Lou Gehrig film screening

A screening of the classic film “Pride of the Yankees” (1942, 128 min.) will be held at 7 p.m. Monday at Skidompha Public Library, Porter Meeting Hall, Elm Street entrance.

This Oscar-winning film is a tribute to the legendary New York Yankees first baseman Lou Gehrig, who died only one year before its release, at age 37, from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, aka Lou Gehrig’s disease.

The film stars Gary Cooper and has re-enactments by Gehrig’s teammates Babe Ruth, Bob Meusel, Mark Koenig and Bill Dickey. Admission is by a suggested $5 donation to help the library expand and maintain its film collection. For more details, call 563-5513 or go to skidompha.org.

Free children’s concert

The Damariscotta River Association and local singer-song writer Annie Nixon are partnering to bring a free children’s concert to Damariscotta in which the music will focus on connecting youth to nature.

A free children’s concert, performed by Nixon, will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Darrows Barn at DRA’s Round Top Farm on Route 1.

In addition to the concert, DRA will be offering a raffle for a two-hour boat ride through the Damariscotta estuary for up to five guests.

Following the concert, Harvest Moon Pizza of Waldoboro will sell pizza by the slice and drinks will be on sale from Swallowtail Farm and Creamery of North Whitefield. Tickets are available in advance by visiting www.brownpapertickets.com/event/716842. Getting a ticket in advance is recommended as there is limited seating. For more details, call the DRA at 563-1393.


Guatemalan women’s rights

Evie Landry will present a free talk, detailing women’s rights in Guatemala, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Thomas Memorial Library, 6 Scott Dyer Road.

Landry first traveled to Guatemala in 1985, serving as co-principal investigator on a study about female sterilization.

She serves on the board of directors of WINGS, a Guatemalan non-governmental organization that creates opportunities for Guatemalan families to improve their lives by providing them with family planning education and access to reproductive health services.

A short documentary film will be screened. For more details, go to ThomasMemorialLibrary.org or call 799-1720.

Talk on searching for gems

Cathance River Education Alliance and the Topsham Library will host the talk “On a Quest for Maine Gems” from 6:30 to 8 pm. Tuesday at the library, 6 Scott Dyer Road.

Guest speaker Gary Howard will detail his adventures of searching for gems in western and midcoast Maine mines and quarries and show a few specimens from his finds.

The talk is free and open to the public. For more details, go to ThomasMemorialLibrary.org or call 799-1720.


Music on the Mall concert

Brunswick Downtown Association will host its first Music on the Mall concert series performance from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Town Mall in the downtown area,

The music group Backlash will perform a set of classic rock, blues, oldies and country music.

Attendees are encouraged to bring a blanket and a picnic dinner.

Rain date performances will be held on Thursdays when available.

For more details, go to www.brunswickdowntown.org.


Bayside neighbors meeting

Bayside Neighborhood Association will hold its annual meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Bubba’s Sulky Lounge, 92 Portland St.

Strawberry shortcake will be served. The meeting is free and all are welcome. For more details, call 321-1056.

Free Alzheimer’s workshop

The Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter, will present the free workshop “Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters” from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday at Park Danforth, 777 Stevens Ave.

The workshop gives attendees an understanding of the difference between age-related memory loss and Alzheimer’s and what to do if signs of the disease are detected. Attendees will view video footage of 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 emailing [email protected] or calling 772-0115 or (800) 272-3900.


Robotics camp registration

Maine Robotics is partnering with the Delta Prime FIRST Robotics Team from Hallowell to offer a VEX robotics camp, for ages 12 to 16, to learn about robotics and build and program robots.

The program is designed to help young people find out how engineers and IT professionals work to solve problems and assist people in day-to-day living.

The students will work in small groups, under the supervision of adult educators, as they use the VEX Robotics kit to build and operate medium-sized robots of their own design.

Campers will be able to try some challenges; work on their own challenges; or do some inter-robot competitions.

Registrations are being accepted for camps on the following dates: July 14-18, July 28 to Aug. 1, Aug. 4-8 and Aug. 11-15. All sessions run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 82 Litchfield Road.

Cost is $300 per camper for the week.

For more details, call the Maine Robotics office at 866-4340 or email [email protected]


Strawberry fest Thursday

The 39th annual New Gloucester Strawberry Festival will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Congregational Church Vestry, 19 Gloucester Hill Road, off Route 231.

The event will include live music from the Berry, Berry Good Band, a baked goods table, a full scale model of the new New Gloucester Veterans’ Monument, and homemade strawberry shortcake.

For more details, call Leonard Brooks at 926-3188.


Summer Art Show at library

The Louis T. Graves Memorial Public Library is hosting a Summer Art Show featuring works from The New School, The School Around Us and local home-schooled students.

The collection, on display through June 30, includes block prints, photography, watercolors, screen prints, drawings, works of pottery and knitting created by students.

The library, at 18 Maine St., also is poised to begin its Science Fiction versus Fantasy Bookclub from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday.

The club is open to ages 11 to 15, who are invited to read the books of their choice and come in to share about it with other youths who like the science fiction and fantasy genres.

For more details, 967-2778.


AARP Smart Driver course

The registration deadline is Monday for a new AARP Smart Driver course, for drivers age 50 and older, to be presented from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Windham Public Library.

Class size is limited and registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

To register, call John Hammon at 655-4943.

The registration fee is $15 for AARP members, $20 for others.


