Today

Annual yard sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Blue Point Congregational Church, 236 Pine Point Road, Scarborough.

The Campbells, 6:30 p.m., “New England’s First Family of Southern Gospel Music,” performance at Assembly of God Church, 243 Cumberland Ave., Portland. Call the Rev. W.B. Mitchell at 756-5616 for details.

St. George’s Episcopal Church summer schedule is 4 p.m. Saturdays, 9 a.m. Sundays, with Taize services at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays through August at 3 Emerson St., Sanford. Contact: www.stgeorgesanford.org, email [email protected] or call the Rev. Susan Murphy at 324-8119.

Sunday

Flower celebration and indoor potluck picnic service, 10:30 a.m., Sanford Unitarian Universalist Church, Main and Lebanon streets, Sanford. Bring a plant, seed, bulb or flower to exchange and a potluck dish to share at the picnic. Call 324-3191 for details.

PraiseJam 2012, at First E Free Church of Maine, 355 Bridgton Road, Westbrook. Semifinals, if necessary, start at 2 p.m. with the finals at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for those under 18. Space is limited. To purchase tickets, go to: firstfruitsministries.info/praisejam2012.cfm.

The Rev. Elizabeth Peterson will preach at the Islands Community Church on Bailey Island, Harpswell. Contact is Mary Robinson at 833-6179.

130th Anniversary Ice Cream Social, 4 to 6 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 612 Main St., Westbrook. Entertainment provided by Roger Knight’s Paul’s Pals. All are welcome.

Thursday

Jeremy Ben-Ami, 7 p.m., president and founder of J Street, a pro-Israel advocacy group, will discuss his book, “A New Voice for Israel: Fighting for the Survival of the Jewish Nation.” The program will be held at the Glickman Library, University of Southern Maine, 314 Forest Ave., Portland. Admission is free. The event is co-sponsored by the Jewish Community Alliance of Southern Maine, Congregation Bet Ha’am and Temple Beth El.

“The Food of the Jews of France,” 7 p.m., with Joan Nathan, one of the foremost American Jewish cookbook authors. Refreshments and the opportunity to talk informally with Ms. Nathan follows the talk. Free and open to the public. Adas Yoshuron Synagogue, 50 Willow Street, Rockland. For information, call 594-4523 or email [email protected]

Vacation Bible School

“Operation Overboard: Going Deep with God,” 3 to 6 p.m. June 18 and 9 a.m. to noon June 19-22. Age groups are pre-k through 5. Cost per camper is $60 and camp is held at South Freeport Congregational Church in South Freeport. Register at www.southfreeportchurch.com or call 865-4012 with questions.