Free health screening clinic for veterans, their families

There will be a free blood pressure and health screening clinic for veterans and their families from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the American Legion Post on South Main Street in Auburn.

Dr. Mike Ricci will lead the screenings and be on hand to answer any questions.

For more information, call 783-4663 ext. 228.


Learn about honeybees at wildlife park presentation

The Cumberland County Beekeepers Association, a local chapter of the Maine State Beekeeping Association, is giving a talk about the life of honeybees from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Maine Wildlife Park on Route 26 in Gray.

Visitors will learn about the industrious life of the honeybee, its job as a pollinator of fruits and vegetables, and the role of the beekeeper. Parts of a beehive, beekeeping equipment and a small observation hive will be on display, and several experienced beekeepers will be available to answer questions.

Admission to the park is free for ages 3 and under; $5.50 ages 4 through 12; $7.50 for adults, and $5.50 for seniors. Groups of 15 or more are $3.50 per person.

For more information, call the Maine Wildlife Park at 657-4977 or go to


Genealogist to give talk about researching heirlooms

The Brick Store Museum, 117 Main St. in Kennebunk, is presenting a talk at 5:30 p.m. Thursday by certified genealogist Pam Stone Eagleson, titled “Grandma’s Treasure Chest.”

Eagleson will focus her presentation on “attic archaeology.” She will discuss ways to research and evaluate family treasures such as jewelry, diaries, Bibles, letters, textiles, and ephemera. Participants are encouraged to bring in one item of their own to begin the journey.

The talk is part of a lecture series that will be presented at 5:30 p.m. every third Thursday of the month, except for November and December.

Admission to every lecture is free for museum members and $10 for general audiences. Snacks and beverages will be served.

For more information, call 985-4802 or go to


Tintype photography booth returns to museum Tuesday

The tintype photography booth at Penobscot Marine Museum was so popular in July that the museum decided to bring it back.

The tintype booth is run by the AgNO3 Lab, which specializes in formal tintype portraits. The booth will be at the museum from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday. Portraits will be made on a first-come, first-served basis, but reservations are recommended.

Making a Tintype Portrait is part of Exploring the Magic of Photography: Painting with Light, Penobscot Marine Museum’s first major exhibition of historic photography. Portraits are $40 per tintype; the price includes a 2-for 1 museum admission.

To make a reservation for a portrait, call the museum at 548-0334.


Meet-and-greet to welcome new Junior League members

The Junior League of Portland is hosting a meet-and-greet for new members from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Sebago Brewing Co., 21 Southborough Drive in Scarborough.

The organization comprises more than 285 women who dedicate themselves to the progress and prosperity of Greater Portland. Current members will be on hand to discuss how joining the Junior League can help you gain leadership skills, make new friends, and give back to the community.

To register, go to


Lobster roll sale to benefit Knights of Columbus fund

The St. Joseph Council Knights of Columbus will have a lobster roll sale from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday at the Most Holy Trinity Church hall on Main Street in Saco.

The lobster roll plate, which includes a lobster roll, a bag of chips, a pickle and a cookie, will be sold for $9. All proceeds will benefit the Knights Charity Fund.

To order ahead, call 590-2260 or 468-0106.


Community college holding on-the-spot acceptance day

Southern Maine Community College is holding an on-the-spot acceptance day Wednesday to assist a growing number of students seeking to attend SMCC this fall.

The event, held from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., will allow prospective students to meet one-on-one with college representatives and complete the entire admissions process. Prospective students can apply, take academic placement tests from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., fill out financial aid forms, sign up for orientation, and have questions answered.

New student registrations at SMCC for the fall semester are up 2.5 percent over last year.

For more information about applying to SMCC or this event, call 741-5800.