Blueberry Gala, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., annual event with food items, silent auction and yard sale. West Gorham Union Church, Route 25, Gorham.

Community gospel singing, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., performers will present a Southern-style “singing” and potluck lunch. Event is free and open to all. A gospel songbook will be available for the public and a luncheon dish to share is requested. The event takes place at Hutchins Hall, 21 Pleasant St., Dover-Foxcroft. For more information, call Lauralyn Buie at 717-6476.

Barbecue, 5:30 p.m., followed by the play “The Ladies of Grapevine Circle” at 7 p.m. Goodwins Mills United Methodist Church, 55 Church St., Lyman. Call Kay Kelley at 247-6652 for more information.


Annual service, 2 p.m., at the historic Old Corner Church, Federal Street and West Road, South Waterboro. Refreshments and a business meeting of Friends of Old Corner Church will follow the service. Those interested in joining are welcome to attend and learn more about ways to help preserve the 1804 landmark. For more information, contact Maureen at 247-3784.

Rejoicing Spirits, 4 p.m., special worship service for persons with cognitive or developmental disabilities, followed by fellowship and supper. Held at Trinity Lutheran Church, 612 Main St., Westbrook. Wheelchair accessibility and ASL interpreter provided.

Tent revival, 7 p.m. nightly through Aug. 26, featuring Denis Dunne from Ireland and Mark Dunfee from New Jersey. Meeting at 119 Crediford Road, routes 9 and 9A, Wells.


“Vigil for Peace,” noon to 1 p.m., non-sectarian, non-spoken vigil for those concerned with violence in the world. Held in the garden at State Street Church, 159 State St., Portland. Rain location is in the chapel. For information, call 774-6396.

“ChIME and Community Ministry,” 6 to 7:30 p.m., ChIME presentation with the Rev. Angie Arndt. Held at the Center for Grieving Children, 555 Forest Ave., Portland. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 347-6740.


Summer benefit concert, 7 to 8 p.m., live music with the Gunther Brown Band, to benefit Hope Acts/Friends of Burundi. Thornton Heights United Methodist Church, 100 Westbrook St., South Portland. Suggested donation is $5 at the door. For more information, visit


Hope Haitian Choir, 7 p.m., performing a selection of Haitian and American music. Woodfords Church, 202 Woodford St., Portland. An offering will be taken to benefit the choir.

Friday and Aug. 25

Yard sale, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day, sponsored by the Good Shepherd Parish in Greater Biddeford-Saco to empty facilities that are for sale. Included are religious, kitchen and school items and furniture. The sale will be held at two locations: at St. Mary’s Church, St. Mary’s Street, Biddeford, and also at the garage at the Notre Dame Rectory, Cutts Street, Saco. The sale may continue Sunday. Parking is available. For more information, contact Bob Labelle at 282-3321 ext. 111 or [email protected] or Mike Bolduc at 468-0106 or [email protected]

Aug. 25

Bake and craft sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Peoples United Methodist Church, 310 Broadway, South Portland.

“Together As One,” 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., outdoor festival featuring John Waller and Jared Anderson. Held at the Camden Snowbowl in Camden. Event will benefit local organizations. Tickets are $20 and children under 5 are free. Event is held rain or shine. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Visit or call 236-0900 for details.