Land trust offers blueberry cooking and fermenting class

Coastal Mountains Land Trust is offering a blueberry cooking and fermenting class from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Boynton McKay, 30 Main St., Camden.

Chef Frank Giglio, of Three Lily Farm, will share some of his favorite ways to prepare and preserve fresh blueberries. Participants can expect hands-on participation throughout the class as well as refreshments and tastings.

Each student will create a half-gallon jug of blueberry mead to take home to ferment, and will receive a coupon for 15 pounds of B-grade organic blueberries from Beech Hill Blueberry Farm in Rockport.

The class costs $60. Registration is required as space is limited.

To register, call 236-7091. For more information, go to

Outdoor movies, concert on tap for amphitheatre

“Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein,” a 1948 black-and-white film, will be shown at 8:15 p.m. Monday in the Camden Amphitheatre as part of the Monday Night Movies in the Park series. Visitors should bring blankets or chairs to sit on.

Author Guy Fraker will present “Lincoln’s Ladder,” the first lecture in this year’s Civil War Series, at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Camden Public Library.

The Maine National Guard Army Band Brass Quintet will perform a free concert at noon Wednesday in the Camden Amphitheatre.

The opening performance of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” starts at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Camden Amphitheatre. Additional performances will be presented at 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday.

For tickets and complete schedule, go to


Federation of the Blind chapter to hold meeting

The National Federation of the Blind of Maine announced the second meeting of the Lewiston-Auburn Chapter will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at the GridIron Restaurant, 1567 Lisbon St., Lewiston.

People will be responsible to pay for their own order off the menu, which can be seen at the restaurant’s website,

For more information, call 212-1456.


Educational center to host college planning workshop

The Maine Educational Opportunity Center will host free workshops in August titled Essentials of College Planning.

Workshops will be held at 10 a.m. Aug. 4 and Aug. 18 at Greater Portland CareerCenter, 151 Jetport Blvd.; and 10 a.m. Aug. 5 and Aug. 19 at Portland Adult Education, 14 Locust St.

The workshops are for adults 19 and older and will cover topics such as GED and SAT preparation, college planning, career advising, and financial aid advising.

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

Intertidal Buffet gives kids chance to explore marine life

Coast Encounters is presenting a program titled An Intertidal Buffet for Kids from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the Portland Public Library’s Sam L. Cohen Children’s Library.

Marine educator Carol Steingart and her company, Coast Encounters, have been giving presentations on the marine life of tidal pools for more than 15 years.

Steingart will present a lively, prop-filled discussion, and children can use all of their senses to explore live plants and animals in a fun, nonthreatening “buffet style” way.

Magician Peter Boie performs at Riverton branch

Peter Boie will give a magic show from 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Portland Public Library’s Riverton Branch.

Boie, who calls himself “a magician for non-believers,” became fascinated with magic at 11 years old when he picked up a magic book at his local library.

He travels around the country performing his award-winning magic show that defies reality.


Historical society to host yard sale at fire station

The Scarborough Historical Society is holding a yard sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 1 next to the Dunstan Fire Station on Route 1.

Items for sale include: books, clothes, collectibles, baked goods, and items from the museum store.


Historical talk focuses on Cumberland & Oxford Canal

The Windham Historical Society is presenting a PowerPoint program and talk about the Cumberland & Oxford Canal at 7 p.m. Monday at the Windham Veterans Center, Memorial Drive, North Windham.

The canal provided transportation from Portland to Harrison in the mid-late 1800s.

Many historic photos will be included. Maps and books will be available at the event.

A $5 donation is suggested. For more information, call 892-1306.