Mountain trail set to open

An inaugural trail opening of the first section of the Round the Mountain Trail at Ragged Mountain will be held at 4 p.m. on Tuesday featuring guest speaker Olympic Gold Medalist Anna Goodale, informational displays, a virtual tour, inaugural hike and refreshments.

The Bald and Ragged Moutain Campaign and the Round the Mountain Trail Campaign is overseen by the Coastal Mountain Land Trust, which seeks to create a 10-mile trail on the last two highest mountains being conserved in the Camden Hills. The trail the will pass through 12 to 15 parcels, nine of them protected from development. Forty-one acres was secured in December. The remaining acreage is expected to be secured by Dec. 31, 2012.

For details, call 236-7091 or go to


Philosophy talk at library

Unity College professor John Zavodny will head the talk “Life After Philosophy: Edification, Imagination, and Advocacy,” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Camden Public Library, 55 Main St.


Rose nursery offering tours

Raymond and Michal Graber, a local couple who have grown roses in Alfred for more than 50 years, on Friday will begin offering tours of their garden at 90 Federal St. in Alfred. The free tours will continue from 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Fridays and Sundays through July 4.

Their garden features more than 300 roses such as Canadian roses and old garden roses such as albas, gallicas and damask.

The Grabers opened their nursery 25 years ago. The old garden roses will be blooming from mid June to July and the Canadian climbers will be blooming late June.

For details, call 324-5211 or go to


Two forums on elder safety

Home Helpers of Southern Maine will host elder abuse and neglect awareness forums at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Greenwood Nursing Center, Sanford, and at 2 p.m. on Wednesday at Scarborough Terrace.

Seating is limited and reservations required by calling 710-0987. The meetings will include discussion, networking and light refreshments.


Book, botanical, bake sale

The Friends of Rockland Public Library will host its annual Book, Botanical & Bake Sale from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday on the library front lawn at 80 Union St. For more details, call 975-3946.


Elks’ Flag Day ceremony

Elks Lodge 1470 will hold a Flag Day ceremony beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday.

Children will assemble at the Backstreet Grill parking lot to receive small American flags, then they will parade to Central Park for ceremonies. Officers from the Elks, Emblem Club, Youth Cadet Color Guard, Knights of Columbus and Scouts and members of Sanford High School band will take part.

If it rains, the ceremony will move to the Elks Lodge, 13 Elm St.


Self-care and wellness class

Southern Maine Medical Center and SMMC Visiting Nurses will sponsor the free, three-part program “The Joy of Caring for Yourself: Self-Care & Wellness Program,” from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays June 13, 20 and 27 at SMMC, 1 Medical Center Drive.

Deborah Bergeron will provide simple tools and strategies to help reinforce the value of self-care, forgiveness and inner peace.

This series is specifically designed for individuals with a current cancer diagnosis or history of cancer, as well as their caregivers. Pre-registration is required by calling 283-7320.


Tour of Whitlock garden

The textural Whitlock garden, 110 Union St., will be open for visitors from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday as part of Belfast Garden Club’s sixth annual Open Garden Days Tour, featuring a different garden each week through summer.

Tickets are $4 per garden or $15 for the entire series. Proceeds from the 2011 Garden Tour will benefit the club’s civic beautification projects. For more details, call Diane Allmayer-Beck at 338-3105, Martha Laitin at 948-2815 or visit