Dedication of new garden

The dedication of the Joe B. Parks Rhododendron Garden will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday on the University of Southern Maine’s campus in Gorham.

The garden, located adjacent to the USM Academy Building, was named for the late Joe Parks, a horticulturalist from Dover, N.H., who developed hybridized rhododendrons and azaleas that can withstand the New England climate and resist insects.

The free event will feature gardening workshops, children’s activities and refreshments. For more information, call 780-4714.


King school plant sale

The King Middle School Parent Teacher Organization is holding a plant sale from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday at the school, 92 Deering Ave.

There will be varieties of lilies, ferns, lily-of-the-valley, Siberian irises, coreopsis, daisies, irises and much more.

All proceeds will benefit King Middle School.

Eastern Cemetery event

Members of the Greater Portland Chapter of Maine Genealogical Society will participate in a free transcribing session from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Eastern Cemetery in Portland.

Spirits Alive will give instruction on transcribing gravestones, preserving the information on the deteriorating stones. There will be guided tours from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

For more information, go to http://spiritsalive.org.


Grief-support program

VNA Home Health and Hospice is holding a six-week grief support meeting beginning June 8 at 50 Foden Road.

The meetings will be 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays through July 13.

It will be a closed group meeting for the same group of people during the six-week session.

To sign up and for more information, call 400-8714.

Cancer center open house

The Cancer Community Center is holding an open house from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Monday at 778 Main St.

Individuals can hear from local practitioners, speakers and experts from an array of backgrounds.

For details, call 774-2200.


Free chiropractic sessions

Lifeworks Chiropractic Center is offering free consultations Saturday at its offices, 202 U.S. Route 1.

The free visit includes a chiropractic evaluation, gentle spinal alignment and recommendations for care. All participants will receive a wellness gift. To schedule a consultation, call 781-7911.


Preview for Senior Games

Maine Senior Games is holding an event Sunday for seniors interested in participating in sports without the pressure of competition.

The event, Explore Maine Senior Games, will be held from noon to 4 p.m. at Scarborough High School.

The cost is $10. For more information, call 396-6519 or go to www.mainesrgames.org.


Herbal primer workshop

An herbal primer workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, Route 26.

Betsey-Ann Golon, the Shaker Village herb gardener, will discuss the basics of herb growing. The cost is $40. Pre-registration is required. For more information, call 926-4597.

History Barn open house

The New Gloucester History Barn will hold its open house from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the history barn, Route 231. Historic photos and vehicles are on display.

For details, call 926-3188.


Session on death of pets

VNA Home Health & Hospice is offering a workshop on “Grief and the Death of a Pet” from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at North Windham Union Church, 723 Roosevelt Trail.

Linda Hopkins, a group facilitator, will share her thoughts and information on grieving the loss of a pet.

Fordetails, call 400-8714.