‘Evening of Pops’ to benefit health provision programs

Leavitt’s Mill Free Health Center and the Saco River Theatre’s eighth annual benefit concert “An Evening of Pops” will be held Saturday.

The evening will start with a silent auction from 5 to 7:15 p.m. at the old white church by the Saco River Theatre.

An open house and international cheese bar will be offered from 6 to 7 p.m. at Leavitt’s Mill Center at 63 Main St.

The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the theater, 29 Salmon Falls Road, featuring a performance by the All Star Concert Band. Dessert will be served during intermission.

Suggested donations for the concert are $15 for seniors and students and $20 for all others. Tickets are available at or by calling 929-6455. All proceeds will benefit Leavitt’s Mill health provision programs.


Downeasters, a cappella chorus, to perform Sunday

The Downeasters, a 40-plus member Maine men’s a cappella chorus, will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Raymond Village Community Church, 27 Main St., Route 121. .

The Downeasters repertoire is eclectic, combining classic barbershop tunes with musical theater standards, swing era vocal numbers, inspirational songs and hymns and unique takes on modern songs.

Tickets are $10 and available by calling 939-7947.


Plant, herb sale to include items from Tate House garden

The Tate House Museum herb and plant sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 1267 Westbrook St.

The sale will include perennials and herbs from the Tate House historic garden. The garden contains heirloom plants that would have been found in an 18th century garden for medicinal, culinary and fragrant uses.

There also will be sales of annuals from Broadway Gardens and the homes of Tate House members. For more details, call Betty Janus at 774-6177.

‘Read with Steve’ to review ‘Perfect, Once Removed’

Portland Public Library continues its “Read with Steve” Book Club, from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday in Meeting Room 2, at 5 Monument Square.

The title of this week’s book review is “Perfect, Once Removed: When Baseball Was all the World to Me”

Sessions are led by Portland Public Library director Steve Podgajny and are for those interested in reading and discussing sports-themed books.

The group meets on the second Tuesday of each month for one hour. Bring your lunch; drinks will be provided. For more details, call Rachael Weyand at 871-1700 Ext. 773.


Three free cancer screenings planned for next few weeks

Three free cancer screenings are planned over the next few weeks for people who are uninsured or underinsured.

All sessions will meet from 6 to 7:45 p.m., with individuals scheduled for an approximately 15-minute visual exam with a qualified health professional, who also will provide useful prevention tips.

These screenings are especially important to people who have fair skin, freckles, those who sunburn easily or have a family history of skin cancer.

Screenings for skin cancer only will be held Thursday at the Cancer Care Center of York County, 27 Industrial Ave., Sanford ,and May 19 at Southern Maine Health Care, 13 Industrial Park Road, Saco.

The final offering will include screening for skin and oral, head and neck cancers. That session will be held May 21 at the Maine Medical Center Cancer Institute, 100 Campus Drive, Suite 121, Scarborough.

Space is limited and patients who have never been screened by a dermatologist will receive priority for screening. Interpreter service is available. To complete an assessment or to schedule an appointment, call (844) 504-9680.


Kids invited to share stories with Darwin the Beagle

Young readers are invited to visit the Louis T. Graves Memorial Public Library at 3 p.m. Wednesday to visit with Darwin the Beagle and read a book to him. Come and share your favorite stories with this mild-mannered, certified beagle. Children of all ages are welcome.

There is no charge for this program although preregistration is required. The library is located at 18 Maine St. For details, call 967-2778 or go to


Spectrum Generations to host discussion on aging

Spectrum Generations will host another “Start Talking: Age Friendly Communities Panel Discussion and Community Conversation” at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Belvedere Road.

Panelist Margaret Cruikshank will detail the second edition of her book “Learning to be Old.” Fellow panelists for the talk include Kelley Bouchard, lead reporter for the Maine Sunday Telegram’s series “The Challenge of Our Age”; the Rev. Mary Ann Hoy, facilitator, Committee on the Spirituality of Aging, Episcopal Diocese of Maine; Larry Roy of Family Caregivers from West Bath, and Ann Foskett of Damariscotta.

Light refreshments will be provided. For more details, call 563-2363.

‘Sea Glass as Wearable Art’ workshop set Wednesday

Lynne Thompson will head a “Sea Glass as Wearable Art” workshop at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center.

Thompson will use sea glass and wire to show how to design and craft a pendent, a pair of sea glass earrings, a pin or a window ornament. Materials will be provided or attendees can make a gift that is a bit more special by using pieces of sea glass they have collected.

Attendees should bring a pair of needle-nosed pliers. The class and materials fee is $25. Advance registration is due by Tuesday by calling 563-1363.


Concentration camp survivor to share his story

Thornton Academy’s Lloyd Hunter Lecture Series will host guest speaker Max Slabotsky at 6 p.m. Monday in the Hyde Library of the Emery Building on the Thornton campus at 438 Main St.

