SACO

Church to hold auction

The Trinity Episcopal Church in Saco will hold a Great Trinity Auction Saturday evening in the parish hall of the church, 15 Cleveland St.

A silent auction will begin at 6 p.m., featuring more than 60 items, including DVD players, electric drills, North Pole Village collections and gift certificates from local restaurants and golf courses. Live bidding will begin at 7 p.m. for items that include a week at an Ogunquit cottage, a handmade quilt, a water color painting and first-class weekend lodgings.

There is a $10 admission fee, covering refreshments and a bidding paddle. All proceeds go to the many ministries of the church.

PORTLAND

Recovery community gala

Members of the recovery community and their families will be celebrated at the Crossroads Annual Gala, 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Westin Portland Harborview Hotel, 157 High St.

The event will include a silent and live auction, a full dinner and a guest speaker.

Funds raised will benefit the Barbara L. Dacri Scholarship Fund, helping men and women get financial assistance for treatment and recovery for programs and services in Maine.

Tickets are $75 and can be purchased at www.501auctions.com/crossroadsgala.

For more details, call 773-9931, ext. 123, or email [email protected]

BATH

Craft Fair and Cafe on Saturday

A Christmas Craft Fair and Cafe will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Mary’s Church, 144 Lincoln St.

The fair will feature crafters, a silent auction, Grandma’s Attic and a cookie walk.

The cafe will offer breakfast and lunch items, including fish chowder, chili, pizza, hot dogs and more. For more details, call 443-5389.

Church sets youth programs

The Bath United Methodist Church will offer a Programs of Religious Activities for Youth and God and Me religious award program from 9 to 10 a.m. Sundays, Nov. 6 through 27, at the church, 340 Oak Grove Ave.

The faith-based curriculum is designed to help children become best friends with Jesus and tell their story of “God and Me” together. Children will make games and keep them in a GAMEBOX (God and Me Exploring Box.

The program is open to children in first through third grades, that are nondenominational or members of a Protestant or independent denomination.

The P.R.A.Y. program will meet the religious reward requirements for the Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts religious medal, patch, certificate and national registration.

The $5 fee includes registration, student workbook and a certificate. Register early as space is limited.

For more details, go to tinyurl.com/godandme2016, www.pray.org or www.umscouting.org or email [email protected] or go to.

WELLS

Week’s library programs

The Wells Public Library will offer the following programs this week at 1434 Post Road:

Celebrate Veteran’s Day at 6 p.m. Tuesday with a patriotic concert performed by Don Campbell.

Celebrate the new Harry Potter movie at the library with an afternoon of crafting, eating snacks and playing games all themed around Harry Potter. The “Random Fandom: Harry Potter” will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday. Contact is Jade Austin at [email protected]

At noon Friday, master gardener Jolene Staruch will answer gardening questions during the Lunch and Learn program “Put Your Garden to Bed.” All are welcome to bring lunch, and the library will provide light refreshments. Contact is Devin Burritt at [email protected]

For more details, call the library at 646-8181 Ext. 202 or email Allison Herman at [email protected]

OLD ORCHARD BEACH

Course on being a notary

Old Orchard Beach and Saco Adult Education will offer a course on becoming a notary public from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, Nov. 10 and 17 at 40 E. E. Cummings Blvd.

A notary’s primary duty is to formally witness transactions involving paper documents and, in Maine, officiate at weddings. Applicants must be a resident of Maine. New Hampshire residents who are regularly employed in Maine or carry on a trade or business in Maine are also eligible.

Applicants can leave with all the testing and paperwork completed and ready to submit to the state. License fee is approximately $50 and is valid for seven years.

To register or for more details, call 934-7922 or go to www.oobsaco.maineadulted.org.

SOUTH BERWICK

Lecture on Scots in 1650

The Old Berwick Historical Society will present the lecture “Prisoners of War: Durham and the fate of the Scots in 1650” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Whipple Art Center, Berwick Academy.

Dr. Chris Gerrard, head of the department of archeology at Durham University, England, will present a lecture on the fate of 17th-century soldiers imprisoned at Durham.

The talk is part of the historical society’s research in preparation for a major new exhibit on the lives of Scottish prisoners who settled here called “Forgotten Frontier: Untold Stories of the Piscataqua,” opening at the Counting House Museum in South Berwick in May of 2017.

For more details, go to www.oldberwick.org or call 384-0000.