Health program at library

Wellness coaches Megan Jo Wilson and Larissa Haynes are offering a free workshop, “Women and Wealth,” from 3 to 4:30 p.m. May 21 at the Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square.

Wilson and Haynes will discuss ways to increase your wealth and how to create optimal wealth and health simultaneously.

The workshop will also explore today’s financial reality and how to rise above the challenges women face.

The deadline to register is May 18. To reserve a seat, call 939-2866 or email [email protected]

Spencer-Fleming signing

Julia Spencer-Fleming, author of “One Was a Soldier,” will sign copies of her book at 11:15 a.m. on Sunday at the Cathedral Shop at the Cathedral Church of St. Luke.

It is the latest in the Clare Fergusson/Russ Van Alstyne mystery series. For details, call 772-5434. 

Telling of sea stories

The Maine Organization of Storytelling Enthusiasts will present a program of stories about the ocean from 7 to 9 tonight at the Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square.

The featured storyteller will be Dan Lynch of Provincetown, Mass., who will begin his portion of the program at 8:15 p.m. Lynch is known as “Storyman Dan.” 


Lasagna gardening class

Clark Whittier, a master gardener, will give a lecture about creating a lasagna garden at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the North Yarmouth Fire Station meeting room at the junction of routes 9 and 115.

Walnut Hill Garden Club is hosting the workshop with Whittier, who will explain how to create a lasagna garden, a method of starting a new garden without any tilling or sod removal.

Admission is free.


MCLU awards presentation

The Maine Civil Liberties Union Foundation will present the 2011 Justice Louis Scolnik Award to Cushman Anthony at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Harraseeket Inn in Freeport.

The featured speaker will be Steven R. Shapiro, the legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union.

A reception for event sponsors will be held at 6 p.m.

Anthony is an accomplished attorney and mediator who specialized in family law for most of his career.

He was also a founder of the Cumberland Legal Aid Clinic, which serves low-income individuals with legal cases in southern Maine courts. In 1971, he was elected the third President of the MCLU.


Archaeologist to give talk

Neill DePaoli will give a lecture Monday on the adventures of John Gyles, a Pemaquid native born in 1680.

DePaoli has more than 30 years of experience as a historical archaeologist.

He will discuss Gyles’ courageous encounters with both Europeans and Native Americans in the early 18th century.

The lecture will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Log Cabin, 196 Main St.

The suggested donation is $3 for members of the Yarmouth Historical Society and $5 for nonmembers.

For more information, call 846-6259.