PORTLAND

Longfellow club plant sale

The Longfellow Garden Club is hosting a plant sale 8 a.m. to noon at North Deering Congregational Church, 1364 Washington Ave. Perennials from members’ gardens will be on sale, as well as baked goods.

 

Peaks Island concert series

Songwriters by the Sea summer concert series kicks off its third year at 7:30 p.m. Saturday with Bread and Bones, a Vermont acoustic trio, and singer/songwriter Meg Braun.

The concert will be at Fifth Maine Regiment Museum on Peaks Island. For more information, contact Phil Daligan at [email protected]

 

Storytellers open mic

Maine Organization of Storytelling Enthusiasts hosts Claire Miller at its monthly open mic at 7 p.m. today . The open mic will allot 10 minutes for story tellings, not readings, with Miller taking the stage at 8 p.m. The cafe at 225 Congress St. will host the event. Voluntary donations of $5 will be accepted at the door.

 

Obscure president session

The Baxter Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. today at the Glickman Library, University of Southern Maine.

Tom Horrocks will present “You Collect Who?: Selections from an Unusual Collection Relating to an Obscure President. Horrocks is associate librarian for collections at Harvard’s Houghton Library. For more information, visit www.baxtersociety.org.

 

Grieving Children marathon

The Center for Grieving Children is putting together a team for the Maine Marathon and Half Marathon Oct. 3. An informational session will be held 5:15 p.m. Thursday at the center, 555 Forest Ave.

The group, coached by Jeanne Hackett, will meet once a week for a group run. For more information, visit www.cgcmaine.org or call 775-5216 or e-mail [email protected]

 

Randy Judkins benefit

Comedian and juggler Randy Judkins will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Portland High School auditorium as a fundraiser for Casco Bay High School student programs.

Tickets are $15 at the door for adults, $10 for students and senior citizens free for children younger than 5. To reserve tickets at a $3 discount, call 619-2767.

 

Spirits Alive resumes tours

Spirits Alive tours of Eastern Cemetery resume at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, and be held every Sunday through Sept. 19. The tour takes participants through a six-acre site, with a guide explaining the history.

Tours are $7, or $4 for students and senior citizens, and children younger than 12 are free. The tours meet at the Congress Street gate and those attending are asked to bring correct change. Visit www.spiritsalive.org.

SOUTH PORTLAND

Business basics yard sale

The South Portland High School business basics class is hosting a yard sale on the Highland Avenue lawn of the school from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. People can rent 10-foot by 10-foot lots for tables at $10 a piece. The Key Club will host a barbecue, and other forms of entertainment will be available.

Profits will be donated to a local charity. In the case of rain, the yard sale will be held Saturday, May 22.

SCARBOROUGH

Morrison Center plant sale

The Morrison Center, a nonprofit providing services to children and adults with and without disabilities, is hosting a greenhouse sale and open house 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday.

The plants to purchase have been grown by clients in the center’s Seedling Program, and all profits will go to the program. The greenhouse is at 60 Chamberlain Road and is open all year from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

 

Travel author to speak

Catherine Schmitt, author of “A Coastal Companion: A Gulf of Maine Almanac, from Canada to Cape Cod,” will speak at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Scarborough Public Library, 48 Gorham Road. The program is free and copies of the book will be available for purchase. For details, visit www.library.scarborough.me.us or call 883-4723.

FALMOUTH

Spring leaf bag pickup

Spring leaf bag collection will be Thursday and again May 20. Bags are available at town hall, 271 Falmouth Road, or the parks and public works department, 101 Woods Road.

On the day of pickup, bags should be placed curbside by 7 a.m. and quantities are limited to 15 bags per resident while supplies past. The town will not pick up brush, but will accept it at the transfer station.

‘Babes in Arms’ show

The Falmouth High School Theatre Company presents “Babes in Arms,” wrapping up this week. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the high school, 74 Woodville Road. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students and senior citizens, and are available for purchase at the door.

Military Rembrances day

Falmouth Military Memoirs and Remembrances Day, hosted by the Falmouth Historical Society, will be 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday with exhibits at the Falmouth Memorial Library and the Ralph D. Caldwell Memorial Post.

Exhibits include a memorabilia, letters, photographs, an interactive Civil War exhibit, coloring activities and uniform display. For details, contact the society at 781-4727.

 

Nancy King cookie walk

A cookie walk 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday starts at Shaws’ Supermarket and will allow participants to mix and match a dozen cookies for a $5 donation to the Nancy King Memorial Scholarship Fund. Proceeds go to the scholarship, which is awarded annually to a graduating Falmouth High School student in memory of King, a long time school department employee.

FREEPORT

GPS class at Wolfe Neck

Wolfe Neck Farm holds a “Do it Yourself Class” introduction to GPS and geocaching from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday.

The class is $10 per hour and participants are welcome to barter or work trade a portion of the class cost. For more information, call 865-4363, email [email protected] or find Wolfes Neck Farm on Facebook.

WINDHAM

Riding to the Top sale

A yard sale to benefit Riding To The Top, a therapeutic riding center, will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. All proceeds will benefit the center, as well as scholarships for riders and wellness care for the horses. The sale will be located on Lilac Drive, off Land of Nod Road. For more information, visit www.ridingtothetop.org.