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Geri Vistein, a conservation biologist with the national organization Project Coyote, will present a slide show talk on the presence of coyotes in Maine at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Thomas Memorial Library.

The presentation is free. This program is the first in a four-part Natural History Series at the library.

For more details, go to www.ThomasMemorialLibrary.org.


'Poor, indigent' talk set

Thomas Bennett, director of the Prince Memorial Library in Cumberland, will present a talk entitled "Give Us Your Poor and Indigent" at the Greater Portland Chapter of the Maine Genealogical Society meeting, set for 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints at 29 Ocean House Road.

Refreshments will be served. The meeting is free and open to the public. For more details, call Diane Brakeley at 767-3391 or go to www.gpcmgs.org.


Spring plant fair scheduled

Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District will hold its annual Spring Plant Sale & Fair at Union Fairgrounds from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.

Bareroot fruit trees, berries, native trees, shrubs and perennials all will be available for purchase.

The Saturday fair will include talks, demonstrations, and exhibits from 20 local organizations to provide answers to a wide range of plant and conservation concerns.

All plants are available for cash or by check. For more details, go to www.knox-lincoln.org/spring-plant-sale or call 596-2040.


'Old House Man' to speak

Union Historical Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Old Town House on Town House Road, just off Union Common. Les Fossel, widely known as "the Old House Man," will give an illustrated presentation on 18th and early 19th century builders' plan books and their widespread use to incorporate construction elements of classical buildings into early American vernacular architecture.

Refreshments will be served. All meetings are free and open to the public. For more details, call 785-5444 and leave a message, or go to www.unionhistoricalsociety.org.


Library hosts several events

York Public Library, at 15 Long Sands Road, will host a number of events this week, including a Reading for All Vision Fair, from 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, offering tips on the latest devices and techniques that are available to avid readers with vision problems.

A "Law Day 2013 Lawyers in Libraries" event will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, with Maine lawyers speaking about issues of access to courts and justice in the modern court. Local attorney Mary Kathryn Brennan will provide general guidance and information on legal resources.

Also on Wednesday, an Art Hope Creativity Gathering will be held from 1:30 to 3 p.m., providing an afternoon of creative wellness in a drop-in art studio setting that welcomes artists and artisans to drop by for activities including painting and drawing, origami paper folding and an occasional surprise art project. Participants may bring their own creative medium or use supplies provided.

There will also be a student concert at 3 p.m. Sunday featuring York High School students vocalist and guitarist Emma Bychok and guitarist Andrew Cunningham.

For more details, call 363-2818 or go to www.york.lib.me.us.


Two-day perennial sale

A two-day rummage and perennial sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Cressey Road United Methodist Church, off Route 25.

For more details, call Ruth Ayers at 839-3666.


Family fun run scheduled

Feed Our Scholars, in conjunction with the Wiscasset Community Center, invites runners and walkers of all ages and levels to take part in its first 5K Family Fun Run/Walk, set to begin at 9 a.m. Saturday on a section of the woods trail behind the Community Center on Gardiner Road.

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