Scleroderma walk Saturday

The seventh annual “Hardy Mainers” Stepping Out for a Cure for Scleroderma will be held Saturday at Riverbank Park.

Sign-in begins at 10 a.m. and the 5K Walk steps off at noon. There will be a raffle and food available after the walk. There is no minimum registration fee. All donations are welcome.

Walkers will receive a free T-shirt with their donations. Extra T-shirts will be available for $15 on the day of the walk.

Proceeds will support the Scleroderma Foundation New England Chapter in fulfilling its mission of providing educational and emotional support to people with scleroderma and their families.

To register or for more details, call (978)887-0658 or go to www.scleroderma.org/steppingoutmaine.


Kayak workshop scheduled

A kayak workshop will be offered from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the TREE Center.

Attendees will be taught the basics of kayaking, practice techniques and explore a southern Maine lake.

This free workshop will be held at the TREE Center on Bauneg Beg Lake, at Dunaway Drive.

For more details, call 636-5550 or email [email protected]


Job search workshop set

The Scarborough Public Library will offer a free job search workshop from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday at 48 Gorham Road.

This program is particularly appropriate for those who are seeking to rejoin the workforce, are between jobs or contemplating a job change.

Librarians will demonstrate free resources to help attendees brush up on computer skills, prepare for an employment test, or create a resume. No registration is required.


Maine Steiners set concerts

The Maine Steiners, the University of Maine’s all-male acapella group, will perform two concerts this week.

The first concert will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday in the Sanctuary at South Freeport Congregational Church, 98 South Freeport Road. The concert will be followed by an ice cream sundae social in the community hall.

Admission is a $5 suggested donation.

The second concert will be by donation at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Saco Grange Hall at 168 North St.

For more details, call Ann at 205-4592.


Garden Club meeting set

The Southern Maine Garden Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Springvale Library, 443 Main St.

Gardening expert Deb Bedard will speak on how to successfully grow vegetables.

For more details, call Paula Frodyma at 475-8142 or Donna Claveau at (603) 332-4860.

Extension plant sale set

The annual plant sale of the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Volunteers in York County will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday at the UMaine Extension office, 21 Bradeen St.

Annuals, perennials, vegetables, herbs, trees, shrubs and houseplants will be for sale, and an assortment of gently used gardening books and tools.

Master Gardener Volunteers will be available to advise and make garden suggestions.

Raffles will be held. For more information, contact (800) 287-1535 (in Maine) or 324-2814.


Plant, bake sale Saturday

The Annual Plant and Bake Sale of the West Gorham Union Church will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 190 Ossipee Trail, Route 25, four miles west of Gorham.

The event will feature many plants and baked goods, pies, cookies, cakes and candies.

Proceeds will benefit the church.


Grief support workshop

The Center for Grieving Children and Kennebunk Elementary School will present a free community workshop on children’s grief support for parents, teachers and other adults who work with children. It will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Kennebunk Elementary School gymnasium, 177 Alewive Road, Kennebunk.

The session is designed to help kids cope with death, loss and serious illness. For more details, call 775.5216, ext. 103.


Bike rodeo scheduled

The PTOs of Young School, Fairfield School and Burns School are partnering with Saco Parks & Recreation, Saco Public Works and Saco Police Department to host a Saco community bike rodeo from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Saco Public Works facility on North Street.

Festivities include bike safety checks and tips, face painting and hands-on activities. Kids should bring their own bicycles.

Admission is free. For more information, contact Jennifer Sirois at [email protected]


Retirees’ annual meeting

Wednesday is the deadline to register to attend the Maine Association of Retirees’ annual meeting, set for May 25 at the Augusta Civic Center.

The event will include a keynote address by Maine humorist Gary Crocker; talks on technology, financial and legislative efforts benefiting seniors; the adopting of a 2016-17 budget; and installation of new officers.

Doors open at 8 a.m. with refreshments. The meeting begins at 9 a.m., followed by a noon luncheon. Pre-registration is $10. Non-members are invited to attend with a member.

