The Scarborough Historical Society is holding its annual sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday at the Scarborough Historical Museum, near Dunstan Corner. The fair will feature books, clothing, collectibles, crafts, food, household items and other things. The proceeds from the fair will helps maintain the museum and support its programs.
Native American scholar Dana Benner will present the talk "A Cultural Exploration of Early Native Americans in Scarborough" at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Scarborough Public Library, 48 Gorham Road.
Benner, a historian of Micmac, Penobscot and Piqwacket descent, will share artifacts from his collection and discuss the traditions of the early Native Americans that first inhabited Scarborough -- and called it Owascoag.
The public is invited to view a selection of early Native American artifacts from the Scarborough Historical Society and Museum collection, currently on display in the Library. This program is free and open to the public. A brief reception will follow. For more details, go to the website at www.scarboroughlibrary.org or call 883-4723 option 4.
The University of Maine Cooperative Extension in Cumberland is offering a series of workshops this month and next about preserving dilly beans, blueberry jam and tomato salsa.
A workshop will be held Tuesday about hot water bath canning and freezing dilly beans. Another workshop will be held Thursday about hot water bath canning and freezing low sugar blueberry jam. Other workshops will be held Aug. 9 and Aug. 23 about canning and freezing tomato salsa
The cost is $10. The workshops are held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the UMaine Cooperative Extension, 75 Clearwater Dr., Suite 104.
For more information and to register, call 781-6099 or go to umaine.edu/food-health/food-preservation/hands-on-workshops.
"Maine's Favorite Birds" authors Jeff and Allison Wells will be guest speakers at the Falmouth Memorial Library at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. The event is free and open to the public. For more details, call 781-2351.
Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village on Route 26 is offering a few workshops this Saturday. Betsey-Ann Golon, a Shaker Village herbalist, will give a class from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. about making a wreath with fresh harvested Shaker garden herbs. The cost is $40. Pre-registration required.
A guided nature hike in the Shaker fields and woods, Sabbathday Lake, Aurelia's Cascade, Loon's Point and the Old County Road will be held from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The cost is $5 for adults and $2 for children. Kids under 6 years old are free.
Another workshop about taking raw wool and making it into fine wool yarn and creations will be held at 10 a.m. This workshop is free. For more information and to register for the workshops, call 926-4597 or go to www.shaker.lib.me.us.
The first Westbrook High School Music Alumni Reunion will be held Saturday at the high school. There will be a reception, open house and potluck supper from 4 to 7 p.m., followed by an alumni band concert and continued social time until 9 p.m.. The reunion is open to any alumni who participated in concert band, wind ensemble, marching band, jazz/stage band, color guard or chorus. There is no cost to attend.
For more information, contact Bill Manning at firstname.lastname@example.org or Colleen Curran Burnham at email@example.com. For general information, call Dave Gowen at 854-5753 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Greater Portland Genealogical Chapter will meet at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the Church of Latter Day Saints, 29 Ocean House Road. Genealogist Gail Kill will present a program on conducting searches and streamlining analysis at 1 p.m. called "Organizing Your Research." A business meeting will follow at 2 p.m. For more details, call Paul Doucette at 839-2593.
A discussion on avoiding financial scams will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Thornton Oaks Retirement Community, 25 Thornton Way. FairPoint Communications Security Manager Larry Caruso will head the talk, which is free and open to the public.
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The annual Salvation Army Indoor Sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Salvation Army Tabernacle at Union Avenue and Sixth Street. Items for sale will include home-baked goods, crafts, books, household goods, jewelry and a number of coffee break and lunch items. For more details, call 934-4381.
Libby Library Book Shed, at 27 Staples St., will open Wednesday. Operating hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays, through Sept. 1. The store is closed on Sundays and Mondays.
For more details, call 934-4351.
Genealogist Fred Boyle will offer instructions on starting a family tree at the 7 p.m. Thursday meeting of the Waterborough Historical Society at the Carle's Corner Museum near Town House Road and Route 5. Boyle will discuss his research on his forthcoming book "Early Families of Waterborough, Maine." The program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. For details, call Jim Carll at 247-5878.
Reservations are being accepted for crafters and artists who wish to rent space at the Waterborough Historical Society's annual Art in The Barn & Craft Fair, set for Aug. 11 and 12. That event will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days on the grounds of the Taylor/Frey/Leavitt House Museum. Cost for a 10x10-foot space is $15 for one day and $20 for the weekend; vendors must bring their own tables and tents. For more details, call Fran at 641-5084, Betty at 247-4223 or Kathy at 247-5065.
The Waterborough Historical Society will sponsor a Maine Farmers' & Artisans' Market on the grounds of the Taylor/Frey/Leavitt House Museum from 9 a.m. to noon each Saturday through September. Vendors will offer only local produce and handmade crafts.
