Gardeners to offer advice during land trust plant sale

The Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust will celebrate the beginning of the growing season with its sixth annual Taking Root Plant Sale, held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Masonic Hall, 65 Baribeau Drive.

Come out to get your Maine-grown, hardy perennials, shrubs, trees and vegetable seedlings, but stay to get advice from master gardeners and enjoy the annual spring celebration with your neighbors.

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All supplies included in class on needle felting

Wells Public Library will host a needle felting class with Danielle Bonney at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at 1434 Post Road.

Bonney will teach another of her famous needle felting classes, and all supplies will be provided.

Registration is required, as space is limited.

To reserve a seat, call 646-8181 or email Andrea Kazilionis at [email protected]


Whether experienced or green, audition for ‘Shrek’

Lewiston Auburn Community Little Theatre is calling for auditions for its August production of “Shrek the Musical.”

Adult auditions are at 6 p.m. Friday and Sunday. Kids-only auditions will be at 1 p.m. Sunday.

All auditions are at the theater at 30 Academy St. in Auburn. Show dates are Aug. 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19 and 20.

For more information on character roles and requirements, go to


Free talk geared toward amateur astronomers

STAR Theatre Free Lecture Series will offer the talk “An Introduction to Backyard Astronomy” at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Kittery Community Center, 120 Rogers Road.

Learn some of the methods used to view objects in our solar system and beyond, understand a few of the key astronomical terms, and identify the main objects in our solar system.

Identify and use constellations to navigate and find some of the deep-space objects you can view from your own backyard.

This event is free and open to the public, but please register by calling 439-3800 or by going to


Veteran backpackers lead virtual trip to Yellowstone

The Armchair Traveler event, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Scarborough Public Library, 48 Gorham Road, will take guests on a virtual backpacking trip to Yellowstone National Park.

Join Jonathan Rundell, an avid hiker and photographer, and five Maine and New Hampshire backpackers for a “virtual” trip as they spend eight nights on the trail in Wyoming and Montana.

Rundell’s travelogue will start with five nights in the northwest corner of Yellowstone National Park – including an ascent of the 11,000-foot Electric Peak.

After one night off the trail, travelers continue on the spectacular and rugged Beartooth Plateau Loop just outside the park, where they can pass numerous pristine alpine lakes and tackle the navigational challenges of off-trail travel in this high-altitude wilderness.

The excursion also includes a quick drive through Yellowstone National Park, with travelers stopping to enjoy its abundant wildlife, waterfalls and geothermal features.

This event is free and open to the public. Visit for more information about this and other programs for all ages.


Museumgoers invited to marvel at schoolhouse

The 1850 Taylor/Frey/Leavitt House Museum will be free and open to the public from 9 a.m. to noon every Saturday from May 27 through Sept. 23.

The museum is at 6 Old Alfred Road, at the intersection with Sokokis Trail in Waterboro Center. Donations are appreciated.

The museum complex includes the period-furnished one-room 1817 Deering Schoolhouse. The barn of the house contains an antique cobbler and barber shops.

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


College-bound students, their parents invited to talk

Wendy Thompson of Westport Educational Consulting will lead the talk “An Inside Look at the College Admissions Process” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Deering Room at Dyer Library, 371 Main St.

High school students and their parents are invited to an informative, interactive and entertaining presentation designed to help families understand the role that college application essays, course choices, interviews, extracurricular activities, sports and other factors play in the admissions decisions that colleges make.

For more details, email Zoe Thomas at [email protected]


Homemade pies an added bonus at garden club sale

The Seacoast Garden Club of the Kennebunks and Arundel will hold a plant and pie sale at 8:30 a.m. Saturday in front of Port Hardware, Route 35, Lower Village.

The event will feature hundreds of plants, including perennials, annuals, seedlings, vegetables and herbs, and homemade pies. Gardening experts will be on hand to suggest suitable plants for specific garden sites or for creating a new garden.

Money raised from the sale supports the garden club’s programs and contributions to the Kennebunk and Arundel communities.

In case of rain, all activities will take place at the Washington Hose Firehouse next door.


Garden sale also features wreaths, twig trellises

A spring plant and garden sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at North Parish Congregational Church, 893 Main St.

The sale will include a variety of indoor and outdoor plants, including perennials, annuals, bulbs and garden accents, such as twig trellises, bird houses and handmade wreaths.

For more details, call 324-3163.