Knights of Columbus celebrate Mayfair Day

The Bath Knights of Columbus will hold a Mayfair Day celebration from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at 807 Middle St.

The event will feature a large yard sale and luncheon featuring fish chowder, hamburgers, hot dogs and more.

Vendor space is still available for this townwide indoor and outdoor event. Space rentals are $10 each and include one table and two chairs.

Setup is from 4 to 5 p.m. Friday or 6:30 a.m. Saturday.

Make checks payable to Bath Knights of Columbus and mail to: St. Mary’s Church, c/o Yard Sale, 144 Lincoln St., Bath, ME 04530.

For more details, call 443-5389.


Fans of radio-controlled aircraft invited to meeting

The Propsnappers RC Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Ray & Robin’s Hobby Center at 65 Gray Road.

The 60-plus member organization, sanctioned by the Academy of Model Aeronautics, exists to promote the building and flying of radio-controlled aircraft. Members meet on the first Wednesday of each month at the hobby center and also have a clubhouse on Green Road in Scarborough.

Flight lessons are offered weekly through the summer to those who are new to the hobby. The group hosts numerous events throughout the year, including a Wings for Wishes Open House fundraiser for the Make a Wish Foundation, scale fly-in events promoting precision building and flying in the spirit of friendly competition, float fly events at a nearby lake, and educational seminars related to RC aircraft.

Additional information including event dates and membership applications is available at


Stream cleanup targets three at-risk tributaries

A community volunteer cleanup of Goosefare Brook will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday. There will be groups of volunteers mounting a coordinated effort against trash in three at-risk tributaries of Goosefare Brook. Those interested can sign up to help restore the stream’s natural beauty.

Residents will meet at Old Orchard Beach High School on E. E. Cummings Blvd.

To sign up, email [email protected] or call Joe Laverriere at 284-6641.


Library shows fairy homes made by area children

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

All are invited to the 2017 Faerie Festival, 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday. Community members can welcome the faeries back to the gardens with faerie crowns, games and crafts. The wearing of faerie finery is encouraged. Stop inside the library to view the fairy houses and gnome homes that local children have created for display. Wednesday is the deadline that all faerie houses must be dropped off in order to be part of the exhibit. Those structures will be on display until Sunday.

Children in first grade and older are invited to come to a beadcraft event to make an ornament or keychain, using perler beads, at 1 p.m. Wednesday. Fairy and gnome patterns will be available as well as Minecraft patterns, or you can create your own design. All craft materials will be provided but registration is required.

For more details, call the library at 985-2173 or visit

‘Allure of Nature’ exhibit showcased through May

An “Allure of Nature” photography exhibit by Aja Dyer will be on display through May 31 in the Speers Gallery at the Kennebunk Free Library at 112 Main St.

The public is invited to view the exhibit during regular library hours of 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, from 12:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, and from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

An opening reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. May 8. The public is welcome to attend.


St. Joseph Church hosts concert fundraiser

A Good Shepherd Parish Community benefit concert will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at St. Joseph Church on Elm Street.

The 90-minute concert will be organized by church music director Helene Fortier, and all the pieces will be performed by local musicians.

There is no charge for the concert but freewill donations will be accepted. Funds raised will directly benefit St. James School Scholarships and other local charitable efforts.

A reception will follow.

For more details, call Dan Bedard at 229-4650 or email [email protected]

Art workshop geared toward cancer patients

“Repurposed,” a four-part expressive-art workshop for individuals diagnosed with cancer, will be offered from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. May 9, 16, 23 and 30 at Southern Maine Health Care at 1 Medical Center Drive in the Webber Building’s second-floor conference room.

In this workshop, participants will have the opportunity to explore, reflect and in some ways embrace the cancer experience through a peer-led art expression project. There is no art experience needed. Each session builds from the previous one, so a commitment to each session is needed. The workshop will be led by Melissa Gerrish, who is a breast cancer survivor.

The sessions are free but registration is required by calling Helene at 283-7805 or Peggy at 283-7320.


Events offered for youths, French speakers, sewing

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

On Monday, Mother Goose Storytime will meet at 10:30 a.m. Children ages 24 months and younger and their caregivers are invited for rhymes and songs.

At 3 p.m., local attorney Hesper Schleiderer-Hardy will be back at the library to provide information on legal services in Maine as part of Lawyers in Libraries Day.

Toddler Storytime, for ages 2 to 5, will meet at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday or at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday for stories, songs, and movement with caregivers, all followed by a craft.

Random Fandom, for youths in fifth through eigth grade, will meet at 1 p.m. Wednesday to celebrate a new popular theme. This month the library celebrates everything Star Wars. The public can join for crafts, snacks and games.

