CAMDEN

Two talks at the library

Ben Fuller, curator of the Penobscot Marine Museum, will present “George Waymouth Meets the Natives of Maine” at 1 p.m. on Friday at the Camden Public Library.

Though part of the library’s senior events series, the talk is free and open to all and free transportation for seniors is provided by a grant from the Maine Community Foundation. Refreshments will be served. For more details, call 236-3440.

Also Lee Webb, author of “The Collapse of the Maine Coast, 1865-1890,” will discuss the economic history of the Maine coast at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the library.

YORK

One Book program ending

York Public Library, 15 Long Sands Road, will end its “York Reads: One Book, One Community,” project with a brown bag lunch discussion on “Olive Kitteridge” at noon Thursday. Sandell Morse will head the talk. For more details, call 363-2818 or go to www.york.lib.me.us.

BIDDEFORD

St. Andre gift, book fair

St. Andre Health Care will sponsor a “Books Are Fun” book and gift fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday in its activities room at 407 Pool St.

Proceeds will benefit St. Andre’s recreation therapy program that includes camperships to Camp Waban. For details, call 282-5171.

 

Franco music and stories

Recording artist and author Lucie Therrien will perform a free afternoon of Franco-American songs and stories beginning at 3 p.m. on Sunday at McArthur Library, 270 Main St. For more information, call 284-4181.

SPRINGVALE

Library week celebration

The Springvale Public Library, 443 Main St., will celebrate National Library Week on Sunday through April 17 by accepting food pantry collections and giving away book prizes for all new members and every 100th visitor. For details, call 324-4624 or go to www.springvalelibrary.org.

BATH

YMCA swimming program

The Bath Area Family YMCA will hold its Y-Splash Swim Campaign for children in grades 1-6 April 19-23. Attendees will be taught to swim or improve their skills by one level or more while learning beach, boating and pool safety.

This program is designed for nonswimmers through Level 4. Class times are from 9 to 9:45 a.m., 10 to 10:45 a.m., 11 to 11:45 a.m. and 1 to 1:45 p.m. Cost is $30 per child. Registration deadline is April 16. Applications are available at the YMCA, 303 Centre St. or www.bathymca.org. For details, call 443-4112.

 

Retired Educators talk

The Mid-Coast Retired Educators Association will meet at 11:30 a.m. on at the Bath Vocational Center, 826 High St. Barbara Trescott Hamlin will talk about her memoir “From Minnesota to Maine and All the Stops in Between.” For details, call Peg Newberg at 833-6336.

UNION

St. George River lecture

Maine Historic Preservation archaeologist John P. Mosher will give an illustrated talk on the prehistoric culture of the St. George River drainage basin at 7:30 tonight at the Old Town House on Town House Road.

The Union Historical Society meeting is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. For details, call Alison Metcalfe at 786-4531.

BUXTON

Green cleaning products

The Buxton Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday at the Groveville Fire Barn on Turkey Lane. Speaker C. Anne Lozier will head a program on making “green” cleaning products for the home. All are welcome to attend. For more details, call 929-3401.

SACO

Storyteller John McDonald

Maine storyteller John McDonald will present a “Taste of Maine Humor” at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Dyer Library, 371 Main St. Tickets are $5 and available at the library or at the door. For more details, call Jean Leach at 937-2520.

SOUTH BERWICK

Community Chorus concerts

The 60-voice Community Chorus at South Berwick will perform two concerts this weekend directed by Harry Moon and accompanied by pianist Audrey Adams.

“An Hour to Dance” features choral works ranging from Renaissance madrigals to pieces by Aaron Copland, Benjamin Britten and Gwyneth Walker. Shows will be held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Christ Episcopal Church, Lafayette Road, in Portsmouth, N.H.; and at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Wesley Kennedy Performing Arts Center at Marshwood High School on Route 236 in South Berwick.

Tickets at the door are $10 for adults and $8 for students and seniors. For details, call 384-7059 or go to ccsb-sing.org.

Film Festival for Haiti

Berwick Academy students will host the independent “World: Film Festival for Haiti” at 2 p.m. on Saturday in the school’s auditorium. Proceeds will benefit earthquake relief efforts and support the Eben Ezer School in northern Haiti.

Screening of three films will be held at 2, 4:30 and 7:30 p.m., and will include a short film clip of a documentary film by Berwick Academy students. Admission is free but donations are appreciated.

 

Watershed system talk

Phil Averill, an educator with Ocean Adventures, will present a program about the Gulf of Maine and Maine and New Hampshire’s watershed system at 7 tonight at Marshwood Great Works School. The program is sponsored by the Friends of the South Berwick Library’s Without Walls project. It is free and open to the public.

