Medicare seminar scheduled

Libby Memorial Library will offer a “Welcome to Medicare” seminar from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at 27 Staples St.

The session will offer information on Medicare in plain and understandable language detailing the basic options available to make better enrollment decisions. Registration is required by calling SMAA at 396-6500.


Sub teacher learning session

Cape Elizabeth Middle School will host an informational session for those who wish to learn the responsibilities of becoming a substitute teacher.

The talk will be from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the library learning commons, 14 Scott Dyer Road.

The session is designed to provide a brief overview on roles, responsibilities and expectations for individuals considering substitute teaching and for those who already substitute.

The school also is looking for registered nurses who are available to substitute as school nurses.

For more details, email CEMS Assistant Principal Doug Perley at [email protected] or call 799-2217.


Library craft show set

Friends of Wells Library is sponsoring its 34th annual craft show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Wells Elementary School, Sanford Road, Route 109.

Admission and parking are free. There will be door prizes. This event helps support children’s programs, musical events, films and lectures at the Wells Library.

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


Piano Trio to start series

The Portland Piano Trio will kick off the First Parish Concert Series with a 7:30 p.m. performance Friday at First Parish Church, 425 Congress St.

Anastasia Antonacos, pianist, Tracey Jasas-Hardel, violinist, and Benjamin Noyes, cellist, will perform the works of Haydn, Amy Beach and Shostakovich.

Tickets are $15 and $10 for students and seniors. A portion of proceeds will go to 240 Strings.

To learn more about 240 Strings or the Portland Piano Trio, go to www.240strings.org or call 221-2613.


‘Knitting for Victory’ talk

The talk “Knitting for Victory in WWI: How the Red Cross Mobilized the Nation to Knit and Helped Win the War” will be presented at 1 p.m. Thursday at Kennebunk Free Library, 112 Main St.

In the summer of 1917, after the U.S. entry into World War I, the American Red Cross put out an urgent call for volunteers in every state. They came to knit more than 15 million pounds of wool into socks, sweaters, hats and bandages for soldiers and allies overseas.

Holly Korda will explore the amazing efforts of the Knitting Brigades of WWI and explain how knitting helped unify the nation and win the war.

This event is free and is wheelchair accessible. For more details, call 985-2173 or visit www.kennebunklibrary.org.


Shaker Village festival

Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village will host its annual Harvest Festival from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at 707 Shaker Road, Route 26.

There will be free barn tours, free wagon rides and special activities. Freshly-picked apples from the historic Shaker orchards will be offered for sale along with cider-pressing of Shaker apples, homemade apple crisp, homemade barbecue dinner plates and more.

Chipman’s Farm, neighbors to the Shakers since the 1790s, will have seasonal produce for sale, along with preserves and baked goods. There will be sales of specialty foods and houseplants, traditional craft demonstrations, book signings by Don Perkins, free wagon rides and face painting for kids along with free gourd decorating.

For more details, call 926-4597, email [email protected] or go to www.maineshakers.com.

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