Certified asthma educator Meredith Smithson, R.N., will discuss asthma that affects senior citizens at the Ounce of Prevention program from 11 a.m. to noon Monday in the Community Room of the Mid Coast Senior Health Center, 58 Baribeau Drive.

The program is free of charge.

For details, call (800)729-8033 or go to

Southern Maine Community College Midcoast Campus Drop-In Day will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday at 29 Sewall St.

Attendees are encouraged to apply and be accepted on the spot; register for classes; attend an advising session; take the Accuplacer and more.

For more details, go to or call 729-0273.


The seventh annual Children’s Book Fair by the Sea will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Camden Public Library, 55 Main St.

The event will feature local authors and illustrators who will read excerpts from their books and give presentations of their work in the library rotunda every 20 minutes throughout the program.

The book fair will be held in the Jean Picker Room, with opportunities to meet authors and illustrators and to purchase books to have personally signed.

For more details, call Amy Hand at 236-3440. 

The Alice Limoges Trio will perform in the Camden Amphitheatre, 55 Main St., at 7 p.m. Thursday.

The free concert is part of the library’s “A Renascence Summer” series.

Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets or chairs for comfortable seating.

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


Spectrum Generations will offer a brown bag lunch session featuring trivia master Jack Corson on Thursday at the Coastal Center, 521 Main St. Beverages and treats provided.

Lunches will be eaten at 11:30 a.m., and the games begin at noon.

Prizes will be awarded. Admission is $2.

Form a team and reserve a table by calling 563-1363. 

Home funeral educator Chuck Lakin will offer a workshop titled “Don’t Get Stiffed: Funeral Alternatives” at 4 p.m. Thursday at Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center.

For more details, call 563-1363, email [email protected] or visit


David Rosenfelt, author of “Leader of the Pack,” will speak at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Falmouth Memorial Library.

This event is free and open to the public.


The Dance Studio of Maine is holding an open house from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the studio, 6 School St.

The studio will offer free dance class workshops, refreshments, tours, discounted dance attire, games and more.

For more information, go to


The Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village on Route 26 is offering events and classes Saturday.

R & R Spinners will hold a spinning demonstration at 10 a.m. The event is free and open to the public.

There will be a workshop on how to make a quilted table runner and basket liner from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

A sewing machine is required. There will be a $30 fee. Pre-registration is also required.

Local craftsman Chris Becksvoort will lead a workshop on dovetail layout techniques and tricks from 9 a.m. to noon. Special tools are required. The cost is $35. Pre-registration is required.

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


The Portland Society of Architects will hold a brown bag lunch tour of the recently completed Veterans’ Memorial Bridge from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday.

The bridge, which opened to traffic June 28, replaces the former bridge of the same name built in 1954.

The new structure, with a design life of 100 years, connects Portland’s West End to South Portland and Interstate 295. The replacement bridge, which cost about $65 million, was delivered by the design and build team of Reed & Reed and T.Y. Lin International,

The event is free for members and $10 for nonmembers. 

Eric Hooglund, an internationally renowned scholar and Maine native, will be the keynote speaker at Peace Action Maine’s annual Peace Gathering on Friday.

Hooglund will give a talk, “U.S.-Iran Relations: A Critical Perspective,” at 7 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church on Allen Avenue.

Peace Action Maine will also present its annual Peace Worker Awards to longtime peace activists Sally Breen and Wells Staley-Mays. The talk is followed by a reception.

For more information, call 772-0680.


The Animal Welfare Society of West Kennebunk will hold an Adoptable Pets event from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Body Shop at the Maine Mall, 364 Maine Mall Road.

A Mobile Adoption Team will visit with a group of adoptable AWS pets.

For more details, call 985-3244 or go to


Boy Scout Troop 216 14th annual Jefferson Community Road Race will be held Saturday at the Jefferson Village School, 48 Washington Road.

Registration is from 6:30 to 7:20 a.m. Walkers of the 5K event start at 7:30 and racers start at 8 a.m., all leaving from the school and ending at the Town Office in Jefferson Village.

Medals will be awarded for male and female participants in seven age divisions.

Cost is $20, payable on race day.

For more details, call Katrina Guptill at 660-7963.


Maine Prep will offer SAT prep classes beginning Wednesday at Lincoln Academy, 81 Academy Hill.

Classes meet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Oct. 3.

The eight-session course is designed to teach students strategies to use in the math, writing and reading sections of the SAT.

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


Reservations are being accepted through Friday for those wishing to attend Spectrum Generations Annual Surf and Turf Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Kennedy Learning Center, Camp Kieve, West Neck Road.

