School’s open house to have pizza from student-built oven

The New School will hold an open house Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Guests will be treated to wood-fired pizza, grilled in an outdoor pizza oven that was built by students.

The New School offers high school students small, seminar-style classes and a rich, experiential curriculum that challenges students to be active and reflective learners.

The public is invited to attend.To learn more, go to, call 985-3745 or drop by the school, at 38 York St. (Route 1 South).

Library to host Faerie Festival as part of May Day festivities

Kennebunk Free Library will host its annual Faerie Festival from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday as part of the town-wide May Day festivities. Children are invited to create embellishments, including crowns and bell bracelets. Puppet crafts and gnome games will be offered.

Fairy houses, created by local children, will be on display in the children’s room until May 10.

The library is located at 112 Main St. For more details, call 985-2173 Ext. 5 or visit


Garden Club to hold program on container gardening

The Gorham Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the First Parish Church on School Street. Carolyn Snell, of Snell Family Farms, will present a program on container gardening.

The public is welcome to attend. For more details, call Helen Manderson at 839-3630.


Spring Fling talent show, dinner to be held Friday

A Spring Fling talent show and chicken dinner will be held at 6 p.m. Friday at Clark Memorial United Methodist Church at Forest and Pleasant avenues.

The dinner will be followed by the fashion show, starting at 7 p.m. Cost is $6 per person. For more details, call Doris Boisvert at 773-5423.

Shape note singing event to be held at The New Church

A shape note singing event will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at The New Church, 302 Stevens Ave. This four-part singing tradition also known as Sacred Harp originated just after the American Revolution and is enjoying a revival nationwide.

The event is free and open to the public. This is not a performance and everyone is welcome to participate. For more detail, go to


OOB High Honor Society to hold benefit car wash

The Old Orchard Beach High School National Honor Society will hold a benefit car wash from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Old Orchard Beach Fire Department.

Donations collected will benefit the Old Orchard Beach Community Food Pantry.

OOB High parents, graduate committee to hold car wash

The Old Orchard Beach High School Parents Class Night-Project Graduation Committee will be having a car wash, bottle drive and bake sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Old Orchard Beach Fire Department.

Kris Fish benefit dance, auction to be held Saturday

A Kris Fish benefit dance and silent auction will be held from 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday at the Captain’s Galley Restaurant.

The event will include raffles, door prizes, a DJ and cash bar.

Tickets, which are $10, are available by calling Ron at 205-5177 or Corey at 233-8297.


All-Seasons Garden workshops being offered

Gardeners are invited to come and learn tricks and techniques for increasing yields while reducing labor during the growing season.

The University of Maine Extension, Master Gardeners of York County and the Wells Reserve at Laudholm will offer a five-part gardening workshop series this spring and summer to help local gardeners increase their produce yield while reducing labor during the growing season.

The All-Seasons Garden workshops will kick off with the session “Starting a Kitchen Garden” on May 10 and continue with four more helpful sessions scattered throughout the growing season.

Each two-hour, hands-on workshop costs $5 for members and $7 for all others. See for details and to register in advance for each workshop.


Archive, museum group offers development series

As part of the Maine Cultural Institutions Outreach Project, the Association of Maine Archives and Museums has begun its 2014 spring workshop series, offering professional development programs for archivists, museum professionals, librarians and educators.

The workshops, to be offered at various locations throughout the state, are open to all.

For more details or to register, go to, call 400-6965 or e-mail [email protected]

The MCIOP is a project of MAM supported by a grant from the Davis Family Foundation.


Route 9, Woods Road improvement meeting set

The town will hold a public meeting regarding intersection improvements at Route 9 and Woods Road from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Town Hall council chambers.

Representatives of the Maine Department of Transportation will be available to discuss intersection improvements.

Any inquiries regarding this project may be directed to Ernie Martin, project manager, Maine Department of Transportation, at 624-3381 or email [email protected]


Knights of Columbus to hold yard sale and lunch cafe

A yard sale and lunch cafe will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Bath Knights of Columbus at 807 Middle St.

The meal will feature fish chowder, hamburgers, hot dogs and more. Yard sale items include crafts, model trains, tools, collectibles and household goods. For more deatils, call 443-5389.


