Rummage and perennial sale, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Cressey Road United Methodist Church, Gorham.

Labyrinth workshop, 9:30 to11:30 a.m., for those interested in learning more about the labyrinth experience and uses. Included will be the opportunity to walk the Chartres-style indoor labyrinth. Trinity Episcopal Church, 580 Forest Ave., Portland. Space is limited and reservations are needed. Call 772-7421 to reserve a space. A goodwill offering will be taken.

Cinco De Mayo celebration, 5 p.m., with barbecue, beverages and bingo. Free food and child care for children under 12. Cost is $25 per person, which includes two beverages. South Freeport Church, 98 South Freeport Road, South Freeport. Call 865-4012 for reservations.

Climb Aboard the Food Train, final weekend to support the benefit drive by local churches and businesses for the Westbrook Food Pantry. The train is sponsored by Trinity Lutheran Church in Westbrook and cars will be located at Shaw’s and at Bicentennial Park in front of Hannaford’s on Saturday, with the final run on Sunday as the train picks up food and monetary donations at local churches following worship services.


Dedication Service, 10 a.m., celebrating the March purchase of the church building. The Christian Community Church of Turner at 425 Turner Center Road, Turner. For more information, email [email protected]

Connected Catholics of Maine, 1 p.m., social hour with potluck followed by general meeting and election of officers. Held at Holy Martyrs Church Parish Hall, Route 88, Falmouth.

Shape Note Singing, 2 to 5 p.m. This four-part singing tradition, also known as Sacred Harp, originated in 18th century New England. Enjoy the exciting harmonies and spirited singing. This is not a performance and all are welcome to participate. Free and held at The New Church, 302 Stevens Ave., Portland. Details are at

“Moving Toward Peace: Learning to Love Those We Do Not Like,” 3 p.m., an ecumenical worship gathering sponsored by the Maine Council of Churches and held at Allen Avenue Unitarian Universalist Church, 524 Allen Ave., Portland. All are welcome to attend.

“Holy Smokes” Kosher Barbecue, 5 to 9 p.m., held at Levey Day School, 400 Deering Ave., Portland. The cost is $75 per ticket and the event is open to the public. Events include a cocktail reception at 5 p.m. and features music by the bluegrass band Jerks of Grass. Celebrity chefs from Salvage BBQ will cook chicken and beef brisket in a kosher smoker. More information and tickets are available


“Lunch, Dying And Living Again: Near Death Experiences,” 11:15 a.m.. with The Rev. Peter Panagore, minister of First Radio Parish Church of America. Call 563-1363 by noon Monday to make lunch reservations, which are required. The entrée is chicken pot pie and the cost is $5 for those over 60 and $6 per person for others. There is no charge to attend the lecture, which will begin at about noon at Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center, 521 Main St., Damariscotta. More information is available at


“Fruit of the Earth: Jewish Back-to-the-Landers in Maine,” 7 to 9 p.m., panel discussion led by Rabbi Natan Margalit with Ben Marcus of Sheepscot General Store, master gardeners Kal Winer and Linda Tatelbaum of Appleton and Bonnie Rukin of Slow Money Maine. Adas Yoshuron Synagogue, 50 Willow Street, Rockland. For more information visit or call 594-4523.


African Children’s Choir, 7 p.m., concert at North Deering Alliance Church, 1301 Washington Ave., Portland. Free and open to all with a free-will offering taken to support the choir’s programs, including education, development and relief. To learn more, visit or call 797-2561.

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