Science talk on microbes

Bigelow Laboratory Senior Research Scientist Peter Countway will give a fee, public talk at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Opera House on 86 Townsend Ave. detailing the microbial species in the world’s oceans.

A cash bar is available. For details, call 633-9633 or e-mail [email protected]


A Wicked Good Sample

Tim Sample and the Wicked Good Band will present “An Evening of Maine Humah” at 7 p.m. Saturday at Noble High School’s Hussey Auditorium.

Tickets are $20 and available at the D.A. Hurd Library at 41 High St., by calling 676-2215 or go to All proceeds from the show will benefit the library’s renovation and expansion campaign.


Kite workshop at farm

The Bridgton Historical Society will host a kite-making and -flying workshop from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the historic Peabody-Fitch Farm on Ingalls Road.

John Martin will demonstrate kite-building techniques and fly some of his personal favorites. Admission is $5 per person and includes the cost of materials and a dish of ice cream.

For details, call 647-3699, visit Rain date is Sunday.


Retired admiral to give talk

Retired Rear Adm. Jim Cossey will discuss his career of commanding naval forces in Japan, including a three-year command of a nuclear sub, at noon today.

The informal Brown Bag Lunch series will be held at the lower level of Bridgton’s Municipal Complex, off Irdale Street. The hour-long program is free and open to the public. For more information, call 647-2389.


‘Freshstart’ to stop smoking

Registrations are being accepted for “Freshstart,” a free American Cancer Society smoking cessation program offered by Pen Bay Healthcare and the Knox County Community Health Coalition.

Five 90-minute classes will be offered. with the first block to be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Sept. 8, 15, 22 and 29 and additional sessions to be offered in November, January, March and May. The classes meet at the Knox County Health Clinic in the Bok Medical Arts Building at 22 White St. For more information, go to


Shipbuilding presentation

The Nonantum Resort at 95 Ocean Ave. will host a talk at 9 a.m. Tuesday on the shipbuilding legacy along the Kennebunk River, dating to the late 1800s. Capt. Rich Woodman of the Schooner Eleanor and Brick Store Museum executive director Tracy Baetz will lead the slide presentation, to include photo and tools displays. Refreshments will be served.

Admission is a $5 suggested donation. Proceeds will benefit the Brick Store Museum. For more details, go to


Wildlife and climate change

Soldiers Memorial Library will host “Maine Wildlife on the Move — Global Climate Change,” a Maine Audubon presentation, at 1 p.m. on Thursday.

The free event is co-sponsored by Bonney Memorial Library and Cornish and Brownfield Library. For more details, call 625-4650.


Historical Society event

Hiram Historical Society’s open house will be 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday at 20 Historical Ridge featuring the photographic exhibit “Hiram Barns: Agricultural Cathedrals.”

John C. Porter, author of “Preserving Old Barns,” will present a slide lecture at 3 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. Donations are accepted. For details, call 625-4762.


Farm, garden tool show

The Buxton-Hollis Historical Society and Harold Smith are hosting a free open house from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the My-Mini-Mu Museum at 553 Long Plains Road, Route 22.

The event will showcase a vintage David Bradley garden tractors and industrial and farming tools used in Buxton or Hollis in the early or mid 20th century. Donations to the Buxton Food Pantry are appreciated. Refreshments will be served. For details, call Meg Gardner at 929-3647.


Blues & Barbecue party

A Blues & Barbecue Street Party, featuring pulled pork and the music by the Colwell Brothers will be held 6-9 p.m. Saturday across from Library Park on Winter Street.

Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for children. Proceeds benefit Sagadahoc Preservation Inc. and its Winter Street Center. The public is invited to bring lawn chairs and coolers and beverages. Chairs and tables will be set up and dancing in the street is encouraged.

For details, call 442-2174 or go to


Revolutionary War camp

A living history presentation of a Revolutionary War encampment will be held Saturday and Sunday at Fort McClary State Historic Site and Park, on Pepperrell Road, Route 103.

The event will include period clothing, weaponry and artillery demonstrations. Park gates open at 9 a.m. on both days.

Park fees are $2 for adults and $1 for children; seniors and children ages 4 and younger get in free. For details, go to or call 439-3479


Reading group gets all wet

South Berwick Public Library will host a “Wet and Wild Water Fun” event at 2 p.m. Monday with a variety of water activities for members of its summer reading program.

The final drop-in craft and summer story time sessions will be held at 10 a.m. on Aug. 19 and 1:15 Aug. 20. For details, call 384-3308.


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