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THU/2

MISCELLANEOUS

JOHN FORD AND MARK NICKERSON,

6p.m., Bridge Academy Public Library, 44

Middle Road, Dresden. Retired game warden John Ford and retired trooper Mark

Nickerson tell hilarious takes of life on the job. MUSIC TOGETHER CLASS, 9:15-10a.m.,

Wiscasset Community Center. 10 week course. For infants, toddlers and preschoolers with parent, grandparent or caregiver. $145 for 10 weeks, includes

CD and songbook. For more information, call Sharon at 522-3900. RARE READS BOOK GROUP, 2p.m. or

6p.m., Topsham Public Library. Rare

Reads is a book group that discusses unusual and interesting popular fiction.

“Beautiful Ruins” by Jess Walker is the book for October 2. For more information, call 725-1727. FOREST FIRE LOOKOUT ASSOCIATION

PRESENTATION, 7p.m., Curtis Memorial

Library, Brunswick. Join us as Bill Cobb shares his experiences as the director of the Forest Fire Lookout Association. Fire

Lookouts in Maine are important historic and cultural symbols of Maine’s fire detection past. Optional potluck dinner at

6p.m., followed by presentation at 7p.m.

Free and open to the public. BRUNSWICK REPUBLICANS CANDIDATE’S NIGHT, 6-8p.m., Byrnes Irish Pub,

16 Station Ave., Brunswick. The

Brunswick Republican Town Committee will showcase the great Republican candidates who will provide the voters of

Brunswick with real, clear choices this

November. The event will also be a chance for like-minded residents to enjoy good conversations and camaraderie in a classic setting. FARMER FOR THE MORNING AT

WOLFE’S NECK FARM, 9-10a.m., for toddler or preschool-aged children. 184 Burnett Road, Freeport. Meet us in the barn on Thursdays during the school year for an hour-long interactive and hands-on experience that includes feeding and caring for the barnyard animals. DRAWING CLASS WITH STUART ROSS,

10a.m. to noon today and for the following 3 Thursdays at Centre St. Arts

Gallery. Class is $80. Call 442-0300 to sign up.

PERFORMANCES

SAVORY MAINE OCTOBER MUSIC

SERIES: DAVE MARTIN, 6-8p.m., Savory

Maine, Damariscotta. An eclectic mix of ragtime, contemporary and classical pieces on solo acoustic guitar. 563-2111, www.savor ymainedining.com.

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CURRENT EVENTS FORUM, noon, Morrell

Room, Curtis Memorial Library. Please join co-moderators Richard Neiman and

Elizabeth Doucette and your neighbors for lively “bipartisan” discussions of pertinent issues confronting us today. Free and open to the public. PASTEL PAINTERS OF MAINE PANEL DISCUSSION, 11a.m. to 1p.m., Patten Free

Library, Bath. Talk will be on the parameters of pricing art. BRUNSWICK TOWN COUNCIL CANDIDATES FORUM, 7p.m., Town Council

Chambers, Town Hall, 85 Union Street.

Moderated by Andy Mason of Topsham.

Sponsored by the League of Women Voters. For more information, call 729-1856.

FRI/3

MISCELLANEOUS

MERRYMEETING ARTS CENTER ANNUAL

MEETING, 5:30-7p.m., 9 Main St., Bowdoinham. This is an opportunity for the public to learn about the current doings and future plans. Anyone can attend and give input. A new Board Structure and three new Board members will be voted on. For more information call 710-0349. AARHUS GALLERY OPENING RECEPTION, 5-8p.m., Aarhus Gallery, Belfast.

Featuring guest artists Michael Alpert and

Jemma Gascoine. 338-0001. RED CLOAK HAUNTED HISTORY TOUR,

7p.m., Bath. Lantern-lit tour explores

Bath’s history and mysteries. Adults $15, children under 12 $7. By reservation only.

Appropriate for all ages. To reserve a spot, call 380-3806. www.redcloakhauntedhistorytours.com.

