LanternFest with picnic

LanternFest will begin at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Spring Hill Restaurant, 117 Pond Road, featuring a picnic and music by PB&J, followed by a 7:30 p.m. sunset lantern stroll through fields and woods.

The event will feature food vendors, face painting, lanterns to make or buy and a parade of lanterns, followed by the launching of boat and sky lanterns off Knights Pond and an AfterGlow Party in Spring Hill Restaurant.

For details, call Molly Colman at (603) 969-1179.


New hours at library

South Berwick Public Library is closed on Mondays and has announced the following new hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; 1 to 5 p.m. on Fridays and 9 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. on Saturdays. For more details, call 384-3308. 


Old Jail antiques sale

An antiques sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at The Old Jail, 133 Federal St.

A portion of proceeds will benefit the Lincoln County Historical Association’s efforts to maintain and preserve the Old Jail. For details, call John Reinhardt at 882-9628.


Textile design program

Historic New England’s associate curator, Laura Johnson, will give a talk on textile design, production and reproduction at 3 p.m. on Sunday at the Nickels-Sortwell House Barn, Federal Street.

Admission is $5 for Historic New England members and $10 for others. Reservations are recommended but not required. For details, go to


Miniature Quilters show

The Lakeside Miniature Quilters of Standish’s Fourth Annual Quilt Show “A Midsummer Breeze IV” will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Standish Congregational Church, 25 Oak Hill Road.

Admission is by donation at the door. Raffles, luncheon items and vendors will be available. For details, call Donna Sawyer at 637-2675.

Baby sitter training course

Saint Joseph’s College will offer a Babysitter’s Training & First Aid Certification course from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Harold Alfond Center on the Standish campus.

The course is open to youth, ages 11 and older.

The cost for the cost is $55 or $45 for recertification. To register, call 893-6615, email [email protected] or go to


Nested doll painting class

Russian Artist Marina Forbes will lead a Russian Nested Doll Painting Workshop from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at St. George’s Episcopal Church, 407 York St.

To register or for more details, call (603) 332-2255 or email [email protected]


Orchid talk at Merryspring

Former Maine Orchid Society President Robert Cleveland will give a talk on orchids at noon Tuesday at Merryspring Nature Center on Conway Road, off Route 1.

Admission is free for members and children and $5 for all others. For details, call 236-2239 or go to


Basic investing program

Alyson Cummings, investment education manager for the state Department of Professional and Financial Regulation’s Office of Securities, will discuss “Basic Investing” at noon on Friday at the Camden Public Library, 55 Main St. Contact is Ken Gross at 236-3440.


Equine apprentice program

Carlisle Academy Integrative Equine Therapy & Sports, 65 Drown Lane, will offer volunteer apprenticeship training from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 1 for individuals who wish to work at its therapy and adaptive programs for riders with disabilities.

In return for an apprenticeship commitment of two to three hours, one day a week, throughout a program session (typically seven weeks), apprentices will receive instruction via monthly lecture series on equine-related topics and discounts on recreational riding lessons.

Apprentices will serve as sidewalkers and help with facility and equine care. Enrollment is open to ages 14 and older.

Application packets are available by calling 985-0374 or email [email protected]