Driver safety class

An AARP driver safety class for people age 50 years old and older will be held from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. July 20 at the AARP state office, 1685 Congress St.

The cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for others. In July and August, the cost is $5 per person for educators, active or retired. The deadline to register is July 16. Extra classes will be held on Aug. 17 and Sept. 16 in Portland.

To register, call 655-4943.


African correspondent talk

Richard Valdmanis, deputy chief correspondent for Reuters’ West and Central Africa bureau, will give a talk at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Scarborough Public Library, 48 Gorham Road.

Valdmanis is based in Reuters’ Dakar bureau, where he has helped lead coverage of two dozen countries in West and Central Africa since September 2009. He previously ran Reuters’ energy coverage in the Americas as a senior editor based in New York.

The program is free and open to the public.

For more information, call 883-4723 or go to www.scarboroughlibrary.org.


Marrett House evening tour

A Twilight Tour of the 1789 Marrett House, 40 Ossippee Trail East, Route 25, will be held from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Tours begin at 5 and 6 p.m.

Reservations are required, and space is limited.

Admission is $5 for Historic New England members; $10 for all others.

For more details, call 882-7169 or visit www.HistoricNewEngland.org.


Quilt show

Chickadee Quilters 33rd Annual Quilt Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Stevens Brook Elementary School on Frances Bell Drive.

There will be quilts on display, vendors, auction table, raffle and refreshments.

Admission is by a suggested donation of $5.

For more details, call Chris at 647-5197, Sue at 647-4107 or email [email protected]


Self-guided garden tour

A self-guided garden tour of 11 private gardens in the Kezar Falls, Parsonsfield and Porter area will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, including views of Rhonda and Rick Sanborn’s award-winning perennial gardens photographed for articles in Down East Magazine and Birds and Bloom.  

Advance tickets and tour maps are available for $12 if purchased by Friday at Kezar Falls Hardware on Route 25 (625-4579) or Village Jewelers on Route 25 in Cornish (625-8958).

Tour day tickets and maps are $15 and may be purchased from 10 to 11 a.m. at Riverside United Methodist Church, located at routes 25 and 160.

For more details, call 625-3082.


Victorian Tea at Par Sem

The Eighth Annual Victorian Tea at Par Sem will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the 1832 Parsonsfield Seminary building in Route l60.

Victorian victuals and teas will be served. Harpist Jane Wilcox Hively will peform. And a Queen Victoria impersonator will attend.

Advance tickets are $15 or $20 at the door.

Proceeds will benefit The Friends of Par Sem restoration.

For more details, call Mary 793-8825 or Jan at (603) 539-5233.


Author talk

Donn Fendler, author of the book “Lost on a Mountain in Maine” will speak at the next meeting of the Union Historical Society at 7 p.m. at the Old Town House on Town House Road.

Fendler will detail his nine-days of surviving the Mount Katahdin wilderness in 1939 at age 12.

The program is free and open to the public.

For more details, call 785-4531.


Amphitheatre show

The Jenny Wilson Jazz Trio will perform at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Camden Public Library Amphitheatre at 55 Main St.

The concert is free but donations are appreciated. In the event of inclement weather, the performance will be held in the library.

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


Adopt a dog event

The Animal Welfare Society will host an Adoptable Dogs event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Pet Life, 1364 Main St. For details, call 490-2412 or go to www.animalwelfaresociety.org.


Beginner investing seminar

“Investing for Dummies,” an investing seminar for amateurs detailing the basics of stock market investments, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center, 521 Main St.

Dave Clemens, a retired corporate and securities attorney, will outline different types of securities and possible strategies for investing.

Those who wish may bring their laptops. The Center has WiFi access. 

Sign-up fee is $5.

Registration deadline is today  by calling 563-1363.


Book fair event

Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library, at 4 Oak St., will host 40 authors for its “2012 Books In Boothbay: Maine’s Summer Book Fair” event set for 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Boothbay Railway Village.
Admission and parking are free.

For more details, go to www.booksinboothbay.blogspot.com or call 633-3112.


Library programs

York Public Library will offer several programs this week.

Artist Tim Beavis will talk about his work, on display at the library, at a reception set for 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Senator Dawn Hill will head a community forum from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday to update residents about the Legislature and to hear from her constituents.

Award-winning story writer Edith Pearlman will read from her new and selected collection, “Binocular Vision” during an Author Talk set for 7 p.m. Tuesday. A Q&A and book signing will follow.

The internationally known puppet theatre group Figures of Speech will perform Hans Christian Andersen’s  “The Nightingale” at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Coastal Ridge Elementary School.
The York Public Library Association Annual Meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday.

And, the Judy McKenzie Memorial Art Sale Preview Party & Sale will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday.

Admission is $10. Refreshments are included.

For more details, go to www.york.lib.me.us.


Annual book sale

The Friends of Norway Library’s Annual Book Sale is set for 4 to 7 p.m. Friday and 9 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Norway Grange Hall on Whitman Street.

Donations of clean, gently used books are welcomed with the exception of Readers Digest condensed books, encyclopedias and textbooks. Drop off point is the Norway Grange Hall between 10 a.m. and noon today through Wednesday.

For more details, call 743-5309 or go to www.norway.lib.me.us.


Performance at Belfast Farmers

Entertainers Rain Desjardins-All Star Hoops and Scot Cannon both will perform from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the Belfast Farmers.

For more details, go to  www.scotcannonmusic.com.