‘Wiscasset Times’ author to speak at library program

Wiscasset Public Library will host its third author program featuring Di Vece and his new book “Wiscasset Times” at 7 p.m. Thursday at 21 High St.

Refreshments will be served.

For more details, call 882-7161.


The Rev. Linda K. Gard to officiate at service

The 88th annual pilgrimage service at the Elder Grey Meeting House will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Chadbourne Ridge Road.

Guest Minister the Rev. Linda K. Gard will officiate.

For more details, call 846-3827.


Talk about the Nearings to be presented at library

Greg Joly will present the talk “Who Were the Nearings? Living the Good Life in the 21st Century” at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Camden Public Library at 55 Main St.

Joly will explore both the intellectual and homesteading life of Scott and Helen Nearing, using anecdotes, writings and archival photos to show the couple’s sustainability practices and how their ideas continue to inform modern sustainability movements.

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

Free concert scheduled at local amphitheater

Cindy Kallet and Grey Larsen will perform a free concert at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Camden Amphitheatre at 55 Main St.

Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets or chairs for seating.

In the event of rain, the concert will be held indoors at the library.

Downtown Business Group to help host walking tour

Camden Walking Tour, hosted by the Camden Public Library and the Camden Downtown Business Group, will begin at the library, at 55 Main St., at 4 p.m. Friday.

Call 236-3440 to register.


African drumming class offered over eight weeks

Local musician Judy Nielsen will offer an eight-week beginner African drumming class from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, from Aug. 7 to Sept. 25 at Hidden Valley Nature Center.

Nielsen will introduce the basics of hand positions and poly-rhythm while teaching participants to play simple African rhythms.

Cost is $100 for HVNC members and $120 for all others.

Djembes are available for the session.

Advance registration is appreciated by emailing Nielsen at [email protected]

For more details, call 200-8840.


Farmers and gardeners to learn about arthriitis

Amber Wolfe, from the Arthritis Foundation, will head a free “Arthritis & Agriculture” workshop for farmers, gardeners, agricultural workers, health care professionals and the general public from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at Pineland Farms Conference Center, Room A, 15 Farm View Drive.

Topics will include information on arthritis as a disease, treatment and pain management options, sources of joint stress and pain on the farm, operation changes, modifications to farm equipment and assistive technology tools. Specific segments on gardening and rural youth will also be discussed.

For more details, call Lani Carlson with Maine AgrAbility at 944-1533.


New Bigelow Lab facility to host an open house

Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences is inviting the public to the first summer open house on its new LEED® Platinum Ocean Science and Education Campus from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday at 60 Bigelow Dr.

The laboratory’s scientists, staff and interns will be on hand to meet informally with visitors and describe the research they are doing to understand the ocean’s microscopic marine organisms and their critical role in the global environment.

The day’s schedule includes a program of short presentations about research projects and the laboratories that support them, as well as self-guided open periods, expedition videos, displays, and hands-on activities.

All ages welcome, but no pets, please.

Parking is available on campus.

For more details, call 315-2567.


Car wash, other events to benefit local Kids’ Club

A benefit Car Wash, Bake Sale, Lemonade Stand and Face Painting Booth will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday at Willard School, 668 Main St.

Recommended donation for the car wash is $5.

Proceeds will benefit the Sanford Kids’ Club programs for community involvement and busing to community service projects.

For more details, call Jodi Jeannette at 324-8481.


Learn about Facebook by attending tutorials

The Portland Public Library is offering free Facebook tutorials from 3 to 5 p.m. each Thursday through Aug. 15 at 5 Monument Square. The workshops include an hourlong introduction to Facebook followed by an hour for individual practice during which the instructor will help with specific questions; each class will focus on one aspect of Facebook.

People can take part once for a basic introduction or go weekly for a more in-depth understanding of how to use Facebook.

Limited space is available and advance registration is required by calling 871-1700 Ext. 708.


Babysitter training class to be offered at college

Saint Joseph’s College will offer an American Red Cross Babysitter Training class from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Harold Alfond Center at 278 Whites Bridge Road.

The course provides children, ages 11 to 15, with the information and skills necessary to provide safe and responsible care for children in the absence of parents or guardians.

Topics will include leadership skills, caregiving, first aid and safe play.

Students will be given a comprehensive babysitter’s training manual and the tools needed to create a babysitter’s kit.

With successful completion of the course, participants will earn an American Red Cross Babysitter’s Training certification.

Students should bring their own lunch, pencil and paper.

Cost is $75 (or $65 for recertification).

To register, call 893-6615.


Conservation trust president to lead hike at Great Pond

Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust President Sarah LeVine will lead a hike in the 4,500-acre Great Pond Mountain Wildlands, beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday.

Attendees will meet at the Wildlands’ South Gate on Route 1 for a hike on the new Birches Path to Flying Moose Mountain with a detour to the Forgotten Forest, a section of woodland untouched by the timber harvests of the 1990s.

Wear sturdy shoes and bring plenty of water, snacks, sun and bug protection.

For more info, email LeVine at [email protected] or call 667-1293.


Civil War documentary to be shown at library

McArthur Library and the Maine Public Broadcasting Network will offer a free screening of MPBN’s Civil War documentary, “The Sixteenth Maine at Gettysburg,” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the library, located at 270 Main St.

The film brings to light the role this Maine regiment played in the battle and its overall place in the American Civil War.

MPBN staff will be at the screening to introduce the film and lead a discussion at the end of the documentary.

For more details, call 284-4181.

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