Monthly Archives: July 2016

Art Auction in Support of Friends of Sears Island

Mark Your Calendar!

Please join Friends of Sears Island as we celebrate our 10th anniversary!

Art Auction, Wine and Appetizers

Captain A.V. Nickels Inn
Searsport, Maine
Friday, August 19, 5:00—7:00 p.m.


$25/person (Proceeds will support FOSI’s conservation & education programs on Sears Island.)

 We have work representing 15 artists so far, and more is being added every day!

For more information: or 855-430-2882.

Hope to see you there!

Yoga on the Beach, Hosted by Friends of Sears Island


Join Friends of Sears Island for yoga on the beach with Missy Hatch, Wednesday July 27th from 10am-11:15am. Using the beach environment as our base, Missy will engage partcipants in a lighthearted exploration of movement and stretching, taking advantage of whatever the natural world has to offer for support. This class is for anyone able to walk on the beach. It will be geared for adults but attentive children are also welcome. Missy Hatch has been teaching yoga since 1989. She hikes and loves being outside. No matter the surroundings, there are always stretches that can be done; being unconventional is the fun part.

This event is free and open to the public. Sears Island is on Sears Island Road off Route 1 just east of Searsport. Participants should park along the causeway at the end of the road and meet at the kiosk near the island gate by 10:00 am. Please wear comfortable clothing, and bring a beach towel and water. Please no pets for this event. For more information, visit,, or call Ashley at 975-3878.

Join us for A Summer Sojourn with Mike Shannon

Join Friends of Sears Island for a nature walk titled “Sears Island: A Summer Sojourn” on Saturday, July 9th from 10:00am-12:00pm. This program will be led by Mike Shannon, a master naturalist, former ornithology teacher at Unity College, Registered Maine Guide, and instructor at Senior College in Belfast. The walk will focus on connecting with ourselves, with others, with the land . . . three good reasons why many of us spend time outdoors.  Join us as we explore and discover the wildness of this local place.  Learn to identify common species, sharpen your observational skills, and arouse your kinship with the natural world. The possibilities will surprise and delight you.     Continue reading Join us for A Summer Sojourn with Mike Shannon