Church’s Summer Fair set

Trinity Episcopal Church will hold its annual Summer Fair from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at 403 Main St.

The fair will include a book sale, new-to-you items, crafts, plants, rummage sale items, a children’s play area and a luncheon. Lunch will cost $7.

Tables are still available for crafters and rummage sale items at a cost of $25 each.

Please contact Nancy Kopack at 854-8001 for more information.


Trio offers Baroque concert

The Maine Friends of Music will perform a varied “Baroque and Beyond” concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Union Congregational Church, at Route 129 and Middle Road.

The program will include music by Boismortier, Couperin, Devienne, Mozart, Beethoven, Field, Faure and Joplin.

Members of the ensemble are Sean Fleming, piano and harpsichord; Linda Brunner, flute; and David DeBolt, bassoon.

Admission is free, and donations are accepted.


Open house at care center

The Cancer Care Center of York County is celebrating 10 years of providing radiation therapy by hosting an open house from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at 27 Industrial Ave.


Open farm at Shaker Village

Shaker Village will participate in the Maine Open Farm Day from noon to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, offering an afternoon of free special events for the whole family at 707 Shaker Road (Route 26).

Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village is among the oldest farms in Maine still operated under the same management, since 1783. See Scottish Highland cattle, a flock of more than 40 sheep, bees, barn cats, apple orchards, and herb and vegetable gardens.

Featured activities of the day include guided tours of the 1830 barns, tractor-drawn wagon rides, and traditional craft demonstrations and a tintype photography demonstration and sale. Also being offered are a bake sale, plant sale and barbecue lunch plates.

For more details, call 926-4597, [email protected],, or follow at


Service to honor war hero

Thomaston Historical Society will hold its annual memorial service to honor the life of Revolutionary War hero Maj. Gen. Henry Knox at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Village Cemetery, off Elm Street.

The celebration will showcase renovation work at the burial site, the result of two years of research, planning and fundraising led by the historical society. There will be a story board detailing the evolution of the fence and renovation and the old fence artifacts found during the excavation for the new iron fence footings.

Follow the new signs starting on Elm Street that lead to the gravesite.

The service will open with a Revolutionary War soldier honor guard and close with a moving rendition of taps.


See some silent holiday films

What did people watch before special holiday TV programs such as “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and “A Charlie Brown Christmas” made their debut in the 1960s?

See for yourself with a special program of holiday classics from way back in the silent film era, all accompanied by live music, to be presented at 8 p.m. Thursday at the Leavitt Theatre, 259 Main St.

Included will be the first-ever film versions of popular tales such as “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens and “Twas the Night Before Christmas,” the poem by Clement C. Moore; each is more than a century old and less than 10 minutes long.

Admission is $10 per person.


Writing workshop at library

A Destination Wellness Series will be held from noon to 1 p.m. July 25 at the Belfast Free Library, featuring writing coach Kathrin Seitz.

Seitz will guide students through expressive writing exercises that prompt them to explore their challenges by writing down their deepest thoughts and feelings.

Seitz is a writer, producer and professional coach who spent 30 years as a creative executive in the publishing, television, film, animation and toy industries. As a coach, she works with private clients around the country to offer Method Writing Workshops.

For more information, go to

String quartet to play

The 14th Seal Bay Festival of American Chamber Music comes to Waterfall Art Wednesday evening at 256 High St.

The evening starts off with a preconcert talk at 6:30 p.m. on the topic of “seeing sound” with visual artist Rebecca Allen and some of the festival composers. At 7 p.m., the Cassatt String Quartet will perform.

A wine and cheese reception will follow the concert. Composers and musicians will be on hand to meet and greet.

Admission is by donation at the door.

For more details, visit or call 338-2222.


Garvey to sing at benefit

Award winning singer-songwriter Connor Garvey returns to his hometown to perform at a benefit concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Spring Hill, 117 Pond Road.

