite! For more information, call Taunja Jandreau at 435-4361.
4:00 PM Saturday: The Portage Hills Country Club and Portage Lake Snowmobile Club will host the annual pig roast at the clubhouse beginning at 4:30 PM. For more information, contact the clubhouse at 435-8221.
7:00 PM Saturday: annual canoe carry. Long before Europeans arrived in Aroostook, two important river chains led native Americans from the St. John River into the vast interior woodlands: the Fish River and the Aroostook River. The connection between these two waterways was a short portage between Little Machias Lake and Portage Lake. Each year, Jim Dumond leads a group of enthusiastic participants in a re-enactment of this portage. The public is welcomed and encouraged to participate in the final stage of the portage, which is the paddle across Portage Lake to the old seaplane base, where an enthusiastic crowd, including members of the Wesget Sipu Fish River Tribe, awaits. Join “les portageurs” at the bottom of the lake (near the intersection of the Maine Woods Road and West Road) by 7:00 PM. Call Jim Dumond for more information at 277-1864.
9:00 PM Saturday: A fireworks display at the Forestry Wharf on Portage Lake will begin at 9PM. If you plan to watch the display from your watercraft, please remember that the law requires you to have lights on your craft after dark.
9:00 PM Saturday: Dance to Too Far North at the Portage Hills Country Club from 9PM to midnight. For more information, contact the clubhouse at 435-8221.
12PM Sunday: Watch the town parade on Main Street, sponsored by the Portage ATV club
1:30PM Sunday: join the community softball game at the baseball field, sponsored by the Portage Lake Rec. Department. Bring your own glove.

435-4361

 

2nd Annual Washburn August Festival BBQ Cookoff

August 17 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

This event will start on Friday August 17th with registration beginning at 4pm. The cooks meeting will start at 6pm Friday night.

Registration Fee: $25.00 for each team. Must register before July 31st to ensure space is available. To register call 227-2663 or send private message.

Cooking area will be located in the Town of Wade Garage Parking Lot in Washburn. Rough camping is available but limited so register early. No electricity or water is available. Porta potties will be on site.

Meats to be cooked:
1 – Pork Butt
2 – Pork Ribs

Cooks may enter both categories or just one.
Turn in containers will be provided for each category.
Fuel is wood or charcoal only.
Meat will be inspected before cooks meeting.
Proper storage of meat is required and must be maintained below 40 degrees F or above 140 degrees F.
Proper handling of food is required, vinyl or latex gloves should be used.

Judging will begin on Saturday 1:30 pm with rib turn in and 2:00 pm for Pork butt turn in.

There will be a Champion in each of the meat categories as well as a 1st runner up. Champion in each category to recieve $500 and 1st Runner ups $100.

Also we will be selling 100 tickets to feed the public for $5 each and the public will vote on their best sample of Pork Butt.

We are looking for sponsors as well, each sponsor will receive 2 tickets for the “best sample” voting.

There will also be live music Friday night and Saturday, along with a beer tent.

Register now!! Call 227-2663 or send message to Donna Turner.

Bike Board and Ski Road Bike Ride

August 18 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

PRESQUE ISLE: Bike Board and Ski Road Bike Ride. Saturdays; 7:30 a.m. at BB&S rear entrance behind Northeastland Hotel. 20-30 miles; 1.5-2 hours. Pace: moderate to fast; 16-18 mph. All abilities ride; no mountain bikes. Focus on improving group riding skills, safety and etiquette. Spirited at times, but we regroup several times along the way. Contact Andrew Bouchard (207-551-7027) or andrew@bikeboardandski.com FMI

