Jim Sharp will share his experiences on the sea and talk about the Sail, Power and Steam Museum during his talk Thursday at the Union Masonic Lodge in the town of Union.
Tables available for Mayfair
Tables are available to rent for individuals who wish to sell their wares at the Bath Knights of Columbus Yard Sale & Lunch Cafe on Mayfair day, Saturday, May 4.
The event will run from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 807 Middle St.
Cost is $10 for a table, indoor or outdoor.
To reserve a spot, call Tony at 443-5389.
Garden club meeting
The Bath Garden Club will hold its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Winter Street Center, 880 Washington St.
The dinner program will include a presentation on ospreys by Dr. Herb Wilson.
Pet adoption event
The Animal Welfare Society will celebrate National Pet Adoption Weekend this Thursday through Sunday at the PetSmart Charities National Adoption Event at Biddeford Crossing, off Route 111.
The Mobile Adoption Team will visit the store with adoptable dogs throughout the weekend.
Feline adoption counselors also will be available in the store from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
For more details, call the Animal Welfare Society at 985-3244, PetSmart at 283-6546 or go to www.animalwelfaresociety.org.
Fundraising bingo event
The Saco Jets Baton Twirling Club will hold a "Designer Bag" bingo fundraiser event at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Rochambeau Club, 329 South St. Doors open at noon.
For a $20 pre-purchased ticket, or $30 at the door, gamers will receive 24 cards for each regular game, as well as two "starburst" and two "bonanza" cards.
There also will be a silent auction and a 50/50 raffle.
Proceeds raised will directly benefit Saco Jets to help defray the cost of a trip to the United States Twirling Association's national championships this summer in Daytona Beach, Fla.
For more details, or to pre-purchase tickets, call Hope Gauer at 423-5551 or email email@example.com.
Learn about heart health
Southern Maine Medical Center is joining forces with the MaineHealth Learning Resource Center to offer the program The Beat Goes On, beginning Thursday from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at SMMC PrimeCare Physicians, located at 9 Healthcare Drive in Biddeford.
The series will teach about heart health issues, how to manage heart conditions and how to connect with others who have heart problems. Successive classes will be held on Thursdays through May 23 at the same time and location.
The cost to participate is $5 per person for the entire series.
Scholarships are available.
Space is limited so pre-registration is required by calling (866) 609-5183.
Tech center honors students
Biddeford Regional Center of Technology recently honored students Morgan Burke, from business & financial management, and Chad Bertrand, from auto body drafting-engineering & architecture, as students of the month for February.
The Bank of Maine donated monetary awards to the students.
Other students nominated for consideration included: Bryan Bedard, Chris Daniels, Steven Doherty, Mariah Fecteau, Aaron Hensley, Miranda Nemitz, Dylan Ruel, Jeff Thompson and Ying Yi Xu.
Walk Eastern Trail at night
A Full Moon Walk on the Eastern Trail will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, with attendees meeting at the Eastern Trail entrance at the rear of the Southern Maine Medical Center parking lot.
The group will proceed to Arundel, without artificial illumination, in hopes of observing nocturnal creatures.
Return to the parking lot will be at about 9 p.m.
For more details, call Joe Yuhas at 283-4487 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Salmon club annual banquet
The Saco River Salmon Club is accepting reservations for its annual banquet, set for Sunday at the Ramada Inn, 352 North St.
Exact time for the afternoon banquet is still to be announced.
Tickets are $30 per person for the buffet meal.
To reserve a spot, call Garry Kasten at 283-4003 or email email@example.com.
Checks may be mailed to: Saco River Salmon Club, PO Box 115, Saco, ME 04072.
Please include your contact information and the names and number of attendees.
How to extend garden season
Richard Brzozowski, from the University of Maine, will give a talk on extending the garden season at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Highland Lake Grange No. 87 Hall at Route 302 and Hardy Road.
For more details, call David at 854-5753 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Captain to share sea tales
The Union Area Chamber of Commerce's annual dinner and awards banquet will be held Thursday at the Union Masonic Lodge on Senebec Road.
Captain Jim Sharp will share his many experiences at sea and detail the Sail, Power and Steam Museum in Rockland.
The event will begin with a social hour from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., followed by appetizers, a main meal and dessert.
Tickets are $25 per person in advance, or $30 at the door.
The event is open to the public.
Reservations are requested.
For more details, go to www.unionareachamber.org.
