Tag sale, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., fifth annual sale offered by South Church Women’s Association at the Community House, 8 Temple St., Kennebunkport.

Yard sale, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., to benefit Good Shepherd Parish and held at St. Luke’s Chapel, Saco Avenue, Old Orchard Beach.

Jazz, Contemporary and Gospel, 7 p.m., concert with Shawn McKeown, Eric Landau, Josh Wolfe and friends. Stevens Avenue Congregation Church, 790 Stevens Ave., Portland. The suggested donation is $5.


Reopening of St. Gregory Catholic Church, 8:30 a.m., with a Mass celebrated by Monsignor Robert Lavoie, former pastor. The renovated church has an enlarged choir area, new pews and flooring. The church is at 24 N. Raymond Road in Gray. A reception will follow.

Ocean Park Religious Society, 10:30 a.m., first worship service of the year, celebrating the 125th anniversary of the society. The second and third services will be held June 8 and 15 at Porter Hall, Ocean Park.

Shape Note Singing, 1 to 4 p.m. The New Church, 302 Stevens Ave., Portland. Free and not a performance. All are welcome to participate.

Ordination and graduation, 3 p.m., 11th annual ordination of 15 interfaith ministers by The Chaplaincy Institute of Maine. Open to the public and held at First Parish Church, 12 Beach St., Saco. A reception will follow.

Tuesday through Thursday

“Maine Conference for Jewish Life: What Role Does Judaism Play in Public Service?” three-day conference held at Colby College in Waterville. The keynote address will be presented by state Senate President Justin Alfond. There will also be lectures by Colby faculty and rabbis from around the country, family events and a look at the place of Jewish life in rural communities. Free and open to the public. Registration fees are required for meals. Contact: Rabbi Rachel Isaacs at [email protected]

Wednesday and Thursday

“Mindfulness at Work: Everywhere All the Time,” 7 to 8:30 p.m. though July 2 or 3, classes are held on either Wednesday or Thursday with a short talk and two guided meditations. Experience is not necessary. The cost is $10 per session; $5 for students and seniors. Held at Practice, 2/F, 482 Congress St., Portland. For more information, go to or call (508) 979-8277.


Fundraising luncheon, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., with author Sharon Peters, who will talk about Holocaust survivor Max Edelman, the subject of her book, “Trusting Calvin: How a Dog Helped Heal a Holocaust Survivor’s Heart.” Held at South Freeport Congregational Church, 98 S. Freeport Road, South Freeport. Tickets are $20, and must be purchased in advance. Call Beth at 865-4012 for reservations.

June 7

Annual yard and bake sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Blue Point Congregational Church, 236 Pine Point Road, Scarborough.


Deacon Kyle Doustou has been ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Robert P. Deeley at the Basilica of Sts. Peter & Paul in Lewiston. Doustou, 26, was born in Lewiston and graduated from St. Dominic Regional High School (now St. Dominic Academy) in 2005. He received a full scholarship to the Basselin Scholars Program, a three-year honors philosophy program at Theological College, the national seminary of Catholic University in Washington, D.C. He has earned bachelor’s and licentiate degrees in philosophy, a master’s degree in theology and is working on a degree in canon law.

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