Students host marketplace

Fifth-graders at Falmouth Elementary School will showcase their work during its annual multicultural marketplace.

The event, held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the school, will feature students’ work around their study of the “Material World.”

The Falmouth High School steel drum band will perform.

Several local/global organizations will have booths, such as: Safe Passage, The Fur Cultural Revival, Fambul Tok, Konbit Sante, and Water for South Sudan.

Organizers are asking for a $2 donation or $5 per family.


Community yard sale

The first annual Gateway Commons Community yard sale will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday off Route 25. The sale will be held rain or shine. The event is sponsored by the Gateway Commons Homeowner Association.

Library plant and book sale

The North Gorham Public Library will hold its annual spring book, plant, and rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the library, located on the corner of North Gorham Road and Standish Neck Road.

For more information, call 892-2575.


Fiddlehead pre-k registration

Fiddlehead Art & Science Center will hold a kindergarten and pre-kindergarten registration and open house from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at 25 Shaker Road.

Kindergarten registration is for children who are 5 years old on or before Sept. 1. The center also offers a “bridge program” for children who miss the cutoff date but are ready for kindergarten.

For more information, call 657-2244.


Election: Selectmen forum

The four candidates vying for two open seats on the New Gloucester Board of Selectmen will participate in forum at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the New Gloucester Meetinghouse, 389 Intervale Road.

The candidates are Nat Berry, Linda Chase, Sean Chayer and Jean Couturier.

Beverly Cadigan will serve as the moderator. Residents are encouraged to send their thoughts, concerns and questions to the moderator at [email protected]

Wool spinning demo

The R & R Spinners will hold their monthly demonstration at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, Route 26.

The event is free.

For more information, call 926-4597.

Calligraphic card workshop

A calligraphic card workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, Route 26.

Participants will learn how to make personalized note cards and envelopes with pressed flowers, Shaker herbs and watercolors.


EWaste collection

The Windham Hill United Church of Christ is holding an electronic recycling event — E Waste from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Windham Mall off of Veterans Memorial Drive.

Donations will also be used to support local mission needs via the Windham Hill United Church of Christ.

No household appliances like stoves, refrigerators, or microwaves.

For more information, call 653-5989


Trivia contest taking registrations, selling tickets

The downtown revitalization organization Heart of Biddeford will hold the trivia contest “So You Think You Know Biddeford?” at 6 p.m. June 9 at the City Theater. A reception will before the contest will be held at 5 p.m. at Engine at 265 Main St.

Team registration for the contest is open now at $25 per team for non-profit organizations and $50 for all others. A maximum of 12 teams can register, with three to four members per team.

Tickets for the contest are $15 for adults and $10 for students and seniors.

Tickets can be purchased at the Heart of Biddeford’s office at 205 Main St., Suite 103.

For more details, go to www.heartofbiddeford.org.


Garden luncheon Thursday

The Congregational Church of Bristol’s Women’s Circle will hold a garden luncheon, herb and flower sale from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday on the church grounds and Fellowship Hall on Route 130.

Cost of luncheon is $8.


Bake, book and bloom sale

Soldiers Memorial Library, at 85 Main St., will hold its annual Memorial Day Bake, Book & Bloom Sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today.

For more details, call Pam at 625-4650.


Civil War presentation by re-enactor

The Norway Historical Society will host Civil War Re-enactor Carolyn Lawson from Company A, 3rd Maine Regiment Volunteer Infantry at 7 p.m. Tuesday at 471 Main St.

Lawson’s presentation “Under the Dress, Victorian Secrets” will highlight some of the diverse and significant contributions made by women during the Civil War.

For more details, go to norwayhistoricalsociety.org  or call 743-7377.


Garden club plant sale

The Southern Maine Garden Club will hold its annual plant sale from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday at Gateway Auction House, on Route 202. 

For more details, call Sheryl 490-7145 or Donna (603) 332-4860.


New exhibit opening at historical museum

A new exhibit opening Thursday at the Sanford-Springvale Historical Museum will feature the art of late Sanford native Elwyn George Gowen (1895-1954). 

The exhibit features 36 of Gowen’s paintings.

The assemblage, curated by Tufts University Museum Studies Graduate Program students, will be displayed through July 21. 

An opening reception will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the museum at 505 Main St.


Tucker and Nickels-Sortwell open house tours

Castle Tucker, at 2 Lee St., and the Nickels-Sortwell House, at 121 Main St., will be open for free guided tours on Historic New England’s annual Open House Day, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. 

For more information and a full calendar of summer programs go to www.HistoricNewEngland.org.


Fly-fishing in Argentina talk at library

Mark Foley will give a slide presentation at 7 p.m. Thursday at York Public Library, at 15 Long Sands Road, detailing his experiences fly-fishing in Argentina, where he once served as a fly-fishing lodge manager.

The talk is free. For more details, call 363-2818.


Library programs on tap this week

Camden Public Library, at 55 Main St., will host the following programs this week:  “Lurking in the Trees,” a talk on identifying invasive insects, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday with Maine Department of Agriculture Entomologist Karen Coluzzi; Mid Coast Actors’ Studio Theater Troupe performance of Henrik Ibsen’s “Hedda Gabler” at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, tickets $10; an Indoor Book Sale to benefit the Stock the Stacks campaign from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday; a harp recital at 4 p.m. Tuesday; and the talk “From Foe to Friend: German Prisoners of War in Maine, A First Person Presentation” by Hank Lunn, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

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

Volunteers for planting project needed

The American Chestnut Foundation’s Maine Chapter is seeking volunteers to help with an American Chestnut planting project at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Merryspring Nature Center at 30 Conway Road.  

