May 20, 2013


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Ride volunteers Jennifer Beadnell, with the American Cancer Society, and Mike Fairweather, with the Beach Bike Ride for Charity, train for the Annual Beach Bike Ride for Charity, set for June 15 on the Wells coast.

Photo courtesy Mike Fairweather

Also on Saturday, there will be guided nature hikes through the fields and woods of Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. for $2/$5 for children and adults.

The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and closed Sundays through Oct. 14, offering tours, exhibits, special events and a museum shop.

For more details, call 926-4597 or go to


Raised-bed garden workshop

Richard Brzozowski, from the University of Maine, will teach a workshop on Raised Bed Gardening at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Highland Lake Grange No. 87 at Route 302 and Hardy Road.

Admission is free and refreshments will be served.

For more details, call David at 854-5753 or email


Youthlinks to hold open house

Youthlinks invites friends, families and volunteers to an open house from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at 420 Broadway. Visitors will be able to tour the Youthlinks' house and garden, and the orchard recently planted by the students of Oceanside East High School.

They will also have the opportunity to meet the instructors and community volunteers who have helped design and run the after-school and summer programs of Youthlinks. Outdoor activities and games are planned. For more details, go to or call 594-2221.


Gingerbread House campaign

The Friends of the Gingerbread House are launching a fundraising campaign from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Gingerbread House, at 500 Main St., to raise funds to replace the roof shingles to help restore the historic landmark building.

Roofing shingles for the project will be sold for $50 per bundle and Friends board members, who are spearheading the renovation work, will be on hand to share about the project. The public is invited to stop by for coffee and doughnuts.


College prep sessions set

Patten Free Library, at 33 Summer St., has planned college preparation information sessions for local high school students and their families to learn about the college search and application process. Those sessions will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m., the first this Wednesday and the second on May 29. Both are free and open to the public.

No preregistration is required. For more details, call Jordan at 443-5141, ext. 25.


Bat talk will have live animals

An entertaining presentation on bats, to include live animals, will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Prince Memorial Library, 266 Main St.

The talk is open for ages 5 and older for a suggested donation of $1. For more details, call 829-2215.


Appraisal day scheduled

An Antique Appraisal Day will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Riverside United Methodist Church at routes 25 and 160. Appraisals will be provided by Kezar Falls Curiosity Shop with military memorabilia welcome.

Hosted by Sacopee Valley Health Center and the church, the event will include light refreshments. There will be a maximum appraisal amount of three items per person at $10 per item or three items for $25.

For more details, call 625-3082.


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