Yard sale at American Legion

The Sons of Norway will hold a yard sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the American Legion, 65 Depot Road.

The money raised in the yard sale will support the organization’s efforts to promote Norwegian traditions and fraternal fellowship by offering cultural and social opportunities.

For more information about the group, call 428-3640 or go to www.mainenordmenn.com.


Author talk at center

Local author Melissa Coleman will talk about her memoir, “This Life Is in Your Hands: One Dream, Sixty Acres, and a Family’s Heartbreak,” at Thursday’s Freeport Conservation Trust meeting.

The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at the Freeport Community Center, 53 Depot St.

Coleman will talk about the connection between Cape Rosier in the 1970s and the trust’s current project to permanently protect Winter Hill Farm.

For more information, go to www.freeportconservationtrust.org

Dine for Darfur

A freshman class from Freeport High School is hosting an event on Wednesday called Dine for Darfur, an African meal to raise awareness about the genocide taking place in Darfur, Sudan.

This event, held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Freeport Community Center, will feature student artwork, music and presentations.

El Fadel Arbab, activist and genocide survivor, will be the guest speaker.

The cost is $8. All proceeds will benefit The Fur Cultural Revival, a local nonprofit working to raise awareness about the genocide in Darfur, striving to keep the culture alive and assisting Darfurian refugees in Portland.


Workshops at Shaker Village

Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, on Route 26, is offering three workshops on Saturday.

Tim Greene will give a demonstration on blacksmithing at 10 a.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Also planned is a chair-caning workshop from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $35, which includes cane. Preregistration is required.

A workshop on canning fresh ingredients will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon. All participants will receive a jar of jam and a canning primer booklet. The cost is $45. Preregistration is required.

For more information and to register for the workshops, call 926-4597. 

Plant sale

The New Gloucester Democratic Committee will hold its fifth annual “Rooting for Democracy” plant sale from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Li’l Mart on Route 100 in New Gloucester. The sale will feature a variety of plants, including perennials, annuals, house plants, vegetables and herbs.

At the plant sale, there will be a raffle for two $50 gift certificates to an area seafood retail store.

For more information, call 926-4448. 


Author talk at library

Kate Stone Lombardi, author of “The Mama’s Boy Myth: Why Keeping Our Sons Close Makes Them Stronger,” will give a talk at the Portland Public Library from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

Her presentation will be followed by a question-and-answer period.

The event is being hosted by Boys to Men, Maine Boys Network and the Portland Public Library.

To register, go to www.maineboystomen.com

College planning workshops

The Maine Educational Opportunity Center will host a series of free workshops this month to help adults prepare for college.

“Essentials of College Planning” is designed for ages 19 and older.

The workshops will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday and June 26 at Portland Adult Education, 57 Douglass St. and at 10 a.m. June 21 at the Portland CareerCenter, 185 Lancaster St.

To register or for more information, call (800) 281-3703 or go to meoc.maine.edu

Yoga workshop

Bhakti in Motion, a yoga, dance and healing arts studio in Portland, will hold an event from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the studio, 155 Brackett St.

“A Taste of Costa Rica” will offer Vinyasa Flow yoga, journey dance, toning and meditation.

For more information, go to www.bhaktiinmotionn.com.


Mental illness support group

The National Alliance on Mental Illness — Lake Region will hold its monthly support group meeting tonight for families who are dealing with a friend or relative battling a mental illness.

The meeting will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Raymond Public Safety Building/Fire Barn on Route 302.

For more information, call 655-4193. 


Coast Guard open house

Coast Guard Sector Northern New England is holding an open house at 10 a.m. Saturday at its local unit, 259 High St. in South Portland.

The event will include tours of local cutters and boats and free vessel safety checks, as well as booths staffed by boating and paddle sport experts.

Visitors can also learn about required/recommended safety equipment and emergency gear and how to use flares.


Grief support group

VNA Home Health & Hospice will hold its next grief support meeting from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at North Windham Union Church, 723 Roosevelt Trail, Route 302.

The topic will be finding comfort in nature.

A video, “Serenity, a Balm for the Soul,” will be shown.

The meeting is open to anyone grieving the death of a loved one.

For more information, call 400-8714.


Historical Society open house

The New Gloucester Historical Society will hold its monthly open house from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at its history barn on Intervale Road.

The event will feature a new exhibit, “New Gloucester Maps,” which shows previously undiscovered Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps of New Gloucester in 1892, 1907 and 1927.

The event is free and open to the public.


Friends of Casco Bay event

There will be a fundraising event for Friends of Casco Bay and its Baykeeper Boats Fund from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at DiMillo’s On the Water on Portland’s waterfront.

There will be a cash bar and complimentary hors d’oeuvres and desserts.

