Garden club plant sale

Songo Garden Club will hold its bi-annual plant sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday on the Naples Village Green.

More than 650 perennials, herbs, edibles, small shrubs and ornamental grasses will be available to choose from.

An assortment of concrete stepping stones, created by club members, also will be sold.

Proceeds will benefit the club’s town beautification projects. For more details, call 693-4871.


Book club meets Friday

Portland Public Library will host its Friday Night Book Club at 5:30 p.m. Friday at 5 Monument Square for those interested in reading and discussing fiction written within the past 20 years.

The group meets on the last Friday of each month in Rines Auditorium. Discussions are led by library staff members.

A time for networking and socializing is offered before the discussion begins.

Refreshments will be provided.

This month, the club will discuss “An Unnecessary Woman” by Rabih Alameddine.

This program is free but registration is required.

For more details, call 871-1700, ext. 705.

Tea at the Tate House

Sign-ups are being taken for a Tea Time at the Tate House Museum event, planned for 1 to 4 p.m. June 8 at 1267 Westbrook St.

Nellie’s Teas of South Portland proprietress Marianne Russo will be pouring tea and serving scones with clotted cream, lemon curd and jam in our garden, weather permitting, while entertaining her audience with tea lore.

Tickets are $12 for members and $16 for all others, with admission including a tour of the Tate House.

Reservations are required one week prior to the event by calling 774-6177 or e-mailing [email protected]


DAR luncheon on tap

Reservations are being accepted through Saturday for individuals who wish to attend a Rebecca Emery Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution luncheon, set for 11:30 a.m. June 7 at the Ramada at Saco Plaza, 352 North St.

The event will feature guest speaker Adam Bartow, New England Region vice president of the Children of the American Revolution and former senior state president of the Maine CAR.

To sign up, call 324-6202.

Sign-ups for soccer camp

Sign-ups are being taken through June 13 for the 2014 Thornton Academy Soccer Camp for boys and girls, set for 9 a.m. to noon daily June 30 through July 2 at at TA’s Hill Stadium, 438 Main St.

The camps are open to students ages 10-14.

This camp is run by TA’s boys varsity coach, Andrew Carlson, and is designed to develop individual soccer skills within the context of team play.

Cost is $50 per camper and includes a T-shirt.

To see a brochure, go to

For more details, call Emma Deans at 602-4449.


Tibetan teacher to speak

Tibetan teacher Anam Thubten will speak at 7 p.m. Monday in the Morrell Meeting Room at Curtis Public Library at 23 Pleasant St.

Thubten is the author of two books: “No Self, No Problem” and “The Magic of Awareness.”

The talk is open to the public for a suggested donation of $10.

For more details, call Susan at 837-8906.


Hike-A-Thon rescheduled

The Wilhelm Reich Museum has rescheduled its planned “Hike-A-Thon” on the trails at Orgonon for 3 p.m. Wednesday at the museum’s Conference Center on Dodge Pond Road.

Orgonon was the 160-acre home, laboratory and research center of the Austrian-born psychiatrist Wilhelm Reich.

Prizes and refreshment will be included .

Proceeds will benefit the museum’s Hands-On Children’s Activity Program.

For more details, call 864-3443 or email [email protected]


Cancer center hosting social

The Cancer Community Center will host its annual Summertime Social from 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday at East Coast Yacht Sales at 106 Lafayette St.

The event will include a lobster bake, dancing to the music of the Don Campbell Band, a live auction and raffle.

All proceeds will benefit the Cancer Community Center of South Portland.

For tickets, go to or email Kate Shub at [email protected]


Check out adoptable dogs

The Animal Welfare Society, Lucky Pup Rescue, Another Chance, and other dog adoption groups will join the Old Orchard Beach Community Animal Watch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Park and the Old Orchard Beach Dog Park on Heath Street with adoptable dogs.

Seasonal worker conference

The Old Orchard Beach Chamber of Commerce will host its premiere J-1 Seasonal Workforce Educational Conference from 8 a.m. to noon Thursday at the Salvation Army Fellowship Hall on Sixth Street.

The town hires more than 450 foreign workers annually to supplement its seasonal workforce. As such, it is the largest employing community in the state.

The conference will feature speakers from the State Department, Washington, D.C.; the Maine Department of Labor; the Social Security Administration; and town officials, who all will provide the latest regulations, requirements and resources to consider when hiring international students.

Come meet representatives from many sponsoring organizations, who connect international students with employers and housing providers.

For more details, call the Old Orchard Beach Chamber of Commerce at 934-2500 or email [email protected]


Bake, book, bloom sale

Soldiers Memorial Library will hold its annual Bake, Book & Bloom Sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday at 85 Main St.

Locally grown, freshly dug lilac bushes will be sold.

Donations of plants and baked goods are welcome.

Proceeds are to benefit the Friends of Soldiers Memorial Library.

For more details, call Sue at 625-3512 or the library at 625-4650.


Museum open on holiday

The Brick Store Museum will celebrate Memorial Day by opening its doors on its usual day off. It will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday at 117 Main St.

For more details, call 985-4802 or visit


Bill Burke to present talk

Cape Elizabeth resident Bill Burke will present a talk titled “Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Thomas Memorial Library at 6 Scott Dyer Road.

Burke co-wrote Ted Turner’s 2008 New York Times best-selling autobiography, “Call Me Ted.”

Chairman of the Portland Sea Dogs and the U.S. Biathlon Association, Burke also is a trustee of Maine Medical Center and held key positions at Time Warner and Turner Broadcasting.

For more details, go to


Parade and 21-gun salute

The town’s Memorial Day parade will start at 9:15 a.m. Monday from the Town Offices on School Street and proceed down Route 202 to Windham High School for a memorial ceremony and flag-burning ceremony at 10 a.m., followed by a 21-gun salute and bell-ringing ceremony to honor deceased Windham area veterans.

The 3rd Maine Civil War Reenactors will participate in the parade and conduct the 21-gun salute during the memorial ceremony.

For more details, call Don McCormack at 892-3931.



Live opossums at library

The Cathance River Education Alliance and the Topsham Library will host the next program in their monthly Community Nature Programs Series from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the library at 25 Foreside Road.

The talk “Oh! Possums: Exploring Maine’s Marsupial & Nocturnal Animals” will feature live opossums and other nocturnal animals from the Center For Wildlife in Cape Neddick.

This interactive program is free and family-friendly.

For more details, call 725-1727.