‘Nine to Ninety’ film to be shown

The award-winning documentary “Nine to Ninety” will be shown at 1 p.m. Tuesday at The Pines Community Building at 10 Manor St., off Temple Avenue.

Following the film, local professionals will participate in a panel discussion to offer insight into end-of-life planning.

The event is free, but seating is limited and reservations recommended by calling 934-2157, ext 4.


Grief support group starting up

A new grief support group will begin meeting from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 14 to Oct. 19, at the VNA Home Health Hospice Office, 50 Foden Road.

This is a closed group (same group of people meeting for the six sessions) that works best if you are able to attend all sessions.

For more information or to sign up for the group, call Linda Hopkins, VNA bereavement coordinator, at 400-8714 or e-mail [email protected]


Open house for nurses at care facility

Saint Joseph’s Rehabilitation and Residence, located at 1133 Washington Ave., will host an open house for all registered nurses and licensed practical nurses from 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday. Interested parties will learn more about the facility and staff, take a tour, and discover the great benefits of working at Saint Joseph’s.

In June, the facility was elevated to the level of 4-Star Facility by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The level is assigned based upon a variety of factors including health inspections, care quality measures in place at facilities, and staffing ratings.

To learn more about Saint Joseph’s Rehabilitation and Residence, call 797-0600 or visit sjr-me.com.


Schmidt to sing at coffeehouse

Singer Claudia Schmidt returns for a performance at the Camden Library Coffeehouse, 55 Main St., at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Schmidt’s mostly original songs explore folk, blues, and jazz idioms. She accompanies herself on 12-string guitar and mountain dulcimer. Her performances include music, poetry, story, humor, drama, and celebrating the moment.

Tickets are available at the library, or, for reservations, call 236-3440 or email [email protected]

Foreign Car Show coming up Sunday

The 15th Annual Camden Foreign Car Show will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday on Chestnut Street, in downtown Camden, in front of the post office.

Sponsored by the Mid Maine Sports Car Club, the show is open to all British and European sports and touring cars.

Preregistration is required at MMSCC.com under Event Registration.

Trophies will be awarded to top three winners in two saloon/touring car classes and three sports car classes. Class winners will compete for the Best in Show trophy.

Registration fees are $5 for members and $10 for nonmembers.

Annual club dues are $25 and membership information will be available at the registration desk.

Fun dog contests at Harbor Park

The Camden Windjammer Festival Nautical Dog Show will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Camden Harbor Park.

The show is organized by P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption Center in Camden.

Bring your canine friends and the whole family for a fun-filled morning overlooking Camden Harbor. Watch an agility show with professional handlers and their dogs. Participate in multiple contests for dogs and their owners and celebrate the presence of dogs adopted from an animal shelter.

Contestant registration forms can be found at pawsadoption.org under events.

Participants can also register on-site the morning of the event beginning at 9:30 at Harbor Park. There is a $5 registration fee for each participating dog, a donation to P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption Center.


Gem and Mineral Show at armory

The 27th Annual Rockhounders Gem and Mineral Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the National Guard Armory, 177 Western Ave.

Sponsored by the Kennebec Rocks and Minerals Club, the show will feature door prizes, daily grand door prizes, demonstrations in cabbing and lapidary, mineral displays, dealers in minerals, jewelry, gems and fossils, geode slicing, a mineral mine and other games for children.

For more details, call 873-6270.


Talk, demo on stone walls

Author and master stone builder Kevin Gardner will give a talk on the history of New England’s stone walls at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at McArthur Library, 270 Main St.

Learn why New England came to acquire its thousands of miles of stone walls and how the styles evolved and changed over time. Gardner often varies his talks to suit the audience, covering topics like techniques for stone wall building, design and variations. During the talk, he often constructs a table-sized stone wall to illustrate the art of stone wall construction.

Events at McArthur Public Library are free and open to the public.


End-of-summer campfire, sing-along

Come sing out the summer around a campfire from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the scenic Great Pond Mountain Wildlands.

