Comic creator workshop

Award-winning comic creator Liz Prince will offer a Teen Comics Workshop from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday in Meeting Room 5 of the Portland Public Library at 5 Monument Square.

Prince will give a slideshow about the evolution of her career and will demonstrate how to make comic books.

Attendees will draw a six-panel autobiography. For more details, go to portlandlibrary.com.

Science Café at library

Portland Public Library and Cornerstones of Science continue their series of Science Cafés with the presentation “What is a Semiconductor” at noon Thursday in the library’s atrium at 5 Monument Square.

The format is an informal approach to discussing and understanding scientific research and its relevance to people in everyday life. The session is free, and light refreshments will be served.

Victorian death customs

Victoria Mansion will offer themed tours on Victorian death practices at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at 109 Danforth St.

The tour will teach about customs surrounding death in the Victorian age. It will include a one-act performance, “A Vigil for Aunt Eleanor,” written for this event.

Lights will be dimmed to gaslight levels for the evening, casting a haunting glow over the mansion’s interiors.

Tickets are $15 to $25. This event is not recommended for children. Space is limited, and advance reservations are requested. Call 772-4841, ext. 104.

Smart Driver Course

An AARP Smart Driver Course will be held from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday and again Nov. 13 at 53 Baxter Blvd.

The program is a refresher course designed to meet the driving safety needs of experienced and mature drivers. The class helps drivers adjust to age-related changes in vision, hearing and reaction time.

Insurance companies in Maine are required to give discounts to drivers age 55 and older for three years after they complete this course.

The fee is $15 for AARP members, $20 for others. To register, call Phil Chin, AARP volunteer instructor, at 370-9647.


Communities Care Day

The third annual Communities Care Day will be offered from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at the North Parish UCC Church, 895 Main St.

This event meets some of the needs of those experiencing challenging times. Guests will be served breakfast and lunch, and will be able to get blood pressure screenings, receive information on community health and social services, get free haircuts and choose items from the free store for a variety of basic needs.

Child care, with crafts and books for children, along with basic eye exams and dental information will also be available.

This event is sponsored by several area churches. For more details, call 324-8119.


Saco Bay Artists to meet

Saco Bay Artists will hold its monthly meeting, featuring a demonstration by potter Al Pelletier, at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Pines on Manor Street in Ocean Park.

Pelletier is known for the variety and quality of his pottery glazes.

The meeting is free and open to the public. For more details, call Kathy Angel Lee at 937-2125 or email [email protected]


Girls on the Run benefit

The Bid & Bowl FUNdraiser for Girls on the Run Maine will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Easy Day at 725 Broadway.

Participate in an adults-only night of bowling, with a silent auction to benefit Girls on the Run.

Bowl and bid in the silent auction for $25, or $45 for two, or just partake in live music and silent auction fun for $10.

For details, call Debbi Megna at 747-5677 or email [email protected]


History talk on revival

Historian Holly Hurd will give a presentation at 7 p.m. Thursday at the First Congregational Church, 19 Gloucester Hill Road.

Hurd’s talk will detail a record-setting religious revival that swept through New Gloucester in 1791.

The talk is sponsored by the New Gloucester Historical Society and the church, which is celebrating its 250th anniversary. The talk is free and refreshments will be served.

For more details, call Leonard Brooks at 926-3188.


Land trust offers hikes

Two Great Works Regional Land Trust fall hikes are planned this week. Join board president Tin Smith and stewardship coordinator Darrell DeTour to explore the 90-acre Brooks Farm off Route 9 in Berwick from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday.

A hike of the Kenyon Hill Preserve will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, off Ogunquit Road in South Berwick.

All hikes are open to the public and free of charge to land trust members. A $5 donation per person or $10 per family is suggested for all others. Reservations are required. Call 646-3604 or email [email protected]


Rummage sale at church

United Methodist Women will sponsor a two-day rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Cressey Road United Methodist Church, 81 Cressey Road.

Fill a bag for $1 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Muffins and doughnut holes will be available.


Democratic group to meet

The York County Democratic Committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the York County Government Building (Old County Jail) at 149 Jordan Springs Road.

Doors open at 6 p.m. For more details, call Nancy Stolberg at 337-4932 or email [email protected]


Triple B at Riding to the Top

Riding to the Top Therapeutic Riding Center’s indoor arena will be transformed to host more than 350 guests for the Triple B: Boots, Band and BBQ event from 5:30 to 11 p.m. Saturday at 14 Lilac Drive.

The evening will feature a barbecue meal, dancing to the band Under the Covers, a photo booth, a Best Boots contest and door prizes. Robin Rilette of MPBN will emcee, and auctioneer Elizabeth Holmstrom will call the auction. Tickets are $50 per person and are available at tripleb2015.eventbrite.com, by calling 892-2813 ext. 21 or emailing [email protected]

Electronic waste recycling

Windham Hill United Church of Christ will sponsor an electronic waste recycling event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Windham Mall, Veterans Memorial Drive entrance off Route 302, next to Friendly’s.

This event is open to all communities in the area. All monetary donations are used to cover the cost of organizing the event and to fund support of local missions for the community.

For more details, call Phyllis at 232-8291 or Judy at 653-5989.


