Author to give presentation on family of ship builders

Author and historian Bill Bunting will give a presentation about the Sewalls, a local family of ship builders and operators, at 6:30 p.m. upstairs at The Old Goat, 33 Main St.

Bunting is the author of “Live Yankees: the Sewall Family and Their Ships.”

The talk is free and open to the public

For more details, call Lisa J. Kane at 557-0118.


Professional dog trainer starting pet therapy class

Professional dog trainer Jean Conte will lead a six-session canine good citizen and pet therapy class on Thursdays, starting June 12, at The Lincoln Home, 22 River Road in Newcastle, at 6 p.m.

The cost is $70, payable to the instructor. Class size is limited.

For more information and to register, call 563-1363.


Library offers program to retrain your brain via yoga

Camden Public Library, at 55 Main St., will offer the following programs this week:

On Monday, Tammy Lee will present “Retrain your Brain to Form Healthy Habits through Yoga and Meditation,” at noon, as part of the Wellness Brown Bag Lunch series.

On Tuesday, the Camden Philosophical Society reading group meets at 4 p.m. and Marilyn Moss will present “Bill Moss: Fabric Artist & Designer” at 7 p.m.

On Wednesday, StoryCorps’ “Day of Listening” unfolds from noon to 6 p.m.

On Thursday, Michael Lund presents “Frank Sinatra & Tony Bennett: Great Singers of the American Songbook,” at 7 p.m.

For more details, call Ken Gross at 236-3440.


Author and photographer to discuss her recent memoir

Portland author and photographer Helen Peppe will discuss her recently-published memoir “Pigs Can’t Swim” at 7 p.m. Thursday at the North Gorham Public Library at 2 Standish Neck Road.

For more details, call 892-2575 or go to


Library offers computer help in variety of languages

Portland Public Library will begin offering computer tutoring for non-English speakers in French, Kinyarwanda, Kirundi, Luganda and Swahili on Wednesdays and Fridays, from 2 to 4 p.m., beginning this week.

Registration is required to participate. Call the public computing desk to reserve a time slot, 871-1700, ext. 708, or email [email protected]

The library is located at 5 Monument Square.

Deering High drama group to hold annual costume sale

The Deering High School Drama Group will hold its annual costume and yard sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday on the front lawn of Deering High School at 370 Stevens Ave.

The rain date is June 21 at the same time and place.

All funds raised will support the school’s fall musical, “Starmites.”

For more details, call 874-8173 or email [email protected]


Camp Hammond hosts wine and beer tasting fundraiser

Camp Hammond will host a “Sip, Savor & Sway in the Summer Wind Beer & Wine Tasting” event to benefit Catholic Charities Maine’s 25-plus programs from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at 275 Main St.

Craft beer and wine aficionados, as well as foodies, won’t want to miss the new fundraiser benefiting Catholic Charities Maine.

Barrels & Brews will showcase a sampling of local brews and vintages from Maine’s top purveyors paired with hearty hors d’oeuvres by The Black Tie Co. – all set to the sounds of jazz

Tickets are $35 per person.

For more details, call 523-1188, or to reserve tickets online visit


Artworks for sale will benefit land trust

Artworks created by local artists in early June will be featured in a “Landscapes of a Land Trust: En Plein Air” event at 4 p.m. Thursday at the Thornton Oaks Retirement Community’s Gallery located at 25 Thornton Way.

The fundraiser will include music, light refreshments and a silent auction to benefit the Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust .

For more details, call Lee Cataldo at 729-7694 or go to [email protected]


Author talk by David Morse rescheduled for June 24

An author talk by David Morse, originally scheduled for Tuesday, has been changed to 2 p.m. June 24 at Kennebunk Free Library at 112 Main St.

For more details, call 985-2173 Ext 102.


Community Center’s annual sale set for Monday morning

Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center’s annual “Rite of Passage Spring Perennial and Swap” sale will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. Monday at 521 Main St.

Nobleboro gardener Betty Nelson will be on hand to answer questions and share gardening tips.

The event is free for those who bring plants to swap; otherwise $2 to $6 per plant.


Clinic hosts free community health fair on Saturday

The Eleanor Widener Dixon Memorial Clinic will host a community health fair from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday at 37 Clinic Road.

The event will feature free screenings for cholesterol, blood sugar, blood pressure, body composition and fall risk assessment.

There will also be information available on mammogram scholarships, pharmacy and prescription reconciliation and nutrition and diabetes support.

Friends in Action will also be present to provide information about transportation assistance and resources.

For more details, call Maine Coast Memorial Hospital at 664-5337 or call the clinic at 963-4066.


Author talk takes a look at pioneering female doctors

Thomaston Historical Society will host an author talk by Annette Vance Dorey at 7 p.m. Tuesday at 80 Knox St.

Dorey will speak about her research and the women in her recent book, “Miss Dr. Lucy” and Maine’s pioneering female physicians, representing from the 1850s to 1920.

The program is free and open to the public.

A short meeting will take place prior to the program as June is the society’s annual meeting.

Refreshments will be served.

For more details, call 354-4121 or 354-2295.

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