Family festival Saturday
A Neighbor Helping Neighbor Family Festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday in Library Park on Washington Street.
Activities will include demonstrations on beekeeping, blacksmithing, alewife and lobster fishing, making furniture from twigs, soap and lotion making, spinning, stone wall building and quilting. There will also be crafts, food, kids’ games and activities.
Live music will be performed throughout the day, featuring Allen Higgins, Hannah Robey and Coby Luke.
An auction of boxed lunches made and donated by “local celebrities” will be held beginning at noontime.
Area nonprofit groups will be offering hot dogs, lemonade, watermelon, posters of Seguin Island Light, rummage sale items.
Proceeds from the festival will benefit the Bath Area Food Bank.
For more details, call 443-8330.
Free summer block party
The community is invited to attend a free summer block party at the bandstand at 6 p.m. Saturday at the North Yarmouth Village Green on Route 115.
The event will include games, surprises, refreshments and music provided by DJ Mixx of All Access DJ. For more details, go to northyarmouthevents.org.
OLD ORCHARD BEACH
Road race and fun run
The 18th annual Breakaway 5K Road Race & Marilyn Golzbein Fun Run will be held at 7:45 a.m. Saturday, beginning and ending in the Old Orchard Beach square.
Parking will be provided at the public lot on Milliken Street.
Runners may preregister at www.Breakaway5K.org for a fee of $17, which includes a T-shirt. Race day registration is $20.
Registration for the fun run, for ages 12 and younger, is $15 and all youth participants will receive pizza, ice cream, french fries and free rides at Palace Playland Amusement Park.
Runners can view the race course by visiting viewtherace.com or breakaway5k.com.
Catch an outdoor movie
The Outdoor Summer Movie Series at Libby Memorial Library will feature “Oz Great and Powerful” at 8:30 p.m. Friday.
There is no charge and popcorn will be served.
Attendees are encouraged to bring something to sit on and snacks.
For more details, call 934-4351.
Night of hair-raising tales
Tim Garrold, a Searsport native and U.S. Naval War College professor, will recount hair-raising stories of rescues at sea at 7 p.m. Thursday at Penobscot Marine Museum’s Stephen Phillips Memorial Library, 11 Church St.
Advance tickets are $8 for members, $10 for nonmembers, or $12/$15 at the door.
Buy tickets online at http://garrold.eventbrite.com or call 548-2529.
Feting farmers, chefs, artists
Creative Work Systems is accepting reservations for its event “Nourish,” a celebration of farmers, chefs and artists, to be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 25 at The Barn at Flanagan’s Farm, 668 Narragansett Trail.
The evening will include an art auction, photo booth, live music and dinner.
Tickets are $35 and can be purchased online at www.creativework systems.com or at 879-1140, ext. 240.
This event will benefit CWS Team Up!, a social and recreational club for current high school students and graduates with disabilities between the ages of 17-21.
‘Healthcare Movie’ at library
Maine AllCare and the McArthur Public Library will screen “The Healthcare Movie,” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the library, located at 270 Main St.
The documentary details the history of the health care systems of Canada and the United States.
A discussion moderated by Maine AllCare President Julie Keller Pease, M.D., will immediately follow the film.
The event is free and open to the public.
Refreshments will be served.
Festival seeks demo artisans
The seventh annual Brunswick Outdoor Arts Festival, a juried fine arts and fine crafts show, has a few spaces remaining and is currently accepting applications from demo artisans who would like to participate in the festival, set to take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday on Maine Street.
SAT prep classes offered
Maine Prep will offer SAT prep classes starting this week for Falmouth and Waterville area high school students.
Falmouth students will meet every Tuesday through Oct. 1 at the Plummer-Motz School, 192 Middle Road, Falmouth. Waterville students will meet every Wednesday through Oct. 2 at Thomas College, 180 W. River Road, room 228; all classes will meet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
The eight-session course is designed particularly to prepare high school students who plan to apply to college early decision.
For seniors, the October SAT test is the last chance to improve SAT scores before early decision application deadlines.
For juniors planning to apply early decision, it is important that they prepare for the October PSAT to achieve the best possible scores.
Negro Baseball Leagues talk
Portland Public Library will present “The History of the Negro Leagues,” a lecture and exhibition about the Negro Baseball Leagues, by Joe Caliro at noon Wednesday in the Rines Auditorium at 5 Monument Square.
The exhibition contains more than 400 items of memorabilia from the leagues. Caliro has collected 51 autographed baseballs from the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s, including nine from Hall of Famers, including Willie Mays, Hank Aaron and Ernie Banks, and three from the only women ever to play professional baseball in the Negro League.
Caliro will also show game posters, Negro League artwork, photos and oddities such as poker chips, matchbook covers — even a lock for a beer bottle. The collection also contains three sets of baseball cards.
