NEWCASTLE

Preserve guided walk set

The Sheepscot Valley Conservation Association will sponsor a guided walk on the Marsh River Preserve with naturalist Wanda Garland at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

The walk will start at the kiosk, located off Route 1 and the Osprey Point Road.

The 70-acre preserve protects 5,500 feet of the Marsh River including extensive salt marsh and forested upland areas that provide habitat to a variety of species.

A botanist, photographer and longtime educator, Garland’s walks are peppered with bits of natural history and lore.

For more details, go to www.sheepscot.org or call 586-5616.

SACO

Daughters of Isabellla

The Maine State Circle of the Daughters of Isabella is accepting reservations for its biannual 2013 Daughters of Isabella Maine State Convention, to be held May 17-19 at Mass at Most Holy Trinity Church, Main Street.

The event, themed “Surrendering to Christ in Faith,” will include a buffet dinner, business meeting, Mass and installation of officers. For more details, go to mainedofi.org.

CAMDEN

Climate change symposium

A symposium detailing how climate change may affect global food supplies and security around the world will be held Saturday at the First Congregational Church of Camden, 59 Elm St.

“Food and Climate Change: Global Challenges and Maine Responses” is being organized by the Quaker Peace Center of the Midcoast Meeting of Friends and the church, in collaboration with the Camden Conference.

Admission is $25.

Registration forms are available at: http://www.midcoastfriendsmeeting.org/peace-center.

For more details, call Bruce Cole at 691-4893.

BATH

Library auction, dinner set

Patten Free Library’s 21st Annual Benefit Dinner will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday at J. R. Maxwell’s, 122 Front St.

Highlights include a silent auction and dinner for $40.

Reservation forms are downloadable from the library’s website at www.patten.lib.me.us. All proceeds support the library. For more details, call 443-5141 Ext. 19.

Knights yard sale, lunch

Tables are available to rent for the Bath Knights of Columbus Yard Sale & Lunch Cafe, set for 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at 807 Middle St.

Cost is $10 per a table.

For more details, call Tony at 443-5389.

KENNEBUNKPORT

Mother/son glowbowl event

Kennebunkport Parks & Recreation will sponsor a Mother/Son Pizza & Glowbowl event, beginning at 6 p.m. Friday at Vacationland Bowling Center on Route 1, Saco.

To register or for more details, call Carol Cook at 967-4304.

BRUNSWICK

All Species Parade May 10

Artists from Spindleworks, along with mentor artists Maureen Block and Catherine Worthington, have been working with Brunswick first graders since October as part of Arts are Elementary’s First Grade Artist Residency for the 2012-13 academic year.

Together the kids and artists have created “Botanical Banners” out of fabric, both to enhance the first grade science curriculum focus on plants and in anticipation of the Fourth Annual All Species Parade to be held on May 10 in downtown Brunswick.

The parade is the culmination of a similar collaboration between Arts are Elementary and Spindleworks and is intended to foster educational, cross cultural and cross generational happenings that celebrate diversity and raising a collective consciousness about environmental protection.

For more details, call Kristi Hatrick at 725-1232 or aaedirector@gmail.com.

SOUTH WATERBORO

Historical Society program

The Waterborough Historical Society’s first program of the season will be at 7 p.m. at the Grange Hall, 31 West Road.

Guest speaker Jeannie Grant will detail the many Revolutionary War soldiers of Waterboro, with emphasis on James Carlisle, Dennis Johnson and Jonathan Knight,

The public is invited and refreshments will be served. For more information, call Jim Carll at 247-5878.

CAPE ELIZABETH

Coyote slide show Tuesday

Geri Vistein, a conservation biologist with the national organization Project Coyote, will present a slide show talk on the presence of coyotes in Maine at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Thomas Memorial Library.

The presentation is free. This program is the first in a four-part Natural History Series at the library.

For more details, go to www.ThomasMemorialLibrary.org.

 

‘Poor, indigent’ talk set

Thomas Bennett, director of the Prince Memorial Library in Cumberland, will present a talk entitled “Give Us Your Poor and Indigent” at the Greater Portland Chapter of the Maine Genealogical Society meeting, set for 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints at 29 Ocean House Road.

