PORTLAND

Cold case is subject of talk

Suzan Roberts Norton will give a historical talk on “The Unsolved Death of Patrolman Michael T. Connolly” at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Maine Irish Heritage Center.

On Aug. 15, 1930, a driftwood collector found the body of Connolly, a 49-year-old Irish immigrant whose beat included the waterfront. He was handcuffed and apparently drowned. It appeared he had been assaulted and murdered. The talk is free, and all are welcome.

SCARBOROUGH

Resident to share memories

Glen Grant will make a presentation about growing up in northern Scarborough at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 2 at the Scarborough Historical Society’s museum and meeting room, 647A Route 1.

Grant will show photos and share memories of the area.

All monthly meetings are free to all members of the public.

Spooky stuff geared for kids

The Scarborough Public Library will offer suspenseful and spooky stories for kids at 6 p.m. Thursday at the library.

The event is for children in grades 3 and up.

The library’s youth services staff will transform its reading pit for the event, which will feature books and stories with suspenseful plots.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, go to www.library.scarborough.me.us.

CAPE ELIZABETH

Buy a book and a cookie, too

Thomas Memorial Library is holding its annual book and bake sale this week at the library, 6 Scott Dyer Road.

The event will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday for the Friends of Thomas Memorial Library. There will be a $10 donation. The sale will continue 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

The proceeds will be used to support the library.

For more information, call 799-1720.

FALMOUTH

Play a hand, raise funds

The Falmouth Historical Society is holding its regular card party from11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday at Holy Martyrs Church, 266 Foreside Road.

The event will feature a light lunch and door prizes. It is being organized to raise money for the society. The cost is $12. To reserve a seat, call 781-2705 or 781-4140.

Dentist braces to buy candy

Dr. Michele Shems, an orthodontist in Falmouth, is offering to buy Halloween candy from children from Tuesday through Thursday to raise money for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Maine.

Shems will pay kids $1 for a pound of candy, up to five pounds, from8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at her office, 202 U.S. Route 1. She will then donate a second dollar per pound to the nonprofit.

This year, the American Association of Orthodontics is expects to buy back close to 16 tons of candy.

For more information, call 781-5655.

Team to host skating party

The Falmouth High School girls ice hockey team is hosting a Halloween costume skating party from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Family Ice Center, 20 Hatrick Drive.

There will be games and activities and a bake sale to benefit Opportunity Skate, which serves people in need.

The cost is $8 to participate in activities for the party or $5 for  skating only.

For more information, go to www.familyice.org.