Joyful Harvest program

Joyful Harvest Neighborhood Center’s summer program is starting June 29 and will run from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, through Aug. 26.

All programming is free of charge and is geared for children ages 5 to 17. Some activities include an art van, Scout reach through the Boy’s Scouts, community gardening and story time.

To sign up in advance, call 286-9105 or stop by the center at 32-34 Water St.


Baptist cemetery tour

The Old Berwick Historical Society will lead a free, one-hour guided walking tour of Freewill Baptist Cemetery at 1 p.m. Saturday.

The cemetery dates back to the early 1800s. The 1-acre cemetery has 163 graves that the historical society has been able to document.

The historical society’s Counting House Museum is open on weekend afternoons from 1 to 4 p.m. through October. The society’s website,, includes a free database of more than, 7,000 names in all South Berwick cemeteries. For more information, call 384-0000.


Library’s Family Fun Day

The second annual Family Fun Day at the Edith Belle Memorial Library will take start at 10 a.m. Saturday.

Earthjams with musician Matt Loosigian will perform at 11 a.m., Almodarr the Magician will perform at 1 p.m. and participants are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch and enjoy a variety of games, arts and crafts, stories and more.

The library will also start sign-ups for the summer reading program during the day. For more information, call 934-4351.


Session on forming Scouts

The United Methodist Church is seeking to form a Boy Scout Troop 350 and is seeking volunteers to attend an informational meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the church, Washington and Fountain avenues.

With the recent success of the Cub Scout Pack 350, the group is in the process of rechartering Troop 350. Those who attend do not have to have a connection with the church or previous scouting experience. For more information, contact Paul Bock at 229-1025 or [email protected]


Cathance River anniversary

The Cathance River Education Alliance is celebrating its 10th anniversary with an afternoon of hiking and other activities from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Cathance River Nature Preserve and CREA Ecology Center next to Highland Green in Topsham.

For more information, visit or call 798-1913.


Targeting ‘teens, ‘tweens’

The Kennebunk Free Library is kicking off its summer programs for “teens and ‘tweens” with a concert and open mic night Saturday. The summer program will include a writing contest, gameing at 3 p.m. Fridays and a teen movie at 5:45 p.m. on the last Monday of the month, with pizza provided by the Friends of the Library.

Also, the library is offering a children’s summer reading program starting Friday. Children will receive a voucher for a Sea Dogs game upon registering for the program.

For more information and details about various events, visit or call 985-2173, extension 5.

Former intelligence officers

The Association of Former Intelligence Officers will meet at 2 p.m. Saturday at Kennebunk Free Library. Suzanne E. Spaulding, principal of Bingham Consulting Group, Bingham McCutchen LLP, and an authority on national security, will speak. For more information, call 967-4298.


South Asia discussions

A follow-up to Kennebunk Library’s “Let’s Talk About It” program of South Asian Literature is being offered starting at 10 a.m. Thursday. “South Asia Translated,” also by Sagaree Sengupta, will feature discussions about the culture and literature. Materials are at the library.

The second session will be held in July, with a third and final session in August. For more information, visit or call 985-2173.



Flower Power Fashion Show

The Kennebunk-Kennebunkport Chamber of Commerce is selling tickets for the Flower Power Fashion Show taking place at 5 p.m. Thursday at The Colony Hotel.

Tickets are $40 and can be purchased at the chamber office. For more information or to reserve your tickets, call 967-0857.


Home buyers course

Coastal Enterprises Inc. will offer a First-Time Home Buyers Seminar during a four-evening course from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays through June 30 at the organization’s office, 36 Water St.

The course is designed to help people prepare for buying a home. Preregistration for the course is $30, $50 for couples. For more information, call 882-7552 extension 177.


Port City Jazz performance

Port City Jazz, a septet playing standards from the “Great American Songbook” in the Chicago and Kansas City styles, will perform at the Saco Coffeehouse at 8 p.m. Saturday

The evening begins with an open mic session at 7 p.m. Suggested donation for admission is $10. The Saco Coffeehouse is held at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Saco and Biddeford, 60 School St. For more information, call 282-0062 or visit



Jazz show at Grange Hall

The Edith Jones Project will perform at the Saco River Grange Hall at 7:30 p.m. Friday. The Portland-based 16-member, all female jazz big band swings their audience back to the 1960s, 1950s and beyond.

Admission is $14, $12 for senior citizens and students. For more information, call 929-6472.


Preserving-food class

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension Program will be hosting a workshop on preserving the harvest from 1 to 4 p.m. today at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 42 Sweden Road, Bridgton. For more information, call 780-4205.


Maritime museum free day

Maine Maritime Museum is celebrating the fifth annual Mariner’s Day from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

All visitors will be admitted free of charge, including visits aboard the two-masted schooner “Bowdoin” that will be docked at the museum for the event. The day’s events are in recognition of the 2010 Mariner of the Year award winner Len Tyler, who retired as president of Maine Maritime Academy earlier this year. For more information, call 443-1316 extension 0.


River Arts annual show

The River Arts annual member show has its opening reception Saturday. Members were able to submit one piece for the exhibition.

The opening reception follows the annual meeting at 4 p.m. Saturday in the historic Coffin House at 170 Main St. For more information, visit


Peter Yarrow program

Peter Yarrow will present a program at 5 p.m. Thursday at the Lincoln County Community Theater, which will be followed by a book signing with Yarrow and Caldecott Honor winning artist Melissa Sweet at the Maine Coast Book Shop.

Yarrow of Peter, Paul & Mary is also the author of the beloved song and now hit book, “Puff, the Magic Dragon.” For more information, call 563-3207 or visit


Program on corn shops

The Norway Historical Society is hosting a talk about local corn shops at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Author Paul Frederics, who wrote “Canning Gold: Northern New England’s Sweet Corn Industry,” will present a slide show displaying pictures and discussing his experience of growing up on a farm and working in corn shops in Starks. For more information, call 743-7377.


Bingo at the Legion post

Bingo is played at 7 p.m. every Wednesday through June. The game is held at the Ramsdell Rogers American Legion Post 56, 9 Hannaford Drive. For more information, call 363-0376.