Novelist Doiron to speak

Author Paul Doiron will speak at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Morrell Meeting Room at Curtis Memorial Library.

Doiron is the author of the Mike Bowditch series of crime novels, including “The Poacher’s Son,” which won the Barry Award and the Strand Critics Award for Best First Novel.

His third novel in the series, “Bad Little Falls,” was published in August.

Free refreshments will be provided. For more details, call 725-5242, email [email protected] or visit


Author Nesset at library

Local author Miriam Nesset will be a guest speaker at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Falmouth Memorial Library at 5 Lunt Road.

This event is free and open to the public. For details, call 781-2351 or [email protected]


Seabirds volunteers sought

The Friends of Maine’s Seabird Islands is recruiting volunteers to assist with outreach, education and general assistance at the new Visitor Center. The organization’s first volunteer networking and training will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Visitor Center, 9 Water St.

For more details, call Stephanie Martin at 594-0600, ext. 5 or go to


Author Wiley to speak

Kittery author Bob Wiley will talk about his book, “A Collection of Short Stories” at 7 p.m. Tuesday at York Public Library, 15 Long Sands Road.

The book details Wiley’s childhood, daring adolescence, parenting and medically forced retirement in a poignant, informative and humorous talk about his unexpected journey through life.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase. For more information, call 363-2818 or go to

Second Hill hike Saturday

The Mount Agamenticus Conservation Program will offer a “First Day of Autumn Adventure to Second Hill” from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

A $5 dollar donation is suggested for this hike. Plan to meet at the summit Learning Lodge.

To reserve your spot, call Robin Kerr at 361-1102 or email [email protected]


Safe-driving course offered

An AARP Driver Safety Course, for ages 50 and older, will be presented from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Kittery Estates, 220 State Road.

The course is designed to help drivers learn about defensive driving techniques, new traffic laws, rule of the road and more. A box lunch will be provided.

Cost is $14 per person and advance registration and prepayment is required by calling 438-9111.


‘Balance’ series for seniors

Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center of Damariscotta is partnering with the Lincoln Home to offer an eight-week “Matter of Balance” program to address concerns about falls and to increase physical activity among senior citizens.

The sessions will be offered at 10 a.m. on Fridays from Sept. 21 to Nov. 12, at the Lincoln Home at 22 River Road. Seating is limited and reservations are required by calling 563-1363 by Wednesday.


Recreation facility celebration

The Bridgton Recreation Advancement Group invites the community to celebrate the opening of its new Kendal and Anna Ham Recreation Complex from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday on BRAG Way, off Route 302.

There will be soccer games, a baseball tournament, kickball and a home run derby, as well as complex tours, a bouncy house, games and burgers and hot dogs.

Next to be added to the complex are basketball and tennis courts and a concessions building to house a food preparation and sales area, restrooms and equipment storage.


Miss Maine Day pageant

The Miss Maine Scholarship Program is accepting applications for its annual Miss Maine Day pageant set for Sunday at the Crooker Theater at Brunswick High School.

The Miss Maine Day pageant is a fundraiser for its scholarship program and awards titles in four age groups while providing opportunities for growth and achievement.

For more details, go to or call Leigh-Anne Deschenes Bordas at 576-2239.


Panorama to be explored

“Panoramas In Motion: A Public Symposium,” exploring topics related to the “Moving Panorama of Pilgrim’s Progress” now on display in Biddeford and Saco, will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Saco City Hall, 300 Main St.

The panorama touches upon interconnected subjects, including painting, literature, theater, cinema and religion. A wide variety of themes will be explored by scholars from many fields. Speakers include Kevin Avery, senior research scholar at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Erkki Huhtamo, professor of media archaeology at the University of California, Los Angeles; Russell Potter, professor of English at Rhode Island College; Suzanne Wray, an independent scholar of the panorama medium, and representatives from the Dyer Library and Saco Museum.

Admission is $50 for adults and $25 for college students with identification. Lunch on Saturday will be provided.

To register, call Camille Smalley at 283-3861, ext. 115, or email [email protected]


Heart health workshops

Southern Maine Medical Center (SMMC) is partnering with the MaineHealth Learning Resource Center to offer “The Beat Goes On,” a heart health education and prevention series to be offered from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on Thursdays from Sept. 27 to Oct. 25 at SMMC PrimeCare Physicians, 9 Healthcare Drive.

Topics to be covered will include self-management skills, proper nutrition, medicine, exercise and stress reduction.

The cost is $5 per person. Scholarships are available. Space is limited and pre-registration is required by calling the MaineHealth Learning Resource Center at (866) 609-5183.


Fashion show and luncheon

Tickets are on sale for “Simply You,” a fashion show and luncheon of the Senior Center at Lower Village set for noon Sept. 26 at The Colony Hotel at Ocean Avenue.

Tickets are $38 and are available at the Senior Center at Lower Village, 175 Port Road, Kennebunk.

For more details, go to or call 967-8514.


Wedding Cake House open

The famed Wedding Cake House on Summer Street will be open to the public for guided tours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily through Oct. 15.

Admission is $10 per person at the door. The last tour of the day will begin at 3:30 p.m. All profits will benefit hunger relief in York County.

For more details, email Jeannie Meggison at [email protected] com.


Museums conference Oct. 26

Maine Archives and Museums will host Terri Garner, director of the William J. Clinton Presidential Library and Museum, as the keynote speaker at the association’s annual meeting and conference on Oct. 26 at the University of Maine at Orono Collins Center for the Arts.

The conference is open to the public, but registration is required.

For more details, go to or email [email protected]