Alzheimer’s disease talk

Tim Vogel and Dr. Laurel Coleman will give a presentation “What every Alzheimer’s family needs to know about money and law” from 6 to 7 p.m. today at Sedgewood Commons, 22 Northbrook Drive.

Refreshments and snacks will be served. Brochures will be distributed. For more information, call 781-5775.


AARP driving safety class

An AARP Driver Safety Class for drivers age 50 and older will be presented from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Aug. 4 at the AARP Maine State Office, 1685 Congress St.

Fee is $12 for AARP members and $14 for everyone else.

Organizers suggest to register before July 30 because the class size is limited. To register, call 655-4943.


Kids class on comic arts

Comic book artist Jay Piscopo will lead a workshop from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday in the children’s room at the Portland Public Library.

Piscopo will teach kids how to build anatomy and perspective to create art that tells a story. The program is designed for kids ages 5 to 12 years old.

He is the author and illustrator of “The Undersea Adventures of Capt’n Eli,” an all ages graphic novel series.

Piscopo also co-created The Scrap City Pack Rats, art directed the award-winning Fizz and Martina Math Adventures and was an animator for ABC TV’s Squigglevision.


Martin’s Point open house

Martin’s Point Health Care is holding an open house from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday at its newly relocated Health Education Center, 331 Veranda St.

The health education center will offer classes to the community such as managing your blood pressure, smoking cessation, diabetes 101, blood pressure screenings and managing menopause.


Sabbathday Lake events

The following events are being held Saturday at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, Route 26 in New Gloucester.

A workshop about how to make a Cherokee-style reed storage basket will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pre-registration is required. Cost is $40, which includes materials.

A woodcarving workshop for beginners will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Participants will learn the basics and go home with a carved Scottie dog. Pre-registration required. The cost is $25, which does not include a knife.

Marjie Thompson, a well-known Maine weaver, will give a free demonstration at 10 a.m.

For more information about any of these events, call 926-4597.


Open farm day at village

Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village on Route 26 is hosting an open farm day from noon to 4:30 p.m. Sunday with free activities such as wagon rides and tours of its barn, history exhibit and herb garden.

Similar events will be held that day at farms around the state.

There will be barbecue meals for sale. The gift shop will be open.

For details, call 926-4597.


Health Council honorees

Elsie Haskell, May Lunt and Freda Scott, members of the Windham Health Council, will be recognized at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Windham Public Library.

The council assists local health care professionals with well baby and immunization clinics.

They will be honored for their years of service. Past council members and family and friends are invited to attend.