July 29, 2013



'Wiscasset Times' author to speak at library program

Wiscasset Public Library will host its third author program featuring Di Vece and his new book "Wiscasset Times" at 7 p.m. Thursday at 21 High St.

Refreshments will be served.

For more details, call 882-7161.


The Rev. Linda K. Gard to officiate at service

The 88th annual pilgrimage service at the Elder Grey Meeting House will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Chadbourne Ridge Road.

Guest Minister the Rev. Linda K. Gard will officiate.

For more details, call 846-3827.


Talk about the Nearings to be presented at library

Greg Joly will present the talk "Who Were the Nearings? Living the Good Life in the 21st Century" at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Camden Public Library at 55 Main St.

Joly will explore both the intellectual and homesteading life of Scott and Helen Nearing, using anecdotes, writings and archival photos to show the couple's sustainability practices and how their ideas continue to inform modern sustainability movements.

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

Free concert scheduled at local amphitheater

Cindy Kallet and Grey Larsen will perform a free concert at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Camden Amphitheatre at 55 Main St.

Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets or chairs for seating.

In the event of rain, the concert will be held indoors at the library.

Downtown Business Group to help host walking tour

Camden Walking Tour, hosted by the Camden Public Library and the Camden Downtown Business Group, will begin at the library, at 55 Main St., at 4 p.m. Friday.

Call 236-3440 to register.


African drumming class offered over eight weeks

Local musician Judy Nielsen will offer an eight-week beginner African drumming class from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, from Aug. 7 to Sept. 25 at Hidden Valley Nature Center.

Nielsen will introduce the basics of hand positions and poly-rhythm while teaching participants to play simple African rhythms.

Cost is $100 for HVNC members and $120 for all others.

Djembes are available for the session.

Advance registration is appreciated by emailing Nielsen at janielsen29@gmail.com.

For more details, call 200-8840.


Farmers and gardeners to learn about arthriitis

Amber Wolfe, from the Arthritis Foundation, will head a free "Arthritis & Agriculture" workshop for farmers, gardeners, agricultural workers, health care professionals and the general public from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at Pineland Farms Conference Center, Room A, 15 Farm View Drive.

Topics will include information on arthritis as a disease, treatment and pain management options, sources of joint stress and pain on the farm, operation changes, modifications to farm equipment and assistive technology tools. Specific segments on gardening and rural youth will also be discussed.

For more details, call Lani Carlson with Maine AgrAbility at 944-1533.


New Bigelow Lab facility to host an open house

Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences is inviting the public to the first summer open house on its new LEED® Platinum Ocean Science and Education Campus from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday at 60 Bigelow Dr.

The laboratory's scientists, staff and interns will be on hand to meet informally with visitors and describe the research they are doing to understand the ocean's microscopic marine organisms and their critical role in the global environment.

The day's schedule includes a program of short presentations about research projects and the laboratories that support them, as well as self-guided open periods, expedition videos, displays, and hands-on activities.

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