Bark in the Park at Hadlock

The Planet Dog Foundation is teaming with the Portland Police Department for its fifth annual Bark in the Park on Thursday at Hadlock Field.

A pre-game parade for pups and people will begin at 6:15 p.m., led by Slugger, the Sea Dogs’ mascot, and the Portland Police K-9 Units. The game starts at 7 p.m.

There will be dogs for adoption, a grassy area, a wading pool, a canine watering station, and dog treats and games for pups and their families.

Tickets are $7 for people and $7 for dogs. Children under 2 years old are free. Tickets can be purchased at the Planet Dog Company Store, 211 Marginal Way, Portland.

Proceeds will support the Portland Police Department’s K-9 Units. For details, go to www.planetdog.com.

College planning workshops

The Maine Educational Opportunity Center is holding a free “Essentials of College Planning” workshops next month for those 19 and older.

They will be held at 10 a.m. Aug. 2, 9 and 16 at Portland Adult Education, 57 Douglass St. Other dates for the workshops are 10 a.m. on Aug. 3 and 17 at the Portland CareerCenter, 185 Lancaster St. To register, call (800) 281-3703.


Show & Shine for cars

The eighth annual Mackworth Island Show & Shine will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at the Gov. Baxter School for the Deaf on Mackworth Island.

The event will feature show cars of all makes, models and types. Car registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Participants can register their cars for a $10 donation, which admits one show car and up to two people. The judging will begin at 11 a.m., and awards will be presented at 1 p.m.

Admission is a $5 donation for adults and $3 for kids ages 6 to 15 years old. Kids under 6 years old are free.

Proceeds will benefit the Foundation for Maine’s Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children. For more information, call 781-4904.


Morrison Center open house

Morrison Center of Scarborough will hold two open houses for the Friends First Preschool and Child Care Program 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday and 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 18 at their new campus, 60 Chamberlain Road.

Morrison Center is now enrolling preschool and child care students for the fall.

For more information about the center, go to www.morrisoncenter-maine.org.


Journaling through grief

VNA Home Health & Hospice is holding a grief support meeting from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at North Windham Union Church, 723 Roosevelt Trail.

The topic of Tuesday’s meeting is “Journaling through your grief journey.” The meeting is open to anyone grieving the death of a loved one. For more information, call 400-8714.


Travel journal workshop

Rita Swidrowski will lead a workshop “The Art of the Travel Journal” from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Main Library, 482 Broadway.

The workshop is being sponsored by the Friends of the South Portland Public Library.

Swidrowski will explore techniques, functions and aesthetics of travel journaling, with a focus on capturing thoughts, images, and stories on paper.

For more information, go to www.southportlandlibrary.com.


Shearing to weaving event

A “lamb to loom” crafts demonstration will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, Route 26.

The free workshop will cover the six-step process from shearing to weaving. For more information, call 926-4597. 

Woodcarving workshop

An intermediate woodcarving workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday at Sabbathday Lake Village, Route 26.

Participants should bring their own knives and gauges. Cost is $35. Preregistration is required at 926-4597.