July 2019

Summer on the coast of Maine, it just doesn’t get much better. We are so blessed to live in such a beautiful area. There is so much to see and do here, we just can’t fit it all into a summer, but that doesn’t stop us from trying!

Are you ready for it? You are going to need to put your seatbelt on for this month…here we go! We start July off with Mike Taylor Night sky-photographer. You may remember he was scheduled to be here with us in April, unfortunately, he had to postpone that visit, but we are excited that he could come back to us this month. His night sky photographs are simply amazing. This event is open to the public and we would love to have you join us on Tuesday, July 2nd @ 6:00 pm.

The very next week we are heading to one of the local wineries, Savage Oakes Winery in Union for a little tour and tasting. Who doesn’t love a good local glass of wine? Then we are heading to Appleton to visit Glendarragh Lavender Farm, oh I can almost smell it now. The very next day we are spending the morning at the beach. Maine has so many wonderful State Parks to visit and we are going to Birch Point State Park, or as the locals call it, Lucia Beach down in Owl’s Head. It’s a great spot to renew your soul with the sun, sand and waves. After spending the morning at the beach, we need to cool off. We will hit up one of our favorite ice cream spots, Bray Brook Farm in Appleton. So many options to choose from here!

Our residents come from all walks of life and have so many great stories to tell, and we are fortunate that they have great families too! We are honored to welcome Douglass MacDonald, PHD, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Montana, also the son of a couple who reside here at Bartlett Woods. He will be giving a talk on Yellowstone’s Native Americans on Friday July 12th at 10:30 in the morning. This event will also be open to the public; we hope you will join us.
Monday, July 22nd @ 5:00 pm we are very excited to welcome Arctic Expedition Leader, Rupert Pilkington. Rupert is an expert on Arctic wildlife, especially Polar Bears. He will give a photo presentation on his journeys and stories. This is a very special offering for us, you won’t want to miss this event.

Are you tired yet? I hope not, because there is still more to come, we will be taking a trip to Searsport where we will visit the Penobscot Marine Museum. This museum has so much to offer on the rich marine history of this area. It’s going to be a great trip and then lunch at Anglers Restaurant, where seafood is on the menu! The following week we will travel to the beautiful Belfast City Park for a picnic lunch. This park is amazing, sitting on the ocean’s edge with picnic tables, tennis courts, ball fields, a public pool and a massive playground. It’s one of the great treasures of the Midcoast! Did I mention they have an ice cream stand too?

Even with all these activities happening in July we still have our usual shopping trips, trips to museums, trips to farm stands and farmers market, scenic rides, dining out, music, exercise classes, movies, games, discussion groups, quilting groups, knitting groups, craft classes and time to enjoy each other’s company.

We are taking full advantage of the beautiful weather and all the Midcoast of Maine has to offer and we saved a seat for you!

Karen Tooley
Activities Director