Caregivers Support Group to meet Wednesday

The Bridgton Caregiver Support Group will meet from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Bridgton Community Center.

Respite care is available while the group meets. For more information and to secure respite care, call 647-8143 by Tuesday.


Run for the Fallen’s final race to be held Sunday

The Run for the Fallen Maine organization will hold its eighth and final 5K run Sunday, starting and ending at Brunswick Landing.

The run is dedicated to the lives of 93 men and two women in the military with Maine ties who have given their lives since Sept. 11, 2001.

Participants can register at 7 a.m. Sunday at the Brunswick Landing. The opening ceremony at 9:20 a.m. includes a prayer, reading of each soldier’s name and a song. The race has a 10 a.m. start time. The run has been shortened to a family-friendly 5K in efforts to attract more runners.

For more information, call 229-0229 or go to


Antiques show Thursday through Saturday at museum

The Ellsworth Antiques Show will be held Thursday through Saturday at Woodlawn Museum, Gardens and Park, 19 Black House Drive.

The show will be held under a massive tent with 28 booths.

There will be furniture, art, jewelry, and unusual and rare collectibles. The show has items for serious collectors as well as those who dabble in antiques.

The show debuted in Ellsworth in 1937.

For more information, call 667-8671 or go to


Steel band to highlight end-of-reading-program event

Portland Public Library is holding the last event for its summer reading program for children at 11 a.m. Saturday at its Riverton Branch Library.

The Mango Groove Steel Band will perform. Also, the Portland Fire Department ladder truck and Portland Pirates’ mascot, Salty Pete, will be there. There will also be face painting, bubbles and bubble-wand making, refreshments, pirate-hat making and prizes for summer reading participants.

The five-piece band plays authentic calypso and soca music from Trinidad and Tobago, as well as reggae, Motown, jazz and more.


Program to commemorate anniversary of WWII’s end

The Thomaston Historical Society Museum, located at 80 Knox St., is holding a special program at 7 p.m. Tuesday commemorating the 70th anniversary of the end of WW II.

Personal memories from veterans will be shared along with photos and artifacts at the program, which is open to all.


Public invited to library’s ‘Mad Hatter’ tea party

The Wiscasset Public Library is hosting a “Mad Hatter” tea party from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday on the lawn.   

Tea, lemonade, and snacks will be served. Funny hats can be worn to celebrate the occasion, but are not required. The public is invited to join the party, tour the used-book room, and learn about library activities.

In case of rain, the event will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Aug. 19.


Former BU professor to give foreign-policy talk

The York Public Library is presenting a foreign-policy talk by former Boston University professor Nick Mills at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the library, 15 Long Sands Road.

The talk is part of the World in Your Library program and the second in a foreign policy speakers’ series

Mills will discuss the evolution of the information environment and why it has become the 21st-century “battlespace.”

As a BU professor for 26 years, Mills taught a generation of undergrad and graduate journalism students. He was named the College of Communication Teacher of the Year in 2014.

He also was a broadcast journalist, news director, reporter and morning news anchor at major Boston stations and at the ABC Radio Network in New York.