READFIELD/BRIDGTON 

Girl Scout open houses 

Girl Scouts of Maine will host open houses from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday at Camp Kirkwold in Readfield and Camp Pondicherry in Bridgton. 

Families are invited to walk the grounds, meet some of the camp staff and learn about Girl Scouts of Maine’s traditional, skills-building camp programs. For camp program descriptions, financial aid information and registration forms, visit the Girl Scouts of Maine Website at www.girlscoutsofmaine.org, or call (888) 922-4763. 

DAMARISCOTTA 

Gerry Boyle at library 

Skidompha Library,184 Main St., will host Mystery Writer Gerry Boyle at 10 a.m. on Thursday for its next “Chats With Champions” talk. Boyle will sign books and read from his latest mystery novel, “Damaged Goods.” The talk is a free and open to the public. For more details, call 563-5513. 

Herb garden workshop 

Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center, at 521 Main St., will host an container herb garden workshop at 10 a.m. on Friday. Fee is $5. To register, call 563-1363 by Thursday. 

GRAY 

Fiddlehead Center school 

Fiddlehead Center for the Arts and Sciences is offering an Independent Kindergarten program this fall as an extension of their preschool program. 

There will be an open house from 5:30 to 7 p.m. today and June 9 for those interested. To schedule a private tour, contact Jacinda Cotton-Castro, executive director, at 657-2244 or visit www.fiddleheadcenter.org

SACO 

Concert with WWII music 

Thornton Academy will celebrate World War II veterans with a “Jazz a la Mode: Red, White and Blues” at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Atkinson Dining Commons, 438 Main St. 

The first half of the concert will be dedicated to the music of the 1940s, featuring the works of Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, Jerome Kern and Rodgers and Hammerstein. Pie a la mode will be served along with a beverage. 

The second portion of the program is dedicated to graduating seniors in the school’s band program and will feature the music or Henry Mancini, Josef Zawinul and Miles Davis. Admission is $5 for students and seniors and $7 for adults. Veterans are invited to attend free of charge. 

CAMDEN 

Coyote program at library 

Conservation Biologist Geri Vistein, with the nationwide program Project Coyote, will present a talk titled “Coyote: America’s Songdog” at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Camden Public Library, at 55 Main St. The talk is free and open to the public. For more details, call 236-3440. 

BETHEL 

‘Write Quick’ authors to talk 

Bethel Historical Society will begins its 2010 Lecture Series “Vignettes of the Maine Past,” with a talk by Bethel native Roberta Gibson Pevear and Ann Chandonnet of Vale, N.C., at 6:30 p.m. today in the Dr. Moses Mason House exhibit hall. 

The topic is “‘Write Quick:’ War and a Maine Woman’s Life in Letters, 1836-1861.” All lectures are free and open to the public. For more details, call 824-2908 or (800) 824-2910 or e-mail [email protected] 

WARREN 

Garden club plant sale 

The Warren Field and Garden Club’s annual plant sale will be 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday at the former Sheepskin Shop on Route 90, featuring a selection of perennials, shrubs, trees and houseplants. For details, call Diana Sewell at 273-2722. 

HIRAM 

Book sale at Soldiers Library 

Soldiers Memorial Library, at 85 Main St., will host its Memorial Day Book, Bake and Plant Sale, along with its “Mothers’ Day Afghan Raffle,” beginning at 10 a.m. For more details, go to www.soldiers.lib.me.us or call 625-4650.

ACTON

Master Gardener fruit tour

University of Maine Extension Master Gardener Volunteers Howard and Ann Stevens will head an educational tour of fruit trees from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Saturday at their fruit orchard and vegetable garden at Foxes Ridge Farm, 776 Foxes Ridge Road. Fee is $5 per person. For more information or to preregister, call Becky Gowdy at 324-2814 and leave your name, address and phone number.

KENNEBUNKPORT

Book blowout at library

Members of the Louis T. Graves Memorial Public Library will host a “Big Book Blowout” from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday at the Perkins House at 18 Maine St.  For more details, call 967-2778.