Children’s fishing derby rescheduled for Saturday

The 31st annual Scarborough Kiwanis Kids Fishing Derby has been rescheduled for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Bayley’s Camping Resort at the Ross Road entrance.

Admission is free for kids ages 4 to 14 and $3 for adults. Prizes will be awarded in three age categories. Drawings will also be held for prizes, including two bikes.

Doughnuts, burgers and hot dogs will be available.

For more details, call Tim O’Halloran at 885-9512 or club secretary Sharon Binette at 590-7781.

Free library talk focuses on civic engagement in the U.S.

Laura Young, Maine Community Foundation’s vice president of philanthropy, will speak at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Scarborough Public Library, at 48 Gorham Road.

Young will explore our motivations for giving back, the history of civic engagement in the U.S., and the need to belong and feel connected in today’s changing world through her topic, “Why Do We Give?”

The event is free to attend. Refreshments will be served.

Registration is requested by calling the library at 883-4723, option 5, or emailing [email protected]


Sniff out spring blooms at Mother’s Day walk

Enjoy an easy Mother’s Day walk in the Great Pond Mountain Wildlands, from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, where you can hunt for spring blooms.

Attendees will meet at 1 p.m. at the Wildlands south gate on Route 1, just south of the intersection. Dress appropriately for walking and bring bug protection.

For more details, call Jennifer at 469-2045, email [email protected] or visit


Library events geared toward anime enthusiasts

Talk about anime, learn to draw your favorite characters, watch your favorite anime films and TV shows on the projection screen, and do everything anime in-between from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday in Hank’s Room at the Kennebunk Free Library at 112 Main St.

The event is open to students and teens in sixth through 12th grade.

For more details, call 985-2173, Ext. 5, or visit


Animal Welfare Society holds storytime, yard sale

Animal Welfare Society will host the following events this week:

A Furry Tales Story & Adventure Hour will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Humane Education Room at the Animal Welfare Society at 46 Holland Road. Preschoolers are invited to discover the exciting world of animals with stories, playtime, crafts, songs, movement and animal time.

The event is free to attend, though donations are appreciated.

The AWS Annual Yard Sale will begin at 8 a.m. at Sue Flynn’s residence at 6 Hearthstone Drive in Kennebunk.

For more information, call 985-3244 ext. 109.


Volunteers have choice of sites for brook cleanup

A community cleanup of Goosefare Brook will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, with volunteers meeting at one of two sites: 41 King St. in Saco or Old Orchard Beach High School at 40 E. Emerson Cummings Blvd.

Attendees should dress appropriately with waterproof gloves and work boots, and several of those items will be available for use.

For more details, call Joe Laverriere at 284-6641 or email [email protected]


Residents may drop off recyclable electronics

An electronic recycling event is planned from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Windham Mall, Veterans Memorial Drive entrance, off Route 302, next to Friendly’s.

Community members are invited to drop off their recyclable items, including TVs of all sizes, computers and monitors, hard drives, laptops, printers, cordless phones, cellphones, VCRs, DVDs, audio equipment, stereos, speakers and more.

Household appliances such as stoves, refrigerators, microwaves and vacuum cleaners are not allowed.


Vintage clothes welcome at historical society’s spring tea

The Palermo Historical Society will hold a spring tea from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Worthing House, at 54 North Palermo Road.

Vintage clothing will be on display and a presentation about fashion throughout the decades will be held. Attendees are invited to dress in a vintage outfit, bring an outfit to display, or just come in contemporary fashion and bring memories of times past.

Music will be provided by Don Salvatore. Coffee, tea, punch and cookies will be served.

For more details, email [email protected]


Rubik’s cube challenge among library’s offerings

Wells Public Library will host the following events this week at 1434 Post Road:

Toddler storytime, for ages 2 to 5, will meet at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday or at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday for stories, songs, and movement with caregivers, all followed by a craft.

Conversational French language group will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday to offer activities, questions and other approaches to practicing the language.

On Friday, people are invited at 10:30 a.m. to continue individual needlework projects. There will be a lunch and learn on honeybees with farmer Frank Ferrucci at noon.

Then, the Lego and Rubik’s Cube Club will meet at 3 p.m. to build master creations with Legos provided by the library, or to try to solve a Rubik’s cube. For more details, call Allison Herman at 646-8181 or email [email protected]


Registration required for macrobiotics cooking class

Southern Maine Health Care will sponsor a macrobiotics natural foods cooking class from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Sweetser School, 50 Moody St.

Macrobiotics is a natural approach to health and sickness that follows a diet consisting of whole foods and cooking techniques. The session will be presented by macrobiotic master chef Connie Arnold.

The class if free, but registration is required by calling 283-7320.


Plant and bake sale satisfies appetites, green thumbs

A plant and bake sale will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Tory Hill Meetinghouse at Routes 112 and 202.

The sale will offer annuals, perennials, baked goods and a green elephant table, featuring an assortment of used garden pots, tools and equipment – as well as select new items such as birdhouses and Adirondack chairs. Luncheon items such as hot dogs, chips and drinks also will be available for sale.


Library book sale features science fiction, kids’ titles

South Berwick Public Library will host a book sale from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at 27 Young St.

The event will feature thousands of hardcovers, paperbacks, fiction, nonfiction, children’s books, and a large selection of classic science fiction, priced from 50 cents to $2 each.


Lecture centers on Civil War and Bowdoin’s 1861 class

A Joshua L. Chamberlain Civil War Round Table Lecture will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at Curtis Memorial Library’s Morrell Room, 23 Pleasant St.

Speaker John Cross will hold the talk “Entering the Maelstrom: The Bowdoin Class of 1861 and the Civil War.”

Lectures are free and open to the public; donations are appreciated.