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

At 9 a.m. Monday there will be a "Secrets of the Salt Marsh Walk" and a Wilderness Survivor course for children ages 6 to 10; cost of the latter is $50/$40, with reservations required.

Kayak the Little River Estuary at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday for $50/$40, with registration required.

And on Wednesday there will be a Bird Banding Demonstration at 7 a.m., a Farmer for a Day program for youth starting at 9 a.m. and a talk detailing dragonflies and butterflies at 1 p.m.

For a complete list of times, fees and locations, call Scott Richardson at 646-4521 ext. 114 or go to www.wellsreserve.org.


Music at the library

Springvale Public Library presents a musical performance by Mr. Harley from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday for children in grade 4 or younger.

This free show will be held at the Nasson Community Center Little Theatre at 457 Main Street.

For more details, call Sheila 324-4624.


Authors talk about writing

Wiscasset Public Library will host three upcoming author talks, all meeting at 7 p.m., over the next three Thursday evenings, providing opportunities for the writers to talk about their writing process with readers.

Lea Wait of Edgecomb will speak this Thursday. She is the author of two series: mysteries featuring Maggie Summer and her children's Wiscasset books. Wait will discuss her latest book, "Shadows on a Cape Cod Wedding" and other future releases.

Wait will be joined by Harpswell summer resident Kate Flora, author of "Redemption," a Joe Burgess novel set in Portland.

On July 25, Janet Morgan of Wiscasset will introduce her third Killdeer Farm mystery, "Katahdin Drowning."

On Aug. 1, Wiscasset's Phil Di Vece will talk about his latest book, "Wiscasset and Its Times."

The talks are free. Refreshments will be served and copies of books will be available for purchase. For more details, call 882-7161.


Following Japanese poet

Author Carolyn Locke will give an illustrated talk on Matsuo Basho, the subject of her new book, "Not One Thing: Following Matsuo Basho's Narrow Road to the Interior," at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Camden Public Library at 55 Main St.

Considered by many to be Japan's greatest haiku poet, Basho dressed as a humble monk and traveled on foot, visiting many important historical, religious and literary sites.

A combination of prose, haiku and photography, Locke's book explores her travels around the island of Honshu with 15 other teachers from the United States as part of a Fulbright-Hays Special Project to Japan.

For details, call Ken Gross at 236-3440.

On 'The Art of Katahdin'

Editor Carl Little and author and artist David Little will present a talk on the new book "The Art of Katahdin" at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Camden Public Library at 55 Main St.

The book includes more than 200 images of the Katahdin region. Books will be on hand for purchase and signing.

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


Historical bus tours

Tickets are on sale for Union Historical Society's two Come Spring Bus Tours, which are part of the town's Founders Day celebrations. The tours depart from the Old Town House on Town House Road at 5:30 p.m. Friday and at 9:30 a.m. Saturday.

Tickets are $10 and the tour takes place rain or shine. The narrated two-hour tours follow the Georges River Scenic Byway, detailing sites where Union's early settlers lived. There will be stops at five historic sites.

Tickets may be purchased by calling 785-5444 and leaving a message.

Pie social, music Friday

Kick off Founders Day weekend with the Union Area Chamber of Commerce's Now Famous Pie Social, with the high-octane blues of the Juke Rockets, at 5:30 p.m. Friday on the Union Common.

Bring the family, spread out blankets, set up lawn chairs and enjoy a picnic-style dinner. Chamber members will sell hamburgers and hot dogs before the main event -- homemade pies. Choose from a large selection of pies donated by area bakers.

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

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