SMCC holding open house

Southern Maine Community College will hold an open house from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at its campus on Fort Road.

Faculty and students will be on hand to answer questions along with staff members from admissions and financial aid. For more information, call 741-5500 or go to

Land Trust trail cleanup

The South Portland Land Trust is seeking volunteers for its fall trail cleanup day 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Clarks Pond trail head.

Volunteers should meet at the south end of the Home Depot parking lot on Clarks Pond Parkway to help trim back overgrowth along three or four trails. Volunteers are encouraged to bring water and one or more of the following items: rechargeable or gas-powered hedge trimmers, hand shears, hand pruners or loppers and leaf rakes.

For details, call 799-5723.


Soup and cider day Sunday

North Yarmouth Historical Society is holding its popular “Soup and Cider Day” from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Old Town House on Route 9. There will be hand-cranked cider, soup and home-baked goods.

Organizers are seeking donations of soup, baked goods and apples. The group is also looking for volunteers. For details, call 595-2997.


Shaker Museum yard sale

There will be an indoor yard sale from 1 to 4 p.m. on Wednesdays and Saturdays through Nov. 12 at the Alfred Shaker Museum, 118 Shaker Hill Rd. For details, call 490-5709.


HomeHealth flu clinics

HomeHealth Visiting Nurses are offering flu shots from 2 to 6 p.m. every Wednesday at the agency’s Saco office, 15 Industrial Park Road.

Clinics are also scheduled throughout Cumberland and York counties throughout October and November. For a list of clinics, go to or call 1-800-747-4358.


25-cents clothing sale

There will be a 25-cents clothing sale from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Hollis Elementary School, 554 River Road.

The sale will offer thousands of garments. Each item is 25 cents, which will support the Bonny Eagle High School scholarship fund. For more information, call 692-2989.


Retirement workshop

A “Getting Ready for Retirement” workshop will be offered at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St.

The workshop will be led by Kate Geoffroy, a Portland elder law attorney; Shelley Taylor, midcoast regional manager for Maine Centers for Women, Work & Community; and Marcy McGuire, personal finance educator for Women’s Institute for Secure Retirement.

It’s the first of a two-part series on retirement issues. For more information, call 725-5242.


Bake, craft sale for HART

The Homeless Animal Rescue Team will hold a bake and craft sale from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Walmart on Route One in Falmouth.

Organizers want people to bring food and crafts to donate for the sale. All proceeds will benefit HART, a no-kill cat shelter in Cumberland.

For more information, call 829-4116.


Annual community fair

The annual New Gloucester Community Fair will be held Saturday at 106 Bald Hill Road.

The Boy Scouts will host a pancake breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. The fair will then kick off, with craft and food vendors, laser tag, rock climbing, and tractor-drawn barrel rides. Fireworks are set for 7 p.m. For details go to


Fort Williams Cliffside tour

The Fort Williams Charitable Foundation will hold an open house Saturday and Oct. 22 at Cliffside, the first site in the Arboretum at Fort Williams Park. Visitors can tour Cliffside from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on both days. For details, go to


Riding to the Top fundraiser

Riding to the Top’s Therapeutic Riding Center will hold its fourth annual Triple B — boots, band and barbecue — event Saturday.

To date, the event has raised more than $215,000 for rider scholarships, programs and horse care.

A table of eight will cost $400 and individual tickets cost $50. For more information and to reserve a spot, call 892-2813.


Children’s Museum free day

The Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine is offering free admission between 10 a.m. and noon on Sunday in recognition of the annual Step Up for Kids Day.

Oakie the Acorn from Oakhurst Dairy will at the museum, located at 142 Free St.

Deering costume sale

The Deering Players will hold a benefit costume sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Deering High School, 370 Stevens Ave.

Costume prices will range from 25 cents to $25.

Proceeds will help support activities for the drama club.