Avoiding fraud, ID theft

An “Ask the Expert: Fraud and Identity Theft” panel discussion will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Morrell Meeting Room at Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St.

A panel of experts will answer questions about safety online, keeping your social media persona safe, banking concerns and online banking safety tips.

For a complete list of workshops, visit

Benefit for holiday lighting

Brunswick Downtown Association’s Silent & Live Auction will be held from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Knights of Columbus, at 2 Columbus Drive.

The event will include food, live music and a cash bar. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door.

Proceeds will support the town’s Downtown Holiday Lighting fund. For more details, call 729-4439 or go to

Piano concert at church

Pianist Jesse Feinberg will perform a benefit concert at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Unitarian Universalist Church at Pleasant and Middle streets.

Feinberg will perform popular and jazz standards, modern French pieces and original compositions.

Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Proceeds will go to local charities and the church. For more details, call 729-8515 or go to


Farmland access conference

Maine Farmland Trust will present a conference on farmland access from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday at The Commons at Pineland Farms. The daylong conference will highlight the obstacles and opportunities for farmers, landowners and communities in keeping land in farming. For more details or to register, go to or call 338-6575.


GrowSmart annual event

GrowSmart Maine will host its annual meeting “Community Solutions to a Changing Climate” from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Pepperell Mill. A variety of speakers will be on hand. The event will include morning tours of the city and a reception at day’s end, featuring local foods and beer. For more details or to register, visit or call Kimberly Ballard at 699-4330 ext. 3.


Chef to speak on Shakers

The last four women living at Canterbury Shaker Village in New Hampshire will be the subject of a talk by master chef James Haller at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Counting House Museum at Main and Liberty streets.

Part of a series called “Chefs in the Counting House: Talk, Tales and Chatter from a Trio of Culinary Authors,” the program will be held in the museum’s ballroom. Haller was chef at Canterbury Shaker Village from 1988 to 1991.

Admission is $10 at the door and supports the Old Berwick Historical Society’s Rally Round the Flagpole Campaign and local history programs.

For more details, call 384-0000 or email [email protected]


Activities at Dyer Library

Dyer Library and the Saco Museum will offer the following events at 371 Main St.:

Watercolor classes with artist Judith Kinsman, 9 a.m. to noon each Wednesday through Nov. 25. Cost for a four-week session is $70 to $75. To register, call 283-3861 ext. 115.

Lego Club: 3 to 4 p.m. Mondays through Nov. 30 for children of all ages. Legos are provided. Children age 8 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

Laughing with Lois: Preschool Storytime, 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays. The program, for ages 3 to 5, will involve children’s literature, songs and a craft project.

Romp & Rhyme Toddlers: 10 to 11 a.m. Thursdays through Nov. 19 for ages 18 months to 3. Sessions include finger plays, songs, sign language, movement and stories.

Little Wiggler: Books & Babies: 10 to 11 a.m. Fridays through Nov. 27. Designed for ages 18 months and younger, sessions will include baby bounces, songs and stories.

A Knitting and Crafting Group meets from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Thursdays to work on projects.

For more details, call 283-3861 or go to


Trout fishing talk at Cabela’s

Registered Maine Guide and author Lou Zambello will give a presentation on how to maximize your chances of catching trophy wild brook trout at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Cabela’s on Payne Road. The talk is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact [email protected]

Scarborough Marsh cleanup

The annual Scarborough Marsh fall cleanup will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, beginning at the Audubon Nature Center on Pine Point Road.

Attendees are invited to grab a hot beverage or juice and bagel and then help clean up the marsh. Trash bags will be supplied.

For more details, call Linda Woodard at 415-8331 or email [email protected]


Library programs for kids

Kennebunk Free Library will begin a free program for children called “Meet Someone New” at 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Geared to children in grades 2 through 5, the sessions will highlight individuals from the library’s People & History collection. This week’s subject will be the life and works of artist Georgia O’Keeffe. Students will create an art project with oil pastels.

Pre-registration is required.

Also, new teen librarian Melissa West invites middle and high school students to join her from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday for a Teen Advisory Board meeting in Hank’s Room at 112 Main St.

The meeting offers students in grades 6-12 an opportunity to talk about ideas they have for teen programs and services at the library.

The library is located at 112 Main St. For more details, call 985-2173 ext. 5 or visit


Record, CD sale for WMPG

WMPG, southern Maine’s community radio station, will hold its 20th annual Record and CD Sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the University of Southern Maine’s Sullivan Gymnasium, 96 Falmouth St.

