Lovell oral historian Dr. Jo Radner will speak Tuesday at the Falmouth Historical Society’s annual meeting at the Community Room at OceanView.

The business meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by refreshments and Dr. Radner’s talk on the Brownfield fires of 1947.

Members and friends of the society are invited to attend and share their memories of the fires, following the meeting.

Reservations are requested by calling 781-4727 or send an email to [email protected] 


Cooperative Extension will offer three levels of beekeeping instruction this fall and winter, provided by certified master beekeepers for beekeepers of all levels.

Fall Beginner Bee School sessions will be held on Wednesdays from Oct. 24 to Nov. 28 at the University of Southern Maine campus in Portland, with a second part to the series to follow on Mondays, Nov. 12 to Dec. 10 at the Cooperative Extension Office in Falmouth.

Two winter Beginner Bee School sessions will follow, with parts 3 and 4, will be offered on Thursdays, Jan. 10 to Feb. 7 and Feb. 14 to March 14, respectively, both at the Cooperative Extension in Falmouth. The fee is $95 per person per session, and includes a manual and resource notebook.

Intermediate Apiary Management, geared to beekeepers with two or more years of experience, will focus on how to effectively manage an apiary under Maine conditions. Those classes run on Wednesdays, Jan. 9 to Feb. 20, at the USM campus in Portland for $140 per person.

Advanced Intermediate School is designed for accomplished beekeepers with five or more years of experience, or those who have already taken Intermediate Bee School. This class will discuss advanced topics such as backyard queen rearing, mating nuc management, advanced nuc management, advanced swarm management, live colony removal and managing multiple yards. Completion of an Intermediate Bee School or instructor permission is a prerequisite for this course. These classes will meet Tuesdays, Feb. 26 to March 26, at USM campus in Portland for $120 per person.

For more details or to register, call Colleen Hoyt at 781-6099 or email [email protected]


Southern Maine Community College and Maine Clean Communities are co-hosting Odyssey Day, a showcase of alternative fuel vehicles, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the college’s Automotive Technology Center at 123 McKernan Drive.

Free and open to the public, the event will feature 30-plus alternative fuel vehicles, from trucks and buses powered by compressed natural gas and propane, to electric and biofuel vehicles.

Experts will be on hand to talk about the vehicles and the technologies. For more details, go to www.nationalafvdayodyssey.org.


Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Maine will host a Triple Play Gamesroom Festival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Portland Clubhouse, 277 Cumberland Ave.

The event aims to motivate young people to be physically active and develop key skills, including leadership and teamwork.

More than 100 youths are expected to participate in tournament-style games like air hockey, pingpong, foosball, Connect Four and more.

A BENEFIT featuring live entertainment by the Color Blind Band will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at the Italian Heritage Center, 40 Westland Ave. All proceeds will directly benefit the family of Joe Dahms, who is battling cancer. A silent auction also is planned and donations appreciated.

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased by calling 774-5939, ext. 2180, 749-5078 or 653-5270.

MAINE ADAPTIVE will hold a Benefit Night & Jacket Campaign Wrap-Up Party at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Flatbread in Portland’s Old Port to celebrate the successful campaign for new jackets.

A $30,000 matching grant will be presented on behalf of the program and those who helped with the campaign will be honored.

Parking is available for a fee next door in the Casco Bay Lines garage or free on the street after 6 p.m.

ADHD COACH and psychologist Kirsten Milliken kicks off four consecutive evenings of ADHD-related presentations with her talk “ADHD in the Workplace” at 6 p.m. Monday in Payson Smith Hall at the University of Southern Maine Portland campus, room 44.

The presentation will include a discussion about the strengths and challenges of living with ADHD and tips and strategies for managing ADHD as an adult in the work environment.

During the remainder of the week presentations on homeopathy, chiropractic and nutrition will take place; each is from 6-7:30 p.m. Locations vary on the USM campus.

These events are free.

Pre-registration is encouraged by visiting http://www.eventbrite.com/org/2656236404.


