Morrison Center sale
The Morrison Center will hold its annual 25-cent Sale & Greenhouse Open House from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 60 Chamberlain Road.
Proceeds from the sale will support the many programs and activities of the center.
Donations are greatly appreciated and may be dropped off at the center Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For more details, call 883-6680 or go to www.morrison-maine.org.
Historical society talk
The Scarborough Historical Society will meet Wednesday at the society’s museum and meeting room, at 647A Route 1.
Speaker John Moon, author of the book “City by the Sea: A Photographic History of Portland, Maine,” will give a slide presentation on historic buildings and monuments.
A brief business meeting will be held.
The public is invited to attend.
For more details, call 883-5445.
Local authors and members of the Maine Authors Publishing & Cooperative will share their experiences on the self-publishing process and will answer questions during a workshop from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Falmouth Memorial Library at 5 Lunt Road.
For more details, call Jeannie at 781-2351.
Foreign car show Sunday
The sixth annual Camden Foreign Car Show will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. The entrance to the show area will be at Camden National Bank at Chestnut Street and Route 1.
The event is open to vintage British and European sports and touring cars that are more than 25 years old.
Awards will be given to the top three winners in three classes for sports cars and one class for saloons.
There will also be a Best in Show award.
Pre-registration is required online at www.mmscc.com.
The entrance fee is $5 for club members and $10 for non-members.
The event is sponsored by the Mid Maine Sports Car Club.
Global warming presentation
Lawyer Sharon Tisher will give a slide-show presentation, “Climate Reality: Connecting the Dots Between Extreme Weather and Global Warming,” at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Camden Public Library at 55 Main St.
The talk explores the connections between global warming and extreme weather events, including severe storms, droughts and wildfires.
For more details, call Ken Gross at 236-3440.
New songs at coffeehouse
A Songwriters Coffeehouse will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Camden Public Library at 55 Main St.
The songwriters have been working on their new songs all winter and will perform them at the June Coffeehouse. Led by veteran songwriters David Dodson and Jim James, the event is free and open to the public. Donations accepted.
For more details, call Ken Gross at 236-3440.
Beach cleanup at park
A beach cleanup, hosted by Horny Toad and United By Blue, will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Winslow Memorial Park at 50 Winslow Park Way.
Volunteers should wear long pants and closed-toe shoes or rubber boots.
Sponsors will provide volunteers with free breakfast, collection bags, gloves, bug spray and sunscreen. For more details, call (215) 642-0693 or email [email protected]
Car show at fairgrounds
The third annual Sho-N-Shine Car Show will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Cumberland Fairgrounds at 197 Blanchard Road.
Registration is from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Admission is $5 for adults; free for age 12 and under.
Attendees are encouraged to bring non-perishible items for a food drive to benefit area food pantries.
For more details, go to www.cumberlandshonshine.com or call Dan Fossett at 829-6465.
A Kids First step-parents class will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the Kids First Center, 222 St. John St., suite 104.
This four-hour workshop is designed to help step-parents and biological parents understand the typical ups and downs experienced by each person in a new family.
Topics will include ways to ease the transition process, set boundaries and become comfortable in new roles and relationships.
Cost is $60 per person and $100 per couple. To register, call 761-2709.
Cancer center benefit
The Cancer Community Center’s annual Summertime Social will be held from 6 to 11 a.m. Saturday at East Coast Yacht Sales, 106 Lafayette St., Route 88.
There will be a lobster bake, dancing to the Don Campbell Band, a live auction and raffle. All proceeds will benefit the Cancer Community Center of South Portland.
For tickets or more details, go to www.cancercommunitycenter.org.
Be Healthy run and walk
Southern Maine Medical Center is accepting registrations for its third annual Be Healthy 5K Run/Walk on June 29 to benefit the SMMC Center for Breast Care.
The 5K race begins at 9 a.m., followed by the walk at 10 a.m. along the Eastern Trail, located adjacent to the hospital campus.
Pre-registration is $20 for runners and $15 for walkers. Those who register by Friday will receive a free T-shirt.
For more details, call Karen Chasse at 283-7238 or go to www.smmc.org.