The event features records, CDs, tapes, posters, books and magazines.

Vendor tables are available; the fee is $35 for each table.

The $2 admission charge will support the event and benefits the station. For more details, call 780-4424 or email [email protected]


Open house at SMCC

People interested in attending Southern Maine Community College can learn about academic programs, tour the campus and apply for free at a fall open house from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the South Portland campus.

There will be ongoing campus tours, admissions presentations and residence hall tours during the event. SMCC will waive the application fee for people who apply for admission during the open house.

A Midcoast Campus open house is planned from 4 to 6 p.m. Nov. 12 in Brunswick.

For more details or to register, go to


Meet law enforcement

State Sen. Amy Volk is encouraging her constituents to attend a meet and greet and ice cream social with local law enforcement from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Saturday’s event will take place at Moody’s Collision Center at 200 Narragansett Trail in Gorham. Residents will have the opportunity to meet Daniel Jones, Gorham’s new police chief.

On Sunday, the event will be held at the Scarborough Library Community Room at 48 Gorham Road, Scarborough. For more details, call 287-1505.


Braestrup, more at library

York Public Library will offer the following programs this week at 15 Long Sands Road:

Kate Braestrup will talk about her new book, “Anchor & Flares,” at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Copies of her books will be available for signing and sale.

Breast care providers will speak about wellness for breast cancer patients at noon Wednesday as part of a York Hospital Lunch & Learn. A light lunch will be served. Reservations are required. Call 351-2385.

“Children of a Lesser God” will be screened at 3 p.m. Sunday as part of the York Reads Film Series. For more details, call 363-2818 or email [email protected]


Center for Wildlife program

York County Audubon will sponsor a presentation by the Center for Wildlife in Cape Neddick at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Mather Auditorium at the Wells Reserve at Laudholm Farm, 342 Laudholm Farm Road.

The event will begin with a social time at 6:30 p.m., followed by the program “Hawk Eye,” focusing on wildlife rehabilitation and the care of more than 1,500 injured animals every year.

For more details, call Bob Watson at 251-1135 or go to


Community Halloween fun

Kittery Recreation Department will host its community Halloween celebration from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at Kittery Community Center’s Frisbee Common at 120 Rogers Road.

The free event will feature pumpkin painting and carving, hayrides, games, food, a costume contest, bounce house, community groups and more. Rain date is Sunday.

For more details, call 439-3800 or visit


Baby goods collected

The Mercy Center at Saint Joseph’s College is collecting baby goods during October at 278 Whites Bridge Road.

Donated items will be given to Hope House in Lewiston, ABBA in Portland, and Mother Seton House in Fryeburg.

Recommended donations include diapers, wet wipes, infant and young children’s fall and winter clothing, bottles, pacifiers and toys.

New or gently used items will be collected on the second floor of the Heffernan Center. For more details, call Kathryn Cody at 893-7794 or email [email protected]


‘New Africa’ presentation

Colby professor Laura Seay will speak on the current political environment in the Democratic Republic of Congo during a talk set for 7 p.m. Friday at Rockland-Penobscot Language School at 28 Gay St.

Accompanying her will be Milly Businge Baruzaliire and Pamela Nyakato.

This talk is co-hosted by the 2016 Camden Conference, “The New Africa,” and will include dessert and coffee at $25 per person.

Call the school for required reservations at 594-1084 or email [email protected] A portion of all proceeds will benefit the school’s scholarship fund that assists local and global language learners.


Talking about town’s future

Topsham Public Library and the town’s Planning Department and Economic & Community Development Department will host a series of workshops over the next six months titled “Topsham: Back to the Future.”

The first presentation, “Building a strong Topsham for the future: Will we be able to afford to live there?” will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The goal of this series is to provide background and information about community challenges and preserving local cultural and natural heritage. All workshops will be held in the library’s Highlands Community Room at 25 Foreside Road.

These programs are free and open to the public. For more details, call 725-1727 or go to


Talk on proposed park

Attorney Eliza Donoghue from the Natural Resources Council of Maine will speak at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Louis T. Graves Memorial Public Library at 18 Maine St.

Donoghue will present information about the proposal to create a national park and national recreation area east of Baxter State Park.

For more details, go or call the library at 967-2778.


Hermit Island field trip

Doug Suitor will lead a field trip with Merrymeeting Audubon to Hermit Island on Small Point from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday.