Refreshments will be served. The meeting is free and open to the public. For more details, call Diane Brakeley at 767-3391 or go to www.gpcmgs.org.

UNION

Spring plant fair scheduled

Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District will hold its annual Spring Plant Sale & Fair at Union Fairgrounds from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.

Bareroot fruit trees, berries, native trees, shrubs and perennials all will be available for purchase.

The Saturday fair will include talks, demonstrations, and exhibits from 20 local organizations to provide answers to a wide range of plant and conservation concerns.

All plants are available for cash or by check. For more details, go to www.knox-lincoln.org/spring-plant-sale or call 596-2040.

 

‘Old House Man’ to speak

Union Historical Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Old Town House on Town House Road, just off Union Common. Les Fossel, widely known as “the Old House Man,” will give an illustrated presentation on 18th and early 19th century builders’ plan books and their widespread use to incorporate construction elements of classical buildings into early American vernacular architecture.

Refreshments will be served. All meetings are free and open to the public. For more details, call 785-5444 and leave a message, or go to www.unionhistoricalsociety.org.

YORK

Library hosts several events

York Public Library, at 15 Long Sands Road, will host a number of events this week, including a Reading for All Vision Fair, from 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, offering tips on the latest devices and techniques that are available to avid readers with vision problems.

A “Law Day 2013 Lawyers in Libraries” event will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, with Maine lawyers speaking about issues of access to courts and justice in the modern court. Local attorney Mary Kathryn Brennan will provide general guidance and information on legal resources.

Also on Wednesday, an Art Hope Creativity Gathering will be held from 1:30 to 3 p.m., providing an afternoon of creative wellness in a drop-in art studio setting that welcomes artists and artisans to drop by for activities including painting and drawing, origami paper folding and an occasional surprise art project. Participants may bring their own creative medium or use supplies provided.

There will also be a student concert at 3 p.m. Sunday featuring York High School students vocalist and guitarist Emma Bychok and guitarist Andrew Cunningham.

For more details, call 363-2818 or go to www.york.lib.me.us.

GORHAM

Two-day perennial sale

A two-day rummage and perennial sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Cressey Road United Methodist Church, off Route 25.

For more details, call Ruth Ayers at 839-3666.

WISCASSET

Family fun run scheduled

Feed Our Scholars, in conjunction with the Wiscasset Community Center, invites runners and walkers of all ages and levels to take part in its first 5K Family Fun Run/Walk, set to begin at 9 a.m. Saturday on a section of the woods trail behind the Community Center on Gardiner Road.

Registration begins at 8 a.m. Cost is $5 for ages 4 and younger, $15 for ages 5 to 17 and $25 for adults, with a $40 family fee and $50 for two families. A commemorative T-shirt is included in the price of registration.

Additional shirts may be purchased, as well. Attendees are invited to bring a lunch and find a spot in the woods for a picnic afterward or roam the area trails.

A secure play area will be available for children who are too young to do the run/walk, or for children who only want to do a single lap, For more details, call 882-7184 or go to www.feedourscholars@gmail.com.

ALFRED

Knitting workshops Saturdays

The Alfred Shaker Museum has announced a series of knitting workshops, to be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays at the museum.

The first class, set for May 4, features “Beginner Knitting, Part 1.” Registration fee is $15 for materials.

Additional classes, all to be taught by instructor Jeannette Montgomery, will include “Beginner Knitting, Part 2″ on May 11; “Intermediate Knitting” on May 25, with a $25 kit fee; and a “4 Needles” class, set for June 1, 8 and 15, with a $35 kit fee. The above fees do not include a $10 entry fee to the museum. To register, call Linda at 490-5709.

PORTLAND

Shape Note Singing event

A Shape Note Singing event is planned from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the New Church at 302 Stevens Ave. Portland.

This four-part singing tradition, also known as Sacred Harp, originated in Colonial America and is enjoying a revival nationwide.

The event is free and not part of a performance. All are welcome to participate. For more details, go to www.maineshapenotesinging.org.

