Sailing program for youths

The Harraseeket Yacht Club is accepting enrollment for its summer 2011 Youth Sailing Program for ages 5-14.

Frank Pizzo, Bowdoin College’s head sailing coach, will lead two sessions, geared for novice to advanced sailors June 27 to July 22 and July 25 to Aug. 19. Optimist dinghys are used for the younger sailors, while the older sailors, even those not in the race team sail 420 sloops.

Full details and registration information are available at or call Myra Hopkins at 865-1212.


Estuarine reserve tour

Suzanne Kahn Eder, education director at the Wells Reserve, will lead a lunchtime tour of 28 estuarine reserves at noon Thursday at the Wells Reserve Auditorium at 342 Laudholm Farm Road, off Route 1.

Donation is $2. For details, call 646-4521, ext. 114, or go to


Vernal pools program

Cathance River Education Alliance will host a talk on vernal pools with Amanda Shearin from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Cathance River Education Center on the Preserve at the back of the Highland’s Green.

Cost is $15 for members and $20 for all others. Reservations are required. A follow-up talk will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. May 31 at the Topsham Free Library; the latter is free. For details, call Shane Barker at 449-8605.

Creation conference

The first New England Creation Conference continues this weekend and next at Cornerstone Baptist Church, 771 Lewiston Road.

Sessions will include “Kid’s Dinosaur Carnival & The True History of Dinosaurs,” and “Dinosaurs: Evolution Vs. Creation,” to be held at 2 and 5 p.m., respectively, on Saturday and “Challenges to the Young Earth Theory” and “Prove It! Is the Bible Really the Supernatural Word of God?,” at 9 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

Additional presentations are planned for 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. May 28 and at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. May 29. All are welcome to attend.


LePage to attend breakfast

Gov. Paul LePage will be the keynote speaker for the Sanford-Springvale Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development’s Annual Business Breakfast Meeting on May 27 at Mousam View Place.

Doors and booths open at 7:45 a.m. Cost is $20 for members and their guests and $40 for all others. Reservations are required by noon Monday by calling 324-4280 or emailing [email protected]


U.S.-Russian relations

The Maine Chapter of the Association for Intelligence Officers will host a talk by Natalia Novikova at 2 p.m. on Saturday in the Program Center of the Brick Store Museum, 117 Main St.

“Russia: Friend or Foe?” will detail current Russian and U.S. relations. The meeting is free and open to the public. For more details, call 967-4298.


Author Lea Wait at library

Wiscasset Public Library, 21 High St., concludes its Spring Author Series with a talk by Lea Wait at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Wait will introduce “Shadows of a Down East Summer,” the fifth book in her Shadows Antique Print mystery series. The program is free. For more details, call 882-7161.


Writer to speak on penguins

Penguin expert, award-winning author and educator Dyan deNapoli will speak about her book “The Great Penguin Rescue ” at 7 p.m. on Friday at the York Public Library, 15 Long Sands Road.

The program is appropriate for adults and older students. For more details, call 363-2818 or go to


Rabies shot clinic Sunday

The Coastal Humane Society will host a Rabies Plus! Clinic from 9 to 11 a.m. on Sunday at 30 Range Road. Shots are available for dogs and cats at $10 each. 

Also available are ear cleaning for $5, nail trimming for $10 and microchipping for $25 per pet. All proceeds benefit the animals at the Coastal Humane Society. For more details, call 725-5051 or go to


Gardening club plant sale

The Saco Bay Gardening Club will hold its annual plant sale, beginning at 8 a.m Saturday at the Dyer Library/Saco Museum, 371 Main St. A wide variety of perennials will be offered for sale. For more details, call Cathleen Fejedelem at 286-2711.