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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Master beekeepers Jack Hildreth and Peter Richardson will teach a Fall Beginning Beekeeping School on Wednesdays, Oct. 16 to Nov. 13, at the University of Southern Maine in Portland. A Spring Beginning Beekeeping School, taught by Richardson and master beekeeper Chris Rogers, will be offered Thursdays from Feb. 13 to March 13 at the extension office in Falmouth.

The fee for these two schools is $90 per person, which covers a textbook and a reference notebook; a $130 fee covers two family members and a textbook and reference notebook to share.

Master beekeeper Erin MacGregor-Forbes will teach a two-night Honeybee Disease and Pest Management Workshop at the Extension Office in Falmouth, Nov. 5 and Nov. 12. The $40 fee covers workshop materials.

And Hildreth and MacGregor-Forbes will teach an intermediate level beekeeping course, Apiary Management, Wednesdays from Jan. 8 to Feb. 12 at USM in Portland. Cost is $130 per person, which includes a textbook; a $180 fee covers two family members and a textbook to share.

All classes will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

To register online, go to For more details, call 781-6099 or (800) 287-1471.


School upgrade hearing

The Wells-Ogunquit Community School District will hold a public hearing at 7 p.m. Wednesday detailing the Wells High School building project referendum.

The meeting will be held at the Wells High School Auditorium at 200 Sanford Road.


Genealogy Group to meet

Kennebunk Free Library's Genealogy Group will meet from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at 112 Main St.

Speaker Don Michele will give the presentation, "Hitting a Jackpot: Posting on Message Boards."

The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call 985-2173 or go to www.kennebunk

Homeschooling gathering

The Homeschooling Group will meet at the Kennebunk Free Library at 2 p.m. Oct. 7.

Parents are invited to drop in, ask questions and get support, whether they are new to homeschooling, a seasoned parent/teacher or considering it for a child.

Activities for children will be provided.

The event is free and wheelchair accessible.

For more details, call 985-2173, ext. 5, or go to


Library collects food

The Goodall Memorial Library is offering fine amnesty for the month of October, canceling the late-return fines of patrons who donate non-perishable food items for the library's annual harvest food drive.

The foods collected will benefit the York County Food Pantry, to be distributed to local families in need.

The library is located at 952 Main St. For more details, go to


Maine Ole' Opry Show

The Maine Ole' Opry Show and Induction will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at The Silver Spur, 272 Lewiston St.

The event will feature performances by Allen Tradition, Bob Elston, Don Nickerson, Slim Andrews, Richard Philbrook, Dennis Moro, Ken Wentworth and others.

Admission is $6/$8. For more details, call 490-1232, 418-8390 or 247-4611.


Farm to Sea event for schools

The Community Schools at Opportunity Farm and Camden will host their annual Farm to Sea Auction from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday at the Frontier Cafe.

This year's event includes light supper, live and silent auctions and live music by the Maine bluegrass band The Potato Pickers.

All proceeds benefit the Community Schools, an alternative high school serving teen parents and those at risk of not completing high school.

Tickets are $75 and are available at For more details, call 926-4532.


Trust in Art benefit

The Trust in Art Auction will be held at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the Atlantic Hall.

The event benefiting the Kennebunkport Conservation Trust and Heartwood College of Art will feature 30 Maine artists painting the iconic Goat Island Light.

Silent and live auctions will be held, the latter beginning at 6 p.m., overseen by auctioneer Jim Fitzgerald. Tickets are $20 per person and include wine, appetizers and a bidding card.

To reserve tickets, call 967-3465 or purchase on the day of the auction at the door.


Mountain biking for kids

A six-week Hidden Valley Nature Center Mountain Biking Club for ages 9 through 12 will begin this Sunday.

Sessions will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sundays from Oct. 6 to Nov. 10.

Youth will have the opportunity to explore more than 20 miles of trails at HVNC, while developing riding skills, learning about safety and performing some trail maintenance.

No mountain biking experience is necessary.

Helmets are mandatory. The fee is $55 per child and scholarships are available.

Participants must register in advance by contacting Kristin Stone at

For more details, call 200-8840 or email


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