Hospital auxiliary book sale

Mid Coast Hospital Auxiliary is accepting donations of used books for its April 7 and 8 spring book sale. Drop-off dates are 9 a.m. to noon Saturday and again March 26 at the U-Haul Storage Center, 91 Gurnet Road.

No Reader’s Digest condensed books, textbooks, encyclopedias or magazines please. Proceeds benefit health career scholarships awarded each spring by Mid Coast Hospital Auxiliary. For details, call Millie Stewart at 373-6015.


School registration night

Wells-Ogunquit Community School District will host a Parent Information Night from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the elementary school cafeteria for parents who plan to enroll their children in kindergarten for the 2011-12 school year.

Tours of the school will be held from 6 to 6:30 p.m. Child care is not available. For more details, call 646-5953.


Maine’s Got Talent contest

The Maine’s Got Talent contest will be April 16 at the Hilton Garden Inn.

Participants ages 5 and older may sign up to showcase their singing, dancing, musicianship or other talents as a solo, duet or group. There is a $500 prize.

Entrants should submit a $25 fee and a DVD or VHS of their performance. For an entry form or details, go to or call Margaret Watkinson at 522-9950 or e-mail at [email protected]

Entry deadline is by April 1. Proceeds to benefit the Miss Maine Scholarship Program.


SMCC community classes

Southern Maine Medical Center will host several community classes this week, including an Infant Safety & CPR class from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday for $15 per person or $25 per couple and a free Breastfeeding Class from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Both classes will be held at 1 Medical Center Drive, Biddeford. Pre-registration is required by calling 283-7350.

A Pre-Diabetes Education Program also will be offered from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday at the SMMC Visiting Nurses, 72 Main St., Kennebunk, for a $10 fee. To sign up for the latter, call 985-1000.


DeWolfe to give talk

The Sanford-Springvale Historical Society will host a talk by author Elizabeth DeWolfe at 7 p.m. Thursday at the museum, 505 Main St.

DeWolfe will discuss her new book, “Domestic Broils,” detailing a conflict surrounding a Shaker community in Enfield, N.H. For more details, call 324-2797.


Chef offers baking class

Pastry chef David Atwater will offer a baking class at 10 a.m. Monday tutoring how to make yeast breads and rolls from scratch at The Bakery. Cost is $10. Reservations are required by calling 563-1363 by Friday.


College planning event

The Thornton Academy Guidance Department will present Spring College Night at 6 p.m. today in the Harry P. Garland Auditorium for parents of sophomores and juniors planning to pursue college.

Topics will include launching a successful college search; planning the junior-senior year calendar; applying for financial aid, and applying for college admission and scholarships. For more details, call Mary Ann Martin at 602-4454.


Genealogy research talk

“Getting Started in Genealogy,” an introduction to genealogical methods, the importance of documentation and basic genealogical forms, will be given by historian Rick Davis at 2 p.m. in the Picker Room at the Camden Public Library, 55 Main St. The event is free and open to all. For more details, call 236-3440.


Bowling helps food pantry

The third annual Breakfast Bowl, benefiting the Food Pantry of the York County Shelter Programs, will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at the Sanford Bowl-A-Rama, 1217 Main St. Pancakes will be served. For more details, call 324-2401.


Cancer education classes

The Cancer Care Center of York County will celebrate its fifth anniversary to offer the I Can Cope education on cancer series from 6 to 7:30 p.m., beginning today and each Wednesday through May 4 at the Cancer Care Center, 27 Industrial Ave.

To register, call Karen Pierce-Stewart at 459-1606. For more details, go to


Starting seeds workshop

The Kennebunk Community Garden Committee will sponsor a free “Starting Seeds” workshop from 6 to 7:30 p.m. March 23 in Room 300 at Kennebunk Town Hall to provide information and guidance on starting seeds indoors.

Master gardeners will cover a variety of topics, including types of seeds that can be started indoors, soil preparation, appropriate lighting, when to plant seedlings outdoors and mistakes to avoid.

Handouts will be provided. For more information, send an e-mail to [email protected]


Fitness, workout program

Parks and Recreation will kick off its new K’port Fit Club, a six-week community workout and fitness program, at 7 p.m. on Monday.

The program is free and utilizes the Team Beachbody home fitness programs.

Home fitness programs, nutritional products and more will be available to try and sample following the workout. For more details, call 967-4304.


Tree identification walk

“Leafless But Far From Lifeless,” a two-hour end-of-winter tree identification walk up Mount Agamenticus, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday with dendrologist Eileen Willard.

Pre-registration is required by calling 646-3604. Snow date is March 26.


Talk on Hyde history

“Pine Tree Society and the Hyde Memorial Home: A Proud History,” a free talk and tour by Anne Marsh, executive director of the Pine Tree Society, will take place at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Hyde Mansion, 616 High St. (Hyde School).

The talk and tour are sponsored by the Bath Historical Society. For more details, call 443-5141, ext. 18.