Land Trust cleanup to feature May Day celebration

Scarborough Land Trust will hold its first spring cleanup from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Volunteers will help pick up winter debris on trails, install signs, and get properties ready for the coming season. There will be no heavy lifting or strenuous work.

Attendees are urged to bring work gloves and wear boots for wet areas. Volunteers are welcome to bring a brown bag lunch to picnic at Broadturn Farm afterward, where they can join in their May Day celebration from 1 to 4 p.m.

For more details, call 289-1199 or write [email protected]

Teen advisory board hosts Teen Quiz Show on Tuesday

The Scarborough Public Library will have its Teen Quiz Show from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. The library’s teen advisory board hosts the event that is open to all middle and high school students.

Registration is preferred by calling the Youth Services room at 883-4723 Ext. 3, or by stopping at the library. For more details, go to

Lawyers to speak at library during Law Day event

The Scarborough Public Library will join libraries across Maine to offer “Lawyers in Libraries: Law Day” from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday.

Participating attorneys will speak about the challenges that arise when an individual is faced with a legal problem and will provide general guidance and information on legal resources available to attendees.

All events are free and open to the public. For more details, go to


Talk on Nazi art plundering set at Bowdoin Thursday

The talk “Culture and Barbarism: Nazi Art Plundering and the Restitution Field Moving Forward” will be given at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Bowdoin College in Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center on the Bowdoin College campus, 3900 College Station.

Jonathan Petropoulos, an international authority on Nazi art theft, will head the talk.

For more details, go to


Emery Chapter of DAR to hold annual meeting

Rebecca Emery Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday at Parsons Memorial Library, 27 Saco Road.

This will be the chapter’s annual meeting. There will be an informational discussion on the Richard Vines monument.

Refreshments will be served. Attendees can reserve a spot by Thursday by calling 324-6202.


Conservation District’s spring garden fair, sale set

The Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District’s spring plant sale, backyard conservation sale and garden fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at Union Fairgrounds.

The sale offers bareroot fruit trees, berries and asparagus roots for the edibles garden, bareroot native trees and shrubs for conservation, wildlife, and landscape plantings and organically-grown native perennials.

For more details, call 596- 2040 or go to


Wildlife Park season opens with focus on snakes, turtles

The Maine Wildlife Park on Route 26 will host its first weekend event of the season Saturday, featuring a day focusing on snakes and turtles from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., to be held in conjunction with a new native snake exhibit.

For more details, call 657-4977 or go to


Graduation car show to feature 500 vehicles

The 13th Annual “Cruisin’ to Graduation” car show will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday rain or shine at Medomak Valley High School at 320 Manktown Road.

This year’s show will feature more than 500 cars, trucks and cycles, with many new classes added, and trophies to be awarded to the top three winners in each class. There also will be awards for best of show and a People’s Choice trophy.

The proceeds from the car show benefit Project Graduation, a scholarship fund for graduating seniors and other student projects.

A suggested donation for exhibitors is $5 per vehicle which includes the driver and one passenger. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 per student. Children under age 5 may attend for free. The registration gate opens at 8 a.m. for exhibitors and 10 a.m. for spectators.

The day wraps up with the awards ceremony beginning at 2:30 p.m. For more details, call Lorraine Lash at 832-7955.


Apps, story, cribbage and chess clubs meet at library

Louis T. Graves Memorial Public Library, 18 Maine St., will offer the following programs this week:

The Apps Club will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday, each week, to share and discuss new apps for portable devices.

A Story Time, for all ages, meets at 10 a.m. Fridays for a time of stories, fingerplays, songs and crafts. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to participate.

And, Cribbage and Chess Club meets at 1 p.m. every Friday for all ages and levels of play.

For more details, call 967-2778 or go to


Youth chorale to hold 16th annual spring concert

Wescustago Youth Chorale invites the public to attend its 16th annual spring concert, entitled “A Celebration of Spring,” at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Freeport Performing Arts Center.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and senior citizens and will be available at the door. A reception will follow the concert.

For more details, go to or call Leigh Palmer at 846-0705.