UMaine Extension pickling workshop

PARIS — Preserving the harvest will be the focus of a University of Maine Cooperative Extension workshop that will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m.Wednesday, July 26, at the UMaine Extension office, 9 Olson Road.

Taught by Extension food preservation community education assistant Kate McCarty, the hands-on workshop will teach basics of canning and freezing, including how to use a water bath canner to pickle.

The $20 fee includes fresh produce and canning jars. Registration is required.

FMI, regsister:, 207-743-6329, 1-800-287-1482 in Maine.

Giantess exhibit in Wilton


WILTON — Giantess Sylvia Hardy, who was born in Wilton was exhibited in P.T. Barnum’s American Museum in the 1850s as a nearly eight-foot-tall curiosity, will be the topic of an exhibit at the Wilton Farm and Home Museum.

The exhibit will be open from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturdays through August.

FMI, arrange tour: 207-645-2091.

The Weary Club to meet

NORWAY — Friends and members of The Weary Club will meet at 8 a.m. Saturday, July 15, for coffee and to catch up on what everyone has been doing this summer. 

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