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For more details, call 283-3861.


Free nature center walks

Hidden Valley Nature Center volunteer Sheryl Bickel will begin offering monthly walks in the woods at the center on the second Tuesday of each month, beginning on Sept. 10.

Bickel will lead visitors on a 90-minute walk to explore the center's 25-plus miles of trails, as well as outstanding natural features like bogs, ponds, streams and cliffs. Each month will feature new trails.

The extent and the rigor of the walk will vary each month depending on the group's interest. Well-behaved dogs are welcome.

Attendees will meet at the 131 Egypt Road entrance just before 10 a.m. Tuesday.

Plan for a good walk according to the weather and bring any food or water you might want.

This event is free.

For more details, call 200-8840, email or go to


Library hosts free events

Camden Public Library will host a number of programs this week at 55 Main St.

Dr. Eric Betz will speak on "The Secrets to Permanent Weight Loss" at noon Monday as part of the wellness series co-hosted by the library and Pen-Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce. The talk will describe blood sugar imbalances, low metabolism, toxicity, poor sleep and nerve pressure, all of which have an impact on weight loss and overall health.

On Tuesday, there will be a meeting of the Tuesday Book Club at 1 p.m.; a meeting of the Camden Philosophical Society Reading Group at 4 p.m.; and the first session of the Hatchery Entrepreneurial Series at 7 p.m.

The Hatchery is a series of free workshops for people considering starting a business of their own and will run every two weeks. Participants may attend the whole series or sit in on individual workshops.

On Thursday, executive clinical director of Wellness Connection of Maine Becky DeKeuster and Dr. James Li, emergency physician at Miles Memorial Hospital, will present a talk on "Medical Cannabis 101" at 7 p.m.

The purpose of the presentation is to provide a basic education about the history and science of this medicine, with an introduction to Maine's medical marijuana law.

For more details, call Ken Gross at 236-3440.


Retirement workshop

Prince Memorial Library, at 266 Main St., will host a free "Living in Retirement Investment Workshop" at 6 p.m. Tuesday featuring a Social Security specialist, Medicare consultant and investment help.

Refreshments will be served.

For more details, call 829-2215.


Maine Crafts Guild show

The Maine Crafts Guild's fourth annual Scarborough Fine Crafts Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Camp Ketcha at 336 Black Point Road.

Dozens of professional craftspeople will be showcasing their work in wood, metal, glass, fiber, clay and more.

Admission is $5 for adults; children admitted free.

For more details, call Jennifer Nielsen 210-0129.


Food historian to speak

Noted cookbook author and award winning food historian Sandra Oliver will speak at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Thomaston Historical Society at 80 Knox St.

Refreshments will be served prior to the meeting at 7 p.m.

The program is free of charge.

For more details, call Eve Anderson at 354-8835.


Talk on Antarctic exploration

Buzz Scott, founder of OceansWide, will present the illustrated talk "Historic Antarctic Exploration -- Shackleton, Scott and Amundsen" at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Penobscot Marine Museum's Stephen Phillips Memorial Library, 11 Church St.  

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