Plow Day at Skyline Farm

Skyline Farm will hold its 7th annual Plow Day from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at 95 The Lane.

The event offers a free demonstration that brings to life the word “horsepower.” Horse-drawn wagon rides will shuttle the public to the demonstration areas, where teamsters will describe the proceedings and answer questions.

From 10 to 11 a.m., there will be pony rides for children for $5.

From 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., visit craftsmen demonstrating old-fashioned skills that were used in the horse-drawn era, such as wheel-making.

Master Gardener Joel Leak will share his knowledge about growing vegetables and fruits. Members of the Cumberland County 4-H goat club White Pine Caprines will share their knowledge and show off their goats. View the new museum exhibit “Maine Street,” featuring horse-drawn vehicles that were routinely seen parked on Maine’s main streets.

From 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. refreshments from the grill and baked goods will be sold under the tent. Rain date is May 17. For more details, call Pamela Ames at 829-5708 or email [email protected]


Super Shoes sale at hospital

Bridgton Hospital will host its biannual Super Shoes fundraiser from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday and from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday at the main entrance of the hospital.

There will be a large selection of brands, styles and sizes of shoes, boots, accessories, handbags, work wear and nursing apparel.

A percentage of sales from this event will benefit the Employee Emergency Assistance Fund, which awards money to Central Maine Medical Family employees (including Bridgton Hospital staff) experiencing extenuating financial hardship.

This sale is open to the public. For more details, call 647-6055 or email [email protected]


Tate House plant sale

The Tate House Museum Herb and Plant Sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 1267 Westbrook St.

This sale will include perennials and herbs from the Tate House’s historic gardens that would have been found in an 18th-century garden for medicinal, culinary and fragrant uses.

Tate House members and docents also will contribute plants from their own gardens and popular annuals from local nurseries.

For more details, call Betty Janus at 774-6177.

West African dance fest

EmbodyTheRhythm, a Portland-based community for West African inspired dance, will present Mini Guinea Fest from 4 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday at The Woodfords Club at 179 Woodford St.

This family-friendly alcohol-free event features a West African dance class with Youssouf Koumbassa, live music and dance performances with master artists from Guinea, local troupes from Maine and New Hampshire, and a dance party for all.

Tickets are $30 in advance or $36 at the door. The facility is wheelchair accessible. To view the full schedule and artist lineup, go to

Master Gardeners sell plants

The 22nd annual plant sale of the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Master Gardener volunteers in Cumberland County will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Barron Center, 1145 Brighton Ave.

Master Gardeners will help select plants and answer questions about how to plant and care for them. Selections include vegetable seedlings, herbs, perennials, shrubs, house plants and annuals. Compost also will be available.

A quilt raffle, sales of gently used garden items and a potato growing demonstration also will be offered.

Proceeds from the sale support the group’s Seed Grant program for community projects.


Dementia comfort care

Dr. Michael Bither, geriatrician and certified palliative care physician from Southern Maine Geriatric Associates, will host the presentation “Demystifying the Meaning of Comfort Care” from 5 to 6 p,m. Tuesday at Sedgewood Commons at 22 Northbrook Drive.

Martha Blackburn from Hospice of Southern Maine and Marcie Yager from LifeChoice Hospice will join Bither for the talk, detailing comfort care for patients with dementia.

The event is free and will be held in an open forum format. Refreshments will be served.

For more details or to reserve a spot, call Sheri Corcoran at 781-5775 or email [email protected]

Extension workshops

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Cumberland County, is offering three workshops at Tidewater Farm in May.

Plant Tales of Tidewater is a three-part workshop to be offered from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, May 12, 19 and 26, with herbalist Mischa Schuler of Wild Carrot Herbs. Cost is $15 per session or $40 for all three.

How to Divide Perennials will meet from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday with Master Gardener Nicki Griffin, who will cover the best time and techniques to care for various perennials. Cost is $5 to $10.

The Spring Bird Walk will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Sunday. Derek Lovitch of Freeport Wild Bird Supply will lead the session to spot a wide diversity of species. This session is $10 per person.

For more information or to register, go to


Buy plants at church

A plant sale will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Peoples United Methodist Church at 310 Broadway.

A variety of perennials, annuals and vegetable plants will be available.


Readings by Maine writers

York Public Library will present an evening of readings by Maine authors at 7 p.m. Tuesday at 15 Long Sands Road.

The authors have been published in the Maine Review, a new literary magazine based in York that publishes short fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction and essays in quarterly issues.

Readings will include the prize-winning short story and poem from the Maine Review’s 2014 Rocky Coast Writing contest.

Following the readings, the editor and publisher of the Review, Katherine Mayfield, will moderate an informal round-table discussion of writing with the authors. Questions from the audience are welcomed. Copies of the Review and the authors’ books will be available for purchase and signing.

For more details, go to


Night at local museum

The Night at Our Museum event will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Brick Store Museum. The museum will “come alive” in various ways throughout the evening.

The event will include behind-the-scenes tours of the museum’s collections storage areas, which house 70,000 artifacts of the area’s history; appetizers from local restaurants; games, pop-up exhibits and even museum collections set to music.

Tickets are $20 per person, $40 per family; members receive $5 off.

Registration is required for this event. Reserve online at; by phone at 985-4802; or in person at 117 Main St., Kennebunk.


Historical society dance

The Waterborough Historical Society will sponsor a dance from 7 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday at the Grange Hall, at 31 West Road.

DJ and dance instructor Daniel Moore will provide music, along with a free swing dance lesson.

Admission is $15 per person, BYOB, no one under 21 admitted. Set-ups and snacks will be available.

Tickets can be purchased at Woodsome’s Feeds and Needs, East Waterboro; Merrill’s Country Store, North Waterboro; and Woody’s Sports Grille, located on West Road.

Proceeds will benefit the historical society, which oversees or owns six historical buildings in Waterboro.

For more details, call 247-5878.


Old Cemeteries meeting

The spring meeting of the Maine Old Cemeteries Association will be held at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the First Congregational-Christian Church, 19 Gloucester Hill Road.

The day will include exhibits, displays, a talk about Maine’s most prominent gravestone carver and a guided walk through one of Maine’s oldest cemeteries, New Gloucester’s Lower Cemetery.

Registration can be done at for free or at the door for $3.