NORTH YARMOUTH

Air show and fun day

The Great North Yarmouth Air Show: Fun Day 2011 will be Saturday at the Village Green on Route 115.

Entertainers will be The Yo-Yo People, The Blues Dogz and Will Silvers, the junior world juggling champion from Cumberland. There will also be an air guitar contest and a big-hair competition, along with a model helicopter demonstration and an appearance by Gordon Corbett, a NASA Space Ambassador for the Teachers-in-Space program.

A pancake breakfast will be held from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the fire barn, followed by an air parade at 9 a.m. beginning at the intersection of Smithwood Drive and Pea Lane.

There will be children’s games, face painting, food and other vendors.

A bean supper prepared by the North Yarmouth Fire & Rescue will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the fire barn. For a complete list of events, go to nymeevents.com.

NEW GLOUCESTER

Native American market

The third annual Maine Native American Summer Market and Demonstration will be from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, Route 26.

There will be 20 featured artists from the Penobscot, Maliseet, Micmac and Passamaquoddy tribes. There will be hand-woven ash-splint and sweetgrass baskets, traditional etched birch bark vessels, stone sculptures, woodcarvings, cedar flutes and jewelry for sale.

The cost is free. For more information, go to www.shaker.lib.me.us or call 926-4597.

CAPE ELIZABETH

Work day at arboretum

Volunteers are needed for a workday Saturday at the Arboretum at Fort Williams Park in Cape Elizabeth.

The workday will be held from 9 a.m. to noon. Volunteers should dress for gardening and bring hand tools and gloves. Small children and dogs should be left at home.

For more information, call 899-1657.

PORTLAND

Dog-training program

Sarah Wilson, a master dog trainer, author and founder of MySmartPuppy.com, will conduct a training demonstration from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Planet Dog Company Store, 211 Marginal Way.

Wilson will teach each participant tips on how to achieve the best training practices for their dogs. People are encouraged to bring their pups. Beer, wine, snacks and dog treats will be offered.

The cost is free, but organizers are suggesting a $5 donation to the Planet Dog Foundation.

For more information, go to www.planetdog.com.

 

Alzheimer’s input session

The Alzheimer’s Association Maine Chapter will hold a public input session Saturday to gather views, comments and perspectives from people in the Alzheimer’s community.

The event, held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Holiday Inn by the Bay, 88 Spring St., marks the first step in building a national Alzheimer’s strategy.

The recommendations and comments expressed during the input sessions will be collected and shared this fall with officials from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the agency charged with developing a national plan to address the escalating public health crisis.

Some members or staff of Maine’s congressional delegation and state officials are expected to attend the event.

Refreshments will be provided. The cost is free. For more information and to reserve a spot, call 1-800-272-3900.

GRAY

Vendor fair to aid shelter

A local resident is holding a vendor fair Saturday to raise money for the Homeless Animal Rescue Team of Maine.

The event, held from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Gray American Legion, 220 Shaker Road., will feature about a dozen vendors, such as Miche Bag, Scentsy, The Pampered Chef, Mary Kay, Tupperware, Discovery Toys and Barefoot Books. The vendors will give away door prizes.

There will be food and a 50/50 raffle. Proceeds of the raffle will benefit the Homeless Animal Rescue Team, a nonprofit no-kill adoption center and shelter for cats.

For more information and to participate in the fair, call 232-5449.

 

Beekeeping demonstration

The Cumberland County Beekeepers Association will give a live demonstration with its honeybees from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Maine Wildlife Park in Gray.

Visitors to the beekeeper’s booth will learn about the life of the honeybee and its job as an important pollinator of fruits and vegetables. Parts of a beehive and beekeeping equipment will be on display, and several experienced beekeepers will be available to answer questions.

Pure Maine honey and other products of the hive will be for sale.

For more information, go to www.mainebeekeepers.com.