Library offers just desserts
Vose Library, in partnership with the Come Spring Players, is hosting its second annual rehearsal for an upcoming performance of Ben Ames Williams' work Come Spring Chronicles at 7 p.m. Wednesday at 392 Common Road.
The event is free and open to the public.
The library also will offer a Just Desserts event, offering patrons an opportunity to have some desserts, baked by library board members, volunteers and supporters, while socializing and listening to selected gustatory readings.
The twist is that the recipes come not from cookbooks but from works of fiction in the library's collection.
There is no charge, but a $5 suggested donation is appreciated.
For more details, call 784-4733.
Program on mapmaker
A historical program, titled Moses Greenleaf: Maine's First Mapmaker, will be presented by Holly Hurd at 7 p.m. Monday at the Osher Map Library, at Windham Historical Society, 234 Windham Center Road.
Suggested donation is $5.
For more details, call 892-1306 or 892-1433.
Pair of reading sessions
Prince Memorial Library, at 266 Main St., will host two reading programs this week.
A Meet the Author session, set for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, will feature author Betty Williams, writer of "Mumma Can You Hear Me?"
On Saturday, the 10 a.m. session of French Storytelling will feature a visit with the Greely French Club.
For more details, call 829-2215.
Morning bird walks
The Stanton Bird Club will offer a series of morning bird walks in Lewiston. For a walk to Riverside Cemetery via Mountain Avenue and Riverside Street, meet Tuesday at 6 a.m. on the steps of Hathorn Hall on the Bates College campus.
The group will return to Bates between 8 and 8:30 a.m. after a walk of about two miles, rain or shine.
Stanton Bird Club President Tom Hayward will head the walks, which will meet at the same time each Tuesday through May 21.
For more details, call Hayward at 782-5238 or email email@example.com.
Healthy communities input
Partners for Healthier Communities, the local Healthy Maine Partnership at Goodall Hospital, will host a public input session for residents from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Friday at the Crabby Bear Restaurant on Route 109.
The meeting is intended to assess the perceived health needs of the community or the top health priorities.
The partnership is looking to engage new partners to move forward with projects that will improve the health of those who live, work and play in the communities it serves.
The program is funded primarily through the Fund for a Healthy Maine Dollars, administered by the Maine Department of Health and Human Services.
For more details, call Betsy Kelly at 608-8369 or email bkelly@goodall hospital.org.
Piping plovers program
Scarborough Public Library will host a program detailing piping plovers at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, presented by the Maine Audubon Society.
Traczie Bellinger, a seasonal biologist with Maine Audubon, will discuss the interplay between these small, endangered shore birds that make their home on Maine's coastal beaches.
The program is free and open to the public.
For more details, call 883-4723, ext. 6279. You may also visit the Piping Plover and Least Tern Project page on Maine Audubon Society's website at http://maineaudubon.org.
Kindergarten readiness night
The Portland Public Schools will hold a Kindergarten Readiness Night from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at East End Community School, 195 North St.
Children who turn 5 on or before Oct. 15 are eligible to
attend kindergarten in the fall.
A panel of staff members from across the district will attend the session to field related questions.
The event is sponsored by the district's preschool programming staff.
Organ solo and duet
Organists Randall Mullin and Albert Melton will present a program of music for organ solo and duet at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Cathedral Church of Saint Luke, 143 State St.
Showcasing the historic 1928 E.M. Skinner organ, the program will include duets of music by German composer Adolph Hesse and Canadian composer Denis B?rd.
Melton will perform solo works by Dietrich Buxtehude, and Mullin will be featured in a performance of Louis Vierne's Third Symphony for Organ.
While there is no admission charge, contributions to the St. Luke's Clergy Discretionary Funds are appreciated.
For more details, call 772-5434.
Puppet fairy tales event
The Children's Puppet Workshop at Mayo Street Arts will present a handful of puppet fairy tales at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Portland Public Library's Sam L. Cohen Children's Library.
Performed by students from the LearningWorks program, the show will include shadow puppets they made themselves and is under the direction of Alex Adams of Paper Bull Puppets.
The shows will include the Three Little Pigs and the Three Billy Goats Gruff, and celebrate getting children up on stage and having fun.
For more details, call Jerri Blatt at 871-1700 Ext. 707.
Gelato Fiasco scoop-a-thon
The Gelato Fiasco flagship store will host a benefit scoop-a-thon on Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. at 74 Maine St.
