Sewalls and their ships

The Waldoborough Historical Society will host a talk by W.H. Bunting, author of “Live Yankees: The Sewalls and Their Ships,” at 6:30 p.m. today at the Waldoboro Public Library. This talk is the final program of the group’s 2010 season. It is free and open to the public. 


Pumpkin harvest festival

Saco Spirit will host its 10th annual Pumpkin Harvest Festival from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday along Main Street, featuring live music, games for children, contests, artisans and food vendors. For details, go to www.sacospirit.com or call 286-3546.


Bushnell talk for Friends

The group Friends of the Patten Free Library will hold its annual meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at the library, 33 Summer St. Book reviewer William Bushnell will speak. For more details, call 443-5141.


Fresh paint art auction

Heartwood College of Art and the Kennebunkport Conservation Trust will co-sponsor a fresh paint art auction on Saturday.

Artists will paint on Land Trust properties. A preview of the finished works will begin at 4:30 p.m. at the Atlantic Hall in Cape Porpoise. A live auction follows at 5:30 p.m. For details, call Heartwood College at 985-0985 or the trust at 967-3465.


Two talks on science

Cornerstones of Science will host two talks this week at Curtis Memorial Library.

From 7 to 8 p.m. Friday, Alan Lightman will detail the contributions of 20th-century women scientists. And Katy Payne will give the talk “Elephant Babies in the Forest” from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday.

A book sale and signing will follow both talks. For details, go to www.cornerstonesofscience.org.


Jewelry sale for Tedford

A Bali Silver Jewelry sale from noon to 8 p.m. on Friday and from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday at the Frontier Cafe, Cinema and Gallery will benefit Tedford Housing, which provides emergency shelter services and permanent housing support options to end homelessness. It serves the residents of Bath, Brunswick and Lewiston-Auburn. For more details, go to www.tedfordhousing.org or call 729-1161, ext. 101.



Chewonki at garden club

The Buxton Garden Club will be meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday at the Groveville Fire Barn, Turkey Lane. All are welcome to attend a Chewonki presentation, “Going Green.” For details, call 929-8283 or e-mail [email protected]


Shipwrecks lecture

Maine Coastal News publisher Jon Johansen will lecture on shipwrecks along the Northeastern seaboard at 7 p.m. on Thursday at The Apprenticeshop, 643 Main St.

The talk is part of The Apprenticeshop’s Second Thursdays program. A tour of the shop will follow. Admission is $5. For more details, go to www.apprenticeshop.org or call 594-1800.


Writer to give class

Merrymeeting Adult Education Center will host a workshop from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday with Sherry Hanson on how to get published, prepare manuscripts, do research and write a query letter. To sign up, call 729-7323 or go to www.merrymeeting.org.


Karen Morgan performance

Comedian Karen Morgan will perform at the Orion Performing Arts Center, 50 Republic Ave., at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Tickets are $15 in advance or $18 at the door, with proceeds benefiting Junior Achievement of Midcoast Maine. To purchase tickets, visit Five County Credit Union in Bath or Tophsam, Atlantic Regional Federal Credit Union in Topsham and Junior Achievement of Maine at 82 Elm St., Portland.


Two Shaker Museum classes

The Alfred Shaker Museum, 118 Shaker Hill Road, will offer two classes Saturday

Fiber artist and rug maker Rose Ann Hunter will instruct on making wool-on-wool Christmas ornaments and garland from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a $35 fee. Jeweler Leslie Wind will instruct on how to make bronze or copper wire shawl pins and Christmas ornaments for a fee of $20.

Attendees should bring lunch. Tea and cider will be provided. For details, go to www.alfredshakermuseum.com.


Turtle Trek at Blandings

Blandings Park Wildlife Sanctuary will sponsor Turtle Trek 2010 Adventures Races on Saturday including an Adventure Race and a Challenge Race for canoeing, kayaking, running, biking and geocaching, plus a geocaching scavenger hunt, all on Marblehead Lane.

Registration is required by going to www.bpws.org by Friday. Proceeds benefit BPWS, Saco Bay Trails and the new Dog Park. Call 590-3347.


Tuckermans at 9 show

The contemporary a cappella band Tuckermans at 9 will perform from noon to 2 p.m. on Sunday at the 26th annual Harvestfest on Railroad Avenue. For more details, go to www.tuckermansat9.com.


Desserts-plus at library

Vose Library will hold its “Not Just Desserts” at 7 p.m. Friday, offering a sampling of desserts inspired by novels, travelogues and memoirs.

Attendees are invited to sample wines and specialty coffees. Live music will be provided by David and Gigi Hynd. Suggested donations of $5. For more details, call 785-4733.