Walk at state park beckons mushroom aficionados

As part of the Coastal Mountains Nature Program series, Nicholas Repenning, a Maine Mycological Association member and mushroom enthusiast, will lead a mushroom-focused walk from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Steven’s Corner in Camden Hills State Park.

The past two summers have been extraordinarily dry in the state and, with a normal amount of rain this summer, we should see an abundant crop of fungi. Contact Polly Jones at 236-7091 or [email protected]


History Barn Open House will be held Saturday

The next monthly New Gloucester History Barn Open House will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the History Barn, 383 Intervale Road (Route 231), behind the Town Hall. The event is free and open to the public. Contact Leonard L. Brooks at 926-3188.


Library lecture centers on man of art, man of words

Wells Public Library will host a Lunch and Learn talk at noon Friday titled “The Friendship of Henry Strater and Ernest Hemingway,” at 1434 Post Road.

The libray has partnered with the Ogunquit Museum of American Art to offer the first in a four-part series of art lectures and art viewing opportunities.

An exhibit captures the tumultuous relationship between the two men through paintings, photographs, illustrated books and archival materials.

Attendees are encouraged to bring a lunch, and light refreshments will be provided.

This free event is sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library.

For details, call the library at 646-8181 or contact Andrea Kazilionis at [email protected]