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INNER JOURNEYS IN THE OUTER

WORLD, 7-9p.m., Kresge Auditorium,

Bowdoin College, Brunswick. Donations welcome. Lecture on Antarctica: The Melting Polar Ice. Robert Romanyshyn, PhD and Veronica Goodchild, PhD. 729-0300 for more information.

SAT/4

MISCELLANEOUS

FREEPORT FALL FESTIVAL, 11a.m. to

4p.m., L.L. Bean Campus, Freeport. Free and open to the public. Over 100 artists will exhibit works ranging from photography, oil, watercolor, mixed media, fine craft, and jewelry. Musical acts include

The Midcoast School of Music, Gunther

Brown, The Kenya Hall Band, Primo

Cubano and Royal Hammer. A two-day event. BOAT DESIGNERS AND BUILDERS TOUR,

1p.m., John’s Bay Boat Company, South

Bristol. Nonmembers: $20, members:

$15. Tour a small, traditional boat shop located in mid-coast Maine that builds custom plank on frame boats for both work and pleasure using traditional methods and producing some of the most beautiful boats on the water. FMI and tickets visit www.MaineMaritimeMuseum.org. SIP AND STITCH, 10a.m. to noon, Topsham Public Library. A weekly knitting and crocheting club. All abilities welcome.

Relax with a cup of tea and work on your latest project. 725-1727. HARVEST FAIR, 10a.m. to 2p.m., Grace

Episcopal Church, Bath. Harvest produce, arts and crafts, childrens activities, baked goods, chili, soup, hot dogs, books, boutique, white elephants, quilt raffle, music, jewelry and an art show.

443-3792. PUMPKIN HAYRIDES, 10a.m. to 2p.m.,

Wolfe’s Neck Farm, 184 Burnett Road,

Freeport. $6 per person, ages 3 and under free (pumpkin included with each paid admission). Enjoy the fall foliage and take a hayride out to the pumpkin field to learn about the life cycle of pumpkins and pick out your favorite one. While you’re here, visit the animals in the barnyard, rent a bicycle or go for a walk through the woods. Proceeds benefit the Wolfe’s

Neck Farm Education Programs. MERRYMEETING AUDUBON FIELD TRIP:

SOUTHERN MAINE BIRDING, 7a.m. to

4p.m. Meet at the Brunswick Hannaford to car pool. This trip will carpool to visit several southern Maine’s birding hot spots including Fort Foster (Kittery), Nubble Light and Biddeford Pool, among others. Bring a lunch and a drink. 841-1951.

PUBLIC MEALS

BAKED BEAN AND SPAGETTI SUPPER,

4:30-6p.m., North Pownal United

Methodist Church, 851 Lawrence Road,

Pownal. Adults $7, children 4-12 $3, 3 years and under free. 865-3517. HAM AND BEAN SUPPER, 4:30-6p.m.,

Alna Fire Station, 1579 Alna Rd. Ham, baked beans, salad, rolls, pies, coffee and milk. Pie auction and 50/50 raffle.

$7 for adults, $5 for kids age 12 and under. 882-6447.

PERFORMANCES

SUZY BOGGUSS, 7p.m., Boothbay Harbor

Opera House. Free and open to the public. SAVORY MAINE OCTOBER MUSIC

SERIES: JEFF HERBSTER, 6-8p.m.,

Savory Maine, Damariscotta. Bluegrass, clawhammer/oldtime and minstrel on a banjo and fiddle. 563-2111, www.savorymainedining.com.

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INNER JOURNEYS IN THE OUTER

WORLD, 9a.m. to 4p.m., Fellowship Hall,

Pilgrim House, 9 Cleaveland Street,

Brunswick. Members: $80, non-members: $100. Workshop by Veronica Goodchild, PhD and Robert Romanyshyn, PhD.

Walking the Songlines of the Soul: Reflections on a Pilgrimage on the Santiago de

Compostella in France. 729-0300 for more information.

