New hours at museum

The Saco Museum, 371 Main St., has announced new summer hours. It will be open from noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, noon to 8 p.m. Fridays (with free admission after 4 p.m.), 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and from noon to 4 p.m. Sundays from June through December.

Admission fees are $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and students and $2 for ages 7 to 18; children ages 6 and younger get in free. For details, call 283-3861, ext. 114, or go to


Chicopee Schoolhouse talk

The Waterborough Historical Society will host a talk about the 111-year-old one-room Chicopee Schoolhouse in Buxton at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Carle’s Corner Museum, adjacent to the Town Hall in Waterboro Center.

Guest speakers will be Lou and Lucille Emery. The public is invited to attend. Refreshments will be served. For more details, call Jim Carll at 247-5878.


Castle Tucker opens season

Historic New England’s Castle Tucker opens for the season today, and the Nickels-Sortwell House opens Friday, with the tour at each house available starting at 11 a.m. and the last tour at 4 p.m.

Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and $2.50 for children; members get in free. For a full calendar of summer programs, visit


Several events at library

Camden Public Library, 55 Main St., will host several events this week.

A Songwriters Coffeehouse will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, led by professional singer-songwriter Mehuman Johnson. The opening reception for an exhibit by artist Nina Holland will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Jean Picker Room.

And, on Tuesday, actor Richard Clark will present a 2 p.m. performance of the one-man show, “The Lunatic, the Lover, and the Poet: Shakespeare’s Greatest Hits,” followed by a 6:30 p.m. performance of “Clarence Darrow.”

Reservations are required for Clark’s performance. To register, call Quarry Hill at 230-6114.


Trails day at Agamenticus

Mount Agamenticus will celebrate national trails day from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday with a Volunteer Work Day to improve trails and grounds. Volunteers are needed to maintain trails, habitats and facilities.

Projects planned for the day include cleaning and repairing trails, removing invasive plants, painting and cleanup around the summit and parking areas.

Volunteers should wear work clothes, sturdy footwear, work gloves and bring a water bottle, snacks and lunch. For more details, call 361-1102 or email [email protected]


Permaculture discussions

The Alan Day Community Garden, 26 Whitman St., will host a free workshop from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. The subject will be “Permaculture Basics for Organic Gardeners,” led by Scott Vlaun.

Workshop participants will explore how permaculture principles can be incorporated into their own organic gardens and edible landscapes to make them more efficient, diverse and productive. For more details, call Cyndy Tinsley at 674-2366.


Underground Railroad talk

Maine’s connection to the Underground Railroad will be the subject of a talk hosted by the Union Historical Society at 7:30 p.m. today at the Old Town House, Town House Road.

Author Mark Alan Leslie will head the talk. All are welcome to attend. For more information, call 785-5444 and leave a message, or go to


Belly-dancing show

Internationally certified belly dance instructor Nathifa Shakti will offer a free belly dancing demonstration at 9 a.m. Monday at Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center, 521 Main St.

The session will advance classes to be offered each Monday, at the same time, through August. (No classes will take place July 4.) Cost for the entire summer series is $120. To register, call 563-1363.


Newfoundland Day events

The first annual Newfoundland Day, featuring ethnic cuisine and music, a Screeching Ceremony and giveaways, will be held from 6 to 11 p.m. at the Black Bear Cafe, Route 302.

Admission is free. No reservations needed. For more details, call John at 693-4770 or Daphne Izer at 240-3788.


Summer parks programs

Sanford Parks and Recreation Department, 919 Main St., is accepting registrations for summer programs.

Summer Morning Camp will be held at neighborhood playgrounds at Benton Park, Springvale Park and Carpentier Park, offering activities like arts and crafts, board games, sports equipment for football, kickball, baseball and dodge ball. 

Field trips are planned for the beach, Funtown/Splashtown, miniature golf and bowling. Cost is $80 for the whole summer. 

A Wee Ones Camp is available at $50 for the whole summer and Day Camp Programs for Grade 1 through age 12 is $300 for the whole summer.

For details on all camps to be offered, call 324-9130 or go to

Lions seek vendors for sale

The Sanford Lions Club is seeking vendors and families to sell their wares at a flea market, yard sale and silent auction planned for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 11 at the Acton Fair Grounds, Route 109.

Rental spaces are available for $15 to $25. All proceeds to benefit the Lions’ community outreach and scholarship programs. To register, or for more details, call Shelly at 636-3434.


Class on buying car

Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., will host the talk “Buying Your First Car” at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday as part of the Money Works for Women lecture series. Ellen Hawkins and Martin Blasco will give the talk in the Morrell Meeting Room.

The public is invited to attend. For more details, call 725-5242, ext. 216, or email [email protected]


Garden club plant sale

The Southern Maine Garden Club will hold its plant sale from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday (rain or shine) at Gateway Auction House, Route 202.

Perennials, herbs, house plants, raffles and a food table will be offered. For more details, call Nancy at 457-1310 or Jane at 636-2695.


Garden day at church

The Ladies’ Society of the First Congregational Church of Kennebunkport will hold its annual “Garden Day” event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 141 North St. A bake sale and hot dog luncheon will available. For more details, call 967-3897.