Today

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. There is a $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.

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.

Church in Society speaker series, at the 10 a.m. service, with Tara Hill, executive director of Habitat for Humanity/7 Rivers Maine, at First Congregational Church, 28 High St., Wiscasset.

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.

Monday

Summer Speaker Series, 7 p.m., “The Mystics Among Us” with the Rev. Jacob Watson. St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 855 Shore Road, Cape Elizabeth.

Tuesday

Open house, 6 to 8 p.m., Abrahadabra Oasis, 991 Forest Ave., Suite 203, Portland. For details and to learn about other programs, visit www.abrahadabra-oto.org

“Everyday Sacred,” 6:30 to 8 p.m., with the Rev. Patricia Ellen. ChiME, 555 Forest Ave., Portland. Free.

Woodland Chamber Ensemble, 7 p.m., sponsored by Rangeley Friends of the Arts, Church of the Good Shepherd, Rangeley.

Friday

Grandma’s Attic Sale, 9 a.m. to noon, early shopping at 8 a.m. for $10. People’s United Methodist Church, Depot Street, Union.

Aug. 14

Grandma’s Attic Sale, 8 a.m. to noon, People’s United Methodist Church, Depot Street, Union.

“Words of Hope,” Maine Fellowship of Christian Writers Conference featuring author Cecil Murphey, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., First Baptist Church, 95 High St., Belfast. Registration, which includes lunch, is $55 for members and conference alumni and $65 for others. More information and registration brochures are available at http://mfcw.org or call Vicki Schad at 923-3956.

Yard sale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with annual Blueberry Gala and silent auction, West Gorham Union Church, Route 25.

Preservation auction to benefit First Congregational Church, New Gloucester, 10 a.m. with preview from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. at Shady Lane Farm, 97 Cobb’s Bridge Road, New Gloucester. Donations are welcome. For pickup of large items, call Alan Hahnel at 926-3152. For more information, call 926-3260.

Deacon ordination, 11 a.m., Allen Ryan and Michael Cupoli III will be ordained by the Right Rev. Brian Marsh, St. Paul’s Anglican Church, 279 Congress St., Portland.

“The Secret of Peace and Joy,” 2:45 to 5:15 p.m., with Swami Tyagananda, a monk of the Ramakrishna Order and Hindu chaplain at MIT and Harvard. Donation. Sadhana, the Meditation Center; 100 Brickhill Ave, South Portland.

Aug. 15

Ancient Order of Hibernians, 1 p.m., 11th annual outdoor Mass at Western Cemetery, Danforth and Vaughan streets, Portland, celebrating the dedication of the Memorial Stone that honors the early Catholic and Irish immigrants buried at the cemetery. Reception follows at St. Patrick’s Church, Congress Street, Portland. The church is also the rain location for the Mass.

Vacation Bible Schools

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