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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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To register or for more details, call Jerry DeWitt at 783-9141, Ext. 228 or go to

Travel expense scholarships are available through Veterans For Peace by calling Doug Rawlings at 778-7292 or


Quilting workshop Saturday

Quilter Dianne Devonshire, of Raymond, will head a quilting workshop from 9 a.m., to 4 p.m. Saturday to create a Cardinal pillow at the Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Road, Route 26.

This paper-pieced cardinal design is based on a old, favorite design in quilting. 

Quilters ages 12 and older are asked to bring their own sewing machine, scissors, rotary cutter and straight-edge rulers for the project.  A materials list provided at sign up. 

Fee is $25. 

To register, call 926-4597. 

Library celebrating its birthday

The 125th Anniversary of the New Gloucester Public Library will be celebrated from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday featuring a special exhibit at the monthly New Gloucester History Barn Open House on Route 231.

The public is invited.

Admisson is free.

For more details, call Leonard Brooks at 926- 3188.


Rick Charette to perform at wildlife park

Children's singer and songwriter Rick Charette will perform from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Maine Wildlife Park on Route 26.

The park also will offer free admission to grandparents, who are accompanied by their grandchildren, on Sunday in observance of Grandparents Day.

The park is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily through Nov. 11.

Admission is $5 for children and seniors and $7 for adults.

For more details, call 657-4977 or go to


Genealogy group sets first meeting of year

The 2013-14 season of the Kennebunk Free Library Genealogy Group begins at 10 a.m. Saturday featuring guest speaker Diane Gravel, who will give a talk titled "Obscure and Neglected Sources: New Paths to Genealogical Success."

The group meets at the library, at 112 Main St., on the first Saturday of every month.

For more details, call the library at 985-2173 or go to

Strut Your Mutt Sunday at Mother's Beach

The annual Strut Your Mutt Walk at Mother's Beach will begin at 11 a.m. Sunday featuring a scenic walk on the three Kennebunk Beaches.

Proceeds from the event will directly benefit the Animal Welfare Society's Sadie Fund to provide medical care for animals in need.

Registration begins at 10 a.m.

For more details, call Animal Welfare Society at 985-3244, ext. 117 or go to

Fair wants to line up crafters

The York County Retired Educators Association is seeking crafters to sell their wares during its annual fundraising craft fair, set for Nov. 2 at Kennebunk High School.

Cost of table rentals are $50 with proceeds directly benefiting a scholarship fund to support further education for three graduating seniors each year.

Crafters can contact Gail Brayman at 985-7723 or email


Fun art for grandparents, grandkids

Celebrate Grandparents Day by bringing the grandchildren to a fun art workshop, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, in the Great Pond Mountain Wildlands.

Attendees will participate in a Wild Weavings Workshop, led by Sandi Crillo.

The outing is geared to ages 8 to 12 and their adults, who will participate in a short wood walk to gather natural materials to make a weaving project to take home.

Participants will meet at Wildlands South Gate on Route 1 ,just south of the Route 176 intersection.

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