Volunteers will be felling and stacking several diseased trees and planting new seedlings grown from Merryspring’s chestnut restoration orchard.

Interested participants should call Brett Willard at 236-2239 or email [email protected]


Art Auction to benefit animals is Sunday

The Animal Welfare Society Board of Directors Third Annual Art Auction will begin with a preview of items and artist reception at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Nonantum Resort.

More than 50 artists have donated pieces for the fundraiser that directly benefits shelter animals.

The event will feature appetizers, wine and live music, provided by Jara Goodrich of the Portland Symphony Orchestra. Bidding begins at 5 p.m. with Kent Driscoll serving as auctioneer. 

Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door.

For more details, call Kerrie Leclair at 985-3244, ext. 123 or email [email protected]


Sustainable landscaping workshop

Horticulturist Chris Nichols will head a field trip detailing sustainable landscaping at 10 a.m. Thursday at a Damariscotta Mills homestead. Class fee is $5.

Directions will be provided upon registration.

To register, call 563-1363 by Wednesday.

Healing herbs workshop

Herbalist Roberta Barnes will head a workshop on the healing potential of herbs at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center at 521 Main St.

Class fee is $10. Pre-registration is required by Tuesday by calling 563-1363.


Lilac Festival is Saturday

The 15th annual Kezar Falls Lilac Festival will be held on Saturday in the downtown area along the Ossipee River.

The event will kick off with a pancake breakfast from 6:30 to 9 a.m. at the Riverside United Methodist Church. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for ages 10 and younger.

A Bike and Doll Carriage Parade will follow at 9:30, starting by the church and across the Ossipee River Bridge to Parsonsfield side. Helmets are required for bicycle riders.

Activities and vendors will be featured in the green spaces on both sides of the river from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., including artisans, crafters, food concessions, yard sales, informational materials from non-profits and plant sales.

Other activities include a walking tour of historic Kezar Falls burial grounds. A box lunch on the church lawn, a magic show, live music, a fishing demonstration and a pick-up co-ed softball game on the ball field behind Fire Barn.

The festival will end with a chicken barbecue from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Fire Barn, with the Sacopee Valley Community Band providing music. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children.

In case of rain, activities and vendors will be in the Sacopee Valley Middle School Gymnasium at South Hiram Road.

For more details, call 625-3082.


Online auction for the arts

Yarmouth Arts is holding a spring online auction from June 1 to 15 to benefit the art scholarship fund at Yarmouth High School.

Each year a small scholarship is given to a graduating senior who will be attending an art school or enrolling in a fine arts program.

Organizers are seeking art, fine crafts, or services that can be listed on our auction site in June.
For more information, contact Anne Tarbox at [email protected]


Spring cleanup Saturday

Goodwill Industries of Northern New England will partner with the town of North Yarmouth for its second annual community donation drive and spring clean up from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the town hall.

The Goodwill staff will be on hand to help unload donations and offer donation receipts. Last year, the drive brought in more than 57,000 pounds of donations for Goodwill.

Those items will be sold at retail stores in northern New England.

For more information, call 774-6323.


Genealogical monthly meeting

The Greater Portland Genealogical Chapter will hold its monthly meeting Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Days Saints, 29 Ocean House Rd.

The featured speaker will be Deb Locke, who will talk about how DNA can to help answer genealogical questions. A social will begin at 12:30, followed by the program at 1 p.m. A business meeting will begin at 2 p.m. The general public is invited to attend.


Transit of Venus event at planetarium

The Southworth Planetarium and the Greater Portland Astronomical Society are holding an event June 5 to give people the chance to see a portion of the Venusian transit.

A transit of Venus is the passage of Venus across the Sun’s façade. The last transit was June 2004.

The next one occurs in December 2117. 

The event will begin at 5 p.m. with a showing of “Transit of Venus” full. At 5:35 p.m. the group will leave for the viewing site.

For more information and upcoming events at the planetarium, go to usm.maine.edu/planet.

Salvation Army store discount for seniors

The Salvation Army Family Thrift Store at 30 Warren Ave. in Portland is offering senior citizens a 50 percent discount off their purchases on Tuesdays. Some exclusions apply.

To find a store near you, go to www.use.salvationarmy.org.

Support classes for serious illness to begin

The Tender Living Care Program, a program for families affected by serious illness, will begins its next eight-week session on June 4.

The groups are for children ages 3 to 18 years old, as well as adults ages 19 to 30 years-old.

To register, call 775-5216.


Garden club plant sale

The Scarborough Garden Club will hold their annual plant sale from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. June 2 at the Historic Hunnewell House on Black Point Road.

For more information, call 839-4033.

Land trust annual meeting

Scarborough Land Trust is celebrating 35 years of land conservation at its annual meeting 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Scarborough Public Library. The featured speaker will be Kelly Boland, whose topic will be “What’s Up With Cottontail Rabbits?” Boland is a biologist and the New England Cottontail Restoration Coordinator for Maine with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS).

The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

For more information, go to www.scarboroughlandtrust.org.

Tremor support group

The Maine Essential Tremor Support Group will meet from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the MMC

Scarborough Learning Resource Center on Campus Drive.

For more information, call 510-1402.


Rabies clinic

There will be a Rabies Clinic from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Sebago Lake Congregational Church, 410 Northeast Rd.

The cost is $10 per pet. Organizers will accept cash only and people must bring the pet’s previous rabies certificate.

Cats should be in cages and dogs on leashes.

Vaccines will be administered by the Standish Veterinary Hospital. For more information, call
642-4343 or 642-4999.