Maine Prep will offer SAT prep classes from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays from Aug. 2 through Aug. 27 at Cape Elizabeth High School, 343 Ocean House Road.
The 8-session course is designed to teach students strategies to use in the math, writing and reading sections of the SAT. The courses will prepare high school seniors for the Oct. 6 SAT and juniors for the PSAT.
To register, call 799-2868.
For additional information, call 798-5690.
Peter Behrens, author of "The O'Briens," will give a talk about his book at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Falmouth Memorial Library. The event is free and open to the public.
The North Gorham Library is sponsoring an open house at the fire barn at 10 a.m. Thursday at the corner of Standish Neck and North Gorham roads. Visitors will get the chance to meet firefighters and see the engines and equipment. For more information, call 892-2575.
A quilting workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, Route 26. The cost is $35. Pre-registration required. For more information, call 926-4597 or go to www.shaker.lib.me.us.
Norm Devonshire, an accomplished wood carver, will lead a workshop from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, Route 26. The workshop is for people with intermediate-level skills. Preregistration is required. The cost is $35. For more information, call 926-4597.
Joyce Belcher, a certified herbalist from York and founder of Herbs For Life, will give a pet health presentation from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Planet Dog Company Store, 211 Marginal Way in Portland. Belcher will talk about ways to help your pet with Lyme disease and other tick- borne diseases. The presentation is part of Planet Dog's popular Yappy Hour. People are encouraged to bring their pets. For more information, go to http://petwellnessblends.com.
Urumuri, the Rwandese women's association of Maine, is celebrating its two-year anniversary with music, song, dance and food at 3 p.m. Saturday at the East End Community School.
The event will feature cultural dancing from all age groups, and Portland's own professional Rwandese dance troupe called INGANZO.
Tickets cost $10 for adults and $5 for high school and college students and seniors. For more information, call 773-4336.
The Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center is offering a tour of its marsh under a full moon from 8 to 9:30 p.m. July 31 at the center on Pine Point Pond Road. Participants can watch for black-crowned night heron along the bank or snowy egret flying back to a nearby island for the evening.
The cost is $11 for adults and $9 for children; or $12 for adult non-members and $10 for child non-members. Advance registration is necessary. Participants must arrive no later than 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 883-5100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
A neighborhood ice cream social will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the West Scarborough United Methodist Church, located at the corner of Church Street and Route 1.
For more information, call 883-2814 or go to www.wsumc.us.
The South Portland Community Center is offering two trips this week.
The first is a biking excursion on Friday on Peaks Island. Participants should meet at 9:15 a.m. at the community center, 21 Nelson Road. Bikers will take the Casco Bay ferry to Peaks Island and rent bikes at Brad's Bike Shop.
The cost is $25 per person. For more information and to register, call 767-7650 or go to www.southportland.org.
The community center is also offering a kayaking camp for kids ages 8 to 14 from July 30 through Aug. 3 at Willard Beach. The camp will be led by instructors from Seaspray Kayaking. For more information and to register, call 767-7650.
The American Red Cross is offering a babysitting course from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at the Martin's Point Health Education Center, 331 Veranda St.
This course covers safety, basic first aid and emergencies. It's designed for young people ages 11 to 15.
Registration is required. The cost is $110. For more information, call 1-800-260-6681 or go to www.martinspoint.org.
York Public Library, 15 Long Sands Road, will host a variety of programs this week.
An evening of poetry will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
A performance by magician Norman Ng will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday as part of the Summer Family Fun Festival.
An artist talk with Loretta Krupinski will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, titled "Looking Astern: An Artist's View of Maine's Working Waterfronts."
For more details, call 363-2818 or go to www.york.lib.me.us.
A number of new programs will be offered this week at the Camden Public Library, 55 Main St.
Author Max Alexander will launch his new book "Bright Lights, No City: An African Adventure on Bad Roads with a Brother and a Very Weird Business Plan," at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
David Dodso will perform at noon Wednesday at Camden Amphitheatre. Seafarers and authors Lin and Larry Pardey will present an illustrated talk on "The Adventures that Shaped our Lives" at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
And, children's librarian Amy Hand will head a National Dance Day celebration for all ages at 10 a.m. Sunday at the Camden Amphitheatre.
For more details, call Ken Gross at 236-3440.
A two-day basket weaving class will be held today and Tuesday at Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center, 521 Main St.
Attendees will be taught how to make a market basket. The workshops will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. today, with a second session set for 9 a.m. Tuesday for unfinished baskets.
Materials and class fee is $20. Pre-registration is required to order supplies.
For more details, call 563-1363 or go to www.spectrumgenerations.org.
An outdoor sock-hop dance and dine fundraiser will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Winship Green Nursing Center.
Attendees are encouraged to wear their poodle skirts and slick back their hair for the dance, featuring oldies music provided by DJ Eddie Doyle.
There will also be a hula-hoop contest and root beer floats.
Tickets are $6. Proceeds to benefit the Walk to End Alzheimer's. For more details, call Julie at 443-9772.
Kittery Estates will host two free seminars Thursday highlighting prevention of falls and strokes.
A balance clinic will be held at 11 a.m. and a stroke prevention seminar will be held at 7 p.m.
Advance reservations are appreciated. Call 438-9111 by Tuesday.
The preservation plan for the historic "Gingerbread House" on Main Street will be unveiled at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Norway Historical Society at 471 Main St.
