Extension holding sale

The Limington Extension Clearance Sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at 476 Sand Pond Road.

Proceeds are to benefit the Bonny Eagle High School Scholarship fund.


Coastal Geology Walk

A Coastal Geology Walk will be offered from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Wells Reserve at Laudholm Farm at 342 Laudholm Farm Road.

The outing offers attendees an opportunity to discover how the geology of the Maine shoreline transforms over time.

The group will walk about two miles through different habitats, including on the beach at low tide, to reveal the history of the changing land.

The walk is free with site admission.

For more details, call Wells Reserve at 646-1555 or go to

Audubon annual meeting

York County Audubon’s annual meeting will be held at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday at Wells Reserve at 342 Laudholm Farm Road.

The meeting will be followed by refreshments, a social time and a program detailing songs and stories about birds, presented by Monica Grabin at 7:15 p.m.

For more details, call Wells Reserve at 646-1555 or go to


Learn to recognize scams

Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center will sponsor a talk detailing how to avoid becoming a victim of fraud or scams at noon Friday at 521 Main St.

Join Aging and Disability Resource counselor Cynthia Troxel for a brown bag lunch discussion on how to recognize the persuasion tactics commonly used by scammers and those who would exploit elders.

The talk is free but donations are appreciated.

To register, call 563-1363

Square dance demo/intro

A free modern square dance demonstration and workshop series will be offered at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center, 521 Main St.

Caller and instructor Al Hipkins will head the introductory session that will be followed by a five-week workshop series, meeting from 6:30 to 8 p.m. each Wednesday, beginning on June 25 (no class July 16).

Cost is $35/person or $70/couple.

For more details or to register, call 563-1363.


Tidewater Farm open house

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension will host an open house from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Tidewater Farm demonstration garden at Presumpscot Point Road; take Route 1 to Clearwater Drive and follow the signs.

The event will offer gardening tips and demonstrations, including vegetable gardening, beekeeping, food preservation and composting.

There also will be food and music by the Pinetones.

For more information or to request a disability accommodation, go to or call (800) 287-1471.


Soccer tourney at Thornton

Thornton Academy is hosting a Grassroot Soccer 3v3 tournament, presented by Positive Tracks, at noon Sunday at the Dr. Paul S. Hill Stadium at 438 Main St.

All funds raised benefit Grassroot Soccer, an international nonprofit whose mission is to prevent the spread of HIV among those with the most new infections: youth in Africa.

Positive Tracks will match funds raised.

Tickets are $10 per person.

For more details, or to register, go to


Singer/songwriter concert

The Waterborough Historical Society will sponsor a performance by singer/songwriter Jonathan Sarty at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Grange Hall.

Tickets are $15 per person and can be purchased at Woodsome’s Feeds and Needs on Route 202 and Woody’s Sports Grille on West Road in South Waterboro.

For more details, call Jim at 247-5878 or Dianne at 247-5926.


House and garden tour

The Old Berwick Historical Society will present its Circle the Pond House & Garden Tour from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, featuring seven private homes (circa 1700-1985) representing various historical periods and styles, including unique architectural designs.

The tour includes the Judge Chadbourne House, the newly renovated Jefferson A. Smith Store House, the Goodwin House and homes, as well as free admission to the Hamilton House, property of Historic New England.

The day will begin at the Counting House Museum, 2 Liberty St., where attendees will pick up tickets for $30 each, and tour details.

For more details, call 384-4039, email [email protected] or go to


Author to discuss Maine barns

Historic New England will host the program “The Barns of Maine: Our History, Our Stories” with author Don Perkins from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Nickels-Sortwell House, 121 Main St.

A former carpenter and woodworker with a passion for barns and longtime interest in timber framing, Perkins will discuss his new book, telling the stories of iconic Maine barns, including Dan Sortwell’s Big Red Barn.

Pre-registration is recommended by calling 882-7169.

Admission is $5 for members and $10 for all others at the barn entrance on Federal Street.


Bereavement group planned

The Maine Community Foundation is providing support to Hospice of Southern Maine for four “Living with Grief” workshops for individuals who have lost a loved one.

The sessions involve creative writing and exploration of feelings. They will be facilitated by Maggie Butler, M.S.W.

Cost to attend the sessions is $20 and includes lunch. Some scholarships are available.

Attendance is open to anyone who has lost a loved one and who would like to participate in a one-time small group as a part of their bereavement process.

For more information or to register, call Carol Schonerg-Robinson at 289-3651 or email [email protected]

Workshop about Alzheimer’s

The Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter will present the free workshop “Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters” from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Alzheimer’s Association, at 383 Route 1, Suite 2C.

The workshop will provide attendees with an understanding of the difference between age-related memory loss and Alzheimer’s and what to do if they or someone they know has signs of the disease.

Attendees will view video footage of real people who are living with the early stages of dementia and their families addressing fears and myths associated with Alzheimer’s disease.

While the program is free, advanced registration is required by calling 772-0115 or (800) 272-3900.


Tips on teaching kids to read

Orton-Gillingham Method reading tutor Julie Boesky will offer a two-morning workshop for parents on how to help teach their children to read, from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday and Thursday at the Portland Public Library, in Meeting Room No. 3.

This will be a hands-on, practical workshop covering the nuts and bolts of helping children learn to read, particularly for parents who are concerned that their children are struggling with reading.

