The Raymond-Casco Historical Society is accepting sign-ups for a “Primitive Rug Hooking for Beginners” workshop, set for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 15 with Janet Conner at the Raymond-Casco Historical Building on Route 302. Advance reservations of $30 are required and include the cost of a rug hooking kit.

Checks or money orders should be mailed to: RCHS, P.O. Box 41, South Casco, ME 04077, Attention: Pam Grant.

Deadline for enrollment is Saturday.

For more details, call Grant at 655-2438 or Betty Glassford at 655-4854.


Frank Wood, of DeWolfe & Wood in Alfred, will entertain and appraise antiques at 7 p.m. Thursday at the next Waterborough Historical Society meeting at the Grange Hall, 31 West Road.

Refreshments will be served.

Appraisal limit is one item per person.

For details, call Jim Carll at 247-5878.


Hidden Valley Nature Center will host the talk “Nature Journaling – Explore Your Feelings about the Natural World Around You,” from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday and again Sunday on Egypt Road.

Bring a backpack and writing utensils (pens and pencils). Journals will be provided.
Accompanied children are welcome; no experience necessary, just a natural curiousity.

Suggested donation is $10 for HVNC members and $15 for all others.

For more details, go to or call 586-6752.


Maine Prep’s eight-session, 16-hour SAT prep course begins Thursday at 22 Parkers Way.

Classes meet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays through July 30.

The course, designed to teach students strategies to use in the math, writing and reading sections of the SAT, will prepare high school seniors for the Oct. 6 SAT and juniors for the PSAT. The teacher is Jack Mahoney.

For more details, call 798-5690 or email [email protected]

The company website is

Bowdoin College Museum of Art will be closed Tuesday through July 12 for maintenance on the roof of the Walker Art Building.

The museum will reopen July 13 with the exhibition “William Wegman: Hello Nature.”

This exhibition will include photographs of the artist’s famous Weimaraner dogs, as well as other works produced in or inspired by Maine.

Wegman will deliver a talk at 5 p.m. July 14, followed by a public reception.


Laura Johnson, an associate curator for Historic New England, will give a talk Sunday titled “Everything Old is New Again: Revivals and Reproductions of Historic Textiles.”

The talk is at 3 p.m. in the Nickels-Sortwell House Barn.

The cost is $5 for members of Historic New England and $10 for nonmembers.

Reservations are recommended, but not required.

For more information, call 882-7169 or go to


An open house will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. each Sunday through August at the Finnish-American Heritage Center, 8 Maple St.

Community members are welcome to browse the museum, library and gift shop.

The building is air conditioned and handicap accessible.

Coffee will be served. For more details, call Barbara Payne at 743-5677.


The Georgetown Fire Department’s 37th annual auction will be held Saturday starting at 8 a.m. when the White Elephant tents open.

The preview and food booths open at 8:30 a.m. and auction bidding begins at 9 a.m.

To donate items for sale, call Dave at 371-2020 or Ron at 371-2127. To make a fine arts donation, call Sue at 449-8215. Donations need to be arranged by Tuesday so items can be listed in the program.


Sign-ups are being accepted and volunteers needed for the Fifth Annual Nicole’s Run and Walk.

The event, which serves as a major fundraiser benefitting Caring Unlimited, York County’s domestic violence program, will be held at 9 a.m. on July 14 at Lord’s Point, Kennebunk Beach, with registration opening at 6:45 a.m. Registration fees are $20 in advance, $25 on race day.

This year, a 1K Kid’s Fun Run has been added, beginning at 8:30 a.m.; registration is $10 for advance sign-ups or $15 on race day.

For more information or to register online, go to

To volunteer, email: [email protected] or call Emily Flowers at 490-3227, ext. 107.


A Savvy Caregiver Training for caregivers of people with dementia and memory impairments will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Mondays, beginning on July 9 at Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center, 521 Main St. in Damariscotta.

For more information about the six-week program and to register, call (800) 282-0764.


Bethel Historical Society will host its Fourth of July community picnic and concert beginning at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday on the grounds of the Dr. Moses Mason House, at 14 Broad St.

The Portland Brass Quintet will perform. In the event of inclement weather, the event will be held at the Middle Intervale Meetinghouse.

A quilt exhibit  begins Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Robinson House.

And a lecture and book signing with James Witherell, author of  “L.L. Bean – The Man and His Company: The Complete Story” will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Mason House.

For more details, call 824-2908, (800) 824-2910.