NEW GLOUCESTER

Society to view new exhibit

The New Gloucester Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the library at Sabbathday Shaker Village, Route 26.

Members and friends will view the new exhibit “Creating Chosen Land: Our Home 1783-2010,” a comprehensive architecture history of the Shaker Village.

 

Run to aid Malawi orphans

The Friends of Little Field Home, an organization that supports orphans in Malawi, are hosting a 5-kilometer trail run and half-marathon race starting at 8 a.m. Sunday at Pineland Farms, 15 Farm View Drive.

For more information, visit www.mainerun.com or www.littlefieldhome.org. Registration can also be completed Sunday between 6 and 7:30 a.m. and the fee is $20 for the 5-kilometer run or $40 for the half-marathon.

PORTLAND

Cub Scout meet-and-greet

Cub Scout Pack 97 will host a meet-and-greet for new families interested in joining from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 22, at the Hall School Library on Orono Street. Boys in grades 1-5 are invited to join, and Pack 97 has families from Hall, Longfellow Elementary and St. Brigid schools. For information, e-mail [email protected]

 

Extension association

The 2010 annual meeting of the Cumberland County Extension Association is scheduled for 6 tonight at Southern Maine Community College, 80 Fort Road, in the Culinary Arts Building. For more information, call 780-4205 or e-mail [email protected]

 

Telling Room writing class

The Telling Room has announced a new slate of fall master classes, geared toward adults who wish to hone their writing skills. Classes begin from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday with “What Are You Waiting For?” taught by fiction writer Monica Wood.

Each class is $50 and there are 10 award-winning writers lined up for this series, which will continue through Oct. 28. Proceeds from the series support the free children’s workshops offered by the Telling Room. For more information, visit www.tellingroom.org.

 

Acoustic folk at Fifth Maine

Randall Williams and Strause & Company will perform an acoustic folk concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Fifth Maine Regiment Museum on Peaks Island. Admission is $10 for the final concert series of the summer on the island.

 

Children’s cancer walk

The 24th annual Maine Children’s Cancer Program Walk, which starts at 9 a.m. Saturday at Payson Park, is seeking walkers and contributions.

It will take place rain or shine to raise money for the Maine Children’s Cancer Program. For details, to register or donate, visit www.mmc.org/mccpwalk or call 662-6274.

 

Drama club costume sale

The Deering Players will have a costume sale on the Deering High School lawn from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Costumes will be priced between 25 cents and $25. All proceeds will benefit the drama club’s activities throughout the year.

 

Talk on ‘Modern Woman’

The Victoria Mansion, with support from the Maine Humanities Council, presents “New and True: The Modern Woman in Maine 1890-1940,” the final lecture of the illustrated series, at noon Sept. 22, with presenter Arlene Palmer Schwind, curator of the mansion.

For details, call 772-4841 or visit visit www.victoriamansion.org.

 

Alzheimer association sale

Fallbrook Woods is hosting its third annual yard sale to benefit the Maine Alzheimer’s Association from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. Donations for the sale are being accepted through Friday. Fallbrook Woods is located at 418 Ray St. For details, call 878-0788.

YARMOUTH

Cynthia Asherman show

“Visual Contemplations,” a watercolor and oil exhibit by Cynthia Asherman, is opening from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Community Music Center, 317 Main St. The show will be on display from noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday through Oct. 29.

 

Architectural history talk

The Yarmouth Historical Society is hosting a program at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Log Cabin, 196 Main St., to discuss the town’s diverse architectural history. Refreshments will be served and the program is free. For more information, call the Yarmouth Historical Society at 846-6259.

FREEPORT

Women’s club meeting

The Freeport Women’s Club is meeting at 1 p.m. Friday at the Freeport Community Library. The program will feature a presentation of “Cheap Vodka and Hair Spray: The Craft of Costuming for Films,” by Adrian Garber. The presentation will be followed by refreshments.

 

Auditions for radio drama

The Freeport Historical Society is hosting auditions for its radio drama production of “Tales of Freeport’s Past.” Auditions will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the historical society and are open to anyone older than 7. The production will be recorded in front of a live studio audience in October and broadcast as four episodes in November.