Talk on use of recordings in ecosystem health scheduled

“Soundscape Ecology,” a talk on how sound recordings can be used to assess ecosystem health, will be given from noon to 1 p.m Tuesday at Wells Reserve at Laudholm, 342 Laudholm Farm Road.

Dr. Bryan Pijanowski will explain how he examines sounds from biological, geophysical and human sources to measure environmental quality.

Cost of the talk is a $2 suggested donation. For more details, call 646-4521 Ext 114 or go to www.wellsreserve.org.

Pianist scheduled to perform ‘Songs of Farm and Field’

A child prodigy, pianist Jeanne Hodurski will be making a return debut after 40 years at 7 p.m. Thursday in the barn of the Wells Reserve at Laudholm, 342 Laudholm Farm Road.

Hodurski will play a “Songs of Farm and Field” program, featuring Beethoven, Liszt, Schumann and Grieg. Tickets are $15 to $25 and are available at wellsreserve.org/music. For more details, call 646-4521.


Marine museum offering youth, adult programs

Penobscot Marine Museum will offer a number of programs for youth and adults over the next few weeks at 5 Church St.

Wednesdays and Fridays are children’s program days, and Thursdays are artisan days that serve to demonstrate 19th century craft. The program is a collaboration with Boothbay Railway Village in Boothbay and the Knickerbocker Group of designers, builders, cabinetmakers and caretakers.

This week there will be a candle making workshop for youth from 11 a.m. to noon Wednesday, a clay molding demonstration by potter Asha Fen from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday and the children’s program “Art in the Gallery” at 10:30 a.m. Friday, where attendees will make their own museum-inspired artworks.

The programs are free with museum admission. Residents get in free. For more details, call the Boothbay Railway Village at 633-4727 or go to www.railwayvillage.org.


Gift shop to hold Christmas in July sale at hospital

Southern Maine Health Care Auxiliary Gift Shop will hold a Christmas in July sale Monday through Friday, featuring 20 percent off merchandise storewide (excluding cards, live flowers and candy).

The shop is open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. The shop is located off the lobby at the main entrance of the hospital at One Medical Center Drive

All proceeds from the sale will support auxiliary activities such as the hospitality cart for visitors, employee scholarship awards and private room renovations at the hospital.

For more details, call 294-5060.


Library hosting several events throughout the week

Camden public library will host the following programs this week:

Louise Bakley will present the talk “Heilkunst Sequential Homeopathy: A safe, gentle, and nontoxic treatment for a wide range of acute and chronic disease conditions” at noon Monday as part of its wellness brown bag lunch series.

The 1936 film “My Man Godfrey” will be shown at 8:30 p.m. Monday in the Amphitheatre.

Maine authors Alison Dibble and Roger M. Woodbury will discuss the process of fiction writing and self-publishing at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

The Wednesday in the park concert series will feature a performance by “Just Teachers” at 5 p.m. at the Camden Amphitheatre.

“Novel Jazz,” a seven-piece jazz band, will perform a free concert at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Camden Amphitheatre.

Those attending events at the ampitheatre are encouraged to bring blankets or chairs for seating. In the case of wet weather, the shows will be moving indoors at the library, located at 55 Main St.

An outdoor book sale to benefit the library will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday under tents at the library.

Most events are free and open to the public. For more details, call Ken Gross at 236-3440.


Library events include preview of book sale

York Public Library will host the following programs this week:

A poetry evening in round table format will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Attendees are asked to bring poems to share, either of original or known works. The topic is “animal behavior.”

A preview night of the library’s annual book sale will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday for a $10 fee. The sale will continue from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, with proceeds to benefit the library.

The film “Wadjda”will be screened at 7 p.m. Sunday as part of the library’s summer film series.

The library is located at 15 Long Sands Road. For more details, call 363-2818, email [email protected] or go to www.york.lib.me.us.


Early-stage Alzheimer’s program offered this week

The Maine chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association will offer free two early-stage social engagement programs this week.

A “Drum Circle Experience” will be held at 10 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, with volunteer Karen Banning offering instruction and guidance in drum circle techniques at 383 Route 1, suite 2C.

A Guided Tour of the Ogunquit Museum of American Art will be offered at 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, 543 Shore Road.

The programs are open to those living with early stage Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias and their care partners.