Teachers and classroom volunteers interested in learning more about the reading instruction process are also welcome.

Email [email protected] to register.

Program on asteroids, comets

Southworth Planetarium will offer two programs this week at 96 Falmouth St.

Professor Julie Ziffer will give the presentation “Asteroids and Life on Earth” at 7 p.m. Thursday, detailing her research into the composition of asteroids and comets.

Stonehenge talk at planetarium

Southworth Planetarium will host a lecture detailing the famous megalithic structure Stonehenge.

The planetarium’s resident Stone Circle Scholar, Lawrence Price, will head the talk at 7 p.m. Friday. Price has traveled extensively through Britain and Ireland studying many of the stone circles located there.

He will talk about who built the structures, their purpose and the lore associated with them.

Admission is by donation.

For more details, call 780-4249.


Former CIA member to speak

The Association of Former Intelligence Officers will host former CIA member Jack Christie for its final talk of the season, set for 2 p.m. Saturday at the Brick Store Museum at 4 Dane St.

Christie will share findings of the Foreign Finds Laboratory in the investigation of the Lockerbie bombing in 1988 and provide some insight into the evidence and the close cooperation with intelligence agencies from several countries.

For details, call 967-4298.


Canoe, kayak ‘history paddle’

Newfield Historical Society will sponsor a Rock Haven Lake Canoe and Kayak History Paddle at 1 p.m. Sunday.

Those attending should meet, with their boats, at the Town Beach.

If anyone needs a seat on a boat, contact Greg Cuffey at 793-8569.


Poetry, cooking talk at library

York Public Library, at 15 Long Sands Road, will host the following events this week:

A Poetry Evening, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, facilitated by Priscilla Cookson and focusing on the topic “identity.” The topic is open for interpretation. Readings from poetry books are welcome.

An author talk, at noon Wednesday, titled “Recipes of a One-Armed Cook,” will feature gourmet cook Bob Wiley, who will talk about cooking and how he came to publish his cookbook of more than 90 recipes. He will bring some samples of his cooking to share and will have his cookbook available for purchase.

For more details, call the library at 363-2818.


Artisans on the Green Fair

Windham Historical Society’s Second Annual Artisans on the Green Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday on the Society grounds at 234 Windham Center Road.

This event combines historic crafters and exhibiters demonstrating traditional crafts of the mid-1800’s, including blacksmithing, braided rugs, horse- drawn carriage ride, snowshoe re-lacing/binding, caning and weaving chairs, wood and canvas canoe restoration and spinning.

This year’s event will also include the Maine Antique Engine group, a display of period engines.

Several of the crafters will have items for sale.

Admission is by a suggested donation of $5 per person.

Proceeds from this fund will be used toward building “The Village Green.”

Rain date is Sunday.


Garden Club to meet

Southern Maine Garden Club will meet at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday at the Springvale Library at 443 Main St.

For more details, call Mary Stewart-Dore at 490-1833 or Donna Claveau at (603) 332-4860.


Two talks and a book sale

Camden Public Library will host the following events this week:

On Tuesday, at 7 p.m., Dave and Sue Oakes will present “Climate Change: What Everyone Needs to Know and Do,” a discussion on climate change, drawing on the training and slide presentation of former Vice President Al Gore.

On Thursday, at 7 p.m., Richard Cornelia will give an illustrated lecture titled “Pearl Harbor, 1941 – Did Roosevelt Know?”

Also, a fundraising book sale, benefiting the library, will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday. For more details, call Ken Gross at 236-3440.


Camp history at Society meeting

The Otisfield Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Old Town House at 53 Bell Hill Road.

The evening’s program will be a PowerPoint presentation on the history of summer camps on Pleasant Lake, from their beginnings in the early 20th century to present.

For more details, call Jean Hankins at 539-2521.


Library offering four programs

Topsham Public Library, at 25 Foreside Road, will offer the following programs this week:

“Foundations in Investing,” 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, presented by Brian Bartlett, a financial adviser at the Yarmouth branch of the Edward Jones investment group. This program is geared to people who want an overview of investing, including key terms and investment types.

“Understanding Your Financial Statements as a Road Map to Success,” business seminar, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., presented by Jamie Boulette, managing director of PFBF CPAs accounting firm. This presentation will teach how to interpret financial statements and understand how ratios, trends, and cash flow can help in business decision making.

Art Lab, 4 p.m. Thursday, for ages 6 to 13, a time to experiment with different tools and techniques to create unique works of art. Materials will be provided.

A Nature Journaling Workshop, 1 p.m. Saturday. The library will supply notebooks and writing materials. Attendees are encouraged to bring their journals or notebooks.

Registration is required by calling 725-1727 or go to


Open rehearsal at library

Vose Library, in partnership with the Come Spring Players, is hosting its third annual rehearsal of the Come Spring Chronicles at 7 p.m. Thursday at 392 Common Road.

Readings from Ben Ames Willliam’s novel “Come Spring,” the story of the settling of Union, have been adapted for performance.

The event is the first public rehearsal of the cast, who will be performing throughout the year.

The intimate setting at the library and much laughter give the audience an informal look at how the actors and reader make adjustments to portray the characters, and allow them to more easily connect with the themes of the novel.

This program is free and open to the public.

For more information, call 785-4733.