Fishermen will perform in Voices of the Sea event

The Maine Maritime Museum will sponsor its fourth annual Voices of the Sea event at 7 p.m. Friday at the Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square.

The event brings together musicians and artists who also make their living on the working waterfront for an evening of poetry and songs inspired by the sea.

This year’s performers include commercial fisherman and singer-songwriter Jon Campbell; lobsterman and musician Frank Gotwals; lobsterman Jack Merrill; and folk singer-songwriter Gordon Bok.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. There will be a cash bar. Admission is $12 for Maine Maritime Museum members and $15 for others. For more information, call 443-1316, or go to www.maine maritimemuseum.org.


Garden club’s speaker will discuss Casco Bay

The Bath Garden Club will hold its monthly meeting at noon Tuesday at Grace Episcopal Church, 1100 Washington St.

After a luncheon of sandwiches, desserts and beverages, there will be a short business meeting followed by a program titled “Casco Bay Begins in Your Backyard,” to be presented by Mary Cerullo, associate director of Friends of Casco Bay.

For more details, call 666-3078.


‘Wall-E,’ herbs and Audubon on week’s schedule at library

Camden Public Library will host the following programs this week at 55 Main St.:

Staff librarian Olga Zimmerman will present the Tech Tuesday topic “Staying Safe Online” at 3 p.m. Tuesday, detailing how to protect your identity, avoid scams and ensure that personal information is secure.

A free family movie night will feature a screening of “Wall-E” at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

A Songwriters Session, led by John Nicholas and David Dodson, will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, open to all for a suggested $5 donation. Bring in a song you are working on to share with the group.

“Using Herbs to Find Comfort in Aging,” an educational program presented by Jillian Kelsey-Rose, will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday as part of Quarry Hill’s Adventures in Living Well series for adults 55 and over. The event is free and open to the public but registration is required by calling Quarry Hill at 921-6116.

At 7 p.m. Thursday, the Midcoast Audubon Society will present “Monitoring Winged Migrations in Acadia National Park,” with Seth Benz.

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


Historical society’s lecture will focus on firefighting

The Yarmouth Historical Society’s Spring Lecture Series will feature a talk on the history of firefighting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Yarmouth History Center, 118 East Elm St.

Before the talk, there will be a display of items from the collection of the Yarmouth Historical Society.

This talk is free to members and $5 for nonmembers.

For more details, call 846.6259 or go to www.yarmouthme history.org.


Five groups will cooperate on vernal pool presentation

Five area conservation organizations are partnering for a presentation on the importance of protecting vernal pools at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Pemaquid Watershed Association office, on the second floor at 15 Courtyard St., above the Salt Bay Café.

Each spring, Maine’s thaw runoff creates seasonal and temporary bodies of water, known as vernal pools, that serve as breeding, resting and feeding areas for a wide variety of wildlife.

Educator Bonnie Potter will speak about the importance of these specialized habitats, teaching participants about vernal pool ecology and biodiversity and how to gather much-needed data to inventory and monitor those habitats.

Hidden Valley Nature Center, Sheepscot Valley Conservation Association, Damariscotta Lake Watershed Association and Sheepscot Wellspring Land Alliance are co-sponsoring the awareness project.

Follow-up field trips to vernal pools have been scheduled for 2 to 4 p.m. April 18 at HVNC; 10 a.m. to noon April 24 at SVCA’s Stetser Preserve in Jefferson; and 3 to 5 p.m. May 3 at PWA’s La Verna Preserve in Chamberlain.

There is no cost to participate and all are invited to attend. However, preregistration is required as space is limited. To reserve a spot or for more details, call PWA at 563-2196.


Race on Saturday benefits Malawi education program

The Go! Malawi 5K Race is set for 10 a.m. Saturday at Trackside Station on Union Street.

The Lucky Leprechaun is the third of five holiday 5Ks the nonprofit organizes each year to raise money to fund an education program in Malawi.

