Day to drop hazardous waste

A Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Day will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Saco Public Works department at 351 North St.

A list is available on the public works website at detailing items that are being accepted for drop-off or call 284-6641.


Cake Walk fundraiser

The Camden Rockport Historical Society’s annual Camden Cake Walk fundraising event will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. The event features tours of 15 historic inns and businesses, with offerings of dessert.

Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children.

Proceeds will directly benefit the Cramer Museum and the 1770 Conway House.

To reserve tickets, call 236-2257 or 236-3500.


Benefit concert

Leavitt’s Mill Free Health Center’s 6th Annual “An Evening of Pops” benefit concert will be held Saturday at the Old White Church next to the Saco River Grange Hall at 29 Salmon Falls Road.

The event will include a silent auction from 5 to 7:15 p.m. and a performance of the All Star Concert Band at 7:30 p.m.

Suggested donations for the concert are $15 for adults and $13 for senior citizens and students; ages 12 and younger are free of charge.

Reservations are recommended. Call 929-6472.

All proceeds benefit Leavitt’s Mill Free Health Center, at 63 Main St., which will host an open house and international cheese bar from 6 to 7 p.m. Saturday.


Japanese boat-building talk

Boat builder, writer and researcher Douglas Brooks will discuss his experiences with methods of traditional Japanese boat building at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Maine Maritime Museum.

Brooks specializes in the construction of traditional wooden boats for museums and private clients.

Admission is $5 for JASM and Maine Maritime Museum members and $7 for all others.

For more details, go to or call 443-1316.


Flag Raisers at park

The Old Orchard Beach Veterans Memorial Park Flag Raisers are accepting reservations to honor deceased veterans.

Ceremonies begin each day at 6 p.m. from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Additional details and applications can be found at or call Dennis Robillard at 468-0443.


Water district scholarship

The deadline to apply for the Portland Water District’s $1,500 Joseph A. DiPietro Scholarship is May 15.

The scholarship serves students in the Portland Water District’s member communities who plan to attend college to pursue study in protecting public health and the environment. To apply or for more information on eligibility and criteria, visit


Volunteer work party

A Scarborough Land Trust volunteer work party will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Libby River Farm property.

Crews will be working to restore habitat, plant shrubs and pull invasive plants.

Workers will meet at the Camp Ketcha parking area off Black Point Road, opposite the Sandpiper Condominiums.

Bring boots or sneakers, water, long pants, work gloves and rain gear.

Sign up at [email protected] or call 289-1199.


Mother’s Day formal tea

The York County Shelter dining commons will be transformed into a formal tea house for a Mother’s Day event set for 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. 

The event will feature music, a silent auction, beverages, luncheon and dessert items that will be available a la carte and supplied by the Bakery at Notre Dame. Musicians Toryy Hurlburt and Leigh-Ashley Milne will perform classical and fiddle music. Reservations are encouraged by calling Mary Doyle at 793-2759 or email [email protected]

Proceeds are to benefit the Mothers and Others Against Hunger project.

For more details, go to


Poetry reading

Maine poets David Moreau, Bob MacLaughlin and Dave Morrison will read their poetry at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Camden Public Library at 55 Main St.

Admission is free and books will be offered for sale.

For more details, call Ken Gross at 236-3440.


Hospice Education Day

Maine Hospice Education Day will be held from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. May 23 at Thomas College on West River Road. 

This statewide event is open to anyone interested in hospice and quality end of life care as well as bereavement support.

The keynote speaker is Maria Sirois, Psy. D.D. Thirty workshops covering a variety of related topics will be offered. 

To access descriptions of the workshop and the registration form, go to or call 626-1779 or 626-1797 for more details.


Yard sale donations needed

Drop-off of items to benefit the Mid Coast Hospital Auxiliary’s “Grand and Glorious“ Yard Sale will be accepted from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday through Saturday at the old Bookland back door at Cook’s Corner Mall. 

For pickup of large items, call 725-4144. The sale is set for May 18, 19 and 20.

Proceeds to benefit Mid Coast Hospital and health career scholarships.

For additional details, call Millie Stewart at 373-6015. 


Library exhibit reception

Curtis Memorial Library will host an opening reception for an “Exploring Bogs” exhibit of the ink and Prismacolor drawings of artist Barbara Bean from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday in its Morrell Meeting Room at 23 Pleasant St.

Bean will introduce the large body of work, which will be displayed through May 30.

For more details, call the library at 725-5242.


Nature programs at Laudholm

Wells Reserve at Laudholm Farm will offer a number of nature programs this week.

The brown bag lunch talk “Resilience Thinking: Ecological Recovery in Coastal Maine” will be held at 1 p.m. Monday. There is a $2 fee.

A Preschool Story Hour entitled “Birdsongs,” will be held from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday.
The International Migratory Bird Day Celebration will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. It will feature a bird-banding station, informative walks, family activities and views of raptors.

And Apiarist and Author Ross Conrad will head a two-day sustainable beekeeping workshop, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The cost of this workshop is $80. Registration is required by calling 730-0448 or email [email protected]

For more details, call Scott Richardson at 646-4521, ext 114.

Youth triathlon Saturday

The Youth Advocacy Program Empowering Peers Influencing Choices (YAP/EPIC) student group at Wells High School will present a triathlon at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the Moody Beach parking lot; registration begins at 8 a.m. 

The ‘TRI 2 B Healthy’ event consists of an 1/8-mile ocean swim, a two-mile run/walk and a five-mile bicycle ride.

Registration is $10 per person. Organizers are also seeking business and non-profit group sponsorships for $25.

Proceeds to benefit YAP/EPIC, an after-school group that meets regularly to promote healthy choices for students.

To register or for more details, call Nancy Cotty at 646-7011.