Barn dedication

The Falmouth Heritage Museum is holding a barn dedication and grand opening celebration Saturday with a 1925 REO Fire Engine and Smokey Bear Sign.

The event, held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 60 Woods Road, will also feature historical presentations. There will be food for sale.

For more information, call 781-4727.


Kid’s Karnival

Life Church on Elkins Road is holding Kid’s Karnival from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday that will feature pony rides, a trapeze, a candy volcano and more than 30 games.

Some of the activities include face painting, a scavenger hunt and a mechanical bull. There will be hamburgers and hot dogs. The food and games are free. The event is open to the public.

For more information, call 839-6354 or go to www.lifechurchmaine.org.


Community bike ride

Healthy Kids, Happy Kids and Scratch Bakery are teaming up to hold a community bike ride and safety clinic from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday. It will begin at Scratch in Willard Square. Participants will ride on the Greenbelt Trail to Bug Light, where there will be games. After returning to Willard Square, there will be a yoga stretch with Greener Postures Yoga studio.

The cost is $12 or $25 for a family.

For more information, call 776-2967 or go to www.healthykidshappykidsme.org.

Crafters, vendors needed

The Mad Horse Theatre Company is seeking crafters and vendors for its second annual family fun day, held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Hutchins School, 24 Mosher St.

There will be food, games and face painting. The cost is $25 to participate and vendors must bring their own tables and displays. For more information, call 730-2389 or go to www.madhorse.com.

Lighthouse open Saturdays

Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse will open for the 2012 season from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

The lighthouse will open again on June 30, and every Saturday and Sunday in July and August.

The lighthouse is located off of Fort Road on the campus of Southern Maine Community College.

A donation of $5 is requested. Children under 14 years old are free.

For more information, call 699-2676 or go to www.springpointledgelight.com.

Milk alternatives workshop

Tanja Kunz, a healthy eating specialist at Whole Foods Market, will give a talk about alternative milk from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the Cancer Community Center, 778 Main St. The talk is for people interested in learning about alternatives to milk and eliminating dairy from their diets. There will be samples of different types of milk.

For more information, call 774-2200.


Food drive

Wayside Food Programs will host a three-day food drive from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday at Whole Foods Market.

The food collected will benefit Wayside, a hunger relief agency that serves food pantries across Cumberland County. For more information, or to donate or volunteer, call 775-4939 or email [email protected]

Used book and DVD sale

Friends of Feral Felines is holding its annual used book and DVD sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Barron Center, 1145 Brighton Ave.

There will be a large selection of books.

The proceeds will help to support the agency’s efforts to care for feral and abandoned cats in southern Maine. For more information, call 797-3014 or go to www.feralfelines.net.

‘Living Well’ workshop

The Portland YMCA and Southern Maine Agency on Aging will offer a six-week workshop for people with a chronic health condition.

The workshop, Living Well for Better Health, will be held from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Fridays beginning this Friday through Aug. 3 at the Portland YMCA.

To register, call 874-1111.


Basic water rescue course

Saint Joseph’s College will offer a four-hour Red Cross basic water rescue course from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday at its Harold Alfond Center pool.

This course is designed for daycare and childcare providers that may be taking care of kids on or around water.

The cost is $45.

For more information, call 893-6615.


Alzheimer workshop

Darlene Field, an Alzheimer’s care consultant, will hold an interactive workshop Wednesday for families and friends caring for a loved one with dementia. The workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Bay Square at Yarmouth on Forest Falls Drive. The workshop will help people develop the skills they need to deal with the difficult situations they face.

Lunch will be provided. The workshop is free but registration is required.

For more information, call 846-0044.


Strawberry Festival

The 2012 Annual New Gloucester Strawberry Festival will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Congregational Vestry, 19 Gloucester Hill Road.

The festival will feature native berries, homemade biscuits and Hodgman’s Frozen Custard. There will also be a local history display featuring the proposed new veterans’ memorial.

For more information, call 926-3188.


Book sale

The Friends of the Scarborough Library will hold their annual used book sale at the Scarborough Public Library, 48 Gorham Road. The sale, held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, will feature thousands of gently used books for sale.

Sunday is bargain day. The proceeds from the book sale will benefit the library.

For more information, call 883-4723.

Summer reading program

The Scarborough Public Library will kick off its annual summer reading program for children Wednesday with a free performance of “Tellin’ Tales” presented by The Little Red Wagon theater troupe. The event will be held at 6 p.m. at the library.

The Little Red Wagon is the longest running nonprofit, children’s theater tour in the United States.

Following the performance, the library staff will be on hand to assist families in registering children from pre-kindergarten through middle school for the reading program.

For more information about the reading program, go to www.scarboroughlibrary.org.


