May 12, 2013



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Lyme disease specialist Dr. Bea Szantyr, shown in front of the camera, will give a “Tick Talk” on Thursday.

Ken Gross Photo

Expert to discuss ticks

May is Lyme Disease Awareness month, and the Camden Public Library will again host Lyme disease specialist Dr. Bea Szantyr at 7 p.m. Thursday for a "Tick Talk" detailing ticks, Lyme disease, the difficulties of medical diagnosis and steps you can take to protect yourself and your family.

The session is free and open to the public.

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

Cash for clothes benefit

The semi-annual cash for clothes sale to benefit Coastal Opportunities will be held Saturday through Monday, May 20 at the American Legion Hall on Pearl Street.

The sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Clothing can be bought at half price from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday; and by the bag from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday.

The fundraising event will benefit Coastal Opportunities, an agency providing services to autistic and developmentally disabled adults in the Knox County area.

For more information, call 594-5429.


Civil War in pictures

Libby Bischof, a history professor at the University of Southern Maine, will give an illustrated talk, "Visualizing the Civil War -- Homefront and Battlefield," at 7 p.m. Thursday at the North Gorham Public Library, 2 Standish Neck Road.

Bischof will discuss photography during the Civil War while highlighting the work of photographers Mathew Brady, Alexander Gardner and T.H. O'Sullivan. For more information, call 892-2575.


Land trust plant sale

The South Portland Land Trust will hold its Annual Plant and Bake Sale Saturday at the American Legion Hall, 413 Broadway.

The sale will offer annuals, perennials, vegetables, herbs, wildflowers and groundcovers, as well as baked goods and coffee.

The sale will open exclusively to land trust members from 8 to 9 a.m. with all others welcome thereafter.

Proceedswill be shared by the land trust and the South Portland Community Garden Collective.

For more details, call Susan Chase at 615-7840.


Plant and bake sale set

The 20th annual Cumberland County Master Gardener's plant sale will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Barron Center, 1145 Brighton Ave.

The sale features herbs, vegetable seedlings, an extensive variety of perennials, plants and a large assortment of annuals.

There will also be a bake sale, and raffles of many garden-related products.

Proceeds of the sale support the group's Seed Grant program for community projects. 


Yard sale for food bank

Neighbors in the Dunegrass Community are holding a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday on Longcove and Oakmont Drive to raise money for the Old Orchard Beach Food Bank.

The food pantry serves nearly 500 people a month.


Plant sale to help library

The Friends of the Berwick Library will hold their 22nd Annual Plant Sale from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Berwick Public Library, Old Pine Hill Road and Sullivan Street.

Reasonably priced perennials, annuals, shrubs, trees, vegetables and herbs will be available.

All proceeds will benefit the library.


Annual church book sale

The South Freeport Congregational Church Annual Book Sale will begin with a preview sale from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, followed by sales from noon to 8 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Admission to the preview sale is $5.

Haddock chowder or black bean soup will be available for lunch Saturday.

All proceeds benefit the Educational Trust Fund, which provides annual college scholarships to local students.

The church is at 98 South Freeport Road. For more details, call 865-4012.

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