All-day Lilac Festival

The 13th annual Kezar Falls Lilac Festival will be held Saturday in the downtown area by the Ossipee River.

The event will kick off with a pancake breakfast at 7 a.m. at the Riverside United Methodist Church. A Bike and Doll Carriage Parade will follow at 9:30 a.m. Activities and vendors will be featured on the green, on both sides of the river, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., including artisans, crafters, food concessions, yard sales, informational materials from nonprofits, and plant sales, including lilacs.

A walking tour of historic village homes, a book sale at the Kezar Falls Library, a magic show, softball games, fishing demonstrations and “Battle of the Bands” events all will be offered.

The day will end with a chicken barbecue at 4:30 p.m. adjacent to Kezar Falls Hardware. In case of rain, activities and vendors will be in the South Hiram Elementary School gymnasium on South Hiram Road in Hiram.

For more information, call 625-3082.


Morris Farm plant sale

Morris Farm’s 10th annual Community Plant Sale will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the farm on 156 Gardiner Road. The event will feature perennials, herbs, heirloom tomatoes and gardening tips.

Refreshments and baked goods also will be sold. For more information, call 882-4080.


Book, DVD sale at church

A used book and DVD sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Windham Hill United Church of Christ at 140 Windham Center Road.

For more information, call 892-4217.


Heather Pierson at Deertrees

Vessel Recordings artist Heather Pierson will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the historic Deertrees Theatre in Harrison.

Tickets are $20. Proceeds from the concert will benefit Naples Public Library. For more details, call 693-6841 or go to


Plant sale at Gateway

The Southern Maine Garden Club will hold its annual plant sale from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday at the Gateway Auction House on Route 202. The event will feature perennials, herbs, houseplants, raffles and a food table.

For details, call 636-2695 or Nancy at 457-1310.


String band at farm market

The Rusty Hingers String Band will perform at the Camden Farmers Market on Saturday. The market is open, rain or shine, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Knox Mill in the upper tier parking lot between Washington and Knowlton streets.

The band will perform two to three sets, beginning at 9:30 a.m. and interspered throughout the market hours. For details, call 568-3201.


Colonial Williamsburg talk

Charlene Farris of Searsport will give an illustrated presentation on Colonial Williamsburg at 7:30 p.m. today at the Union Historical Society meeting at the Old Town House on Town House Road.

The program will be preceded by a short business meeting, followed by refreshments. All Union Historical Society meetings are free and open to the public. For more details, call 786-4531.


Talk on cemetery history 

Waterboro cemetery researcher Jeannie Grant will detail her 40 years of cemetery research at the Waterborough Historical Society meeting, set for 6:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Elder Grey Meeting House on Chadbourne’s Ridge Road.

Grant will give biographical sketches on veterans buried at the Elder Grey Cemetery, including a walking tour of the cemetery. The public is invited to attend. For more information, call Jim Carll at 247-5878.


Braided wool workshop

Friends of the Alfred Shaker Museum will host a braided wool workshop, headed by Pam Rowen, on Saturday at 118 Shaker Hill Road.

Cost of the class is $35. For details, call Barbara Carlson at 490-1646.


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