St. Paul’s Church hosting Saturday bake sale

A bake sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Paul’s Church, 279 Congress St.

Treats will include cookies, pies, cakes and fudge.

For more details, call Adair O’Reilly at 294-1050.


Public invited to meeting on aquaculture scoping

Timothy Johnson and the Department of Marine Resources will offer a public aquaculture scoping session at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Scarborough Town Hall, 259 Route 1.

The meeting will detail a proposed aquaculture lease application for bottom culture of American/Eastern oysters and quahogs on a site located in the upper Scarborough River, above the train trestle.


Goose River Press owner part of speakers series

The speakers series of the Friends of the Waldoboro Public Library will feature a talk by Goose River Press owner, publisher and editor Deborah Benner at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at 958 Main St.

Benner will discuss the 2017 edition of the Goose River anthology, as well as various printing services her Waldoboro-based business offers.

For more details, call Cindy Burke at 624-6567.


Geopolitical talk to feature former CIA operative

The Association of Former Intelligence Officers will feature a talk by Gerry Gossens, a veteran CIA clandestine operative, at 2 p.m. Saturday at the program center of the Brick Store Museum at 4 Dane St.

Gossens will review chances of peace in the Middle East. He is a former CIA station chief in six different countries, and he will discuss current geopolitical landscapes from Iraq to Congo. A question and answer period will follow the presentation.

For more details, call Bob Dyer at 985-3634.

Child financial workshop among library’s offerings

Kennebunk Free Library at 112 Main St. will host the following programs this week:

Piggy Tales, a fun financial eduation program for children in grades one through three, will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday. The session begins with a story about Pete, from the book “You Can’t Buy a Dinosaur with a Dime” by Harriet Ziefert. The story will spur a conversation about how to save money. All craft materials will be provided.

 Imagination Station, a program for all ages, where children can let their imaginations run wild, will be held from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. for a session on simple chemistry with everyday things.

 Lego Club, for children of kindergarten-age and older, will meet at 4 p.m. Wednesdasy. All Lego blocks will be supplied; please leave yours at home.

Registration is required by calling 985-2173, extension 5 or going to KennebunkLibrary.org.


Choral group gives 2 chances to hear ‘Let There Be Light’

The 80-member Community Chorus at South Berwick will present two performances of their spring concert “Let There Be Light.”

The first presenation will be at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Noble High School, 388 Somersworth Road in North Berwick. A second concert is 3 p.m. Sunday at Christ Church, 43 Pine St., Exeter, New Hampshire.

Tickets are $12 in advance for seniors and students, and $15 at the door.

Tickets are on sale at Gary’s Guitars, 800 Islington St., Portsmouth; South Berwick Pharmacy, 287 S. Main St., South Berwick; and Baldface Books, 505 Central Ave., Dover. Purchases may also be made online via PayPal at ccsb-sing.org.


Postcards the subject of local historian’s talk

Local historian Jerry Davis will speak about “Postcards and Their Stories” at the 7 p.m. Thursday meeting of the New Gloucester Historical Society at the New Gloucester Meetinghouse at 389 Intervale Road.

The meeting is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

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


Museum gives glimpse into 1800s homestead life

Celebrate the end of school vacation week by journeying into the past at Maine’s oldest living-history museum, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Washburn-Norlands Living History Center, 290 Norlands Road.

Several activities are planned that represent life in the 1800s. Tour the original 1867 Washburn mansion, farmer’s cottage and one-room schoolhouse, and interact with historical characters – perhaps someone you might have actually met had you visited in the 1800s. Learn about daily farm life in the cottage and help bake cookies, churn butter or help with the wash. Try your hand at piecing together quilt squares. Other children’s craft activities take place in the Washburn kitchen.

A historic portrayal of matriach Patty Washburn is planned at 2 p.m. Blacksmithing demonstrations will be offered.

A bake sale fundraiser is also part of the event.

Admission is $10, $6 for ages 12 and under, and $25 for families.

To learn more, call 897-4366 or visit www.norlands.org.