SUN/5

MISCELLANEOUS

FREEPORT FALL FESTIVAL, 11a.m. to

4p.m., L.L. Bean Campus, Freeport. Free and open to the public. Over 100 artists will exhibit works ranging from photography, oil, watercolor, mixed media, fine craft, and jewelry. Musical acts include

The Midcoast School of Music, Gunther

Brown, The Kenya Hall Band, Primo

Cubano and Royal Hammer. A two-day event. RED CLOAK HAUNTED HISTORY TOUR,

7p.m., Bath. Lantern-lit tour explores

Bath’s history and mysteries. Adults $15, children under 12 $7. By reservation only.

Appropriate for all ages. To reserve a spot, call 380-3806. www.redcloakhauntedhistorytours.com. WOMEN’S SHIPBUILDING DAY, 9a.m. to

3p.m., Freight Shed, 27 Commercial

Street, Bath. Women 18 and up, of all experience levels or no experience at all, are invited to attend. Taught by shipwright

Rob Stevens, students will learn nomenclature, power tool use, wood selection, and more, while working on Virginia, our reconstruction of the first ship ever built in Maine. Safety gear will be provided. BRUNSWICK COIN AND STAMP SHOW,

9a.m. to 2:30p.m., Knights of Columbus

Hall, 2 Columbus Drive, Brunswick. 25 dealers, 44 tables, free admission, hourly door prizes, silent bit auction, coind and currency, medals and tokens, stamps and postcards, collector supplies. For more information, call 721-7872. PUMPKIN HAYRIDES, 10a.m. to 2p.m.,

Wolfe’s Neck Farm, 184 Burnett Road,

Freeport. $6 per person, ages 3 and under free (pumpkin included with each paid admission). Enjoy the fall foliage and take a hayride out to the pumpkin field to learn about the life cycle of pumpkins and pick out your favorite one. While you’re here, visit the animals in the barnyard, rent a bicycle or go for a walk through the woods. Proceeds benefit the

Wolfe’s Neck Farm Education Programs. GELATIN PRINTMAKING CLASS WITH

DEB ARTER, 1-5p.m. at Centre St. Arts

Gallery. The class is $60. Call 442-0300 to sign up. FORAGING FOR FUNGI, 2p.m., location

TBA. Cost: $10. Workshop includes discussion and demonstration of mushroom ecology, anatomy, ethical harvesting, resources, safety and collection. 729-

7694 for more information. BRUNSWICK TOWN DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEE RECEPTION FOR GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATE MIKE MICHAUD, noon,

Democratic Headquarters, 4 Pleasant

Street, Brunswick. Refreshments will be served. 729-1856. MERRYMEETING AUDUBON FIELD TRIP:

LEADER’S CHOICE WITH GORDAN

SMITH, 7:30a.m. to noon. Meet at the

Brunswick Hannaford to car pool. October is rarity month and this ad-hoc adventure led by Gordan Smith will leave from

Brunswick and head for area hot spots based on recently reported sightings.

PERFORMANCES

“AN AFTERNOON OF GUILTY PLEASURES,” 3p.m., Winter Street Center,

880 Washington Street, Bath. Presented by Studio Theater to benefit Grace Episcopal Church and Sagadachoc Preservation. Vocalists, actors and a Moody Blues cover band. To reserve tickets, call 443-

2174.

MON/6

MISCELLANEOUS

“GATHERING PLACE,” 10a.m. to noon, every Monday morning at Raymond Village Community Church. Gathering

Space gives anyone who is interested a chance to drop by for coffee or tea, a chat, card games, crafts, catching up on

Village news, etc. Raymond Village

Church is at 27 Maine St., Raymond

Center. For more information, contact the Church Office at 655-7749. LISBON FALLS COMMUNITY BLOOD

DRIVE, 2-7p.m., Holy Trinity Church Hall,

67 Frost Hill Ave., Lisbon Falls. 241-

0639.

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“THE HOUSE WITH SIXTEEN HANDMADE

DOORS,” A LECTURE BY HENRY PETROSKI. 7p.m., Winter Street Center, 880

Washington Street, Bath. 443-2174.