Conversational French Language Group will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday to offer some activities, questions, and other approaches to practicing the language.

On Friday, people are invited at 10:30 a.m. to continue individual needlework projects. There will be a lunch and learn on honeybees with farmer Frank Ferrucci at noon. Then, the Lego and Rubik’s Cube Club will meet at 3 p.m. to build master creations with Legos provided by the library or to try to solve a Rubik’s cube.

For more details, call Allison Herman at 646-8181 or email [email protected]


Cinco de Mayo celebration includes barbecue, bingo

The third annual Cinco de Mayo Barbecue and Bingo Celebration will be held at 6 p.m. Friday at South Freeport Church, 98 South Freeport Road.

Dinner will be provided by Riverfront Barbecue and Grill of Augusta and includes beverages. Attendees can follow dinner with bingo.

Cost is $25. All proceeds benefit South Freeport Congregational Church. Free food and child care for kids under 12. And a 20 percent discount for tables of 10.

Reserve a space or table by calling 865-4012.


Talk focuses on storage of milk throughout history

Waterborough Historical Society’s first program of the season will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Grange Hall at 31 West Road.

Earl Morrison will give a talk on glass milk bottles and the storage of milk from biblical times to modern times.

The public is invited, and refreshments will be served.

For more information, call Jim Carll at 247-5878.


Volunteers sought for land trust cleanup effort

Scarborough Land Trust is seeking volunteers to participate in a cleanup day, from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, to get its trails ready for the coming season.

It’s an all-ages event, with plenty for everyone to do. Bring work gloves and a water bottle, wear mud-friendly boots or shoes, and grab a hat if it’s sunny.

Volunteers will be assigned to one of our six properties with public trails.

To sign up, visit SLT’s new website or call Toby Jacobs at 844-0114.

Kiwanis Club holds annual fishing derby for youths

The Scarborough Kiwanis Club will hold its 31st annual Kids Fishing Derby from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, at Bayleys Camping Resort, Ross Road entrance.

Bayleys is once again stocking its ponds with bass and trout. Children ages 4 to 14 are eligible to win prizes in three age categories. Each child can catch and keep two trout. The bass pond is catch-and-release only.

There will also be drawings for prizes, including boys’ and girls’ bicycles. Doughnuts, burgers and hot dogs will be sold.

Admission is free for kids and $3 for adults. Rain date is May 13.

For more details, call Tim O’Halloran at 885-9512 or Sharon Binette at 590-7781.

Senior expo features appraisals, strength tests

A free senior expo will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the St. Maximillian Kolbe Church Hall, 150 Black Point Road.

Hosted by Maine Senior Guide, the event will feature 40-plus exhibitors, representing senior living centers, home care and home health options, downsizing and travel planning. There will be antique appraisals by Daniel Buck, and strength testing and memory workshops. At 12:30, attendees can try their music skills at Name That Old Tune and enjoy free make-your-own-sundaes.

Attendees can place their name in the drawing for a grand prize that includes four tickets to “Guys and Dolls” at the Maine State Music Theatre and dinner money. Speakers include Deborah McLean on clutter control at 10 a.m., Dr. Adam Rana on assessing joint replacements at 11 a.m., and a legacy planning seminar at noon with Salvation Army Planned Giving that includes a light lunch.

Admission is free.

For more details, go to or call 232-7847.


Spring wildflower walk along trails open to all ages

As part of the Coastal Mountains Nature Program series, an early spring wildflower walk will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Merryspring Nature Center.

Merryspring’s Brett Willard will be joined by registered Maine Guide and Audubon volunteer Gary Roberts in this exploration of the “Signs of Spring.”

Participants will look for early spring wildflowers, budding shrubs and trees and vernal pool inhabitants as they walk Merryspring’s scenic trails.

Guests of all ages are welcome on this informal and hugely popular nature walk.

Meet in the parking lot in front of the Nature Center Offices at 31 Conway Road.


Craft fair, essential oils class offered this weekend

Saco Grange Hall No. 53 will host the following events this week at 168 North St.:

Acoustic Country Jam will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, featuring free coffee and a 50/50 raffle.

A suggested $5 donation at the door is appreciated.

On Saturday, there will be a spring craft fair and a bottle drive, benefiting USM Student Veterans, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

On Sunday there will be an essential oil class at 6 p.m., featuring natural remedies using quality essential oils that are certified to be pure and therapeutic. People can sample delicious snacks made with the same essential oils. A $5 donation is appreciated.

For more details, call 831-5784 or email [email protected]