Food preservation class

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension is offering three-hour workshop, “Preserving the Harvest,” from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday at the UMaine Regional Learning Center, 75 Clearwater Drive, Suite 104.

Organizers will discuss how to preserve foods and offer safe recipes and tips on equipment to insure safety and how to check for properly sealed jars.

Participants should bring a potholder to the workshop.

For more information, call 781-6099.


Plant, book sale at library

The North Gorham Library will hold its annual spring plant and book sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at North Gorham Road and Standish Neck Road.

There will be a variety of perennials for sale that were donated by local gardeners, as well as books for adults and children.

For more information, call 892-2575.


Program about mapmaker

Holly Hurd, education outreach coordinator at the Osher Map Library, will speak about Moses Greenleaf, Maine’s first mapmaker at 7 p.m. Monday at the old town house on Route 9.

Hurd will discuss Greenleaf’s development of transportation and industry, as well as his work as a surveyor and cartographer. Several of Greenleaf’s maps will be on display.

Ice cream from Toots will be served at 6:30 p.m.

This program is co-sponsored by the North Yarmouth Historical Society and the Pownal Scenic and Historical Society. The program is free, but donations are suggested. For more information, call 595-2997.


Open house at shelter

The Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland is holding an open house at 10 a.m. Sunday at 449 Stroudwater St.

The event will feature their annual kitten shower, where guests are encouraged to fill the “Kitty Care-A-Van” with supplies.

Their annual plant sale will be held at 10 a.m. with other festivities beginning at 11 a.m. There will be face painting and crafts, family photos and animal demonstrations.

To see items that are needed for the “Kitty Care-A-Van,” go to www.arlgp.org.


Health fair with dancing

The city of Portland is holding a health fair Saturday that will focus on health screenings and referrals.

The city’s sixth annual Multicultural Exercise for Health and Love, held from noon to 6 p.m. at the Portland Exposition Building, 239 Park Ave., will focus on health screenings and referrals for racial and ethnic minority communities in Greater Portland.

The event will offer multicultural food and dancing. There will be diabetes and heart health screenings, risk assessments and counseling. Admission is free. For more information, call 874-8773.


Genealogy program

The historical society will give a presentation on how to uncover the history of your home and your family at 7 p.m. Thursday at the New Gloucester Meetinghouse, Route 23.

Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 926-3188.


Morrison Center open house

The Morrison Preschool and Child Care Center is holding an open house from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the center, 60 Chamberlain Road.

Its preschool program serves children, ages 30 months to 5 years, with and without special needs. Its hours are 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. from September through June. The center also provides child care from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. all year.

For more information, go to www.morrisoncenter-maine.org.


Women, wealth, spas

Jennifer Salko, a physical therapist and Maggie Pierce, life coach, will present a free seminar, Women and Wealth, at 10:15 a.m. Saturday at 12 Portland St., Yarmouth.

Participants will learn the truth about money and cash flow, discover three ways to increase their wealth, and uncover the most common myths about women and money.

Salko and Pierce are members of Team Northrup, aligned with the work of Dr. Christiane Northrup, an author, and women’s wellness pioneer.

The group will also offer free spas at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at 12 Portland St., Yarmouth, and at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at the Hampton Inn, 140 Commercial St., Bath.

To register for any of the events, call 729-3526.