Senior driver safety courses planned for Friday, July 12

A Senior Driver Safety Course for ages 55 and older will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday at Woods at Canco, 257 Canco Road.

Come and review the latest safe driving strategies and earn auto insurance discounts.

To register, call Ralph McLean at 829-4664 between 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Registrations are due Saturday for a second AARP class for drivers age 50 and older from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. July 12 at the AARP State office, 1685 Congress St.

Cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for all others. Class size is limited. To register, call John Hammon at 655-4943.


Tour the nooks, crannies of Castle Tucker on Friday

Come and peek into the nooks and crannies of Castle Tucker on a “Behind Closed Doors Tour” set for 10 to 11:30 a.m. Friday.

Site Manager Peggy Konitzky will lead this leisurely in-depth tour that includes rooms and stories not included on the general tour, that offer a deeper view of the daily life of family and guests in this unique mansion overlooking the Sheepscot River and the historic village of Wiscasset.

Cost is $10/$15.

Advance reservations are required.

Space is limited.

To reserve a place, call 882-7169 or go to www.HistoricNewEngland.org.


Library presents summer film series through Sept. 1

The York Public Library will present its ninth annual Summer Series of critically acclaimed films every Sunday evening through Sept. 1 at 15 Long Sands Road.

All screenings start at 7 p.m., the public is invited, and admission is free. Popcorn is free and beverages will be offered for $1.

This week’s film is “Lincoln.”

For more details, call 363-2818 or to to www.york.lib.me.us.


Wolfe’s Neck Woods park presents nature programs

Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, at 426 Wolfe Neck Road, offers nature programs at 2 p.m. on weekends and holidays through July 31. Most programs start at the circle of benches at the end of the second parking lot unless otherwise noted, and may include walks, talks and activities in a natural setting.

This week’s programs include “Secrets of the Shore” talk on salt marshes on Monday; Osprey Watches on Tuesday and Sunday; a Casco Bay Walk on Wednesday; a Tide Pools walk on Thursday; a Tree Hunt on Friday; and a Stroll with the Ranger on Saturday.

All begin at 2 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

No reservations are needed except for group use, and the programs are free with park admission, which is $1 for students, $3 for Maine residents ages 12-64; $4.50 for non-residents ages 12-64; and $1.50 for non-residents 65 and older.

For more details, call 865-4465.


Public library will resume summer story readings

The Scarborough Public Library will resume its summer story time schedule beginning Tuesday and ending Aug. 17.

Baby Lapsit, for children age 18 months and younger, will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Library Meeting Room.

Toddler Time, for ages 18 months and older, meets at 10:30 a.m. each Tuesday in the Meeting Room.

And, Family Story Time, for ages 3 to 7, will be held in the Amphitheater each Thursday at 10:30 a.m.

All events are free and open to the public.

For more details, go to www.scarboroughlibrary.org/children or call Youth Services at 883-4723 option 3.


Washburn-Norlands center showcases 19th century life

Washburn-Norlands Living History Center, a multifaceted museum offering in-depth experiences in 19th century rural life, opens for the season Tuesday.

Operating hours are from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays through Aug. 31.

Admission is $10 for adults and $6 for children with a cap of $25 per family.

For more details, go to www.norlands.org or call 897-4366.


Guide offers 3-hour kayak tour of Great Salt Bay July 8

Sign-ups are being accepted for a kayak tour of Great Salt Bay, set for 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. July 8 with instructor Glenn “Mitch” Mitchell, co-owner of MidCoast Kayak.

Mitchell, a registered Maine Guide, will supply all the kayaks and gear for the tour.

Before the outing, Mitchell will cover the basics of kayaking and paddling techniques as well as safety concerns and weather conditions.

Workshop participants will learn about safe kayaking practices and how to safely navigate around the Great Salt Bay while improving their paddling skills. A capsize and re-entry scenario and demonstration will be part of the journey.

The three-hour tour launches at 1:30 p.m. from Nelson’s Point on Belvedere Road in Nobleboro.

Participant fee is $30.

Advanced registration is required by Friday by calling 563-1363.


UMaine professor to speak on shipwreck archaeology

University of Maine Hutchinson Center will present the illustrated lecture “The Process of Shipwreck Archaeology” with Professor Warren Riess at 6:30 p.m. Monday.

Riess will explain the significance, possibilities, fieldwork, analysis and ethics of shipwreck investigations, using examples mostly from the Northeast, especially in Maine.

Riess is University of Maine’s Research Associate Professor of History and Marine Sciences and a Bristol resident.

He is stationed at the University’s Darling Marine Center in Walpole.

For more details, call Erica Hughes at 338-8034 or email [email protected]


Maine author will speak about life as a warden

John Ford Sr., a retired Maine game warden, author and raconteur, will present a talk on “Warden Work and Being Sheriff” at the Union Historical Society’s next meeting at 7:30 p.m.Wednesday at the Old Town House on Town House Road, just off Union Common.

Copies of Ford’s books will be available at the meeting.

Refreshments will be served.

For more details, call 785-5444.


Shaker Village workshop on wildflower designs

A workshop on making a 4-inch- by-6-inch design to be framed using wildflowers and herbs will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village on Route 26.

Conducted by herbalist Betsey Ann Golon, the cost is $40. Pre-registration is required by calling 926-4597 or go to www.shaker.lib.me.us.


Doctor will speak at library on living with arthritis

Dr. Louis Pack will talk about arthritis and his new book, “The Arthritis Revolution: Latest Research on Staying Active Without Pain Medication or Surgery,” at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Camden Public Library, at 55 Main St.

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