Learning about animals

Furry Tales Story and Adventure Hour will be offered from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursdays through Oct. 29 at the Animal Welfare Society on Holland Road.

Preschoolers are invited to discover the world of animals through stories, playtime, crafts, song, movement and time with the animals. The event is free to attend, though donations are appreciated. For more details, call 985-3244.


Musical at high school

“Talk of the Town,” a new musical play by George Hosker-Bouley and presented by the York Parks and Recreation Department, will be performed at 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the York High School Auditorium, 1 Robert Stevens Drive.

Tickets are $5 and are available at the door or can be reserved by calling 363-1040.


Brass band to perform

The New England Brass Band will perform a concert at 3 p.m. Saturday at the South Congregational Church at 2 North St.

A suggested donation of $10 at the door will be appreciated. A reception will follow. For more details, call 967-2793.


Rocktoberfest at New School

The New School is hosting Rocktoberfest, a gathering of teen musicians who will perform from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at the school at 38 York St., Route 1.

The event will feature two performance stages and will include an acoustic open-mic.

High school musicians will showcase their talents during a family festival that will feature brick oven pizza, fresh cider pressing, pumpkin carving, stone soup, henna art tatoos and other activities.

For more details, call Marylyn Wenworth at 985-3745.


Clothing sale for scholarships

Limington Extension will offer a fall clothing sale at 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the Hollis Elementary School on Route 35.

The event will include new and used clothing, curtains, Halloween decorations and costumes.

Proceeds will benefit the Bonny Eagle High School Scholarship Fund. To donate items, call Karen at 692-2989.


Talk on food preservation

The Otisfield Historical Society will sponsor a presentation by food science and safety specialist John Manoush, “History of the Foods We Eat: Or a History of Food Preservation Methods,” at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Old Town House, 53 Bell Hill Road.

Following a brief business meeting, Manoush will speak.

The public is invited. For more details, call Jean Hankins at 539-2521 or email [email protected]


Concert and turkey supper

La Madeleine will perform a concert of French Canadian and Irish influence at 7 p.m. Saturday at the First Parish Federated Church, 150 Main St.

The Seacoast-based quartet features Madeleine St. Amant, Chip Harding, Carl Pehrsson and Emily Barbour.

Tickets are $10 in advance by calling 450-8746 and for seniors; $12 at the door; and $5 for students. A turkey supper will offered from 4 to 6 p.m. for $5 to $9.

Proceeds from the supper will go to support the church and its ministries in the community.


Haunted seminary

The Haunting of Parsonsfield Seminary will take place from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday and again Oct. 23 and 24 at 504 North Road.

Cost is $12 for adults, $5 for ages 12 and under, with a special fee of $10 on Oct. 16 only.

The event is sponsored by The Friends of Par Sem. Proceeds will benefit the renovation fund.

For details, call 793-8825 or go to parsonsfieldseminary.org.


Actors studio auditions

Midcoast Actors Studio will hold auditions for “A Lie of the Mind,” the first show of its 2016 season, from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Troy Howard Stage, 173 Lincolnville Ave.

Written by Sam Shepard, the play explores the destinies of two families, linked by marriage but set apart by jealousies and distrust. A number of adult roles ages 20-70 are available.

Rehearsals start in December. Performances run in March. For more details, email [email protected]


Concert for history society

The band Spectrum will perform a concert of rock ‘n’ roll, country and oldies music from 7 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday at the Grange Hall, 31 West Road. This event will benefit the Waterborough Historical Society’s work to preserve Waterboro’s past for the future.

Tickets are $15 per person, BYOB, no one under 21 admitted. Snacks will be available.

Tickets may be purchased at Woodsome’s Feeds & Needs, Merrill’s Country Store and Woody’s Sports Grille. For more information, call 247-5878.


Performance at library

MidCoast Anthroposophical Society will present a performance of “Kaspar Hauser: The Open Secret of the Foundling Prince” at 2 p.m. Sunday at Camden Public Library, 55 Main St. Tickets are $15.

For more details, call Susan Silverio at 763-4652 or email [email protected]


Audubon bird walk

Fall migrants will be the focus of a Merrymeeting Audubon walk from 7 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday through the fields at Maine Inland Fish and Wildlife’s Green Point Farm off Route 128.

Attendees will meet at the Bath CVS at 7 a.m. to carpool or at 7:30 a.m. at Green Point Farm. Park next to the large green metal shed at the farm.

For more details, call Gordan Smith at 725-0282.


Women’s woodlot workshop

Women and Our Woods, a traveling program of the Forest Guild, will offer a woodlot management workshop for women from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 19 at Hidden Valley Nature Center at 131 Egypt Road.

The workshop will explore forest management plans, timber harvesting, legal aspects of woodland ownership and silviculture, and the art and science of forest management.

The program cost is $40 to $45. For details, go to hvnc.org or call 586-5837.


Speakers at the library

Wiscasset history, clam harvesting in Maine and book illustration will be the subjects of four lectures at 5 p.m. Wednesdays, from this week through Nov. 4, at the Wiscasset Public Library at 21 High St.

Local author Phil Di Vece will be the first speaker, discussing his second volume of Wiscasset stories, “More Wiscasset and Its Times – Other Stories of Maine’s Prettiest Village.” Copies of the book will be available for sale. For questions, call 882-7060.