FREEPORT

Summer program info night

Freeport High School is holding an information night about a summer semester gap year program at 7 p.m. Monday at its performing arts center in the school.

Participating programs have included American Field Service, the Rotary Youth Exchange Program, the Maine Coast Semester, the Island School, the Ocean Classroom Foundation, CityTerm Masters School, Coastal Studies for Girls, Outward Bound School, Safe Passage and more. For details, call 774-4558 or 865-4706, ext. 303.

BRUNSWICK

Curtis Kids book sale

Curtis Friends will sponsor a benefit Curtis Kids Book Sale from 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday in the Morrell Meeting Room at Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St. Donations of gently used children’s reading materials are appreciated. For more details, go to www.curtislibrary.com/kids or call 725-5242.

SACO

Ladies Night Out benefit

A benefit Ladies Night Out event with chocolate, manicures and door prizes will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Saco Biddeford Elks Lodge, Ocean Park Avenue. Donations at the door will benefit Maine Children’s Cancer Program.

For details, call 590-8631 or visit www.stampwithtara.typepad.com.

PORTLAND

Art shows an alternative

Space Gallery is hosting a free Draw-a-Thon II, a day of drawing and arts activism, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday at 538 Congress St. and is free.

Artists will be asked to envision how the $2 billion that Maine taxpayers have contributed to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan could be spent instead. The draw-a-thon is held in conjunction with Kenny Cole’s exhibit, “The Hellfire Story.”

 

Auction of painted chairs

An auction of hand-painted chairs and other whimsical furniture will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday in the Rines Auditorium at the Portland Public Library, Congress Street, to raise money for community service projects planned by students in Portland Public Schools. Admission is $10 or $25 per family. The chairs are made by Painting for a Purpose, a group of women supporting education. For tickets, call 934-3616 or e-mail [email protected]

 

Foursquare tournament

A Foursquare tournament will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday in Breakwater School’s Daniel Crewe gymnasium. It is open to students in grades 3 to 8 and is limited to the first 100 registrants. Registration is $10. For more information or to register, visit www.breakwaterschool.org.

 

Bayside potluck, meeting

The Bayside Neighborhood Association will have its annual meeting and potluck dinner from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Lost Coin Cafe, 40 Portland St. For more information about this free meeting, e-mail [email protected] or visit www.baysideneighborhoodassociation.me.

SANFORD

Speed baby-sitting event

Sanford Parks and Recreation Department will sponsor a “Speed Babysitting” event from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Nov. 18 at Memorial Gymnasium Cafeteria, offering parents a chance to interview potential baby sitters.

Tweens to seniors are welcome to apply to provide those services for a $1 fee. Deadline to apply is by 5 p.m. Nov. 17. Applications can be downloaded at www.sanfordmaine.org; click “town departments.” For details, call 324-9130.

 

Harvest dance benefit

The Second Annual Benefit Harvest Dance will be from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday at Mousam View Place (formerly Knights of Columbus Hall), 47 High St., featuring music by Ray and Deb Bourre of Expressive Sounds, raffles and a cash bar. Admission is $10 per person. For tickets, call 324-7156.

WELLS

Nature crafts workshop

Holiday Nature Crafts Workshop, featuring five art projects for all ages, will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday at the Wells Reserve at 342 Laudholm Farm Road. Admission is $10 for reserve members and $12 for all other. Registration is required by calling 646-1555 or go to www.wellsreserve.org.

SOUTH PORTLAND

Teen center open house

An open house at the Community Center’s Teen Center will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. today for students in grades 6 to 12. Food and door prizes will be available, as well as games to play. For more information, call 767-7650 or e-mail [email protected]

FALMOUTH

‘Our Global Beat’ concert

The Falmouth High School Key Club is hosting an “Our Global Beat” concert with Family Folk Chorale and Pihcintu at 3 p.m. Saturday at the high school theater.

Tickets are $10 or $8 for students and children. Proceeds will benefit Fur Cultural Revival, a Darfur support group; Habitat for Humanity in Haiti; and UNICEF’S Disaster Fund for Flood Relief in Pakistan.

NORTH YARMOUTH

Chair restoration event

Bill Ambrose, owner of Bradco Chair Co. of Lisbon, will demonstrate antique chair restoration from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Skyline Farm, 95 The Lane, as part of Homegrown, the farm’s craft show. To register, call 829-5708.

SPRINGVALE

Harvest dance at Nasson

Nasson Community Center Gymnasium, 457R Main St., will host a Harvest Dance from 8 to 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, with music by DJ Don Gauthier, cash bar, raffles and free popcorn. Admission is $10 per person. For details, go to www.nassoncc.org or call 324-5657.

KENNEBUNKPORT

Successful Thinkers group

Southern Maine Successful Thinkers, a new group that educates businesses about networking opportunities via monthly meetings, will gather from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at The Nonantum Resort, 95 Ocean Ave. A raffle will support the Church Community Outreach Services. For more details, call 967-4050.

YARMOUTH

Program about Wabanakis

Alvin Morrision will discuss encounters between Wabanakis and Europeans at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Log Cabin, 196 Main St. For details, call 846-6259 or e-mail [email protected]

NEWFIELD

Veterans Day program

The Newfield Historical Society will hold its annual Veterans Day program at 11 a.m. on Thursday at the Veterans Monument in front of the Town Office Building, featuring guest speakers and ceremonies. Refreshments will be served in the library after the program.

WESTBROOK

Embroiderers’ Guild

The Southern Maine Chapter of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America will meet at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Westbrook-Warren Congregational Church. Needle felting and shadow work embroidery will be demonstrated. For details, call 829-6111.

GORHAM

Woman’s Club’s 85th

The Gorham Woman’s Club will celebrate 85 years of serving the town at 12:30 p.m. Thursday in the Fellowship Hall at First Parish Church. Mac Badeau will be the guest speaker, discussing “Operation Tribute.”

SCARBOROUGH

Iceland talk at garden club

The Scarborough Garden Club is meeting at 1 p.m. Monday at St. Nicholas Episcopal Church, 350 Route 1. The program is “Iceland — the Land of Ice, Water and Birds” by Marie Jordan. New members and guests are welcome to attend. For more information, call 510-1514.

BUXTON

Bird feeders at garden club

The Buxton Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Groveville Firebarn, 13 Turkey Lane. Guest speaker Richard Anderson will talk about backyard bird feeders. All are welcome. For more details, call 929-3401.