Donations made to the fund will be doubled by a matching gift. An RSVP is appreciated, but not required

For more information, call 799-8574.


Historical society meeting

The Scarborough Historical Society will hold its next meeting at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at 647 Route One.

Bruce Thurlow will lead the meeting. Members and guests are invited to share about their personal keepsakes and artifacts or tell a fond memory of growing up in Scarborough.

For more information, call 883-5445.


Dance recital and student showcase

Drouin Dance Center will present its annual recital and student showcase, “Just Dance!” at 10:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday at Westbrook Performing Arts Center at Westbrook Middle School, 471 Stroudwater St.

Tickets are $16 in advance and $18 at the door.

For more information, call 854-2221 or email [email protected]


Barn raisers’ annual meeting

Unity Barn Raisers’ 16th Annual Meeting and 5th annual Promote Yourself event will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Unity Community Center. 

The event will include a chicken barbecue and music by the North Woods Balladeer and local band Dog Wants Out.

Entry to this event is free for vendors and attendees, with a sliding scale suggested donation of $7 to $15 for the lunch with proceeds supporting Veggies For All (UBR’s local hunger relief project).

For more details, call Tess Woods at 948-9005 or go to www.unitybarnraisers.org.


Historical society meeting

Union Historical Society will meet at the Old Town House on Town House Road, off Union Common, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday to hear the first-hand account one teenage boy’s sea adventures as a cabin boy and foremast hand on the 142-foot barkentine Capitana.

The talk is a retelling of a video documentary made by Rockland filmmaker-historians Gil Merriam and Wayne Gray.

The meeting is free and open to the public.

Refreshments will be served. 

For more details, call 785-5444.


Medicare seminar for new subscribers

Goodall Hospital and Southern Maine Agency on Aging will offer free seminars for individuals who are new to Medicare from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday at Goodall Hospital.

Follow-up appointments will be scheduled after each seminar for individualized Medicare counseling by either a trained volunteer from Southern Maine Agency on Aging or Goodall Hospital’s Senior Advocate.  Future sessions are planned for the first Tuesday of each month.

For more details, call Goodall Senior Advocate, Michelle Matt at 490-7606.

Cancer patient care program

The Cancer Care Center of York County will hold a free program on tips and techniques to ensure effective care giving for cancer patients from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Pre-registration is required by calling Karen at 459-1606.


Self-guided garden tour

Tickets are on sale for Buxton Garden Club’s “All Around Town,” self-guided garden tour of eight local gardens, set for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 23.

Tickets are $12 for the tour and $18 for the tour with an onsite lunch.

For tickets or more details, call 409-6197, 929-3401 or email [email protected]


Electronics recycling event

The City and Waste Recycling Solutions will sponsor a free electronics recycling event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Saco Public Works Department, 351 North St.

Household electronics, batteries, cellphones, game consoles and the like will be accepted. Appliances and white goods, fluorescent bulbs and things containing Freon or mercury will not be accepted.

Cash donations will be requested.

For more details, call Leo Menard at 229-7525.

250th Anniversary parade

The Saco 250th Anniversary Parade will be held on at 10 a.m. Saturday along Main Street.

This parade celebrates the history, culture and continued growth of Saco.


Author talk and slideshow

Author Mary Holland will present a slide show and talk detailing her book “Naturally Curious” at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Old Town Hall.

The slide program is accompanied by a collection of natural history artifacts, including skulls, scat, feathers, antlers and more. Signed books will be available after the program.

Attendance is $5 for LEA members and $10 for all others.

To register, email [email protected]

Health fair Saturday

Bridgton Hospital will hold its annual ‘Everyday in a Family’s Life’ Health Fair from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Stephens Brook Elementary School.

The event will include health care education, free screenings for osteoporosis, blood pressure, cholesterol and skin cancer. Free massages, demonstrations and sales of jewelry benefitting the FairTrade Women’s Coop in Kenya and Bali and Bridgton Hospital. A puppet show and hourly lectures also will be offered.

The first 100 attendees will receive free recyclable tote bags.

For more details, call 647-6055.


Library hosts reception

The Topsham Public Library, at 25 Foreside Road, will host a public reception from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday in the Highlands Community Room honoring Librarian Mary Ann Douglas.

Douglas is retiring this month after 26 years of service to the library.

Refreshments will be served and a presentation recognizing Douglas’s achievements will follow.

For more details, call 725-1727 or go to www.topshamlibrary.org.


‘Give and Go’ sale

Bowdoin College’s 11th Annual “Give and Go” Sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 6 Industry Road.

The event annually features cast off items of departing students who don’t wish to take them with them, including computer equipment, mini-refrigerators, bicycles and clothing. Sales benefit local non-profits.

