Par Sem day, auto show

The Annual Par Sem Day and Auto Show will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Parsonsfield Seminary off Route l60. The event will begin with a breakfast, followed by the auto show, music, entertainment, a flea market, games, raffles and a variety of vendors.


Champagne on Sheepscot

Tickets are on sale for the Sheepscot Valley Conservation Association’s Third Annual Champagne on the Sheepscot fundraiser 5 to 7 p.m. on Sept. 10. Tickets are $40 each or $125 to become a patron of the event. For details, go to or call 586-5616.


Mollie Tucker’s kitchen

Historic New England will present the program “Mollie Tucker’s Kitchen” at 10 a.m. on Thursday at Castle Tucker. Admission is $10 for members and $15 for non-members. Pre-registration is required by calling 882-7169 or go to


Folk duo to perform

Folk Duo Bob Simons and Renee “Renny” Goodwin will perform a free concert of traditional, contemporary and original folk music at 7 p.m. Saturday at the York Public Library, 15 Long Sands Road, York. For details, call 363-2818 or go to


Old Broad Bay meeting

The annual meeting of the Old Broad Bay Family History Association will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Knox-Lincoln County Cooperative Extension of the University of Maine, 377 Manktown Road. A brief business meeting will be followed by Peg Kearney’s talk, “An Imperfect Union: The Eighteenth Century Origins of the Two Maines” at 10 a.m. Admission is by a suggested donation of $5.


Memoir-writing workshop

The Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance workshop with author Richard Goodman will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 20 at the Skidompha Public Library. The topic is “The Story of Your Life: How to Craft a Compelling Memoir.” Cost is $65 for MWPA members and $115 for all others. To enroll, go to or call 228-8263.


Talk on history of quilting

Quilter Janet Allen of Alfred will give a free talk on the history of quilting at 7 p.m. on Thursday at a meeting of the Waterborough Historical Society at the Grange Hall on 31 West Road. Quilters are invited to bring quilts for discussion and display. Refreshments will be served. For more details, call Jim Carll at 247-5878.


Flower show, birdhouse sale

The Louis T. Graves Memorial Public Library’s biannual flower show and bird house auction will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sunday at 18 Main St. The event will feature a flower arrangement contest and live auction. Admission is $25. For details, call 967-2778.


Environmental challenges

The interrelated challenges of climate change and ocean acidification are the focus of free Bigelow Laboratory’s Cafe Scientifique to be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Boothbay Harbor Opera House, 86 Townsend Ave. Bigelow Senior Research Scientist Dr. Barney Balch will head the discussion. For more details, go to


Wood Island Light session

The Friends of Wood Island Lighthouse annual meeting will be held at 9 a.m. on Saturday at the Fire Barn on Lester B. Orcutt Boulevard. A free presentation on the lighthouse’s restoration will be given, followed by a talk by Ron Kolek of the New England Ghost Project in Dracut, Mass, speaking about paranormal investigations on Wood Island. For details, call Sheri at 468-8057.


Dig seeks more volunteers

Friends of Merrymeeting Bay and the Maine Historical Preservation Commission invite volunteers to assist with Phase 2 of an archaeological dig at the 1654 Thomas Ashley home and trading post from Monday through Aug. 15.

Retired MHPC historical archaeologist Lee Cranmer will head the dig. Pre-registration is required. Cost is a $20 minimum donation to help defray the $3,500 project cost. To register, call Sarah at 449-1450 or email [email protected]


Hobbs Pond annual swim

The 20th Hobbs Pond swim will be held at 10 a.m. Sunday at the Hope town beach on Pond Road, off Barnestown Road, near Hope Corner.

Volunteer spotters and timers are needed. No registration fee and light refreshments will be provided. Attendees encouraged to bring a lunch. For more details, call Bill Jones at 763-3576 or Dolly Slater at 594-5859.


King to discuss travels

Former Maine Gov. Angus King will present a free slide show of his travels and talk about his book, “Governor’s Travels: How I Left Politics, Learned to Back Up a Bus, and Found America,” at 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Camden Public Library, 55 Main St. For more details, call Ken Gross at 236-3440.


Pianist at amphitheatre

Pianist Jacqueline Schwab will perform a free concert at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Camden Amphitheatre at 55 Main St. as part of Camden Public Library’s “American Cultural Journey” summer series. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets or chairs for seating.



Pigrimage service

The 86th annual pilgrimage service at the 1806 Elder Grey Meeting House will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday on Chadbourne Ridge Road. Guest Minister the Rev. Bruce Burnham will officiate. For more details, call 846-3827.


Tribute to game wardens

The Dead River Area Historical Society museum, on Route 27, will offer the tribute display “The History of Local Game Wardens” from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. For more details, call 246-2271.