Day trip to Rockland

Kennebunkport Parks & Recreation will offer an adult day trip to Farnsworth Museum of Rockland on Thursday.

Transportation is via bus, set to depart from 30 North St. at 10 a.m. with a stop at Moody’s Diner for lunch. Cost is $20 for the trip and attendees are responsible for their own lunch expenses.

Checks should be made payable to K’Port Parks & Recreation and mailed to P.O Box 566, Kennebunkport, Maine 04046. Receipt of payment will reserve a seat on the bus as space allows.

For more details, call 967-4304.


Auction, antiques appraisal

The First People Plus Antiques Road Show & Live Auction will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., with the auction beginning at 4 p.m., Saturday at 35 Union St.

The morning event will feature antiques appraisals for $5 per item, and cider and doughnuts.

The live auction will include wine, cheese and a variety of auction items.

Proceeds raised will directly benefit the Volunteer Transportation Network to provide free rides for homebound residents.

Crafts fair seeks crafters

Crafters are being sought to participate in the annual Mid Coast Senior Health Center Crafts Fair to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter.

The fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 3 at 56 and 58 Baribeau Drive.

Tables are available to rent for $15 each.

To reserve a table, call Sally Fitch at 373-3691 or mail a check to: Mid Coast Senior Health Center, 58 Baribeau Drive, Brunswick, attention: Sally Fitch. All table fees, as well as sales from chowder, will be donated to the Alzheimer’s Association.


Driver safety for seniors

Sign-ups are being taken through Nov. 2 for an AARP Driver Safety Class for drivers age 50 and older. The class is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Nov. 9 at the AARP Maine State Office, 1685 Congress St.

The registration fee will be waived for all military veterans and their dependents.

The registration fee is $12 for AARP members and $14 for all others.

To register, phone Phil Chin, AARP volunteer instructor, at 370-9647.

A Halloween party for dogs

Planet Dog’s Eighth Annual Halloween Party will feature free, spooky brew and slimy drool along with a Best Home-Made Costume Contest from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Planet Dog Company Store at 211 Marginal Way.

Prizes will be given to the top three winners.

Free beer and refreshments will be served along with dog treats for four-legged trick-or-treaters.

For more details, call 347-8606.


Hall to speak at Log Cabin

Local historian and teacher Alan Hall will speak at the Yarmouth Historical Society Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Monday at the Log Cabin, located at 196 Main St.

Hall will discuss four phases of Yarmouth’s past.


Living Well workshops

Three six-week Living Well for Better Health workshops, designed to teach healthier alternatives for people with chronic conditions, will be held during November and December.

Session 1 will meet from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Nov. 1 to Dec. 13 at Maine Medical Center, 272 Congress St., Portland.

Session 2 will meet from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Nov. 2 to Dec. 7 at MaineHealth LRC, 100 Campus Drive, Scarborough.

Session 3 will meet from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 6 to Dec. 18 at Casco Bay YMCA, 14 Old South Freeport Road, Freeport.

Pre-registration is required by Thursday. Call (800) 400-6325.


Celebratory potluck on tap

Falmouth Middle School will celebrate the 25th anniversary of its Falmouth-Rossett Student Exchange Program with a family potluck dinner to be served from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the new Falmouth Elementary School cafeteria at 58 Woodville Road.

For more details, call Megan Lovett at 749-7041.


Extension chief to speak

John Rebar, executive director of the University of Maine’s Cooperative Extension, will speak at the local extension association’s annual meeting, set for 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the extension office at 21 Bradeen St.

The program is free and open to the public. It includes a dessert social at 6:30, followed by a brief annual meeting of the York County Extension Association.

For more details, call the extension office at 324-2814, (800)287-1535 or email [email protected]


Seeds of Peace talk set

Seeds of Peace Director and Senior International Adviser Tim Wilson will share about his work with Seeds of Peace during a talk at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Belfast Free Library at 106 High St.

The event is free and open to all.

