STANDISH

Bedtime story program

Elementary education majors at Saint Joseph’s College are offering a bedtime story program for area children in kindergarten through grade 3. The first in a series of bedtime story programs is from 6 to 7:30 tonight in the Harold Alfond Center on the college’s campus. Tonight’s reading will feature a Thanksgiving theme, and next month’s story time, at 6 p.m. Dec. 8, will feature a holiday theme. For more information, call 893-7723.

 

CPR and First Aid class

Saint Joseph’s College is hosting an Adult-Child-Infant CPR and First Aid class from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Harold Alfond Center.

The Red Cross-certified course trains participants to respond to emergencies in their communities, workplaces and homes. The course is $60, or $40 for recertification. Additional courses are scheduled for Dec. 19 and Jan. 9. For more information, or to register, call 893-6615 or e-mail [email protected]

PORTLAND

Children’s book sale

The Chinese and American Friendship Association of Maine Chinese School is hosting a multicultural book fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Breakwater School, 856 Brighton Ave.

The sale offers a large selection of children’s books. This year’s fair features Maine author Charlotte Agell, who will sign copies of her new chapter book, “The Accidental Adventures of India McAllister.”

Red Claws aid equine rescue

The Maine Red Claws is hosting a fundraising event on opening night, at 7 p.m. Friday at the Portland Expo. Money raised will benefit the Open Gates Equine Rescue Inc., 407 Morse Road, New Gloucester.

The rescue is selling tickets for $10, and tickets can be ordered by e-mailing [email protected], calling 926-5570 after 6 p.m. or visiting www.opengatesequinerescue.com.

FREEPORT

Low-cost neutering clinic

Starting Monday, the Community Spay-Neuter Clinic will offer low-cost, high-quality, high-volume spay and neuter services at 475 Route 1.

The clinic will provide pet owners who have financial need with affordable services for their dogs or cats.

The clinic will be open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. Appointments can be made by calling 865-0772 or by visiting www.communityspayneuterclinic.com.

SOUTH PORTLAND

Cancer center chakra clinic

The Cancer Community Center is hosting a Chakra Healing workshop from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The workshop, led by Jessica Healey, will teach the basic principles of the human energy field and chakra system.

Other events offered at the center include Meditation in Motion from 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. Mondays with Joao Carlos Bordallo; a bereavement group that meets from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays through Jan. 4; and a weekly cancer support group that meets from 6 to 7:30 p.m. every Wednesday, with the exception of Nov. 24.

For more information about the Cancer Community Center or the programs it offers, call 774-2200 or visit www.CancerCommunityCenter.org.

SANFORD

Turkey Trot road race

Sanford Parks and Recreation will hold its annual 5K Turkey Trot Road Race and 1-mile Dog Jog/Fun Walk at 9 a.m. Saturday at Sanford Junior High School, Route 109. Cost is $10 before Thursday and $15 thereafter. Prizes will be awarded and refreshments served. To register, call 324-9130 or go to www.sanfordmaine.org.

SPRINGVALE

Talk on history of rivers

The Sanford-Springvale Historical Society will host a talk by Maine Rivers Executive Director Landis Hudson at 7 p.m. on Thursday at the Sanford-Springvale Historical Museum, 505 Main St. Hudson will talk about the significance of the history of rivers in southern Maine. For more information, call 324-2797.

KENNEBUNK

High school to do comedy

Kennebunk High School’s Visual and Performing Arts Department will perform the comedy “You Can’t Take It with You” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday in the school’s Alexander Economos Auditorium, Fletcher Street. Tickets are $8 and are available at the door.

BIDDEFORD

Library talk on gadgets

Writer Scott Tharler will present “Hot and Cool Gadgets” at 7 p.m. on Thursday at McArthur Library, Main Street. The free talk will include a demonstration of some of the latest gadgets to hit the market. Door prizes will be awarded. For more details, call 284-4181.

 

Poetry Project session

The Biddeford Adult Poetry Project will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday at the Second Congregational Church, 19 Crescent St. All poets, writers and poetry lovers are welcome. For more details, call Marilyn at 284-7898.

 

Diabetes and the holidays

Diabetes expert Merle Westbrook, APRN, of Southern Maine Medical Center PrimeCare Internal Medicine will lead a free “Eating for the Holidays for Diabetics” discussion from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Cafeteria 4 at SMMC, 1 Medical Center Drive.

The talk will include helpful tips on how nutrition, exercise, alcohol and stress affect the body. Refreshments will be served. Preregistration is required by calling 283-7272.

YORK

Two one-act plays

York Readers’ Theater will present two one-act plays at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the York Public Library, 15 Long Sands Road.

Tennessee Williams’ “Something Unspoken” and John Hawkes’ “The Questions” will be performed. Admission is free. Donations are appreciated. For more details, call 363-2818 or go to www.yorkreaderstheater.org.

CAMDEN

Three events at library

The Camden Public Library, 55 Main St., will host three events this week. For more details, call 236-3440.

“We Can Still Choose to Act,” a talk on the dangers of global warming by Midcoast Green Collaborative member Paul Kando, will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

A two-day holiday book sale will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday.

At 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Hank Lunn will give a fully costumed historical portrayal of Revolutionary War soldier Abiel Briggs, who marched on Quebec with Benedict Arnold in 1775.

FRYEBURG

Everest climber to speak

Photographer and author Ed Webster will detail his ascent of Mount Everest as chronicled in his book “Snow in the Kingdom” at 7 p.m. Thursday at Fryeburg Academy’s Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Route 302.

Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students and seniors; they are available online at www.fryeburgacademy.org or by calling 935-9232.

BRUNSWICK

Pet wellness workshop

Coastal Humane Society will offer a Pet Wellness Workshop on pet nutrition from 6 to 7:45 p.m. today in the Morrell Room at Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St. The talk is free. Refreshments will be provided. To reserve a seat, call 725-5051, ext. 14.

SOUTH BERWICK

1947 fire will be detailed

The Old Berwick Historical Society will sponsor a talk by history teacher Brad Fletcher at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Berwick Academy’s Jeppesen Science Center, Academy Street.

Fletcher will detail the historic 1947 fire that swept the state, burning more than 200,000 acres. The public is invited. Refreshments will be served. For details, go to www.oldberwick.org or call 384-0000.

BATH

Sister city public meeting

The Bath-Tsugaru Sister City Japanese Exchange Program will hold its third annual public meeting at 6 p.m. today at the Winter Street Center, 880 Washington St. The agenda will include program updates, Japanese food and music and annual elections. All are welcome to attend.