Walk Away from Cancer
Southern Maine Medical Center is offering Walk Away from Cancer, a program designed for people who have been diagnosed with cancer within the last 12 months or who are currently in treatment.
The program provides participants with the tools and motivation to begin and sustain a program of exercise, nutritional education and emotional strength and coping skills. Sessions will run until July 11, every Tuesday and Thursday evening from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at SMMC and the Eastern Trail.
Thanks to a $5,000 grant by the Maine Cancer Foundation, this program is being offered at no cost to participants or their family members.
For more information about the program, contact SMMC’s cancer care coordinator Peggy Belanger, RN, at 283-7320.
Day of Caring in York County
United Way of York County is gearing up for its 18th annual Day of Caring on Wednesday. This year, Day of Caring volunteers will be involved in 88 projects county-wide. A total of 983 volunteers from 41 businesses and 13 schools are expected to take part.
Donors have contributed $10,350 to make it possible for this day of service to take place.
The day will start at 7:30 a.m. with breakfast at the Biddeford Ice Arena for volunteers. The breakfast will also feature the presenting of the York County Youth Spirit of Service Award to a young volunteer in York County.
To learn more or to be a part of the effort, go to www.buildcommunity.org or call 985-3359.
‘Lost Trail’ book event
McArthur Public Library will host Maine author Lynn Plourde and illustrator Ben Bishop, who will sign their book, “Lost Trail: Nine Days Alone in the Wilderness,” from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at 270 Main St.
The book is a graphic novel retelling the classic story, “Lost on a Mountain in Maine.” Copies of “Lost Trail” and some of Plourde’s picture books will be on sale while supplies last.
Light refreshments will be served. For more details, call 284-4181.
Healing with hatha yoga
The Cancer Care Center of York County will offer an eight-week Healing with Hatha Yoga program beginning Thursday.
Janine Robichaud, a certified yoga coach and instructor, invites cancer patients and their caregivers to attend the sessions from 2 to 3 p.m. through July 25.
Pre-registration is required. For more details or to register, call 251-9577.
Farmers, artisans market
The Waterborough Historical Society has begun offering a Maine Farmers and Artisans Market from 9 a.m. to noon each Saturday through Sept. 28 on the grounds of the Taylor/Frey/Leavitt House Museum at 6 Alfred Road.
Vendors are invited to reserve table space for $10 per Saturday or $175 for the season.
The museum will be open concurrently for tours free of charge, but donations are appreciated.
For details or to reserve space, call Dianne at 247-5926.
Special Olympics Torch Run
Members of Maine law enforcement from southern Maine will begin their Leg of the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Maine on Tuesday.
Nearly 800 members will participate in this annual run covering the entire state and carrying the Special Olympics Flame of Hope.
The Torch Run will include 15 legs across the state, from Tuesday through Friday, ending at the Special Olympics Maine summer games at the University of Maine, Orono.
One runner will be going extra miles for this year’s event. Alice LaLiberte, a customs and border patrol officer from Maine, will cover a minimum of 150 miles before joining the final leg of the run Friday for the opening ceremonies.
For more details, go to www.somaine.org or call Lisa Bird at 879-0489.
Sacred harp singing
The Damariscotta area Fourth Sunday Sacred Harp Singing has rescheduled two postponed May events to 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday and June 23 at St. Paul’s Union Chapel on Dutchneck Road.
There will not be a potluck at this Sunday’s singing, but attendees are welcome to bring a snack to share during the break.
The music consists of hymns, fuging tunes, anthems and other songs. Shape-note books will be available to borrow or purchase.
For more details, call Barb Ames at 721-9732 or email [email protected]
Free garden workshops
The Alan Day Community Garden, at 26 Whitman St., offers free gardening workshops throughout the summer.
The next session, “Growing Culinary Herbs,” will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Kristen Perry, director of horticulture at the McLaughlin Garden, will present information about growing and using a selection of herbs. The workshop will be given regardless of weather conditions.
The public is welcome to attend.
For more details, go to www.alandaygarden.wordpress.com or call 743-2423.