The Portland Water District invites preschoolers to join them for environmentally themed stories, games and crafts at Little Lake Stewards Story Time.

The free session “Un be-LEAF-able Colors and Shapes” will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Friday at Sebago Lake Ecology Center, 1 White Rock Road.

Pre-registration is required.

Admission is by a $10 donation for all seven sessions or $2 per session. Scholarships are available.

To register, call 774-5961, Ext. 3320 or email [email protected]


Southern Maine Medical Center will host a breast cancer survivors celebration tea from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Monday in the SMMC classrooms at One Medical Center Drive.

All breast cancer survivors are invited to attend.


The Old Orchard Beach High School Marching Band will perform with the Portland Symphony Orchestra on Oct. 22 at Merrill Auditorium in Portland.

The band will join the PSO for the conclusion of the “1812 Overture” by Tchaikovsky. Two performances are planned, at 9:20 and 11:20 a.m.

The concerts are open to the public for a $5 admission fee.

THE OLD ORCHARD BEACH United Methodist Church is seeking donations and volunteers to realize its Eighth Annual Thanksgiving Day Dinner and Delivery Service on Nov. 22.

The church plans to serve close to 300 meals on Thanksgiving Day throughout the Saco Bay area.

Volunteers are needed to help cook, clean, drive, deliver, pack, serve and prepare the meal. Financial donations are encouraged in lieu of in kind donations.

The Thanksgiving Day meal is free and will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the OOB United Methodist Church.

The church also will offer rides to the church for Biddeford, Saco or Old Orchard Beach residents. Meals also can be delivered to individuals and families within that same area.

Sign-ups for either of those services can be made by leaving a message on the church answering service at 934-5553 or by sending an email to [email protected]

A PUMPKIN PAINTING PARTY will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Libby Memorial Library, located at 27 Staples St.

The program is free and open to children of all ages.

Refreshments will be served.

Space is limited and preregistration required for this program.

To register or for more details, call Kim at 934-4351. 

A FUNDRAISER BENEFITING teacher Cheryl (Rague) Komola, who was diagnosed with scleroderma in 2009, will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday at Ocean Side Grill/The Brunswick at 39 West Grande Ave.

Donations will be accepted at the door and a silent auction will be held.

Those wishing to donate items or gift baskets, should email Stephanie at [email protected]

Support bracelets will also be available for purchase for $5 each.

The High Ryder Golden Oldies Band will perform.

Additional donations can be made to Saco & Biddeford Savings Bank, attention: Support Cheryl Komola, and mailed to 2 Portland Ave, OOB, ME 04064

For more details, call Nikki Duplisea at 423-4704 or email [email protected]


The Friends of the Thomas Memorial Library will hold its fall book and bake sale from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Thomas Memorial Library at 6 Scott Dyer Road.

A preview party of items for sale will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, for a $10 donation at the door.

All proceeds raised from the sale benefit the Thomas Memorial Library Foundation in support of strengthening library services.

For more details, go to www.ThomasMemorialLibrary.org.


The New Gloucester Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Meetinghouse, 389 Intervale Road.

Theme of the talk is “The Sadness of Malaga Island, Maine, and Its Ties to New Gloucester.”

For more details, call Leonard Brooks at 926-3188.

THE NEW GLOUCESTER Democratic Committee will hold a free pumpkin decorating event for children at 10 a.m. Saturday at the New Gloucester Community Fair, located on the Bald Hill Road.

Decorations and donated pumpkins will be provided while supplies last, and booth workers will be available to assist children with decorating.

Adults are invited to enjoy complimentary refreshments and buy raffle tickets for a variety of prizes.


Kennebunk Free Library is offering an “Online Research Skills for Parents” class at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at 112 Main St.

The session is intended to introduce parents to Marvel databases, Maine’s Virtual Library.

Accessible via library card, the site provides access to magazines, encyclopedias and other reference materials 24 hours per day.