For more details, call 236-1034 or go to


Life of artist topic of talk

The life of pioneering botanist and scientific artist Catherine Furbish, 1834-1931, will be presented in a talk by Nancy Wetzel at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Berwick Academy in the Jeppesen Science Center on Academy Street.

The lecture is sponsored by the Old Berwick Historical Society.

The public is invited and refreshments will be served.

For more details, call 384-0000 or email [email protected]


Electronic waste recycling

The First Congregational Church of Scarborough is sponsoring an electronic waste recycling event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the church parking lot, at 167 Black Point Road.

Maine is one of the few states that mandates electronic waste be recycled and properly disposed of, thus keeping tons of hazardous waste out of landfills and incinerators and helping to protect the environment.

Televisions, computers, cordless phones, VCRs-DVDs and other types of audio and electronic equipment will be accepted. No household appliances please.

For more details, call John Veltri at 883-3585, email [email protected] or call Penny at 883-2342 or email [email protected]


Library holds ‘book blizzard’

The Laura E. Richards Library will advance its Oct. 31 seasonal closing date with a Blizzard Books Days event, running from 9:30 to noon Saturday and from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Oct. 30 and 31.

During those times, Georgetown residents are welcome to borrow as many books, DVDs, books-on-tape or CDs to get them through the winter. Those items are due back in May when the library reopens for the summer season.


Energy fair at SMCC

Southern Maine Community College will hold a Solar Power and Energy Efficiency Fair for Homeowners on from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday in the Sustainability and Energy Alternative Center building at 62 Fort Road.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will teach homeowners how to make their homes more energy efficient and explore options for solar and other forms of renewable energy in Maine.

Experts and vendors will be on hand to teach participants more about energy audits, green building supplies and appliances, solar energy alternatives and financing options.

Jen Hatch from ReVision Energy will speak at 10 a.m. about solar energy for the home and Dana Fischer of Efficiency Maine will speak at 11 about rebates and financing for cost-effective renewable energy.

For more details, call Matt Wickenheiser at 741-5575.


Scouts host Halloween night

Boy Scout Troop 875 of Standish will host a Haunted Halloween night on Saturday evening at Old Red Church at 55 Oak Hill Road.

Three time slots will be offered, starting with a family friendly showing at 4:30 p.m., followed by scarier events at 5:30 and 6:30 p.m.

Guests will park at the Standish Congregational Church, where they will be guided to the Old Red Church. They will be returned to the parking lot by way of Howe Cemetery. Refreshments will be served immediately following.

Tickets are $10 and reservations are encouraged by calling 523-0821 or emailing [email protected]

Proceeds raised will directly benefit the Scouts’ trip to Gettysburg, Pa., to take part in a Boy Scouts of America 150th Anniversary Celebration.

For more details, call Beth Brown at 774-0022 or [email protected]

Special days at Saint Joe’s

Saint Joseph’s College, at 278 Whites Bridge Road, will host an open house for prospective high school students and their families from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at its campus on Sebago Lake.

A Nursing Focus Day also is planned from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 2 and a Student-Athlete Day will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 10.

All sessions are intended to offer prospective students a chance to tour the Standish campus, attend information sessions on the application process and financial aid, enjoy lunch and have the opportunity to learn more about one of the more than 40 majors and programs offered.

For more details or to register, call (800) 338-7057.


Lots of doings at the library

York Public Library, at 15 Long Sands Road, will offer a number of events this week.

Tuesday events will include: A talk by local art teacher and children’s author/illustrator Linda Franklin, who will discuss her newly published Halloween book “Into the Pumpkin” from 4 to 5 p.m.; an evening of poetry at 6:30 p.m., facilitated by Priscilla Cookson; and Part 2 of a lecture by York resident and Astronomical Society of Northern New England Director Carl Gurtman at 7 p.m.

On Wednesday, there will be a Brown Bag Lunch & Learn session, titled “Understanding Dementia: Creating a Safe Environment,” from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m., headed by Patricia Burke of Sentry Hill. Preregistation is requested by calling 363-5116. Bring your own lunch. Desserts and coffee will be provided.

