PORTLAND

Walk for Wishes

Make-A-Wish Maine will host its 12th annual Walk for Wishes at 6 p.m. Thursday beginning at Payson Park.

Registration and entertainment will begin at 5 p.m.

There will also be face painting, balloon animals and a fire truck to lead the walkers out of the park.

For more information about other walks around the state, go to www.mainewish.org.

Tate’s herb and plant sale

The annual Tate House Museum Herb and Plant Sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the museum, 1267 Westbrook St.

The museum garden features heirloom plants that would have been found in an 18th century garden for medicinal, culinary and fragrance uses. The sale will include perennials thinned from the historical garden. There will also be herbs supplied by Landscapers Depot and Garden Center of Westbrook.

Master Gardener plant sale

The annual Cumberland County Master Gardener’s plant sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Barron Center, 1145 Brighton Ave.

The sale features herbs, vegetable seedlings, geraniums, dahlias, houseplants, and rare perennials.

FALMOUTH

Author talk with garden club

St. Mary’s Garden Club will present six tables set for a luncheon with an author.

The event will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. tonight at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church Parish House, 43 Foreside Road.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, call 878-1972.

BRIDGTON

Dementia caregiver training

Southern Maine Agency on Aging is offering a six-week training program for family caregivers of people with disorders causing dementia.

The program, called Savvy Caregiver, will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Fridays beginning May 18 at Bridgton Community Center.

This evidence-based program helps them develop knowledge, skills, and attitudes to make caregiving easier.

The cost is free, but pre-registration is required by Tuesday.

To register, call 1-800-427-7411.

SCARBOROUGH

Greenhouse sale

The Morrison Center will hold its annual spring sale in the greenhouse from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday at the center on Chamberlain Road.

The sale will feature an assortment of geraniums, houseplants, orchids, bedding plants, hanging plants and other items. Proceeds will help support its seedling program, which provides adults with disabilities the opportunity to grow plants.

For more information, call 883-6680.

Children’s music program

The Friends of the Scarborough Library are sponsoring a children’s musical program at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Wentworth Intermediate School gym.

The spring concert will be performed by 20 violin and cello Suzuki students ranging in age from 5 to 13 years old. Christine DeCosta, a Scarborough resident, will accompany the young musicians. This program is free and open to the public.

For more information, go to www.scarboroughcrossroads.org/libraryfriends.

WESTBROOK

Republican Party potluck

The Westbrook Republican City Committee is sponsoring a potluck Wednesday with an opportunity to meet the candidates.

The event will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the American Legion Post 62 Hall, 17 Dunn St.

There will be candidates for Maine House Seats 126 and 125, Matthew Maloney and Michael Lawson; and candidate for Senate District 6, Ruth Summers.

People can bring a dish to share or make a monetary donation.

To reserve a seat, call 591-5171 or go to www.westbrookrepublicans.com.

STANDISH

Renaming Bonny Eagle auditorium event

Former students of the late Bonny Eagle High School Theatre Teacher P. Michael Bourgoin will gather at the school at 7 p.m. Saturday to honor him with an alumni show and ceremony to officially rename the school’s auditorium in his memory.

Bonny Eagle District Board of Directors, in March, voted to change the Bonny Eagle High School Auditorium the P. Michael Bourgoin Auditorium.

Bourgoin taught theater at the school from 1975 to 1999.

The evening will feature some of Bourgoin’s former theater students performing scenes and songs from the many shows he directed and produced during his 25-year tenure.

Tickets for the performance are $10 and will be available at the door.

All proceeds will benefit the P. Michael Bourgoin Scholarship Fund.

Red Cross babysitting course

Saint Joseph’s College will offer a course in Babysitter’s Training & First Aid Certification from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Harold Alfond Center.

The course, open to ages 11 to 15, will teach skills necessary to provide safe and responsible care for children in the absence of parents or guardians. Students are asked to bring what they consider to be a safe toy to class, along with their own lunch, snacks, and a drink.

The cost is $75 (or $65 for recertification).

To register, call 893-6615 or e-mail [email protected]

ARUNDEL

Plant sale

The School Around Us 16th Annual Plant Sale & Garden Day will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 281 Log Cabin Road.

A wide assortment of vegetables, herbs and perennials will be available. There will be demonstrations and family activities.

For more details, call 967-3143.

SPRINGVALE

Cooperative Extension’s plant sale

University of Maine Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Volunteers will hold their annual plant sale from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Extension office grounds on 21 Bradeen St.

The Maine Harvest for Hunger program (formerly Plant a Row for the Hungry) will kick off its 2012 season at this time, accepting York County gardener’s pledges to plant an extra row, donating produce to a local food pantry or soup kitchen.

For more details, call (800) 287-1535.

HARPSWELL

Retired educators meeting

The Mid-Coast Retired Educators Association will meet at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Harpswell Inn on Lookout Point Road.

The agenda includes a talk on container gardening, a business meeting and luncheon.

For more details, call Jane Gott at 721-0659.    

WEST PARIS

Buffet supper and presentation

The Finnish-American Heritage Society of Maine will host two events this week at the Finnish-American Heritage Center at 8 Maple St.

A public buffet supper of Finnish and other ethnic foods will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday at a cost of $7 for adults and $3.50 for children. And a business meeting and presentation on Finlandia Foundation will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday.

For more details, call Barbara Payne at 743-5677.

BRUNSWICK

Plant sale

The United Methodist, Church at 320 Church Road, will hold its 16th Annual Plant and Bake Sale from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday.

For more details, call 725-5227.

Adult vaccination talk

The importance of adult vaccination will be discussed during an Ounce of Prevention program set from 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday at the Mid Coast Senior Health Center at 58 Baribeau Dr.
For more details, call (800) 729-8033 or visit www.midcoastseniorhealthcenter.com.  

