Saturday

Yard sale, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., South Parish Congregational Church, 9 Church St., Augusta.

Unthinkable and Summer Splash, registration, T-shirts and breakfast at 8 a.m., community volunteer project from 9 a.m. to noon followed by barbecue and splash party. Curtis Lake Christian Church, 38 Westview Drive, Sanford. Visit www.curtislake.org for more information. A $5 registration fee is requested to help with expenses.

Yard and food sale, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., held rain or shine, St. Nicholas Episcopal Church, 350 Route 1, Scarborough.

Tag sale, 9 a.m. to noon, Rockland Congregational Church, 180 Limerock St., Rockland.

Women’s Weekend, 9 a.m. to noon at Salvation Army Seaside Pavilion, Sixth Street, Old Orchard Beach. Featured are Pamela Christian, television and radio host and inspirational speaker; and musicians and worship leaders Dick and Melodie Tunney. For information, call 934-2024 or visit www.seasidepavilion.org.

Whatever Week Arts Festival, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with 35 artisans. St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 9 Summer St., Augusta. Free admission and tours of the historic church.

Connected Catholics Cookout, 1 to 4 p.m., St. Gregory’s Catholic Church, 24 North Raymond Road, Gray. Bring a covered dish. For information, call Paul at 657-3897 or Louise at 926-5676.

His Gifts and Presence New England Arts Festival, held at New Life Church, Biddeford. Art viewing from 1 to 9 p.m. and musical performances start at 3 p.m. A worship event is at 7 p.m. Call 892-5886 or visit www.new englandchristianartscouncil.org.

Lighthouse Jubilees, Southern gospel concert, 2 to 4 p.m., Post Office Park, Middle Street, Portland.

Dance As Prayer, 6 to 8 p.m., workshop presented by Mary Zachary Lang followed by a potluck supper. St. Francis of Assisi Faith Community, 952 Post Road, Wells Plaza West, Wells.

Gospel music concert, 6:30 p.m. with David Lloyd and the Musical Messengers from North Conway, N.H. White Rock Free Baptist Church, 300 Sebago Lake Road, Gorham. Donations welcome. Further details are available at www.wrfbc.org.

Sunday

Blessing of the Pets, 7:30 a.m., behind the playground and snack shack area, or under the shelter if raining, Willard Beach, South Portland. Hosted by Peoples United Methodist Church and the South Portland Dog Group and open to the public. Park in the Willow Street lot.

Prayer Rally for Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, on the fourth anniversary of his capture, 9 a.m., sponsored by southern Maine’s Jewish community. Meet at the corner of Deering Avenue and Wadsworth Street, Portland, near Temple Beth El.

Third Annual Ecumenical Service, 9:30 a.m. at the gazebo at Memorial Park, 259 U.S. Route 1, behind Town Hall, Scarborough. Sponsored by the Scarborough Ministerial Association with refreshments and fellowship following the service. The rain location is at Winslow Homer Auditorium at Scarborough High.

Praise band Fulcrum, at the 10 a.m. service, Cornerstone United Methodist Church, 20 Jenkins Road, Saco.

Holistic Gathering, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., sponsored by The Healing Connection Cooperative and held at No View Farm, 855 South Rumford Road, Rumford. Bring nonalcoholic beverages and a potluck dish. Admission is $5 per person for nonmembers and $4 per person for members. Donations will also be accepted. Visit www.healingconnectioncoop.webs.com for more information.

“The Inner Teacher: Practicing the Principles of A Course in Miracles,” 12:30 to 4 p.m., workshop with author Jon Mundy, Unity Church of Greater Portland, 54 River Road, Windham. For more information, visit www.unitygreaterportland.org or call 893-1233.

Mary James in concert, 6 p.m., First Baptist Church, 360 Canco Road, Portland. James is a 2010 Christian Music Hall of Fame nominee and will also appear at the 8:45 and 10:45 a.m. services. Call 773-3123 for details.

 

Tuesday

Recovery and The Gospel of Mark, 7 p.m., with Marjorie Manning Vaughan, who will discuss mental health issues and recovery. St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 885 Shore Road, Cape Elizabeth.

 

Vacation Bible School

Crocodile Dock! 8:45 a.m. to noon July 5 through July 9 at Scarborough Free Baptist Church, 55 Mussey Road (Eight Corners), Scarborough; children age 4 through grade 5 who live in Scarborough and surrounding communities are welcome. For more information call Kirsten Scribner at 839-5073 or Kim Medeiros 883-9693.