Until Aug. 16: The Summer Food Service Program in Gray-New Gloucester, sponsored by the MSAD 15 Food Services Department and supported by the Preble Street Maine Hunger Initiative in partnership with the Liberty Family Foundation, will be offering a free lunch to all kids and teens under the age of 18. There is no application and everyone is welcome. The meal is held at the Gray-New Gloucester High School from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and at the Liberty Family Foundation site (across from St. Gregory’s Parish) from 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. For more information, call Amy Bacon at 657-9331.

Friday, Aug. 9: Gorham Savings Bank’s Standish location will be holding its annual barbeque from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., which will be catered by The Blue Pig. The event is held at the branch located in the Colonial Marketplace on Route 25 in Standish and it is free to the community.

Saturday, Aug. 10: Fundraiser Summer Carnival at Bridgton’s Kendall and Anna Ham Recreation Complex 10 a.m.-2 p.m. weather permitting. Ring Toss, Pick your color, Dime Toss, Golf, Fishing for a Grab Bag and much more. Concession will be open. Raffle tickets available. For more information, call Lyn at 627-7380.

Aug. 10: Mystery for Hire presents “Who Killed Jolly Roger?” – A Pirate Mystery Cruise on the Songo River Queen from 7-9 p.m. on the causeway in Naples. Tickets are $29.95 per person, which includes only the mystery show and the cruise. Cash bar and food court available on the boat. For tickets, go to www.mysteryforhire.com. For information, call 998-2472.

Aug. 10: Sebago Historical Society’s building at 347 Convene Road will be open for research and browsing from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Aug. 10: Rippling Waters Farm, 55 River Road, Standish, holds a Medicine Wheel Workshop 1-5 p.m. Meet Holy Basil, Lavender, Yarrow, Evening Primrose, ?and more. Organizers will do a water meditation by the Saco River, as well as a meditation? sitting with the plants. They will invoke some of these plant spirits into herbal ?washes and flower essences. Fee $40. For more information, call 642-5161 or email [email protected].

Sunday, Aug. 11: The fifth annual historic tour hosted by the Sebago Historical Society meets for carpooling at 1 p.m. at Sebago Veterans Park, routes 11 and 114. Sites to be visited include Camp O-At-Ka, three buildings, Methodist church and Daniel Hill House. Tickets are $5.

Thursday, Aug. 15: Have you heard howls outside your house at night? Learn about coyotes who live in Maine when biologist Geri Vistein presents “Coyote – America’s Songdog” at the North Gorham Public Library, 2 Standish Neck Road, at 6:30 p.m. Since we share the landscape with this important, resilient carnivore, this is an opportunity to explore how we impact each other’s lives.

Aug. 16-18: Schoolhouse Arts Center in Standish will present “The Comedy of Errors” from Aug. 16-18. Performances will be held Friday, Aug. 16, and Saturday, Aug. 17, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 18, at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students and seniors. Schoolhouse Arts Center is located at 16 Richville Road (Route 114) in Standish, just north of the intersection of Route 114 and Route 35. Call 642-3743 for reservations or buy tickets online at www.schoolhousearts.org.

Saturday, Aug. 17: A benefit dance will be held at the Brownfield Lions Den at the intersection of routes 5 and 113 in Brownfield from 8 p.m. to midnight for adults 21 and older with music by The Knight Riders. Admission is $10 per person and our dances are “bring your own beverages.” We will have a 50/50 and a bottle raffle there as well. For more information or reservations call Trudy at 935-4617 or Earl at 935-2911. Proceeds go to benefit Brownfield Lions Community Projects Fund.

Aug. 17: The Sebago Center Community Church, located at 403 Bridgton Road in Sebago, is hosting gospel singer Ralph Bedard at 7 p.m. A love offering will be taken during the concert. Refreshments will be served.

Saturday, Aug. 24: McLaughlin Garden & Homestead in South Paris will hold its annual Summer Benefit and Live Auction from 6-8 p.m. Tickets include unlimited bidding opportunities on trips and treasures, as well as live music, hors d’oeuvres from the Good Food Store in Bethel, soda and one alcoholic beverage. Advance tickets are $30, $40 at the door. Full auction catalog and advance online bidding available at http://mclaughlingarden.wordpress.com. Please call 743-8820 or stop by the Garden to buy tickets or for more information.

Saturday, Aug. 31: Learn about guilds, get thoughtful design ideas, perennial foods, and how we use companion planting for ?financial success on a small farm at a Practical Permaculture Workshop taking place at Rippling Waters Organic Farm, 55 River Road, Standish, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Bring work gloves, water, and lunch. Fee $30. For more information, call 642-5161 or email [email protected].

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