Celebrate spring with music

The St. Mary Schola, under the direction of Bruce Fithian, will celebrate the arrival of spring with a concert of light-hearted madrigals and chamber music, as performed by some of southern Maine’s finest soloists.

Two concerts will be offered, both beginning at 7:30 p.m. The first will be held on Friday at the Cathedral Church of Saint Luke and the second on Saturday at the Church of Saint Mary the Virgin.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for seniors and students, with a family cap of $40.

Tickets may be purchased online at stmaryschola.org or at the door.


Chowderfest fundraiser

The fifth annual Chowderfest will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday on the pier at 2 Old Orchard St.

Attendees may sample and vote for their favorite selections of chowder for a $5 fee.

All proceeds will benefit the Old Orchard Beach Community Animal Watch.

For more details, call 934-3595.


Electronics recycling day

An electronics recycling day will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Windham Mall at Veterans Memorial Drive.

Items such as televisions, computers, printers, telephones, VCRs, DVDs, audio equipment and stereo systems may be dropped off.

Household appliances will not be accepted.

For more details, call Judy at 653-5989.


25-cent spring clothing sale

A 25-cent spring clothing sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Hollis Elementary School, 554 River Road.

Proceeds are to benefit the Bonny Eagle High School Scholarship Fund.

For more details, call 692-2989.


Climatologist to give talk

Dr. George Jacobson, a Maine state climatologist and professor emeritus of biology, ecology and climate change at the University of Maine at Orono, will speak at the annual meeting of the Three Rivers Land Trust at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Little Theatre at Nasson Community Center, 597 Main St.

All are welcome and admission is free, however donations are appreciated.

For more details, go to [email protected]


Event benefits school

A supper and concert, benefiting Oxford Hills Christian Academy, will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday in the Hosanna Church sanctuary/multi purpose room at 109 Schoolhouse Road, just off Route 121.

The concert of Christian music will feature various artists, ranging from individual singer-songwriters and the band The Blacksmiths, to semi-classical singing. Admission is a freewill offering.

For more details, call Eric Hanson at 890-5979 or 539-2295.


World Fair Trade Day

Karma Fair Trade, at 570 Brighton Ave. at Rosemont Corner, will celebrate World Fair Trade Day Saturday.

Activities will include a recycled craft workshop from 10 to 11 a.m. and music, dancing, henna application, Yoga, giveaways, free coffee and chocolate, and raffles to raise funds and awareness for anti-trafficking organizations. For more details, call Karen at 831-4531.


Celebrate migratory birds

Wells Reserve at Laudholm will celebrate International Migratory Bird Day with an interactive bird banding station from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Wells National Estuarine Research. The event is free.

For more details, call 646-1555 or go to wellsreserve.org.


All about Piping Plovers

A Maine Audubon Society presentation on the endangered shore birds known as Piping Plovers, will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at McArthur Library, at 270 Main St.

Biologist Traiczie Bellanger will show a short promotional film about the Piping Plover conservation efforts in Maine and she will also discuss the history of the relationship between the species and humans. For more details, call the library at 284-4181.


Workshop covers woodlands

“Managing Your Leafy Assets: Making Your Woods Work for You,” a free workshop for Lake Region woodland owners will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Magic Lantern Movie Theater.

The workshop is sponsored by hosted by the Portland Water District and will include guest speakers from the Maine Forest Service, the Natural Resources Conservation Service, and the Small Woodland Owners Association of Maine.

There will also be a showing of a short documentary film. Advance registration is required by calling 523-5405 or email [email protected]


Annual plant sale Saturday

The Bath Garden Club will hold its annual plant sale from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at City Park on Washington Street.

The event will feature sales of geraniums, perennials, herbs and much more, starting at $3 each.

Refreshments also will be available along with a table of garden and raffle items.


Drinking water week plans

Celebrate National Drinking Water Week with several planned events.

The “Bugs Down Under” presentation on macroinvertabrates will be held from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Monday at the Presumpscot River.

A tour of the East End Wastewater Treatment Facility will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday on Marginal Way, Portland.

Signs of Spring scavenger hunt- guided nature hikes will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday.

The Lakes and Loons ecology presentation will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday.

A youth fish print T-shirt-making workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday.

The Wind over Wings raptor talk, featuring live birds, will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday at the Jeff P. Nixon Development Center, 225 Douglass St. Portland.

Pre-registrations are required and all events are held at the Sebago Lake Ecology Center, at Routes 237 and 35, unless otherwise noted.

For more details, email [email protected] or call 774-5961, ext. 3324.


Annual Birding Challenge

York County Audubon will hold its 13th annual benefit Birding Challenge will be held from 5 p.m. Friday to 5 p.m. Saturday at various locales across York County. The event will document birds and raise funds for environmental education, conservation and research projects.

The National Audubon’s Seabird Restoration Project on Stratton Island has been a major recipient of past efforts and has helped to bolster populations of Arctic, Roseate, and Common Terns in Southern Maine. For more details, call Linda Eastman at 286-9586 or go to www.yorkcountyaudubon.org.


Kitten Shower fundraiser

The Animal Welfare Society’s Annual Kitten Shower will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at the animal shelter on Holland Road.

The funds raised will help buy needed food and medicine for the influx of more than 1,000 kittens that are expected to be surrendered to the shelter this spring.

The event will include a raffle, bake sale, crafts for kids, a photo contest and more. For more details, go to www.animalwelfaresociety.org or call 985-3244.


Chamberlain lecture

A Joshua L. Chamberlain Civil War Round Table Lecture will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at Curtis Memorial Library’s Morrell Room, at 23 Pleasant St.

Mark Dunkelman will lead the program, titled “Marching with Sherman: Through Georgia and the Carolinas with 154th New York.”

For more details, call 443-2296.


Tribute to opera legends

The Camden Public Library will host Michael Paul Lund of Serendipity Records for a tribute to opera legends Bidu Sayao, who lived for years in Lincolnville, and Beaumont Glass of Camden. Lund has planned a musical evening at the library at 7 p.m. Thursday, at 55 Main St. The program will range from the world of opera to classical song, featuring recordings of arias, duets and songs.

The event will be held in the Reading Room. Many opera recordings will be available for purchase at the event. For more details, call Ken Gross at 236-3440.