For more details, call 841-7406.

Food allergy support group

A free Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Support & Information Group will be offered from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Martin’s Point Health Care Center at 6 Farley Road.

The group is facilitated by Kay Mullin, a registered dietitian with experience in food allergies and food intolerances.

Registration is required by calling (800) 260-6681.


World War II vet talks about his experiences

Hank Lunn will present  “From Foe to Friend: German Prisoners of War in Maine, A First Person Presentation,” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Camden Public Library,  55 Main St.

Lunn will details his experience of interacting with German POWs, who were held and worked in Maine during World War II.

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


Historical society explores old murder mystery

Waterborough Historical Society will host a talk detailing a 112-year-old murder mystery at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Carle’s Corner Museum on Town House Road.

Historian Ruth Ayers will recount the story, in which four individuals, including a Civil War veteran, were brutally murdered in Newfield.

Refreshments will be served. 

For more information, call Jim Carll at 247-5878


Bottle drive for Animal Watch

Old Orchard Beach Community Animal Watch will hold a fundraising bottle drive and yard sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the IGA Store on Heath Street.

Those wishing to donate bottles, cans or yard sale items may call 284-3358 or 934-1677.
Donations of cash or dog and cat food, benefitting the animals, also are appreciated and can be dropped off at the Town Clerk’s office at town hall.  

For more details, email [email protected]


Yard sale Saturdays in June

Limington Extension will hold yard sales from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday through June at 476 Sand Pond Road.

Proceeds will benefit the Bonny Eagle High School Scholarship Fund.

For more details, call 692-2989.


Laudholm Farm programs this week

The Wells Reserve at Laudholm Farm will host the following programs this week: the skywatch program “Transit of Venus,” with the Astronomical Society of Northern New England, Tuesday, 6 to 8 p.m., $2 suggested donation, registration required by calling 646-1555; a Bird Banding Demonstration, Wednesday, 7 to 11 a.m., free with site admission; Meet the Scientists of the Maine Coastal Ecology Center, Friday, 10 to 10:30 a.m.; and a Bird Walk with York County Audubon Society, Saturday, 7:30 a.m.

For more details, call 646-1555 or go to www.wellsreserve.org.


Perennial and herb swap

Nobleboro resident and gardener Betty Nelson will be a featured presenter at Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center Fourth Annual “It’s Spring, Dig It Up Now, Perennial and Herb Swap and Exchange,” set for 10 a.m. on Tuesday at the Center at 521 Main St.

Gardening enthusiasts are invited to swap and share the bounty from their backyard perennial and herb beds.

Contributions should be labled, including with planting directions, if possible. 

Suggested donation for additional plants at the event are $3 each.

For more details, call Marianne at 563-1363.

Volunteer coach training

Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center is seeking volunteer coaches to help implement its “A Matter of Balance,” program that addresses concerns and prevention techniques for individuals who have a fear of falling.

Training sessions will be held from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Thursdays through June at the Coastal Center.

To register or for more details, call 563-1363.


Mobile Adoption Team at Mill Creek

The Animal Welfare Society Mobile Adoption Team will be at Pet Life at Mill Creek, 50 Market St., with some adoptable canines from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

For more details, call 985-3244 or go to www.animalwelfaresociety.org or the Pet Life at 799-7282.


Supply drive for schools

United Way of York County will collect classroom items for its “Tools for Schools” supply drive during its 17th Annual Day of Caring volunteer community outreach event on Wednesday.

United Way is partnering with Joyful Harvest Neighborhood Center, Open Hands Open Hearts, the Old Orchard Beach Food Pantry and York County Community Action to provide school supplies to more than 500 children in Arundel, Biddeford, Dayton, Old Orchard Beach and Saco. The group also will receive logistical support from Ruth’s Reusable Resources, a nonprofit organization that provides students with needed school supplies by transferring surplus business supplies and merchandise to disadvantaged classrooms.

Desired items include 1-inch binders, calculators, composition books, 24 count crayons, pencil top erasers, pink erasers, filler paper, glue bottles, glue sticks, 8-10 count markers, pencils, pencil sharpeners, pens, pocket folders and 12-inch rulers.  All items will be collected from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Biddeford Ice Arena, 18 Pomerleau St., or at any Day of Caring work sites throughout York County from 8:30 a.m to 3 p.m.

For more details, email Meaghan Arzberger at [email protected]


Museum’s sky program

The Wilhelm Reich Museum’s monthly sky program will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at the museum’s Conference Center on Dodge Pond Road.

Using solar filters on the telescopes, attendees will view “The Venus Transit” (Venus crossing between the Earth and the sun) from 6:04 to 6:21 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

For more details, call 864-3443.