Area lighthouses open

The annual Maine Open Lighthouse Day will be held on Saturday, Sept. 10, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Both the Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse and Bug Light in South Portland will be open for tours, as will Portland Head Light at Fort Williams Park in Cape Elizabeth.

This event is sponsored by the U.S. Coast Guard, the Maine Office of Tourism and the American Lighthouse Foundation and offers the general public the opportunity to climb in and learn about more than two-dozen historic lighthouses around the state. See www.lighthousefoundation.org for more information.

Golf for Camp Ketcha

Sign up now for the annual Camp Ketcha Golf Tourney, which will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 13, at the Prouts Neck Country Club, located at 499 Black Point Road.

Proceeds go toward camp programs, which are designed to get youth and families outside and active. Shot gun start at 10 a.m. The cost for a single player is $150 and for a foursome it’s $600. Go to www.campketcha.org to register or for more information.

City hosts Drive Electric Day

The city of South Portland will once again host Drive Electric Day, on Sunday, Sept. 11, from noon-4 p.m., at the Community Center on Nelson Road. Go online to www.nrcm.kintera.org/DriveElectric to pre-register or for more information.

The free event is part of National Drive Electric Week, and includes a plug­-in vehicle expo, along with test drives and the chance to talk with Maine people who own and drive these vehicles.

Guided Shoreway walk

The South Portland Land Trust will hold the second of its Know Your Trails series on Friday, Sept. 9, at 9 a.m. The free event includes a guided and informative walk along the Spring Point Shoreway. The walk is family-friendly, and well-behaved dogs are welcome, too. The walk, which will last for about an hour, will be conducted along a paved trail.

Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable walking shoes and bring water and snacks. Meet at the corner of Lighthouse Circle and Fort Road near the Southern Maine Community College campus.

The Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse in South Portland is one of three area lighthouses that will be open to the public on Sept. 10 for Maine Open Lighthouse Day.


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