Safe use of car seats for kids

Southern Maine Health Care will offer A Safe Travels: Car Seat Information class from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at 1 Medical Center Drive.

The class is designed to help parents and grandparents learn about proper car seat use. The class is free, but pre-registration is required by calling 283-7350.


Author-artist at library

Author and artist David Estey of Belfast will speak about his humorous memoir, “Whoop and Drive’er! Growing Up in Aroostook County, Maine,” at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Camden Public Library. All are welcome.

The library also will open the exhibit “Coastal Landscapes: Encaustics” by artist Kendra Denny with a reception at 6 p.m. Thursday. The exhibit will be on display through July.


‘Recycled Art’ by veterans

The Maine Charitable Mechanic Association will display “Recycled Art” by residents of the Maine Veterans’ Home in Scarborough from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Mechanics’ Hall, 519 Congress St., second floor, Portland.

Refreshments will be served.

The artwork will be on view from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday through July, and sales will benefit the Alzheimer’s Association, Maine chapter.

College planning workshops

The Maine Educational Opportunity Center is hosting free workshops, Essentials of College Planning, for adults 19 and older.

The workshops will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesdays in July at Portland Adult Education, 14 Locust St., Portland.

Another college planning workshop will be held at 10 a.m. July 7, 14, 21 and 28 at Greater Portland CareerCenter, 151 Jetport Blvd., Portland.

To register or for more information, call 1-800-281-3703 or go to

Mad Science at the library

The Portland Public Library will present Mad Science of Maine: Up, Up, and Away, a fun and educational program for children and families, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday in the Sam L. Cohen Children’s Library at 5 Monument Square.


Watercolor classes with artist

The Dyer Library in Saco is offering watercolor classes with Judith Kinsman. The classes, available in four-week sessions, will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday and July 8, 15, 22 and 23; and Aug. 5, 12, 19 and 26.

Participants will learn new techniques or practice old ones with Kinsman. Pre-registration is required.

The classes cost $70 per session with a library card or $75 without a card. To register, call 283-3861, ext. 115.


Movie and pizza for teens

The Wells Public Library, 1434 Post Road, is hosting a teen movie night at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

Pizza will be served. The movie is part of the library’s teen summer reading program, which is sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library.

The event is free. For more information, call 646-8181.

Marsh and Art Hope walks

Wells Reserve at Laudholm will host the following events this week at 342 Laudholm Farm Road:

A Secrets of the Salt Marsh Walk will take place from 10 a.m. to noon Monday. Learn what is special about these productive ecosystems, nestled between seashore and uplands, on a docent-led walk that covers about a mile.

An Art Hope creative wellness walk will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday. Artists are invited to enjoy a hike and the arts on the lawn at the reserve. Art Hope artist-in-residence Laura Jaquays will demonstrate simple watercolor techniques and discuss the benefits of everyday creativity for health and well-being. For more information, call 337-2900 or go online to


History mystery photo night

The Yarmouth History Center, at 118 East Elm St., is hosting a mystery photo night from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday.

The history center is working with the Maine Historical Society and the Maine State Library to kick off this new program related to the upcoming “Mystery Corner” of Maine Memory Network.

Participants will sort through old photographs and historic objects in local collections that are missing identifying details. People can bring their own photos as well.

The evening will include sharing ideas, telling local stories and socializing with friends and neighbors. The event is free and refreshments will be served. RSVPs are appreciated.

For more information, call 846-6259 or go to