FREEPORT

Rotary Club road race

The Freeport Rotary Club is presenting the 15th annual Close to the Coast 5K, 10K and kids 1K races, starting at 9 a.m. Saturday  at Winslow Park, rain or shine.

Refreshments, art projects and games will also be held. Registration the day of the event can be completed between 7:15 and 8:45 a.m. for $15. Proceeds benefit the Freeport Rotary Charity and Scholarship funds.

For more information, contact [email protected] or call 865-1183.

Plein air at Wolfe’s Neck

Wolfe’s Neck Farm’s third plein air event will have 13 artists creating works through Thursday. An auction preview of the items starts Friday and runs through June 19, when a silent auction will take place during the Art Fest, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fifty percent of auction proceeds will benefit the Wolfe’s Neck Foundation.

Participating artists include Michael Boardman, Rachel Bradley, Joseph Cousins, Christy Deveault, Claudette Gamache, Linda Green, Alice Ingraham, Anne Macleod, Caren Marie Michel, Barbara O’Hare, Carol Santora, John Santoro and Carolyn Walton.

FALMOUTH

St. Mary’s jewelry sale

There will be a sale of handcrafted jewelry from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Shaw’s Supermarket. The event is part of the Episcopal Church of St. Mary’s 2010 campaign to benefit the Falmouth Food Pantry. The pantry will receive 100 percent of proceeds from the event.

YARMOUTH

Program on church history

During a program at 6 p.m. Friday at the First Universalist Church, 97 Main St., local historian Alan Hall will explore the ironic fact that the current Unitarian-Universalist church was built by the same Congregationalists who had excommunicated them a quarter-century before.

For more information, call the historical society at 846-6259 or e-mail [email protected]

PORTLAND

Bayside World Market

The Bayside World Market & Fair will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Portland High School.

Admission is free and has attracted thousands of people each year with international cuisine, a large market place, free music, dance and stories. The event is sponsored by the Bayside Neighborhood Association, Portland Public Schools, the city of Portland, Coastal Enterprises Inc., CIEE, Roots and Fruits, Key Bank, Metro, Goodwill of Northern New England, Mittapheap World Market, BCDC, the Portland Housing Authority, Norway Savings Bank, Avesta, MaineToday Media and WMPG. For more information, visit www.baysideworldmarketandfair.com or call 615-2699.

Holistic Moms chapter

The Holistic Moms Network is launching a new chapter in Portland.

Founded in 2003, the organization has more than 120 chapters across the country. The Portland chapter started last month and will meet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today at R.O.O.T.S. Enrichment Center, 75 Noyes St.

For more information, contact chapter leader Julie Wagner at 210-6436 or [email protected]

Extension preserving classes

University of Maine Cooperative Educator Kathy Savoie has announced this summer’s preserving workshops.

The first starts at 1 p.m. June 16 at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Bridgton, and the deadline to register is today. These workshops are hands-on and will teach the basic steps for canning and freezing.

Others are scheduled for 5:30 p.m. June 21 at Midcoast Hunger Prevention Program in Brunswick and June 24 at American Legion Post 86 in Gray and 1 p.m. or 5:30 p.m. June 29 at the Androscoggin/Sagadahoc County Extension office in Lisbon Falls. To register and find out more information about these events, call (800) 287-1471.

SOUTH PORTLAND

Kids’ yard sale Saturday

The South Portland Parks and Recreation Department is having its fourth annual Kids Yard Sale from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the South Portland Community Center. Setup for the event begins at 8 a.m.

Children can rent tables and learn the pros and cons of entrepreneurship by selling their gently used items, such as toys, clothes, CDs and DVDs. For more information, call 767-7650.

Relay for Life event

Relay for Life of South Portland kicks off at 6 p.m. Friday with a special survivors’ lap honoring those who have defeated cancer.

There will be the Survivor and Caregiver Dinner to follow at 6:30 p.m. This relay is a unique grass-roots fundraising event taking place in nearly 5,100 communities nationwide. If you are a cancer survivor or caregiver who would like to participate, or if you want more information, call Dawn Emery at 691-1094 or visit www.relayforlife.org/southportlandme.

BRUNSWICK

Large scale at Spindleworks

Spindleworks is having an opening reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Whatnot Gallery, 7 Lincoln St.

This month, the organization turns the gallery into an artists’ studio for a number of individuals working on large-scale canvases in mixed media. They will be given the month of June to dedicate to this canvas, ranging from 4-foot square and up, with attention to and focus on the process.

For more information, visit www. spindleworks.org or call 725-8820.

NEW GLOUCESTER

Shaker Village events

The Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village has a number of events this Saturday. The R&R Spinners will hold demonstrations starting at 10 a.m., which are free.

Starting at 10 a.m., there also will be a workshop on every aspect of growing and using lavender in the Shaker gardens. The workshop, which goes until 1 p.m., costs $40.

Another workshop offered twice Saturday and again June 19 is the essentials of making proper dovetails for $35. For more information or to sign up for the classes, call 926-4597.