NEW GLOUCESTER

41st Annual Strawberry Fest

The 41st Annual New Gloucester Strawberry Festival will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Congregational Church Vestry, 19 Gloucester Hill Road.

Fresh native berries with biscuits and Hodgman’s frozen custard will be served. The Berry Berry Good Band will play. Homemade baked goods also will be sold.

The event is sponsored by the members and friends of the New Gloucester Historical Society.

KENNEBUNK

Independence Day celebration

A concert of patriotic music and an ice cream social celebrating Independence Day will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Christ Church, at 6 Dane St.

Christ Church Music Director Warren King will perform with piccolo virtuoso Diana McNulty, professional reeds musician John Kupp and vocalists John Manzo and Owen & Schuyler White, as well as Christ Church cabinet chair and member of Seaglass Chorale Beverly Heald.

Suggested donation is $12, or $8 for seniors and students; children under 10 are welcome at no charge.

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

Library plans internet policy

The Kennebunk Free Library’s Board of Trustees will discuss adopting a proposed internet safety policy that will insure compliance with the Children’s Internet Protection Act at their upcoming meeting, set for 7 p.m. Tuesday in Hank’s Room at the Kennebunk Free Library at 112 Main St.

The public is invited to attend.

For more details, call 985-2173.

Brick Store Museum turns 80

The Brick Store Museum turns 80 years old Friday and staffers are throwing a party to celebrate from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Waterhouse Center.

This free event will feature activities and performances throughout the evening, including a bounce house for kids from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m, creative art activities, balloon tying, moveable exhibitions from the museum, dancing, performances from students at River Tree Arts, a raffle and silent auction.

The museum will also announce a gift to the community.

The celebration will conclude with a birthday cake and the premiere of newly-preserved silent films from the museum’s archive. The films, shot by Kennebunkers in the early 20th century, were digitized last year.

The celebration also will include music from a DJ, a New Orleans jazz band and the Hadacol Bouncers from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

More information can be found on the museum’s website, www.brickstoremuseum.org/80thBirthday!

BELFAST

Talk on butterflies, dragonflies

Coastal Mountains Nature Program will host the talk “Butterflies, Dragonflies and Other Insects” from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Head of Tide Preserve.

Roger Rittmaster will lead an exploration of the diversity of insect life. Meet in the Head of Tide Preserve’s parking lot on Doak Road in Belfast.

For more information, see the calendar under “Attend an Event” at www.coastalmountains.org.

For last-minute changes, contact Coastal Mountains Land Trust at 236-7091 or [email protected]