Community Club sponsors ‘Artists by the Sea’ exhibit

The Biddeford Pool Community Club is sponsoring, “Artists by the Sea,” a weekend-long exhibition of original acrylic, oil, watercolor and pastel works by 17 area artists.

The event begins with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday and will be continue from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the club, located at Yates Street and Lester B. Orcutt Blvd.

All artworks will be for sale. For more details, email Diane Noble at [email protected]


Theater troupe to perform Andersen’s ‘Nightingale’

The Little Red Wagon Theatre Troupe will give a performance of Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Nightingale” at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Kennebunk Free Library at 112 Main St.

Through movement and music, the troupe will portray an emperor who neglects the beauty of his faithful, real nightingale in favor of a bejeweled, mechanical one.

Children and families are welcome to attend. The program will be held outside the library, weather permitting, or inside the Unitarian Universalist Church, located next door, if necessary.

The event is free and is wheelchair accessible and open to all. For more details, call 985-2173, Ext. 5 or go to

Musical sampler will include classical, jazz and surprises

Local flutists Rachael Barter, Diana McNulty and pianist Warren King will present the flute and piccolo concert “Two of Everything” at 2 p.m. Sunday at Christ Church, 6 Dane St.

The program will be a musical sampler of classical and virtuosic works, modern jazz and several humorous works featuring solos, duets and other surprises

Suggested donation is $10 for adults or $7 for seniors, children and students. For more details, call 985-4494 or go to


Two early-stage Alzheimer’s social programs scheduled

The Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter, will sponsor two early-stage social engagement programs this week.

A “Social Programs: Games and Lunch” session, featuring classic board games and a group lunch will be held Wednesday. And an “Outdoors Club – Baxter Woods Walk,” a casual nature walk within Baxter Woods, will be held Thursday.

The social engagement program is open to those living with early-stage Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias, and their care partners.

The program encourages these individuals to get out, get active and get connected by engaging in quality, compelling and fun activities.

Advance registration for all programs is required. To register, or for further information, please contact Bill Kirkpatrick, program director, at 772-0115 or by email: [email protected] or go to


Wells Reserve schedules a full week of activities

Wells Reserve at Laudholm Farm will offer a full slate of activities this week.

 Monday, there will be a nature walk from 9 to 11 a.m. Join a Wells Reserve naturalist in a variety of coastal habitats to discover what’s happening in the ever-changing world of plants and animals.

 Tuesday offerings will include “Reading the Landscape,” a guided walk to discover what trees, rocks and hills can tell us about the past, from 9 to 11 a.m. and from 11 a.m. to noon “Summertime Wildlife Adaptations,” a session aimed at exploring wildlife ecology for $5 to $15.

 Wednesday offerings include a bird banding demonstration from 7 a.m. to noon; kayaking on the Little River Estuary from 9 a.m. to noon for $40 to $50; and the talk “Tar Sands Invasion: Realities of Extreme Energy,” from 6 to 7:30 p.m. with Sarah Kasprzak Lachance of Campaign Earth and 350 Maine for a $5 suggested donation.

 Thursday there will be a “Yankee Woodlot Tour” from 10 a.m. to noon to learn how woodlands respond to active management while providing economic benefits. Cost is $5 to $7.

 Friday a “Secrets of the Salt Marsh” walk will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. to detail the ecosystems nestled between seashore and uplands, on a docent-led walk that covers about one mile.

 Saturday, a birder from York County Audubon will lead a bird walk at 7:30 a.m. to look and listen for the many kinds of birds found in summer at the Wells Reserve.

Programs are free and open to the public with admission unless otherwise noted. The Reserve is located at 342 Laudholm Road.

For more details, call 646-1555 or go to


Annual Native American Pow Wow set for weekend

The 10th Annual Native American Pow Wow will be held Saturday and Sunday at the Maine Wildlife Park on Route 26.

New features at this year’s event include performances by the Split Feather Singers, flutist Joseph Firecrow, the Wolf Cry Singers, the Sweetgrass Singers, Don Manidoogekek Silva and storyteller Kim Slow Hawk Hart.

Grand Entry ceremonies, featuring the park’s own live eagle, begin at noon each day, followed by daylong offerings including native food and crafts, educational and cultural information and children’s games from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; there’s music, dancing, drumming and wildlife appearances from 2 to 5:30 p.m.

The park features more than 30 species of native wildlife, gardens, nature trails, a fish hatchery and other interactive exhibits and displays.

Ticket are $5 to $7 with group rates available. Children ages 3 and younger are admitted free. For more details, call 657-4977 or visit


1950s burning of anti-Nazi doctor’s books subject of talk

The banning and burning of the books and journals of research-physician Wilhelm Reich during the 1950s will be the subject of a talk at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Rangeley Public Library, 7 Lake St.

In the 1930s, Reich – an Austrian research-physician, scientist and prominent anti-Nazi – arrived in America, four days before the outbreak of World War II. In the 1940s, he established a laboratory and research center on an abandoned farm in Rangeley. Learn more about this fascinating chapter of Rangeley history to be presented by filmmaker and professor Kevin Hinchey and professor James M. Strick, Ph.D.

For more details, call 864-5529.


Library hosting several activities, family film series

York Public Library will host four activities this week at 15 Long Sands Road.

A Cultural Presentation of International Seasonal Workers will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday. They share their traditions and customs. It will be presented by York Diversity Forum.

At 10:30 a.m. Wednesday the Tanglewood Marionettes will present their award-winning adventure “The Dragon King,” the story of an epic underwater quest to return life and water to the earth.

The Family Film Series will present the movie “Robots” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and The Book Thief” at 7 p.m. Sunday.

For more details, call 363-2818 or go to [email protected]


Actor Stephen Collins hosts ‘Evening with Walt Whitman’

Actor Stephen Collins will present “An Evening with Walt Whitman” at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Camden Public Library at 55 Main St. The one man, historic portrayal will be part of the library’s “Maine and the Civil War” series.

Collins brings to life the elderly Whitman on the evening of his 70th birthday while the audience plays a visitor in his room as he prepares for the birthday celebration.

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


Library to hold annual book fair, bake sale, penny auction

Brown Memorial Library will hold its Annual Book Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 2 Norton Place

The event will include luncheon items, a bake sale and penny auction. Table space is available for rent for $10.

For more details, call 625-8330 or 625-2360.


Historical Society to host art, craft fair this weekend

The annual Art in The Barn & Craft Fair sponsored by the Waterborough Historical Society will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, rain or shine, at the Taylor/Frey/Leavitt House Museum at 6 Old Alfred Road.

Local artists will display and sell their work in the barn, and crafters will be set up on the grounds. Food, society merchandise and tours of the 1817 Deering Schoolhouse and museum will be available.

For exhibit information, call Roger Deering at 247-6987 or Kathy Leighton at 247-5065.

For crafter table space information, call Jeannie Grant at 247-5332.


Historical Society to present Tanguay on history of lanterns

Dave Tanguay will speak about the history of lanterns at the 7 p.m. Thursday meeting of the Waterborough Historical Society to be held at the Grange Hall, 31 West Road.

Tanguay’s talk will begin with the earliest general purpose “barn” lanterns to the industrial age and the explosion of design and usage in the early 1900s.

He will display lanterns from his collection, which is currently on display at the Windham Historical Society, and invites attendees to bring a lantern for review.

The public is invited, and refreshments will be served. For more information, call Jim Carll at 247-5878.