Also on Wednesday, Laura Jaquays, the Art HOPE artist-in-residence at York Hospital Oncology & Infusion Care, will head the drop-in watercolor studio, “Simple Watercolors for Well Being,” teaching simple painting techniques from 12:30 to 2 p.m.

On Thursday, Portland poet Linda Aldrich will read from and talk about her recent book, “March & Mad Women,” at 7 p.m.

On Saturday, there will be a Rotary/Community Fall Library Clean-Up Day from 9 to 11 a.m., headed by York Rotary and York High School Interact Club. Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own rakes and gardening gloves and dress comfortably for out-of-doors.

For more details, call 363-2818 or go to


Health fair at flu shots

St. Andre Health Care will sponsor a community health fair and flu shot clinic from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday at 407 Pool St.

The event will focus on maintaining wellness at any age and will include area health resources for information, hearing screenings and wellness demonstrations. There will also be raffles and light refreshments.

Home Health Visiting Nurses will be available to administer flu shots. The vaccinations are covered by many insurance plans. They are $30 each.

For more details, call Rachel Henderson at 282-5171.

‘Food Day’ celebration

McArthur Public Library, on Main Street, will host a ‘Food Day’ Celebration from 1 to 7 p.m. Wednesday as part of a nationwide event promoting a movement for healthy, affordable and sustainable food.

Library staffers will offer games, create make-and-take snacks, offer recipes and tips on using local ingredients, and more.

For more details, call 284-4181 or go to


Learn to preserve life story

Maine writer and historian Eddie Adelman will head an hourlong presentation on how to preserve one’s life story at 2 p.m. Saturday at Thomas Memorial Library, 6 Scott Dyer Road.

The event will include an afternoon of readings, music, instruction, inspiration and humor.

The program is free; registration is not required.

For more details, go to

Musical duo to perform

Musical duo Simons & Goodwin will be performing in a free concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Thomas Memorial Library.

The duo cover all forms of Americana music including soft rock, country, blues, pop standards and both traditional and contemporary folk.

The concert is free and open to the public.


Conservation banquet nears

Wednesday is the reservation deadline to attend the Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District’s Annual Awards Banquet, slated for 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 1 at the Nobleboro Community Hall.

Every year at this event, the district recognizes individuals and organizations that have contributed in a significant way to local resource conservation efforts, either by adopting specific practices or by promoting activities that heighten awareness and concern for local conservation needs.

Cost of the event is $15 per person and is payable by check or credit card via PayPal.

For more details, call 596-2040.


Free home energy seminar

The Windham Energy Advisory Committee will sponsor a free home energy conservation seminar at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the East Windham Fire Station on Falmouth Road.

The “Do-It-Yourself” Air Sealing Basics Workshop will be lead by weatherization professionals who will show attendees how to identify and address the most important places to seal in the home. Participants will have the opportunity to get “hands on” with common materials and techniques.

For more details, call David Foster at 772-2260, ext. 4428.


Milliken Humphrey to speak

Writer Shonna Milliken Humphrey will speak at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Waldoboro Public Library, 958 Main St.

Milliken Humphrey is the author of “Show Me Good Land,” a modern-day novel set in Aroostook County, published in 2011 by Down East Press. It offers a realistic portrait of people living in a once-thriving rural community that is now struggling.

This is the final program of the Friends of the Library 2012 speakers series.

The program is free and the public is welcome.

Books will be available for purchase and signing, cash or check only.

For more details, call 832-4484 or go to


Fairytales Alive fun for kids

Kindergarten through grade 3 students are invited to get ready for Halloween early by attending a Fairytales Alive night at 4 p.m. Thursday at the Kennebunk Free Library, 112 Main St.

Attendees will explore adventures of knights, princesses and derring-do through stories, songs and a craft based on popular fairy tales.

Children are invited to come in costume.

Preregistration is requested to ensure enough supplies for everyone.

To sign up, call 985-2173 or email [email protected]