The program, which is free, will teach attendees what to look for when evaluating website information and how to search the Internet and take advantage of free online resources for school reports, stock quotes and health information.

For more details, call 985-2173 or go to www.KennebunkLibrary.org.

“THE TRUTH BEHIND the CIA’s Dentention and Interrogation Program,” is the subject of a Maine Chapter of the Association for Intelligence Officers meeting set for 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Brick Store Museum Program Center, 2 Dane St.

James Cotsana, a longtime Central Intelligence Agency Directorate of Operations and Directorate of Science and Technology, will speak on the issue.

The session is free and open to the public.

For more details, call 967-4298.


United Way of York County and Every Child Matters, a national child advocacy organization, are teaming up to sponsor a Community Conversation on Early Childhood from 8 a.m. to noon Friday at The Coastal House on Route 1.

A number of speakers will share information about trends impacting early childhood with a focus on changes in early childhood over the past five years.

Based on the morning’s discussions, participants will also have an opportunity to craft questions of interest for state and federal legislative candidates. Candidate responses to questions will be posted online by the York County Early Childhood Workgroup prior to the upcoming election.

Registration is $10 and includes breakfast, snack and all handouts.

Register and pay online at www.buildcommunity.org or call Barb Wentworth at 985-3359.

STEVIE WESTMORELAND, M.S., M.Ed., licensed marriage and family therapist and licensed clinical professional counselor, will lead a monthly parenting class at the Kennebunk Free Library from 10:30 a.m. to noon beginning Friday. Each month, a new topic will be addressed. These classes are free and open to all parents, grandparents and caregivers.

No preregistration is needed.

For more details, call 985-2173, ext. 5, or go to www.KennebunkLibrary.org.


The Birthwise Community Clinic will offer two free Well Woman Clinics for women of all ages from 3 to 7 p.m. Monday at Birth Roots in Portland on Monday and from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday at The Birth House in Bridgton.

Student midwives from Birthwise Midwifery School will offer free exams on an appointment or walk-in basis under the supervision of a certified professional midwife at both locations.

Services to be included are annual exams, breast exams, pap smears, nutritional counseling, family planning counseling and fertility awareness education, as well as routine screening for STIs and GYN infections.

Each service is provided at no cost. Patients are responsible for lab fees, typically billed directly from the lab service and can be billed to MaineCare and most private health insurance plans.

The clinics are open to the public. Advance appointments are recommended by calling 647-5968, ext 108.


A Yarmouth Community Garden 10th annual Harvest Dinner, being held from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Yarmouth High School, will include a pasta primavera dinner made by Chef Stephanie of Seagrass Bistro, children’s crafts and free pumpkins while supplies last, a silent auction and raffle. Proceeds from the dinner and auction provide seed money to start next year’s garden.

Cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children ages five and younger under at the door.

Auction items are payable by cash or check.


A dramatic short film created by teens for teens who are experiencing anxiety and/or depression will be shown at two area public schools this month.

“The Road Back” showings will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Saco Middle School and from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24 at Biddeford Middle School.

Each viewing will be followed by a question-and-answer session staffed by professional counselors from the schools’ counseling offices and Counseling Services, Inc., a community mental health agency.

Both events are free and open to students, parents and the public. No reservations required.

For more details, call Steven Price at 294-7032 or email [email protected]


South Freeport Congregational Church will sponsor a barbecue dinner and auction from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the Freeport Community Center at 53 Depot St.

The event will feature live bluegrass music and a cash bar served by Conundrum of Freeport. Dinner will be provided by Riverfront Barbeque and Grille of Augusta. Live and silent auctions will follow.

Tickets are $20 if purchased in advance or $25 at the door.

For more details, call 865-4012.


A Ladies Community Breakfast will be held from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Farm House Inn on Route 4 south, Main Street.

Attendees are responsible to pay for their own meals as selected from a menu.

For more information call 864-5805.


