Veteran gathering

The Southern Maine Squadron of the Sampson Air Force Veterans Association will meet at noon Thursday at DiSanto’s Restaurant, 322 West Gray Road.

This is an informal gathering of veterans who went to Sampson for basic training. All veterans and their guests are welcome. The group meets on the second Thursday of the month.

For more information, call 657-4909.


Silent auction for ‘Voices’

Brain Injury Voices, a local group of brain injury and stroke survivors, will hold a silent auction and raffle Thursday at New England Rehabilitation Hospital, 335 Brighton Ave.

The auction will be followed by a free workshop from 6 to 8 p.m. for brain injury survivors and families.

Proceeds will be used to fund scholarships for brain injury survivors to attend the annual Maine Brain Injury Conference in October.

To reserve a spot, call 200-4210.

‘Slant’ at Space Friday

The popular storytelling series, Slant, will be held at 7:30 Friday at Space Gallery.

Slant features six people who tell 10-minute tales without notes or scripts.

The theme for this session is The Moment. It was inspired by the Smith Magazine series and book. The storytellers include Cheryl Della Pietra, Kim Rose and Matthew Leader.

The event is free.

Evergreen’s annual meeting

Friends of Evergreen Cemetery will hold their annual meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Wilde Memorial Church at the cemetery.

The meeting will feature guest speaker Jessica Skwire Routhier, director of the Saco museum, who will give a presentation about “Artists of Evergreen.”

The meeting is free and open to the public.

Cemetery walking tours

This summer the Friends of Evergreen will offer walking tours through Portland’s historic cemetery at 5 p.m. Thursdays and at 2 p.m. Sundays.

The hour-long tour will begin at the cemetery’s office and will feature a discussion about the well-known people buried there.

The cost is $7 or $5 for members. Children under 12 are free.

For more information, go to

Cub Scout open house

Portland Cub Scouts will hold an open house and barbecue Saturday for Portland families interested in learning more about Cub Scouting programs.

Cub Scout Packs 3, 66 and 97 will host the barbecue, which will feature water rockets and a scouting obstacle course.

The open house will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Hall School Ball Field on Orono Road. The program is for boys who will be in grades 1 through 5 this fall.

For more information, email [email protected]

Architect brown bag lunch

The Portland Society of Architects will hold a brown bag lunch tour of a Munjoy Hill residence from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at 29 Waterville St.

The tour is of a contemporary tri-plex on Munjoy Hill.

The tour is free for PSA Members and $10 for non-members. Space is limited.

To register, send an email to Aaron Klein at [email protected]

Secret garden tour

The 8th Annual Secret Gardens of Portland Tour will be held from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday.

This is a self-guided tour of Portland’s urban sanctuaries. Participants can speak with local gardeners and learn their tips and tricks. At Reiche School, there will be demonstrations, food, crafts, and garden tours led by students.

Tickets cost $17.50 in advance and $20 on the day of the event.

Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit The Opportunity Alliance’s Foster Grandparent and Senior Companion Programs

For more information, call 773-0202 or go to


Senior driver safety class

An AARP driver safety class for drivers 50 years old and older will be presented from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday at the AARP Maine State Office, 1685 Congress St.

The registration fee is $12 for AARP members, $14 for others. To register, call 846-0858.

Author talk

Jeremy Ben-Ami, the founder and president of J Street and a former policy adviser to President Clinton, will discuss his book, “A New Voice for Israel,” at 7 p.m. Thursday at the University of Southern Maine’s Glickman Library, 314 Forest Ave.

For more information, email to [email protected]


Skyline Farm history talk

Greg Paxton, executive director of Maine Preservation, will give a presentation, “It’s Good to be Old: Talking About Historic Preservation,” at 6:30 p.m. June 18 at Skyline Farm on The Lane.

Paxton will give an illustrated presentation about the work being done by Maine Preservation, a statewide advocacy organization in Yarmouth.

For more information, call 846-4379.


Estate planning workshop

The Cancer Community Center is offering a workshop, Estate Planning 101, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the center on Main Street.

Attorney Sarah Coburn will talk about getting your finances in order, deciding where you want your money to go, and life insurance policies.

Support group for survivors

Sexual Assault Response Services of Southern Maine is offering support groups for men and women survivors of sexual violence.

The women’s group will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday in South Portland.

The men’s group will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. June 25 in Portland.

Organizers suggest that participants attend the group consistently. The group will be closed after the second class.

For more information, call 828-1035, ext. 103 or email [email protected]


Women’s Club meeting

The Freeport Woman’s Club will hold its annual meeting at noon Friday at the Cumberland Club in Portland.

Members are asked to bring items for a silent auction.

Reservations are required. For more information, call 899-4435.