Today

Yard sale, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., also pancake breakfast, 8 to 11 a.m., St. Stephen the Martyr Episcopal Church, 424 Sokokis Trail (Route 5), Waterboro.

Yard Sale and Strawberry Shortcake, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Peoples United Methodist Church, 310 Broadway, South Portland.

Silent Retreat, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., prayer and meditation with the Rev. Eckart Horn. Bring a brown-bag lunch. St. Nicholas Episcopal Church, 350 Route 1, Scarborough.

 

Sunday

Worship on Willard, 8 a.m., on the beach near the snack shack. Park in the public lot on Willow Street, South Portland. For details, call Peoples United Methodist Church at 799-6814 or visit www.peoplesumc.com.

“Pick Up” Choir, arrive at 9 a.m. to rehearse for the 10 a.m. service. Second Congregational Church of Newcastle. If interested in singing, call Jane Wilmot, minister of music, at 563-3379.

Billy and Paula Speer in concert, 10:15 a.m., Cornerstone Gospel Church, 25 Sebago Road (Route 114), Naples.

85th annual pilgrimage service, 2 p.m. with guest minister the Rev. Brian Blair, 1806 Elder Grey Meeting House, Chadbourne Ridge Road, North Waterboro.

Prayer and Healing Service, 12:30 p.m., Little House of Prayer, 1 Little House of Prayer Drive, Biddeford.

 

Monday

“Interfaith Spiritual Practices: The Mystics Among Us,” 6:30 to 8 p.m., with the Rev. Jacob Watson. ChiME, 555 Forest Ave., Portland. Free.

 

Friday

Yard sale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 7 Portland Road, Kennebunk.

Summer Organ Concert, 7 p.m., with Mark Thallander, organist at the Crystal Cathedral from 1976 to 1993. A free-will offering will be taken. Church on the Cape, 3 Langsford Road, Cape Porpoise.

“No Self, No Problem,” 7 to 9 p.m., talk by Anam Thubten, Tibetan Buddhist teacher and author, Curtis Library, Brunswick. $10 donation suggested.

Kirtan, 7 p.m., with Dave Russell, a kirtan leader from Boston. Sadhana Meditation Center; 100 Brickhill Ave., South Portland. $10-$15 suggested donation. Visit www.SadhanaMe.com for details.

 

Aug. 7

Yard and bake sale, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., North Sebago Methodist Church.

Organ and choral reading session, 8:30 a.m., designed for church musicians. $25 fee. Call Beryl Samia at 967-5787. Church on the Cape, 3 Langsford Road, Cape Porpoise.

Yard sale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 7 Portland Road, Kennebunk.

“Awakening the Knowing Heart,” 10 to 11:30 a.m., book presentation by Maine author Rosalie Deer Heart. Sadhana Meditation Center; 100 Brickhill Ave., South Portland. donation. Visit www.SadhanaMe.com for details.

Aug. 8

Organ and Choral concert, 7 p.m., conclusion of the Organ and Choral Festival presented by the Mark Thallander Foundation with 50-voice chorus. Early arrival suggested. Offering taken. Church on the Cape, 3 Langsford Road, Cape Porpoise.

 

Weekend

Meditation retreat, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 7 and 8, with Anam Thubten, Tibetan Buddhist teacher and author. Sponsored by the Dharmata Foundation. 45 Baribeau Drive, Brunswick. The cost is $150; however, no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

 

Vacation Bible Schools

“The Race is On,” 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday, for those who have completed pre-K through eighth grade; free program sponsored by Christ the Redeemer Presbyterian Church. Held at Lyseth School field, 175 Auburn St., Portland. Call 878-1211 for registration and details.

Creative Expression, 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday, for children entering grades 3 through 6. Free. Space is limited. To enroll, call Stacy at 467-3402, Chris at 934-7569 or Jan at 934-2395. Union Church/Fire Barn, 3 Stonecliff Road, Biddeford Pool.

Bible Camp, 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 9 through 12, for children ages 4 through fifth grade. United Baptist Church, 318 Main St., Saco. For more information, call 283-3411.