The Bridgton Caregivers Support Group will meet from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Bridgton Community Center. Free respite care is available by reservation during the meeting. For more information, call 647-8154.
The Coastal Humane Society of Brunswick will hold a Feline Frenzy Weekend from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the 30 Range Road facility. The adoption event will feature family friendly activities and giveaways. Adoption fees will be waived for cats ages 3 and older, with reduced rates available for other pets.
Photos and descriptions of adoptable animals are online at www.coastalhumanesociety.org or call Jane Siviski at 449-1367.
Certified relocation transition specialist Elizabeth MacMullen will share tips on how to "Downsize and Declutter" one's excess possessions at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Thornton Oaks, 25 Thornton Way. For more details, call Marlise Swartz at 729-8033 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Traditional and modern quilts and hooked and penny rugs will be displayed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Bar Mills Community Church at 13 Hermit Thrush Road, off Portland Road. Admission is $5. Food vendors will be available. For more details, call Judy at 929-5555.
Camden Public Library at 55 Main St. will host a number of events this week, including a free concert with the Mojo Orchestra at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the Camden Amphitheatre; a program on documenting family history with Maine writer and historian Eddie Adelman at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday; a musical performance by The Cause at noon Wednesday at the amphitheatre; and a the talk on "The Changing Nature of the Maine Woods" by Drew Barton at 6:30 p.m. Sunday.
For more details, call Ken Gross at 236-3440.
HART's annual giant yard and bake sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday through Saturday at its adoption center and shelter for cats at 302 Range Road.
Some of the items for sale include furniture, books, exercise equipment, toys, appliances, sports equipment and baked goods. Donations will be accepted.
For more information, call 829-4116 or go to www.hartofme.com.
Crafters and vendors are being sought for the third annual Blueberry Festival & Harvest Fair to be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Round Top Farm on Route 1.
Rental space is $20 and vendors must provide their own tables and canopies or umbrellas. For an application from the sponsoring Midcoast Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, call Kay at 644-8849.
Veterans advocate Phyllis Dorsey from the Bureau of Maine Veterans Services will be at Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center, at 521 Main St., from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday to answer questions and address concerns about veteran benefits. For more details, call Dorsey at 563-1363.
Author and mushroom expert Greg Marley will lead a program on identifying Maine's wild mushrooms from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Damariscotta River Association. A lecture and demonstration will be held in the morning, followed by lunch and a forest walk to discover wild mushroom species.
Cost is $60. Pre-registration and payment are required by Thursday. Call 563-1393 or email dra@Damaris-cottaRiver.org.
The DRA headquarters is in the Great Salt Bay Farm Heritage Center at 110 Belvedere Road.
The University of Maine Cooperative Extension is offering a class in making tomato salsa from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at 75 Clearwater Drive, Suite 104.
The cost is $10, and scholarships are available. For more information, call 781-6099.
Fiddlehead Center for the Arts will hold a rock music camp from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Aug. 13 through 17 at 25 Shaker Road. The camp is for kids ages 8 to 13, who will get the chance to learn and play with professional musicians.
Organizers recommend one year of music experience. To register, call 657-2244 or go to www.fiddleheadcenter.org.
The Senior Center at Lower Village and Atria Kennebunk will offer a Taste of the Islands cookout from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Atria. The menu will include a hoisin chicken stirfry, Don Ho's wild pork wings, hamburgers, hot dogs, South Pacific slaw, roasted vegetables, couscous salad, fruit kabobs, ambrosia salad, dessert and beverages.
The band Straight Lace will perform. Tickets are $12 and available at the center at 175 Port Road. Wear Hawaiian attire and get a refund of $2 at the door.
For more details, call 967-8514.
An open house buffet luncheon will be held from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Thursday at the Curtis Guest House on Temple Avenue. A singalong and raffle will be held at 1:15 p.m.
Cost of the meal is $7 for adults and $3 for children. For more details, call Ellen Licato at 934-0687.
The Kids First Center is holding a workshop for stepparents from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday at the center, 222 St. John St.
The four-hour workshop is designed to help stepparents and biological parents understand the ups and downs experienced by each person in a new family. The cost is $60 a person or $100 a couple.
For more information and to register, call 761-2709.
An AARP Driver Safety class for drivers 50 and older will be held from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Aug. 17 at the AARP state office, 1685 Congress St. The registration fee is $12 for AARP members and $14 for others. This month, the cost is $5 for educators, active or retired.
The deadline to register is Saturday. To register, call 655-4943.
A birding outing with Doug Hitchcox will be held from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Scarborough Marsh. Attendees will take a moderate walk along the trails of the marsh and the Pine Point area looking for migratory birds.
Attendees will meet at the Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center on Route 9 and Pine Point Road. For details, call Hitchcox at 671-0185 or go to www.yorkcountyaudubon.org.
The Osteoporosis Support Group will meet Tuesday with guest speaker, Dr. Emily Wood-Demetriou of the Maine Center for Endocrinology.
She will give a talk about diabetes and bone disease at 6 p.m. at 800 Main St.
The talk is free and open to the public. For more information, call 828-1133.
Nate Whalen, a water resource specialist at the Portland Water District, will give a talk about insects in Maine lakes from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Sebago Lake Ecology Center at the corner of Routes 237 and 35 in Standish.
Participants will learn how the Portland Water District monitors natural living organisms in lakes and tributaries.
Saint Joseph's College of Maine will host an open house for prospective students and their families from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday.
The event will include a campus tour, lunch and information sessions on admissions, financial aid, student life and academics.
