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Registration begins at 8 a.m. Cost is $5 for ages 4 and younger, $15 for ages 5 to 17 and $25 for adults, with a $40 family fee and $50 for two families. A commemorative T-shirt is included in the price of registration.

Additional shirts may be purchased, as well. Attendees are invited to bring a lunch and find a spot in the woods for a picnic afterward or roam the area trails.

A secure play area will be available for children who are too young to do the run/walk, or for children who only want to do a single lap, For more details, call 882-7184 or go to www.feedourscholars@gmail.com.


Knitting workshops Saturdays

The Alfred Shaker Museum has announced a series of knitting workshops, to be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays at the museum.

The first class, set for May 4, features "Beginner Knitting, Part 1." Registration fee is $15 for materials.

Additional classes, all to be taught by instructor Jeannette Montgomery, will include "Beginner Knitting, Part 2" on May 11; "Intermediate Knitting" on May 25, with a $25 kit fee; and a "4 Needles" class, set for June 1, 8 and 15, with a $35 kit fee. The above fees do not include a $10 entry fee to the museum. To register, call Linda at 490-5709.


Shape Note Singing event

A Shape Note Singing event is planned from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the New Church at 302 Stevens Ave. Portland.

This four-part singing tradition, also known as Sacred Harp, originated in Colonial America and is enjoying a revival nationwide.

The event is free and not part of a performance. All are welcome to participate. For more details, go to www.maineshapenotesinging.org.


Lyme disease presentation

A "Tick Talk: Lyme Disease Awareness, Prevention and Education" presentation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Performing Arts Center of Brewer Community School at 92 Pendleton St.

Guest speakers will include Beatrice Szantyr, M.D., and Constance Dickey, R.N. For more details, call Lisa Jordan at 561-9391 or email ljordan@breweredu.org.


Faerie Festival Saturday

A Faerie Festival will be held from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Kennebunk Free Library at 112 Main St.

Join the Seacoast Garden Club and library staffers to welcome the faeries back to the gardens with flower crowns, face painting and crafts.

The wearing of faerie finery is encouraged. A display of fairy houses, created by local children, will be on display from Tuesday through May 18. For more details, call 985-2173 Ext. 5 or go to www.KennebunkLibrary.org.


Free Mosaic concert set

A free concert, performed by the group Mosaic, will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at the First Parish Church in Main Street.

The performance includes mandolin, guitar, piano and a capella harmony with Karen Stathoplos, Vicki Adams, David O'Brien, Carlton Mabee, Ginny Lawrence and Deb Crowley. For more details, call Vicki Adams at 216-3890 or email vicki-adams@roadrunner.com.


College planning workshops

The Maine Educational Opportunity Center will host free" Essentials of College Planning" workshops, for adults, age 19 and older, at the following locations: Wednesday and May 15 and 29 at Portland Adult Education, 57 Douglass St and May 7, 13, 20 and 28 at the Portland Career Center, at 185 Lancaster St.; all sessions will begin at 10 a.m.

To register or for more details, call (800) 281-3703 or go to http://meoc.maine.edu.


Yard sale set Saturday

West Scarborough United Methodist Church, at 2 Church St., will host an indoor/outdoor yard sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday on Route 1, Dunstan Corner.

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