September 2, 2013



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Jory Squibb of Camden demonstrates his “hybrid” electric quadricycle to Daniel and Ethan Navarro of Rockland. Squibb will be one of the makers exhibiting his “tinkering results” at the Maker Faire on Saturday at the Camden Public Library. His 105-pound Sunbeam car is two-thirds battery-powered and one-third pedal-powered. The range on battery power alone is 80 miles. Midcoast Maine’s Mini Maker Faire, the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth, is free and open to all ages. It will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the library amphitheater.

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AARP driver safety class

An AARP driver safety class, for drivers age 50 and older, will be offered from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Windham Public Library, 217 Windham Center Road.

The registration fee is $12 for AARP members and $14 for all others.

Advance registration is required as class size is limited.

To register, phone John Hammon, volunteer instructor, at 655-4943.  

Humorist on church's stage

Author, humorist and professional storyteller John McDonald will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Windham Hill United Church of Christ, 140 Windham Center Road.

McDonald is the author of "A Moose and a Lobster Walk into a Bar," "Maine Trivia: A User's Guide to Useless Information," and "Down the Road a Piece: A Storyteller's Guide to Maine." He is also host of a radio talk show on WGAN and writes a weekly humor column for newspapers throughout the state.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for children and seniors. They can be bought in advance or at the door.

For more details, call 892-4217.


Austen-themed garden talk

Falmouth Memorial Library and the local chapter of the Jane Austen Society of North America present garden historian Terri Nickel for the program "Gardens of Jane Austen's Time" at 1 p.m. Saturday at the library, 5 Lunt Road.

The program is being offered to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Austen's novel "Pride and Prejudice." 

For more details, call Jeannie at 781-2351 or write


Author Kevin Mills to speak

Award-winning journalist and author Kevin C. Mills will speak about his historical novels and local connections to the area at the next meeting of the Waterborough Historical Society, set for 7 p.m. Thursday at the Grange Hall, 31 West Road. 

Mills, of Gorham, penned the historical novels "Sons and Daughters of the Ocean" and "Breakwater."

His upcoming novel "Sea of Liberty" is loosely based on his ancestor Eligood Mills of Waterboro.

The public is invited to attend and refreshments will be served. 

For more information, call Jim Carll at 247-5878.


Postcard presentation

Orr's Island Library's First Thursday program, set for 7 p.m. Thursday, will feature a presentation by John Webster about a 57-year journey collecting postcards.

Webster's collection includes more than 20 different categories of postcards amassed from friends, relations, dumpsters and antique sources. The subject possibilities in the field of deltiology are virtually limitless.

Webster will show examples from his collection and have several albums available to view.

The library is located at 1699 Harpswell Islands Road.

It is free and open to the public.

For more details, call Webster at 833-5430.


Money management class

Registrations are being accepted for a 15-hour financial class titled "My Money Works," 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at Women, Work, and Community at University College at Saco.            

The class is designed to help participants gain the skills and confidence to manage money, pay bills, reduce debt and plan for retirement.

A follow-up session is scheduled to provide additional networking and support.

Successful completion of this class meets one of the requirements for the Family Development Account (FDA) matched savings program.

For more details, call 286-1722.


Register for activities

The Kittery Recreation Department is accepting registrations for a number of adult activities it will offer this fall at 200 Rogers Road.

Planned programs include chair yoga, Wun-jo and Flo-dynamics training, zumba gold, line dancing and low-impact aerobics.

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