Rock ‘n’ roll historian

Joe Harrington will present a program on the history of rock ‘n’ roll and its impact on American culture at 7 p.m. today at the North Gorham Public Library.

Harrington is the author of “Sonic Cool: The Life and Death of Rock ‘n’ Roll,” and a teacher at Portland Adult Education.

For more information, call 892-2575.

College fair at USM

More than 250 colleges and universities are expected to send representatives to a college fair from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the University of Southern Maine’s Costello Sports Complex on the Gorham campus.

The fair is organized by USM’s Office of Undergraduate Admission and the New England Association for College Admission Counseling. Representatives from USM’s Office of Financial Aid, the Finance Authority of Maine and the New England Board of Higher Education will be on hand.

For details, call 780-5670.


Shaker Hill apple fest

The Shaker Hill Apple Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Shaker Village, Shaker Hill Road.

The event will feature the second annual Juried Shaker Hill Arts and Crafts Fair, including basketmakers, potters, fiber artists, painters, spinners, weavers, blacksmiths, woodworkers, woodcarvers, stone artists, quilters and glass artisans.

All proceeds will benefit the homeless children of the York County Shelter Programs.

For more details, go to www.yorkcountyshelterprograms.org or call Mary Doyle at 793-2759.


‘Warriors’ series trivia event

Fans of Erin Hunter’s “Warriors” series can join an afternoon of trivia, games and more at the Kennebunk Free Library at 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Children in grades 4 and up are invited to attend this Gathering of the Clans event. Preregistration is required by calling 985-2173 or emailing [email protected]


Fall festival, flea market

South Freeport Church will hold its annual fall festival with a flea market and barbecue dinner Saturday at 98 South Freeport Road.

The flea market will be open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and dinner, made by Riverfront Barbeque and Grille Restaurant in Augusta, will be served from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

Tickets cost $15 for adults in advance, $18 at the door, and $5 for children. To buy tickets, call 725-2525. For details, call 865-4012.


E-waste recycling event

The Rotary Club of Scarborough is holding its second annual e-waste recycling event from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Scarborough Public Works on Washington Avenue.

A $2 per item donation will be collected for e-waste items. Some of the items that will be accepted include: household electronics, batteries, cell phones, and copier or printer cartridges. For details, call 883-4327.

Wireless Society class

The Wireless Society of Southern Maine is hosting a one-day class Saturday for people interested in receiving an amateur radio license.

The class will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday at Wassamki Springs Campground in Scarborough.

The cost is $35, which includes materials and a lunch. Registration is required.

For more information and to register, go to www.qsl.net/ws1sm/getlicensed.html or call 839-0402.

Morrison Center yard sale

The Morrison Center, an agency that offers services to children and adults with and without disabilities, will host another 25 Cent Yard Sale from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday in the center’s multipurpose room, 60 Chamberlain Road.

Gently used clothing, books, toys and household items will be for sale.


Historical Society free

The Maine Historical Society will participate in the seventh annual National Museum Day on Saturday at 489 Congress St.

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the historical society will open its doors free of charge to all visitors with a ticket downloaded at Smithsonian.com.

The historical society is comprised of the Longfellow House and Garden, the MHS Museum and Store, the Brown Library and the Maine Memory Network website.

For details, call 774-1822 or visit www.mainehistory.org.


Quilting demonstration

The Classic Quilters will hold a free demonstration at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, Route 26, New Gloucester.

Historical Society pie sale

The New Gloucester Apple Pie Sale will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, Route 26.

The apples come from Thompson’s Orchard in New Gloucester, and the pies are prepared and baked by local cooks. The sale is sponsored by the members and friends of the New Gloucester Historical Society.

To pre-order pies, call 926-4561.


Dinner for snowbirds

A “Snowbirds Dinner” will be held from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Bounty Restaurant at the Holiday Inn as a gathering for seniors who are departing for warmer climates.

A meet-and-greet hour will precede the dinner. Registration is required; call Joe Hahn at 751-9364.


‘Royal Sisters’ discussion

Soldiers Memorial Library, 85 Main St., begins its third Wednesday Book Discussion Group from 11 a.m. to noon today.

The title is “Royal Sisters: Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Margaret.”

For more details, call 625-4650 or go to www.soldiers.lib.me.us.