To sign up, call the MAR office at 582-1960 or email [email protected]


Navy submarine discussion

“Run Silent, Run Deep,” a discussion of the Navy submarine force, will be the focus of the next Association of Former Intelligence Officers Maine Chapter meeting, set for 2 p.m. Saturday at the program center of the Brick Store Museum, 4 Dane St.

Retired Navy Vice Adm. George W. Emery, an Alfred native and former sub commander, will offer insights on topics such as anti-submarine warfare strategy, operational surveillance tactics, and submarine strategic weapon systems development.

For more details, call Bob Dyer at 985-3634 or go to www.afiomaine.org.

Backstage museum tour

The Brick Store Museum is inviting the community to take part in its “Night at Our Museum” event from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at 117 Main St.

The museum will offer behind-the-scenes tours of its 70,000-plus object collection. The event will take place throughout the museum’s campus.

Tickets are $15 for adults, children under 18 are free. Members receive $5 discount.

Registration is required by calling 985-4802 or go to brickstoremuseum.org.

Fire and Rescue display

Kennebunk Fire Rescue will celebrate National Emergency Medical Services Week by hosting a public display of EMS- related equipment and exhibits at the Waterhouse Center at 51 Main St. in Kennebunk.

Equipment displays and informational exhibits will open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

There will be over 19 departments and agencies demonstrating and providing information.

Tick, Lyme disease talk

Annie Watts will give an informative talk on ticks and Lyme disease prevention at 6 p.m. Monday at Kennebunk Free Library, 112 Main St.

She will discuss the disease that is often misunderstood and misdiagnosed.

For more information, call 985-2173 Ext. 4 or go to www.KennebunkLibrary.org.


Guided paddle outing

Coastal Mountains Land Trust will sponsor a guided paddle outing on the Goose River at 9 a.m. Saturday.

The event is co-sponsored with the Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition. Participants should bring a boat, personal flotation device, lunch, water, binoculars and appropriate weather gear. Participants who don’t have a boat, or have a boat with an extra seat, should call 236-7091.

For more details, go to www.coastalmountains.org.

For last-minute changes, contact Coastal Mountains Land Trust at 207-236-7091 or [email protected]

‘In Saeculum’ concerts

The Calderwood Consort will perform two “In Saeculum (For All Eternity)” concerts of 9th through 16th century musical styles this weekend.

The program will feature chants, loving songs, dance music for organ, Renaissance styles, vocals, instrumentals and madrigals.

The first performance will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 209 Eastern Ave., Augusta.

The second concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Christ Episcopal Church, 35 Parish St., Norway.

Admission is $10 at the door.

For more details, call Ed Douglas at 797-0212 or Linda Johnston at 933-4922.


‘Money Smart’ family meal

Curtis Library will partner with Brunswick Topsham Land Trust and MidCoast Hunger Prevention to host the final “Money Smart” family meal at 6 p.m. Thursday.

Both groups will talk about strategies for eating fresh and healthy on a budget, including container and square foot gardens. This program is free and open to the public. Dinner is provided.

For a complete list of workshops at the library that are funded by the Smart [email protected] library® grant, visit www.curtismoney.com.


Animal Watch rummage sale

The town’s Community Animal Watch will hold a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Saco Grange, 168 North St., Saco.

Those wishing to donate household items for the event may call Beverly Russell at 289-5002 or Dawn Tarbox at (732) 867-7107.

Historical Society meeting

The Old Orchard Beach Historical Society will hold its quarterly meeting at 1 p.m. Thursday at Harmon Museum, 4 Portland Ave.

The guest speaker will be Old Orchard Beach High School Principal John Suttie.

For more details, call Jeanne Guerin 934-9319, by e-mail at [email protected] or go to www.harmonmuseum.org.


Union Army re-enactment

Company B, 20th Maine Infantry Civil War re-enactors will conduct a living history “School of the Soldier” Union Army infantry encampment from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday on the Fort Knox quadrangle.

The infantry re-enactments will include drills, bayonet practice and other events.

Visitors will be able to see the clothing and items carried by the ordinary infantryman. The cooking demonstration will be as authentic as possible. Visitors are encouraged to sample the offerings. For more details, call Paul Dudley at 488-6841.