Girl Scouts celebrate 100

The Maine State Museum will host the “Girl Scouts: Celebrating One Hundred Years” exhibit from Saturday through Aug. 31.

Vintage period uniforms, novelty items and related memorabilia will be displayed.

Opening day festivities are planned from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday including free admission to the museum and many activities.

For more details, go to www.girlscoutsofmaine.org or call (888) 922-4763.


Open house at cancer center

The Cancer Care Center of York County will host an open house from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at 27 Industrial Ave.

Hospice of Southern Maine End-of-life Educator Carol Schoneberg will speak about the center’s Caring Comfort Program for managing home and life at the end stages their lives

Light refreshments will be served.

Pre-registration is required by calling 459-1606.


Retired educators meeting

Mid-Coast Retired Educators Association members will meet at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Topsham Public Library at 25 Foreside Road.

A business meeting will be followed by a potluck luncheon at 12:15 p.m.

Members should bring food items to share.

A book sale also will be held.

For more details, call Jane Gott at 721-0659.


Community Garden scarecrow contest

The Brunswick Topsham Land Trust, located at 108 Maine St., will celebrate the opening of the Tom Settlemire Community Garden with a premier Scarecrow Contest from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Prizes will be awarded.

Entry fee is $5. Proceeds will benefit the Community Garden.

A perennial plant and baked goods sale, garden tours, a garden dedication, music by The Big Dipper String Band and children’s activities also will be offered.

For more details, call 729-7694.


Library hosts programs

Camden Public Library, at 55 Main St., will host three programs this week.

“Dinner and a Movie” will be offered at 5 p.m. Tuesday featuring the film “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” and a potluck supper.

“To Drive or Not to Drive?,” a talk for seniors on how deteriorating motor or cognitive skills can effect driving will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday. Reservations are required by calling 230-6114.

Glacial Geologist Woody Thompson of the Maine Geological Survey will give the talk “A Glacial Landscape” at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday.

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


Intelligence officers meeting

The Association for Intelligence Officers will meet at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Brick Store Museum Center at 117 Main St.

Ryan Mauro, a security analyst and terrorism consultant, will speak and head a viewing of the film “The Third Jihad,” that details the spread of terrorism in the United States.

This will be the group’s final meeting before a summer break.

For more details, call Bob Dyer at 985-3634.

Strawberry Festival

A Strawberry Festival & Craft Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 7 Portland Road.

Fine crafts and homemade shortcake will be featured.

For more details, call 985-4303.

Historic architecture exhibit

The Brick Store Museum and Heartwood College of Art will open its exhibit “Painted Details: Artists Interpret Kennebunk’s Historic Architecture” Wednesday, featuring the works of more than 20 local artists.

The exhibition runs through Sept. 8 at 117 Main St.
Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays.

Admission is by a suggested donation of $5 per person. 

For more details call 985-4802 or go to www.brickstoremuseum.org.


Call for gallery benches

The Farnsworth Art Museum and the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship invites Maine artisans and artists to enter a competition to design benches for the museum’s galleries.

Completed versions of the top 18 design entries will be exhibited at the Center’s Messler Gallery from Jan. 18 to April 3, 2013.

The museum will then make a select number of purchase awards from the exhibition to furnish its galleries.

The deadline for entries is Aug. 1.

Any material or combination of materials is permissible.

Seating must be moveable to accommodate flexible use within the museum’s galleries.
Individual units can be designed to seat from two to five people and must be available for the Farnsworth to purchase at a retail price not to exceed $3,300.

Submissions may consist of images of completed work, prototypes, models or renderings.

For more details, go to www.woodschool.org/wood-school-gallery/call-for-entries or call David Troup at 596-6457 ext. 128.


Narrated bus tour

Tickets are now being sold for the Union Historical Society Come Spring Bus Tour being held in July as part of the town’s Founders Day celebration.

The narrated two-hour bus tour follows the Georges River Scenic Byway, identifying and detailing historic and popular area sites.

Buses will depart from the Old Town House at Town House Road at 5:30 p.m. July 20 and at 9:30 a.m. July 21.

Tickets are $10.

For more details, call 785-5444 or go to www.midcoast.com.


Garden club meeting

The Southern Maine Garden Club will meet at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday at Springvale Library for a program entitled “Pools and Plants” by Booker Nevus from Wentworth Greenhouses. 

For more details, call Sheryl Rothstein at 490-7147.


Woodcarving workshop

A Beginners’ Woodcarving Workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, Route 26, New Gloucester. 

Award winning carver Norm Devonshire will instruct.

Cost is $25. Pre-regsitration is required by calling 926-4597 or go to www.shaker.lib.me.us.


