Book sale for the Bigs

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Maine will hold a book sale this weekend at the Woodfords Club, 179 Woodford St. in Portland.

The fundraiser, held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Woodfords Club, will feature more than 15,000 used books for sale. The books were donated by several benefactors around southern Maine.

Hardcover and large trade paperback books will be sold for $1; mass market paperbacks cost 50 cents. There will be a small section of specially priced books. On Sunday all the books will be half-price after 11 a.m. and will be sold for $1 per bag after 2 p.m..

For more information, call 773-5437.


Catholic Charities cooking

Catholic Charities Refugee and Immigration Services will hold a cooking demonstration from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at St. Patrick’s Church, 1392 Congress St.

Tickets cost $10 in advance or $15 at the door. For details, call 797-7026.


Social networking safety

A discussion about social networking and social media safety will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. today at Breakwater School, 856 Brighton Ave.

Lesley LaFrance, education program director at Sexual Assault Response Services of Southern Maine, will facilitate the discussion on teen and pre-teen social media safety.

For details, call 772-8689.


Summer camp fair

There will be a free children’s summer camp fair from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at East End School Gymnasium, 195 North St.

Camp staff will be on hand to talk with parents. For details, call 518-9557.


Landscape painting class

A landscape painting workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday at 75 State St.

The cost is $100, which includes materials, brushes and learning guides. To register, call 272-8464.


Baby sing-along program

The Falmouth Memorial Library is offering an additional baby sing-along program at 3:30 p.m. on Fridays at the library, 5 Lunt Road.

The baby sing-along will continue to be held at 10 a.m. on Mondays.

For more information, call 781-2351.


High school music concert

The Scarborough High School Music Department is holding a free concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the high school auditorium on Municipal Drive.

The band rehearsed two days this week with a guest conductor, Gene Pollart of the University of Rhode Island.

The Scarborough Band Boosters are sponsoring the event. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call 730-5127.


Memory loss workshop

The Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter will hold a weekly workshop series beginning March 23 for friends and family members of individuals living with memory loss or dementia.

The workshop will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. for the next six weeks at the Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter’s office, 383 Route 1. Space is limited. To pre-register, call 772-0115.


Talk on Gulf conservation

Peter Alexander, of the Northeast Great Waters Coalition, will talk at 7 p.m. Monday at the Log Cabin, 196 Main St., about increasing the pace of fish and wildlife conservation in the Gulf of Maine.

Alexander identifies four challenges in the Gulf of Maine and connects the history of those impacts with a legacy of poorly funded solutions.

The suggested donation is $3 for members and $5 for others. For more information, call 846-6259.


Christian School open house

Greater Portland Christian School will hold an open house from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the school, on Broadway in South Portland

The school is a state-certified school for students in pre-kindergarten through grade 12.

For more information, call 767-5123.