Missy’s Run fights violence

Loved ones of the late Melissa Cantin Charbonneau have organized a motorcycle ride to honor her memory while raising money for domestic violence programs in Maine and New Hampshire.

Registration for Missy’s Run 80-mile ride is from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday at the American Legion Post 19 in Sanford. Departure is at 10 a.m. with a noon arrival at American Legion Post 7 in Rochester, N.H, for lunch, entertainment and raffles. Cost is $20 per bike and $5 per additional passenger. Non-riders are invited to Rochester for a $10 donation. Caring Unlimited is among the beneficiaries.


Shaker punch-needle class

Friends of the Alfred Shaker Museum, 18 Shaker Hill Road, will hold a punch-needle class 9 a.m. to noon Saturday with LeAnn Hodgson.

Cost is $10 plus an $18 materials fee. Portable lights, embroidery scissors and magnifying glasses are recommended. Punch needles will also be sold for $22.

Proceeds benefit the Alfred Shaker Carriage House restoration. To register, call 490-5709 or 324-7650.


Raitt Farm tractor show

The 15th annual Antique Tractor & Engine Show will be noon to 9 p.m. Friday, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday at the Raitt Homestead Farm Museum at 2077 State Road, Route 103.

Proceeds benefit the farm. Admission is $5 for adults, free for ages 12 and younger. For details, go to or call 748-0860.


Public library book sale

York Public Library’s annual summer book sale is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday at 15 Long Sands Road. A preview sale will 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday for a $5 admission.

For details, call 363-2818 or go to


Pizza and book discussion

Gibbs Library, at 40 Old Union Road, will host a Pizza & Book Discussion event for the Maine Student Book Award Book Discussion Group at 6 p.m. on Friday.

Copies of the featured book are available at the library. Pre-registration is required by calling 845-2663.


Grange history presentation

Lincoln County will present a free history of local granges at 5 p.m. today at Wiscasset Public Library as part of its anniversary celebration.

Speakers include Sharon Sawyer of Huntoon Hill Grange in Wiscasset and Mary Ellen Barnes and Bill Cooney of Westport Grange. 

Colonial Revival program

Historic New England will begin its 2010 summer lecture series, themed “Colonial Revival Maine,” at 3 p.m. on Sunday in the Nickels-Sortwell House Barn at Main and Federal streets. Author Kevin Murphy will speak.

A pre-lecture tour begins at 2 p.m. Admission is $5 for members and $10 for others. Register at 882-7169 or go to


Main Street car show

Saco Spirit will host Main Street Saco’s Car Show from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Car enthusiasts are invited to register their vehicles in a variety of classes, including ’50s, ’60s, ’70s, Pre World War, 1900-1949, Street Cars, Muscle Cars, People’s Choice and Exhibitor’s Choice.

The free event will be held rain or shine. For details, call 286-9536.


Philosophy conference

The Philosophy at the Edge conference, “Thinking about the Good,” will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at St. Thomas Church in Camden.

The event will feature Ted Cohen of the University of Chicago on “Freedom from Rules,” Jessica Miller of the University of Maine on “What is the Good in Bioethics?” Michael Anker of the College of New Rochelle on “Poetic Becomings: A Sensing of the Good” and a panel discussion.

Go to


Talk on local shipwrecks

Kennebunk Free Library, 112 Main St., will host a free talk on local shipwrecks at 7 p.m. Thursday with Sharon Cummins and Barbara Barwise. They will discuss known shipwrecks . For details, call 985-2173.


Slide show on eagles

The Naples Public Library will host a slide presentation on eagles at 7 p.m. on Thursday with bird watcher Bonny Boatman. For details, call 693-6841 or go to