Bayside block party

A block party in the Bayside neighborhood will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot next to Dyer’s Variety. There will be music, food, and other activities. For more information, go to www.baysideneighborhoodassociation.me


Intro to teaching yoga

There will be an orientation and informational meeting Thursday for people interested in becoming a yoga teacher. The meeting will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Bhava Yoga School, 500 Forest Ave. Organizers will give an overview of its 200-hour yoga teacher training.


Workshop on dementia

The Alzheimers Association is leading a workshop, “Understanding Dementia,” from 12:15 to 2:15 p.m. Friday at the Scarborough Public Library. The class is sponsored by Comfort Keepers. For details, call 885-9600.


Celebration of reading

The Scarborough Public Library is holding a celebration from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday for the hundreds of kids who participated in its summer reading program, “One World, Many Stories.” The free event will include awards of reading certificates and prizes for students who completed the program. There will also be a performance by percussionist Annegret Baier and an ice cream social. For details, call 883-4723.


Skype talk on Australia

Linda McConnell, a librarian from Melbourne, Australia, will give a talk via Skype at 7 p.m. Aug. 17 at the Falmouth Memorial Library, 5 Lunt Road. McConnell’s talk is part of the library’s summer travelogue series. For more information, call 781-2351.


Reading from ‘The Smile’

Nicholas Chanese will read from his book “The Smile” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Walker Memorial Library, 800 Main St. Chanese graduated from Westbrook High School in 1998. He will read from his novel and give a talk on being a writer. Copies of his book will be for sale after the program.