UNE expert on aging will speak at Senior Expo

Dr. Marilyn R. Gugliucci will be the featured speaker at the Senior Expo, scheduled Wednesday at the Kennebunk Elementary School.

Gugliucci will speak at 11 a.m. on changing the stereotypes associated with aging in a talk titled “The Aging ‘Loco’motion: You Can’t be Idle on a Moving Train!”

She is the director for Geriatrics Education and Research at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine and director of UNE Exercise and Conditioning for Easier Living Fitness/Wellness Program for older adults.

The Senior Expo is free, and runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 177 Alewive Road. 

Forty vendors are expected to showcase products, services, home health care, senior living options and other information for seniors and their families at the expo. Workshops, demonstrations and antique appraisals will be offered with proceeds to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association.

For more details, call Deborah McLean at 232-7847.


Tour of Sunken Garden scheduled for Thursday

Historic New England’s Cathy Messmer will explore the creation of the Sunken Garden plot, located on the site of the former Hilton House Hotel, which burned to the ground in 1903.

The program begins at 10 a.m. Thursday with a lecture in the Nickels-Sortwell House barn at 121 Main St. that includes a look at other sunken gardens created by women in the same period.

A tour of the Sunken Garden will follow.

Advance reservations are required. Space is limited. Admission is $10 for members and $15 for all others.

For more details, call 882-7169 or go to


Introductory kayaking class at Chickawaukie Pond

An introduction to recreational kayaking class will be offered from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday at Chickawaukie Pond.

Instructor Bill Michaud will teach entry-level kayaking techniques, including basic strokes, skills and safety information.

Attendees should gather at the Chickawaukie Pond public boat launch at 8:45 a.m. at Johnson Memorial Park, Route 17.

Fee is $20, payable to the instructor.

Advance registration is required by calling 563-1363 by Wednesday.

Kayaks, paddles and life vests will be provided.

Attendees should dress appropriately for this rain-or-shine event.

Hats, sunscreen, sunglasses and bottled water are recommended. 


Friends of Libby Library plan book sale Saturday

The Friends of Libby Library will hold their annual “Christmas in July” Book Sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday on the grounds of Edith Belle Libby Memorial Library, at 27 Staples St.

This event will feature bargain-priced books of every genre for adults and children as well as Christmas-themed items for sale. 

Proceeds will be used to enhance children’s reading programs, materials and activities at the library.

For more details, call 934-4351.

Salvation Army schedules annual indoor sale Saturday

The Salvation Army will hold its annual indoor sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Salvation Army Tabernacle at Union Avenue and Sixth Street.

Jewelry, household goods, books, baked goods and handcrafted items will be sold.

There also will be breakfast and luncheon items available for purchase.

Proceeds of the sale will be used to assist with various projects and programs to benefit many individuals located in the community and funds that will support the world mission program.

For more details, call 934-4381.

Harmon Museum opens with exhibit on churches

Harmon Museum has opened for the 2013 season, featuring the new exhibit “Churches, Temples and Tabernacles,” a look at how Old Orchard Beach residents and visitors have worshiped over the past 150 years. 

The exhibit encompasses the time from when the town’s spiritual needs were served by an occasional “circuit rider” minister up to the present day.

In addition to the churches exhibit, there is an expanded display of artifacts from Old Orchard Beach police and fire departments; an updated display about the Kite Track, a major stop on the pacers-and-trotters circuit, located in the area of Walnut Street and Portland Road; and a newly-acquired pictorial display of the trolley system that carried people to and from Biddeford, Saco, Old Orchard Beach, Scarborough and Portland. 

The museum is located at 4 Portland Ave.

Operating hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. 

Admission is free and donations are welcome. 

Parking is available behind the bank and on nearby streets. 

For more details, call 934-9319 or go to


‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ plays at public library this week

Program offerings at the Camden Public Library this week will include a screening of the 1944 movie classic “Arsenic and Old Lace” at 8:15 p.m. Monday in the Camden Amphitheatre; an illustrated history on the Statue of Liberty by Jay Foster at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday; a performance by the Midcoast Brass Quintet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Camden Amphitheatre; and a Camden Walking Tour at 4 p.m. Friday.

For more details, call the library, located at 55 Main St., at 236-3440.

Daylily gardens will open to public Friday, Saturday

Camden Daylily Gardens will be open to the public from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday and Saturday at  13 Mill St., Camden.

Refreshments and music will be provided.

A Daylily sale also is planned from 9 a.m.  to noon Sunday at 63 Washington St.

For more details, call 236-8732 or 236-4085.


Library’s Giant Book Sale runs Saturday to Aug. 5

Dyer Library at 371 Main St. will host its annual Giant Book Sale from Saturday through Aug. 5 during regular library hours 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays.

All proceeds will help fund programs and services provided by the Dyer Library/Saco Museum.

Volunteers are still needed to help with the sale.

To volunteer or for more details, call  283-3861 Ext. 104.


Animal Welfare Society offers mobile adoptions

The Animal Welfare Society will visit Pet Quarters, 486 Payne Road, with a Mobile Adoption Team from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. For more details, call 985-3244 or go to


‘Allagash Tails and Tales’ Thursday at Prince library

Tim Caverly will present the program “Allagash Tails and Tales” at 6 p.m. Thursday at Prince Memorial Library, 266 Main St.

The event is free with something for the whole family.

For more details, call 829-2215.


Have an old hay field? Learn how to restore it

The Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District will host a workshop at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday on how to restore old hay fields.

Rick Kersbergen, a Waldo County Extension educator in Sustainable Dairy and Forage Systems, will address weed problems and how to manage your fields to keep them under control.

Both chemical and non-chemical methods of control will be discussed.

The program will be held at the Extension office at 377 Manktown Road.

NRCS grazing sticks and soil test boxes and forms will be available.

This program is free, but registration is requested by calling 596-2040 or email [email protected]


Society program focuses on Cumberland & Oxford Canal 

The Windham Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Monday for a program titled “The Cumberland & Oxford Canal,” to be held at the Windham Veteran Center, located behind Big Lots at the Windham Mall.

Light refreshments will be served. 

The public is invited to attend. 

A suggested donation of $5 per person is appreciated.


Council will hold workshop on memory loss, its effects

The S.A.L.T. (Sanford-Springvale Seniors and Law Enforcement Together) Council wil host a workshop at noon Tuesday detailing memory loss and its effects on loved ones.

The event will be held at the Trafton Center at 19 Elm St. and will include lunch for a $3 donation.

To reserve a spot, call Thea Murph at 457-0800.

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