Health education programs

Southern Maine Health Care will offer the following health education programs this week:

An adult day service program that promotes the well-being of people with Alzheimer’s and dementia, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at The Pavilion, 35 July St., Sanford. Contact is Kathy at 490-7650.

A total joint replacement education class, designed for those considering total joint replacement, will be held from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday.

A four-week Be Tobacco Free smoking cessation program also will be offered by individual appointment.

Classes are held at SMHC Medical Center, 1 Medical Center Drive, Biddeford, unless otherwise noted.

For more details, call 283-6408 or go to


Meetings on phone changes

The Maine Public Utilities Commission will host informational meetings for FairPoint customers and other residents who may have questions about changes in landline telephone service as deregulation measures are rolled out according to a new Maine law.

Both sessions will meet from 6 to 7 p.m. The meetings will be held Tuesday at Auburn City Hall council chambers, 60 Court St., Auburn, and Wednesday at Portland City Hall, 389 Congress St.

For more details, call 800-452-4699 or 287-3831.


Fashions 1805-1920 event

An interactive fashion workshop, Fashions of Their Times 1805-1920, will be presented from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Nickels-Sortwell House Barn, 121 Main St.

There will be an illustrated slideshow, examples of period clothing and the collection of local antique dealer Faye Snyder of Parade Antiques.

Admission is $15 for Historic New England members and $25 for all others. Advance purchase is required. Space is limited.

For more information, visit or call 882-7169.


91st pilgrimage service

The 91st annual Pilgrimage Service at the Elder Grey Meeting House will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Chadbourne Ridge Road.

Guest minister for the service will be the Rev. Todd Glacy.

For more details, call Becky Joce at 846-3827 or go to


History Barn open house

The New Gloucester History Barn will host an open house from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at 383 Intervale Road, Route 231.

The featured display will be the Do You Know? exhibit.

The open house is free and open to the public. For more details, call Leonard L. Brooks at 926-3188.


National Night Out event

Kennebunk Police Department members will preside over a premiere National Night Out event from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Waterhouse Pavilion.

The event is designed to raise awareness of crime and drug prevention efforts, to strengthen unity within neighborhoods, to create partnerships between residents and law enforcement officials and a crime watch network that discourages criminal activities in the area.

The event will include safety displays, activities for children, music, raffles, giveaways and more.

For more details, call 604-1365 or email [email protected]


Lazy Days fair Thursday

A Lazy Days of Summer Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the Lovell United Church of Christ Church on Route 5.

The event will includes sales of baked goods, produce, flowers, balsam fir pillows and jewelry, and a luncheon and raffle items.


Five music evenings

The First Congregational Church of Kennebunkport, 141 North St., will hold its Five Monday Music Evenings this August.

There will be a variety of concerts and hymn-sings, with performances of organ, voice, flute and classical guitar, each beginning at 7 p.m. on Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 at the church. Admission is free.

For more details, call 967-3897.

On the music evenings, donations may be made to the Hook Organ Restoration Fund.


Mushroom walk at preserve

The Coastal Mountains nature program will hold an outing to increase knowledge of mushrooms and explain fun fungi facts.

The event will be from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the McLellan-Poor Preserve, starting at the preserve entrance on Herrick Road, just south of the Little River Road

David Porter, Brooklin resident and emeritus professor of mycology at the University of Georgia, will lead the walk and share in-depth expertise about mushrooms.

For more information see the calendar under Attend an Event at

Or contact Coastal Mountains Land Trust at 236-7091 or [email protected]