PORTLAND

Kids learn to care for pets

The Animal Welfare Society of West Kennebunk will offer a program for kids about handling and caring for pets from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine, 142 Free St.

For more information, call 828-1234 or go to www.animalwelfaresociety.org

Basic computer workshop

The Portland Public Library will host a workshop to teach some basic computer skills from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday at the library.

The workshop will be led by Patrick Therrien, a technology and education training specialist at the Maine State Library. He will cover topics such as the components of a computer, mousing exercises, scrolling and navigating the Web.

There are only 15 spaces available for the training. To register, call 871-1700 ext. 708.

YARMOUTH

Women, wealth seminar

A free seminar, “Women and Wealth,” will be presented from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at the offices of Dr. Christiane Northrup, 12 Portland St.

Presenters will be Team Northrup members Megan Jo Wilson, a certified life coach and leadership consultant, and Larissa Haynes, a wellness coach and financial executive.

Participants will learn about money and cash flow and three ways to increase their wealth.

FREEPORT

Factory stage mixer

The Friends of Freeport Factory Stage will hold a free social mixer from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at its location at 5 Depot St. The event will feature food and beverages.

Actors, directors, audience members and volunteers are welcome.

There will be door prizes such as tickets and discount coupons for upcoming performances. To attend the event, call 865-5505.

FALMOUTH

Holiday songs at OceanView

Students in Falmouth High’s chorus will sing holiday songs at 7 p.m. Tuesday at OceanView Community Room, 20 Blueberry Lane.

The chorus will sing under the direction of Wendy Northrup.

BIDDEFORD

Santa pet pictures

The Animal Welfare Society is holding an event for pets to have pictures taken with Santa from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at PetSmart at Biddeford Crossing. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Animal Welfare Society.

For more information, call 985-3244 or Pet Smart at 283-6546.

BRUNSWICK

Discussion on ‘Frugality’

There will be a discussion of Chris Farrell’s book “The New Frugality: How To Consume Less, Save More, and Live Better” at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St. The discussion is part of the library’s Money Works for Women financial literacy program.

People attending the event can pick up a free copy of the book at the library’s circulation desk. This program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 725-5242.

Civil War discussion

Tom Desjardin will give a discussion on “The Effect of the Civil War on Maine” at 7 p.m. Thursday at Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St.

The lecture is being hosted by the Joshua L. Chamberlain Civil War Round Table group. For more information, call 729-9520 or 721-0235.

BUXTON

Volunteer wrappers needed

The Buxton Toy Box is looking for volunteers between Thursday and Dec. 22 to wrap gifts for needy children for Christmas.

The group has collected toys, games, books, clothing, and other necessities and now needs volunteers to help wrap them.

For more information and to get involved, call 807-8816.