The venue is located at Old Alfred Road and Route 5. For details, call Dianne at 247-5926.
The 23rd Annual Par Sem Automobile Show and Alumni Day will be held Saturday at Parsonsfield Seminary on Route 160.
The event will kick off with a breakfast at 7:30 a.m. followed by a day of activities, including crafts, music and entertainment, raffles, a giant yard sale, penny auction and food vendors.
Auto Show registration starts at 7:30 a.m. with awards announced at 2:15 p.m.
For more details, call 793-2384 or 625-4645.
The Annual Kennebunk Antiques Show and Sale, benefiting the Animal Welfare Society, will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Kennebunk High School on Fletcher Street. Adoptable dogs also will be on site.
For more information, call the Animal Welfare Society at 985-3244 or go to www.animalwelfaresociety.org.
A narrated presentation of the massive 1850 panorama Pilgrims Progress will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Saco City Hall Auditorium on Main Street. Scott Marcoux will narrate, as the massive historic scrolls unfolds on stage, with musical accompaniment provided by Jeff Rapsis.
Suggested donation is $5 at the door.
For more details, call the Saco Museum at 283-3861.
The United Community Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the North Street Lot - between Luis' Arepera & Grill and German Auto Service at 213 North St. The event is hosted by the Wings of Hope Alliance for Cambodia. For more details, call Channary at 590-1147 or go to www.whacinc.com.
The Camden Public Library, at 55 Main St., will host a number of events this week.
On Tuesday, "Beach Reads" with the Sisters in Crime panel of mystery writers including Vicki Doudera, Kate Flora and Janis Bolster will be held at 6:30 p.m. while a viewing of the film "A River Runs Through It" is screened at the Camden Amphitheatre at 8:15 p.m.
On Wednesday, guitarist Stefan Low will perform at noon at the amphitheatre.
On Thursday, the acoustic trio Meteora also will perform at 7 p.m. at the amphitheatre.
Attendees to the outdoor shows are encouraged to bring a blanket or chairs and bug spray; in the event of rain, those shows will be held in the library's Picker Room.
For more details, call Ken Gross at 236-3440.
The 87h Annual pilgrimage service at the 1806 Elder Grey Meeting House will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the historic building on Chadbourne Ridge Road. Guest Minister is the Rev. Donald Smith. For more details, call Becky Joyce at 846-3827.
An illustrated presentation, detailing 300 years of Historic Maine Homes by Architect Chris Glass, will be the focus of this month's Union Historical Society meeting, set for Wednesday at the Old Town House on Town House Road, off Union Common. The event will begin with a potluck supper at 6:30 p.m., followed by the talk at 7:30 p.m.
Potluck attendees are asked to bring a dish to share. Guests also should bring their own place setting. Those with last names beginning with A to L should bring a salad or vegetable dish, and those with last names beginning with M to Z should bring a meat, fish or egg dish. Dessert will be provided.All are welcome to attend.
For more details, call 785-5444 and leave a message, or go to www.unionhistoricalsociety.org.
Living history re-enactor Hank Lunt will give a portrayal as "Abiel Briggs: American Patriot," at 10 a.m. Saturday on the Vose Library lawn at 392 Common Road. Lunn will set up a Revolutionary War era encampment outside the library to demonstrate the clothing and equipment of that time. The program is free and open to all ages. For more details, call 785-4733 or go to www.voselibrary.org.
Silent bids will be accepted from Tuesday through Friday for paintings, graphics, photographs and sculpture work to be featured in the Ogunquit Art Association Auction set for Saturday at the Barn Gallery at Shore Road and Bourne Lane. Those previews will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Doors open at 6 p.m. Saturday with bidding beginning at 7 p.m.
For more information on tickets and parking locales, call 646-8400 or go to www.barngallery.org.
"Look Good Feel Better," a free program offering beauty tips for women who are undergoing cancer treatment, will be offered from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday at the Cancer Care Center of York County. A trained volunteer cosmetologist will teach each attendees how to cope with skin changes and hair loss by offering practice make-up techniques with skin care products and information on free wigs and turbans. Attendees will receive complimentary cosmetic products to take home.
Pre-registration is required by calling Gina at 459-1601.
Polar researcher and Bigelow Senior Research Scientist Dr. Paty Matrai will lead a Cafe Scientifique discussion titled "Anatomy of an Arctic Cloud-Sea Ice, Aerosols, and Microgels," at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Boothbay Harbor Opera House at 86 Townsend Ave.
Matrai will discuss her research marine microgels over the Arctic Ocean and the influence of marine algae on the Arctic climate system.
Matrai leads a research team in Bigelow's Air-Sea Interactions Laboratory, and has been collaborating on the study with colleagues at the Institute for Systems Biology in Seattle, the Department of Meteorology in Stockholm University, and the Department of Environment in Madrid.
For more details, go to www.bigelow.org.Tweet