Strut Your Mutt fundraiser

The 22nd annual Strut Your Mutt fundraiser will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday, starting at Mother’s Beach.

The event is a two-mile walk along the beach and is open to people and their dogs. Walkers are encouraged to collect pledges from friends, family and co-workers. Proceeds are to benefit the Animal Welfare Society.

Registrations begin onsite at 9 a.m. For more information or to get involved, go to www.animalwelfaresociety.org.


DAR chapter meeting set

Members of Rebecca Emery Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will hold their first meeting of the 2016-17 season at 1 p.m. Saturday at the LeBlond Camp.

There will be a discussion about Constitution Week, to be held Sept. 17 to 23. A business meeting will follow and refreshments will be served.

Sign-ups are due by Thursday by calling 985-1223.


Pie and arts benefit

Washburn-Norlands Living History Center will hold its sixth annual Autumn Pie and Arts Benefit from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at 290 Norlands Road.

The benefit will include mansion tours, two fashion shows and sales of fresh baked homemade pies.

Historical clothing from the museum’s extensive costume collection will be displayed at the 1867 Washburn family mansion.

Events include a presentation detailing fashion of the Civil War era and a perspective on the history of the Washburn family.

Admission is $5. For more details, go to www.norlands.org or call 897-4366.


Memorial planners sought

The Noyes Street Fire Memorial Committee is seeking volunteers to help plan a “Stars of Light 2016” Memorial Celebration honoring the six Noyes Street fire victims.

Planning meetings will be held from 11 a.m. to noon each Monday through Oct. 24 at Longfellow Park at 10 Longfellow St.

The event will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 30 at the park, featuring music, games, arts and crafts, face painting and potluck food.

For more details, call Dave Foster at 313-1131 or email [email protected]


Reading tutor dog at library

Jack, a tail waggin’ tutor, returns to the Kennebunk Free Library from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday to listen to and encourage children to practice reading skills.

Children of all ages and abilities are encouraged to sit with Jack, a certified therapy dog, and experience the pleasure of reading to such a non-judgmental listener.

No registration is needed to participate. The library is located at 112 Main St. For more details, call 985-2173, ext. 5, or go to www.KennebunkLibrary.org.


Mead Mountain trail hike

A 2.8-mile moderately difficult trail hike to the new overlook on Mead Mountain in the Great Pond Mountain Wildlands is set for 10 a.m. Saturday with the Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust.

Hikers will meet at South Gate on Route 1, near the 176 intersection, and carpool in to start the hike at Mead Mountain Trail, which turns into the new Mead Mountain path.

Check our Facebook page or www.greatpondtrust.org for weather cancellations. For more info, 469-6929 or [email protected]


Salvation Army Fun Fair

The Salvation Army will host its annual Fun Fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 2 Sixth St.

The event will feature free food and fun for all ages, with highlights including a Touch-a-truck, Bouncy Bus, K-9 demonstrations, door prizes and more.

The event offers an opportunity to become familiar with the facility, its programs and services. For more details, call 934-4381.


Coastal Mountains tour

Naturalist Gary Gulezian and arborist Doug Johnson will lead a walk detailing how today’s forests reveal features and past uses of the land during a Coastal Mountains nature program outing from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Beech Hill Preserve in Rockport.

Attendees will meet at the Preserve’s Woods Loop trailhead at the Rockville Street parking lot.

For more details, see the calendar under “attend an event” at www.coastalmountains.org.

For last-minute changes, contact Coastal Mountains Land Trust at 236-7091 or email [email protected]


Castle Tucker tour scheduled

A “Behind Closed Doors Tour” will offer a look into Castle Tucker from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Friday at 2 Lee St.

The unique mansion is filled with the original furnishings and decoration of the Tucker family who lived here for more than 140 years. Castle Tucker is one of the most complete and original Victorian homes in the United States.

Cost is $15, $10 for Historical Society members. Advance registration and payment is required. Space is limited.

To reserve a place, call 882-7169 or visit www.HistoricNewEngland.org.


Historical Society talk

The Hiram Historical Society will sponsor a talk at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Hiram Community Center, 14 Historical Ridge, off Route 117, Hiram village.

Following a brief business meeting at 1 p.m. there will be a program by the Sweden Historical Society telling how six women members did the historical research, wrote, designed, edited and self-published their successful book “Living, Learning, and Worshipping.”

Light refreshments will be served. For more details, call 625-4762.


Jazz guitarists to perform

Virtuoso jazz guitarists Frank Vignola and Vinny Raniolo will perform at 8 p.m. Friday at the Dunaway Center, 23 School St., as part of the Ogunquit Performing Arts’ Capriccio Festival of the Arts.

Tickets are $18 in advance, $20 at the door and $5 for students. Tickets may be purchased at www.ogunquitperformingarts.org.

Tickets are also available at the Dunaway Center, Ogunquit Camera Shop, Ogunquit Welcome Center and Ogunquit Playhouse downtown box office until 24 hours before the concert.

For more details, go to www.ogunquitperformingarts.org.