Indoor yard sale, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Second Congregational Church, 19 Crescent St., Biddeford.

Shabbat service and discussion, 10 a.m., with Rabbi Natan Margalit, Adas Yoshuron Synagogue, 50 Willow St., Rockland. A kiddush reception will follow the service. For more information, call 594-4523.

“Shaker Village at Alfred c. 1875,” 1 p.m., unveiling of the new mural by Sandra Howe. The ceremony features talks by Howe and Brother Arnold Hadd from the Sabbathday Lake Shaker community in New Gloucester. There will also be the debut of the Alfred Shaker Museum Singers and a “sweets” buffet. Alfred Shaker Museum, 118 Shaker Hill Road, Alfred.

“The Nature of Love,” 1 to 4 p.m., with Kelsang Chokyi, continues on Oct. 22, Nov. 19 and Dec. 10, presented by the Serlingpa Meditation Center, The Heart Opening, 227 Congress St., Portland. Preregistration not required. The cost is $25 per class. Several other meditation classes and workshops are also offered. For more information, call 508-979-8277 or email [email protected]

Connected Catholics of Maine, 4 p.m., dinner at Canelli’s Restaurant (formerly Down East Restaurant), Route 1, Yarmouth. Call Eileen at 829-6951 for details.

Benefit concert for the Austin organ, 6:30 p.m., with singer and autoharpist Betsy Duane. Blue Point Congregational Church, 236 Pine Point Road, Scarborough. Admission is $10 at the door and desserts and coffee will be served. Call 883-6540 for details.

Josh Wilson and Bill Mallia in concert, 7 p.m., Messiah Christian Church, 2700 Post Road, Wells. Tickets are $10 and include an ice cream social.


“New Beginnings – Fresh Starts,” 10:30 a.m., ChIME interfaith service, Portland New Church, 302 Stevens Ave., Portland. For more information, call at 347-6740.


Flea market, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., part of the fall festival; also a barbecue dinner from 5 to 7:30 p.m. by Riverfront Barbeque and Grille in Augusta. Tickets are $15 in advance or $18 at the door for adults and $5 for children. South Freeport Church, 98 South Freeport Road, South Freeport.

Connected Catholics of Maine retreat day, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Marie Joseph Spiritual Center, Biddeford Pool. The cost is $35 and includes lunch. Call 619-1539 or visit for more information.

First Parish market, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., First Parish Church, 40 Main St., Freeport. Featured items include jewelry, crafts and art directly from Maine artisans. The sale is held rain or shine. For details, visit www.firstparish