Fiddler, cellist to perform

Scottish fiddler Alasdair Fraser and cellist Natalie Haas will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Opera House, 86 Townsend Ave. Tickets are $17 in advance and $20 on the day of the show. For details, call 633-5159 or go to


Chamber holding auction

Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce will begin its Internet auction of more than 180 items from 8 a.m. Monday through 9 p.m. Oct. 11.

A live auction will be held Oct. 15 at the Rockland Elks Lodge, 210 Rankin St. The auction website is Donations are being accepted through September via the website or by calling Shari Closter at 596-0376, ext. 22, or e-mailing [email protected]


Embroiderer’s guild meets

The Southern Maine Chapter of The Embroiderers’ Guild of America will meet at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday at the Holy Spirit Parish, St. Martha’s Church in Kennebunk. For more details, call Marjie Thompson at 829-6111.


Coyote subject of talk at the library

Conservation Biologist Gail Vistein will present “Coyote — America’s Songdog,” an interactive visual presentation at 6:30 p.m. today at the Kennebunk Free Library, 112 Main St. For details, call 985-2173 or go to


Intermediate bridge course

The Senior Center at Lower Village, 175 Port Road, is offering an eight-week course in Intermediate Bridge with Bob Blackmore. Lessons are 9:30 a.m. to noon on Fridays beginning Sept. 24. The cost is $40 per center member and $60 for all others. For details, call 967-8514.


Health fair at Thomas Point

A free, communitywide health fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Thomas Point Beach highlighting fitness services and venues that address healthy food, physical fitness and free health services. For more details, call 208-0999 or e-mail [email protected]


Mystery author to speak

Curtis Memorial Library is hosting Leslie Wheeler, mystery author, at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Curtis Friends and Sisters in Crime are bringing the author to the library’s Morrell Meeting Room to discuss her writing and autograph her books.

Free refreshments will be provided by Bohemian Coffee House. For more information, call 725-5242 or visit


Methodist church craft fair

Goodwins Mills Methodist Church, at 55 Church St., will host a craft fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, including a bake sale and luncheon items. Rental space is still available by calling Carol at 499-7531.


Shettleworth on postcards

Historic New England will host Maine Historic Preservation Commission and Maine State Historian Director Earle G. Shettleworth Jr. for a presentation on vintage postcards based on architectural landmarks of Wiscasset in the early 20th century.

The session will be from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday at the Nickels-Sortwell Barn, 121 Main St., Route 1. Cost is $5 for Historic New England members and $10 for others. Registration is recommended. For details, call 882-7169 or go to


‘New Mainers’ author talk

The Wiscasset Public Library will host a free talk by Reza Jalali, author of “New Mainers: Portraits of Our Immigrant Neighbors,” at 1 p.m. Saturday as part of its Maine author series. For more details, call 882-7161.


Author, Apple Pie Social

Soldiers Memorial Library, 85 Main St., will host West Baldwin author Bernadette Monette at 1 p.m. Saturday. An Apple Pie Social will follow for a donation of $2.50 per slice. For details, go to or call 625-4650.


Chili, chowder, apple event

The Waterborough Historical Society will host its Chili, Chowder & Apple Dessert Contest on Saturday at the Waterboro Center Fire Station. To enter, cooks and restaurateurs should call Dianne Holden at 247-5926. Judging starts at 4:45 p.m. with public sampling immediately following.


Pottery talk, wine reception

Pottery and sculpture artist Ingrid Bathe will give a talk at 3 p.m. Sunday at River Arts, 170 Main St. A wine and cheese reception to meet her will follow. 

Admission is by a suggested $10 donation. For more details, go to or call 563-1507.


Illustrated talk about bats

York County Audubon will present a free illustrated talk with bat expert Tom Cowland at 7 p.m. on Tuesday in the Mather Auditorium of the Wells Reserve at Laudholm Farm, 342 Laudholm Farm Road.

The evening will begin at 6:30 with a social time and refreshments.


Earth movers, shakers show

Owls Head Transportation Museum, at 117 Museum St., will host an “Earth Movers & Shakers Meet and Antique Aeroplane Show” at 9:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Backhoes, dump trucks, bulldozers and road graders will take center stage. Individuals and businesses are invited to display their equipment. All exhibitors and children get in free.

Activities include vehicle demonstrations and an antique aeroplane show. Admission is $12. Food and refreshments will be available at the Squeaky Wheel. Pets are not allowed. For details, call 594-4418 or go to


Harvest Daze Festival

The Harvest Daze Festival will be held from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, featuring themed activities at No. 1 Pond.

Operation Pumpkin Drop, the Giant Pumpkin Regatta, a microbrew tasting contest, the Dayton Destroyer pumpkin catapult, trebuchets, an antique car and tractor parade, pumpkin carving and many children’s activities are planned.

Musical entertainment on Saturday includes Mark Kelly at 10 a.m., World’s Finest at 11 a.m. and The Rips at noon.