Springvale Public Library and the University of Maine Cooperative Extension will co-sponsor a 4-H Youth Science Day Eco-Bot Challenge from 3 to 5 p.m. Oct. 24 at the library, located at 443 Main St.

The 2012 National Science Experiment, the 4-H Eco-Bot Challenge, is open to youths ages 5-18, to explore how robots can be used to preserve and protect the environment, while offering a glimpse into the future of science, technology, engineering and math.

Youth participants will assemble their own Eco-Bot, then discover how the robot functions.

Youth will design a set of control surfaces to program the Eco-Bot to perform a simulated environmental cleanup project.

No prior robot experience is needed.

The program is free and includes materials for the experiment.

Preregistration is appreciated by calling Sheila Dube at 324-4624.

DAVID DUTCH will speak on the history of the Sanford Country Club at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Sanford-Springvale Historical Museum, located at 505 Main St.

Dutch is a member of the North Berwick Historical Society and wrote a series of articles on the Sanford Country Club that were published in the Sanford News.

The program is free and open to all.

The museum is handicapped accessible.

For more information or questions, call 324-2797.


Southern Maine Agency on Aging will offer three Living Well Workshops in November in Greater Portland.

The workshops are intended to benefit individuals with chronic health concerns or caregivers for someone with health concerns.

Each of the six-week workshop will teach the benefits of managing your health, staying active and enjoying life.

Sessions will run from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Nov. 1 to Dec. 13 at MMC Family Medicine, 272 Congress St., Portland; from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Nov. 2 to Dec. 7 at MaineHealth LRC, 100 Campus Drive, Scarborough; and from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 6 to Dec. 18 at Casco Bay YMCA, 14 Old South Freeport Road, Freeport

Advance registration is required by calling (800) 400-6325, ext. 583.


Goodall Hospital Foot and Ankle Surgeon Dr. Christopher Toth will discuss foot neuropathy, from diagnosis to treatment, from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday at the Cancer Care Center of York County.

Toth is board certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery. He trained at the International Aesthetic Foot Society in New York City, one of only a few doctors in the United States to do so.

Spaces are limited and preregistration is required by calling Karen at 459-1606.

Light refreshments will be provided.


The Maine Wildlife Park will host its ninth annual “Halloween-Fest” from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday at 56 Game Farm Road, off Route 126.

Adults and kids alike are invited to wear costumes.

A Haunted Woodchuck Tunnel, for smaller kids, and Haunted Hay Rides for older ones will be offered from 6 to 9 p.m.

Halloween-themed games and activities also will be offered, including a costume contest.

Flashlights are recommended.

Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for senior citizens and children ages 4 to 12; ages 3 and younger admitted free.

For more details, call 657-4977.

The Nature Store and Snack Shack will be open for snacks and souvenirs.


The Friends of the Scarborough Library will debut the “Friends Literature Series,” starting with the theme “Murders They Wrote.”

In he first program in this series of four events, to be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Library Public Meeting Room, Paula Keeney and Ann Whetstone, owners of Mainely Murders Bookstore, will offer a bit of history about the genre and will follow with a look at popular titles – from traditional British and American classics to today’s interest in darker noirs.

This event is free and open to the public.

Light refreshments will be served.

The library also will launch its new 3M Cloud Library Collection at 10:30 a.m. Friday.

The innovative eBook lending service will allow cardholders to download popular titles to multiple devices in seconds.

The Library is the only library in Maine to offer this technology to its patrons.

For more details, go to www.scarboroughcrossroads.org/libraryfriends/.


Prince Memorial Library is seeking input on identifying photographic negatives it has acquired from the late Portland newspaper reporter Grace Hutchinson.

Community members are invited to come see “The Cumberland Lineup,” a retrospective dating from 1963 through 1983 and presented by Thomas Bennett, at 7 p.m. Thursday at the library, 266 Main St.

Refreshments will be served.

For more details, call 829-2215.


The Finnish American Heritage Society of Maine will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Finnish-American Heritage Center, 8 Maple St.