Portage Lake Summer Roundup Weekend

August 18 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

6:30PM Friday: The Portage Lake Historical Society will hold a variety show; donations will be collected at the door. Contact Corrine Routher if you’d like to perform. Also at 6:30, there will be a luminary jar display at the town hall gazebo to benefit the historical society.
8:00AM – 3:00 PM Saturday: There will be an indoor/outdoor yard sale at Our Lady of the Lake church.
12:00 PM Saturday: The annual Portage Lake Whoopie Pie Festival will take place on August 18 from 12PM until 3PM. Vendors will be selling all flavors of whoopie pies, from the traditional chocolate to out-of-this-world creations. Taste a sample or take a dozen home, and cast your vote for fan favorite! For more information, call Taunja Jandreau at 435-4361.
4:00 PM Saturday: The Portage Hills Country Club and Portage Lake Snowmobile Club will host the annual pig roast at the clubhouse beginning at 4:30 PM. For more information, contact the clubhouse at 435-8221.
7:00 PM Saturday: annual canoe carry. Long before Europeans arrived in Aroostook, two important river chains led native Americans from the St. John River into the vast interior woodlands: the Fish River and the Aroostook River. The connection between these two waterways was a short portage between Little Machias Lake and Portage Lake. Each year, Jim Dumond leads a group of enthusiastic participants in a re-enactment of this portage. The public is welcomed and encouraged to participate in the final stage of the portage, which is the paddle across Portage Lake to the old seaplane base, where an enthusiastic crowd, including members of the Wesget Sipu Fish River Tribe, awaits. Join “les portageurs” at the bottom of the lake (near the intersection of the Maine Woods Road and West Road) by 7:00 PM. Call Jim Dumond for more information at 277-1864.
9:00 PM Saturday: A fireworks display at the Forestry Wharf on Portage Lake will begin at 9PM. If you plan to watch the display from your watercraft, please remember that the law requires you to have lights on your craft after dark.
9:00 PM Saturday: Dance to Too Far North at the Portage Hills Country Club from 9PM to midnight. For more information, contact the clubhouse at 435-8221.
12PM Sunday: Watch the town parade on Main Street, sponsored by the Portage ATV club
1:30PM Sunday: join the community softball game at the baseball field, sponsored by the Portage Lake Rec. Department. Bring your own glove.

435-4361

Caribou Community Clean Up

August 18 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Roll up your sleeves and join us for a few hours of fun work beautifying downtown Caribou! members of the Downtown Team will spearhead easy tasks to build community pride and make areas of Sweden & Main Streets shine! Family teams can also hit the streets and help with litter pick up.
Participants will receive a Caribou Community Cleanup T-Shirt and a hot dog lunch in the downtown mall.
August 18, 2018
8am – 11am: Cleanup
11am – Noon – Lunch
Downtown Caribou – Meet at the Caribou Statue!
Work will include:
Litter Pick-up
Painting light pole bases
painting grates
planting/weed pulling
Yard work in Lyndon Park
Get your group together and sign up at:
www.SignUpGenius.com/go/4090E4CA9AB2AA7F58-caribou1
Brought to you by Caribou’s newly appointed Downtown Team!

28th Annual Tour de la Vallée

August 18 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

FORT KENT: 28th Annual Tour de la Vallée. Bring family, friends on a challenging grand tour of the St. John Valley. Bike 25, 50, 62, or 100 miles, mountain bike 35 miles, or walk/run 3k, 5k, or 10k. Fully supported; rest stops, medical, mechanical. Cost: $30/individual, $60/family; individuals must raise $100 in pledges. Supports local cancer patients, families. Visit www.paradiscancerfund.org/tour-de-la-vallee FMI

4th Annual Baxter Outdoors/Katahdin Woods & Waters Wild Maine Weekend 5k/10k/Relay

August 18 @ 8:30 am – 2:00 pm

Saturday, August 18

Mt. Chase: 4th Annual Baxter Outdoors/Katahdin Woods & Waters Wild Maine Weekend 5k/10k/Relay. Course weaves through pristine KWW National Monument; mostly dirt logging roads. Registration: 8:30 a.m. at Mt. Chase Lodge. Race start: 10:00 a.m. Cost: $30/5k Solo, $35/10k Solo, $55/10k Team. Evening fun, food, entertainment at Shin Pond Village after race. Visit www.baxteroutdoors.com FMI

Open House 2018

August 18 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

OPEN HOUSE 2018
WE WILL BE HAVING A GET TOGETHER ON FRIDAY NIGHT AUGUST 17, 2018 A MEET AND GREET
ON SATURDAY THERE IS A BBQ FROM 10-2 AUGUST 18, 2018 AND DINNER DANCE TO BE HELD AT THE
CARIBOU MOTOR INN. COST IS $30 A PERSON, DINNER INCLUDED. YOU MUST PRE REGISTER FOR THE DINNER DANCE.

101 NOYES RD, CARIBOU, MAINE 04736

 

LORING MILITARY HERITAGE CENTER
​​LORING A.F.B. MAINE 1953-1994​

Caribou Historical Center and Museum

August 18 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Each Saturday during the months of July & August, the Caribou Historical Center and Museum will be featuring ‘Musical Memories’ – music and comedy skits from the 1940s thru the 1960s. Highlighted will be the Big Bands, folk songs, easy listening, the early years of rock n’ roll and soft rock of the ‘60s. There will also be some space for dancing. We will be open to the public from 12:00 to 4:00 pm each Saturday. We are located at 1033 Presque Isle Rd. Everyone is welcome. Stop in and reminisce to the calmer sounds.