The concert will include appetizers, and a cash bar will be available.

Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door and are sold at the South Berwick Public Library, 27 Young St., 384-3308, or online at

Proceeds are to benefit the South Berwick Public Library.


Historic films to be shown

Northeast Historic Film will offer two free public events as part of its 17th annual symposium, “Screening New England: 100 Years of Regional Moving Image History,” at Alamo Theatre, 85 Main St.

“Vintage Vault Rarities,” a special program curated by Liz Coffey, film conservator to Harvard Library’s Media Preservation Services, will be shown at 7 p.m. Thursday.

On Saturday, at 4 p.m., NHF will present “From Stump to Ship,” a 1930 logging film made by Alfred Ames, president of the Machias Lumber Company in Washington County. Ames not only documented his family business, but he also created a cinematic record of the pre-industrial lumber industry.

Events are free and open to all. Donations are appreciated.


Come try to ID old photos

The Windham Historical Society invites community members to attend a meeting Monday in hopes that they can identify some century-old photographs taken in the South Windham village area, including the Little Falls neighborhood.

The public, and especially anyone who lived in that area, is invited to help in this detective work.

A brief business meeting is slated for 7 p.m., and it’s expected that the mystery photo project will begin around 7:30 p.m. at the society headquarters and museum on Windham Center Road.

For more details, call 650-7484 or email [email protected]


Free concert by brass quintet

The Midcoast Brass Quintet will return to the Camden Amphitheatre for a free concert of classical, jazz, and popular music from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday by the Camden Library, 55 Main St.

The quintet features Megan Kennedy on trombone, Doug Kennedy on tuba, Carolyn Kanicki on horn, and Peter Stuart and Bruce Cole on trumpets.

Bring blankets or chairs for comfortable seating. In case of rain, the concert will be held in the library.

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


‘Age of Innocence’ Tour

What are the connections between the wealthy and socially prominent Tuckers of Wiscasset and the characters and world of Edith Wharton’s classic novel, “The Age of Innocence?” Find out Friday during an “Age of Innocence” Tour, to run from 10 a.m. to noon at Castle Tucker, located at 2 Lee St.

Admission is $15 for Historic New England members and $20 nonmembers. Advance purchase is required. Space is limited.

For more details, call 882-7169 or visit to reserve your space.


Book sale at library Saturday

The Friends of Kennebunk Free Library will hold a Blueberry Festival Book Sale From 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Kennebunk Free Library at 112 Main St.

A pre-sale will be available to Friends of Kennebunk Free Library members from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.

For more details, call the library at 985-2173 or visit

Appalachian Trail talk

Local residents Brian Richardson and his wife, Gail, will discuss their trek through the Appalachian Trail at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Kennebunk Free Library, located at 112 Main St.,

The couple will share many photographs of their journey as well as bringing in a loaded backpack to review gear requirements.

This program is free and wheelchair accessible.

For more information, call 985-2173.


Tour of The Pines offered Thursday

A tour of The Pines will be given at 2 p.m. Thursday at 10-20 Manor St., just off Temple Avenue.

Interested community members are welcome to come and take a look. The tour will start at the Community Building and will include a visit to one of our newly renovated apartments.

Space is limited so please call ahead to 934-2157, ext. 2, for more information or to reserve your spot.


Two programs at SMHC

Southern Maine Health Care will offer two programs this week.

A Breastfeeding Class, with a SMHC’s board-certified lactation consultant, will cover how to breastfeed your baby, what’s normal, and where to get help if needed. The class will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at SMHC Medical Center, 1 Medical Center Drive, Biddeford. Pre-registration is required by calling 283-7350.

A free Macrobiotics Natural Foods Cooking Class will be offered from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Sweetser School, 50 Moody St., Saco. A macrobiotic diet consists of whole foods and cooking techniques brimming with health-giving qualities. The class is presented by macrobiotic master shef Connie Arnold. Pre-registration is required; please call 283-7320.