BREWER

Lyme disease presentation

A “Tick Talk: Lyme Disease Awareness, Prevention and Education” presentation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Performing Arts Center of Brewer Community School at 92 Pendleton St.

Guest speakers will include Beatrice Szantyr, M.D., and Constance Dickey, R.N. For more details, call Lisa Jordan at 561-9391 or email ljordan@breweredu.org.

KENNEBUNK

Faerie Festival Saturday

A Faerie Festival will be held from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Kennebunk Free Library at 112 Main St.

Join the Seacoast Garden Club and library staffers to welcome the faeries back to the gardens with flower crowns, face painting and crafts.

The wearing of faerie finery is encouraged. A display of fairy houses, created by local children, will be on display from Tuesday through May 18. For more details, call 985-2173 Ext. 5 or go to www.KennebunkLibrary.org.

 

Free Mosaic concert set

A free concert, performed by the group Mosaic, will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at the First Parish Church in Main Street.

The performance includes mandolin, guitar, piano and a capella harmony with Karen Stathoplos, Vicki Adams, David O’Brien, Carlton Mabee, Ginny Lawrence and Deb Crowley. For more details, call Vicki Adams at 216-3890 or email vicki-adams@roadrunner.com.

PORTLAND

College planning workshops

The Maine Educational Opportunity Center will host free” Essentials of College Planning” workshops, for adults, age 19 and older, at the following locations: Wednesday and May 15 and 29 at Portland Adult Education, 57 Douglass St and May 7, 13, 20 and 28 at the Portland Career Center, at 185 Lancaster St.; all sessions will begin at 10 a.m.

To register or for more details, call (800) 281-3703 or go to http://meoc.maine.edu.

SCARBOROUGH

Yard sale set Saturday

West Scarborough United Methodist Church, at 2 Church St., will host an indoor/outdoor yard sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday on Route 1, Dunstan Corner.

The event, to be held rain or shine, will include a bake sale and “Walking Tacos” luncheon. For more details, call 883-2814.

POLAND

Anniversary series continues

Ricker Memorial Library’s year-long 50th Anniversary series will include a concert of Tennessee mountain music and folk music of the 1960s and ’70′s at 7 p.m. Saturday at the library’s Coffee House on Route 26, across from the Congregational Church.

Musician Bill Berlinghoff, who plays guitar and banjo, invites attendees to sing along during his performance set. For more details, call Sue Barry at 998-2580 or 998-2081.

BIDDEFORD

Spring Fling dance event

Saco River Valley Kiwanis’ Third Annual Spring Fling event “Dancin’ through the Decades” will be held from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday at the Rochambeau Club, South Street.

Live classic rock music will be provided by the band Spectrum.

Raffles and refreshments will be sold. Admission is $10. Funds raised will directly benefit Kiwanis community projects for children. For tickets, call 468-3396 or 281-3622.

WALDOBORO

Car show to benefit grads

The 12th Annual Cruisin’ to Graduation Car Show will be held from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Medomak Valley High School, 320 Manktown Road.

This year’s show will include more than 400 vehicles and cycles, with over 33 car, truck and motorcycle classes. Top three trophies will be awarded in each class, as well as a Best of Show and People’s Choice trophies.

Proceeds from the show benefit graduating senior commencement activities, a scholarship program and other programs for future graduates.

Numerous other attractions are planned, including the 5th Annual Children’s Pedal Toy Parade at 1 p.m., live music, raffles and door prizes, a crafters tent and a greenhouse plant sale starting at 10 a.m.

Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students. Suggested donation for exhibitors is $5 per vehicle which includes the driver and one passenger.  An awards ceremony begins at 2:30 p.m.  There will be food concessions.

For more details, go to http://sites.google.com/a/msad40.org/cruisintograduation.

NORTH PARSONSFIELD

Chocolate Sunday set

Chocolate Sunday at Parsonsfield Seminary will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Par Sem complex at 504 North Road.

Everything delightfully chocolate is donated by local businesses. Gourmet cakes, chocolate-covered fruit, beverages and sundaes will be offered buffet style.

Proceeds will benefit the Par Sem restoration fund. Tickets are $8. For more details, call 793-8825 or (603) 539-5233.