Flea market, yard sale set

A flea market and yard sale will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at The Ballpark off E. Emerson Cummings Blvd.

Hamburgers, hot dogs and cold drinks will be sold. Vendor space is still available at $15 for a 10-foot-by-10-foot section.

To reserve a spot, call Guy Fontaine at 710-7025.


Trail sign dedication Saturday

Join Mid-Coast Audubon members at the Nelson Preserve at 3 p.m. Saturday to dedicate a new trail sign honoring late benefactors Linda and Ray Nelson.

After a career working for the National Park Service and living in nearly every state, the Nelsons purchased property in Friendship, where they retired in 1971.

They donated the 85-acre parcel to Mid-Coast Audubon in 1985.

The preserve, on Route 97, is devoted to preserving habitat for wildlife and is open to the public for hiking and bird watching.

For more details, email Sue Schubel at [email protected] or go to www.midcoastaudubon.org.


‘Non Toxic Living’ workshop

Sylvia Tavares, from the Tree of Life Center for Wellbeing, and Ava Anderson, a consultant, will lead a “Non Toxic Living” workshop at 2 p.m. Thursday at Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center, 521 Main St.

This workshop will give community members across all generations the opportunity to learn how to become a personal care products “ingredient detective” to discover the more dangerous chemicals hiding in everyday household and personal hygiene products.

This presentation is ideal for ages 11 and older.

There will be a door prize. Cost is $5. To register, call 563-1363.


Transportation Day Sunday

The L.C. Bates Museum will host a Transportation Day from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday on Route 201.

Transportation Day will include antique automobiles featured outside the museum, models of native American kayaks and canoes, carriages and exhibits inside the museum.

A variety of children’s activities will be offered, including toy car and foam airplane races, printing on the old presses, making paper planes and boats, solar observing, tours of the museum and scavenger hunts.

For more details, call 238-4250 or email [email protected]


Talk ‘peeks’ inside North Korea

The talk “A Peek Inside North Korea” will be presented at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Peaks Island Community Room of the Portland Public Library, Peaks Island Branch, 129 Island Ave.

Peaks Island resident Steve Schuit, who has recently returned from North Korea, will share photographs and observations about the people he met.

Schuit has had a strong bond with the Korean peninsula since 1973, when he served there as a Peace Corps volunteer.

He has since returned a number of times for business and pleasure.

Steve and his wife, Marsha Greenberg, are living in Gyeungsan, South Korea, where they are both professors at Yeungnam University. They have been Peaks Island residents since 1989.

For more details, call Priscilla Webster at 871-1700 Ext. 773.


Duo to perform at church

Erica Brown and Matt Shipman of the duo Darlin’ Corey will perform a concert of Americana music at 3 p.m. Sunday at the West Kennebunk United Methodist Church, 160 Alfred Road.

The performance is part of the “Concerts in West K!” series.

Admission is by a suggested donation of $15 for adults and $12 for youth and seniors.

Free parking for the concert is available at the Masons’ lodge across the street from the church. For more details, call Paul Wells at 985-2831.

Motorcycle benefit Saturday

The Sixth Annual Herb Noble Memorial Motorcycle Ride, to benefit the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical Center, will depart from Bentley’s Saloon on Route 1 at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Rain date is Sunday, July 27.

Sign-in for the ride begins at 8:30 a.m. at the saloon.

The Bentley’s half bus will be available for nonriders who want to participate along the route with the bikers.

After returning to Bentley’s, there will be a raffle and band.

Early registration is recommended but not required.

Those who preregister will have T-shirts waiting for them at the door.

Registration forms are available now at www.herbnoble.com or www.bentleyssaloon.com.

Donations may be sent to The Herb Noble Ride, 189 Maguire Road, Kennebunk, ME 04043.

For more details, call Bob Noble at 985-6002.


Library announces events

Camden Public Library has planned a full slate of activities this week at 55 Main St.

The library’s free Monday Night Movie in the Park will feature a screening of the movie “Meet the Robinsons” at 8:30 p.m..

Tuesday, the Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine will perform “The Road to Hope: An Elephant’s Story” at 1:30 p.m.

Also Tuesday at the library retired Maine warden and author John Ford Sr. will present the talk “Suddenly the Cider Didn’t Taste So Good,” at 7 p.m.

The Wednesday in the Park concert series will feature a performance by guitarist Jim Gallant at noon.