Round table history lecture

“Henry Luna: The Life of a Maine Soldier During the War Between the States,” will be the topic of a Joshua L. Chamberlain Civil War Round Table Lecture to be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at Curtis Memorial Library’s Morrell Room, at 23 Pleasant St.

For more details, call Dan Cunningham at 729-9520 or Jay Stencil at 721-0235.

KENNEBUNK

Think tank speaker at Brick Store Museum

Author Daveed Gartenstein-Ross will speak at the next meeting of the Association for Intelligence Officers at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Brick Store Museum Program Center at 2 Dane St.

Gartenstein-Ross is director of the Center for the Study of Terrorist Radicalization at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, a Washington-based think tank, and author of the recently published “Bin Laden’s Legacy: Why We’re Still Losing the War on Terror.”

The meeting is open to the public.

For more details, call 967-4298.

YORK

High school yard, bake sale

The York High School community will hold a yard sale, bake sale and car wash from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday at the school’s rear parking lot.

Proceeds from the event will benefit Lauren Trigge, a 2006 alumna, who is undergoing treatment Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.

Donations of sale items are welcomed.

For more details, call Michele Adams at 363-3621 or [email protected]

Old York plant sale

The 42nd Annual Old York Garden Club Plant Sale will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday at the Grant House in Goodrich Park, at 200 Route 1.

Gardening tips and books will be available.

Proceeds will directly benefit a student scholarship fund for students pursuing a career in horticulture or a related field. 

WISCASSET

Plant sale at Morris Farm

The Morris Farm Plant and Bake Sale will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon at 156 Gardiner Road, Route 27. 

For more details, go to www.morrisfarm.org, email [email protected] or call 882-4080.

PORTLAND

Cancer screenings

Maine Medical Center Cancer Care Institute will hold cancer screenings for residents who have no insurance or have high deductibles and have not recently seen a dermatologist.

To schedule an appointment, call (877) 831-2129.

SOUTH BERWICK

Plant sale at First Baptist

A Plant and Bake Sale will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the First Baptist Church at Routes 4 and 236.

SACO

Free skin cancer screening

Free skin screening to detect skin cancer will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the SMMC Saco Health Center at 13 Industrial Park Road.

Space is limited and appointments required by calling 396-8517 or register on-line at www.mmc.org

OLD ORCHARD BEACH

Book shed opening, weather permitting

The Libby Library Book Shed will be open, weather permitting, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays through May 26 and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays through May 26.

For more details, call Friends of Libby Library at 934-4351.

SPRINGVALE

Dance honors veterans

A special dance to honor veterans will be held at the Nasson Community Center Gymnasium at 7 p.m. Saturday at 457R Main St.

The band Time Riders will provide music. The Rolling Thunder Æ will present a tribute to all veterans before the dance begins. 

There will be a cash bar, raffles and free popcorn.

Admission is free for veterans and $10 for all others.

For more details, go to www.nassoncc.org, write to [email protected] or call 324-5657.

Garden club meeting

Southern Maine Garden Club will meet at 6:45 p.m. on Wednesday at Springvale Public Library at 443 Main St.

Guest Speaker Betsey Clark will present the program “The Latest Development in Daylilies.”
For more details, call Sheryl Rothstein at 490-7147 or Donna Claveau at (603) 332-4860.

DAMARISCOTTA

Olive oil and wine tasting

Fiore Artisan Oils and Vinegars of Rockland Co-owner Pat O’Brian will bring an artisan olive oil and wine tasting tour to Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center at 10 a.m. on May 21 at 521 Main St. 

O’Brian will review the composition of olive oils and vinegars and how they can be used in the kitchen to produce well-balanced and nutritious meals. 

Attendance fee is $10. Advance registration is required by calling 563-1363 by Friday.  

CAMDEN

Amazon Pueblo project presentation

Middle School Science Teacher Ben Angulo will present “The Amazon Pueblo Project,” an illustrated discussion about La Libertad, a small indigenous village in the Colombian Amazon, at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the Camden Public Library at 55 Main St.

The Amazon Pueblo project addresses the village’s concerns and presents possible solutions.

For more details, call Ken Gross at 236-3440.

ROCKPORT

Invasive plant talk

Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District Coordinator Hildy Ellis will head an informative talk detailing invasive plants from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at the Rockport Opera House at 6 Central St.

For more details, call 596 2040 or email [email protected]

BERWICK

Library plant sale

The Friends of the Berwick Library 21st annual plant sale will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday at the Berwick Public Library at Sullivan Street and Old Pine Hill Road.

For more details, call Kim Myers at 698-7617 or the Library at 698-5737.

FALMOUTH

Garden club plant sale

Saint Mary’s Garden Club will hold its Annual Plant Sale on from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, at 43 Foreside Road.

For more details, call Mary Oliver at 781-3196.

PORTLAND/SCARBOROUGH/SACO

Skin cancer screenings

The Maine Medical Center Cancer Institute, Mercy Hospital, Southern Maine Medical Center and the Cancer Care Center of York County in collaboration with Dermatology Associates are offering free skin cancer screenings this week.

The screenings will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday at Maine Med. in Scarborough;
May 21 at Southern Maine Medical Center in Saco; and May 22 at Mercy Hospital in Portland.

Space is limited. Patients who have never been screened by a dermatologist will be given priority.
Fore more information, call 1-877-831-2129.

NEW GLOUCESTER

Knapp to speak at historical society

Louise Knapp, a former teacher, will give a talk at 7 p.m. Thursday at the New Gloucester Meetinghouse, 389 Intervale Road.

The meeting is being hosted by the New Gloucester Historical Society.

The talk is open to the public. For more information, call 926-3188.