A brief business meeting will be followed by the program and a coffee social.

The library and gift shop will be open.

The public is invited to attend.

For more details, call Barbara at 743-5677.


“Caring for Your Fruit Trees” will be the subject of a Belfast Garden Club meeting at 2 p.m. Tuesday at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church Parish House, 95 Court St.

Mark Fulford, of Teltane Farm in Monroe, will head the class.

The program is free and the public is encouraged to attend.

For more details, call Corliss Davis at 930-3562 or www.belfastgardenclub.org.


Maine Coast Memorial Hospital will host two free community education forums and one full day of free mammograms in celebration of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

A seminar discussing the latest updates in breast cancer and answering questions about the treatment options will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Classroom at 50 Union Street and featuring three local specialists: oncologist Dr. Philip Brooks, radiologist Dr. Brian Ewy and surgeon Dr. Molly Collins.

Free digital mammograms will be offered at the hospital from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Thursday for the first 40 people to schedule an appointment by calling 664-5492.

And lymphoma specialists Marie-France Browning and Charlotte Stephens will discuss the signs, symptoms and treatment of lymphedema as well as present a cancer exercise program that is beneficial during cancer treatments from 5 to 6 p.m. Oct. 24 in the MCMH Classroom.

These Maine Coast Memorial Hospital offerings are free and open to the public and each event will include a door prize.

Call 664-5314 to reserve a seat or register online at www.mainehospital.org.


Firefighting, operating heavy equipment and bridge building are just a few of the occupations high school girls can learn about at the Women, Work, and Community’s Totally Trades Conference, set for 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday at the Westbrook Regional Vocation Center.

The event brings together professional women, who work in various nontraditional occupations, to give high school girls a peek into a wide range of career opportunities that are available.

Totally Trades will include hands-on workshops and presentations featuring heavy equipment simulators, commercial drivers, cable technicians, police, firefighting and emergency services.

Area high schools students interested in attending must consult with their guidance counselor or advisor.

For more details, go to www.totallytradesmaine.org, call Carolyn May at 799-5025 or email [email protected]


The semi-annual Cash for Clothes Sale will be held Saturday through Oct. 22 at the American Legion Hall on Pearl Street in Camden.

The event serves as the major community fundraiser benefitting Coastal Opportunities, an agency providing services to autistic or developmentally disabled adults in the Knox County area.

For more details, call Nancy Wolfertz at 594-5429.

CAMDEN PUBLIC LIBRARY will host host Annual Medicare Updates at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday at 55 Main St.

Presented by Allen Insurance and Financial Specialist Mike Bracher, those talks will include overviews of Medicare plan changes and a question-and-answer session.

The Medicare Annual Election Period for 2013 is Oct. 15 to Dec. 7.

Call 230-5739 to reserve your seat.

Eliot Cutler will speak on “How Can We Make Right What’s Wrong with America — and with Maine?” at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

And the Mid-Coast Audubon Society will sponsor a talk by Wildlife Rehabilitators Beth Settlemyer and Cindy Mackie at 7 p.m. Thursday for a discussion on seabird rehabilitation at the On the Rush of Wings Wildlife Rehabilitation Center.

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

IN OBSERVANCE OF Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Dr. Barbara MacDonald will give two presentations Saturday on the benefits of naturopathic care in cancer treatment.

The talk, “Preventing the Recurrence of Breast Cancer With Lifestyle, Diet and Fitness and Natural Therapeutics: A Research Review,” will be held from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., at Pen Bay Healthcare’s 9th Annual Victorian Tea and Breast Health Fair at the Berry Manor Inn in Rockland. To register, call 596-8950.

A second presentation, titled “Safe and Effective Complementary Naturopathic and Chinese Therapies During and After Breast Cancer Treatment,” will be given at Camden Whole Health from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Oct. 25. To sign up for that talk, call 230-1131.


This story was updated at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 15 to correct the date of the Falmouth Historical Society’s annual meeting.