Antiques appraisal event

Atlantic Design Center, 627 Route 1, will host an Antiques Appraisal Day 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday to benefit Hospice of York.

Hap Moore, Lee Horowitz and DeWolfe & Wood will appraise antiques. Limit is two items per person. Donation is $10 per piece or two for $17.

To reserve a slot, e-mail [email protected] or call 363-3004.


Author Deborah Swiss to speak

The York Public Library, 15 Long Sands Road, will host a talk by Author Deborah Swiss at 7 p.m. on Friday on “The Tin Ticket: The Heroic Journey of Australia’s Convict Women.” Fordetails, call 363-2818 or go to www.york.lib.me.us.


Coping with Cancer class

The Cancer Care Center of York County, 27 Industrial Ave., will hold the first of a free, eight-week American Cancer Society “Coping With Cancer” education program to 7:30 p.m. on April 6 for cancer patients and their partners. Southern Maine Medical Center Cancer Care Program Manager Peggy Belanger will speak. To register, call 459-1606 or go to www.cancercareyorkcounty.org.


Woolly adelgid monitoring

Monday is the deadline to register for a free Hemlock Woolly Adelgid identification and monitoring workshop being offered from 8 a.m. to noon on April 6 at Wolfe’s Neck Farm. Entomologist Allison Kanoti will lead the talk.

To register e-mail [email protected] or 287-3147 .


Screening of ‘King Corn’

A screening of “King Corn: You Are What You Eat,” detailing the American corn agri-business, will be shown from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Frontier Cinema and Gallery, Fort Andross, Maine Street.

Admission is free. Reservations recommended by calling 729-7331.


Historical Society reception

Georgetown Historical Society, 20 Bay Point Road, will hold a free open reception and artists’ talk 4-6 p.m. Friday and an open house from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday to debut its spring exhibit “Woodland Margins,” featuring Artist Barbara Bean.

Call 371-9200 or go to www.georgetownhistoricalsociety.org.


‘Pity the Fool’ fundraiser

An ‘I Pity the Fool’ fundraiser will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday at Lincoln Street Center. This event includes dinner, dancing, prizes and music by The Nikki Hunt Band. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. For details, go to www.youthlinks.org or call 594-2221. Proceeds to benefit Youthlinks of Rockland.


‘Into the Woods’ shows

Kennebunk High School’s drama students will perform Stephen Sondheim’s “Into the Woods” at 7:30 p.m Thursday, Friday and Saturday and again April 7, 8 and 9 at Alexander Economis Theater, 89 Fletcher St.

Tickets are $9. Call 967-0849.

Gallery honors Mike Speers

The Friends of the Kennebunk Free Library at 112 Main St. will hold a reception at 1 p.m. Saturday to commemorate the naming of the library’s community artists’ space the Speers Gallery. The gallery was inspired by the late Mike Speers, a former library trustee and Friends member.


Three events at library

Camden Public Library, 55 Main St., will host three events this week. “Improving Public Participation,” sponsored by the Friends of Midcoast Maine, will be 6 p.m. Thursday.

The Spectacular Spring Book Sale will be 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and from 1 to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday. And at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday author Bill Bunting will give a talk on the history of shipbuilding and the Sewall family. All are free.


Lasagna gardening talk

Merryspring Nature Center, at 30 Conway Road, offers a lasagna-style gardening talk with Shelley Johnson of BreathEasy Farm at noon Tuesday.

Admission is free to members and $5 for others. For details, call at 236-2239 at www.merryspring.org.


Opportunities in crafts

The Maine Craft Association’s Midcoast Regional Meeting, “Opportunities for Craft Artists” will be 1-3 p.m. Sunday at River Arts, 170 Main St. Featured speaker is Lynn Thompson. All craftspeople are welcome. For details, call Sara Hotchkiss at 832-8133 or e-mail [email protected]


Horse-drawn history talk

Owls Head Transportation Museum, at 117 Museum St., will host a talk by Nick Buck at 1 p.m. on Saturday detailing the history of horse-drawn vehicles in Maine. Admission is free. For more details, call 594-4418 or go to www.owlshead.org.


Vernal pools at night walk

Wells Reserve at Laudholm Farm will offer a “Vernal Pools Alive Night Hike” walk 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, rain or shine. Cost is $7, $5 for children. Register by calling 646-1555 or go to www.wellsreserve.org.


Skate Park season opening

The Bath Youth Meetinghouse and Skate Park, 26 Summer St., will hold its first community session of the season 3 to 6 p.m. today, offering free skating, biking, rollerblading and games in the lobby.

The sessions will be held monthly. Ages 17 and younger must bring along a parent to sign a waiver. For details, call 443-8900 or go to www.bathyouthmeetinghouse.com.


Free lunches for seniors

Massabesic Lions Club will serve the first of its monthly lunches for senior citizens at noon Tuesday at the Massabesic Lions Club Regional Medical Center, Route 202

The chicken on a biscuit meal is free. Donations are appreciated. The meals will be held on the first Tuesday of each month, through December.


Talent search in Midcoast

Sign-ups are due Monday for Belfast Maskers’ “Midcoast Talent Search” April 8, 9 at Belfast Maskers Community Theater at 43 Front St. and finals at 7 p.m. April 10 at the American Legion Hall, 143 Church St.

People ages 10-20, are invited to sign up for categories, including singing, dancing, puppetry or spoken word. To register, go to www.belfastmaskers.com/talentsearch. Audience admission is $5 for preliminaries and $10 for the finale. For details, call 338-9668.


Cake walk tickets go on sale

Tickets for the Camden Rockport Historical Society Cake Walk at local inns May 7 go on sale Friday at $20 for adults and $10 for children. They are available on a first come, first served basis at Market Basket, HAVII, the Camden Rockport Lincolnville Chamber office and Dot’s.


Texas Hold’em tournament

A Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Regatta Banquet Center, Route 236 to benefit the Friends of South Bewick Library Building Fund.

For $40 buy-in, players wilcompete for up to $780 in prize money. To register, go to www.friendsofsouthberwicklibrary.org. Spectator fee is $4.


Program on climate change

The Stanton Bird Club will sponsor the talk “Climate Change and the Landscapes of Maine,” to be headed by a panel of environmental and wildlife experts, at 6 p.m. Monday at the Auburn Public Library at 749 East Thach Ave. The program is free. For details, go to www.stantonbirdclub.org.