Author at Summerfest

Local author Meredith Kendall will be at Sattva Health & Wellness and Raindrop Yoga Booth during Windham Summerfest. She will be selling her book “Reiki Nurse” and signing books.

The event is from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at Windham High School. Kendall will be available until 2 p.m. For details, visit or


Sustainable living talk

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension, in cooperation with the Falmouth Memorial Library and the Tidewater Conservation Foundation, will explore what sustainable living means to the average person during a presentation from 6 to 8 tonight.

Dr. Catherine Elliott, extension specialist and co-author of “Living Sustainable: It’s Your Choice,” will discuss sustainable living and three barriers to that lifestyle: buying foods, services and products. For more information, call 780-4213.


YMCA aquatics programs

The Casco Bay YMCA summer aquatics programs include swim lessons, Stripers Swim Team, arthritis and water aerobic classes and lifeguard training. Sign-up has started and classes begin the week of June 28.

The Certified Lifeguard Program will be offered from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through June 25. The training costs $250. For more information, visit or call 865-9600.


Old-time play afternoon

The Freeport Historical Society is holding a play afternoon from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday at L.L. Bean’s Discovery Park.

Children ages 5 to 10 years old are invited to participate in activities from the turn of the century through the 1960s.

The event is part of a summerlong exhibit “History of Play” at the Harrington House, 45 Main St. The exhibit is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and on select Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For more information, visit or call 865-3170.


Dam-removal program

A film and discussion, “Relics & Rivers” about the dismantling of dams in Maine and New England will take place at 7 tonight at the Log Cabin, 196 Main St.

The presentation features Eric Hutchins of NOAA Restoration Center, John Burrows of Atlantic Salmon Federation, and Landis Hudson of Maine Rivers. For more information, call 847-9277.


Bloomsday events

The Maine Irish Heritage Center and American Irish Repertory Ensemble will celebrate Bloomsday today.

From 5 to 8:30 p.m., there will be readings from “Ulysses,” live music, films and refreshments at the heritage center, 34 Gray St.

In conjunction with the celebration, Longfellow Books in Monument Square will offer 20 percent off all books by James Joyce throughout June and have a prominent Bloomsday display.


Arabic event at library

Author Reza Jalali and illustrator Anne Sibley O’Brien will host a series of activities related to their new children’s book “Moon Watchers: Shirin’s Ramadan Miracle.”

The free event will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Portland Public Library. Activities will include moon and star gazing with the USM Southworth Planetarium guides, Arabic writing with the author, an illustration demonstration, henna painting, Iranian food and music and a book signing.

For more information, call 699-2755.


Group to plant rain garden

The city of Portland and Stantec Consulting is sponsoring a planting event from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the Back Cove Rain Garden.

Work gloves and simple garden tools are needed for the work. Snacks and other necessary tools will be provided.

The rain garden is a natural decontaminator of polluted water run-off. Volunteers can be a part of the city’s efforts to clean the natural water systems by getting their hands dirty.


Father’s Day Roller Derby

The Maine Roller Derby is hosting a Father’s Day event with doors opening at 5 p.m. Sunday at Happy Wheels Skate Center, 331 Warren Ave.

In the exhibition bout, the derby’s “Fresh Meat” battles it out on the track. This year the derby has almost doubled its number of skaters and they have been training hard. Seating is limited to 350 and tickets are $5, children younger than 5 are free.


Used book sale at library

The Friends of Scarborough Public Library, 48 Gorham Road, are holding their annual used book sale Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Thousands of gently used books will be on sale. Sunday is the bargain day of the event with the library providing bags that you can fill with books for a nominal charge. For more information, call 883-4723.


Coffeehouse concerts

Blue Point Congregational Church, 236 Pine Point Road, is hosting a summer coffeehouse on the third Saturday of June, July and August.

On Saturday, the coffee house will feature Rich Gaito of Kennebunk at 7 p.m. There will be a donation of $4 accepted at the door and coffee, iced tea, cookies and more refreshments will be available.


‘Remembering Westbrook’

Westbrook resident, teacher and journalist Andrea Vasques will present “Remembering Westbrook: The People of the Paper City,” from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday in the gathering room of the Walker Memorial Library.

She will speak of her passion for sharing her writing on the history of Westbrook, with a question and answer session to follow.


Middle School hockey night

The South Portland Ice Hockey Boosters’ Middle School will hold registrations and an information night from 6 to 9 on Monday.

Members of the boosters program will be there to answer questions and there will be information on the 2010-11 season available. For more information, visit


Equine rescue’s open barn

Open Gates Equine Rescue will hold its annual open barn from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at 407 Morse Road.

Guests at the event include an agent of the Humane Society of the United States, an equine dentist and an animal communicator. Visitors will be able to talk to the guests and meet horses at the rescue. There will also be a tack sale and a light lunch. For more information, call 926-5570.


Shaker village events

Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village is hosting a several events Saturday.

A workshop on chair caning will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for $35.

Tim Greene, of Parsonsfield, will demonstrate blacksmithing skills starting at 10 a.m.

There will be guided nature hikes at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., covering the fields, forests, lake area and Aurelia’s Cascade. Cost is $5, $2 for children.

Master craftsman Chris Becksvoort is also leading a workshop teaching the construction of a proper dovetail for $35.

For more information on session times, costs or to register for the chair caning workshop, call 926-4597.