Student visual arts display

Students in South Portland High School’s visual arts and career prep courses will display their work at the South Portland Recreation Center.

The opening reception is from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday and the work will be on display through Friday. The work can be viewed from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.


Walnut Hill plant sale

The Walnut Hill Garden Club’s annual Memorial Day Plant Sale will be held at 9 a.m. May 28 on the Cumberland Congregational Church’s lawn in Cumberland Center.

There will be perennials, annuals, herbs and vegetable seedlings for sale.

For more information, call 829-5708.


Free child ID cards

The Scarborough Public Library is hosting an event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday for parents to get their children free identification cards courtesy of New York Life.

Children will be digitally fingerprinted and photographed to make ID cards. To complete the Child ID form in advance, go to


Short-term shelter training

New Beginnings Inc. is holding an information meeting for people interested in providing short-term shelter in their home for teenagers from Cumberland and York counties.

The meeting will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at 550 Forest Ave., Suite 101.

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the process to become certified as a “Host Home.”

For more information, call 212-2534.


Historical society talk

Diana Tuite, co-curator of the 2011 Edward Hopper art exhibit at Bowdoin College, will give a talk at 7 p.m. tonight at the Log Cabin, 196 Main St.

The talk is sponsored by the Yarmouth Historical Society. The suggested donation is $3 for members and $5 for non-members. For more information, call 846-6259.


Canvas floor cloth class

The 2012 season at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village on Route 26 will open at 10 a.m. Friday.

There will be a workshop on how to make a traditionally designed painted canvas floor cloth from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

The cost is $55. Pre-registration is required.

For more information, call 926-4597 or go to


Senior fitness events

OceanView at Falmouth is offering a variety of senior fitness events and activities from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 30 to commemorate National Senior Health and Fitness Day.

Some of the events featured include a two-mile walk and fun run, exercise classes, wellness speakers, alternative therapies and health screenings.

For more information, call 781-4460.


Book, bake sale

The Community Library will host a book, baked goods and artisan sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at John Street and Route 35. 

For more details, call 499-7114.


Golf tourney sign-up

The Salvation Army is accepting sign-ups for the Seaside Pavilion Ministries’ 15th Annual Golf Tournament, set for July 31 at the Dunegrass Country Club.

The event will include golf, a barbecue and an awards ceremony.

Registration is $40 by the June 1 deadline or $75 thereafter.

Entries should include name, contact information and handicap and be mailed to: Major Robert Reel at 117 Broadstone St., Lancaster, Pa. 17603.

Make checks payable to: The Salvation Army and write “Gold Tournament” on the memo line.


Homeownership education course

Coastal Enterprises, Inc. and the Maine State Housing Authority will offer a four-part homeownership education course for first-time buyers from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays, June 4, 6, 11 and 13.

Seminar topics include evaluating credit, affordability, budgeting, working with a real estate agent, home inspections, types of available mortgages and the closing process and associated fees. Participants must complete all four sessions and will receive a Certificate of Completion.

Cost is $30 per person or $50 per couple. Pre-registration is required by calling 882-7552, ext. 177 before the May 28 deadline.


Free hearing screenings

Pine Tree Society’s Audiology program will host an open house featuring free hearing screenings and two workshops Wednesday at 149 Front St. 

Ten-minute hearing screenings will be offered from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. to determine hearing loss and hour-long workshops will follow at 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., with the first workshop covering updates on hearing aid technology and the second session providing communication tips on living well with hearing loss.

Light refreshments and coffee will be available. 

To schedule a screening appointment or register for a workshop, call 443-3341.

To learn more, go to


5K registration open

Registration has opened for the 5th Annual Kennebunk Beach Classic 5 K Road Race on June 3 benefiting the Senior Center at Lower Village.

Start time is 9:30 a.m., rain or shine.

The first 200 entrants are guaranteed a commemorative t-shirt.

The event will be professionally timed with top finishers winning cash awards.
Advance entry fee is $15 for senior center members and $20 all others; race day registration is $25 for all. 

Applications are available at the center at 175 Port Road or online at
For more details, call 967-8514.

Seacoast plant sale

The Seacoast Garden Club’s annual plant and pie sale will begin 8:30 a.m. on Saturday at Port Hardware, on Route 35, in Lower Village.  In case of rain, all activities will move to the Washington Hose Company Firehouse, next door. 

For more details, call 967-3639.

A yard sale, to benefit the Model United Nations students at The New School, will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the school at 38 York St., Route 1.


Adopt a dog at Tractor Supply

The Animal Welfare Society Mobile Adoption Team will visit the Tractor Supply with some adoptable dogs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday at 1170 Main St.

For more details, call 985-3244 or go to

Giant pumpkin seedlings available

The ways and means of growing giant pumpkins for the annual Harvest Daze event this September are made available through the Sanford Downtown Legacy group.

Seedlings for potentially giant pumpkins are now available at Springvale Nurseries while supplies last. They are $3 each or four for $10.