Thursday, a free concert by the Midcoast Brass Quintet will be offered at 7 p.m.

The Camden Shakespeare Festival presents “As You Like It” at 6 p.m. Friday and 5 p.m. Sunday by reservation only by calling 464-0008.

All activities will be held at the Camden Amphitheatre, adjacent to the library, unless otherwise noted. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets or chairs to sit on.

In the event of wet weather, those activities will be shown indoors at the library. For more details, call Ken Gross at 236-3440.


Environmental talk set

The environmental talk “From Moody to Goose Rocks: Laws and Lessons,” exploring the evolving laws surrounding public access and private ownership of Maine’s shoreline, will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Wells Reserve at 342 Laudholm Farm Road.

Professor and attorney John Duff, director of the National Sea Grant Law Center, and Stephanie Showalter Otts will present the first in a series of talks on this theme in Mather Auditorium.

Admission is by a suggested $5 donation. Reservations are required by calling 646-1555 or go to www.wellsreserve.org.


‘Food on Home Front’ talk

In conjunction with its current exhibition, “Vitamin V: How Food Fought the Second World War,” the Brick Store Museum will host scholar Peggy Konitzky of Historic New England for the lecture “Victory Began at Home: The World War II Home Front” at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Museum’s Program Center at 117 Main St.

Konitzky, the Wiscasset site manager for Historic New England, will speak about rationing, nutrition and making-do on the home front in Maine during World War II.

The program lasts one hour. Admission is free. For more details, call 985-4802 for further information.


Museum hosts birthday bash

The General Henry Knox Museum will hold a commemorative “Cut the Cake!” birthday bash for namesake Henry Knox at 11 a.m. Saturday on the grounds of Montpelier, at 30 High St.

“Cut the Cake!” immediately follows the annual wreath-laying ceremony at General Knox’s graveside in Village Cemetery at 10:30 a.m. Both the ceremony and the birthday party are presented in partnership with Thomaston Historical Society.

A light lunch of tea sandwiches and lemonade will be served, followed by birthday cake and ice cream.

Musical entertainment will be performed by Velocipede, a fiddle and mandolin duo.

Costumed storytellers will read to the children and there will be games and activities for all ages.

A highlight of this year’s birthday celebration will be a petting zoo for children and a wool spinning demonstration.

The Lady Knox Hat Parade Contest will top off the festivities, with prizes to be awarded in a variety of categories.

Admission is free, and kids of all ages – especially those under 10 years old – are invited to attend. Partygoers are asked to bring blankets or outdoor chairs if possible. Some seating and a big tent will be provided.

For more details, call 354-8062 or e-mail [email protected]


Gershwin evening Tuesday

Join community members at 7 p.m. Tuesday for a unique blending of words, piano music and videos depicting the life and music of George Gershwin in the undercroft at St. Andrews Episcopal Church at Glidden Street. During the course of the presentation, author and librarian Dr. James Pegolotti will mesh the story of Gershwin’s life with piano selections and video segments from films and documentaries that featured the songs of George and his lyricist brother Ira.

For more details, call 563-1363.


T-shirt design session set

The Teen Center at Portland Public Library will host a “design and print your own T-shirt” session from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Monday in meeting room No. 5, at 5 Monument Square.

Registration is required and spots are limited. To sign up, call Dave Kiersh at 871-1700, Ext 772 or email [email protected]

School hosts online sessions

Maine Connections Academy, the state’s first full-time, tuition-free virtual public charter school for students in grades 7 through 12 across Maine, will host real-time online information sessions for Maine families interested in learning more about how virtual schools work and if it is the right fit for their students.

The academy will open this September and is now enrolling students for the 2014-15 school year. The MCA online information sessions will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday.

The academy also will host a real-time online parent panel from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday for interested Maine parents to connect with academy parents nationwide to learn about their experiences with this program.

To register for a session and for a complete list of events, please visit the school’s website at www.connectionsacademy.com.


Church yard, bake sale set

A gigantic yard sale and bake sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, rain or shine, at Peoples United Methodist Church, at 310 Broadway.


Antiques appraisals set

An Antiques Appraisal Day will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday at the York Public Library, 15 Long Sands Road.

Appraisal services will be offered by Hap Moore and Lee Horowitz in support of the library. Suggested donation is $5 per item appraised.

All proceeds will support the York Public Library. For more details, call 363-2818.