Appalachian Trail program

Trail Dreams founder and motivational speaker Brad Cook will present a talk at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the Casco Public Library, 5 Leach Road. Cook will detail his 2,200-mile journey along the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine.


Antique tractor show

The 16th Annual Eliot Antique Tractor & Engine Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m Friday, 7 a.m. to 9  p.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Raitt Homestead Farm Museum, 2077 State St.

The event will feature hundreds of tractors and equipment, demonstrations, bean hole beans, a pancake breakfast, a Kids Pedal Tractor Pull, a Ladies Skillet Toss, festival foods and live entertainment by the band Six Feet Over.

Admission is $5 per person; ages 5 and younger get in free. For more details, call 748-3303 or go to


Food-preserving workshop

A workshop on preserving food will be presented by the Buxton Garden Club and Buxton Recreation Department from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Town Hall, Portland Road.

Fee is $5. To register, call 929-8283 or email [email protected]


Program on cotton ships

Maine historian and educator Bud Warren of Topsham will give the free, illustrated presentation “Maine Cotton Ships, 1860-1861” at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 3 at the Old Town House, Town House Road.

For details, call 785-5444 or go to


Night out to prevent crime

A neighborhood networking and crime prevention event billed as “National Night Out” will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in Central Park on Main Street.

The police department will head the session, which will include hot dogs and ice cream. For more details, go to


Ceramics classes for youths

The Ocean Park Association will offer youth ceramic classes for ages 6 through Grade 12 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Monday through Aug. 5 at Jordan Hall, Temple Avenue. Cost is $50. To register, call Nancy at 937-2099.


Pejepscot appreciation day

Pejepscot Historical Society’s fifth annual Community Appreciation Day and Used Book Sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at 159 Park Row.

Additionally, admission to the society’s two historic houses, the Joshua L. Chamberlain House and the Skolfield-Whittier House, will be free to the public on Friday only. For more details, call 729-6606.


AARP driver safety class

An AARP Driver Safety Program, for drivers age 50 years and older, will be held from noon to 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center, 521 Main St.

Cost is $12 for AARP members and $15 for all others. Attendees should bring along a bagged lunch. Registration deadline is today by calling 563-1363. 


Free tours at Morris Farm

Free guided barn and trails tours are available from 10 a.m. to noon each Saturday through August at the Morris Farm Trust, 156 Gardiner Road (Route 27).

For more details, call Kim at 882-4080 or go to


A day of food history

Food historian Sandy Oliver will present a  food preservation workshop at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Peabody-Fitch Farm, Ingalls Road.

The talk is part of the Bridgton Historical Society series “A Taste of the Past: History of Food at Narramissic.” Oliver’s talk will be preceded by an 11 a.m. presentation on beekeeping, followed by lunch.

At 6 p.m. a reception for Oliver will be held, followed by a lecture at 7 p.m. The cost is $35 for the entire day. For more details, call 647-9954 or go to


Dyer Library book sale

The Dyer Library’s weeklong Giant Annual Book Sale runs Saturday through Aug. 8, during regular library hours: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays.

For details, call 283-3861 or go to


Community Club fun day

Biddeford Pool Community Club is holding a Family Fun event at 4 p.m.  Saturday at Yates Street Park.

The event will feature children’s games, a bonfire and live music on the beach in the evening, performed by the group Wet Suits.

Food will be available for purchase. Rain date is Sunday. For more details, call Joan at 284-9164.