Historic house tours

The 1754 Chapman Hall House, at Church and Main streets, has opened for the season, offering tours from noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

Admission is $4 for adults and free to children ages 16 and younger.

Upcoming events include a blacksmith demonstration with Jeff Miller on Saturday.

For more details, call Natalie House at 563-8441, Deane Brewer at 563-3289 or go to www.lincolncountyhistory.org.

Interactive listening workshop

An interactive workshop on the basic communication skill of listening will be taught at 10 a.m.

Thursday at Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center, at 521 Main St. 
Andrew Fenniman, founder of Actionable Insights, LLC, will head the seminar.

Attendance fee is $5.

To register, call 563-1363 by noon on Wednesday.


Babysitter training and first aid

Saint Joseph’s College will offer two classes Babysitter’s Training & First Aid Certification classes, the first on Wednesday and the second on Sunday at the Harold Alfond Center on campus.
Children, ages 11 to 15, are eligible to participate to learn leadership skills, caregiving, first aid, safe play and safety.

Students will be given a comprehensive babysitter’s training manual and the tools needed to create a babysitter’s kit.

Those who successfully complete the course will earn an American Red Cross Babysitter’s Training certification and a First Aid Certification.

Students should bring a lunch, snacks and a drink.

Cost is $75 (or $65 for recertification).

To register, call 893-6615 or e-mail [email protected]


Lunch and book swap

A Community Lunch Social and Book Swap will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Otisfield Community Hall, Route 121.

Lunch items will include beans, salads, dessert, coffee, tea and punch.

The format is bring a book, take a book.

For more details, call Dave at 539-4368 or Elaine at 539-4846.


La Kermesse

The three-day La Kermesse Summer Festival will kick off at 3 p.m. Friday with activities and events at various venues throughout the city and Saco.

Heart of Biddeford will host a “World Stage” at 100 Main St., Biddeford, showcasing multicultural music and dance acts. Performances will include Don Wessels and the IJQ from 3 to 4:30 p.m. and Kalie Shorr from 4:45 to 6 p.m., both on Friday; the Alamoosik Lake Singers from noon to 1:30 p.m., the Italian Heritage Concert Band from 2 to 3 p.m., Cornell Coley from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. and Dance House Productions from 5:10-6 p.m. all on Saturday; and Casco Bay Tummlers Jewish Klezmer music from noon to 1 p.m., Zapion Mediterrenean folk music from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. and a Sisters of the Sun Belly dancing performance from 2:45 to 3:15 p.m., all on Sunday. There also will be a Peaks Island Puppets performance from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Oak and the Ax.

Community groups and non-profit organizations are encouraged to host a booth or information table along lower Main Street in Biddeford during times that the World Stage has performances.

To register, go to www.heartofbiddeford.org/events/community-events

For more details, call HOB Executive Director Delilah Poupore at 284-8520.


Work day for Schoodic Arts

A Schoodic Arts For All work day and bake sale for renovation of Combs Studio will be held Saturday at 56 Main St.

The clean-up will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Volunteers are needed to sweep, weed, organize, paint and provide lunch and snacks for workers. 

Carpenters also are welcome for construction work and window replacement.

A bake sale is planned from 1 to 3 p.m.

For more details, call 963-2569.


Vintage car show

Raitt Homestead Farm Museum, at 2077 State Road, will host a New England’s Vintage Car Show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

The event will feature vintage cars, food concessions and barrel tractor rides.

Admission is $3 for ages 6 and older; younger children are free.

For more details, go to www.raittfarmmuseum.org or call 748-3303.


Guided mountain hike

The Mount Agamenticus Conservation Program will host a guided hike to Mount Agamenticus wetland areas at 10 a.m. Saturday,

This is the first of four guided tours being offered in a Nature Walk series to hike to nearby vernal pools, ephemeral streams and wetlands to learn about seasonal life cycles, critical habitats and the difference between facultative and obligate species.

The fee is $5. Advance registration required by calling 361-1102.


Summer reading program

Springvale Public Library, at 443 Main St., will begin its schedule of summer reading programs today for all ages.

Children ages 2 to 13 may participate in Dream Big-READ! It’s a free non-competitive program for kids while teen and adult readers can join a Reading Bingo program.

Story Time and Baby Rhyme Time sessions also will be offered at 10 a.m. Mondays for ages 6 and younger, including finger plays and songs.

For more details, call 324-4624, or go to www.springvalelibrary.org.


Yard sale Saturday

The Arundel Historical Society will host a community yard sale and silent auction from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Mildred L. Day School on Limerick Road.

Tables are available for rent for $15. Deadline to reserve a space is today.

For more details, call Joanne at 985-3087.