Youth work at shelter

Spots are still available in the Animal Welfare Society summer youth workshop series.

The four-day workshops are scheduled for July 11-14 and July 18-21 for children ages 7 to 9, and July 25-28, Aug. 1-4, Aug. 8-11 and Aug. 15-18 for ages 10 to 13.

The hands-on workshops allow the opportunity to care for resident animals. Crafts, educational videos and field activities round out the week. At the end of each week, each child receives a photo with his favorite shelter animal, an AWS T-shirt, water bottle and a certificate of completion. To register or for more details, call 985-3244 or go to www.animalwelfaresociety.org.


Rabies clinic scheduled

The Coastal Humane Society, 30 Range Road, will host a Rabies Plus! clinic from 9 to 11 a.m. Sunday. Rabies vaccinations for dogs and cats are $10. Pet owners are encouraged to bring previous rabies certificates.

Also available will be ear cleaning and nail trimming for $5 and $10 and microchipping for $25 per pet. For details, call 725-5051 or go to www.coastalhumanesociety.org.


‘Pirate’ tours of lighthouse

“Pirate” tours of Wood Island Lighthouse will be offered at noon and 12:45 p.m. Saturday, departing from Vines Landing.

This event is offered in conjunction with The Big Read, a program funded through the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership the Institute of Museum and Library Services and Arts Midwest, which gives communities the opportunity to come together to read, discuss and celebrate a single great work of literature.

The outing is free and public. Pre-registration is required by Friday at the Dyer Library, 371 Main St., Saco.

For more details, call 283-3861.


Retired educators session

Educators Association members will meet at 11:30 a.m. June 22 at the Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road.

The annual potluck luncheon will precede this month’s program, which is open to the public. Elder law attorney Linda Wood will speak on estate planning. For more details, call Jane Gott at 721-0659.


Service learning program

REGISTRATION for Nasson Community Center’s summer service-learning program is open for youths in grades 8 to 11 who wish to work on projects including the creation of a butterfly garden, working on a local farm, learning bicycle repair and conserving a section of the rail trail.

The program runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, from July 6 to Aug. 19. The fee is $300. Registration forms are available at Nasson Community Center, 457 Main St., or call Maryalice Walker, resiliency activities coordinator, at 324-5657.


SANFORD MAINE STAGE Theatre at 1 Hilltop Lane will hold a sign-up for its children’s theater workshops from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday.

The five-week program is open to ages 8 through 16, meeting three days per week, 9 a.m. to noon, beginning June 28. Anne Guiney will be the instructor. Cost is $135 per child with a discount for two or more children from the same family.

For details, call 324-8227.


Historical Society bus tour

Tickets go on sale Monday for the annual Come Spring bus tour, sponsored by Union Historical Society. The tour takes place on Founders Day, July 16.

This narrated two-hour bus tour departs from Union Common at 9:30 a.m. and follows the Georges River Scenic Byway, identifying sites where Union’s early settlers lived. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased in advance by calling 785-5444 and leaving a message.


Clematis talk at Merryspring

Merryspring Nature Center, 30 Conway Road, will host the talk “Clematis: Queen of the Flowering Vines” at noon on Tuesday. Hummingbird Farm owner Cindy Tibbetts will speak on the 100 varieties of clematis available.

Admission is free to members and $5 for all others. For details, call Merryspring at 236-2239 or go to www.merryspring.org.