Now a Portland resident, Slabotsky was born in Belgium and is a survivor of Auschwitz concentration camp. He will share his experiences with World War II, surviving Auschwitz, and losing most of his family to the Holocaust.

The presentation is free and all are welcome. For more details, call Patricia Erikson at 602-4448.


Union Church to host annual plant and bake sale Saturday

The West Gorham Union Church will host its annual plant and bake sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 190 Ossipee Trail E, Route 25.

A variety of plants, pies, cookies, cakes and candies will be sold.


Annual Mother-Daughter Banquet to be held Tuesday

The annual Mother-Daughter Banquet will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the North Waterford Congregational Church on Route 35, opposite Melby’s Eatery. Festivities will include a chicken dinner and musical entertainment by Terry Swett.

Tickets are $15 or two for $25. For more details, call church president Milly Millett at 583-2822.


Holocaust survivor, Freedom medal winner to speak

Presidential Medal of Freedom award winner, Holocaust survivor, writer and speaker Gerda Weissmann Klein will give a talk at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Congregation Bet Ha’am, at 81 Westbrook St.

The presentation will include a viewing of the Academy Award and Emmy winning short documentary “One Survivor Remembers” (39 minutes), followed by a question and answer period.

This event is open to everyone and a reception will follow. For more details, call 879-0028.


Wildridge Garden Club to hold annual plant sale

Wildridge Garden Club’s annual plant sale will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at George E Jack School at 15 NE Road.

Early birds will find the best selection of hand dug perennials.


Historical Society to hold program on stonecutter

The New Gloucester Historical Society will present the program “Bartlett Adams: Portland Stonecutter in New Gloucester,” at 7 p.m. Thursday at the New Gloucester Meetinghouse, 389 Intervale Road. Popular area cemetery sleuth Ron Romano will head the talk.

The public is invited. For more details, call Leonard L. Brooks at 926-3188.


Historical Society to hold dance with rock, new country

The Waterborough Historical Society will sponsor a dance at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Grange Hall at 31 West Road.

Bridge Street will provide classic rock and new country music.

Admission is $15 per person, BYOB, no one under 21 admitted. Set-ups and snacks will be available. Tickets can be purchased at Woodsome’s Feeds and Needs in East Waterboro and Woody’s Sports Grill on West Road. For more details, call 247-5878.


Cash for Clothes sale to aid Coastal Opportunities

The semi-annual Cash for Clothes sale, to benefit Coastal Opportunities, will be held Saturday through Monday, May 19, at the American Legion Hall on Pearl Street.

The Cash for Clothes sale is the major community fundraising event to benefit Coastal Opportunities, an agency providing services to autistic or developmentally disabled adults in the Knox County area.

For more details, call Nancy Wolfertz at 594-5429.


Comedy Night to benefit community center, After Hours

The Kittery Recreation Department will hold a Comedy Night fundraiser at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Kittery Community Center at 120 Rogers Road.

This event, featuring comics TTTom Clark, Dave Rattigan and headliner Bob Seibel, is a benefit for the Kittery Rotary After Hours and the Kittery Community Center. The show is for ages 18 and older.

Tickets are $15 for general admission or $20 for table seating. They can be purchased at the Kittery Community Center, TD Bank or Hillside Flowers in advance.

There will also be a silent auction and cash bar available. For more details, call the Kittery Community Center at 439-3800 or go to


Library events include fish tackle, cooking, history talks

York Public Library will host three events this week at 15 Long Sands Road.

Fishing tackle experts Sante Guiliani, Fred Kretchman and Dan Leroux will give a talk about vintage fishing tackle at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Participants are encouraged to bring in tackle, to learn something about it, and also have it appraised.

An author talk will be held at noon Wednesday detailing the book “Recipes of a One-Armed Cook.” Local author and gourmet cook Bob Wiley will talk about cooking and how he came to publish his cookbook of over 90 healthy recipes. He will bring some samples of his cooking to share and will have his cookbook available for those who wish to purchase it.

On Sunday, at 7 p.m., Emerson (Tad) Baker will speak about Native Americans in the York area. Dr. Baker is a professor of history at Salem State University in Salem, Massachusetts, who specializes in the history and archaeology of New England in the 17th century. There will be refreshments and time for questions and discussion.


Yard sale, Cruise-in Car show to aid SkillsUSA

The sixth annual Community Yard Sale and Cruise-In Car Show will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Region 10 Technical High School, 68 Church Road. Community members and individuals rent tables and space from Region 10, bring their own items to sell and keep their own profits. The event also is a benefit for the SkillsUSA State Gold Winners to attend and compete at SkillsUSA National Conference and competitions in Kansas City, Missouri, June 22-28. For more details, email [email protected] or call 729-6622 Ext. 118.


Eastern Trail Alliance to hold annual meeting

The Eastern Trail Alliance will hold its annual meeting from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Old Marsh Country Club.

