July 15, 2013


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Doug Protsik of Woolwich will play an original score to accompany three silent film shorts at the Old Town House in Union on Saturday.

Photo courtesy Alison Metcalfe

For more details, call 998-4390.


Concerts by touring choir

The Maranatha Touring Choir of Fredericksburg, Va., will perform an outdoor concert at 3 p.m. Wednesday in the Camden Amphitheatre at 55 Main St.

Maranatha is an interdenominational choir of students ranging from 8th grade through college. The choir will sing music that ranges from classical to contemporary. It also will perform at the Littlefield Baptist Church in Rockland at 7 p.m. Thursday.

For more details, call Ken Gross at 236-3440.

Great Depression discussion

Richard Cornelia will present an illustrated talk on the Great Depression at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Camden Public Library, 55 Main St.

For more information, call Ken Gross at 236-3440.


Christmas in July fair

A Christmas in July church fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Raymond Village Community Church, 27 Main St., Route 121.

The inside/outside event will include Christmas white elephant tables, craft vendors, face painting, cookie walk, food tables, flower arrangements, raffles and a silent auction.

Breakfast and luncheon items will be available for purchase.

Craftspeople and other vendors may still rent tables by calling Polly Dyer at 892-4301.


Book Sale & Raffle

York Public Library's annual Book Sale & Raffle will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

The fee for Thursday's event is $10 per person; admission is free on Friday and Saturday.

Raffle tickets will be sold for a chance to win two iPad Minis.

The library is at 15 Long Sands Road.


'L'Etranger Extraterrestre'

Local author Norman Beaupre will launch his latest book, "L'Etranger Extraterrestre" at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at McArthur Library, 270 Main St.

Written in French, Beaupre's book tells the story of the young Pascal, who meets an extraterrestrial who brings him knowledge of galaxies, nebulae and stars.

Beaupre is a professor emeritus at the University of New England, and has written 18 books. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing.

For more details, call 284-4181.

Volunteer work on trail

Two volunteer opportunities will be offered this week at Timber Trail, a 100-plus-acre tract in the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge recently designated as a National Recreational Trail.

Weed Warriors will meet from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday at the Timber Point trailhead to help remove invasive species, and trail maintenance will be done during the same hours Friday.

Volunteers should bring work gloves, wear closed-toe shoes and bring plenty of water. Snacks will be provided. Parking is available at the end of Granite Point Road in Biddeford. Rain date will be Wednesday.

For more details, call Janet Gorman at 646-9226, ext. 33 or email janet_gorman@fws.gov.


Historic Dorcas Fair

The Dorcas Society of Hollis and Buxton has held an annual Dorcas Fair since the early 1900s. The event now coincides with the Buxton Community Days to be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday on the lawn at Tory Hill Church on routes 4 and 202.

The fair was actually initiated by Kate Douglas Wiggin, the author of "Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm," who lived in Hollis and started the Dorcas Society in 1897. The event features some 25 crafters and artisans, baked goods, books, attic treasures, a community raffle, a luncheon, a Revolutionary War encampment, treasures in the Brewster barn, a walking tour of the grounds of the Brewster Mansion and the raffle of a homemade quilt.

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