Talks, concert, sale at library

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

On Tuesday, the Camden Garden Club horticulture presentation “Botanical Illustration” with illustrator Linda Heppes Funk will be held at 10 a.m., and Eliza Squibb will present a talk at 7 p.m. detailing vaccination and health education initiatives in Mali.

 On Thursday, the Oshima Brothers return for a performance at the Camden Library Coffeehouse at 7 p.m. Tickets are $7.

 There will be a two-day book sale, running from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Proceeds are to benefit the book fund and children’s reading programs.

For more details, call Ken Gross at 236-3440.


Geography quiz for a cause

The Eighth Annual South Berwick-Eliot Rotary Community Geography Quiz, set to begin at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Marshwood Great Works School, aims to raise money to combat child slavery in Nepal.

Teams of teachers, students, parents and business leaders, each sponsored at $250, will compete. The evening includes audience participation, prizes, baked goods sales, pizza, raffles, auction items and a slide show.

For more information, email [email protected]


Penetrate ‘brick walls’

The Kennebunk Free Library Genealogy Group will offer the panel discussion “Methodology for Solving Brick Walls and Further Genealogy Programming” from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, 112 Main St.

The brick walls are terms for when you come to a complete impasse in your genealogical research. This session will talk about clues or facts you can use to discover more about your family.

This session will be followed by a Brick Wall Solutions session from 10 am. to noon May 14.

This event is free to the public and is wheelchair accessible.

For more details, call 985-2173 or go to

Peverly to speak to DAR

The Rebecca Emery Daughters of the American Revolution Chapter will meet at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Brick Store Museum, 117 Main St.

The program will be presented by Shirley Peverly, from Old York Chapter DAR, in York.

Peverly, the Maine state curator, will give a presentation on “DAR Museums in Washington, D.C.”

Refreshments and a business meeting will follow the program.

For more details, call 985-1223.


Talk on early trading posts

The Union Historical Society will hold its first meeting of the year at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at People’s United Methodist Church, 21 Depot St.

Incoming President Dan Day will conduct a short business session, after which Leon Cranmer, of Jefferson, will give an illustrated presentation on 17th-century trading posts on the Kennebec River.

Refreshments will be served after the meeting, which is free and open to the public.

For more details, call 785-5444 and leave a message.


Calling ‘Divergent’ fans

Wells Public Library will host a “Random Fandom: Allegiant” event for kids in grades 5 through 8, at 2 p.m. Friday at 1434 Post Road.

If you are excited about the debut of the latest “Divergent” movie, join us for an afternoon of crafting, snacking, gaming and talking all about the book and movie.

For more information, email Sara Ottomano at [email protected] or call 646-8181.


Historical society to meet

The Scarborough Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the society’s museum and meeting room, 647 Route 1 (adjacent to the Dunstan Fire Station).

Following a brief business meeting, Scarborough Audubon Nature Center Director Linda Woodard will give a presentation. This meeting is free and open to the public.

Donations are always welcomed.