First time pumpkin growers must register with the Maine Pumpkin Club by June 15 to be eligible to compete. 

Educator Al Berard also is offering growing classes at Springvale Nurseries.

The class schedule is available upon purchase of seedlings.

For more details, call 490-4002 or email [email protected]

Life Line screening

North Parish Congregational United Church of Christ will offer Life Line Screening Tuesday at 893 Main St.

Limited slots are available for morning and mid-morning hours by appointment only.

Screening packages start at $119. Single tests cost about $60.  Take-home colorectal cancer tests kits are $45.

To make an appointment, call (888) 653-6441.

For more information regarding the screenings or to schedule an appointment, call (888) 653-6441.


‘Tick Talk’ Tuesday

Lyme Disease Specialist Dr. Bea Szantyr will offer a “Tick Talk” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Camden Public Library at 55 Main St, Szantyr will detail ticks and Lyme disease, including the difficulties of medical diagnosis and steps you can take to protect yourself.

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


Author talk

Author Bryant Tolles will head a talk detailing his book “The Grand Resort Hotels of the White Mountains, A Vanishing Architectural Legacy” at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Sanford-Springvale Historical Museum at 505 Main St.

All are welcome. The museum is handicapped accessible. For more details, call 324-2797.


Extension plant sale

The Androscoggin-Sagadahoc Counties Extension Association will host a plant sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Office at 24 Main St.

Proceeds will be used to help support operations of the county office, which offers programming in agriculture, horticulture, 4-H youth development and nutrition education.

For more details, email [email protected]


Blue bird house sale

Soldiers Memorial Library, at 85 Main St., is selling blue bird houses for a limited time for $12 each.

For more details, call Pamela Slattery-Thomas at 625-4650.


Lunch and learn program

Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center, at 521 Main St., will sponsor a lunch and learn program honoring deceased veterans at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Kennedy Learning Center at Camp Kieve.

The event will detail the history of the American Legion, the world’s largest veterans organization, and the services its offers to veterans, their widows and widowers.

For more details, call Marianne Pinkham at 563-1363 or email [email protected] 


Driver safety class for seniors

An AARP Driver Safety Class will be offered from noon to 4:30 p.m. May 31 at the Coastal Community Center, at 521 Main St. for drivers ages 50 and older.

Attendees will be taught the current rules of the road, defensive driving techniques and how to operate your vehicle more safely in today’s increasingly challenging driving environment.

Cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for all others.

Certificates of completion from AARP will be awarded to those who attend the entire session.

Pre-registration is required by calling Marianne Pinkham at 563-1363 or e-mail [email protected]


Plant sale benefits fire department

The Georgetown Fire Department Auxiliary will hold its annual plant sale from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Georgetown Fire Department’s Central Station on Route 127.

Coffee and drinks will be served. Donations of plants prior to the sale are requested. For more details, call Kate Mackay at 371-2255.


Game warden talks about career

Native Mainer and Author John Ford Sr. will talk about his 20-year career as a Maine game warden at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Waldoboro Public Library at 958 Main St. 

Copies of Ford’s new book “Suddenly the Cider Didn’t Taste So Good: Adventures of a Game Warden in Maine,” will be available for purchase and signing; cash or checks only please.
For more details, call the library at 832-4484.


Dementia brown bag talk

York Public Library will host a brown bag lunch talk on “Understanding Dementia” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday at 15 Long Sands Road.

Patricia Burke, CTRS, CDP will discuss the latest research, stages of dementia and brain fitness techniques.

This workshop is presented by Sentry Hill. Bring your own lunch, dessert will be provided. Pre-registration requested by calling 363-5116.


Cancer Society open house

The American Cancer Society will hold an open house from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at One Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 300.

Drop in for networking, refreshments and to learn more about volunteer opportunities in the community.

For more details, or to RSVP, call 373-3726 or by email to [email protected]


St. Nevers Day sale

The Bethel Historical Society will hold its annual St. Nevers Day sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Saturday at Mason and Broad streets

For more details, call 824-2908, (800) 824-2910 or go to [email protected]


Historical village opens Saturday

19th Century Willowbrook Village opens for its 42nd Season Saturday and will offer free admission on Sunday.

Now a Blue Star Museum, Willowbrook is a historic village featuring period furnishings and items representing from the late 1800s through the 1950s as displayed in a network of homes and buildings within its village complex.

Lots of changes are in store for the museum this season, including the addition of Mission Willowbrook Questing, which allows visitors to follow a series of rhyming verses as clues to find hidden treasures.   

Rides on the village’s historic carousel are offered twice a month and numerous other events are planned this season, including large events each month.

For complete details, go to


‘Boots on the Ground’ celebration

“Boots on the Ground,” a community celebration honoring America’s military with food, games and music by the band Swing Shift will be held from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday on the grounds of Montpelier, at 30 High St., Thomaston. Free admission.

For more details, call 354-8062, email [email protected]