Unused medicine collection

A household medication collection day will be held from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Locations include the University of New England Portland campus on Stevens Avenue, Bridgton Community Center at 15 Depot St. on Saturday, and the Gorham Public Safety Building at 270 Main St.

Unused, unwanted, outdated, prescription, over-the-counter or veterinary medications will be accepted, but should be in original containers with labels when possible. Needles, thermometers and medical equipment are excluded.

 

Enburi Dancers to perform

The Enburi Dancers will perform at schools this week, featuring dances and music from Hachinohe City in Aomori Prefecture, Japan, a sister state of Maine.

Today’s performances are at 9 a.m. at East End Community School, 195 North St., Portland; 1 p.m. at Morse High School, 826 High St., Bath, and 4 p.m. at L.L. Bean in Freeport. On Thursday, the dancers will perform at 1:15 p.m. at Peaks Island School, 4 Church St., and at 5:30 p.m. at North Yarmouth Academy, 148 Main St, Yarmouth. This cultural exchange is being hosted by the Maine Aomori Sister State Advisory Council.

WESTBROOK

Local documentary hits TV

“Hard Work,” a locally produced documentary on 19th-century Maine workers, is scheduled to air at 11 a.m. Saturday and repeat at 11:30 p.m. Sunday on Maine Public Television.

The documentary, made by Westbrook High School teacher Jim Sharkey in collaboration with University of Maine Professor Carol Toner, focuses on working conditions for women. For more information, visit www.folkfilms.com.

 

Historical society book sale

The Westbrook Historical Society will host an open house and book sale from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at 17 Dunn St.

Andrea M.P. Vasques, author of “Remembering Westbrook: People of the Paper City,” will appear at a book signing and sale from noon to 3 p.m. Her new book is a collection of her “History Matters” columns from the American Journal. For more information, call 854-2464.

PORTLAND

Refugee crafts at Artwalk

Women from refugee camps in Somalia and Myanmar have formed the Refugee Women’s Craft Collective to support their families, eliminating the language barrier they face.

Their textiles and goods will be displayed during Portland’s First Friday Artwalk at the Time Gallery, 516 Congress St. All products will be available for purchase to benefit the collective. For more information, contact Aimee Vlachos-Bullard, volunteer coordinator, at 523-2737 or e-mail [email protected]

 

Adoption information session

A Family for ME is hosting an informational session about adoption and foster care at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Those interested in becoming a foster or adoptive parent should attend the two-hour session hosted by the Department of Health and Human Services. For more information, including the location of the meeting, call 1-800-482-7520.

 

AARP driver safety class

An AARP driver safety class will be held at 8:45 a.m. June 15 at the AARP Maine State Office, 1685 Congress St. The fee is $12 for members and $14 for all others. Registration must be completed by June 9 by calling John Hammon, AARP volunteer instructor, at 655-4943.

 

Boot camp for new dads

Mercy Hospital is hosting Boot Camp for New Dads for expectant fathers. The class is offered in collaboration with Boys to Men, which supports the healthy, nonviolent development of boys and young men. For more information or to sign up for the next class at 9 a.m. Saturday, call 879-3614.

CAPE ELIZABETH

Genealogy society meeting

The Greater Portland chapter of the Maine Genealogy Society will meet at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 29 Ocean Road.

The program will begin at 1 p.m. with Phyllis Legare discussing “Overcoming Brick Walls” in genealogy research. For more information, call 490-5709.

SCARBOROUGH

Farmers market reopens

The Scarborough Farmers Market will open Sunday for its second full season. The market is held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sundays in the lower high school parking lot.

For details, e-mail ScarbFarmers [email protected] or visit www.ScarboroughEconomicDevelopment.com/FarmersMarket.

 

History website to launch

The Scarborough Historical Society and Museum, Scarborough Middle School and the Scarborough Public Library will host a community celebration from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the middle school, 21 Quentin Drive.

The free event will mark the launching of an interactive website focusing on Scarborough history. The website will be hosted on the Maine Memory Network.

Refreshments will be served. For details, visit www.library.scarborough.me.us or call 884-4723, Ext. 240.

FALMOUTH

Heritage Museum to reopen

The Falmouth Heritage Museum, 60 Woods Road, is having its season opener from 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday. Docent-led tours will be held at each hour, with the last at 4 p.m. Complimentary refreshments will be available and the gift shop will be open.

The 180-year-old house includes a number of historic items used by Falmouth residents.

After opening day, the museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays from June 19 through Sept. 18. For more information, visit www.falmouth.me.us or call 781-4727.

SOUTH PORTLAND

Historical society auction

The South Portland Historical Society is holding its annual Summer in Maine Auction. To bid, visit www.SummerInMaineAuction.com and link to the items up for bidding. The event closes Saturday and all proceeds benefit the society.

For details, call 767-7299 or e-mail [email protected]

NEW GLOUCESTER

Sabbathday Lake programs

New England shape-note singing in the tradition of the sacred harp and more modern creations will be presented from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the 1794 Shaker Meetinghouse, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village on Route 26. This is a free event.

Also, the Shaker woods will be the site for an expedition to find mammal skulls and the story they tell about animals. The workshop will be from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday and costs $30 for two people.

There also will be a knitting workshop to teach how to make cable swatches and Aran knit pillows for $50. Shaker yarn will be provided.