Walkers, runners and well-behaved dogs may register at Trackside Station. Registration begins at 8:45 a.m. or register in advance at www.go-malawi.org and save 10 percent off the sign-up fee and three chances to win raffle prizes. The fee is $18 per person and $30 per couple.

For more details, contact Andrew Bonarrigo at [email protected] or board members Reade Brower at [email protected] or Janet Littlefield at [email protected]


Food donations at library will get rid of any late fees

The South Portland Public Library will begin the library fines amnesty program “Food for Fines” Sunday to benefit the South Portland Food Cupboard.

Between March 22 and April 4, library patrons may donate food and other items for the pantry and in exchange the library will waive any late fees on their library accounts.

For more details, call library staffer Molly Ladd at 767-7660.


Irish stepdancing and film on tap at Dunaway Center

Ogunquit Performing Arts will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a performance by the stepdancers from the Stillson School of Irish Dance and a screening of the film “The Turning Point” at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Dunaway Center, at 23 School St.

The performance will be followed by a reception for the dancers; then the viewing of the film. Admission is $5 and payable at the door. For more details, go to www.ogunquit performingarts.org.


Committee ready to hear proposals for war memorials

The Veterans Memorial Park Committee is accepting registrations to attend a design workshop from 9 a.m. to noon March 28 at Old Orchard Beach High School.

The committee is seeking veterans and community members to come together and help design new Korean and Vietnam war memorials for the town’s Veterans Memorial Park. Attendees will be broken up into groups, with each presenting their design proposals at the end of the morning.

Local landscape architects will also be on hand to help facilitate the event. Please sign up by March 24.

Refreshments and supplies will be provided. For more details, email [email protected]

Historical society will hold quarterly meeting Thursday

The Old Orchard Beach Historical Society will hold its quarterly meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at Harmon Museum, 4 Portland Ave.

For more details, call Jeanne Guerin at 934-9319, email [email protected] or go to www.harmonmuseum.org.


Skyline Farm will host historical society meeting

Members of the New Gloucester Historical Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Skyline Farm in North Yarmouth.

Skyline Farm is home to one of the finest carriage collections in the United States.

Reservations to attend are required by calling Leonard L. Brooks at 926-3188.


Jewelry and magazine swap set for Wednesday

The next Otisfield Community Lunch, Jewelry and Magazine Swap will be held from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at Community Hall on Route 121.

There will be a baked beans meal, including dessert and beverages.

Those needing a ride should call Nancy Coombs at 627-4374.

Those wishing to help at the luncheon should call Dave McVety at 539-4368.


Group’s speaker will focus on terrorism in Maine

The next meeting of the Association of Former Intelligence Officers will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Brick Store Museum Program Center on Dane Street.

Featured speaker Chet Lunner will speak on “Terrorism in Vacationland: It’s Closer Than You Think.”

Lunner is a former under secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. For more details, call Bob Dyer at 985-3634. The meeting is open to the public.


Life Line Screening takes aim at health problems

Residents are invited to learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes and other conditions through Life Line Screening on March 31 at Wormwood Conference Center at 5 Dunaway Drive.

The event will offer screenings to determine the level of plaque buildup in your arteries, related to risk for heart disease, stroke and overall vascular health; HDL and LDL cholesterol levels; diabetes risk; bone density as a risk for osteoporosis; kidney and thyroid function; and more.

Screening packages start at $149 and are accessible for wheelchairs and those with trouble walking. Preregistration is required by calling 877-237-1287 or by going to www.lifelinescreening.com.


Woman’s Club will feature guest speaker at meeting

The Freeport Woman’s Club will meet at 1 p.m. Friday at the Freeport Community Library.

Guest speaker Dr. Jennifer Blanchard will talk about Brunswick’s Pejepscot Historical Society, one of the oldest in Maine. It runs the Joshua L. Chamberlain Museum and the Scholfield-Whittier House.

Refreshments will follow the presentation. For details, call 865-3363 or email [email protected]