Margaret Gaertner of the Portland firm Barba and Wheelock Architects will present a summary of the three-phase, sequenced plan for the preservation and repair of the 1850s landmark building.
For more details, go to www.gingerbreadhousenorway.org or call Pat Shearman at 743-0505.
In conjunction with the Belfast Bound Book Festival, Bellabooks will honor local writers with three days of signings, readings and poetry with some of Maine's top authors, illustrators and poets.
Events will kick off Friday, when author Elizabeth Hand will read excerpts from her book "Radiant Days" from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
On Saturday, there will be book signings with Bath-based author Kieran Shields from 1 to 2 p.m. and Elisabeth Tova Bailey from 3 to 4 p.m., followed by the Belfast Poetry Showcase at 6:30 p.m. featuring readings from Ellen Sander, Sheila Holtz, Shelley Johnson, Joel Lipman, Elizabeth Garber, Linda Buckmaster and Jacob Fricke.
The event will wrap up Sunday with final signings with Martha White from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. and Chris Van Dusen from 2 to 3 p.m. Bellabooks is located at 135 High St.
For more details, call 930-6325.
Beattie Chicks Makery will offer a late summer art camp from Aug. 27-31 for girls ages 7 to 12.
The camp will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday with aftercare available until 5 p.m.
Cost is $250 plus an additional $50 for those seeking aftercare.
The cost includes a full day of art activities and snacks. For more details or to register, email email@example.com or call 619-0222.
The Kennebunk and Kennebunkport Democratic Committee will meet at 8 a.m. Saturday at the Kennebunkport Fire Station on North Street. For more details, email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
The Fourth Annual Herb Noble Motorcycle Ride will be held Saturday at Bentley's Saloon on Route 1.
Registration begins at 8 a.m., with departure at 10:30 a.m. Cost is $25.
Advance registrants will get a commemorative T-shirt at sign-in.
Motorcycles will cruise back roads, with one pit stop before circling back to Bentley's by early afternoon. The Bentley's half bus will be available to transport non-riders who want to participate. A raffle and live music will follow. Rain date is Sunday.
Proceeds to benefit the Barbara Bush Children's Hospital at Maine Medical Center.
Registrations are being accepted for the 10th Annual Golf Classic, set for Aug. 16, benefiting Leavitt's Mill Free Health Center.
The event is being held at the Dutch Elm Golf Club, at 5 Brimstone Road, featuring a scramble format, corporate teams and individual players, prizes, awards, a silent auction and barbecue luncheon.
Check in is from 11:15 to 11:45 a.m. with a noon shotgun start. Cost is $110 per person or $400 for teams, which includes lunch. Rain date is Aug. 23. For more details, or to register, call 282-9850.
Author David Morse will read excerpts from his children's book "Julie's Climb" at 10 a.m. Monday at the Senior Center at Lower Village, 175 Port Road. Steve Hrehovcik, the book's Illustrator, also will be on hand to give a drawing demonstration. The presentation is open to the public and geared to ages 5 to 9. Advance sign-ups are appreciated by calling 967-8514.
The Kennebunk-based Astronomical Society of Northern New England will present two new astronomy night programs at the Kennebunk Free Library at 112 Main St. as part of Starry Nights Summer Series. Ian T. Durham will present a program on cosmology at 6:30 p.m. today.
Joan Chamberlin will talk about NASA's Kepler Mission that is searching for habitable planets at 6:30 p.m. July 30. Both talks are free.
For more details, call 985-2173 or go to www.kennebunklibrary.org.
A premiere poetry night set for 7 p.m. Thursday at Kennebunk Free Library will feature readings from established Maine poets and previously unpublished artists, as well as audio of poet May Sarton, recorded in 1970. The program is free.
Light refreshment will be offered.
For more details, call 985-2173 or go to www.kennebunklibrary.org.
The Dyer Library's giant annual book sale runs from Saturday through Aug. 7 at 371 Main St.
The sale will be held during regular library hours of 9:30 to 5 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; and 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays.
All proceeds from the sale will benefit the Dyer Library and Saco Museum. For more details, call 283-3861.
An AARP Driver Safety Program will be offered from noon to 4:30 p.m. Friday at Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center, 521 Main St. The course is open to ages 55 and older.
Cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for all others. During July, any person in the education field may take the course for just $5 when they provide identification.
To register, call 563-1363.
The 14th Annual Ossipee Valley Music Festival will be held Thursday through Sunday at the Ossipee Valley Fairgrounds, off Route 25.
The event will feature more than 40 hours of live music on two stages with some 30 national touring and regional artists performing Americana, roots, bluegrass, old time country, rockabilly, jazz, Celtic, folk and a few other genres of music.
The festival also hosts a variety of contests, workshops, children's activities, camping, craft sales, food vendors, demonstrations, instrument sales and repairs.
For a complete list of times, activities and ticket fees, go to www.ossipeevalley.com.
Maine Maritime Academy's 91-year-old two-masted wooden schooner Bowdoin will offer open boat public tours from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday at the MMA waterfront.
An accompanying exhibit, compiled by the Castine Historical Society and detailing the vessel's history, will be exhibited at the Castine Town Common's Abbott School.
The schooner's captain and crew also will be on hand to answer questions. Refreshments will be served and prize drawings offered.
For more details, go to www.castinehistoricalsociety.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 326-4118.Tweet