Monday, December 9, 2013
A thrift shop, estate sale, will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Freeport Community Center, 53 Depot St. The event will offer furniture and other items for a home or apartment. There will also be lunch and baked-goods for sale.
A representative of Maine Search and Rescue Dogs will present a program Thursday to teach elementary school children how to avoid getting lost and how to make it easier to be found if they do ever get lost.
"Lost But Found Safe and Sound" will be held at 9:30 a.m. at North Gorham Public Library at the corner of Standish Neck and North Gorham roads. There will be a demonstration with a rescue dog, as well.
For more, call 892-2575.
The fourth annual Maine Native American summer market and demonstration will be held from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, Route 26.
There will be drumming, singing and dancing by the Penobscot Nation's Burnurwurbskek Singers and the Passamaquoddy tribe's Sipayik Dance Troupe.
The event will also feature traditional storytelling and flute playing by David Sanipass, a member of the Aroostook Band of Micmacs.
There will be more than 25 Native American artists from among the Penobscot, Passamaquoddy, Micmac and Maliseet tribes selling crafts and demonstrating craft skills.
For more, call 926-4597.
Chris Becksvoort, a noted craftsman, will present a workshop on how to make a 22-inch-high white pine Shaker-style stepstool 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, Route 26, New Gloucester.
The cost is $45. Special tools are required. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required.
For more, call 926-4597.
There will be a program about Portland's city parks from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday at the Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square.
The program, "Know Your Parks -- Portland's Forested Treasures," will include information and stories from Pat Maloney, Maine Project Learning Tree coordinator; Jeff Tarling, Portland City Arborist; Ken Canfield, forester with the Maine Forest Service; and Jan Santerre, of Project Canopy.
The cost is $20, which includes attendance at both the August and fall sessions, receipt of handouts, and the National Project Learning Tree PreK-8 Activity Guide. Registration is required. For more, call 626-7990 or email email@example.com.
Gray/New Gloucester Adult & Community Education will hold an information night Wednesday for people interested in becoming a certified nursing assistant.
It will be held at 6 p.m. in the Gray-New Gloucester High School cafeteria.
For more, call 657-2620.
The Mount Agamenticus Conservation Program is hosting a Community Volunteer Workday from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday.
Volunteers will work alongside conservation crews to re-route top sections of Fisher and Vulture's View trails.
Previous workdays have completed minor reroutes on other trails that loop up to the summit with less incline than before.
The goal this season is to restore all of the existing paths leading to the summit and connect them into a meandering one-mile summit loop trail.
Attendees are encouraged to bring work gloves, sturdy shoes and a water bottle. Tools will be provided.
Volunteers are asked to register in advance by calling the Conservation Office at 361-1102 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional workdays are scheduled for Sept. 15 and Oct. 21.
For more details, go to www.agamenticus.org.
Crime novelists discuss their craft at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Orrs Island Library at 1699 Harpswell Islands Road.
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