For more details, call (800) 338-7057.
The Drouin Dance Center is holding an open house from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday. There will be tours of the facility at the Dana Warp Mill on Bridge Street and light refreshments. Instructors will be on hand to answer any questions.
Visitors can also register for dance classes.
For more information about classes, call 854-2221 or go to www.drouindancecenter.com.
VNA Home Health & Hospice is offering a workshop about journaling through grief from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at North Windham Union Church, 723 Roosevelt Trail.
This is an open group for anyone grieving the death of a loved one.
For more information, call 400-8714.
The living history presentation of a Revolutionary War encampment will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at Fort McClary State Park, on Pepperrell Road, Route 103.
The Royal Irish Artillery will have a full British tent camp set up on the Upper Battery near the Block House and an American campsite will be located on the Lower Battery.
Re-enactors will dress in period clothing and demonstrate Colonial-era camp life, including cooking over a fire pit, period craft techniques, Colonial children's games and a trader's tent. Artillery demonstrations will be conducted and cannons will fire off on both days.
The cost is $2 for ages 12 to 64, $1 for ages 5 to 11; $3 for nonresidents; and free for senior citizens. For more details, go to www.fortmcclary.org or call 703-2069.
The Waterborough Historical Society will sponsor a second annual open house at the historic Johnson Lumber Mill from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Aug. 18. A cleanup day will be held at the Route 5 property starting at 9 a.m. Saturday.
For more details, call Roger Wilcox at 247-3751.
The 1850 Taylor/Frey/Leavitt House Museum in Waterboro Center is open, free of charge, from 9 a.m. to noon each Saturday through September. It is also open by appointment.
The museum complex this year includes tours of the 1817 period-furnished one-room Deering Schoolhouse. The barn and ell of the house contain antique cobbler, optician, barber and blacksmith shops.
For more details, call Jim Carll at 247-5878.
The talk "How to Talk with Someone Who Has Cancer" will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Berwick Public Library. Cancer Care Center of York County executive director Karen Pierce-Stewart will share ideas on how to support individuals who have cancer. For more details, call Karen at 459-1606.
Wells Reserve at Laudholm Farm has announced its line-up of activities this week.
The half-mile, docent-led "History of a Saltwater Farm" walk will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday. Kayaking on the Little River Estuary will be offered from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday for ages 12 and older. Cost is $40 for members and $50 for all others.
A bird banding demonstration will be held from 7 to 11 a.m. Wednesday.
On Thursday, there will be a tidal pool exploration walk on Laudholm Beach at 10 a.m. and a program titled "Coyote: America's Songdog" with conservation biologist Geri Vistein at 7 p.m. for a suggested donation of $5.
A "Meet the Scientists" event to chat with staffers at the Maine Coastal Ecology Center will be held at 10 a.m. Friday.
A York County Audubon Bird Walk to identify resident and migratory species will be held at 7:30 a.m. Saturday.
And on Sunday, astronomer Scott Negley will give an outdoor presentation detailing the Perseid meteor shower at 8 p.m. Cost is $5 for members and $7 for all others.
Registration is required by calling 646-1555 or go to www.wellsreserve.org.
"Life and Death on the Greenland Patrol" will be the subject of the Castine Historical Society's fourth annual Deborah Pulliam Memorial Lecture to be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Delano Auditorium on the Maine Maritime Academy campus.
P.J. Capelotti, an author, editor and associate professor of anthropology at Abington College of Pennsylvania State University, will head the series, which is free and open to the public.
For more details, go to www.castinehistoricalsociety.org, email email@example.com or call 326-4118.
The Wilhelm Reich Museum will host a free sky program beginning at dusk Monday at its Conference Center on Dodge Pond Road. Attendees will view planets, stars and the moon using telescopes and binoculars as well as picking out constellations with the naked eye.
Bring binoculars and lawn chairs or a blanket. If the sky is overcast, the program will be canceled. For more details, call 864-3443.
A Ladies Community Breakfast will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Loon Lodge on Route 4. For more details, call 864-5666.
Two new living history programs are being offered at the Washburn-Norlands Living History Center at the 19th-century farm and museum this month.
"Touching the Past" features an hourlong program in the Farmer's Cottage kitchen to learn about farm life in 1870. Play an artifact game to investigate how period items were used. Geared for ages 10 through adult, sessions are planned for 10 a.m. Tuesday and again Aug. 21.
Guided Nature Walks on a historic carriage trail to the Pools of Simeon will be offered for ages 8 and older. Sessions will be offered at 10 a.m. Thursday and again on Aug. 23.
Space is limited for all programs and advance registration required by calling 897-4366 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Admission is $12 for adults and $8 for children under 12.
The Brown Memorial Library Fair will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at 2 Norton Place. The event will include book and bake sales and a chicken barbecue to be served at 11 a.m. for $7.50. Table rentals are available for $10.
For more details, call 787-3155.
Bigelow Laboratory's Cafe Scientifique will feature a discussion with Bigelow senior research scientist David McClellan at 6 p.m. Tuesday, detailing molecular changes caused by the environment. The talk will be held at the Boothbay Harbor Opera House.
For more details, call Tatiana Brailovskaya at 747-3255, ext. 103.
Traditional Russian artist and lecturer Marina Forbes will teach a workshop on the Russian folk tradition of matryoshka (wooden nested doll) painting from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at St. George's Episcopal Church.
The goal is to produce a finished piece of Russian folk art on wood. Students can work on sets of one to seven pieces. To pre-register, call Forbes at (603) 332-2255 or e-mail email@example.com.Tweet