Thursday, December 12, 2013
From staff reports
Historian, Civil War photos
State historian Earle Shettleworth Jr. will give a lecture on "Civil War Photographs," an illustrated discussion of Maine's soldiers and veterans at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Log Cabin, 196 Main St.
The lecture is sponsored by the Yarmouth Historical Society. The suggested donation is $3 for members and $5 for nonmembers.
For details, call 846-6259.
Historic house tour
The third annual Yarmouth Historic House tour will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday along Lafayette Street, Gilman Road and Princes Point.
Cost is $20 in advance and $25 on the day of the event. Tickets are available at the Yarmouth Historical Society, Yarmouth Community Services and the Yarmouth branch of the Bath Savings Institution.
The event starts at 9:45 a.m. at Town Hall, where guests can buy tickets and pick up program guides. For details, call 846-6259 or go to www.yarmouthmehistory.org.
Film at historical society
The Sanford-Springvale Historical Society will hold its annual meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at its museum at 505 Main St., showing the film, "The Story of Chase Velmo," made about 80 years ago by Goodall Mills. For details, call 324-2797.
Intelligence analyst to talk
Retired Coast Guard Capt. Raymond Brown, an expert on intelligence analysis, will speak at 2 p.m. Saturday at Brick Store Museum Program Center on Dane Street.
The meeting is sponsored by he Maine Chapter of the Association for Intelligence Officers. For more information, call 967-4298.
Chili, chowder and apples
The third annual Chili, Chowder & Apple Dessert Contest, sponsored by the Waterborough Historical Society, will be held Saturday at the Center Fire Station, John Smith Road, Waterboro Center. The judging starts at 4:45 p.m., followed by public sampling.
For details, call Dianne Holden at 247-5926.
Junk mail workshop
Goodall Hospital and the Seniors and Law Enforcement Council will head a Junk Busters Workshop, designed to lessen junk mail, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Trafton Senior Center, 19 Elm St. Coffee and refreshments will be served. To register, call Michelle Matt at 490-7606.
Craft fair at grange
The Sabbathday Lake Grange will hold a craft fair 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the hall on Sabbathday Road.
Tables are available to rent for $10. Food will be sold. Organizers are also holding a food drive for the Community Auxiliary Food Pantry in Gray.
For details, call 998-2586.
Coleman at writers group
Melissa Coleman, author of "This Life Is in Your Hands: One Dream, Sixty Acres, and a Family Undone," will join the South Portland Public Library Writers Group in an evening of readings at 7 on Thursday at the library, 482 Broadway.
The free event will start with "Maine Stories by Mainers," a series of works from the writers group.
For details, call 767-7660.
Session for new Cub Scouts
Portland Cub Scout Pack 97 will hold a new members night from 6 to 7:30 Tuesday in the library at Hall Elementary School, 23 Orono Road. Boys in grades 1 through 5 are eligible to join.
For more information, call Matt Wickenheiser at 761-1650 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Teens to Trails fundraiser
Flatbread Co. is hosting a fundraiser Tuesday night to raise money for the annual Teens to Trails outing to Acadia National Park.
Flatbread will donate 10 percent of all pizza sales from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday to the cause. Several Teens to Trails clubs are planning to camp in Acadia over Columbus Day weekend. For more information, call 882-9613.
Wilderness first aid course
Saint Joseph's College is offering a two-day wilderness and remote first aid certification course from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 23 and 24 at the Harold Alfond Center.
Participants must have current adult CPR/AED certifications. The cost is $110 for the full certification class and $100 for recertification.
For details, call 893-6615.
Rosalyn Baston apple fest
The second annual Rosalyn Baston Apple Festival will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the North Yarmouth Congregational Church, 3 Gray Road.
All proceeds will benefit the church. For more information, call 829-3644.