October 7, 2013



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A group studies species of goldenrod during a Skyline Farm Nature Walk. The next nature walk takes place at 1 p.m. Sunday at the farm in North Yarmouth.

Photo courtesy of Patti Mikkelsen

Learn about community forest

The Conservation Commission will hold an informal discussion on managing a community forest for both the short- and long-term at 7 p.m. Monday in the Old Orchard Beach Town Hall Chambers.

Guest speaker Tin Smith, a board member of the Great Works Regional Land Trust, will share strategies for managing woodlots.

For more information, call John Bird at 934-4009.


Exploring genealogy resources

Carol Prescott McCoy, Ph.D., will give a presentation, “Digging for Gold in Maine Town Records,” at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Yarmouth History Center at 118 East Elm St.

McCoy will talk about the records as a rich resource for genealogists. Learn how towns typically developed, what town records were created and where you might look for them.

Cost of the talk is $3 for members and $5 for non-members.

For more details, call 846-6259 or go to www.yarmouthmehistory.org.


Temping as a path to a job

The York County CareerCenter is offering workshops for job seekers and those considering training to upgrade their skills and increase their employability.

This week’s session will feature the talk “Temping Your Way to New Employment or Career,” from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday. Topics will include considering use of staffing agencies and the benefits of temporary employment.

A question and answer period will follow. Space will be limited.

To register, call 324-5460 or (800) 343-0151.


Film about climate change

The Falmouth Recycling and Energy Advisory Committee and Falmouth Memorial Library will screen the documentary “Do the Math: The Movie” at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the library at 5 Lunt Road.

The film details the rising movement to change the terrifying math of the climate crisis and to challenge the fossil fuel industry.

A discussion will follow. For more details, call 781-2351, ext. 206.


Nature walk at Skyline Farm

Skyline Farm will host a nature walk at 1 p.m. Sunday, beginning at its visitor center at 95 The Lane.

This slow-paced stroll, led by naturalists Tracy Miner Ames and Heidi Perkins, is ideal for children and adults of all ages.

Bring your drink, magnifying glass and binoculars (if you have them), and the trail mix will be provided.

The event is free; however, donations are appreciated. There’s no pre-registration. For more details, call Patti Mikkelsen at 926-5660.


Library programs this week

Topsham Public Library, at 25 Foreside Road, will offer the following programs this week:

A history talk at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday with anthropologist, archaeologist and author Bruce Borque detailing his study of Maine’s Red Paint People;

Firefighter Storytime at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, featuring stories and a demonstration of firefighter gear;

A meeting of the Men’s Book Group at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, talking about the book “Saturday” by Ian McEwan;

A Teen Talk from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday;

The first of four Parent/Child Workshops, meeting from10:30 a.m. to noon Fridays through Nov. 1;

A Scary Movie Matinee, from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, screening Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psycho.” This movie is rated R, and not for children or the faint of heart.

Those wishing to submit prose for the library’s Joy of the Pen writing competition are reminded that entries of previously unpublished fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction will be accepted through 8 p.m. Thursday.

For more details, call 725-1727 or go to www.topshamlibrary.org.


War of 1812’s local impact

Local historian Hank Lunn will give a presentation on Camden’s experience in the War of 1812 at 7 p.m. Tuesday, based on diaries and historical records he has researched.

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