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

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 Vendors Market, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. , First Parish Church, 40 Main St., Freeport. Held rain or shine. For details, visit

“Light, Loving and Local,” 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Williston-Immanuel United Church, 156 High St., Portland. Sustainability fair presented by Maine Interfaith Power and Light as part of Moving Planet international day of action. The event is free and includes displays and demonstrations, slide shows, live music and a raffle.


Blessing of the Animals, 11:45 a.m. on the lawn at Second Congregational Church, 19 Crescent St., Biddeford. Dogs on leashes and other animals in carriers are welcome.

Jim Scott in concert, 1 p.m., First Universalist Church of Auburn, 169 Pleasant St. To benefit Brunswick Unitarian Universalist Church, which was damaged by fire. Scott is a longtime member of the Paul Winter Consort and co-creator of Missa Gaia/Earth Mass. Suggested donation is $10 to $20 for adults and up to $10 for children. A potluck luncheon will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 783-0461 or visit for details.


“Facing Death and Finding Spiritual Hope,” 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., weekly through Oct. 24, Bridgton Alliance Church, Route 117. The programs are free and may be attended individually. A light supper will be served. The series is presented by the Bridgton Clergy Association with Hospice of Southern Maine. For more information, call 289-3640 or toll-free (866) 621-7600.


Labyrinth Walk, noon to 8 p.m., with half-hour orienteering sessions offered at 4 and 7 p.m. First Parish Church, Fellowship Hall of Pilgrim House, 9 Cleaveland St., Brunswick. Call Susan Fitzgerald at 729-7331 for more information.

Friday and Oct. 1

50-cent clothing sale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, St. George’s Episcopal Church, 3 Emerson St., Sanford. Free blood pressure screening.

Dharma teaching and meditation workshop, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, The Heart Opening, 227 Congress St., Portland. With Khenpo Lama Pema Wangdak to benefit Vikramasila Foundation. Visit or for details. Early registration is encouraged. The suggested donation is $30.

Oct. 1

Holocaust program, 6 p.m. Covered-dish dinner, 5 p.m. North Saco Congregational Church, Flag Pond, Heath and Rocky Hill roads. Both events are free and open to the public.

Taylor’s Grove in concert, 7 p.m., Sanford Unitarian Universalist Church. Featuring Mac McHale and Carolyn Hutton. For details, call 324-3191.