An eclectic mix of folk music will be performed by Sylvia Tavares and friends during the luncheon.

Cost is $10 for lobster or steak and $16 for both or two of either item. Pre-payment must be received by the reservation deadline.

To reserve a meal, call Marianne Pinkham at 563-1363 or email [email protected]


The Waterborough Historical Society will host an open house at the historic Johnson Lumber Mill, Route 5, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

The locale features a steam-driven band saw mill with all the original equipment.

The mill was operated by several generations of the Johnson family from prior to the Civil War until 1963.

Former employees are encouraged to attend and share their memories.

For more details, call Roger Wilcox at 247-3751.


The Ocean Park Educational Bureau’s Annual Flea Market, Food and Craft Sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday on Curtis Lawn at Temple Avenue.

For more details, call Ellen Licato at 934-0687.


The Annual Friends of Libby Library Book Sale has been rescheduled for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday on the grounds of Libby Memorial Library, 27 Staples St.

For more details, call 934-4351.


The Wilhelm Reich Museum, Dodge Pond Road, will present “Dancing to the Classics with Tom, Scott & Joe” at 7 p.m. Monday.

This trio will perform a concert of classic music representing from the Dave Clark Five to Bruce Springsteen.

For more details, call Mary Henderson at 864-3443.


Raymond Village Community Church, 12 Main St., will host a “Community Burgers, Brats and Dogs” Barbecue from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

Coleslaw, spicy baked beans, sodas and bottled water round out the menu, along with a variety of homemade pies.

Attendees are invited to come and listen to music of the 1940s, ’50s and ’60s while they eat.

Takeout orders welcome.

For more details, call the Rev. Nancy Foran or Joe Foran at 693-3226 or email [email protected]


Hospice of Southern Maine is offering a bereavement support group Thursdays for adults who have experienced the death of a loved one.

The group will meet from 2 to 3:30 p.m., beginning Thursday until Oct. 4 at the West Scarborough United Methodist Church, 2 Church St.

The group will be facilitated by Carol Schoneberg, director of bereavement services.

To register, call 289-3651 or send an email to [email protected]


Blaikie Hines will talk about his book “The Battle of First Bull Run — Manassas Campaign July 16-22, 1861: An Illustrated Atlas and Battlefield Guide” at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Thomaston Historical Society & Museum, 80 Knox St.

Hines also will sign copies of the book.

Refreshments will be served prior to the lecture, which is free to attendees.


Patrick Therrien will give a class on basic computer skills from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday at the Walker Memorial Library. Therrien will teach participants basic computer terminology, computer tasks, how to navigate the Internet, send emails and work with a Word document.

Space is limited. Pre-registration is required.

To sign up, go to

For more information, call 854-0630.


The Finnish-American Heritage Society of Maine will hold its Summer Social from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Finnish-American Heritage Center, 8 Maple St.

For more details, call Barbara Payne at 743-5677.


Winthrop Congregational Church UCC will host its 25th annual Bake Sale, Art Show and Luncheon event, beginning at 9 a.m. on the church lawn at 10 Bowdoin St.

A light luncheon will begin at 11 a.m., featuring lobster rolls, chicken salad rolls, pie and fruit cups.

All proceeds will benefit missions of the church.

For more details, call 377-2063.


Hundreds of motorcycle enthusiasts are expected to turn out for the fourth annual Reins of Hope Charity Ride on Sunday to benefit the clients of Riding To The Top Therapeutic Riding Center in Windham.

Registration begins at 9:30 am at Jimmy The Greeks at the Maine Mall.

The suggested donation is $20 per rider and $10 per passenger.

Riders will follow a route traveling to the Riding To The Top Therapeutic Riding Center for tours and demonstrations. Other stops include the Iron Tails Saloon in Acton and the Maine Street Bar and Grill in Standish.

For more information, go to


John Hodgkins, the author of “Our Game was Baseball, ” will give a talk at 7 p.m. Aug. 20 at the Cousins Island Community House, 422 Cousins St.

This program is co-sponsored by the Cousins and Littlejohn Islands Improvement Association. The suggested donation is $3 for members and $5 for non-members.

For more information, call 846-6259.


Jason Ringenberg, a country music star and Emmy award winner for his children’s programming, will perform at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Village Elementary School as part of the Summer Family Fun Festival.

For more details, call the York Public Library at 363-2818. 

“Spanish for Gringos,” a free introductory course in conversational Spanish for those with little or no skills in reading, speaking or understanding the Spanish language will be offered from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays from Sept. 11 to Dec. 18.

Class size limited to 25 participants.

Advance registration required by emailing Dan Duffy at [email protected]