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Scott will discuss the history of the heroic age of Antarctic exploration and the famous men who pushed themselves to their physical and mental limits to explore a hostile landscape before the age of technology.
Tickets are $8 to $15. To purchase or for more details, call 548-2529 or go to http://buzzscott.eventbrite.com.
Home care job fair
Bridges Home Care is holding a job fair from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Rockland Career Center, located at 91 Camden St.
For more details, call Jennifer Fortin at 620-1679.
Police hosting bicycle event
The Kennebunk Police Department will hold its first bicycle rodeo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Kennebunk Elementary School at 177 Alewive Road.
The Bicycle Coalition of Maine will be on hand to provide a bicycle safety course and skill games for riders in kindergarten through eighth grade.
Members from the Kennebunkport Bicycle Company will provide free bicycle safety checks to all who attend, as well as bicycle helmet fittings.
Due to the generosity of sponsors, a limited number of bicycle helmets will be given for free to those in need.
A light lunch of hot dogs, chips and water will be provided around noon.
The Kennebunk Police Department and Kennebunk Fire Rescue will display police cars, fire trucks and ambulances.
Masonic Lodge representatives from Arundel and York will provide, free of charge, information and resources relative to their child identification program, a comprehensive child protection and identification tool.
Police officers also will be offering free bicycle registrations to all Kennebunk bike owners. This will help police return lost or stolen bikes to their owners.
Rain date is Sept. 21.
Chili and chowder contest
The fifth annual Chili, Chowder & Apple Dessert Contest, sponsored by the Waterborough Historical Society, will be held Saturday at the Grange Hall located at 31 West Road.
The judging starts at 4:30 p.m., followed by public tasting around 5 p.m.
Winners will be announced and prizes awarded in three categories at 6 p.m.
Area cooks, both professional and amateur, are invited to participate.
Contest food will be accepted between 4 and 4:30 p.m.
Chilis and chowders need to arrive hot in crockpots.
For more information, call Dianne Holden at 247-5926.
Tours of Marrett House
Historian Elaine Bradbury will lead special tours of the 1789 Marrett House, 40 Ossipee Trail East, on Route 25 on Sunday.
Bradbury will give a detailed presentation on the lives of upper class rural Maine women, like the three generations of Marrett women who lived in the house between 1790 and 1890.
Visitors will learn how the women of this period were educated, how they fed their families and took care of their homes and how they entertained themselves in their leisure time. Bradbury uses objects from her personal collection of 18th and 19th century cooking equipment to show how the Marrett women would have cooked for their families.
Tours leave at 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.
Admission is free for Historic New England members and $2.50 to $5 for all others.
Reservations for a specific tour are recommended but not required.
To reserve a spot, visit www.HistoricNewEngland.org or call 882-7169.
Talk on Mildred G. Burrage
Maine Preservation Commission director and state historian Earle Shettleworth Jr. will present an illustrated talk on local artist and historic preservationist Mildred G. Burrage at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Nickels-Sortwell House barn at 121 Main St.
This will be the final talk of the Historic New England 2013 Summer Lecture Series.
Advance registration is suggested.
Admission is $5 for members of Historic New England and $10 for nonmembers.
To register, call 882-7169 or visit www.HistoricNewEngland.org.
Golf tournament Saturday
The Gov. Kavanagh Knights of Columbus Council No. 1423 annual golf tournament will begin with a noon shotgun start Saturday at Sheepscot Links.
Openings for foursomes are still available.
The entry fee is $60 and includes 18 holes, a golf cart, lunch, 50/50 drawing and prizes for a variety of contests.
To register, call Robert Antognoni at 549-7694 or 215-9337.
Carpenter Cemetery tour
Jeannie Grant of the Waterborough Historical Society will conduct a walking tour of Carpenter Cemetery on Clark's Bridge Road at 2 p.m. Saturday.
Among the families Grant will profile are those of Nathaniel W. Carpenter, Jeremiah Carpenter, the Rev. Benjamin Bridges and Thomas Smith. If it rains, the walk will be canceled.
For more details, call 247-5332.