The exhibit will run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The event is free and open to the public.
For more details, call 871-1700, ext. 723.
Grange holding Anything Sale
The Merriconeag Grange will offer an Anything Sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 529 Harpswell Road.
Table rentals are $20.
To reserve one, call Tina Koppenhaver at 725-6549 or Shirley Thompson at 833-2984.
Center offers basic investing seminar
Come to a basic investing seminar for do-it-yourself investors at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center, 521 Main St.
Dave Clemens, a retired corporate/securities attorney who summers in Maine, will head the class.
Cost is $5.
Although not necessary, participants who want to bookmark websites may bring their laptop. The center has WiFi access.
To register, call 563-1363.
College planning workshops
The Maine Educational Opportunity Center will host free workshops titled “Essentials of College Planning” at 10 a.m. Monday and Aug. 19 for ages 19 and older at the Portland CareerCenter, 185 Lancaster St.
Older motorists can sharpen skills
Motorists age 50 and older are invited to come sharpen their driving skills and update their driving knowledge by participating in an AARP Driver Safety program from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 19 at Spectrum Generations Knox Community Center, 61 Park St., Route 1.
Course seating is limited; there is a $14 fee, with a $2 discount for AARP members; advance registration is required.
To reserve your seat, call 563-1363 by Friday.
There is a half hour scheduled for your brown-bag lunch.
Harbor Fest this weekend
The Fourth Annual Belfast Harbor Fest will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday on the Belfast waterfront.
The three-day festival features the National Boatbuilding Challenge, the Cardboard Boat Race, the Come Boating! Rowing Regatta, a classic small boat show, a 5K road race, a pancake breakfast, vendors and maritime exhibitors, food booths, live music and children’s activities.
The event will begin with a Friday night launch party under a big tent at Steamboat Landing and end with a Sunday afternoon Lobster Fest meal under the big tent.
For a full list of activities, their times, costs and locations, go to www.belfastharborfest.com or call Mickey Sirota at 322-5671.
Sell or buy at Historical Yard Sale
Windham Historical Society will hold a Historical Yard Sale from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at its headquarters on Gray Road.
Featured will be old tools, household items and furniture. Rent a space for $15 to sell your wares or $20 with a table.
For more details, email [email protected]
Tour of college’s farms, and a talk, too
A Talk and Tour at College of the Atlantic’s Peggy Rockefeller Farms will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Norway Drive and Crooked Road.
Come hear the latest news from COA’s farming and food systems.
For more details, email [email protected] or call 801-5625.
Guided tour of Castle Tucker
Join quilter and museum guide Betsy Spekke from 10 to 11:30 a.m. for a tour of Castle Tucker that highlights the quilts, embroidery, crochet work and other examples of needlework produced by the Tucker women. Learn about Victorian hand work in 19th-century America and see examples from the Tuckers’ collection, including rooms not included on the general tour. The tour closes with an introduction to examples of needlework in Historic New England’s online Collection Access Project.
Advance reservations are required. Space is limited.
Admission is $10 for members of Historic New England, $15 for nonmembers.
The property is located at 2 Lee St.
To reserve a place, call 882-7169 or visit www.HistoricNewEngland.org.
Daylily and hosta group holding Lobstah Classic
Southern Maine Daylily and Hosta Society will offer its second annual Lobstah Classic from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Southern Maine Community College at 2 Fort Road.
Presentations will be given by Melody Campbell, American Hemerocallis Society Region 4 director, from Rochester, N.Y., and Rob Mortko, from Made In The Shade Gardens, at Olathe, Kan.
Also there will be a silent auction and a live auction of plants.
For more info: http://www.smdhs.info/lobstah-classic or call 282-6394.
Library marking project’s end
The Orr’s Island library will celebrate the completion of its five-year building and renovation project on Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m.
The celebration will feature a re-dedication of the World I & II Orr’s Island monuments, moved to new locations during the construction.
The John Leo Murray, Jr. American Legion, Post #171 of Harpswell will conduct a rifle salute and the playing of Taps.
Peter Hill, professor emeritus of history at George Washington University, will speak. The ceremony will conclude with a cannon blast from the Harpswell Historical Society at 2 p.m. Refreshments and library visits will follow.
Babysitting class for teens, pre-teens
The Sanford-Springvale YMCA has become a certified Safe Sitter Babysitting teaching site and will offer a nine-hour babysitting class for pre-teens and teens, ages 11-15, from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 19 through 21.
The purpose of this course is to prepare young adolescents to be safe, nurturing babysitters.
It includes how to care for a choking child, basic first aid, and personal safety for the babysitter, injury prevention and how to care for children and behavior management.
Learning takes place through games, role-playing, group interaction and hands-on mannikin practice.
Cost of the course is $35 and includes all necessary manuals.
For more details, call 324 4942 or email [email protected]