Historical Society program

The Historical Society of Newfield will present its last public program of the summer season at 2 p.m. Sunday at the society building on Elm Street.

Ruth Bridges Ayers, author of “Early Families of Newfield, Maine,” will speak about “Good Old Times in Newfield.”

All are welcome to attend. There is no charge for admission and refreshments will be served after the program.


Museum’s shipbuilding tour

The Brick Store Museum will present its unique and interactive program on the Kennebunks’ shipbuilding era on the “Shipbuilding Odyssey” at 1 p.m. Sunday in the museum’s Program Center at 4 Dane St.

The program will include a brief illustrated look at what life was like in the Kennebunks’ many 19th-century shipyards. Guests then embark on a special, narrated trolley excursion stopping at various historic locations.

The adventure concludes at the museum at 4 p.m., where guests will enjoy clam chowder by Alisson’s Restaurant.

Tickets are $25 for members and $35 for others. Advanced purchase is required by Tuesday.

To secure a spot for the tour, call 985-4802, or purchase tickets online at

Historian’s talk scheduled

Historian Lucinda Hannington, museum educator at Victoria Mansion in Portland, will speak on women’s roles in revivalist religion during the 19th century, in a talk set for at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Brick Store Museum, 117 Main St.

Tickets are free for members and $10 for others. Light refreshments will be served.

For more details, go to


Habitat for Humanity gala

The Habitat for Humanity Homes Lobster Gala will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday under the big tent at the Steamboat Landing.

Meals include lobster or steak dinner with clams, chips, corn on the cob and homemade pie for $25, or hamburger or hot dog plates for $10.

The blues band Juke Rockets will perform from 1:30 to 3 p.m.

For tickets, call the Habitat office at 338-2344 or visit Mailloux and Marden Law Office or the Belfast Chamber of Commerce.


Sen. Collins at cancer center

Sen. Susan Collins will be a guest at the Cancer Care Center of York County in South Sanford from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Monday, at 27 Industrial Ave. Tours will be available after the brief program.


Benefit concert for hospital

The music of Mytilene and Asia Minor will be performed by the Boston band Skordalia at 7:30 p.m. Sunday in Corthell Concert Hall at the University of Southern Maine Gorham campus.

The concert is for the hospital in Mytilene, Lesvos, Greece, to raise funds for a shipment of humanitarian medical supplies. Mytilene is one of the four Sister Cities of Portland.

Tickets are $20. For more details, call 892-9831.


Old Corner Church service

The annual service at the historic Old Corner Church will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Federal Street and West Road.

The Rev. Philip Bean will deliver the sermon and with his wife, Norma, provide special music. There will be refreshments after the service. Friends of Old Corner Church will then have its annual business meeting. Those interested in joining the effort to preserve the 1804 landmark are encouraged to attend and participate in various plans for repair, fundraising and utilization of the church for community events.

For more details, call Maureen at 247-3784.