Rummage and plant sale to be held Friday, Saturday

The annual Spring Rummage and Perennial Sale of the Cressey Road United Methodist Church will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at 81 Cressey Road.

The sale will feature a large assortment of perennials and house plants, household goods and furniture, toys, books and crafts.

Starting at 11 a.m. Saturday, attendees will be welcome to fill up bags of items for $1 per bag.

Proceeds from the event will directly benefit the church’s community outreach initiatives.


Job fair welcomes anyone who’s seeking employment

A Spring Hiring Fair will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Mid-Coast School of Technology, 1 Main St., Route 73.

Organized by the Economic Vitality Committee of Rockland and Main Street Inc., with support from MCST and the Maine Department of Labor, the event is open to anyone seeking a job. Employers are asked to register early, as space will be limited to the first 30 businesses.

The intent of the event is to draw attention to the wide variety of job opportunities that are available in Rockland and the greater midcoast area.

To register for the fair, employers are asked to email [email protected]


Before it moves, library giving away sheet music

The Bagaduce Music Lending Library is advancing its planned move to a new facility in June with two Saturday giveaway that are intended to cut its inventory of excess sheet music.

Community members are invited to drop by the library from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, and again May 6 to select pieces for their enjoyment, education or teaching abilities.

The library is located at 5 Music Library Lane.

For more details, call 374-5454 or go to www. bagaducemusic.org.


Entomologist will give presentation on trees

U.S. Forest Service entomologist Dennis Souto will head the next Star Theatre lecture, set for 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Kittery Community Center, 120 Rogers Road.

Souto will give a talk titled “Put Your Money Where Your Trees Are: Confessions of a Forest Entomologist.”

This event is free and open to the public, but preregister by calling 439-3800 or go to www.kitterycommunitycenter.org/star-theatre.

Community service expo geared to new volunteers

A Kittery Serves Community Expo will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Star Theatre at Kittery Community Center, 120 Rogers Road.

Local agencies will be available to offer information about volunteer opportunities within their organizations and connect you in new ways to your community. Learn how you can share your skills, talents and passions with those in need. This is a great opportunity for retirees, and students who need to complete a service requirement, as well as others with free time.

This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, visit www.kitterycommunitycenter.org or www.kitteryserves.org or call 439-3800.


Spring Fling on Friday will benefit public library

A Spring Fling will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday at Atlantic Hall, 173 Maine St., Route 9.

The event will include entertainment by the band Fog Ave. There will be a cash bar and food. Tickets are $20.

Proceeds will benefit the completion of a new Mothers Wing at Louis T. Graves Memorial Public Library.

For more details, call Mary-Lou Boucouvalas at 967-2778.


Library hosting events for youngsters, adults

Wells Public Library will host the following events this week at 1434 Post Road:

Mother Goose Storytime will meet at 10:30 a.m. Monday. Children, ages 24 months and younger and their caregivers, are invited to engage in lap activities, rhymes, songs and fingerplays.

Maine Poet Laureate Stuart Kestenbaum will read excerpts of his works at 6 p.m. Tuesday in celebration of National Poetry Month.

Toddler Storytime will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday and 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, offering children ages 2-5 years old and their caregivers a time for stories, songs and movement, followed by a craft.

For more details, call the library at 646-8181.


Naturalist will present program on wildflowers

Naturalist Lynn Havsall will present the program “Spring Wildflowers of Maine” at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Jewett School Community Center, 66 Bridge St.

Learn to recognize early wildflowers and learn interesting facts and folklore about these colorful blossoms and where to find them. This will be an indoor presentation in anticipation of an upcoming outdoor wildflower walk in the Great Pond Mountain Wildlands.

For more details, call 469-6929 or email [email protected]


Join nighttime walk in Great Pond woods

Visit the Great Pond Mountain Wildlands at 7:30 p.m. Saturday to hear and see American woodcocks do their spring mating display.

Night creatures will be venturing out, peepers and wood frogs will be singing, and we might even hear an early whippoorwill or nighthawk calling. There will be a moderate hike for the group and those less-abled may sit and watch (bring your own lawn chair).

Attendees are encouraged to dress warmly, wear sturdy shoes and meet at South Gate on Route 1, just south of Route 176. No dogs please.

For more details, call Cheri at 469-6929, email [email protected] or go to www.greatpondtrust.org.

Rain date is Sunday.


Veterans invited to attend informational open house

The Mid-Coast Veterans Council will hold an open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Veterans Resource Center, 62 Pegasus St., Brunswick Landing.

Attendees will be instructed about VA benefits, assistance programs, entitlements and service organizations. Drop in, meet fellow veterans, enjoy light refreshments and learn what is available to you and your family for programs, assistance and support.


Expert will give talk, appraise antique clocks

The talk “Valuing Antique Clocks” will be given by Hal Hepburn at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Windham Historical Society, 34 Windham Center Road.

Hepburn will speak on the style and history of a newly donated, paint-grained grandfather clock that has been in Revolutionary War soldier Ebenezer Barton’s family from Windham.

He also will appraise the clocks of attendees who wish to bring them to the talk. Cost is $5 per appraisal.

For more details, call 650-7484.