All sales of gelato or coffee beyond the seasonal daily average, will be donated to the Brunswick Teen Center.
Last year's scoop-a-thon raised $3,367, with more than 900 people participating.
For more details, call 607-4002 or 721-0754.
Squid Jiggers benefit show
Music with a Mission, a community concert series hosted by The North Windham Union Church, presents The Squid Jiggers with Troy Bennett and Dave Rowe in concert at 7 p.m. Saturday at the church, located at 23 Roosevelt Trail.
Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for kids and seniors
Box office opens at 6:15 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Proceeds will benefit the Natural Resources Council of Maine and North Windham Union Church.
For more details, call 892-7149.
Last Friday Coffeehouse
The Last Friday Coffeehouse will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Hammond Hall, 427 Main St.
Admission is $12.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
For more details, call Jeremy Strater at 963-7670.
Celebrities ready to dance
On Friday, eight midcoast celebrities will take the stage of the Strom Auditorium at 7 p.m. to show off their best dance moves in support of the Community Schools at Opportunity Farm and Camden for the Fifth Annual Dancing with Local Stars.
This year, competitors will be joined by eight all-stars from past shows.
Each of this year's stars will be paired with professional dance instructors from Swing and Sway Dancing and Kinetic Energy Alive, which also will showcase their own contemporary work.
Students of the Community Schools will perform a hip hop routine.
Rounding out the show will be zumba, tap, ballet, contemporary and bellydance performances from Korinna's Dance, Rockport Dance Conservatory, Atlantic Ballet Company, Triple Threat Theater and Nathifa Shakti of Bellyton.
Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door; $10 for children ages 12 and under.
For details, call 236-3000 or go to www.thecommunityschools.org.
Dining, music and shopping
The Casco Village Church United Church of Christ, at 941 Meadow Road (Route 121) in Casco Village, invites you to listen to the music while you dine on Saturday from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Saturday Night Supper presented by the church's Choir and Music Committee. Feast on savory casseroles, baked beans, salads, homemade pies, and some great tunes for your listening enjoyment. It's music to your mouth and ears, all for only $7 adults and $4 children 8 and under, with a max of $20 for families with young children, and that includes rolls and beverages. The incredible Wings 'n' Things Clothes Closet will also be open downstairs from 6 to 7 p.m., so you can go shopping after you dine.
Library celebrates Earth Day
The Sanford-Springvale Mousam Way Land Trust will celebrate Earth Day from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Louis B. Goodall Memorial Library.
Admission is free and the public is welcome.
Donors of three new land reserves will be honored along with volunteers who participated in trail development and the American chestnut restoration, New England cottontail rabbit habitat restoration and roadside sign projects.
A short annual meeting will follow refreshments.
For more details, call 324-4280.
Fundraiser for Autism Society
Sanford Elks Lodge will host its annual fundraising event in support of the Autism Society of Maine from 2 to 11 p.m. Friday at 13 Elm St.
The event features a Chance Auction with thousands of dollars of prizes to be awarded after 9 p.m. Dance music will be provided by DJ Dick Fredette from 7 to 9 p.m.
For more details, call Nancy Gendreau at 651-1595 or email Nancy@GoGendreau.com.
Bowling for Veterans
Crusher, the Maine Red Claws basketball team mascot, will make an appearance at the fifth annual Bowling for Veterans Bowl-A-Thon event, set for Saturday at the Bowl-A-Rama.
The public is invited to attend the opening ceremony, starting at 8 a.m.
Local World War II, Korean and Vietnam war veterans, representing various armed services, will be recognized throughout the eight-hour event.
The public is invited to attend.
The $10 registration fee includes bowling, shoes and breakfast on Sunday.
Families and individuals are welcome to participate with a donation to the Bowl-A-Thon. Funds raised will support programs that provide financial aid, food, clothing and other essentials for veterans, homeless veterans and veterans' families and toys for children. To register, call Cindy DeCosta at 892-5333 or Bonnie Boisvert at 490-1858.
Secondhand book sale
The Skidompha Secondhand Book Shop half-price sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the Red Barn, 115 Elm St.
Everything in the store, from paperback and hard-cover books to puzzles, music and movies, will be on sale at half price.
For more details, call 563-7807 or go to www.skidompha.org.
Correction: This listing was corrected at 2:03 p.m., April 22, 2013, to state that the Portland Public Schools will hold a Kindergarten Readiness Night from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at East End Community School, 195 North St.Tweet