September 23, 2013

Events

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The Pihcintu Multinational Children’s Chorus will perform a free concert at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Portland Public Library. See Portland briefs for additional details.

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GORHAM

'Doughboys' author to talk

Richard Rubin, author of "The Last of the Doughboys," will talk about his book and his experiences interviewing the last living World War I veterans at 7 p.m. Thursday at the library at 2 Standish Neck Road. 

Come learn about the forgotten generation and the forgotten war, hear music from WWI, and enjoy refreshments. 

For more information call 892-7525. 

DAMARISCOTTA

Shipbuilding topic of tour

The Damariscotta River Association is offering a guided walking tour detailing the "History of Shipbuilding" with archaeologist Tim Dinsmore from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday.

Dinsmore will lead the walk to the sites of early shipbuilders George Barstow and Nathaniel Bryant as well as blacksmith Elisha Hatch, who all worked together and formed one of the earliest shipbuilding centers along the waterways of the upper Damariscotta River during the 18th century. Dinsmore will share what he has gleaned from more than 30 years of historical and archaeological research into the lives of these two shipwrights and their families.Participants will meet at 110 Belvedere Road and carpool to the nearby site. The fee is $5.

Space is limited and advance registration required by calling 563-1393, emailing dra@damariscottariver.org, or going to www.DamariscottaRiver.org. The walk is considered challenging in some areas and only those who are able to walk through woods and on steep inclines should attend. 

Participants should be prepared to walk in an area where ticks are common.

KITTERY

Car-care seminar

Autoworks, Inc. and representatives from AC Delco, a parts division of General Motors, will present the next "Knowledge is Power" Women's Car Care Seminar from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at 107 Government St.

Attendees are encouraged to email or call Autoworks with concerns and questions about their vehicles ahead of time so that those topics can be covered during the event.

Winter preparation and driving tips will be included.

Door prizes will be provided at the free workshop.

Reservations are recommended by calling (204) 439-4500 or appt@autoworks.com or Tannye@auto-works.com.

CAMDEN

Full slate at library

Camden Public Library, 55 Main St., will offer the following programs this week.

On Tuesday, the first session of Senior College Class, "On Language: What's Right? What's Wrong? Who Decides? Does It Matter?" led by Barbara LeGendre, will be held at 1 p.m., with future sessions meeting at the same time for the next six weeks. Register with Senior College at 800-286-1594.

Also on Tuesday, the Hatchery Entrepreneurial Series continues, with a talk on "Marketing and Selling" at 7 p.m., with drop-ins welcomed.

Thursday programs include the Senior College Class "The Shocking Truth About Money," led by Randall Parr at 1 p.m., and a talk by Camden Philosophical Society with Robert Olson on "Advancing Technology and Images of the Future" at 7 p.m.

On Saturday, the Bangladesh delegation will speak at Camden Public Library at 3 p.m., hosted by the Camden Conference.

Partners for World Health, a Maine-based non-profit, all-volunteer organization, is hosting members of Eminence, a public health and social development NGO from Bangladesh.

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

TOPSHAM

Annual library book sale

Topsham Public Library will hold its annual Friends Book Sale, beginning with a preview event from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday and including the sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.

The library is at 25 Foreside Road. 

For more details, call 725-1727 or go to www.topshamlibrary.org.

BATH

Club to host flower show

The Bath Garden Club will hold its monthly meeting at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Grace Episcopal Church, Washington Street.

This will be a National Garden Clubs, Inc. Standard Flower Show with entries submitted by garden club members only. The Horticulture Show will begin at 11 a.m.  

There will be light refreshments served. Guests are welcome to attend.

THE BERWICKS

Learn about coyotes

Conservation biologist Geri Vistein will present "Coyote: America's Song Dog" at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the South Berwick Public Library and again at 7 p.m. Thursday at the D.A. Hurd Library in North Berwick.  

Using photographs and recordings of coyote song, Vistein explores the history of the coyote in Maine and its relationship with other wildlife, the ecosystem, and with humans.

The program is free and open to the public.

To learn more, call 384-3308.

 

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