Drumming circle, baskets

The Friends of the Alfred Shaker Museum, 118 Shaker Hill Road, will offer two workshops this week. A women’s drumming circle will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday. Participants should bring drums and percussion instruments. Cost is $10. On Saturday, a decorative basket workshop with Martha Chessie will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost is $35, and attendees should bring a bag lunch. To register, call 490-5709 or email [email protected]


Sheep Meadows open house

Raymond and Michal Graber have opened their private English garden to the public for tours for the 25th year. Community members are invited to come view the more than 300 rose varieties from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Fridays and Sundays through July 4. For more details, call 324-5211 or go to www.oldsheepmeadows


Carousel day at Willowbrook

It’s all about horses Saturday at the 19th-century Willowbrook Village. The museum will offer rides on its 1894 Armitage Herschell carousel and host a preview and book signing of the children’s book “The Galloping Horses of Willowbrook,” with authors Judith Thyng and Jean Flahive and illustrator Kerry Moody LaPointe.

Carousel rides are free with admission to Willowbrook, which is $10 for adults, $7.50 for seniors and $5 for students ages 6-18; age 5 and younger get in free. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Carousel rides are offered every 30 minutes from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The museum is on Elm Street, just off Route 11. For more details, call 793-2784.


17th-century furniture

Historic New England begins its summer lecture series at 3 p.m. Sunday with a talk sponsored by Nancy Carlisle, senior curator of collections, detailing early American furniture from the 17th century.

The lecture will be held in the Nickels-Sortwell House barn on Federal Street. Admission is $5 for members and $10 for all others. Reservations are recommended but not required. For more information and a full calendar of summer programs, visit


Frogtown puppet show

Kennebunk Free Library, 112 Main St., will host the Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers show “The Legend of the Banana Kid!” at 6:30 p.m. today outside in the library’s amphitheater, weather permitting.

If it rains, the show will move to the sanctuary of the Unitarian Universalist Church next door. The program is free and open to the public. For more details, call 985-2173.


Macrobiotic cooking class

Southern Maine Medical Center and SMMC Visiting Nurses will sponsor a macrobiotics natural foods cooking class from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Sweetser, on Moody Street. The talk is free. Advance registration is required by calling 283-7320.


Youth flight rally day

Experimental Aircraft Association Chapters 225 and 1210 will host a Young Eagles flight rally from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Sanford Regional Airport, offering those ages 8-17 a chance to take a free airplane ride. Other activities scheduled for the day include a pancake breakfast and a barbecue lunch. All proceeds benefit the EAA Chapter 225 scholarship fund. For more details, go to


New library story time

The South Berwick Public Library will offer the new children’s story time “Do-Drop-In” beginning at 10:15 a.m. on Thursday for ages 18 months to 6 years. The program will include songs and other activities. It will be held on the second and fourth Thursday of each month. Registration is not required, but all children must be accompanied by an adult. For more details, call 384-3308.


Lizzie Borden library talk

The Camden Public Library, 55 Main St., will host the talk “The Strange Case of Lizzie Borden” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Guest speaker Richard Cornelia will detail the brutal double murder of Borden’s father and stepmother in Fall River, Mass., in 1892, a case that remains the most notorious unsolved mystery in United States history. The talk is free and open to the public. For more details, call Ken Gross at 236-3440.