The event will include s’mores and musicians. Attendees are invited to bring a camp chair, something to drink, a marshmallow stick, bug protection and a musical instrument, if you like. Enter via the Wildlands South Gate on Route 1, just south of the Route 176 intersection in East Orland and follow signs to the campfire. Drive in, or park at the gate and hike about a mile.

This is a free event presented by Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust and WERU-FM Community Radio. Rain date is Thursday.


Notorious Shaker dispute topic of talk

Elizabeth DeWolfe, professor of history at the University of New England, will speak about Shakers Mary and Joseph Dyer at the next meeting of the Waterborough Historical Society, set for 7 p.m. Thursday at the air-conditioned Grange Hall, 31 West Road.

The Dyers’ early-19th-century he-said, she-said dispute became public, and the fallout was felt among both Shakers and non-Shakers.

Refreshments will be served.

For more information, call Jim Carll at 247-5878.


Brass quintet to play at Bands for Books

The Downeast Brass Quintet will play at the upcoming Bands for Books event from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Marianmade Farm, a wedding destination site and lavender farm in Wiscasset that borders the Sheepscot River.

The quintet’s lively music ranges from classical to Dixieland. Dancing is encouraged and guests can request music of their choosing.

The Little Village Bistro in Wiscasset is providing a cash bar and is donating hors d’oeuvres.

Small tables will be set up on the lawns outside the barn where guests can sit and enjoy the food and drink.

Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the Wiscasset Library at 21 High St.

For more details, call Linda Winterberg at 882-8693.


5K, 1-miler added to Labor Day lineup

The organizers of Go! Malawi have added a Back to School Labor Day 5K and 1-Miler to their race series Monday.

The 5K, which begins at 10 a.m. at the track at Camden Hills Regional High School, benefits Go! Malawi, an organization that has many education programs and provides scholarships for children in The Ntchisi area of Malawi so they may continue their education after primary school.

Runners can register at 9 a.m. at the high school, 25 Keelson Drive, on the day of the race, or pre-register at active.com or runsignup.com.

Organizers also have added a timed 1-mile track event which will take place before the 5K at 9:30 a.m.

The two events are open to all runners; students are encouraged to participate at a special student rate of $10 per student.

The cost for all others is $20 day of race and $18 for those who pre-register.

Anyone who wants to compete in the timed mile can do so for $10, $5 for students. Runners who want to do both the 5K and the 1-miler can add the “Mile Challenge” for half price.

Pre-registration runners get five raffle tickets (instead of one for day of race registrations) to win prizes.

For more information, email Janet Littlefield at [email protected]


History Barn holding open house Saturday

A New Gloucester History Barn Open House will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at 383 Intervale Road, Route 231.

Free and open to the public, the event will include exhibits of local and regional interest.

For more details, call Leonard L. Brooks at 926-3188.


Concert of comical songs to benefit church causes

A Labor Day concert of comical songs will be performed at 3 p.m. Saturday at Christ Church, 6 Dane St.

“Maestro” Warren King trots out his motley troupe of performers for a very silly afternoon of fun.

He will accompany local vocalists Beverly Heald, John Manzo, Alex Pratt, and brothers Owen and Schuyler White as they muddle their way through some of the funniest songs ever written.

Suggested donation is $15, $10 for seniors and students and free for children under age 10.

Proceeds are used to support the missions of Christ Church in the Kennebunks.

For more information, visit christchurchkennebunk.org or call 985-4494.


Gallery to display, sell veterans’ artworks

An American Veterans Arts & Crafts Gallery Showing will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Sept. 5 at the Frost Gully Gallery, 1159 Route 1.

The gallery becomes the latest venue to display and sell arts and crafts produced by about 20 American veterans. The works will include paintings, photography, 3D art, and model shipbuilding – all USA made.

The poetry and writings of Maine veterans will also be featured.

The American Veterans Arts and Crafts Gallery celebrates veterans by showcasing their arts and crafts to the public, helping to promote independent Maine veteran artists.

For more details, go to veteransartsandcrafts.com.