BRIDGTON

Birdie Googins to perform

Comedienne Birdie Googins will perform “Laugh Out Loud” at 7 p.m. Monday at the Magic Lantern Theater on 69 Main St. The event is sponsored by The Friends of the Bridgton Public Library.

Tickets are $12 and include an invitation to meet Googins after the show in the Tannery Pub. Seating is limited and advance tickets are recommended by calling the library at 647-2477 or Caroline Golden at 647-4420.

 

NORWAY

‘Dough’ flies for arts festival

“Let the Dough Fly!” from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Unitarian Universalist Church on Main Street will kick off fundraising to benefit the 2010 Norway Arts Festival and Sidewalk Art Show planned for July 8-10.

The event will feature a homemade pasta meal and a performance by the Skylark Jazz Ensemble. Tickets are $10 for ages 10 and older; younger children are free. Tickets are available at Books N Things, Norway Memorial Library or at the door. For more details, call Lisa Moore at 743-9808 or go to www.norwaryartsfestival.org.

OLD ORCHARD BEACH

Community yard sale

The town will host a community yard sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Milliken Street parking lot. Attendees of the “Swap & Shop” are invited to rent a table for $10 or drop off their unwanted items. For more details, call 934-5714 or go to www.oob365.com.

ROCKPORT

Bluegrass, fiddle making

Port Clyde fiddle-maker and musician Kip Yattaw will discuss bluegrass music and the art of fiddle making at 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Society’s Cramer Museum.

The talk is part of the Camden-Rockport Historical Society’s Maine Living program. Refreshments will be served. Admission is $3 for society members and $5 for all others. For details, call 594-8047 or go to crmuseum@midcoast.com.

BRUNSWICK

Kindergarten registration

Kindergarten registrations for the 2010-11 school year are by advance appointment only on May 24, 25, 26 and 27 at the Brunswick Curtis Memorial Library. Children who will be age 5 on or before Oct. 15 are eligible.

Sign-ups are at the superintendent’s office by calling 319-1900.

Information sessions detailing the process will be offered at 6 p.m. on May 20 at three separate locations: Longfellow School, Coffin School and Jordan Acres School.

 

‘Guerrilla marketing’ talk

Topsham artist and designer Karen Dominguez-Brann will speak on “Guerrilla Marketing” at 6 p.m. Monday at the Frontier Cafe Cinema & Gallery, 14 Maine St., for the Five Rivers Arts Alliance.

The meeting is free to Five Rivers members and $5 for the general public. Reservations are recommended at info@fiveriversartsalliance.org or by calling 798-6964.

 

Rabies Plus pet care

The Coastal Humane Society at 30 Range Road, will host a Rabies Plus! Clinic from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday. Rabies vaccinations are available for dogs and cats only at $10 each.

Ear cleaning and nail trimming are $5 and $10 each and microchipping is $25 per pet.

Bring copies of each pet’s previous rabies certificate, if possible. All proceeds benefit the society. For details, call 725-5051 or go to www.coasalhumanesociety.org.

 

KENNEBUNK

New School dinner auction

The New School will host its 10th Annual Benefit Dinner Auction Saturday at the Kennebunk High School cafeteria.

A silent auction begins at 4 p.m., followed by an Italian dinner at 5 and live auction at 6. Cost including appetizers, dinner and an auction paddle are $15 per person, $25 per couple and $35 per family of four, plus an additional $5 per child. The cost for bidding paddles only is $10.

Almost Absolute will provide music.

CAMDEN/ROCKPORT

Independent schools event

The Independent Schools Association will hold an open house from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday for Camden and Rockport parents.

Participating schools will include Peopleplace Cooperative Preschool, Children’s House Montessori School, Ashwood Waldorf School, Riley School, Stepping With the Stones School and Seton School. For details, call Lee Lingelbach at 236-4225.

STANDISH

College information night

The Bonny Eagle High School Guidance Department will host a college information night for sophomore and junior students and their parents from 6 to 7:30 Tuesday in the school auditorium.

DAMARISCOTTA

Richard Russo to speak

Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Richard Russo will speak at 10 a.m. Thursday during Skidompha Library’s free public Chats With Champions program at Lincoln County Community Theater, 2 Theater St.

Russo will discuss humor in his works.

Copies of his books will be available for purchase and autographing. For details, call 563-5513.

 

Lincoln Academy exhibit

Masters’ students from Lincoln Academy art and ceramics courses will hold a reception for an exhibit of their works from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday at the River Arts Gallery, 170 Main St.

The show runs through April 23. For more information, call Nina Sylvia at 563-3596.

RAYMOND

‘Modern Millie’ musical

Jordan Small Middle School students will perform the musical “Thoroughly Modern Millie” at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the school’s gymnasium at 423 Webbs Mills Road.

Tickets are available at the door and are $5 for adults and students and $2 for children ages 5 and younger.