The focus of the program is to make the most of the time available to those living with dementia. To register, call Bill Kirkpatrick at 772-0115 or email: [email protected]


Two waterfront festivals being held at Bug Light

SailMaine is hosting the Junior Olympic Sailing Festival Tuesday and Wednesday at Bug Light Park. Junior Sailors from across Maine and New England will compete in the two-day regatta in several classes, including Laser, 420s, Optis and Opti Green Fleet.

Junior Sailors can register through Regatta Network for the event at www.regattanetwork.com/event/8171#_docs.

Spectators are welcome.

The city is simultaneously hosting the South Portland Waterfront Festival at Bug Light Park, offering food trucks, music, yoga and children’s activities.

For more details, call Katie Hatch at 939-9142


Portland Pie Co. plans regional pie eating contests

Portland Pie Co. has unveiled plans for its “Pie Eating Contest.” Six regional competitions will take place between Monday and July 23 allowing entrants to compete against each other for the fastest time finishing a 10-inch cheese pizza on signature beer dough.

The contest is limited to just 10 people per Portland Pie Co. location and is arranged in order of contact. The winners of each regional competition will advance to the final round, to be held Aug. 17 at The Portland Sea Dogs game played at Hadlock Field.

All $25 entry fees will be donated to the Team Kyle Foundation. For prize details or to register, call Cindy Miner at (617) 794-6079 or email [email protected]

AARP Smart Driver course for drivers over 50 offered

Monday is the deadline to register for an AARP Smart Driver course for drivers age 50 and older, to be offered from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday at the AARP state office at 1685 Congress St.

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

The registration fee is $15 for AARP members and $20 for all others. To register, call instructor John Hammon at 655-4943.


Casablanca Comics to give information on new books

Casablanca Comics’ Laura O’Meara and Rick Lowell will share information about the latest new and fun graphic novels and comic books from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday at Louis T. Graves Memorial Public Library at 18 Maine St. For more details, call 967-2778 or go to www.graveslibrary.org.


Wildlife center offers talk at library on plants, animals

York Center for Wildlife will visit the Kennebunk Free Library at noon Wednesday to give the presentation “We are all connected: Animals, plants and people.” The talk will include live animals, hands-on materials and an interactive display. Attendees will learn about the food web, habitats and ecosystem.

The event is free, wheelchair accessible and open to all. The library is located at 112 Main St.

For more details, call 985-2173 Ext. 5 or go to www.KennebunkLibrary.org.


Brian Cramer Memorial road race set for Saturday

The fourth annual Brian Cramer Memorial 5K road race will be at 8 a.m. Saturday, beginning and ending at the Union Fairgrounds and following a 3.1-mile trail and road course through the historic Union Common.

Registration and number pick-up begins at 7 a.m. Walkers are welcome and there also will be a fun run for youth, offering T-shirts and awards.

Registration fee is $15 by Wednesday and $18 on race day. Please make checks payable to: Vose Library. All proceeds benefit the library. For more details, call J. Griggs at 542-9165

Founder’s Day events to include activities for kids

A kid’s activities and recycled book craft sale will be held from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday as part of Founder’s Day events at the Union Common.

The event will feature handmade recycled book craft items such as journals, pinwheels, note cards and more to support Vose Library. In case of rain, activities and recycled book craft sale will be held at the library at 392 Commons Road.


Workplace violence response workshop set for August

The Brewer Police Department and the Brewer School Department are accepting sign-ups through Friday for a two-day “School and Workplace Violence: Planning and Response” workshop scheduled Aug. 18 and 19 at the Brewer Community School. This course is intended for business managers and owners, school administrators, police, fire and emergency dispatch services, as well as other organizations such as government entities, churches and medical centers.

This is one of three scheduled trainings to be offered in the future, focusing on preparedness for critical incidents. This will be the only session offered to the general public. For more details, call Lt. Christopher M. Martin at 989-7004.


Victorian tea to feature barbershop quartet, harpist

The Friends of Par Sem will host a Victorian tea from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Parsonsfield Seminary on Route 160.

Guests of honor are the women of “Kismet,” a female barbershop quartet, and harpist Jane Wilcox Hively.

Light refreshments will be served. Tickets are $15 in advance by calling 793-8825 or (603) 539-5233 or $20 at the door.


Garden Club to host dinner, talk on club’s history

The next meeting of the Southern Maine Garden Club will feature a talk about the history of the club from club historian Mawillry Ericson on Wednesday evening at the Springvale Library at 443 Main St. The meeting will begin with a pot luck dinner. The public is invited. For more details, call Mary Stewart-Dore at 490-1833 or Donna Claveau at (603) 332-4860.