Savvy Caregiver programs

Southern Maine Agency on Aging is offering a six-session Savvy Caregiver program starting Friday.

The classes, designed for family caregivers of people with disorders causing dementia, like Alzheimer’s disease, will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at varying locations through Aug. 20. There is no charge for participants, but registration is required. To register, call (800) 427-7411 ext 541.7.


Wildlife in suburbia talk

The Scarborough Land Trust and the Scarborough Public Library will present biologist and author Stephen DeStefano, discussing his book “Coyote at the Kitchen Door: Living with Wildlife in Suburbia” at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the library.

His book examines the interplay between urban sprawl and wayward wildlife. For more information, call 289-1199 or visit


Slugger to attend fundraiser

The Portland Sea Dogs mascot Slugger will be at the Wells Corner Shopping Center for an evening of baseball and family fun on Monday.

Registration for the home run derby begins at 4:30 p.m. and children between the ages of 7 and 12 years old can participate for $5. The Meat House will serve barbecue favorites from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. for $10 a plate.

The event is a fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Maine, which serves more than 700 children a year. For more information, call 571-0126.


Weight management class

Martin’s Point Health Care is hosting “Weighty Matters,” a support group in a non-judgmental, compassionate atmosphere, for weight management issues at 6 p.m. Friday.

People of all sizes are welcomed and confidentiality is honored. The class, led by Joyce Sarat White, is $10 and will be held at the Health Education Center in the Carriage House on the Portland Veranda Street Campus.

For more information, call 800-260-6681 or e-mail [email protected]


Humble Farmer appearance

Robert Skoglund, the “Humble Farmer,” is performing at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the St. Lawrence Arts Center as a benefit for WMPG’s Power Up! signal improvement project.

His hour-long radio show airs at 2 p.m. on Tuesdays, but here him live for $15. The center is located at 76 Congress St. For more information, call 775-1248.


Chem-free lawn, garden

The South Portland Land Trust and Green South Portland are sponsoring a Chem-Free Lawn and Garden workshop at 6 p.m. tonight at the community center.

The workshop is free and will teach ways to tend to lawns and gardens, while protecting the health of children, pets and the environment, featuring a screening of “A Chemical Reaction,” featuring Falmouth resident Paul Tukey.


Caring Unlimited walk

The third annual Nicole’s Run and Walk to benefit Caring Unlimited, York County’s Domestic Violence Program, will be held Sunday starting at Lord’s Point.

The 5-kilometer run and walk begins at 9 a.m., with registration opening at 6:45 a.m. Registration is $20 in advance or $25 on the day of the race. For more information, visit


Sports physicals offered

Southern Maine Medical Center Visiting Nurses are offering camp and sports physicals from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays.

Physicals are by appointment and are $30 for children younger than 10, $40 for those between the ages of 10 and 18 and $50 for those older than 18 and heading to college.

To schedule an appointment, call 985-1000 ext 1018.


Embroiderers Guild session

The Southern Maine Chapter of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America will meet from 9 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Tuesday at Yarmouth Town Hall.

The meeting will feature a Bordeaux Berry design, taught by Denise Pratt. Participants are asked to bring their own lunch. For more information, call 319-9042.


Safe Passage art exhibit

An exhibit of artwork by students from Safe Passage’s Art Program in Guatemala City opens Monday at Merrill Memorial Library.

Featured artwork comes from two separate but similar projects, The Madre Project and a Self-Portrait assignment. The exhibit will be on display through Sept. 4, with a reception at 6 p.m. July 29. For more information, call 846-1188.


Local history at the library

The Windham Public Library is hosting a “History of Sebago Lake” program at 6 p.m. today, presented by the Portland Water District.

Later, the library is hosting another presentation, “History of the Presumpscot River” at 6:30 p.m. July 28, presented by the Friends of the Presumpscot.


Second Hilary Zayed exhibit

“Reinventing Oneself After A Brain Injury” is on display at the Springvale Public Library.

This is the second part of “Reinventing Oneself” exhibit, featuring work by artist and writer Hilary Zayed. For more information, visit or call 324-4624.


Author talk on ‘Secret Navy’

The Waldoborough Historical Society Museum hosts author James Nelson at 6:30 p.m. today for a program based on his nonfiction novel, “George Washington’s Secret Navy — How the American Revolution Went to Sea.”

The presentation will be at the museum and tours will be offered prior to the event.


LOOK program classes

The LOOK Program is starting up classes Monday at the Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School. Classes run for five weekdays and last 95 minutes, costing $30 for each class.

Full brochures of class offerings can be found in libraries, town offices, the MSAD 17 office and other locations. For more information, call 674-2366 or leave a message with the MSAD 17 office at 743-8972.


Fiddlehead open house

The Fiddlehead Center for the Arts and Sciences at 25 Shaker Road will hold an open house from 5:30 to 7 tonight. Details about class offerings and costs can be found at For more information, call 657-2244.


Tours at nine gardens

The Friends of Rockland Public Library is hosting “Our Neighbors’ Gardens” from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, featuring nine local gardens.

Tickets are available at the library or at Caravans, 415 Main St., for $12 in advance or $15 for the day of the tour. For more information, call 594-0310.