Library book sale Saturday

The Kennebunk Free Library will have a book sale from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the library.

Donations for the sale will be accepted until Thursday.

Proceeds will benefit library programs. For more details, call 985-2173.

Summer youth programs

Kennebunk Free Library has begun accepting registrations for a number of summer youth programs that it will offer during school recess.

The programs will kick off with a Mad Science of Maine event at 6 p.m. Wednesday. This all-ages program is packed with foaming flasks, mysterious oscillating colors, gases that do the mamba, genies escaping from bottles, and a real-life Mad Scientist who loves to bust molecules.

The program will be held outside the library, weather permitting, or inside the Unitarian Universalist Church next door if necessary.

Story times for young children will be held at 10:15 a.m. each Tuesday and Thursday through Aug. 14, beginning with a special presentation, led by the Kennebunk Fire Department on fire safety tips this Thursday. This program is free and open to all.

Also Thursday, from 2 to 3 p.m., children ages 4-10 are invited to drop in and make a glowing firefly from a jar, a glow stick, paper and pipe cleaners.

The Kennebunk Free Library Legos Club will meet at 10 a.m. Friday for children entering kindergarten and older. To register, call 985-2173, ext. 5, or email [email protected]

For a complete list of summer programming and events, go to kennebunklibrary.org/kennebunk/documents/2014srpbrochure-kids.pdf.

All programs are free. For more information, call 985-2173 ext. 5.

Author talk rescheduled

An author talk with David Morse, writer of “Harry and Maude Take It On,” has been rescheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at Kennebunk Free Library, 112 Main St.

Morse will sign copies of the book after the reading. Books will be available for purchase at the event for $15.95.

For more details, call 985-2173.


Yard sale, flea market

Raymond Village Community Church will hold a yard sale and flea market from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 27 Main St., Route 121. Furniture, books, clothes, household goods, knickknacks, pictures, toys, music, appliances and electronics, power tools and old photographic equipment will be on hand. There will be clowns for the kids and specialty products from local merchants, offering everything from jewelry to chocolates to jams and jellies.

Also featured will be a plant sale, silent auction, pie sale and luncheon items.

Table space is still available for rent.

To reserve a table, call Polly at 892-4301.


Bikers group donates $500 to York County nonprofit

The York County chapter of United Bikers of Maine recently presented a check in the amount of $500 to York County Community Action Corp. at the YCCAC office complex in Sanford.

The funds were raised this past winter during York County Bikers’ annual “Frostbite Fever” event at Chap’s Saloon.


British fair, fundraiser

Casco Public Library will hold a Vintage British Fair Fundraiser from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at 5 Leach Hill Road.

The event will feature games, a tea room, story time and jumble sale.

For more details, call 627-4541 or go to www.casco.lib.me.us.


Girls Night Out benefit

Tickets are still available for the Southern Maine Health Care’s Auxiliary’s fourth annual Girls Night Out, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Coastal House on 2128 Post Road (Route 1) in Wells.

The event will include dessert and appetizers, followed by a 7 p.m. performance by comedian Juston McKinney.

Tickets are $35 and are available by calling JoJo Dryden at 590-2855.

Proceeds will go toward the SMHC Auxiliary’s $90,000 pledge to help renovate 10 inpatient semi-private rooms into private rooms.


Tours of Perkins homestead

The family homestead of former U.S. Secretary of Labor Frances Perkins will be open to visitors Sunday.

This 57-acre property, set along the Damariscotta River, is a private residence maintained by the Perkins family and is rarely open to visitors.

Guided tours will provide a glimpse of the site’s history as a working farm and brickyard and home to many generations of the Perkins family since the mid-18th century, including Frances Perkins, its most notable member. The interior of the 1837 Brick House remains largely unchanged from the time that Perkins lived there.

The homestead is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and is currently under consideration for National Historic Landmark status.

Tours begin at the Oceans- Wide parking lot, 44 Main St. Two tour times are available: a 9 a.m. tour lasts three hours and includes a walk to the Damariscotta River. A 1:30 p.m. tour lasts 90 minutes and features only the homestead. Tours will be led by Frances Perkins Center Board members, and Perkins’ grandson, Tomlin Perkins Coggeshall.

Tickets are $16 for AARP members and $20 for others. They are available at francesperkins.brownpapertickets.com or by calling 563-3374.


‘Come Spring’ rehearsal

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

The event will feature readings from Ben Ames Willliam’s novel “Come Spring,” the story of the settling of Union, which has been adapted for performance.

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

The performance is free and open to the public.

For more details, call Vose Library at 784-4733.


Fishing Rally on Saturday

The annual Fishing Rally of the Topsham Public Library, Topsham Parks and Recreation Department and the Topsham Solid Waste Facility will be held from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday at “the Ponds” behind the Solid Waste Facility on Foreside Road.

The event will feature instruction by Troy Garrison, prizes for winners, raffle items and a few fishing rods for those who don’t have them.

This program is free and open to the public. The department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife has waived licensing requirements for all adults who participate in this program.

Coffee and refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Topsham Public Library.

For more details, call 725-1726.


Mad Science of Maine Show

A Mad Science of Maine Show will be held from 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday at the Springvale Public Library, Nasson Community Center, Little Theatre, 457 Main St.

This is a chemistry-based performance for ages 4-12.

For more details, call 324-4624 or visit www.springvale library.org.