May 6, 2013


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Chowders like this will be the stars at Old Orchard Beach’s fifth annual Chowderfest. The event is Saturday afternoon at the pier.

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Workshop covers woodlands

"Managing Your Leafy Assets: Making Your Woods Work for You," a free workshop for Lake Region woodland owners will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Magic Lantern Movie Theater.

The workshop is sponsored by hosted by the Portland Water District and will include guest speakers from the Maine Forest Service, the Natural Resources Conservation Service, and the Small Woodland Owners Association of Maine.

There will also be a showing of a short documentary film. Advance registration is required by calling 523-5405 or email


Annual plant sale Saturday

The Bath Garden Club will hold its annual plant sale from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at City Park on Washington Street.

The event will feature sales of geraniums, perennials, herbs and much more, starting at $3 each.

Refreshments also will be available along with a table of garden and raffle items.


Drinking water week plans

Celebrate National Drinking Water Week with several planned events.

The "Bugs Down Under" presentation on macroinvertabrates will be held from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Monday at the Presumpscot River.

A tour of the East End Wastewater Treatment Facility will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday on Marginal Way, Portland.

Signs of Spring scavenger hunt- guided nature hikes will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday.

The Lakes and Loons ecology presentation will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday.

A youth fish print T-shirt-making workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday.

The Wind over Wings raptor talk, featuring live birds, will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday at the Jeff P. Nixon Development Center, 225 Douglass St. Portland.

Pre-registrations are required and all events are held at the Sebago Lake Ecology Center, at Routes 237 and 35, unless otherwise noted.

For more details, email or call 774-5961, ext. 3324.


Annual Birding Challenge

York County Audubon will hold its 13th annual benefit Birding Challenge will be held from 5 p.m. Friday to 5 p.m. Saturday at various locales across York County. The event will document birds and raise funds for environmental education, conservation and research projects.

The National Audubon's Seabird Restoration Project on Stratton Island has been a major recipient of past efforts and has helped to bolster populations of Arctic, Roseate, and Common Terns in Southern Maine. For more details, call Linda Eastman at 286-9586 or go to


Kitten Shower fundraiser

The Animal Welfare Society's Annual Kitten Shower will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at the animal shelter on Holland Road.

The funds raised will help buy needed food and medicine for the influx of more than 1,000 kittens that are expected to be surrendered to the shelter this spring.

The event will include a raffle, bake sale, crafts for kids, a photo contest and more. For more details, go to or call 985-3244.


Chamberlain lecture

A Joshua L. Chamberlain Civil War Round Table Lecture will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at Curtis Memorial Library's Morrell Room, at 23 Pleasant St.

Mark Dunkelman will lead the program, titled "Marching with Sherman: Through Georgia and the Carolinas with 154th New York."

For more details, call 443-2296.


Tribute to opera legends

The Camden Public Library will host Michael Paul Lund of Serendipity Records for a tribute to opera legends Bidu Sayao, who lived for years in Lincolnville, and Beaumont Glass of Camden. Lund has planned a musical evening at the library at 7 p.m. Thursday, at 55 Main St. The program will range from the world of opera to classical song, featuring recordings of arias, duets and songs.

The event will be held in the Reading Room. Many opera recordings will be available for purchase at the event. For more details, call Ken Gross at 236-3440.

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