Today

Rummage sale, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Clark Memorial United Methodist Church, Forest and Pleasant avenues, Portland.

Arts and crafts sale, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., First Parish Church, 40 Main St., Freeport. Held rain or shine.

Maine Fellowship of Christian Writers, conference with author Susan Page Davis as the featured speaker, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Faith Evangelical Free Church, 250 Kennedy Memorial Drive, Waterville. Registration is $45. For more information, contact Susan Peaslee at 549-3306 or visit mfcw.org.

Bazaar, benefits Loaves and Fishes food pantry, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., held at the Dominican Sisters, 61 Lisbon Road, Sabattus. For more information, call Sister Lucille at 375-8399.

Blessing of the Animals, in honor of the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, 9:30 a.m., Sacred Heart Church and Parish of the Holy Eucharist, 326 Main St., Yarmouth.

Friday

Rummage sale, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cressey Road United Methodist Church, off Route 25, Gorham.

A Night with “Fire the Grid” founder Shelley Yates, learn about the final world event scheduled for 11/11/11, 7 p.m., Unity of Greater Portland, 54 River Road, South Windham. A $10 donation is requested to cover costs. Seating is limited. Call 893-1233 or visit www.firethegrid.org or www.unitygreaterportland.org for information.

Oct. 15

Rummage sale, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cressey Road United Methodist Church, off Route 25, Gorham.

“Fair Trade” open house and sale of handmade items, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Faith Lutheran Church, 988 Roosevelt Trail (Route 302), North Windham.

Fatima Prayer Service, noon to 1 p.m., bring rosary beads, Lincoln Park, 356 Congress St., Portland.

Continuing

“Emergence: The History and Restoration of Etz Chaim Synagogue,” photo essay exhibit by Tama Silverstein Louden, continues until Dec. 16 in the Great Reading Room, seventh floor, Glickman Family Library, University of Southern Maine, 314 Forest Ave., Portland.

Upcoming

Tibetan Buddhist Meditation, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., weekly introductory sessions from Oct. 16 through Nov. 13. Space is limited. Registration is required. The cost is $50. Contact Kate Moon at 774-6986.