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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

Attendees are invited to bring their jewelry, scarves, belts and handbags and trade them in for other items. Any leftover items will be consigned to The Ladies Room or Consigning Women in Spectrum Generations' name.

Beverages and snacks will be provided. Donation in support of the Coastal Community Center's programs and services is $15.

For more details, call Marianne Pinkham at 563-1363 or e-mail mpinkham@spectrumgenerations.org.

Sea glass pins, pendants

Take your jewelry-making skills to the next level at the workshop, Sea Glass as Wearable Art with a New Twist -- Pins and Pendants, at 1 p.m. Friday at Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center, 521 Main St.

Learn how to make pins and pendants using sea glass and wire. The fee is $25 and includes materials. Bring along a pair of needle-nosed pliers if you have some.

Advance registration is required by calling 563-1363.


Shaker chairs, table runners

Historic Shaker Village will offer two workshops from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday teaching how to weave a "checkerboard" Shaker-style chair or create a table runner in a classic gameboard pattern. The village is located at 707 Shaker Road, Route 26.

For the chair-weaving workshop, participants must bring a new or antique chair or footstool to reseat.

Antique and contemporary examples of Shaker chairs and seats will be examined before the creation process begins.

Cost is $35 and a materials list will be supplied upon registration.

The table runner workshop will teach basic quilting techniques for ages 12 and up. Cost is $28.50, including a pattern fee. A list of needed materials will be provided.

To register, call 926-4597 or email usshakers@aol.com.


Concert on school lawn

The South Berwick Hot Summer Nights concert series will feature a 6:30 p.m. Thursday show by The Scharff Brothers on the lawn of Central School at 167 Main St.

The show will open with performances by Cat Connors and Jamie Meader.


Summer writing workshops

The Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance will offer 19 writing workshops throughout Maine this summer, covering topics from fiction to memoirs, poetry to essays and book reviewing to crime fiction.

"The Best Truth" with Elizabeth Peavey will be offered Saturday at the Belfast Free Library.

Additional talks will include "Writing About Family History" with Christina Baker Kline on July 26, "Free Range Poetry" with Arielle Greenberg on July 27, "The Book Review Brigade" with William Bushnell on Sept. 7 and 28 and "Overcoming Writer's Block" with Katherine Mayfield on Sept. 14, all at USM's Glickman Library in Portland.

The programs "The Poetry of Art" with Ellen Goldsmith on Aug. 3 and "Crime Fiction 101" with Kate Flora on Aug. 24 both will be held at the Rockland Public Library.

For more details, go to www.mainewriters.org, call 228-8263 or email info@mainewriters.org.


Lots to do at Laudholm

Wells Reserve at Laudholm Farm will offer a variety of programs this week at 342 Laudholm Farm Road.

The VentiCordi Ensemble will present a concert of chamber music at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the historic barn.

A "History of a Saltwater Farm" docent-led walk will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday.

Join Wells Reserve research scientists in the laboratory at the Maine Coastal Ecology Center at 10 a.m. Friday to learn about fish surveys, salt marsh restoration, water quality monitoring, invasive species prevention and other topics in coastal research.

On Saturday, mycologist and naturalist Sue Van Hook will head the talk "Constant Companions: Lichens, Mosses, and Ferns," offering a close-up view of the background greenery we so often overlook. Cost is $12/$10 and registration is required.

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