The walk will include ocean overlooks and wooded dirt roads by a saltwater cove. Expect to see ducks, grebes and loons, as well as some woodland birds.

Attendees should meet at 8 a.m. at Bath Plaza near CVS, or at 8:30 a.m. at Head Beach, Hermit Island, on Route 216.

For more details, call Suitor at 841-1951.


SAT prep classes

Maine Prep’s SAT classes for Cumberland, Falmouth, Yarmouth and Windham area high school students will meet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sundays and Thursdays from Nov. 1 through Dec. 3 at Maine Prep, 299 Main St.

The eight-session course is designed to teach students strategies to use in the math, writing and reading sections, preparing students for the Dec. 5 SAT.

For more details, call Maine Prep at 798-5690, email [email protected] or go to


Free health forum

Maine Coast Memorial Hospital will host a free Community Health Forum from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the auditorium of the Moore Community Center at 238 State St.

Jean Johnson, DPT and certified Sportmetrics specialist, and Bruce Hamilton Dick, M.D., will discuss ways to prevent ACL injury in athletes and answer questions from the audience. Refreshments will be served.

For more details, call 664-5337 or register online at


Artist to show techniques

Artist Julia Talcott will talk about her work and printmaking techniques at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Waterfall Arts at 256 High St.

Talcott also will give a demonstration of her woodcut printing techniques from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday. The demo and open studio time are free and open to all levels. All are welcome; admission is by donation at the door.

Reservations are required. Call 338-2222 or go to


Garden club meeting

The Bath Garden Club will hold its monthly meeting at noon Tuesday at Grace Episcopal Church, 1100 Washington St.

Following a light luncheon, there will be a short business meeting followed by the program “Asian Cooking with Your Garden Ingredients” given by cooking instructor Chris Toy.

For more details, call 653-5726.


Week’s events at library

Camden Public Library will host the following programs this week at 55 Main St.:

New Hope for Women’s annual “Empty Place at the Table” one-day display will be exhibited from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday in the library’s Rotunda in honor of local victims of domestic violence.

The Tech Tuesday group will meet at 3 p.m. Tuesday to discuss the concept of storing documents in the cloud.

At 7 p.m. Tuesday, Maine State Historian Earle Shettleworth will present “The Maine Home Front in World War I,” as part of the library’s Discover History Month.

On Wednesday, the first session in the Coastal Senior College class “The Life and Legacy of Frances Perkins” will meet at noon. And a reception for the producers of “Boldness and Opportunity,” an exhibit hosted by PopTech and the library, will begin at 5 p.m. in the Reading Room. The show, on the past and future use of nuclear weapons, is created by San Francisco-based N Square, and will be on display for the week.

Camden Conference will present a talk by Nano Chatfield on girls’ education in Tanzania at 7 p.m. Thursday.

A two-hour workshop, “Creative Process: Exploring Your Artistry,” with Teresa Piccari, will be offered at 2 p.m. Sunday. The session is free but attendees should reserve a seat by calling 236-3440.


Senior College book discounts

The Skidompha Second Hand Book Shop will celebrate its third annual Senior College Week from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday at 115 Elm St.

All members of any Senior College – students, teachers, staff and volunteers – will be entitled to 50 percent off all purchases. To receive the discount, a customer needs only to mention a Senior College connection to the volunteer shopkeeper when checking out.

The book shop is a major fundraiser for Skidompha Public Library. For more details, call 563-7807 or go to

AARP Safe Driver course

An AARP Safe Driver program will be offered from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Spectrum Generations Coastal Community Center at 521 Main St.

This driver refresher course is designed for ages 50 and older and covers topics like age-related physical changes, declining perceptual skills, local driving problems and license renewal requirements.

Cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for all others. Participants who successfully complete the course are eligible for a reduction in automobile insurance premiums.

To register, call (800) 639-1553 or go to


Maritime Academy dinner

Wednesday is the deadline to register to attend the Penobscot Bay Chapter of Maine Maritime Academy Alumni Association’s fall dinner meeting, set for Oct. 27 at Thomaston Café & Bakery at 154 Main St.

After social time at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:15 p.m., there will be a brief business meeting and a presentation by Capt. Tim Leach of the academy’s Career Services. All MMA graduates are welcome to attend and to bring a guest.

To reserve a spot and specify your menu choice, call Lindsey Pinkham at 380-4661 or email [email protected]