This year’s meeting will feature guest speaker Carl Knoch, trail development manager for Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, who will talk about trail building.

The meeting offers an opportunity for members of the community to meet ETA officials to learn more about the mission of the ETA while enjoying complimentary light refreshments.

After the meeting, attendees are invited to a select dinner of varied choices, all at very reasonable prices. To reserve a seat, call the ETA at [email protected] or 284-9260.


Historical Society to hold talk on 366th Regiment

The North Yarmouth Historical Society will present “At War in New England: the 366th Infantry Regiment” on Saturday evening at the North Yarmouth Congregational Church, 3 Gray Road.

A chicken pie supper will be served at 5:30 p.m., followed by a talk by Dr. James Pratt, historian of the 366th Regiment, at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $5 for the talk and $20 for the dinner and talk. For reservations, call 846-4379.


Program on role of coyote in ecosystem set at library

Maine conservation biologist Geri Vistein will present the program “Coyote: America’s Songdog” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Goodall Memorial Library at 952 Main St.

Vistein will speak about the coyote’s long history in North America, its relationship with native peoples and the European Americans and its complex relationship with the life of Maine’s ecosystems.

For more details, go to


Garden Club to hold annual plant sale at Library Park

Bath Garden Club will hold its annual plant sale from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at Library Park, on Washington Street.

The event will include sales of perennials, herbs, native shrubs, geraniums, Proven Winner annuals, dahlias and more with prices starting at $3. Cash, checks and credit cards are accepted. The Garden Treasures table will feature gently used garden items, books and other useful things. The Refreshments table will offer home baked goods and hot beverages. For more details, call 443-5389.


Last monthly parenting class until fall set for Friday

Stevie Westmoreland, LMFT, LCPC, will lead his monthly parenting class at 10 a.m. Friday at the Kennebunk Free Library at 112 Main St.

Parents, grandparents and caregivers are invited to drop in for discussion and support. This will be the last meeting until the fall. The event is free, wheelchair accessible and no preregistration is necessary.

For more details, go to or call 985-2511.

Ex-intelligence officers meeting open to public

The next Association of Former Intelligence Officers meeting will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, featuring guest speaker Ken Daigler, who has extensive experience in CIA operations. Daigler will talk about activities in the country’s past and relate them to current affairs.

The talk will be at the Brick Store Museum Program Center at 4 Dane St. The meeting is open to the public.

For information, call 967-4298.

Bicycle rodeo, safety courses set for Saturday

The Kennebunk Police Department will hold its second annual bicycle rodeo from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Kennebunk Elementary School, 177 Alewive Road.

The Bicycle Coalition of Maine will be on hand to provide a bicycle safety course and skill games for riders in kindergarten through eighth grade. Members of the Kennebunkport Bicycle Co. will provide free bicycle safety checks and bicycle helmet fittings.

Due to the generosity of sponsors, a limited number of bicycle helmets will be given for free to those in need. A light lunch of hot dogs, chips and water will also be provided.

Members from the Kennebunk Police Department and Kennebunk Fire Rescue will be present and displaying a variety of emergency vehicles. For more details, call 604-1320.


Rotary Club benefit bingo to support Polio Plus Program

The Biddeford-Saco Rotary Club will host a benefit bingo event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Rochambeau Club on outer South Street, to support the Polio Plus Program and local charitable giving.

Doors will open at 8 a.m. The bingo event will consist of 13 games including an “early bird special” and a “winner take all.”

50/50 tickets will be sold at the door and there will be an additional “winner takes all” game.

Advance Tickets are $20, which includes a package of 10 regular games of bingo and two special games. A “winner takes all” game is sold separately.

Bingo packages and additional cards can also be purchased at the door. Participants must be 16 or older to attend.

For advance tickets, call Julie Villemaire at 286-5474 or go to


Freeport Women’s Club to celebrate 90th anniversary

The Freeport Woman’s Club will celebrate its 90th anniversary with a meeting at 1 p.m. Friday at the Freeport Community Library.

Past presidents and lifetime members will be honored. The event will feature music, refreshments and more. All are welcome to attend.

For more details, call Sheri Bunting at 865-3996 or email [email protected]


Music, dance of Scotland, Ireland to be featured

Topsham will advance its 250th anniversary with a tip of the hat to its Scots-Irish or Ulster Scots population with a Celtic festival combining the music and dance of Scotland and Ireland beginning at 6:30 p.m. Friday in the Orion Center for the Performing Arts, Mt. Ararat Middle School.

The event will feature performances by different Maine schools of Irish and Scottish dance, the Maine Highland Fiddlers, plus the drama of the Maine Public Safety Band and the pub/folk music of the duo Squid Jiggers.

Tickets are $5 to $20 and can be purchased in advance at the Topsham Parks and Recreation office.

For more details, go to