A Run for the Fallen

A Run for the Fallen event, honoring military members with ties to Maine, who sacrificed their lives in defense of the United States on Sept. 11, 2001, will be held Sunday.

The 65K run will begin at Ogunquit Center at 7:45 a.m. with a ceremony, including a Marine Corps 21 gun salute, followed by the run to Monument Square in Portland.

A lobster bake will follow the event at Fort Williams Park in Cape Elizabeth. Pre-registration is required. For more details, go to www.runforthefallenmaine.org.


Finnish summer social

The Finnish-American Heritage Society of Maine Summer Social will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at the Heritage Center, 8 Maple St. Contact is Barbara Payne at 743-5677.


Paws for a Cause walk

The Coastal Humane Society of Brunswick’s sixth annual Paws for a Cause Dog Walk will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Discovery Park by L.L. Bean.

Sign-up is at 9:30 a.m. The event will feature educational activities, demonstrations and a variety of competitions. Prizes will be awarded. For details, go to www.firstgiving.com/chsdogwalk.


Library director reception

The Norway Memorial Library Board of Trustees will hold a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the library to honor outgoing 30-year library director Ann Siekman and incoming library director Beth Kane.

Trustees have established The Lifelong Learning Fund recognizing Siekman’s service to the library. Donations to the fund may be mailed to the Norway Memorial Library, 258 Main St., Norway 04268. For details, call Kane at 743-5309, ext. 2.


Spanish for Gringos course

Sign-ups are being accepted for a free “Introduction to Spanish” course to be offered from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays from Sept. 9 to Dec. 15.

“Spanish for Gringos” is a 15-week, basic Spanish communication course for those who know little or no Spanish. Class size is limited and registration required. Contact is teacher Dan Duffy at [email protected]


Garden party, hat contest

Southern Maine Garden Club will hold its annual garden party and membership drive at 5:30 p.m. today at the Lebanon One-Room Schoolhouse Ice Cream Parlor and petting zoo, 253 Bakers Grand Road.

Attendees are asked to wear their favorite garden hat (optional) for a contest to be judged on elegance, originality and creativity. Contact is 457-2200.


Service at Old Corner Church

The annual service at the historic Old Corner Church, at Federal Street and West Road, is set for 2 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Beverly Lowell of the United Baptist Church in Saco officiating.

Refreshments and a business meeting will follow the service. Contact is Maureen at 247-3784.


E.B. White and Hungrytown

Vermont music duo Rebecca Hall and Ken Anderson will perform as Hungrytown at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Camden Public Library Amphitheatre, 55 Main St. The concert is free. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets or chairs for seating.

In the event of rain, the concert will be held in the library’s Picker Room.

On Tuesday at 6:30 p.m., speaker David Foster returns to the library for the program “E. B. White: From Manhattan to Maine.” Contact is Ken Gross at 236-3440.


Children’s Chorus to begin

Midcoast Community Chorus will hold an open discussion at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at John Street United Methodist Church detailing its Children’s Chorus rehearsal and performance season.

The non-auditioned youth chorus is open to ages 7 to 14. The first meeting is 4 p.m. Sept. 21 at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Chestnut Street. The weekly meetings are from 4 to 5:15 p.m. Wednesdays through Dec. 14.

Registration fee is $45 per semester for MCC members, annual memberships start at $5. Registration materials will be posted online at www.mccsings.org following Thursday’s meeting. For details, email [email protected] or call 975-0582.


Wachumacallit weaving

Children and beginning weavers are invited to attend a “Weave A Wachumacallit” slit tapestry workshop from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, at the Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, Route 26. Attendees should bring scissors.

Fee is $30 and pre-registration is required by calling 926-4597. A free demonstration, given by the R & R Spinners, also will be held at 10 a.m.


Spay and neuter clinic

The Animal Welfare Society, Holland Road, has opened a low-cost feline spay and neuter clinic for low-income pet owners and those who receive or qualify for state or federal aid.

The fee is $39.95 for each procedure. Rabies shots also are available for $8 each. For more details, call 985-3244, ext. 120.


Phytoplankton program

At 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Boothbay Harbor Opera House, 86 Townsend Ave., Bigelow research scientist Nicole Poulton will discuss the massive spring blooms of phytoplankton that develop in the North Atlantic Ocean.

For more details, call www.bigelow.org.


Legislative breakfast

The Sanford-Springvale Chamber of Commerce’s free Legislative Breakfast Meeting will be held at 8 a.m. Tuesday at the Bonanza Steakhouse. Reservations are required today by calling 324-4280.


Talk about sailing Atlantic

Capt. Al Grover will talk about his recent adventures sailing across the Atlantic Ocean to Europe aboard a 26-foot skiff at 7 p.m. Friday at the Sail Power & Steam Museum, 75 Mechanic St. For more details, call 596-0200.