September 30, 2013


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Civil War expert Blaikie Hines, left, of Thomaston will give a history presentation at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Camden Public Library.

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The show will highlight the talents of garden club members and will feature creative floral designs and well-grown horticultural specimens as well as educational exhibits.

Admission is free. Donations are appreciated.

For more details, call Katy Gannon-Janelle at 878-1972.


Pettengill Farm Day on Sunday

Freeport Historical Society will host its 38th annual Pettengill Farm Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday on Pettengill Road.

The event will feature music, children's attractions, juggling, docent-led tours of the historic saltbox house, apple cider and butter-making demonstrations, sack races, oxen teams and more.

Magician Robert Olsen will perform at 11 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. World champ juggler Will Silvers will perform at 1 p.m.

The Maine Squeeze accordion trio will stroll the fields throughout the day sharing their musical take on classic Americana tunes.

Workshops and presentations will include a Forest Forensics Walk at 10 a.m. with forester Rene Noel; a Build a Hemlock Post Fence workshop at 11:30 a.m.; and a presentation on Bees and Beekeeping at 1 p.m.

The Maine Quilt Heritage project will be there to document quilts. Bring your family quilt(s) for analysis and have them documented.

Lunch and snacks will be available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Event donation is $5 for adults and $2 for children. 

Historic Barns & Quilts

Freeport Historical Society's fourth annual Historic Barns & Quilts tour will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Select vintage and antique quilts, organized by theme, will be displayed and discussed at each barn.

Leading the tours will be quilt expert Kathy Kenny, barn expert Don Perkins and quilt historian and fiber artist Kathy Kenny.

The event begins with coffee and orientation at Cotton Weeds Quilt Shop on Route 1. The day will conclude with a performance by acoustic musician Dave Peloquin.

There will be a contemporary quilt exhibit, cider and doughnuts and a tour of the timber frame barn at Houses and Barns by John Libby on Route 136.

Attendees should bring a bagged lunch and folding chair or blanket for picnicking in a local farm field, weather permiting.

Tickets are $35 and must be purchased in advance. For more details, go to or call 865-3170.


Earle Shettleworth to speak

Maine Historic Preservation Commission director Earle Shettleworth will present an illustrated talk, "Carving a National Image: the Civil War Sculpture of Maine's Franklin Simmons," at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday during a meeting of the Union Historical Society at the Old Town House on Town House Road, just off Union Common.

Refreshments will be served.

The meeting is free and open to the public.

For more details, call 785-5444 and leave a message, or visit

Mystery author reading

Local author Vicki Doudera will read from and talk about her newest book, "Final Settlement," at 7 p.m. Thursday at Vose Library, 392 Common Road.

The talk, part of the library's Soup and Suspense Mystery Author program, will detail the latest in the Darby Farr real estate mystery series.

Doudera will answer questions from the audience and copies of the book will be available for sale and autographing.

Soups made by library volunteers will be available. Admission is a suggested donation of $5.


Bazaar helps Loaves & Fishes

The Dominican Sisters' Christmas in October bazaar to benefit Loaves & Fishes will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday at 61 Lisbon Road.

A light lunch will be available for purchase.

For more details, call Claudette at 689-6438 or go to


Beekeeping courses offered

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension in Cumberland County will offer four beekeeping courses.

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