Talk on Paris architecture

Architectural historian Christopher Glass will present the illustrated talk “From Stone to Iron: The Architecture of Nineteenth Century Paris,” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Camden Public Library, 55 Main St. For more details, call Ken Gross at 236-3440.


Herbal-tea making program

Merryspring’s AmeriCorps Environmental Educator Sarah Lambson will give the talk “Nature’s Tea Party” at noon Tuesday at Merryspring Nature Center, 30 Conway Road.

Lambson will discuss making natural herbal teas from items found in one’s yard. Samples will be offered.

Admission is $5 for nonmembers. For more details, call 236-2239 or go to


Fire department auction

The Orrs & Bailey Islands Fire Department will hold its annual auction and yard sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 1600 Harpswell Islands Road (Route 24), Orr’s Island. Breakfast, lunch and snacks will be available both days. For details, call 833-5405.


Saint Joseph’s open house

Saint Joseph’s College of Maine will host a “Summer Day” open house for prospective high school students and their families from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at the lakeside campus, 278 Whites Bridge Road.

The day will feature a campus tour, lunch and sessions on admissions, financial aid, student life and academics.

Saint Joseph’s, a liberal arts college founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1912, offers more than 30 majors and programs. For more details, call (800) 338-7057.


Summer bash for animals

Animal Medical Associates at 838 Portland Road will hold its fourth annual Summer Bash 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, featuring a yard sale and a variety of animals on display. Proceeds will be shared among participating animal shelters. Donations of sale items may be dropped off at Animal Medical Associates from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Friday. For more details, call 282-5151.


Talent show at library

Kennebunk Free Library’s talent show will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday at 112 Main St. Registration deadline is Thursday. Prizes will be awarded. For details or to register, call 985-2173, ext. 5, or email [email protected]


Historical Society fair

The Waterborough Historical Society’s Art In The Barn and Craft Fair will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday at the Taylor/Frey/Leavitt House, Route 5 and Old Alfred Road.

A rededication of the 1817 Deering Schoolhouse will be held behind the museum at 11 a.m.

Space is available for crafters and artists. For information, call Jeannie at 247-5332 or email [email protected] Artists may call Kathy at 247-5065.


Revolutionary War event

Two daylong living history presentations of a Revolutionary War encampment, featuring British and American military camps, will be held Saturday and Sunday, both beginning at 10 a.m. at Fort McClary State Historic Site and Park, Pepperrell Road (Route 103).

Artillery demonstrations will be held and cannons fired hourly. A maritime folk concert will be performed from 4:15 to 5:30 on Saturday.

Fort McClary opens at 9 a.m. Park fees are $2 for ages 12-64 and $1 for ages 6 to 11; seniors and ages 5 and younger get in free. For details, go to or call 703-2069.


Program on river’s barriers

Georgetown Historical Society at 20 Bay Point Road will feature a free talk at 7 p.m. onTuesday on the history of the Kennebec River and the results of a 2010 barrier survey by the Kennebec Estuary Land Trust that aims to improve fish passage and identify needed habitat restoration projects.

Speakers include trust President Jack Witham and Charles Baeder, a member of the Penobscot River Restoration Trust and past project manager for the survey.

Light refreshments will be served. For details, call 371-9200 or go to [email protected].


Historical society session

Hope Historical Society will feature a talk by Lincolnville historian Diane O’Brien at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Hope Historical Home, Route 105 (Camden Road). A business meeting will follow. Refreshments will be served. For more details, call Bill Jones at 763-3576 or email [email protected]


Ossipee open house, talk

The Great Ossipee Museum at 20 Historical Ridge, off Route 117, will hold its annual open house from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the former Mount Cutler School.

Storyteller and oral historian Jo Radner will give a talk at 2:30 p.m. detailing the 1947 fire and its effects on the local landscape. Donations are appreciated. For more details, call 625-4762.


Cafe Scientifique program

Bigelow Laboratory research technician Dash Masland, winner of the 2011 National Geographic Young Explorers Expedition Granted Competition, will share her research on endangered Hawaiian monk seals at 6 p.m. Tuesday. The talk will take place at the laboratory’s Cafe Scientifique at the Boothbay Harbor Opera House, 86 Townsend Ave. For more details, go to


Divers to show lake finds

Scuba divers Chris and Dennis Yates will detail items they discovered while diving on the bottom of Norway Lake at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Norway Historical Society Museum, 471 Main St. Light refreshments will be served. For more details, call 743-7377.


Board game geeks to meet

Board game enthusiasts from across the state are invited to the free Northern New England Board Game Geek meet-up from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in the community room at Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St.

The meet-up will include two morning sessions and two afternoon sessions, with a break in the middle for lunch and a board game swap meet.

Attendees may bring their own board games and a bag lunch. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. To register, go to