Yard sale, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Corliss Street Church Annex, Weeks and Middle streets, Bath.

Yard, bake and plant sale, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., to benefit several organizations, Union Church, 34 Union St., Biddeford.

Yard sale and hot dog stand, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thornton Heights United Methodist Church, 100 Westbrook St., South Portland. Held rain or shine.

Block party and Gospel music, 4:30 p.m., with a concert by the Campbells at 7 p.m.. First Assembly of God Church, 243 Cumberland Ave., Portland. All are welcome.


Damariscotta Area Fourth Sunday Sacred Harp Singing, 2 to 5 p.m., St. Paul’s Union Chapel, Dutchneck Road, Waldoboro. There will be a potluck supper, so bring a dish to share. Books will be available available to borrow or purchase and all are welcome to attend. For more information, contact Barb Ames at 721-9732 or email [email protected]

“Magical Musical Moments,” 2 p.m., concert of varied works with flutist Rachael Barter, trumpeter Thomas Kremser, Jack Kupp on clarinet and sax, vocalists Owen and Schuyler White and others. Concert is sponsored by Kennebunk’s York Masonic Lodge as part of its bicentennial celebration and is open to the public. Donations are welcome and refreshments will be available. Christ Church, 6 Dane St., Kennebunk. Visit for details.

Benefit concert, 6:30 p.m., with 140 students, ages 3 to 18, from the Maine Suzuki Association and the New England Suzuki Institute, to benefit Seeds of Peace. Held at the Harold Alfond Center gymnasium at Saint Joseph’s College, Standish. Admission is by donation. For more information, call 318-1425 or visit

Taize Vesper Service, 7 p.m., at Emmaus Lutheran Church, 265 Middle Road, Falmouth.

“Celebrate the Summer Solstice,” 7 p.m., including a performance by Les Voix des Anges Choir to benefit the church’s capital campaign, Sacred Heart Church, Mellen Street, Portland. A $10 donation is requested and refreshments will be served. Details are available at:


“Newsroom Confidential,” 7 p.m., discussion about women in the newsroom and journalism in the digital age, with award-winning journalists Lynn Povich of Newsweek and Steve Shepard of Business Week. A reception and book signing follows. The program is free and open to the public. Adas Yoshuron Synagogue, 50 Willow St., Rockland. Call 594-4523 or visit [email protected]


The Milltown Road Show, 7 p.m., part of the “Music with a Mission” series at North Windham Union Church, . Tickets sold at the door are $12 for adults and $10 for students, children, and seniors. Box office opens at 6:15 p.m. and doors open at 6:30 p.m. Part of the proceeds will benefit Bridgton Community Center. Call 892-7149 or visit for more information.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Church festival, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, with lobster dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, June 29, features a flea market and crafts. Evening events include a sock hop, music, trivia, hula hoops, classic cars, competitions and raffles starting at 5:30 p.m. There will be a pancake breakfast from 8 to 9:30 a.m. on June 30. South Freeport Congregational Church, 98 South Freeport Road, South Freeport. For more information, call 865-4012 or

June 29

Barn sale and flea market, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Elijah Kellogg Church, 917 Harpswell Neck Road, Harpswell.

Yard and bake sale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Highland Lake Congregational Church, 1303 Bridgton Road, Route 302, Westbrook. Call 854-2026.

Connected Catholics of Maine, 1 to 4 p.m., annual cookout at Saint Gregory’ Campground, Gray. Contact Paul at 657-3897 for information and directions.

Coming Up

PraiseJam 2013, starting at 6 p.m. June 30 at First E Free Church, Route 302, Westbrook. Performers include Roger Buzby, Rick George, Ali Kyle, Rise and Run and several more. Tickets are $10 per person. Children under 12 attend free.


Dr. Michael Pardales has been appointed vice president and chief learning officer at Saint Joseph’s College in Standish, effective July 15.

Pardales has been the dean of education and human services at Canisius College in Buffalo, N.Y., and is the author of numerous scholarly papers and is a noted professor.

He is a graduate of Michigan State University, where he earned his bachelor’s and master’s in philosophy and holds a doctorate in educational psychology from the university. He also earned a master’s of education in philosophy for children from Montclair State University.

For more information, visit

Bangor Theological Seminary will hold its 194th commencement at 2 p.m. Saturday at Gracie Theatre at Husson University, Bangor. The ceremony is the final graduation for the seminary as a degree-granting institution. Diplomas will be presented to 47 students who comprise the final senior class. Dr. Daniel Aleshire, the executive director of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada, will be the graduation speaker. An ordained minister, Aleshire served on the faculty of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary from 1978 to 1990 and was a research scientist at Search Institute in Minneapolis.