Winter transportation talk

Representatives from the Carriage Museum at Skyline Farm will head a roundtable discussion on the history of horse-drawn transportation in winter at 1 p.m. on Saturday at the Owls Head Transportation Museum at 117 Museum St.
The free program is part of the museum’s winter education series. All are welcome. For more information call 594-4418 or visit www.owlshead.org.


Habitat seeks an owner

Habitat for Humanity/7 Rivers Maine is seeking prospective homeowners for a new home to be constructed off Route 130 in Bristol.
Ground for the project, Habitat’s 32nd home in the region, will be broken this spring for a ranch-style home, set to be completed by year’s end. Habitat will hold a mandatory Prospective Homeowner Orientation for families interested in applying for the house from 9 a.m. to noon March 6 at the Second Congregational Church, 51 Main St., in Newcastle.


During that meeting, Habitat staff and volunteers will review the program and eligibility requirements and assist families in filling out an application. The affiliate hopes to have a family selected by early April. Applicants must undergo a pre-screening before attending the orientation.

For details, call Sharon Oehmig at 386-5081 or e-mail [email protected]


E.B. White featured author

Janet Morgan will head the class “E.B. White: From One Man’s Meat to Charlotte’s Web” at 6 p.m. on Tuesday at the Wiscasset Public Library. The talk is part of the library’s 2010 Community Read featuring the written works of Elwyn Brooks White.

Other classes are “Lea Wait Lea” at 1 p.m. March 6; the film “Charlotte’s Web” at 1 p.m. March 13; a “One Man’s Meat” discussion at 3 p.m. March 17;  a reading of White’s works for children’s story time at 10:30 a.m. March 18; a reading of “Mud Season & other Maine Reminiscences” by Wiscasset author Wendall Kinney at 1 p.m. March 20; and a “Bear-ly There: Writing & Illustrating Children’s Books in Maine” talk by c Rebekah Raye at 1 p.m. March 27.


All programs are free and public. For more information call 882-7161.


Dental fair offers education

Six dental students from the Boston area will offer assistance at the Bridgton Dental Health Fair  9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Bridgton Community Center, 15 Depot St., thanks to a $3,000 workforce development grant from the Maine Oral Health Program and the Maine Office of Rural Health and Primary Care.

The assistants, including Nichole Penna of Saco, will interact with attendees and gather information about their general dental health. The event will feature storytelling, juggling, a magic show and a free, nutritious breakfast. For more information, call 647-2389 or e-mail [email protected]



Book talk on the Sewalls

Maine author W.H. Bunting will give an illustrated program about his new book of Maine maritime history, “Live Yankees: The Sewalls and Their Ships,” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Lithgow Public Library.

The free program will take place in the library’s Reading Room. Bunting will chat with audience members and sign copies of his book, which will be available for purchase.

For more information, call 626-2415 or go to www.lithgow.lib.me.us.


Project Graduation auction


Wells High School’s Project Graduation  will hold its sixth annual “Theme Gift Basket and Silent Auction” Friday to provide an alcohol and chemical free night for graduating seniors in June. The raffle will begin at 6:30 p.m. with themed gift baskets containing  items and gift certificates donated by parents of seniors and businesses. The auction begins at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets for a chance to win one  baskets will be sold at the door.  Winners of baskets must be present to receive their prizes. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 646-0870 or 451-7387.


Slides about Near East trip

Waldoboro Public Library, loc 958 Main St., will host a slide show at 12:30 p.m. Saturday detailing highlights of resident Jack Farlow’s recent trip to Egypt and Jordan, including views of the pyramids, pharaonic temples, boating on the Nile, a crusader’s castle, a Saracen castle, a Roman forum and city and camel riding in Petra.  The talk is free. For more details, call the library at 832-4484.



Contradance benefits school

The School Around Us and The Coastal Healthy Communities Coalition will sponsor a  family contradance 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Saturday featuring the Ti’Acadie Band with caller Bill Olsen at The Community House on Temple Street.

Dances are taught for all ages and abilities. Cost is $7 for adults and $2 for children with a maximum fee of $16 per family. Snacks and drinks will be sold. For  details, call Leah Wentworth at 967-9916.


Parkview grief program

Living with Loss, a support group for people experiencing the loss of a loved one, will be held at Parkview Adventist Medical Center at 329 Main St. The six-week program will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. weekly, beginning on Tuesday in the Family Life Room at Parkview. Sessions end April 6. To register for the program, call Parkview’s Pastoral Care office at 373-2251.

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