Summer Events at the Nylander

August 18 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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2nd Annual Washburn August Festival BBQ Cookoff

August 18 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

This event will start on Friday August 17th with registration beginning at 4pm. The cooks meeting will start at 6pm Friday night.

Registration Fee: $25.00 for each team. Must register before July 31st to ensure space is available. To register call 227-2663 or send private message.

Cooking area will be located in the Town of Wade Garage Parking Lot in Washburn. Rough camping is available but limited so register early. No electricity or water is available. Porta potties will be on site.

Meats to be cooked:
1 – Pork Butt
2 – Pork Ribs

Cooks may enter both categories or just one.
Turn in containers will be provided for each category.
Fuel is wood or charcoal only.
Meat will be inspected before cooks meeting.
Proper storage of meat is required and must be maintained below 40 degrees F or above 140 degrees F.
Proper handling of food is required, vinyl or latex gloves should be used.

Judging will begin on Saturday 1:30 pm with rib turn in and 2:00 pm for Pork butt turn in.

There will be a Champion in each of the meat categories as well as a 1st runner up. Champion in each category to recieve $500 and 1st Runner ups $100.

Also we will be selling 100 tickets to feed the public for $5 each and the public will vote on their best sample of Pork Butt.

We are looking for sponsors as well, each sponsor will receive 2 tickets for the “best sample” voting.

There will also be live music Friday night and Saturday, along with a beer tent.

Register now!! Call 227-2663 or send message to Donna Turner.

Pig Roast

August 18 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

$5 – $12

There will be a Pig Roast at Grant Memorial United Methodist Church to benefit local children in need.

Portage Lake Summer Roundup Weekend

August 19 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

6:30PM Friday: The Portage Lake Historical Society will hold a variety show; donations will be collected at the door. Contact Corrine Routher if you’d like to perform. Also at 6:30, there will be a luminary jar display at the town hall gazebo to benefit the historical society.
8:00AM – 3:00 PM Saturday: There will be an indoor/outdoor yard sale at Our Lady of the Lake church.
12:00 PM Saturday: The annual Portage Lake Whoopie Pie Festival will take place on August 18 from 12PM until 3PM. Vendors will be selling all flavors of whoopie pies, from the traditional chocolate to out-of-this-world creations. Taste a sample or take a dozen home, and cast your vote for fan favorite! For more information, call Taunja Jandreau at 435-4361.
4:00 PM Saturday: The Portage Hills Country Club and Portage Lake Snowmobile Club will host the annual pig roast at the clubhouse beginning at 4:30 PM. For more information, contact the clubhouse at 435-8221.
7:00 PM Saturday: annual canoe carry. Long before Europeans arrived in Aroostook, two important river chains led native Americans from the St. John River into the vast interior woodlands: the Fish River and the Aroostook River. The connection between these two waterways was a short portage between Little Machias Lake and Portage Lake. Each year, Jim Dumond leads a group of enthusiastic participants in a re-enactment of this portage. The public is welcomed and encouraged to participate in the final stage of the portage, which is the paddle across Portage Lake to the old seaplane base, where an enthusiastic crowd, including members of the Wesget Sipu Fish River Tribe, awaits. Join “les portageurs” at the bottom of the lake (near the intersection of the Maine Woods Road and West Road) by 7:00 PM. Call Jim Dumond for more information at 277-1864.
9:00 PM Saturday: A fireworks display at the Forestry Wharf on Portage Lake will begin at 9PM. If you plan to watch the display from your watercraft, please remember that the law requires you to have lights on your craft after dark.
9:00 PM Saturday: Dance to Too Far North at the Portage Hills Country Club from 9PM to midnight. For more information, contact the clubhouse at 435-8221.
12PM Sunday: Watch the town parade on Main Street, sponsored by the Portage ATV club
1:30PM Sunday: join the community softball game at the baseball field, sponsored by the Portage Lake Rec. Department. Bring your own glove.

435-4361

 

 

Summer Events at the Nylander

August 19 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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The Museums of the Salmon Brook Historical Society Hours

August 19 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Museums of the Salmon Brook Historical Society will be open for tours Sundays from 1:00 – 3:00 pm and Wednesdays from 8:00 – 10:30 am from now thru September 2, 2018, except Sunday, August 5. Tours are available at other times by contacting Rita at rtkngsbry@gmail.com at least two weeks in advance to make an appointment.

ALSO:

The next meeting of the Salmon Brook Historical society will be held on July 1`8, 2018 at 6:00 pm at the Museum’s barn on Main St., Washburn. Following the business meeting there will be a dessert social and refreshments. Please bring a dessert or a refreshment to share. All are welcome.

 

 

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