Bush daughter at library

Dorothy Bush Koch will take part in a special Pajama Storytime at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Kennebunk Free Library, 112 Main St.

Koch is the author of “My Father, My President: a Personal Account of the Life of George H.W. Bush.”

Pajama Storytime is free and wheelchair accessible. No pre-registration is needed for this special event.

For more details, call 985-2173 ext. 5 or visit the website


Local history presentation

Warren Gilman will give the presentation “The Olden Days in North Gorham, White Rock, Windham” at 7 p.m. Monday at the Windham Historical Society, 234 Windham Center Road.

Glass slides to be presented were collected by Gilman’s father, Bert Gilman, in the 1930s.

Suggested donation is $5. Refreshments will be served. For more details, call 650-7484.


Breastfeeding class Tuesday

Southern Maine Health Care will offer a breastfeeding class from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at 1 Medical Center Drive.

A board-certified lactation consultant will cover how to breastfeed your baby, what’s normal and where to get help if needed.

The session is free but pre-registration is required by calling 283-7350.

Sign language classes

Sept. 1 is the deadline to sign up for two American Sign Language classes at McArthur Public Library at 270 Main St.

Introduction to Sign Language will be held from 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays beginning Sept. 12 and Continuing Sign Language: Level 4 will be offered from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays beginning Sept. 13.

Classes are free but purchase of textbooks is required. Duration of classes is to be determined based on interest.

To register, call 282-7975. Please leave your name, telephone number and class preference.


Medicare talk at library

A free Medicare presentation will be offered at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Libby Memorial Library, 27 Staples St.

The topic of the discussion is advance directives and long-term care, with speaker Theo Ciampa.


Poetry evenings at library

The Scarborough Public Library will host an evening of poetry readings at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday and a poetry writing workshop at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, both at 48 Gorham Road.

David McCann, Ph.D., a retired Harvard professor of Korean literature, will lead the sessions, including reading selections from his recently published book of poetry, “Same Bird.” Copies will be available for purchase and signing. Participants in the writing workshop will explore the poetry forms of sijo and haiku.

Both evenings are free. Registration for the writing workshop is requested by calling the library at 883-4723 or emailing [email protected] learn more, go to


Living history discount day

Washburn-Norlands Living History Center will host a Community Appreciation Day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, offering discounted admission.

The 1867 Washburn mansion, farmer’s cottage and one-room schoolhouse will be open for tours. Participate in an old-fashioned spelling bee at 1 p.m. The library will be open from noon to 2 p.m.

The rate on Thursday is $5, $3 for ages 12 and under, and $15 per family.

For more details, call 897-4366, email [email protected] or visit


Native American arts, crafts

A festival featuring works by some of Maine’s finest Native American artists will be held from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village at 707 Shaker Road, Route 26.

More than 40 members of the Penobscot, Passamaquoddy, Micmac and Maliseet tribes will demonstrate traditional Wabanaki crafts, as well as drumming, dancing and story-telling. High-quality crafts will be available for sale.

Admission is free. Barbecue lunch will be available.

To learn more, call 926-4597 or go to


Friends of library to meet

Members of the Friends of Soldiers Memorial Library will meet at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Hancock Avenue Church.

The meeting will include discussion of a proposal by the Hiram Community Church to donate the building to the library. The public is invited to attend.

For more details, call the library at 625-4650 or email [email protected]


Paws for a Cause Saturday

The Paws for a Cause 5K, Walk and Festival starting at 8 a.m. Saturday at L.L. Bean will benefit the Coastal Humane Society.

The event will feature a 5K and walk, with or without dogs, circling the L.L. Bean campus, and afterward live music, food trucks, demonstrations, contests, a shelter dog kissing booth, a photo booth and more.

For the schedule, to register or donate, go to or call 449-1366.


Macrobiotics cooking class

A free macrobiotics natural foods cooking class will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Sweetser School, 50 Moody St.

The class will be presented by macrobiotic master chef Connie Arnold.

Pre-registration is required by calling 283-7320.

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Craft and bake sale

A craft fair and bake sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Finnish Congregational Church’s Jura Hall at 172 St. George Road, Route 131.

The event will feature handmade and handcrafted items, a variety of baked goods and luncheon items.