Ice cream social to follow men’s a cappella concert

The University of Maine Steiners all-male a cappella group performs at 7 p.m. Monday at the South Freeport Congregational Church, 98 South Freeport Road.

After the one-hour concert, there will be an ice cream social in the Community Hall.

A $5 donation at the door is suggested. For more details, call 865-4012.


Audubon talk to focus on protecting shorebirds

York County Audubon will sponsor the talk “From the Arctic to Brazil by Way of the Coast of Maine: The Semipalmated Sandpiper’s Journey” at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Mather Auditorium at the Wells Reserve, 342 Laudholm Farm Road.

Dr. Shiloh Schulte will give this free talk on shorebirds and developing better strategies to protect declining species.


Ecologist Cutko to speak on midcoast ecosystems

Ecologist Andy Cutko will talk about “Natural Communities of Mid-Coast Maine: Exploring Special Habitats and Special Places” in the Coastal Mountains Nature Program series at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Camden Public Library, 55 Main St.

Cutko will discuss the different ecosystems found in midcoast Maine and the best places to find them. He is a co-author of “Natural Landscapes of Maine: A Guide to Natural Communities and Ecosystems.”

Cash for Clothes Sale raises funds for Coastal Opportunities

The semiannual Cash for Clothes Sale, to benefit Coastal Opportunities, will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, and 7 to 11 a.m. May 22 at the American Legion Hall, 91 Pearl St.

The proceeds will support Coastal Opportunities in assisting adults with developmental disabilities.

Land trust seeks volunteers to work on trails, install signs

Coastal Mountains Land Trust is hosting “Hands on the Mountain,” a half-day of trail work from 8:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Ragged Mountain.

Volunteers will meet at Camden Snow Bowl at 8:45, dispersing in smaller groups to tackle trail projects at the Camden Snow Bowl, Coastal Mountain Land Trust’s Ragged Mountain Preserve, the Georges Highland Path, and the Goose River mountain bike area. Tasks will include installing new intersection signs, building new mountain bike trails and working on wet spots.

Lunch and drinks will be provided by Boynton McKay and Baxter Brewing. Attendees should bring water, gloves and trail tools (e.g., a shovel, rake, pickax, loppers/handsaw).

Please RSVP by contacting 236-7091 or [email protected]


Seniors troupe will present family-friendly comedy show

The Hearts Ever Young senior entertainment group will perform “Love That Song” at 7 p.m. Thursday and 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Lincoln Theater, 2 Heater Road.

The troupe of senior thespians, ages 65 and older, will perform a show of family entertainment, featuring song, dance and comedy. A donation of $10 at the door is suggested.

For more details, call 563-3346.


Museum sale includes plants common during 18th century

The Tate House Museum annual Herb and Plant Sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 1267 Westbrook St.

This year’s sale will include period perennials and herbs that would have been found in the Tate House’s historic gardens in the 18th century and have been used for medicinal, culinary and fragrance purposes.

Tate House members and docents will also be contributing plants from their gardens. The gift shop will also be open.

For more details, call 774-6177.

Annual kosher barbecue starts with cocktail reception

The Holy Smokes fourth annual Community-Wide Kosher Barbecue will be held from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday at Levey Day School, 400 Deering Ave.

The event kicks off with a cocktail reception with music by Portland’s high-energy bluegrass band Jerks of Grass.

The barbecue includes kosher chicken and beef brisket, homemade pies, pickles, coleslaw and cornbread, made by Levey parents and community volunteers.

Tickets are $75 and available at


Former CIA executive to talk about battling terrorism

Retired CIA executive Thomas Twetten will give the talk “Challenges Ahead for CIA – Technology and Countering Terrorism” at the next meeting of the Association of Former Intelligence Officers, Maine Chapter, at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Program Center, Brick Store Museum, 4 Dane St.

Twetten’s talk is expected to include covert action, counterintelligence, the challenges of supplying effective technical support for officers in the field, and collecting intelligence on terrorist groups such as al-Qaida and the Islamic State.

‘Painfully Shy Life’ author to speak about her craft

The Brick Store Museum will present a talk by local author Helen Rivas Rose at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Museum Program Center, 117 Main St.

Rivas Rose will speak about her experiences writing “Brave: A Painfully Shy Life” and the work she has done to create the Center for Social Isolation Relief.

The talk is free. Light refreshments will be served. For more details, go to or call 985-4802.

Student artwork on display throughout May at museum

A new exhibition featuring the artwork of students of The New School in Kennebunk is on display throughout May at the Brick Store Museum, 117 Main St..

The show features various media by students ages 15 to 18. Students from The New School and their parents are invited to visit the museum for free while the exhibition is open.


Historical society to debut plans for meeting house

The Arundel Historical Society will hold a public meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the new M.L. Day School gymnasium to unveil plans for its historic meeting house at the North Chapel Common and to kick off a fundraising drive.

Refreshments will be available.


Plant and bake sales help work of town nonprofits

Freeport Historical Society’s second annual plant expedition on Saturday offers three opportunities to support local nonprofits.

The Freeport Historical Society’s Town & Country plant sale, at 45 Main St., will feature a members preview from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., with the sale running from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Freeport Women’s Club bake sale will be 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Wolfe’s Neck Farm plant sale will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 138 Burnett Road.


Historical society meeting centers on Civil War vets

“Local Civil War Veterans” is the title of the next meeting of the New Gloucester Historical Society, set for 7 p.m. Thursday at the New Gloucester Meetinghouse, 389 Intervale Road, Route 231. The speakers will be Tom Blake and Carol Manchester. Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

For more details, call Leonard L. Brooks at 926-3188.


Motorcycle ride benefits monument for veterans

The Southern Maine Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery Association will host the “Honor in Stone” benefit motorcycle ride Sunday morning at Iron Tails Saloon, 559 Route 109.

Proceeds from the ride will directly benefit the erecting of a POW/MIA monument in the Southern Maine Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery.

Registration begins at 9 a.m. A 10:30 a.m. ceremony by the Rolling Thunder occurs before the 40-mile, police-escorted ride. The ride is free but donations are accepted.


Bike rodeo at public works geared toward youths

The second annual Saco Community Bike Rodeo will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Saco Public Works facility on North Street.

The event is free and open to children in kindergarten through fifth grade and their families.


Community center holds free 5th anniversary event

The Kittery Community Center will celebrate its fifth anniversary from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday with activities for the family at the Recreation Center, 120 Roger Road.

Attendees can try out a class, enjoy a performance, check out artwork or explore the building. This event is free and open to the public.

For details, call 439-3800 or visit


Coca-Cola Scholar earns $20,000 for college

Cape Elizabeth resident Natalie Gale has been named a 2017 Coca-Cola Scholar, one of the nation’s premiere scholarship programs. She was selected from a pool of nearly 86,000 applicants nationwide and has been awarded a $20,000 college scholarship.

As a member of the 29th class of Coca Cola Scholars, Gale was recognized in the areas of leadership, service and academics.

Gale is a violinist and a founding member of the Portland Conservatory of Music String Quartet and the Maine Youth Rock Orchestra.