Harry Potter Night at library

The Dyer Library will host a Harry Potter Night from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at 371 Main St.

Staffers invite the magical and muggle community to join them for an evening at Hogwarts. Watch as potions explode, spells transfix, and magical creatures come to life in your very own hands. Visit Ollivanders Wand Shop to create your perfect wand and embark on a library-wide search for the elusive horcruxes which, when collected, will unlock your Potter World prize. At the end of the night, savor magical delicacies from Honeydukes Express and the Leaky Cauldron in the Hogwarts Great Hall. There will be special prizes for those who can demonstrate skills at defense against the dark arts and knowledge of spells.

For more details, call 283-3861, ext. 115, or visit


Country club hosts fundraiser

Sanford Country Club will host Waban’s 5th Annual “Tee Up & Drive” Charity Golf Tournament, set to tee off at 8:30 a.m. Friday.

The fundraiser will feature a variety of prizes, including a new 2016 Nissan Sentra for a hole-in-one at the 16th hole, as well as prizes for first- and second-place teams and contests for closest to the pin and longest drive.

Proceeds from this tournament benefit Waban’s Special Olympians, providing support, training and bus transportation for athletes and staff.

For more information about the tournament, visit

DAR plans lineage program

Members of Rebecca Emery Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will gather at 1 p.m. Saturday at the home of Starr Bartlett, at 23 Aspen Lane.

The program will be presented by a new member of the chapter, Cindy Normandeau. She will be discussing “The Rewards of Tracing Your Lineage.”

Following the program, refreshments will be served and a business meeting will be held. There will be a discussion on several activities to take place in the fall and winter, including the annual upcoming community service project to celebrate the anniversary of the DAR on Oct. 11. Plans to participate in the Biddeford–Saco Veterans Day parade will also be discussed.

For more details, call Deborah Bragdon at 741-2595.


Library offers Lego club

Kennebunk Free Library is offering a Lego Building Club, beginning at 4 p.m. Wednesday at 112 Main St.

The club is open to children in kindergarten and older. All Legos blocks will be supplied.

Preregistration is required by calling 985-2173, ext. 5, or go to

Library talk on cemeteries

Maine Genealogical Society president Helen Shaw will head the talk “The Sociology of Cemeteries” at 10 a.m. Saturday at the library, located at 112 Main St.

Shaw, who also is the legislative liaison for the Maine Old Cemetery Association, will discuss research tips for discovering the final resting place of your ancestors.

This event is free to the public and is wheelchair accessible.

For more details, call 985-2173.

Library exhibits fiber art

The Brick Store Museum will host the Seacoast Ruggers new exhibition Seacoast Ruggers Presents beginning Saturday at 117 Main St.

The exhibition will display more than 45 pieces of fiber artwork including rugs, handbags, geometrics, proddy pieces, and mixed media. The colorful exhibit will be on display through Oct. 28.

Museum admission is $7.50, $6 for seniors and $20 for families. Saturdays are half price for families.

For more details, call or call the museum at 985-4802.


Volunteer for cleanup day

Volunteers of all ages are needed for Movement of the Minds: A Community Clean-up Day, set for 6 to 8 p.m. Monday on the Western Promenade.

Gloves and trash bags will be provided. The event will be held rain or shine.

Movement of the Minds is a hip-hop community outreach program based in Portland designed to get young kids involved in the arts and to give back to their community.

For more details, call Zachary Mullin at 380-5056 or [email protected]


How-To Festival and party

Curtis Library will host the third annual How-To Festival and Block Party from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the library at 23 Pleasant St.

The festival draws over 700 people of all ages and interests for a fun day of mini workshops and hands-on information booths. From dancing and gardening to coding and crafting, the event offers 50-plus sessions on a wide variety of topics. There will be live music, food trucks and a visit from the Maine State Library mascot, Baxter.

Visit for more information and an updated workshop/participant list.


History group hosts meeting

The next monthly New Gloucester History Barn Open House will be held at noon Saturday at the barn at 383 Intervale Road, Route 231.

A newly restored historic Cumberland County map will be on display in addition to many items related to New Gloucester’s long history.

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


Yard & Bake Sale at church

There will be a Yard & Bake Sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Second Congregational Church at 607 Main St.

There will be donated school supplies, gently used clothing and homemade baked goods.

All proceeds from the bake sale will benefit Brewer schools.


Library offers digital course

The Scarborough Public Library is offering a crash course to introduce its cardholders to digital resources offered through the power of their library card. Anyone who lives, works, or attends school in Scarborough is eligible to receive a free card.

Two courses will be offered: at 6:30 p.m. Thursday and at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the library, located at 48 Gorham Road. Computers will be available. Attendees are also welcome to bring their own laptops or mobile devices.

Catherine Morrison, assistant director and adult services manager, will offer tips on how to search for materials through the library’s online catalog. She will also review e-book and audiobook services available through the library’s Cloud Library and Maine InfoNet download library.

The course will introduce self-guided learning platforms that can be accessed for free using a Scarborough Public Library card, including, Learning Express, and the library’s newest online learning tool, Transparent Language Online, which offers a selection of over 100 languages to learn to speak, read, and write.

Free resources through the Maine State Library and Portland Public Library will also be highlighted.

The course is free to attend; however, space is limited. To register for one of the sessions, call the library at 883-4723, option 4, or email [email protected]